Monday, 29 June 2015

The Big Summer Giveaway!!


Hello there guys. How are you all? I never really ask that on here. Let's take a second just to talk about you. YOU guys. All FIVE HUNDRED of you!

Yes, after 3 years and 7 months of ranting, rambling and documenting our journey through life - I've finally reached an amazing amount of people, hopefully having made a lot of you smile during that time too. 
If you know me to talk to on the likes of twitter and my facebook page (which you should, I love talking to you all) there have been a few moments when I have let this number get to me. I've wondered what I'm doing wrong and why do people not like me as much as others, when I've been blogging so long but blogs that are only months old are racking up a following of thousands.  


The long and short of it is it sooo doesn't bloomin' matter one iota! The main thing to me is interaction and so this giveaway is for those of you who actually spend your precious time to read, comment and support my little online diary. 
Thank you. 





I'm just gonna get straight into it because that sentimental ramble went on long enough, don't you think?
My first giveaway in January of this year, although it didn't have many entries, seemed to be responded to well and I had good feedback about the contents and style of the giveaway so wanted to do something similar this time around.
Like I said in the post for that one, with this being such a personal blog I wanted to include things that represent it in a way, this time also coupled with the theme of summer! Below is a complete list of each item and why I chose it.
To enter use the rafflecopter widget below but make sure to follow the directions closely. Please DO NOT enter if you are going to follow and then unfollow as that will take a chance away from my true blog friends who I have spent my time and money to personally select each item to thank. Thanks! :)


- A picnic blanket for you to get outside, sit amongst the greenery and appreciate mother nature.
- A mason jar cup to sip your juice from, keeping you hydrated and looking cool.
- Ice lolly moulds so you can make you (or your dog!) special homemade treats. [I have some cool recipes coming up soon :P]
- This super cute crochet Octopus keyring made by the talented and lovely Inked Hibiscus Designs, in a beautiful coral pink to brighten up your keys or bag.


- Seeing as last time I included one of my wildlife calendars, this time there is a set of my photographic cards. (It doesn't have to be the ones pictured, it can be 4 of any photos you've seen and liked on my blog!)
- Everyone needs a Bird identifying guide so when you're sat out on your picnic blanket, you can name those pretty birds you spot.
- Of course there had to be a Disney dvd. Big Hero 6!! I pre-ordered this and hoped this post would be going up sooner...so sorry it's not still super new, but I hope you don't have it yet!


- Of course we had to have some of my favorite, cruelty free, Montagne Jeunesse Face masks again!
- Staying on the cruelty free train and adding a little mermaid sparkle to your life here's some Barry M Aquarium Collection Nail Varnish in Treasure Chest.
- This Deathly Hallows Necklace was one of the most popular items in the last giveaway, This time I went for one in an antique gold colour...you know, to match your nails? haha


- A Minnie Mouse Pez Dispenser because sweeties & Disney.
- Monsters University Popping Candy because sweeties & Disney.
-  Some special Lindisfarne Liqueur Fudge from the famous St Aidens Winery of Lindisfarne Mead on Holy Island just down the road from my town and hand selected by my Dad :P


- A Princess themed 'My Story Book' Paperchase Journal to write up all about your summer memories.
- The matching Paperchase Princess Multi Colour Pen.
- And finally a super cute Owl Post it and List set with a pen so you can plan and organize everything from daily jobs to blogging (like me :P)!


Phew! There we have it. All of the little bits and bobs that I've picked up for you over the past couple weeks. I hope that you like everything and the reasons behind it all. Here is a quick low down of the rules and such and then you can enter via the Rafflecopter widget.
Thank you all again, I really do appreciate all of your constant support and kind words <3


Rules.
Who can Enter? 
This time around the giveaway is open WORLDWIDE! As I have so many fantastic followers from across the sea. Postage will be paid by me. 
I apologise but due to the Liqueur Fudge the winner must be OVER 18. If the winner drawn is under 18 that prize will be omitted from the complete prize package.

Again, please do NOT enter if you are not a genuine follower as it is not fair for those who are. This is a giveaway to thank people who enjoy my blog, not an excuse to follow and then unfollow just to get some free stuff ;)

How to Enter?
Using the Rafflecopter widget below complete the mandatory fields.
You must be a follower via BlogLovin'.
You must take a photo of your favorite bird from your area and tweet it to @UnderToWonder with a sentence explaining why you like it using the hashtag #WonderGiveaway.

All other entry methods are not mandatory but will give you extra points.
The giveaway will run for 1 month from today, ending on the 26th of July.



a Rafflecopter giveaway

31 comments:

  1. Love this giveaway Danielle! I especially love the picnic blanket and the mason jar they are totally up my street! Congratulations on hitting 500 followers you are awesome and deserve every one!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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    1. Ah thank you lovely! Slow and steady eh haha. :)

      xo

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  2. Congratulations to you lovely lady on your followers, you deserve every bit of success possible because I have never met someone with a passion that is as significant as yours. It is evident that you have taken a lot of time to think through these prizes and whoever wins it is one lucky bean!

    Big hugs xo

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    1. Thank you very much indeed you!! You are so sweet!!!

      xo

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  3. Danielle!! I'm super happy that you reached 500! It's amazing! Keep blogging because you're wonderful at it, you pictures and wha you share are all really nice and beautiful! You are such a lovely blogging friend to me.
    I really like the prizes especially because of the personal thought behind it all! :)
    I'm excited :D, Jade xxx!!

