Friday, January 1, 2010

New year Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Hello readers, how the 2010 is going so far??? Good for me! So good that I decided to give back with a giveaway! How cool is that?? Stick around because this time we are going to have 3 lucky winners....yup 3!!!

Prizes Details:
Three lucky winnere will receive a gift of their choice for my 50% off sale section!

How to enter:
Please leave a separate comment for every entry for increase your chance of winning!!

The holiday are behind us and most of us enjoyed unwrapping present under the tree. Did you ever got a less-then-perfect gift? Had someone has the best thought for you but they got the wrong brand/size/color??? Or worse: ever got a re-gift?? Share your present-story with me, I really want to know! And be sure to include a way for me to contact you in case you win!

Extra entries:
1) Subscribe my newsletter to stay in the loop about sales, promotions and new products and you will gain 1 EXTRA entry.
2) Become a follower of my blog and earn ONE extra entry. Leave another comment telling me you did! Past follower don't count, sorry!
3) Subscribe to my blog and you'll earn ONE extra entry. Leave a separate comment about it! Past subscription don't count, sorry!
4) Blog about this giveaway and receive ONE extra entry! Just come back here and leave a separate comment with your blog link.
5) Twit about this giveaway and earn ONE extra entry. Be sure to put @piccoladonna before your twit, so I will know you did it :)
6) Earn TEN (10) extra entries by purchasing something from ArtFire shop. Just come back here and tell us what you purchased along with your contact info to claim your extra entries!

This giveaway will last for 2 weeks and will end January, 15th.
Winners will be picked randomly and announced on January, 16th, at which time I will contact the winner to get shipping information for delivery.
If the winner does not contact me within three days, I will appoint another winner through another random number drawing.

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127 comments:

TheLavishBug said...

Hi!

I was surfing crocheting blogs and stumbled on yours! What amazing pieces! I have always wanted to learn and you supplied me with further inspiration.

Growing up my grandmother did buy me a fair amount of clothes that I didn't care for didn't fit, but I think the gift I would consider the worse most likely is from this year. A bunch of the family got together and did the random present thing - each person brings one thing and items can be 'taken' from you.

Everyone did pretty well with their gifts - but somehow I ended up with this really ugly looking ceramic fish. It is rather large, and just wow. I think they meant it as a gag gift, atleast that is what I keep telling myself.

P.S. If my family happens to be reading this, thank you for a lovely holiday. But you know that isn't the most attract fish, right?

savvytangerine (at) aol.com

Jackie said...

A couple of years ago my MIL gave me a desk planner. I sat down on January 1st to start adding birthdays, anniversaries and appointments to the calendar pages when I realized the days were off. I looked at the cover...the planner was from the previous year. I think it was a re-gift and she didnt realize the planner was dated. Needless to say, it was useless.
Thanks for the giveaway...you do beautiful handi-work!

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Stacey said...

I think the worst is this horrible pleather purse I was given by my aunt in high school. It was huge and not my style at all. It had all sorts of beading on it. I think it must have been a re-gift.

By the way I love your stuff it's super creative!

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

Last year my husband bought me a series of books based on herbalism and I read continue to read them all the time. As silly as it sounds they are the best present anyone's ever gotten for me because it's the first time anyone had actually listed to the type of presents I wanted!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Wehaf said...

My Dad once got me the same book two years in a row. The first year it was great, the second, not so much!

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Emily said...

My mom got me a wonderful cashmere sweater...in the wrong size :(
I really appreciated the thought though. And fortunately, she kept the receipt, so at least she got her money back!
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Kym said...

Hi!
Well how about not receiving a gift for 3 years running from my husband, that is a pretty bad gift, he says go buy it yourself and you will get what you want, I say give me a surprise, I am forever dropping hints!
Well, there is always next year!

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Michelle said...

The grandma sweaters!! Every year at Christmas my grandma gets all the grandchildren the tackiest Christmas shirt/sweaters/sweatshirts... and they are all awful!! But she is always SO proud and thinks that she does a great job picking out a sweater that fits us each individually.... ohhhh Grandma...

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Molly C. said...

My dh got me a sweater that totally was not me.

Vanessa said...

my mom bought a pair of shoes for me, but it the wrong size :(

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Vanessa said...

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Vanessa said...

i blogged about it
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audreyscountrycrafts said...

