A RAXS For Thx [Raffle]

Xmas is coming up close. I am leaving for home on Saturday, so I have to get this little surprise out quick: Let’s do a little end-of-year raffle – a thank you to all of you who have been reading here through the year and/or followed me on Twitter. The RA Xmas Sphere (RAXS) seems to have gone down well, and since I bought a few of those clear, fillable baubles, I decided to make another one yesterday and give it up for a raffle.

RA Boxing Day

I have had such fun with RA (virtually) and the fans, this year, and it all culminated in November when I was lucky enough to attend the screenings of UATSC in Leeds. RA and his fans were gorgeous, and I had the best of times because I came away with many many photos (which you can either see here on my blog in part 1 and part 2 of my write-up, as well as the full loot in the Guylty Images gallery), or in richardarmitagenet’s complete UATSC candids gallery that also has many other images from the event. As a little souvenir/memory, I had a simple A4-size wall calendar made, which I am throwing into the raffle, too. (You can click the pics below to enlarge.)

 

So, if you would like to win the goodies, there are two methods to be in the draw: Everyone who comments here on the post, will get their name thrown in the hat. (The other way to participate is by RT’ing a corresponding tweet on Twitter (not the one that announces this post but the designated raffle tweet with pictures I have scheduled just after this.)  Raffle closes Wednesday, 16 December, 2015, 8am GMT. Then I’ll let randompicker decide on a winner and announce her. Should you win, be prepared to send me your address so that I can get that parcel on its way to you. I’d love for it to arrive before Christmas…

Thanks everybody 💜

87 thoughts on “A RAXS For Thx [Raffle]

  1. Oh Guylty,I love the RAXS, absolutely gorgeous! And the calender looks yumm from the preview. But most of all… I am again blown away by your generosity! Thank you. And yeah, count me in for the raffle. 🙂

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    • Hehe, the understated RA-ness is quite soothing after all my blingy, love-hearty shrines, isn’t it?
      And no, I am not generous at all. I am only giving back what I have received myself. It’s simply fun to give away presents 😊

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  2. Oh, wie das schön, oh, wie ist das schön… (imaginiere singende Fußballfans 😝). Retweetet habe ich schon, aber mit ohne Kommentar geht gaaaar nicht. Sach ma, hast du unserem Schatz den Nacken gequetscht? Das sieht ja dRAmatisch aus! Wundgestreichelt, was?
    Was für ein weiterer großzügiger Zug von dir, hier die Geschenke reihenweise rauszuhauen. Mögen sie würdige Adressaten treffen. Mir fiele da schon jemand ein…..
    Und ab morgen Heimaturlaub?

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    • Du meinst jetzt Nackenquetschung im Kalenderfoto März? Ist mir auch aufgefallen. Da bin ich wohl mit dem Objektiv ein kleines bisschen zu nahe rangekommen und habe gleich Druckspuren hinterlassen LOL. Nein. Ich fürchte, der Kragen hat Herrn Armitage ein bisschen zugesetzt…
      Ja, ich kenne auch so einige Adressaten…
      Und nein, Heimaturlaub erst am Sonnabend. Aber wenn ich vorher noch das Päckchen loswerden will, muss ich ja jetzt schon ran mit der Verlosung.

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      • Ich habe auch gerade meine Post an DHL überantwortet. Mal sehen, ob das bis Weihnachten hinhaut. Wobei es ja auch nett sein kann, nach dem Fest noch Post zu bekommen….
        Ach so, Kalender: den kann man doch auch in der Nachttischschublade parken und sich immer abends heimlich davon überzeugen, welches Datum am nächsten Tag ist 😂 Total diskret.

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  3. Das sind ja wieder mal zwei nette kleine Geschenke mit Esprit und Schmachtfaktor die Du unter die Leute bringen willst. Die Kugel ist der Hammer, da schmelzen nicht nur der Baum und das Eis dahin. Die Fotos auch 🙂 Du machst mich schwach! Da ich leider nicht weiss wo ich den Kalender aufhängen sollte (laut heul) werfe ich mich bzw. meinen Namen in den Hut für die bezaubernde Kugel 🙂

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    • Ich weiß, das mit dem Kalender ist bei Damen mit (erwachsenem) Anhang leider etwas schwierig. Weswegen ich selber den Kalender ja auch nicht haben will 😂Der Gatte springt sonst im Sechseck. Vielleicht trifft es ja eine alleinstehende Dame, die so viel Eyecandy aufhängen kann, wie sie will. Aber die Kugel, ja, die ist dezent genug. Angesichts des Segensfestes habe ich da auch nackte Tatsachen herausgehalten. Denn eine Klappe wie beim Schrein kann man bei der Kugel ja leider nicht zumachen…

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  4. Ooo! Only just seen the RAXS cos I’m currently travelling with not much internet access, but they are inspired! 😃😃😃😃😃😃 and the calendar is gorgeous too!

