Winner–Giveaway #16: Pack Your Bags

I’ll be the first to admit, I think this was definitely the most challenging puzzle giveaway I’ve had to date. That’s not to say it was impossible to solve–and many of you made great progress. But, choosing a winner was super simple as there was only one entry that managed to get all of the correct answers! So who’s the very savvy girl? Hmmm…before I get to that, let’s take a look at the answers.

01. I am museum which holds the world famous painting ‘Las Meninas’ among its collection, as well as the largest collection of Spanish paintings in the World. Where am I?
Madrid, Spain

02. I’m located on the North Island and known as the City of Sails. Where am I?
Auckland, New Zealand

03. I was designed by Daniel Hudson Burnham and became an icon in my city. Some say I am also responsible for the phrase “23 Skidoo”. Where am I?
New York City, USA

04. I’m located on the Burrard Peninsula and contain the landmark Robson Square. Where am I?
Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada

05. Unscramble me: LARVA ACE SAUCE ZEN. Where am I?
Caracas, Venezuela

06. I was established as a trading town by King Gustav I of Sweden and originally named Hellssingeforss. My official languages are Finnish and Swedish. Where am I?
Helsinki, Finland

07. I am a fictional French speaking Belgian detective appearing in 33 novels. My creator and Guiness Book of World Records title holder was born here. Where am I?
Torquay (Devon), England

08. I am a symbol of eternal love and a mausoleum. I am also the World’s finest example of Mughal architecture. Where am I?
Agra, India (the building in question is the Taj Mahal)

09. Unscramble me: OBSIDIAN ALIEN. Where am I?
Bali, Indonesia

10. I am the capital city of this country that shares borders with the Atlantic Ocean, Angola and Botswana. Where am I?
Windhoek, Namibia

Thank you to all of those who took the time and effort to play along. As always, I really enjoy coming up with ways to torture entertain you. Be on the lookout for Giveaway #17 shortly.

So, who is the Mistress of Maps? The winner of a brand new Cricut “Pack Your Bags” cartridge, a selection of Imaginisce “Scooter’s Vacation” paraphernalia, a LaBlanche “Dogwood” silicone stamp, and some secret surprises is….Ms. Kristie Maynard. Congratulations on your mastery of geography Kristie! If you would please forward your contact information, I will get your prize package on its way to you. Again, thanks to all who participated.


Giveaway #15: Winner!

Can I just say that I have a bunch of savvy and smart readers! Nearly every entry I received in the “Freshly Picked” giveaway had all the correct answers (including the bonus). The correct unscrambled herbs and spices were:

01. my sorer a
02. red navel
03. cedar iron
04. died well
(dill weed)
05. karma clad comb
(black cardamom)
06. lamer songs
07. no rag rat
08. legal in
09. love me banner
(lemon verbena)
10. orders his ah
11. cheaper pinups
(sichuan pepper)

All of the correct entries were placed in a random draw and the winner of a new Cricut “Freshly Picked” cartridge is Ms. Susan Beauchaine.

Congratulations Susan! If you would please forward your mailing information, I’ll get your package on its way. Thank you to all who participated. I really appreciate all of the participation and comments. Be on the look out for Giveaway #16 very shortly…we might be going on a trip. Hmmm….?

Giveaway #14: Winner!

The winner of a brand new Cricut Cake “Birthday Cakes” cartridge is:

Celeste B. Jan 03, 2011 @ 11:01:46

What a fun giveaway! I’d be in heaven with this cartridge. I sent my family Birthday cards, but I didn’t get started until the middle of last year. I wanted to get a fresh start on it this year; so this would be AWESOME!! My favorite type of cake . . . hmmmmm. I’m not a big fan of regular cakes; growing up I had a different type of cake for my Birthday. My Birthday is in the middle of summer and so my favorite ‘cake’ was made with a graham cracker crust, vanilla ice cream and lime sorbet (or lime flavored homemade ice cream). It always hit the spot and is my favorite. I know – it’s a little different, but that’s me. Thanks so much for the chance!! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday season!

Congratulations Celeste! I think you’ll have fun playing with this one. Please e-mail me with your contact information so that I can get it on its way to you. Thank you to all who participated and be on the lookout for Giveaway #15 shortly.

Giveaway #13–Winner!

I bet you thought I forgot; But, I promise I didn’t. I’m pleased to announce that the winner of “Giveaway #13: Sentimentally” is:

Sharon says: October 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm
What an awesome giveaway!! I make such a variety of cards I really don’t know which I make the most of. Right now it is Halloween. Next it will Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I make Birthday, Just Because, Love You. I make cards for challenges. I just love to make cards!!

Congratulations SHARON! If you would please forward your mailing information, I’ll get your stamps and goodies on their way to you. Thanks to everyone for participating–and be on the lookout for Giveaway #14 shortly.

Giveaway #12 Winner!

Bet you thought I forgot!? Truth is…I almost did; But don’t tell anyone. The winner of a brand new Cricut “Summer Vacation” mini-cartridge and a Stampin’ Up! wood-mount “Awash With Flowers” stamp set is:

Sharon DeBrocco says (August 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm):
“Love the colors of the leaves and grass. The smells that remind me of my grandmother – the pies, cookies, soups and fresh laundry on the line on a frosty day. Thanks for the chance to win.”

Congratulations SHARON! If you would please contact me with your mailing information, I will get your prizes on their way to your home. Thank you all–as always–for playing and for reading. Watch for Giveaway #13 very shortly!

Giveaway #11 Winner!

Girls and Boys, let me first say that I’m impressed by the brain power of my readers! You all did a wonderful job with a game that was far from simple. Thank you all for playing–and I think this Giveaway has had the largest participation thus far. Many of the entries had all ten fruits correctly identified. Here are the correct answers:

01. poem at range: pomegranate

02. affirm like: kaffir lime

03. rad man it: tamarind

04. game nest on: mangosteen

05. bulk cry here: huckleberry

06. rate fur pig: grapefruit

07. ice lent men: clementine

08. pianist for us: passion fruit

09. road turf gin: dragon fruit

10. arc teen in: nectarine

Interestingly, some of these fruits appear on the “Preserves” cartridge. The winner (by random draw of all correct entries) of a brand new Cricut “Preserves” cartridge and embellishment package is:

• • Ms. Celeste Billman ••

Congratulations CELESTE! If you would please contact me with your mailing information, I’ll get your prize package on its way to you. Once again, thank you everybody for visiting and playing. Giveaway #12 will be posting shortly.

Giveaway #10 Winner!

Thanks to all who entered for a chance to win the Giveaway #10. The winner of a prize package that includes a brand new ProvoCraft “Summer Vacation” Limited Edition Cricut cartridge, the Stampin’ Up! “Happy Moments” stamp set and a selection of Summer themed embellishments is:

Shirley Obermeier says: June 15, 2010 at 6:47 am
“I love the beach, so my favorite sounds are water on the beach and that distant call of seagulls. I also love the smell of suntan lotion. The beach is my “happy place.” Thanks for the chance to win.”

Congratulations SHIRLEY! If you would please contact me with your mailing information, I’ll get your goodies on their way to you!

Watch for Giveaway #11 to be announced shortly.