Monday, May 31, 2010

Fairy Tale Paper Dolls from Babalisme

I'm having a blah day and these super adorable paper doll printable from the fabulous Babalisme  just made my day! I just printed my own set to play with!

Have a great week!

Flirtdeux Sponsor Giveaway Winner

Happy new week everyone! I just dropped by to announce the winner of the recently concluded sponsor giveaway from ETSY shop Flirtdeux.  

The winner is Amanda from Hello.Lollipop! Congratulations Amanda! You win a goody bag of Alice in Wonderland themed handmade items from Flirtdeux. I will be sending a confirmation email to you soon. Enjoy!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hello sweet cookie!

Make a cookie buffet counter in your next soiree! Check out these gorgeous printables from Nonpareil Magazine escpecially created by Maddy Hague of The Inspired Bride.   

Cappuccino shortbread, anyone?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Twine Time + Flirtdeux Giveaway Reminder

We can't get enough of  bakery twine can we? Be it baking, crafting or embellishing, this very versatile craft supply goes a long way in  adding a dose of sweetness to a handmade life.

Where to get it:

  • Flirtdeux- Sweet twines in vintage wooden spools.

Have you joined the Flirtdeux Sponsor giveaway yet? Better add your name to the hat as the giveaway is ending on  Friday, May 28.  

Also check out Flirtdeux's special promo for Sweet Tidings readers. Just leave the sale code "SWEET20" on the message to seller section upon checkout and you will receive a 20% discount. The discount will be immediately refunded after payment. 

Make it a great week!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Free Stuff and Giveaway from Minitokoville

Hop over to Minitoko for some absolutely yummy scrapbooking freebies! Also enter Minitokoville's  grand opening giveaway where you have the chance to win DKON (Digital Kits On-Demand). You can buy mini kits like this from the shop or buy individual elements or papers ala carte. Yummee!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Free Oversized Ruffle Tote Bag Pattern from Parasol Co. Paper and Textile

Isn't this bag so feminine and sweet? You can download a free pattern of this oversized ruffle tote from A Print a Day or from the Parasolco website. Make this bag using Yasmine's signature Ikat Dots Navy Blue fabric available at her Big Cartel shop.  

Sponsor Giveaway from Flirtdeux: Alice in Wonderland Tags and Bags

Hi there! I'm back with  a  delightful sponsor giveaway from Flirtdeux

Flirtdeux is run by Sharon of Flirtbuttons on ETSY.  As deux means two in French, Flirtdeux is an annex shop of sorts that offers a sweet assortment of hand stamped shabby chic and vintage style gift tags, muslin bags and anything that can be embellished with a  rubber stamp  or shaped with Sharon's new Cricut machine.

As of the moment, Sharon is swamped with ideas for her shop. She invites you to check back on the shop  often as she has special items especially made for every holiday or occasion. For the upcoming month of June, Flirtdeux is filled with lovely paper and packaging goodies  for Father's Day, weddings and baby showers. The items can also be personalized and customized with dates and names. Sharon also welcomes bulk and wholesale orders. 

As Alice in Wonderland is such an eternally appealing theme, Sharon will be giving away a goody bag of Alice in Wonderland tags and bags to one (1) lucky Sweet Tidings reader.

Shop Promo:

Readers who leave the sale code "SWEET20" on the message to seller section upon checkout will receive a 20% discount. The discount will be immediately refunded after payment. 

How to enter the giveaway:

1. To enter the giveaway, just visit Flirtdeux on ETSY and post a comment about your favorite item(s) from the shop here.

2. Readers who blog, twit, retweet (click the "share on twitter button" located on the Apture pane on top of the blog) about this giveaway will receive additional points. Please leave your links in a separate comment and please don't forget to include your email address in your comment on your blog profile. In case your name is drawn and you have no email address, a new name will be drawn.

3. Readers who follow this blog will also receive an additional point. Please leave a separate link as well.

This giveaway is open to international readers and will expire midnight of May 28, 2010. 

