Tuesday, May 31, 2011

the FINAL match : the 2011 handmade world cup!



handmakers representing spain ::

1st collection


handmakers representing italy ::

1st collection

2nd collection

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once upon a time, there were 36 teams.
36 handmaking nations from around the world vying to win the coveted :) handmade world cup!
and now there are 2!

welcome to the 2011 handmade world cup FINAL: ROUND E!!
 hundreds of votes have already been cast in the 2011 handmade world cup (a superfun & friendly celebration cheering on the world of handmade while our female football/soccer counterparts can't wait to 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. italy
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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, in 2010 south africa won the 2010 handmade world cup voting, and the winning entry spent their $30 prize in ANY south african-based Etsy shop! :) (donated by me, rikrak! :)

woohoo!! each ROUND will be open for voting for approx. 3-4 days. so be sure to get your votes in.
schedule

CLOSED: round A :: 32 teams :: voting may 11-15
CLOSED: round B :: 16 teams :: voting may 16-20
CLOSED: round C :: 8 teams :: voting may 21-25
CLOSED: round D :: 4 teams :: voting may 26- 30 
round E :: 2 teams :: voting may 31 - june 4
FINAL WINNING TEAM & lucky entry winner 
announced june 6th

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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 ITALY!

:: 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 spain!"(or italy! you choose!)

"comment 2: i tweeted (give link)
"
" comment 3: i did a facebook update (give link)"
you get the idea!




--> this ROUND of matches CLOSES SATURDAY june 4 @ 5pm EST
1. vote.
you can vote ONCE this round. = 1 entry


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

 

3. become a follower or subscriber to my blog! 

you can become a google friend connect *follower* by clicking "follow" on the top left of the blog home page OR subscribe via email or *reader* on the left hand column.
& come here and tell us
= 1 entry

4. tweet about this giveaway
= you can tweet about this giveaway ONCE PER DAY for the duration of the giveaway! (one  entry for each tweet!)
 and come back here and tell me about it. please include my twitter account in the update: i'm @therikrakshop on twitter!)

5. grab one of my rikrak studio buttons,
like this one for YOUR BLOG!


the rikrak studio



the rikrak studio

and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above  onto your blog sidebar! thanks! }

** 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 may 26th,  the winners of each match from ROUND C will be posted, when the NEW round of matches/voting begins!

so come back then to earn more entries, too!

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:  england & the netherlands
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RULES:


a) it is possible to have numerous entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) as always, this giveaway is open to all contestants, worldwide.
e) the winner of this giveaway will be chosen from random.org on
saturday, june 4th 2011 @ 5pm EST.
f) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account 
doesn't link to one. thanks.
g) thanks so much everyone! and thanks for visiting the blog!

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117 comments:

  1. I vote for Spain. Thanks!
    martaplayita [at] gmail dot com
    http://www.englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

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  2. I follow your blog via GFC. Thanks!
    martaplayita [at] gmail dot com
    http://www.englishinbarna.blogspot.com/

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  3. twitted http://twitter.com/#!/SumikoShop/status/75609725915504640

    I'm a follower :)

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  4. I follow your blog via GFC.

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  5. I can't believe I've missed out on so much voting!!!
    Both of these teams are just brilliant but I've been having a thing for the spanish shops in etsy lately, so, I'll just have to vote for Spain.

    So,I vote for Spain.

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  6. I vote for Spain!

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  7. Yay!!!! I vote for Spain!!! ;-D

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  8. I vote for Spain, of course!!!! :)
    thank you so much for including me in a great mix!

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  9. very very difficult choise.
    it s really hard to decide !!!
    I vote or Italy !!!

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  10. Wow! Thank you so much! I feel very honored :)

    I vote for Spain :)

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  11. Spain won the football one, so why not hey? ;)

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  12. Twitted! Of course Spain! :)
    Thank you for the feature!

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  13. Thank you for the feature!!!

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  14. I vote for ITALY!!! Yess, the final match!!

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  15. My vote is for Italy! Bravi!

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  16. I vote for italy!! Thank you for including me in your beautiful collage!!

    nivule.clothing@libero.it

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  17. publish on fb!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000412660201

    nivule.clothing@libero.it

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  18. Twitted
    :-)

    http://twitter.com/#!/ARTinVENICE

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  19. I vote for spain
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  20. tweet
    robinlscott
    http://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/75794769862856704
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  21. fb post
    Robin Scott
    http://www.facebook.com/robinscott4/posts/228095913867757
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  22. follow you on gfc
    Robin Scott
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  23. I'm your follower

    irenerenon [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  24. I vote for ITALY

    www.madaboutpink.blogspot.com
    www.madaboutpink.etsy.com

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  25. Share on twitter!
    http://twitter.com/#!/NoneVeroBijoux

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  26. twitted
    http://twitter.com/#!/atelierp/status/75829127797682176

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  27. publish on
    http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/paola.panelli/posts/229008727115292

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  28. I vote for Italy!!

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  29. I've shared the post on my fb page:
    http://www.facebook.com/mairitales

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  30. i shared on facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=question&id=157299534337613&post_id=157299804337586

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  31. I vote for Spain!!!!!
    Go team go!!!!!

    =D

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  32. I vote for Spain!

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  33. GFC follower (Katarzyna)

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  34. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/75912468567826432

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  35. I retweeted your post~
    http://twitter.com/#!/peacesofindigo

    ( and i have no idea how to link to the actual message. )

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  36. Twitted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/bijouxstregatto/status/75957955115237376

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  37. i vote for spain!
    meghan.garven@verizon.net

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  38. i'm following this blog :)
    meghan.garven@verizon.net

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  39. i vote for Italy

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  40. email subscriber

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  41. I vote Italy!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  42. I vote for Spain!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  43. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  44. Hi there :D
    great teams :D thanks for the feature :)

    I vote for ITALY ♥

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  45. twitted about it:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Relydesign/status/76243571199590400

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  46. shared on my FB fan page :)
    http://www.facebook.com/relydesign

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  47. I vote Spain! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  48. Team Spain!!!
    lacquerlipstick[at]gmail[dot]com

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  49. Tweeted!! http://twitter.com/lacquerlipstick
    lacquerlipstick[at]gmail[dot]com

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  50. Facebooked the contest!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002438390228
    lacquerlipstick[at]gmail[dot]com

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  51. Followed the blog!
    (Juliana*)
    lacquerlipstick[at]gmail[dot]com

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  52. Of course I vote for SPAIN!!!

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  53. italia!! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  54. gfc follower jmmccarr@gmail.com

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!