Pinteresting Competitions

Pinterest is an awesome place to collect images of the things you love. Create visual bookmarks, share inspiration, showcase talent, organise projects and of course win prizes.

It would seem that of late everyone’s getting in on the action. Brands both big and small are now opting to run competitions on pinterest which is awesome as it means that we can have fun getting creative and experimenting with new pinterest boards.

Here’s a few pinterest comps that are currently running throughout the month that you may fancy entering.

NKUK’S

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nkuk’s are running their first ever competition and giving one lucky winner the opportunity to bag themselves a £250 gift voucher.

All you need to do is follow nkukulife on pinterest then design a board that includes a minimum of 5 nkuku products (pinned directly from their website). They then want you to include other inspiring and creative images of in
interiors and accessories to reflect your theme (chosen room, style, home etc)

Be sure to set the title of your board to the name of the room followed by #nkukuroom.

Then add a comment to their #nkukuroom Competition pin which includes a link to your own #nkukuroom board.

The competition will be on 31st October 2012.

For more information on the competition including the full terms and conditions visit their website

Philips Livable Cities #pinyourcity Pinterest Contest

This one is awesome. Philips want you to show them why you love your city by showcasing images on a Pinterest board.

This video explains more…

The competition is open till December 8th at Midnight.

Visit Philips for full details on how to enter plus terms and conditions.

New Look Twilight Competition

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Win two tickets to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – PART 2 premiere in London. Plus runners up can win some gorgeous Twilight goodies.

Just re-pin images from their board, the boards of the Official The Twilight Saga UK and upload your own pics too.

When you’ve finished building your Twilight Forever board, tweet New @newlookfashion with the link to your board using #TwilightForever or email the link.

Competition closes on the 4th November 2012

Full full details, links plus terms and conditions visit New Looks Competition Page.

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Octobers Top Online Creative Comps

I love a creative comp (see my room in a shoe box entry) that’s why I’ve decided to create this post to share with readers the best online skill-based competitions I’ve found so far for this October 2012.

1) Trunki Design Competition With
Thomas Cook:

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From Friday 28th September, wannabe-designers can put their colouring skills to the test using either Thomas Cook’s Trunki design toolkit on its Facebook page which works like Microsoft Paint – or on a paper Trunki template which people can pick up from any one of Thomas Cook’s 800 stores.

Alex Emberey, who works for the family holiday giant, Thomas Cook, said: ““Trunkis have proved themselves to be the travelling accessory for children over the past couple of years, and I don’t think I’m alone in wishing there was an adult version! As a family holiday company, we wanted to give parents and kids something to enjoy doing together between the summer holidays and half term which kept the holiday spirit alive. We hope parents will enlist the help of their little ones for a real masterclass in colouring in.”

The deadline for suitcase submissions is Friday 19th October, after which Trunki’s design gurus will pick a winning design in four different categories: Boys, Girls, Animals/Bugs and Cartoon Characters. Each of the winners will win a Trunki of their choice and secure a place in the final prize draw to win a fabulous summer 2013 family. Thomas Cook’s Facebook community will vote for a fifth finalist, who will also get one of the pull-along cases and be entered into the holiday prize draw.

The lucky winning designer and their family will be jetting off – Trunki in tow – to the Parque Cristabel Hotel in Playa Del Ingles, Gran Canaria next summer.

As much as I hate voting competition this one is mainly judged with 4 places in the final going to 4 entries chosen by Trunki and an additional entry going through to the final based on Facebook votes.

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2) Win A Total of 5 Sking Trips To France For Your Family.

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One lucky family will win FIVE ski holidays to Les 3 Vallées in France between December 2012 and April 2013 including all of the following:
Flights from London Gatwick to Grenoble from Monarch Airlines
Transfers from Grenoble to Les 3 Vallées (www.3vt.co.uk) Accommodation in five resorts in the Les 3 Vallées region Season lift passes for the full Les 3 Vallées region Salomon skis, poles and boots for each member of the family Scott ski jacket, ski pants, helmet, goggles & gloves for each member of the family Ski lessons provided by the ESF.

