Summer’s here in the UK (again…we had a false alarm in the beginning of June) and suddenly the sunlight has fallen on all the joys of a sunny British July. Ice lollies, wildflowers, lemonade*, little black insects that hop a ride on you when you’re outside and then invade your house.

And best of all, strawberries. Little sweet ones. Like these – remember them?

Strawberries - charms

Well, because Summer is finally here, I’m going to celebrate with my first giveaway-blog-hop-design-team-apalooza post. Five entrants will be picked at random to receive four of my strawberry charms (the sizes you receive will be randomly picked) set with antique copper findings. For free, yay!

So what do you have to do to enter? I’m so glad you asked (because otherwise I’d be talking to myself). Here are the rules:

1). Leave a comment here by the 31st July 2012. (This giveaway is open to all readers, regardless of location)


2). Post a link to this post to your blog/FB/Twitter/Pinterest account for an extra entry (one extra entry per link posted). If you do this, make sure to come back here and comment with a link so I can add your entry!


3). If you’re picked, post a picture with a description of what you did with the charms, and reveal it on the 20th August 2012 with a link to this post and the other entrants.


In case you couldn’t tell, this is my first time organizing one of these, so it will be an experiment for all of us. Let’s see how it goes!


*I only recently found out that in America, lemonade is not fizzy and clear like our lemonade, but pale yellow and flat. I always wondered how so Americans managed to make lemonade in their own homes, and I guess that explains it!


23 Responses to Enter the Summer Fruits Blog Hop/Giveaway/Design Team?

  1. jean munro says:

    These are so pretty!

  2. Georgie says:

    Lol Hazel…not sure I’ve done this right!? Or which is the right one!?
    I did however, know about the American lemonade!;o))x

    Enter the Summer Fruits Blog –…

    • Hazel says:

      Lol, you’ve definitely commented all right (and tweeted, which is something I never figured out how to do!) :D

      (I’m so glad to see you back around Flickr and CP btw – you were missed :) )

  3. salla says:

    Love the strawberries! Count me in.

    • Hazel says:

      Hi Salla – since I didn’t want to leave anyone out, you all will be getting a little pacrel of charms – can you e-mail at continuumdesigns @ with a mailing address please? :)

  4. shelly joyce says:

    i would love to participate!

  5. I do love the strawberry beads,(Love the kites too) in fact I love strawberries in real life too, can’t get enough of them, their season is far too short in my opinion, Jon says I’ll look like a strawberry soon. :-D
    Anyway I have facebooked you and tweeted too

    Planning on a blog post too in a day or two ;-)

    Oh and my mum used to make American style lemonade for us when we were kids, It’s delicious, so refreshing.


  6. Gillian Holmes says:

    Please enter me in the draw – thank you x

  7. ladysaotome says:

    Those are adorable! I have some questions on the giveaway – is it open outside the UK? And when do entries have to be received by?

    I also shared on my facebook but I think the only way to verify that, since you didn’t use a fancy contest app, is to friend each other?

  8. Monique U says:

    Oooh… little berries of summer. As children we used to pick these for hours at a time behind our grandparents’ beach cottage. Occasionally there would be some left for mashing onto home-made pancakes the following morning. They were so sweet we didn’t need syrup… my mouth is watering! I am excited that you’ve affixed your little berry beads to antique copper, my favourite metal.

  9. Monique U says:

    Hazel, I have commented and linked on my blog. Actually, my first link, but one must start somewhere. This giveaway was my encouragement to finally activate my blog. Thanks for offering this!

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