Subscriber Random Giveaway… Winner Alert!

I mentioned at the end of last year I’d be doing some random giveaways just for  blog subscribers..and here is the first one.. Woot hoo…  Up for grabs was a $20 AUS gift cert to Kit & Clowder.

So if you always wanted to take a class and weren’t sure….or you were saving up for a class… or you had no idea these even existed but always wanted to learn to color….guess what  *****edit 03/4 NOT CLAIMED, prize will roll over for another random subscriber draw  in the near future.  Please be sure to check your subscription emails ladies and gents .. 

Now you can !!! because you are the lucky winner of the first random blog subscriber giveaway.

If you are not familiar with Alyce Keegan & the Kit & Clowder classes already, you can check out the huge Facebook Group, or click on the image below to visit the main site.

Email me  @   craftingcircle.com <<click the link or hover for full address from the account you are subscribed with to claim your voucher !  You have till  March 3rd to claim

Hopefully you are all paying attention to the blog emails..as these subscriber giveaways are not posted on social media.. only on the blog and  via the subscription alerts.  This is just my way of saying thank you to those of you who follow the blog and is separate from the regular giveaways.

Spotlight Series Day 24 – Alyce, Kit and Clowder

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Who are you?  

Alyce from Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Classes www.kitandclowder.com

Kit & Clowder Facebook Group

Kit & Clowder Blog

 

 

Where are you? 

Australia!

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously

Just over two years ago when I turned Kit and Clowder from just my blog to our online colouring class website. Well, I was probably taking it still seriously before then making many many design team cards but I never dreamed that I would be doing this now with our classes 🙂

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be? 

I am so chicken! I would be like Phoebe in Friends where she went to get a tattoo and only got a dot before she pulled out hahaa! I don’t even know what I would get – a cat?

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale? 

Our Skin and Hair class although both the content and the format has changed drastically since the launch!

 

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Who is your inspiration/muse?

My inspiration is everyone who forms Kit and Clowder. I would not be doing this if it weren’t for all of the Clowdies that are part of our group. When I am feeling down I know that I can feel inspired and uplifted by flicking through our Facebook Group and seeing everyone’s work, and also when people post non-craft related stuff. It makes me feel excited that people like to share their lives with us and makes me want to share back.

 

How many people work with/for you ?

Just me 🙂 But Jon, Mr Clowdie, is my sounding board behind the scenes. I also have some really close friends that I have met since doing this that I know I can discuss about any topic/run through any idea and they 100% support me and tell me if my ideas are bad! 🙂

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

Oh my… everything Disney? Does Pixar count as cartoon? If we are going movie I would say Wall-e.. but if it’s cartoon tv it is Pokemon

 

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If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

ELSA! Or Anna! Or Belle! Or Cinderella! Or Rapunzel! Or Pin Manager!

 

 

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

90s!!! Spice Girls! hahaaa!

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax

I like to read, sing, or play computer games with Jon 🙂

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life.

Cat – fluffy cat wanting lots of cuddles and food

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

I sing in the shower, not in the shower, and frequently get caught out by the postman.

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What is your most popular item in the store/shop? 

Our Skin and Hair Class

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them? 

Probably Angel from Buffy hahaa! No I haven’t drawn him hahaa!

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

Joss Whedon and we would talk all things Buffy/Angel/Firefly/Avengers 🙂

 

What’s your favorite color?

It changes all the time! I like Purple and Aqua at the moment 🙂 But I really love all colours and having bright colours around makes me feel happy 🙂

 

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Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Uh not this question!! I am currently being persuaded into this for our Honeymoon O_O Sharks are one of my big fears and I think if I saw a Great White I would pass out in the water. I would say no but I think if I don’t say yes I won’t be getting married haha.

 

 

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

English – I wanted to be a writer and I looove reading

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

Disneyland! We went last year while teaching our US Retreats and it was the BEST!

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Yes but I would be so scared! hehe! It really intrigues me because I feel there are so many stories and encounters for there not to be some sort of truth?

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

I have a bad habit of getting the coffee/chai latte sachets and halving them so I can get more drinks to keep me full! So I have many many of those to try and stop me eating everything in the house. But I usually still do – biscuits and chocolate 🙁

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store? nature

Our new Elements of Nature class – I think it is our most professional class and also flowers and nature are really forgiving for people to colour. Skin and Hair is our most popular class but the actually topic itself is much harder so I think sometimes it’s nice for people to take a break and colour some flowers for some great results 🙂 I also love our Monthly Colouring Class as I feel that it really challenges me to come up with the content and I see the best results in this class. I see people improve the quickest here as they are challenging themselves.

