March 24, 2013

Woodland Critters & other DB Illustrations

As you've probably noticed (if you've read my blog for a while now) I love to promote small businesses and other blogs, rather than huge companies (but I still do have some of their ads here too, I must admit). Most recently I've found true love with You know the deal: there's thousands and thousands of amazing shops and items available, all handmade or vintage .. Pure love for a girl like me, with an eye for beauty and originality. Last week I collaborated with the amazing girls of NINJ&NINJ, by hosting a giveaway with their framed art print (check it out here). You can find their shop via link on my sidebar or by clicking here.

And today I wanted to let you know about the absolutely stunning designs by Deborah Ballinger. I came across her etsy-shop when joined a giveaway couple months ago (at Sophie's blog I left my heart in Miami). Didn't win it, but I'm so glad to have found Deborah's etsy-shop DB Illustrations. The whole range is just so.. ME. I felt instant love with every piece available! So what I really admire in Deborah's designs is their vintage, ethnic and even bohemian feel. They're is inspired by the nature and portraying the most adorable creatures like deer, rabbits, birds - all of those I personally love as animal motifs. Well, see for yourself - I know you'll love them ! Some designs are also named in a quite fairy-tale -like way:
Woodland Critters, Flora & Fauna, A Tale of Two Tigers ..

I added straight links to product pages under the photos above.
You can see more details about them and shipping info to your own destination on those pages.
Here's just some of my favourites from the shop, you'll have to visit here to see even more. x

Flora & Fauna

A Tale of Two Tigers

Woodland Critters

Crane, Swallow, Frog

Other Small & Cute Goodies:

more tote bags !


I'm not sure whether we'll celebrate Easter much, just visit family members and eat some chocolate eggs with Samuli.. (Last year we hid few eggs for each other to find, and had a little Easter egg hunt - just the two of us and it was really fun! :D) But if you're among the people who are more spiritual than me, send out Eater cards every year or have huge dinner party with family, exchanging small gifts or sweet treats - then you should definitely purchase all the lovely little items Deborah has created for this holiday! :)

There's also many other cards available for special occasions, like
"Happy Birthday", "Thank you", "Get well soon", "New Baby" and "Home Sweet Home".
They're all unlike I've ever seen before, so well made, pretty and they feel unique.

Easter Gift Wrap

DB Illustrations has also gift wraps on other designs seen above,
they're so adorable each and every one (and so inexpensive, £1 :)
Nice extra to your birthday, anniversary or any other gifts!

Let me know what you think about Deborah's designs shown here and on the shop :)
I hope you'll find something cute for yourself or nice gift ideas to surprise someone special!
In my opinion all the prices are very reasonable (low actually :), starting from just £1.
She's also one of the most lovely people & small business owners & designers I have had chance to communicate, and I'm feeling overjoyed to be able to promote her talents.

March 16, 2013

CLOSED Quit Slackin' and ..
Join NINJ & NINJ Art Print Giveaway !

Remember when I talked about getting myself a new planner (had especially thought about these ones) and also when I showed you some great Valentine's cards I found on etsy-store NINJ & NINJ
Well I've got exciting news for you all: the amazing Niki and Jenna behind this lovely shop
are hosting a giveaway with me, and one lucky winner will receive their really cool & cute
"Quit Slackin' and Make Shit Happen" -print with frames !

(I think it's really inspiring print, "get up and do it already"-kind of thing! :)

To enter:
-  like NINJ & NINJ Facebook page HERE and share it publicly on your wall
- comment under this post with your Facebook-name

This giveaway is open worldwide, until next Friday, March 22.

Good Luck !
xx and check out their etsy -shop ! xx

Muistatteko kun etsin kalenteria tälle vuodelle ja nämä olivat mieluisimpia vaihtoehtoja,
tai kun löysin Ninj & Ninj etsy-kaupasta huippuja Ystävänpäivän kortteja ?
Nytpä minulla on teille jännittäviä uutisia, nimittäin mahtavat Niki ja Jenna tämän ihanan kaupan takaa
järjestävät kanssani arvonnan. Yksi onnekas voittaja saa ylläolevan printin kehystettynä !

- tykkää NINJ & NINJ Facebook sivusta TÄÄLLÄ ja jaa se julkisesti seinälläsi
- kommentoi tähän postaukseen Facebook-nimesi kanssa.

Tämä arvonta on kansainvälinen ja avoinna ensi perjantaihin, 22. maaliskuuta saakka.
xx Muistakaa lisätä myös heidän etsy-kauppansa suosikkeihinne ! xx

Onnea arvontaan !

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(Ps. There's also another giveaway going on their Facebook-page, so if you really really 
want to have this cool printed art then here's how you can enhance your chances:
Share THIS photo and comment under it. That one is open until March 19. :)
(Ps. Jos haluatte kasvattaa mahdollisuuksianne voittaa tällainen taulu, 
on myös toinen arvonta: jakakaa TÄMÄ kuva ja kommentoikaa sen alle. :)