Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Giveaway time!

Yes, it's time for another giveaway!

When it looked like my follower count was going to close on 200 I knew I wanted to do a giveaway journal  for the occasion, but I just didn't have the time to put one together. But last week as I put in so much studio time I also finished up a simple journal and put together a pack of goodies to go with it.

I'm sure you're all jumping up and down in anticipation, so let's get going and check out what you'll get.

Oooh, it's a pretty envelope (how exciting, haha)! On this will be written the address of the winner of course.

And here's all the packages that are inside!


First of all there's a handmade journal. It is a one signature book with 60 pages measuring 17x26 cm. (6.5x10 inches)

The book is filled with different sized papers. Some are leftovers from my two atlas journals.

And the others are Fabriano artist's paper (200gsm). A wonderful quality paper that will take a lot of media.

The journal is very simple and unadorned. That's because I want you to make it your own.

You can of course always cover the maps and lettering with gesso, paint or collage if you please.

The cover has some of my photographs on it and is protected by sticky back plastic.

But the journal for me was not enough. I wanted to give you stuff to play with right away. So in a way this is a bit of a journaling kit! It was so much fun putting this together and I have so much stuff that I won't even miss what's in here. So it's not like I went shopping for you all! ;-) Let me show you what else you get!

Two zip baggies filled with ribbons, some fabric, tags, punchanella, and five little Vlieland photographs by me.

An envelope full of pretty papers and some stickers.

A selection of washi and paper tape on a piece of acetate.

And yes, the back of that piece is filled too!

A little handmade card by yours truly. There will be a personal note on the back of course.

And finally four tombow dual brush markers so you can doodle!

The brush markers are brand new by the way. The thing is I had some double because the company that sold the sets to me didn't have the smaller sets and then sent me the bigger ones instead (with no extra charge) and those overlap, so I had a lot of extra's. And why not share those? I love those markers.

Well, that's it, my giveaway in all it's scrumptious goodness. I hope you like it and I hope you would like to receive it.

The rules are simple as always:
  1. Leave a comment. That's it. Of course if you have the need to be wordy about it I would love to know what you intend to do with all this stuff, because I'm always curious about that. You can leave a comment until Monday October 8. 
  2. Somewhere on October 8 I will let fate decide who is the winner, so bribery or especially inventive answers will be much appreciated, but not affect the outcome in any way. ;-)
  3. Check back in the week of the 8th of October to see if you've won. Please don't apply if you will not come back to check, because nothing is more frustrating than having to hunt down a giveaway winner. I will try to contact the winner, but that's not always possible. If the winner does not contact me within a week I will do a second drawing.
Good luck!

And that leaves me with the announcement that I will be absent until the drawing day of October 8. One more day of work and then ten days of freedom, because I have another vacation coming on. Yay! I will be offline most of the time taking a break from blogs, facebook, mail and groups. It's refreshing to do that every now and then. Of course when I come back I will give you a full report of my vacation with pictures and all. Maybe I will even have done something artsy!

Until then I wish all of you a wonderful and artsy time! See ya in October!

53 comments:

  1. If I were to win this journal I would use it to document my birthday which is in October.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    Tricia

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  2. What a wonderful idea and the journal looks so wonderful. I meet once a week with a friend to "do art" usually working in our journals. She is going through a really bad time so it would be fun to take all these things and share them with her. She loves all this stuff and we would have a fun day of being friends.

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  3. wat een mooi jounal en wat een leuke spulletjes heb je verzameld om weg te geven. Met zo'n kado zou ik de winteravonden wel bezig zijn.

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  4. My goodness you are generous! I'm sitting here almost wiping drool off my chin looking at all the goodies. If I were to win, this journal would be my vacation companion on my first plane trip.

