Sunday, October 16, 2011

Launch of Thistle and Fox

To simplify my shop design and keep my product lines organized I created a new label specifically for my textile creations; fabrics, hair accessories, garments, children's toys and clothing.

Say hello to Thistle and Fox





Thistle and Fox will predominately be available on Etsy but I will also have a few selected items available from my bigcartel.com shop. 

Some designs are one of a kind, others are part of limited edition series. All my fabric designs are available per yard though I will be encouraging custom orders and wholesale for all my textile designs. I love creating original prints for fabric. It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time as I was always so frustrated in going to fabric stores and not being able to find a fabric like the designs I had in mind for one of my creations. Being able to have my own designs printed on beautiful natural fibers such as organic cotton, linen-cotton blend and silk is a dream come true! 





Monday, September 19, 2011

The Crafty Fox ~ Hints for the Giveaway



How many fox badges have you found for my GIVEAWAY?

There is at least 1 'hidden' within plain sight and another to be found in the featured items of this treasury.



Need more hints? By now you should be visiting all the Ginger Kelly shops, websites and profiles to see if you can find a hint of a red bushy tail and pointed ears...
There are hints everywhere!



Remember, you have until the end of September to find at least 9 badges to put in your entry for the GIVEAWAY.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Giveaway ~ Ginger Kelly Studio



I challenge you to a game of Hide & Seek.
I have hidden a few things... it is your task to seek them out.
This is a giveaway for everyone who is watching my artwork, jewelery and designs from deviantArt to Spoonflower...

If you were watching closely during the past week you would have noticed a few small things changing on my deviantart pages. That is your first hint. The second hint is that it might be a good idea to find out where my monthly newsletter comes from...


How does this game work?



This is an example of what you are looking for. It's a badge with a fox on it.

There are 10 in total. They all look like the example above but every one has a different code printed on it. The example is NOT one of the 10 you need to find, but it does have a clue on it to help you find the first badge.

I have hidden these badges throughout my online profiles, websites, shops and a few other places where only the clues and a sharp nose will help you find them...

Some will be quite easy to find. Others may be tricky! Each badge has a clue to the location of at least one of the others.
Finding all 10 will require serious dedication ~ but trust me, it is worth it. Keep reading....


How to Enter



To enter the giveaway you need to find at least 9 different badges. When you have found 9, you will need to write me a note or email (but not both, please!) and in your message write the codes that appeared on the badges you found ~ remember, it is a secret! If you broadcast the codes to the universe it will ruin the game for everybody and spoil your chances of winning too.

Every person who finds 9 badges will get ONE entry into the giveaway draw.

Extra entries may be gained by:

Posting a journal or blog entry about my artwork/jewelery or this giveaway...
Following either or both of my blogs.
Becoming a subscriber to my monthly newsletter
Become a fan of Ginger Kelly Studio on Facebook
Clicking and commenting on any of the Etsy treasuries I create during the month of September... you'll hear about them if you're keeping an eye on my journals.
Responding to any of my dA polls created during September.

For an extra THREE entries, make a donation of funds or points to *Goblin-stock to help support my photography fund so I can keep making costumes & free stock (you also get the bonus of receiving exclusive stock in return for your donation too!)

For an extra TEN ENTRIES you could purchase something from one of my etsy shops ...but no pressure.



But But But...?!?!



"I wont have enough time!"

Last year it took less than an hour for my Treasure Hunt mini comp to come to a conclusion.
Don't panic.
This year, I've drawn it out a little to give you all a fighting chance. You have from Sept 1st to Oct 1st to seek out the foxes. Some of these foxes haven't even crawled out of their burrows yet. They will be released at various times throughout the month. So keep a look out!


Rules and such



There will be TWO major prize winners.
The FIRST prize is for the person who is the fastest at finding all the badges.
The MAJOR prize will be awarded to a randomly chosen entrant selected by random number generator (the same way it was chosen last time)
Every entry is allocated a number. If you have more entries, you have more chance of being randomly chosen.

You MUST send me a NOTE or EMAIL jasperandpearl (at) hotmail.com with the SUBJECT:
"FOX GIVEAWAY"
It must list at least 9 of the badge codes. Please type these in the message. NO ATTACHMENTS. Don't attach pics of the badges you found. I just want the codes.
Remember ~ Don't tell anyone that you found them! *shhh*


PRIZES


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If you are the FIRST person to find all 10 badges & quote the correct codes for ALL of them, you win:

20 postcard prints of your choice from this collection: PREVIEW
200 dA points (for deviantArt members only)
10% OFF voucher for Jasper an Pearl on etsy
$10 OFF voucher for my 2012 calendar (due to be released at the end of October)
ANY exclusive stock photo pack of your choice from *Goblin-stock


