Tuesday, 11 October 2011

new-look blog giveaway! {CLOSED}

 
This giveaway is to celebrate the launch of my new gorgeous new blog designs, courtesy of the fabulous and talented Kate of Kates Irrelevant (thank you!) It is also because I have won a couple of things lately and I want to say thank you and share the love!

I chose things I've made and that represent some of the things I love and write about in this blog. One randomly-chosen reader will win all of the following:

1. Four badges (pinback buttons), all made by me: one flower collage, one cute kitty, one Japanese fabric and one 1-inch yellow rose.

(Although she's a tabby, her chic white scarf reminds me of my own beloved tortoiseshell cat, Fafi. Isn't she gorgeous?)

2. This little decorative heart in two of my current favourite fabrics, with a pensive owl appliqué and three shiny buttons on the front (lovingly handmade by me).

3. This cute key-ring made from vintage childrens' picturebooks by Larkmade.

4. This beautiful reproduction vintage French postcard, with a beautiful October-themed poem and drawing (translation: It's raining / The October kind is dead / The deserted forest is bored / The wind dreams / The tree falls asleep / I watch the rain dance)

5. A book of your choice from this incredible series by Reaktion Books. As you know from this post, I am currently enjoying Desmond Morris's Owl. But there are so many more possibilities, from bee to whale, via cat and fox! The books are beautifully illustrated in colour so you can enjoy images of your favourite animal in photos, art and artefacts. Check out the full list and pick your favourite!

6. Last but by no means least, the winner will receive a personalised name badge (pinback button) made by me using a collage of vintage and contemporary magazines, newspapers and ephemera, something like this one I made for Karena of Magic Jelly to say thank you for her amazing Haiku competition and my honourable mention prize (she should be receiving it in the post soon!).

It's easy to enter (international entrants welcome):

Required: leave a comment below, saying what animal book you would choose from the Reaktion Books series and why, with your email address or a way of contacting you

Extras: (leave a separate comment for each, please):
  • Follow this blog
  • Follow me on twitter
  • Tweet about the giveaway (and include a link to the tweet in your comment)
The winner will be drawn on Sunday 16th October at 9pm GMT. That's all folks, hope you like it!

p.s. thanks to Amy from A is for Ampersand for the cute plaid arrow I used in the last image - she has a lot of clipart freebies on her excellent blog!

29 comments:

HazelandMare said...

You are so sweet! Thank you for saying nice things about my little haikus, hehe :) I love the new design of your blog! Those little owls are so smart and adorable! :)

And it is so kind of you to share this great giveaway- I am definitely entering! I think I would pick the Fox reaktion book because they seem like such interesting and crafty creatures!

hazelandmare@gmail.com

Immie said...

I would choose the Cat, because I really miss my cats and would love more cat-related things to remind me of them :3! Thanks!

laterdaysimmie@yahoo.com

Immie said...

And I follow the blog ^.^

Immie said...

Aaaand I follow you on Twitter...

Immie said...

And I tweeted! ^.^

Lynnette said...

I would choose the Owl book because owls are my favorite as well <3

lynnramik@yahoo.com
enchantedaria.blogspot.com

Lynnette said...

I follow you!

enchantedaria.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

I think the Hare looks appealing. I have enough cat things to last me a lifetime. I will be checking out the fox book, too, though. Love the new design and glad to be a follower on all the social media sites. what a great giveaway, suki : )

Lynnette said...

And I tweeted <3

http://twitter.com/#!/enchantedaria

Megan said...

Of course I would choose cat, as I have three of my own and love them so much!

meganleigh123(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

and i promoted on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/papersparrow

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Congrats on the new layout! It looks spectacular:) When I woke up this morning I noticed you were making some changes and I really love the way it turned out.

Though the snail book actually looks really interesting, I'm of course going for the one about owls!

Thanks for doing such an amazing giveaway!
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Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

I follow your lovely lovely blog!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

I follow you on twitter as b_e_nightowl

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

And I tweeted @b_e_nightowl

Tricia Hersey said...

I would pick the Sparrow book. I love birds and the image of freedom they hold.
ladyterroreducation@gmail.com
www.ladyterror.blogspot.com

Tricia Hersey said...

I follow you on twitter.
My twitter name is @ladyterror

Tricia Hersey said...

I follow your wonderful blog. Its so cute.

Raindrop. said...

I would choose the Lion book because I love this animal, it really is the king of the jungle.
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Raindrop. said...

I follow you on Twitter (desize1996)
desize1996@abv.bg

Raindrop. said...

I follow your blog through GFC.

Raindrop. said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/desize1996/status/124052925218684928
desize1996@abv.bg

intriguedbeing said...

thanks so much!!! love your blog. followinggggggg

Polly said...

I'd pick the owl book, cus I LOVE owls ;)

pixiemama@live.co.uk

Polly said...

I follow you with GFC

Polly said...

I follow you on twitter too (pixie_polly)

Polly said...

tweeted too: http://twitter.com/#!/pixie_polly/status/124441419166392320

Amelia (ameliaspassion.blogspot) said...

I would choose the Reaktion book Owl. Even if I don't win this I am definitely putting it on my wish list. I love anything to do with owls because they are just beautifully majestic beings :o)

www.ameliaspassion.blogspot.com

Amelia (ameliaspassion.blogspot) said...

I follow your blog, which I discovered via Fig and Thistle

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