A Statement of Intention ... & a GiveAway


Moving home, which Des & I did a few months ago, and a New Year. They're both great opportunities for de-cluttering & organising a crafting space aren't they? And did I make the most of those opportunities to do mine? No. I'm afraid I didn't.

Now Spring is almost with us, and that brings with it the annual round of Spring Cleaning doesn't it? Well, maybe not when there's all-too-important-crafting to be done lol! But it certainly brings the feeling of wanting to refresh & renew everything doesn't it? And that's how I feel right now, about my little Studio.

Maybe it's because the lovely Spring sunshine we have in Cornwall at the moment is making me see everything in a new light. I know some of you have lots of snow at the moment. And given that we don't really get snow right down here in this part of the world and I am still a Yorkshire girl at heart, I am always a teensy little bit jealous of you. But I do love my sunshine too. And today & recently, the sunshine here has been lovely : )
Maybe it's because everything in the garden is starting to burst into bud and the Spring bulbs into mounds of colourful blossoms.
Maybe it's because I have a Spring birthday in April and this time of year is my time to wake up and spring myself into action.
Or maybe it's because I opened a drawer in my Studio this morning and thought 'I don't use a single thing in there!'

I don't know. But something at the moment has given me the proverbial kick in the pants I think I needed and is making me want to declutter and organise it. And just make it pretty again.

So I'm going to do it. There, I've said it. I think that is my 'Statement of Intention' - my official promise to myself that I will clean, organise & declutter my Pink Petticoat Studio. I think I once read somewhere that to formally state an intention is half way to getting a job done? Well, we'll see.

Over the next few days, I'm going to put together an Action Plan for myself to help me do it. I think it will take some time to complete. I feel as though I have accumulated a lot of junk. And I have to work in the space whilst I do it. And I am limited with the amount of time I can dedicate to doing it. But I think a plan will help keep me on track. And during the Easter holidays I'd like to make a really good start. I think I'm going to blog it too, so I can record my progress.

But I did want to do something straight away, and this pile of Paper Packs is it. They were all Free Cover Gifts that I've received with my Card Making Magazines over the last ... I don't know actually ... year or so? And they were one of the things sitting in that drawer. So I've taken them out & I'm not going to put them back in to just sit there, taking up space any longer. My decluttering starts right now. And I'm going to give them away instead : )

So ...

If you would like to win them, simply leave a comment below, here on the blog. Or on the Pink Petticoat Facebook page. I'll enter each comment into a draw and I'll send them all to one lucky random winner. I'll select and announce the winner here on the blog on Saturday, the 16th March.

Just one comment per person please! Thank you.
And good luck : )

*** Random winners have now been selected. Comments are now closed. Thank you!***

Love Liz xx


69 comments on A Statement of Intention ... & a GiveAway

  1. Wish I had found your papers and images a LONG time ago...I'm a recent customer who LOVES everything! I have no need to look further...your papers and images are PERFECT! Donna Duncan aka @TigerBoyTheCat on Twitter and Facebook/donna.duncan955@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your papers Liz. I still have all my CDS, from the time of Lulu and co. Loving the latest range of yellow and grey papers.Good luck with the de-clutter.....Linda x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your papers and images. We never lose our Yorkshire hearts so like you must I start decluttering. Occasionally have a clear out and give that which I don't use to a local charity. One of the joys of digi stamps paper etc is they don't take up precious storage space (unless of course your computer starts getting clogged up!)Joan xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Liz, it's good to have a spring clean, wow so many thoughts..loved reading your post! Ruby x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Super gorgeous papers, very generous Liz. Congrats on the move and the intentions. I love a declutter and a Spring clean! Thanks for the chance, love Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  6. WOW not only do you offer THE best papers and images and cute sentiments but a freebie too! Would love to win this and a clear out as they say one woman's junk is another's treasure and treasure these I would!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi, would be great to have some new papers/stuff to create with,

    Sandra x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Spring Clean....mmmm is it that time already...lol

    ReplyDelete
  9. As I use these free gifts to make cards for charity I would love to win these paper pads. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win them. Good luck with the de-cluttering. Hugs Christine x

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really must declutter my house too. I always think it makes you feel like its a fresh start!

