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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Pay it Forward Giveaway!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well & warm.....the weather's certainly
taken a turn for the worse right now...............we have snow & it's so, so cold!
So for today I have a little giveaway, let me tell you the story behind it....
I was at a checkout waiting to pay for something the other day & on front of me was an elderly lady paying for some cushions. She pulled out a couple of neatly folded bags & was trying to put the cushions in them & put her purse away at the same time.....while the cashier sat picking at her finger nails!! I automatically picked up one of the bags & helped her to pack her cushions, then popped them into her shopping trolley for her. She was so thankful & said to me that she hoped I was
rewarded with kindness from someone very soon. The very next day Postie brought me a package from my lovely blog friend Barb containing a heart I'd admired on her blog! 
How gorgeous is that? Thanks so much Barb, I love hearts & this now has pride of place in my
 craft room! So I decided to pay Barb's kindness forward & give away a paper pad.
It's called Mulberry Kisses from First Edition, it's 8x8 & is full of the most gorgeous
papers....some glittered, some fabric, some double sided......just beautiful!
If you fancy winning just leave me a comment.....would be great if you were a follower & feel
 free to pop a pic in your sidebar. I'll draw a name at the end of the month.


  1. What a cute story and a lovely lady, Jo! I remember seeing Barb's gorgeous heart - what a fabulous surprise! Thank you for your giveaway! I'll add it to my sidebar for you! I haven't been crafting/blogging so it might not generate much traffic.

  2. What a sweet tale. I,m afraid shop staff are not taught any customer relatins these days, especially with old people, this sort of thing soooo annoys me, so well done you and you were rewarded for your kindness. 'What goes around comes around'

  3. I love to see kindness rewarded and Barb's heart is the perfect reward for you! I would love a chance to win your papers and have popped a photo on my sidebar.
    Kath x

  4. Such a sweet story. So nice of you to help her. It really bothers me when people stand by and do nothing to help when they see someone struggling with something especially the elderly. Thanks so much for your kindness to her and also for offering something so sweet as well. May God bless you even more. Hugs, Robin

  5. How sweet of your friend to send you her gorgeous work of art and yes kindness pays one way or the other. Bless your generous heart for wanting to spread some joy with your readers
    Would love to win your papers ie in case you can send it overseas to India...I absolutely understand if it will be too expensive
    Dr Sonia

  6. What a lovely story. Such a beautiful heart from your friend. Thanks so much for offering to pay it forward too. These papers look lovely. Have a fabulous day. Rebecca

  7. you are an amazing person, not to many of you around anymore that help others, people are way to impatient now a days...thank you for the chance to win

  8. Hello Jo, lovely story and why wouldn't you help, any decent person would, obviously the assistant needs more customer training. Lovely paper pad and would love to win it, Kate x

  9. Hi Jo, I get annoyed at assistant's who do anything but that , especially if, as this lady, someone is struggling with their shopping. It costs nothing to smile and be kind and helpful, yet so few bother nowadays. Well done for being kind and helpful.

  10. A lovely story Jo, a little kindness goes a long way.

  11. What a lovely act of kindness - this is so generous of you. It looks like a gorgeous pad, not one I am familiar with. Thanks for the chance to win it

  12. So lovely is your story Jo the pad is beautiful x

  13. What a lovely story Jo, you're so kind. I've put your pic on my sidebar.
    Katrina xx

  14. How nice of you to help her with hers cushions.
    I always help when I can.
    Thank you for chance to win this beautiful papers.
    I share your picture on my blog.
    thank you for the chance

  15. It shows that what I believe to be true in that good things happen to good people. Well done for helping the lady Jo I be she was really grateful and thank you for the chance to win them too Karen xx

  16. Love your Pay It Forward giveaway! Lovely paper! So nice of you to help that lady since the clerk wasn't about to.
    I am a follower here!

  17. Hi. Jo what a lovely story, you would have thought the check out lady would have helped her,
    I love your beautiful heart you received lovely detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  18. I have now heard of three lovely ladies in the same posting. Yourself twice, once for helping the elderly lady and second time for offering this super pad. The little elderly lady for been so grateful to you and wishing you well and not forgetting Barb that sent you this awesome Heart.

  19. That's a lovely heart Jo, great colour and texture, I can see why it would have pride of place.

    Hugs Erika. x

  20. A lot of people have no manners now a days that's the trouble and wouldn't stop to help anyone, it's getting awful, so to hear of your lovely story is very refreshing Jo. If there were more people kind hearted the world would be a much better place. Rant over...
    How lovely to receive this mixed media heart from Barb and to also give away this paper pad, which is gorgeous by the way, I would love to win it. Take care.

    1. ..I meant 'kind hearted people' a bit carried away there, fingers and brain not in tune with one another, lol.

  21. How sweet of you to help that lady. I wish there were more people like that around. But unfortunately many of them just mind their own business and don't care about the others.
    I think it's very nice of Barb to send you that beautiful heart.
    And you're very generous for giving away this gorgeous paper pad too. Thank you very much for the chance!
    Hugs! xx

  22. How nice to hear a story full of kindness for a change, Jo, bless you. How much better would this world be if this was the norm? I was in the queue at M&S yesterday and the gentleman in front of me gave me as 20% off voucher he had just like that! Just love people sometimes (but sadly not all the time)! xxx

  23. Life is sweet when the kindness is free to express itself! Very nice story and your tought has been lovely paid by Barb! The heart is really gorgous!
    I follow you by bloglovin' and have put your pic in my sidebar. I live in Italy and don't know if the giveway is international, however thanks for sharing your little story.

  24. Very nice story.
    Thanks for your kindness too.
    Gr, Elly.

  25. Very nice story.
    Thanks for your kindness too.
    Gr, Elly.

  26. Such a sweet story.
    Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful papers.
    I shared your picture on my blog.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Valerija xx

  27. Yes, you are really kind, I love the story.
    Thank you for the chance to win these amazing papers.
    Hugs, Tina

  28. Lovely story, and thanks for the chance to win...though I may be too late now.xx
    Jo I also have candy and you may need to re join my blog.xx
     { aNNie}

  29. Kindnes is allways good.And you are such a person. Thanks for shering story with us. And thanks for genourosity.


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  31. Love to play pay it forward and I love your kindness, my and girls love to help and as a scout we all together this Christmas are working on making this one a happy one to a one small little boy... I really like that you are starting this, thanks for the chance and I will put your photo on my sidebar...
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  32. A little kindness goes a very long way! xx


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