Tuesday, 2 March 2010

7 of 52 - A Tough Week and a Giveaway!

This week has been rubbish! Sadly, I was made redundant from my job. Ah well, hey ho, move on to bigger and brighter things. Lots of job applications are flying around and when I'm not applying for jobs, i'm adding new things to my shop!

And I figured that whilst this was dubious grounds for celebration, I figured I would do a giveaway!

So this is your opportunity to get your hands on one of my original sock bears.

AND, there are even runners up prizes!

Three runners up will get one of my tiny bears which are not available in any of my shops yet.

So, as there are four prizes, there are four ways to enter.
  1. Leave a comment on my blog telling me which item from my shop is your favourite (click on the 'comments' link at the end of this post).
  2. Buy an item from my shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClareBears) - I know, i'm shameless!
  3. Tweet the following message: RT @ClareBears I am entering the big bear giveaway at http://claresbears.blogspot.com/
  4. Become a Fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ClareBears or ask your friends to become friends.
If you do all four, that's four entries and that's all you have to do.

The giveaway closes at 7pm (UK time) on the 8th March 2010. That gives you a whole week to enter. I choose winners randomly from a hat (or a random number generator if it's popular, who knows).

Entries open NOW!!

45 comments:

  1. I have always loved snowball bear!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23618609

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  2. My favourite is 'Cow Island Handmade Cow - Norma': http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34357726 Love it!

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  3. Ohh a giveaway! Yay! My fave is the Flower of Scotland bear becuase I love the tartan!

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  4. my favourite is mini moo, it looks like a moomin cow!

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  5. aw... this is so cool... i want a mini bear! lol

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30719182

    i love this knitted bear! and I am sure that there are better things in store for you in the future. hugs

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  6. my favourite thing is the chocolate bear, cause I love chocolate :D
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21658322

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  7. I love love love the grey kniited bear..lush!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30719182&ref=em

    Heres to better times xx

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  8. spotty sock bear is the best! whoop whoooop!
    thanks for the chance to enter your fantastic giveaway!!!!! :)

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  9. I love this bear! It reminds me of something I had when I was a little girl.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40526115

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  10. My all-time favourite is your Dracula Bear... I always thought he was so cool!
    Have invited some Facebook friends to be "fans" as I was already on your fan list.
    RT'd your Tweet as well...

    Does that give me 3 goes at the prizes?

    The mini bears are fabby by the way!

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  11. 'Cow Island Handmade Cow - Norma': http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34357726

    I just love your Cowisland pieces they are such fun and the photos are cute too :)

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  12. Purple Argyle Sock Bear - he's mine and Phoebe's fav...

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  13. What a great giveaway!

    Picking just one of your wonderful creations is difficult as I love all of your bears, but my MOST favourite is Maple Bear!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22328528

    You just got yourself another Facebook fan, and I'm just off to tweet you too!

    Does that give me 3 goes?! Can't make it 4 cos I was already following your blog :)

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  14. Gotta say I love the traditional styled bears best- all of them!

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  15. I love Clementine Bear, she's so bright and cheery!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21659063

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  16. I love the spotty sock bear - CUTE!
    I'm a fan on Facebook (Sarah Keery)
    I've tweeted - @seriouslykooky
    xxx

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  17. So sorry to hear about your job, we've been through the same thing this past year in the snipsnaphappy household so I know how much of a blow it is. Hope you find something new very soon.
    Great idea to do a giveaway to cheer you (and us!) up though! I would have to choose the spotty bear as my favourite bear (though I fell in love with Norma the cow too!)
    Ali
    x

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  18. Loving the your spotty sock bear! :) I have a serious thing for spots. :)

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  19. I'm loving the Flower of Scotland Bear best but have to say they are all gorgeous, Spotty Sock Bear is really great as well but seems to be very popular so didn't want him getting a big head!!

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  20. My fave is, was and will ever be Chocolate Bear
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21658322

    Sorry about life-crappiness "hugs"

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  21. oh gosh, does it have to be just ONE favourite?! i've always loved lovely mr green patchwork bear - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22587397 - but mr grey knitted bear is also a class act! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30719182

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  22. Everything in your shop is cute and dorable, can´t pick only one thing! One of my favorites are your keychains, like this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23674110

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  23. It's tough to choose bear, I feel like I am ignoring the others...but here it is
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22328528
    I fanned you.
    And I tweeted too :)

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  24. Hi Clare! This is the first time I visited your shop, I absolutely love the colourful sockbears. The stripey sockbear is my favourite. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30030893
    Hopefully you'll soon find a wonderful new job or sell a thousand bears a month so you don't need one :)

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  25. The one in your avatar is my top fave and this one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22328528 is my second fave.

    Of course I tweeted :-D

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  26. First of all, big consulting hugs from me for your bad week. I hope things turn to better soon for you !!

    Now back to business :)

    My fav in your shop is the grey knitted bear :)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30719182

    and Norma of course, who is not a bear obviously, but still ...

    Thanks for organising this give-away .. I also love the runner-up prizes. I wonder if they come along with the books :)

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  27. they are all gorgeous especially the snowball bear - twitter -tracey1972

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  28. The bear I like the best is Blue Steel Bear

    I tweeted at http://twitter.com/alsmonster/status/9944906994

    And am fan on Facebook

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  29. They are absolutely fab but my fav would be Spotty Sock Bear

    have rt @kikicomp

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  30. my favorite is the Clementine Bear its easter colours

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  31. my favorite is the Clementine Bear its got easter colours.

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  32. I just love your Flower of Scotland Bear, of course i would after all i am Scottish but the reason i love him is he is the cutiest Scottish bear i have ever seen.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41067484

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  33. I am a fan on facebook now ( karen Tomlinson) and hopefully I shall tweet later too :)
    Purplecat x

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  34. Ok now found it lol!
    My favorite item is the Handmade Bear - Grey knitted Bear he is just adorable.
    I have tweeted & following.
    Become a fan on Facebook also & told friends
    thanks

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  35. Great giveaway! I love Blue Steel Bear.

    I have tweeted and am following you on Twitter (VictoriaPlum953)

    I am a fan on Facebook and have told my friends

    So sorry to hear about your job

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  36. I love the green patchwork bear: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22587397

    I'll tweet your giveaway too :)

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  37. I'm your fan on FB now

    tweeted

    I love Butter Bear (can't buy it, sorry)

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  38. Sorry to hear about your job. At least you have some cute bears to keep you busy. I love your sock bears, the pale grey one with the spots is my absolute favourite. We should meet up for some coffee and cake soon - Jill x

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  39. I'm a traditionalist .. love the Gingerbread bear. He's as warm, cute and fuzzy as gingerbread itself. I'm going to tweet you .. and joined you on facebook. What a lovely site!

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  40. My favourite is the grey knitted bear, I've tweeted and become a fan on facebook - Thanks!

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  41. Love your spotty sock bear,would love to win him............hope you have some good fortune in the near future ,all the best

    became a follower as well thanks

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  42. I love Grey Knitted Bear as he looks so soft and has that 'take me home' expression.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30719182

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  43. My favourit is Cow Island Handmade Cow - Norma. I collect cow stuff and I love this cow!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34357726

    I am a fan on facebook (Rebecca Townsend)
    I am following and have RT message (@bextow)

    Hope the job hunting is going okay x

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  44. this one is my fav. I love stripes! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42084864&show_panel=true

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  45. I have consulted the house bear expert and he declares the stripey sock bear
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30030893
    to be the best, closely followed by the tweed bunny
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42327512

    Helen (ffflowers)

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