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September Giveaway: GDH Leatherwork


There's a chill in the air, but at least your phone can be cosy!

GDH Leatherwork - iPhone sleeve plumThere was a definite nip in the air this morning, so there can be no doubt - we're heading into the last months of 2012 and it's start to get colder (and darker). The kids are back at school and the dreaded "C" word is creeping into conversations.

But stop, don't despair! We're here with another lovely giveaway to lift your spirits and to give you the chance to win a really beautiful make from our sponsor, GDH Leatherwork.

The rules are: to enter, visit our sponsor's link (at the end of the post) and post a comment here, telling us which of their makes you like best. Entries are accepted at our discretion and the winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway will close at midnight on Wednesday 26th September 2012.

PS. We are always on the look-out for future sponsors, so if you're interested, please get in touch!

And now, over to Gaynor from GDH Leatherwork

I'm Gaynor and I make beautiful, hand made, luxury, leather goods. From tiny watch straps to full size briefcases - and just about anything in between - I'm happy to have a go at making anything at all, just as long as I can make it with vegetable tanned leather! All of my work is hand sewn in a wooden clam, with two needles and traditional waxed linen thread. I love making individual commissions - those really unique one off's - but am just as content to make just one of something, as I am to make one hundred!

My studio is based inside a revamped 19thC Chapel in rural Wales, right at the foot of the beautiful Preseli Mountains. From here, I design and make, run leather mask making workshops, provide individual tuition, meet wonderful people and love every minute of it!

GDH Leatherwork - iPhone sleeve set The giveaway from GDH Leatherwork really is something a little special and I hope you like it as much as I do… A limited edition iPhone 4/4S sleeve embossed with an enchanting 'Little Bird' - or 'Aderyn Bach' as we say here in Wales.

Available in a choice of 6 natural leather colours, the 'Aderyn Bach' sleeve has 'made in wales 2012' embossed on the back, has a sweet little label bearing the limited edition hand written number and is kept safe in a soft cotton drawstring bag until it arrives at it's destination… fingers crossed it'll turn up at your place! Good luck!

Visit GDH Leatherwork now!

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

Comments (109)

Gravatar for iain maciver

love all there items hope i have a chance of winning

Posted by iain maciver on 19/09/2012 15:27:29

Gravatar for sharon griffin

these are really lovely and make a nice change from the commercial shop bought ones, very stylish :)

Posted by sharon griffin on 19/09/2012 15:53:29

Gravatar for Pip

I love the calfskin rucksack! Diolch for the Giveaway :)

Posted by Pip on 19/09/2012 18:10:07

Gravatar for Pauline Wilson

I love the large leather tote bags, stylish and spacious! Another lovely giveaway

Posted by Pauline Wilson on 19/09/2012 19:53:12

Gravatar for LieslLane

Estelle handbag is my favourite.

Posted by LieslLane on 19/09/2012 21:02:25

Gravatar for sarah

All beautiful - would love to own any of them!

Posted by sarah on 19/09/2012 21:21:04

Gravatar for karen scammell

I love the Estelle bag

Posted by karen scammell on 19/09/2012 22:40:59

Gravatar for Kira Withers-Jones

I love that these bags are handmade in Wales :) The Veronique ladies bag is probably my favourite but they all look really well-made and attractive. Beautiful!

Posted by Kira Withers-Jones on 20/09/2012 12:46:17

Gravatar for Bernadette Davies

These are beautiful! I want one!

Posted by Bernadette Davies on 20/09/2012 15:28:18

Gravatar for simon harris

I would love to win

Posted by simon harris on 20/09/2012 15:36:06

Gravatar for caroline pritchard

lovely, unique and dashing..

Posted by caroline pritchard on 20/09/2012 15:36:07

Gravatar for Sophia Kearney

i actually love the iphone cases! really stylish

Posted by Sophia Kearney on 20/09/2012 15:42:03

Gravatar for Jo Jones

Love the products

Posted by Jo Jones on 20/09/2012 15:56:42

Gravatar for Clare Martin

The Belle bag is gorgeous!

