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And the winner is….

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!  It was fun having so many visitors and comments in the past week.

The prize is the Cartolina Home” print… but in addition, Fiona from Cartolina added an assortment of lovely cards, making this an extra lovely prize package.


Here’s a peek….

….and the winner of the draw is………. (drum roll……….)

Debra from Vintage Paper Parade!

Congratulations Debra! Watch your mailbox, there’s a pretty package coming your way!


Giveaway excitement!

It’s been a busy couple of days here on Pennello Lane! Thank you to all the fans of Cartolina who have stopped by so far to enter the giveaway… I’ve never had so many comments on one blog post before! I am in the process of visiting each of you in return, if you have a blog linked to your comment…. it just might take me a little while!

Many of you were already fans of Cartolina, but I’m happy to have also introduced a few of you to Fiona’s lovely blog and products.

If you haven’t already entered the giveaway, you still have time! Go here to leave a comment and be included. I’ll be announcing the winner on March 22nd.

Good luck!

Cartolina giveaway!

I want to show you my lovely new print from Cartolina, with an image of the Eiffel Tower reproduced from a Victorian postcard. Here it is after I framed it…

People who know me probably know how much I love Paris, so how could I resist this… c’est tres jolie, non?

If you aren’t already familiar with Cartolina, allow me to introduce you! Based in Nelson, BC, Fiona Richards designs lovely, environmentally-friendly stationery featuring vintage images. As described on Cartolina’s web site, it’s a “curiously unique collection of stationery with a fresh modern twist.”  iPhone users – Cartolina also has an app that you can can use it to text or email short, but very sweet messages. I love it! Download it from the iTunes App Store and you can send pretty messages too…

I also have a second print…. and decided it would be fun to share, so I’m happy to announce a Cartolina giveaway!

Here’s the print you could win:
(photo courtesy of Cartolina)

I love the colours in this one. The background is from an 18th century engraving, and the carved wood cartouche was painted by Fiona’s partner, illustrator Doug Jones (who happens to be my cousin).  The image is printed on 10″ x 13 1/4″, printed on 11″ x 17″ paper, and it will be rolled and mailed in a sturdy box. As an extra surprise, Fiona is generously providing some cards as well. That’s a lovely package that will be going out to somebody…. will it be you?

To enter: just visit Cartolina – the web site, the blog or the Etsy shop, then come back here and leave a comment, telling me about something you saw there that you liked.  One lucky winner will be chosen by draw and announced on Tuesday, March 22nd!