Saturday, 22 February 2014

Spring Fever Design Challenge



It's been a pretty tough winter for many of us in all corners of the globe including incredible storms and floods here in the UK and severe and lengthy snowfall in the US and Canada. I usually like the cooler months but even I've had enough now and can't wait for the arrival of spring. So I had a little chat with my mate Caroline from Blueberri beads and we decided it was time to host a 'Spring Fever' Design Challenge to help nudge it along it's way. This is your chance to get some beautiful spring themed beads at a great price and then show us what you can do with them at our blog hop.

Participants in the challenge will each receive one of these colourful layered ceramic flower focal and accent bead sets made by me...


And an adorable painted bird ceramic bead set from Caroline...


I'm also delighted that the lovely Claire Braunbarth of Smitten Beads is joining us for this challenge and is contributing these gorgeous lengths of sari silk.


I'm sure you'll agree with me that these are pretty cool challenge packs and they'll be available at a cost of £12 GBP plus shipping (£2.50 GBP UK/ £3.75 GBP Overseas) per set to 20 lucky people who will be randomly selected from their comments on this post and Caroline's challenge post. If you win a spot in the challenge you will receive a surprise package containing one flower focal set, one bird bead set and a length of sari silk which you can use with beads from your own stash to create as many pieces as you like and then join us for the blog hop on Wednesday 16th April.



So, do you fancy trying your luck..? silly question - of course you do...! 

All you have to do to enter is comment on this post or on Caroline's challenge blog post but please note - you must be willing to take part in the blog hop on Wednesday 16th April. There are are lots of ways you can increase your chances of winning too... do any of the following and leave an additional comment each time and you will get an extra entry for each one:

Don't forget to leave a separate comment for each method to maximise your chances though!

The draw will close at 8pm GMT on Wednesday 26th February and I will randomly select and announce the winners on Friday 28th February. Winners will be sent an e mail asking them to forward payment in Great British Pounds to my Paypal address - payments should be made as quickly as possible to ensure beads are shipped in good time. We will aim to have all packs shipped by Monday 10th March which will allow five plus weeks for delivery and design.

It's as simple as that so good luck and I'll see you back here on the 28th and hope you'll be with us for the big reveal.

Oh, and I'll also be adding some similar pieces to my shop in the near future so watch out for announcements about that.

Lesley



238 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning collection!!! Shared on personal for now as I follow everyone on fb, etsy, Pinterest etc already. I will be sharing on fb page and my very new blog later from a laptop.

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  2. Gorgeous bright Spring inspiring beads Lesley, would love the opportunity to take part!

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  3. I love all the beads and would be so happy to design with them!

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  4. Those beads are adorable! Crossing my fingers I get picked!

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  5. I'm a fan of both of your etsy stores.

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  6. Following Thea jewellery on etsy too

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  7. Following smitten beads on pinterest

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  8. Favorited blueberri beads on etsy

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  9. I follow Gossiping Goddess blog!

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  10. I'm a new follower of Smitten beads!

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  11. I already follow all of you everywhere! I posted this to my Facebook page ��

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  12. Oh I wasn't following Claire on pinterest. But I am now!

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  13. WoW Lesley, you have been super busy!! Love all those spring colors! Add me to the mix please!

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  14. Pinned to Giveaways on Pinterest! :)

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  15. Shared on Keepsakes by Kristi facebook page too!

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  16. Oh my goodness, how gorgeous!! I've begun following your blog (which I thought I already had...)!

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  17. Shared on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lori.bowringmichaud

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  18. Would love to play but won't be around for the reveal!

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  19. Oh please please please can i be in this one i neeeeeeeed to up my mojo and these gorgeous pretties will do it i know they will, i follow all three of your blogs and your shops and your facebooks but i promise i will share to the world this gorgeous collection via my facebook page and my blog and my twitter page,i will walk up and down with a placard if i have too lol xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. Flowers are my favorite and this selection of beads you have all put together are stunning. I follow your blog. I am off to do the rest. I am going to crossing my fingers abd toes.

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  21. I am following you all on pinterest.

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  22. I am sharing the challenge on facebook.

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  23. Lovely spring beads! Would love to participate.

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  24. I am following all of your blogs

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  25. I am following you all on Pinterest!

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  26. Following your Facebook pages

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  27. Liked Caroline and your Etsy shops

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  28. Following on etsy, Pinterest and Facebook. I am a big fan

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  29. Love, love, love those beads and colors!!!
    I'd be really happy to participate, it would be a great birthday present for me (it happens just to be on the reveal day of participants) :-)
    Alenka

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  30. Shared on my personal FB profile.
    Alenka

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  31. I am a follower of The Gossiping Goddess.

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  32. I am a follower of Blueberry Beads blog.

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  33. I am also a follower of Blueberry Beads blog.

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  34. ... and a new follower of the Smitten Beads Blog.

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  35. Shared on facebook! Thank you!

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  36. Following your facebook page.

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  37. New follower of Smitten Beads!

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  38. •Become a follower of Claire's Facebook page

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  39. Became a follower of Gossiping Goddess!

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  40. Following Leslie on Pinterest!

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  41. •Follow Caroline on Pinterest

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  42. •Follow Claire on Pinterest

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  43. •Like my Etsy shops THEA jewellery and THEA too.

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  44. •Like Caroline'sEtsy shop Blueberri Beads

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  45. Ooh, love the beads you and Caroline have made, beautiful silks too! I'm already a blog follower of yours

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  46. Just added Smitten Beads Blog to my Bloglovin feed.

