Friday, 16 April 2010

Birthday Celebrations and a Giveaway!!!

Yay! I'm 40 today! Woohoo! Time to party!

You may only just have stumbled upon this blog, so I'll give you an idea about what you will find!

My name is Wendy (you may have seen my avatar on your followers list!),

and I am a Kindy teacher who loves to read books and watch films. You can read about the books I read here, and the films I watch here.

I have a thing for colourful papers and ribbons and I love to make cards. So far, I have made a range of Alice in Wonderland cards,

and a range of Wizard of Oz cards.

I also love to draw my own versions of characters from children's stories, and will soon be re-launching my etsy shop, Whimsical Works, with my Alice in Wonderland character prints!

Sometimes on my blog, you will find decorating ideas,

craft ideas, especially for children,

and organising ideas,

interspersed with a whole lot of adventures with my hubby, Jonathon, son, Jack, and our extended family!

Now I have a gift for you, to thank you for visiting my blog! A Giveaway!!!

This package represents a few different parts of my life, and is ideal for those who love to travel. You have the chance to receive:

* one of my handmade woodland themed bookmarks (sturdy and fun!)
* a miessence jaffa flavoured lipbalm (yum! Our shop button is at the side of my blog)
* a miessence rose hydrating mist (refreshing!)
* an Emerald City card, made my me (lots of bling, good for a Mother's Day card!)
* a Singing Pansies card, made by me (pretty, floral, also good for Mums)
* and an Avon traveller's set of silver bags for skin and hair products, jewellery, and makeup, with a double mirror. (Lots of pockets in the big bag. Perfect for staying organised!)

ALL this can be yours if you take a chance and do one or all of these things:

Leave a comment = 1 entry
Follow my blog = 2 entries
Blog about my giveaway on your blog = 3 entries

Too easy!  By the way, if you comment, I will comment on your blog; if you follow my blog, I will return the goodwill. Love is all around!

You have until the 24th April to enter, and then I will draw a winner. I look forward to meeting lots of new friends (old friends and family can play along too, he, he.)

Good luck to you!!! (I'll blow out the candles, you make a wish!)

I am linking this post to:

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

because they are having a lovely celebration where you can find new blogging friends, AND, I might even be able to win:
INTL13 - some organisational products from CleanMamaPrintables, or
INTL 6 - a book called Home Comforts, from Hallee the Homemaker

I am also linking to:

The Lovelies

at lovely clusters. Lots of fun blogs to check out there too!

(photos not taken by me are from Google images) 


  1. congrats on turning 40! :)

    i'm now following!


  2. love your giveaway! :)

    p.s. i am now a follower.

  3. Happy birthday, just found you through you coming past my blog. Count me in for winning those goodies, who could pass them up really?


  4. I have been with you from the start...that counts for three entries to begin with...



  5. when i turn 40 i like to be doing more creative and fun things as you are..

    All my best wishes, Wendy!:)

  6. Happy 40th Birthday Wendy.

  7. Happy Birthday! New follower...can't wait to see future posts and your etsy shop!

  8. Just dropping in to say Hi! from my site during the UBP10.
    Cute prizes in your giveaway too!

  9. hii:D i'm a follower. enter me.

    follow me too?

  10. Happy birthday Wendy! You are awesome... giving stuff away on your birthday. Hope my card gets there soon!

  11. Happy 40th!! I'm looking forward to reading your blog especially since I'm always looking for craft and organization ideas.

    Have a great weekend!!

  12. Congratulations on reaching 40. It is a great age and decade to be! I am already a follower. xx

  13. Your blog looks great. Just stopping by from the UBP. Hope you are having a great party. Stop by my site and check out my giveaway, it's the last day. I just need a comment to enter. Have a great day!

  14. I'm your new follower from UBP10! Visit me at and sign up for my giveaways!

  15. I am your follower now! :) I hope you had a fabulous trip--or was it a vacation? Congratulations on your birthday.
    (I'm the organizer you found and will come back and read more when you get home). I look forward to chatting back and forth.

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. Happy Birthday!

  18. HAPPY BDAY!! :D Hope you had fun at the Ultimate Blog Party! I know its over but I'm still partying and visiting some new blogs! :)

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by, say hi, and grab a free tutu making lesson! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

  19. Happy Birthday Wendy- sorry I missed your giveaway. been a struggle getting back into things after our wonderful break. Hope you had a wonderful day and that you have an exciting trip away.


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