Tuesday, 11 November 2008


This weekend I revisted an old illustration. The original drawing was done for a friends wedding invite & although everyone involved was very happy, the image never sat comfortably within the Belle & Boo range. I have been going back to it, on and off for months now & getting frustrated, but then this weekend, within a couple of hours it seemed to come together. Funny how that happens isn't it, one of the many weird & wonderful mysteries of being an artist!



Now available here & here to buy.

So Kate & I sat down yesterday and went through our diaries and realised with utter shock that there is only 4 weeks left until the Royal Post's last recommended date for International Christmas shipping. So, we have decided to start the festivities early & between now and the 10th Dec there will be LOTS of exciting Special Offers.
The first starts today (11th Nov) in our Etsy shop & will run until the 17th Nov midday GMT. The details are as follows

Buy any mounted or framed print and recieve a 9" by 7" mounted print (worth $38) for *FREE. Now for the special bit, we normally only sell 4, 9" by 7" designs, but for the limited time of this offer you can pick from any of these prints shown here (click on image to enlarge)


Thats a choice of 33 designs
*Limited edition prints are not included.
*Only one free print per transaction
*Discount offer is only redeemable at www.belleandboo.etsy.com
*Discount offer not open to wholesale orders

Watch this space for more offers coming soon !

& Last but definitely not least, Belle & Boo were featured in the lovely Pregnancy & Baby Junior Magazine.


To celebrate & get the festivities started I am giving away a mounted 'My Favourite Spot In Winter' To enter just leave a festive message on my blog & I will pick a winner using a random number generator on Monday 17th Nov, 9am GMT

109 comments:

  1. How wonderful. I love your work and this is just the sweetest offer.

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  2. Well, this sounds like a great thing to put on my wish list. Two prints for the price of one!!

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  3. Helloooooooo - love your festive pic - it made me look at my calendar and think I ought to get my Xmas hat on to think with!!

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  4. How exciting! I love your work and discovered you several months ago in Frankie magazine. I would love a print of yours in my house!

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  5. Can't wait to get my very own print, what a sweet deal. I have been in love with Belle and Boo for quite some time now. I know exactly what is going on my Christmas list. Thanks for doing a give away!

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  6. Oh, you don't know just how much I love your work. I have wanted it for so long. When I am not living the life of a starving grad student famliy I want to fill my home with it.

    I hope that you and yours are happy and heatly this wonderful holiday season.

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  7. Well, I'm not sure how to leave a properly festive message! I think it requires some e-tinsel...

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  8. hmmm, a festive message. How is this:

    I hope you have a spectacular pre, during and post holiday season. Thank you for brightening up my home with your beautiful artwork.

    Loads of love!
    jules xo

    P.S. LOVE this piece, and you already have my address... how easy is that? :)

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  9. Thank you so much for doing the giveaway. Your illustrations are such an inspiration for me! I can't wait to get on the deal.

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  10. Love your work. Can't wait to have one in my daughter's room. Keep up your awesome work.

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  11. Seaons greetings Kate and Mandy (it seems a little early to wish happy xmas!) This is a lovely print so please include me! Just got Mixtape magazine through the post with your front cover design too lovely!

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  12. Oh, my--this print is lovely. It reminds me of my hometown in the wilds of northern Maine. I'd love to have it!

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  13. A festive message - how about Feliz Navidad :-)
    I love the new print - it's so cute!

    Amber

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  14. A

    Found
    Eskimo Kisses
    Summer Woolly
    Tree Hugger
    I like your bow
    aVa
    Elle and the Snow Dove

    message for Belle & Boo!

    Love,
    Tania

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  15. Nice re-working of the new print!

    Such exciting things going on here at Belle and Boo! I am glad you are kicking things off early! I would love to win a print and I am excited about your special offer as well. Some way or another, I hope to be getting some more Belle and Boo for our walls.

    Warm Wishes!

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  16. What a lovely sweet gift. Christmas wishes to you!

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  17. This would be wonderful, your prints are beautiful.
    vickers at comcast dot net

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  18. We've begun the countdown in our house as well... 44 days until Christmas!
    An early very merry holiday wish to you and yours!!
    And yes, your shoppe is definitely on my wish list!!! :)

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  19. Early Seasons Greetings to you!

    Things are well under way here (most) presents bought and wrapped, as well as the kiddo's birthday presents... but there is always room for one more - though i confess, if i did win I'd keep it all to myself ;o

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  20. Ho, Ho, Ho !

    Does that count as something Christmassy!

    Vanessa x

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  21. I cant believe the year is ending!!! Here's to a smashing christmas and many more to come!!

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  22. Well, if this beautiful print doesn't get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will! Gorgeous! My daughter turned me on to your art about a year ago, and I am still a huge fan! thanks for the chance to win such a beauty!

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  23. Would love a print of my own - Merry Christmas to you and your family and I wish you a super crafty 2009!

