9th Day of Christmas-- ErikaHeins Giveaway

January 03, 2012

(Tolkienites, this is for you!)


On this 9th Day of Christmas, I'm bringing some joy to Tolkien fans... a giveaway of four beautiful notecards featuring Lord of the Rings artwork and calligraphy made by the talented Erika Heins!


Tolkien Quotes Notecard Set

This set of four beautiful notecards and envelopes feature four quotations from various poems and songs found in J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece The Lord of the Rings. This set features four blank 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" notecards, one each of four designs. The images are scanned and laser-printed from the original pen and ink drawings, and have been printed on high-quality cardstock. The package arrives sealed in a plastic sleeve. The quotes and images are as follows:

"Deep roots are not reached by the frost"--an image of a snow-covered tree revealing its root system

"But all the while I sit and think of times there were before, I listen for returning feet and voices at the door."--an image of Bilbo (after his adventures, of course) seated in front of his fire on a cozy evening

"The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began; now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if I can."--a hobbit hole, opened to reveal the road running down past the garden and the neighbors' homes, off toward a mysterious mountain in the distance

"Not all those who wander are lost"--an Elven maiden who has come upon a hidden waterfall in the forest

ENVELOPES MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM THOSE SHOWN.       






Erika is a very talented artist who sells prints and notecards of her work at her Etsy store.

One of my favorites-- and it's not even the most impressive, she has some astounding watercolors-- is Sam's Song. Sam is my favoritest Hobbit. He is so steadfast and goodhearted. Click to see a larger image.

Erika wrote a guest post about what Tolkien's writings mean to her. Look for it on the blog this evening.


ENTER TO WIN (1) Set of Tolkien Stationary from ErikaHeins!


WAYS TO ENTER
Visit ErikaHeins's shop and leave a comment here telling me what your favorite item is, and why! Mandatory1 entry.

Tell me what your favorite Tolkien story is, how The Lord of the Rings has been an inspiration to you, etc. 1 entry.

Share this giveaway on facebook, twitter, your blog, etc. 1 entry each.

Follow Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe on blogger, facebook, or twitter. 1 entry.

HOW TO ENTER
Leave a comment on this post describing the way(s) you entered and the number of entries you have made.


FINE PRINT
The winner will be announced on January 11th. Winners will be announced on this blog, and those who have provided email or other contact means will be contacted. If the winner is not heard from within 48 hours a new one will be chosen.
The winning entry will be chosen via Random.org
Giveaways are only available in the US (so sorry to the rest of the world, but the sponsors have to pay out of pocket for shipping!)
If you are under 18, you must have a parent's permission to enter.

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58 COMMENTS

  1. My favorite item is Sam's Song also. My favorite story is Beren and Luthian. Without LotR, what would we quote? No one would ever say "precioussss." There would be no arguments over whether Galadrial was prettier than Arwen. No one would play rangers. No one would hum the road goes ever on and on. I follow you on blogger.

    Total entries: 3

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  2. Visited the shop and msged owner, shared on FB, like and follow you on FB and Blogger. will have to return to give you my favorite Tolkien Tale, so
    4 entries

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  3. My favorite item on Erika Heins Esty is the Among the Ruins watercolor, I love the depth that is applied and the shade of green that she used. I could stare at it forever. =)
    I follow you on facebook and blogger
    Total:3

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  4. My favorite item is Sam's Song. My favorite part of the story is when, stumbling through the ash-filled wastelands of Mordor, Frodo falls, unable to continue, due to lack of food and water and the weight of the Ring. Sam, who is just as tired, who has given his rations of supplies to Frodo, rises up, lifts Frodo onto his shoulders, and carries his master and the Ring on the path to the mountain. Or something like that. Anyway it is very touching. SAM FOREVER!!! I follow you on Blogger. I sent an email to my friends telling them about this giveaway.
    Total: 4

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  5. My favorite item is the Beautiful Wanderer Quote. I already follow you on Blogger, Facebook and Twitter, so four entries. :3
    Twitter: @stfuTaryn
    Email: Liltechnicolor@gmail.com

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  6. Beautiful!!! my favorite item is "The Road goes ever on" card, very profound words...

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  7. I don't think I've ever wanted something from a giveaway more in my life. These are SO BEAUTIFUL!! And you know me and my Tolkien. :) My favorite thing is probably the cards you have pictured here because they are, and I kid you not, my very favorite Tolkien quotes (that don't directly relate to the story.) And, they're incredibly well done! Just gorgeous! Tolkien has influenced my life and my writing more than any other author except for L.M. Montgomery, due to the fact that I've been rereading his books since I was seven. I think that aside from the incredible characters and amazing story and world he has created, the LotR books say some truly inspiring and telling things about human nature and the good that can be found in the world--all without being simply dark and deppressing like most "literature." I follow your blog and facebook.
    Total entries: 4

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  8. Love, love, LOVE her "Among the Ruins" painting. I can't exactly explain why... it just caught me so completely.

    Lord of the Rings is probably my favorite Tolkien story, though Farmer Giles of Ham is hilarious as well. I have loved Tolkien since I first heard The Hobbit when I was about eight.

