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Nature Manipulated (NM) creates visual, wearable and practical art that reflects upon nature and all of its elements. At NM, we believe that everything is a part of nature, some things are just "nature manipulated."

NM specializes in one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, handmade greeting cards, nature photography and other unique accessories.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Weekly Feature and Giveaway: Valmade - Two Winners! {Closed}

This week's giveaways are from Valmade


Val of Artfire's Valmade has been knitting and cross stitching for approximately 25 years, and more recently starting making handcrafted greeting cards. Val's mother taught her to knit and sew when she was a child. Later, she went on to study needlework at school. It has always been something she kept up and when her friends started having children, she’d make them all booties and cross stitched baby picture as gifts. One day, someone suggested she try selling her items and so she did. In addition to Artfire, Val's work can also be found on Zibbet and Dwanda.

Just over 5 years ago, Val had the misfortune of being caught in the Asian Tsunami. By a difference of 10 meters, Val survived and her best friend did not. Since then, Val tries to make the most of every day, and she takes note of the saying “Life’s Too Short”. A year after the disaster, Val had the opportunity to go and spend a week in Sri Lanka building a house for a family that had lost everything. She hopes one day she will be able to regularly donate a significant percentage of her sales to charity.

To learn more about and keep up with Val, you can follow her on twitter.

While you are taking a look around Valmade, take advantage of the special discount Val is offering Nature Manipulated's readers - 10% off all orders over $20 with coupon code NATUREMANIPULATED. This special offer ends March 31, 2010.

This week there will be two prizes and two winners (one prize for each winner).

Enter for a chance to win either an Easter Chick Chocolate Egg Cover or a Pair of Baby Booties in your choice of color.

The first winner will have a choice between the two prizes. The second winner will receive the remaining prize.






For a chance to win this week's giveaways:

Mandatory: Visit Valmade, come back to this blog post (not facebook) and post your favorite item and email address in the comments section of this post.

Additional chances to win (leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry):

1) Tweet the giveaway and post a link to your tweet in the comments below - 1 extra entry (once daily)

You may tweet the following: Win #handmade baby booties or an Easter chick egg cover from @Valmade @ http://bit.ly/bUPBxq ~ 2 WINNERS! ~ @NMGiveaway #artfire #giveaway

2) Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below - 1 extra entry

3) Add one of my ad buttons (left hand sidebar) to your blog or website and post a link to your site in the comments - 1 extra entry

4) Join Nature Manipulated's mailing list (by doing this you agree to receive a monthly newsletter from NM)- 1 extra entry

5) Follow my blog publicly via Friend Connect - 1 extra entry

6) Purchase an item from the featured shop and post a link to the item you purchased (transaction link) - 5 extra entries

ENTRIES WITHOUT CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY. (Email address, Etsy username and Artfire username accepted. If your Blogger profile links to your email or shop, that is acceptable too. Leave contact info for each entry. Tip: When leaving your email do not use the @ and . symbols, instead spell out AT and DOT.)

Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Sunday, March 28, 2010, 11:59pm Eastern Time. I will notify the winners via email and the winners will have 48 hours to respond before I choose new winners.

This giveaway is open to contestants worldwide.

Thanks for participating in this week's giveaway. Be sure to stop by every Monday for a great giveaway.

Read Nature Manipulated's giveaway disclaimer.

38 comments:

michael~ said...
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Linda Kish said...

I love the pink and yellow little stuffed birds. They are so darn cute!

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I love the Hand Knitted Duckling and Baby duckling in Egg Shell Toys jk.gorcery@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I have your button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I joined your mailing list

Jennifer said...

I follow via google friend connect

Jennifer said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/10539299535

aphrodita wibowo said...

cute cute cute..

x.o.

d i t a

jennifer57 said...

Hand Knitted Baby Booties (Blue)

jennifer57 said...

Join Nature Manipulated's mailing list

jennifer57 said...

Follow publicly via Friend Connect

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Megan: said...

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=1043530

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Domestic Diva said...

The Hand Knitted Yellow Dinosaur is my favorite.

Beauty Vibes said...

My favourite item is the Knitted Mouse Easter Egg Cover Toy - Pink. It's so cute!

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Beauty Vibes said...

I have one of your buttons on my blog: http://beautyvibes.blogspot.com/

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Beauty Vibes said...

I'm a follower now :)

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Marci said...

I love the Bonnet Girl & Flowers Mothers Day Card.
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Courtney :) said...

My favorite item is the hand knitted booties.

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Candid Whisperer said...

I like the hand-knitted hairy powder blue scarf! So cute!


Love,
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Candid Whisperer said...

I'm publicly following you.


Love,
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Lyudmila said...

I like the Hollywood-Couture Headband

Lyudmila said...

Tweet
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momtoem said...

I like the Hand Knitted Yellow Dinosaur
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Following your blog publicly via Friend Connect
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Kym said...

I love the Chicken in Egg Knitted Toy it is just the cutest

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Kym said...

Follow you publicly (Kym)

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Kym said...

I am subscribed to the newsletter

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Kym said...

I have your button

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Lori Killian said...

I like the Knitted Mouse Easter Egg Cover Toy

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Ann On and On... said...

The hand knitted chicken in the egg is sooooo cute! amerskine at hotmail dot com

Ann On and On... said...

I posted/linked your giveaway. It is on the left side of my blog where my readers look daily for new giveaways. I love hand made items... they are so special.
amerskine at hotmail dot com

Ann On and On... said...

I put your button on the left side of my blog. (You have cute buttons!)
amerskine at hotmail dot com

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Chanelle said...

The yellow dinosaur is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!
ChanelleRF@gmail.com

Natalie said...

I liked the duckling a lot, but then I saw there's one in an egg shell right beside it!! Oh my. Overwhelmed with cuteness. I also really liked the daffodil birthday card - they're my aunt's fav flower. Thanks!
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Natalie said...

#2 - subscribe to your monthly newsletter
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