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A Crafty Christmas – #Giveaway Time!

 

 

 

A Crafty Christmas Giveaway

 A Crafty Christmas Giveaway

 

A Crafty Christmas Giveaway was meant to be a way for crafters /businesses(especially local and small) to gain some new traffic to their facebook pages / blogs. Unfortunately, I did not receive the response I had hoped for.

So, while I am involving a few smaller businesses, I am also including a few bigger companies as well.
I hope that you will find something on this page that you will enjoy winning. Good Luck!

****** Please use the links provided below the prize descriptions to enter! ******

*Please note – Most prizes will be awarded by myself. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery!                                          FPCs will be mailed out ASAP as they do have a DEC 31st expiry date.
– Each giveaway will state whether it is open to Canada, USA, Worldwide, or Canada/USA.                                          
-Must be 18+ to enter, 1 entry per household/I.P address.
– Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc are not affiliated with this giveaway and are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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  1. $50 Travel Voucher + 2 luggage tags, GOwithHIPPO branded pen & ear buds, and reusable travel bag

Many thanks to Maryanne Wagstaff ~ Certified Travel Professional at GOwithHIPPO Travel for providing this wonderful prize pack!

” It’s the little details that turn a good vacation into a GREAT vacation! I can help with that!
All Inclusives, Cruises, Flights, Hotels, Car Rentals, Guided Tours, Bus Tours, Golf Vacations, Destination Weddings, Sporting Events, & More!  – I can make your travel dreams come true!
Flexible payment plans available with No Credit Check Required and No Added Fees!
Travel is my passion – let my experience work for you! I have personally visited many destinations via cruises, all inclusive resorts, road trips, and more! I have firsthand knowledge of different forms of travel, as well as knowledge of how traveling with a friend, or spouse, differs from travelling with children, and I am able to offer tips and advice to you, my valued clients, allowing you to TRULY relax.” ~ Maryanne Wagstaff

*This prize will be awarded to you by Maryanne Wagstaff  **Canada and USA Only

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2) $25 Gift Coupon to PosterJack – Need a unique and personal gift for someone?

Check out PosterJack.Ca to create a one-of-a-kind gift this holiday season!

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Enter to Win it Here: a Crafty Christmas Giveaway – PosterJack Prize

*This prize will be awarded to you by Chaos & Silence not PosterJack **Canada Only

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3) Fiji Water Insulated Shopping Bag and 2 Water Bottle Straws – Thanks to Fiji Water I am able to provide you with this prize pack. You can visit them on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/fijiwater

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*This prize is provided to you via Chaos & Silence not Fiji Water. ** Canada Only

Enter to Win it Here: a Crafty Christmas giveaway – Fiji Water Prize Pack

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4) Lilla Rose Peacock Flexi and Hair Sticks – Thanks to Sue Ellen’s Lilla Rose Page for participating in this giveaway!

Lilla Rose makes quality hair decorations for all hair lengths. Their flexi-clips are one of my most favorites things ever! Made of musical wire they are sturdy and do not tarnish. The range in size from a mini all the way up to a mega! Head on over to Sue Ellen’s facebook page to check them out!

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* This prize will be awarded from Chaos & Silence not Sue Ellen. **WorldWide

Enter to Win it Here:a Crafty Christmas giveaway – LillaRose Prize Pack

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5) Hip Hop Abs 10 Minute Workout on DvD – Thanks to The Fit Partners & Carin Day Fitness for participating in this giveaway!

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* This prize will be awarded by Chaos & Silence not The Fit Partners or Carin Day Fitness **Canada Only

Enter to Win it Here: a Crafty Christmas giveaway – Hip Hop Abs DvD

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6) $10 Store Credit to RockabillySteam – *Please note you do NOT win the pendant pictured.

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*This prize is a “virtual gift card” that can be used anytime to shop from available stock at RockabillySteam on facebook. **WorldWide

Enter to Win it Here: a Crafty Christmas giveaway – $10 RockabillySteam credit

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7) 3 Free Product Coupons for Ozery’s Pita Break Products – Thanks to Ozery Bakery for providing these coupons to me!

 

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*These coupons expire December 31, 2015 **Canada Only

*** This prize will be awarded by Chaos & Silence

Enter to Win it Here:a Crafty Christmas giveaway – Ozery’s Pita Break FPCs

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8) 3 Free Product Coupons for Ocean’s World Cuisine 530ml Pasta Sauce – Thanks to Ocean’s World Cuisine for providing me with these product coupons!

