15 September 2012

Winners & Giveaway

It's time to announce the winners for my pincushion giveaway :D I truly did not expect this many participants. Thank you for entering. has spoken:

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And here are the two winners:
Congratulations, ladies. Please email me your address so I could send those pincushions out to you as soon as possible. Those that didn't win, fret not, I have more giveaways lined up for you. In fact, scroll down for another giveaway right at this post.
Before I mention the giveaway however, please let me show you what I've been up to. I've been busy working on Jaqueline's Mirabilia round robin.
Design: Garden Beauty
Designer: Mirabilia
Fabric: 28 count Polstitches Jobelan
Fibers: DMC
Embelishment: Mill Hill Beads
I've only seen three finishes of her so far. I think she deserves to be stitched. After all, she is pretty, don't you agree? However, I admit that I did give her a slight nose job ^.^
Unsurprisingly, with the amount of confetti stitches she has, (darn roses!) frogs plagued me from the beginning till the end :(
Only a little beading on her so she's not as blingy as other Mirabilia designs but overall, I'm happy.
Here's Jackie's RR so far. I think the fabric is real pretty and perfect for it.
On to the giveaway.

I was given a free copy of My Memories Suite over a month ago (Aiks!) to use and review. It was only today that I managed to find the time to try it out. Sorry Liz!
Installing it was a breeze. Unless you're like me and didn't have Quicktime installed on your computer. After I had that installed, I was good to go as the software needs it to run.
Loading My Memories Suite for the first time, I was greeted with easy-to-follow instructions to create a new album. Once that was done, I was taken to an interface rather similar to Adobe Photoshop. I got the hang of it pretty easily and was immediately immersed in it.
Everything is pretty much self-explained. It was all trial and error for me. Don't like the result? Just undo and try again.
I figured I'll use my previous Garden Beauty photos as my basis for this review. You know, similar content, different approach? These are what I accomplished in a few hours.
My first try. Is it just me or does this have a retro feel to it? LOL! It must be the black lace, me thinks.
Second effort. Wavy stitches are the bomb, in my opinion :P
Third time's the charm. I'm in love with those flowers. Fitting companions to Garden Beauty.
What do you think? Which is your favourite?
I couldn't resist playing with Stargazer as well, my favourite finish to-date. I was going for the dramatic here. Did I achieve it?
So, would you like to win your own copy of My Memories Suite? All you need to do is:
  • Check out My Memories.
  • Leave a comment telling me which is your favourite kit.
The deadline to enter this giveaway is 25 September 2012, ten days from today. The winner will be selected at random. Good luck to all who enter.


Margaret said...

I love Jackie's Mirabilia RR. Very pretty overall, and I love what you stitched for her. Beautiful! That program looks like fun too -- nice layouts!

Kathy A. said...

Pretty, pretty stitches. I love Garden Beauty and the program you used to make her ito a scrapbook page seems wonderful! Very nice work.
Congrats to the winners.

Sally said...

I am so excited to have won one of your lovely pincushions:) Thank you so much. I replied to your email earlier.

The RR is looking gorgeous.

Anne said...

Big congrats to SAlly and Catherine for winning your beautiful pin cushions! The Mirabilia gal is stunning and I love the close up photos of her and how you added her to my memories suite! Very cool Veronica!

Big Hugs!!


Le trame della Galaverna said...

Ciao Veronica
I adore Garden Beauty with flowers.
it is lovely.
Giovanna :)

Giovanna said...

Very pretty RR, and your contribution is lovely - well done!

♥ Nia said...

Congrats to the lucky winner! :)
That RR looks gorgeous! You did a beautiful work on it :)
Have a lovely sunday sweetie!

Carol said...

Your RR contribution is so pretty, Veronica (and I like her nose job!!)...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! And enjoy your week :)

lesli said...

Congratulations to the winners! Your round robin work is so gorgeous!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish Veronica!
Congratulations to your winner!

Catherine said...

Beautiful round robin piece! Love the ways you displayed it using that software. Very fun!
I am so excited to have won one of your beautiful cushions ~ thanks so much!! And congrats to Sally too!

valerie said...

Congratulations to the winners! Your Garden beauty contribution to the RR is stunning! I don't think I've ever noticed this Mira before. Great scrapbooking pages too. No need to enter me in the giveaway though. I have enough problems concentrating on stitching! lol Have a great week!

Mylene said...

The RR stitching is looking gorgeous!
Congrats to Sally!!

Melanie said...

What a fabulous RR! Just loving it so far. It's so pretty. I think I like the collage with the flowers best too. The triptych at the top with the floral wreaths is very pretty. I don't how you pick a favorite out of those packs though because they are all cute/useful in their own way. I could see the Snow Daze being very useful for the upcoming holidays though.

Sari (saristitching) said...

What a great RR. Your garden beauty is so beautiful :)

DJ said...

Your stitching is amazing as always. I love the patterns you choose to stitch, I can only imagine what your house must look like!! Love all the designs from you software, but the star gazer is by far my are right, very dramatic!! *Hugs*

Meari said...

Your Mirabilias are always so pretty.

Joysze said...

WHOOOT, love the RR finish, Veronica. Purrrrrdy scrapbook layouts as well.

P/S. Don't enter me, k? :)