Sunday, September 5, 2010

birthday giveaway...



Well... today is my birthday and I have decided to have a giveaway to celebrate turning 39.  

Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post.  I am not really worried about turning a year older, it just seems to have come around so fast... this year has just whizzed by.

So for this giveaway I am going to give away a print from my etsy or felt shops... as well as the winner choosing a print of their own they can also choose one for a friend, mother, sister etc...   All you need to do is tell me who you would give the print to and why.

Good luck


note:  When I say today is my birthday I mean 6th September, I published it a bit too early... and also I forgot to say that the giveaway will end monday the 13th September, so you will have a week to enter.... oops

62 comments:

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I would give a print to my friend Christa who is going thru a marriage split and has just lost her job.
Happy birthday, Katherine! May all your dreams come true!

E said...

Firstly Happy Birthday sweets, hope you had an amazing day :)
If I could give one of your artworks to anyone it would be my girl Kirstyn.
Kirst is such an incredible friend who gives so much to everyone in her world and expects nothing in return. She gives everything from her time to her very last cent...seriously.. I'd love to give her something that is as wonderful as she is. Cheers xx

radiantreflections said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a lovely day.
If I could gift one of your beautiful prints, i would gift it to a friend of mine, she is an amazing woman and going through a rough time at the moment, and i would love to give her something beautiful to help brighten her day.

Widge said...

Happy Birthday talented lady!

I would choose to give one to my beautiful friend in Canada Catherine. Just cos I love her and appreciate her friendship a whole lot!

Diane said...

I would give one of your beautiful prints to my daughter--she's been through a lot in her 29 years, and she's stronger for it--I admire her.
And a big Happy Birthday to you!

danasparkle said...

Take time to catch your breath and choose your moment... 1
would be for my friend Paula. cause we all need reminding sometimes and what nicer way than one of your gorgeous prints. (she is 39 soon)
Many sparkly returns for your day. Hope the earth movements have not affected you adversely. Twirl with joy today...
*

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I would love to be included in your giveaway! I would give a print to a dear friend who I met when we first started painting 10 years ago. She is so supportive and encourages me to keep going.
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Jacqueline said...

Happy sweet birthday Katherine!! This is such a beautiful pirnt and a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much! Have a lovely merry happy celebration and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Škorčica said...

Happy birthday, Katherine. Beautiful giveaway!
I would give it to my boyfriend's newborn niece as a welcome to this world, because your paintings are so gentle and feminine that suit unspoiled and tender soul.

Carol Moore said...

Your art captures the essence of color, life, and joy. Thank you for gifting someone with your artwork on your birthday. I would gift your art to a friend who makes my heart soar.

May you have a wonderful birthday filled with magical moments.

Micki said...

Happy Birthday Lovely lady!!

If I were to win this prize, I would give the print to my daughter, although she is only six years old her acceptance and love of art is far greater than anyone else I know :)

Micki x

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Happy Birthday !! 39 is a great age .. o well, every age is great ;-) But you're right, time just seems to fly by ! I would give one of your artworks to my youngest daughter, just because she is so sweet and all your work would look awesome in her room ;-)

Mousy Brown said...

Happy Birthday! I would choose 2 of your uk prints - There is nowhere I'd rather be - and give them to my two little boys as a reminder of how special they are to me. As my life changes and they grow up I am starting to step out on a new path away from being just 'Mummy' - a little reminder of how much I have loved that part of our lives would be a treat for all of us! :D

risa said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I would give a print to my best friend Julie. She is also a tremendous artist and we support, encourage, and inspire one another to keep making art! This would be a very sweet & inspiring thank you!

Angel said...

Hi There,

Just found you blog, your an amazing artist.
Happy belated birthday wishes too.
If i could choose a print it would be for my mum, divorce has hit her hard, and i know your amazing art, would so easily put a smile back on her face..

Just grabbed your button too.
Thankyou!!!!
Huggies Angel

valeriehart said...

Hi Katherine! I would give a print to my sweet mother who I am so blessed to have in my life. Thank you for such a lovely and generous giveaway! Happy Birthday!

Love & blessings,

xoxo Valerie

Linda R said...

I know just how you feel about the years going faster, so celebrate big time! Do what you love all day. Such a generous giveaway and I'll be thrilled to add your art to the wall in my studio and would give mine to a very dear friend who has made my life so much richer ;-)

Cadi said...

I really just came to say Happy Birthday after you posted a comment about a good day for Lil' Bean to make an appearance, so...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Natasha said...

Happy Birthday first of all.

