03 December 2008

giveaway day!

Well, I just saw over at Jessica's that it's giveaway day and I had to join in.
So for someone out there I have this pink fluffy cupcake.

Tada!

It's about life-size, but not too heavy if you decided to hang it on your tree.
I was thinking I would just ask for a comment to enter, but that doesn't very well let me get to know anyone better now does it?
How about a comment with your favourite holiday season treat? or tradition? How about something you just love about this season. Yes, let's go with that.
And then I'll have one of the babies pick a name from my killer mad bomber hat tonight while we trim our tree! (more about that later.)
UPDATE: looking at the size of that list, I'll leave this open until Friday night to be more fair.

There's a ton more to enter, so head over and get clicking for more handmade goodness.

129 comments:

Meredith said...

Hi Elizabeth, I found your blog today because you're one of my swap partners on swap-bot! We're both in MA too.

My favorite moment of the season is when all my crafting and shopping is done, and I know I can just relax and enjoy what's to come-- a pancake breakfast followed by the fun of giving gifts to my loved ones.

tammiemarie said...

so cute! I would love to win this! My fave holiday tradition is baking cinnamon crackle cookies.

Heidi said...

Ooh, I love the smell of christmas trees, that's my favorite part of the season. And hot chocolate :)

Boat Bird said...

What do I love about this season? The contrasts- we have a pine tree style Christmas tree in our flat- and can see palm trees outside the windows. The TV shows snow and frost- and we sit on the balcony in shorts and t-shirts..... we watch the sunset over the sea- and think of all our friends in the cold places!

Steph said...

What a lovely gift! I love celebrating the return of light - the winter solstice!

Cindy Roden said...

I love LIGHTS! What a cute ornament!
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Jingle said...

This is SO cute! I love it!!! I love the lights! They always make me happy! There is just something magical about a world lit with Christmas lights!
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Livvie said...

I love the music and quiet walks at night to look at the lights. Thanks for your giveaway.
livviebrooke(at)yahoo(dot)com

affectioknit said...

My favorite holiday treat - gingerbread!

Jaime Hunt said...

I love putting up Xmas lights!

PunkiePie said...

Cookie baking and treat making. that's what I love do to for the holiday.

Jen :)

littlebuttondesigns said...

How can I pick one thing? I LOVE Christmas. This year I am particularly excited about hand-making most of my pressies. A new tradition that I have introuced this year and hope to continue is making mini gingerbread men, icing them with nos 1-24, putting them in little bags and hanging them up as my advent calender.

deliarose said...

Oh, traditions! I love them. A few that we have started with our small children...going to the annual live nativity at the zoo, driving around to check out the tacky Christmas lights, pulling out the box of Christmas books from the attic, and my favorite, the one I have been doing since I learned to make it as a freshman in high school- La Buche de Noel! I get to work on my French baking once a year...yummy!

kellyn2girls1boy said...

I like hot chocolate by a crackling fire, Christmas carols, candy canes and the smile on my kids faces. There are so many things I love about Christmas, after all it is a birthday party for Jesus. I would love to win your giveaway, I have two little girls who would just "eat" this up!

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

My favorite thing about THIS holiday season is the chance to win that wonderfully crafted cupcake that won't make my butt even bigger than it already is!
Cheers,
Tracey

shaina said...

I love a white christmas!
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svonnegut said...

I love baking at Christmas. I get to make all the yummy things I usually wouldnt make.

B said...

I love wrapping presents.

Rachel said...

This is so so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win. My favortie thing about this holiday is the advent calendar, though I always seem to be late in doing one!!

Rachel
athenagwis at hotmail . com

Hazel said...

My favorite tradition is having the family over for Christmas Eve dinner and going to a special church service afterward. Thank you for doing this giveaway-I really like your creativity!

Anonymous said...

I love spending time with family and making gifts & x-mas cards. Kim
kguerrier@strongtie.com

Casey said...

I love when there's snow this time of year! we got some last night, hopefully it stays this time!

jayme said...

okay, seeing as how cupcakes are one of my raisons d'etre, i think i *need* this adorable ornament.

my favourite thing about the holiday season is the random happy connections we make with other people. there's just something special about the holidays!

Theresa said...

How cute is that cupcake? Too cute!

Beth said...

Love the cupcake! My favorite part of christmas is baking cookies with my family. I have some relatives that come form out of state and we all bake, eat cookies, and catch up.

Tina said...

Love the cupcake! I make felt play food, but haven't knitted any yet since I'm not a good knitter at all (on my list of things to improve upon in 2009). Hmm..something I love about the season. I love all the preparation and anticipation leading up to Christmas. It's all so much fun, especially when seen through the eyes of my little boys.

Wendy said...

