Monday 19 July 2010

Giveaway!! :D

I promised to set up my giveaway when I got back to Italia and I’ve been here for long enough now that I’ve settled back in, unpacked everything and tidied up, so no excuses. It’s Monday and what better way to start the week than with a giveaway?

Here are the goodies you could win…


A selection of postcards (9 to be precise)


6 sheets of labels and stickers. 4 French inspired and 2 from the Dutch Door Press.


4 letter sets (made up of 1 envie and 2 sheets per set).


3 envies recycled from clothing factory waste fabric & 1 uber cute kawaii card & 1 Fabriano Milano map bookmark.

(Sorry for the poor quality pics… you can click to enlarge :)

Giveaway rules:

You must be a follower of this or my personal blog (because all of you matter to me) to enter.

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite quote and credit appropriately (I've started to collect them :)

For an extra entry, blog about the giveaway and leave a comment here linking to your post

Please remember to leave a link to your blog or leave your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win.

The giveaway will end on Friday 30th July and the winning entry will be picked on Saturday 31st of July. Remember I’m in Italy, so my time zone is GMT+1.

This is international, so everyone is welcome :D


  1. *sticks foot into the entry box* I'm in! :)

    I love all the items, but those labels look especially nice :)

    My favorite quote in all honesty is "Meh." I say it all the time and I've seen it on shirts. Since I think you're looking for something that has been quoted in the past and recorded for us to post here on your blog post...I'll go with...

    "If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
    Katharine Hepburn

    She's wonderful :)

  2. such wonderful things! my favourite quote is "we're all the in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars" by oscar wilde :)

  3. What a great giveaway! :)
    Here are a few quotes since I always seem to have more than one around.
    "I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
    Galileo Galilei
    "Nothing is inevitable. The future is not written in stone."
    Claire from the show Heroes
    "I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."
    Galileo Galilei again. I really loved him.
    "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
    Good old Darth Vader. cause I had to throw some nerdy in there.

  4. I'm a new follower!
    "Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed," I said. By Coco Chanel

  5. My sister, who already entered (Passion), told me about your giveaway and I'm so glad that she did! These prizes look absolutely amazing!
    My favorite quote (it often changes) is “Dreams permit each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.” by William Dement.

  6. OOOH! I found your giveaway through Megan (Time After Tea) and I have to say this is an AMAZING giveaway and I've love to have a chance at winning! I'm now a follower, and as for my favorite quote... Hmmm...

    "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?" - RuPaul. :)

  7. Fantastic! My favourite quote right now is from Ben Okri's Mental Fight, an incredible epic poem about humanity:

    "We are greater than our despair.
    The negative aspects of humanity
    Are not the most real and authentic;
    The most authentic thing about us
    Is our capacity to create, to overcome,
    To endure, to transform, to love,
    And to be greater than our suffering."

    My blog is and email is sally_draper[AT]hotmail[DOT]com.

    Yay :)

  8. Awesome prize! Ermm, well I think I'll have to choose a Jane Austen quote, as she's my hero... How about "I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.." I'm going to add a button to my blog too! (oh, and I follow this blog already!)

  9. wicked awesome. i love this :) quote:

    "if we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change" by buddha


    "Not all those who wander are lost."
    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    becuase he's awesome


    "Danger lies outside the door
    the truly courageous know that
    Yet it is with that knowledge that they venture out
    And conquer the unknown. "

    and finally

    "i'm your father" by vader, because he is, you know, luke's father. nice and straight forward, that chap.

    -me and an annoymous source

  10. also, i posted :)

    thanks for hosting!


  11. I posted about this giveaway here. :P

  12. Lovely prize :)

    My favourite quote would have to be:

    "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
    — Marilyn Monroe


  13. My favourite quote ever since high school (many years ago):

    To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

    --Shakespeare (Hamlet)

  14. Favorite quote(and I happen to have it tattooed on my side!)

    "I write not for the sake of glory, not for the sake of fame, not for the sake of success, but for the sake of my soul." - Rachel Scott, 1st Columbine Victim.

  15. What a wonderful prize.

    I found you on Bianca's blog, goodnight little spoon - and so glad I did. I'm now following.

    I also am bit of a quote collector so it's hard to choose just one, but I'm in a Dorothy Parker kind of mood today so this one wins:

    "Four be the things I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt."

