26 February 2011

Weekly Giveaway: Blog Makeover by Adori Graphics

Last week's winner: #48, Carlotta!
{Mind you, I spent a while trying to figure out a way to rig it so *I* could win... Kidding! Kind of...}
Congratulations! Please email me.

The image featured is one of Louise's lovely designs.

This week one lucky winner will receive a premade template of their choice from Louise at Adori Graphics. Louise and I have worked together several times and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She's incredibly skilled at creating vector characters, go check them out! She's offered to give the winner one premade template from her amazing array of choices... enter away. :)

Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Louise, I'm a 30-something part-time digital artist living in Yorkshire, England. I've been working with digital designs for 20 years and enjoy doing custom illustrations and making image stock which I sell on my blog. I also enjoy creating blog designs, making digital scrapbooking kits and even doing a little digital scrapbooking when I have time. My other passions are photography, visiting art galleries and museums as well as foreign travel and swimming. I would love to be a full time designer, but I also have a "day job" working in a materials lab, which I love and which indulges my science geeky side :)

What do you most enjoy creating? My favourite thing is custom illustration and vector graphics. I love taking a family photo and creating a vector graphic of each family member. People are always really surprised how much the character looks like them and are so excited to start showing off their "vector family". I also love making image stock; there's just something about taking my graphics tablet and pen and then scribbling away and watching the characters come alive in front of me. You should try it, it's very addictive :)

What inspires you? I get a lot of my inspiration from my clients and things which I see around me - that might be a fabric swatch which has some really beautiful colours, or a new shirt with a pattern to die for. I'm constantly on the look out for colours, patterns, shapes, styles...anything that can be used to create a design. People often ask me where they can get inspiration and the first thing I always say is "look inside your closet" because inside there you will find a wondrous (if not cluttered) world of colours, textures, patterns and shapes.


please comment once for each entry.
the winner will be announced at the top of next week's giveaway.
i pick the winner using random.org, it's completely fair.
you may only enter until midnight on Saturday, so hurry up! :)


REQUIRED ENTRY:
and comment with your
favorite item.

+1 EXTRA ENTRY
follow HorseFeathers
&
have either the HF button or the Giveaway button
in your sidebar or "good reads" list
{these are found under the "share the love"
section in my sidebar}

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& have the button in your sidebar
or "good reads" list

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blog, tweet, or post on Facebook about this giveaway
{please leave the link}

49 comments:

  1. It's a hard choice but I think my favourite template is 'Fresh As A Daisy'.

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  2. I follow your blog & have you in my blog list.

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  3. My favorite Pre-made Template is this one: http://www.adorigraphics.com/2010/12/premade-template-pure-elegance.html!
    ~Emilie
    emmie0952-blog[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  4. The Parisian Chic is really cute (http://www.adorigraphics.com/2011/02/premade-template-parisian-chic.html). But then so is the Serene Sarah (http://www.adorigraphics.com/2010/06/pre-made-template-serene-sarah.html). However, if I read right, menu bars are not compatible with Serene Sarah. Is that right?

    Thank you for this giveaway!

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  5. I am your follower and I have the giveaway button on my blog here: livin4thesavior.blogspot.com.
    ~Emilie
    emmie0952-blog[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. I already follow HF. HF button is on my "favorite blogs list". Giveaway button is on my sidebar.

    http://beautifulblankpages.blogspot.com/

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  7. Louise,
    can i come please visit you in England?!?!?! Please?!?!? And do you live anywhere close to Ikley????
    just askin.....

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  8. My favorite pre-made template is probably the tweet tweet template.

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  9. I already follow you & your button is on my sidebar. {ismikendra.blogspot.com}

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  10. I follow Adori Graphics & her button is on my sidebar. {ismikendra.blogspot.com}

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  11. I posted about it:: http://giveawaysgalore4girls.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-at-oh-horsefeathers-adori.html

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  12. I love the 'How chic' pre-made template!


    Congratulations to the winner by the way! :)

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  13. I follow you and have your giveaway button!

    www.asimplefarmgirl.blogspot.com

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  14. I blogged about it on my 'current giveaway' page!

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  15. I would either do "Serene Sara" or "Pure Elegance". They're so so so cute!

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  16. I follow you and have your button!

    {@preserving-flowers.blogspot.com}

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  17. I follow and your button is on my sidebar

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  18. I follow Adori Graphics and have her button.

    {@ preserving-flowers.blogspot.com}

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  19. OOPS! can you delete the comment I just left, sorry :( I meant to leave the link to my post, not yours :D Well, I blogged about it! http://akskorner.blogspot.com/2011/02/awesome-giveaway.html

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  20. I follow Adori Graphics and her button is in my sidebar!

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  21. Oh my... Maybe the Parisian Chic one? So cute! I love this giveaway!

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  22. I love them all! But I think my favorite templates are either the Fresh As A Daisy template or The Love Tree 2 template.

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  23. I follow HorseFeathers and I have the button in my sidebar.

    morgan-johnson.blogspot.com

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  24. I also follow Adori Graphics and have their button on my sidebar.

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  25. I also posted about it here:

    http://morgan-johnson.blogspot.com/2011/02/chinese-food-and-giveaways.html

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  26. Hi, I would like to enter this! I just started a blog and it would be nice to win something like this! My favorite item is the Winter's Beauty

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  27. Hmmm...I'd have to say the "How Chic" and "Pure Elegance" templates were my favorites. Super cute stuff!

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  28. Aaaand I'm a follower. A relatively new one too. Your blog, btw (I don't think I've ever commented before...shame on me) is adorable. :]

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  29. Fresh as a daisy is my fave!

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  30. Giveaway button is on my blog

    http://leslislittleumbrella.blogspot.com/

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  31. I also follow Adori Graphics and have their button on my sidebar.

    http://leslislittleumbrella.blogspot.com/

    http://leslislittleumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  32. Shared on Facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/ohmygolly/posts/138435036223125

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  33. I posted here: http://lastxnight.blogspot.com

    And my favorite template is "Serene Sarah"

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  34. I don't know my favourite, they are all so cute. Maybe 'What's Cooking?'

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  35. I follow Horsefeathers and have your button.

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  36. My fav. item from the Adori premade templates is the Parisian Chic! Sooo cute! <3

    ~Lucia
    lmmorud (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. My fav. item from the Adori premade templates is the Parisian Chic! Sooo cute! <3

    ~Lucia
    lmmorud (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. I am a follower, AND I have your giveaway button on my blog!!

    ~Lucia
    lmmorud@gmail.com

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  39. I follow HoreFeathers already! :)

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  40. I have your button on my blog already...

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  41. *puts Adori Graphics Button on site* and now i have Adori's Graphics...

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  42. http://thelifeofacanadiangirl.blogspot.com/2011/03/awesome-giveaway.html

    And here's my post!

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  43. Ohh hard to pick a favorite! Hmmm I think I like the Jungle Flowers template the best.

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