Monday, June 25, 2012

It's Giveaway Time!...

In honor of ALL of you, I am hosting a Customer / Fan Appreciation Week, and YOU are invited to join in on the fun! I am offering two of my latest Halloween figurine designs that will debut this fall from Bethany Lowe Designs! These fresh and fun sample pieces are signed by me and will be shipped to their lucky winners! My Juggling Black Cat is up for grabs HERE via my BLOG, while my Balancing Jack-o'-lantern is being offered on my Facebook Fan Page.

UPDATE:  We have a WINNER!

So, the secret winning number to snatch my Juggling Black cat is 23! Why 23?  Well, I made my first grinning black cat in 2003 (and was he ever crude!!  :) But, he was the start of many more to come. So,
break down 2003, and you get 20 + 3 which equals 23!  Many of you came so very close to this number, but only one person nailed it!

Congrats to Marie who left the following comment on June 25 at 9:13pm:
marie said:
"still going with #23 and I just love your work!"
** Marie, please EMAIL ME when you see this, so that I can get your shipping address**

Many THANKS to ALL of you for playing along :)  I truly enjoyed reading all of your thoughtful comments, and they made me smile!!!

Black-Cat-Blog-Giveaway

* So, I have pre-chosen a winning number between 1 and 100 *
To ENTER to WIN my Juggling Black Cat, take these simple step/s:

* Simply leave a comment below with your best guess as to which number it is and include a few words regarding why you want to win!

* Follow my Blog (top right) for another entry with another guess.

* Share my Giveaway news via your favorite Social Networking sites for a third chance at guessing!
(you are welcome to use my giveaway image too!)

* Pin the above image on Pinterest for yet another guess!

On Tuesday, July 3rd I will round up any & all names that guessed the correct number and will draw a winner from that lucky group! If no one guesses the correct number, I will do a drawing from those who guessed the closest.....

Have FUN with this and spread the word for more chances to enter!

Thank you for your kind support and your interest in the art I create! Keep on spreading those smiles:)
~ Johanna


PS: See the post below for a sneak peek of the sweet Jack-o'-Lantern image I am offering on my Facebook Fan Page! Entries to win that fun character will be accepted via the comments section on Facebook only.

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184 comments:

Janet K said...

I love the black cat!!!and I am partial to orange ones, too!! I guess 33...

Caryn Strauss-Smith said...

I have been a big fan of your Halloween art for some time and I especially love your kitties. This one is no exception. I just saw this posted on Pinterest and want to join up for the chance to win this precious Halloween cat! My number guess is 77. Hope it's close or right on! Thanks for the chance!

Sharon B said...

I have always loved your Halloween pieces - well, I love them all, but my favorite season is Fall for sooo many reasons!! My guess would be 56.

Sharon B said...

Johanna, I just joined your site to follow your Blog, so I think that means I can guess again - my next guess would be 12! :) Thank you!

cherylbarcus said...

I love your work and am a big fan of the owls you make for Halloween.
My number is 11.

Misty ~ Mystik Dezigns said...

Now following you #65

Old Hag said...

Why? Why? Why would I want to win one of your pieces?? Let me count the reasons....I love your work, your pieces are some of my favorites in my Halloween collection, I love cats, I love bats, I love witchy hats, my birthday is 11/2 (not quite 10/31), I pin your pieces on Pinterest all the time, I love you work, and......I love your work! I'm choosing #62.

Misty ~ Mystik Dezigns said...

Did I say just how much I LOOOOOOVE Halloween yet?? Love cats too :) #90

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I am a fan of your work...it always makes me smile because it reminds me so much of Halloween of years past. :) I shall guess 10. :) For October.

Megan said...

Ooo i love him! Thanks for the chance to win another one (i already entered for the one on facebook!). I hope to win because i am a big fan of your art and this cat would look awesome in my home at Halloween time! :) Anyways, my guess is 27!

Megan said...

I now follow your blog also, so my second guess is 22! Thanks!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I am a follower of your blog and have been for some time. My next guess would be 12. I am not sure why...LOL

Moiracoon said...

Love your work! My guess is #26

MoiraCoon said...

Whoops! Did it wrong the first time. Lets try this again!

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Love your work! My guess is #26.

Santas Haunted Boot said...

How much fun! Excited for Ghoultide! I'm going to go with 93....

