Tuesday, June 22, 2010

the FINAL match: the 2010 handmade world cup!









once upon a time, there were 36 teams.
36 handmaking nations from around the world vying to win the coveted :) handmade world cup!

and then there were 2!

welcome to the 2010 handmade world cup FINAL: ROUND E!!
over 1100 votes have already been cast in the 2010 handmade world cup (a superfun & friendly celebration cheering on the world of handmade while our football/soccer counterparts thrill the world at that *other* world cup!)

the winning (top-vote-earning) team from each ROUND D match has moved forward.






our FINAL matchup is:

spain vs. south africa

...............

now you get to vote all over again!

each round of voting counts towards the final drawing of who will WIN the grand prize (a $30 shopping spree in the shop of your choice! same rules as before:
there have been 4 rounds of voting. this is the LAST!

the PRIZE is a $30 shopping spree in the Etsy shop of your choice, FROM the winning country! so for example: if south africa wins the 2010 handmade world cup voting, then the winning entry will spend their $30 prize in ANY south african-based Etsy shop! :) (donated by me, rikrak! :)


the total number of entries will be the cumulative ballots from round 1+ round 2 + round 3 + round 4 + round 5!

NOTE: you do NOT need to have voted for the winning team to win. it will be a random draw of all entries!

:: ROUNDS ::
* the country that receives the most votes each round WINS!
the person/entry who is randomly chosen as the lucky winner of the gift certificate can spend it in ANY ETSY SHOP from the winning nation: either SPAIN or SOUTH AFRICA!

:: PLEASE MAKE EACH VOTE A DIFFERENT COMMENT BELOW! thanks! ::

you can earn a ballot for EACH match you VOTE on!
so... a sample vote for ROUND E


"comment 1: i vote south africa"(or spain! you choose!)

"comment 2: i tweeted (give link)
"
" comment 3: i did a facebook update (give link)"


---> this ROUND CLOSES THURSDAY june 24th @ 5pm EST
1. vote.
you can vote ONCE in this round.
= 1 entry for each vote


2. twitter, facebook, or blog about this event
& come here and tell us
= 1 entry for EACH


3. become a follower or subscriber to this blog! :)
& come here and tell us
= 1 entry

4. leave a forum comment in this etsy thread here

about a handmade item from another country (not your own!)
that you LOVE!

& come here and tell us
= 1 entry

** please make sure that each entry is it's own comment and links to an email, or has an email address attached, so that i can contact the winner! **

on friday, june 25th the WINNING NATION will be announced
& the winning entry will be randomly chosen!


yay
and happy friendly competition, nicies!
yay handmaking around the world!


and thanks so much to the lovely countries from Round D that unfortunately didn't advance: ireland & australia. happy handmaking, nicies!

go teams!

this is it!
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94 comments:

  1. Hi nicey!!!
    My vote goes to south africa!!!

    although I moved forward always spain (and never south africa) now - seeing great collection of handmakers I have to change my mind.:-)
    thanks for great fun during this giveaway!!!!
    Lubica
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  2. your follower
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  3. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/16768050909
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  4. I vote for South Africa!

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT comg

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  5. I'm a follower of your blog!

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

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  6. I left a comment in forum about other lovely item (shop). Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  7. I did a facebook update:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1183939846&v=wall&story_fbid=131508306871049
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  8. I am a follower of your blog.

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  9. I'm a follower of your blog!
    mk4designsmail at gmail dot com

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  10. Thank you for including my necklace!
    I love your selection! I vote for Spain!

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  11. I vote for South Africa! SA all the way! Well done :)

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  12. i follow this blog.

    (my word verification is unity!)

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  13. Thanks a lot for including my necklace!
    My vote goest to Spain!

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  14. And I tweeted and facebook!
    3!!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adictaaloscomplementos/318780057975

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  15. Seeing as my home country (Australia) just got knocked out, i will have to vote for my surrogate country, Spain! So many talented makers here.

    P.s. following the blog. :)

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  16. My vote goes to... SPAIN!!!

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  17. thanks for including the victorian neck!! My vote goes to Spain!

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  18. I'm a followin of your blog!

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  19. lets have it South Africa!!! ;D

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  20. I posted this wonderful final of the handmade world cup on my facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Hermanus-South-Africa/Zoe-designs/285923824390?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=36

    VIVA south africa!

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  21. I'm going with South Africa

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  22. I follow along google reader

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  23. I vote for South Africa!

