Monday, 31 January 2011

One World, one Heart!

This year I am participating in One World One Heart.

Quoting Lisa from One World One Heart
One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.


For the people coming here from One World One Heart and don't know me. I am a 47 year old Dutch, living in Israel on a kibbutz, mother of five and cat lover. I love art, traditional but also 3D, crafting, scrapping, vintage and antiques, books, interior design (shabby chic, Scandinavian, English cottage, French), nature, history and tons more :)
This are my door prizes! (Second Prize added when I reached 100 comments.)

First prize
I tried to give you something representing "me" as I described above. Something artsy, something vintage, something nature, something from my country, something creative etc. so I came up with this: A box, filled with treasures!

  • A hand painted rose by me; canvas is 6x8 inch;
  • a vintage hanky with flowers and lace;
  • a piece of eco rose soap from Cnaan, Israel; Cnaan handmade organic soaps - bathe with nature to utilize what mother nature has given us, using pure aromatherapy essential oils for therapeutic benefits, no synthetic materials or chemicals, no SLS, just the pure and natural goodness of the earth for your skin. The process Cnaan uses retains all the natural glycerin that helps to moisturize your skin without leaving your body feeling dry and itchy. I am giving you one piece of Cnaan  handmade therapeutic organic soap (rose for dry skin);
  • a hamsa doorhanger with the Hebrew verse, Shema Israel on it ("Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God! The Lord is One!");
  • a little organza bag with a hamsa charm, with inside a mini book of the Psalms of David;
  • a little bag of hamsa charms for your projects;
  • two cards with vintage buttons;
  • a set of 4 shabby handwriting coasters made by me;

Second Prize
  • A hand painted canvas  by me; canvas is 8x8 inch;
  • a piece of eco lavender eucalyptus soap from Cnaan, Israel; Cnaan handmade organic soaps - bathe with nature to utilize what mother nature has given us, using pure aromatherapy essential oils for therapeutic benefits, no synthetic materials or chemicals, no SLS, just the pure and natural goodness of the earth for your skin. The process Cnaan uses retains all the natural glycerin that helps to moisturize your skin without leaving your body feeling dry and itchy. I am giving you one piece of Cnaan  handmade therapeutic organic soap (lavender eucalyptus);
  • a little bag of hamsa charms for your projects;


I hope you like what I have put together!
Just leave a comment under this post,  to enter the drawing. You don't need to follow or do anything else, but you need to have a blog (that is one of the rules of the organizer). I will ship worldwide. Be sure there is a way for me to contact you if you win!
You have time to enter from Jan 30th. The winner will be announced on Feb 17th. 
Edit 1: 
I am closing the give away at 12:00 midday Feb 17th local time ( GMT + 2:00)
Winners will be announced tonight, Feb 17th. 
Parcels will be shipped Sunday Feb 20th.
(Israeli Post does not work on Friday and Saturday)

Edit 2:
The give away has now closed. Comments are disabled. Good luck!


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Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Hello Elsina!

Thank you so much for stopping by this morning! Your door prize is so beautiful and thoughtful!

I hope you have a wonderful day!


marie said...

Hi Elsina,
What a beautiful assortment of treasures you put together ~ thanks for the chance to win them.
And thanks for visiting me today!

BLiSsAngELs said...

Hi Elsina
I 'v heard from you in ages how are you?
I see the shells you sent every remind me of my dear blogging friend so far away... if you have time pop over and say hi hugs wendy

Fiona said...

HI Elsina - what a beautiful name - 12 cats - my goodness I have 3 and hubby won't let me have any more! What a gorgeous gift you have put together for us - I'd love a chance to win - and pleas stop by my OWOH giveaway

Sherry said...

What a fabulous prize you've put together Elsina! Thank you for already visiting my blog today, and good luck!

Rika said...

Lovely give aways!

Linda said...

Oh my...what a lovely assortment! It's such a treat to meet you and visit your blog.

cbee said...

Oh this is really a box full with treasures! I would love to win this! Thank you for having commented on my OWOH!!
Hugs, Caro

E Makes Art said...

