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Giveaway: Five Amazing Artsy Books and Kits, One Lucky Winner

📚 G.I.V.E.A.W.A.Y! 📚 of five amazing artsy books and kits for one lucky winner! I’ve teamed up with Quarto Books to gift these really cool art and craft books and kits to ONE lucky winner. Scroll down for the giveaway and check my thoughts and more about each book/kit in the post.

Believe me, it was tough to pick out just five out of the many totally worthy books and kits in the Quarto art and craft catalog for this giveaway. In the end, I picked three of the numerous books I devoured, and two kits that I know I will adore, and that you most likely will as well!

These are the kits and books (featured here today) that one lucky winner will receive at the end of the giveaway. Starts today and runs through the end of day on the 26th of January 2024. Open to US only.

  • 25 Love Cards to Color
  • The Art of Paper Quilling
  • 15-Minute Drawing: One Line Drawing
  • Fairy Houses
  • Watercolor Made Simple

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The Artsy Books and Kits

25 Love Cards to Color

25 Love Cards to Color

This beautifully illustrated set of greeting cards to color are the perfect activity for kids, and a budget-friendly way to create presents for friends and family in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any other family occasion.

As the description says, this one is a set of cards to color with a variety included to fit various celebrations through the year. A perfect way to keep young ones occupied and having a beautiful card from them for special occasions!

I love coloring and this seems like a great two-for-one item. Plus, it includes envelopes for the cards so you don’t need to go hunting for one 🙂 I say it because I find myself doing that every so often.

The Art of Paper Quilling

The Art of Paper Quilling

An exquisite paper art kit featuring instructions on basic quilling techniques and the materials to make 10 whimsical flora and fauna designs.

I recall trying quilling when I was younger but did not know it by this name. And then a few years ago, I noticed that it was all the rage. At that time, my mom, my daughter, and I tried a few projects (wonder where they are now?!) and enjoyed it.

Now, I want to retry it, and this kit looks like the perfect way to get started again. Also, I hope to have a crafting activity or two (at least one with my daughter) as part of my 24 for 24 items. So this will help me achieve that.

15-Minute Drawing

15-Minute Drawing: One Line Drawing by

Use a single continuous line to make beautiful art, all in 15 minutes or less! This interactive instructional book includes space for you to practice directly on the pages as you learn.

I love the concept of one-line drawing. It is fascinating how that one single line that winds and wraps and seemingly has a mind of its own ends up looking like, well, wonderful art! It is strangely calming as well and fulfilling as well.

My first attempts are rudimentary, and not really worth sharing but here they are anyways, for I did realize I need to learn to let go as I worked on them.

Fairy Houses

Fairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk by Sally J. Smith (Nature Crafts)

Learn how to craft breathtaking fairy homes exclusively from elements found in nature, step by step, from master fairy house architect Sally J. Smith—photos of her creations provide abundant inspiration.

My Quick Thoughts

With gardening on my mind this year and the fact that I love to build dioramas and clay sculptures (though have not done either as much as I would like in recent years), this book is going to be well-used over the next few months! Well, I hope so for it contains the most adorable fairy houses that would make my currently drab backyard beautiful!

Photo below contains some of the items I sculpted ages ago (the fox, the tree, the rabbit, and the tortoise – all for the story-telling theme of my annual Golu – doll display – during the Navratri festival)

This photo below is of a diorama my son and I built when he was in elementary school. He made it and I helped as he was all of 8 or 9 when we worked on it! We have used this diorama each year since in our Golu display with a different theme. It has been a quaint village in the country, a fairy tale scene, a setup for Hogwarts, and even a backdrop for a rocket launch, among others!

Watercolor Made Simple

Watercolor Made Simple: Techniques, Projects, and Encouragement to Get Started Painting and Creating by Nicki Traikos

Learn to paint in watercolor—with joy and confidence—as you explore simple techniques, popular subjects, and simple papercrafting projects.

I have a few other watercolor books as well, and each one is stunning in its own right. Watercolor Made Simple does make the art and technique of watercolor simple but has tons of information within it. From basic tips and tricks and tools (like paints/brushes/colors) to ideas on how to frame your favorite paintings and reuse those you don’t love as much, this book has it all.

Plus, of course, it includes step-by-step instructions for beautiful frame-worthy paintings. My favorite – the one I am starting to work on – is a bouquet of whimsical flowers. I will (likely) share it on my blog later.

The Bookish Memes Five

The book:Fairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk by Sally J. Smith (featured above)

(1 & 2) Book Beginnings and First Line Friday

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAY is hosted by Rose City Reader. What book are you happy about reading this week? Please share the opening sentence (or so) on BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAY! Add the link to your blog or social media post and visit other blogs to see what others are reading.

Happy Friday and welcome to the FIRST LINE FRIDAY, hosted by Reading is My Superpower! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.

From the Introduction

From Chapter 1

3 Friday 56

THE FRIDAY 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice (currently by Anne at HeadFullofBooks) To play, open a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% on your e-reader). Find a sentence or two and post them, along with the book title and author. Then link up on Freda’s Voice and visit others in the linky. 

from page 56 of the digital copy of my book

4 Book Blogger Hop

The purpose of THE BOOK BLOGGER HOP is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, and befriend other bloggers. THE BOOK BLOGGER HOP is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.    

January 19th-25th – Have you ever loved a book that everyone else hated or hated a book that everyone else loved? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

This one is tough. I am sure I liked/loved a book that not many others did and conversely did not enjoy other books the world seemed to love.

In some cases, I just could not get past more than a few pages even on multiple attempts. One of them, from what I can recall, is Eat, Pray, Love. I know there is lots to love here but it was not for me. With Nisha Sharma’s Dating Dr. Dil, it was a different story. I read it through, but there was something I just did not like about it (but I devoured her Radha and Jai’s Recipe for Romance!)

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The Giveaway!

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And Now, the End of This Post

Dear reader, did you enter the giveaway? If you did, here is wishing you luck! Which of these books appeals to you the most?

20 thoughts on “Giveaway: Five Amazing Artsy Books and Kits, One Lucky Winner

  1. I have definitely hated a book that so many people loved. I tried hard to like this book. I really did. But I failed. Yuck. It was not good. I read the book teice, with many years between the readings. I thought that I was too young and too immature to appreciate Holden Caulfield. But no, The Catcher in the Rye never csught my heart or my mind. It did nothing for me. So I am letting it go. I am not a fan. If you enjoy that story, good for you. Knock your socks off. It’s just not for me.

  2. Fairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk sounds and looks like fun!

    I couldn’t get into Eat, Pray, Love either. You aren’t alone on that one.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I’m especially excited about “The Art of Paper Quilling.” I’ve always found quilling fascinating, and this kit seems like the perfect way to dive back into it.

  4. What an awesome give a way! Lia would love some of those, especially the cards and drawing book. She loves copy pictures of things in books and I must say they are adorable. Thanks for the chance!

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