 

Favorite quote?

If you are not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you aren’t doing anything very innovative – Woody Allen

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Disney. everything.

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

Interior Architect

 

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What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Christmas – I love getting presents for people and get so excited to give them 😀 I can’t sleep on Christmas eve.

 

 

 

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

Our Technique Classes take about 2-3 months of straight working on them from concept, writing the material, colouring samples, filming, editing, and putting the actual classroom and graphics together. It’s a really long process! It takes longer now than when I first started as I still do our one on one feedback daily which takes a few hours, plus our monthly class, and all of the admin work. So a Technique class probably takes about 4-5 months now.

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

So many! I love all Taylor Swift 🙂 And anything cheesy hehe

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

I love how supportive everyone is. I feel that people go out of their way to help one another and to make me feel welcome in their lives. I feel that I don’t have customers but I have friends and I’m so lucky to have met so many of our members now and know that we have a real friendship. I feel extremely lucky.

 

Kit & Clowder June Create & Learn is out + Free Bonus Class

Have you seen the  new June Create & Learn Classes  at Kit & Clowder yet?  This month’s class includes yet another fabulous free bonus class.  This one teaches you to color metal objects.  Once again Alyce Keegan has created some fabulous new classes for markers and pencils.
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What do you get each month?

  • Lifetime access + No Time Limits Once a class is yours, even if that month is over, you will still keep access forever
  • Video TutoriaCovering each technique in depth – (approx. 2-3 hours)
  • Step by Step Print Booklet Covering a breakdown of each technique (approx. 15-20 pages)
  • 50% off class digital stamp of the month
  •  Colour conversions for popular brands
  • Alternative colour schemes Two alternative colour schemes to show you how to apply the techniques with other blends
  •  Techniques are chosen by YOU! We pick our techniques from our class questionnaire for members each month
  • One on One Feedback If you are part of our Technique Classes you can upload for one on one feedback
  • Prizes  Challenge each month in our Facebook Group where you can win prizes just for colouring!

 

 

Spotlight Series … we’re almost there, who will be day one?

So, can you guess who else is  a guest spotlighter on the Crafting Circle Spotlight Series which will run through June?  Some names haven’t been mentioned yet, because I am still waiting on Q&A ‘s to come back and responses to some of  the invitations.

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We have so many cool artists and designers signed up already (did you see the list on the other sneaky peek?..it’s growing) and some  who could and probably should be..aren’t. * sigh   I feel like such a stalker/groupie these days lol.  If you are an artist and you are wondering why you didn’t get invited… check your email junk and  Facebook PM’s… you may well have been invited and just not seen it yet….. or I may not have got to you yet… trust me I am beavering away with all of this.

Who said this?


What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

“Finally, she walks on the shores of Tír na nÓg. “

 

There are only 30 spots so I apologize if anyone thinks they should be on here and doesn’t get an invite. Feel free to bust me a message on Facebook, even if there aren’t free spots now…  doesn’t mean I can’t pull you in on another crazy project in the future. There is always going to be something going on :)..and you never know I may get some last minute spots open up once all the invites have been accepted, or declined.

For those of you who haven’t seen any of the previous sneaky peek posts… you can find them all on the front page of the blog…. or here:

 

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I have had so much fun reading these answers as I drafted up posts.  Ya’all are just a bunch of comedians… LOVE it!

If you don’t already subscribe to the blog, or  have me on Facebook, Google+ or twitter.. make sure you mark your calendars for this spotlight series.. you won’t want to miss it.

I shall need a vacation at this rate lol..but it’s been a lot of fun so far 🙂

Thank you to everyone who has made this series a possibility.. you all are fab and I am so glad I can be a part of this 🙂

 

 

Sneaky Peek……End of Spotlight Series Giveaway !

Well I have been a busy busy BUSY bee… so tired, but so worth it.  Lots of great coupons coming up from our Spotlighter’s on their Q&A spotlights…and … Drum roll please!!!!

