** GIVEAWAY ** ‘Let’s Instagram’ print

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Hey Hey Hey lovely people! It’s Friiiiiiiiiidaaaaaayyyyy (the 1st of July!!) and the weekend is literally around the corner for us here in the western hemisphere. I hope you all have something lovely planned!

So, some of you may already know this from my recent reveal on social media but one of my typographic prints I designed made it into this year’s Blogtacular goody bag, which naturally I was over the moon about! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to share that bit of info until after the event couple of weekends ago so you can only imagine what it was like for me to refrain from having to say ANYTHING for the last month or so!  :PMbM_GIVEAWAY_MOLUPRINTSHOP_05BAnd having seen the contents of this year’s good bags across social media, boy, was I glad (and chuffed!) to be selected along with so many fab indie designer-makers and brands! I just LOVE seeing the print being photographed and shared online – which is exactly what my print is about!! Doesn’t it totally sum us snap-happy, social media, instagramming fiends nicely? :)

So then, what’s the giveaway about? Well, I’m offering my readers the chance to win an A3 sized version of the ‘Lets Instagram‘ print PLUS 15% off your purchase in store! It will be one of 10 limited edition prints, each one signed and printed on 250gsm fine recycled paper stock, so enter now if you’re mad to get your hands on one! I will be listing the remaining copies up in my PrintShop so if for any reason you’re not so lucky, you still have a chance to get one!

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The giveaway is open to entrants around the world so to enter, please follow all THREE of the steps stated below:

  1. Write a comment below this post, telling me what it is you love about this print and why you’d like to win it. And/or if there’s any other print you like from the shop.
  2. If you already haven’t, Follow/Like MadebyMolu on Facebook 
  3. Share the giveaway on any social media platform using the ‘share buttons’ at the bottom of the post or by copying + pasting the weblink. Please remember to include the hashtag #MOLUPRINTSHOPGIVEAWAY, and state in the comments box too if you’ve done all of the above.  :)

Competition ends midnight (GMT) on the 15th of July and a random winner will be picked and announced on the following Monday so you have a good two weeks to enter!

Good luck folks!! x

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[Image credit: ©MadebyMolu]

[Made by Molu Special] Blog Birthday Giveaway!

Okay I’m a week late but I had to push my blogging aside for a bit to focus on the PhD. This does also mean that my mighty great plans on making something special to for a birthday giveaway got stalled too, which is a real shame as I had been sketching out ideas for a nice new print! Well I guess I’ll have to do that another time….HOWEVER, to make up for that, I have hatched up another little plan………..

MbM_2ND-BIRTHDAY_OLD-ENG-CO-1MbM_2ND-BIRTHDAY_OLD-ENG-CO [Image credit: ©The Old English Co.]

So, seeing as I’m a huge (HUGE!) lover of all kinds of prints (an avid collector and occasional maker myself) I decided that I’d treat my readers to a lovely print for their home/workplace, as a little token of my gratitude and appreciation for the last two years! I’ve been recently eyeing up a few prints by the Old English Company on their Etsy store since last November. They are a London-based design company with amazing artwork that combine both illustration and typography (just my kind of thing!!) influenced by food, travel and everyday things. My absolute favourites are the ‘food’ and ‘kitchen’ range…..what that says about me, I haven’t a clue! ;) Seriously though, there’s so many on there that I’d love to get my paws on but with quite a few prints at home (new ones too!) still to make it onto the wall I’ve sadly had to refrain from any purchasing for the time being (boo!)

Anyway, while I may have to stick to window shopping, YOU actually have the chance of owning one of their fabulous prints!!!

So, the big BLOG-BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY is an unframed A4-size print (value of £16) of your choice!! Ta-da!! :)

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All you have to do is hop on over to their prints section of their website and pick out one that you’d like. Then come back to this blog post to tell me, in the comments section, which one that is and why you’d like it.

It’s as simple as that! :)

** Now, if you want bonus entries then you get one each time you share this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter. To do that, copy and paste this statement along with the web link for this post: “@MadebyMolu is treating us to a fabulous @OldEnglishCo print of OUR choice for her BIG BLOG BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY. I just signed up!” Just remember to let me know about that too in the comments section for it to count!!! **

Competition is open to readers worldwide and will stay open till midnight (GMT) on Friday 24th of January!! So whatchya waiting for? Go Go Go……enjoy your window shopping!! It’s my treat ;) xx

[WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY] Win a place on Jane Means’ Gift-wrapping masterclass!

