Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Giveaways for me - Giveaways for you!

I'm really nexcited! I've won two giveaways: beautiful bookmarks by Bindu and a lovely shell photograph by Country Girl, and eagerly await their appearance at the Secret Portal behind the Cacti! I will feature them on my blog when they arrive.

And another cause for nexcitement at Necky Knoll House is that Maureen and I have launched an Interneck shop for our giraffe cards, which we have called Giraffe Greetings!

Our IT nexpert, Nekky Tekky, has set up a special intergalactic portal, which means we are not limited to serving giraffes in our Camelopardalis constellation, but can nextend our services to planet Earth.

Inspired by the giveaways of my fellow bloggers, we thought it would be fun to celebrate in bloggyland with a special greeting card giraffaway - a gift of four giraffe cards each to three bloggy friends!

If you'd like the chance to win four of our giraffy cards, here's how: decide which four cards from our Giraffe Greetings shop you like best, and leave me a comment with their titles. On Sunday at noon GWT, (Giraffe World Time), I will put your names on folded bits of paper into my favourite teapot, and let Littl' Nicky pick out three.

The three winners will be published on the blog, so you can then let me know where to send your cards!

Whoopee - I think this is a reason for another party!


BT said...

A prize for being the first? Oh well, it was worth a try! My favourites:

Giraffe Among Raspberries
High Altitude Toothpaste
Durham Goes Giraffe.

What a splendid idea, I do hope it's a tall success for you. Well done for winning prizes too. I've never won a bloggy giveaway - yet. I love the teapot, give it a good stir on Sunday. xx

Cloudia said...

This is SO right!
Y E S!!

Very exciting and sure to be successful.
I liked giraffe kiss, Dunham does Giraffe @ Christmas, and Tyne (with that cool bridge).

Make lots and lots of green, Raph!

Comfort Spiral

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you BT! I'll give the teapot a good stir on Sunday - must remember to pour all the tea out before putting the names in! :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Cloudia - your words are so neckouraging!

marigirl said...

ooo, my favorites are awakening, taking tea in the garden, giraffe quest and giraffe kick!

what a great idea!

Arlene said...

I love:
High Altitude Toothpaste

Forbidden love at Hadrians Wall

I know I can trust you

Great Cards!!! Love the store!!

Jan said...

Giraffe Love ,Accomplish,Some Moments are the ones I choose although I love all of them - good idea , will you be doing more christmas ones ?

RuneE said...

Oh, well here is for it:

Going Giraffe on the Tyne
Giraffe Greetings from Newcastle Gateshead
Hadrian's Wall Goes Giraffe
Forbidden Love at Hadrian's Wall

Maybe because I have been to those places - but I didn't see any giraffes!

The Adventurous Art Teacher said...

What fun news... Congratulations
on your new adventure.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Marigirl - they will be put in the teapot!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Arlene, thank you and glad you like the store!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Glad you love them all, Jan - thank you! There may be more Christmas ones if time!!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

RuneE - when we come through the secret portal on our Tours bus we pick days that are on our calendar but not yours, so there will be no humans to see us! :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Adventurous Art Teacher - adventures are fun!

A Cuban In London said...

Congrats on your pressies and good luck with your nekkie ties. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Derrick said...

Hi Raph,

This is great news! I hope it will be a BIG success for you.

My favourite foursome are: Georgiana, Giraffe Among Tall Raspberries, Giraffe Quest & Hadrian's Wall Goes Giraffe.

But there are lots of super pics. Giraffe rowing looks rather strenuous?!!

Janet said...

Thank you for your kind wishes Ralph! I will certainly wish them from you! Such a pity I live too far for going into that draw, but never mind! Wishing you all necking good luck and I will certainly have a look out at Christmas time ... I'll pay extra for postage!!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Cuban in London - our daughter Nexi says you are a voice from the Universe telling her to put her painted neck ties on our card shop - she's been pestering us to do this ... thank you!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Derrick!

Giraffe rowing is certainly very strenuous - develops the neck! I rowed in my youth, but I didn't really like getting bubbles up my nostrils.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Janet! You can enter the draw - no distance exclusions on this.

Heather said...

How exciting Raph and good luck with your new business venture. I would love to take part in the giveaway and my favourites are:

Giraffe House
Durham Goes Giraffe
Tea in the Garden
Eating Wiggy Willow.

