Let’s #CelebRAteLove With A Raffle

..💓💖 Happy V’Day everyone 💖💓..

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Time to spread some luuuurve! Before I get to the aforementioned raffle, let me precede the procedure with a few warm words. I would just like to take the opportunity to send a bit of love to all of you. No matter whether you are following my call for a bit of Valentine’s action today, or whether you choose to ignore the day on your blog; whether you come from Twitter, or tumblr, or whether you are a blog-less commentator – or even those of you who prefer to read here without making yourselves known – I would just like to say “thank you”!

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It is with absolute conviction that I can tell you that knowing you are out there, is a major driving force for me! You help me get out of bed in the morning – because I cannot wait to see what has happened on Twitter overnight, whether there are comments on my blog, and what my fellow bloggers have written on their own blogs. You unknowingly kick my ass into gear, giving me the motivation to write and interact. You inspire my creativity by sharing your own creative work, or by bouncing ideas around that find their way into one of my shrines or other creative endeavours. You keep me up to date with what is going on with Mr A, talking me down the proverbial ledge when I am displeased with the OOA, and fuelling my enthusiasm when some noteworthy new work or interview has seen the light of day. And last but not least, you broaden my horizons by sharing your life with me. You deserve some love *mwah mwah*

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As for Mr A and Valentine’s Day – I don’t think he needs a separate love letter from me. My *whole blog* is a veritable love letter to him…

But apart from RAlove, I also have a little RAffle for you! Easy on the capitalisation, Guylty… it’s a tiny bit annoying, that habit…  You may have thought that RAPS Inc. had folded, judging by the lack of company news in the last while. However, the creative team was busy expanding their product range. Here is the latest press release:

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The Charactère Collection

 

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Ok, all this nonsense aside – the items you see in the gallery above are all up for grabs. Five items in total, so a better chance than usual to win something:

1st prize: 1 cushion cover
2nd prize: 1 large washbag
3rd prize: 1 lunchbag
4th prize: 1 small zipper pouch
5th prize: 1 phone cover/tissue holder

To be in for the raffle, all you need to do is leave me a comment here on the WordPress blog post. The prizes will be raffled among all entries. One entry per person. The winner will be determined by randompicker. Postage and packaging is covered by me. The raffle is open for 36 hours until 8pm GMT on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Good luck!

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Finally, if you #CelebRAteLove today, too, feel free to use my header picture as a banner. I will post a link list of all Valentine’s submissions from 11am (GMT) today, to be updated as we go along. If you would like to be included, leave me a link to your post/tweet in the comments on the link list post (Note: the link on the left ← will not be active until the post publishes at 11am today.) If you have not got a blog but would like to take part, or if you can’t wait to send me your link, you can submit it to guylty(at)photographer(dot)net.

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So happy V-Day to you all – let’s celebrate and spread some love today. 

80 thoughts on “Let’s #CelebRAteLove With A Raffle

  1. Happy Valentine Day, Guylty!
    Such a nice collection! Love love love all these beautiful items! ❤ ❤ ❤
    Thanks for spReAding love!
    Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

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  2. You’re an international treasure. I’m coveting the zippered bag. Ha! I better keep working on my entry; still not satisfied with it. 😉

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    • I am really looking forward to seeing the photo of your plushie collection. I knew you made many different versions of OR, but I was blown away yesterday when I saw the whole box of them. Just amazing creativity, Nancy. (And they are only the RA plushies – there are all the other fandoms, too…)
      Kitty unfortunately is not part of the package. He graciously stayed in the shot – for a change.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the Love, Love, Love with me last year and continuing the Love today. Beautiful work (and a cute kitty ☺). Happy Valentines Day 💖

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    • It was a pleasure to meet you, Sarah. Wasn’t it marvellous – people from all corners of the world, Australia and Europe in our case, meeting in the middle. Just because of a little play (or rather the chap headlining it)? Quick V-Day greetings to you, too, before it is over in your neck of the woods xx

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  4. Ooooh, clever name – ChaRActère – I love it! What fabulous items you’ve made. I agree with Helen, you’ve outdone yourself Guylty. 🙂 *mwah*

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  5. Your collection is really gorgous. Unfortunatly I am a looser in handcraft, so I admire your talent. I wish you a happy Valentine’s day!