    Again, I follow you on blogger and Facebook.

    Am currently working on sharing the giveaway on Facebook.

    Total entries: 4

    Oh, you said something about providing an email account: Chava.april@gmail.com.

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  9. I really like the 'Among the Ruins watercolor'. It's so peaceful and green, and lets you imagine what the girl is doing there. Beautiful.
    Oh dear. I really don't know what to write about Tolkien's stories! I love how he created so much detail about Arda(the world he wrote about), how his cultures include histories, legends, the origin of the languages. And his characters have their own personalities, and backgrounds, and it's amazing.:) There's always something more to learn about his stories and the world they take place in!
    Total entries: 2
    I have also sent out an email about the giveaways, but since that is not mentioned for this giveaway, I'm not sure if it counts.

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  10. Among the Ruins is my fav! its really amazing i really find water colors hard and it is don with such ....its amazing! and i folow all fb twitter and bloger all togeth =4

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  11. My favorite is the Sam's song, such a great piece.

    My favorite story is The Hobbit, probably because I read it when I was so young and it kinda started my love of Fantasy novels (I think I read it in 3rd grade)

    I follow your blog with GFC - Kat Emralde
    I like Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe on Facebook - Kat Emralde
    I follow @ShealynnsFaerie on twitter - EmKatCreations

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  12. They're all so lovely! My favorite is the Road Goes Ever On print. I love that poem.

    I've been a fan of Tolkien since my mom read his works to me when I was a little kid. I keep coming back to them over and over. The stories of Maedhros and the other elf princes who keep fighting hopeless battles against Morgoth always spoke to me.

    I follow you on Facebook. (3 entries)

    hearpere at yahoo dot com

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  13. I LOVE this shop. LOVE it. Thanks for spreading the word about it! Okay, the note card sets are all amazing, but I think this is my favorite thing from the shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87546074/beautiful-wanderer-print

    I personally became a fan when we started watching FOTR when it first came out. I think I've seen it a billion times ten... anyway, LOTR has impacted me in so many ways; writing, art, and even sewing. (On the side, I'm re-reading FOTR again! Yay!)

    I only just got around to following you (sorry), so I guess that give me three entries. :D

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  14. My favorite thing would be this:http://www.etsy.com/listing/82961886/my-favorite-things-watercolor-print (1)

    I "shared" this on facebook. (1)

    2 total entries

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  15. Aside from the set you're giving away, I think my favorite piece in the shop is the Among the Ruins watercolor. Her art is so amazing and inspiring!

    My favorite Tolkien will probably always be the Lord of the Rings; it's characters are endearing, the storyline fantastic, and in the end, I find myself wishing to be a Hobbit living on the shire. It's the battle of good and evil that always inspires me, and what drew me to it in the first place, when I was eight or so and devoured the entire series within a week.(:

    I follow you on blogger and like you on Facebook!

    (4 entries)


    ~Vicki

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  16. Those are really neat!
    1 My favorite item I think is the Among the Ruins painting. The girl in it looks so peaceful and it's very good. I can barely draw a straight line.lol
    2 I shared this on my blog
    3 I follow your blog
    (3 entries)

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  17. I love the My Favorite Things watercolor print

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I am following you on Twitter

    username - serenap95

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. My favorite is the Among the Ruins watercolor print (small) because it is so elegant and vibrant!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Return of the King is my favorite Tolkien book because it was so exciting and a fitting end to the trilogy and the movie was my favorite as well.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I follow Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I tweeted about the giveaway, I'm @AmberGoo:
    http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/154792969319366657
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I love the My Favorite Things watercolor print...as it includes *my* favorite things as well! :)

    I love, love, love The Lord of the Rings...right now I am reading The Hobbit and I love it as well. They are such great story-telling and I enjoy them so!

    I follow your blog, like you on facebook and also follow you on Twitter! :)

    3 entries, I believe! :)

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  24. i really like the my favorite things notecards because I'm a huge fan of reading and writing and I WISH I was more artistic

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  25. My favorite item in the shop is the My Favorite Things watercolor print, I see my teacup in there (Old English Rose)!
    My favorite Tolkein is The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I love the classic battle of good vs. evil in this fantastic world he created.
    I follow you through GFC.

    3 entries

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  26. I love the Hobbit Christmas cards! I've bookmarked them for next year. :)

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  27. I posted about this on my blog, so total entries are now 5.

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  28. I love Among the Ruins! So pretty!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win! I really love the watercolor entitled "My favorite things".
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  30. My fave item is the Among the ruins watercolor
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  31. my favorite in the trilogy was the first one
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  32. My favorite is The Road Goes Ever On print. It's a fantastic illustration and such a well known Hobbit quote.

    When I read the books, The Hobbit was my favorite but the movies made me love Lord of the Rings even more. I'm beyond excited for the Hobbit movies to come out!

    Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/tuchtuch/status/155528465083416577

    Followed twitter @tuchtuch

    erinpitts@rocketmail.com

    Total entries: 4

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  33. I really like the The Road Goes Ever On print. That is so beautiful! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

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  34. I like the Hobbit Christmas cards. Also the Wanderer.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  35. beautiful wanderer print- always loved that quote
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  36. Bunny-

    My favorite item is the Evening at the Bridge watercolor print because it looks so serene!

