Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Designs for 'THE' Season - Coming Soon.


I've been a bit quiet on here lately, but there is a good reason for that.  

Aside from my youngest daughter starting school this month (which has meant a lot of to and fro to her school to help settle her in) I'm also currently buried deep in loads of exciting new briefs.  I'm working on some fantastic collaboration projects, new greetings cards and gift wrap designs, lots of new business branding work and of course helping my lovely regular customers to get their brands prepared for Christmas.

There it is!!!...I've said the 'C' word - like it or not CHRISTMAS is coming soon  
(3 months today in fact!) 
and so are some shiny new festive designs from me....

...here are some sneaky glimpses of some cards and gift wrap I've just finished working on and am waiting on the printed versions to get them photographed and listed on my website and on-line shops...

...they'll be 3 gift wrap designs and 6 card designs (which I'm hoping to sell as 12 packs - 2 of each design)...

...and just to be ultra organised knowing that I have quite a lot of work to get through in the coming months, I thought I'd pull out all the stops and get some extra card designs in on my Christmas card order at the printers so that 2013's occasion cards are also in the bag!...

...it has to be said that I'm in a state of shock myself to have managed to be that organised.  I think is comes from the experience of not being able to get new designs done in time this past year for specific occasions - so I've learnt my lesson and felt a bit more forward planning was in order.  It's actually lifted a weight off my mind and frees me up to concentrate on all the other projects I have on the boil!

Speaking of other things I've been up to, yesterday was a bit of an extraordinary day at Artwork by Angie HQ.  I have some very exciting news that I'll be able to share with you properly next month.  All I can say at the moment is it was a real pleasure to meet this very talented and genuinely lovely photographer yesterday : http://www.alsfordpictures.com/

OK,  that's enough teasing with snippets of what I've been doing - I hope you have all been having a great month and are all set for the arrival of Autumn and Winter.

Best wishes

Angie :)

Saturday, 8 September 2012

2,000 Facebook Likes Give Away - We Have A Winner!

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!...I've just been over to facebook to collate all the names of the people that helped promote my give away here with likes and shares.  THANK YOU to every one of you that did that as you are now all in with a chance of winning my 'Lucky Stars' print as featured above ...never mind 'give away' - I'm absolutely blown away by your response!!! :)

I initially posted that pic up on  facebook on Thursday when I was on 1,800 likes, just to casually mention that I'd give this framed print away once I  'eventually' reached 2,000 likes thinking it would be ages away because it took months and months to get 1,000 likes...it's now Saturday evening and my page seems to have reached over 2,130 likes already...and I have been busy entering well over 300 names onto a list to add to the random selector app to pick the winner....

...as I saw the response growing I decided yesterday that not only would I also throw in a 3 pack of postcards for the lucky winner (which they can choose from a combination of any 3 of the postcard designs featured here)....but I'd also offer a set of 3 postcards to a  lucky runner up too.... 

...These postcards fit 6x4 frames and really pack a punch of colour when popped in a white triple frame together in the combinations you see here.

Anyway, I'm waffling, I reckon you just want to know who the lucky so and so is that's going to get their mitts on that framed print, so here we go...

...Loads and loads of names typed into an excel spreadsheet by yours truly (I'm a bit of nerd like that so bear with me!).  Names were then copy and pasted straight from that sheet in to handy random name selector over on http://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/fruit_machine (great fun, fruit machine with sound effects - very useful for giveaways like these if you ever run one!)...

So here you go...the fruit machine landed on MICHELLE MOORE as the winner!!! and....

...then it landed on VICTORIA CONNOLLY as the runner up!!...

YAY!!! - Congratulations ladies! 

Please can you drop me a message (either through facebook or my website) so I can get these prizes off to you.  Michelle, I'll need to know if you want your print personalised and how many Owls.  Also, Michelle and Victoria, please let me know which 3 of the postcards you'll be wanting.

THANK YOU to everyone who took part and helped push my likes along.  

I will no doubt do another give away here when I reach another big 'likes' milestone.  I'm also going to be having a bit of a stock sort out soon so may put a little sale on over on my website, so please keep your eyes peeled for that too.

Have a great rest of the weekend

Angie :)

Friday, 7 September 2012

2,000 Facebook Likes GiveAway

Hello, just a quick post to say that today I checked into facebook to see my page has reached over 2,000 likes woooo hoooo...I remember it took absolutely ages to get to 200 likes so I'm feeling over the moon right now!

I did say on my facebook page that when I reach 2,000 likes I'd give away one of my ever so popular framed 'Lucky Stars' prints... once the likes started shooting up quickly, as a thank you I upped that prize to include...

...a 3 pack of postcards for the lucky winner to choose which ones they want.  Well, those likes just kept coming so now I feel I need offer a 2nd prize.  So a lucky runner up will also get a 3 pack of postcards of their choosing :)...

There is still time to enter the give away as I'll be announcing the winner on here tomorrow (Sat 8th) at around 9pm.

All you need to do to enter is either follow my blog and leave a comment to say that you do, or follow my facebook page and like and share the post on there to let me know that you do.  Easy peasy!

Good luck and I'll see you back here tomorrow evening!

Angie :)