March 1, 2010

"Ruffle Your Stuff" (and Win!!)

OK everyone!!

Are you ready for the super-secret-super-exciting announcement today?!?


Introducing.........



(And Win!)
(March 1st-April 2nd)

My first ever crafty contest!!

I'm calling all of you wonderful, creative ladies to lay it all out, and show me what you've got!!

It's a simple contest, so anyone can enter!
Make something-anything your little heart desires!-centered around the theme of ruffles.
Traditionally, ruffles are sewn, but it does not have to be a sewing project! Your ruffles can be paper, fabric, tissue paper, paintings of ruffles, let your imagination run wild! The more creativity the better! And while you're more than welcome to use any ideas here on the site, you certainly don't have to.
Need a ruffle tutorial? Here you go!

Now for the important part:

PRIZES!!!

We have some awesome prizes, donated by the most wonderful and generous people!

The
GRAND PRIZE
winner will receive:

An autographed copy of Amy Butler's "In Stitches"....


And Amy's
and
patterns....


Autographed copy of author Shona Cole's brand-new (and completely wonderful!)book; "the Artistic Mother"!
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The Spring issue of Altered Couture (best magazine ever!)....



This gorgeous felt ruffle skirt in a 2T from Kate Landers Events!
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$50 Gift card to M&J Trimming!
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One month's free 160x160 advertising on Ruffles and Stuff's sidebar for any website you choose (subject to approval).......



Plus the first pick of any of my necklaces!


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The
SECOND PRIZE
winner will receive:

Amy Butler's "Madison Bags" pattern.....

The Spring issue of Altered Couture.....

And 2nd pick of any necklace!

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The
THIRD PRIZE
winner will receive:
Amy Butler's "Nappy Bag" pattern....


And third pick of any necklace!
After that, I will choose as many runners-up as it takes to give the rest of the necklaces away!

During the contest, I will also be picking some random entries from each week, and posting them for everyone to see! So aim to impress us all!! I will post a few photo-taking tips in a day or two!

So just email me (before April 2nd) to send in your entries!
(please limit entries to 5 per person)
And please let me know when you send in your entries, which necklace would be your preference, and I will try to make sure the winners get their favorites! :o)

I'll be judging the entries on creativity, and overall appearance, so put your creativity on over-drive, and most of all,
have fun!!

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P.S.
I'm not really sure how I would advertise a contest, so I would be so appreciative if you wanted to help spread the word, through Twitter, or Facebook, or whatever you've got!
And here is a little button you can display during the month of March if you'd like to :o)
Thank you so much!!



(And I will post more in-depth info about our sponsors soon!)

GOOD LUCK!!!!


103 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I can't wait to ruffle up some stuff! Your prizes are wonderful.

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  2. so, this was the big secret! what a lovely surprise!!! Can people from abroad participate?
    Btw I just looove the ruffles bottom pants with the your word. It must have been a fun photo shoot session ;-)

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  3. Hooray! What an AWESOME contest and generous prizes!!! Whoop whoop ... heading down to my sewing room to brainstorm!

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  4. WooHoo you made my day! I'm off to ruffle!

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  5. I'm super excited about this! When do we need to send our entries to you? I went over it a couple times, but didn't see a cut off date.

    So excited!
    Erin

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  6. Oh my goodness!! I'm so excited, I'm seeing ruffles! LOL Hrm...I've got a few ideas. Yea!

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  7. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful contest. I’m off to rack my brain to see what I can come up with.

    Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

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  8. So excited, Disney! I just posted about this on my blog (http://bessbag.blogspot.com/2010/03/disneys-got-contest.html). This is going to be fun! =)

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  9. Yipee! I love ruffles too! Thank you for offering those amazing prizes :) Already imagining projects to sew!

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  10. How fun is this!!! I can't wait to get my ruffly craft on!!

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  11. Yippeee a contest! So excited to see what everyone comes up with! Also excited to enter myself...now let's see,...it's time to get creative!!

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  12. How very exciting! I'm going to brainstorm & ruffle something up...great prizes btw!
    Tarrah.
    www.adorabilatee.com

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  13. Sounds fun!! Now, to think of something brilliant and ubercreative....

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Holy cow, this will be so much fun, you have given me a ruffle illness. I can't stop ruffling. How many times can we enter?

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  15. I can't wait to see all the ruffles! Great contest!

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  16. How fun! I will have to get my creative juices flowing so I can win one of those amazing prizes!

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  17. How fun!!! I love contests!!! I will post your button on my blog.

    ColesCornerandCreations.blogspot.com

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  18. Ok, so I love this contest! I am excited to see what others submit, and I am excited to get to work on mine!!

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  19. Giddy! What generous prizes, too! I better start looking for things to ruffle! :)

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  20. Yay! What a great idea! I already have project ideas floating through my mind. Can't wait to start ruffling! Your prizes are so tempting as well! What great incentives!!! :)

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  21. you betcha! :) i will be doing this!!!! I actually am doing the lamp re-vamp with the cute ruffles that you show how to do. I'm doing a pillow currently!! You're awesome. THANK YOU!!!



    xo
    Jo

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  22. So exciting! How much fun! I can't wait to see what everyone does! I'll blog about it to spread the word!

