>the function key

have a handmade holiday: win a tea towel by dear colleen!

November 15th, 2010 · 61 Comments

This contest is now CLOSED!!! Congratulations to Marija M. of Minnesota, who is excited to put her new tea towel to good use!

Colleen Pugh is an British graphic designer with a witty sense of humor and a penchant for typography. She currently resides in Wellington, New Zealand, and is well on her way to realizing her dream of making it as an independent designer. Colleen‘s quirky designs (which feature her typographic witticisms) have received press from Pikaland and Design*Sponge and are available for sale at Dear Colleen,  her online print shop.

For our third Have A Handmade Holiday giveaway, Colleen has generously donated a super fantastic printed tea towel. It’s called Dishes I’d Rather Be Doing, and it’s screen printed with the faces of three dapper English gentlemen, who I believe we can all agree are quite dreamy. There’s the cad — Hugh Grant — who somehow manages to still make me melt despite the fact that he was caught with a prostitute; hunky, rough-around-the-edges Sean Bean who’s first caught eye as an IRA terrorist in 1992′s Patriot Games; and of course, Colin Firth, who will forever be marked as romantic hero Mr. Darcy.

Thanks Colleen!

Here’s how it works!

Add a comment to the bottom of this post and tell us which piece is your favorite over at Dear Colleen‘s shop.

(Extra Entries! (Add these as separate comments for more opportunities to win):

*Leave a comment that you are now following Dear Colleen on Facebook.

*Leave a comment that you have blogged, facebooked or tweeted about the giveaway! (and leave us a link ;) )

*Leave a comment that you have added Dear Colleen on Etsy as a favorite!

*Leave a comment that you are now following The Function Key on Facebook or Twitter

***Please make sure to leave a valid email address in the comment!***

We will close the giveaway on Tuesday, November 16th at Midnight! So get your entries in!

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Posted by: kimberly phillips · Tags: art · artists · design · holidays · paper goods

61 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sophie // Nov 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I figured I’d play along!
    I looked at the other tea Towel with Johnny Depp. I’m all about that towel! He’s the dickens. However, I really like the “Love is the Answer” print. I wasn’t expecting it was gonna end with “on who want to be a millionaire.” So cheese, and made me laugh.

  • 2 Win a Dishes I’d Rather Be Doing Tea Towel by Dear Colleen | FreeBlogGiveaways.com // Nov 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    [...] Enter This Giveaway: http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2010/11/have-a-handmade-holiday-win-a-tea-towel-by-dear-colleen/ [...]

  • 3 Moira Martin // Nov 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I like God and Sunday Mornings, second choice is Crafty Foxes , however I would REALLY love to hang around with Colin Firth in my kitchenPity about the age difference, but cougars are de rigeur I believe!
    Moira

  • 4 Rhonda Malkowski // Nov 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Face book fan

  • 5 Rhonda Malkowski // Nov 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I wanna win! it says duplicate comment on when I hit submit, so I changed. FB fan

  • 6 Marija // Nov 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    The crafty foxes poster is too cute!

  • 7 Marija // Nov 15, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I added as a favorite on etsy under username bokononist

  • 8 Marija // Nov 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    i’m following the function key on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

  • 9 Julie B // Nov 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I love the Hunky Dory print; I say that sometimes, and it’s fun to say “hunky dory”

  • 10 katie // Nov 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    The “dishes i would rather be doing” is actually my favourite :D
    But i also really like the “i would rather have champagne than real pain” print!!

  • 11 Emily // Nov 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I love the Lemons tea towel!

  • 12 Jane // Nov 15, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    How can I choose? Pirate Santa? Brilliant. The Silver Fox? Gorgeous. Message in a bottle notelets? Heart-meltingly charming. I’d rather have champagne than real pain? Funny and poignant and perfect. I’m sorry, I just have to have the whole shop.

  • 13 Jane // Nov 15, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I added the shop to my favorites; my etsy name is the same as the first part of my email (before the “at”).

  • 14 Paige // Nov 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I love “I’ve got the skills to pay the bills”. After a liberal arts high school education, graduating college as a double major and stints at two of the most well-known magazines in the country…I still cannot pay the bills. It’s kind of the perfect thing to carry around New York.

  • 15 Kasie // Nov 15, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Love the Crafty Silver Fox!

    animalcrackers@gmail.com

  • 16 liz // Nov 16, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest http://www.etsy.com/listing/61756244/loving-you-print-blue?ref=pr_shop

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • 17 liz // Nov 16, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Hi, I already fan of Dear Coleen in FB name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • 18 liz // Nov 16, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Hi, I already fan of Function Key in FB name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • 19 liz // Nov 16, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I follow Function Key on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • 20 Thom // Nov 16, 2010 at 1:41 am

    My wife collects tea towels and this would make a great gift under our tree this Christmas :) I really like your lemons tea towels

  • 21 Janice // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I like the “Hunky Dory” piece :)

  • 22 Janice // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I liked Dear Colleen on facebook

  • 23 Janice // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I hearted her Etsy

  • 24 Janice // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I liked function key on facebook

  • 25 Janice // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I follow Function Key on twitter-jbabbagirl

  • 26 Anna // Nov 16, 2010 at 3:23 am

    When life gives you lemons make a GIN and TONIC… Soo much better than lemonade! Have the print and the teatowel – beautiful for summer!