Posted by Clare Martin on 20/09/2012 16:04:09

Gravatar for Hannah Barrett

These are beautiful - I would love one! xx

Posted by Hannah Barrett on 20/09/2012 16:18:03

Gravatar for Suan Watts

Very eye catching and unique looking

Posted by Suan Watts on 20/09/2012 16:18:57

Gravatar for Lynn Blakeman

My gorgeous daughter would love one of these

Posted by Lynn Blakeman on 20/09/2012 16:24:50

Gravatar for Martin Cass

Very cool

Posted by Martin Cass on 20/09/2012 16:26:19

Gravatar for Phil Darling

I love leather....and I love iPhones

Posted by Phil Darling on 20/09/2012 16:48:29

Gravatar for Brigitte Leprince

Great Comp and Great Site! I love handmade things and this would be an amazing prize to win!!

Posted by Brigitte Leprince on 20/09/2012 16:51:28

Gravatar for Nick Whittaker

Pretty nifty case. WOuld love one

Posted by Nick Whittaker on 20/09/2012 16:53:54

Gravatar for Amy Baker

calfkskin rucksack- great for travelling

Posted by Amy Baker on 20/09/2012 16:57:06

Gravatar for Sejal Trivedy

I would love to win one of these :)

Posted by Sejal Trivedy on 20/09/2012 17:23:19

Gravatar for Louise Middleton

These are really lovely, I hope I'm lucky :D

Posted by Louise Middleton on 20/09/2012 17:26:47

Gravatar for Claire D

I so would love to win the Belle Bag

Posted by Claire D on 20/09/2012 17:52:52

Gravatar for Kirsty Common

would be great to win one

Posted by Kirsty Common on 20/09/2012 17:53:21

Gravatar for Nicola Biven

LOVE them !! Will save my screen from getting scratched yet again!!

Posted by Nicola Biven on 20/09/2012 18:25:04

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Posted by Cheryl Edwards on 20/09/2012 19:02:39

Gravatar for sram

The leather totes are absolutely gorgeous, love the contrast handles and bold colours.

Posted by sram on 20/09/2012 19:03:59

Gravatar for Harpal Kaur

absolutely stunning cases!

Posted by Harpal Kaur on 20/09/2012 19:11:41

Gravatar for Barry W

Love the case. Fingers crossed I win! :)

Posted by Barry W on 20/09/2012 19:30:49

Gravatar for Anne Bostwick

I love the iPhone case but would also need the rucksack to feel well prepared on my travels.

Posted by Anne Bostwick on 20/09/2012 19:34:38

Gravatar for Tim Marchant-Jones

Lovely design and lookmhigh quality - my phone would be so snug!

Posted by Tim Marchant-Jones on 20/09/2012 19:43:34

Gravatar for Miranda

I love the red one! Would be so stylish flashing that around!

Posted by Miranda on 20/09/2012 20:30:55

Gravatar for cheryl dawn lovell

I love the large leather tote bags

Posted by cheryl dawn lovell on 20/09/2012 20:43:18

Gravatar for Solange

The Belle bag is lovely

Posted by Solange on 20/09/2012 20:52:17

Gravatar for Cat Adams

I love the Estelle bag very classy

Posted by Cat Adams on 20/09/2012 21:09:10

Gravatar for emily jane ann nelson

Fingers and toes crossed :) xx

Posted by emily jane ann nelson on 20/09/2012 21:26:38

Gravatar for Paul Martin

I love the large leather tote bags

Posted by Paul Martin on 20/09/2012 23:15:37

Gravatar for Andy D

What a great case

Posted by Andy D on 21/09/2012 03:58:56

Gravatar for Jenny

Would love to win this!

Posted by Jenny on 21/09/2012 09:22:16

Gravatar for Lyndsey

I love the Estelle handbag and the large tote bag. All the items are beautiful.

Posted by Lyndsey on 21/09/2012 10:07:33

Gravatar for Mickie Bull

Calfskin rucksack!

Posted by Mickie Bull on 21/09/2012 11:10:27

Gravatar for Kevin Paddock

The Iphone hand made case look amazing!
With a bird on the front surely everyday ill be chirpy with one of these cases!

Posted by Kevin Paddock on 21/09/2012 11:12:25

Gravatar for Amanda H

Fab products!

Posted by Amanda H on 21/09/2012 11:29:18

Gravatar for laura stewart

look great

Posted by laura stewart on 21/09/2012 12:45:41

Gravatar for shane weir

i love the belle bag

Posted by shane weir on 21/09/2012 14:54:18

Gravatar for Patricia Rowlinson

I like the Estelle bag.

Posted by Patricia Rowlinson on 21/09/2012 15:06:38

Gravatar for Ben Audsley

they are great!

