Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Cuppa With Friends Giveaway ....

The universe works in mysterious ways sometimes
 and even a shallow pool like myself has to sit up and take notice sometimes
 one morning in the recent past, my darling daughter Phantom Steve and I were having a  cuppa and a chat about life post treatment for breast cancer
 she asked me if there were things that had been put to the back burner painting wise during that time that I really missed now I am in survivor mode
and there was... I missed the Cuppa With Friends Project
it had been such a fabulous time, but in many ways I associated it with diagnosis
and every time I had tried to paint up some cups during treatment it just wasn't the same
but now when I thought about it I didn't see bad news, treatments and stress
I saw it as having a cuppa with my friends again

Now this alone was fabulous and made me excited at the thought of restarting the project
but then my ipad dinged and there was an email from a company called The Tea Spot
and they had come across the project and wanted to send me a cup to paint
if and when I felt up to it, or even not to paint... just to say they support me
I mean that is awesome isn't it and seriously freaky timing right 
that universe is quite the thing sometimes

So The Tea Spot and I had a bit of a chat and they are pretty amazing... they support cancer wellness charities and are all round wonderful to talk with
plus they are going to send a Red Steeping Mug
to someone who enters the relaunch giveaway
it is gorgeous right
and it has a lid so it is very very studio friendly as it not only keeps your tea warm
but also saves from the inadvertent paint brush dip
not that a bit of paint in your tea will hurt you
but it can mess with the flavour if you do it often enough

So I decided to include a few prizes myself as I am too excited to get all this started again
just seeing the pile of printouts of mugs and cups sitting on my desk makes me happy

So the winner of the re launch giveaway will get The Red Steeping Mug
plus a pack including an A4 print of my blog header
and 5 cards of mixed designs of my work

 while three others will get print and card packs

So here is how it works
I am going to run it for a week and you can enter via the rafflecopter set up below
the days of getting the dog to push names out of a bowl while hunting for treats is over
writing out all the names and getting the mutt to cooperate
 and then having to touch dog slobbered strips of paper almost did my head in last time
mind you installing techy things like this is almost as stressful lol

So  please head over to the Cuppa page
and read the details of the project
it has been updated and revised and gives all the details
if you have already sent me photos then rest assured they are on my desk waiting
but that doesn't mean you can't send me more
picking a favourite tea cup or mug can mean different mugs for different days
so please send me your mugs and cups
cool or ugly, old or new I don't care
I can't paint them if you don't send them to me
my email address is tki46582@bigpond.net.au

so a huge thanks to The Tea Spot and their support
and make sure you leave a comment to be included in the draw
happy entering all...xx

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Netty said...

wow brilliant giveaway, would love the card packs, please enter me oh wise one.......lol Annette x


Unknown said...

Love this!

Jackie PN said...

#1 congratulations for being in survivor mode-! You are wonderful!
#2 What a cool place the universe is
#3 what a cool company to support you and offer up such a nice gift
#4 What a cool, fabulous array of gifts that you are adding
#5 Thank you Thank you- with all of my heart and continued well wishes for a lifetime of good health! xoxo
and I'll get right on that photo of my favorite teacup for you! ")

Patricia said...

Fabulous giveaway!! Count me in!! Thrilled to see you back at this beautiful project!

Snap said...

Oh, what fun! I know I've sent you teacups, but I will send more. The Tea Spot sounds like a marvelous place ... worthy of being supported. Throw my name in the rafflecopter. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Wonderful Tracey! This post makes me so happy. I can't wait to see all your cuppas!

Carmen said...

The Universe is a funny old place sometimes, full of freaky coincidences :)

I'd love to enter your giveaway, thank you.

So pleased to see you starting up Cuppa with Friends again!

Anonymous said...

Tracey, you are absolutely incredible! On behalf of all of us at The Tea Spot, it's a joy to know you and to work with you. Thank you for making our cherished mug and pot come to life in such vivid, breathtaking color! You absolutely rule! Good luck to everyone in the ongoing giveaway :)

The Tea Spot Team

my cup of tea said...
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my cup of tea said...

Ha! Let me try this again! Such a fun give-a-way Tracey, please count me in!
Donna A

Maria Medeiros said...

How wonderful! The Universe works in many wonderful ways! I would love to participate and be entered for this magical giveaway! Lovely!

Neesie said...

