Arts and Crafts Competition!!

Arts and Crafts Competition!!

This competition is now CLOSED – thanks to everyone who entered, read on to find out if you’re a winner!…

We’ve had hundreds of entries and we’ve loved reading your comments and hearing about your love of arts and crafts, so many thanks to everyone who entered. But there could only be two winners…

Congratulations to our first prize winner, Jenny Eaves – you’ve won the Acrylic Easel Painting Set!

And our runner up is Ellen Stafford – congratulations on winning the Acrylic Painting Box Set!

Jenny and Ellen, you’ll receive your winners emails shortly, and watch this space everyone as we’ll hopefully be back with another arts and crafts competition very soon!


We thought it was about time we celebrated the launch of our huge new Arts and Crafts range by running a little giveaway for all you arty people. The new arts and crafts range we have online really is huge, and covers everything from card making and craft techniques, to sewing and jewellery making.  So whatever your craft, it’s likely we have the equipment!

But this week we have two prizes to give away that aren’t yet available on site, so they’re real excusives!! All you have to do to enter the draw is leave us a comment at the bottom of this post telling us what type of arts and crafts you love doing.

Tell us as much or as little as you like, but we want to know what your craft of choice is and then at the end of the week we’ll pick a winner and a runner up at random from all of the approved comments.

Here’s a little more on the two prizes and some more info you might like to know…

First Prize – Acrylic Easel Painting Set

The Acrylic Easel Painting Set includes everything required for a budding or professional artist. The set contains a tabletop adjustable elmwood easel, 6 various taklon paint brushes, 12 acrylic paints, stretched blank canvas, blank canvas board, plastic painting palette knife and carry bag.

Second Prize – Acrylic Painting Box Set

The Acrylic Painting Box Set  includes everything you need to get started with painting. In the box you will find 12 acrylic tubes, apron, palette, pencil, eraser, painting booklet, brushes, palette knife and stylus.

  • The competition will close on Sunday 14th August at midnight, so any comments entered after that won’t be included in the draw.
  • All comments will need to be approved, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear straight away!
  • The first name picked from the draw will win first prize, the second name will win the second prize.
  • You can comment as many times as you like, but please remember to give us your email address as this is how we’ll get in touch with the winners.
  • Now just leave a comment telling us what type of arts and crafts do you love doing?

The winners will be announced next week, so good luck!!

Terms and Conditions

1. Entry into the draw will be deemed as acceptance of these rules and any separate instructions for entry will form part of the rules. 2. This prize draw is open to any UK resident, aged 18 or over, who is invited to participate by the promoter and who posts a comment between 8th August 2011 and 14th August 2011 on the Littlewoods Arts and Crafts Competition blog post at the following URL: 3. Employees of Shop Direct Group companies and anyone else involved in the operation of the draw are excluded from entering.  The closing date for entry is 14th August 2011. 4.   All entries into the draw must be approved by the promoter. Approval is at the promoter’s discretion and any entries deemed inappropriate will be excluded from the draw. 5. A winner and a runner up will be drawn at random from all valid entries no later than the 17th August 2011. The winner and runner up will be notified by email within 14 days of the draw and must respond to their notification email within 30 days otherwise a new winner and/or runner up will be drawn.  The prizes will be sent to the addresses of the relevant winner and runner up within six weeks. 6. There are two prizes of an Acrylic Easel Painting Set and an Acrylic Painting Box Set. The prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and there is no cash alternative. The promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize in the event of the original prize being unavailable. 7. If you have a Shop Direct Group home shopping account that is in arrears at the time of the draw, you will not be eligible to win. 8. By entering the draw, entrants agree that their details may be disclosed to anyone requesting details of the prize winners. The winners may be required to take part in any publicity relating to this promotion. 9. Details of the winner and runner up will be available after 22nd August 2011 by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Littlewoods Facebook Prize Draw, Park Lane, Netherton, Liverpool, L72 1LF. 10. Promoter: Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited, First Floor, Skyways House, Speke Road, Speke, Liverpool, L70 1AB. Registered No 4663281.

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  1. Posted by alison wilson on August 8, 2011

    have been a card maker for 7 years now run a weekly class at Age concern leicester. love the new craft stuff in catalog have orderd things this week awaiting delivery yippeee lets see more

  2. Posted by Owen on August 8, 2011

    I like painting abstract work with acrylic paint.

  3. Posted by Brita Bevis on August 8, 2011

    I love doing any arts & crafts: drawing, painting, sewing etc. and am always keen to try new things. Just wish there were spare hours in a day!

  4. Posted by karen hopwood on August 8, 2011

    I LOVE arts and craft- I do it as part of my job, I work in mental health and its a great way to open conversation, improve concentration, brilliant distraction from problems and the chance to express yourself when maybe you don’t have the words to do it.
    Personal favourites? Jewellery making and painting. But always keen to learn new techniques xx

  5. Posted by Chris Woodgate on August 8, 2011

    Any type of drawing painting is great

  6. Posted by sue Lauchlan on August 8, 2011

    I love any kind of art and crafts, if I have never tried it before then its a challenge to learn a new skill, the good thing is that you never know how good you are or how much fun you can have untill you try it

  7. Posted by Stephen Evans on August 8, 2011

    I enjoy painting and drawing with the kids, making hand painting, helping the kids. very relaxing and seeing the kids enjoy their art is great too

  8. Posted by karla carroll on August 8, 2011

    I love water colours, have loved painting with them since i was 15, however im now finding a love for oils as i can add more definition, getting my lady into painting too she is 11 and would love to start with acrylics. perfect timing for her 12th birthday next month.

