Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Crafting with Smile Mercantile - Giveaway

 Congratulations to the winners - Jennifer Ueno and Ingrid Lavoie!

Oh boy, do I have pretty things to show you today - and even better, there's a chance those of you in the U.S. could win some of them! Valerie Lloyd of Smile Mercantile makes gorgeous paper maché ornaments that sparkle with fine German glass glitter. These shimmering pine cones, for example...

Paper Mache Glittered Acorn Ornaments - Smile Mercantile

and dear peek-a-boo retro-dioramas.
 
Trio of Diorama Ornaments - Smile Mercantile Giveaway

Along with offering handmade items via her beautifully curated online shop, Smile Mercantile, Valerie sources all sorts of treasures for your crafting pleasure... hard to find things like golden paper crowns, German paper maché candy containers, glitter leaves, mercury glass pine cones, tinsel garlands, and vintage shell buttons. Browsing the shop is truly a step back in time!

Spun Cotton Mushrooms DIY - Smile Mercantile

Don't miss Valerie's Tutorials page where she shares enticingly photographed step-by-step projects. Learn how to make these spun cotton mushrooms (the technique surprised me - you'll use ordinary cotton balls!) There's even time to create a few of these luminous paper bag pumpkins to decorate your Thanksgiving table.

Paper Bag Pumpkin Luminaries DIY - Smile Mercantile

And now let's get to the giveaway. You will need to select one of two choices in your comment.

 Giveaway #1 - Trio of Retro Diorama Ornaments:

Trio of Diorama Ornaments - Smile Mercantile Giveaway

The winner will receive this set of ornaments that Valerie made by hand. They are paper maché shapes that she hand-painted and embellished with German glass glitter and vintage mica. One is filled with vintage spun cotton mushrooms, one is a woodland deer scene, and one has a winter forest. Each is packaged in a red box, ready for gift-giving (if you can bear to part with them!) The set is valued at $52.50

Trio of Diorama Ornaments - Smile Mercantile Giveaway

Giveaway #2 - Holiday Craft Box:

Holiday Craft Box Contents - Smile Mercantile Giveaway

The great big red box includes a fun assortment of paper maché shapes, two spools of jute twine, and a box filled with vintage German mushrooms and holiday miniatures. It is a $72 value.

Holiday Craft Box Contents - Smile Mercantile Giveaway

Holiday Craft Box - Smile Mercantile Giveaway

Leave a comment below as your entry through Sunday, November 30, 2014. Include your email address within your comment as Blogger doesn't allow me to see the top portion of the form. You must state in your comment which prize you choose - Trio of Ornaments or Holiday Craft Box. Sorry, U.S. only. Two winners will be selected at random and announced on this post as soon as they have been contacted. Good luck!

79 comments:

  1. I would love the Trio of Ornaments! They are beautiful! donnabridy@aol.com

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  2. CHOOSE???? If I have to choose which one .... oh, I guess the Holiday Craft Box, I think! I would LOVE to win this .... been wanting to make houses for Christmas, and this will get me going! Thanks!
    Melanie Kiser
    mkiser26 AT yahoo DOT com

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  3. What a nice giveaway. I'd like to enter for Giveaway #2, the Holiday Craft Box. Thanks

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  4. I would love the craft box. Love the site, such loveliness!
    emailingridlavoie@gmail.com

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  5. How awesome is this.. I love smile mercantile stuff.. If I had to choose just one I would sy the holiday craft box.. My daughter would love it I'm sure tnorton720@hotmail.com

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  6. What a great giveaway! Since I have more than enough craft supplies I'm going to go with the Trio of Ornaments.

    Love the glowing pumpkins!

    kawaiicrafter@gmail.com

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  7. I can envision all sorts of fun with the holiday craft box, especially those adorable papier mache snowmen!! deicher@pdidesign.com

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  8. I also have more than enough craft supplies (where can I store them all?), but I love the craft box. Love your blog, too, btw. cloudykate at gmail.com

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  9. My first comment didn't publish so I'll try the anonymous option. I'd choose the Holiday Craft Box, it looks like such fun!

    susan at sandeno dot com

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  10. Oooh, how lovely! Who wouldn't love to have a box of crafts? I'd love to win the Holiday Craft Box, the kids & I would have a blast. Thank you for this chance. Elle_13@rocketmail.com

