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Yes! It’s the Birdie “Know-it-All” Contest!

Posted by Gis in Contests & Giveaways - Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Winner Announced & Prize Delivered!

As promised!! Here it is!! The handcraft tutorial contest!!!

Please check out the guidelines and write me if you have any questions!!

(Los que hablen español y no entiendan las reglas del concurso, aquí están!)


  1. You must write a tutorial (only one entry per person) for one of the top categories, and publish it in your own blog, including in it images of you performing the actual tutorial (this to avoid tutorial duplications). IMPORTANT: This guideline meant to see you, or someone in your family let’s say, with the final product, but please not just HANDS because there’s no way to know whose hands is it. I know this might sound a bit like a pain, but it’s to claim the authority of the tutorial. If you have doubts about this, please review some of the tutorials entered (not all follow guidelines) highlighted on PINK.
  2. Since we have an international jury, entries should be in english (or in the blogger’s language + english). Those that have problems with translations from spanish can contact me personally for help, I’d gladly will assist you.
  3. In the introduction of the tutorial post you must mention this contest, linking your readers to this post You can use if you want one of the contest banners.
  4. Once you have published the tutorial, you have to leave a link to it in the comments of this post.
  5. We will pick a winner based on the creativity of the tutorial purposed, and well as the clarity and presentation of it.
  6. All tutorials that enter the contest will remain linked from this blog under a section called Birdie “Know-it-All”, so make sure the post stays pretty in the blog And I’ll be redirecting readers to you guys!!


You have 1 1/2 month to enter this contest!! However hurry up, because we will take in consideration what people thinks of you tutorial! Deadline is December 15th, 2008!!


The winner will receive:

  • A custom blog design by Gis (with up to 10 credits from istockphoto images) OR a pack or Birdie Says goodies (mug, pins and cards). Winner’s choice.
  • A set of 8 postcards + print OR A set of 16 postcards + 1 pocket mirror from Anne-Julie
  • A handcraft book (more info about this award available soon!) from designblurb*
  • A print of choice + a set of 3 magnet cards from Allen Designs
  • A necklace and a set of earring from Oh hello Friend
  • An amiguri and a framed ink illustration from El Bolsillo de Celia
  • A mousepad, notebook and notepad from ANW Designs
  • A pair of earrings + a print by Lunara
  • A set of birdie tags from Designs by Vanessa
  • A handmade raggedy heart from Atelier de Manualidades

Need tutorial examples? – via CRAFT Magazine

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There are 88 Piips in this entry!

  • 1. Birdie Jorgelina Says:

    Dejo mi link:

    Un beso y lindo fin de semana

  • Wrote on Friday, November 28th, 2008 - 6:54 pm
  • 2. Birdie fliffy Says:

    hi Gis !
    blogged it..and going to enter it soon thanks

  • Wrote on Saturday, November 29th, 2008 - 11:24 pm
  • 3. Birdie Anne-Marie Says:

    I posted my Cupcake Bath Bomb tutorial (complete with link back to your contest and Birdie Banner) here:

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.

  • Wrote on Sunday, November 30th, 2008 - 4:30 am
  • 4. Birdie Sheila Says:

    I posted my tutorial awhile back, but it’s still very popular. I added the required info.

    Great prizes!

  • Wrote on Sunday, November 30th, 2008 - 11:43 pm
  • 5. Birdie Chandelier Says:

    Yo Giselle! Contest posted up as promised

  • Wrote on Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 8:07 am
  • 6. Birdie Gis Says:

    Ey everyone! GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN CLARIFIED: The tutorial must include a picture of you or someone close to you in the making, or with the final product. Hands are not enough sorry. I have been clarifying this via email, but in case you didn’t see it, now it’s updated!
    Hugs to all!

  • Wrote on Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 10:16 am
  • 7. Birdie po0mp0n Says:

    Hola,acabo de leer tu comentario,bueno he leido tu post sobre el consurso con mi pesimo ingles jejejejejeje.

    La verdad es que es la primera cosa que hago en fieltro pero bueno me pensare lo del concurso !!!! qu es una idea muy buena la verdad!!!!!

    Un saludo!,y me encanta tu blogQ

  • Wrote on Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 7:43 pm
  • 8. Birdie Chandelier Says:

    Morning Giselle! Thanks for the advise!! Will amend the entry tonight and repost it

  • Wrote on Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 9:05 pm
  • 9. Birdie liz Says:

    thanks for inviting me to participate!

    here’s my felt candy cane tutorial:

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 - 4:03 am
  • 10. Birdie Heather Says:

    I’d love to play, check and see if this link qualifies. . . it shows more than hands, but not a whole face. . .

    thanks. Heather

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 - 6:42 pm
  • 11. Birdie Chandelier Says:

    Hi Giselle, edited version:

    How to have your own memo holder

    Have a good day!

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 - 9:32 pm
  • 12. Birdie Janet Says:

    This is fun seeing everyone’s hard work and talent! I am so happy with my page, Gis, I could never switch! So, I think I ‘ll just have to shop at these fine artist’s pages instead of entering!

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 - 10:51 pm
  • 13. Birdie StudioHarajuku Says:

    I just saw a link to this from dA, I must say it’s a fantastic idea and it’s such a shame I won’t have the time to participate. I hope you get many splendid entries and good luck to all that are taking the time to share their tips.