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    • Hehe, yes, that’s what I hoped. I kept the naked truth out of the bauble, in order to make it compatible with a) prying husband-y eyes, and b) the solemnity of the religious tradition. Well. It’s RL RA, but his smile really spreads the Christmas cheer, so I think it is fitting enough…

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      • One of my favourite pictures and of course it is his smile that gets me, not to mention the bare ankles although you seem to hidden them in the snow? 😉 You are such a talented and generous person, Guylty, and feel honoured to be the recipient of more than one example of your amazing handiwork! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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        • Yes, the ankles are sort of hidden – reason being that in the original picture, the photographer framed the image in such a way that his right foot was cut 😦 So I had to obscure it with “snow” 😉
          Thank you for your lovely comment, Teuchter – and happy Christmas to you, too xx

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  5. jesus, how do you people all manage to find the time to make things on top of everything else going on.. phew…. don’t think i’ve ever had Xmas dawning on me quote so scarily as this year, shopping lists still to go through, last minute monster-stress , haven’t even done my Xmas card writing and only 4 more days to go :-S

    I think this is beautiful, the bauble, bot had time to look at anything else yet! but will do tonight provided i don’t just conk out on sofa and will comment adequately 🙂 thanks for the Xmas cheer! axx

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        • I was hoping to afford something nice – artificial, but that’s not happening so I’ll just make do. I had a white tree for years and all of my ornaments and lights are geared for that, so I guess i’ll be buying another white tree. There is a CHEAP one at one of the discount stores. We’ll see how gnarly it looks when I put it up.

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      • I’m not having any at home this year bar nice candles and a beautiful flower i have been gifted with, i just don’t have the time. But at least i’m getting Xmas stuff for my visit to parents which is keeping me running round like a mad rabbit trying to get everything in thousand different shops sigh.. I’ll get there somehow if i keep at it today and tomorrow, but must do lost or else it will be chaos… Problem with foodies things is it can only be procured last minute…

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        • I’ve unpacked my Naughty Nice shovel and my Fitz and Floyd Snowman playing the piano. And my Christmas dishes!!! (And Casserole dish! That’s been about it so far. I have SOME of my Christmas boxes to the side, I’ll get to them later. I’m not in much of a mood to decorate, as i’ll be going home early next week and won’t return for a week. I DO want to have the tree up and the train up because Spawn will be looking for it. He’s missed it. (the Train. It’s just not Christmas without it.)

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    • It’s the season to be merry – and crafty… Well, it’s all about priorities, Hari. And let me tell you – I am not nearly as crafty as I would like to be. Work has become really busy (my workload in my London agency seems to have quadrupled in November and December *eeeek*), and I haven’t had the time to do all my Christmas cards, either. I just bought loads of stamps – so there’s the incentive to get the cards written…

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      • it’s crazy isn’t it this year… i’ve got some hand delivered but i don’t have enough cards so i need to squeeze in 3 shops and the post office tomorrow so i can pack stuff and try and ship Thursday+Friday.. just annoying i have to be at work for 8h/a day or more this week! we’ll make it, we’ll make it (or that’s what i tell myself!) LOL

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      • but i have a little valentine’s project in mind as i want to try, i feel sorry for the poor guinea pig who will get my exploits but i’ll give it my best; however it needs some serious craft shopping as soon as i am back!

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  6. I love the calendar…………..we have a ‘pop up’ calendar shop which appears every year at our shopping centre and every year I search the shelves to see the Aidan Turner’s and Benedict Cumberbatches’ and mourn the fact Richard isn’t there, what are these people about! LOL

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  7. oooo the calendar would look super in my bedroom !!! Please can you add me to the draw ?Thankyou Guylty for sharing your amazing photos
    love from Jane x

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    • You’re in, of course. Glad you like them – they are slightly less ornate (but actually more fiddly because the cut-outs are smaller… grah, I always make it difficult for myself…)

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  8. Count me in. Both items are amazing. Love the ornament, you know I can’t resist Hermitage wherever he pops up. And the calendar. Lovely beyond my inadequate words.

