A Giveaway! Sponsored by talktothesun {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

It’s time for another exciting sponsored giveaway!

I’m pleased to introduce you to Riyo and her shop ‘talktothesun’ – a beautiful Etsy shop filled with handmade rubber stamps (and handmade jewellery).

I fell in love with Riyo’s stamps as soon as I saw them, and I’ve discovered that Riyo’s lovely too! I also learnt that writing in Japanese doesn’t have any spaces between the words, so that’s why ‘talktothesun’ doesn’t have any spaces in the shop name:

Here’s a few of her stamps that would work well for winter projects and beyond, which I would really love to get my hands on:
1. ‘Christmas Snow Globe’ Handmade Rubber Stamp – This is such a fun stamp set. Put it all together and it’s perfect for Christmas cards, but you could easily use the parts separately all year round – the frame would look great filled with journaling or ephemera, and the star is just cute!:

2. ‘Girl in a Knitted Hat’ Handmade Rubber Stamp – This sweet girl stamp reminds me of myself and my daughter – we love bobble hats in the winter! I’d like this smiling face on my layouts and cards:

3. ‘Night Forest’ Rubber Stamp – This one is stunning. I love deer images, and I like that this deer is regal and serene looking, instead of cutesy. I want to stamp her image everywhere, to remind me to find my inner peace:

I asked Riyo to tell us what she likes about winter…
Nothing very special…but I like staying in my cosy room with a cup of green tea and some chocolate. If it’s snowing, I have a great white view of the farm in front of me….otherwise, I like winter because I can wear my favourite vintage knitted hat passed on from my great grandmother.

Doesn’t she paint a nice picture? I’d like to be eating chocolate and staring out at the snow right now!
Riyo is giving away a ‘Tree & Leaf’ Handmade Stamp Set to one lucky winner:

I love that the leaves are all patterned differently (and one looks like a feather so could be used as that too!). The tree would look gorgeous with different coloured and patterned leaves, and you could choose the colours depending on the season!
All you have to do to try and win the prize, is to pop over to the talktothesun Etsy Shop, take a look around, and come back to comment – tell me what items of Riyo’s you love the most. Try to say something I haven’t mentioned – I want to know if there’s anything I’ve missed!

This giveaway {NOW CLOSED} will close at 10.59pm GMT on Monday 19th November. The winner will be announced, along with winners of all this weekend’s giveaways, on Thursday 22nd November. The giveaway is open internationally. Please make sure that you tell me how to contact you if you win, if you’re not easily reached via a google account.

Finally, don’t forget that commenting on this post, and any other this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} – but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right here!

Don’t forget to let me know what you like in the talktothesun Shop! You could also pop and say hello to Riyo on her Facebook Page! See you again in 60 minutes! x

  • Oooh those stamps are LOVELY!Sue x

    November 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm
  • What lovely stamps….especially the tree one.

    November 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm
  • Oh, my – what lovely work! I haven’t come across this shop before, thanks for the link :)The bird and cage are just adorable but I think my favourite is the chevron – cute stamped just once as an arrow drawing your eye to a focal point, but also great to build up a border 🙂

    November 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm
  • With letters being sent to Santa, or maybe even received, & the other post too-ing & fro-ing from abroad, I think the airmail stamps are perfect for this time of year, & would be fab for both cards & scrap layouts.

    November 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm
  • What a super shop! I love the packaging stamps…the button stamp is smashing!! Could get good use out of that one!! LOL

    November 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm
  • Oh so many gorgeous designs – they are beautiful. The ones that jumped out at me are the hot air balloon and the beehive geometric one. I will definitely bookmark the shop to go back and take a closer look

    November 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm
  • Gorgeous stamps, my faves have to be:the chevron handmade rubber stamp, set of 5. and the hedgehog hand carved rubber stamp HEN&ROOSTER – hand carved rubber stamp as they are so cute.

    November 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm
  • Ohh lots of lovely stamps – my faves are the clouds (so sweet) and the ribbon banner (lots of uses for that) and sure my kids would love any of the cupcake stamps and the mustache stamp.