  9. Posted by Melanie Hall on August 8, 2011

    I love making my own cards, i sell them for funds for my local hospice.I paint, draw, embroider..anything theres a wish for.

  10. Posted by Samantha on August 8, 2011

    My favourite arts and crafts is making things with my 2 children! I don’t have the money to buy myself fancy art sets, so I love making things with them instead! We tried to make a paper mache money box, but the balloons went down after the first coating had dried!
    We also made a huge robot out of cardboard boxes,tubes and foil (it’s on my facebook pics somewhere!)

  11. Posted by Stacy Fenemore on August 8, 2011

    I love to try all sorts of arts and crafts, but end up doing messy painting and sticking with my toddler. It would be lovely to win one of these prizes to be able to have a hobby to myself 🙂

  12. Posted by Louise Dyson on August 8, 2011

    My favourite type of arts and crafts is scrapbooking, it’s what I do to relax after a stressful day, and I’ll have something to pass on to my beautiful children when they’re older, scrapbooking is the perfect way to treasure all f my precious memories :0)

  13. Posted by amanda kinney on August 8, 2011

    Well I love making cards (birthday, mothers day, fathers day etc…) I especially enjoy doing this as I can involve my son in this activity. Making the cards for people just gives it the personal touch and much prefer this to shop bought cards. Would love a set like this, as for now I only use pens & pencils. I think with a set like this I would be able to do so much more. Would also love to be able to try different activities, and develop other skills. Think these prizes are fab! Never usually win anything, but thought I would give this a bash as you have to be in it to win it 😀

  14. Posted by stacey marie pryce on August 8, 2011

    Me and my son like to make people birthday cards 😉

  15. Posted by joanne culligan on August 8, 2011

    my fav arts and crafts used to include pottery and still life where i would head off in a world of my own and capture natures beauty as i found it…nowadays i am more confined to the kitchen table,fingerpainting and the like..with my 2year old daughter but in the not to distant future i can see us taking off with our brushes to discover new beauty spots and creating masterpieces TOGETHER, and these will be the ones on the wall.

  16. Posted by melanie stirling on August 8, 2011

    I love making patchwork things,just little cushions etc.,nothing too big!

  17. Posted by Rachael Leyshon on August 8, 2011

    My boyfriend is designing his own comic book, he has done the writing but needs some new paint to get started on the pictures. This would make him very happy!

  18. Posted by Samantha Triggs on August 8, 2011

    We love doing paper mache. We make things like masks for halloween, scarecrow faces, cover old tins of beans to make money boxes, all sorts of weird and wonderful creations. A lick of paint on them and they look amazing! So much fun to do and so much wealth of satisfaction in return 🙂

  19. Posted by Sarah Barnett on August 8, 2011

    My first love is making cards, I really do enjoy seeing peoples faces when they open my cards, my 2nd love is making jewellery…and I have just taken up painting with paint fusion (sheena douglass)
    Wonderful, I love crafting.

  20. Posted by Sharon Griffin on August 8, 2011

    i love making cards and decorating them with vintage buttons and lace. I also make corsages, cushions and other little items like keyrings and door hangers. i try to use vintage fabrics when possible as it is a great way of recycling and the materials are so much nicer than modern ones x

  21. Posted by Marilyn Muir on August 8, 2011

    I have always loved doing arty things i have had a go at marquetry,love making salt dough models,have painted lots and lots of personalised plates with oils and details of the required dates,pictures and events for family and friends,1 christmas i had orders for 38 plates from people i knew i loved painting them because each 1 was different and people still ask me now if i do it but unfortunately i don’t have enough hours in the day.I must admit though i really love sketching with pencils i enjoy doing the various shades with the pencil and you can do so much with a simple pencil and piece of paper.I got an ‘O’Level in Art and really wish i had gone to university to follow it up i always wanted to be a commercial artist but ended up working in a bank but my heart has always been with the Art world!

  22. Posted by Cherry J on August 8, 2011

    Using glitter and clay

  23. Posted by kayleigh beirne on August 8, 2011

    I love creating little characters for my stories I write and encouraging my hubby to sketch them so paint would be awesome 😀

  24. Posted by VICTORIA TARRANT on August 8, 2011

    I can’t get enough of cross stitch but it’s my daughter who is the budding artist!

  25. Posted by richard murphy on August 8, 2011

    i love making birthday/wedding/anniversary etc etc cards!!!! anything from sticky back plastic all the way to jelly babies are used!!!! good fun

  26. Posted by vicky watts on August 8, 2011

    my son is always making models out of allsorts these paints would be great for him to paint them

  27. Posted by Christine Davies on August 8, 2011

    I’ve done knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, tatting, charcoal sketching, a bit of doing up furniture, quilting, flower photography, and I even made a fully-jointed teddybear, but the only painting (apart from redecorating) I ever did was watercolour at school – more than 40 years ago. I’m definitely up for giving it a go. Who knows? I could well be the next Grandma Moses!

