Wednesday, 11 December 2013

It's Giveaway Time! (ends 18th December 2013)

Yay, it's giveaway time!  A short while ago, I passed the 2000 likers milestone on my Facebook page and I promised a giveaway as a big thank-you.  It's a big deal to me that two thousand people have bothered to press that 'like' button, and I want to give something away to say THANK YOU.  Thank you for liking my page, following my ramblings and commenting on them so I don't think I'm talking to myself and start licking the walls or something ... Thank you to those of you who follow this blog, the lovely people who share my work, and of course a HUGE thank you to every single one of you who has purchased a piece of my work.  From the lowliest headpin to the biggest commission, each sale is incredibly valuable to me.  Many of you are artists and craftspeople too, and you will certainly understand that there is nothing in the world like the knowledge that someone appreciates your work enough to pay for it.  I never take it for granted, I can promise you. x

So, without further ado, here is the piece of jewellery I shall be giving away - many of you will have seen it before, as it's a festive piece and quite dear to my heart - my Christmas Fairy Door. 
It is a pendant intended to be worn on a necklace, but if you don't wear jewellery you could always use it as a Christmas ornament. :)

Okay, the rules:  the giveaway is, as always, open to all of my followers, wherever in the world you may be.  There will be no substitutes for the item - what you see is what you get.  This will be shared on my Facebook page, but is not endorsed by or affiliated with Facebook.  All you need to do to be entered is to answer my question and comment HERE on my blog - entries on my Facebook page will not count.

To make this fun for all of us, I'd like you to answer a question - your answer will count as your entry.  Only ONE answer will be allowed per person, and you must include your NAME in the answer.  Anonymous replies will not be entered.

Here is the question:

Who is your favourite fictional hero/heroine and why?  You may choose a character from film and television if you don't like to read.  PLEASE ONLY CHOOSE ONE - this is part of the fun, that you need to whittle it down to one favourite.  You have time to think about it, the giveaway won't close until a week today (18th December).

So, to recap, here is how you enter:

  • Enter by commenting here on my blog.
  • Choose ONE favourite hero/heroine and state why you love them.
  • Include your name in your entry.
  • Enter by 18th December.
I will announce the winner here on 18th December.  The prize will be sent out after Christmas.

Good luck! :)


57 comments:

Angela Pyke said...

Ooo good question! I think mine has to be wonder woman purely because she was so cool when I was a kid!

Jane Hamill said...

My favourite fictional hero is the same as Angela's - Wonder Woman.

Why? Simply because I had a Wonder Woman annual when I was very small and our family used to watch the TV series at the time. I became hooked - I *was* Wonder Woman! :D My Dad made me a costume - well, the headband and the wrist cuffs anyway :)

Karen Michelle said...

wow, mine is wonder woman too as she was my idle when i was a child and loved spinning around to turn into someone with power, now id love to just have her figure lol karen

kim said...

Gosh, only one? I have quite a few book and tv and film heroines but if I can only have one... ummm... right now I'd pick Molly Hooper from Sherlock. She's brainy, determined, dedicated, caring, loyal, trustworthy and tough. She'd have to be to do battle with Sherlock every day.

Fiona Scott said...

Ooh tough one, I'm going to go with Lyra from his dark materials trilogy because she's an incredibly brave and resourceful character.

Jade Forrest said...

My favourite... Phedre no Delauney de Montreve from Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart. She's a strong and sexual woman, who is passionately loyal to those she loves. She's intelligent, compassionate and tough.
Jade Forrest

Mrs Mooshka said...

My fave is a woman from a set of Robin Hobb fantasy books. She is called Amber and she is a woodworker and jewellery maker in a small dock town. She makes beads from wood and becomes a confidante of the feisty female main character who is a sailor. She appears in other books and plays the fool and adviser to the king. She always takes the most humble position but through her wisdom becomes respected and valued. A key character in all books.

Anonymous said...

My hero is Coraline, she is super brave, clever and loves stripy gloves:-)
Have an awesome Christmas Louise,
Eileen Mole xxxx

Anonymous said...

My fav film heroine is private vasquez from Aliens. Seriously! because shes hard and i know shed have my back if an alien was after my brains..although i hope we wouldnt have to blow ourselves up in the end :-)

Lovely giveaway Louise. Well done on the 2000+


Nylah

Emma Stickley said...