    Ali x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ooh what lovely goodies. I'm thinking of a bit of a studio spring clean too but I'm scared of the chaos once I start emptying drawers!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ooh thank you for the opportunity, some new papers would be lovely. Pam x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ooh I would love these :) good on you for publicly stating your intentions, I think I need to do the same :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love your papers - such reasonable prices too. Makes them hard to resist. And now a freebie too! Thanks so much.

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a fantastic giveaway........... I would love to be the winner of these lovely papers firstly because I love having some nice papers easily available rather than print off papers all the time, also as my friend and I have been asked to start up a little craft club at a local residential home and these papers would help with stocking up on items for this as the home doesn't have any funds to buy items. . . . sorry to waffle on, thanks and enjoy your crafting. Sue x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Good luck with the cleaning and organizing,I think I will follow your lead. Love everything Pink Petticoat, thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  17. great idea - i should really do something similar!! x

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a wonderfully inspiring post! and those papers look gorgeous! Good luck everyone, and thanks for the chance to win :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. wow! it would be absolutely amazing to recieve these through the post! i know they came to you as freebies, but what a lovely offer...to give them away as a prize! its my birthday too - this weekend. my choice would be to spend the day crafting! x

    ReplyDelete
  20. would love to win these fab papers..but i do love your papers that i can happily keep printing and using time and time again :) thank you Liz for giving us the chance to win them.. michelle xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. I had a spring clean lately and I only have one craft cupboard so I can only begin to imagine what beautiful things you will uncover in the process. Thanks for the opportunity of winning these papers, they look fab. Look forward to following your progress :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh these would be so useful as I don't have any pretty papers in craft drawers. Thank you for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thank you so much for the chance to take part in your wonderful giveaway they looks gorgeous and l would just love to be that winner as would all of the others so good luck to all who enter and thank you for this chance xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Spring always gives me that feeling too - a good clear out and start a fresh - good luck. Would love to win. Thank you
    CB

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a wonderfully generous thing to do on your part. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win some lovely paper packs! I've been re-arranging and organizing my crafty space, and it's an ongoing job, I'm afraid! LOL Best of luck to you on your endeavors to do the same. Big Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh dear....you're making me feel guilty now....I sooo need to tidy & de-clutter too, but every time I try to start I see something interesting to play with so I play instead, lol. Maybe I should make a statement of intention too. Maybe tomorrow.
    :0) Mo

    ReplyDelete
  27. would love to win these!! Happy spring cleaning!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for the chance to win these papers, Liz x
    Good luck with your spring de-cluttering/cleaning ... when you've finished yours, can you do mine please? xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. I know that I won't get them as too far to post but enjoy the decluttering - you have inspired me to attack my workroom - if only you could see the clutter and mess - artistic license - I call it.
    Carolyn NZ

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love a good spring declutter. Would also love to win these gorgeous papers too, great give away. Lolo x

    ReplyDelete
  31. Happy spring clean, thanks for the chance to win.
    I am loving your new papers. Amanda xxx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hi Liz,
    when I try to clear out my craft hoard I just move it from one place to another - or put it in a new box!!
    Good luck with your declutter! x

    ReplyDelete
  33. Good for you Liz!!! I'm 'trying' to do the same thing... sort of :) A little at time! Post a photo when you get there!!!
    Love and blessings, Lori

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh, yes - more papers - because there are never enough - all I can say is: thank goodness for digital crafting!!! My computer is almost bursting and I love it!
    Sue J xx

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh how fun it would be to win . . . I love paper!

    ReplyDelete
  36. A good Spring Clean sounds a fantastic time to start the declutter. Those papers look gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thank you very much for the great chance to win. I love going through things and purging too!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love spring time...it's time to renew and refresh, make everything clean and bright :-) I love all your papers they're so pretty !!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have purchased several of your papers and designs, have not used them yet, but loved them enough to buy them. I guess I should start cleaning out the digital craft room, what am I talking about, that is the great part of digital crafting, have more than enough hard drive, no need to clean! :-)
    Would love to help you clean up your area, send anything my way, I'll find a place for it.

    ReplyDelete
  40. You spring clean we benefit how good is that. It would be gret to win some papers.