Hi! So glad you stopped by my blog! Please enter me in your generous giveaway! That soap sounds wonderful!! Along with the rest of the goodies of course!


Dymphie said...

wat een schatten heb jij als OWOH prijs bij elkaar gezocht. Ik maak graag een kans :)

dank je wel voor je bezoek aan mijn blog ♡

gr. Dymphie

rochambeau said...

Dearest Elsina,
What a gorgeous name you possess!
It's interesting to know you are on a Kibbutz. I have a friend who worked on one many moons ago. Do you have cats at your Kibbutz? Is that a crazy question?
Really it is a pleasure to get the chance to learn about you today.
Thank you for throwing my name into the hat for your giveaway of treasure.

pat said...

hi elsina, thanks for stopping by! you're offering such great goodies, selected with love, i'm sure! from one cat lover to another...have lots of fun! pat

Mrs A said...

Hi Elsina your giveaway is so beautiful, you have put so much into to this, its been a real treat to find your blog, thanks for visiting me too!

Threads of Inspiration said...

Elsina, what a beautiful blog you have and a lovely gift box you have compiled. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Kathy said...

Oh, I have stumbled into heaven! I absolutely love, love, love your box of goodies. I collect Hamsa's, they are quite special to me. I have been to Israel but only got the chance to glimpse a kibbutz. I read all about them and would love to learn more about you and your life on one. Oh please, please, please let me be the lucky winner of your gift.

Susan said...

Hello Elsina,
thanks for visiting :)
now I am here visiting you :)
Lovely giveaway! Please count me in.
Thanks, Susan

Lois0607 said...

Hi Elsina

Thank you so much for visitng me and leaving my first comment for OWOH 2011.
I think your giveaway is so very thoughtful. It really showcases all the talent you have.
Best Wishes and Have Fun !

HUGZ - Lois

Cindy said...

Oh, I want this door prize! Is it wrong to covet things during One World One Heart? It is so nice to see your creations! I would love for you to stop by my place -


Laurie said...

I’m so glad you stopped by to visit and enter my giveaway! I've been a follower of your blog for some time now. :) I really like the package you put together from Israel; I've always wanted to visit and I hope I will get there, one of these days. Thanks for offering the giveaway and have fun visiting blogs!

Boom said...

Hello Elsina, I have two thoughts from visiting your blog. First you are a wonderful lady because you love and care for cats. Second, if the treasures that you put together represent you; then you are beautiful through and through. Thank you for sharing your blog.
Boom in KS USA

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic prize! Would love to win it :) Thank you for your generosity.
Please stop by my blog to enter my giveaway, I'm #323.
Greetings from Mexico~

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Homemaker Honey said...

G'Day, Elsina! Your box of goodies would be very welcome in my home here in Brisbane.

homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

My OWOH giveaway:

Unknown said...

A delightful giveaway such wonderful gifts, the Rose is exquisite.
I dreamed of living on a kibbutz in my teens, good for you.

Be happy in all you do xxx

Saskia said...

Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your beautiful giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it, thanks!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

Unknown said...

hello beautiful :-) Elsina opportunities
fingers crossed:))
hello mary

peggy said...

I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
Love your prize, and I would looooove to win.
Thanks for the chance.
Lots of greetings from Belgium.

vintage wil said...

Your giveaway is gorgeous! please count me in!!!

Angela said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. What a lovely post and a beautiful giveaway. I was speaking in church last week about the importance of the Shama - and the blessings to be found in the psalms

have a lovely day - shalom! xx

Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

Hi Elsina! So glad to meet you and what a wonderful time I had viewing your blog! Thank you for visiting mine earlier too! powellcynthia@comcast/net

Amy S. said...

Oooh! What a fun giveaway!

froebelsternchen said...

wonderful prices!

PetraB said...

A wonderful assortment of treasures. Thank you for the chance to win it! Happy travelling!

bockel24 said...

So nice to meet you via OWOH, Elsina, it was interesting to read about you and your life! I love those handwriting coasters, so please add my name to your list (and thanks for visiting my blog!).

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Unknown said...

Everything is beautiful! Enter my OWOH at

Fat Dormouse said...