    My favorite story is Return of The King.
    It was the first book i read in the series =)

    i am a publci gfc follower of Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe as uk7ss AT yahoo DOT com

    uk7ss AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. Love the My favorite things notecards! Thanks!
    saltsnmore@yahoo.com

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  38. Among the Ruins watercolor
    kddanie2@gmail.com

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  39. I like the notecard set best because I love Tolkien quotes. I like the artist's pen and ink style, and with the set you don't have to pick a favorite.
    Thanks for hosting all these fabulous giveaways, and introducing all these wonderful artists and artisans!

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  40. Oh my. These are beautiful. My favorite is probably "The Road Goes Ever On" notecard - to me, that one quote captures the essence of all the Tolkien stories. Adventure. Just outside, if only we'll follow the road.

    My dad introduced my sisters and I to Tolkien's books when we were still young, beginning with The Hobbit, so I have a soft spot for Bilbo's story.

    I shared this on Twitter, and I'm going to go post it on my blog now.

    4 entries
    honeyandcheese {at} gmail.com

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  41. Wow, what a lovely, creative give away!! I've seen Erika's work floating around the internet before and I love it. In fact, this is the one I've seen around: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84016649/the-road-goes-ever-on-notecard-set and that's my choice of favorite from her shop.

    Also, I followed her twitter, liked her facebook and joined her blogger, yay!

    And last but not least, my story... I grew up on Tolkien's books - my Mom read them to my brother and I all the time. When I got older I read them for myself. When the first film came out I begged my parents to let me see it); they let me go, but looking back I was REALLY young for it's intensity (only 13), lol. ;) I was a fangirl for a long time during my teen years and joined all the forums, etc. Now I'm 23 and just had an LotR marathon of the movies... and, yes I've always loved them, but this time they blew me away. They're inspiration for all of life, wow! Anyway, stop me now before I talk too much about it all - this is one of my favorite topics. :D

    Thanks again for hosting this giveaway! I have a total of 3 entries.

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  42. My favorite item in her shop would have to be the Hobbit Christmas Cards! --1 entry

    The Hobbit all the way! I read it at a tough time in my life and it make it much more bearable. --1 entry

    I follow you on blogger. --1 entry
    I like your FB page. --1 entry
    I follow you on Twitter. --1 entry

    darlingcupcakez@gmail.com

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  43. I think Sam's Song is my favorite thing. Sam is my favorite character, and there are so many good scenes in the border. Really wonderful.

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  44. I love her "Among the Ruins" because of it's beuautiful contrast of colors...the green looks so bright in the ruins.

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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  45. And, though I know Tolkien didn't mean LOTR to be symbolic, to me the ring makes a perfect representation of sin. Even down to that those who would do wrong for a good cause end up corrupting themselves (those that wanted to use the ring to do good would end up becoming evil, and therefore forsake the good they wanted to do).

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

    Thanks for sharing on suchfuntogive.blogspot.com

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  46. And, though I know Tolkien didn't mean LOTR to be symbolic, to me the ring makes a perfect representation of sin. Even down to that those who would do wrong for a good cause end up corrupting themselves (those that wanted to use the ring to do good would end up becoming evil, and therefore forsake the good they wanted to do).

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

    Thanks for sharing on suchfuntogive.blogspot.com

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  47. And, though I know Tolkien didn't mean LOTR to be symbolic, to me the ring makes a perfect representation of sin. Even down to that those who would do wrong for a good cause end up corrupting themselves (those that wanted to use the ring to do good would end up becoming evil, and therefore forsake the good they wanted to do).

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

    Thanks for sharing on suchfuntogive.blogspot.com

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  48. Favorite Item is the Among the Ruins Watercolour :)
    earthgirl321@yahoo.com

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  49. I would love to enter! This is a really hard choice between the Hobbit Notecards, and the Among the Ruins painting.... but I'll just go with the Among the Ruins painting because it's so rustic, and kind of makes me think of Ireland. :)

    ~Stephanie

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  50. My favorite character/story of the whole LoTR trilogy is Sam. If I were a Hobbit... I'd at least partly be Sam. I know for sure I'd be a Hobbit. But Sam is inspirational because... well, he's Sam. The steady, level headed, sarcastic, loyal, and brave Sam. :)

    ~Stephanie

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  51. I posted on my blog.
    http://thekingsbookworm.blogspot.com/2012/01/for-all-you-lotr-fans.html

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  52. Ok, my total is 6 entries. I did...

    1. posted on my blog
    2. posted on FB
    3. I like the Among the Ruins painting
    4. I told you my favorite character and how he is inspiring
    5. I follow your blog
    6. I liked you on FB.

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  53. I love the The Road Goes Ever On print. So beautiful and poignant!!!

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  54. My family loves the trilogy. We read it aloud together a couple years ago and then enjoyed the movies. They remain our favorite books/movies!

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  55. So excited to have won this.
    Thank you so very very much!

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