Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Celebrate 2011 with me! (The great January giveaway)



We all love a giveaway and what better time than the start of a new year?

If you remember I made quite a few  bookmarks as Christmas presents this year.  They were fun to make and let me play a little with colour and designs.  I had a couple left over and I thought I would let someone have them as a present from me.   The finished product comes with a ribbon threaded through the hole so that you can mark your place in your book, or just use them simply as a greetings card.

All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post and I will use a random number generator to select a winner.  You have until January 15th to comment and then  I will announce the winner on January 16th!

32 comments:

. said...

Give away or not, they are beautiful... I always liked small pieces of art, makes it more interesting and you see more of the little details. My favourite is the one on the right. A give away is a fun idea, something I thought about doing my self in my blog, but didn't know how to really go about it (is this your first give away?).

Happy New Years!!!

Judy said...

I found your blog yesterday and admired your bookmarks! I immediately added a link to your blog on my own Dutch blog and today I read about your give away. I'd love to participate!

debra morris said...

Beautiful bookmarks Cathy, what kind of paper did you do them on? I never win anything!

Jen said...

Lovely work Cathy. Great idea for christmas gifts. You have inspired me to start using watercolour and colour pencils together. Thank you and happy new year to you.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Cathy,

These are lovely and you know I'd love to have them.

xoxo

Margaret Ann said...

OOOOH! Love these...what artsy fun...please count me in! :)

Pat said...

Your bookmarks are lovely and one would look terrific between the pages of a book in the pile I intend to read in 2011. Thank you for the chance to win some of your artwork. You are very generous!

E*phi said...

Oooh, a give away! :)
These are lovely! I think I wouldn't dare use them in a book I put in my bag because I'd be too afraid to damage them. But there's this pile of books at my bedside table which would be very happy to be honored with a real bookmark instead of tramway tickets and strips of paper tissues... ;)

Cathy Holtom said...

Debra - The bookmarks are on canson Aquarelle watercolour paper whaic is quite thick and heavy.

...and yes this is the first time I've tried anything like this!

Sandy in Michigan said...

Cathy, your book marks are lovely. I'd like to take a minute to thank you for taking time to make frequent posts of your work. They've been a bright spot in my day and I'm looking forward to seeing more of them in the coming year.

Martine said...

Whatever the result of the giveaway , I love your work and your bookmarks are another proof of your talent !!

Sue Pownall (aka travelingsuep) said...

Beautiful Cathy. Love the Ivy one best, great detail and colours.

Revelle said...

Very nice!!! I really need some bookmarks. I've been using a post-it note, so I should go to the top of the list!!! LOL! Happy New Year!

jenna said...

Comment!!!

Should I be randomly generated as a winner, know that it would be frequently used, as I always have a book on hand :)

curiouscrow said...

Well I am an avid reader so I would love an original book mark from you with your work on it! Thank you for the opportunity :-)

Joan said...

I have two new books that are just begging for bookmarks. None of mine are as pretty as these two. So put my name in the pool, hope I win!

Joan

Peachtreeart said...

So life like!

Gillian said...

What a lovely gesture, Cathy - you know I'm a fan of your work so please include me for a chance see one of your delightful pieces in real life! x

nanke's stuff said...

They are both wonderful, and I love reading your blog! Thanks for the generous offer of a true little gem! nancy

frayedattheedge said...

They are lovely - fingers firmly crossed that I win!!

Chrissy said...

I love these, the ivy one is just beautiful. I was going to say that I would love bookmark but, I know that I would never use these for that, LOL. I have an art board on my wall and there must be several bookmarks on it....but, they look great :-)

Dragana Savkov - Bajić said...

Beautiful bookmarks! Happy New Year!

marancat said...

What a kind offer - I would love to have your bookmarks. I like to do small paintings on scraps of left-over paper - hate waste!

jill said...

I also love your work and am always inspired by it. I think these bookmarks are lovely, just thinking you could copy them as prints and sell them, Im sure they would go but love the idea of a giveaway and keep thinking I should do one at some stage.

raena said...

They're beautiful, Cathy! I'd love to do that exchange with you, so maybe I shouldn't be in this? I'll let you decide!

Alex said...

Bookmarks are nice! These bookmarks are priceless ^^ My wife would use bookmarks since she reads a lot...I wonder if she can use it on her NOOK ^^

Lucia B. said...

Dear Cathy, I can't miss this opportunity! These bookmarks are lovely, they testify so well ypur careful observation of nature and your sensitivity, and have he beautiful colours that always distinguish your works!

Diane said...

Dear Cathy,
Lovely bookmarks. And what a fun way to bring all the lurkers out into the open. Like others I always have a pile of books that I'm reading so if I win they will be put to good use.
Diane

Tahirih said...

These are gorgeous. I love the different format and the non-traditional feel of art on a bookmark, or any small format. It makes one feel free to experiment, and do something different without risking too much time.
These are very pretty, and I'd be thrilled to win some of your original art!

winna said...

What an honor to see up close, one of your bookmarks and then I would use it and often find inspriation anew....winna

Sandra said...

Please add my name. I would be delighted to receive a piece of your artwork.

Ruth said...

Just "found" your blog by coming here from VP/"Myrtle Street, Boston" on which I wrote: 'Like this closeup shot. Like the "cleanness" and "sparseness" of this. Just the right amount of everything. Colors are perfect!' Will spend some time on your blog now; add you to my list that I follow. Your work looks very inspiring and intriguing.

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