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March Thrifty Giveway

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Woohoo! It’s time for the March Giveaway, naturally in April. Why am I giving stuff away every month this year? No other reason that I like winning free stuff myself and I take part of every raffle that I find so this is my way of paying back. Anyhoo, do you want to know what’s up for grabs?

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A Finnish craft/home decor chain has had bunch of their craft goodies on -70% discount. By the time I got there, the shelves were pretty picked but I got something that you might like. First is a wood mounted stamp by Stampendous, then a pack of 4 Memento felt tips and last but not least, some lovely, yellow brads. Since these were on sale, they fill the only requirement I have for the prize, it has to be something thrifty/thrifted.

Now the important part. How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this giveaway post AND your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. The e-mail won’t be visible to anyone else but me.
  2. For a second chance to win, blog about this giveaway with a link back here. There’s no need to use picture but if you do, the first one is the one you should use.
  3. Follow me on Facebook and tell me here that you did and if you already are a follower, remind me that you are.
  4. Follow me on Pinterest and tell me here that you did and if you already are a follower, remind me that you are.

That is four chances to win, my friends! The giveaway closes on 30th of April at 23.59 Helsinki time and is open globally. I will contact the winner personally and announce it here too. The winner has 7 days to respond to my e-mail before I draw a new name.

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Disclaimer: This prize was bought by me, by my own money. The companies mentioned here have no idea who I am. They might come to check out my site when they see in their stats that someone has linked to their sites but that’s about it.

Link Parties:

February Giveaway! Yes. I’m Late.

A post that is one month late but not any less fun. My Monthly Thrifty Giveaway-serie continues with this gem for February:

FebruaryGiveawayb Yes that is Moominmamma. Everyone likes Moominmamma. She knows how to make berry juice and pancakes. What’s not to like? She’s especially likeable framed like this:

Muumi1 Yes. In this giveaway you can win this fabulous print from “The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My“! Framed and all! (But if you want to be nice and save me some postage money and are okay for me to send this without the frame, I’ll throw in some other Moomin- extras. Candy namely).

Now the important part. How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this giveaway post AND your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. The e-mail won’t be visible to anyone else but me.
  2. For a second chance to win, blog about this giveaway with a link back here. There’s no need to use picture but if you do, the first one is the one you should use.
  3. Follow me on Facebook and tell me here that you did and if you already are a follower, remind me that you are.
  4. Follow me on Pinterest and tell me here that you did and if you already are a follower, remind me that you are.

That is four chances to win, my friends! The giveaway closes on 31st of March at 23.59 Helsinki time and is open globally. I will contact the winner personally and announce it here too. The winner has 7 days to respond to my e-mail before I draw a new name.

JanuaryGiveaway3Disclaimer: This prize was bought by me, by my own money. The Moomin Characters LTD  has no idea who I am. They might come to check out my site when they see in their stats that someone has linked to their sites but that’s about it.

Free Christmas Printable From Me To You

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Merry Christmas! December is finally here. Candy! Good food! Glög! Presents! Decorations! Almost the best month of the year! To celebrate Christmas I designed three lovely subway art style posters for you to download. For GRATIS! Am I generous or what? As before, these are for personal use only but you can change colours, print them as posters, re-size them into greeting cards etc.etc whatever tickles your fancy!

Christmas Subway Art

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Aren’t they fabulous? They are sized 20cm*25cm which is about 8*10 inches. Depending on your printer margins, one should fit on A4. Please note that the background colours may vary depending your personal computer and printer settings. Enjoy!

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I’m linking up in these Linky Parties:

A Little Knick Knack’s Linky Party
Hookin’ Up With House of Hepworth
Crafty Soiree @ Katie’s Nesting Spot
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On The Fridge

Digital Shopping: DoverPictura

Everyone knows Dover- books, right? Various companies I’ve worked for have bunch of their clip art books for design source and I have been hoarding their freebies on my hard drive for ages. And for ages I mean I found out via Craft Gossip last spring that they give out samples on regular basis.

Recently they started a new service called DoverPictura.com where you can buy their books as hi-res digital downloads! Not only that, they have individual pages from their books as well on sale! The service is new so they are offering 3 free pages if you register now. Not that I need anymore digital freebies but they are so nice! I chose my pages from these books:

 Choosing just three wasn’t easy. Luckily the individual pages cost between 0.99-1.99 so getting bunch of them isn’t a problem. Would it be stupid to ask digital downloads for my birthday? Right now I have my eyes on the vintage Halloween images. Totally drool worthy.

P.S. This isn’t the freebie I mentioned in my previous post. Just thought you peeps would like to know about Dover. Now I’m totally going to work on that freebie I promised.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

When I saw this weeks theme, I decided on a very specific set of photos. And when I say very specific, I mean very hard to find as I didn’t remember if I still had them on my hard drive, or maybe on a USB which I’ve lost some time ago or maybe on a CD. See where this is going? Yes, it took me days to find them and in the end they were on my hard drive. In a folder I had specifically created to hold my, and I’m using this term very loosely, artsy photos.

Okay, I’m no horticulturist but I think this plant is syringa. A good tip to find out english names of plants and animals is to type the name in your own language in Wikipedia, copy paste the latin name in English Wikipedia. Latin, surprisingly many uses in modern-day writing environment. In this case it was from Finnish: Syreeni to Latin: Syringa to English (disappointedly): Syringa.

 I love the photo challenge. It gives me an excuse to play with Photoshop Actions. Once again I used the free sets available from The Pioneer Woman. My favourite and thus the most over-used action is Seventies which gives that lovely golden sunset vibe on every picture.

When I was playing with the said actions, I began thinking I could do something more with the images. Another freebie I’ve downloaded quite some time ago, a French cancellation mark set by Just Something I Made was perfect for what I had in mind.

You know what I made? I made small, postcard sized posters thus suitable sending for a friend:

 Or maybe use one of them to make a bigger card:

Click on the text below images to download:

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Let me know who you sent your card to! Or if made something crafty with them!