Friday, April 1, 2011

A Giveaway full of surprise!!

Do you like surprises?


Are you one of those people who surreptitiously rips the wrapping paper of a parcel to peek at what’s inside? Or - on the contrary – would you look away sharpish if you thought that the surprise might be accidentally revealed before it’s time???


I fall in to the second category – I don’t like to know what’s inside a parcel until it’s time to open it! My sister in England, on the other hand, can guess what’s inside a parcel at ten paces! Over the years, my brother and I have tried to disguise gifts within oversized boxes, and she will even guess that we’ve done just that. She’s a little minx!


So this is where YOU come in! I’d like to surprise one of you with a giveaway – but I’m not going to tell you what it is! Does that sound fair? <giggle>


Giveaway button


It’s easy to enter – all you have to do is leave me one comment for one entry. If you are a follower of my blog, or become a follower, please leave a comment for a second entry. Simple as that! The only condition is that you leave me a way of getting in contact with you, should you be the winner! If you like, I’d love to hear about any funny gift-giving stories you may have! Or you could share what your all-time-favourite-gift has been?!


This giveaway is open until Wednesday 13 April, 12:00 noon, Melbourne time. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED


You know – I’m feeling in a very impish mood – I think I’ll be giving you some teasers over the next 12 days!!!!


I look forward to hearing from you!


Hugs! Vikki Smile

96 comments:

Dolores said...

Hi Vikki. I do not have a funny gift giving story but the best of all gifts is one I received last year in October. My daughter sent me a card - which arrived on the day of my birthday and inside the envelope was a handmade card telling me and my husband that we were going to be grandparents. This is the very first one for us and we are super excited. The wee one is due at the end of April. It was truly the best gift ever.

Dolores said...

Oh yes, and of course, I do follow you.

Barb said...

I'm always willing to wait until it is time, but not so my husband. If it is wrapped and out in plain sight it is far game for shaking, squeezing, sniffing, checking for loose tape, etc. AND never, never, ever say 'I know what you're getting for...' LOL

Barb said...

I am a follower :D

Hazel said...

Oh I love surprises and yes I'm the kind that would have to sneak a peak .

Hazel said...

I'm a follower

Janet said...

This is fun. Once my sister in law, who loves doing novelty wrapping, gave me money towards buying a new vacuum for Christmas. We exchange names and only give to one person so she was giving me $100 or so (this was 25 years ago). She got it all in one dollar bills and scrunched them all into balls and somehow inserted them in her vacuum with the sucker on reverse so it blew. I can't remember exactly how she presented it but there was a shower of scrunched up dollar bills. I don't think I spent it on a vacuum in the end....well there was obviously something more exciting for me to buy.

Janet said...

I am a follower

Val Laird said...

I LOVE surprises - never want to know what is in that parcel until the very last moment! But ... I am curious about what is under those red ribbons!!!

Val Laird said...

I am a follower too.

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Sweetie! I do love surprises but my hubby gave me a set of World War 1 medals for Mother's Day one year as he was trying to get me interested in his hobby of collecting medals. They're now sitting in amongst his collection! You'd think he'd buy me something for my hobby!!
and you know me, I follow :-)
Hugs
Jo

sunny said...

I'm one of those rotten people who sneak and open gifts when I'm not supposed to

sunny said...

And I'm a follower!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Another entry for Jo as she's a follower! :-)

simplestitches said...

hi Vikki...love surprises but don't get them very often (never in fact!)

One year I gave my eldest daughter some money for Christmas as well as presents...I put $50 into a small box (bit bigger than a matchbox), wrapped in up, put that into a huge box (about 3 foot square), stuffed it with newspaper, wrapped it.
She opened it, pulled out all the paper and cracked it cos she didn't find the little box and thought the box was empty.
The rest of us had seen it and one sister pounced on it..exclaiming it was her's cos the other one couldn't find it...made for quite a few laughs that year!
Now every year the girls look very carefully through their presents, just in case I've hidden something...
cheers Julz

Doina said...

I love surprises! Please count me in!

Doina said...

I am a follower.

sue niven said...

I do not go in for guessing, i Love to be surprised! One Christmas a couple of years ago my son Jonno and his girlfriend gave me some Spotlight vouchers five $10 vouchers inside a purple miniature watering can that had purple beads, gravel, and buttons covering it all. I had no idea what soever what it was! as to your packages, i have no idea!

sue niven said...

I am a follower!

SandyN said...

Wow Vikki... Thanks for having a giveaway and the opportunity to win...

I just LOVE presents.... sorry but can't think of a good story... but I do LOVE presents!!!

Sandyn

SandyN said...

Hi again...

I love to read your blog and I am a follower...

Sandyn

retdairyqueen said...

I love surprises

retdairyqueen said...

I have been a follower for some time now

Allie said...

Oh Vikki what fun - I'm in the second category too, matter of fact I love to prolong the suspense and I open gifts SO slowly, the giver has been known to rip it out of my hands and open it themselves. *G*

Sue said...

I like surprises but rarely get them, but them I'm the one that rips the paper off as well.
I'm a sot of bear collector and a couple of years ago my son wrapped Big Ted in many different layers of paper - took ages to open

Sue said...

