The December PikaPackage Giveaway!

Alrighty peeps, this will be our last PikaPackage Project giveaway for 2008!

As the participants for this round comes to 24, we’re going to do it a little differently this time. We’re going to pick TWO winners, and each one will get a 6-item package each containing at least one item from your favourite artists that you’ve commented about. How does that sound?

And for making this possible, I’d like to thank our participants for this round for coming along:

  1. Rui Vitorino Santos sent in these lovely zines that’s just right for Christmas!
  2. Racheal Anilyse sent in prints of the Boticelli Sisters, and also ACEOs;
  3. Aaron + Ayumi, the team at APAK sent in their new cards for December’s round;
  4. Gaia Bordicchia sent in her adorable cards, prints and gift tags for the holiday season;
  5. Stephanie of Milady Productions sent in beautiful gift tags;
  6. Victoria Usova sent in beautiful full-sized prints of her watercolor works;
  7. Sarah Ray sent in cards, postcards and adorable buttons;
  8. Katherine Quinn sent in beautiful prints for the December round of the PikaPackage Project;
  9. Anna Emilia sent in four copies of her beautiful book entitled Proof of Winter;
  10. Sarah of craftyFOLK sent in fabulous magnets and brooches that are all handmade with love;
  11. Shannon of Loaded Hips Press sent in handpressed linoprints in all shapes and sizes;
  12. Julia Staite sent in her awesome handmade zines – a retelling of The Little Red Riding Hood;
  13. Renee of Wolfie and the Sneak sent in these lovely print packs, and a reminder not to use plastics!
  14. Mara of Printspace sent in wonderful full-sized prints of her work;
  15. Jannie Ho of Chickengirl sent in adorable cards with her characters in time for the holidays;
  16. Jeannette of The Beautiful Project sent in these lovely cards;
  17. Tad Carpenter sent in a massive package that contained silkscreened giant prints of his monster mix-up (each waist of the monsters are of the same width, and so is interchangeable), silkscreens on wood panels + loads of cards;
  18. Yael Fran sent in an assortment of fabulous brooches, necklaces and gift tags made from her beautiful collages!
  19. Lizzy House sent in a beautiful package filled with handprinted cards, prints and twee notebooks!
  20. Cristina Sitja Rubio sent in a fun coloring book, buttons and prints for the December package;
  21. Susan Schwake sent in beautiful original drawings and prints of her work;
  22. Julie of Your Secret Admiral sent in her hand-drawn and hand-bound notebooks of various sizes;
  23. Maria Kalcheva sent in colourful mini prints, cards and calendars; and
  24. Anna Rosete of 1760 Sunday House sent in handmade Christmas ornaments, along with her prints all packed up in a pretty package!

So here’s what you need to do have a chance to win each one of these packages — visit the shops/websites of our participants, and write down here in the comments which product you like from their shops (include the links if you’d like). Here’s some information:

  1. You can make one long list, but please do not comment more than once. If you do, you’ll immediately be disqualified!
  2. Some of the artists don’t have shops yet, but that’s alright too, just let us know you liked what they sent in!
  3. The closing date for this is on Monday 8th December, 8 p.m. PST/PDT. I’ll pick two random winners from the comments section, so be sure to leave your email addy!

To read more about our participants, remember to read up our PikaPackage zine too! If you’d like to read the zine online, then head on to read it over at our Issuu page. The cover art for this issue was done by the lovely Aaron + Ayumi of APAK!

If you’d like to purchase a PikaPackage for yourself (and to support Pikaland!), hop on to our NEW SHOP! We will be donating USD2.00 from each sale to Amnesty International, a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.

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117 thoughts on “The December PikaPackage Giveaway!

  1. It’s great to meet so many new artists through your site, thanks!

    I am completely bowled over by the work of Anna Emilia Laitinen. Fantastic, I would be honoured to win something from her hand.

    Was also touched by Susan Schwake, Lizzy House, Printspace and the lovely handmade books by Your Secret Admiral.

  2. The Future Folks postcards from APAK Studio are marvelous; I love the colors and the whimsical/ethereal vibe.

    The Flea Party notecards at ChickengirlDesigns are so fun – perfect for a silly love note, I think.

    And Anna Emilia’s Sprouts painting takes my breath away; what an amazing conception.

  3. wonderful as always!
    i especially love Lizzy House’s work.

    it’s so great that you bring all these fresh faces out and all come together for something so positive.
    thank you

  4. pikaland is my favorite blog, and this is why:

    1. rachel anilyse, she’s great and hilarious, and her work is awesome. :)

    thanks for making this possible, have a great day!