  • 27 Sarah // Nov 16, 2010 at 3:51 am

    I’ve got the skills!!! Lololololol

  • 28 Michelle // Nov 16, 2010 at 4:10 am

    I just love the “when life gives you lemons” print and teatowel, on my christmas wish list!

  • 29 Michelle // Nov 16, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Have just started following Colleen on facebook and had a good read of her blog the other night – very clever girl!

  • 30 oona b // Nov 16, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Ooh, I adore “Please don’t go, I’ll eat you up I love you so”. It needs to live in my kitchen!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  • 31 oona b // Nov 16, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Added Dear Colleen as fave on Etsy (oonamoon)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  • 32 oona b // Nov 16, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Following you on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  • 33 Lisa // Nov 16, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I love ‘I’ve got the skills’ and I have it as a tote bag! I’m also going to buy the ‘Hello’ print once I’m more flush. Please enter me in!

  • 34 Lisa // Nov 16, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I’ve added Dear Colleen on facebook.

  • 35 Lisa // Nov 16, 2010 at 4:50 am

    I’m now following thefunctionkey on twitter

  • 36 Jenny // Nov 16, 2010 at 5:26 am

    I KNOW it’s predictable but this Colin Firth Dishes I’d rather be doing is DEFINITELY the one I want! I’ve been dying to buy it for myself but have to use my sensible budget for Christmas Gifts (karma???! hehe) It’s really brilliant. I might even do housework…

  • 37 Jenny // Nov 16, 2010 at 5:27 am

    You are CERTAINLY a fave on Etsy (alittleink)

  • 38 Jenny // Nov 16, 2010 at 5:27 am

    And of course on facebook! (also ALittleInkNZ)

  • 39 Jenny // Nov 16, 2010 at 5:30 am

    AND I linked on Facebook. hehe A Little Desperation hehe

    Jenny Liebert and Dear Colleen shared a link.
    http://tinyurl.com/24rrtso
    tinyurl.com
    7 seconds ago · Share

    *
    Jenny Liebert via Dear Colleen
    Ooh a giveaway! I seriously never would have thought it was possible to want a tea towel this much!

  • 40 Jenny // Nov 16, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Phew & finally, followed The Function Key. Dedication & love! xx

  • 41 Rachel // Nov 16, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I love this tea towel if only for Colin Firth, the real mr darcy

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

  • 42 Rachel // Nov 16, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I’m a doofus – I meant to write I also love “loving you is beautiful because you’re easy” which cracked me up

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

  • 43 Rachel // Nov 16, 2010 at 7:44 am

    twitter (rmfollow)

    rmaslow a@t yahoo d.ot com

  • 44 greta // Nov 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I love the Nice Try rosette

  • 45 Olga // Nov 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    OMG! I love this towel! This is my favorite piece from the store. I don’t know which version I love more. Blue and pink are great! I watched “Bridget Jones” few days ago and “Pride and Prejudice” (with Colin) I finished yesterday!

  • 46 Alicia // Nov 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Love the CMYK! I’m a photographer so it’s perfect!

  • 47 Oksana // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I love “Skills to Pay the Bills – tote bag, pink, old school hip hop quote” – great design!

  • 48 Oksana // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I am already your Fan on Facebook!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

  • 49 Oksana // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I have added Dear Colleen on Etsy as a favorite!
    (oksana2372)

  • 50 Oksana // Nov 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I like Dear Colleen on Facebook!

    (oksana vladimirovna)

  • 51 Liz // Nov 16, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I love either of the “dishes I’d rather be doing” towels, or the “when life gives you lemons make a gin and tonic”. So classic.

  • 52 Liz // Nov 16, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I added you as a favorite on etsy.

  • 53 Lily // Nov 17, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I love the crafty silver fox print!

  • 54 Lily // Nov 17, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I follow you on twitter, username slowclublover.

  • 55 Lily // Nov 17, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/slowclublover/status/4734252851666944

  • 56 Kiely // Nov 17, 2010 at 5:03 am

    I love her prints, especially the make, love, sew print.

    kielys_2003@hotmail.com

  • 57 Kiely // Nov 17, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I added you as a favorite on etsy.

    kielys_2003@hotmail.com

  • 58 Kiely // Nov 17, 2010 at 5:07 am

    I am following you on facebook.

    kielys_2003@hotmail.com

  • 59 Chani // Nov 17, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I love the crafty silver fox print, amazing!

    blancetcaramel@gmail.com

  • 60 Chani // Nov 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I hearted your shop on Etsy!

    blancetcaramel@gmail.com

  • 61 Abie // Nov 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Oh my gosh! That tea towel is amazing!!!! I want it! hahaha! Wow!

    Ok yeah, that’s my favorite thing on there. I am going to buy it right now. Seriously.

Leave a Comment