What a gorgeously generous giveaway gift!! I'd be thrilled to receive this.
I am interested in card making and decorating boxes - but sadly found out about OWOH too late to participate.

I have two blogs - come & see me sometime

Artfully Musing said...

What a wonderful prize! Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Bertiebo said...

Wat een leuke cadeautjes heb je. Echt superleuk. 't Lijkt me heel leuk om iets te winnen. Kom als je tijd hebt ook even bij mij kijken. Groet van Bettie

Linda said...

Hi Elsina,

What a generous giveaway! Beautiful thoughtful treasures! Love it! Count me in!

Best Wishes,

magpie said...

what a charming and thoughtful 'door prize' - sharing a piece of yourself. i will look further into your blog as i'm curious where in israel you live. hope all is well as the situation in you part of the world continues to evolve. be safe.

Anonymous said...

Ik neem aan dat ik dit ook in het Nederlands kan typen (want ik zag Dymphie hetzelfde doen, LOL!) Dank voor je bezoekje aan mijn blog - volgens mij ben ik al eens eerder op jouw blog geweest (via 'Three muses'??) maar dat weet ik niet meer zeker... Wat een bijzondere doorprize heb jij! Ik doe graag mee in je trekking! Liefs,

spindelmaker said...

This is truly a treasure! Please count me in! Oh, and have a nice day! :-)

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Your artwork is phenomenal! Gorgeous! And you have offered such a lovely prize package, too. 12 cats! Oh dear! Sometimes my 2 cats drive me crazy! But I do love them. Glad I visited.

Jeanie Callaghan

Lisa PN said...

Thanks for your kind words over at my blog! I love your giveaway! I collect Hamsa's and would love to add yours to my collection. When i was in Israel years ago, i started a little collection and now i try to get them from all over the world.
I saw that your cat Joey went missing and i hope that he will return soon! I have two cats and know how horrible it could be if one went missing!
Please do include me in the giveaway, and perhaps we could do some sort of hamsa swap? I would love that!


Cindy said...

Oh Elsina what a treasure trove of gifts you've put together! I love it! Thank you for coming by my blog, I hope to see you again. I would love to win your gift.

Hugs XX Barbara

Ellen said...

Greetings from Canada. Nice giveaway!
Visit me at #336 at Shimmer and Tulle.

AlwaysInspired said...

What a wonderful prize package!
Stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Laura said...

I have a hamsa hand tattooed on my neck!..I love your door prize!!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. What a great blog you have, and I love the background and banner. The design and color are great. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

yoborobo said...

Hi Elsina! Wow, this is a truly wonderful door prize. It's like a treasure box! I loved reading about your family in your sidebar. Nice to meet you! I am in Maryland, USA. Come by and visit me at #278! Pam

Jingle said...

This is truly a beautiful collection of goodies! I really love that each piece represents a bit of you! That makes it really special! I hope you get the chance to visit my giveaway! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

Aimee Jeffries said...

Wonderful treasures! Happy OWOH! Nice to meet you :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this is awesome!! You are so generous. So nice to meet you!
Your giveaway is wonderful and gorgeous, would love to be in with a chance to win!

Greetings from bonny Scotland.

PS. If you have a minute please come and visit mine too:o)

Dawn said...

What a generous offering Elsina!
You like so many of the things that I do :)
Please visit my blog too (Art of Humungous Proportions).
Best wishes from Canada ~
OWOH Blog #602

Noemi said...

What a lovely giveaway.
The door hanger is so beautiful and the coasters too.
Please count me in for the draw.

A big hug from Spain, and feel free to pop over my blog and participate on my giveaway.

Mixed Media/ Altered Crafts said...

I would treasure this door prize that you have put together with thought, and love. It is a special kind of prize. Please count me in this OWOH prize! Thanks, Tee

A Scattering said...

Such a meaningful and beautiful prize. It is truly unique. I'd love to be entered in your draw.

You have 12 cats! I am in awe of you. We have only one and he runs our house, we love him very much.

Ontario, Canada

Numinosity said...

