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Win a Spectacular Sign from Hectic Eclectic - October Giveaway

25/10/2013 - Matt Chatterley

Win a Spectacular Scorched Sign from Hectic Eclectic!

Hectic Eclectic - Fishing Sign Halloween is nearly here and the nights are closing in. The end of October already - and the end of the year almost in sight! You'd be forgiven for thinking we'd forgotten all about you this month, but we really haven't - and we're back with a hot giveaway to cheer you all up!

The rules are: to enter, visit our sponsor's link(s) (at the end of the post) and post a comment here, telling us which of the items you've seen is your favourite. Entries are accepted at our discretion and the winner will be chosen at random. The giveaway will close at midnight (GMT) on Sunday 3rd November 2013.

If you'd like to sponsor one of our giveaways, just get in touch with us for a bit more information. It's not hard to take part and is a great way to advertise your makes!

This month is kindly sponsored by Chris and Heidi from Hectic Eclectic, but why don't I let Chris tell you all about that...

Here's Chris...

Hectic Eclectic - Tealight Holder Hi, my name's Chris and together with my girlfriend Heidi we are Hectic Eclectic. Heidi is the hectic one, and I'm an eclectic (this is still up for debate but I'm a gentleman so it's ladies first). We live in the heart of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, in a beautiful valley nestled amongst the mountains and rivers.

From here I work as a pyrographer and Heidi works full-time as a software consultant and part-time as a web developer (check out our site as an ample example of her web page assemblage). Amongst the eclectic mix of multifarious miscellany I scorch are house signs, Celtic knot boxes, kanji tea light holders, giant tea and biscuits coasters, proverb signs, kitchen utensils and steampunk boxes.

Along with bending the internet to her will, Heidi is also a fantastic photographer, and some of her snaps are available as prints and cards.

They make great gift items for the people special to you, or for yourself – because you deserve a treat.

Hectic Eclectic - Garden Sign Drop by the website and have a look around. There you'll also discover we've been blogging about all manner of things, from Greek mythology to consciousness, via gravity and poetry, with a stop off here and there to visit a food festival or two.

Up for grabs this month is a choice of proverb signs, one says "A garden is like a book carried in the pocket", an ancient proverb of disputed origin, and the other says "Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish", which is a quote from Ovid's Heroides.They are scorched onto pieces of birch ply measuring 200mm in diameter, and can be hung or displayed anywhere in the home, office, or even garden shed.

Enjoy this month's giveaway, and good luck!

Visit Hectic Eclectic now!

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

Comments (71)

Gravatar for iain maciver


Posted by iain maciver on 27/10/2013 13:48:08

Gravatar for Ron Lomax

Hi - Love the quote about casting your hook - so so true!

Posted by Ron Lomax on 27/10/2013 13:51:01

Gravatar for Judith (from Israel)

My favorite item is the Lizard on Motorbike Pyrography Sign.

Posted by Judith (from Israel) on 27/10/2013 14:04:56

Gravatar for Anne Macaulay

I love the first sign featured here but I really adore the Small Birdhouse

Posted by Anne Macaulay on 27/10/2013 16:27:33

Gravatar for james wood

Ideal for Burns night

Posted by james wood on 27/10/2013 16:29:58

Gravatar for Kayleigh Sheridon

Great competition

Posted by Kayleigh Sheridon on 27/10/2013 19:41:51

Gravatar for Bridget Anderson

I love the fish quote and with an angling husband, it would be very appropriate in our house!

Posted by Bridget Anderson on 27/10/2013 20:12:02

Gravatar for SARA whitehorn

would love to surprise my newly married daughter with a sign of her new name burnt into a heart

Posted by SARA whitehorn on 27/10/2013 20:40:01

Gravatar for MANDY DOHERTY

Torn between 'Books Quote Sign' and 'Don't Piss Off The Fairies Sign'

Posted by MANDY DOHERTY on 27/10/2013 21:55:56

Gravatar for ADAM MEACHAM

Not heard of before but amazing

Posted by ADAM MEACHAM on 27/10/2013 22:04:05

Gravatar for Jade

I love this birdhouse http://hectic-eclectic.co.uk/product.aspx?product=smbirdhouse

So clever!

