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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

And the Winner is.....

A huge thanks to everyone who entered our little Halloween Pumpkin Treat Box giveaway over the weekend. We were very happy with the responses and we plan on doing more giveaways this Holiday season.

Soooo without further ado....

The lucky winner of our Halloween Pumpkin Treat box is:
Celina from Scrap Vamp

Celina email us your shipping information so we can send you this little treat in time for Halloween!

Thanks everyone!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ghoul-bye until next year!

Thanks for everyone who came over for a peak into out little studio and some Halloween treats. Now it's time for us to check out all the other Halloween party blogs out there. A huge thanks to Fanciful Twist for letting Swirly Designs be apart of your bash.

Until next year, have a wonderful and Swirly Halloween!
~Lianne & Paul

Swirly Halloween Blog Party GIVEAWAY!

What's a party without a party favor... How about a GIVEAWAY!!

We will be giving away one of our limited edition Halloween Pumpkin Treat Box to a lucky party goer who leaves a comment on our blog sharing something to do about Halloween (an idea, tip, memory... whatever goes).

Then at the end of the party (contest will end midnight Tuesday Oct 19th (EST) we will pick one winner and send them our treat box just in time for Halloween.

Optional Bonus Entries - Leave each extra entry in a separate comment.
• Follow Swirly Designs on Twitter and let us know in your comment
• Like Swirly Designs on Facebook and let us know in your comment
• Follow the Swirly Blog

~ Goul Luck!!


Who...Who... Who is Swirly Designs?

Since there might be a few of you who are visiting our site for the first time during this Halloween blog party event, we thought we would mention who we are and show a little of what we do.

We are a husband and wife team, from Reading, MA, and met while at The New England School of Art & Design in Boston. I entered the Graphic Design field while Paul pursued a career in Illustration. We married in 2000 and soon thereafter began a joint venture designing ornaments using polymer clay. Our designs are all original hand-sculpted, hand-painted polymer clay ornaments that interpret traditional images through a playful, contemporary eye, producing one-of-a-kind ornaments. We recently posted a behind-the-scenes series that takes you into producing our 2010 Halloween collection.

Our working title was Creating a Collection in 31 Days.
Well, after reading, you can see that it took a lot longer than that! Here are the links... enjoy and let us know what you think.

Creating a collection in 31 days!
Halloween in July: Promoting and Marketing
Halloween in July: Still sketching....
Halloween in July: Working in clay
Halloween in August: Wrapping up working in clay
Halloween in August: Painting
Halloween in August: All that Glitters
Halloween in September: Photo shoot wrap up
Our New Halloween Collection is online

Make your own Spooky Swirly Mini Ghost

What's Halloween without ghost this fun project you can have ghost about your place to decorate for Halloween. Check out here to see how you can make your very own mini ghost.

Speaking of decorating, we came across this cool black suede tree at HomeGoods this season.
It makes the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween party and a nice display to hang all the ghosts you'll make. ;-)

Autumn Inspiration

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Halloween Blog Party

Well the time has arrived once again for
The Hauntingly Magical Halloween Blog Party Event
! The weather around here has quickly turned to fall and everything is in full Halloween mode. Through out the day we here at Swirly Designs will post some fun and inspiring photos to get in the Halloween spirit. Keep checking back and leave comments and share your fun Halloween memories. And of course don't forget to visit the host and creator of the party Fanciful Twist where you can check out a whole list of ghoulish bloggers that are joining in on today's event.

~Lianne & Paul

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Third annual Halloween blog party

Halloween is quickly approaching only a few weeks away and the weather is getting a lot cooler. We are trying our best not to turn on the heat here just yet.

Even thought the studio has already been transformed into Christmas we still want to find sometime to celebrate Halloween in the month of October! One way we thought would to take part in a really fun Halloween Blog Party happening this Saturday October 16th. The party is organized by A Fanciful Twist blog (check out her blog for all the info on the party)

This will be Swirly Designs third year taking part in this event. So if you are around on October 16th stop by our blog for some howling fun and inspiration and maybe even a ghoulish giveaway. Here what happened at our last two blog party events 2009 & 2008

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Get your orders in before they disappear!

This Friday October 15th is the deadline to get your Halloween ornament orders in. This years collection was extremely popular and we thank you all! Nine of the seventeen designs are SOLD OUT, which leaves only a few available. We will still leave the few that are left online but after the 15th we can't guarantee you get them by Halloween.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Open House Event

Starting this Thursday Oct 7th thru Sun Oct 10th stop by and visit Tinsel & Company's for their very first "virtual-blog" HALLOWEEN OPEN HOUSE! Where there will be giveaways, decorating ideas, Halloween inspiration, shopping & more.

We have been following this blog for awhile and it's the perfect blog for all you Holiday fans to get inspiration for the upcoming Holiday season.

Have a Ghoulish time!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What a treat...

Check out these goodies we got this weekend when we hit the local book store. We squealed with delight, literally (which was very embarrassing since we were in a quiet bookstore). We don't know why, but seeing so many holiday theme issues makes us feel so happy.

We will add these 6 magazines to the studio shelf for after Holiday reading.

We are thrilled to see so many magazines dedicated to Halloween this year and hopefully we'll see twice as many coming out next year.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Want to WIN a Swirly Ornament?

Happy Monday everyone! Are you feeling lucky? Enter That's IT Mommy's Swirly Designs Halloween Ornament giveaway and you could win one of our WICKED GHOULISH ornaments!!
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