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The June Spotlight Series will round up with a fab sponsored giveaway…. lots of prizes from spotlighter’s and sponsors.  spotlight Series begins June 1st and the giveaway July 1st, so don’t forget to subscribe for blog updates, or follow Crafting Circle on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for updates…and be sure to follow your favorite artists, designers and vendors on social media  too 🙂

Want a quick sneaky peek at what you could  win??.. and woohoooo.. finally I can  offer some international giveaways.  I always feel so bad making them US only due to shipping costs. I can’t promise they will all be open to International, since it depends on the sponsors… but there will definitely be some this time  🙂

Chameleon Pens –  Win a 5  pack of the new color range International

2 Cute Ink –  win a 6 month Subscription to the 2 cute Ink Stamp Club  International

Rick St Dennis –  Original Artwork  International

Cute As a Button –  Clear Stamps tbd

KennyK –  Digital Stamps  International

NanaDonna’s Card Dreams Blog –  Crystals Border Mega Pack, self adhesive lace and rhinestone borders. tbd

CraftingCircle – Shaker Windows  and maybe a few other miscellaneous small prizes… stay tuned. tbd

Kit & Clowder  –  K&C Gift Card International

Simply B Stamps – Gift Certificates  International

 

…are you excited yet?    and that’s just  for starters.. more to come  🙂

Be sure to check out the previous Spotlight Series Sneaky Peek Posts….

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Sneaky Peek 3

Sneaky Peek 4

 

Spotlight Series Sneaky Peek part 4

Popping this one up a few hours early.. busy, busy night ahead of me and I wanted to make sure I got this done.

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Well the first 7 Q&A’s are back and boy did I have a few giggles at these ones.  Here’s your sneaky peek for tonight…. the  lineup for the first week of  the Spotlight Series goes as follows:

..and another quick sneaky peek

One of these 7 spotlighters answered the question … who do you think it was?

Q. Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?
A.  oOOooooo disgracefully … of course!!


Did you notice a new name in that list…. ?   yes the list is still growing…. invites are still going out and responses awaited to fill up  the remaining spots… but what a  fab list we have so far.

Sadly a couple of declines, but sometimes  the timing isn’t quite right and  much as I hate to lose them from this fab lineup….I totally understand how busy these gals are. Maybe they will change their minds before the spots are all filled up??  if not.. there is always another crazy blog project later on down the road 🙂

I think Facebook might be eating some of my invites.. so I shall have to follow up with a few people to make sure  they got their invites…I know a few didn’t, luckily we connected and now have that straightened out 🙂

Ok ..  lots to do….stay tuned for more sneaky peeks over the weekend.

 

..More Spotlight Series sneaky peeks….

Well the Q&A sheets are starting to roll back in now… and I am loving these.   Everyone has been so cool and  taken time out of their busy days to answer some fun questions for you guys n gals.  Only one declined invitation so far out of all the ones sent.. that is pretty danged impressive for a last minute series.  Still a few open invitations… but I am beginning to get feedback that some of the PM’s weren’t going through on Facebook, so will have to chase up a few of them via email.

So  what’s tonight’s sneaky peek?  well .. how about a bit of news first.  There will be an end of series giveaway.. sponsored prizes from some of the spotlight guests and some from lil old me too. So be sure to follow the series, share the love and show these fab spotlighters how much we appreciate what they do for our craft!  Details will be posted later on when the series is under way and you will be able to enter the finale giveaway starting July 1st.. it will only be open for about a week… and winners will be posted by July 15th, so be sure to stop by.

A couple of quick WIP images featuring some of our artists & a designer spotlighter 🙂
day3_sneaky ok.. sneaky peek.. WHO DUNNIT? well more accurately.. who said it…..and why?

One of our spotlight series guests answered this to a question …. and I have to admit  this is not the FULL answer…. so  may be  slightly misleading, but heh.. that is half the fun right

….  the answer was “one that runs smooth, BLACK, and bad ass”

Now … what do you suppose that was about? ….. leave a comment if you think you know who said it and what the original Question was.

 

 

Spotlight Series – Sneaky Peek Part II

 

I know some of you are curious as to what those 50 questions our Spotlight Series guests are going to be answering…  sooo here are just a couple of them.  Just remember that everyone has a choice to pick and choose what, how many and how they answer.. so you may never ever know the answer to all of your favorite artists and designers deep, dark secrets muahahaha.spotlight_sneaky2

If you missed yesterday’s post with the current list of guests… just click on the home tab at the top…you can find that post.