Just ONE!! Tough! I would say Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter books - brave, loyal and just a little bit daft.

Emma

Sofia Creasey said...

Difficult... i think I'll have to choose superman as i went to the cinema to watch all of the films when i was young, they're classics (I don't watch the remakes though)

Sam Stinchcombe said...

Hmmm it's difficult...Childhood heroes are different to adult ones. I'd have to say Watson from Sherlock Holmes novels, S/he (depends on whether you watch the TV series or not as to gender) is tenacious, honest, intelligent and just never gives up :)

Sam (Blue Velvet on FB)

Emma Elliott said...

Professor Dumbledore from Harry.Potter xxxx Emma Elliott: o))

Anne Jones said...

I agree its very tricky to pick just one but the first one that came to mind is the vicar of dibley!! It's not that I am religious or a vicar, but she always tries hard to make the best of every situation, an admirable quality. I suffer from her inability to say no to things that i really should and love the humour and willingness to laugh at life! You only get one chance, so lets make the most of it! Bring on the sparkle!! Anne Jones xx

Rose St. Clair said...

I love Dr. Seuss characters in general, and the Lorax, in particular, as he is doing the conservation thing!

Christine Duckhouse said...

Miss Marple who often put herself in dangerous situations to catch the villan. Just using her knowledge and understanding of people.Christine Duckhouse

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Lady said...

Lady Mockingbird is my online name, and you already know who I am, Louise.

My favorite fictional character, at least today, is actually a indivisible pair of Ravens from Norse Mythology.

Hugin and Munin, Odin's ravens who are his thought and his memory. My reason for loving them is twofold. First that they are Ravens which are a bird with which I have felt an affinity for as long as I can remember. The second is that they represent a large part of what it is to be human.

Karen Morris said...

One of my favorite fictional characters is Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. He's such a good man, decent, moral, and I believe if more of us were like him it would be a better world. He stands up for what's right no matter what people say about him. Karen Morris

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K said...

Mine are Fred & George Weasley, on the surface they just seem to be a couple of prankster but as you get to know them you learn they are extremely caring, brave, loyal, intelligent & stand up for what they believe in .... & all done with a sense of humour even in the darkest of times

K.Frisby

Louise said...

I'm really enjoying reading about your heroes - and I agree with so many of them! Thank you for joining in and making this giveaway a bit of fun for all of us. :) x

Cathy Rose said...

When I was little I always wanted to be George from the Famous Five because:
a) She was a tomboy (and so was I)
b) She had curly hair (as did I)
c) She got to go on adventures (I always wished I could)
d) She wore jeans (I wasn't allowed jeans!)
e) she had a dog called Timmy (I had an imaginary dog called Timmy who was my best friend in the whole world!)
From Cathy Rose

Sandra Hill said...

Mine would be Samwise Gamgee Lord of the rings! A true, trusted and loyal friend, someone to be really treasured.

Sandra Hill

Donna Polly said...

It's gotta be Lassie. To do All those heroics with nary a hair out of place!

Allets said...

For me it's Jo from Little Women. Talented, hardworking, stubborn and always tried to do the right thing when the easier thing was available - my kind of woman!

M Stella Ryan said...

"Jo from Little Women" posted by M. Stella Ryan

Kimi Springer said...

Gosh, that's difficult! But at the moment, my favorite heroine is Katniss Everdeen from the The Hunger Games (books, although I love the movies too). She's so unselfish, brave, loving, caring and so strong. I love her! Thank you for letting me enter! I am so grateful and love your work so much! Warmest wishes, Kimi Springer

Eva Trelfa said...

Mine is Anita Blake vampire hunter. A strong woman that has lots of cute guys around!

Clair said...

Oh wow! What an amazing question - it has really made me think. In all honesty, I have many heroes and heroines (especially from books) but my all time favourite would be Bruce Wayne/Batman.

I've never been a 'fan' of the simple hero - someone who always does the right thing. I like the heroes that struggle, the ones who make difficult decisions and have a little bit of darkness in them.

Are you going to tell us yours?

Clair x

Katie_bug said...

I love Sherlock Holmes. He's so smart and witty!

Anonymous said...

I'll try again. Anne of green gables, a story to get lost in. Linda Horton

Anonymous said...

