Monday, November 9, 2009

This Week's Digi Giveaway

Welcome back stampers! How was your weekend? Did you all enjoy the special digi sale? I hope you got what you wanted. =) It's going to be fun seeing what you all come up with. So remember to post them up in the gallery to show everyone! I know most of you want all of them to become rubber but alas I think only 2 or 3 will be produced. But we'll see... we will see because you know I try my best o grant my readers' requests. Which is why... you see this here cutie!



Is she cute or what? hehee... for more previews go to Club Anya!!! This kung fightin' digi will be available on the 15th!


Today's digi is something a little different. This is actually a revamp of a fairy I did eons ago. Yes my friends, there was a time before Anya when I did smaller headed characters. haha! When I was still in college, I was lucky enough to get some fairy greeting cards published. But please don't try to find those, the drawings were a bit rough. haha. Anyways after that I was into a fairy phase and I came up with another 12 fairies that were slightly more styled that I wanted to turn into a calendar. Of course that never happened and my little fairies went into the archive... until last night! So I dug this cutie up and fixed her a bit. Originally her wings are HUUUUGE.




Autumn Fairy


I thought I'd make her into this week's giveaway and then maybe later on I will release her into the store as a digi along with the other seasons fairies. Hope you like her.

Today's question is: Homemade or Store Bought?

Anything homemade is good to me, be it food or gifts or etc.

132 comments:

the paper bug said...

Yes! Homemade! I wish more people appreciated homemade over store bought.

I love the fairy and the new Anya!

Rebecca

Lailani said...

Homemade definitely! I'm loving the fairies and can't wait to see the whole collection!!!

Angie said...

Autumn Fairy is gorgeous. I love the new karate digis too! And I love HOMEMADE! Being a crafter, I think Homemade is so much more meaningful, be it food, gifts, anything.

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh my she is gorgeous. I love her.

Definately homemade except for the store bought cabonara in my area - they have the best pasta. Yummo.

mwah
Trace

Cheri Howard said...

Homemade, hands down! Nothing beats a lovingly handmade!

Lilacanglia said...

Homemade is a definate,
Wish more people appreciated that,
Love the fairy,
Hugs
Angie

WickedPixie said...

Oh My Goodness - Is there any limit to your talent, Marie? She is Gorgeous!!!

Definitely Homemade!! :-)Traci

Biscuitlid said...

oh wow she is beautiful, so glad you brought her out of your archives.

Homemade wins hands down for me

Victoria
x

Kris said...

your fairy is Gorgeous Marie!!! homemade for me... it's always the best.... =D hugs, Kris

Maz said...

I love the fairy!

And it has to be homemade.

x

Ria said...

Homemade it shows more love when you give it to someone ;)

And I LOVE this fairy she is soo awesome!!

hugss Ria

Tina said...

Homemade for me too!
Love the new Fairy digi. Thanks for the chance!

MicheyMoo said...

I'm all about the homemade gift too.....whether that's a card or something I've baked.....made with my own two hands.

Mostly my offerings are appreciated....most of my friends/family know I work pretty long hours at my "job" and then take care of my Mum are fair bit too...so if I make them something, they know I've invested time into them and consider them worth the effort.

Your fairy is gorgeous.......such talent and such a small head, lol!!

Love the karate Anya/Ian set too. Gonna have fun with all the peaks this week....gonna need to get another job so I can keep shopping at TGF!!

Ruthie said...

Home made for just about anything - am trying hard to think of stuff that I would prefer shop bought - probably meat (we eat it so rarely but cant imagine having to "do the deed" on it!)

x

Mariska said...

Oh wow that fairy is just gorgeous! As for the question, hommade please!

xxx
Mariska

Emmy said...

homemade!

and please turn her into a digi!
would love a winter or a christmas fairy too!! ♥

Marcia said...

Homemade for food, store bought for "stuff"...you can't make diamonds! ;-)

Randi said...