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  11. The Holiday Craft Box offers so many possibilities.
    ksukeena at yahoo dot com

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  12. Both lovely prizes. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Leanne
    jolea dot 1994 at gmail dot com

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  13. I really like the Silver Shimmer Acorn Ornaments. I would choose the Holiday Craft Box as a prize.
    kaysuet at hotmail dot com

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  14. Lovely, lovely, lovely...I would choose the trio of ornaments...your creations are amazing! Happy Holidays!

    trixiegirl5192@me.com

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  15. Oooo so hard to choose - but I choose the great big red box. Delightful give away. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
    Cheers,
    Doodlink
    fancifulelephant@gmail.com

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  16. I would love the Holiday Craft Box. Jdalfonso393@aol.com

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  17. wow, both so lovely is hard to choose but the red box as the house wins my heart! Love your blog, you show us such fabulous crafters, thank you. sandsjc@gmail.com

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  18. Such a lovely post. Thanks Ann. It woulds be wonderful to win any. If I have to choose then Giveaway #2.
    nimisha_s_2k@yahoo.com

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  19. This is a wonderful giveaway! I would love that beautiful red Holiday Craft Box. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Ann! Bethjbeal@aol.com

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  20. That is surely a grt way to kick start the holiday season.. I would love to choose the holiday craft box Thanks :)
    pratvam@ymail.com

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  21. Such beautiful work, and I would love to win the Holiday Craft Box, thank you for the chance! annagrammo@gmail.com

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  22. I would love to win the holiday craft box! Thank you so much and have a lovely Thanksgiving. KK

    kriskoch@charter.net

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  23. Wonderful! It puts me in a festive mood and ready to create!
    eclaire70@yahoo.com

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  24. I would love to win the trio of ornaments. They are absolutely gorgeous, mantha1624@gmail.com

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  25. Definitely going to check out her website--the vintage mushrooms look straight out of an enchanted fairy forest. The trio of ornaments would be much treasured - my pick for the drawing. Many thanks! jwueno@gmail.com

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  26. What an amazing giveaway. If I had to choose one I think it would have to be the holiday craft boxes. Susan Samuel
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  27. Thanks for introducing me to a great blog. It's hard to choose, but please enter me for the trio of ornaments. Tammy R. tmrdl@yahoo.com

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  28. Great stuff! I love all the goodies. yooperamongtrolls@gmail.com

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  29. I love all of these items! I would definitely choose the ornaments! wagnergoodhind@yahoo.com

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  30. awesome..how..thoughtful..of.ya..i..would..love..any.of..them..if..i..could..win..but.the..craft.box..would.be.very..useful
    thanks
    lynfre123@yahoo.com

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  31. I love the diorama set and would love to win it. My tree is always a small one that we set on the livingroom/diningroom/kitchen island counter top...they would be a wonderful addition to our tree! My Dad always had a small decorated tree that he just covered and put in a closet - to take back out for an instant tree at Christmas! I do decorate my tree....but small is good - LOL!
    Jan Castle castle77 at comcast dot net

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  32. the holiday craft box for sure
    dookiepookiebear(at)yahoo.com

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  33. I would absolutely love the Holiday Craft Bix! What a great giveaway! queenmarci8284 at hotmail dot com.

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  34. What a lovely giveaway, thank you for sharing it. I would love to win the Holiday Craft Box, so I'm crossing my fingers and making a Christmas wish :D robin_panzer@hotmail.com

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  35. At first I wanted the craft box, but it goes against my plan to avoid aspirational clutter next year. The ornaments will make wonderful presents for 2 dear friends plus one for me! Rattlefox at gmail...

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  36. Everything is amazing....the dioramas are spectacular......the trio of ornaments is definitely my choice.....bob

    bobcranedesign@gmail.com

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  37. I would love the holiday craft box! Awesome giveaway! Aznslaya7@gmail.com

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  38. Beautiful things! Love the box of goodies and I love the ornaments! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  39. I have never owned a tree or ornaments! I would love this prize! yarbr012 at gmail dot com.

