Monday, April 11, 2016

It's my birthday and you know what that means! Giveaway time!

Hello my wonderful blogsy people!

Today I celebrate my 46th birthday (yes yay!) and it has become a personal tradition to do a giveaway on my blog on my birthday, so pay attention and you might win something (yay again!).

I have been wondering about what I should give away this year and I decided to simply go with something I have fallen in love with, namely adult colouring books!

I have bought quite a few colouring books over the last year or two and here's the weird thing I have to confess: I don't really colour in them! You see,  I buy them mostly because I am infatuated with all the beautiful line drawings and patterns in them. So to me they are more like art books than workbooks. When it comes to the actual colouring in, I always prefer to colour in my own drawings, so for me colouring books are mostly just a source of inspiration. But far be it from me to prevent anyone else from colouring their hearts out, I certainly see the appeal.

One of my favorite artists for making colouring pages is Johanna Basford and I know I don't stand alone in this, because her books are super popular. I have all her three colouring books and for this giveaway I have decided to give one of her books away. No, not my copy (nobody is touching that!), but a brand new one.

I have decided on this one:



It's I think her third colouring book and it's absolutely stunning!

Here are some pages from the inside:







Isn't it gorgeous?
If you would like to win this book all you have to do is comment. That's all. No strings attached.

The winner will be drawn a week from now on Monday the 18th of April. Please be sure to check back whether you have won. I will then give instructions on how to get your prize. Please do keep in mind that if you don't check back I will (after a reasonable amount of time of course) pick another winner.

Well, I hope I will make somebody very happy with this giveaway and I wish you all a wonderful and artsy and colourful day! Oh and...Happy Birthday to me! ;-)

Update: comments for this post have been closed as a winner has been picked.

22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday !!! I adore Johanna's drawings and would love to win her book...

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  2. VAN HARTE GEFELICITEERD, wat een schitterd kleurboek, ik ken wel de geheime tuin, maar deze niet, wens je een fijne dag

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  3. Caatje,
    Wishing you a very happy birthday! You are so generous.

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  4. I like your take on birthdays! Give, instead of get. Nice.
    I have not gotten into the coloring book trend yet. I loved coloring books when I was little, but I also feel the way you do, that these books are art books.

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  5. I wish you a wonderful day today with lots of little moments of happiness! It might sound silly but this colouring book appeals to me because my son is away on his first trip on the ocean with a Polish training ship 'Dar Mlodziezy', he's studying in Antwerp to become a captain, the trip lasts a month and by colouring I'm a bit on the ocean too! Never mind, I always enjoy your posts and wish you all the best, many greetings from Belgium, Ann

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  6. I love her books too. I have a few coloring books and have only colored a couple of pages, now I don't feel so guilty! I also just love the line drawings. I'm very attracted to simple yet beautiful drawings. I also want to turn some into embroideries, one of my loves, the line drawings are perfect for that. Thanks for the chance and a very happy birthday to you!

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  7. Happy, happy birthday to you, Carin! And how kind of you to give a gift to someone else as a way to celebrate! I totally agree with you: the art in this book you've chosen is stunning! Thank you so much for the chance to win, and I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

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  8. Het ziet er een heel mooi en inspirerend boek uit en wat een geweldig idee om het weg te geven

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  9. Wishing you a very happy birthday! You've chosen a wonderful book by an amazing artist as a giveaway.

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  10. Wow, Carin. A very happy birthday to you. I've seen alot of these coloring books, but I don't think I have seen this one. It looks like it's stunningly beautiful. Can you imagine those images colored in? I can. Yummy. You made a great choice for a give-a-way. Have a wonderful day celebrating.......Linda E.

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  11. I love her books. I have the Secret Garden one, so fun! Happy birthday! Make sure you get yourself something special and not just your followers! Gotta treat yourself on the one day a year it's all about you!

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  12. Happy Birthday to you!!!
    I love coloring and do it a couple times a week while watching tv. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Well, didn't I pick a lucky day to reappear in Blogland, Caatje?! Happy birthday! I already have Johanna's Lost Ocean coloring book, so you don't need to consider me for the giveaway. Just enjoy your special day, and I'll be happy! :-)

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  14. Happy Birthday Carin. Such a generous way to celebrate! Your blog continues to delight and inspire me. Love your photos and art. Best wishes for today and the coming year.
    Mary H.J.

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday, Carin! I hope your day was a special one. [Not commenting to get the colouring book but just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday is all.] (Hugs)

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  16. Nog van harte gefeliciteerd Carin. Ik hoop dat je een gezellige dag hebt gehad samen met je nieuwe maatje. Fijne dag. Groetjes Laura

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  17. Hoi Carin, Van harte gefeliciteerd nog met jouw verjaardag! Wat een leuke en andere giveaway dan normaal. Ik heb nu ook al een aantal inkleur postkaarten en een contrastkleurboek in bezit. Deze is ook prachtig zeg! Nog niet eerder gezien van deze auteur.

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Carin. Hope you had a wonderful day and many many more!

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  19. A very happy birthday to you! I wish you all the best! This is book is wonderful. I already have a copy so if by some chance I am selected, please select again to give someone else a chance at this great opportunity.

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  20. I Hope you had a Happy Birthday!! I've received 2 adult coloring books from friends and I actually enjoy just looking at the designs on the pages. Johanna's color books are so detailed and beautiful without being colored!!

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  21. Happy Birthday month Caatje - you know you get to celebrate for longer than a day right? What a beautiful gift - I hope you are treated with gorgeous treats yourself

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  22. I hope you had a very happy birthday!! The coloring book looks amazing ... Maybe I win :-)
    Susan from Germany

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