What a nice giveaway! I'm offering up coasters on mine too. A nice group of treasures you have here.
Nice to meet you.
xoxo Kim

FourSistersInACottage said...

IT'S GORGEOUS and I was so excited to read that you are family is originally from Holland and my Mom (who is 72) still speaks dutch to this day.
How fun and please enter me into your giveaway. SOOOOO PRETTY!!!
Hugs, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Tara... said...

oh my wow!! What an amazing collection of things to give away - i would love unwrapping something like that!! You are obviously very generous. Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

RosA said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. So nice to meet new friends! Your door prize is so lovely. (I also like your before and after kitchen photos.)

Gail said...

What an amazing giveaway! would love a chance to get my hands on all of it!

have a great day!

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

Unknown said...

Awesome giveaway items, really like your blog header and design!

stop by for my giveaway!!

Deborah said...

Your giveaway is so generous and each part of it so lovely but I can't get over the TWELVE cats!! Hahaha. I have one and would like more but probably not twelve:) Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me on my blog too. I am #229 on the list.

Michaele Sommerville said...

Such a wonderful box of treasures! If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



Mimi said...

How wonderful!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


LauraO said...

Hello from the USA. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like the items you have put together for your giveaway - thoughtful and different.

Jodaeodesign said...

Your giveaway is wonderful. Please include me in your drawing.

Anonymous said...

What a nice give away. I also am a cat lover.

Anonymous said...

Hello Elsina! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Glad to see that you're in the OWOH too! Beautiful work, enjoy the rest of OWOH!


~Spike #22,24

Rosie said...

Hello from Germany. It’s so nice to meet you. Your door prize is fantastic. Thanks for entering me in your contest. Please visit my Blog too. I’m #116 on the flying wings

Klik said...

A real treasure! Thanks for chance :)

Regards from Russia

Isabelle said...

Hallo Elsina ! I would love to win the rose soap !
Groeten uit België !

K J D said...

Thank you for visiting!

I love that your door prize is so personal!


Caroline said...

Hi Elsina,

Greeting from a fellow blogger (Dutchie) and crafter from the UK.

I enjoyed my visit here and it's nice meeting you. You put together a beautiful and unique give-away ... so generous!

Thank you for being part of this happy event and for visiting me.


Ema Kilroy said...

Hi Elsina. Thank you for stopping by blog (, tree pendant giveaway. I'm glad you found me.
Your pieces are beautiful. I am such a victorian era girl. Please enter me to win. Thank you for all your offerings.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

What a wonderful assortment of goodies you put together! Very generous! I'd love to win this treasure box :) Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar #88

Carol said...

Beautiful, fun treasures.

OWOH hugs.
Carol H.

Luthien Thye said...

hello Elsina :)
thank you for visiting me :) and leaving such a lovely comment!! love your blog ... so many interesting stuff!!! and man ... you are really generous to be giving away so many door prizes! and so thoughtfully put together :) wow!! and may i say ... you are beautiful! you remind me of natalie portman :)
thank you for letting me play!!
luthien :)

Shawkl said...

Elsina...that's a very lyrical name. I like the sound of it. LOL! Your prize is quite nice too! Happy AWOL to you from Alabama, USA!

bub said...

I enjoyed visiting your KEWL blog

Please stop by mine OWOH 2011

Loralynn said...

Fantastic giveaway! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Janine said...

Hallo , nice to meet you.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprices.
This is really beautiful and so generous.
I would love to win that.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Carole Burant said...

Hi Elsina, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your box filled with such delightful items:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Micki said...

Wonderful Prizes! I uses to live at Kibbutz Shomrat. Which kibbutz are you on?
Please visit me at Irish Muses #678

WalkingWithFeathers said...

I can't think of Israel without thinking of my friend Adam in the IDF. So pleased to be acquainted with another person living in Israel! Part of my heart is already there with Adam--say hi to it if you ever encounter him ;-)

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you... I am having so much fun reading all the wonderful blogs..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida
Blogs Southern Style #566 and Nanbon's Corner #567 USA

BabesbyBarb said...

I love your paintings, you have a lovely prize. I hope you find time to visit my blog for my giveaway

Healing Woman said...

