Fallen Archangel Valentine’s Giveaway

01 Feb, 2010 by in giveaway Leave a comment

Here’s a fun giveaway we conbtributed Etsy items to from Fallen Archangel!
A dozen red roses? Nope. A box of chocolates? No way. A stuffed teddy bear. Never.
Here at Fallen Archangel we think Patch is a little too dark and brooding for the traditional Valentine’s gifts. But we want to see what all of you think.

Show us the kind of Valentine you see Patch sending Nora or Nora sending Patch. You can make a video, write a letter, create your own Valentine graphic or card, write a poem…whatever! We’ll choose the most original “Valentine” to win an awesome Fallen Archangel prize pack, including, handmade jewelry/accessories from Heather Zahn Gardner and much more!

All you need to do to enter is …. submit your “Valentine” to admin@fallenarchangel.com (be sure to include “Valentine” in the subject line) by midnight EST on Saturday, February 13th. We’ll announce the winner on Valentine’s Day.

Did we mention?? This contest IS open Internationally!!

GO enter now!

Mom’s Monday-Alice in Wonderland Pop Up

01 Feb, 2010 by in robert sabuda, simon schuster Leave a comment

Hardcover: 12 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s;
New edition edition (3 Nov 2003)
ISBN-10: 0689837593
4 stars
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is Robert Sabuda’s most amazing creation ever, featuring stunning pop-ups illustrated in John Tenniel’s classic style. The text is faithful to Lewis Carroll’s original story, and special effects like a Victorian peep show, multifaceted foil, and tactile elements make this a pop-up to read and admire again and again.
My father gave this to my children for Christmas because our family adores pop up books. My kids would spend hours looking through all of the surprises in here. There are even little books placed within the book to pull out and read. You will feel like you are right in the forest as green trees burst from the first scene. The cover is sturdy, but the pages are very fragile and not for young children! A great gift for fans of the classic Lewis Carroll tale!

Krize Prize

01 Feb, 2010 by in etsy, pin 12 comments

Our Giveaway today comes from Krize! She is also an illustrator for children’s books…

how cool is that?!
We are giving away her Little Red Riding Hood Pin

*Hello, I’m a children’s book illustrator from Lithuania, living in Spain.
Welcome all to my shop, to my World full of colours, positive emotions and strange characters!

My info:

Etsy shop: http://www.krize.etsy.com/
Blog: http://kristinasabaite.blogspot.com/
Web: http://www.audiografik.net/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/krize
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/krize/

To enter:
+1 leave your name and email address below
Additional entries:
+3 for blog followers
+2 to go to her shop on etsy and list your favorite item below
+2 to heart her shop on Etsy
+5 if you add this contest as a post on your blog
+2 to add us on Twitter or Facebook-leave your username
+5 if you add our button to your website
Contest ends February 27th, 2010 Good Luck!

Alice in Wonderland Gallery

01 Feb, 2010 by in photography 1 comment

“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” p.352
quoting Alice in Wonderland

After reading “Far From You” by Lisa Schroeder you will want ot re-read Alice in Wonderland.

In the mean time enjoy our favorite Wonderland photos complied in a gallery on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/heatherzahngardner/galleries/72157623199722009/

Book Review- Far From You

01 Feb, 2010 by in book review, Simon Pulse, YA fiction 1 comment

December 23rd 2008 by Simon Pulse

details Hardcover, 368 pages

literary awards TAYSHAS High School Reading List (2010)


5 stars

Summary from Goodreads

Lost and alone…down the rabbit hole

Years have passed since Alice lost her mother to cancer, but time hasn’t quite healed the wound. Alice copes the best she can, by writing her music, losing herself in the love of her boyfriend, and distancing herself from her father and his new wife.

But when a deadly snowstorm traps Alice with her stepmother and newborn half-sister, she’ll face issues she’s been avoiding for too long. As Alice looks to the heavens for guidance, she discovers something wonderful.

