Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Contest


I mentioned the possibility of hosting a Christmas Contest in my last post - having spoken to Niamh the amazing artist @LifeorRiley / TraceALine. I have settled on a prize & an idea for the contest - hopefully you guys will participate in high numbers. :)


Last year I had fun playing with Kika taking these Christmas photos - well this year I'd love for my readers to join me in playing Xmas dress Up with their ponies!

To Enter:

- Snap photos of your horse(s) in Xmas gear
- Post photo(s) on your blog with a link back to this post & a link to Niamh's etsy shop, TraceALine - LINK
- Comment on this blog post with a link to your post

Deadline for entries is 25th of Dec!

I'll announce the winner on St Stephen's Day (26th of December).


What will you win - you ask...well there will be two prizes.
First place and a runner up will win a Paper Cuts made by the wonderfully talented Niamh!
LINK to her fab etsy shop - for more examples of her work.
First place will win a paper cut of their choice of photo (either the winning Xmas one or another one of their choosing);
and the
Runner Up will win a paper cut of their winning Xmas photo

Example of Niamh's fab work

I will however ask that there be a minimum of 5 entries for this contest to be run - so grab the Santa Hat, Reindeer Ears, Tinsel & Camera to capture some fun snapshots of your horse(s) - I hope to get some of both girls this year!



In actual update news - both girls had a timely visit from the osteo last night so have two days off to mope around the turnout area and scoff to their heart's content. My "baby" sister will be back in Lux on Friday - I am hoping she might come to the yard with me over the weekend to snap some riding footage of me as i re-acquaint myself and the girls with some ridden work! :D

PS: Please spread the word about the contest - hopefully we can get at least 5 entries while also promoting Niamh's fabulous Paper cuts!

43 comments:

  1. I was going to post a pic of Carlos in his reindeer antlers on Christmas Eve, so I will just add links to that :)

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    1. Woohoo, can never see enough pix of smexy Carlos.
      Ray-Ray would also rock some Xmas gettup, although maybe his headshyness mightn't allow for it :-/

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    2. I can try. He's getting better

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    3. http://suenostomanvuelo.blogspot.com/2013/12/missing-you-this-christmas-eve.html

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  2. ooo sounds like fun! Now that I've come out from under my rock called finals, I'm happy to be back in blog land!

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    1. Yay congrats on finishing finals! Have fun catching up on blogland, I'm so far behind!! I haven't been able to read some of my fav blogs since before my hols back in the summer.

      Looking forward to seeing your entries, the Diva will rock some Xmas gear :-D

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  3. Ooooh I wanna play!! Here's a link! :)

    http://lovemeinfocus.blogspot.com/2013/12/happy-holidays.html

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    1. Thanks for the entry Amanda - goegeous photos! I have fallen behind on your blog and need to go find out about this lovely looking horse!

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  4. I don't have a blog. Is there an alternative entry format? Facebook maybe?

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    1. Hi Olivia, sadly I don't have a facebook account. Can you send me the photo(s) by email (aoife dot smada @ gmail dot com) and post a link to TraceALine on your fb page - I don't know if she has a fb page for her lovely paper cuts but if she does could you lile it please?

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  5. Here's Simon's xmas cheer! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8489/8214603309_67e41ba487_z.jpg

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    1. Love Simon!!!
      Shall have to check out link when on a computer tomorrow, sadly can't click it from my phone! :-(

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  6. Ooh, wish I had thought of sparkly garland when decorating this year!! Here's my entry:
    http://poorwomanshowing.blogspot.com/2013/12/aoifes-christmas-contest.html

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    1. Fab photos!
      Oh my god the lights & the snowball story is pricelss!!

      Thanks so much for entering!!

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  7. So fun! I will have to take some pics of Henry!

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    1. Yay please do!
      Henry the Hunk is going to look fab all Xmassed!!!

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  8. Awesome!! Will be doing some up!

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    1. Woohoo, can't wait to see Miss Penny & William et al glammed up for Christmas.

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  9. What fabulous timing, I just took X-mas pictures of Missy today:)

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    1. Woohoo, meant to be in that case! :-D
      Can't wait to see them - you take such stunning photos & Missy will look great glammed up! ;-)

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    1. Lovely picture!
      Don't forget though that in order for your entry to count you have to post it on your blog with a link to this post & a link to TraceALine's etsy shop! :-D

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    2. Yay!
      Can't wait to see your photo(s)! :-D

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    3. Love it, rhanks for the entry!

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  11. Great idea! I need to dig out some Christmas stuff to try on Loki.

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    1. Yay can't wait to see your entry, Loki is such a photogenic chap!

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  12. Oh my gosh, the paper cuts are beautiful and I would LOVE to win one. I work retail though, and there's no way for me to get to the barn before Christmas. Does Photoshop count? Haha.

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    1. Sadly no photoshop, but photos don't have to be from this year! ;-)

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    2. Okay, guess I can't enter then.

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    3. I'm sorry to hear that Julie, hope you have a great Christmas period and that work doesn't keep you too busy!!

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  13. I have some cute ones from last year, if that counts ;) http://uncatchablenumber257.blogspot.com/2012/12/mare-y-christmas.html

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    1. No date limitations on photos, however for entry to count you'll have to repost them with a link to this contest & TraceALine's etsy shop ;-)
      Thanks for stopping by my blog! :-D

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  14. Sad to have missed this until too late :(

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    1. Oh no sad times! :-(
      I hope to run other contests in the future so hopefully you can participate next time :-D

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  15. I posted on FB and emailed you my picture. Thanks!

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    1. Entry received, cool pic!
      I'm going to have to make a post with all entries so everyone can see the class Christmas photos when I announce the winners. :-)

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  16. Here's my entry! http://lucysquest.blogspot.com/2013/12/snow.html

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    1. Sorry never answered this, but your entry was counted :-D
      Thanks!

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  17. Awwww man I can't believe I missed this!! I've been soooo busy and I'm way behind on blogs. *pout*

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    1. I too am playing catch up on my blog reading, I've had to go back to July/August/September to catch up & then there are others like yours which I am hoping to start following!

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