I would be thrilled to receive any of the meaningful gifts you have offered. Please enter my name in your drawing. Also, I would love it if you would come by for a visit to my blog at number 92.

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Hi Elsina,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed my visit here. You have a lovely blog. I especially liked your kitchen makeover. Please include me in your prize drawing for OWOH.

fairyrocks said...

Elsina, So nice to meet you, I love your aprons!!! Your RAK is my kinda package for sure.
Keep smiling and creating

Kim said...

You have put together a fabulous giveaway - thanks for giving me the chance to win it!

Brenda said...

I'm a 63 baby too, but I only have 3 children, definitely don't live in a kabbutz, I am vegetarian though (high raw) and I too love cats - well all animals - I only have 2 cats, 2 dogs and 2 cockatiels.

FairlyGirly said...

Beautiful gifts. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

Diane said...

Hello Elsina!
Your work is positively gorgeous! (I've been here before.) Please count me in & drop by my blog if you have amoment & join in my giveaway. Hugs, Diane

Mervi said...

Hi,Elsina, beautiful giveaway, hope to win something.

Greetings from Finland, travelling on the wings of
OWOH, number *451*, welcome to visit;-))m

leikkaan AT

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hi there! It's so nice to meet you and learn more about you! I love the treasures you've put together! Thank you! ♥ Hope you'll visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

Floss said...

Wow - isn't OWOH an incredible way to meet people? It's really good to have found you here, and to begin to learn a bit about your life - I have a good friend who sent a very important part of her life on a kibbutz. I shall read moer of your blog, and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks!

Betty said...

What a lovely assortment you are offering! Include me please and visit me when you get time!

CircleofLifeStudioScraps said...

Good Morning Elsina, Shalom!
You KNOW I have a love for Israel, and you and your blog. Thank you!

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Oh Elsina! I would absolutely love to win this prize. Its so good to see you again. I pop over every now and then to see how you are doing.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Unknown said...

so nice to meet you and see about your interesting life!
please enter me in your give away..

Digital Misfit said...

Pleased to meet you, Elsina :)
Your blog is lovely, as is the collection of beautiful treasures you have gathered to share.
I especially love your art and the coasters.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Unknown said...

Greetings from a fellow cat lover in Oregon, USA! I LOVE treasure boxes and yours is lovely! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 All the best, Susan Faye

Janet said...

Hi Elsina, nice to meet you. Such nice gifts you have put together that really represent your world.

Gabriela said...

Hello Elsina! So happy to meet you!Waving from Ohio, USA.
I love your blog and will follow...The gifts are beautiful!
Gabriela #439

MissKoolAid said...

Hello Elsina,
I think that this is a wonderful idea for a prize.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

the mixie pixie said...

I was drawn in, from Land O'Nod's blog, by your picture, which I have now learned is artwork by (fabulous) you!- called Drummer Boy. It is a mesmerizing image! Then, when I read about you I thought, "this is a kindred heart." My favorite movies read similar to yours, and I admire that you are living on a kibbutz. I once went to Nederland (Amsterdam) to help my sister move there, & who speaks Dutch, in pursuit of her Art History Phd. (which she just received in Dec) So I am just stopping by to say hello fellow-artist-kindred spirit! I am so glad to meet you! Hugs! ~theMixiePixie (@blogspot or @

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaways - a box filled with treats, beautiful!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Shai Williams said...

Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


Sandi M said...

Hi Elsina, thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. It must be very interesting to live on a kibbutz (sp?) in Israel. Your OWOH is a very sweet and intriguing gift. I love the idea of lots of little things that represent you :)
Sandi #559

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Elisina, Great to see you her, What a lovely giveaway your doing, Please include me,
hugs Lynn

danit said...

הי אלסינה (?), חבילה מהקיבוץ נשמע מעולה! הסתכלתי על התמונות מהכרמל, אני חושבת שאני מכירה את המקום.

CathyH said...

Hi Elsina! Such a wonderful collection of pretty things, thank you! I enjoyed your gallery of art too
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

jane p said...

Yes, I absolutely love what you put together. Please pick me.