Perhaps she’s not so alone after all

WOW. Is all I can say…
I picked up this book at my local library and started it earlier today. The entire book is written in prose. Each chapter a new poem. For me, it was a nice break from the every day writing style we are used to. I finished it in a couple of hours because I couln’t put it down.
Alice deals with the grief over losing her mother to cancer, adjustment to a new family dynamic, doubts of faith, and near tragedy. It is a beautifully rich yet down to earth and raw look at what it feels like to lose someone and have them replaced by new and strange people. I think it is a great read for any teen who has gone through trying to adjust to a new step-parent, or the loss of a parent. Alice also struggles with the question of abstinence and it is handled by her boyfriend Blaze in a mature and loving manner. I love that she held on to that belief and was supported in her decision.
The story touched at heart strings as Alice feels enveloped in a comfort and peace that is not of this world. She feels her life has been touched by an angel in the moments she struggles to save the life of her newborn half-sister. I was brought to tears by the encompassing process of healing and hope.
An absolute Gem. Five out of five stars!

Infinitales Red Riding Hood Giveaway

31 Jan, 2010 by in etsy, free stuff, giveaway, rings 73 comments

Today’s giveaway is brought to us by Etsy seller Infinitales

I’m Alessandra Fusi, hopeless dreamer and freelance illustrator.

I live near Rome with my thousand pencils and my six cats.
♣ Alessandra ♣

♣ Blog: http://www.alessandrafusi.com/

♣ On-line portfolio: http://alessandrafusi.carbonmade.com/

♣ Twitter: http://twitter.com/alessandrafusi

✉ E-mail: alessandrafusi @gmail.com

First prize:
Ring – Little Red Riding Hood:

Here is a vintage romantic ring with a print of my painting “Little Red Riding Hood” (see pictures).

The subject is printed on high quality artistic photo paper, set in an antique bronze filigree cameo setting and protected with crystal resin.

The whole size of the ring decoration is 30x23mm.
The ring base is adjustable, so it will perfectly fit on your finger

Every ring comes in its own lovely jewellery box (assorted colours)♥

Second prize:
Little Brown Sleeping Wolf – Deluxe laminated bookmark:

This bookmark is off-set printed on fine art watercolour paper, so the colours are strong and vivid and they will not fade.
Each bookmark is laminated to make it glossy and water(or coffee, or tea!)resistant.

It features a small eyelet, a red ribbon and a cute bead to fix it in place that will delightfully play peek-a-boo from the top of your favourite book ♥

Back of bookmark is hand signed by me and feautures a lovely texture.

Size is approximatively 5,7 x 17,8 cm (7 x 2 1/4″) (without ribbon), with round corners.

A first and second prize winner will be chosen on February 21st, 2010

To enter: Leave us your name and email address +1
Visit her shop on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/infinitales and leave your favorite item in a link below +2
Follow us on twitter @FireIcePhotos +3
Follow our blog +5
Become a fan of Fire and Ice or share this contest on Facebook +3
Heart her shop on etsy +2
Tweet this giveaway on Twitter +3- leave the link
Share it on your blog or facebook-leave the link +5
Add our button to your blog +5
Total your entires and leave them below…

Sprite Saturday Photo Giveaway

30 Jan, 2010 by in free stuff, photos, sprites 5 comments

K Pauli, another photographer on Flickr has graciously donated a photo of your choice for our February giveaways!

You can choose your favorite photo and she will mail you out a print from her


Beth (nautilus shell studios) says:
“I look forward to seeing Kirsten’s new posts…she constantly pushes herself to try new things and follow new ideas. It has been so fun to watch her photography blossom! She has also been generous in sharing some beautiful vintage frames with her Flickr friends. Keep up the good work, Kirsten…you are an inspiration!”

View Kirsten’s website online at: http://www.see-here-now.com/

To enter to Win a Print up to 8×10 of your choice:

Simply leave your name and email address in the comments below

Additional Entries:

+2 go to her photostream and comment on your favorite

+3 follow us @FireIcephotos and tweet this contest on Twitter

+5 post this contest to your blog

+5 add our button to your blog

+1 for every retweet or sidebar…leave the links 🙂

Contest Ends Valentine’s Day February 14th, 2010.

One winner will receive a hand finished print of their choice!