One year I received a give from my sister for some useless kitchen gadgets that didn't work. It was obviously a re-gift too. :(
Sent them to the local thrift store.

audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

Here is a link to my long list of free places to advertise your give away!
http://audreysgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/where-to-advertise-give-away.html

I've already added it to HMGiveaways!

mframe said...

My mother-in-law usually gives me so a sweater that I would never wear. The colors are bright. I don't know where she gets the sweaters as I never see anything like them where I shop.
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Angie said...

Hmmm... the worst things I received. When I was 12 my grandmother bought me a cabbage patch back pack for school (ummm...except it was made for 5-6 year olds). I knew enough to act excited for her sake, but quickly found a smaller little girl who gladly wanted it!!

Thanks. I LOVE the white and turquoise swirl scarf and that is what I would pick if I won!

Angie
rennieangie@gmail.com

debbiejackson said...

i love anything crocheted. I'd pick a scarf. jacksond@nhr3.net

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slynn41202 said...

I said I liked frogs once, so I'm always getting ugly little frog trinkets.

I hate knickknacks with a passion, and I don't have any stuff like that lying around, so everytime I get one, I just wonder what I'll do with it.

Abby said...

I get regifted presents almost every year. How i wish they would actually pay attention and give me something i can actually use. Like a gift card! I really like those. AT least you can pick out your own gifts!

Wow, the draw will be on my birthday! Here's hoping I win. Got my eye on a few of your lovelies.

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409cope said...

When we were first married hubby once bought my an electric can opener as a gift. He has gotten much better over the last thirty years. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Selene said...

You have some great stuff there dear.

My story is about relatives, who travel all over the world yet somehow manage to find the most horrible looking tops to gift to me. I wonder if they are from the reduced to clear bin?

Hopefully this year will be better

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Melanie said...

my dad's mom is always giving me random things. She's given me socks and underwear that are out of package, she's given me '80's style huge plastic earrings a few years ago, she gave me kitty cat logo'd sweatshirts, the list goes on ha ha

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lanky said...

I am always getting the same nasty perfume off my aunt. Past 3 years the same stuff, she must have bought it cheap some place!

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Lily said...

the christmas when i was 9 and my sister was 5, my grandma gave my sister what i thought was the prettiest porcelain doll with ringlets and a velvet dress. i was so excited to open my present and then was very disappointed when i got a dictionary. so sad.

Lily said...

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Lily said...

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Carapace said...

My grandparents once gave me snowboots. Three sizes too small.

And I live in Central Texas. Which, for those who may not know about American weather, considers an occasional snowflake a weather emergency, yea, unprecedented in the annals of disaster,so it's good that only happens once a DECADE.

I am still utterly baffled by where they even FOUND snow boots. But they were so excited for me to open the box! I gotta admit, it's a present that still makes me grin when I remember it...

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

shalamaryta said...

When I was in high school years ago, the whole class bought a gift to me for my birthday. It was a picture keeper, but it was really weird. It consisted of 3 very small apples and you put the photos behind those apples. I really didn't like it, because I couldn't even use it.

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janil said...

I use to love all the gifts... but I fell in lov ewith a pendant my hubby give me some years ago...

Thansks for the chance!
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Camille said...

When I was young enough that I never ate out without my parents, I got gift cards to restaurants a few times ... that's the worst I can think of now, but now that would be a great gift :)

Camille said...

I just became a follower of your blog :)

Cindy said...

My boyfriend bought me tires. Yes, tires. I'm thankful he wants me to be safe, but I'm pretty sure the 4 Cs do not apply to tires! lol

My ex (not the tire guy) gave me an outfit that was literally 3 times my size. The pants were off white denim and the top was off white with horizontal black stripes. It was hideous. The worst part... I actually tried to wear it! He went to all the effort and I didn't want to hurt his feelings. It wound up in a yard sale after we broke up. Did I mention it was hideous? I prolly should have just put it out it's misery. *sigh*

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Jessica said...

The worst give I've ever gotten was a christmas sweater. It was pale pink sweatshirt with butterflies all over it, so not me at all.

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Roxy said...

I think the worst gift(s) i've received sadly are from my mom. She gets so excited about some of the ugliest things that are not me at all!

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ArtsyAndi said...