  5. Wow, everything is so great!!

    I especially love the stuff by:

    The Beautiful Project
    Printspace
    Julia Staite
    Lizzy House
    Your Secret Admiral

    I love it all though. :)

  6. For this round, I am digging the Gaia Bordicchia dolls and the overall design upon her holiday goods. Her characters have such a charming personality, with a bit of the sweet and a bit of the tart—

    I also really, really HEART APAK! Is is pronounced A-P-A-K or A-Pak? Either way. Their “Happy Hermit” collection is super awesome— my favorite is where the hermits are luring out hippos with cupcakes.

  7. Hi I have never left a comment before but I went over to buy the Little red riding hood book and it wasn’t in her shop…..so here I am back hoping to win it…..and the proof of winter …..all so wonderful!!!

  8. All the artists are very talented! Yael Fran’s characters are so sweet. The Carrying Love pendant is touched my heart!

    Julie of Your Secret Admiral’s makes the cutest notebooks. The Airmail Envelope Pocket Notebook is Great!

    Ann Rosete of 1760 Sunday House has some of the cutest illustrations. Welcome Home is lovely.

  9. Oh my! So great to see so many zines and diy books in the package this time – Rui Vitorino Santos, Julia Staite, and Anna Emilia’s have totally captured my imagination and I’m now off to get totally immersed in their sites!
    xox

  10. Me encata todo!!
    Pero si tengo que elegir, con un poco de pena, elijo:
    Apak!
    Racheal Anilyse
    The beatiful proyect
    Chikengirl
    Printspace
    Renee lamer
    Julia steite
    Your secret admiral
    Susan schawake
    Ojalá tenga suerte!
    Y esde ya gracias por esta oportunidad.
    Me encanta lo que hacen desde acá!
    un saludo,
    Marina
    calfupeuma@hotmail.com

  11. Wow – fantastic work by everyone! I do really love the work of Juila Staite, Your Secret Admiral and APAK. Thanks for all the inspiration. Keep drawing everyone. Have a lovely day, Paula xxxxx

  12. I really like Renee’s work from Wolfie and the Sneak – especially her “Collections from my backyard” print.

    Also, the Airmail Envelope Notebooks at Your Secret Admiral are really neat.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  13. Tad Carpenter’s work is really fun. Love the character design and color. I’m also a huge fan of Mara’s work from Printspace. Simple and beautifully drawn. I am an instant fan. Another wonderful collection of artists this month.

  14. Wow! I love this! So glad I finally found this site.
    Here are my top picks:

    Victoria Usova’s “Mad Tea Party” and I love the “Little Piece of Summer” reversible art pendant on her Etsy shop!

    Gai Bordicchia’s “Partridge” note cards

    Chickengirl’s “Hello” squirrel cards

    Yael Frankel’s pins & robots

    Tad Carpenter’s “Puppy on Bike” and the red/blue/black print with the A and glasses, but I love just about anything Tad creates.

    Amazing work, everyone!

  15. Oh it’s so hard to pick, everyone is great.

    I love Apak and the cards they sent, I also love Tad Carpenters monsters. Who am I kidding I love all of it : )

    harvey_sara (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. My fave is Lizzy House and her new line of fabrics for Andover are brilliant.
    I also liked the girl rubons of Yaul Fran.
    Anna Emilia’s artwork was wonderful ~ Her Cherry Igloos and Under Earth were faves.

  17. I have been a huge fan of APAK since they was featured in Craft: magazines. I’ve visited their Etsy store ever since and I can’t get enough of them. It’s hard to pick just one favorite but if I must “Hidden Place” series is my pick. http://apakstudio.com/apak/gallery/hidden-places/
    They remind me of my relationship with my hubby, how in love we were, we are, and will be.

    Thank you Pikaland for having including them in this giveaway!

  18. I love love craftyFolk’s stuff (esp. the little pins with the gold filigree) and Julia Staite’s Little Red Riding Hood zine (favorite fairy tale ever). Tad Carpenter’s monsters are amazing as well.

  19. Awsome art, difficult choice. My picks:

    Julia Staite (Little Red Riding Hood)
    Julie of Your Secret Admiral (notes)

    Good luck!

  20. Oh my goodness I just have too much love for this package! I love Victoria Usova’s work, it reminds me of the story book’s I had as a kid, her pictures are just beautiful. Milady Production’s little tags are so sweet, i would love to get my hands on those! But my favourite work would have to be Racheal Anilyse, her illustrations are just gorgeous :) x

  21. Thanks again for doing this!

    My favs:
    Loaded Hips Press – love their site – love letterpress, love everything
    The Beautiful Project
    Yael Fran – even my five year-old saw them and ooohed and awwwwed!
    Tad Carpenter for sure

  22. I couldn’t pick just one! Here are my 3 favorites:
    1. Tad Carpenter: I absolutely love everything he sent in but I’m kind of obsessed with this Tegan and Sara poster</a>: http://www.tadcarpenter.com/store/posters/tegan-and-sara/”&#62;
    2. Lizzy House: This Shakepeare’s 12th Sonnet print is amazing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18314154
    3. Apak: I always love their work. But the new cards they sent in for the giveaway are especially fun.