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*These coupons expire December 31 2015 **Canada Only

*** This prize will be awarded by Chaos & Silence

Enter HERE —>>> a Crafty Christmas Giveaway – Ocean’s World Cuisine FPCs
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9) Chococat Wallet – Provided to you by Mugsy’s Adventures.

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* This prize will be awarded from Mugsy’s Adventures. **WorldWide

Enter to Win it Here: a Crafty Christmas giveaway – Chococat Wallet

***  This prize will be awarded by Chaos & Silence

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10) Super Secret Mystery Gift – Provided to you by RockabillySteam

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* This prize will be awarded from RockabillySteam. **WorldWide

Enter to Win it Here: a Crafty Christmas giveaway – Super Secret Mystery Gift

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Wishing you all the very best this holiday season! Good luck!

~Heather

My Little Pony – The Friendship Games: Review & DVD Giveaway!

My Little Pony – The Friendship Games: Review & DVD Giveaway!

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My Little Pony, one of the most popular television series on Treehouse TV, has a new full-length feature film being released Digitally, on DVD and via a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack in Canada on October 13th!

In the new release titled, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games, Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition – The Friendship Games: a series of exciting events that includes archery, motocross, and rollerskating!  Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to keep things fair while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic – this world’s Twilight Sparkle.

 Continue the journey through high school with the Mane 6 in this alternate My Little Pony universe, and find out what happens next in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games!

When the new My Little Pony “Friendship is Magic” cartoon started showing up on Netflix, I wasn’t sure what to think about it. The animation was different, the voices weren’t quite what I had expected for the characters. It was a lot different from the My Little Pony cartoons I grew up with:

However, even though the animation and characters have taken on changes, I believe that the message of the show still remains true. It is even more apparent because it is in now in the show’s title: “Friendship Is Magic“.

When going back and watching the older episodes you will see that there are things to learn in every episode. Lessons on etiquette, family, friendship, school, work etc. I  really enjoy in the new series that the ponies will go back and reflect over the lesson learned in that episode, a great way for kids to really think about what was going on in the show instead of just watching it.

A Lesson in Friendship???

Recently my little guy, Nate, he’s 7, brought something to my attention and it truly broke my heart.

Nate had taken some hockey cards to school because a few of his “friends” were really into hockey. He was SO excited. Only to come after school to tell me this:

“Mommy, “Bob” called me and some other kids into the bathroom, then he took my hockey card and said that Boston sucked and put my card in the compost and they all laughed”

I cannot even write that without being brought to tears. I know “Bob” and I know his siblings and his family. They are well known around the area. This child is showing signs of being a bully – he called other kids around to watch him treat Nate like crap and then laughed…..no friend would ever do that to you.

But, you know what. Nate will probably forget that moment and will continue to call “Bob” his friend. That’s because Nate has a huge heart and doesn’t see the black lining of others intentions and cruelty. I fear for the day he does.

Why are parents ignoring their kid’s behaviour? Do they not see how they treat others? Or is it because they are so busy and wrapped up in their own chaos that they are truly oblivious?

 I would like to ask that you take some time to talk to your kids about not only how to treat their friends (maybe talk about the lessons found in MLP after they’ve watched an episode!) but, also on how they are being treated by their friends. It is so important to make sure that your child doesn’t turn into a bully, but also that they are not being bullied themselves.

Now, on to the movie review !

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My Little Pony : The Friendship Games

I want to give a big shout out to Shout Kids, Kaboom! Entertainment and HasbroStudios for making this review and giveaway a possibility! This one was so much fun for us as we are HUGE fans of the My Little Pony Equestria Girl movies (though we have yet to see “Through The Mirror”).

This time around we also got to involve many FRIENDS from school too!

For this review I wanted to kick things up a notch and include more than just my own opinion and my kids’ opinions of the movie.

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So, I invited a bunch of kids to come over for a movie screening.

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We made 16 (yes, I said 16) bags of microwave popcorn, topped it off with Kernel’s popcorn seasoning, went through 40 juice boxes, 12 freezies and a bunch of homemade rainbow cupcakes I had made that morning!

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We also had 3 little prize draws which included the digital copy code for the movie, a Nerf Rebelle throwing star from MacDonalds and some Stars Wars Telepods.

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The kids had a lot of fun watching the movie and there was rarely a peep heard.

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We had 12 children aged 6 – 11 and they all really enjoyed it as you can see from the pictures. It was funny watching their faces change in emotions during the movie; a few scowls, gasps but also some “yes” moments too.

