Friday, 2 November 2012

2 winners and a new give-away!


Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your sweet comments ♥

 I’m very late this week with my entry for Paint Party Friday. That’s because I had to wait for the kids to come back from school so they could draw the 2 winners of the give-away.  They thought it was all very exciting, so it took a while, and after drawing the winners and taking pictures it was time to go to badminton practice. So now it’s already evening in Australia.

I’m linking this to PPF, although I don’t have much to show this week. Because I’m doing another market in December, and very ambitiously signed up for a 2,5m space, I am now in a frenzy to make more stuff. 

This is what I got so far:


Not much, I know …. But all the groundwork is done. The sanding, first layer of paint, second time sanding, second layer of paint. They are all ready to be tackled now.

Yesterday I received my calendars in the mail! I hadn’t expected them for another week since I only ordered them last Friday. So it was a big surprise. And I’m so happy with them! The paper is nice and sturdy, so the pictures can still be used as prints when the year is over. Last year I experimented for the first time with making a calendar. I ordered one from Vistaprint, but was rather disappointed with the outcome. The paper was too thin and it all looked too flimsy. But this one from Lulu is exactly as I wanted it. Here are some pictures:



And now about the give-away … Thanks to all who signed up, I’m really grateful that so many of you would like to have a piece of my art. I used the old-fashioned way of writing all your names down on a piece of paper ;-)



My kids were arguing about who got to draw the first prize and the second prize, so I had to explain that both “prizes” were equal, and they finally decided that my daughter was allowed to draw the winner of the print:


Blindfolded, because that’s waaay more exciting ….

And the winner of the print is ……

 
Congratulations Gina! Please send me your postal address and I’ll get this print in the mail first thing on Monday!

And then it was my son’s turn:

 
And the winner of the 5 postcards is …..

 
Congratulations Anja! I have a lot of different postcards, and I put them all on my new website www.denthe.com. If you click this link , it should bring you straight to the postcards. Let me know which cards you would like to have, and the address to post it to, and I’ll send them to you next week.

To all who didn’t win: don’t be disappointed, because I’m doing another give-away! Yes, that’s right! Why? Because I need your help to spread the word about my calendar. I am not on Twitter, and not that involved on Facebook either, so I can’t reach out to a whole lot of people.

So I’m giving away a calendar if you’re willing to help me spread the word. I know that some of you bought the calendar already, so in case I draw your name, just let me know and then you can have a choice between the calendar or the print or 5 postcards. Sounds good? Here’s what you need to do to be in the draw:

You “promote” my calendar on your blog, post it to your friends on Facebook or Twitter about it. Or better yet: do all three ☺ . When you do, please put this link in your post, so it brings them straight to my Lulu-shop.  After you’ve done that, please let me know, either in the comments below or email me. That way anonymous followers also have a chance to win. You can use images of the calendar, but please link back to this blog if you do. 

That’s it! So your name could go in the draw three times if you blog, update your friends on Facebook and twitter about it. Please make sure that I know how often I should put your name in.

Well, this post is becoming way too long, so that’s it for now. Oh yes, one more thing: I, or rather one of my kids (ew, they will be arguing again I’m afraid ….), will draw the winner on Friday the 16th of November. So you have 2 weeks to do this. Hope you will!

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to look at all the beautiful art on PPF. I’ll try to get around to everybody this weekend .

Hope your Friday and your weekend will be relaxing and sweet! ♥ ♥ ♥

48 comments:

  1. Your calendars are amazing! Your kids look like they had a blast drawing the names! Can't wait to see your boxes finished!

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  2. Your kids are adorable! So, no neighbor's kids available then?? :))) Congrats to the winners! I'm going to twitt. I'll be back with the link. Oh, wait. Her you go. :) https://twitter.com/MayNatasha/status/264340849276616705

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  3. congratulations to the winners. Interesting WIP's shall look forward to seeing what you do with them. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  4. And I let my friends on FB know, too.https://www.facebook.com/natasa.may/posts/170763426397252

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  5. I'm so glad you posted today and showed off your gorgeous calendars. I am going to file away the name LULU so that I may do calendars next year. I'm sure it's too late to start this year. Your work is beautiful.

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  6. Love the boxes! Congrats to the lucky winners. Happy PPF

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  7. First off the kids are absolutely adorable!!! Congratulations to the wonderful winners!! And thanks for sharing the info on vista and lulu....I almost ordered cards from vista!! Glad I didn't!! Happy ppf!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Adorable photos of your kids!
    And I love what you are doing with your boxes for the market!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  9. Glad lulu did well turning your beautiful art into great calendars. Cute kids! HPPF!

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  10. Your WIPs look great and so do the calendars! Your kids are supetcute! :)

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  11. Your boxes are looking great.... good luck with the show.

    Your kids looks lovely.... and are helpful too :)

    Happy PPF!

    Karenx

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  12. Love your work......which market are you going to be selling at......Cathy

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    1. Thnx Cathy ☺ I'm going to be doing the Brisstyle Indie Designers Market in Hamilton near Brisbane. I'll be promoting it a bit more on my blog when it gets closer to the 8th of December.

