Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy New Year Giveaway


It's hard to believe that we're closing in on the end of another year already.  With 2015 only a few short days away, I thought this would be a perfect time for a giveaway to help start the new year off right.  I don't know about you, but one of the first things I do to keep myself organized for a new year is to transfer all my important dates to a REAL calendar.

When Kirsty Elson announced that she was putting together a 2015 calendar featuring her sweet houses and villages, I immediately knew I had to have one.  Kirsty is a multi talented artist who creates these amazing little driftwood houses, villages, and lighthouses from objects she finds along the beach near her home in Cornwall.  I'm in love with every one of her creations and maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to own one someday.

Front cover.  I love the lighthouse and the little boats.

Set of five note cards.  Aren't those bicycles made from rusty washers and nails adorable?

It's impossible to choose a favorite month because I love them all, but I wanted to show you a little preview of what's inside.
September
Look at those trees!  Aren't they the cutest walnut and almond trees you've ever seen?  Did you notice the porch light?  It looks like a bent nail with a bead for the bulb.

July
I love the seagulls on the roof, the nail chimneys, the fence, and the little boats.

I've been stalking following her Facebook page for months and always look forward to seeing pictures of her latest creations.  You can see more of these sweet driftwood houses in the gallery on her website Kirsty Elson Designs.

A few months ago I ordered some of Kirsty's note cards and several of her 2015 calendars.  I'm keeping one of the calendars for myself, I gave a few to friends and family for Christmas, and I saved the last one for one of my blog readers.  Even if you already have a 2015 calendar, trust me, you still need this one!!  These are special enough to frame and I know that's what I'll be doing at the end of next year.  (I was not compensated in any way for this post, I just love what I love!!)

To enter the giveaway: 
1.  Leave one comment on this post.  
2.  I need to be able to reach you.  If you're a noreply blogger or only available through Google +, please make sure to include your email in the comment.
3.  Giveaway is open to all my blog friends worldwide.  
4.  Entries for the giveaway will close at 6pm PST on New Year's Eve, and I'll announce the winner the next day.

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48 comments:

  1. I have never heard of Kirsty Elson before. Wow, she is talented and so creative. I am always amazed at the creativity of people. Simply amazing! I'm off to check out her Facebook page now. Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  2. You have shared her gorgeous art with us before and I never tire of seeing it. Having that calendar would be amazing. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway!! I can't believe this year is almost over!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  3. OMG, that calendar is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win it!
    clehlers@kanokla.net

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  4. What a true artist! Love her darling little houses and trees! Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

    Judy

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  5. Oh I just adore that calendar. You could frame the printrs after the calendar is used. I love sculpture, and these little houses are just precious!!
    I would feel so happy to win this calendar.I would give it to my mother who would love it for her room in her Nursing Home.She's just had it redorated, with fresh carpet, paint etc.It looks lovely!!
    Judy xx
    kevin_mccarthy@adam.com.au

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  6. Oh my goodness, her work is beautiful!! Please throw my name in the hat. I got us a new calendar for 2015 and can't, for the life of me, figure out where I put it. This one is so much better.

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  7. Her work is just plain fun! I will need to stalk her on facebook too.
    Jean ( jeanga6atgmaildotcom)

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  8. Such adorable creations. Of course, I would love to win a calendar!

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  9. Her creations are amazing........love them all.
    Thanks for the chance to win her beautiful calendar!

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  10. Thank you for sharing this lovely art. I have collected calendars over the years and this would be such a nice addition and one I will use for inspiration. jojomcnulty@gmail.com Thank you for entering me.

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  11. Oh how amazing, I love that she makes objects from sea found items! I would love to win. Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  12. How wonderful! And I'm probably the only one that has a lighthouse painted on the wall of their kitchen! Thanks for a chance to win! Hugs, Diane

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  13. So, so cute, I love when people think outside the box! Thank you for a chance at winning your sweet giveaway ~ Amy M.
    amymurillo@yahoo.com

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  14. love her work , Betsy. Thanks for the chance.
    happy new year!