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I interviewed some of the kids to see what they thought about the movie as well as what they thought being a good friend meant. It’s funny when you put kids on the spot and ask them questions they are not prepared for, no matter how simple.

Please note: I am horrible at interviewing people…LOL…I stumble over my words and say “yeah” a lot! Next time I’ll be more prepared…LOL..oh dear!

But, their answers are pretty cute and that’s all that matters!

 I have to say most of them seem to know that being a good friend means helping your friends when they need it and being kind to them !

My review of the movie: I did not get a chance to watch the movie with the kids as I was constantly popping popcorn and grabbing more juice boxes but I have since watched the movie. As I have said before I really enjoy the morals of the show and that they use the movies/shows/characters/music to teach kids how true friends should act and treat each other…so that alone makes me want to give this movie a 10/10….but…I’ve been jaded and am a bit biased….Equestria Girls and Rainbow Rocks both had stellar sound tracks that we listen to time and time again…this time around unfortunately the soundtrack falls flat for me. When a movie has lots of songs in it, the soundtrack needs to be great IMHO (in my humble opinion). So, I have to dock a point because of that! Sorry! But, the movie still gets a big 9/10 for me and I know it is one we will be watching over and over again!

~Heather

Now it is time for you to have a chance at winning a copy of the movie on dvd for you and your children!

I really hope that if you win that you come back and let me know your thoughts on it!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

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One lucky CANADIAN follower will have the chance to win a copy of “The Friendship Games” on DvD thanks to kaboom! Entertainment and Shout Kids!

—->>>> Please click this link to be taken to the giveaway page for your entries! <<<<—-

Ends November 6th, 2015!

Here are some images for you to download for your kids to color :

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** I did not receive any compensation for this review other than the copy of the movie on dvd for our reviewing purposes! All opinions in this blog post are that of myself, my children and their friends!

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Wanted: Crafters/Vendors for ” A Crafty Christmas Giveaway!”

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I am looking for crafters and home based business owners to participate in a HUGE Christmas Giveaway.

The purpose is to not only increase your traffic/ “likes” on facebook but, it is also to make connections with other crafters and show support to those trying to get their home based business started.

Each vendor/business is required to donate a prize to this event. It can be a physical prize, gift card for your business, PayPal/Amazon credit, etc. Minimum value of $10.
* If donating a gift card to your store/business there must be at least 1 item that can be purchased for that price.
**A photo must be submitted of the prize being offered.

There is no cost to participate like some other big blog giveaways require. It is free to participate other than the item you wish to donate and postage costs if applicable.

No, I do not have a large following so I cannot say how much extra traffic you will get….. but, I have some contacts who do that will be more than willing to share this giveaway. 🙂

People talk, and if someone is new to your business, wins your prize, likes it…they are more than likely to buy more and tell others about it. Word of mouth…and word of blog can be a great resource in getting more business!

Vendors are required to ship physical items to the verified winner’s address within 2 weeks(posted date of 2 weeks post giveaway) of the giveaway ending. (More info in vendor application)

All vendors will be required to share the giveaway at least once daily during the event.

This event will be shared on multiple contest sites, blogs and Facebook pages. I do not have a list as of yet, as I would like to make sure I have vendors/crafters lined up before asking a site to promote the giveaway…can’t really promote a giveaway if there are no prizes! 😉

I will be sharing each business page at least once as a highlighted post on my own pages to give everyone an extra boost in recognition.

More information(vendor applications) will be available in the upcoming weeks. My hope is to have this giveaway begin November 1st.

If you are still interested in participating please send an email to : fightingpoverty@hotmail.CA
with the subject line:
A CRAFTY CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY

More information will be available soon, but, if you are interested please send me an email!

Thank you!

~Heather

Shout! Factory & kaboom! Entertainment Review & Giveaway

Get ready! An all new motion picture from Shout! Factory is being released this week.

The Seventh Dwarf is being released in stores everywhere on August 18, 2015.

It will be available on DVD and 2-Disc Blu-Ray™ 3D Combo pack (with 2D Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy). It will also be available for download on iTunes.

This fairy tale mash-up of all the classics (Snow White, Rapunzel, and more) is sure to delight children of all ages…and some adults too!

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This highly anticipated CG-Animated Motion Picture was directed by Harald Siepermann (Tarzan, Enchanted) and Boris Aljinovic.

The Seventh Dwarf also features an all-star voice cast:

 Peyton List – who plays Princess Rose, is best known for her role on the hit Disney series Jessie (2011).