I would gift the print to my amazingly lovely former step-mother in law who has been through such a lot in the last few years and has coped with such strength and grace, and who on the weekend lost just about everything else in the Christchurch quake. She could do with a bit of beauty right now! :)

softearthart said...

Birthday greetings, I would give one of your prints to my lovely daughter- in -law. Cheers Marie

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

What a wonderful idea to celebrate your birthday! It's a tough choice but I think I would share your lovely art with my sister Rachel. She really appreciates art and would be thrilled to have one of your pieces. Happy Birthday to you, we're glad you were born♥

Jenny

Leililaloo said...

Hi, Happy birthday...Nice to see you've also joined BYW with holly..See you there.

Kirsten Anderson said...

Happy birthday!
I would choose one for my best friend who lives just too far away to visit. I miss her so much it makes my heart hurt.How blissful to both have a piece of yours to daydream over.

Dee said...

happy birthday!

i'd give one to my daughter and one to my friend who has just had a new wee baby girl.

again, so generous. thank you! x

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day!! I would give a print to my sister because... she is my sister! :)

erin carver said...

what a gorgeous giveaway Katherine and for such a special occasion!
I would give one of your beautiful prints to my far away friend Julie in Canada, we're not in touch as often as we should be but she is very dear to me and I think of her often...your 'keep them in your heart' print with the NZ map dress speaks volumes!
happy birthday lovely!! x x x

jenny said...

Happy Birthday Katherine...wishing you a wonderful day...
I would love for my sweet friend Jen to be on the receiving end of one of your gorgeous prints... she inspires me constantly, gives and shares all the time and is such a beautiful person...would love to surprise her with some of your deliciousness....

Amanda said...

Happy Happy Birthday Katherine!!!!!!

Hope you have a sparkling day...

Loads of love

Amanda

Monika said...

Happy birthday Katherine!
I would give a print to my daughter.I know she would appreciate it very much.Have a wonderful day.

Elflyn said...

I would give a print to my gorgeous friend lisa. She inspires me everyday.
I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

NatashaMay said...

Happy birtday!!!! :))) I love these flying girls! Well, I can't say who I would choose to give your print to, cause nobody around me seems to appreciate artwork. I guess I would give it to the second runner up. :)

Clare B said...

It would have to go to my sister, Jane. She has just moved countries to start her first job and I couldn't be more proud of her - flying solo and pursueing her dreams.

gollygoshgumgoo said...

Hi Katerine. Happy Birthday. If I were to win this giveaway, I would gift myself your beautiful print. Is that bad? It's just that having known you during that magical year of discovery in 1997, your print would serve as inspiration to me to follow my bliss as you are doing.
I hope you had a wonderful day on the 6th and have a wonderful year ahead. XXX

angelina said...

i will save for our next nursery i think... thanks and happy bd!

Shalet said...

Happy birthday. I, too, am 39. I dare say it's a good age.

Thank you for this lovely giveaway -- what a wonderful way to celebrate.

If I were to win a print I'd give one to my daughter. She is very skilled artistically but doesn't necessarily believe in herself.

Cheers!
XO

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Happy Birthday Katherine! Would love to give one of your beautiful prints to my dear sister-in-law who has been very sick for the past year and unable to get out of the house very often.

It was my birthday the end of August and I'm doing a giveaway to celebrate too! Please visit if you get a chance ... my giveaway is for a personalized mommy card digital art file!

Hope you had a great day!!

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Veronica said...

I'd give it to my friend who is about to experience the birthday of her first child who will soon be born!

The Wilburns said...

My birthday is Friday and I will be 39 too! I'd give one to my niece Kasey. She is only 19 and working through many issues. I'm hoping to give her a little hope and happiness!

Jo Ashcroft said...

I'd give it to my mum, who has just said goodbye to my dad after caring for him for years. He was 90 and had suffered from Alzheimers for years. She is the most amazing person always puttingothers first and I would love to send her a token of my love

Little Kiwi Chick said...

Happy B'day to you! Hope you had a lovely day!

Your artwork is amazing. I still have one of your cards on display in my little girl's room, it is so beautiful!

I would give the other print to my friend in NZ who is also having a baby girl, due in January. I know she'd love your art as much as I do!

Michelle Z said...

I turn 39 next birthday and am a kiwi living in the US. I would give the print to my new sister in law who is also living in a different country to her birth home - a way to say welcome to the family in a "i know what it's like" kind of way :).

scrapwordsmom said...