  28. Posted by laura clayton on August 8, 2011

    i like doing many different arts and crafts projects, from buying photoframes and then instead of a photo i put different scrabble words inside them, they’re great for making a gift personal to dabbling in a little painting on cancas using acrylic paint, making my own wall art by wrapping wallpaper round old canves’s, re-covering old chairs and sofas with the fabric from duvet covers, or spare material i have lying round the house to printing and sending my own cards and rsvp cards from photos ive taken or pictures ive drawn, generally i just like finding new and innovative things to do and make, and creating unique things, whether to keep for myself or even give as a present (saves lots of money too)

  29. Posted by cheryl hughes on August 8, 2011

    i love doing acrylic paintings

  30. Posted by Michelle Ramsay on August 8, 2011

    I love to do scrapbooking and drawing 🙂

  31. Posted by cheryl hughes on August 8, 2011

    i will use this to introduce my little nephew to the fantastic world of painting…

  32. Posted by linzi egglesden on August 8, 2011

    I love to draw, I’m not good at it, but I find I can’t be anxious at the same time…excellent therapy!

  33. Posted by Vicky on August 8, 2011

    My passion for art has been reawoken after 2 sad losses this year. It has helped with dealing with emotions and although things have become more settled I intend to continue with this especially as a new house means more walls to hang creations on!

  34. Posted by emma hunt on August 8, 2011

    me and the kids love any type of arts and crafts ! the messierthe better!

  35. Posted by Odette Harper on August 8, 2011

    Hi, I love making my friends and family cards for birthdays and xmas, I have made cards for charity before now, which I loved doing. My kids want to be like their granny who paints wonderful pictures.

  36. Posted by Jackie Summerfield on August 8, 2011

    I am into jewelry making, it relaxes me and I make presents to save money as I have 3 lovely kids and would love to try another arts activity.

  37. Posted by Irene Knight on August 8, 2011

    I create digital scrapbooking kits, never really had an opportunity in adulthood to be arty with traditional mediums.

  38. Posted by Kerri C. on August 8, 2011

    I like helping my daughter making cards and crafts for her grandparents and dad for occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. She loves it.

  39. Posted by Rachel James on August 8, 2011

    I love to scrapbook! I always have my camera with me so have photos galore. Mounting them and adding the story is such a good way to preserve memories and stories for the future and makes me feel very arty too! Have had a go at painting my own background papers – with mixed success! Also enjoy cardmaking and cross stitching. Having said that, will give just about anything a go! Great competition, thank you!

  40. Posted by Naomi Day on August 8, 2011

    I enjoy making cards and glass painting, My youngest children enjoy cutting and sticking and anything involving the use of bits and bobs and glue . My older children enjoy oil painting and poster paint art .

  41. Posted by Tracie Williams on August 8, 2011

    My daughter loves painting with oil paints and pastels, she is 13 years old, she paints abstract, portraits and makes her own cards, her younger sister (11) joins in too.. She has an arts and craft box she keeps her things in, she would be made up to win this as I think she is a budding artist in the making x

  42. Posted by lindsay shepherd on August 8, 2011

    I love all sorts of arts and crafts, i do a lot of knitting, i make cards, i love painting when the kids let me have a chance!

    my children are really getting into the arts and crafts side of things as well which is great.

  43. Posted by fallon traversari on August 8, 2011

    I love anything to do with art….. runs in the family. but i also love passing it on to mu children, live messy days with them 🙂

  44. Posted by michele smith on August 8, 2011

    I love art and drawing in any form as it helps me relax and forget about the world for a bit and just create,it may not be very good in other peoples eyes but the enjoyment I get from it is amazing.

  45. Posted by adam sheppard on August 8, 2011

    my sister got me into painting landscapes, im still learning so need all the practice i can get

  46. Posted by Paula Abbott on August 8, 2011

    I love card making as it gets me and my daughters together spending family time. I also like other messy crafts like paper mache and painting.

  47. Posted by Samantha Whistler on August 8, 2011

    I love making cards- I’ve only been doing it for a couple of years, but the thing I like most about it is that my mum and sister do it as well, so we can have a lovley girly get together and share all our card making goodies, and swap ideas and tips!

  48. Posted by Leila Prowting on August 8, 2011

    I love all sorts of arts & crafts. I do knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking. Started when I was very young, learned from my mother and I just find it to be very relaxing & rewarding. There is just something special about a homemade item and the memories it leaves with you.

  49. Posted by Tracy on August 8, 2011

    I love all sorts of arts and crafts but my favourites are making jewellery, which I have been doing since I was 15 and card making which I took up about 10 years ago

  50. Posted by athony musk on August 8, 2011

    i love doing drawing n art ect,i can relax an let it flo,i would love to win as the set would be good as my little 6 yr old is now starting to draw ect and with the paint set we can create alot more pictures and have hours of fun 🙂

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