I'm a follower

Quilt Kitty said...

Brilliant idea Vikki. I love a surprise! The best gifts are always those with a little thought, a special meaning & given with love. Tracee xx

Quilt Kitty said...

I am a follower too. xx

Simone de Klerk said...

Can you fool your sister on April fool's day, or does she know all the tricks there too? I am always happy I can trick my DH on April Fools! Still have to get my son today (o:
Would love to join the giveaway!
I follow you on my blogroll, so no 'official' follower, but therefore even more loyal LOL.
Have a lovely weekend!

Carol said...

Giday I follow you already.

from down under

Carol said...

I love surprises,they don't happen
very often.When it happens it makes
it even more special. I love giving surprise gifts to family and friends.

Blessings and Love From Carol

Tudy said...

I love surprises but very seldom get any. I am the planner in the house so I pretty much know everything that is going on.

BubzRugz said...

Yes I do like a surprise usually..... my best gift of all time was from all my 4 children who got me tickets to New Zealand where I was able to visit my only aunt who I hadn't seen for almost 20 years... very special
Hugz

BubzRugz said...

And I follow, follow, follow....
Hugz

Maria said...

Hi Vikki, I would love to rip those red ribbons off that package so count me in. I also have to peek, shake and rattle a gift to guess what may be in it.

Maria said...

I am also a follower

Diane H said...

I am a follower - thanks for the fun.

Diane H said...

One Christmas morning my sister and her family fly in from 2400 kms away to surprise us and be "presents". It was a wonderful surprise.

Madame Samm said...

Hello Vikki, I manage stashmanicure, and if ever you would like to be a guest by all means let me know..I am booking now for July...we have a pretty large gathering...they would adore you..smile and all..

hopemitch said...

I love surprises although i do rattle and shake gifts. lol

hopemitch said...

And of course I follow your blog. :)

James-Linda said...

HELLO! NO FUNNY STORY THAT I CAN THINK OF - BUT I THING YOUR SURPRISE IS REALLY NICE! THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Sunnybec said...

I think one of the nicest surprises I gave was for my sister-in-laws 60th birthday. We now live in France and had already had one trip over to the UK that year so said we would not be there for her party....hubby said why didn't I go on my own and surprise her. So we began the planning all her family were in on it, I still don't know how we managed to keep it a secret. My niece collected me from the airport and I walking in to say "Happy Birthday" to my SIL, there was a lot of tears and hugs and it was just one of the best moments, and the party was good too!

Sunnybec said...

I am now a new follower.

Handmade by Mai said...

Great a give away and want to join pleeeaaaassse! My father always wraps our present with a lot of paper and tape. It's so hard to open it and he knows I'm very curious. And yes I became a follower a long time ago.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Vikki- I love surprises. :) My husband has a very annoying habit of spending what seems like ages, shaking/squeezing/inspecting his gifts and trying to guess what they are, most of the time, like your sister, he can guess right! :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I am already a follower. :)

PatchworkPottery said...

OH Vikki!!
A surprise Giveaway?! How exciting!
We give a pair of socks to my Dad every year for one of his presents at Christmas. One year we decided to disguise them in a huge box along with a handful of marbles! We made him open it last and he was genuinely sad that he thought he wasn't getting socks until he opened the present! We totally tricked him! Heehee!
Hugs, Laurraine

PatchworkPottery said...

Of course I am a follower ;o)

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! Oh! I am so with your sister on this! :0) One Christmas, my Beloved thought he'd been really clever buying me something I couldn't POSSIBLY guess... he said as much and I asked for one hint. He showed me how big the item was and even though it really was a random kind of gift (which I loved, I might add!) I guessed it! Tee! Hee! Hee! I'm the same once I buy something for someone ... can't wait to give it to them and have been known to give birthday and Christmas gifts early just cos I can't wait! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

PS. The word verification is "obsess" ... hmmm ... Freudian?!?!?! :0) BH!

Sue from Cyprus said...

Hi Vikki. I'm a sneaky.... and when I guess.... I guess right!!
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

Sue from Cyprus said...

I am also a follower :)
Sue from Cyprus x x x

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

wow Lots and lots of comments :) I'm already a follower of your gloriousness so two for me hehe. Wonder what surprises you have for the lucky winner?

Stina said...

Ahhhh... Clever you....;0)
Nothing like a SURPRISE...:0) I'm the opposite of your sister... Can NOT ever guess anything right.. I'm fooled all the time... So I'm an easy target...:0)
But please add me to the giveawayand I will have fun trying to guess when you are posting your sneaky peeks...:0)

Already a follower to your blog!!

Laila L S said...

I can'twait to rip the paper of any parcel coming my way. And of course I would love to win your surprise gift.
Sorry I have no fun story to tell.

Laila L S said...

And I'm a follower.

Ingaredstoka said...

I just love surprises!! What a splendid idea of you for this geiveaway!
On of the best times to get a gift is when I least expect it! Love surprises!!
Susanne

Ingaredstoka said...

Im a follower!!

