Thursday, August 20, 2009

Creative Thursday and a Giveaway


Some time ago I carved some lino, months later I finally got around to doing some printing. I have to say that there is something truly relaxing and wonderful about hand pressing your own lino prints. I think this is one form of art/craft that I could really get into it. Lino printing is fun, inexpensive and you can get some wonderful looking products at the end of it. I printed lots of my little cupcakes in strong black ink, check it out...


And that brings me to the second part of this post - the giveaway! To celebrate The Red Deer receiving more than 1,000 comments I would love to send some cupcake prints to 3 of my fantastic readers. If you would like a chance to win all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you like best about The Red Deer blog and what your favourite colour is. That is it! The giveaway will end next Tuesday the 25th of August at 12:00 pm. So get commenting :D

18 comments:

Kit said...

I love your blog because everything you post is up-beat and inspirational. And the cupcakes always look so yummy!

Keep it happening :)

Red Boots said...

I love it all. The cupcakes always make me want to get baking. Favourite colour is definitely red! xx

ps: thanks for your sweet comments - so much appreciated!

katieskitchen said...

I'm hoping for Red Velvet next week.

I love the ABCs of cupcakes. We share a love of cupcakey goodness and a wedding date!

Rhianne said...

These are wonderful, I really want to try printing now!

My favourite colour is mustard yellow - I can't get enough of it and I love your cupcakes and etsy finds :)

Gala said...

So pretty!

I love about your blog that it's colorful and vibrant, your pictures are amazing, and you have lots of great ideas. You update it frequently and I always look forward to your next post!

My favorite color is purple of course!

Tiffany said...

I don't have a favorite-although the food posts make me wish i could cook (without burning the house down).. :)

My favorite color is purple.

I love those prints! I'd be honored to win one!

Becky said...

I love A B Cupcakes every week, it's impressive that you stick with it :)

My favorite color is ORANGE!

I dont know what lino is but now I have to find out and do it lol I love these cupcake cards!!!!

Andrew's Mom said...

I have to agree with Becky - I love that you let us vote which flavor and you stick with it. And my favorite color is orange too! Sadly, I don't know what lino is - but I love cupcakes!

thriftylittleblog said...

Those are too cute!
My favorite thing is voting for new cupcakes. I'm all about pink!

alissa said...

these are so cute! hmm my favorite part of your blog - obviously the cupcakes. I love that you come up with something new each week - and give readers a chance to vote! pictures of your adorable daughter are always fun too :)
my favorite color...gray haha!

apparentlyjessy said...

Congratulations on 1000 comments! You totally deserve it, your blog rocks!

I love your blog because you have amazing taste with your Flickr and Etsy fav's. I love the ABC cupcake posts, and the fact we can participate by voting. I also love that you are a fellow Adelaidian and have great taste in music ;)

Not hard to guess that my favourite colour is pink, but I am also rather partial to aqua! :D

mum.toddler.babe said...

Congrats on the 1000 posts!! I love the ABC cupcakes the best and seeing gorgeous pics of Miss Z!

Elissa said...

Congrats!! I like your cupcakes the best, they inspire me to get baking and get creative too. Having said that I also love knowing that everytime I see a new post I know it is going to make me smile because your blogs are always positive which we all need injected into our lives.

Fav colour is definitely pink!

boots said...

I know i probably can't win because i just discovered you blog but I REALLY do love your style and your crafts. I would love to share & trade some prints with you! Happy 1000 comments! thats an amazing blogging milestone!
get in touch, &send me your address, oh yeah... and my favorite color is chartreuse, a yellowy green. :)

Amanda said...

My favorite thing about your blog is the ABCupcakes series. I can't believe you are over 2/3 of the way done with the project. Your flickr sets are always interesting too.

My favorite color is a really clean aqua blue. :)

Mermaid Sweets said...

I love your flikr sets. And my favorite color right now is pink! What AWESOME prints by the way.

boots said...

re: I'm not big with print making YET, due to my lack of resources BUT I have a few illustrations to trade, or maybe some of my collage work. i am mailing out some packages this week so let me know and i will send you something too. (you can check out some illustrations on my blog- key worded as k.art.

Chantel said...

Hi Alicia,

Congratulations on your 1000 comments, that's awesome! :)

You did a great job with the lino, I remember doing that in Art @ school.

I've been on holidays so will come back later and catch up properly but wanted to enter your give away. The best thing about The Red Deer blog is the photos of all the cool stuff you make (inc Zoe!) AND the mosaic photo tiles always look amazing. My favourite colour is Red :)

Can't wait to see more prints that you do :)