    Wilma x. X

    ReplyDelete
  41. One crafter's clutter is another crafter's treasure! What a lovely chance to win - thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Papers oooohhhhh like shoes you can never have too many can you? Love a chance to win, fingers crossed.
    Chris x

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a lovely give away ... Thanks for the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Brrr you can keep the snow, I'd rather sunshine any day :)
    We're coming to the end of summer here so looking forward to time inside with craft supplies.
    Thanks for the chance to score some pretty paper......enjoy your sunshine:)

    ReplyDelete
  45. You've inspired me Liz - am feeling the need to go and clear out the clutter...ebay here I come! Meanwhile I would LOVE to win your beautiful papers. Kx

    ReplyDelete
  46. Good luck with your intention ,think I should do the same . Have only recently discovered your site which is a gem of fabulousness .Have already made some lovely cards with the tweet images and planning to make a start on Christmas cards .Are you planning some new desighns ? Can't wait .
    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  47. Squeals!!!!
    These look so lovely hun! I wish we had some of your sunshine here today.

    We're visiting cornwall on our hols in May so let us pray for sunshine then too. Lol.

    Are you east or west yorks? I'm a little of both... hehehee.

    Hugs,
    (And thanks for the chance of winning these gorgeous paper packs.)
    K.xx

    ReplyDelete
  48. Very generous of you Liz and good luck with the de-clutter, easier said than done :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. I love reading your posts Liz. You've inspired me to do a spring lean also of my craft room. You Re very kind giving away your stash!!! I love my Pink Petticoat papers/images. One of my favourites is the gorgeous 'cupcake stand'. I adore it.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs with us and your inspiration. Bless you.
    Hugs Lou. Xx

    ReplyDelete
  50. That's so generous of you - and I admire your de-cluttering goal ! Thanks for the opportunity to benefit from it !

    ReplyDelete
  51. How fun to clean out and make more room for crafting. Good for you, it is such a fabulous feeling to declutter. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  52. very generous of you Liz - good luck with the decluttering!!
    love all your designs and have been a fan for years!

    good luck everyone x

    ReplyDelete
  53. what a great collection of papers! I need to do so much more de-cluttering myself.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Ooh - you're so smart! Me, not so much...so I hope I win! Thank you!

    Lorie

    ReplyDelete
  55. Those papers are adorable! I did some de-cluttering last summer and, wow, it's invigorating!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Great post... I should take a leaf out of your book and do the same, not only in my craft room but in my kitchen too... I have one of those drawers hahaha... thanks for the chance to win the fab papers, fingers crossed.
    Hugs Diane x

    ReplyDelete
  57. What a brilliant generous give away! I've been a customer for a few years now and always turn to PP if I need something special, because every paper and image IS special, thank you for the opportunity to win the lush papers!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I should take a leaf out of your book and de-clutter but I'm still in 'collecting mode' or as my husband calls it 'hoarding'. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely papers (not as lovely as Pink Petticoat though).

    Lynn x

    ReplyDelete
  59. wow great papers, i have just de-cluttered my teenage daughters bedroom before decorating it all by myself and it looks great even if i do say so myself (well no one else will)! you know what teenagers are like. so I would love to win the fab papers. xx

    ReplyDelete
  60. Wow... fun giveaway! I love paper! March 16th is my birthday so I'll have my fingers crossed! Thanks for sharing with us!
    DeniseB

    ReplyDelete
  61. Very nice! I like your blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  62. Decluttering and sunshine such a great combination and the feeling at the end of it - priceless.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Thanks so much for a chane to enter! I would love to win these....i never have enough paper lol
    Fiona L x

    ReplyDelete
  64. I know exactly what you mean by stating the intention but the reality is something quite different. You are very brave to make a start and I should certainly do the same. Trouble is, everything I can't bear to part with "stuff" - I think I need to organise a swap, that way at least it would be different "stuff"!

    ReplyDelete
  65. thanks for the chance to win these lovely papers..Dee x

    ReplyDelete
  66. Hi Liz, thank you for the chance to win such lovely goodies! I found your lovely blog last year and have been addicted to your creations ever since!! I will be having a declutter when I move in to my new house in the coming months and hopefully gaining a craft room ;-) hehe.
    Laura xx

    ReplyDelete
  67. Bring on the decluttering, hopefully my way, thanks for the chance to win! Sharon x

    ReplyDelete
  68. Oooh I love patterned paper. Thank you for such a generous giveaway

    ReplyDelete