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  40. I love both sets!! But I think I would like to enter giveaway #1. Thanks for the chance to win.
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  41. I would pick the Trio of Retro Diorama Ornaments. They are so pretty! I can see them hanging on our tree! Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

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  42. Just gorgeous...as always... Almost impossible to choose but I would love the Holiday Craft box...Such possibilities... Thanks!
    artisticendeavors at windstream dot net

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  43. Oh, the trio!
    So pretty!
    diedre@littlesaintsimons.com

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  44. I would choose the Trio of Ornaments, they're very charming!
    momohutt@gmail.com

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  45. I would like the Trio of Retro Diorama Ornaments bbbneys31@gmail.com

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  46. Such beautiful work would love trio of ornaments for the holiday, Shaj.
    joyousstamper@yahoo.com

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  47. I would like the gift box. Those mushroom ornaments are adorable.

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  48. I would love to win the Trio of Retro Diorama Ornaments . They would add a beautiful touch to my tree this year.
    Niclan80@yahoo.com

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  49. Oh, man. They're both so great but I'd love the crafts to work on with my niece. :) I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    joannasweeps@gmail.com

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  50. I would love to win the Trio of Retro Diorama Ornaments! melissaarcher30@yahoo.com

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  51. I love them both. Can I pick "Surprise me" if I am lucky? If not, the ornaments are beautiful. Thanks for the chance :-) Happy Holidays!!

    driftedpigeon1@aim.com

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  52. It's hard to choose, but the opportunity to make something always wins - so, the holiday craft box it would be !
    prachi DOT bora AT gmail DOT com

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  53. I have always loved anything miniature! These two prizes definitely fulfill my wants and desires. I think any artist that works in miniatures is truly talented! Lovely ornaments and the gift box is any crafters dream. Hard to choose, but I think the Retro Ornaments are gorgeous.

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  54. Beautiful Christmas ornaments! I would love the Holiday Craft Box, if I'm fortunate enough to win. Copperhead357 At comcast Dot net

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  55. So gorgeous and equally generous. If I were fortunate enough to win I would choose the ornaments to share with the most dearest of friends. Thank you. elizabet.johnson@comcast.net

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  56. Love that holiday craft box!
    Kate at sbcglobal dot net

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  57. These are so exquisitely beautiful, even following the wonderful blog, I could only dream of such craftsmanship. So, as much as I lust for the beautiful big box, I would ask for the wonderful ornaments.

    Thanks for the links to the blog and site. My email is maureengreene at Verizon dot net

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  58. This is a great giveaway, I love crafting for christmas.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Your work is outstanding; those acorns are gorgeous!! It's hard to make a choice between two such lovely prizes, but I guess I'll opt for the craft box. Thank you for your generosity from Roberta S. at jsx5@comcast.net

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  60. The Holiday Craft Box is amazing. I'd squee so hard to find that at my door step! Such a great giveaway. Denise23754 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I would love the trio of ornaments!
    dontgetanyolder@gmail.com

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  62. My choice would be the holiday craft box. Just finding your pages nudged me to get busy (a little late) making Christmas things. My email is: mmlkell@aol.com Thank you.

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  63. helenpierce@ameritech.net really likes the 3 Diorama ornaments that Valerie Loyd has made! Thanks for making them available to a happy winner! Helen P.

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  64. The Trio of Ornaments is my choice. Thank you Valerie Lloyd for offering such a wonderful prize.
    ecoupons@hotmail.com

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  65. I would love the hoilday craft box
    thanks
    traceyj40@sbcglobal.net

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  66. I'd love the craft box! Click my name to get my email on my blogger profile page. Thanks! :)

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  67. I'd love the Trio of Ornaments for my tree!
    xsheenax (at) gmail

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  68. Sorry if this is a repeat. i wasn't signed in properly.

    I would love to win either prize, but I might be a tiny bit more excited to win the craft box. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    jturner5@q.com

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  69. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! I like the craft box- looks like a fun day of projects :)

    sara.drexler(at)mail.northcentral.edu

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  70. These are beautiful. My tree is decorated with vintage ornaments so the trio of ornaments would be perfect. Pattilemay20 at gmail dot com

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  71. Sorry if this comes through twice. Not sure what happened to the first try...I would choose the craft box though I too have plenty of craft supplies.
    kalee5080 at gmail dot com

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  72. Wow - I made it in just under the deadline! Is love to have the red box full of craft supplies. Thanks for the opportunity! Merry Christmas!

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  73. Hope that it isn't too late to enter

    I'd like either, especially the craft box

    Jessica Whitehouse


    jr_panda2778@yahoo.com

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  74. The giveaway has ended. Thanks for all of the entries!

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