Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Chantillysongs Blog hop

I haven’t promoted this blog in a very long time and there is just such a wonderful community out there right now that I would be mad to miss this opportunity!  Chantilly, Charlie Foxtrot, this enchanted pixie & Myki’s Scrapbook blog are hosting a bl0g hop, so I will have many more blogs to add to my wonderful reading list!

Added Bonus!

To celebrate 150 posts on my blog I’m going to have a little give away!

If you follow or subscribe to my blog before midnight Christmas eve ( Australian Eastern Standard time) you will go into the draw for a mystery set of hand carved Stamps by me!


Competition is open to readers anywhere in the world.

How to enter:

1. Follow My Blog via email or subscribe in your favourite rss reader.
2. Leave a comment letting me know you have done this! make sure you leave some way for me to get in touch with you!

3. do this before midnight 24 December 2012 AEST time.

4. enjoy christmas day

5. prize will be drawn Boxing day (26 December 2012) via random number generator

1 entry per person. open internationally. prize is 1 set of handmade stamps created by moi! design at the discretion of moi!


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Well it’s time to draw the competition to win one of my handmade pocket sketchbooks!

Thank you to everyone who commented your name was printed and placed into the  draw along with an extra entry for those who promoted the competition!

The first batch of books based on some of your suggestions are just being finished and should be in my new store on Artfire this week.

I’ve babbled on long enough… let me just stir these entries up a bit!

And the winner is….

Sherrie Roberts!

Congratulations Sherrie! and thank you again to everyone who entered.

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Thank you everyone for your entries – The competition is now closed   – the Winner was Sherrie!

Another chance to win a Handmade Sketchbook.

I have received so many wonderful Comments on yesterday’s post – it’s so great to hear everyone’s likes, dislikes and wishes for the perfect sketchbook.

In fact, the responses have been so good that I decided to give everyone an extra chance to win!

All you have to do is mention my competition in a post on your blog and link to my blog or  tweet about my competition on to your artist friends on twitter. If you mention my blog on your blog leave a link within a comment below and if you tweet send an @ message to janicemarie

Bindery Progress

Well last night I began sewing and have three book blocks completed, I wanted to take a photo but I left my camera cable at work… The style of binding for these first books is sewn onto tapes. I find linen tape to be a durable but flexible Lay flat style of binding. And from your comment you all want your books to lay flat. I’m with you there I really can’t work in spiral books anymore!

I also went and stocked up on some different colours of book cloth. More of the linen look above plus some sky blue, very very pale mint green, and a royal blue. Of course I’m stocked up on basic black and I have metres of burgundy from a previous project!

Off to pottery class tonight so I will talk to you all again tomorrow!



PS: If you haven’t already entered here’s the link to the competion post again

PPS. Don’t forget you can follow this blog by adding my rss feed to your reader. It’s a great way to stay tuned for more competitions.

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Magnani Journal

Magnani Journal

Thank you everyone for your entries – The competition is now closed   – the Winner was Sherrie!

So Last night I was on a Binding Blitz and cut the paper for 7 new sketchbooks, 3 around pocket moleskine size, 3 about 18cm (7″) x 12.5cm (5″) and one 25cm (10″) x 18cm (7″). The papers are varied from arches 88 and bfk rives printmaking paper to saunders waterford and fabriano drawing papers.

I’ve often been told I should sell my journals and sketchbooks but before I do I’m asking all the artists out there to tell me what they look for in a sketchbook. In return I will send one of my hand bound pocket journals to one lucky responder anywhere in the world.

If you aren’t inclined to bind your own, what books do you buy and what draws you to them?

Please excuse my blatant market research but what size books do you like? does the number of pages matter or are you drawn to a good book?

And the big one – what do you pay for your sketchbooks?

Don’t forget One lucky reader will receive a pocket sketcbook from me for answering my questions!

Conditions of comp:

Tell me what you look for in a sketchbook in the comments below – size? Price? Type of paper & cover?

Make sure to leave an email address – I will draw the winner on Sunday 13th December at 8pm Australian eastern daylight time.

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