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  24. i think it's time to sample a mince pie and head over to etsy with my shopping basket! you have got me in the festive mood today with your wonderful artwork. xx

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  25. Your work is beautiful and oh-so adorable!!
    I liked you on my blog, I hope you dont mind :)
    x

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  26. Wow.. I love your work.. I hope I could put one of you work on my wall :)

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  27. happy holidays! My in-laws are christmas crazy - so we are just gearing up for it. I love your work. Thanks for the opportunity

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  28. I would love to have this sweet little print! Thanks so much
    Dawn

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  29. Oh my goodness!
    I Love that piece!!

    Festive wishes, hmmmm.
    May you enjoy many mugs of sweet hot chocolate,
    May your toes stay toasty and warm in your favorite fuzzy slippers,
    And may you always have the ones you love nearby to share the joys of the Season!

    :)

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  30. What a great festive offer!! i'm so exited.

    Love your prints they're adorable.
    Have a great holiday sesons flilled with blankets and fun and hot tea :)

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  32. Just gorgeous, Merry Xmas already. Love your work and looking forward to getting my hands on some more prints.

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  33. your prints are all so gorgeous, I am trying to figure out how i can fit one into my budget! How exciting to be getting all festive already :)

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  34. i LOVE this print. It's so pretty. I love all your work, though.

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  35. ooh yes! enter my name please.

    festive? it's been a long day with a needy child here, so how about i buy everyone a round of eggnog?

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  36. You have just ignited my Christmas spirit. Thank you!

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  37. Oh, what a lovely gift that one lucky person will receive. A beautiful print...as they all are. Love your work.

    Merry Christmas :)

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  38. Ho Ho Ho, thanks for the reminder, now I'm about to enter Christmas panic mode!

    I'd love to be in the draw for your lovely work.

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  39. Ooo, I want to enter the contest! I love that piece!

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  40. how beautiful! happy holidays to you and yours!

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  41. Oooh! Yes please! Merry Christmas preparations!!

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  42. happy holidays Mandy and Kate! I hope you get some snow and get to sit in a tree so that real life imitates your art. If you do, please post a picture to your blog!
    PS. Your work simply beautiful!

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  43. Festive message festive message from Mongolia! =)

    Jonathan and Marielle

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  44. ooo how exciting Mandy, looking at your prints is like being in a sweetie shop and not being able to choose from all the delights! YIKES is Christmas coming so soon! Wishing you a pretty frost sprinkled festive time :) love, catherine x

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  45. Oohh! It's a lovely illustration (well, all of them!). I hope all of you enjoy all this Christmas preparation!

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  46. love your work! :) please pick me :)

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  47. Can't believe Christmas is just around the corner! Love your prints.
    Joyeux Noël from Canada

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  48. This is one of my favorite Belle & Boo prints. Thanks for doing a give away and having a sale!

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  49. Thanks for the great sale. The give away print is one of my favorites!

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  50. What a great offer, I shall be sitting down later when I haven't got two horrors around my legs needing attention and have a good 'mooch' in your lovely shop. My Christmas list is getting longer by the day. It would make my Christmas to receive one of your beautiful pictures.
    Wishing you both lots of lovely orders this Christmas time and lots of family fun!
    Jane. x

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  51. what a beautiful print!!
    hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  52. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas holiday!!

    Love your artwork. The Ava with Wings looks beauty full in my daughter's room. Thank you!

    Much love from New Jersey,
    Suz

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  53. Hi Mandy! Ok, this will be the most enthusiastic post I've ever left for a giveaway BY FAR. I'm due to have a baby girl in exactly one month and have been creating a little blog for her. Here is what I wrote back in September: http://ellary.vox.com/library/post/belle-and-boo.html.

    I have been following your blog for about a year now and have always loved this particular print; it just captivates me and sums up how I feel about the holidays. It would mean so much to me to have one for my Christmas baby and would certainly become an heirloom. Thank you so much for doing this giveaway--I'll be hoping!

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  54. What a beautiful print, I absolutely love your artwork! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  55. Your prints are gorgeous. So evocative of childhood. This one is really wintry and lovely and I also love your winter woolly mammoth pic. Hope you have a great Christmas holiday x

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  56. Just found your website today and love your artwork. The winter scene looks very festive-making me look forward to the Holiday season and nights in . Wishing you and all the readers a Happy Holiday Season .

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  57. I hope that your Christmas is filled with love, laughter and all those who you hold dear. What more could I wish for such lovely people! Good luck with the giveaway girls. I have my fingers crossed! Hope you meet some fantastic people - Jen

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  58. Wauw, this giveaway I must join! :0)) Thanks for the generous thought...

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  59. Just came over from Tania's site.
    Your work is all very beautiful.
    Hope you have a great Christmas!
    l,
    Amanda x

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  60. You are so, so good to us! I really love how this print turned out :)

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  61. Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells.....love this picture ~ Love all your pictures. Would love to win it!!
    love and hugs Tabitha XXXX

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  62. Happy Christmas - I know - pathetic! I'm so tired and it's late and I so didn't want to miss the deadline. Can I do better?
    Season's greetings? Nope.
    Deck the halls? Nah.
    Tree jingle holly? ooh. Like that.
    Holly, jingle, tinsel, glitter, snowfall, Rudolph, Bing (Crosby), bunting, candles, cinnamon, pudding, trifle, turkey.... lots of it all to you and yours, Hows that?! t.x

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  63. The first item I bought on etsy.com was one of your prints. I haven't checked your blog in ages, but I'm glad I did today!