Angela said...

What a beautiful box of treasures! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello! Isnt this OWOH event fun? :-)


Jenny said...

Hello Elsina... what an amazing giveaway you have... wow beautiful treasures indeed... Please count me in :)))

Jenny x

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a lovely name...Elsina. I enjoyed reading your profile and hearing of where you live and how you make things TLC with your hands. When you've time, please visit Thistle Cove Farm.

Anonymous said...

Hi Elsina, it is good to see you again. You used to follow my old blog,crazy4art4u and I couldn't wait to get here to see your blog - I slothfully had not come over for a long time. Your blog is beautiful and I love your artwork. I hope you get a chance to come visit my new blog and say Hi... after all this is not just about finding new friends but also about rekindling old friendships! :D I promise I will be back after this world tour is over and visit longer (I am your newest follower)... for now,
Hugs from snowy New Hampshire USA,
Beth P

jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Mollye said...

Hi new sister, Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your loving supporting words about the loss of my son Jake. Loss is not a good word as we never lose them do we. I also feel your pain. You are a beautiful spirit and have a lovely blog. I'd love winning your gift prize. Thank you and I hope we becocme good friends, XXMollye

Danielle said...

what a fun collection!
binafan at hotmail dot com

My Journey to Hope said...

I would REALLY love to win your lovely giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

:) Michelle

Alexandra said...

Hi Elsina, your cat is really sweet and your giveaway is fantastic. Please add my name.
Greetings from Germany
Alexandra ... and thanks for stopping at my OWOH

Danelle Carvell said...

Hi Elsina,
Greetings from Pennsylvania, USA
I am so impressed by your door prize. Of all the prizes so far, I would treasure this the most. It is so very special. I think I would cry if I received it. Happy tears of course. Please visit my blog and leave a comment.
Salt & Light #663

Rusted Wings said...

what lovely offerings, and a generous heart you have!
please come visit my blog #30 on the list,
warm hugs & blessings from Montana.

Dianne said...

You have an interesting array of giveaways.
Please enter me in your draw and come on over to my blog #348 and toss your name in the hat if you wish. Thanks!

carylsrealm said...

Oh my, what a generous giveway! And you have a beautiful blog!
Caryl OWOH #270

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am totally impressed with your work. And YES, I love these beauties you have chosen for us, too. I had no idea what a kibbutz was until I started blogging. Now I know what you are talking about. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by.

Gracie "Neky White" said...

Your giveaway is so beautiful!!! I would love to win something so special!
Thanks for the chance to win :D

Come to enter my giveaway if you have time!

Hugs !!

Ksenia said...

Wow! Your door prize is wonderful!
I like how you've selected the gifts!
I’d love to be a lucky winner!

Oxana from Moldova
fancyscrap at

~Tonja~ said...

Your door prize is beautiful...would love to win those treasures....
Have a Blessed day

Geri said...

I love your blog and would love to know what it's like living on a kibbutz! I think I'll become a follower to learn more about you and your life. I'm enjoying my worldwide blog tour! If I'm lucky enough to win, please contact me through my blog

Nancy Markosky said...

What a wonderful box of goodies- I like that so many of the items reflect your country- I can see you put much thought into the box. I love your blog design-very cool. Please visit my blog too- I am lucky #777 on the list.


Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed for a chance at your treasures! We are cat lovers too, we have 15 now. lol Visit me too #220 needlewings at

Elsina said...

posting this for Jobi:

Elsina - what a beautiful prize you are offering. Count me in. It means so much to me to hear of your efforts with rescuing and aiding the animals. I am so happy meet you!
I seems our google account is in my cat's name (I know you understand crazy cat people!) and I wasn't able to send it through with the proper http for MY site. I did not want to get it all confused.

I would love to be in your drawing, though. And I look forward to watching your blog, too. I Networked it already!


Watercolor Art cards and custom Pet Portraits. Check for specials at

Gale said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway! Wonderful parts and pieces! Great prize.
Feel free to come to my blog, look around and enter my giveaway for some homemade cards.
:) Gale

Emily R. said...

