Monday, January 3, 2011

CardMaker Magazine + Card Giveaway!

Now that the holidays are over, it's practically time to move on to spring, isn't it? (correct answer is yes!) This card makes me think of warm sun on my back while working in the garden... ahhhhh


It's a design I created for the January Quill It Easy feature in CardMaker Magazine. V-shaped bits of rick rack are turned into little chatting chicks. Quilled flowers, greenery, and penciled tufts of grass complete the scene.


What better way to start the new year than with a giveaway?! I have a brand new copy of this issue to send to a lucky reader anywhere in the world. I'll include the card too... maybe you'd like to send it on to a friend, spreading the love of chick-chat!

To enter, just leave a comment. For extra chances to win, mention this link/giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, and/or your own blog. Contest ends at the end of Thursday the 6th, and the winner will be announced the next day. If you don't have a blog, please include your email address within your comment so I'll have a way to contact you.

Note to email subscribers: Please don't reply to the email with your comment. You'll need to click on the underlined title and leave your comment at the actual blog post.

CardMaker
is the only American magazine that features quilling in every issue, and always has tutorials on a nice variety of techniques. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, so good luck!

74 comments:

CraftyRichela said...

Happy New Year, Ann!

Looking forward to more wonderful posts on your blog this year. Great card design. As always, I love your work.

xxoxRichela

Maureen said...

I'm so pleased to have found your blog in 2010 and look forward to many more wonderful posts.

"chick-chat" is a phrase I'll have to remember.

Lauren said...

Happy New Year! I love your card - congrats on getting it published! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Lauren

SUGANTHI said...

I would love to win any card of yours Ann . Thanks for the chance. I am also looking for ideas to quill a nice sun and this looks like a good example.

Njeri said...

Ann,i love quilling and would like to win this magazine.And your card too!

Nela said...

Happy New Year! Would love to have a copy along with your card. All the best. Nela from Serbia

Rebekah said...

just love the sunshine!

rebekah[dot]diehl[at]gmail[dot]com

Manasa said...

What a cute card...love the sunshine :) Your work is always inspiring Ann ! Thanks for a chance to win...

Paulina said...

Love that card! In 2010 I realized that I'm obesessed with all things paper and will start quilling this year. Cool magazine, I've never heard of it before. Will look out for it.

mrsphjordan@gmail.com

Erin said...

I didn't know this magazine existed. Fun!

steph said...

Awesome! Happy 2011!

Two Dollars said...

it sounds like an interesting magazine. glad to hear it always has a quilling tut, maybe that will get me off my butt and actually try quilling :) well, I'm not really just sitting on my butt ;)
-Stefanie
2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

Jann said...

I love the card. It is so bright and smile making.

I will have to dig up some red to make the cardnals.

Jann

Molly Smith said...

Cute, very cute Ann! I know how hard it is to let go of a published project. This is very generous of you!

I tweeted and I posted on my blog :)

hugs xo

Anonymous said...

I didn't know there was a magazine that featured quilling so much! It's nice to see and your card is very cute.

Shelly Krzyzewski
rkrzyzewski@sbcglobal.net

Antonella said...

Hello Ann, Congratulations on getting published! What a generous offer.

I will be posting on my blog as well.

Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Ann said...

Chick chat, I love it. How creative is that. Just adorable.

Set Your Heart Free said...

Ahah, Chick chat xD
What a cute card ^^
I love your work, it's amazing :)

Mare said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love the card.

Teresa said...

Love the card.I will be glad when I can do stuff like this' (beginner) Thanks for the chance to win.

Patty Ann said...

Oh, that card is so cute!! I really am excited to learn this. It is something that looks so amazing.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, and a great reminder that spring is on it way.....hopefully soon!!! =)


Laurie
spmom117@aol.com

Lois said...

I love quilling and I think you do a great job in showing a variety of ways to use quilling. Thank you!

Clare said...

As usual, you share with all the latest info about paper handcraft. Just love the simple and lovely Chit Chat card.
Clare
clarewongoilan@yahoo.com.hk
www.quilling4fun.com

Njeri said...

i posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.
http://cutekipepeo.blogspot.com/

Luvin' the Hubs said...

How clever are those little rick rack guys?! Love that frayed tail!
Redwife@aol.com

Doodles said...

Cute cute birds. I wondered why they had flat little faces until the post was read. I love your posts and always forward to friends that will love them too.

Francine said...

Love your card and sure the magazine must be fun.
Thank you for all your work on your blog.

Francine from Switzerland

licia politis said...

Congrats Ann on your cute quilled creation being published.... the chicks are adorable, what a clever use of the ric rac!!
Licia

komnatachista said...

Happy New Year, Ann, and congratulations on your published article. The card is so cute!

kkezir said...

Loved the card and would love the opportunity to send it on to a friend.

Thanks

MariLynn said...

How cute. I love how you used the rick rack for the chicks.

Matxalen said...

Happy New Year. The card is pretty.
Thanks for giveaway.
Hugs

Philippa said...

Sounds like a great magazine - and I love your design!

Cindy said...

Such a sweet card you have created for the magazine! Would love to win it. Have really enjoyed reading your blog entries over the past year.

Сузана Илић said...