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Right folks – I am soooooooo excited to tell you that I am offering one lucky reader/follower a chance to win a place on the next Jane Means ‘Gift Wrapping Masterclass’ which will be held at the magical Clifton Nurseries in London…..thanks to Marie and Wendy! :) If you saw my post last week of my gift-wrapping shenanigans from Jane’s workshop earlier in the month, you will see exactly why this is exciting news for those keen to broaden their skills in this area………and for the stationery/craft/gift-wrapping geeks like me!

The 2-hour class (worth £20) will take place on Monday the 9th of December from 7-9pm where you will learn, from the pro herself, all you need to know about exquisite presentation and personal touches. It also includes mulled wine and nibbles…..seriously, how can you resist!?! ;)

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There are TWO simple rules that must be followed in order to qualify your entry for this giveaway so please read the instructions carefully and leave all the relevant answers in the comments section of this post:

  • {ONE} Tell us what it is you love about gift-wrapping and WHY you’d like to win a place on this fabulous workshop. This must be left in the ‘comments’ section of this post.
  • {TWO} Share the word on Twitter and/or Facebook: share this Giveaway using the ‘share buttons’ at the bottom of the post or by copying + pasting the weblink. Please remember to include the hashtag #MadebyMolu when posting and let me know in the comments box too when you’ve done so.

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‘Bonus Entries’ (optional) – you can earn these for each of the following options; how many of them you ‘follow/like’ is up to you but you MUST state in the comments section who you’ve followed (or already follow) for it to be valid.**

This competition is open until midnight (GMT) on Thursday the 5th of December. The winner will be picked at random and announced the next day! **Could I also highlight that this workshop is based in Central London so please do keep that in mind before entering**

GOOD LUCK and have fun folks!! xx

[Birthday Giveaway]: And the winner is…………….!!!

 

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CONGRATULATIONS MAEVE!!

Please drop me a line at madebymolu@gmail.com to discuss further how we can get your Pashmina over to you!! :)

And a MASSIVE ‘thank you’ to the rest of you lovely ladies for entering and showing your support for Candice – I know she really appreciates it! And please do not be disheartened because I’ll be having plenty more of these fabulous giveaways on here so there’s still lots more chances to win something from me!!! Just continue to follow all my antics on here, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep in the loop of all the news and gossip!!

Thanks again to all of you for participating!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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[Special Birthday Giveaway]: Candice Wren Pashmina!

candice-wren_MAIN-IMAGEoooooookay….so with this week being my birthday week and seeing as the celebrations have already kicked off since the weekend I’ve decided to feature a ‘special giveaway’ to officially mark the BIG 3.0.! I had initially planned on featuring this until the end of summer but then figured that it was only right I posted it this week so that it wasn’t just me receiving all the fabulous presents!! :D

So, I’ve collaborated with the talented designer-maker Candice Wren to ‘giveawayONE of her stunning Cashmere and Silk pashminas that have been designed and hand-printed by the talented lady herself! I’m a big fan of BOLD design statements and think these do exactly that! What I love about Candice’s designs is how  feminine, fun, eclectic and distinctive they are. The pashminas are made from cashmere and silk which are all carefully sourced from Turkey from the same local shop she first discovered the shawls from! Her techniques largely entail hand-pulled silk screen-printing methods and the use of delicate detailing using vintage fabric appliques and silver or gold trans foil – as you can see in the pashminas featured here. If you haven’t already come across here stunning collection then you’ll find them  in boutiques in London, Ireland and Dubai! candice-wren_pashmina_blog-4_webSo what do we have featured here for the Giveaway? The Black pashmina, from the Valentines range, bears little hearts across both ends where these are embellished with silver and gold trans foil to give it that extra sparkle. This exquisite detailing is also found on the White and Green Pashminas you see here. The white Pashmina has a far more delicate feel with the way the white and silver butterflies are subtly printed across. The Green Pashmina on the other hand ,is the polar opposite and sure makes one hell of a statement; The Gothic skull combined with the delicate butterflies creates the perfect balance of grunge and girly! And lastly, we have the Pink ‘Oh La La Darling‘ Pashmina, which combines vintage fabric appliqués and screen-printed illustrations of  perfume bottles giving it a beautiful and exotic look. I think all four would be absolutely perfect for both day time wear and evening wear; whether you team it up with skinny jeans and a top or across a lovely evening dress! While I think they’re ALL fabulous, I must say the Green and the Pink pashminas are my all-time favourites!! ;)DSC_4487_webcandice-wren_pashmina_BLOG3_webhow-to-enter-banner

Soooooo then, if you fancy getting your hands on one these fabulous pashminas (worth £25!) all you need to do to enter is follow these THREE simple instructions:

  1. Pop over to Candice’s website, Esty shop or her Facebook Page and have a nosey through her extensive range of Pashminas she has on offer.
  2. Come back to this blog post and tell me what it is you like about her pashminas in the COMMENTS section and then tell me which ONE design you’d like from the four colours showcased here on this post (i.e. black, white, green or pink)
  3. Last and not least – Share this Giveaway post to your friends and family on your Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram. You must notify me of this (i.e. where you’ve shared it) in the comment section too!

