Saturday, 23 January 2010

Nimblejacks giveaway!

Sorry that I didn't get to post this yesterday we had a computer malfunction, which then involved lots of transferring of files and wiping of hard drives (neither of which I understand, hence the reason I left it to the other half to sort out) Anyway to the good news! The winner of the "It's a Lovely Cake" Bracelet is Kim of Dottie K blog.


So on to a new giveaway!! Yay I have another. And again this is from a lovely Welsh lady! Go Wales!! This time its Claire from Nimblejacks. And this funky brooch is this weeks prize!



1. Whats your name and where do you come from? My name's Claire and way back I came from Lincolnshire, but I've been living in Wales for 18+ years. My husband and 2 children are welsh through and through. I came here originally as a student at Swansea University, and then I met my husband and we bought a derelict Gower barn to convert. It's been a labour of love, not something for the faint hearted or people hating living in a cold caravan in the welsh winters. It's finished now though and I finally have the time to spen on my Nimblejacks work.
2. How long have you been making your designs? I started making my designs about 5 years ago mainly as gifts for friends and family, then custom orders and then I came across Etsy whilst surfing the net one day and hey presto! I think Etsy is a brilliant way of getting your work out there, of meeting new contacts and finding materials and advice too. The forums are a great resource for that.
3. Why did you name your shop 'Nimblejacks'? Nimblejacks came about after fiddling with words and ideas on paper Nimble for nimble fingered and Jack, is the welsh nickname for someone from or in Swansea.
4. Whats your favourite materials to work with? Given a choice I love working with narural dyed wool for making felt or beads, upcycling jumpers is great fun too and can be a family activity! I recently learnt hopw to make beads from felting jumpers too.
5. Of your items which is your favourite? Currently I am favouring these http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36471895 I made the first one as a custom order for a friend's daughter and then she came back and asked me to make an adult sized one! They are very relaxing to make, I'm not sure why though!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36291127 or these I had the curly locks in my store cupboard and invented these just for them.
6. Where do you get your inspiration for your designs and also their names? The design ideas come from things around me like the flowers and textured in my garden ( gardening is my other passion it's a family thing), the textures and colours of the wool I use or the beads I may have. I like to take time where I can to experiment with the materials I have I'll often make several trail items before settling on the finished design. My names always come from the colours I used in each particular piece.
7. Do you have any formal training or did this start as a hobby? My only training was Textiles in school, never wasted the learning to use a sewing machine. I did A Level art also and have always painted and drawn the felty part was as a result of seeing someone make some once.
8. Do you have any favourite etsy shops which you buy from? I ordered my logo and banner design and my labels from Pixelbypixelhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/pixelbypixel I love this shop leatherprince they make cute keyrings and work as a team!http://www.etsy.com/shop/leatherprince My fabric comes from downshadowlane http://www.etsy.com/shop/downshadowlane she does very good postage rates and prices.
9. whats your dream for 2010? 2010- I'd love to get my own website up and running I blog when I can and I love Etsy and the galleries here in Swansea I sell through but it would be nice to have my own site too. Other than that, bake more bread ( the kids love that), learn more about felting, take time to teach my daughter some of the skills I use for making my things, never to be bored!
10 Whats you favourite flower? Papaver- poppies the big oriental ones, preferably Lauren's lilac or a good deep red one. They are such good value for th space they occupy the textural leaves, beautiful flowers and those gorgeous pepper pot seedheads in the winter.
If you want to know more check them out at Nimblejacks blog

Onto the giveaway bit!
The same rules apply as before.
  • You must be a follower (please tell me how you are following so I can check)
  • You must visit Nimblejacks and comment on here as to what is your favourite item
Extra entries may be gained by
  • Hearting your favourite item (1 entry)
  • Adding Nimblejacks to your favourite etsy sellers (1 entry)
  • Blogging/Twittering/Facebooking this giveaway (1 entry each)
  • Become a follower of Nimblejacks blog (2 entries)
  • Buying something from Nimblejacks (5 entries)
Please provide links to your blog/twitter/facebook. And supply your etsy username.

You must post a separate comment for each one you qualify for so I can assign numbers to each comment, or they will not be counted as separate entries.

This competition will end at midnight GBT on the 28th January!

Good luck

Daisymay XOXO

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51 comments:

  1. I like the felt flower adjustable necklace--http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12544565. I love purple! I'm a follower of your blog.
    Marci
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I follow on google connect & my favorite is the Key Fob/ Wristlet in Moda Moss Spring Buds fabric! :)

    cam22190 at gmail

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  3. I follow via google connect and I love the Revvy Travel Sling Bag - Retro...very cute!

    picnut1512@yahoo.com

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  4. I love all of Claire's flowers, especially the Winter Berry Wool and Felt Flower Brooch!

    Thank you for the chance!

    em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I added Nimblejacks to my favorites on Etsy!
    I forgot to mention that I am a follower of your blog!