LOVE.LOVE.LOVE the fairy!! You know I am going to beg for these in rubber!! Gorgeous!! I cannot wait to get her!

I love homemade!! Etsy rules!

Leanne said...

Everyone appreciates home made stuff, especially because they know it's unique and that you put your tlc "stamp" on it.
beautiful fairy stamp, i'm sure the original version was just as great!

Claireabelle said...

Wow Marie, she is stunning!!!

Definately HOMEMADE!!!! My hubby has a dream of being totally self sufficiant, although I see myself more of a Margot than a Barbara (and for those who are wondering what Im on about, it's a reference to the BBC sitcom The Good Life LOL)
x

Jenny said...

Wow Marie, she's beautiful!!! You are so talented, can't wait to see the rest. People appreciate more on Homemeade stuff because it comes from the heart.

KarenB said...

Definitely homemade! A gift of yourself is always much more special.

Marley said...

She is sooooo cute!!! I love it.. Homemade definitly!! Exept mac donalds haha!

☼ Cheryl* said...

The fairy is really nice!
Homemade!

Sammi said...

Love the Kung fighting digi!! :)
unfortunately the fairy is not showing up for me :(

Home made for sure!!!
xxx

Tasha said...

Wow loving the karate kids. The fairy digi is so awesome. Food is always best homemade especially by my mother x

Deedoo said...

She is sooooooooo cute !!! Love it !!!

Tink said...

I LOVE anything Homemade.
What Fantastic Homemade gifts those digi's will make!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Homemade definately, anything someone has taken the time to make it special to me.

OMGosh i so love the Autumn Fairy, i can't wait to see the rest, and see them in the shop, i need them, definately.

You definately design the cutest stamps :)
xxx
Suzi

maritsblog said...

Absolutely homemade!

That fairy is fantastic!

Marit

bex said...

Home-made all the way!! I love making everybody a small gift especially my Grandma (it makes her cry - in a good way). Saying that though, I think my Fiance prefers store bought when it comes to food and I'm no Jamie Oliver (but I am getting better !! he he

JanJay said...

Homemade every time & love your fairy!

Jan x

Jess said...

Definitely home made (which i think the majority of us will say) but mostly due to the fact, when growing up, we didn't have much money, and birthday and christmas presents were generally hand made by mum. Which is awesome, because she is one extremely talented woman!

SannaS said...

Just popped by at club anya to see the new kickers, soooo cute, gotta have them! =)
HOMEMADE, definitely, always!!!
Hugs, SannaS

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

Homemade ;)

crafty amy said...

Wow she is gorgeous I really hope I win her! I can't wait to see the whole collection :D
I prefer home made everytime it feels like some one has put more time and effort in.
Hugs

Amy xx

JB said...

Just love Homemade !!
Beautiful digi's !!!

Jenny

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh I would love to see this fairy in rubber!!

Homemade cards...store bought goodies...I can't bake!
~Lacey

Oura512 said...

Homemade definitely! Thanks for chace to win such a beautiful stamp! :)
http://oura512.blox.pl

Sharim said...

Homemade! Beautiful fairy!

Rachel said...

I'm thinking about food (as I often do) and I'm thinking that most of the time homemade is best but sometimes you just can't beat store bought (I'm thinking of PF Changs).

Cute new digi!

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Ohhh wow Marie, this fairy is gorgeous!!! I love homemade, it's the best way to go for food or other things for that matter! I can't wait to see more of your fairies! =)
Hugs
Lynda

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh, I love this autumn fairy!! I hope you will share them all with us at some point! I always enjoy homemade, especially when I'm on the receiving end! ;)

KymKreates said...

Oh my God let me tell you first of all she is beautiful!!!!!! Now lets get to your answer. Remember that store bought all at one time starts as home made. I used to work in the fashion industry and you would not believe the way the clothes looked before they hit the stores. Of course HOME MADE is better. It tells the person you give it to you Cared enough to put your heart and soul and love into what you gave them. Anyone can go to the store and pick up something but even if it isn't perfect only someone who truly cares will take the time and make the effort to give something they made. OK I guess I got carried away so I will end now.

