LOOK! My Blog is Now Beautiful and Deserves a GIVEAWAY.

Okay, this . . . I am trying exceptionally hard not to get overexcited. But LOOK how PRETTY my blog is now! IT'S SO CUTE AND ADORABLE AND I LOVE IT AND IT'S HARD TO EVEN FUNCTION.

Oh, I'm supposed to prevent myself from getting overexcited. But basically, I am utterly in love with this new design. I know it is a little shallow - looks aren't everything, after all - but it's almost impossible to describe why something so gorgeous is so gorgeous. That means that there's only one thing I can do to celebrate. A giveaway for you, my awesome minions.

So why should you enter?

Other than your duty to do everything I say - just kidding, I haven't reached that level of awesomeness yet - it's because I have two lovely prizes for two lovely winners, and one in particular I am very excited about. I've assembled a brilliant bundle of book swag (that's it for alliteration in this post, I promise) consisting of the following:
  • One copy of the amazing Red by Alison Cherry, which everyone needs to read immediately. I've raved about it a little at the beginning of this post, but you only need three words. It. Is. Hilarious (and has the best setting ever and an awesome french fry shop but that's more than three words).
  • One make-your-own personal library kit, including a date stamper, ink pad, issue pockets and check out cards. This is a must-have for any bookworm who is a little territorial about lending their books - so basically all of them - and you can check out a bit more here
  • 5 bookmarks hand-designed and made by yours truly, so of course they are priceless.
The sad thing, and there is only one sad thing about my amazing bundle, is that it is only open to UK entrants. I'm really, really sorry, everyone else, and I know this must be super annoying, but international shipping appears to be more expensive than a solid gold peacock and I run this blog on a shoestring budget.

Never fear, though! I have a second prize, available to everyone because I can send it e-lectronically. Do you fancy a £10 Amazon Book Voucher? That's probably enough to buy Red (or any book you want) plus a bookmark, if you're smart about it.

You can enter for both prizes below, or one or the other, by telling me what you would like to enter for in the "What do you want?" box. Winners will be drawn from Random.org, as attached to Rafflecopter (I only use your email to contact you if you win), and no one person can win both prizes.

Sorry, prize-hoarding dragons.

I'd also love some feedback, because this is my first time running a giveaway. I'm not very skilled about it. Me need to know giveaways about. Me not experienced very. Me help want because me a blogging caveperson.

All I know is that you can check the Ts and Cs on the actual giveaway that I so lovingly handwrote with my specialist knowledge *cough* copied-and-pasted from a how-to guide and checked was legal *cough*.

Please enjoy and enter, my valued bookworms. It ends at midnight next Monday, so get cracking and don't forget to share the love!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(I publicised this on www.theprizefinder.comFree to enter competitions and giveaways in the UK. Win great prizes and freebies., Competitions UK at AllUKCompetitions.com and http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/ - it seems good manners to link up.)

In the comments: Are you looking forward to reading Red? What would you buy with the £10 Amazon voucher? And do you have any tips for my next giveaway?
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56 comments:

  1. Your design is fantastic! Love the colors :) :) This book also looks super great :)
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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    1. YES! The colours were my absolute favourite thing about this design, and Red . . . well, it's a colour, isn't it? Good luck in the giveaway!

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  2. I love it, really clean but still a pop of colour. :)

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    1. I'm really glad people are finding this template nice and clean, because it's one of the things I was really looking for in the new design. Good luck!

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    1. Well, I'll put you down. Good luck!

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  4. Loving your swag!! My daughter is the biggest bookworm I know..library joke she needs a trolley not a bag for all her books!-she's nearly 12 and I'm proud of her-lots of other kids just doing PlayStation etc-she has read every Joseph Delaney book and James Patterson she can get her hands on. Anyway your bookmarks are utterly gorgeous and she would adore them!��X

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    1. Your daughter sounds exactly like me when I was that age - although I always utilised an unwilling parent, not a trolley! I've got my fingers crossed for her.

