Saturday, 18 June 2011

Lucky me!



My recent string of good luck continued this week when I was on twitter late on Tuesday evening. I was about to go to bed when I noticed a retweet saying that the 300th follower of the Janet Bell Gallery page would receive a surprise bag of goodies. I recognised Janet's beautiful work right away as I had been given one of her beach hut cards by a friend a while back (as it was so nice I've kept it and was planning on framing it at some point, just not got around to it yet). Anyway, as luck would have it, when I clicked on to her page, it was on 299 followers. It seemed like fate so I clicked 'follow' and yippee, I was the 300th follower! 

So earlier today the postman comes knocking and he has brought me my parcel! Inside were so many gorgeous things all wrapped up in turquoise tissue paper, including...


...four lovely coasters featuring Janet's paintings



...and a selection of cards featuring Janet's gorgeous seaside designs





There were also lots of other little treats in the package too including...
...this sweet little badge by Stockwell Ceramics

...this little cutie from The Black Rabbit (love the stripes!)


as well as two gorgeous seaside-y teatowels...


 ...the lighthouse one is by Charlotte Fleming and the beach huts one is by The English Seaside company


... and last but not least was this pretty candle in a blue and white spotty cupcake case, so sweet!!


As you may expect, I am delighted with all my goodies and am thanking my lucky stars that I did not go to bed early that night;)
 
If you would like to see more of Janet's lovely work, pop across to her website. I'm sure you will recognise her bright and cheery seaside style and like it as much as I do. You can also follow her on twitter.

Janet's designs have been turned into many different products including cards, prints, coasters, place mats and also these rather wonderful cross stitch kits...


Love them!

The Janet Bell Gallery is located in Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey, and also stocks the work of lots of other talented artists too including Andy Povey and Hannah Nunn, so if you are in the area, definitely pop in for a visit.

Well that's about it from me today, but I hope you are all having a nice weekend despite the super soggy weather! It has been raining here ALL day so I'm looking forward to having a nice cosy evening in (may even get some grannies done!) 

Jenny x

17 comments:

silverpebble said...

Oh you really were lucky - those coasters are beautiful - I love the naive charm of those images.

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

What an amazing post surprise, I wish I did twitter now!! x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

wowzers you are on a roll :-) Hope you got my prize ok :-) x

Jooles said...

congratulations!
what an amazing give away, you must have been beside yourself with excitement :o)
I have entered a few give-aways but am waiting for my lucky day to arrive.
have a lovely cosy evening
jx

Alix said...

What a lovely sunshiney post - perfect antidote to the grey skies outside! I have not come across Janet Bell's work before so it was a great introduction!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

You definitely are on a winning streak Jenny!
What gorgeous goodies, everything is so cheerful, just what you need for this typical British summer!!
Vivienne x

Dinki Dots said...

Can't believe how lucky you've been lately!! I'm so jealous! Congratulations, and enjoy your winnings! :o)

(I've started sewing those ends in on my runner by the way... I couldn't leave it to the end - I would have been too annoyed with myself!)

Maria x

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Lucky you Jenny!.....Such a wonderful parcel of lovelies...I love the bright colours and seaside themes....It has brightened up my Sunday morning....it's so dark around here today!
Hope you have a great Sunday,
Susan x

Supercutetilly said...

Lucky, lucky you......What a lovely givaway to win xx

crafts@home said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer blogger! all this good luck :) Enjoy..... those cross stitch kits look lovely as well :)

Poppy said...

Lucky indeed! You should buy a lottery ticket.. ;) all of it is gorgeous!

Lou xxx

Helen Philipps said...

Oh my goodness what a lucky girl you are! I love Janet's work and have lots of her pictures here. We don't live too far away from the Janet Bell Gallery so have often visited there, and it is really gorgeous! Have a great week, Jenny
Helen x

Andrea said...

Wow you are on a roll! well done you and so lucky to win Janet's work, I love all her work but only have a couple of pieces.
Hope your luck continues, have a great week,
Andrea x

Pipany said...

Wow, what an amazing set of goodies Jenny! I love Janet's work too x

LITTLE KITTEN homemade said...

Wow, love them, lucky you!! Whilst you're on a roll, I've just launched a Giveaway over on www.littlekittenathome.blogspot.com for some of my bunting Sarah xo

liz said...

I just love the seaside pics, lovely blog, thanks for all the extra traffic , I dont know how but big thanks

liz x

Michelle said...

what fab goodies. love them all- wish my postman would bring me just one of them :O) Enjoy! x

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