I couldn't be more happier for you Trace... everything seems to be as it should be. I love the giveaway idea and Muffy was even packing her bag to come and help Mushu with the raffle but you've blown that idea with your techy thingymabob. Mind you I had bribed her with a truck load of chicken to pick my name out but never mind... I'll have to leave it in the hands of the good luck gods! Hopefully I've entered everything correctly. You're a star ★
Thanks for the opportunity and I'll be looking for a mug tomorrow now!

TwinkleToes2day said...

'fraid I don't have Instagram, I have trouble enough keeping up with blog, fb, and flickr, lol. But I've done t'other two, so I hope I'm in with a chance to win that amazing cup from a fantastic company. What stars they are!! Maybe their products will be available in the UK one day.
And of course, who can resist the lure of your own work?! NOt I, that's for sure :D So thank you for the chance to win, and I look forward to seeing new cups as they roll in and get the TFK paint job :o))
Have an awesome day Tracey; I hope it's not too hot for you.
Mind you, you could nip down the beach if it is ;) ((hugs)) xx

Linda Kunsman said...

I think my first entry went lost in outer space...I do believe in these universal connections. Great illustration and congrats on the serendipitous connection Tracey! Red is my fave color- and you know what a fan I am of your art so I'd LOVE to win!! Thanks so much for the giveaway offer.

Colleayn said...

I'm so glad you are doing this again. I saw my mug in the photo on the other post. Beautiful! Have fun!

Teacher5Reader said...

What fun for you to be contacted by the Tea Spot!! I'm interested in participating in the drawing! I've sent in one teacup (my great-grandmother's that traveled by covered wagon west to California in 1849) and was one of the lucky few that already have your drawing of it! Blessings on your journey forward!!
Rebecca Britt

Anonymous said...

omigoddess i want to win i want to win i want to win (frankly mostly the art part). and btw, you have CARDS? where, pray tell? huggs, kate

Anonymous said...

yes this world is pretty dang cool. Glad to see you happy. I would love to win a piece of yours and the cup is awesome too.
peace n abundance,

Rita said...

I'm not on Facebook or Instagram, but I am just glad to see you back to doing the Cuppa With Friends and I still can enter! I'm so glad that it means something good again to you. It always felt so special to me and I love seeing all the various cups from around the world. :)

RosA said...

I've been hoping that you would one day feel well enough to re-start your tea cup paintings! Cos I loved them and I have a vintage tea set and I would love for you to sketch a cup ... and maybe even a saucer? I will get them out of the "good" cupboard and send you a pic one day soon :)

Paisley and Brown Paper said...

Fabulous Giveaway Tracey! What fun! Your tea cups (well, all your paintings) are just beautiful.

Giggles said...

ooh I sure hope this progresses to more from this company and others!! The Tea Spot...not likely to forget that name!! Congratulations...I agree the universe does work in mysterious ways!! You must be ready or it wouldn't have happened! I sure hope you do a set of greeting cards with all the cuppa with friends mugs too!! I see this beyond your wildest dreams!!

Hugs Giggles

PaintingWrite said...

How Fantastic and serendipitous that the tea spot contacted you just as you're thinking of starting the cuppa with friends! I definitely still want my cuppa painted although I'm going to send you a different photo of that's Ok? I'd also live to take part in the give away so am off to tick the boxes on the rafflecopter thingie. I'm so glad that the universe is getting is house in order for you Tracey & you can concentrate on telling us your funny stories and painting cups of tea just as it should be.xx Xx

Beth said...

I'd love to be part of the giveaway! I'm so glad you have moved in to survivor mode and are restarting the Cuppa project. It's awesome!

Unknown said...

Oh, I so would love to be part of this opportunity! How exciting that their are companies that are so supportive, and appreciate great fun art at the same time! Go Tea Spot,

Gill said...

What fun!
Count me in please!

hawkes said...

You are simply amazing! What a great way to embrace your survival. As a fellow survivor, you have and continue to inspire me.

Unknown said...

So glad you are ready to paint cups again. I would love to be part of the giveaway. LOL about the lid. I can't say how many times I have almost taken a sip of my paint water.

Boo G said...

I am so happy you are well and feeling so great. I would love to have some Tracey notecards... how cool would that be???

Unknown said...

How cool! Isn't it so awesome when things like this happen?!
So good to read your stories, Tracey . they always make me smile/smirk/or laugh out loud :)
Thanks for that <3
...and Cheers! to be in survivor mode - stay there!

Jo Murray said...

Awesome giveaway! Isn't it wonderful how people rally to support a good cause. I will have to send you a cup photo... I have lots of faves.