      Also, it's so nice of you to say that about the bookmarks. I'm really glad you like them. :-)

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  5. As a fan of the colour red (been dyeing my hair different shades of red since I was 14) it instantly appeals, plus, as someone else said, it just POPS!' looks brilliant

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    1. Awww, you have no idea how jealous this makes me - school won't let anyone dye their hair and so I must wave my dreams of being a redhead goodbye . . . but you're totally amazing just for loving red. #red4win

      Good luck!

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  6. Cool design, I really like your title font and the multi-colour stuff at the top of the page!

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    1. Thanks! I think that's my favourite part too - me + bunting = happy :-)

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    1. I'm glad you like the prizes! Good luck. :-)

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    1. You really think so? Thanks so much!

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  9. Looking good! Loving the bunting and pastel colours. (@PeanutHog)

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    1. Oooh, yes - the pastels. I think you could make me happy about doing extra homework if you covered it in pastel-coloured bunting, so . . . I suppose this new design is no surprise.

      FYI, I think you have one of the best twitter handles I've ever come across.

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  10. Your blog looks great, this is the first time I have come across it, I look forward to seeing how it develops

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    1. Yay! I've trapped some fresh meat *evil cackle*.

      In all seriousness though, thank you so much for visiting and I really hope you have as much fun reading as I do writing. Enjoy!

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  11. Charmian Filewood26 February 2016 at 23:34

    Its very eye catching now, love it

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    1. Eye catching . . . hmm . . . I'm not very co-ordinated, so hopefully I won't drop any of your precious eyes while trying to catch them.

      What did you say? OH: it's a METAPHOR? Sorry for the weirdness - although you're probably used to it by now - and I'm glad you love the design. Thanks for the feedback!

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    1. Well good luck! And thank you for visiting. :-)

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    1. I guess that makes two of us, then. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  14. Simple and easy to use but still really eye catching!

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    1. Thanks! It's great to know that people love this design as much as I do, and good luck in the giveaway. :-)

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    1. Okay! Do you like the blog design?

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  16. i love all thw widgets and the design

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    1. Oooh, you're the first person to mention widgets, and I'm glad, because they took ages to set up! Thank you so much for visiting and I really hope you'll stick around awhile. :-)

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  17. Your bookmarks look awesome! I've been hunting around for some nice ones and haven't had any luck!

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    1. Thanks so much - this is my first time designing for anyone other than myself, so it's really great to hear that people like them!

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  18. Designed by a professional. Fact ;)

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  19. This blog looks fantastic!!! Such a good job!!!

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    1. Well, I didn't design it, so I can only take credit for good taste, but thanks anyway. Glad you like it.

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    1. Thank you! Good luck in the giveaway :-).

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  21. I like the design and I love your top bunting banner

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    1. Thank you! After all, who doesn't love banners and bunting?

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  22. Vibrant and inviting,just the ticket!

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    1. Vibrant. Oooh, no-one's used the word vibrant yet, and it's a good one. I like its connotations of life and diversity.

      (Sorry. I might have accidentally just revealed that I am a total linguistics geek.)

      Thank you very much for visiting and commenting, and I wish you all the best of luck in the giveaway!

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  23. Such a lovely giveaway on such a pretty page!

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    1. I'm glad you think it's PRETTY! (Because, come on, where would we be without pink and bunting and the inevitable sparkles.) Good luck in the "lovely" giveaway *fangirls to hear herself described as such*!

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  24. Loving the new design. The colours are easy on the eye

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    1. Why thank you very much! The colours are my favourite part too.

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  25. Phillip James Davies29 February 2016 at 17:38

    A Micro SD Memory Card :-)

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    1. Aww, not a book? Never mind - I hope you enjoy your SD and use it wisely, are you to win.

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  26. I'm eating baked beans :) :) Love the giveaway & love the page xx

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    1. All the best people love baked beans! I mean, of course you love the giveaway, because you have fine taste, as proved by your food of choice.

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  27. Like the design, it's really easy to navigate and very clear to read !

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    1. EASY NAVIGATION! This is really good to hear, because it was my main aim in the redesign (other than beauty, obviously). Thank you for visiting.

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