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12 Days of Folksy Giveaway

by Camilla

Are you taking part in the 12 Days of Folksy challenge? Every day we’re giving away some incredible prizes, designed and made by the makers featured in our animated film, Mr Mouse and his Handmade House, which has been created for us by Leanne Warren  from LeapUp as part of the 12 Days of Folksy, and features a little introverted mouse made especially for us by Amanda Barnes.

Have a look at all the beautiful pieces you could win below. To be in with a chance of winning, simply share a post on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter on that day’s theme (find these at the bottom of this post) and add the #12daysofFolksy hashtag to your caption – to grab our attention you can also tag us @folksyHQ and @LeapUp. At the end of our every day we’ll look through all the posts on the hashtag and choose our favourite – they will win that day’s prize!

Running alongside the main giveaway is another prize for the best animal-themed post of the day judged by Leanne. The winner of that prize will win a set of postcards featuring stills from our Mr Mouse and his Handmade House animation.  We’ll announce the winners of the giveaway on Instagram and Facebook, and also feature the winning picture here.

Read more about the #12DaysofFolksy challenge and find out how you can join in here > The 12 Days of Folksy – our new Christmas Instagram Challenge and shop all the pieces featured in the film on Folksy here – Shop The 12 Days of Folksy >


Watch the full animation and see behind the scenes here > 


Here’s what you could win in the 12 Days of Folksy giveaway

Day Two

Silverpasta hedgehog decorations, hedgehog sledge,

Flying Hedgehog decorations by Silverpasta on a sleigh made with a leather coin holder and wallet by Orgill Originals

Sunday 2 December
Theme: handmade 
Prizes: Box of four Hedgehog Christmas Tree Ornaments by Silverpasta; ‘Black Cat Mousing‘ original hand-pulled linocut print by Little Ram Studio; any A4 print by LeapUP or Rose Filtered 


ellie_hooi_illustration, Ellie Hooi,

 I paint cards for my family and friends. In recent years I’ve painted cards to raise money for charities close to my heart. I was completely bowled over by the response to these and it made me think, ‘maybe I could do this more’. So I’m creating designs this year to print next Christmas and raise money for even more good causes. In the meantime the Hooi family shall still be getting their handmade cards, along with this little fella. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.’

Ellie Hooi and her Christmas Mouse – winner of Day Two of the 12 Days of Folksy – ‘Traditions
Find Ellie on Instagram @ellie_hooi_illustration

Day Three

Claire Gent jewellery, giveaway, competition

Colourful Cuffs by Claire Gent

Monday 3 December
Theme: Sparkle 
Prizes: A Set of Three Colourful Cuffs handmade by Claire Gent; a Set of Two Mini Hanging Shelves by Emma Verner


Little Red Hen Jewellery, star earrings,

Twinkly lights, Candy cane hearts, sparkly star earrings and a pot of tea. What’s not to love in this post by Alix from The Little Red Hen Jewellery on Instagram @thelittleredhenjewellery. You can find these silver star earrings and more of Alix’s jewellery here https://folksy.com/shops/TheLittleRedHen


Day Four

Gingerbread giveaway,

Tuesday 4 December
Theme: Gingerbread 
Prizes: Gingerbread House A4 Print By Charlie’s Hand; Ceramic Gingerbread Man Decoration by Dottery Pottery; Colourful Crochet Bauble by Clare Gets Crafty; Rainbow Christmas Tree Decoration by Abundant Glass


Gingerbread house, Sheena Spacey, 12 Days of Folksy, giveaway,

My ceramic houses pop out of the kiln with different colour ways, and this one always makes me think of gingerbread. A tiny lead collector lady thinks so too. She might even more into this little gingerbread and snowflake house.

Gingerbread House by Sheena Spacey. See more of Sheena’s work on Folksy – shop Sheena Spacey on Folksy


Day Five

12 Days of Folksy giveaway, prizes,

Wednesday 5 December
Theme: Hunker Down 
Prizes: Two Hand-Thrown Ceramic Mugs by Trawden Pottery; one pair of Knitted Socks by Fir Tree Knitwear; a Leather Coin Tray personalised with ‘Dad’ by Orgill Originals


12 Days of folksy, hunker down, winner

For Hunker Down I’m sharing me with lovely cup of tea and my favourite hand warmer. There’s nothing I like better at this time of year than to hunker down in the evening, fire on, cat at my side and curtains drawn, relaxing.

Cup of tea with cupped in mittened hands by Hannah Housham.
Follow Hannah on Instagram @hannahhousham
Shop Hannah Housham Knitwear on Folksy >

Day Six

Bear Print Designs, Bear Bib, 12 Days of Folksy, Oakwood Soaperie, Rose Agar,

Thursday 6 December
Theme: Tree
Prizes: Hand-printed Pine Tree Make-Up Bag by Rose Agar Designs; set of Christmas Soaps by Oakwood Soaperie; Organic Bear Baby Bib in Pink by Bear Print Design


12 days of folksy, tree winner, Thimbleville,

There’s a bunch of trees on my stall this Christmas and these teeny hanging bobbin trees have been selling like hot cakes. Love a bit of vintage and sparkle!