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  5. Jammie jammie, wat een leuk pakketje om te winnen, daar kan ik vast hele leuke dingen mee gaan maken. Wat weet ik nog niet,maar je kunt er zeker van zijn dat ik je dat zal laten zien. Fijne vakantie Carin

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  6. Oh, Carin,

    I am licking my chops imagining all this goodness coming to my mailbox. I will miss you and will be counting down the days until you are back to announce the winner. I hope you have a great time while you are away,

    xoxo

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  7. I love your journal, your cards, your tape, your markers, your stickers, your generosity! Pick me! Pick me! :-)
    Have a wonderful vacation! I look forward to seeing your photos and reading about your adventures!

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  8. Congratulations on the followers (and on the vacation - lucky you, wish I had one lined up in sight =( lol) I don't usually enter giveaways but as it's yours I just HAVE to lol and as for what I would do with it well that's simple - I would PLAY lol I'd probably keep the journal for my next vacation to be honest, seeing as it is from another country itself, it'd be a nice way to keep the tradition (plus as I've PLENTY on the go at the minute already lol). Happy holidays hun, looking forward to seeing the pics =) xx

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  9. Wat een geweldige give-away! Lijkt me heerlijk om met al die spulletjes aan de slag te gaan!!
    Ik doe dus graag mee :)
    Een fijne vakantie gewenst!
    Groetjes Carolien

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  10. What a fabulous giveaway! It's so so the winner would really get a piece of you. That's so sweet! I'd love to play and experiment in it, try out new things. It's so different to the journals I usually use that it would be a great opportunity to be different in it too. Hope that makes sense.

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  11. Oh my gosh Caatje... what a gorgeous giveaway... lovelovelove your beautiful journal... and the washi/paper tapes... I am loving using those in my journal and smash book at the moment... the tombows... the photos... well... all of it really... have a fabulous vacation... enjoy...

    Jenny ♥

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  12. Wauw wat ben je geweldig vrijgevig, wat een prachtige gevulde give away!! Ik hoop werkelijk dat ik win... Klinkt wat hebberig he, maar het ziet er super uit. Prachtig journal ook.
    Maar voor eerst een fijne vakantie toegewenst!
    Groet, Wanda

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  13. Very cool giveaway! I would love to win!!!

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  14. Whoopie! Woot! Woot! Oh my goodness, I love your handmade journal and all the fun things to go with it! Generous! Happy Over 200 Followers to you! I am super excited about the Tombows. I have never used them...oooh! Enjoy your vacation! ~ kath

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  15. Oh my gosh, can I come back and enter every day that you are gone???? I would love, love, love to win a gift with so much personal attention and creativity as this, Caatje, and I throw my name in the hat as many times as I am allowed. Congratulations on your fabulous following; it is clearly WELL deserved. Enjoy your break, and I will be waiting with baited to breath to see if that will be MY address on the gorgeous envelope! :0)

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  16. Fantastic! My first handmade journal (when you pick me and i win, of course!)
    I would be so thrilled to win this wonderful stash; artists are the most generous people in the world! Linda B.

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  17. Your giveaway journal is amazing. If I were to win this very special prize I think I would use it to write down my thoughts with a daily devotional that my mom will be giving me. Like a hidden journal that would be special and private since I blog about all my other journaling stuff. I would feel truly blessed to win this lovely package.
    I also want to say that you have inspired to write in a regular journal more often, to get all the junk out, but to also realize there really are good things happening everyday. Thank you for sharing all that you do!

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  18. Soh wat een super give away Carin! Lijkt me leuk om dat te winnen ;-)

    Wens je een fijne vakantie, heel goed dat je ff afstand neemt van de computer.
    Dat is inderdaad heel fijn om af en toe te doen.

    Mocht je nog in onze buurt komen dan ben je welkom voor 'n kopje koffie of thee.