Snoopy is my hero. He is witty, charming, always ready with a big hug and never fails to make me, Jen Kundi laugh.

rene said...

dear louise! first i want to thank you for your wonderful spirit and your art! this piece is delightful, i hope i win! and if not, then i'll find something to add to my ever-growing order, haha!!

i'm so glad you said hero/heroine (not super hero/heroine), because my favorite heroine in literature is Meg Murry in A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle. in this science fiction, meg travels to another planet with her brothers to rescue their father, a scientist, who was possessed by a giant brain that controlled the whole planet. one of the celestial beings who helped Meg helped her find her personal power over the the big IT: that was LOVE. and she succeeded in rescuing her dad (& also her brother) and bringing them back home to Earth.

when i encountered the book as a child, i didn't realize the far-reaching impact its symbolism would make. now it seems that humankind is fighting against a thing called Corporate Control. and the power we have to beat the world's evils is LOVE.

well, louise, i want to thank you so much for the LOVE you spread in this world. really, you could make earrings out of soda can tabs and you'd still spread as much love, but in addition to that you make these amazingly beautiful creations of wire and beads.

<3 your fan, rene

Jacki Toth said...

Yoda, his integrity and wisdom makes him my hero, plus he is able to protect himself if necessary but never seeks trouble.

Sarah Pirtle said...

From Sarah Pirtle @ Silver Dragonfly Chainmaille: My favorite fictional character is Data from Star Trek: the Next Generation. I relate to his social awkwardness, his logic, and his compassion.

Pat S. said...

I guess I would pick Gru from Despicable me - I realize he is an animated character, but he proves to me that you are never too old to become your best self... and sometimes you need a little shake up in your life to start down a different path...
Pat Silber

Melanie Garnand said...

Mine is Hermione from the Harry Potter series. Loved watching her character grow throughout the books & the movies. I just love her spunk!

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Lost in France said...

I think my first heroine was Charlotte from the book Charlotte's Web. She refused to give up on Wilbur because he was 'just' a pig.

Vicky Higgins-Carty

Anonymous said...

My fav fictional hero would have to be Alice from the book series The Last Apprentice. She's the only female main character and she's loyal, brave, and smart. She does what she has to do to save the world from her evil father even if it means her own life.

Larissa Walters-Vanover

Rossana De Leo said...

Good question! If I have to select only one hero i choose Kay Scarpetta, from books of Patricia Cornwell. Why? Because she is Italian, she is a scientist, she is a Doctor, she has a open mind... she reflect me in a lot of things.
18 December is my birthday... so my fingers are crossed, I hope in a beautifull gift!!!
Rossana

HarleyGirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Jennie Hunt/Bolshy Biker Crafts and Cards

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Alison Rimmer said...

Jane Eyre has to be my heroine, she struggled through life growing up never having much love and attention. When she finally finds love it is tragically ripped from her. Although she nearly gives up on life she didn't, she battled through, accepting everything and then finally she gets not only love but stability. It makes me realise that things shouldn't be take for granted, you should cherish what your given, you work hard and eventually things come good in the end. Alison Rimmer

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HarleyGirl said...

My favourite heroine would have to be Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. She keeps her word to her friends in difficult circumstances, and she never gives up on her dream to get home. And...she has fabulous taste in shoes! Jennie Hunt/Bolshy Biker Crafts and Cards

Sally J said...

Superman is my favorite hero and Christopher Reeve showed some of that true hero attitude he might have received from his portrayal. After his injury and subsequent paralysis, he never stopped being a superman.. Loved that spirit..

Louise said...

I'm absolutely loving all your comments - thank you for taking the time to share your heroes and heroines with me. Many of them I agree with, some of them I don't even know (will have to rectify that!), but all of them are meaningful to you for different reasons. And it's wonderful reading those reasons, too! :)

Moozipan said...

Mine would be Bridget Jones as there is a little of her in all of us ladies ;)

Moozipan said...

Ooops sorry, Moozipan is Sue Barnes x

Anonymous said...

My hero is Piglet because he feels the fear and carries on regardless!

Dawn Niblock x

LinFehrs said...

Agatha Raisin ... 'cozy' mystery written by MC Beaton ... she is my hero because she is feisty, fierce and flawed all in one. She is both smart and vulnerable. Not afraid to jump into the fire with both feet and yet full of all the foibles we all have.

Linda Carol Fehrs said...

oops, my name got cut short on my previous comment .... it says LinFehrs .... but should be Linda Carol Fehrs (I'm on FB like that)