weekly giveaway - City Of Dionne:

August 31, 2009


i've been lucky enough to meet the amazing + most talented Dionne at our LA blogger's lunch a couple months ago! She was so sweet and put on such a nice social for local friends. She runs a really lovely blog: city of Dionne, as well as her unique etsy shop. One of my favorite items from her shop are her stitch prints: what quality work! Each print is illustrated, designed, and hand-stitched by Dionne! Today you have a chance to win a stitch print or a notecard set from her shop. Be sure to stop by her blog and say hello!

win: your choice: stitch print
or notecard set, $20 value!



How did you get started in design? I was always interested in all kinds of art and design. When I was in the tenth grade, I wanted to be an Interior Designer and worked on weekends as an Interior Design assistant, putting together presentation boards for the Designers meetings, and after that I realized that i enjoyed creating things even more than pulling together premade materials/objects. So when I graduated high school, after taking a year off to travel and see Europe, I went to college and got to Bachelors Degrees - one being in Graphic Design. Then after I graduated, I left my home country of Australia and got a job as a Graphic Designer in Los Angeles.

You have such a unique style in your illustrations, where do you get the inspiration for your content? I am SUCH a girly girl, and always have been. I love anything pretty, delicate, and a little quirky. I am a sucker for little details, creating things with tiny details gives me a lot of fulfilment.

What is your favorite place to travel? I was born with the travel bug. My mother is Filipino with 9 brothers and sisters who live all across the globe, and my Dad was born in Australia to two Italian parents, so for most of my life I have traveled to visit relatives all around the world. We used to go overseas every second year when I was growing up, so when I was old enough to travel on my own, I jumped at the chance. The Greek Islands and Switzerland are my two absolute favorites, and then within the US - New York and San Francisco are high up on the list.

Favorite inspiration sites?
- Etsy: I love seeing what new stuff artists are coming up with, it's so inspiring!
- Simplesong: I always find some sort of lovely thing on there, from pretty fabric, to lovely pastries.
- the-stationery-place: Lyndsey posts daily all her favorite stationery finds from across the web, and I LOVE stationery!

Visit City of Dionne and leave a comment with
your favorite item from Dionne's lovely shop!

Be sure to leave your email address in your entry!
feel free to spread the love around your blogs, twitter, etc!
it is greatly appreciated friend.


giveaway ends on monday, september 7 at 8am, pst.



92 hello's:

  1. treats make everything better print is amazing i love it i think im going to have to order some of her favor boxes as well fantastic find as always!

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  2. I love her stitches! My favorite is the "Sitting Pretty" stitch print.

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  3. Great stuff. The notecard sets are great, would love to win one. Absolutely Love the Giddy Weddingness (Pillow Box Set) on her site! So cute.

    seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  4. It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite, but I love the "I want to wake up elegant" print. Thanks for having such a fantastic giveaway and highlighting these wonderful treasures on Etsy.

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  5. Thanks for introducing her to us! I'm glad you did... I could stare at everything in her shop for hours. I have to put 2... because narrowing it down anymore is nearly impossible:

    Giddy Weddingness note card set and Particularly Paris note card set.

    Ok, now to go favorite everything in her shop!

    -eaherrin@hotmail.com

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  6. tough to choose, but i LOVE the teatime doily set. absolutely adorable! and thank you for the introduction to her shop. :)

    xo
    Kelly

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  7. The tea time doily set is my favorite!

    superheroemu [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. I love the Litte Indulgences note card set. So cute!

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  9. My favorite is Treats Make Everything Pretty (Stitch Print). Picking just one is quite hard.

    w_hyus@yahoo.com

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  10. I heart the With all My Love Notecard set :)

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  11. most definitely "a cupcake a day". so pretty!
    becca.alder@gmail.com

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  12. the 'with all my love' typewriter is divine. i really love it.

    beezus74@hotmail.com

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  13. That "Cupcake a day" print is beautiful, I love it!

    m0rrissey@myway.com

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  14. My favourite has to be the Particularly Paris Note Card set, simply gorgeous!

    winterperfume@yahoo.com

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  15. I really like her Spring-a-ding-ding pillow box set and her With All My Love note card set. What a cute store!

    melissa3872@gmail.com

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  16. I love the "Close Your Pretty Eyes (Stitch Print)". :) It's beautiful.

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  17. I like the Giddy Weddingness Note Card Set! I hope my big day is that pretty :)

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  18. I'm loving the 'giddy weddingness' set...so lovely!

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  19. I love the Sitting Pretty (Stitch Print). But it was really hard to choose - they are all gorgeous.