What a cute ornament, and how original!! I have a new favorite about this seaosn, my children are determined to learn new verses to Christmas hymns. It warms my heart to see them being so reflective on the meaning of the season (for us). Oh I can be reached at clwendy @ yahoo . com . Thank you!!

Mommy's Home!! said...

so cute! My favorite part of this season is spending time with family and seeing the joy it brings to my children!

Her Royal Highness said...

how cute! That would be adorable on my tree but I'm afraid my kids would try to eat it. seriously.

I think my favorite thing about the holidays are the decorations. You just look at a lit up tree and can't help but feel happy and warm.

Team Harris said...

Very cute cupcake!

c said...

Cute cupcake! It is nt the holidays until I get to eat my mother's rum log cookies.

Amanda said...

Love giveaway day! One of my favorite things about the holidays is our tradition of heading to the ocean on Christmas Eve. We have dinner, walk the beach, and relax.

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Twylabug said...

What a cute lil cup cake!

This year I have a new favorite holiday treat. Red velvet Whoopie Pies. So yummy! I am all about treats right now I am at the tail end of pregnancy here LOL

Molly said...

Mmm that is so cute. My favorite holiday tradition is my mom's carmel diviniy roll.

Jenny said...

I love hot chocolate, and ever since my daughter's first Christmas in 2007, I love watching her open her gifts from Santa. Even though last year, she only liked the paper they were wrapped in.

She'd have a good time taking a pretend bite out of that cupcake!

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Jeanne said...

My Favorite tradition is making Lefsa with my Daughters. Lefsa is a Norwegian Flat bread, goes good with Lutefisk (A Fish soaked in Lye) MMMMM GOOOD. honestly it is good. It is one of those "Ya Hafta Try it Once" kinda things. :) Your cupcake is tooo cute. Thanks for sharing. Jeanne

Bird said...

um how cute is that!! my favorite christmas tradition is when my family does the feast of the 7 fishes on christmas eve.

EmmyLizzy said...

Mmmmm, my favorite treat is gingerbread dipped in white chocolate :P

junglewife said...

I love drinking my grandma's Christmas Tea!!!
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Sara said...

Adorable!

Katy said...

My favorite holiday treat is "Buckeye Balls," delicious peanut butter and chocolate candies that we make every year! *drool*

Kat said...

too cute

Stacy said...

I love going to the tree farm to get our Chrismas tree, which we are doing this weekend.

Anonymous said...

This is the year I went cupcake crazy! I would love this for my tree - how generous of you.

Sandy in NJ
Pecsan114@optonline.net

Pamela Posch said...

Oh I love to decorate the Christmas trees. I have 4 right now and would add a few more if I had more time.

that cupcake is so cute!

Posch@netzero.net

passion2sew (Lalli) said...

I would love to win this :). Please do count me in.
ragtrader3 at gmail dot com
Also check out my give-away. Thank you.

Debra said...

My daughter would love this for her kitchen set!!

Julie said...

This is just lovely please put me in the draw. I love Christmas Eve around the tree when we have shortbread and hot chololate - I can smell it now,

cygnetsmall said...

That is CUTE. And we love play food around here. I love the craziness and cookies around the holidays.

Kimberly said...

Love the cupcake and I know my daughter would love it even more! It would be prefect for her tea parties. :) Thanks for joining giveaway day!

Kali said...

I'd love the chance to win this gift. Thank you for your kindness!

Sonia Vasconcelos said...

I love cupcake!!!!

logos63 said...

I'd like soooo much to win your great giveaway, this fluffy cupcake is simply delightful and it should be a perfect gift for my birthday (yes, yes, it's tomorrow, 4th of december! :o)...)...so I'll keep my fingers crossed, goodness knows if Fortune will smile on me! ;o)

A big hug from Italy and thanks again so much for this chance!

Oh, and about something I love of this season...well, my birthday, obviously! ;o)

Tanya said...

What a cute cupcake! My favorite holiday treat is making sugar cookies with my children. There are no rules. I let them go crazy with sprinkles and food coloring. Nothing beats eating a cookie when 70% is icing. :)

cariinCA said...

Super cute cupcake! My new favorite Christmas activity is knitting by the candles (no fires allowed here), watching old B&W Christmas movies.
Merry Christmas!

indywriter said...

How sweet! I wish I could create these little lovlies...

My favorite part of the holidays is when just embracing traditions and introducing them to my girls.

indywriter at gmail.com

Khaleidascope said...

I love to watch the hustle and bustle of shoppers doing their holiday shopping. =)

Kristina said...

Super cute! I love holiday cookie making!

Karen said...

Crafty mess...no way! This is precious! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jenna said...