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  15. My-o-my those designs are incredible! She has creative vision. I would love to see all the months!

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  16. Wow...what a beautiful calendar and note cards. I love your blog. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  17. Oh my...how utterly charming!!! I am now following her on fb also...thanks for sharing her with us!!!
    Beachtripper@sbcglobal.net

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  18. I just checked her blog and it is adorable. Like you, I love her work! What intricate details she uses. LOVE!!! I would love to be a part of your giveaway. And I hope you had a beautiful Christmas! Happy wishes for a wonderful New Year!!!!

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  19. I love the miniature world of Kristy Elson. I can almost smell the ocean air and would like to drop in for a cup of tea inside one of these cottages.

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  20. Wow, her creations are amazing! And very inspirational as is your blog. Thanks for offering this! Happy New Year!

    Beth
    bacolvin705@yahoo.com

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  21. This looks like a cute giveaway thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  22. Thank you so much for introducing us to Kirsty, and her creative art! What a beautiful calendar! I appreciate the contest, and the chance to win this beautiful calendar. :) -Debra djdesign@triad.rr.com

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  23. these are truly amazing. what a creative talent. my fingers are crossed to win!

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  24. What a creative and talented artist! Love it! Please enter me in the drawing too:) My e is cybernana at verizon dot net. Thanks! and Happy New Year!!

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  25. Wow, I love her creations. Thanks for bringing her to our attention. Happy 2015 to you & your family!

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  26. What a lovely give away......enchanting!
    Thank you for offering such a unique gift........please add me!
    ooman56@yahoo.com

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  27. Betsy, I do not have a new calendar yet and would love this one! It is so darned CUTE !! Thank you for sharing this creative person with us ! Happy New Year !

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  28. I love them they are beautiful. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you
    cristinarome@hotmail.com

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  29. What a great find this art is!! I absolutely love the creativity. The calendar looks great! I am somewhat of a calendar collector....already have two 2015's and would love to add this one! Liked her Facebook page too! Thanks for introducing us!

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  30. Her work is fantastic~so whimsical and enchanting. What a lovely give-a-way!!!

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  31. Wow!!! I really love her work. So rustic and beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win one of her calendars. I'd be framing some of those pages too.

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  32. I am constantly amazed at all the talent out there!
    Happy 2015!
    mdrobin714@hotmail.com

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  33. How sweet! And such wonderful talent. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Have a happy and blessed new year!! hennies.pennies@yahoo.com

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  34. Kirsty's work is amazing! Thanks for sharing (and for the chance to win one of her calendars).

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  35. What beautiful and unique talent! Simply amazing!
    Thanks for the chance!
    orr20004@msn.com

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  36. cutest calendar ever!! glad to know of this crafty gal. Betsy, try your hardest to pick my name to win ;-)

    maggieraguse@comcast.net

    and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!

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  37. We used to make little dwellings in architecture class but pales in comparison to these.
    ssiebrecht@msn.com

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  38. What a wonderful calendar! Her little cottages are amazing! Thanks for the chance :) Happy New Year!

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  39. Kirsty makes such sweet scenes, and they are so special. I see why you are drawn to them, so thank you for sharing this woman's talent.

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  40. How fun! I'd love to win! Hope you have a great New Year's, Betsy!

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  41. Love, love her creativity! Her mind is one that is always thinking! Love those trees!

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  42. Oh that is so neat! Would love to win this calendar!

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  43. How imaginative. I love her work. Please enter me in your drawing. Vintagelady5776@gmail.com

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  44. Oh, how charming! I would love to be entered in your drawing, Betsy! karensfrost@msn.com

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  45. I love Kirsty's work but what I really want to say is that I ADORE this blog and all your fabulous creations. I just discovered you through pinterest and subscribed immediately. You are an inspiration!

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  46. These are incredibly charming! I must find her page! Thank you for making this delightful giveaway possible -- and Happy New Year!

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  47. Please enter me in your giveaway. Kirsty's work is adorable and I would love to win her calendar. Happy New Year!!!

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  48. This is amazing! I love kirsty's work!

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