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  6. Hi Guylty. Those raffle items are gorgeous. So talented. I’m one of those that likes tweets/comments but rarely on blogs😊

    It’s a pleasure knowing and tweeting with you.

    Have a wonderful Valentines Day.

    Joanne
    @dockerjo 😀💖

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    • And commenting and tweeting are perfectly fine. We all have our preferred platforms – and a life to lead beyond bits and bytes 🙂 Glad to have you here to comment.
      Happy V-Day to you, too!!

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  7. The new collection is impressive, you are so talented! I can bet Mom Armitage would like to have such items. Happy Valentine’s Day! Btw, my plan for today is to watch N&S while sewing the pillow cover, but I don”t have a sewing machine, so I’ll do it like Mrs. Thornton!

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    • Hehe, not sure if Mom Armitage would swoon over the peaches quite as much as we do *eeek*. (I’m just thinking – as the mother of a guitar-god-in-waiting, I am wondering what it must be like to see one’s own flesh and blood adored and lusted after like RA. Hmph. I better stop imagining that – a bit of a buzzkill…)
      And wow – you are hand-sewing! That is proper dedication and craft, especially on bigger items such as a pillow cover. It will be even more special for it!

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  8. Solch warme Worte hören wir doch gerne 😀
    Aber auch das muss gesagt werden: wenn es dich nicht gäbe, dann müsste man dich erfinden 😊
    In diesem Sinne: mach die Bude startklar, bevor dein Mann dich heimsucht.

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  9. Happy Valentine’s Day! 💞 That’s a beautiful collection, it’s a lovely fabric! 😊 Hope you’re having a fabulous day with your loved ones! Thank you for the Love! ❤

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  10. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out the significance of all the items printed on the fabric, which has been fun! I’m stuck on the red rose though, is it RA related in a specific way?

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    • That was exactly what I wanted… you to try and piece it together. The red rose has puzzled other fans before you, too. Here’s the hint: He’s one of the lesser known characters, and he is nice at the beginning – but becomes envious and jealous at the end. His behaviour towards his wife is altogether unacceptable, even though he gave her roses at the beginning of their relationship…

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        • bravo – yes, I chose him. I know he’s neither well-known nor overall loveable. But there were a few swoon-worthy scenes in Miss Marie Lloyd. I just loved how he woo’d and pursued, wined and dined her at the beginning, then the reaction to her news that she is pregnant *thud* and lastly (although he is already a bad boy by then) his antics in the “gentlemen’s club”… very sexy *coughs*.
          (Ok, but in truth, I was looking for symbols that were red, because I had decided on a red-white-black theme for this design… hence he came into play…)

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  11. Happy Valentine’s Day❤️ I love your entire collection. What a stunning way to marry fandom with function! (Take note Nordstom if your looking to replace a recently dropped fashion line 😉) Thank you for sharing the love for RA not only on Valentine’s Day but throughout the year 😍

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    • Hehe, Nordstrom… And yes, fandom creeping into practicalities of life. Next is a line of bedlinen, then we’ll tackle everything from food storage to personal hygiene 😉

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  12. Wow! The exclusive Charactère Collection is certain to become all the rage, and I can attest to the product claims. Luxurious bagmanship at its finest! Congrats to RAPS, Inc. on the new expansion! I think the photographer is lucky to have such a handsome feline model, and so cooperative, too. Pretty sure my cats would refuse to get OFF the cushion, or decide to clean their private parts during the modeling session!

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    • It was a new departure for the cat model as well. “Le Jag” is usually camera-shy and departs as quickly as possible. I attribute his cooperation to the irresistable cushion to his left – he just couldn’t leave the gorgeousness…

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  13. Here’s a big hug for you – not because it’s Valentine’s Day, but for another wonderful article! If I had to invest money in some business (and I’m talking of big-style here), I would definitely trust your shrining solutions. Finally a business that knows what its clients want 😉
    And your love letter is so cute as well ^^

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    • Aw, sweet – thank you Aquilea. Just had to be said. And Mr A gets so much love, anyway, I thought I’d send mine to the people who entertain me when Mr A is not around…

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  14. Oh, my. almost missing this post. But V card featuring our boy gave me a bit of headache. Yet I managed to finish it somehow. *feeling relieved*
    My, my, the goodies! ❤ What are be the odds that lady luck might be on my side for 2nd year in a row? Probably 0 😀 Today's the day I got that big V shrine, my preciousssss!