To put your family forward to enter this amazing competition, all you have to do is to tell us why you would be a great choice to win the 3 Vallées Easy Rider competition in a short video.

It could be that you are really sporty, but never thought you would be able to afford skiing. Or that you are a real whiz on social media and will tell thousands of friends about about it.

Whatever the reason all you need to do is post your entry to YouTube and share that video on our Facebook page.

Thankfully this is not a voting competition as they state “Our judging panel of mountain professionals will select the winning family”

This one seems worth an entry.
Site states your video entry must be uploaded to the Facebook page by the 29th October. For full details and terms and conditions just click Here

3) Halloween Themed Pinterest competition By Superlucky (Win Tin of Biscuiteers Biscuits, worth £38.50)!

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Superlucky want you to create a new board called Halloween on Pinterest and pin the competition image on her site. Then pin, re-pin or upload Halloween themed images (a least 9 more in total) to the board.

Email the link to your completed board to Superlucky via the address on her blog before midnight on the 19th October.

Competition is judged on creativity and winner will be contacted via email

Visit the Superlucky blog for full details.

4) Yano Childrens’s Creative Writing Competition 2012

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Unleash your child’s vivid imagination and encourage them to write a fantastical poem or a story of their own, entitled ‘My Most Amazing Adventure Ever‘.

Yano are giving creative kids the opportunity to win themselves some fantastic prizes. Each category winner will win £100 worth Of book vouchers from Blackwell Booksellers plus a bundle of fantastic books from Parragon Books including some signed-by-author. One overall winner will also receive a £500 voucher to spend on a family break, courtesy of LateRooms.com – the experts on travel.

They have three entry age groups; 4 to 5 year-olds, 6 to 7 year-olds and 8 to 9 year-olds.

Download an entry form from the site. Stories must then be typed onto A4 paper and sent in the post along with the entry form.

Yano ask that the story is no longer than 1500 words.

The competition is judged by a panel of judges.

I can find a closing date, though winners are announced on the 4th of December 2012.

To view the competition and its terms and conditions click Here

5) Win A Trip To The Home Of Kinder Surprise In Turin Italy (10 Runner Up Prizes Of A Kinder Party For 10 Friends)

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Kinder Surprise want children to imagine what the Home of Kinder Surprise is like. Parents can submit their child’s Answer directly on their website via an online form. All entries will be judged by an independent panel and the child with the most imaginative, funny or exciting answer (and their family) will be off to enjoy an unforgettable experience at the Home of Kinder Surprise (Turin, Italy).

Prize includes business class flights, private car transfers, 2 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star hotel, dinner in a top local restaurant and even a bit of spending money.

There’s even the opportunity for you and your child to see one of our designers create a Kinder Surprise toy. From initial sketches to finished design, they’ll witness how every little detail is thought through until it’s just right. Plus you and your child will get the opportunity to see our amazing archive of toys made through the years.

This seems a really simply to enter comp that is also a really fairly judged competition.

It’s defiantly worth a try, especially given there are 10 runner up prizes of A kinder surprise party for up to 10 children.

Competition is open till the 31st December 2012

Click here for more details

6) Zillys Cuties Out & About Instagram Competition:

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All you have to do for this one is share a snap of your cuties out and about this October and one will be chosen to win a £100 zulily voucher, plus a Starlight SP car seat – for ages 9 months to 12 years from Storchenmuehle, worth £140. You can see the Storchenmuehle car seat on zulily today.

If your not yet on Instagram then easily sign up. Upload your image to Instagram Making sure your profile is public, so that they can see your photo.
You then need to follow zulilyUK on Instagram (@zulilyUK) and tag your picture with three things:
#zulilyUKOctoberCutiesCompetition
@zulilyUK
and either: #zulilynewbie (if you’re new to zulily) or #zulilian (if you’ve already joined zulily).