  23. I love Victoria Usova’s work. So colourful and brite. Just like Christmas and since I have no cash anymore because of this economy I hope to win a pikapackage.

    Love Renee

  24. It’s wonderful to see many of my favorite artisans on your list! I am a big fan of 1760 Sunday House, APAK, Wolfie & the Sneak, Yael Fran and Susan Schwake! I would be honored to win some of their wonderful items.

  25. I love so many of these illustrations! In particular, I enjoyed the Bird Stack and Bird Hearts from Printspace. I also love the Natural Lineage prints by wolfie & the sneak (just ordered these last week!). And the Orange Blossom Trio painting from Susan Schwake is gorgeous!

    Great giveaway – thanks to all these artists for donating!!!

  26. I’ve got to say, they’re all gorgeous.
    Stand-outs for me include the gorgeous, almost surrealist watercolor work of Victoria Usavo, cityFOLK’s adorable felt brooches, Anna Emilia’s enchanting art, Tad Carpenter’s monsters, and anything Rachael Anilyse so much as touches.
    But really, it’s all quite lovely. Thank you kindly for the opportunity!

  27. Hi Amy, Happy Birthday!!

    They’re all fabulous as usual, but Sarah Ray is cracking me up!! The crying lolly, the fainting hair dryer and the guy who loves his tv are great!

  28. From Racheal Anilyse I’ve always loved the Boticelli sisters. Her typography rocks too. She is my all time fav.

    From Victoria Usova, I like Little Pieces of Summer: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18250956

    From CraftyFOLK, the brooches have always caught my eye: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18176870

    From Julia Staite, I love the type on the cover of her Little Red Riding Hood book

    From Printspace, the stacked birds are fantastic!

  29. I love the beautiful project things, especially the washing lines and telegraph poles, also the maria kalcheva naughty santas – just gorgeous!

  30. Such great stuff! So hard to choose!
    Favourites:
    1) “I’m a Bear Lass” brooch from craftyfolk
    2) the small block prints, especially “Blue Line Damen Stop #2” from loaded hips press

  31. I heart Rui Vitorino Santos xmas supper drawings
    I heart Racheal Anilyse’s “Open Heart” print
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15844587
    I heart all of APAK’s animal prints (r is for raccoon is esp. cute)
    I heart Gaia Bordicchia’s (Piccolini) vintage bunny card set
    I heart Milady Productions’s folksy invites
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13473319
    I heart Victoria Usova’s “In the mood for presents” watercolor
    I heart Sarah Ray’s (Singingchicken) christmassy card
    I heart Katherine Quinn’s “Although sleep leaves me behind” print
    I heart Anna Emilia wow! amazing work!
    I heart CraftyFolk’s autumn bunny brooch
    I heart Shannon Buck’s “Girl and Bird” painting
    I heart The Beautiful Project’s “Let’s Hump” card
    I heart Wolfie and the Sneak’s 3rd annual Illustrated Calendar
    I heart Susan Schwake’s orangeblossom leaves
    I heart Maria Kalcheva’s Personalized Xmas stationery
    I heart yaelfran’s ex libris stickers
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17876446
    I heart Your Secret Admiral’s Airmail Envelope Pocket Notebooks!
    I heart 1760 Sunday House’s pin cushions
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14385137

    what a fine lookin’ giveaway! Thank you to all!

  32. What a great list of creativity… I totally adore the work of Yael Fran.. too cute! And Anna Emilia’s book is gorgeous… Thanks for compiling this, it’s a wonderful trip of inspiration.

  33. Absolutely exceptional talent here. My favorites are Victoria Usova’s Little Piece of Summer pendant, Yael Fran’s Carrying Love Pendant, CraftyFolk’s BearLass brooch, Tad Carpenter’s My Morning Jacket Poster, Rachael Anilyse’s Botticelli Sisters, Printspace’s Mora. Thanks for the introduction to even more great artists!

  34. Everything is so great, but I especially love:
    Loaded Hips Press’ Navy Pier Print
    and
    ALL of the beautiful projects cards, including the You’re so rad one.

    Great package!

    -sara

  35. 1. Rui Vitorino Santos’s animals with human heads and vice versa are interesting and unique.