Good luck! Thanks Flirtdeux ETSY!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Lovely Life's Blog Birthday & Giveaway

Remember Cindy from Lucy's Tales from Home? It's her blog birthday once again! Earlier this year she started a new blog A Lovely Life to herald in another new journey focused on a more authentic lifestyle.  Anyway tales of heartwarming domesticity, cooking, baking and crafting continue with A Lovely Life.  Cindy also opened Modern Prairie, her ETSY shop filled with the most delightful handmades.

Do visit Cindy's blog to wish her a happy blogversary. She also has a little giveaway treat in store for all you crafty folks.

And talking about giveaways, do visit Sew Mama Sew for the annual May Giveaway Day. I have been too busy to join this year and not to mention that sponsored giveaways are a weekly occurrence here. I will be back tomorrow with a new sponsored giveaway from ETSY shop Flirtdeux

Seize the day!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Japanistic Sponsor Giveaway Winners!

The winner of the sponsor giveaway from Japanistic is Kristen from Pins + Paper! Congratulations  Kristen! You just won a Paris Tote Bag and Parlez-vous Japonais Papier Creature Land Bento Lunch Box. I will be sending you a confirmation email soon. 

Meanwhile John is kind enough to pick another name as consolation prize winner. Congratulations to sparklymegz.  You just won a $10 gift certificate from Japanistic.

Thank you to Japanistic for the awesome sponsor giveaway. For more updates about Japanistic visit their blog, Facebook page or view their Flickrstream.

Happy Sunday everyone!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cute as a Paul & Kat Button

Yippee! New mini button designs from Paul and Kat are now available! What's your favorite button?

Join the Sweet Tidings Mailing List + Final Japanistic Sponsor Giveaway Reminder

Have your turned Japanistic yet?

The super cool sponsor giveaway from Japanistic is ending tonight! If you're from the U.S. don't pass up this chance to win a  zakka Paris tote bag and a  Parlez-vous Japonais Papier Creature Land Bento Lunch Box featuring Hobee the Bee. The tote bag is awesome for carrying books and shopping goodies while the 2-level bento box is great way to pack healthy meals for school and office. Enter the giveaway here.

Meanwhile, I invite you all to join the Sweet Tidings Mailing List! You can find the subscription box at the upper right side of the blog. I've been wanting to create a fun and crafty Sweet Tidings newsletter filled with exclusive tutorials, recipes and inspiration for a few of my interested readers. I hope you join me on this fun venture.

Happy Wednesday!   

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Pampered Crafter: Lemon Honey Body Scrub

I tried this Lemon and Honey Scrub recipe from Craftbits and it's so good. It's just perfect for the summer season we are having right now. 

Lemon and Honey Body Scrub

6 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
5 drops of lemon juice

1. First mix sugar and salt well.
2. Add lemon juice and honey to get a thick paste
3. Whoa! You're ready to go you can use this scrub all over your body it makes your body soft and sweet smelling!
-Recipe from Shreya Jain/Craftbits
Check out the other  bath and body craft projects from Craftbits.   You'll be addicted to making your own bath and body products in no time. Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

In the Mood for Peppermint Pattie Brownies

I've got the sweetest friend in the whole wide world! She sent me this lovely M-Cups from Fred and Friends and  pretty Cath Kidston tea towels . I can't wait to use the matryoshka cups when I make some Peppermint Pattie Brownies later. These tea towels are too pretty and I think they should be for eye candy and decorating purposes only. It's a shame to smudge these lovelies with cake batter, don't you think? Thank you sweet C for these lovely gifts! 

Later in the evening, I should find some time to do some overdue crafting for the blog and shop. I've been eyeing the Cloud + Raindrop Mobile Project on Burdastyle for months. I have been slow on the crafting front lately and fast becoming a DIY Disaster! 

Get the Rain + Cloud Pattern on Burdastyle

To my U.S. based readers, please don't fail to enter the Japanistic Sponsor Giveaway as it is ending pretty soon. An adorable Paris Tote Bag Parlez-vous Japonais Papier Creature Land Bento Lunch Box are up for grabs. 

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day!