Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A feature and a giveaway!

Well well well, it seems I've gone from blogging on Thursdays to blogging on Tuesdays. How about we try for more than one post a week? It's a good idea, one I'll try to stick with, but I feel if I don't have anything good to post about I shouldn't post. Although sometimes I must admit my posts are more ramble than substance, but that's just the kinda gal I am!
Ok let us get down to the business at hand, I've been kicking a few things around about the blog recently, one is it could probably use a face lift, but I just don't have the patience to fiddle with html anymore, so unless someone wants to trade me a blog makeover for well, anything I could make for them, than this is what you get for now (sorry folks).

Next, I'd like to start doing a feature & interview at least once a week. This will give me something fun to do as well as get you guys some substantial posts of a mostly non-rambling nature! What am I going to feature? Well I hope to try something new, a lot of the blogs I follow who do features only feature etsy artists, and I'm not saying this is a bad thing at all, I love it; but I'd like to not have such a narrow parameter. Narrow Parameters?!?! are you cracked? some of you may be thinking. And that's a good question, well,yes I'm cracked, and I do realize the Vast vast vast amount of talent to be found on etsy, from around the globe and with many different styles and mediums. But my interests lie beyond just art, photography and crafting and that's evident in my blog. I'd like to keep the trend going.

Consider this the first call for interview subjects: Do you have a shop on etsy/artfire/1000 markets or where ever? Or maybe you write an interesting blog? Do you draw a print/webcomic? Write gadget or game reviews, short stories? Are you a photographer/artist/crafter who doesn't sell in the aforementioned markets? Are you an independent movie maker? Have I failed to mention something that you do that's pretty darn cool and you'd like to be featured? Shoot an email to majikalfae (at) yahoo.com tell me what you do, why you should be featured, include a few links so I can see how awesome you are. I'm the type of gal who'd love to feature everyone who inquires but I know that may not be realistic. But I will get back to anyone who is interested, don't worry I won't leave you hanging!

Speaking of features, I'm being featured on a blog right now! Debbie over at Polymer Clay Ponderings (I've mentioned her before) sent an interview that I took way too long to respond to, I sent it back yesterday and Wham! There it is today. Please go check it out, and the rest of Debbie's site(s). She's a pretty awesome lady, follow her blog, make her day!

Alrighty, the feature talk is all out of the way didn't I say something about a give away? I totally did! What am I giving away and how can you enter? Well I asked the Twitterverse to peruse my shop for suggestions on what to offer as the prize and votive holders won by a landslide!



Now since every one's home decor is different I'm not going to just choose a set (That's right I said a set of two candle holders) to send out. I'm going to let the winner choose the colors, and if those colors don't happen to be in stock, I will make them specially for you!
How do you enter to win? Well I had an idea for a contest but since this is my first give away I'll save the idea for next time and do a "traditional" give away first. So here's what you do, go to my shop and look around, come back here and post a comment with a link to your favorite item (no link no entry sorry) and that's it! Make sure you leave me a way to contact you should you win, your blog, email, etsy shop whatever. But that's not all! Want more entries, well you got 'em, 1 extra entry for each of the following:
1)follow my blog (already do, just let me know)
2)blog about my give away (please leave a link here after you post)
3)follow me on Twitter @claymuse (already do, just let me know)
4)Tweet about my give away (make sure to mention @claymuse so I'm sure to see!)
Make sure you mention in the comments any of the above so I don't miss your extra entries!
You have from now until next week Tuesday May 26th 2009 at 9am EST to enter. This is when I will enter every one's entries into a spread sheet and use a random number generator (Random.org) to choose a winner. I will mention the winner here on my blog as well as contact you directly for your shipping info (which will ONLY be used for shipping your prize)

Whew that was a long post wasn't it! and you only got product photos! how about a pretty picture of the tree in our front yard in full bloom just as the sun started to set?

47 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to make an Etsy shop for quite awhile, but I can't really figure it out. I make handbags, and I'd like to start selling them (although you can really never have too many). Any advice on opening a shop?

    Also...contest entry :)

    My favorite item is "Hearts all a flutter bracelet". I do follow you on twitter (I'm @Byte_Size) and I also tweeted ya. Contact info? My blog can be found at:
    http://bytesizedblog.blogspot.com

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  2. I follow you on twitter and your blog!
    I love to be featured anytime!
    www.scrappincorner.etsy.com

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  3. Honestly, your votives are what I like the best! Wouldn't mind being feautred sometimes, either, I guess:D. (Seriously, who MINDS being deatured??)