    Groetjes, Marga

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  19. Sooo... lekker vakantie vieren meis? Dat wil ik ook wel!!! Kun je me wat dagen als 'giveaway' sturen misschien? Haha... nee hoor. Maaruh, meestal heb ik het niet zo op giveaways maar jij maakt het me hier wel heel erg moeilijk! Wat een prachtig pakketje, en een journal waarop een foto van zee te zien is - daar ga ik van watertanden! Dus vooruit, voor deze keer mag je mijn naam ook in je hoge hoed droppen. Wie weet, rolt-ie er ook weer uit! Oh, en hou je brievenbus in de gaten vandaag meis!

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  20. wat ben je toch lief ;-)) ziet er prachtig uit!

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  21. Wow, what an amazing give away - the journal is fab, my hand made one was not so good, and your paper is super and the pens I just luuuuurve, I would use as daily art journal with a lot of playtime.

    No problem checking in, always read your blog and fab creations anyway. Will miss you while you are gone.

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  22. Wat een pakket zeg! Helemaal geweldig. Fijne vakantie!

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  23. My birthday is October 12th... it would be a perfect suprise gift if I won the drawing. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with the world <3

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  24. Wat ziet dat er gaaf uit zeg! Ik zit er helemaal bij weg te zwijmelen wat je daar allemaal mee kan doen. Hier thuis heb ik het laatste jaar een soort laatjeskabinet opgebouwd met materialen. Om elk willekeurig moment in weg te duiken en te zien wat er uit mijn handen komt... Dus alleen het zien al van je foto's brengt een glimlach om mn gezicht. Bij deze: ik doe graag mee!

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  25. My birthday is Oct 16 and my anniversary is Oct 11. I plan to get a copy of Carla Sonheim's book on drawing imaginary animals and use your journal to make my 1st animals

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  26. I would love to win your journal to play with my stencils, inks, paint and markers!!! Thank you for the great giveaway!!!!

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  27. Uhhhh, I hope, I hope, I hope!!!! My birthday is two days after the giveaway and it would be the icing on the cake!!!!! I love maps on journals.

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  28. Oh my! What a wonderful giveaway! If I were to win, I would use it to write my "Morning Pages" and document my art journey. I make journals, too, but so far I have given them all away. You mentioned being open to bribery....I'll send you one of mine for your giveaway - LOL - or I'll be happy to pay for postage to the US. Seriously, you have given me so much pleasure and inspiration with your blog and photos that I would be happy to send you a journal whether I win or not! Have a terrific vacation! Christie

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  29. Wat een prachtpakket, ik vind het geweldig hoe jij dat allemaal zelf maakt en ben jaloers op je creativiteit! Ik zou het geweldig vinden om dat superpakket te winnen (ik zou het zelfs op Vlieland komen halen!!!) en er het vervolg op "Het Trouwboekje met mezelf" van maken (in juli heb ik mezelf trouw aan mezelf beloofd). Dingen in schrijven en plakken waar ik gelukkig van word. En ontdekken wat ik zelf met zo'n zelfgemaakt boek zou kunnen.
    Ik wens je een hele fijne vakantie!!!
    Groetjes

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  30. What a super-generous giveaway!! I would love to win, all the more because you were the first artist I found who is like me, a mostly-words person. You have encouraged me and inspired me, and I'd love to use these things, all the time thinking of you. Have a fabulous vacation!!

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  31. Wow! This looks like so much fun I can hardly stand it! You have been a huge inspiration to me and a tremendous influence on my art journaling, and I'm very thankful for that. If I win this generous giveaway I would dive right in and play, and then post my creations on instagram. :-)

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  32. it would be great for the school holidays to journal the fun and trips we made
    wyeejulie@yahoo.com.au

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  33. I LOVE giveaways. I mean who doesn't like to win things, especially hand-made artsy things. What I would do with the journal and goodies? Have a glorious artsy time. Thanks for the opportunity and have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. I will be looking forward to the photos.

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  34. I love the idea that we're on vacation together. We're leaving TX in the morning and headed for FL where I'll teach this weekend! yippee! I would use your journal the next time I traveled and allow your sketches - magazine girls and wonky houses inspire me to give it a try. Hope your vaca is past fabulous! Ours IS!