Christmas Bobbin Trees by Thimbleville.
Follow Thimbleville on Instagram @thimbleville
Find these trees and other Thimbleville miniatures in Helen’s Folksy shop >

Day Seven

12 days of Folksy, day 7 prizes,

Friday 7 December
Theme: Wishlist
Prizes: Yellow Colour Dot Stud Earrings by Clare Lloyd; Handmade Ring Dish by Ello Mello Handmade


Christmas wish list, 12 Days of Folksy,

This is my wishlist for today’s #12DaysofFolksy. My to-do list is very different

Follow Shirley Rainbow on Instagram at @shirleyrainbow_tb
Shop Shirley Rainbow on Folksy at https://folksy.com/shops/shirleyrainbow

Day Eight

12 days of Folksy prizes

Saturday 8 December
Theme: Let It Snow
Prizes: Knitted Wrist Warmers by Scarlet Handmade; Wheel-thrown Turquoise Stripe Mug by Lesley McShea Church Street Ceramics; Ceramic Christmas Angel Decoration by Dottery Pottery


Let It Snow, Cherry Peg,

Let it Snow Collage by Jo from Cherry Peg
Follow Cherry Peg on Instagram @cherrypeg
Shop Cherry Peg on Folksy – folksy.com/shops/CherryPeg


Day Nine

12 days of Folksy prizes

Sunday 9 December
Theme: Home/Family
Prizes: Little Wooden House by Thimbleville; Little Silver Button Earrings by Joanna Wakefield


12 days of folksy winners, giveaway, 12 days of folksy, Instagram Challenge,

Toy Car carrying home the Christmas Tree by The Craft House
Follow The Craft House on Instagram @thecrafthouse1


Day Ten

Day 10, 12 days of Folksy,

Monday 10 December
Theme: Feast
Prizes: Dandelion and Birds China Tea Pot by Little Birdy Designs; ‘But First Tea’ Illustrated unframed A4 print by Artwork By Angie; Pot ‘O Tea Enamel Pin Badge by Girl Gang HQ; Raindrop Coaster by The Cornish Coaster Company Coaster


12 days of folksy winners, giveaway, 12 days of folksy, Instagram Challenge,

Mince pie by Haile Reed from Wylde and Green
Follow on Haile on Instagram @wylde.and.green


Day Eleven

Day 11 prizes, 12 days of Folksy,

Tuesday 11 December
Theme: Stockings
Prizes: one pair of Knitted Socks by Fir Tree Knitwear; Ceramic Fox Christmas Tree Decoration by Dottery Pottery;  Leather Wallet personalised for Dad by Orgill Originals; Harris Tweed Washbag by Roses Workshop


12 days of folksy winners, giveaway, 12 days of folksy, Instagram Challenge,

Dolls in Stockings by Katherine Mary Hill
Follow Katherine on Instagram @katherinemaryhill


Day Twelve

12 days of Folksy,

Wednesday 12 December
Theme: All Wrapped Up
Set of Alphabet Buttons (spelling out ‘Have A Folksy Christmas’) by Jo Lucksted; Blue Anodised Aluminium Cuff handmade by Claire Gent; Two Christmas Gift Wrap Sets by Jane Crick (one fox and one penguin);  Little Holly Stamp by The Little Stamp Store Stamp


12 days of folksy winners, giveaway, 12 days of folksy, Instagram Challenge,

Christmas wrapping and presents Zoe Ford
Follow Zoe on Instagram @zoefordcreates
Shop Zoe Ford on Folksy – folksy.com/shops/ZoeFordCreates


As well as these prizes, Leanne from LeapUp will be choosing her favourite post each day featuring an animal. The winner will receive a set of postcards featuring stills from the animated film. Head over to FolksyHQ on Instagram or Facebook to see the winners.


12 Days of Folksy, Instagram Challenge, Christmas Instagram Challenge, Instagram Challenge Prompts,

Find out how you can join in here > The 12 Days of Folksy – our new Christmas Instagram Challenge


Terms and conditions

One winner will be chosen each day from all the posts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook that use the #12daysoffolksy hashtag and are relevant to that day’s theme as set out above; The winner will be contacted as soon as possible to arrange delivery of their prize; If the winning entrants cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, we reserve the right to stand that entrant down and select another winner. This prizes can only be posted within the UK; Prizes will be posted as soon as possible after the giveaway ends but delivery cannot be guaranteed before Christmas; Entrants must be age 12 or over at the time of entry. Prizes are as described above and cannot be exchanged for their monetary value or other goods. Folksy’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Folksy reserves the right to alter and/or cancel the competition without any prior warning. All personal data submitted with consent will be kept by Folksy for the sole purpose of sending out the prize. This giveaway is promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. 



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