Posted by Ben Audsley on 21/09/2012 16:33:14

Gravatar for sally hiller

i would love an estelle handbag, or mobile cover

Posted by sally hiller on 21/09/2012 22:05:05

Gravatar for Julie Davies

These phone cases are absolutely gorgeous

Posted by Julie Davies on 21/09/2012 23:28:28

Gravatar for Perry

Lovely case, would love one

Posted by Perry on 22/09/2012 16:56:38

Gravatar for Linda

Really like the large leather tote bags!

Posted by Linda on 22/09/2012 18:44:03

Gravatar for Joanna S

I particularly like the Avril leather cross body satchel. Unfussy yet chic & with a timeless styling :)

Posted by Joanna S on 22/09/2012 20:05:40

Gravatar for James Holyland

Must win!

Posted by James Holyland on 23/09/2012 17:56:27

Gravatar for siobhan marie

love the large leather tote

Posted by siobhan marie on 23/09/2012 21:19:12

Gravatar for Mark Palmer

The calfskin rucksack is lovely.

Posted by Mark Palmer on 24/09/2012 08:18:07

Gravatar for Kate Phillips

I love the Little Bird motif on the sleeve - makes me smile. What a wonderful collection of classic, quality bags, so glad I found your site.

Posted by Kate Phillips on 24/09/2012 09:40:23

Gravatar for Lynn Tibby

I love the Avril

Posted by Lynn Tibby on 24/09/2012 11:18:01

Gravatar for Caroline James

I love the black Travel companion, I could do with one of these!

Posted by Caroline James on 24/09/2012 13:45:24

Gravatar for Emma Cella

I love the Estelle bag

Posted by Emma Cella on 24/09/2012 14:17:28

Gravatar for Rudy Roversi

Great products!

Posted by Rudy Roversi on 24/09/2012 15:15:47

Gravatar for Susan Hoggett

Love this prize

Posted by Susan Hoggett on 24/09/2012 19:23:34

Gravatar for Rhian Evans

Fab could really do with it seeing as I've smashed two i phone screens allready!

Posted by Rhian Evans on 24/09/2012 20:30:05

Gravatar for francis lee

great prize, i would love one

Posted by francis lee on 24/09/2012 20:47:00

Gravatar for Gilla

What lovely bags, etc.
Found your facebook page and liked.

Posted by Gilla on 24/09/2012 21:03:53

Gravatar for Gemma Clark

the Estelle bag is my fave :) thanks for fab comp

Posted by Gemma Clark on 24/09/2012 22:48:27

Gravatar for Jenny Rogers

I love the Avril bag. And the Estelle. And the calfskin rucksack.....

Posted by Jenny Rogers on 24/09/2012 23:49:27

Gravatar for Frances Heaton

Great products, the leather looks so soft.

Posted by Frances Heaton on 25/09/2012 05:53:10

Gravatar for Eleanor Jones

I love the Large Calfskin Rucksack

Posted by Eleanor Jones on 25/09/2012 08:03:59

Gravatar for Petia T

Inspiration Organisation: Ideas Book

Posted by Petia T on 25/09/2012 08:11:59

Gravatar for Julie Picton

Love the Large calfskin leather rucksack

Posted by Julie Picton on 25/09/2012 10:15:54

Gravatar for jen jackson

I love the Estelle handbag

Posted by jen jackson on 25/09/2012 10:54:26

Gravatar for Catriona Pavey

I love the Veronique handbag - just gorgeous!


Posted by Catriona Pavey on 25/09/2012 11:34:43

Gravatar for Samantha Ripley

the large calf skin rucksack is my favourite item

Posted by Samantha Ripley on 25/09/2012 11:47:57

Gravatar for chris parham

my iphone needs a new case

Posted by chris parham on 25/09/2012 12:18:12

Gravatar for Charlotte Cottam

I'm loving the large leather tote - very cute and practical for uni!

Posted by Charlotte Cottam on 25/09/2012 12:52:05

Gravatar for Jamie Walker

Love the Executive Leather Briefcase



Posted by Jamie Walker on 25/09/2012 13:14:12

Gravatar for Christine Clarke

I love the i-phone case - it,s gorgeous

Posted by Christine Clarke on 25/09/2012 13:31:30

Gravatar for katherine grieve

I adore the Estelle handbag

Posted by katherine grieve on 25/09/2012 13:43:08

Gravatar for nicola barter

lovely :-)

Posted by nicola barter on 25/09/2012 13:52:09

Gravatar for Lilla Craig

I love the Ladies Slimline Leather Briefcase in red and black. Absolutely gorgeous.