Posted by Jade on 28/10/2013 03:18:25

Gravatar for  Stan Alderson

The pattern looks vintage. Love it! :)

Posted by Stan Alderson on 28/10/2013 04:09:58

Gravatar for rachel richardson

Great competition, good luck everyone x

Posted by rachel richardson on 28/10/2013 09:31:44

Gravatar for Pam Gregory

Love the Light tealight candle holder

Posted by Pam Gregory on 28/10/2013 15:10:22

Gravatar for Caroline Blaza

What a great competition. Giving something a little bit "unusual" away. Love the prize

Posted by Caroline Blaza on 28/10/2013 16:19:56

Gravatar for Tom

A cracking set of products, and these two in particular made me chuckle:



Well done!

Posted by Tom on 28/10/2013 16:33:06

Gravatar for sharon williams

I love the small birdhouse its ideal to go on my daughters wooden wendy house

Posted by sharon williams on 28/10/2013 22:00:41

Gravatar for Liesl L.

I like the tea light holder

Posted by Liesl L. on 28/10/2013 22:33:57

Gravatar for amanda

gorgeous stuff

Posted by amanda on 29/10/2013 12:41:17

Gravatar for fiona mcbride

unusual like the products

Posted by fiona mcbride on 30/10/2013 18:08:04

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Posted by Glyn Blackburn on 31/10/2013 15:03:00

Gravatar for Wendy Moore

There's so many beautiful things on here, it's hard to choose. I love the wooden spoons but I'd probably stain them cooking so I'd go for the giant tea coaster.

Posted by Wendy Moore on 31/10/2013 18:56:10

Gravatar for Marion Weir

I love this one from Hectic Eclectic (what a great name ):


Posted by Marion Weir on 31/10/2013 20:45:41

Gravatar for Clare Scanlan

Great prize, they are really intersting

Posted by Clare Scanlan on 01/11/2013 06:26:15

Gravatar for pauline black

I love the plaque that says "don't piss off the fairies" it made me giggle and my mum would love that!

Posted by pauline black on 01/11/2013 10:23:52

Gravatar for Scott Fallon

Light tealight candle holder

Posted by Scott Fallon on 01/11/2013 11:37:08

Gravatar for shelagh milne

Love the Weeds are flowers too plaque with Eeyore

Posted by shelagh milne on 01/11/2013 12:15:35

Gravatar for Barry Ranns

I would like Heidi to show me how to bend the internet to my will :)

Great giveaway.

Posted by Barry Ranns on 01/11/2013 17:04:30

Gravatar for Ann Williams

I love the one with Eeyore - Weeds are flowers, too. Very true.

Posted by Ann Williams on 01/11/2013 17:52:42

Gravatar for evey hunter


i adore this!

Posted by evey hunter on 01/11/2013 20:13:05

Gravatar for Helen G

Love the Celtic box... Cute and functional

Posted by Helen G on 01/11/2013 22:31:21

Gravatar for Gabrielle Svensson

I really like the End of the World sign

Posted by Gabrielle Svensson on 02/11/2013 08:54:08

Gravatar for emma thackery

friends are like stars

Posted by emma thackery on 02/11/2013 10:21:03

Gravatar for Samantha Eyles

I would love to get my cousin a Celtic Box. They are so pretty

Posted by Samantha Eyles on 02/11/2013 11:02:26

Gravatar for Deborah Hambleton

I love the 'meal without wine' plaque - its perfect for me haha:-)

Posted by Deborah Hambleton on 02/11/2013 12:20:15

Gravatar for keith crooks

I like the sign The End of the World - says everything about perspective.

Posted by keith crooks on 02/11/2013 13:26:20

Gravatar for Rebecca Gransden

Really effective - brilliant giveaway

Posted by Rebecca Gransden on 02/11/2013 13:28:20

Gravatar for TRACY MOORE

I really like the end of the world, tho it was a tough choice, they are all fab. x

Posted by TRACY MOORE on 02/11/2013 14:44:28

Gravatar for jodie harvey

lovely giveaway! thank you for the chance to win :) good luck to every1

Posted by jodie harvey on 02/11/2013 17:55:42

Gravatar for Sheri Darby

Love to win this

Posted by Sheri Darby on 02/11/2013 18:28:08

Gravatar for Jill fairbank

I love the wooden spoons

Posted by Jill fairbank on 02/11/2013 18:48:50

Gravatar for carol phile

hehe I love the Dinner Choices one

Posted by carol phile on 02/11/2013 19:24:32

Gravatar for janine atkin

i love the Haven't had coffee yet plaque

Posted by janine atkin on 02/11/2013 22:09:41

Gravatar for Nancy Bradford

Love the owl on the swing saying "find your happy place."

