Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Giveaway (Open WW)

Welcome to a delightful springtime giveaway on my blog!

If you love Etsy as much as I do, you will be excited to hear that I will be giving away an €20 or £15 Etsy Gift Card this month.*

Please note that I am only able to send the gift card in these two currencies and not in US-Dollars! You may however use any gift card currency for purchases on Etsy, no matter where you live; to do so you simply need to browse the site in the currency of your gift card.
Find out more about how you can redeem and use a gift card balance on an order here.

*a non-EU winner may alternatively choose an $20 Amazon GC or $20 in Paypal cash

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Austrian Etsy - mintwood

mintwood is strictly about the passion for all things design with its intricate geometric woodcut necklaces that are inspired by city grids and ideas of ancient thinkers, making brilliant gift ideas for architects, scientists and today's thinkers.

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Copyright of all photos belongs to mintwood

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Lucky Dip - Becka Griffin Illustration

What does it cost? £30 plus shipping

What's it all about?
This listing is for a three month subscription for monthly deliveries of Becka Griffin Illustration goodies. It's a great opportunity to stock up your "card drawer" and to get something nice delivered over the next few months.
There are two options, which will each comprise of three monthly deliveries of either:
Cards Only: You will receive a package of six greetings cards, suitable for a variety of occasions (with several birthday cards in each pack).
Cards and Extras: You will receive a package of four cards, suitable for a variety of occasions, plus some extra "bits" - eg stickers, notebooks, badges etc.
The value of each of these monthly options will be around £18-22 at the full retail price for the individual items. Where possible I will send out at least one brand new design in each pack. All items are seasonally appropriate and tied in baker's twine then packaged in tissue, and then a hardbacked envelope. Packages will be designed to fit through a normal-sized letter-box.
If you sign up before 28th of the month, your first delivery will be sent out at the beginning of the following month.

Sometimes one grab bag just isn't enough. That is where the concept of subscriptions comes in handy. As I love all kinds of stationary I opted for the version that includes both cards and extras, and aren't I glad I did? The spotlight may be on the greeting cards, but the variety of notebooks, badges and wrapping paper are without a doubt the icing on the cake. Awesome illustrations, original texts (aka puns), great product quality and *oh my cuteness* I am seriously smitten with those Alphabets. Addicted much? Let's just say I extended my subscription for another 3 months.
Verdict? An egg-cellent goodie pack for paper lovers!

Personal Favorite? March Package

Have you ever purchased a subscription for handmade goodies? Would you settle for the "cards only" version of rather go for the "cards and extras" like I did?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Austrian Etsy - Knecht Ruprecht

Knecht Ruprecht brings joy to kids of all ages with lovingly handcrafted artisan Waldorf dolls that make adorable companions and cuddle friends for your children, inviting them to play while nourishing the senses and inspiring the imagination.

Copyright of all photos belongs to Knecht Ruprecht

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Lucky Dip - True Believers Fan Club

What does it cost? $1.50+ plus shipping

What's it all about?
All of these pins are unique, made from a variety of children's books, encyclopedias, atlases, paperback novels, science textbooks, comic books, newsprint, and other sources. no two pins are truly alike. Birds, cats, constellations, celebrities, flowers, geography, oh my!
Feel free to make requests for specific styles or themes, though understand that because they're all one-of-a-kind the ones pictured may no longer be available.

Being bookish to the bone I was delighted to find a shop that gives new life to old books by making buttons from their colorful pages. Not only is it a fantastic idea in itself, but it also appeals to my penchant for all things vintage and retro. The variety of designs is endless, but I decided to make a request for a bookish & whimsical theme and I couldn't have wished for a better selection (and certainly won't complain about receiving two extras either). Simply perfect for sprucing up canvas bags and being used as sweet little gifts for friends, I dare say this hasn't been my last stop here.
Verdict? A pin-tastic bookish button-palooza!

Personal Favorite? "The End" Button

How do you like the idea of upcycling old things such as books? Would you have picked a similar theme yourself or rather picked a different one (eg science, superheroes, animals, etc)?