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    1. Aw thank you so much Jade - I am SO lucky to of met you!! <3

      xo

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  4. I also used to wonder why i didn't have as many followers etc as other bloggers who have tons after only blogging a few months! I still haven't got the foggiest idea why, but you're absolutely right, it's doesn't matter :)
    What a lovely giveaway! I won't enter because this is the first time I've visited your blog (but I'm loving it, and I'll definitely be back!). But maybe next time ;) good luck everyone! And congrats, Danielle, on getting 500 followers! x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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    1. I don't know either 'cause you have a lovely little blog!
      Thank you! Oh please do enter!! I just don't want all these 'professional compers' taking entries away from real readers.

      xo

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    2. I don't know either 'cause you have a lovely little blog!
      Thank you! Oh please do enter!! I just don't want all these 'professional compers' taking entries away from real readers.

      xo

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  5. Eeee, this is the best give-away, Danielle! I love everything you've picked and it's awesome that you can tell how much personal thought has went into every single item, rather than just haphazardly pulling together a bundle of things for the sake of it. That picnic blanket is so beautiful and the stationary is gorgeous (I mean, who wouldn't love a princess notepad and pen?!). I hope you don't mind me asking, but where did you buy the Disney sweets? They're such fun sweet treats.

    I follow you on Bloglovin so I'll keep an eye out for birds in my area as well - living in Glasgow it may end up being a magpie or a pigeon though!

    x

    p.s. Huge congratulations on hitting 500! You may not have the thousands of followers of a few other blogs, but everyone who reads and comments on your blog, and talks to you on Twitter, seems to have a genuine interest in you and your interests - which is so much better than hundreds of "Great post. Please check out my blog" comments!

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    1. Aw thank you so much you little star! That's exactly what I try to do with these giveaways, it's all stuff I'd like myself (or have too) and hopefully relates to my blog. The Pez were from B&M I think and the Monsters Uni from Home Bargains! They often have lots of Disney sweets and treats in but unfortunately its an overload of Frozen just now and that's all I could find...

      I love a good magpie! And pigeons actually haha.

      Thank you!!! Exactly. I really must be so thankfully that the followers I have are so interactive with me :)

      xo

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  6. OMG WOW you reached 500 followers that is absolutely amazing Danielle! You take so much pride and put so much into this blog I'm super surprised it hasn't happened sooner! But wow! Look at all those lovely prizes! That's so super thoughtful of you sweetie! I really love the personal touch you made to your prizes and we'll to everything! You are always thinking so much of others. Such a sweetheart! Thank you for the opportunity babe! And good luck to whoever wins ♡

    Claire xx

    www.heyclairebear.co.uk

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    1. I know, it's crazy eh?! haha Thank you so much, it means the world to hear that you can tell how much I put into this little blog.
      And thanks! It's all stuff I like and I feel that you guys would too!

      xo

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  7. This giveaway is flipping cool Danielle! And I'm sorry I may have missed some posts recently - I've been very busy and snowed under with things so I've been offline the past couple of days. Big congratulations on hitting 500 too, that's amazing! I am definitely entering this and I just got some photos of the little Sparrows outside my house yesterday so will send it your way asap! - Tasha

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    1. Thank you!!! Oh don't you apologize lady, you make sure you're looking after yourself!!
      Thanks so much, it's so crazy.

      xo

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  8. This is such an awesome giveaway!! I'm off to tweet it too the masses now!

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  9. Do not let the number get to you, I did the same now I am just happy to blog! Following on bloglovin'! Fab competition!!

    Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

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  10. I've been wanting to enter this for ages but as I've been without internet I haven't been able to get onto my laptop to do it! However, I just visited my mum's and stole her internet to do it (haha) I know I didn't take a photo of a bird in my area, but rather my pet cockatiel because I've had him since I was 8 years old (I'm not 23) and he's like a real person to me. He always follows me round my house (I HATE keeping him in his cage), although that has meant he has escaped out of the door a few times... In fact, a few months ago he escaped for 2 days and I thought he was gone for good, but then we got him back (I'm cutting a very long story short as I have super limited time on the internet right now! haha)

    But anyway, just entered! Congrats on reaching 500 too! :) xxxxx

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    1. I wondered where you were hiding ;) Any bird works and especially that gorgeous Sweetie!!
      Oh I'm so glad you managed to get him back - that was very lucky indeed! We actually had a cockatiel outside our house earlier in the year and I did everything I could to coax it down so I could find the owner but it was very timid and wouldnt come near poor thing.

      Thank you!!
      xo

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  11. What a wonderful giveaway! I have such a large garden so the birds don't tend to come towards the house. I'm going to have to keep an eye out so I can get more entries on the giveaway. I'd absolutely love to win!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Rachael :) It doesn't have to be from your house/garden! Even if you spot them when walking to work/school or when in town!

      xo

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  12. You are the sweetest, I love how you've taken such care to choose bits to go in this.
    And I think I've sorted my bird picture :o)
    *polishes own halo*
    M x

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    1. Ah you have me blushing!
      Thank you and thank you for entering!

      xo

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  13. Congrats on 500 followers! <3
    Love everything in this giveaway, especially the DH necklace!!

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. Thank you very much Emma!
      I'm glad :) It proved popular in the last giveaway so had to get another!

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  14. This is genuinely awesome, all the items look amazing and like you put a lot of thought into it! FUDGE!
    x GNAR MOSH x

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  15. Where are you from in Northumberland?! Are you from Alnwick? (I'm trying to think where is nearest to Lindisfarne!? I'm really hoping to get there this month when we go to stay with my inlaws (who are in Hexham and Haltwhistle respectively)- it's been about 5 years since CBC took me there! This is a lovely giveaway- the blanket looks really nice!x

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    1. I'm from Berwick :) Even closer to Lindisfarne than Alnwick haha
      Ah I have a cousin who used to work on a farm near Hexham! :)

      Thank you!

      xo

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