You can link to her facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/peyton.list

Norm MacDonald – who plays Burner the Dragon in this film, is best known for his role in The Middle and on Saturday Night Live.

He has an extensive list of movie appearances/ voice overs. you can find more info here: Norm’s Filmography

Nina Hagen – Nina plays Dellamorta in this movie, and in a few images I have found online, she sometimes even looks like her character.                         

Joshua Graham – plays Bobo in the movie. I could not find any other information about this actor.

The Seventh Dwarf is a German 3D computer animated film, created and released in 2014.  The Seventh Dwarf is also considered to be a sequel to the films 7 Dwarves – Men Alone in the Wood (2004) and 7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough (2006).

The movie starts with the tale of Princess Rose (aka Rapunzel) and protecting her from the dreaded spell cast by Dellamorta (you know the spell, the one where she pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep). She finally makes it to her 18th birthday and there is a HUGE celebration at Fantabularasa ( try saying that 3 times fast!) Castle where all the important fairy tale characters are sure to be in attendance.

(I loved the commentary by Red Riding Hood and the Wolf!)

Just before the clock strikes twelve, the accident prone and youngest dwarf Bobo, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose and Dellamorta’s evil curse is unleashed, sending the kingdom into a century-long slumber!

It is up to Bobo and the other 6 unique and eccentric dwarves to set out on a journey to find Princess Rose’s one true love, Jack. Jack is the only one who can break the spell with true love’s kiss.

Movie Runtime is 88 minutes. MPAA Rating: PG.

I’ll admit that we are sometimes reluctant to watch movies that have not been made by Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar etc.

It’s not that I have anything against other companies, it’s just that we have seen movies in great packaging and then gotten the movie home and been thoroughly disappointed. Mainly because the kids get bored with the story or the movies themselves are just plain horrible, whether it be the animation, characters, etc.

I had heard mention of this movie online and even saw a preview for it. My first thought was “oh no” another movie with fairy tale creatures. But, as the preview continued, I found myself wanting to watch this movie with my kids.

I can honestly say, I was absolutely thrilled when I was approached to review it.

And be able to host a giveaway for my readers!

When the movie starts I was incredibly impressed with the animation, wonderful quality. I cannot wait to watch it in 3-D!

The story line is one we have not seen before and the characters are definitely unique. You easily get swept away in to the land of fairy tales where you keep rooting for Bobo all along the way.

There are many funny parts in this movie, a few lessons to be learned, and some new characters (like a purple walrus!).

We really enjoyed watching this movie as a family. Spending quality time with your kids is important. And while I try to limit screen time with my kids, I definitely enjoy watching a good movie with them.

(good = moral, good clean humour, no extremely sad parts)

I can admit that the songs are catchy and you’ll be finding yourself humming them the next day!

My son, who is 7, loved that the dragon started out as a bad guy but turned into a good guy. My daughter, who is 6, loved the part when the dwarves fell on top of each other.

My only negative comments on the movie are that I was not crazy about Dellamorta. The voice did not (IMHO) fit the animation….either the animation needed to look older or the voice needed to sound younger. Nothing against Nina Hagen as her voice is great for playing an evil witch, it’s just that it did not fit the animation in this case. She sounds like a cross between Ursula (from The Little Mermaid) and Yzma (The Emporer’s New Groove).

My only other unfavorable comment is that the dwarf characters could have had a bit more personality/better animation. I think a bit more time/effort into these characters and the movie would have been that much better. I do understand that Bobo is the main dwarf but, I just think the other 6 should have been given a bit more attention in detail.

All in all, this movie is one will we definitely be watching again. We really enjoyed it and I thank Shout! Factory and kaboom! Entertainment for allowing us to be a part of this dvd release event.

Now it is time for you to have a chance to own the dvd for your family!

This giveaway runs from August 17th, 2015 to September 7th, 2015.

 This giveaway is only open to Canadian residents.

My apologies to those of you following from other parts of the world! More giveaways will be coming soon!

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We have a #winner for The Seventh Dwarf Dvd #Giveaway!
Email has been sent to the winner.
Was it you?
https://giveawaytools2.com/giveaway.php?sk=87829564931
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You can learn more about Shout! Factory by visiting them online:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial

Twitter page: https://twitter.com/ShoutFactory

You can learn more about kaboom! Entertainment by visiting them online:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kabooment

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/kaboomkids

*Please note: While I received a free copy of this dvd, I did not receive further compensation for writing this review.

All opinions expressed in this blog post are that of myself and my family.

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