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  13. Hey Denise, die link heb ik al eventjes geleden op mijn facebook gezet dus.... mag ik zeker ook mee doen??? Eén keertje toch want twitteren doe ik niet en een blog heb ik ook niet dus...Je kalender ziet er fantastisch uit!
    Groetjes,
    Rita

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    1. Tuurlijk mag je meedoen! Jij deelt al heel vaak dingen op Facebook, dus je zit zeker in de draw ☺

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  14. LOVE watching your kids pick the winners!! Looks like they had a blast!
    Hope you sell gobs and gobs of your amazing calendar. . .

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  15. These are all terrific. Boo-hoo, I didn't win. . . . Would love the calendar. Sounds like you have it all together. . . YAY. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  16. Great post and the kids look like that had the best time drawing the names... and the calender does look amazing... so glad you found a company that printed it in the way you wanted...xx

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  17. Awww, how cute that your kids were so excited to draw the names for the giveaway. That is adorable.

    Good luck with getting loads of stuff ready for the holiday fair booth. You should be a huge hit.

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  18. so glad your calendar turned out the way you wanted this year. it looks marvelous!

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  19. Wow, sweet photos, and your calendar really is amazing!

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  20. BIG congrats to the winners... your children are so gorgeous... loving your painted boxes Denthe... and your beautiful calendar... I blogged about it here...
    http://onevintageday.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/and-yet-another.html
    another awesome giveaway... would love to be able to look at your stunning girls all year long...

    Jenny ♥

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  21. Painted boxes look wonderful - would love to seem them finished! So excited to win a print - I love your art. The calendars are beautiful - I agree with Jenny -your girls are so beautiful.

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  22. The boxes are going to be fantastic and I can't wait to see the finished products!!! So excited about your calendars :0) I'm ordering one on payday♥♥♥

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  24. I posted on Facebook about your calendars!!!

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    1. https://www.facebook.com/carol.samsel?ref=tn_tnmn
      oops forgot the link :0)

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  25. I posted on my blog

    http://silverspringacreslaborsoflove.blogspot.com/2012/11/paint-party-friday.html

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  26. I love the pics of your kids helping you! So cute. Congrats to the winner -- I can't say I'm not a little envious! Even though I already ordered your calendar, I will happily publicize it. xo and Happy PPF!

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  27. Congrats first to the winners of the beautiful worok of Denthe. Is is fabulous.
    Also the boxes looks wonderful. I love your calendar and also the cards. I have put your calendar on my blog. I hope so to win something from you.
    have a nice weekend and my lovely greet
    Marja
    (marjascreativity)

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  28. thanks for the chance to own one of your works :O)

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  29. The calendars came out really nice. I had a problem with Vista Print as well. I ordered Iphone cases for Christmas with artwork on them. They were flimsy and didn't fit. Prints looked good but if you can't use them what's the point!

    Congrats to the winners! Those boxes are lovely.

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  30. Well darn! I mean...Congratulations to the winners!

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  31. Hope you do well at the markets in December!! Your kids are so good looking! thanks for your very interesting blog, i loved the previous one too show casing the artist and the art pieces. Keep the blog posts coming!

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  32. The calenders look great Denthe, wonderful idea!
    ManonX

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  33. Tres Cool Boxes! Especially love the blue figure. Calendars look wonderful...thanks for the tip on Vistaprint too. Congrats to the winner of your giveaway and happy PPF!

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  34. first of all you have beautiful kids!

    Good luck with the market and your calendar is beautiful!

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  35. Lovely children and so helpful..you must be very proud of them:)
    xx

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  36. Beautiful children and wonderful giveaway ~ love your work ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  37. Congrats on your wonderful new calendar! I love your style. Also, you have two beautiful children. Their smiles are such a delight. It looks like you're well on your way to having some lovely hand painted boxes to sell. I love vibrant color and pattern. Terri

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  38. Your calendars look great, and those boxes are super fun!

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  39. I'm sure your calender will make joy! I am not on FB nor Twitter, just having a blog.. but of course I would be glad to get one and to tell people about your calendar on my blog.. I wish you all the good luck! :)

    and - congrats to the happy winners! :)

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  40. Congrats to all the winners! <3

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  41. Congratulations to the winners. And also on your great calendar. I will spread the word.

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  42. Congratulations to all the winners. The calendar looks too good. Will soon post about it too :)

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  43. Hallo Denthe,
    Bedankt voor je leuke reactie op mijn kaartenblog. Ik heb inmiddels een berichtje geplaatst met de link naar je kalender en je kunt het hier lezen: http://mariannesblogje.blogspot.nl/2012/11/denthe.html
    Hoop dat je veel kalenders gaat verkopen en leuk dat ik een kansje heb om er al eentje te winnen.
    Hartelijke groetjes,
    Marianne

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  44. Woot, woot! Love the calendar and love the kiddos being the ones to choose the winners! So hoping to win! ; )

    <3
    Elizabeth Aviles

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