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September 2011 Crafts Giveaway - Something Wonderful Design


'Icecream' - a stylish September give-away with Something Wonderful!

Eat, Sleep, Read by Something Wonderful Design And into September! Vainly trying to ignore the signs of Christmas erupting in the high street, we've got a lovely give-away this month with a summery flavour (in name at least). So forget about the jingle bells for a month or two and hold on to the sunshine!

Our sponsor this month is the lovely Kim at Something Wonderful Design, who is donating a rather fabulous limited edition linocut - pictured here, which she'll tell you all about shortly.

The rules are the same as usual - to enter, visit Kim's links (at the end of the post) and come back to leave a comment telling us which of her pieces is your favourite. Entries are accepted at our discretion and the winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway will close at midnight on Friday 30th September 2011.

Meet Kim from Something Wonderful Design

Icecream by Something Wonderful Design Something Wonderful Design: modern design, using traditional techniques.

Printmaking is a fantastic way of working - as the mother of four little children I am used to unexpected results, and lots of mess! I am hugely influenced by modern design, but love old-fashioned techniques such as linoprinting and letterpress - I aim to combine the two in my work.

I make posters, canvases, cards, tags and bunting, and have recently been rediscovering the joys of the reduction linoprint technique. My giveaway is an example of this method: following an icecream-filled holiday in St Ives, Cornwall, I created a three colour print of two 99s!

I cut the linoblock away and printed the base layer in yellow; I then carved further detail and printed over the yellow in hot pink, then cut away the final design and printed again in blue, to create the finished poster. It is part of a limited run of just 20 and each print is signed and editioned. It will be supplied in a white mount, measuring 10 x 12'. I hope the winner loves it as much as I do!

Visit Something Wonderful now!

Giveaway listed at: ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions and Competitions Today.

Comments (35)

Gravatar for Dee Edmonds

My favourite is the 'I love you just the way you are' Original Linoprint, it says everything

Posted by Dee Edmonds on 23/09/2011 17:19:01

Gravatar for Kate Huxstep

The Camper Love one is fantastic x

Posted by Kate Huxstep on 23/09/2011 17:27:03

Gravatar for Katherine Aitken

My favourite is:

Rise and Shine Limited Edition

Posted by Katherine Aitken on 23/09/2011 17:31:36

Gravatar for Pauline Wilson

The sheet music Love picture would look lovely in any room, so nice.

Posted by Pauline Wilson on 23/09/2011 17:37:06

Gravatar for Helen Eskins

My favourite is the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star piece because it's my 2 year old daughter's absolute favourite song and she sings it all the time.

Posted by Helen Eskins on 23/09/2011 18:44:45

Gravatar for Francesca Kirkhope

I particularly like the Love Vintage Music poster for the simplicity. I would hang this over my bed and what a reasonable price! The Eat sleep read is spot on for a kitchen like mine. Myself, my husband and my two daughters try ( I stress the word 'try') to eat there together as often as possible. My youngest daughter (Evie 2) falls asleep there over a bowl of porridge with her grandma. Finally I like the spot at the kitchen table, beside the radiator to sit and study for my creative witting course. This picture covers it all...we eat sleep and read. If constructive criticism is allowed I would say that the 'if you can't stand the heat' poster is too similar to that of the 'Keep calm' posters that everyone is copying. The rest of the work is original, quirky and fun, far superior :-)

Posted by Francesca Kirkhope on 23/09/2011 19:31:27

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Posted by laura jones on 23/09/2011 19:47:43

Gravatar for Sarah Jones

I love the let's fly away one! fantastic!

Posted by Sarah Jones on 23/09/2011 22:21:51

Gravatar for Martine

I love all of Kim's work but particularly like the sheet music with 'LOVE' printed on. Gorgeous :-)

Posted by Martine on 24/09/2011 15:22:29

Gravatar for Linda Rumsey

I love the "Personalised Sheet Music Love Poster", so romantic!

Posted by Linda Rumsey on 24/09/2011 15:45:13

Gravatar for Anastasia Bird

How on earth am I supposed to choose?! She is so incredibly talented!

I adore the "sleep eat read" piece, and the sheet music piece is fabulous.
Such an amazingly talented lady!
She must deffo keep it up!!

Posted by Anastasia Bird on 24/09/2011 23:26:41

Gravatar for Katherine Kearsley

Other than the Eat, Sleep, Read - which sums me up perfectly - I really like the 'Love' Handprinted Vintage Music Poster. I'm hoping that people in Christchurch, New Zealand can win - need some new pictures as have very few left after the last year of earthquakes!!

Posted by Katherine Kearsley on 25/09/2011 06:07:14

Gravatar for Jenni V

Definitely the teapot! Super cute and a vintage feel.

