Category Archives: Giving Back

The Final Countdown…Bah-dah-dah-dah bah-dah-dah-dah-dah!

Wow, my Twitter TL is saucy tonight…’cause there’s eating of people and stuff and you need sauce and I’m just going to shut up now. Anyway, it’s the final week till the first appearance of Francis Dolarhyde on Hannibal and Obscura and I have something really cool to celebrate. Last summer during the run of The Crucible a friend of ours went out of her way to get us a poster signed by The Dude and now it’s time to give it away.

This one, in fact. Forgive the glare but check how legible the sig is!

This one, in fact. Forgive the glare but check how legible the sig is!

So, to win this fabulous, signed by The Dude poster you know what to do, right? Leave a comment with a kindness that you’ve done or that’s been done for you and we’ll draw one name from all commenters next Saturday around 9PMish ET. Cool? Cool. Okay, cue the hairband and happy commenting!

 

 

 

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SpReAd The Love Gives Back: Sixth Week

And we’re back! How was your Christmas? Are you back to work yet or do you have off till after the New Year? As for us here at STL, we have one more goody to give away. Back in August Servetus went to see The Crucible and brought back a few posters and has graciously offered one to us to give away. It isn’t signed but if you wanted one here’s your chance to win one from us. All you have to do is let us know about a kindness that you’ve done, or one that’s been done for you, in the comments of this post and that’s it, your name is entered into our drawing. If you’re too shy to comment you can let us know via the Contact Form on the About page. Drawing will be at 5PM ET on Friday January 2. Ready? Go!

And The Winner Is…

The winner of SpReAd The Love’s Week Four : Thorin Oakenshield-inspired bracelet giveaway is…Saralee! Saralee, use the Contact Form on the About page and we’ll get your information to send your prize out. Congratulations!

Thanks so much to all who entered and remember we have two more weeks of giveaways inspired by some of Richard Armitage’s most popular characters. We’ll reveal the next prize on Monday and in the meantime check out our sock side challenge…how many pairs does one man need? 🙂

SpReAd The Love Gives Back Week Four: Thorin Oakenshield

How about that premiere? Did you watch all of it? I’ve loved reading all of the accounts of fans who were there and, of course, looking at all the photos. Since this week is the premiere of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, this week’s giveaway is a bracelet inspired by Thorin Oakenshield and made by me. Thorin’s hood was said by Tolkein to be sky blue and the chips are royal purple with gold spacers.

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To qualify to win this bracelet all you have to do is let us know in the comments about a kindness that you’ve done or that’s been done for you. On Friday at 5PM ET we’ll draw a name from among those who’ve commented. The kindness doesn’t have to be a huge thing, it can be anything that made your heart a little lighter or your day a little brighter. We’ve loved reading all of the kindnesses you’ve submitted so far! So, ready? Go!

SpReAd The Love Gives Back Week 2: Guy of Gisborne

It’s been a crazy week here so I’m a lot later getting this up than I wanted but I wanted to give you all a look at this week’s prize.

Multi-strand bracelet that does say Guy of Gisborne in there somewhere.

Multi-strand bracelet that does say Guy of Gisborne in there somewhere.

What makes this Guy-related is the text on the paper beads, verses I – XXXIX of “Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne” from The Oxford Book of Ballads (Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed., 1910) which you can find here.

While all of the beads are strung there’s no clasp on it yet. When we choose a winner tomorrow that person is going to need to measure their wrist and then email me the size they come up with (I’ll give you directions if you need them so it isn’t too tight). We have just over 24 hours left for this giveaway so if this is the one you want comment with a kindness below or via the contact form on the About page. Have you gotten yours in yet?

SpReAd The Love Gives Back Week 2: Guy of Gisborne

Our first week of STL Gives Back was amazing! Thank you all so much for all the kindnesses that you submitted and, in case you missed it, our winner was Kitty who’ll be getting a paperback copy of In Consequence by Trudy Brasure. Thanks to everyone who entered and a special thanks to Trudy for donating a copy of her novel!

Our giveaways are all fan made items inspired by some of Richard Armitage’s most popular characters. This week’s giveaway, a jet and paper bead multi-strand bracelet, was inspired by Guy of Gisborne and is handmade by me. I’m still finishing it but as a preview, these are some of the materials I’m working with.

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Jet beads and parchment paper. Hmmm, how could that say Guy of Gisborne?

Okay, again leave a comment with a kindness that you’ve done or that’s been done for you and your name will be entered into this week’s drawing. Additionally, each kindness generates a $1US matching donation up to $100 to one of the charities supported by Richard Armitage via JustGiving.  We’ll draw a winner on Friday at 5PM Eastern Time. Ready? Go!

 

Can I get a drumroll please?

Jazz is out on the town this fine Friday evening, so she asked me to relay that after a duly secure selection from a hat, the kindness winner for this week IS:  Kitty!  Kitty is the new owner of an e-book copy of In Consequence written by Trudy Brasure.

Thanks to all who reported kindnesses this week – the world is a bit nicer because of your generosity of spirit!  Stay tuned for details on the new drawing for next week’s kindness reports.