My mom would love this. Baking is a favorite holiday tradition around here. :)

goatgoddess said...

that is so cute! hard to pick just one thing - baking for sure because I only bake at Chirstmas now that the kids are grown and filling the stockening that my grown kids won't give up :)

Leslie said...

That is really nice. I really love soft play food.

Pam said...

How cute. Thanks for participating.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

That's oh so cute!!! I just love it.

I love sitting beside the Christmas tree aglow in its white lights in the quiet dark evening. It's so quiet and serene. It just sets that peace on Earth mood.

aprylian said...

The lights!

Great Giveaway! Nice to meet you! You can see my giveaway here:

http://aprylian.blogspot.com/

Apryl

Sarah said...

One of my favorite things about christmas IS the treats! How about real shortbread? So yummy, SOOO bad for me!

Whimsical Creations said...

mmm...my mom's cream cheese cookies!


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melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Carol said...

Love all the special foods that we don't have during the year, and celebrating Jesus birthday.
Please enter me.
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Cindy said...

Cupcakes are delicious especially the ones that don't have any calories, I just love it. Thanks for the great giveaway, hope I win.

Anne said...

That is an adorable cupcake! My favorite holiday tradtion is decorating with the kids. Thanks for the giveaway!

Joey said...

One of my favorite things about the season are "snowdays" I like when the kids get a day at home with me.

The Giveaway Diva said...

i love the first snow!! nothing beats it!

katelin said...

i lvoe spending time with my family!!

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Kyna said...

Homemade fruitcake.

mtelizabeth said...

Cute cupcake!
One of favorite parts of this season is driving about and looking at the Christmas lights on everyone's house. I love the way the lights look under the snow and the kids are just delighted with all the color.

Thanks for having this giveaway...stop by my blog for a giveaway too!

Ali said...

I love decorating the tree with the kids and looking at ornaments from Christmas past.

SarahB said...

This is so CUTE! Cupcakes are a big hit here at my house!

Every Christmas I bake a big batch of Christmas goodies to give away to friends and neighbors. My favorite of them all isn't baked at all though, it's chocolate dipped peppermint patties--yum!

Tiffany said...

That is so cute! One of these days I need to figure out how to make those. Until then, I'm hoping I win it! I love the holiday season. Most of all, I love the serenity of sitting by the tree and the joy of giving gifts.

Kate said...

OOh! WHat a great cupcake! I love making memories. Corny, but true. We have two little ones and I have found myself really truly getting more out of the holiday season than I ever did--especially on a spiritual level! Thanks for a neat giveaway!

Josh and Kelley's family said...

such a cute gift! My favorite thing about the season is the first cold snap that clears the night air...it is so crisp and clean feeling.

Emmi said...

This would be absolutely lovely to win and I hope I do because I think would flip!

Thanks so much for the chance too!

e-mail: perfectpunkin@yahoo.com

marcela said...

so, so very cute! thanks for the chance.

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shannon said...

Thanks for the chance to win. What I love about this season is getting to see my parents and watching their faces when they see the babies. This cupcake would find a loving home to a little girl who loves to pretend she is a chef.

Stephanie said...

Aw...very cute!
Thank you for offering it.

Stephanie
junktime2000@yahoo.com

My favorite thing about the season is the snow. We've already had some here in Southwestern Virginia. It's early for us to be getting it.

Toebi said...

This would be so cute on our tree, if we ever get it put up, so busy with two little boys.

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

YAY! I love your giveaway. So cool! Well. It'll be cupcakes! I love cupcakes...

HAHA. Don't worry. My dog wouldn't attempt to eat yours! (I hope not at least..)

Cheers,
melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!
Count me in please. I love snow!!! Christmas reminds me of white snow..

Crystal(manhattandolls@gmail dot com)

H.S. said...

I love hanging up the christmas tree..

H.S.
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Mel said...

Turkey! I love to eat turkey during christmas time.
Thanks for the chance.

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Shellbells said...

very cute please count me in

Jessica said...

This cupcake is so cute! I just love listening to Christmas music, it makes me happy!

FeatherBunkle said...

We are all about the lights! Our family is big into hanging out by the tree and relaxing.

Kelly O. said...

I LOVE cupcakes!
How exciting!
My favourite thing has got to be the sleigh rides in the snow(we have lots!)
Merry Christmas!
Kelly O.
skotten@distributel.net

Amy said...

cute cupcake! My favorite holiday treat is homemade big hunk I make every year. Holiday tradition; I wrap a Christmas book to open every day to read before bedtime, hmmm... I haven't done that yet, I better get on it.

Ginny said...

That is so cute! I just love seeing the look of amazement on my girls faces. If it weren't for my kids, I wouldn't care much for christmas. They keep it special!