Wolf Moon Giveaway

30 Jan, 2010 by in maggie stiefvater, nature photography, new moon, shiver, sisters red, Stephenie Meyer, the Dark Divine, twilight, wolves 28 comments

“Guard Duty” by Camp Crazy Photos

In honor of the amazing wolf moon last night and photography Friday, we have another awesome giveaway to announce. Several Flickr photographers have agreed to give away their photographs to our blog readers. If you are a fan of the big bad wolf in “Sisters Red”, Sam in “Shiver”, “The Dark Divine”, the “Twilight” Series, “Darklight” by Lesley Livingston, “Need” by Carrie Jones or any other Fenris book this contest is for you!

One winner will be chosen for each photo submitted. Each winner will receive the print of their choice up to an 8×10 of a wolf image! As of today, there are four photos submitted and four possible winners:

“Warning” by Camp Crazy Photos

Different Eye Colors by Jar0d


Uploaded using Flickr Uploadr 3.0 (Mac)

Taken with a Canon EOS 7D.
More properties
Taken on January 15, 2010
Viewed 225 times

See his full photostream here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jar0d/

Spirit of the Wolf by Alice Popkorn
Photostrem on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/
Currently: GAIA – Germany
I am: Female

Website: http://www.alicepopkorn.de/
for the textures only group competition#41
wolf by dobak
textures by playingwithbrushes

To enter:

Leave a comment with your name and email address +1

Leave your favorite “wolfy” book quote +2

Become a blog follower +3

Tweet this giveaway on twitter +2

Post the giveaway on your blog +5

Visit the artist’s photo streams or our Flickr gallery and comment on a photo +3

Become a Facebook fan of Fire and Ice +3

Good Luck, contest ends on February 10th and is open to international entries!
Winners must contact us within 48 hours of winning or a new winner will be chosen.

Popalicious Little Red Pendant Giveaway

30 Jan, 2010 by in etsy, pendant, woodland friends 20 comments

We are so excited to partner with Etsy seller “Popalicious” for our Freebie Friday giveaway:
Little Red Riding Hood and Woodland Friends Pendant, art by Maria Lunate
Here is a little about this Etsy seller and the cute Popalicious shop…
We carry a fun and trendy line of jewelry at a price tag you can afford…keep checking back for new items!

Come and visit us at our other locations on Etsy:


We make a donation each month to assorted Dachshund Rescues and the Etsy for Animals Charity of the month (10 percent)

Remember a pet is something that does not need to be gotten new…OPT TO ADOPT there are so many furbabies out there needing a wonderful home. If you ever need a little doxie in your life, please drop us a line and we will help you in any way possible.

Feel free to contact us at popalicious1@gmail.com any time! We would love to hear from you!

One little note: The hummingbird is very special to us and I would like to share the story. For over 10 years we have had a pretty little hummingbird feeder in our yard, hanging from the Dogwood tree. We keep in filled with sweet nectar and red ribbons flowing from the bottom and still there were no hummingbirds. Kept the vigil going, but still no rapid winged beauties appeared. Well just about 3 years ago, my mother (Sue) who lived with us since we were married and who we cared for for over 10 years when she became basically bedridden passed away. Well you can imagine how distraught we all were and especially me. I didn’t know what to do to calm myself down, I prayed which of course helped so much but I made a secret wish, I asked my mother to send me a sign to let me know she was ok. Of course I would not ask something that was easily accomplished so I asked her to send me a hummingbird and that way I knew she was in a wonderful place. Well, I told NO ONE of this wish! Absolutely NO ONE. A week after she had passed, my husband and son were in the backyard and i heard these screams! MOM get out here, you have to see. I flew outside and there was a hummingbird fluttering at the feeder…FIRST TIME EVER! Can you imagine my delight and when I told the family they were in “happy tears”. So the hummingbird is so special to us all and I love to share this uplifting story with everyone…a little bit of hope goes a long way.

Enter here to win her “Little Red” Handmade Pendant:
Leave us your name and email address +1
Visit her shop on etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/popalicious and leave your favorite item in a link below +2
Heart her shop on etsy +2
Tweet this giveaway on Twitter +3
Share it on your blog or facebook-leave the link +5
Good luck! Contest ends on February 12th, 2010 and is open to international entries