    I'll pop a button on my blog -, and you can email me at

  16. Great giveaway :D My favourite quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt - "Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't."
    And she also said this one:
    "Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do."

  17. There's some really good ones here =)
    Mine is:
    "When I'm good I'm very good, but whenn I'm bad I'm better" - Mae West
    "What is life but a dream?" - Good ole' William Shakespeare


  18. Blogged about too -

    Thank you! x

  19. aww cute giveaway :) my favourite quote if i had to choose one would be -
    Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game. it's from the film a Cinderella story :) xx

  20. My favourite quote:"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ... "
    1 John 4:18 (BIBLE)


  21. My favourite quote "The heart wants what the heart wants" Shakespeare...

  22. "The only people for me are the mad ones - the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles."
    -Jack Kerouac

    There's a bit more to the quote I believe, just a few words, but this is how I first saw it quoted, and I fell in love with it. I think it's the best quote in the whole world, and it goes EVERYWHERE - on envelopes, on facebook statuses, on my walls... it's just such a good quote. :]

    <3 Laura

  23. OOOHHH Fabulous!
    What a great giveaway!

    Here's one of my favorite quotes, "Love and a cough are hard to hide."

    True words, no?

  24. I'm a follower! One of my favorite quotes is:

    "The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller.

    I posted an entry on my blog here:

    And my email is:

  25. Hello
    I'm a new follower, found you through Bianca's blog, I'm glad I did.One of my favorite Quote ever is :
    He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk: I said I should fall asleep in his; and he said he could not breathe in mine...
    -Emily Bronte,Wuthering Heights.

  26. what a rad giveaway - count me in!!

    i am a new follower :)

    my favourite quote ever is by albert einstein...
    'everybody is a genius. but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid'.

    kel xx

  27. 'For those who belong nowhere and for those who belong one place too much to belong anywhere else' - Alden Nowall

    From your newest (for the next few minutes) follower Bree :)

  28. By the way, I blogged about your give-away. Actually it became a blog about famous quotes about letters, but it was inspired by your comp. So thanks!

  29. I blogged :)

  30. Wow, such a wonderful generous giftie. Thanks for the fun and ingenious topic. I love quotes and two of my signatures are:
    "Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes" as well as
    "I had amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I feel like I've forgotten this before" both by Steven Wright.

    Oh how well I relate to the last one.

  31. And now I have posted your blogs on my blog (along with photos of a rare Turks Cap Lily).

    it's here:

  32. Hello. I'm a new follower. I found your blog through Goodnight Little Spoon. One of my favorite quotes: "You are what you are seeking. You are standing at exactly the place towards which you have been traveling — for seven years or seventy years or seven hundred years. Your reality is within you, it is not somewhere else. But to understand the point, sometimes it takes years. You knock on many doors before you come to your own door…and then you are puzzled, because this is the house you had left and this is the house you have been searching for." -Osho

  33. Hello, I am new here and found you from from Goodnight Little Spoon and I am now following :) My favourite quote lately is "the past is just practice" Kurt Halsey


  34. what an AWESOME giveaway darling!!!!

    and i love that you want to know quotes.. i collect them as well!

    "All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;"

    and OF COURSE i follow you! xoxo

  35. Hi I am following you and I would love to participate in your wonderful giveaway. I always loved Baudelaire's quotes and I found this one lately:
    "Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry."

    my blog is:

  36. Such a wonderful giveaway!
    My favourite quote - “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” - Edmund Burke

  37. Also blogged -
    Fingers crossed!

  38. I can't believe I didn't get round to entering this sooner. It's a gorgeous giveaway, and I'd very much like to be included, please :o)

    My favourite quote is "Life's a journey, not a destination." Found in the Aerosmith song 'Amazing' but is actually a famous quote by the author Ralph Waldorf Emerson. And its so true. I try to remember this every time I hit a problem or issue in my life - that they're just potholes along the road , and that's it's not about the end - it's about what happenes along the way. It's the journey that's important, and right now, I'm having a great one!

    Hope you're well xx

  39. What a lovely and generous giveaway!
    My favourite quote is by Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentine writer:
    "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."

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  41. I love your blog, which is new to me, and your giveaway.

    I'm a quote addict. One of my many favorites:

    "The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs." ~~Joan Didion

  42. what an amazing giveway!

    "Because paper has more patience than people"
    — Anne Frank
    (the diary of a young girl)

    I really loved the diary of Anne Frank, and this quote is absolutely my favourite. isn't it so true?