Love the hamsa hands. I think they are just beautiful.

Would love to win either of them.


My blog not much as of yet.

Connie said...

what a generous giveaway - so many wonderful goodies! please enter me in your draw, and come enter mine!

It's me said...

Hoiii!! he he ...eindelijk heb ik je gevonden !! zie je overal commentaar geven maar als ik dan kijk wie je bent.......linkt het niet door naar je blog !!...welkom bij mijn give away !!!...ik ga je ook volgen hoor!! leuk !! heb even wat gelezen hier en daar op je blog.......leuk dat je in Israel woont....en ik doe ook graag mee aan jouw give away!!!......wat een mooie !!..fijne dag !! en kom zeker gauw terug !! liefs Ria....

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely work Elsina. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Sarah Sullivan said...

Oh oh oh loving your treats!! Beautiful work!!! Wow you live in a kibbtz..that is facinating!! So nice to meet you! Yes please add my name to your giveaway!!! Thank you for popping by mine! Sarah :)

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Caroline said...

Wonderful giveaway! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

Electra said...

Hello from Canada, Elsina! What a delight it would be to have these lovely treasures from Israel!
I hope you can stop by and say Hi if you haven't already-

JLaine said...

Hello from Thailand! I love how you put all your giveaways together. I especially like those stuff from Israel. Israel is one country that I dream of going. I read the Bible and would love to see the places that has been written there. :)

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Anonymous said...

Count me in the drawing please!!! :D

JoAnne said...

Hello Elsina,
Your giveaway gifts are all so beautiful and generous!
Happy OWOH!

trisha too said...

Elsina, that is a lovely lot of treasures!! Happy OWOH to you!

If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

soraya nulliah said...

Hi Elsina-thank you so much for visiting my blog today...this is such a great event...where we can meet people from all across the world...and your door prizes are so wonderful:)

Dawn @ alteredartists said...

Thanks for dropping by! Please toss my hat in the ring! Your work is lovely.
OWOH #733

Julie Ann said...

Hi Elsina! What gorgeous paintings you create! Your giveaway sounds fantastic :) Have a wonderful time with OWOH!

Nancy said...

What a lovely gift you are offering. I, too am a cat lover and enjoyed loofing at your pets.

Unknown said...

Hi from chilly England. Thank you for letting me peek into your world. I would love to visit Israel. Please count me in and if you get a chance pop by my blog #404, a warm welcome awaits!

Michelle said...

Love your work here. Oh, and THANK YOU for not having music play automatically when I come to your site :)

Mandy said...

this is an amazing giveaway...would love to be in your draw...oh no to ikea burn down...i love that place....
thanks for popping by my b;log\xxx

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance please stop by my blog it is #809 on the OWOH tour.

Monique Kleinhans said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt gift!

Thanks for being a part of OWOH. I hope you'll get the chance to come visit me as well:

Wendy said...

It is wonderful to meet you . Your art is incredible. It was a pleasure visiting your blog. I would love to be entered into your OWOH giveaway.
Please visit during your journey
wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Rayna said...

Very pretty painted rose! You're very talented! Thanks!

Rayna - Minnesota
northstarshetlands AT
OWOH blogger #836

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Nice to meet you Elsina. very exotic collections of things in your giveaway.Pleae enter me in the draw. I'm hoping I win.
Maybe you'll find tie to visit my blog. #723


maya dot matthew at gmail dot com

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Ashley said...

Thank you Elsina for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. You work is wonderful and please enter me in your giveaway. I'm officially following your blog and it's so nice to meet you.


nfmgirl said...

So many beautiful things! Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

artangel said...

What a thoughtful and wonderful prize! I love your idea of a "treasure box" and I'd be thrilled to win!
Lovely to meet you :)

Anne said...

Hi Elsina, What a beautiful assortment of gifts!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

Lululiz said...

Great prizes, Elsina, who doesn't love a treasure box or hand painted roses? Please enter me in the draw, and thank you for stopping by blog and entering my giveway (831).

Unknown said...

Greetings from Cornwall, It's so nice to meet you and your blog, your treasure box looks beautful, such a wonderful idea!