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  20. Oh Dionne is such a wonderful lady! We are on Etsy together :)

    Today (it changes daily) my favorite thing of hers is the warmth love and honeysuckle stitch print. It's truly adorable and I love the yellow colors in it!

    creekbedthreads@gmail.com
    creekbedthreads.etsy.com

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  21. I love the cupcake print! It would be adorable in my kitchen! ;o) All of the stitched notcards were so cute, very talented! Thanks for the chance to win!

    http://crissybell.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the 'Simple Joys in Life' Notecard Set
    All the stitch prints are also VERY pretty !~

    chloejn (at) live (dot) com

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  23. Such a great interview to read! If I were to win...I would like to be surprised because I love everything :)

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  24. It's so nice to know that Dionne has Filipino blood. I'm Filipino too! I love her Simple Joys In Life Note Cards and her Warmth Love and Honeysuckle!

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  25. Dionne is such a talented lady - and friendly, helpful etsy seller as well!

    My favorite is Close Your Pretty Eyes stitch print ... just lovely!

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  26. My favorite item in City of Dionne's shop has to be the 'With All My Love' note card set--I love vintage (and vintage-inspired) stationery and other objects! These are just darling and would definitely make any recipient very happy!

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  27. I love the note card sets!!

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  28. oh, I heart dionne's blog and etsy shop! both are lovely and her illustrations are just wonderful. I love that they are super girly! it was nice getting to know her a little better in this interview :)

    everything in her shop is fantastic, but I have to say I love the typewriter note card in her With All My Love Note Card Set and the stitch print featured here, the True Friends with always be Connected, is just adorable.

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  29. I love everything in her shop! Her illustrations are so pretty, my fav would be the 'simple joys in life' notecards....

    lyndsay@louloubell.ca

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  30. Handstitched? Waw, that's pretty impressive.
    I like the With All My Love set, especially the typewriter and the tea set.


    Great giveaway!
    heleen.deboever@hotmail.com

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  31. I love your artwork - Dionne - I love pictures of beds and this is my favorite.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23002301

    Blessings!
    Sue
    MYSAVIOR
    noahjlvega@yahoo.com

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  34. I love her giddy weddingness prints. They are so practical & pretty.

    aaron.dez@gmail.com

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  35. I LOVE her work and "I want to wake up Elegant" is my favourite!
    What a great giveawy!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Char

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  36. I love her stitch prints, particularly the one with the tub. "warmth, love and honeysuckle" (if I recall correctly...)

    chucksdaisies@gmail.com

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  37. Just gorgeous!
    I adore the Spring-a-ding-ding pillow box set.

    jrodemann@hotmail.com

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  38. these are so adorable! My favorite notecards are particularly Paris and With All My Love, and my favorite stitch print is I Want to wake up elegant(perfect for my bedroom!).

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  39. I LOVE the "Little Indulgences". How perfect!

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  40. I love the Giddy Weddingness card set!

    shelbydiviney@gmail.com

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  41. Hi! My favorite is the Particularly Paris notecard set

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25365031

    marumaru88@hotmail.com

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  42. I adore the Little Indulgences card set!

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  43. Omg, her artwork is sooo adorable! From her note card sets, my favorites are "Simply Joys in Life" and "With All My Love." Form her stitch prints, I love "Close Your Pretty Eyes" and "True Friends will always be Connected."

    ~Melissa
    missxmeliss@gmail.com

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  44. Such a lovely little shop! So creative ;)

    I'm in love with the "With All My Love" notecard set. Too adorable for words..

    ~Melissa Kaye
    melissak7481@yahoo.com

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  45. Oh, I love Dionne's shop! And Dionne too! My favorite item (after thinking long and hard) would have to be the simple joys of life card set.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  46. Oh my goodness, how am I suppose to pick just one favorite?

    I do love the Spring-a-ding-ding pillow box set, they would make such cute gift boxes!!

    skinniepiggie@gmail.com

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  47. gosh, can it be a toss up? I love "I want to wake up Elegant" stitch print, and my love equally spread to "With All my Love" notcard set.

    such beauties.

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  48. Everything is so pretty that I have to pick two! I love the teatime doily set and the Close Your Eyes stitch print. Just lovely.

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  49. Oh my, everything in her shop is so sweet! I especially love With All My Love Note Cards.

    thereisbeautiful{at}gmail{dot}com

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  50. the cupcake print is sooo cuute.. its a genius way to add the cupcake fever going on! At least this cupcake will stay on for longer than a minute!

    nawal13@gmail.com

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  51. Little Indulgences is really cute

    addie_da_baddie@hotmail.com

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  52. I love the I Want to Wake up Elegant Stitch Print!

