Tuesday, 9 July 2013

And the Blitzing Winners Are.....


A total of  206  TREASURIES  were made by both teams between 11pm Friday and just before Midnight on Sunday.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL (if there are more than 206 when clicking please ignore any that do not bear in the title, the words 'Ireland Meets Germany' or 'Germany Meets Ireland.' though 'A Monday Afternoon' was made by a fabulous German team player, Heidi, as a thank you yesterday. Please do check out her treasury too.) Well done & thank you to all who took part and to those who clicked, commented, and promoted like mad things!

The team captains, Bianka and Sue, have chosen their favourites from the opposite team..............drum roll please........


'IRELAND MEETS GERMANY - Only sea between us' by lornaselement

Threesome Silver Ring Set &q...

SUMMER SALE 25% OFF - Sea Ne...

Beach Pottery Pendant with V...

Seagull Ireland - Print of O...

Irish Sea Glass Shards (7)Ob...

Seafoam Sea Glass Pendant Ha...

DUNES, original abstract acr...

Path to the Sea

sunrise in dunworley west co...

Abstract on canvas 15x15cm o...

travel diary, diary, journal...

Felt coin purse. Turquoise s...

Schiff Ahoi - Maritimer Boot...

Silk bracelet with stainless...

Seashell Necklace. Gold Leaf...

CIJ 15% Off Irish Sea Shells...
This stunning treasury was made by Lorna, owner of Craft to Recovery, a fairly new shop on Etsy, opened only a few months ago. Well done Lorna and welcome to the team! So wonderful to see you take part in this team effort. Lorna is an artist and craft lover. She creates some gorgeous beaded rings and knitted ribbon bracelets. Please go check her shop out! Here's a sample of her intricate work:

Fuchsia and orange beaded fuchsia ring
beaded fuchsia ring by Craft to Recovery


'Germany meets Ireland Deutschland trifft Irland - On the Seaside' by HutFreunde

Lovely items from Germany and IrelandSchöne Dinge aus Deutschland und Irland

8X8 Napoleon and Josephine -...

Aquamarine sea water, old st...

Starfish, Lady, Wall Art, Gi...

Vintage Pearl Necklace olivg...

MAGICAL, Fine Art Print, dig...

Sommerfrische - Sommerlicher...

Art Beads ''Juicy F...

Bracelet leather to wrap in ...

Tea Cup & Saucer Pendant

The Spirit of Colombian Biod...

Sterling Silver Chandelier E...

Halstuch für Kinder mit Fra...

Mermaid and catfish - PRINT ...

Mint Coloured Fox Brooch by ...

Like-minded souls. 6" x...

Clutch in green felt, felt b...
Sea themes are mighty popular today. Must be the unusually hot weather here in Costa Del Irlanda..... This cool selection was put together by Marina of Hut Freun[de] Berlin.
Golden Sinamay Saucer/ Headpiece covered with Turquoise Fishnet Fabric
Turquoise and Gold headpiece by Hat Freunde

Based in Berlin, Marina makes beautiful hats for both men and women. Marina did her apprenticeship in an old hat shop in Permasens and created her own label Hutfreunde in 2012. 

Now we also have two true team players who deserve a special mention for their efforts and display of team spirit on the day........

Turquoise necklace seaglass with faux pearl seed beads aqua
seaglass and bead necklace by Petra's Creations

Petra of Petra's Creations ensured the Irish team blew the challenge out of the water, relentlessly turning out list after list. She made a whopping 35 treasuries, each one more fabulous than the last. What's more, she stuck around with the help of a few friends to push the total over 200 by midnight. Well done!!!!

Ring "Tangle" brown
Brown Tangle Ring by Charme Charming
 Regina of Charme Charming   was another star during this challenge. She was there all day clicking, hearting, commenting on all the treasuries and doing her best to push treasuries to the top of the hotness list - another important job!! Well done and thank you to both our champs.
Lea Stein // French Brooch // Vintage Cat Brooch // Black Cat Pin / 1980s
Vintage Lea Stein French Brooch by Art Decoratif
Irish Beach Glass & Copper Pendant or Ornament. Optional Chain. Stirring Sea
Irish seaglass pendant wrapped in copper & silver
 This fabulous, fun (and sometimes frantic) challenge was organised by Martina of Art Decoratif and myself, Anne-Marie of Handmade by Amo'r. On behalf of the team I would like to thank Martina for inviting us to take part and for being amazing to work with in the lead up to, throughout and after the event.   Danke!!!!!


  1. Such an interesting post about an extremely hot event.
    I had so much fun meeting all those wonderful ladies from Ireland. Thank you girls!!
    Here, the slogan 'Getting to know you' truly deserves its name.
    warm regards

  2. It was good fun and definitely a challenge. it was great to find so many new shops i could browse (from europe)!

  3. I'm quite surprised, many thanks for the honor. You are a great team and it was a big fun to spend my weekend with you!

    Danke schön Irland!!!!! Thank you Irland!!!

  4. I loved this series of treasuries!
    Molly : )

  5. I should add that there were lots of great team players on both sides: those who made loads of treasuries, those who clicked commented and promoted and even those who quietly came in and posted a treasury once or twice early in the morning or late at night.

  6. This was such a fantastic effort! Well done to everyone involved. It was amazing to see the Activity feed go so crazy! Thanks so much everyone X

  7. It was a fabulous treasury blitz! Congratulations to all the winners, and a big thank you to Anne-Marie and Martina! Great to get to know the Promoteamde, and maybe we can one day do something else together again.