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - 5:34 pm
  • 14. Birdie lisa Says:

    Hi Gisele, just wanted to let you know that I have updated my tutorial entry to include more of me than just my hands!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - 5:46 pm
  • 15. Birdie marta Says:

    My tutorial is finished!
    I hope you liked it!
    The link is here:
    If you find any mistake in the translation, please tell me =)

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - 8:05 pm
  • 16. Birdie meninheira Says:

    Gisele, casi no llego a tiempo

    Aquí lo tienes cielo:

    Ahora tendrás que ayudarme si no te importa con el inglés Ya me dirás cómo hacemos ¿te mando yo la traducción del gallego por e-mail o cómo?

    Un besito *

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - 8:36 pm
  • 17. Birdie liYana Says:

    At last…I manage to finish my tutorial…

    all are invited to my tutorial about making skirt for flower pot

    Gis, I hope you would like it..and of course others would also enjoy my tutorial..
    thanks a lot

  • Wrote on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 - 6:36 pm
  • 18. Birdie Cynthia Says:

    Okay, I am so excited to put my humble self in the running for this awesome contest!

    Thanks for considering me!

  • Wrote on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 - 8:05 pm
  • 19. Birdie Janny Says:

    Wow, what a great contest!

  • Wrote on Friday, December 5th, 2008 - 3:30 am
  • 20. Birdie Queta Says:


    Estoy muy interesada en participar en el concurso. Voy a poner un tutorial en mi blog y ya he hecho la traducción al inglés, pero me gustaría que la revisaras antes de colgarla porque dudo mucho que esté perfecta, ¿podrás hacerlo?
    ¿Te lo envío por e-mail? Está en pdf.
    Contéstame a mi dirección o en el blog.

    Muchísimas gracias
    (¡se me acaba el tiempo!)

  • Wrote on Monday, December 8th, 2008 - 10:26 am
  • 21. Birdie Anfaal Says:

    Hi there.I am absolutely in LOVE with all your layouts for blogspot. I hope there will be more 3 column layouts in the future.

  • Wrote on Monday, December 8th, 2008 - 10:28 am
  • 22. Birdie melanie Says:

    Here is my polymer clay present tutorial.

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 - 12:14 am
  • 23. Birdie Ameera's Mum Says:

    Wow, Gis, this one hell of a contest! Great prizes!!!

    I’m afraid creativity is something I’m lacking. The best achievement of mine was bed linen and a couple of pillow cases for my daughter and some pretty cupcakes, but of course I didn’t take photos of them! And I don’t think I’ll come up with any creative idea within a few days

    Very good contest, my dear, I’m going to see the contestant’s creativities and wish them all good luck!!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 7:46 am
  • 24. Birdie Jeanette Says:

    Hi Gis,

    Does it have to be photo of me or will photo of my baby with my basket do? Cheers!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 9:51 am
  • 25. Birdie melanie Says:

    Hi Gis,

    I corrected the post. Here is my entry.

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 12:56 pm
  • 26. Birdie StudioHarajuku Says:

    Oh I have a question, do I have to be visible in all the images in the tutorial or just an image of me with the final product, I can’t show the tutorial properly without the sage image being ‘human free’ is that ok?

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 5:54 pm
  • 27. Birdie Gis Says:

    The pictures can be anywhere in the tutorial. This means you can appear in all the images, just in one or simply in the final holding the result product.
    It can also be a sister, a cousin, a niece, etc. etc.

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 8:43 pm
  • 28. Birdie Jeanette Says:

    Hi Gisele,

    I’ve added a pix of my girl and my basket per request. Cheers! ~J

  • Wrote on Friday, December 12th, 2008 - 1:37 am
  • 29. Birdie Jeanette Says:

    Oops.. sorry i forgot to include the link. It’s

  • Wrote on Friday, December 12th, 2008 - 11:50 am
  • 30. Birdie Queta Says:

    Muchas gracias, Gisele. He dejado la foto en la entrada de mi blog.
    Aquí está:

    Country-style balls

  • Wrote on Sunday, December 14th, 2008 - 12:27 pm
  • 31. Birdie Cecilia Plaza Says:

    añado el tutorial que estoy haciendo de creación de marionetas.
    El índice lo podéis ver aquí:

  • Wrote on Sunday, December 14th, 2008 - 2:46 pm
  • 32. Birdie chokilala Says:

    can i still enter it today? pls pls. my other tutorial is not working. so i made a new one. i’ll post it after this. please accept mine

  • Wrote on Monday, December 15th, 2008 - 4:17 am
  • 33. Birdie chokilala Says:

    Here is my entry for the contest. Sorry for the late

    How To Make Cute Shaped Eggs

  • Wrote on Monday, December 15th, 2008 - 8:44 am
  • 34. Birdie Dian "Lain Sendiri" Says:

    Hey there Gisele! I’m really sorry about this, I hope I’m still on time. Here’s my entry:

    Thanks for the opportunity, Gisele.
    Dian Yustisia

  • Wrote on Monday, December 15th, 2008 - 1:22 pm
  • 35. Birdie Michaela Says:

    Hi Gisele!

    Thanks so much for sponsoring such a fun contest. I just finished posting my tutorial to my blog. Please follow this link and see what you think. I hope you like it.

    Thanks again, Michaela

  • Wrote on Monday, December 15th, 2008 - 7:17 pm


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