Terri said...

I am so glad you are feeling up to painting the cups again. I really enjoyed seeing all the different ones. Your blog posts continue to make me laugh! Thank you for the laughs, the great art and the giveaway!

minnemie said...

Now isn't that a great company...and a great cup of encouragement! Love that you are taking this up again. Seding you a BIG hug.

VonnyK said...

I can't wait to see those cups come flowing back onto the screen. Ooh, I can send you a pic of my two favourite cups and yes I know you can guess what they are :)
Off to visit the cuppa page.
Luv Von

Donna McLean said...

hi tracey, i'm officially throwing my hat in. although I don't have a facebook account so i cannot like t, sorry about that.Same for instagram, but i sure am proud of my Australian daughter!
i'm not surprised the universe is flowing your way. Hugs to you my dear.

Jennifer McLean said...

ok, let's try this again, my comment seemed to disappear. I'm so thrilled about all this going your way Trace, no one deserves it more. It's so cool that this is all happening like it is. You could become HUGE in the art marketing arena! Ok, so I'm saying I wanna be entered too, although, sorry, I don't have instagram. I would but when I tried to sign up, it said MY email address was associated with inappropriate content. Who, ME??? Damn, and I didn't even get to enjoy it! Love from colder and colder Canada. OH, PS.. I mentioned your cuppa giveaway etc on my blog, who knows, although we seem to mostly know the same people, maybe you'll get a few more followers. Are you planning to do AEDM this November?? I've signed up. How's "storytelling" going? I'll write soon, we can catch up. Hugs.

Sandra Busby said...

Well the only thing I couldn't do was share on Instagram, because I'm not on Instagram! But I added the Cuppa with Friends badge to my blog to make up for it :0) I am SO glad this project is up and running again! It's such a fabulous thing to have thought up - And so many great things are happening for you now and nobody could possibly deserve it more than you! I love all of your tea paintings and it was only ever a matter of time before you were discovered by a tea company! I'm so happy for you!! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

So glad you are taking up the project again! It's such a great one! Maybe if I get my act together I will send you a picture of one (or more) of my tea mugs!
Love your painting (and your writing) style!

donna said...

I have had my eye on that mug!

Unknown said...

Awesome that you're in recovery mode, and I love your paintings. These mugs are the best things since sliced bread, I'd love to win one. :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great project to support Breast Cancer. Plus that combo is just a wonderful idea for tea making. Glad you are thinking happiness with tea these days. Loved your cuppa paintings. xox

Erika Chilton said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Denise said...

Love the cards. So cute!
Love the cup too.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Love your paintings!

Joanne said...

Happy that you are getting back to your love of painting tea cups great that you are feeling better i will send a pic of one of my favorites

Karen said...

Bless your generous heart for the giveaway, Tracy! I have missed your cup paintings, but understood that your health was THE most important thing. Good things ahead for you! I would love to win just anything from you. Heck, I would be thrilled with the stuff you probably toss out. You are soooo talented! I adore your sense of humor the most. A merry heart does good, like a medicine.

ssmah3 said...

I would love to have some of your art work. Thanks for the chance.

Deepa Gopal said...

What a cool Cuppa Giveaway!!! Count me in too :)

Little Wandering Wren said...

Three cheers for you and this wild wacky world we live in that can throw us a whole pile of yuck one day/month/year and then out of nowhere sends us something gorgeous that is just meant to be to kick start your Cuppa With Friends again.
Will send you a cuppa later!
Love your work :)
Wren x

Prairie Jill said...

Just sent you an email with a couple of photos, and I think I entered the giveaway thingie because I'd love to win the giveaway. Thank so much for doing the giveaway and have fun painting!

johnnyp said...

I would like to be part of the giveaway

JKW said...

I remember us all drawing teacups for you some time ago. My painting was of many teacups so you would definitely know you were loved, thought of and prayed about. I would love to be entered. Thank you. Blessings, Janet PPF

Robyn Wood said...

So glad you are doing this again Tracey! I love your quirky drawings and watercolours and look forward to seeing the cups of many of your friends:) Love the twinkling Georgia as well! Only learnt about her recently courtesy of a class with Jeanne Oliver and just love Georgia's art.

java diva said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been battling cancer! Your art is so cheery & of one of my favorite things, mugs! I did a month of coffee cups on Instagram, would you like me to tag you there or email each?

Serena Lewis said...

It's great to see you doing the project again, Trace! Awesome! xx