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  23. Wonderful! Those prizes look so great, I may just be motivated enough to get ruffling! Now time to brainstorm!

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  24. Ok that is the most ADORABLE banner I have seen yet!! Especially "YOUR"'s bottom!!

    =)

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  25. Holy cow! I am so very excited....this will be my first craft contest I'll enter.....I am starting to rack my brain....

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  26. I was just wondering if there is a limit to how many times you can enter?
    one entry per person or multiple. or multiple entries as long as they are different mediums?

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  27. Very exciting Disney! Great prizes! I think you are spoiling us! I can't wait to ruffle up some stuff...don't know what I'm going to do yet, but I have a old tank with a stain on the front I might try one of your little tricks on! Keep up all this inspiring work! You're going to be on Martha one day, I just know it!

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  28. WOW great prizes and a great contest. I might have to enter this one. Now to find something creative to do.
    Have a wonderful day!!

    -xoxo
    E

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  29. Hi! I'm passing on the Sunshine BLog award to you! Visit my blog for more info
    http://bellezaeluce.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-award.html

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  30. Oooh, I'm super excited. I can't wait to get started on some ideas :D

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  31. Yeah! This sounds like so much fun!

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  32. Yay! I'm excited. We'll see how creative I can be with pregnancy brain and a boy on the way... maybe it'll give me an excuse to make some more stuff for the girls. I definitely want a chance at one of your necklaces!

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  33. Eek! So excited. Luckily, I was already planning a few ruffles around the house, so I just need to get busy. Great prizes!

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  34. waw that's wonderfull, i will try my best

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  35. So fun!! I guess I better start thinking creative!!

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  36. What a cute contest! And the prizes are beyond amazing. I'm going to have to find time to get my ruffle on! ;)

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  37. What a fun idea! I'm going to be seeing ruffles on everything until I figure out my projects! LOL! Thanks for doing something fun, and your prizes, oh my gosh, what great prizes! I just finished and wore the ruffled collar and wristlets to church yesterday. I loved them!

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  38. I think this will be so fun just to even see everyone's ideas! Awesome! I'm excited about it. I posted it on my blog:).

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  39. Great idea Disney!
    Love the "your" on the bum. very cute :)

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  40. K, this is the COOLEST CONTEST EVER!!! How fun?!

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  41. People from other countries can also participate? I'm from Brazil and would like to participate, prizes will be a dream! Even if I'm not involved I'd love to see what people will create.


    Kisses

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  42. OOhh I love ruffles! What a fun contest. Thanks!

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  43. Did I miss when the entries need to be turned in by? I'd love to participate but I have a killer week ahead of me. So I'd really like to know when the entries need to be in by! Thanks,

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  44. Wow! When you give away prizes, you really give away prizes!! I am such a newbie at all of this so I won't be entering in this, but I can't wait to see and be inspired by everyone's great ideas!!

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  45. Wow, great prizes! I want to win!

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  46. Fun! What a cute contest idea. Can't wait to see what people do :)

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  47. Wow, this is the best contest/giveaway I have ever seen, I already have an idea of what I can ruffle! Is it ok to enter from outside the US?

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  48. The entries need to be in by April 2nd, so there's plenty of time!! :o)

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  49. Oh and yes-any country can enter!!

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  50. So excited! Great idea :) Do you want us to just email you our entries?

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  51. awesome! I know exactly what I want to make, hopefully I can get the supplies I need for it right away so I can make sure I get it finished in time

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  52. loooove your necklaces AND Amy Butlers bag patterns! I am going to get started on my entries rightnow! Thanks for this great contest, you really are amazing!

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  53. This is so cool! I am really excited. Now I just have to think of something. Haha.

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  54. Awesome contest since ruffles pretty much fill my daydreams and just make my heart happy!

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  55. OOOO...Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles! How fun! Great idea! Cant' wait to get started!

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  56. Oh my, this is a fabulous giveaway! I can't wait to be inspired by everyone else!

    I already have an idea, I just need the materials! Super excited, thank you so much Disney!

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  57. What a fun contest and WOW the prizes!!!! Time to get ruffling!!!

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  58. I'm so excited! I posted the info on my blog.

    sunshinemamasite.blogspot.com

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  59. Yay Yay Yay! This is so exciting! I already know what I'll be doing! But...I'm in Australia...can I still enter?

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  60. Those are AMAZING prizes! You'd better bet I'll be entering!!! I'm so stinkin' excited! Yea!!!!

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  61. Hi Disney! I've been quietly stalking your blog for a while and dreaming very hard about a little girl. I've got 2 boys and am in desperate need of ruffles and stuff!! Thank goodness I have neices on which to turn my creative girl stuff abilities on! I'm entering with a little somethign I recently came up with and gifted at a baby shower. Thanks for inspireing me.

    ~Melissa

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  62. OMG- I'm so so so excited I can barely contain mylsef. I'm at work so can't jump right, but I'm so happy with this idea that I am about to start jumping and squeeking.