MAJOR PRIZE

20 postcard prints of your choice from this collection: PREVIEW
400 dA points (for deviantArt members only)
20% OFF voucher for Jasper an Pearl on etsy
$15 OFF voucher for my 2012 calendar (due to be released at the end of October)
ANY exclusive stock photo pack of your choice from *Goblin-stock
A set of 5 art fridge magnets (you choose) ~ more pics available soon

A pair of earrings. You choose a pair from a varied selection

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RUNNER UP PRIZE 


200 dA points (for deviantArt members only)
20% OFF voucher for Jasper an Pearl on etsy


$15 OFF voucher for my 2012 calendar (due to be released at the end of October)
ANY exclusive stock photo pack of your choice from *Goblin-stock



Need more clues on where to look? Check out my website. There are links to every place online where my artwork can be found.

Happy hunting ;)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Feathered Bandit



my autumn favorites:

feathers
copper
printed homespun cotton fabric
vintage brass
foxes
old fashioned fairy tales
fabric covered buttons












Friday, July 15, 2011

Back to School

Unlike many others, I do not reminisce about school. I don't miss it at all.
Which is why I thoroughly enjoyed putting together this treasury and reveling in the knowledge that I am not one of the poor little suckers that have to go back to classrooms soon...

Nana na!



This treasury is my entry for the Non Team Treasury Challenge #40.


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Vintage Alarm Clock

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1980s vintage School Girl cotton tie neck blouse

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for words and things 8.5x11

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Lucite 1950s wing frame spectacles

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Greer's Bedroom At Black Walnut Manor- Limited Edition Print

If you are an etsy addict like me, you can join in the Nonteam Treasury challenges too, just have a look at the Nonteam blog

Do you miss school?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

High Tea Under a Winter Sun

Our first jewelery party and high tea was held at Orara Valley Retreat on July 2nd.



We would like to thank all the lovely ladies who came along and made it such a beautiful occasion. It was wonderful to see you all wearing our creations and enjoying the sunshine! How lucky we have been to soak up the vitamin D this July. Frosty nights and warm days... winter at its very best.

One of my first collage necklaces. SOLD!


If you live locally and would like to host a Jasper and Pearl Tea Party, please READ THE INFO PAGE on our website and contact us to arrange a date.


We will bring the jewelery and cupcakes if you can supply the tea, coffee and friends.
Party hosts will also receive a bunch of pretty printed invitations to send to your guests and a big discount on future purchases...


For our international customers, we dont want you to feel left out so we have a special offer for you too. If you refer 5 friends to our shop and each friend makes a purchase, you will receive a voucher for 20% off your next purchase from JasperandPearl.etsy.com

Dont forget, they will need to let us know that you referred them to us!


See you at our next tea party!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Blues



Its Monday. I have the flu and the weather is awful. Nothing for it but to completely zone out and do some drawing, make some jewelry and try to photograph the stock I have accumulated so far... only 300 or so photos to go. I can do it.

*faints dramatically*

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Treasury Challenge #33



Since I first started created treasuries from my etsy art shop Ginger Kelly Designs, I've become hooked! I love having the opportunity to put together beautiful themed collections to help promote these incredible handmade artisans.

If you are an etsy addict like me, you can join in the Nonteam Treasury challenges too, just have a look at the Nonteam blog

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tea Party Fundraiser



Well, we had a busy weekend of baking cakes, brownies and scones for our Jasper and Pearl Tea Party on Sunday 22nd May. The morning tea was organised as a fundraiser for Cancer Council NSW and with the help of our generous guests and sponsors we raised a total of $246.60 AUD. So we'd like to send out a very warm thankyou to everyone who came along to taste our sugary treats and sample our jewelery... we hope to have another party next year & of course you're all invited.

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Though I was far too busy with whipping cream and pouring tea to take photos, I had a wonderful day catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
So instead of my photos, I put together a little collection of some recent favorites which can all be found in my treasury for this week 'Tea Party...with Bees'.


JasperandPearl feature

by sixthandmain.etsy.com




JasperandPearl feature

by Geninne.etsy.com




JasperandPearl feature

by DOTTO.etsy.com




JasperandPearl feature

by fishandlotus.etsy.com




JasperandPearl feature

by AmongstLovelyThings.etsy.com




JasperandPearl feature

by prettypetalstudio.etsy.com




JasperandPearl feature

by bonni1982.etsy.com




Thanks for the inspiration!

xxx

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Our first steps


like the first wobbly steps of a spindly legged gazelle, we opened the doors to Jasper and Pearl on Etsy.

with many more listings to be posted we cannot hang around here for long... so come say hello to our little shop.

We are always happy to meet new friendly faces

xxx