    2. Racheal Anilyse’s Boticelli Sisters are gorgeous. Her illustrations have such warmth of emotion and depth. Just lovely.

    3. I’ve loved APAK for like ever! Everything they create is so cute and colorful – my fav being Enchanted Observers
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18156846&ref=em

    4. Gaia Bordicchia’s Vintage Bunny note cards have the most perfect expression.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17042235

    5. Milady Productions’s Blue Thistle Knobs make me want to run through my house looking for knobs to replace with their sweetness.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12789144

    6. Victoria Usova’s Tree people print is just perfect. I really really love it and added it to my favorites.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13977500

    7. Sarah Ray’s illustrations are ridiculously cute and funny too! I love the toast going POP out of the toaster.

    8. Katherine Quinn’s style is so charming, I couldn’t help but fall for her Pieces of time that keep drifting by print.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14458721

    9. Anna Emilia’s Proof of Winter looks amazing, definitely a must have!

    10. craftyFOLK’s brooches are so adorable and I really like the Vintage Coffee Pot magnets too.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17219957

    11. Loaded Hips Press linoprints have such style and fantastic color it’s hard to pick a fav, but I quite like Reservoir.

    12. Julia Staite’s little robots are crazy cute, I would love to see her Little Red Riding Hood in action.

    13. Wolfie and the Sneak’s Pod poster has been on my wishlist forever.
    http://shop.indiefixx.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=553&zenid=267cbe5cb5e29031fc8f8522027fefb3

    14. I literally love every single thing at Printspace, the artprints especially. Love the animals!
    http://www.printspace.com.au/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=16

    15. Chickengirl’s little squirrel characters on her Hello greeting cards so hysterical!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15753972

    16. The Beautiful Project’s cards are just so great, cheeky perfection!

    17. I love monsters! Tad Carpenter’s illustrations are just fantastic and I also love the work he’s done for Tegan and Sara.

    18. I’ve seen a lot of Yael Fran’s Rub on girls and they always catch my eye.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18196738

    19. Lizzy House’s Whale of a Time is a MUST HAVE, crazy cute!!!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18313981

    20. Cristina Sitja Rubio’s drawings reminds me of childhood, illustrations in books, libraries. I love that she has a coloring book too.

    21. Susan Schwake’s Kip and Deb original ink drawing is perfect. I love her use of antique book pages.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10830544

    22. Your Secret Admiral’s notebooks are made from recycled, reused materials, which I love. Especially the Ultimate Sketchbook.
    http://yoursecretadmiral.com/artwork/480966.html

    23. Maria Kalcheva’s Sweet spring really is super sweet.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17206469

    24. Gosh I really love 1760 Sunday House’s Handpainted pillow, so very unique.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14383495

  36. So many great artists! I have to say one that stood out to me is Anna Emilia— her book looks intriguing to say the least and I went to her website— i love the way she incorporates nature-shapes-and-patterns into her drawings and work.

  37. Your packages are so amazing!! All of the artists are so talented. I especially liked Julie of Your Secret Admiral’s works.
    Thank you!

  38. i love love love Printspace’s illustrations – her use of color and lines are so wonderful.

    i also love sarah’s magnets from craftyfolk, she is such a fabulous illustrator.

    lastly, i love julie’s illustrations from Your Secret Admiral — i am a sucker for line drawings and hers are amazing!

    fun giveaway. thanks! :)

  39. All of these are so wonderfully special! I especially love Lizzyhouse’s Whale prints and the owl stack print at Printspace (I love everything at Printspace though). The Little Red Riding Hood books look fun and I’d be curious to see the inside. Thanks for your hard work organizing this!

  40. viewing racheal anilyse sketchbook and seeing the work from loaded hips press has been like a ray of sunshine in an otherwise ordinary day. thanks for spreading the warmth.

  41. Oh yay! Great giveaway. Love all of the participants! But my favorites have to be…

    Sarah / CraftFolk, Love everything she does! Esp love these magents http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17219957

    I just LOVE Anna Emilia’s work. Would love to won that book! I love her “Small Paitings” too. Beautiful serene work.

    Also love YourSecretAdmiral’s airmail notebooks http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16102500

    AND love 1760’sSundayHouse, lovely lovely work!

    Thanks!

    jessicajane.love at yahoo dot com

  42. H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y A M Y ! and happy holidays too.

    This time I only ask one thing from Santa,
    win the pikapackage :)

    XO

    Renee from Mexico

  43. Mmmm… APAK (sounds so Malay, doesn’t it?)
    And Anna Emilia Laitinen is LUSH!
    And my “Hips are Loaded” with prints
    AND swoon swoon Tad Carpenter (fall over…)
    And a Yael Fran brooch would SO fab on my winter coat…
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

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