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  64. Wishing you well over the holiday season. My wife and I are big fans of your work.

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  65. I never win give aways but oh how I hope I win this one!

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  66. Pick Me... One of my favourite piece among so many....

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  67. oooooh gorgeous! hope that random nuber generator picks me! xx

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  68. Gorgeous Print Mandy - and well done on the Press xxxx

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  69. You know I am a big fan of yours and to be able to enter such a sweet give a way, well it makes me that much more happier.
    Thanks dear girl and congrats on being featured!

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  70. This is the best! I can get something for my sister (who also adores your work) and keep something for myself! Win win!! :)

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  71. You helped make our Christmas last year with your adorable prints.
    Happy Thanksgiving (I'm on the other side of the pond!) and a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  72. thanks so much this is a fabulous print, Heres to keeping my fingers crossed}{ Happy holidays!
    Take Care
    Simona

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  73. What a lovely work of art. I'm smitten.

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  74. How beautiful. I think this is my favourite print, what a lovely way to start thinking about Christmas.

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  75. Festive message... I don't really know how festive... but I do really like your work even though I am not expecting anytime soon! I think it's awesome that you are giving this away for the holiday! The idea of generosity and Christmas don't often go together other than being in the same family. I really do hope that your act of kindness will bring you overwhelming joy in this holiday season!

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  76. pinata!!!!

    i believe they are very festive

    also, i think you're work is beautiful in it's the right mix of details, simplicity, and childhood.

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  77. Dear Mandy, I love your drawings and this is especially cute - it would fit perfectly in my little girls room (Mia will be 3 in January)

    Best wishes from germany,

    Kati

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  78. I love your works!! Merry Xmas!!

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  79. I love this print! I have already thought of the perfect little girl who should have it in her room :) Hope I win!

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  80. I would love to win this!

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  81. Lovely prints. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Your work is wonderful, every scene is so touching, it makes me feel back in childhood every moment I look at it.

    warm wishes, kristin...

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  83. beautiful! absolutely beautiful.

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  84. How wonderful!
    I would love that Xmas could
    come early to house this year!

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  85. Wishing you an (early) merry christmas season, Mandy & Kate. What a lovely give-away! Congrats on being featured and all your recent success really! You deserve it! :)

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  86. What an inspiring happy-day print. I just found out about your site this morning because a dear friend told me this very picture was being offered as a give-away and that I had to come see it. She was right :) (thanks, Meghan! If I win, it'll be my special gift to your sweet little one.) Now that I know about you, I'm looking forward to scrolling back and checking out all you have to show and discuss. I'm new to the world of etsy, and I think it's just great. Thanks for everything you ladies are doing!

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  87. Hi Kids,

    Nice piccy. Sites looking good. Hope alls going well and see you soon in Devon I hope.

    Cheers

    Bobx

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  88. PS. Come over and visit, I'm doing a give away too :)

    XOXO

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  89. How awesome! Guess, you'll make a lot of people now happy (>.<)

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  90. Beautiful Festive Print! I'm in! Love your work!:0)

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  91. My Favourite Spot In Winter is one of my very favorite prints of yours!! Love the colors.

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  92. What a georgeous print. I have only just discovered your work and love it!

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  93. What a lovely blog - I found you through Jen at Frazzy Dazzles - I'm glad I did. Your work is lovely.

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  94. What a great offer. Surely will calm some winter blahs. It's always 28 degress here...brrr.

    Little Sweethearts..what a FESTIVE comment.

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  95. this little girl is SO darling...I am excited to be included in this drawing!

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  96. i am feeling festive quite early this year; perhaps it's my christmas niece due in time to celebrate the holiday with a week to spare. This would make a positively lovely little surprise for her first christmas. Love your work and all the whimsy!

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  97. a fan for so long...
    (even though I already have this print, I want...)

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  98. Hi Belle and Boo, your winter print is my favourite ever! What a kind gesture, please please put me in your prize draw xxx

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  99. Huge fan of yours - have been blog stalking for awhile now - love all of your designs. I will now have to do some serious shopping woth the special you are hosting. thanks

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  100. Your beautiful picture is the closest my children will be to snow this Christmas as they celebrate in the land Down-under...However that said...regardless we love your work and celebrate with your artwork on our walls already..Thank you so much Mandy...

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  101. What a wonderful offer off to shop I thinks! x

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  102. Your art is amazing - such a reminder of my own childhood. Thanks so much for this opportunity to win one of your gorgeous prints.

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  103. Mandy this print is absolutely beautiful.. your work is amazing :)

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  104. wishing you and yours a very festive time with lots of new ideas to put on paper for framing.

    Love your work,
    Kristen

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