This is a chance no one should miss. I'll take my chance with it.
Congratulations on publishing!

stephanie said...

another giveaway! yay!!
thank you Ann, love the ideas!

steph
si_sld@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

Your little birdies are so cute.
Love quilling. Must do it more often.
Thanks for offering blog candy.
Theresa in Kitimat
tfredric at citywest dot ca

asdesigns said...

I love your blog, I'm so glad I found it. And thank you for the chance to win this great magazine and card.

Jansie said...

How adorable! Would LOVE to win. I will check out that magazine as well...Happy New Year!

Cards by Cheryl said...

Ann, you have a great blog with a never-ending supply of paper artists.

Thanks for the chance to win and I love seeing other quiller's work.

Cheryl

Debc06 said...

Love the card and love that magazine. thanks for the chance to win it and the card.
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

sleeplesswonder said...

What a cute card, thanks for the chance to win it, and the magazine too.
mkds312@hotmail.com

Becky said...

Love the card! Such a clever use of rick rack!

Quill Centre said...

Ann,

What a nice way to start the New Year.
Fran Jones
http://quillcentre.blogspot.com

Odessa said...

Happy New Year from Long Island, New York! Ann, I love your "chick chat." I will be using that in my conversations with friends and other quillers. I will be posting about your giveaway on my facebook account.

As said...

a giveaway from ann? i must not miss this chance! ;)

btw, thank you for always shares with us all things about paper! ♥

asmaahmadbahari@gmail.com

LadybugCarrie said...

Happy New Year! Wow - that is great that your card was published! Congratulations! :-)

sockamom13 said...

Just found your blog. Love it & your card is adorable & clever. I have all the supplies to quill, now it's time to play with it.
Marianne
mpriv@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

Very, very cute. As a beginning quiller I need ideas and inspiration. Thank you.

Regina Schultz said...

This card is very cute. I love the idea of using the rick rack.

Melissa said...

So happy I found your blog!!! I am just learning about quilling!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Noor Azlina Abdul Samad K. said...

Hi Ann :)

I love your blog giveaway! Won't miss the chance to enter it! I've even blogged about it at the link below. Thank you so much for sharing with us about quilling and paper too. I'm always a big fan!

http://azlina-lin.blogspot.com/2011/01/cardmaker-magazine-card-giveaway.html

Rainbow Chick Resources said...

Hi,
Wanna try my luck too !!

http://happyfeet-pingu.blogspot.com/2011/01/all-things-paper-cardmaker-magazine_05.html

Mama Balqis said...

1 want cardmaker magazine!

Cik Syura :) said...

so cute
i want to enter too!
hope i will get it!

aKu,diA dAN kAmu~ said...

hai Ann:)!!

i'm a beginner of quilling lesson..just to get luck to get your GA..so that i can learn more and more about quilling..just try my luck..tq

here is my link on my blog
http://nurul110706.blogspot.com/2011/01/cardmaker-magazine-card-giveaway.html

Ana said...

Happy New Year Ann!

What a great giveaway! >_<
I must not miss this chance!
Love your card too...

flowergirl557@gmail.com

Nimisha said...

Happy New Year Ann. I almost felt the warmth of the sun on my back. Wonderful Card.It would be a priviledge to win any of your creation.You r an inspiration. Your Blog Rocks.
Nimisha (craftideasforall)

hani syahida said...

The card is very cute...wish to join too. Here's the link to the entry I've made:

http://hanisyahida.blogspot.com/2011/01/cardmaker-magazine-card-giveaway.html

TQ;-)

Lee said...

What a lovely card design! thank you for the lovely giveaway!
butler83ataoldotcom

Indira Tanwar said...
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Odessa said...

Hi Ann,
I had posted the greetings from Long Island. I didn't post my email address. Happy New Year!!again


odessa10@optonline.net

Indira Tanwar said...

Hi Ann, you have a wonderful blog out there! I am a regular visitor of your blog!
Very neat work, do keep it up!
Link to my blog: http://induspasstime.blogspot.com/2011/01/cardmaker-magazine-card-giveaway.html
Link to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arty-Sorts/317550000230

Shala Kerrigan said...

Lovely card, rick rack always makes me happy!

nooRjan said...

hi ann, you've a wonderful blog out there!! with awesome tips too on card designing...

i would like to enter this blog giveaway contest too!!!!

Nikkee Huerta said...

Cute! ^_^ Love your blog!

Kim said...

Awesome card!!! Count me in please.

Traci said...

LOVE your site, Ann! And I thank you for the chance to win this card and a copy of this month's magazine. {{hugs}}

Anonymous said...

Love this magazine, my husband brings me the latest issue every now and then instead of flowers or candy. What a treat for both of us to get a free copy

Yuenie said...

Just blogged about your giveaway =)
Thanks Ann, and happy new year!

Yuenie.

Anonymous said...

this magazine will help me with my friends who like to make cards.Can I buy the magazine in South Africa.
Adri Scrappy Schack White River Mpumalang Whiteriver. smurfieland@gmail.com

Ann Martin said...

Thank you for your comments, everyone. The giveaway has ended.

Ann Martin said...

Adri, I'm not sure if you can buy CardMaker in South Africa, but it is available for purchase as a digital download. Go to http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/ and click on Get Instant Access.

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