Kym

Monika in VA said...

Gorgeous fairy!

I like either homemade or store bought as long as the item is usable. I abhor *cheapy junk*, stuff just bought for no reason or purpose... but for instance my printer was a store bought present & it allows me to use those wonderful digi-images I bought this weekend! SO see, it can be all good!!!

Renie said...

giI am always for homemade. I think it makes the person recieving it feel like you really thought of them.

Love the fairies, hope to see them in rubber!

Carol said...

Holy Tamoly!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fairy! She is amazing! I must have her!

I would have to go with Homemade. My hubby makes the best homemade biscuits and gravy breakfast ever!

Maxine said...

I think that Homemade is the best. Well except when it comes to me cooking. Store bought is better for that!

~*Joni said...

CUUUTE Kung Fu sweetie! This fairy is awesome Marie, I can see Gabby going crazy for it. :D
Definitely homemade. ;)

Robynccgirl said...

Beautiful fairy! Love her! I love homemade over store bought myself!

Mary said...

Difinitely homemade! Love this weeks digi. Can't wait to see the whole collection!

hugs
Mary

Tanya said...

Oh, she is gorgeous!!! Yes we need to have them in the store!

Homemade all the way! I guess I should get started on my Christmas gifts :)

GobeaGirl said...

Wow, she is just beautiful...I can not wait to see the rest. I would have to go with homemade...Hands down, it homemade....lol...Lisa G

AShu93 said...

I prefer homemade too. The new fairy is great, but I love the big headed people, so I prefer karate Anya.

JenRaff said...

I love homemade stuff but it depends what it is . . .
Autumn Fairy is very beautiful! That would be a real treat.

Katie Cotton said...

oh she's beautiful!

I'm with the homemade all the way!

chantal said...

definitely HOMEMADE!!!

karate set is fab!

grtz Chantal ( belgium)

Tanya Rudd said...

Homemade and store bought! The fairy is awesome, and her wings are perfect just the way they are!
Hugs
Tanya

Christine said...

I love homemade gifts. They are the best by far. Love that fairy. Oh, I definitely think you should do more. I love fairy images. Yours is absolutely beautiful!
xoxo, Christine

RiNNE said...

I love both homemade and store- bought!! But definitely, homemade cards :)! Your fairy and new kung fu Anya/Ian are too cute! I am bummed about the digi sale (purchased ALL but don't think my order went through) :(. I sent an email begging!!

Carol Meadows said...

Always homemade !!! I love fairies! I guess it started when I played Tinkerbell in a play in 4th grade. Easy part ...... no lines !! Carol M in TX / carolswingster77@aol.com

Sara said...

HOMEMADE!!!! Love the autumn fairy, and can't wait to see the rest, and be able to purchase these gorgeous digi's!!

Jessabells said...

definitely homemade!!

Gloria Westerman said...

I love the Autumn Fairy she is so pretty.
Handmade with hands down.

beadz said...

Homemade! Love the fairy!
hugs,
Gini

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Homemade of course! Always.

Thanks for the candy offering!

Joy said...

i would love home-made, but usually end up with store bought due to time constraints!

T in Etown said...

Homemade or store bought either is fine if made well not all homemade is better and some company's are small enough it is like homemade...love that fairy she is gorgeous.

Deconstructing Jen said...

Homeade for sure. And Oh MY!!! that's fairy is gorgeous. I hope she eventually gets turned into a stamp. WOW!!!!

PaperCrafty said...

Love the fairy!!

JessicaK said...

Gorgeous fairy and love her expression - looks ilke she's just a teensy bit mischevious :). As to the question, it depends. While I love the homemade,when it comes to something like food or functional decorations (e.g., things that need to be reliable and support other items vs. a photo frame), if the givee is not that good at them, I'd rather have storebought with a handmade card to go with ;).