The competition closes on Wednesday 31st of October. If you win you will you will be contacted via Instagram comments. The winner will be announced on our blog no later than Monday 5th November.

Visit Zulily for full terms and conditions.

7) National Baking Week (Let’s Get Britain Baking)

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Get hold of a trusted wooden spoon and give it a buddy makeover to look exactly like you, only smaller. Be as creative as you like.

Then let your new friend walk in your shoes. Take it on your commute to work, have a catch up with friends over coffee with your new baking buddy or even pack it in your case for your hols.

Now for the most important bit. Don’t forget to take a picture of yourself and your miniature equivalent on location and upload it to our facebook page or post it to twitter with the hashtag #mybakingbuddy by Sunday 21st October.

The more creative the better because there’s the chance to win a fantastic Leisure Range Cooker with multiple cooker.

To read more and see the full terms and conditions plus a picture of the prize click Here.

How to make a flower, butterfly and Bird wreath

I love making wreaths, I’ve formed quite a collection of wreath images and tutorials I’ve come across on the internet and of course pined them to some of my  Pinterest boards. I swear it’s starting to become a little obsessional (wreaths and Pinterest that is)!

When my daughter asked if I’d help her make one for her bedroom I happily agreed.

Alice-Sara is big on glitter and of course she wanted to incorporate this into her wreath.

I thought it looked a lot like a Christmas wreath but equally as stunning.

When your child designs and makes something it will always remain special within your heart.

I myself have been busy creating a wreath and hope to share this on the blog soon. I’m really into the Shabby Chic look and am busy bringing this look into my home. I’m yet to decorate my bedroom as life gets in the way and to be honest I’m always to busy making sure the children are sorted first (only to end up redecorating their rooms 5x before ever starting my own). My wreath is very shabby and will defiantly tie in with the look.

OK, back to my daughter and her flower, butterfly and bird wreath. We created a little video to give you a very quick run down on how we made it but here’s a quick how too in words first.

We used

1 small half Styrofoam wreath (this means its flat not round at the back making it easier to hang)

2 different coloured ribbons (around 7m white pattern ribbon and 4m plain yellow)

Some dress pins (tiny pin heads)

Lots of pre-cut glitter flower and butterfly embellishments

Clear double-sided tape

2 red bird embellishments with sticky foam backing (brought from hobby craft)

Alice-Sara is pretty funky and she really likes to mix up her colours as you’ll discover…

First we wrapped the white flower ribbon around the wreath tightly leaving a small section uncovered.

We secured the ribbon with some dress pins

We then took the yellow ribbon and cut around a meter off before wrapping this around the remaining section and again secured with dress pins.

DO MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS SO THAT NO STYROFOAM IS LEFT SHOWING.

The yellow section will be the top of your wreath. Take the remaining yellow ribbon and fold as to create a loop for hanging. We secured this to the top where the yellow section is wrapped with around three pins (note the dress pins need to be the type that have tiny pin heads so they look almost invisible, though the back doesn’t really matter as wont be seen when hanging).

Next take the flower embellishments and pin these to the wreath. Use the double-sided tape to layer different coloured flowers on top of one another as to create a two tone effect (do this before pinning and for only some and not all of the flowers).

Cover the wreath as you wish.

Experiment a bit before pinning. You could cover the whole area or maybe just half!

Place your butterflies amongst the flowers as you wish.

To finish add the sparkly birds (these came with a sticky tab attached and it’s this that gives it that 3d effect.

Lastly, all that is left to do is hang and admire.

Check out the video

 
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The Questions & Answers Meme

I’ve been tagged by a few bloggers to answer this fab Questions & Answers Meme. Luckily for me I have the two blogs so can post one on each.

I was tagged by the Lovely Lou over at Bloggomy. Lou is one of the first bloggers I really connected with. I really enjoy meeting her at any blogging events that occur and hope to catch up at Britmums Live.