    One question tho. I'm based in London, UK. Can I still enter the contest?

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  63. What an amazing competition! I am definitely going to participate and I already have some ideas buzzing in my head :)

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  64. I live i Croatia and wanted to ask can I participate,but I found answer few comments above!Thank you,Disney!

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  65. What a wonderful contest/giveaway! I'm so entering! *off to the sewing room dreaming everything in ruffles*

    Oh, and I tumbled your event on my tumblr: http://bramblewoodfashion.tumblr.com/

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  66. OK - quick question... does it have to be a tutorial or just a picture of something we've made?

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  67. Just e-mailed you my first entry...this is so fun! Hmmm, what can we all come up with ;)

    Jamie :)

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  68. How exciting! I have never sewn before but I am going to try something new. :D I might just enter. :) oh yes, I am adding your button to my site. :) LoVE your blog!

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  69. so i just realized i commented in the wrong section *oops*
    anyway, i am so happy about this contest and i admire your talent and hope to find mine soon!
    Yay for the contest!

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  70. Great idea... and prizes! I can't wait to think something up!!

    Haley

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  71. This is an awesome idea to get everyone's creative ideas flowing and to share them with the blog world! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the prizes, especially the Amy Butler stuff, I am just IN love with all her fabrics and patterns!!! I'm glad I've found your blog just in time... I'm going to work on RUFFLING some of my stuff this month to submit for this contest!! Thanks for the inspiration and LOVE your blog!

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  72. How exciting!! Those are some AWESOME prizes!! I am sewing now :)

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  73. OMG super fun and exciting, I can't wait to put my thinking cap on. I am new to creating my own ruffles, so this will def. be a challenge for me!

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  74. Great idea Disney! You know how much we all love ruffles!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to see the entries to this one! I blogged about it today in the link luv roundup. http://bit.ly/d8hv9k

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  75. Those are awesome prizes! I don't think I'm ready to enter quite yet myself, but I can't wait to see the entries!

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  76. Oh,I'm so excited!
    Thanks for doing this Mrs. Disney!

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  77. I'm blogging about this giveaway for sure! I like that you are making us WORK for the prize...instead of just leaving a comment:) I have no girls, just boys so I'm excited to focus on RUFFLES for once!

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  78. I can't wait to enter this! I also featured this contest on my Facebook fan page and hope some of my fans will enter as well!

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Shes-Sew-Crafty/134657068874?ref=nf

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  79. OOOh what fun. We love ruffles, they are everywhere here, and may give this a go. I'll have to let my daughter choose what to send, after all they're her clothes.

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  80. I love ruffles, just found this ruffly blog. Love it and the prizes are great!
    Prudence

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  81. I can't wait to see all of the ruffles (and send in some entries myself)!

    I posted a link about the contest in my blog!
    feistyfinch@blogspot.com

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  82. Here is my entry. I'm not sure how to submit, so if there is a different process, please advise!

    http://littlelizardking.blogspot.com/2010/03/cutie-patoohtie-bootie.html

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  83. Can it be something we have already made? My favorite ruffle entry would be something I made for my wedding about 3+ years ago. I'll assume that's ok unless you post otherwise so you don't have to respond. Such a fun contest! I can't wait to see what people do!

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  84. Question!! Do we have to actually MAKE the ruffles? I've been planning a ruffly upcycle... that cool?

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  85. Tara: A ruffly upcycle would be fantastic! It's perfectly find if the ruffles were already there :o) I look forward to seeing it!!

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  86. Terrific contest Disney! I posted it for my readers at http://sewingbusiness.com/2010/03/09/win-great-prizes-in-ruffles-and-stuff-contest.aspx :)

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  87. I'd like to re-ask a question: Can we enter something we made in the past, or do we have to make it this month?

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  88. Jordan: Sure, it can be something you've made previously!

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  89. I need to ruffle something.... I'll be back....
    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  90. I posted this via twitter and facebook. I rily wanna join but I cannot sew. hahha!
    Love your design, Disney! Hug from Indonesia.

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  91. You have the best prizes. I now have ruffles on the brain...my wardrobe already has ruffles everywhere...now I must ruffle away on something else - oh the possibilities!

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  92. These are so cool you have the best stuff thanks for giving us a chance to win.

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  93. SO fun! I have the best idea for a project. Will send it to you soon :)

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  94. I love your websites and ruffles. I will sent some photos to you soon :)
    Hi from Finland.

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  95. Oh gosh! I am working on a little project with a ruffle for my daughter right now. I hope I can get it finished and photographed in time to enter!

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  96. This sounds exciting! I am pretty new to sewing and don't really blog much, but I love your's and I am also a stay at home pastor's wife!

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  97. Count me in, I will put the button on my blog,
    http://the4sRamblings.blogspot.com
    even if it is only for a few days left of the contest. Love all the gifts, how do you get the free copies of books to offer?

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  98. I'm so very excited! I can't wait to see who wins!!!!

    Can we have another post of what people made too?

    xxx

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