October Colouring Competition

Colouring competition for Facebook

This is a blog post in a hurry! I have just launched a colouring competition on my Facebook page, the October Colouring Competition and I promised to have links to the FREE colouring pages here on my website.

Colour to Win!

Enter as often as you like, pick from either or both of the free colouring pages from my Google Drive folder (click on the image or the link below) and upload your photos directly to the October Colouring Competition photo album on the Jenny Gollan Designs Facebook page.

Colouring competition for Facebook

 

Click HERE to download your free colouring pages.

You will receive 2 different colouring pages in three sizes each:

  • A4
  • A3
  • Letter

The Google Drive folder also includes directions on how to enter, the competition cutoff date and when the winner will be announced. We print at home on A4 typically here in Australia but, if you have access to an A3 printer, you can opt for the larger A3 size. I’m fairly certain that the Letter size is used most commonly in the U.S. on home printers.

What Should You Use to Colour In With?

That is entirely up to you. You may use whatever you’re most comfortable with – pencils, pens, gel pens, markers, crayons or all of the above.

Enter one of the drawings or both and don’t forget to invite you’re friends to cheer you on with a Like for more chances to win.

The Prize!

The entrant with the most Likes on their photo in my Facebook photo album wins a free copy of my upcoming colouring book for adults, Mandala Designs. My colouring books are instant download and print pages full of original, digitally hand drawn colouring pages. I think you’ll like them 🙂

The Winner will be announced on the 31st of October, 2015 and contacted by a private message on Facebook.
Mandala Designs colouring book for adults colouring competition

 

So …. grab your free colouring pages and, once you’re ready, upload them to Jenny Gollan Designs on Facebook. You’ll find a link to my Facebook page here on the right side of this website. Be sure to give the page a Like while you’re there for more competitions, freebies and discounts.

Happy colouring!

 

Free Printable Calendar August 2015

Free printable calendar August 2015

Just a quickie post today to let you know that your FREE monthly printable Calendar page for August 2015 is ready to download via this month’s first Newsletter! That and, of course, lots more goodies. 🙂 This August, 2015,  you can add a little French Chic to your home or home office space. The artwork I created for the August Calendar is a simple ink and pink watercolour wash, inspired by the Eiffel Tower. You will receive 2 image files and these can be used either as a print and display calendar or as your computer or tablet / phone wallpaper or screensaver.

Firstly, I’d just like to say thanks so much to all of you who have given me such lovely feedback about this year’s collectable calendar pages. It makes me happy to make you happy!

Printable calendar August 2015 free download

As usual, the free monthly printable calendar download is for you, my subscribers, only. You will be receiving this and all the other brand new freebies, coupons and discounts listed below in the free Newsletter in the next couple of days.

August printable calendar free download

The August printable calendar will be available as both an instant download printable page to display however you like and as a desktop image to use as wallpaper or screensaver for your laptop, computer, phone, tablet or iPad screen.

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It’s easy and absolutely FREE. I only send 2 Newsletters to my subscribers each month. No spam, just freebies, discount coupons and news about my my latest designs.

In this month’s first Newsletter, subscribers will receive:

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July Calendar 2015 Monthly Printable

Printable calendar 2015 July

Here it is! The FREE July Calendar 2015 printable just for you, my newsletter subscribers. Oh …. and you’re in for a treat in the last Newsletter this month. Read on to find out what else I’d like to give you for free!

Printable calendar 2015 July

If you’re a first time visitor to my blog, you can sign up for the Free Newsletter HERE. I don’t send spam, promise, and your privacy is important to me – no third party will receive your details. I hate spam as much as you do!

My Latest Crush!

I just have to tell you … I have a home décor crush! I’ve been lusting after the look of crisp, fresh and feminine home office or studio spaces lately. Can you relate? I see photos of them all over the internet, in blogs, on Pinterest … everywhere. Pristine, clean, white desks with magnificent flower arrangements, expensive-looking jewellery cascading over the edges of pretty dishes and gorgeous art in frames to inspire whoever it is sitting at those desks.

I’m going to be honest with you though ….. my studio space definitely doesn’t look like that but I’m working on it. I’ve always felt that surrounding yourself and your family with beautiful things is good for the health. I’m not talking about expensive things though, just beautiful colours, smells and sounds. You know what I mean? Colour in your home décor, wall art, furnings, plants. The smell of home cooking or a beautiful bunch of flowers. The sounds of music, water, birdlife. It’s all good for overall health, I’m sure of it.

July calendar 2015 free printable

I don’t know about you but I’m into trying to recreate this sort of ‘look’ on a tight budget. Whatever we can DIY to enhance our home or office decor is a good thing in my book. You can leaf through glossy magazines, home decorating sites or Pinterest (drool) for hours and hours but if you can’t afford to buy all that is required, or even hire someone to decorate for you then … DIY is a great option when it comes to home decorating.