StampinCathy said...

Homemade for sure! That fairy is just adorable. Love that card too.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I happened to go to Club Anya today before coming here, and was just stunned by the karate Anyas and Ians! I like the kicking Anya the best, I think. But this new fairy is lovely as well -- so different is style but just as appealing!

Erin said...

Homemade definitely!

Jennifer said...

Homemade but if short on time then store bought. I try.

Angie said...

Homemade is my choice!!! I LOVE this fairy, she is sooo pretty!

Rachel said...

Homemade!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Homemade all the way!! If only I had time to make more homemade goodness!!
Thanks SO much for putting those VERY awesome digis up for sale this weekend! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!

Jenn said...

Homemade - always better! Question for you now... WHY do you have to come up with AWESOME new images and ONLY post them as digis? We want rubbah woman!! RUBBAH!!! This new fairy is amazing and I want her, but I just can't get into digi stamps... that's my beef.. still love you though Marie!!

Erica said...

Great fairy! I would love to say homemade, but I just don't have time, so most of my treats are store bought. Ofcourse, my cards are homemade though!

Lisa B said...

Love the fairy!!
Defintely homemade. I am a big cook and everyone in the neighborhood gets to reep the benefits.

Since I just had twins my newest venture is making homemade baby food. I have a blast doing it and I know it is healthy for them..not to mention cheap!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Gorgeous fairy...I love fairies! Homemade all the way, especially cookies :)

Craftyanny said...

oh she's gorgeous, love her!!!

Homemade for me, shop bought is just way too salty
Anne x

Robin McK said...

I LOVE homemade! Especially baked goods!
That fairy is beautiful - can't wait to see them in the store! Thanks for the chance to win!

Robin

craft_princess said...

I love homemade!! and I love this fairy!! So gorgeous!

Crafty Num Nums said...

I always love giving and recieving homemade items, more from the heart and LOVE it :)

Carisa said...

I love homemade!!!

And you are KILLING me with all these fabulous digi's. I'm going to have to figure out a way to get a new printer so I can work with these gorgeous fairies. I def have a soft spot for fairies, heck, Teagan's middle name is Faye. LOL

Stefanie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the fairy!!! I can't wait to see more!!

I'm all about the homemade but too many people see it as "the cheap way out" :-(

Kimberly S said...

Defnitely Homemade! :)

The Kung Fightin' digi is adorable, and the faerie is absolutely gorgeous!

Amy said...

Oooooh she is SO beautiful Marie and just a bit mischievous looking... I love her! Can't wait to see the rest!

Can I say both for handmade or store bought? Each have their place for me. :)

Rachael said...

Homemade! I love that fairy!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow this is a gorgeous Fairy Image - You should "dust all 12 off if you ask me!

Oh, It doesn't matter if it's Homemade or Store Bought as long as it's given from the "heart."

Tina said...

Homemade when it comes to baked goods...store bought for necessaties of life...

This fairy is amazing - love that it is a much more grown up image...not all cutesy but still lovely or dare I say...sexy :D

tina

Jacilynn said...

homemade, especially gifts or food

Tammy said...

Homemade always wins: food, crafts, gifts, you name it! Love the fairy! Will definitely have to get these! My 12yr old daughter will be in heaven! ;)

resmith said...

oh, homemade definitely!!! It just means so much to me that someone would take a little extra time and make something special.
That fairy is just way to cute!!

Dani said...

WOW! Love the fairy! She is just lovely!

Janet, said...

Love the fairy, they are some of my favorite stamps.
Homemade is always the best, be it cards, jams, cookies, breads,etc. Most all my friends and family agree.

V said...

Oh my! She's gorgeous! Her wings aren't too big, they're perfect! I wants her. :D

Definitely homemade. Foods, gifts, everything is better when you make it!