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    • And you did really well with the card. It looks great with the 3D effect. I love pop-up cards. Well done on delivering on time!
      And I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you – the odds are better this year, as there are 5 prizes to divide among the participants, not just one.

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  15. Was für ein Glück, dass ich heute Morgen entschieden habe, die Pressemitteilung erst nach der Arbeit zu genießen: Herrlich! 😀

    Wünsche schönen Valendienstag (gehabt zu haben). ❤

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    • Oh – gute Strategie. Ich hab das fast so ähnlich gehandhabt und mir das Audible-Interview für heute abend aufgespart. Delayed gratification – wie einst ja schon Tom Hiddleston so griffig erklärte.

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      • *hüstel* Eigentlich hab ich’s verschoben, weil ich keinen geraden Gedanken auf die Reihe bekommen habe. Erkältungsbedingte Schlafprobleme in letzter Zeit.

        Das Interview muss bis morgen warten; die RAPS Inc.-Pressemeldung war wichtiger.
        (Umpf.
        Sollte ich mir Gedanken über meine Prioritätensetzung machen?)

        Gute Nacht.

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        • Nö, sowas wird ja immer spontan entschieden. Und im Wesentlichen war ja auch das Audible Interview schon bekannt. Das war ja jetzt die ungekürzte Fassung – von der man die Hauptpunkte schon kannte.
          Wünsche dir, dass du heute besser schläfst!

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  16. Hope you and Mr. Guylty had a sweet Valentine’s Day. Our Day began with storms and tornados dropping all over Houston. Lost power and internet for a while but at least no home damage.
    Instead of a quiet day at home, I ended up being invited to join two of my favorite people for their anniversary dinner (along with other friends). I like that they want friends to celebrate with them.
    Trying to figure out all the symbols on the new little bags, just like on your first fabric.

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    • We celebrated V-Day by assembling a new lamp and bookcase for our daughter *haha*. (V-Day is not really a big thing in our household.) How nice, though, to celebrate the day with friends. Love among friends is just as worthy as love between lovers.
      Have you figured all the characters out, yet? 😉

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      • I recognize Thornton’s silhouette, Chop’s chess piece, and Dolly’s dragon. I think the roses might be poor Percy (am I the only person who felt sorry for him because of the way Marie treated him? She was so insensitive.). The peaches could represent any of his bare bum performances (yummy Lucas, ripe Porter, juicy Daniel, plump Paul, a second bite of Dolly) but that may be my naughty mind which cannot look at fuzzy peaches at the grocery anymore without thinking of biting into The Armitage’s.
        The record has thrown me…it is a record, right? I’m coming up blank but will continue to think on it. Of course, if it’s Ultimate Force I’m out of luck because I haven’t seen that one. Or Frozen. Or Urban for that matter but I remember photos of Chop playing chess which is why I figured that was the character. I keep nagging Candida Brady and the studio to just release the damn thing on DVD so that we can see it.

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        • You are absolutely right with all your guesses, Tommie. The roses are for Percy – and I am actually with you. I don’t condone his threatening and physically abusive behaviour towards his wife, but I think she could probably have been a little bit more sensitive towards him… Anyway, he is the rose. The peach very rightly stands for his bare bum performances – and particularly for Daniel Miller’s plump bum. (Damn maybe I should’ve used a plum, not a peach?)
          As for the record – hehe, you *should* really know who it stands for. After all you *have* seen that character. He is a music lover, and his favourite band is Procul Harum…
          BTW – have you seen the raffle results…???!!!

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            • Hooray. Yay! You got it. Indeed, it is Kenneth. It took me a while to come up with a symbol to represent him, and I was helped by some other lovely commenters… I think it is pretty fitting because records are being handled a couple of times in the play, and I will never *ever* forget the moment when Kenneth listens to Jamie’s suggestion of The Stone Roses while standing in the doorway, still dressed in his trenchcoat. The way Armitage wagged his head to the rhythm, that music-connoiseeur look on his face – it was priceless, yet SO absolutely true to life. Loved it.

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  17. Lovely collection. Sadly my project with the blue fabric has stalled because I went down with the worse cold bug ever, still not better although getting there. Happy belated Valentine’s

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