Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2012

(NB trimmings competition packs now closed folks)

It's here folks! Competition time has arrived.  
What can you make with Umbrella Print's Trimmings?
A few things have changed this year ... for a start we will have two winners!...a People's Choice and a Judge's Choice! We have four amazing VIP judges this year to help us choose a Judge's Choice winner- Joel Henriques from Made by Joel, Kim Kight from True Up, Irene Hoofs from Bloesem and Ebony from Hello Sandwich!!!

and we are also making things a little easier we hope and super fun!

It's really simple
1. Buy your Umbrella Prints Trimmings from our BigCartel shop or Etsy shop they still cost just $10/pack.
2. Photograph your pack with it's special competition label
3. Make the most spectacularly stunning thing/s you can from that one packet

Here are a few guidelines to help at this stage
--We love to see your ideas but if you do use someone else's pattern please credit them
--You are welcome to enter the competition as many times as you like, but you must use one Trimmings pack per entry.
--You can read this 'taking a good photo tutorial' here to make sure you photographs are clear and inviting to look at

4. Then, upload your gorgeous photos to any online platform: blog, flickr, instagram or website etc (please note we wont be able use images from Facebook or locked Flickr pics!)
5. Email us with the URL to tell us you have uploaded images to your chosen online site

6. on May 31 WE WILL PIN your pics TO OUR 2012 COMPETITION BOARD ON PINTEREST  : If you are not sure what this means, please click here for more information.

7.Between the 1st and the 7th of June (EST)  come visit our Pinterest competition board to see what amazing things have been made by our entrants.  Pin one or pin a few favourites it's your choice :-)

8. The person with the most repins from our Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition board will be the Peoples Choice WINNER! :-)!

9. The person who gets the most Special Guest Judge votes will be the Special Guest Judge WINNER! Yey!

Competition starts today MARCH 1
Your LAST day to upload images and email us the URL is May 31st EST
Voting starts June 1 for the People's Choice Award on Pinterest
Voting closes June 7 for the People's Choice Award
Winners for both awards will be announced here and via email on June 8

Peoples Choice Award ($200 worth)
1m of your choice of Organic UP fabric (in stock)
Full fat quarter set of UP Quilters Cotton collections : Rock Garden & Oasis
Gift Card set of 8
Delicious and generous Remnants pack

Special Guest Judges Award ($200 worth)
FanFlower Sterling Silver Charm Necklace
Raindrop Sterling Silver Charm Earrings
1m of your choice of Organic UP fabric (in stock)

Here are some fun links to previous year competition entrants work
Umbrella Prints Competition I entrants
Umbrella Prints Competition 2 entrants

here are the 2012 Trimmings FAQ, this year's Judges profiles, Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition story and lots more fun things! You can also join us on Facebook


  1. :) excited to see what you make Karen! xxx

  2. Ooh, I might just need to come by and pick up a trimmings pack. Sounds like fun!