I actually got a Teapot this year... still in the box... but it had been used and was still dirty! I gave it a good scrubbing though... good as new!

Aik said...

I got a gift one day in 2009. It was a not-so-pretty necklace, and obviously, it had been worn before for quite some time. I never wear it even once. Honestly, who would wear something that is almost rusty?

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Kella said...

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Rachel said...

My ex's mother got me a giant size large sweater for xmas one year... I'm a xsmall/small. It was kind of... wtf?

I like your white/turquoise scarf!!

RR said...

Our family has a rule: give gifts of time or experiences. It always fits!

fashionfrugality said...

Yes! I once received a hoodie embroidered with a kitten on it........ not quite my style. :)
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ContestAndCo said...

Fortunatamente niente regali riciclati o di taglie sbagliate! :)

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Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
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Piracicaba-SP
Brazil


Last year, my aunt gave me a horrible shirt, not my style at all, sho only got tha because was black and that's all my style is about to her

Gretta said...

I did not get the digital camera I asked for for Christmas! :( In fact, I got no digital camera....here's to hoping I get it for my birthday in March!

Jennifer H said...

Beautiful work. I really love this: Crocheted necklace with flower and off white pearl plastic beads in black cotton
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Shelley said...

One year I got a nice bath set (from someone on my husbands side of the family). Body wash, lotion, a nice sponge even a small wall mirror. I thought it was great until I realized later I had gotten it for her the year before. Thanks!
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delphiandreams said...

When I was in fifth grade, just starting to wear training bras and such....my mom filled my stocking with bras and undies. We were spending the Christmas with the whole family and my grandparents. I dumped my stocking and my older guy cousin next to me started cracking up! I was so embarrassed.

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Candie L said...

I am the queen of regifting (but I think I am smart about it). My family does not really exchange gifts anymore, but we did a White elephant exchange (I got a set of pocket knives that I will be giving to the boys next year). My father made the mistake once of trying to buy me clothes. He got me the ugliest shirt I have ever seen and it lived in the bottom of my drawer for years.

I like the
Crocheted black fully fingered gloves WITH FINGERS and blue,green and purple trim woman size SMALL

Tickleworm said...

Happy New Year!

My story, I wanted black boots several years ago. So my husband got me a pair. They were black and my size. But the style was sooooo not me. They weren't bad, just not me. He thought they would look great on me, but I told him, I would never wear them. Needless to say, we went and returned them...the pair I did get I still own and love and they ended up on CLEARANCE! So I got them half off. Aghhh, I love those boots. :)
Rachel
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Candie L said...

I am now following your blog. Thank you

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mogrill said...

Mine was a opened box of assorted teas, with the best ones already taken out. Thanks for the chance.
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intensev5 said...

My husband got a re-gift --- it was a framed print. They obviously didn't like it but felt it was good enough to give to us:( They didn't realize I remember when they were given it before by someone else in the family --- Also it came to us dirty and it was evident it has been hung before!!! thanks for the great giveaway

DEBIJOT said...

Our first Christmas together after getting married, my husband gifted me with a wooden cutting board. Let's just say, he will never forget that gift either!

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theoneredhead said...

I am now a follower of your blog! Thanks

Heather

theoneredhead said...

And the worst present I got this year was a terrible olive green messenger bag. Just not my style. Oh well - I plan to sell or regift...Thanks

Heather

Amanda T said...

The worst present I got this year was a 10$ gift card to McDonald's, I swear everyone in my family knows im on a strict diet, so it was a waste, and it kinda hurt my feelings because it's like there trying to sabotage my diet! :(

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Lynette said...

The worst gift I ever got was from my grandmother. It was a ceramic statue of a guy in a dress. Makes me shudder to even think of it!

Nicole said...

Not a bad gift but Not something I can really use right now! My wonderful sister in Law bought me a awesome hooded sweater for christmas along with mommy and baby matching PJ's and baby outfit. We do a yankee swap so allthough I am happy to get things for the baby the one thing for to be able to use was way to small!! I have saved it and am hoping after the preggo belly and some exercise, ok alot of exercise! it will fit! lol

Ok another thought- My dad bought me a bottle of Jager alcohol for christmas. OK first off I am 32 weeks Pregnant and going to breastfeed what the heck am I supposed to do with that?? Not including that is the grossest stuff out there, and I barely drink when I wasn't preggo! Thanks Dad!! lol

thanks
Nicole
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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

My grandmother on my father's side bought me a 5-pack of panties for Christmas one year. They were cutesy prints like lollipops and strawberries...I was a college student at the time! ...worst gift ever!

