Tuesday, June 19, 2012

the final four - ROUND D: the 2012 handmade world cup


goodness sakes alive!
ONLY 4 teams remain!

round C of the 2012 handmade world cup saw a few more BIG handmaking nations lose the vote, while others triumphed! congrats to all the teams that prevailed! yay handmaking!

so welcome to ... round D! we're down to the semi-finals! only 4 amazing handmaking nations remain. thousands of votes have already been cast in the 3rd ANNUAL handmade world cup (a superfun & friendly celebration cheering on the world of handmade!)

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

who will win?

our new ROUND D matchups are: 


match 1
 japan vs. italy

match 2
latvia vs. greece


now you get to vote all over again!

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


round A :: 32 teams :: voting june 4-8
round B :: 16 teams :: voting june 9-13
round C :: 8 teams :: voting june 14-18
round D :: 4 teams :: voting june 19-23
round E :: 2 teams :: voting june 24-28
FINAL WINNING TEAM & lucky entry winner 
announced june 29th!


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 will be 5 rounds of voting.

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 match-up will proceed to the next round! so be sure to VOTE each round to increases your chances!

the PRIZE is a $30 shopping spree in the Etsy shop of your choice, FROM the winning country! so for example: if canada wins the 2012 handmade world cup voting, then the winning entry will spend their $30 prize in ANY canadian-based Etsy shop! :) 
(donated by me, rikrak! :)

woohoo!! each ROUND will be open for voting for approx. 4-5 days. so be sure to get your votes in.

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

:: PLEASE VOTE via the rafflecopter BOX below ::

you can earn a ballot for EACH match you VOTE on!

---> this ROUND of matches CLOSES june 23rd @ 11pm EST

1. vote.
you can vote ONCE for each match. (i.e. this ROUND you can vote up to 2 times, once for each match!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

you can also tweet, do a facebook update, blog about the giveaway, pin it, etc. (please log in to rafflecopter with your email or facebook account to all the ways to enter!) 

one way to enter is also to 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! }

on june 24th,  the winners of each match from ROUND D 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!

thanks to everyone who voted in ROUND C. unfortunately, the following teams DID NOT advance: canada, england, scotland, sweden. from ROUND B: australia, denmark, france, israel, the netherlands, spain, portugal, usa.  plus from ROUND A, thanks to : austria, belgium, brazil, india, ireland, germany,  malaysia, mexico,  new zealand, russia, singapore, south africa, south korea, switzerland, thailand, turkey.

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


a) it is possible to have numerous entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as its 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
june 28rd 2011 @ 11:01pm 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) the winning random ballot will be chosen from all rounds of voting added together. 
h) thanks so much everyone! and thanks for visiting the blog!

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