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  53. I love Giddy Weddingness (Pillow Box Set)

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  54. Hullo, you are right! Her work is lovely :-) Thanks for pointing us her way!
    I do love the tea time doily set, although it was hard to choose!
    :: Carol ::

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  55. All of CityOfDionne's items are wonderful! So much time and detail went into each one and makes out for some nice treasures. "My Pretty Girl (Note Card Set)" is my favorite; simply because it's a great variety of her collection.

    -Tracy.
    tallnutt@ringling.edu

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  56. The Simple Joys in Life set is so inspirational! LOVE her shop! :)

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  57. Tea Time (Doily Set) is too cute! Love it. It was hard to chose just one item.

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  58. I adore her With All My Love
    note card set.
    thank you for featuring her in
    your blog, giving readers a look
    at her works ^^

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  59. I love the 'cupcake a day' print! Lovely prints and cards!

    piecesofthesky{at}gmail{dot}com

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  60. My favorite items are the Particularly Paris note card set. Thanks for having this giveaway, all of her items are really beautiful.

    Caroline
    design4less at yahoo dot com

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  61. these are so sweet! I love the stich prints, but I think the 'simple joys' notecard set is my fave since I don't have to choose!

    ldawson212{at}gmail{dot}com

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  62. your artwork is so lovely!!
    i love the notecards. my favorite is the typewriter set.

    margosivin@yahoo.com

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  63. dionne is such a fantastic artist! i've won a set of her stationery before [one of the best prizes EVER] so i feel like i shouldn't enter again ;) ...but i love the mini interview and seeing more of her creations!

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  64. Love this store!! Particularly Paris has definitely caught my eye.

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  65. I love Dionne's Blog so I have no idea why I haven't looked at her shop before - its wonderful!

    I adore all the note card sets especially with all my love and little indulgences, they are just perfect!

    Rhiannelouise@gmail.com

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  66. My favorite is the "Sitting Pretty" stitch print
    but love everything

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  67. all the note card sets are beautiful ! thanks for sharing

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  68. all the note card sets are beautiful ! thanks for sharing

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  69. I love typewriter set, they catch my eyes
    kisses

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  70. this site is incredible, my fav is Pillow Box Set

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  71. Thanks for introducing me to this artist! I'm an Arkansas gal, so, of course, my favorite card is the Boot Scoot. I have the perfect friend in mind to send it to... thanks again!

    nicole.boddington@gmail.com

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  72. "treats make everything pretty" stitch print is my favorite!

    travelbug920@gmail.com
    -Allison

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  73. everything is so lovely! my fave is "Fairy Tales aren't only for Little Girls" - either as a stitch print or as part of the My Pretty Girl note card set. Love the colors, details and sentiment.

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  74. I adore the Giddy Weddingness (Pillow Box Set).

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  75. A Cupcake A Day!! So lovely!

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  76. I love the Particularly Paris note card set!

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  77. I love ALL Dionne's illustrations - but would like to try out those pillow boxes...

    one9designs[!at]gmail.com

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  78. Lovely- I follow City of Dionne...so glad to read her blog and now enter a giveaway of her work! :) I like the Weddingness notecards.

    laviejaime@gmail.com

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  79. My favourite thins from Dionne's shop would have to be the stitch prints and the pillow boxes, but my favourite of Dionne's creations would have to be the library set that she made as a gift for me. Dionne is awesome.

    I would love to win a stitch print though; that would be awesome!

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  80. Oooh, the Simple Joys in Life note cards are so sweet; I adore them!
    Though, all of her work is beautiful!

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  81. What a lovely giveaway and interview!!!!! My favorite item in Dionne's shop is the 'Little Indulgences' note card set...I'm so in love with her illustrations!! :)

    My email is psjewelry@gmail.com

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  82. I love the Fairy Tales aren't only for Little Girls (Stitch Print). It is adorable!
    Thanks a lot.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  83. The Simple Joys in Life note card set is utterly sweet!

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  84. I love the Giddy Weddingness (Pillow Box Set).


    abitofbecca@comcast.net

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  85. I like the 'with all my love ones' but...oh poop, i love all of them!

    shup_shereen[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  86. i love the with all my love note card set!
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  87. Each one is simply fantastic, but i'm a sucker for the cowboy boots!

    kellyn.rowland@yahoo.com

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  88. I hope it's not to late!
    My favorite is Fairy Tales aren't only for Little Girls (Stitch Print)

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  89. I can't believe so few people have shown love for Boot Scoot. I adore that print!

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