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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I am a new follower
...your crochet work is amazing! I'm thinking of learning

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maureen73 said...

Please keep in mind that I have had three babies in three years and need to lose those last 30 lbs so I am a size large (12). My husband bought a new nightgown in size SMALL and wanted me to model it for him. I was mortified....
maureenruble@yahoo.com

Digital Misfit said...

I love your shop!
My holidays were less than exciting.
I received a bottle of pre-mixed martini (I don't drink), and some perfumed commercial bath products (I am allergic)...and these were from sisters of mine who should know better!
I would love the swirly scarf in white and turquoise wool - Cotton Candy. Now THAT is my style.
I wish I had crafty friends and family. Handmade is always best!

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

I am a new blog follower :)
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Goddess Amaunet said...

When I was 11 my Dad filled my holiday sock up with rock and roll CDs. Only he forget to get me a CD player! :(

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Cynthia W. said...

Cupcakes are so cute!!!! You have such beautiful work.

Jolynn_Reads said...

I usually get money from my son. That's what I was expecting to get this year, and I even knew what I'd spend the money on. Instead I get a real expensive perfume, that bothers my husbands allergy's.
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Beverly/bibay said...

I don't really wear very fitting clothes because it makes my head look big making me look like a lollipop! my boyfriend got me a monthsary gift and gave me..guess what? a very fitted top! he said he bought me that because i would look great in it. Well i just smiled ans said thank you. it's been 3 years and i haven't worn the top at all!

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i'm a new follower =D

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Beverly/bibay said...

i blogged about the giveaway!

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Rachel G said...

My Boss gave me a re-gifted box of chocolates one year and it was the worst gift. Not only was I the one to recieve the original gift from a client, but then my boss just handed me the chocolates two days later and said Merry Christmas. I was pretty mad, seeing as though I had worked hard all year.

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Erica said...

This year my Aunt bought me a bright pink Snuggie! I had no idea how to respond to it, so I just smiled. I personally think they are a waste of money, the fleece is very thin. I am going to repurpose the material for something, I'm just not sure yet.

kk said...

I received a regifted ugly shirt that was orange and two sizes too large! Thanks!

sewmeow said...

I just retweeted you, for another entry.
Thanks.

FDP 4 Life said...

one time i got a sweater from my brother that was too small

NWTyping said...

enter me please~!

i love anything ***pink***

keep creating! :)

hope i win!!
thanks for the contest!

LadybugMama said...

My mom actually gave me a pair of earrings I gave to her 3 years ago, but she never wore them still in the packaging and everything. Horrible.
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Gianna said...

I got a very ugly sweater with a tag still on it for someone else.

blueviolet said...

My husband bought me a really ugly velour track suit in a color he loves but KNOWS I look horrendous in.
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Birdson said...

I wanted A WHITE jacket.....I opened up a beautiful present wrapped in white & silver & white bows...my hubby is a bow freak -BUT the jacket is RED eeeeeeek !!!! what to do...????thats my worse pkg nightmear birdson@roadrunner.com

june_spirit2628 said...

I've received cheap bath products that smell horrible and were probably purchased at the local dollar store. Needless to say, these gifts aren't my favorite. I have not opened them--they sit in my bathroom unused. Regift them next year?? Ha ha no way. In fact, probably I should dump them down the sink. :)

Marci
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june_spirit2628 said...

I'm your newest blog follower!

Thanks for entering me,
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Salad For Breakfast said...

well since you asked...i got a men's cologne for xmas and i'm female!! yep, that ticked me off and i know the gifter put no thought into it at all. :(

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Cal said...

One thing that I have done more than once is to change the color of clothing given to me as gifts by dying it. I has worked well so far!

lilyk said...

The worst gift I received was an ugly makeup bag.

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ihchicky said...

I haven't ever gotten a really horrible gift but I'll tell a story about my family this Christmas. My mom got a gift from my sister last year (which I thought was nice) but never used it. So, when this year cae around, she decided to wrap it up and give it back to my sister. Needless to say, my sister wasn't impressed.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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I'm a new blog follower.

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