Fiddlestitches said...

what a sweet little cupcake. My daughters nickname is cupcake.

Megan said...

This would be so cute on the tree! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Cheryl A said...

Too cute!
My favourite thing to do is when we go chop down our tree. We trek out into the bush and pick a tree. After Hubby saws it down we have hot chocolate, mandarin oranges, cookies, and maybe a hot dog from the junior forest rangers that run the site.
Alas, we aren't doing it this year because we are going away for the holidays. Boo hoo.

bonobo said...

I just love all the lights and decorations, and getting together with family and friends.

Breanna S. said...

my daughter would love that cupcake for her kitchen set.

aurore said...

My favorite holiday treat is chex mix that my aunt makes every year. What I love about the holiday season is that is acceptable to have shiny glittery things all over your house. What could be more fun than that? Well, maybe winning the cute cupcake...

luke and pamela said...

this is so sweet! i hope to win! i love christmas lights! they make me feel like it is really the holiday season! and peanut brittle and egg nogg. :)

Maggie said...

I love to make all of my gifts and am usually working right up until midnight on Christmas Eve, but it is all worth it when I see how much people appreciate their gifts. And (this may be trite) but I love just hanging out with my family: my girls, the hubs, my sisters, my mom. My favorite time of year!

AwtemNymf said...

I LOVE cupcakes! Love them! This is darling!
Please count me in the give-away!
My favorite thing about the Holiday Season...... hmmmm just one *lol*
Probably baking, tree-trimming, the scents of pine and gingerbread. Ok that was 3 but I had to share :O)
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Buckstop319 said...

how beautiful. i love cupcakes! thank you for including me.

sfer said...

What I really really like from Xmas is all the "special" eating that goes on. In Spain we eat "turron" only for Christmas. It's... similar to fudge, I guess. I haven't yet had any this year, but I guess "turron" is almost here!! :-D

If you're willing to ship internationally, you must know that if I win, you're cupcake will fly all the way to Barcelona, Spain! :-)

Contact: librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

MaryAnne said...

So cute! I love Christmas music, so that's my favorite part of the season :)

edward and lilly said...

Firstly, just wanted to say I love, love, love your blog and will be back for more.

I love the parties and getting togeher with friends and family. My other fave Christmas tradition is getting together on boxing day with my mum and sisters and doing the boxing day sales.

Genevieve P said...

Christmas carols! I love singing carols... but I don't really like the newer "holiday" songs as much.
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Beth said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing the inspiration and a generous offer.

lilmahi said...

My favorite part of the season is using the fireplace without roasting to death... it's finally cold enough to use it!

Kym said...

I love the generosity of this season (often hidden behind all the commercialism forced onto us).

debbiekl said...

cute! One of my favorite things about the holidays is having a fresh pine in the house!

sandyandcosmo said...

I love everything about Christmas, especially the music.

Diana said...

My favorite would be 2-ingredient fudge! December is the only time I make it -- it's too dangerous :)

mummy_chelle(sewing mamas) said...

I love carols and decorations - but I especially love the baking. My favourite treat to make for Christmas morning is gingerbread muffins - so heavenly. Thanks so much for participating in this.

alanajo said...

Beautiful.

My favorite treat..

Gingerbread.

Leah said...

I love building a gingerbread house with my kids every year!

Anary said...

I am taking a cupcake at anytime!

blueviolet said...

I'm all about the peppermint bark at this time of year!
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Shelley said...

something i love about the season? the music :) i love breaking out my Christmas cds and playing them as i decorate with the kids, bake with the kids, play with the kids... the music adds so much to my Christmas experience :) thank you for offering such a gorgeous treat for the giveaway - it's just darling!

Teresa said...

Christmas cookies are my favorite especially raspberry jam thumbprints! YUM!!!!! I also love Christmas trees and making gifts! Just remembering why we actually celebrate---Christ! Merry CHRISTmas!

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WhirlingVortex said...

How cute! I love all holiday treats, but I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE homemade caramels. Mmmm.

Anonymous said...

each year we buy our children a new Christmas tree ornament. they get one that portrays who they are/what they like that particular year. Our baby is nick named 'cupcake', very appropriate for a cutesy ornament like this.

Becky said...

Enter me please. Thanks for doing this.

Jenne said...

adorable!

ILuvBNaMom said...

What a cute little cupcake! Please enter me in your drawing.

My favorite thing about this season is getting together with family. We have a Christmas Eve dinner where we invite close friends and family, and then spend Christmas Day with family and visit others as much as we can during these days!

Lisa said...

My favorite thing about the season is getting together with the whole family...

Alexis said...

Oh, I'd love a beautiful cupcake!

My favorite part of the holidays is singing Christmas Carols!