Here’s Lou’s 11 questions that I’m to answer….

1) What did you want to be as a child when you grew up? I wanted to be a pilot, probably because I’d never been on a plan and spent a lot of time wishing I could. Well, that was in till I finally did! Age 17 off to work in Greece and the worst flight ever! I never thought it was possible for a plan to bounce up and down 32,000 feet in the air… needless to say, my dream job was no more! However, I then wanted to be a police women, something I still think about today (running over a load of yobs, though kinda put me off).

2) Can you bend forward and touch your toes with your legs straight (I can!!) Of course I can Lou, so sadly you’re not the only one (said with huge grin upon face)! 

3) What is your most annoying habit? I’m flawless me, how can I be annoying… seriously! If you was to ask the man in my life, he would say it was my ability to forget things, such as, the running bath or the bread in the toaster. I blame my last pregnancy… pre-baby brain has never returned!

4) What habit would you change of your partners? (come on no-one is perfect!) He loves to read and often thinks because he finds his book interesting the rest of the world will too (mainly me)! With this he takes it upon himself to read aloud, sadly none of it has processed, so I just sit nodding (the life of the underworld, and no that’s not under the sea I’m referring to, is so… not my thing)! 

5) Horrors or Chick Flicks? Horrors every time, though I have the tendency to end up so scared that I spend the night unable to use the loo, and I hear these isn’t a good thing for a lady!

6) What is the most outrageous thing you have done in the back row of the movies? Fallen asleep… Seriously, I’m a good girl!

7) If you had the house childfree what is the first thing you and your partner would do (we would lock the doors – only joking)! Probably go to bed, but this isn’t for the reason’s most would think (Lou you have a dirty mind). Sleep is precious in this house and comes in short supply!

Blnguyen sleep

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8) Have you ever lied to get a job? No, I just wish I was in the position to get a job let alone lie to get one! Still volunteering and blogging keeps my brain healthy.

9) What one thing is on your list to do before you hit 30, 40, 50 or whatever significant birthday is next? I’m actually going to be 30 the beginning of April (Goodness, where does the time go)? It would actually be great to do something as simple as having a night out with the girls, I feel like most of my 20’s have consisted of early nights that still don’t result in me getting much, if any sleep! 

10) Classic or modern films and why? It’s both for me, I love films like Breakfast at tiffany’s then those later films like Greece and dirty dancing (not forgetting Bob, sue and Rita too… “I’m having a gang-bang, I’m having a ball” (those who haven’t seen the film are now thinking I’m a bit of a dirty one)! I love all the Saw films and I am a huge fan of “Transporter” (though Jason Strathamhas a hell of a lot to do with it)!

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11) If you were a vampire who would be the first person you would bite? Wow, what a question! Can I ask, have you been watching my favourite show… “Being Human”? I’m a massive fan of vampires and think it would be rather cool to be one if they existed! I would probably bite Jason Stratham himself, only because he would probably taste good & make an incredibly sexy vampire to have at my side. 

Part 2 – My 11 questions

1) If you had the power to make one thing better, what would it be?

2) What makes a great blog?

3) What was the inspiration that brought your blog to the blogosphere?

4) SHAM or Working mum?

5) Favourite blog post that you have read over the last week?

6) What easily ticks you off (puts you in a bad mood quickly)?

7) How many children do you have?

8) Is there anything you have ever regretted writing on your blog?

9) What’s your favourite blog post you have written this year so far.

10) Do you ever enter other bloggers competitions, and have you ever been lucky?

11) What was your last blog post about?

Part 3… who I’m taking to answer the above

1) @coombmill, 2) @baggiesbabe69 3) @More_than_a 4) TiredmummyofTwo 5) @HelpfulMum 6) @mummydaddyme 7) @emmys_mummy 8) @MummyBarrow 9) @kykaree 10) @nurturestore 11) @yummymumto2