Posted by Jenni V on 25/09/2011 10:09:17

Gravatar for Ruth Seba

My favourite is Alphabet soup, love the colours and great font for the letters. Love the linocut works, very nice.

Posted by Ruth Seba on 25/09/2011 10:14:30

Gravatar for jenna keller

I love the eat sleep read print but they are all lovely

jennakeller126@yahoo.co.uk xx

Posted by jenna keller on 25/09/2011 10:27:35

Gravatar for stuart choak

eat sleep read is my fave


Posted by stuart choak on 25/09/2011 10:31:37

Gravatar for Judith (from Israel)

The Rise and Shine Limited Edition Handmade Linoprint Poster is my favorite.

Posted by Judith (from Israel) on 26/09/2011 14:31:37

Gravatar for laura stewart

i love Rise and Shine Limited Edition

Posted by laura stewart on 26/09/2011 18:58:21

Gravatar for Handbags by Helen

it has to be today is gone -would give me a pick me up at the end of each day, no matter how bad it was. Love it!

Posted by Handbags by Helen on 26/09/2011 19:35:25

Gravatar for Fiona Morrissey

I love To Thine Own Self be True, which is my favourite quote and motto. Kim's beautiful use of typography and colour is stunning.

Ice Cream is amazing too. I love the cool retro vibe, and I love 99s! x

Posted by Fiona Morrissey on 26/09/2011 20:18:10

Gravatar for Carol Emmett

I love the 'Make Do And Mend' poster - perfect for the boxroom that I'm turning into a craft room. And also perfect for today's financial enviroment, with people moving away from the throwaway society of a few years ago.

Posted by Carol Emmett on 27/09/2011 10:23:08

Gravatar for jo williams

had a good look at the sites, so difficult to choose a fave, but really love 'Then all the World Slept' Babar Quote (Linoprint Canvas) on the Folksy site. I'm a big Babar fan! (even though i'm in my 20's!)and it's such a lovely little quote. Can imagine it would look great in a nursery room!

Posted by jo williams on 27/09/2011 11:53:57

Gravatar for Nicola Hogan-Araujo

"Girls Rule" - of course - especially Bunty readers! Brings back happy memories as always received the Bunty annual from Father Christmas.

Posted by Nicola Hogan-Araujo on 27/09/2011 18:40:14

Gravatar for helen

teapot cards are fab, anything tea realted get a big thumbs up from me.

Posted by helen on 28/09/2011 14:15:13

Gravatar for A Brownlee

I absolutely love the Personalised Sheet Music Love Poster. It's awesome.

Posted by A Brownlee on 28/09/2011 21:59:16

Gravatar for M Connolly

I love the "LOVE" canvas, just a softy at heart!

Posted by M Connolly on 29/09/2011 10:02:55

Gravatar for Emma Bradshaw

I like the 'Baby Love' one - would look great in my little ones room!

Posted by Emma Bradshaw on 29/09/2011 20:32:50

Gravatar for Jo Boyd

My favourite is 'Today is Gone' Linoprint Poster. It's something to help you wipe your mind before getting some shut-eye.

Posted by Jo Boyd on 29/09/2011 20:39:11

Gravatar for Sam

I love the vintage sheet music

Posted by Sam on 29/09/2011 23:50:15

Gravatar for Karen Jones

I love the 'Rise and Shine' poster, it would look great in my kitchen and would make a great motto to start my family's day!

Posted by Karen Jones on 30/09/2011 09:29:25

Gravatar for Rea Edwards

I love - 'Teapot Linoprint Cards, Set of 4' - I think they are lovely and I would love to receive one of these I would frame it and put it up on my wall!!

Posted by Rea Edwards on 30/09/2011 10:25:36

Gravatar for Gabrielle Svensson

I love the
"Personalised Sheet Music Love Poster"

Posted by Gabrielle Svensson on 30/09/2011 12:12:51

Gravatar for Natalie Morgan

Definitely 'Today is Gone' Linoprint Poster, such a fab phrase/quote, and it being dr Seuss well need I say more?!!! ;)

Posted by Natalie Morgan on 30/09/2011 19:22:30

Gravatar for Matt Chatterley

Thank you very much to everyone who has entered - the giveaway is now closed and a winner will be announced here shortly!

Posted by Matt Chatterley on 01/10/2011 09:31:22

Gravatar for Matt Chatterley

The lucky winner is.. Pauline Wilson! Well done, Pauline - Kim will be in touch with you shortly to arrange getting your prize sent out. Thank you again to everyone who has entered and please tune in again around the same time next month!

Posted by Matt Chatterley on 05/10/2011 13:35:18

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