Friday, 1 June 2012

Jar of Love Swap


THIS SWAP IS NOW CLOSED!!!

As a child I remember entering a "matchbox" competition (I even think I won said competition, but my memory fails me.) Anyway the idea was to fill a matchbox with as may different items as possible and the winner was the matchbox with the most items inside.

This is the inspiration for my very first swap!

I am approaching 100 followers so wanted to celebrate ...

So here it is...


The Jar of Love Swap

The ins and outs:

You start with a jar (the size, shape, colour, material is completely up to you.)

All goodies you want to send, must fit and be inside your chosen jar.

You can decorate your jar if you wish.

Choose items you think your partner will like.
(have a "nosey" around their blog to get to know them better.)

There must be a minimum of 5 items inside.

One must be handmade.

If you would like to join in all you need do is be a follower and leave a comment on this post.
Please add the button and link to your sidebar and spread the word.
You must have a blog to enter.
The swap is open to UK bloggers only, due to rising postage costs.

The final day for entry will be 30th June 2012 and partners will be announced in the week that follows.

Parcels are to be posted by 1st August 2012.

PS. There will be a surprise gift from me for the person who sends the jars with the most goodies inside. So be sure to count as you go!

PPS. 2/06/12 ANYONE FROM OVERSEAS THAT WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN? PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOUR INTERESTED AND IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO PARTNER YOU WITH SOMEONE FROM THE SAME COUNTRY OR CLOSE BY I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO TAKE PART. SANDI FROM AUSTRALIA WOULD LIKE A PARTNER ...

Love Katie xxx


35 comments:

  1. Hi Katie! What an unusual and lovely idea for a swap, please count me in!! I will put the link on my sidebar, looking forward to taking part xx

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  2. Hey my lovely ooh my first swap!!! i shall attempt to put the link up haha i might be txing you soon asking you how i do it!!

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  3. What a fun idea! Would love to take part, thanks for organising xx

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  4. What a pity I live over the pond, but so understand about the postage costs. It costs me more to post to you than it does for you to me :(
    Happy swapping.
    xx Sandi

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  5. I am in! sounds like a great idea! x

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  6. Hi sweet Katie, What a wonderful idea! Everyone that participates will have such fun. I understand about the postage and keeping it within the UK, so I am not entering, but I just wanted to comment and say hello and happy weekend! Thank you for your sweet comment. I will have to find the link for the hand-painted buttons. I purchased them a while back, but would be happy to find it for you, so you can take a peek at them. The lady that paints them lives here in Louisiana too. Have fun with your swap and the wonderful Jubilee celebrations!!! Much love, Paula xo

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  7. Please count me in. This is my 4th swap this year! I love them and this is a great idea xx

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  8. What a fab idea for a swap count me in please, will spread the love tomorrow when I'm on my main computer! X

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  9. Super idea! Count me in too please! Rae x

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  10. Count me in! Thanks for organising. XX

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  11. Hi Katie, I'm your newest follower and found you via Crafty Helen. Can I join? Will put a linky up tomorrow.
    Victoria xx

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  12. Hiya katie,oh my! Can I please take part? I don't mind being partnered with someone here or overseas. How exciting and how funny though, I was reading an article recently on things you did when you were younger and how many treasures can you fit in a match box was one of them, so was going to see about recreating this but I like your challenge much more. Fab idea!! Love RM xx

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    1. All linked up on my blog and raring to Go! Go! Go! RM xx

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  13. I would love to join

    Jille x

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  14. Hi Katie
    Grrreat Idea! Can I join as well please but I'm here in Spain and could I suggest the jar should not be glass for the overseas partners...I think that's a bit risky. I am happy to be partnered with anyone in our world....ones off world can come and pick it up.
    This is something to look forward to!

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Pic and link setup on my blog :-)
      Amanda

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  15. Hi Katie,
    I would love to join your swap have just joined your blog. Think the jar swap is a fab idea. Heard about it on Lynda's blog Hookin' With Laalaa.
    Melanie xxx :)

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  16. Hi! Please can I join? This will be my first blog swap! I am living in Spain at the moment but will be back in the UK in a month or so! I am now a follower of your lovely blog and will post about your swap today! :)

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  17. Hello Katie,
    Thank you for stopping in on me on my blog and leaving a lovely comment too!
    I am excited to hear of your blog swap and would love to take part...
    I enjoyed your delightful blog and am now your newest follower....
    Hope you are enjoying this Jubilant bank holiday..
    Maria x

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  18. Hi Katie, Thanks for looking in on my blog and joining in, I am so pleased. I'm now following you and will be reading your old blog entries this afternoon. Love your owls and the twig tree your hubby made.
    I'd love to join in on the jar swap I'm already thinking of things I can put in. Ali x

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  19. Hello Katie, I'd love to join please! Love from your newest follower, Claire xxx

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  20. Oh go on. You've twisted my arm.

    Madison xxx

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  21. Would love to join the swap, I've just become your newest follower. X

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  22. Have been trying to link this, but Blogger really doesn't like me at the moment! Will keep on trying.....X

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  23. This sounds like fun, though unfortunately this time, I won't be able to take part (just too busy at the moment getting everything ready for when the little one arrives). If you do another one in the future though, I would gladly give it a go :)
    I hope everyone has fun!!
    Magie x

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  24. I'd love to take part please - will sort out the following pronto!

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  25. I like the sound of this, please count me in.

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  26. im a new follower but i would love to join in!

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  27. Hi Katie, I'd love to join in, read about it on Rubie Magpie's blog, can I swap with her? If not no worries, I would love to send a jar of love to anyone, it's a lovely idea! Rachel x

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  28. Hi Katie,

    I'd like to take part please! I will post the link on my side bar. I'm following you through my Google Reader. All the best. X

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  29. I would love to join in on this please, I have one request, please do not partner me with the lovely Rubie Magpie. It just so happens she is my best friend and we live in the same village so I'm not sure much would be achieved by us ladies doing a swap see.
    Im going to write my blog post right now.
    Shelley

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  30. Hi Katie, I would love to join in please if you are still taking sign-ups! Already thinking about hwat I could put in !:) xx

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  31. This sounds like so much fun can I join in please.
    Gillx

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  32. I would love to join in with this swap!

    Lexie [piecesofwonderful.blogspot.com]

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  33. Yes please but can you please not partner Me with Rae as we live in the same town (although both yet to find the time to meet) and it would defeat the object xxx

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