    Thanks so much for including my earrings!

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  24. Sunshine Crafts

    Sorry I forgot to mention, I posted a comment on the Etsy forum.

    Great idea this competition - learning curve for me - posting comments etc.

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  25. A vote for South Africa from me!

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  26. I vote for South Africa! :)

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  27. Ahhh, I'm not sure I can choose. I'll go with Spain, though all are awesome!

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  28. VIVA SOUTH AFRICA !!
    Thank you for including my wire globe and as a South-African my vote goes to my country.
    Greetings from the South

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  29. Spain of course!
    thanks for including me.

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  30. I vote for my awesome home country - South Africa!!

    Am following your blog now, and am posting this link to my facebook page!

    Thanks so much for including my dino pendant :D

    Megan xx
    starbrightgirl at gmail dot com

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  31. Awh, Ireland is out. :(

    I vote for South Africa!

    rach@balancedcrafts.com

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  32. Viva South Africa
    I vote South Africa

    How cool. Just home from watching our soccer playing team being knocked out, but we're still in. Whoohoo
    Biscuitscout

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  33. Gorgeous picks for each Country!
    My vote goes for South Africa!

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  34. Viva South Africa
    I vote South Africa
    VuVuVuuuuuuuuuh!

    How cool. Just home from watching our soccer playing team being knocked out, but we're still in. Whoohoo
    Biscuitscout

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  35. Exciting! I vote South Africa.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  36. I follow rikrak in google reader.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  37. I commented on the etsy thread.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  38. My vote goes for Spain. Thank you so much for the inclusion of my seaweed pressings. AlgaNet from Spain.

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  39. Thanks so much for including our Protea cuff! Proudly South African item so here my vote: SOUTH AFRICA, you rock!

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  40. I have to go with Spain although both collections are beautiful!
    brigitte:)
    bnazar.etsy.com

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  41. Is fantastic!!!!

    I vote for Spain!!!!!

    Thank you for choose me!!! Is wonderful!!!

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  42. Is fantastic!!!!

    I vote for Spain!!!!!

    Thank you for choose me!!! Is wonderful!!!

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  43. Thank you so much for including me!!! :)

    My vote goes for Spain :)

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  44. It has to be SOUTH AFRICA all the way!!!!

    Thanks for including me in your selection :)

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  45. This one is so hard! But my vote goes to South Africa, again!

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  46. South Africa of course. Thanks for including me. (scootah)And I will be outting this on facebook too.

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  47. I vote South Africa. Yay!! Shared this on FB.

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  48. In the last turn my vote goes for Spain!

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  49. Go South Africa!
    Thanks rikrak studio for including my sparrow brooch in the world cup fun! :) x

    (andreahopkin@gmail.com)

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  50. My vote goes to Spain!!
    Although I´m spanish I have to recognize that South Africa has an excelent team.

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  51. I´m one of your followers now! ;)

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  52. I'm voting for Spain.

    Clara

    cboza(at)vna1(dot)com

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  53. I vote for Spain!!

    mjuzik@hotmail.com

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  54. South Africa!

    petra@sway.co.za

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  55. SPAIN

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  56. I am subscriber
    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  57. I vote for SOUTH AFRICA :)

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  58. Spain!!!
    My country!!!
    As I voted since the beginning :)

    paula_cola (at) hotmail.com

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  59. My vote goes to South Africa. :)

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  60. Clair Shearar23 June, 2010 09:22

    South Africa!

    clair.shearar@gmail.com

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  61. Clair Shearar23 June, 2010 09:23

    I subscribed - so I vote South Africa again.

    clair.shearar@gmail.com

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  62. I vote South Africa (even though they're out of the real World Cup already!)

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  63. Hi!
    I vote for SPAIN!!

    Good luck!
    Thank you very much!

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  64. I vote for Spain

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  65. I VOTE SOUTH AFRICA!

    Well done all you talented people.

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  66. I vote South Africa. Go SA!

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  67. I vote for...

    South Africa!

    *blows an imaginary vuvuzela*

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  68. Thank you so much for including my work!
    I vote for Spain!!

    Great blog!

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  69. What a funny idea! You has great ideas always! I vote for Spain and I'm very happy to see one of my items "playing" for Spain! :D

    laccentnou at gmail dot com

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  70. A follower of your blog

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  71. yvettebotha @hotmail.com26 June, 2010 09:59

    I vote South Africa

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