Posted by Lilla Craig on 25/09/2012 15:49:01

Gravatar for Andrea

The red one is gorgeous! X would love one.

Posted by Andrea on 25/09/2012 16:21:44

Gravatar for Christine Mutter

These look brillant. Would love the black one

Posted by Christine Mutter on 25/09/2012 17:17:54

Gravatar for Cassie Bedford

would love to win the black one

Posted by Cassie Bedford on 25/09/2012 18:53:34

Gravatar for antonia richardson

love em all

Posted by antonia richardson on 25/09/2012 19:49:22

Gravatar for Michelle Sykes

I love the Estelle handbag

Posted by Michelle Sykes on 25/09/2012 21:04:01

Gravatar for Alison S

I really love the Estelle brown bag

Posted by Alison S on 25/09/2012 21:21:51

Gravatar for Paul Witney

My wife loves the Estelle handbag

Posted by Paul Witney on 25/09/2012 21:40:29

Gravatar for Annemieke Troost

My I-phone would really like to one of these :-)

Posted by Annemieke Troost on 25/09/2012 22:13:58

Gravatar for Celia West

Gorgeous! would love to win this.

Posted by Celia West on 25/09/2012 22:23:13

Gravatar for ali thorppe

These would be a great present. I love the red leather tote.

Posted by ali thorppe on 25/09/2012 22:28:20

Gravatar for Hannah Smith

I love the teacher briefcase, I may have to start saving my pennies.

I'd love to win this!

Just had a browse through the rest of this site, it's fab, I'll definitely be bacl.

Posted by Hannah Smith on 25/09/2012 22:34:07

Gravatar for Brian Williams

My quality iPhone deserves a quality case.

Posted by Brian Williams on 25/09/2012 22:49:08

Gravatar for steve stewart

Smart and very tasteful, I like

Posted by steve stewart on 25/09/2012 23:19:11

Gravatar for Lani Nash

So very stylish; not like those tacky ones you see so often.

Posted by Lani Nash on 25/09/2012 23:30:17

Gravatar for Angie Hoggett

the Estelle for me

Posted by Angie Hoggett on 26/09/2012 00:09:50

Gravatar for Sabeeta

I love their rucksacks. These overs are awesome too. I would love it in red!

Posted by Sabeeta on 26/09/2012 06:23:54

Gravatar for shirley g

Lovely items and great giveaway!

Posted by shirley g on 26/09/2012 07:56:12

Gravatar for Alisa

I love the Belle handbag - very unusual shape.

Posted by Alisa on 26/09/2012 09:00:46

Gravatar for Peter Guest

top banana

Posted by Peter Guest on 26/09/2012 09:34:02

Gravatar for Sue Robinson

The Estelle Handbag is my favourite

Posted by Sue Robinson on 26/09/2012 11:15:45

Gravatar for Irene Murdoch

I like the Estelle bag best. Good giveaway- thanks.

Posted by Irene Murdoch on 26/09/2012 12:05:30

Gravatar for Vivi

There is nothing like a handmade product.

Posted by Vivi on 26/09/2012 12:21:37

Gravatar for Charlotte Marchant-Jones

These are gorgeous! Really beautiful, I love handmade items!

Posted by Charlotte Marchant-Jones on 26/09/2012 16:54:56

Gravatar for Esther Lewis

All of your items are fabulous. I would be a happy girl with any of them :)

Posted by Esther Lewis on 26/09/2012 19:59:18

Gravatar for j4ck86

I like the Conference Folder: http://www.gdhleatherwork.co.uk/gallery/commissions/conference%20folder

It's so cool.. as the leatherwork for the iPhone 4/4S that I hope to win! ;)

Posted by j4ck86 on 26/09/2012 20:12:58

Gravatar for Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

The calfskin rucksack is dreamy but it's all wonderful.

Posted by Annaloa Hilmarsdottir on 26/09/2012 21:57:19

Gravatar for Matt @ Handmade Crafts

Thank you very much for entering, everyone - but we have a winner.... Paul Witney! Gaynor will be in touch with you shortly, Paul. To everyone else - please come back soon, we'll be running another giveaway next month!

Posted by Matt @ Handmade Crafts on 27/09/2012 06:40:49

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