 

Of the list posted yesterday…. who do you think is most likely to answer this one with a YES !!!  

 

“Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?”

 
…and how about….This one… what do you think  they said to this one?

“Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?”

 

and last sneaky peek for tonight

“What is your favorite piece in the whole store?”

 

 

I’m a coloring foo’   lots of WIP projects featuring our fab artists and  our designer/vendor goodies.  Time is ticking down….

Spotlight Series….. starts June 1st.. sneaky peek

spotlight seriesJune is the blog’s first anniversary… as part of the fun and games, there will be a spotlight series.  In my infinite wisdom I had a wee hours “moment” and this idea just came to me out of nowhere.  Of course I just had to see if it would fly…. and flying it is.  The response so far has been awesome, most all of the initial invites have been responded to… and everyone said YES!  I feel like the man from Del Monte!!!   ( youtube it if that went right over your head )

I am soo  honored that all these fab people are taking time out to do this, so…  just a sneaky peek at the list of artists, designers and vendors you will be getting a fun and sometimes crazy insight into starting June 1st.

Each of these people were sent a list of the same 50 questions.  The only rule was, you had to answer at least 10.   You could answer whichever ones you wanted ….and as many as you wanted, however you wanted.  Yes I know… that could get dangerous with some of these  guys n gals lol.

I am loving the answer sheets I am getting back…. so much fun learning these totally fun random things about people we know and love and chatter with day to day 🙂

Some of them may be new to you, be sure to go check their spotlights out too and leave a comment if you would be so inclined.   Crafting is just one big family… so let’s show these fab people that keep  showering us with all their crafty awesomeness ….some reciprocal lurv!!!….

There will be a few coupon codes, freebies and possibly even a giveaway, or two throughout the month on various spotlights. So feast your eyes on the current list which will grow as we reach the start of the spotlight series. Not necessarily appearing in this order….. we have  the luvvily, talented and admired….

  • Betty Queen of Hallows – Simply B
  • Elena/Kenny K – KennyK Stamps
  • Sherri Baldy – Besties
  • Heidi- 2 cute Ink
  • Samantha- My little Paper World
  • Janice- Scrapper’s Delights
  • Francesca – Cute As A button
  • Amanda Byron –  Faery ink
  • Lisa -Bloobel Stamps
  • Conie Fong – Conie Fong Art
  • Amy Chomas – Chomas Creations
  • Naz – Sasayaki Glitter
  • Carol Clarke – CUP Designer
  • Alyce- Kit & Clowder
  • Julia Spiri

…hmm I wonder who else is coming to the party!  We’ll have to wait n see… Series begins June 1st.. don’t be late 🙂

In the meantime… here’s a little something somethings I was working on  tonight.. still WIP ( works in progress ), but shaping up nicely.

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Day 24 Kit and Clowder $15 gift Certificate

PRIZE:  $15 Kit & Clowder Gift Certificate

SPONSOR: Kit & Clowder

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Eligibility  – Worldwide –  Spotlight Guests are only excluded from entering their own spotlight giveaway.

How to enter  –  

  • Visit the Spotlight Series Day 24 – Alyce, Kit and Clowder and  leave a comment for the spotlight guest.
  • Come back here and  post “I commented” in the comments for this giveaway.  You must comment on the spotlight guests spotlight post AND this entry post  within the entry time period to be eligible to win.
  • Use a valid email address when commenting/entering, you will need it  to claim  your prize
  • 1 “I commented” entry comment per person on this post please, all others will not be approved ( all posts are under approval, please don’t double post..I may be asleep)Winners:

     

  • All Winner’s  in the End of Series Giveaway will be picked randomly, either by me…or the sponsor.
  • Winner will be posted on the blog winner list and contacted via email  and must claim their prize within 48 hours, or it will be forfeited and a new winner drawn. I will update the winner list to show what has, or hasn’t been claimed yet.
  • All prizes are furnished by individual spotlight guests, or sponsors.  Physical prizes will require you to supply a valid shipping address.  Digital prizes/codes etc will be sent to the email used to comment NO exceptions  to avoid  prize claim theft, which unfortunately does happen.

    OPEN FOR ENTRY COMMENTS JULY 1st through July 10th, 11:59 Central time

    Winner announced July 10-15th

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