Tuesday, 5 October 2010

My first giveaway - Mod Podge Paperweight

My first giveaway

I have learnt so much about blogging in such a short space of time, but what seems strikingly obvious is how important your readers are. One of the other things I noted is, the generosity of the bloggers with their giveaways. Everyone likes to get something for nothing, it is always quite exciting to be a winner and what better way to keep and increase your readership. What's even better is, that I get to make up the rules. So I am very pleased to announce my first giveaway.

This is it. It is a glass paperweight that I made today using some scrap material from my quilt, a charity shop treasure and one of my favourite new discoveries - Mod Podge

How I made it

* A glass tile (I found this one in the 50p basket in a charity shop yesterday)
*Some totally gorgeous fabric - this is Kaffe Fassett Fabric - Milliefiore - Red

It was really quite simple after I had found all the materials. I measured and cut the fabric to the same size as the glass tile and then used the Mod Podge to stick it to the bottom. The tricky bit was waiting for it to dry, which did take a few hours and I am not always very patient.

The rules

I decided to have two rules just because a can:

Rule 1 - Leave a comment either about Ridgeway Cottage, the paperweight, Mod Podge or anything really
Rule 2 - Tell me why you should win

Give a little love and it all comes back to you


  1. Ginny Hartwright6 October 2010 at 02:01

    The paperweight is beautiful susie, it shows off just one of your endless artistic talents (of which i am very jelous!!!)

    I think we should win it as we would put it pride of place on our fireplace to have a little bit of the Bass' in our front room with us every day (plus the colours match perfectly)!!!

    Keep up the good work, i love your blog!


  2. Susie is a very talented lady . I just recieved a gift from her of 2 peg dolls with beautiful hair ,clothes and even little hats ! They were wraped in the most incredable handmade box too! Susie has a very special talent of making things that could be boxed and sold to very happy buyers ! Wish i could make things half as good! Amazing ! x

  3. I love the paper weight and god as my witness knows I need a paper weight for my desk..it is a mess and my piles fall all over...lol..

    I am new to your blog , but I see you have been learing along the way ...fun place to visit and directions for a projects makes me wanna come again...and again...

    thanks for the chance and so nice to meet you...
    and modge podge does ROCK! doesn't it.

    fun giveaway...

  4. I am ecstatic to have found this blog! I love seeing all the fun things modge podge can do. I should win because I love to crafty and love eclectic things. This could be uses in so many ways in our home :)

  5. Very beautiful, love it!!!! thanks for sharing your artwork. I love paperweights.

  6. omg ... love it. I should win because ---quite honestly---my week has sucked and a freebie would be a great pick me up!

  7. I love the paperweight. My papers fly all over my desk and this paperweight would be beautiful on my desk. Also, my grandchildren ages 4 and 3 love Mod Podge and would think the paperweight is great. I just found your blog and will connect as often as I can. Please,keep it up.
    P.S. This is my first visit to a blog and I don't know how to comment using the available options. help. so if I win my email is stampingwithkristine@yahoo.com. I need to read up on what I need to do....wish me luck.

  8. I would love to win this, as my Gram Wilda was a master quilter and it would be a lovely reminder of her! God bless!

  9. Thank you everyone for your comments. I wish I had a paperweight to give to each and everyone of you. I have decided to give it to Lisa for a her daily support and encouragement. This is a very hard time for me and she is there everyday. It is my first giveaway so look out for more to come.


Thank you very much for taking the time to make a comment, it really brightens my day and everyone loves getting a little bit of feedback. If you are viewing my blog through Facebook on an iPad, then you need to open my blog in Safari to comment....such a pain but I can't work out any other way to do it