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  35. I've been following your blog since you appeared on Jennibellie's Tell All Tuesday. I look forward to seeing more of your artsy stuff when you return. Enjoy your vacation.

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  36. oooooh what goodies!!!! :D lol and i love the card :) I'm going to keep all my fingers crossed until the 8th... >.>

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  37. Hi Caatje:

    What lovely timing.....I had just subscribed to your blog after reading it many times through the Blissfully Art Journaling Group. If I were to win I would use your journal for my everyday notes and mediations as I am just about finished my current journal. It would be wonderful to have a handmade journal - so far, I've just used ready-made ones.

    Sheila johnston
    from Canada

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  38. I've never had a hand-made journal; all mine have been dollar store, composition exercise books and little notebooks. this would be a special win! Congrats on reaching 200 followers!!

    Shine on!
    Kelley
    In Newfoundland

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  39. I love your work, it's so inspiring. I really love your photographs too. You are so sweet to do a giveaway. I'm going to try a version of that last journal page step-by-step that you showed. I always get stuck when I'm trying to layer. It ends up muddy sometimes. Well, thanks for the chance.

    Mita
    Tijeras, New Mexico

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  40. Wow - FABULOUS giveaway. Everything crossed :-)

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  41. Congratulations on the 200+ followers! Such a milestone I can imagine.
    And thanks for throwing this giveaway!
    I love all the stuff that is in there. I'd love to win it and take it to my weekend on Texel with my sister in November and have a lot of fun journalling and creating with it!

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  42. Teneerste gefeliciteerd met 200 volgers,
    Wat een SUPER- PAKKET Caatje en o wat zou je me hier een plezier mee doen ga zeker voor jou Reclame maken:) (doe ik soms eigenlijk al)heb het druk met andere dingen en kom bijna niet aan journals maken toe maar alles van me afschrijven blijft een opluchting en als ik dat in een boek van jou zou kunnen doen helemaal SUPER.

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  43. Wat een leuke giveaway! Het journal alleen al zou geweldig zijn om te ontvangen, maar dan ook al die andere dingetjes erbij? Geweldig! Het is inderdaad een compleet art journaling kit en zou deze graag winnen en erin bezig gaan.
    Groetjes, Cindy

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  44. dag Caatje waar haal je toch alle energie vandaan, werken en dan ook nog een inspiratiebron zijn. Ik geniet van al je werk op CC alswel via je blognieuws. Ik hoop dat je nog heel lang zo heerlijk bezig kunt zijn. groet, Rika

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  45. maybe 49 might be the lucky number!!! very nice giveway!!! Have a happy holday!Nely

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  46. I would be so honored to own a journal by you. I totally adore your work and I have viewed hundreds of artists. I love your work because you really work towards journaling. Alot of journals are too pretty to write in. But with your journals you are leaving behind a legacy. That is what is so important to me. I would fill the journal full of beautiful memories! Pick me! Pick me! Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with all of us!
    Suzanne Light

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    1. would be so honored to own a journal by you. I totally adore your work and I have viewed hundreds of artists. I love your work because you really work towards journaling. Alot of journals are too pretty to write in. But with your journals you are leaving behind a legacy. That is what is so important to me. I would fill the journal full of beautiful memories! Pick me! Pick me! Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with all of us!
      Suzanne Light

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  47. I'm catching up. I never skip your posts because I always learn something, but I also don't read every day (or for weeks at a time). When I saw the giveaway, I thought I was too late, but when I saw the final date I had to rush to your site (I read on Google Reader) to comment. Whether I win or not, it's nice to say hello and let you know I'm reading/learning here even if you never have any giveaways.

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  48. I tried to leave a comment from my phone but doesn't seem to have shown up. But I would so love to have one of your journals, that I will try again. I love your style of journaling and use your pages as examples for the kids I work with as well as inspiration for my own journals. Thanks so much for sharing your work and such a wonderful giveaway!

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