There were so many lovely designs to choose from, it was difficult to come to a decision.

Choices said...

Hi Ralph,
What a great idea! You are all so creative in Giraffe World.

Janet said...

Excellent behaviour! I am chuffed!

Text me Angel
Giraffe Quest
Giraffe among Raspberries
Durham goes Giraffe

Holding thumbs for Sunday! :)

Barbara Martin said...

Wonderful idea, and I love the different cards.

My choices are:

Going Giraffe on the Tyne
I Know I Can Trust You
Durham Goes Giraffe at Christmas
Hadrian's Wall Goes Giraffe

I can hear those registers going ka-ching, ka-ching.

Rosemary said...

What lovely cards, all the best on this new venture........ my choices if I am lucky enough to be chosen are.Some Moments, Neko and Nexi, Giraffe Quest and Taking Tea in the Garden...... Now on the hunt for the secret portal behind the cactus .

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Heather, glad you like them! Into the teapot your list will go!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Choices - lots of creative giraffes means arty crafty things, paints and mess everywhere - but when you can't see the floor - can't hoover either! :)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hold thumbs, Janet! (What a lovely phrase!)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Barbara! Glad you like the cards!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Rosemary, thank you! And take care near the cacti!

bindu said...

I hope my bookmarks arrive there soon. The other two people have confirmed that theirs have arrived, so I'm hoping it will be any day now!

Congrats on your new venture! I'm sure it will be a great success. It is so hard to pick three out of the set - they are all so lovely! But here goes:
Giraffe Kiss
High Altitude Toothpaste

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Whoopee - I should get my bookmarks any day then, Bindu! Mine will take a little longer than the others because of travelling through space and time in the Secret Portal behind the Cacti!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love the fun in High Altitude Toothpaste Raph, but I also like the tenderness in that Kiss. They are lovely cards - do hope you do well with them.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you, Weaver! We love our High Altitude Toothpaste here, and clean our teeth and tongues to music at Neckelchester Dental Practice!

Cloudia said...

Look Raph, Giraffe Cola:

thanks for coming to my boat-aversary post. Jolly! I'll be looking for Capt. Gurgle.

Aloha my friend!
Comfort Spiral

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Giraffe Cola! Thank you Cloudia, I'm intrigued - off to have a look !

Jeane said...

oh, Raph, congratulations on your new venture - wonderful cards and these would be my choices :)

awakening, choose shoes, accomplish, think giraffe

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Jeane!

You're the first to choose Choose Shoes, I think! That one is Nexi's favourite.

Lyn said...

Quite a tall order and what an honor to be stuffed into your teapot for a winning chance!
Here goes:
1. Neko and Nexi
2. Shopping (of course)
3. Giraffe Among Tall Raspberries
4. Giraffe Quest
Holding my breath!!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Lyn!

Littl' Nicky keeps looking at the teapot as if expecting human bloggy friends to come out of the spout - he thinks it's a secret portal!

Madame DeFarge said...

The Raspeberries, Hadrian's Wall and Giraffe Quest. They're all delightful and good luck with the venture.

Christy said...

Beautiful, whimsical cards and giraffes are my fave animals! My faves are :

Some moment
I know I can trust you
Giraffe Kiss
Think Giraffe

Thank you and more power!

Jasmine said...

This is my first visit to your blog but I will be back for sure, your art is enchanting.

It is impossible to pick just 4 without worrying you made the wrong choice. They all are so wonderful.

Giraffe among raspberries
Giraffe Greetings from Newcastle (my hometown :) )
Giraffe Eating Wiggy Willow

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Madame DeFarge! Into the teapot they will go!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Christy - I'm glad to be one of your fave animals!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Jasmine, thank you so much!

Newcastle your hometown! Have you ever seen giraffes strolling through the streets?

Linda S. Socha said...

Oh My. I am at a loss about the time zones. I may have missed the drawing...glad I did not miss the wonderful cards!. I really love the dancing couple in the banner! Top Notch.....Love the Christmas scene.Love the tea in the garden...Just what I would love to do today! These are great Raph. I shall return!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hi Linda - you did miss the draw, but we'll be doing more Giraffaways in the future! Glad you like the cards - thank you for the compliments!