Wednesday, 2 January 2013

First Giveaway of the Year

Hello 2013! 

Isn't it incredible that thirteen years have gone by after we entered the year 2000? I think I never would have guessed that my life would be the way it is now thirteen years ago from today. I am thankful that I'm still fortunately blessed to be able to stand on solid ground with the lovely sun shining down above me. So in celebration of the new year, I'm here to host the very first giveaway of 2013, with gorgeous prizes from Whimsy Whimsical!! For those of you who aren't already familiar with this wonderful shop, Whimsy Whimsical Paper Goods is a series of paper goods inspired by whimsical forest animals, illustrated and designed by Yee Von. Here are some of the beautiful things you can find there...

I'm so lucky to have met Yee Von through her blog a few years ago, who is the sweet lovely lady behind these creations. I absolutely love her whimsical world and adorable woodland creatures. She's created them with such perfect simplicity that makes me want to smile and hug someone! The fabulous news is, she's generously giving away these two gorgeous prints for two winners (one print for each winner) just for us at Pencils and Fireflies...

Overcome Fear, Behold Wonder, 42cm x 29.7cm

Not All Who Wander Are Lost, 42cm x 29.7cm

Aren't they beautiful? Both prints are part of Yee Von's new design series of silkscreen prints, inspired by her favorite quotes and they are coming very soon to her shop. What's more fabulous is, that these are limited editions of only 9 (yes, nine!!), and you now have the chance to win them! Here are what you need to do to enter the giveaway:

♥ Enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below.
♥ Be a follower of Pencils and Fireflies.
♥ Like Yee Von's page on Facebook.
♥ Leave a comment within this post, telling us your favorite quote and which print you would like to win. Please make sure to leave the mandatory comment with the same name you use to fill out the Rafflecopter to avoid confusion.

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Easy, right? Well, let's get crackin' because this giveaway will end on Friday, 18 January and I will announce the winners the following week. So good luck, you! I hope this helps kick up your spirit a few notches up as you start the new year. :)


  1. Happy New Year, Amalia! What a fabulous feature. To be honest, that Tolkien quote happens to be one of my favorites. Thank you, Amalia and Yee Von. :)

  2. Happy New Year, I'm not sure I did the fill out thing right but it's very generous of you to have a give away. I hope you have a wonderful and prosperous year

  3. I love this quote and art by Edward Gorey: There's no such thing as too many books!!!

    I love YeeVon's Let it Snow cards and Mr & Mrs. Fox, but it's incredibly hard to choose, she's just too talented, haha. Keep up the good work!

  4. Yes, yes, and yes! I love this giveaway! The prints are STUNNING. How can I choose? I suppose I like the J.R.R Tolkien one the best. I do love that quote. Other great quotes are from Alice and Wonderland "Curiouser and curiouser" and Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women"- "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."

  5. I love the Tolkien quote, so that's the one I would LOVE to win!

  6. Wow! I absolutely adore the Tolkien print. Other than that I have a few quotes I really love, but I am very bad at remembering them... how about.... "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
    -M.K. Gandhi

  7. The Tolkien quote is so beautiful and meaningful. It fits so wonderfully with the gorgeous artwork, I truly adore Yeevon's work! It would be lovely to own the Tolkien art piece.

    "Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling." Gilbert K. Chesterton

    Kate Abell :)

  8. I absolutely love the Tolkien print. It's one of my favourite quotations.

  9. I agree with Mar, I like the not all who wander quote .... and the squirrel is so cute! perfect for my daughter's bd!

  10. I like the forever love foxes on there site, and i like the not all who wander print.

  11. I love the ship "overcome fear behold wonder" - wow what a wonderful quote to live by... I'd be honored to have it on my wall :)

    1. By the way, this is Rena hood Lundrie :) aka lalabug

  12. I really love both of them and would be so happy to win either one. :)

  13. Such inspiring illustrations and quotes. Being the Tolkien fan that I am I would love to look upon every day 'Not all who are wander are lost' - a quote to live by.

  14. Not all those who wander are lost --Tolkien is actually one of my favorite quotes. I'd love to win that print as well :) THANKS!

  15. Sweet companion, is such a cute little picture

  16. Weave in faith and God will find the thread. Author Unknown
    All Who Wander Are Not Lost is my favorite print.
    Both are beautiful.

  17. I like the JRR Tolkien quote. My favorite print is "Lovey You" because I love owls!

  18. Not all who wander are lost... <3

  19. Not All Who Wander Are Lost - love this!

  20. I'd love to win the Tolken quote.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

    Suzanne Gregg on Rafflecopter

  21. I love them both!
    Ultimately, I think I'd choose the Overcome Fear, Behold Wonder print - I need this reminder right now...


  22. I love the Tolkien quote and print.
    Rose on rafflecopter
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  23. Huge fan of Tolkien and coincidentally, that is my favourite quote. "Not all who wander are lost". Thank you for the giveaway!

    Jacque Line on Rafflecopter

  24. I really like the Tolkien quote and print! One of my favorite quotes is "we'll-behaved women rarely make history."

  25. I love the overcome fear quote the best but both illustrations are gorgeous :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  26. My favorite is Not all who wander are lost. These are so lovely and would look pretty framed in my grand-daughter's room!
    terri.moore 30 at yahoo dot com

  27. Like so many others, I love the Tolkein quote. But I especially love the squirrel in it. Strangely enough, I was bitten by a squirrel as a child. So for me, being able to love that adorable little creature is also a triumph of moving past fear. Quite lovely.

  28. One of my favorite quotes (I have many!) is: "When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen." Not sure who first said it.

    I would select the Tolkien print. Thank you for the giveaway!

  29. my favourite is the overcome fear one, but I love them both and this is the first time I have seen these little folk, I think they are wonderful, thanks.

  30. i like the squirrel with the tolkein quote


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