Sunday, 24 July 2011

#SBS Winner from Theo Paphitis & #WOW Winner from Jacqueline Gold ~~~ Gabriella Buckingham @moobaacluck tells her amazing story plus 6 winner giveaway !!

Hello, I’m Gabriella, I’ve been an artist and illustrator for 21 years setting up “Moobaacluck – handmade happiness” in late 2008 from my garden summerhouse when my children were toddlers. From memory I joined twitter in 2009 and I have found it to be a wonderful help to me in my business and in my personal life too. I love to support people where I can and find that many people feel the same. One of you could one of these prizes for your comments on Shelly's blog!

                                                             6 PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

In the last 10 months I have come to the attention of two very prominent business people!

On Sunday 31st Oct. 2010 I saw a few tweets about a competition @TheoPaphitis was running: between 5.30pm-7.30pm he was inviting you to tweet about your business including the #sbs tag and of course @TheoPaphitis so that he could find it J He would then chose his favourite six sites and RT (retweet) them to all his then 60,000 + followers later that night!

This was my entry:

@TheoPaphitis Moobaacluck - Handmade Happiness for children and the young at heart #sbs

I did it quickly near the end of the first session, little knowing what it actually meant… Then congratulations started to flood in and I realised I’d won!

Hits went up on my site and I definitely gathered more followers and orders on increased. Subsequent winners have made far more of the opportunity than I did at the time – contacting media for example. It really is a new democratic way for the small business to be noticed. A virtual business revolution!

Reading one of @Shellibobbins tweets on Wednesday 29th June 2011 I found out that Jacqueline Gold was about to start a similar process of “Women on Wednesday” – literally that day! I thought I’d enter #WOW and I won the very first time!!! This is what Jacqueline wrote to me and all her thousands of followers:

@Moobaacluck Love the concept of “handmade happiness”. Beautiful, well-designed website.”

This means such a lot especially as I had only recently designed a new shop site myself.

This time I blogged about it on my new site which I had already updated with a gorgeous #sbs badge. Later this week Jacqueline sent me a #WOW badge which also looks stunning on my site… and the hits on my website quadrupled on the day I won J

Do enter yourself!

See the badges and my work here:
If you are a facebook user this is my page
Read my   about #WOW and click through to my main blog for lots of articles about how I run things in my own creative way!

Im sure you will agree and join in on congratulating Gabs on her double win YOU ARE AMAZING GAB's thank you for being on shellybobbins blog.

 Each comment will be entered into competition a winner will be chosen using a random generater and competition will end on 28th July Thursday night at 8pm winners names will be posted on and on here too as well as twitter
good luck and dont forget to comment please

Love Shellybobbins xxxx


  1. hat a fabulous story! What a fabulous website - love the links. Your designs are gorgeous and unique. Clearly talented, versatile and the variation of products to keep your business noticed and in business (whatever is trending). I especially love your paintings and the bunting. Well done and best wishes for the future.
    Thanks Shelli for showing us Gabriellas fabulous work - you are a great networker.

  2. @needaphone I would love the cat badge it would be ace for Rollie x

  3. Congratulations to Gabs, a very well deserved win - your products are always fab! x

  4. Lovely story shelly love from @misskatietweet xxxx

  5. Congratulations from a fellow SBS winner! Loved reading your story. xx

  6. Silver Concierge25 July 2011 at 13:58

    Congratulations from a fellow SBS winner on #sbs and #wow! Another good blog promoting small businesses on @shellibobbins site

  7. I found Moobaacluck through SBS, I went on to redecorate my daughters bedroom, and painted ballerina hearts, the cutest picture of a rabbit (personalised) now adorn her wall and sleep above her bed- we also say goodnight to them every night! I have bought a heart for my brand new niece, wrote our Christmas thankyou cards on Gab's painted moobaacluck cards, recommended the work to everyone. I have even thought how I can rearrange our house to fit more things in! I am delighted to have 'met' Gabs and her beautiful work through SBS and twitter - I also love following her too as the tweets are fun (especially when you add wine) xx

  8. fantastic and well done, loving the kitty one!


  9. Very well done!
    I always check the SBS winners on Sunday eve.

  10. Well done on both your wins, this kind of exposure for a small business is great. Have to agree I didn't really use it to my advantage either, althought I did contact the newspaper but to no avial.

  11. Fantastic story!Huge congrats on being chosen :)

    I find you both really inspiring and you this gives me the encouragement to continue to enter both #sbs and #wow

    @SprinklesCrafts on twitter

  12. Fantastic story and great to see someone I already admire and follow on twitter being chosen by Theo and Jacqueline. Wishing you all the best and every success in the future xx

  13. Congratulations, what lovely things you make !

    Love the star with the fairy on it :)

    @CHOCOAJ on twitter x

  14. Agnes whyteman28 July 2011 at 04:18

    Fantastic ! well done to gab for her double win and keep up the good work shellybobbins . love looking at your crafty work x

    take care .A x

  15. Well done on your SBS win!
    I would love to be entered into your lovely competition! Your items are beautiful and original. On twitter @sweet_Kat30

  16. congratulations on the #sbs you are so talented you're items are beautiful. Love @misskatietweet xxxx

  17. I really like the little stars with letters on. @Buttonf1fan on Twitter. Well done to all sbs winners.


    thank you everyone for entering this fantastic competition & reading all about gabriella & her fantastic double win !

    Thank you for your amazing 6 giveaways too its much appreciated xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    winners will be announced very shortly xxxxx

    love Shellybobbins x

  19. Competition WINNERS ARE ~~~~~~

    silver concierge

    Steph ~~ comment No7





    please email me just click onto *Contacts* at the top of my blog as i will need your addresses


    Love Shellybobbins xxxx

  20. Fantastic!!! thank you so much, I will email you now :)