Friday, 26 April 2013

Breaking the blog lock with a giveaway . . .#nationalstationeryweek read down to the bottom ;

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It's been over a month since I have blogged. I feel like I am at an AA meeting... only it's a BB one.

I've had much on my plate as I have been taking a course on Illustrator with Nicoles classes, had a fair amount of work to do, a bit of a social life with friends to stay and actually going to a dinner party!! as well as adding and revamping my Etsy shop GabriellaBuckingham. Alongside family life. Am I making too many excuses?

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There's also a burgeoning idea I have which I am mulling over  and aim to use the last week of the illustrator class to do the graphics for  the simple packaging it will involve. Then I will have to do the hard bit: costings and market research.

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During the course of adding finalised designs and some original canvases to my Etsy shop I had to ask myself a lot of questions about positioning, scale of image - all the usual things when you're designing. It was very helpful to place some designs onto my Facebook page and ask for opinions. As a result of all the printing out and reconsidering I have a lot of cards that aren't quite there but are still lovely.. some only have round corners where I then decided squared off would be better.

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As a thank you for all your help I am going to give away some sets of cards, a mixture of final designs and the ones that didn't make the cut..( of my chomper!) or did but shouldn't have. All you have to do is : visit my Etsy shop, look at both pages and tell me which are your favourite two cards of the whole selection (there are several different looks) and which is your favourite canvas - if any! Then either go to my Facebook page, (like it if you do but this isn't essential) and leave your answers under the post I will be doing shortly about this competition or come back here and comment here instead. I will choose 4 winners (2 from the Facebook page, 2 from here) in two weeks time to send a bundle of cards which will include at least one of your favourites. Easy! Really look forward to hearing your thoughts. All comments welcome.

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17 comments:

  1. Really like the Pirate Bear Birthday card and the Hello Retro card..the Red Spotty plate is nice too! = )

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  2. Favourite cards - Congratulations & The Swing
    Favourite canvas - Cotton reels with sweet peas

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  3. Mine are: 'Sorry I'm a Donut' and the 'Thanks so much' card

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  4. I don't have a facebook account so I'm commenting here. My two favorite cards are the cherry blossom art card, and the sugar belated birthday card. I'm not a big fan of any of the canvases you have posted right now, but I would love the cherry blossom if that were available.

    As a US reader, I want to point out that here in the States it is more expensive to mail square cards - they require special postage. So many American buyers will prefer cards with proportions closer to 3:5.

    Finally, I think the lovely happy day print would make a wonderful card!

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  5. What a lovely way of breaking the lock! Love your new header and also your shop! ;)
    It was not easy to make a decision ... my favourites are Beside the seaside (page 1) and The swing (page 2). Thank you for this!

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  6. That's so helpful - thank you for taking the time to write to me. :)

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  7. thank you Ana - your tweet made me get on with it!! :) x

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  8. delighted you looked and entered Claire - hope your micro management meeting with yourself this morning was successful :)

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  9. thank you Mel! x Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  10. thank you for entering Sabariah - good luck!

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  11. I really like the "beside the seaside" & think it would be great as a canvas. Also the pink "happy birthday" card. Great designs.

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  12. Rachel Ballard6:04 pm, May 10, 2013

    Really love the cup of tea and the cake one would look fab framed in my kitchen x he he think the boy/girl bunny ones are so cute! Very talented! Wish I was more crafty!

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  13. You're a winner Anna! email me at gabsbuckingham 'at' gmail.com and give me your address x :)

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  14. Mel - you are a winner! Give me your address and I will send you the prize x love Gabs you can dm me or my email is gabsbuckingham 'at' gmail.com

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  15. How wonderful, thank you! :)

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  16. Such lovely cards! :)
    http://almofate.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/lovely-cards-cartoes-giros/

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