    Thank you,

    em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Revvy Travel Sling Bag - Retro is my absolute favorite. Gorgeous. I am your follower on blogger. Great giveaway. :O)
    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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  7. I follow your blog with google friend connect! And I love the key fobs! I really want one!! Love them!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I'm following Nimblejacks with google friend connect!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  9. Fun!! :D I like the padded felt heart necklace in dusky plum and pink! :)

    kelliewarren920@yahoo.com

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  10. I hearted the padded felt heart necklace!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22622748

    kelliewarren920@yahoo.com

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  11. I added the shop to my favorite sellers! My Etsy name is WhatshernameVintage. :)

    kelliewarren920@yahoo.com

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  12. I'm following the Nimblejacks blog now! :)

    kelliewarren920@yahoo.com

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  13. I love the Strawberrylicious Bracelet

    I follow through RSS with Google Reader

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  14. I hearted the Strawberrylicious Bracelet
    evasblack

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  15. I hearted Nimblejacks
    evasblack

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  16. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/8143670350

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  17. I follow Nimblejacks with Google friend Eva S

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  18. I follow via google (follower name is Damla). I like the Curly Locks- In the Pink Wool Felt Flower Brooch.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  19. Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/nimblejacks-giveaway/6864499

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  20. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/8146385727

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  21. I'm a follower and I love the Chocolate waves long bead necklace!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  22. I follow. I love the petite pebbles felted wool bracelet!

    lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Following! Via Google (Florencia De Nicola)
    I fell in love with the Strawberrylicious Sweet Felt Strawberry Bracelet! SO cute!

    florencia.de.nicola (at) gmail.com

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  24. I'm also following Nimblejack's blog

    florencia.de.nicola (at) gmail.com

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  25. I have added Nimblejacks as a favorite shop on Etsy.

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  26. I have hearted my favorite item in Nimblejacks shop.

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  27. Such a cute little shop. I love all of the felted brooches, especially since they are flowers. ( =
    I'd love to be the lucky winner of this giveaway, and maybe review the shop and product on my blog too ( =
    Thanks for hosting such a GREAT giveaway. Best wishes you and to Nimblejacks.
    -Emily Williamson (20,Summerville, GA, USA)
    Dylanandemilywilliamson@gmail.com
    Paperpixiecrafts.etsy.com
    paperpixiecrafts.blogspot.com
    twitter.com/paperpixiecraft
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/paperpixiecrafts/206691522462?ref=ts

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  28. The Bloomin' Big - Bluberry Whip Felt Flower Brooch caught my eye, I love the different shades of purple. It's funky enough to dress up a plain outfit and make it fun! :)

    I'm following via Google Friend Connect

    Kate1485 @ hotmail.com
    http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

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  29. I follow your blog (a.spigno)
    My favourite item is the "Fleur- Winter Berry Wool and Felt Flower Brooch"

    Contact: a.spigno@hotmail.it

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  30. I add item to my favourite in Etsy!

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  31. I follow with GFC - Kym - and I love the
    Strawberrylicious- Sweet Felt strawberry bracelet for girls my daughter would think it is great!
    Email attached to profile :)

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  32. Hearted the Sweet Felt Strawberry Bracelet. (busybbee05)
    Email attached to profile.

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  33. I hearted her store (busybbee05)
    Email attached to profile :)

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  34. Facebooked (Kym T)
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=432603870393&id=100000598047752&ref=nf#/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=180832299985&id=100000598047752&ref=nf

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  35. Following Nimblejack's blog #1

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  36. Following Nimblejack's blog #2

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  37. wow that's a lot of comments and blogging!! Can't wait to see who wins my brooch, good luck to all of you enteringxxClaire

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  38. i'm a follower

    please enter me again!

    nw typing at live dot com

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  39. Hi, I'm following your blog:
    imelda dot dickinson at gmail dot com

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  40. Hi,

    My fave item is:
    "Padded Felt Heart Adjustable Necklace - Dusky Rose Lilac"

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  41. Hi,

    I just hearted my fave item on Etsy:
    "Padded Felt Heart Adjustable Necklace - Dusky Rose Lilac"

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  42. Hi, I just hearted Nimblejacks on Etsy - but my settings are priv so u might not see it :(

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  43. i'm a follower !

    pls enter me again! :)

    *cross my fingers* hope i win!

    judy bloom flowers at hotmail dot com

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  44. I'm a follower-google friend-4smartmonkeys.
    I love this, my daughter's favorite fruit is strawberries. She would love to sport this!
    The Sweet felt strawberry bracelet for kids.
    Great stuff!

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  45. I fav'd her shop.
    momto4smartmonkeys

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  46. I hearted my favorite item.
    momto4smartmonkeys

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  47. Hi there. I'm a follower now!
    I've been a follower of Nimblejacks for a while now. I love her stuff, especially her strawberry bracelets and her curly wool flower brooches.
    Please enter me to win. Thanks

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