Gloria said...

Hi Elsina,

You have a wonderful blog. I've been reading your design tips and thanks to you, will be looking at Photoscape and other things.

Beautiful family. You're gifted and talented.

Thanks for sharing and for the entry, a generous prize from you.

Here I am:

So long for now.

Lucy said...

Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

Carola Bartz said...

Hello Elsina, your doorprizes are so beautiful. I especially like the hamsa charms. Gorgeous.
If you have time I'd love to welcome you on my blog at my OWOH post. I'm #188 on the list.

Grace @ WhimsyLoft dot com said...

Hello, greetings from Malaysia. It is nice to meet

you.And thank U for the generous opportunity.
Please come visit me too!

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Icela said...

Elsina, what beautiful giveaways, Roses are my favorite. thank you for visiting my giveaway # 102.

quiltmom anna said...

Hi Elsina,
Your soap sounds so beautiful smelling and good for one's skin. You do lovely paintings too.
Thanks for the opportunity to win your nice prize.
Have a fun time during the festival.
Warmest regards,
Anna said...

A French Bonjour from England,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed my journey in your universe today. As I love trees I am glad I have learned about Tubishwat, the day of trees.
Could you please put my name in your draw ?
Don't hesitate to come and visit my blog again!


Anonymous said...

Hi Elsina! I'm so glad to meet you. I adore cats too, but only have one. I was in Israel two years ago and may move to Haifa for a year or two. You blog is lovely! And your giveaway is precious. What a wonderful idea.

I'm a jewelry artist and am giving away some jewelry goodies. Please visit if you haven't already! #696 Peace~Debi at

Gina said...

I love your name! Your prizes are fabulous too. Come see my blog when you're out and about!
:-) Gina #299

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, you have a nice blog, and enyoed in reading nice posts, especialy about your trip to the snow. Wouw, very nice and reach door prize, please count me in. Thnaks. Loredana

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello from the Philippines! thank you very much for the chance to win your generous giveaway. i just love it, especially the shema and the original art and the mini book of psalms. i hope to go to Israel one day. if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings!

artbeckons said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Jblanton said...

Hello from western North Carolina
You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out all the OWOH participant's blogs.

Deedra said...

Beautiful giveaways! Please count me in!

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

Hello Elsina,
Thanks for the lovely giveaway! They are indeed treasures. Your blog is lovely too.
Sharon F. OWOH #262

Julie said...

Elsina: I so enjoyed visiting your blog and appreciate you visiting mine. Your prizes are just beautiful and filled with such touching sentiment. Your art is amazing! I am studying the book of Isaiah in the Bible this year and am being so blessed by it and having a beautiful lady who lives in Israel connect on my blog is truly another blessing.

Unknown said...

Those are very generous and thoughtful prizes, thank you very much.

Feel free to drop by my blog at:

Sunshineshelle said...

I am so pleased I dropped by, you have such an amazing blog & it was a please to read about you and view your creative & unique art :) Actually here to say 'Hi' the giveaway was just the catalyst :)
Soooo... pleased to meet you chilled out talented babe (I'm Shelle)! please come comment at my OWOH post too :) Please feel free to drop in ANYTIME if your in the bloggersphere) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hi Elsina. What a wonderful place you have here. And what awesome gifts! I would love to be entered into your drawing.

I would also love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

Unknown said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.
Such a generous give away!

Leslie said...

What lovely prizes you have put together. I would love a chance to win!

Joe Madl said...

hello from chilly montana! it's great to meet you and poke through your blog! your OWOH door prizes are wonderful!

i've been enjoying poking through your blog this evening, and would be honored if you would add me to your drawing! i can tell i'll be spending quite a bit of time on your blog in the future, too!

joe in montana

stampgram said...

Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. Your blog is is your giveaway! I love all the goodies.
Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your awesome treasure box.
( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

WW said...

Hello from Iowa,
What beautiful roses, please enter me in your drawing.
Come visit me, I'm #417.

Singtatter said...

Greetings from a tatter in Singapore. Please include me for the drawing of these wonderful treasures! Thanks for the giveaway!

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