At the beginning of last month, inspired by the French chic, elegant watercolour images by Australian artist Kerrie Hess, I got to work creating my very own watercolour art calendar pages. This was a tiny step towards my goal of recreating the ‘White & feminine’ home office look here at home in my work space but I thought I’d share these printable calendar images with you for FREE in the 2nd (and last) You’ll also receive the desktop image version and a link to grab the Wifi Password printable, Newsletter of the month, just in case you don’t have yours already.

Wifi password printable for idea Tolsby frame.

I’m already working on loads of other downloadable home/office decor printable art to share with you to match this feminine theme. Along with those I will include contemporary black and white Printables to mix and match the décor theme you already have at home.

The June calendar 2015 printable was a huge hit but it’s not too late to start collecting the Calendar Printables, I create a fresh art calendar monthly page and uploaded it for you every month. I’ll be creating fresh designs as instant download files for my newsletter subscribers, completely free. Yay! Who doesn’t love a freebie?

Newsletter subscribe button for Jenny Gollan Designs Newsletter

This month, subscribers will receive (along with other freebies and $10 to spend in the shop and art gallery) ….

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June Calendar 2015 Monthly Printable

June Calendar 2015 subscribers only

Can you believe half way through June? The year is FLYING by! How’s the weather where you are? It’s Winter here in Australia and my thoughts are turning to hot chocolate, slow cooker casseroles and good movies on TV. All rugged up here in my home studio I’m working on new designs for you every day (except Sunday’s when I put brushes down and leave my cosy nest). And today I thought I’d show you just one of my latest projects – my very own watercolour 2015 Calendar Printable Pages. June Calendar 2015 subscribers only

Inspired by the elegant, French Chic watercolour & ink art of Australian artist, Kerrie Hess, I got to work creating my very own instant download and print calendar pages. A bit late, coming in almost half way through the year, but ….. better late than never. You will be able to collect the Calendar Printables as I upload them at the beginning of each month, starting with the month of June. I’ll be creating fresh designs as instant download files for my newsletter subscribers, completely free. Yay! Who doesn’t love a freebie? Here’s a sneak peak of the July designs. My hot pink watercolour pink flamingo.

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Win a Pet Portrait

Custom digital pet portrait realistic style

Enter to Win a Custom Digital Pet Portrait!

Competition closed. Congratulations to the winner, Lesley from Sydney, Australia!

If you’re a pet lover or if you know someone who is …. have you ever considered a pet portrait?

I’ve just created my first ever FREE GIVEAWAY competition on Facebook Woo Hoo! Scroll down this page for more info.

Enter to win a custom digital pet portrait valued at $75. No strings attached, simply enter your first name and email address to be in the running to win your very own digital pet painting. Click on the image below ⬇️ to enter the Facebook competition.

Custom pet portrait enter to win facebook competition Below are a couple of examples of my recent pet portraits. I paint digital pet portraits in a number of different styles including contemporary & colourful to traditional realistic art works. If you enter my current competition, you can choose any style & background you like for your favourite furry friend portrait.

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Free Mandala iPhone Wallpapers

Mandala iPhone Wallpapers

Download Free Mandala iPhone Wallpapers

It’s been so long since my last blog post (sorry) but I have been working on plenty of new designs and art commissions behind the scenes. There’s so much I’m looking forward to sharing with you in the coming months, Freebies and How-To’s …. But, in the meantime, I thought I’d share a few of my simple free download Mandala iPhone wallpaper designs. Each design is formatted for either your iPhone 5 or iPhone 6. More designs and phone sizes will be coming soon.

Mandala iPhone Wallpapers

Here are the instant download links ….

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8 Free Vintage Fonts

Vintage fonts display by Jenny Gollan

Vintage Fonts

I can’t deny it …. I love a good font and vintage fonts are perfect for so many projects!

Today’s post is just a quick one for you. I thought I’d share some of my favourite vintage fonts so I put a little graphic poster together. All of these fonts are free to download for personal use, some are free for commercial use.

Vintage fonts display by Jenny Gollan

I’m always on the hunt for fresh, new fonts to suit the projects that I’m working on and whether you’re making your own invitations for a wedding, a birthday card or you’re designing your own poster prints, vintage fonts can really make your projects pop.

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DIY Wedding Table Numbers

Free printable diy wedding table numbers for Ikea Tolsby frames.

DIY Wedding Table Numbers

If you’re planning a wedding this year you might be realising for the first time just HOW expensive weddings can be! There is so much to plan and pay for – from dresses to decor and everything in between. When it comes to weddings, any saving is helpful so in today’s blog I’m giving you a super easy DIY printable project using your printer and Ikea Tolsby frames (or any frame to suit the 10cm x 15cm dimensions). So quick and easy and Tolsby frames are cheap, cheap, cheap! I checked the Ikea Australia website and they are selling for a tiny $1.99 each at the moment – January, 2014.

Free printable diy wedding table numbers for Ikea Tolsby frames.

Naturally your guests are going to need to know at which table they’re seated and this DIY wedding table numbers printable can be

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