**Fancy a Bonus entry? Then pop over to her Facebook Page or Twitter and follow/like her (if you haven’t already) and remember to state in the comments below that you’ve done so!**

In order to fully qualify, you must all ensure you leave a comment back on this Blogpost notifying me of the above three points – so please do keep that in mind! :)

This competition is open internationally and will close on Wednesday the 14th where I will then pick a winner at random.

The lucky person will be announced on Friday the 16th.

Good luck folks!!!!  :) xxx

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And the winner is…………

MbM-GiveawayWinner-2013-WEBSo I went for the old fashion method of drawing the lucky winner out of the hat….or in this case from one of my vintage teacups! And I’m delighted to announce that the lucky lady to win both my limited edition screen-printed t-shirt and tote-bag is ELIZABETH CIRULLI!!  Congratulations!!! Please could you kindly email me on madebymolu@gmail.com with your contact details and we can discuss how you can claim your prize! :)

Thank you to all those you entered. I can tell you that there will be plenty more of these this year so please do not be be disappointed! In fact, we have a really special one coming up very soon to celebrate my big 3.0.!!! So watch this space!!! :) xx

[Summer Giveaway]: Here’s to many more days of sunshine!

summer-giveaway_main-image-(web)IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!!! :)

I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for sometime and thought this glorious summer weather we’re having right now couldn’t be a better excuse for one. So to celebrate the summer and as a little ‘thank you’ to all my followers on both Twitter and Facebook I am giving away this bundle of screen-printed creations by moi; the first is a t-shirt bearing my ‘You & Me‘ design and the second is my ‘Shoe-a-holic‘ tote bag. These are limited editions (there’s only two of each that exist!) and seeing as we have weather to lounge about outdoors to soak up the sunshine, this t-shirt (UK size 10) and tote bag would be perfect! So folks – all you need to do to enter is  follow these THREE simple instructions below:

  1. Share this giveaway weblink on your Facebook and/or Twitter page with a brief description of the giveaway.
  2. To increase your chance of winning, ‘Like‘ and ‘follow‘ my Facebook and Twiter pages (if you don’t already!)
  3. Come back to this blog-post and leave a comment below to let me know you’ve shared it and that you are ‘following’ me.

DSC_3797-web DSC_3807-webDSC_3803-webThe competition is open till Monday the 29th of July and is applicable to International readers too. The winner will be drawn at random and I’ll announce the name of that one lucky chappy on the blog on Thursday 1st of August! So, go share away and spread the word for your chance to get your hands on these two personal favourites of mine! Good luck!!! :)

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FACEBOOK ‘GIVEAWAY’ ANNOUNCEMENT!

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So, it’s decided……that once I reach 100 “likes” on my Facebook page I’m going to ‘GIVE-AWAY’ something über special (and handmade of course! From bespoke stationery to wall art to personalised gifts). AND I wont just stop there…..there will be one for every 100th “Like” milestone there after!! 

**HOW TO PARTAKE**

  1. Simply ‘share’ this post, website link or my Facebook Page link onto your Facebook timeline or even your blog,
  2. mention the ‘giveaway’ and
  3. ‘Like’ my page (if you don’t already!)……and it’s as easy as that! :)

Right then, let’s get this page of mine shared across many more creative folk around the globe (yup, this is open for international followers too!) and get the ‘likes’ rising! When we get closer to the targets I will reveal what the ‘GIVEAWAY’ is. Maybe we could even get some suggestions in? Anyway, the winner will be drawn at random and announced on here!

So….what do you say folks? Do you like the sound of that? I need more creative projects to add to the already growing list…..so why not! ;)

A HUGE ‘thank you’ to all my loyal and avid followers to date and to the very recent ones too!! If you do enjoy following my creative antics here, on Facebook or Twitter then please do share this to get the word out to more like-minded creative people and get yourself closer to a chance of winning something special from me!

I’m excited at the prospect of making stuff for you so why not partake in that excitement with me? ;) xx