Welcome to my blog. I work full time and creating is my sanity. I like to use many different mediums and was a finalist in the Fire Mountain Beading Contest in 2008. I am a passionate blogger, and a promoter of handmade goodness.

I love : my husband, my fur kids, family, music, sunshine, creating, chocolate, handmade soaps, the DUST Team, gardening, friends, Triple J Radio and photography. Comments welcome, I hope you enjoy the adventure with me.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

**GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED ** Maddabling Spring Clean Giveaway !

Hello there lovely blog readers ! I had a little spring clean and decided to offer you the chance to win some pretty Maddabling things as part of a Spring Clean giveaway !

The prize pack on offer contains three girly bright flower bobby pins, three cute hand made gift tags, a pair of sweet yellow rose earrings and a pretty orange rose adjustable ring !

Rules of Giveaway Entry

Want to make this prize pack yours ? Here's what you need to do ! I want you to get creative.

1. Write me a short poem, paragraph, or haiku on why you love Spring as a blog comment. This will qualify you for one entry into the draw. This condition isn't optional - so get your creative juices flowing !

A Haiku is a traditional Japanese poem about nature. It has a very special pattern made up of seventeen syllables: line 1-five syllables, line 2-seven syllables and line 3-five syllables.

Fragile Dragonfly
Gliding above the flowers
Spring is Beginning

haiku written by Maddabling

2.  Be a follower of this blog and let me know that you are in a blog comment. This will qualify you for one additional entry into the draw.

3. Be a follower on facebook and let me know that you are in a blog comment. This will qualify you for one additional entry into the draw.

And now for some fine print technical stuff :

This giveaway is only open to Australian residents this time around, to celebrate the beginning of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

Entries will close at 12pm Western Australian Time on Sunday the 25th September 2011, at which time the number of entries will be tallied and Random Org will be called upon to draw the winner !

The winner will then be announced on the Maddabling blog on the afternoon of Sunday, the 25th September.

And as I am promoting this on the Maddabling Facebook Page, the Facebook Promotion Guidelines ( http://www.facebook.com/promotions_guidelines.php) state that I must make the following disclaimer :

1. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Maddabling and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for this giveaway.

2. In the promotion's rules:

A complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant.

Acknowledgement that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


  1. gorgeous giveaway Sam - love those roses. I will come back later with something creative to write - xo

  2. Sleepy trees awake
    Tiny buds start to appear
    Colour fills the day

    I'm a Maddabling Blog and Facebook follower :)

  3. oh goodness, I haven't written a haiku for over a decade... here goes:

    Spring is life renewed
    Behold a seed in my hand
    I am born again.

    (of course I am a blog and facebook follower)

  4. Beautiful poems ladies - can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :) Good luck to everyone xo

  5. Open your eyes it's spring
    The air smells sweet, birds chirping
    I am feeling alive

    Wow, that was a challenge Sam. I don't think I have ever written a Haiku, so there you go

  6. Light replaces dark
    Open and smiling faces
    The promise of change.

    From a mad, persistent Blog and FB follower :)

  7. picnic is ready
    park awaits giggling girls
    running through the breeze

  8. I am really really enjoying what my lovely creative readers are coming up with - you are all stars ! xo

  9. Andrea Baumert HowardSeptember 24, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    I am not much of a writer - I am an artist and I like to draw and paint - I love spring because it is such an inspiring time of year. The colours, sounds and smells evoke such fabulous emotions, it like the earth is waking up for the first time again, and everything is fresh and new.
    I follow your Facebook page and pop on over here every now and then cause I love your stuff.

  10. Sun shines, breeze whispers
    rain falls wet earth my garden
    bursts with new spring life.

  11. Sunshine and big bursts,
    of colour and fragrances,
    makes spring a delight!

    That's my poor attempt at haiku. Love the others!

    Cheers Tracy xo

  12. Giveaway is now officially closed !
    Thank you to everyone that entered - I really enjoyed your contributions ! I will be back to announce the winner in a blogpost tomorrow evening xo