Sinihilkka said...

Definitely homemade cookies, cards and gifts :)

jo said...

Love the new digis! I'm so excited!

I LOVE homemade. :) There's something really special about the gift, but also the thought and time the person took to create it. :)

yoorah said...

That fairy is beautiful! And homemade!

Rachel Hope said...

Homemade for sure!!!

OOOOOH, this fairy is my Dream fairy, cute but not tink cute and not a sexy thing with no clothes...I could totally have this as a tatto!!!

Mel said...

I definitely prefer homemade!

dmbennett said...

Homemade....

I love the fairy.

I missed the sale this past weekend, as I was sick. What did I miss???

Dawn Bennett

MommaJess said...

I am so bummed that I missed the digi sale this weekend but ik dont get internet on the weekends. I am SOOOO SAD. Looking forward to them in rubber.

OMG the new fairy is amazing. I cant beleive how much I love her. Please make more.

Michellena317 said...

Homemade all the way! People feel so special when they get something you spent a lot of time on.

Tammy said...

Autum Fairy is fantastic Marie!
I can't wait to see what else you'll preview.
The new digi so also so fun!

Definitely Homemade!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Homemade, definitely! Love the fairy - you are just so talented... and Kung Fu Anya is too cute for words!!!! :o)

MrsRandMrR said...

Always homemade if possible! Homemade comes directly from the heart, without a middle man.

Alyssa S said...

What a cute little fairy! Homemade is most definitely better!

Tamara Bennett said...

Very pretty fairy!

tamara_bennett7@hotmail.com

JenniferCR said...

Love getting things that are homemade, they are from the heart!

The new fairy is beautiful Marie! And Anya ia just as adorable as always! =)

Snail Mail Creations said...

Loving the new Karate Anya & Ian!!

I'm all about the Homemade :)

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

homemade, it has more love in it. Love the new anya and fairy.

Caroline said...

Homemade!!! I love getting homemade gifts and cards. My friends and family really appreciate getting homemade cards. :)

Blankiefinder said...

Homemade for me, too... except clothes!

Christine said...

Homemade of course!!!

I would love to see this fairy and any others like her in digis. She is beautiful!!! Let's see all 12 from your calendar, OK!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Ori said...

Ohh..the fairy lady is so fab and mysterious, and the kungfu girl is so cute :-D

I love homemade for cooking and cards! But for clothes and electronics, I get them from shops better :-D

Arty Cards n Crafts said...

Gorgeous fairy!! Homemade for most things!! XOXO

Amy Sheffer said...

Love your fairy, Marie! Glad she found her way out of the archives! Homemade - definitely!

Raven said...

That Fairy is amazing. I love your work so you could draw a box and I would adore it I'm sure. Homemade takes the cake everytime. Someone putting a little special something together just for you, I love it!

cathsamum said...

Definitely homemade - unless of course it's a new TGF stamp!!!
(I'd love to add ALL your fairies to my much loved collection - so please make more!!!)

Cathy

Ga said...

Homemade, by far! I've always had a love for homemade things - homemade is truly a gift from the heart!

Michelle R said...

Homemade for sure...I love to make homemade things for people. love the fairy.

Stampingcaz said...

LOVE the fairy!

Homemade of course

Cazx

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Homemade is the best! It is just so mych more personal. Weather it be food or craft much love and care goes into the gift or project and sends a completely differnt message and feeling then store bought.
Love your Fairy. I am a Fairy girl myself, your Fairy is Fab!

Pinkllilac said...

Love the fairy and can't wait to see more.
Homemade is has to be in this house.

Hugs Linda

Kim Y. said...

this is super cute too!

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Love her...can't wait to see more fairies!!

I would have to say homemade. :0)

Rene said...

Homemade is very special, a lot of love goes into the cards.
Rene xo

Fran said...

I would have to say homemade, especially if we are talking cookies, or any baked goods for that matter!