Posted by Nancy Bradford on 02/11/2013 22:16:53

Gravatar for Laura Vitty

I love the caterpillar/butterfly end of the world sign x

Posted by Laura Vitty on 02/11/2013 22:21:21

Gravatar for Melissa Kelly

I love the books sign. Thanks so for the contest!

Posted by Melissa Kelly on 02/11/2013 23:03:16

Gravatar for Lindy Hine

I would love "Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish" because it would be great for my husband who is an angler!

Posted by Lindy Hine on 02/11/2013 23:24:36

Gravatar for Lu

I love the celtic box

Posted by Lu on 03/11/2013 05:07:32

Gravatar for Kate Meager

Wow so many wonderful things, I love the little bird house the most, but all are lovely

Posted by Kate Meager on 03/11/2013 08:15:10

Gravatar for Richard Randall

Fab giveaway

Posted by Richard Randall on 03/11/2013 08:41:21

Gravatar for jacqueline roberts

So talented but did love the birdhouse

Posted by jacqueline roberts on 03/11/2013 09:07:25

Gravatar for Christina Faery

Aw! I think the small bird box is super cute! I'd love one for my garden! :) xx

Posted by Christina Faery on 03/11/2013 10:48:00

Gravatar for bridget smith

like the celtic box very nice

Posted by bridget smith on 03/11/2013 11:51:30

Gravatar for Katie Walden Hall

great prize :)

Posted by Katie Walden Hall on 03/11/2013 12:24:04

Gravatar for claire davey

love them all but the one about the hook be perfect in our house cos my partner is very much a fisherman

Posted by claire davey on 03/11/2013 13:03:51

Gravatar for Siobhan Dignam

Your products are lovely. I love the one about books. Would love to win - would make a nice new addition for my home.

Posted by Siobhan Dignam on 03/11/2013 15:59:39

Gravatar for Laura Martin

So unique, love the end of the world plaque.

Posted by Laura Martin on 03/11/2013 16:40:56

Gravatar for Rebecca Hobbs

My favourite item is the Celtic Bowl

Posted by Rebecca Hobbs on 03/11/2013 17:23:47

Gravatar for ksenia zywczuk

A meal without wine


Posted by ksenia zywczuk on 03/11/2013 17:37:09

Gravatar for Andrea Johnson

love this http://www.hectic-eclectic.co.uk/product.aspx?product=light

Posted by Andrea Johnson on 03/11/2013 20:06:37

Gravatar for kirsty slow

Such original pieces of work, lovely

Posted by kirsty slow on 03/11/2013 20:26:33

Gravatar for lisa tebbutt

fab prize

Posted by lisa tebbutt on 03/11/2013 20:29:22

Gravatar for Jacqueline Parker

My favourite item is the Celtic bowl.

Posted by Jacqueline Parker on 03/11/2013 20:46:04

Gravatar for bex


Posted by bex on 03/11/2013 20:50:52

Gravatar for LORAINE DAY

not seen your website b4. had a look long look around hectic-electric, has given me some great ideas for xmas gifts. thanx

Posted by LORAINE DAY on 03/11/2013 21:43:14

Gravatar for Rachel J

I love the book-y one....but then I do work in a library! Some absolutely gorgeous items on blog and etsy x http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/165015872/a-book-is-like-a-garden-carried-in-the?ref=shop_home_active

Posted by Rachel J on 03/11/2013 21:44:17

Gravatar for Champaklal Lad

Light tealight candle holder

Posted by Champaklal Lad on 03/11/2013 21:52:49

Gravatar for LORAINE DAY

wonderful gifts ideas :)

Posted by LORAINE DAY on 03/11/2013 22:23:06

Gravatar for vivian allman

i would love this, would keep it in m y dining room :)

Posted by vivian allman on 03/11/2013 22:28:10

Gravatar for SUSAN L HALL

I like both the Peace and tranquility plaques - and need them both 1

Posted by SUSAN L HALL on 03/11/2013 23:54:40

Gravatar for Matt @ Handmade Crafts

And it's all over for another month! Thank you very much everyone for entering and we'll be bringing you another fabulous giveaway soon.

This month's winner is Jill Fairbank - our sponsor will contact you in person to organise your prize. Keep warm everyone - and we'll be back soon!

Posted by Matt @ Handmade Crafts on 05/11/2013 12:12:45

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