Hope your Day was a special one. I would give a print of yours to my daughter Emma. She is an artist and would LOVE one of your "girls"!!:)

Kerri said...

happy birthday! :)

i would give this sweet painting to my friend who's bday was just last week!!

rachel awes said...

happy birthday
shining
flying
beautiful
lovely one!

Elysia said...

Happy birthday! I would give your print to my mum, because she is the most amazing selfless person I know. I have a son who was born with a medical condition and is in and out hospital. My mum works full time but always takes time off to look after my daughter when we're in hospital, does our washing, cooks us dinner. All the things that make our life just a bit easier. Plus her birthday was 4 Sept so would be a lovely belated present for her.

AZviaTx said...

Your birthday is sandwiched in between my father's and my Uncle's! I like to gift on my birthday also, makes it even more special. I'd give a print to my daughter-in-law. She's having my first grandchild this Dec. and I know a beautiful piece of art would make her feel a bit better. Thank you for such a generous gift giving. Tina/redopal

aimee @ lily pad designs nz said...

I would give a print to my best friend, who has supported me in so many ways this year as my family faced some unexpected and quite soul-searching issues. She is a mother of 3, soon to be 4 boys, so she would love a little 'girliness' in her life, right next to her bed. Happy Birthday to you!! xo

chrissy said...

happy happy birthday katherine dear....
you will shine in 39!
i love all you do and am so grateful for all your creative inspiration and knowledge and cheer that you share.
huge hugs to you.
xo
c

Kristy's Art Corner said...

Most importantly Happy Birthday Katherine!!! I hope this is a wonderful year for you! I would give this print to my friend Michelle she has the sweetest heart of anyone I know and she would really appreciate your beautiful heartwarming artwork.

Elizabeth GLZ said...

Happy Birthday Again Katherine! I am celebrating my birthday,too, as you must have seen on FB. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

I would love to win this giveaway because I love your art and because I will choose my best friend Marie. I sent your link to her a few months ago and she was in loved with your art!

This is a lovely giveaway. a birthday giveaway. maybe I will steal this idea from you! Ja!

Jan Avellana said...

happy birthday! this is so lovely :)...hmmm...i would gift one of my bestest friends, cat who recently turned 40!

Kelly said...

Happy Belated B'day Katherine and have fun this weekend! I hope you were ok yesterday during that earthquake (I felt it in Palmy), especially after Christchurch - which is where the person I would give the print to. ♥

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!! I just found your blog and I'm glad I did! Your artwork is adorable so please sign me up for the giveaway. If I win, I will give one of the prints to my daughter who would love to have your art too!

GEL-Oh said...

My birthday is also the sixth of September. Happy belated birthday. If I won your giveaway I would give it to my WONDERFUL daughter.

Robin said...

I love your work . And your blue is my favorite color, too. Discovered you on Kelly Rae Roberts site. Hope you had a happy and blessed weekend and a wonderful art getaway.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I think I would give the print to myself, as I am about to move from Seattle to Chicago . . . it would be fun to have a print for our new home.

Happy Birthday.

Fondly,
Glenda

Rene said...

First time I've seen your site and I love your prints. I would give a print to my sister who is getting divorced.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Russty said...

Happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.

I would give a print to my mother. My mom is an amazing lady who has spent her whole adult life taking care of my father and my three brothers and I. We all have physical and mental illness. She never complains and always tells us all how much she loves us and is so happy to have us as part of her family. She's the true embodiment of love and friendship. <3

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

First of all, Happy Birthday! It's so sweet of you to do a giveaway on your birthday. The day you are to get gifts yourself. I'm so glad I found you via Kelly Rae Roberts blog.

I checked out your Etsy shop and loved many of your prints. Even marked a couple of favorites. I would give it to my daughter who has had a tough relationship break (marriage) this year. She has decided to redo rooms in her home to brighten up her heart. I would love to give one of your darling prints to her.

Lee Ann

Lynda said...

I hope that you had a great birthday..I always hate getting a year older.
I would very much like to be entered in to your give away and I would definately give one of your beautiful prints to my husband and father of my two children, Peter. We have been together for about 25 years and we have had some really tough times both together and individually. However, I have to say that he is my rock and I love him more now than I have ever done. However, I just dont tell him often enough. He is so kind and supportive of me and encourages me in everything that I do. I am personally in the process of starting my own photography business and I could not have wished for a more supportive and positive partner. He believes in me like no one else ever has done. It would be a great thank you gift from me to him.

Lynda said...

Happy Belated Birthday Katherine!!!

Thanks for all your help on the weekend!!I had a great time.

I am a little tiny bit tired now!LOL