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  9. Ooooh, what a beautiful bauble! And a year’s worth of your wonderful images? Yuuuuummy!
    I’m away at the moment with hubby on a work trip, so Christmas cards have to wait til I’m back home tomorrow night, but our tree and decorations are up, and most presents accounted for. My family celebration will be on Monday so Christmas Day itself will be much quieter this year – nowhere near the preparation required. 🙂
    Many thanks to you Guylty and all here for a year of fun, smiles, creativity, generosity, fandom friendship and drooling. Wishing you all the best for Christmas everyone!

    (PS catching up with Mulubinba today which will be lovely :))

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    • A picture a month. And no copyright worries because they are all mine. Of course entirely unendorsed and unofficial *grins*.
      A big thank you back to you Mezz – for the great gifs and pics you spoil us with, and for the support and attention. Have a lovely Christmas, too!
      And I hope to hear more of Mulubinba and her trip to NZ. I have been regularly checking into her blog but no recent updates. Not complaining – I understand that it is a busy time of year. Tell her I said hi 🙂

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  10. I have now written this three times as I couldn’t remember my password. You are very talented and I would love to have my own tree with the bauble on. Having been in the same square as you in 2014 and 2015 I wonder where RA might take us in 2016 and wonder whether we will actually meet! Have a wonderful Christmas xx

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  11. Oooh! Look at the pretties! I have to spend less time cataloging MARC records and do something crafty with Richard.

    What ever happened with magnetizing the Richard paper dolls?

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    • oh sugar, yes – the magnetised dolls… that coincided with work and I never got round to making them. Must get on that. (Only, my printer has decided not work anymore – which also has put a stop to shrining).

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  12. Awwww I thought Guy walking thru the snow was cute but giggling Richard sitting on a crate like an oversized bow on a Christmas package is just so adorable. I think it should sit out year-round. You really are very crafty with such original ideas.
    I can’t stop looking at the March picture of his scrubbed pink neck. I think because I just want to nibble it sooo badly.
    Have a wonderful Christmas in Germany.

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    • It really is one of my favourite pictures of him, too, just because his laugh looks so genuine in it. (OK, and “Berlin hair” 😉 )
      Now that several people have mentioned that these baubles should be displayed all year round, I am thinking of non-Christmassy baubles… Hm, must experiment.
      And yes, upon closer inspection the neck looks like in need of some tender touch 😉
      Happy Christmas to you, too xx

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  13. Really think the RAXS is very creative. Would love to win it. The calendar is also great. Saw some of your photos of him from Leeds.will have to make one if I don’t win yours. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  14. You are too amazing, if there’s such a limit on people. I think it’s safe to say most everyone in this fandom is grateful for all you do. Thank you for spreading Christmas cheer and good holiday wishes. Enjoy your time at home! 😉

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  15. Don’t count me for the raffle, I already have my RAXS but I could not stay away, the RAXS are absolutely amazing! I will probably stare to the Christmas tree, but anything is allowed for Christmas 🙂 Love to you and safe travel. Merry Christmas!

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  16. Merry Christmas, Guylty! Wishing you a wonderful and safe journey home for the holidays!
    Thanks for all you’ve done, and continue to do. And oh my, but the RAXS looks yummy. 😊

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  17. Hi Guylty! 🙂
    I’ve been away for a bit but you never cease to amaze me with your talent and generosity!
    I have some catching up to do, but in the meantime…
    Safe travels & Happy holidays! 😀

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  18. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOW. Holy bauble! ……..with precious body…..(you hear me singing???????)
    Your calender is definitely much nicer and more unique and special than a commercially produced celebrity-RA-calender could ever be…….
    Period.
    Ah……. ich muss es jetzt doch sagen….. !!! Haggodd-za!!!! (Bavarian!) Mega beeindruckt! …und irgendwie bin ich mir sicher, du wirst das wieder alles großartig schaukeln….Danke!

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    • LOL – holy bauble… Glad you like both. The calendar is really just the pics that you all know. But well, it may be more personal for you because you were right there when I took those pics 😉

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      • Yeah, you’re right. Having been there was special and it makes those pics more personal. Yet what makes it most appealing (to me anyway) is the idea of an actual ‘limited edition’….. 😉

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