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  4. I love your shop!! Amazing. The votives are wonderful and I really love this heart pendant:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24441901

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  5. I love the hearts all a flutter bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24436830
    Very cute.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  6. I also love this pendant
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24441901

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  7. I like the Pearly Blue Baby Dragon :)

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  8. Also, I follow you on twitter (as Ailce500)

    backflash_tuna@juno.com

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  9. And, I'm about to go twitter about this giveaway, lol

    backflash_tuna@juno.com

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  10. i like the teal holder
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17899849
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  11. i follow on twitter
    @throuthehaze
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  12. LOVE your Black and Silver Heart hooked bracelet!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23884180

    aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I'm following your blog now.

    aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Follow you on Twitter.
    My username is aikychien.

    aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Tweet tweet tweet!

    http://twitter.com/aikychien/status/1857668478

    aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. All of your votives are beautiful Thanks for the giveaway.. My fav is the silver votive
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17898975
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  17. What a cool and unique shop,you are so talented! I think that your Rose Nymph is very pretty;)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23772387
    cyclona66@aol.com

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  18. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23802768 - the ruby red slipper charm is adorable.

    a lot like me.

    erm...

    thanks for a great giveaway!

    wendiwinn on etsy.

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  19. I love the hearts a flutter necklace and especially the bracelet!Pretty pretty pretty!

    (and if you want help with a blog makeover I can direct you and help with some HTML a bit...let me know!)

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  20. Okay, I've always been a sucker for your little clay critters. My fave is the Devilishly Cute Purple and Magenta Critter at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23103323. Their faces are always so expressive.
    As you know, I already follow you on Twitter and your blog.
    And - I just twittered about this giveaway, too.
    I KNOW you know how to find me at http://randomsplashesofthought.blogspot.com

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  21. I love the Pearly Blue Baby Dragon!!!! For some reason I can't copy/paste the link, but I love it - it's the most adorable thing ever!

    I also like the Purple and Blue Votive holders...I think the darker color gives it some depth!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18343987
    I love your barrettes!

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  23. i love the http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24441901...

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  24. Hi Christina,

    Your polymer clay works are beautiful. I love the Hearts all a flutter bracelet best http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24436830!

    I'm now following you on Twitter. It's fun.

    Do check out my blog at valspassions.blogspot.com. Like you, I enjoy doing many crafts. :)

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  25. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21704044

    I especially love the carnelian touch on this dragon. I would love to have your blue votives!

    themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

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  26. My favorite item is the Rose Nymph Miniature Statuette :)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23772387
    *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  27. I'm following you on Blogger :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  28. I blogged about the giveaway :
    http://theluckyladybug.org/2009/05/526-votive-holders-giveaway/
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  29. I'm following you on Twitter :
    http://twitter.com/TheLuckyLadybug/friends
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  30. I Tweeted the giveaway :
    http://twitter.com/TheLuckyLadybug/status/1890998103
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  31. One of my favorite items in your shop is the Silvery Blue Flower French Barrette http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18343072
    I've bookmarked your shop, very nice.
    http://bonnies-tatting-blog.blogspot.com/

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  32. I've been following your blog for a while and really liked your red dragon that you showed here(don't know if you listed it but I'm sure it's in a good home) so for my favorite I chose
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17899288
    I like both the color and the shape, you do nice work. (My contact is my blog or etsy:)

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  33. Following your Blog.
    @SBeeCreations on Twitter and RT your giveaway :)
    Silver Votive holder is my pick http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17898975 but I love your dragons - Can't wait to see your frogs :)
    (PS: I have a pink DS, too)
    You can DM me on Twitter or Convo me at www.sarahbeecreations.etsy.com if I'm the lucky winner or just to say hello anytime

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  34. The Black and Silver Heart hooked bracelet is stunning!!

    The link is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23884180

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  35. I am a new follower of TheClayMuse!!

    thanks

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  36. My fave item is the Blue Votive Candle Holder. The colors are beautiful!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17898850

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  37. Follow blog.
    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  38. Follow on Twitter- Naddez.
    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  39. Tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez
    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  40. I like the :http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17899288

    always_317537(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I follow you on twitter =) (laughwithleslie)

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  42. I tweeted =)

    http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/1920118305


    always_317537(at)yahoo(dot)com

    http://livelovelaughwithleslie.blogspot.com

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  43. Like this one!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17898975

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Nikki
    jesus_iscomin AT yahoo DOT com
    My7kids Recycled Yarn Shop
    HeartFeltFun Accessory Boutique
    Fluff4ewe Batts and Handspuns!
    My Thoughts on Life, Yarn, Kids, and Other Stuff

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