Sunday, 27 April 2014

Ellie Illustrates Blog Design Giveaway!!


*Updated 12th May. This giveaway is now closed and the winner @susankmann has been notified. Many thanks to all who entered!*

Since I left my job of 12 years and launched my Graphic Design and Illustration service Ellie Illustrates, I've been delighted by the positive response from the blogging community and some of the exciting work opportunities that have already come my way.

I've been lucky to illustrate a couple of wonderful children's books for 2 new talented British authors, who are currently working very hard to achieved a dream publishing deal with Britain's Next Bestseller.

James Hallsworth has written the hilarious Mrs Vyle, a quick paced monstrous tale of suspense and surprise in the classroom. Practice your best monster voice and find out which unlikely heroes save the day! It's green, it's grotty and it's great fun - primary school children will love it!



Sarah Bates has woven a magical tale of The Amazing Adventures of Roddy The Magic Cat. With the help of a magical tree, Roddy travels to Asia and meets some colourful characters en-route. The rich description and wonderful detail in this story leave the reader feeling like they have travelled alongside Roddy every step of the way. Primary school children will fall in love with Roddy whilst learning of the landscape and culture of Asia. This is the first in a series of books where Roddy travels the globe!



I've loved working on the illustrations for both of these books and I'm really keen to help them achieve the publishing success they deserve. If James and Sarah achieve 250 pre-orders*, Britain's Next Bestseller will publish their book.

I'm offering a FREE Ellie Illustrates Blog Design, worth £90, to one lucky blogger who pre-orders either Mrs Vyle or The Amazing Adventures of Roddy The Magic Cat between now and midnight on Sunday 11th May 2014.

To have a chance of winning simply visit Britain's Next Bestseller, place your pre-order, then return and leave a comment on this blog post with your twitter handle (or alternative contact) and the title of the book which you purchased. The winner of the Ellie Illustrates customised blog design will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 12th May.

Good luck! x

*In the event of 250 pre-orders not being met, Britains Next Bestseller will refund all orders in full. Please visit www.britainsnextbestseller.com for full details of their publishing initiative.

25 comments:

  1. Will definitely be ordering and entering! This is an amazing prize to help amazing authors. Thanks Helen x

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    1. It looks delightful...just ordered for my 4 year old :)

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  2. Wow, well done you! They look amazing. Am loving Mrs Vyle.....how do you find the time, I'll never know! I think my two are a little too old for these books now, so i won't be ordering, but as one of you clients, I can say whoever wins this prize will be a very lucky winner! Sx

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  3. You are so talented missus..... great idea for a competition! And how lucky the winner will be! X

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  4. Have preordered. What a great thing for both the winner and the authors :)

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  5. Eeeeek! my twitter handle is @tiasmum12 and I have preordered https://britainsnextbestseller.co.uk/book/index/TheAmazingAdventuresofRoddytheMagicCat
    I am so excited, I cannot wait to get it! Thanks for hosting such an amazing competition, best prize ever! x

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    1. yah! Thanks Kelly and best of luck!! x

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  6. Note to self for competition draw @mymummysings has ordered Mrs Vyle but unable to comment on post!

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  7. Just to confirm, although I think you already know - I have ordered both books. Cheers xx

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  8. I just preordered Mrs Vyle, I am @JulieMRB on twitter. :)

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  9. Amazing prize. I am so please with my blog design. Lucky winner xx

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  10. Have ordered a copy of Mrs Vyle - book looks fab and I love the idea of the publishing website. I'm @eehbahmum.

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  11. Hi Ellie,
    Roddy's adventures look very interesting, I've pre-ordered and am keeping fingers crossed it will reach 250 pre orders and get published! Now just keeping fingers crossed for the competition of yours.

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  12. What an amazing competition! I've squeaked in at the last minute after ordering Mrs Vyle, I'm tempted to go back and order Roddy too, they both look gorgeous! My son will love both I am sure, and it's so great to be able to support both authors and illustrators in this way.

    Grace (@EatsAmazing)

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  13. I pre-ordered Roddy The Magic Cat. My kids will love that. I'm @susankmann

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Thank you so much for commenting - it really does make my day x