Saturday, September 20, 2008

Are you a cat lover? I really like all kinds of animals, including cats, but I'm severely allergic to them. So the only kind of cats I can have around me are ones like these... drawings.

I enjoyed reading all the comments from my last giveaway, so I've decided to do another one! This one is for all you cat lovers out there, as I'll be giving away a set of six greeting cards made from my original artwork. All of the cards feature my Surly Cats. I don't have these listed in my Etsy shop, but I've sold lots of them at arts/crafts shows. Each card has a professionally printed copy of one of my drawings attached to an A6 sized blank greeting card. Each print is signed and dated on the back and is removable from the card, so the recipient receives a little piece of artwork suitable for framing (the prints are 3.5" x 5"). I typically sell these cards for $5 each, so the winner will receive a prize worth $30!

The drawings featured on the cards are:
- Cat Want Food Now
- Cat Want New Toy
- Cat Want More Fish
- Cat Not Like Bugs
- Cat Want Valentine
- Persian Queen

How do you win? It's simple.
1. Visit my Etsy shop and find your favorite cat that's NOT one of the ones featured on this set of cards.
2. Come back here and leave a comment with a link to the cat you found. Be sure to tell me why the cat you chose is your favorite. (Make sure to include a way for me to contact you when you leave your comment!)
3. That's it!

The deadline for entering is September 26 at midnight EST. The winner will be determined by a random number generator on September 27.

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Want to see what the last giveaway winners are going to receive? I just mailed their packages out yesterday, so this is a sneak preview for Carol Dean and Dani, in case they're reading.

Carol Dean's comment was the first number selected by the random number generator, and I was pretty sure she wasn't going to choose the beadwoven bracelet or the peyote triangle (she's the master of peyote triangles herself - just have a look at the ones in her Etsy shop!). Sure enough, she opted for some Captioned Critters... the Eloquent Elephant, Rhino Rhetoric, and the Daydreaming Dodo.

Dani's was the second number selected by the random number generator, and she chose the peyote triangle pendant. The colors she chose look really great together, too - black, blue, and turquoise. After I made her pendant, I liked it so much that I decided to list it in my Etsy shop as a made-to-order item. This is the one that's on its way to Dani.

Even if you're not a cat lover, Christmas will be here before you know it; and you know there's someone on your Christmas list who'd love these cards!


ClinkscalesArts said...

MaryLou - your cat cards are precious!

Being a cat lover myself, I chose your Theorizing Tiger because you just never know what they're thinking!

lisa peters ART said...

Well I have two beautiful kitties and I am really allergic, always have been but I fell in love and love is blind (Sneezy and Itchy too!)

I particularly like - Love Is In The Air because I used to have 4 birds and 2 cats in the same home and my love bird and my big fat 18lbs cat (why I also love - Cat Need Food)were the best friends and its reminds me of them! So many nights I found them all cuddled together sleeping, cats in a ball and birds sleeping on top of them!
So thats why I love that particular drawing of yours!

I really love them all!
Lisa P.

BeadedTail said...

Your cards are adorable! I am a huge cat lover so I really like this one:

I like the colors and the expression on the kitty's face!

If I'm lucky enough to win, you can reach me via my Etsy shop, BeadedTail!

Melody said...

I have at least two cats, sometimes more. We have a cat door which seems to have an invisible-to-humans "Free Eats" sign over it and we often have visiting diners.

I like The Cat Who Ate The Canary: Almost

though it was hard to pick a favorite.

LoveEtsyFeedback TagsAndButtons said...

Ohh so hard to pick a Fav! I really love the ones in the set that someone will win. So cute! =D

Besiudes that im going to pick
Cat in a Red Bow (aceo print)
why? I love the attitude in the cats face. It reminds me of my own cat!

PurrPrints said...

This whole time I didn't realize you made cats too--they're adorable! I especially like the quilted cat from your shop--I'm usually too scared to use yellow, and I'm always impressed when it comes off well in someone else's work--and it looks awesome in that piece!

PurrPrints said...

oh p.s. if I'm lucky enough to win you can contact me through my etsy shop

JAN said...

i love striped cat in the garden but all your art is fabulous

pleasurearts said...

I think this one is really cute!

The Cat That Ate the Canary -- Almost

Love it!

tanyBUG said...

my real favourite would be cat want food now, but since it's one of the prizes, I chose this one. it's so cute with those huge eyes!

Jen said...

Your cat prints just speak to me..they say "meow"

The can that almost ate the canary is my fav:

Nothinglikeit said...

OK, this is easy - "The cat that ate the canary"! The cat looks so cool holding that fork and the silly bird is just hanging in mid-air. Priceless! I love your work!

(My real faves are the sarcastic mini cards :D)


Sandy said...

MEOW you have a great selection in your shop and will be coming back

MaidenShade said...

OMG, I love your art! This was so hard to decide on... We fostered 4 abondoned kittens for the Friends of Gummi, and kept 2 sisters (go to my blog and search for kittens - I have links to 2 youtube pictoral movies I made about them). So, Cally and Co got my vote in honor of my babies, Boo and Sassy.

Anonymous said...

These are SOOOO cute! I like the Cat in a Red Bow (aceo print)
because this cat has an expression just like my dear kitty!

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

It's got to be Love is in the Air (aceo print)!

Such a cute print with such amazing colours. Im such a fan of animals and cute stuff.. Cool art!


Lucky Girl said...

This one:
Love is in the Air! Although I have to admit, I generally like the cats with attitudes more than the cute cats. But this one is perfect!