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  47. Have pinned this challenge to my Pinterest "Beads I Covet" board

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  48. I started following Claire/Smitten on Pinterest.

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  49. I am a follower of Lesley's FB page

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  50. I am a follower of Caroline's FB page

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  51. I am a follower of Smitten's FB page

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  52. Lesley's Etsy shops are both on my Favourites list

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  53. Caroline's Etsy shop is on my Favourite list

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  54. I'd love to be in with a chance to have a go at this challenge.

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  55. I would love a chance to create with these wonderful beads. The colors and designs are so springy!

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  56. I like and favorite Thea Elements on Etsy

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  57. I like and favorite Thea Jewelry on Etsy

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  58. I followed Smitten beads on Pinterest

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  59. I followed bluberri beads on Pinterest

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  60. I followed Thea jewelry on Pinterest

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  61. I liked and favorite blueberribeads on Etsy

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  62. I subscribed to blueberribeads blog

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  63. I subscribed to Smittenbeads blog

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  64. Would love a chance to participate in this. Thanks.

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  65. I think I already follow your blog, but sure. The following button on the side wasn't showing up for me, so will check my blog reader. KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  66. These colour sets are amazing, good to see the three of you working on this project together...all my favourites in one place. Of course I have already done everything in the list before but I would love to take part and sure my hand will manage this in the time :)

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  67. Lesley-I follow your Pinterest board.

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  68. Lesley-I am a Facebook fan of yours!

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  69. Baymoondesign just tweeted bead challenge

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  70. I am following Carolyn on Pinterest.

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  71. Following... Would love to be included. <3

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  72. Became follower of Yours Caroline's and Claire's FB pages!! Already was following some. WOULD LOVE TO BE INCLUDED!!!

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  73. Following all Pinterest pages!! Please include me XOXO <3

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  74. Liked my Etsy shops, THEA jewellery, and THEA =)
    Liked Caroline'sEtsy shop and also Blueberri Beads.. Whew!! I'd sure love to be included!!!

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  75. Beautiful all around. I would love to win! LIked etsy shops and will share several places. Thanks for the chance!

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  76. I now follow your the gossiping Goddess blog :)

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  77. Already a liker of TheaJewellery on FB x

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  78. Already like Blueberribeads on FB

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  79. I already like Smitten Beads on FB

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  80. I already follow Caroline on Pinterest x

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  81. I already follow Claire on pinterest x

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  82. I liked the second etsy shop. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  83. I shared this with a fb group I'm in. Thanks!

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  84. I shared this in a second fb group I'm in. Thanks for the chance! I would love to participate as required.

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  85. Oh, what a wonderful colorful challenge! I'm already a follower of your blog but I want in so I'm off to do some of the other things. Those sets are just fantastic!

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  86. I shared with my FB group of artists from Artfire.

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  87. I like Bluberri Beads on FB (Lee Koopman)

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  88. Following you on Pinterest and pinned the challenge!

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  89. Following Caroline on Pinterest and pinner her adorable bird sets!

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  90. Your challenge is on my blog! I hope some more people see it!

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  91. You know I so want to do this!!!!!!!

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  92. Would love to be part...always looking for new ways to expand! Will post on fb and on my blog today

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  93. Please put my name in the hat. These are yummy! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  94. I Become a new follower of 'Blueberri Beads' blog

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  95. Become a new follower of Smitten Beads

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  96. Become a follower of your Facebook page.

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  97. Become a follower of Carolines Facebook page.

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  98. Become a follower of Claire's Facebook page

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  99. I follow Smitten Beads on Pinerest

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  100. I already follow blueberri beads blog ;)

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  101. I already liked blueberri beads fb page ;)

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  102. I already faved both your etsy shops ;)

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  103. I already faved blueberri beads etsy shop ;)

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  104. I would love to take part in this challenge! I now follow 'The Gossiping Goddess' blog

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  105. I now follow 'Smitten Beads' blog.

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  106. I follow Blueberribeads Facebook page

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  107. I follow Smitten Beads Facebook page

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  108. I now follow Caroline on Pinterest

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  109. Fab combination - would love to participate - now following this blog

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  110. Shared on facebook - personal page and Keith Agnes Tutorials & Designs

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  111. I'd love to participate in this blog hop. The beads look so fun!

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  112. Now following Caroline on pinterest

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  113. Now following Carol on pinterest.

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  114. THEAJewellry already added to favorites on Etsy.

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  115. THEA Elements already added to favorites on Etsy

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  116. Blueberri Beads added to favorites on Etsy

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  117. Just became a follower of your facebook page

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  118. Now following Caroline's facebook page.

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  119. Now following Smitten Beads facebook page.

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  120. Ok i have blogged and fb and liked all pages (well i allready liked you all anyway lol) i am just about to try and tweet you( oh dear god this should be fun) and i am going to walk up and down southport with a plackard strapped to me with your challenge on ..............................ok i'm lying lol but i really really want to do this challenge please pretty please grovel grovel xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  121. What gorgeous beads! I would love to participate if chosen because I know that they would cause me to stretch myself.

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  122. I have blogged about the challenge on my blog http://keithagnestutorialsdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

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  123. All shops favorites on Etsy
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KeithAgnesDesigns

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  124. All shops liked on facebook.......not quite got myself up to speed with twitter yet

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  125. Leslie,

    Would love a chance to use your and Caroline's beads in a challenge. Please enter my name in the draw.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreations@live.com

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  126. Shared your challenge on my blog: www.carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  127. Liked Caroline's Facebook Page.

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  128. Liked Claire's Facebook page.

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