Lee said...

How fun! Thanks - I love surprises and do not care to guess! Love the surprise part of it

Lee said...

I am a follower!

PDTE said...

HI Vikki

That sounds very cool. I love surprises but hate being surprised. So if it is wrapped and nice I am happy. It it jumps out at me, not so happy.

Enjoy your competition.
Debra

PDTE said...

And of course I am a follower.
Debra

Amanda said...

Ooh what fun. I love surprises. I recently made a quilt for an aunt who's just had an operation, and sent it off. Eventually I had an email from the lady who's actually living in the house and had managed to track me down to tell me that my aunt has moved. It seems that this lady has been receiving Christmas cards from us for the last twelve years, since my aunt moved, and hasn't been able to get in touch with us until now to let us know. What must my aunt have thought of us as twelve Christmases passed without a card from us!

Chris said...

No.....no peeker here. I want the total surprise! 90% of the time, hubby pulls it off beautifully :-)

Chris said...

Oh.....yup, I'm a follower!

Talin's Corner said...

Unfortunately, I am like your sister. I would love to be surprised, but I can always guess what my gifts are. My husband and children try so hard to outsmart me, but they always let the cat out of the bag or ask certain questions that give them away.

Talin's Corner said...

I am a follower.

Janelle said...

Hi Vikki
I love surprises, and my favourite two surprise presents would have to be from my husband - a new car a few years ago and a special ring for Christmas and wedding anniversary just gone.

Janelle said...

I'm an unofficial follower of your blog, so I am not sure that counts. On my blog you are on my blog reading list, so I still visit every time you post!

rockgranny said...

Of course, I'm a follower

Penny said...

The best part of gift giving is the giving part :)

Penny said...

Of course I have been following you :)

rockgranny said...

What would you think when your best friend gave you a bathroom tap for your birthday? Yes, that's exactly what happened to me two years ago.Isn't this a most weird present for a girl who loves sewing, crocheting and embroidering (yes, that's me)

mandapanda said...

Hi Vikki! Thanks for the invite! I'd love to win...something! lol

mandapanda said...

And I'm a follower! of course...

Scottish Nanna said...

I love surprises But I like giving them I like to see peoples faces when you surprise them It is Magic.
Hugs Mary.

Scottish Nanna said...

I am A follower.

Anonymous said...

I love surprises.Thats the best part.
Karen C

Joy said...

I'm a shocker with pressies .... I'm a squeezer, rattler, shaker and try-to-get-a-peeker he he he. I love all sort of pressies, especially the ones my kids made for me when they were younger .... so so spesh :o).
Love n hugs,
Joy :o) xxx *mwah* xxxxx

Joy said...

and I'm a follower :o)!!!!!
*mwah*
Joy :o)

Deb said...

Vikki you are always a teaser.
I love feeling parcels and smelling them when they arrive. Little gifts from blogging friend has slowed me down though as now I have to take sequence photos-lol.
love ya

grandmarockton said...

can't hardly stand not knowing ups in pressies! I'm a follower WHO isn't?

Bev C said...

Hello Vikki, I do love the cupboard you are doing up. Great find at the op-shop. Gift giving is fun, I love receiving presents from one of my sisters, she wraps them so beautifully, all the family has commented on this. She makes lovely homemade cards as well.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

KaHolly said...

I don't know how funny this is, but last year my aunt sent me a mediium sized box. When I opened it she had put a card on top that read, "I am sending you a kit". All excited, I opened the plastic bag containing the "kit" and found it to be stuffed so full of 1.5" strips of fabric that I couldn't stuff them back down into the box! I had so much fun with those strips that I now keep a basket full of my own 1.5"strips. ~karen

KaHolly said...

Happily, I already am a follower.

Svetlana said...

Hi Vikki!!
I'm already you follower!
And about the best gift: It was at 14 february 2007 when I gave a present for my boyfriend - it was a positive pregnancy test lol
http://wanttocrafteverything.blogspot.com/

Svetlana said...

oh i forgot about second chance
lol

Laila said...

Hi Vikki! I love surprises and would love to be in your draw!

Laila said...

And Yes, I'm a follower

arlette said...

I love surprises, but I guess I can wait until the hour comes... I try to see what's inside of it first, lol

arlette said...

I'm your follower, from a little while now, yay!!!

D y a said...

I love surprises, esp. the so very nice wrapped ones.
I make it a bit of a ceremony. No peeking, but I brew a big mug of coffee first, favorably with something nice and sweet :-).
than install myself on the couch, admiring the gift and than, slowly, unwrap it carefully LOL, yep, I try to make the most out of it.

Marcia W. said...

The suspense of the gift is so nice so I wait in eager anticipation. My mother didn't want anything for Christmas so gave her an "IOU a shopping trip". She has already forgotten this - so I've reminded her that we need to go shopping for her some lovely new outfits. That's the fun part for me. French General - ooh la la!

Lline said...

A surprise giveaway drawn on the 13th. It's a sign. Gotta send you a post as that is my birthday and winning would be... well stranger things have happened.

Oh Sew Addicted said...

I follow religiously!!!

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