    November 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm
  • Oh! what gorgeously unusual stamps – I will definitely be checking Riyo out :o)

    November 17, 2012 at 4:19 pm
  • What beautiful stamps 🙂 I love the bow tie one….perfect for Matt Smith Dr Who LOs 😉

    November 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm
  • They are such cute stamps and so original I love this hot air balloon stamp http://www.etsy.com/listing/91239100/hot-air-balloon-hand-carved-rubber-stamp

    November 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm
  • It is so nice to find original crafts. These are beautiful stamps and I especially like the mushroom one. It looks lovely the way it was used to print gift wrap. Thank you for the chance to win!

    November 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm
  • Lovely stamps! I like the geometric ones – the chevrons the best!

    November 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm
  • All the stamps are lovely. Like the simplicity of the buttons sets – so many possibilities!

    November 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm
  • They are brilliant! There are so many designs that I love like the girl on the swing etc but those sets than work in pieces like the snow dome and the leaves on the twigs are just inspired!

    November 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm
  • a fab giveaway the tree is gorgeous. I love the christmas stamps, the cute little stockings and christmas trees!

    November 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm
  • I’ve done some stamp carving of my own, but here stuff is fantastic! I think that the leaf wreath rubber stamp – hand carved rubber stamp – handmade journaling rubber stamp – no3 is great….perfect for journaling, but also could create some great geometric patterns!

    November 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm
  • Hard to chose just one…I love all the Crafty.pakaging sectionbut maybe this one is my MOST favoritehttp://www.etsy.com/listing/88948322/handmade-hand-carved-rubber-stamphugs from Mexicosra_de_romero(at)yahoo.com.mx

    November 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  • what a great selection of little stamps, I think I would get the most use from the button ones

    November 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm
  • I love this set:http://www.etsy.com/listing/89520905/geometric-hand-carved-rubber-stampThe triangle pattern is so fun!

    November 18, 2012 at 12:41 am
  • Anonymous

    I LOVE the picture frame stamps.Thanks for the chance!sandralclark at outlook.com

    November 18, 2012 at 1:17 am
  • Lovely!

    November 18, 2012 at 4:39 am
  • I adore the Beehive rubber stamp. I can think of sooo many possibilities.

    November 18, 2012 at 5:20 am
  • What fab stamps and so much work must go into the intricate designs. I couldn’t pick only 1 favourite but I do love the buttons, the airmail stamp and also the hello sweetie one as that’s a saying my mum uses! Thanks for the chance to win

    November 18, 2012 at 8:08 am
  • Cute stamps! Not entering this giveaway but I wanted to tell you and Riyo how much I love the “forest night” stamp.

    November 18, 2012 at 10:11 am
  • Such cute stamps. After seeing Shimelle using something similar in a video, I’m going to say that the geometric arrow stamps are my favourites!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:34 am
  • wow there is soooo much on that website I will definitely be going back and might ask Santa to add a stamp (or 20) to my stocking! I like so many but some of my faves are mushroom, chevron, buttons, t shirts, winter forest, dandelion….. I could go on and on!!

    November 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm
  • I like the sentiment stamps, always looking for cute ones for carda and there’s some very nice ‘handmade’ ones

    November 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm
  • There are a lot of hand made stamp shops around now; but these are very original and so pretty. I must go and look at her shop for myself!

    November 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm
  • I love the house elements best!!! But I also love the hot air balloon, the bear with fish and the birds!Rinda

    November 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm
  • Oh my word – you find the best etsy shops :)I absolutely adore handmade stamps and after trying my hand at them realised the amount of skill that goes into them. That tree stamp set is gorgeous!I love all her work, but the ‘hello you’ tails kit just made me giggle tonight. So cute 🙂

    November 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm
  • Another great link: Winter Street is my favorite!

    November 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm
  • I love the bear holding a fish, perfect for my dad’s birthday cards!

    November 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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