CathyH said...

I love your cat Johanna! My guess is #42

CathyH said...

Pinned your giveaway: #83
http://pinterest.com/pin/234046511855545356/

CathyH said...

Follow your blog too now, thanks!
#17

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love the color and design of your artwork because it looks so very vintage! And being "vintage" myself, it brings back great memories! So if I would win, I would be reminded of those great 1960's Halloweens! My number is 55.
Thank you. Kathy L from Colorado

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I love Halloween, it's my birthday month, and I love your creations!!!

I'll guess 27!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I have been a follower of your blog now for quite some time :)

I'll guess #13

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I tweeted your giveaway @tatteredchick

How about 56 :)

Marylinn Kelly said...

My guess for the cat giveaway is #67. For years my sister and I have imagined a time machine that would take us back to the dime stores of our childhood, especially at Halloween. Your figures remind me so much of all I love about those days. Thank you.

marie said...

Still going with #23 and I just love your work!

Debb said...

love the cat no. 64

BurningRubber said...

OMG!!! The black cat is so cute. I have 3 black kitties and love them to pieces. Ok I am guessing 53.

Sandra McCall said...

18 I want those cats! ALL of them. I collect Halloween cats, I'm cat crazy anyway, and I LOVE your sculptures!

BurningRubber said...

I am following you and my next choice is 30

BurningRubber said...

Shared on Facebook. Your art is so awsome! Ok, my next guess would be 10.

Deborah Adams said...

Crossing my fingers that the number is 31! :-) I follow your blog and pinned on Pinterest! Grabbing my coat and little hat, hoping I'll win your juggling cat! :-)

~ Deb

Leanne E said...

For my guess as a comment, I would like it to be 99 because it has ghostly luck. For my guess because I follow your blog, it has to be 31 to keep with the Halloweenyness of your lovely work. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Darlene said...

This little Juggling Cat is incredible, my first guess is # 13, I follow your blog and pinterest. I love your art creation.
Thanks Darlene

Martha said...

Love juggling kitty! My guess is #4.....follow and going to go pin! xoxo

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I adore your artwork and would just die if I actually won! I'll guess lucky number 13. Thank you for the chance to win a piece of your wonderfully whimsical art!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I am back with a second guess for following your blog. I'll say #33.
Hallowe'en is my favorite holiday and I would love to display one of your unique pieces in home for the holidays!

Anonymous said...

Hi Johanna!

Thanks for having two giveaways!! You are so sweet, and how fun! My guess is 55 or as my brother would say double nickels! Anyway, you know Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love your vintage charmed characters!
xoxo
Celeste

Melissa said...

My first guess is 31. Love your work!

stellarstamper said...

Who wouldn't want to win an original of yours?! I am guessing the number 67. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of your original designs! Love it!!!!

Melissa said...

I'm following now so my second guess is 27.

Melissa said...

Going for my third guess since I posted the giveaway on my Facebook page and it's... lucky number 7.

Melissa said...

Pinned it! Final number is 13!

Sherry said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Number 27

Sherry said...

Follow your blog. I guess 31

Sherry said...

Shared on FB
I guess 65

Sherry said...

Pinned it. I love your work! My last guess is 4

Debbie said...

I LOVE your creations Johanna! I am a cat lover and cat collector! This would be a fabulous addition to my collection! My guess is: 55

Thank you and wishes
Debbie
^..^

Tamara Dozier said...

I have been a fan of yours for a long time and it would just send shivers up my spine to win one of your creations! My guess is #24.

Tamara Dozier said...

I've pinned your contest. #22

Tamara Dozier said...

I've been a follower of your blog for a long time ...#28

Teresa Kogut said...

A simply wonderful creation! My guess is 33!

Teresa Kogut said...

Just repinned for you! Guessing 31 this time. Thanks

Teresa Kogut said...

Just tweeted your post @teresakogut! This time I guess 77.

Teresa Kogut said...

Following your blog now! Can you tell I really hope to win?!?! Let's go with 85 this time :)

magikalseasons said...

Hi Johanna! I pick lucky 13. Your art is magical! I am slowly adding to my Halloween Artist made collection I do not have one of yours just yet. I would be thrilled if black cat came to live with me! I follow your blog, fb and pinterest. Becca Bilas :)

Lynne Mitchell said...

8-We LIVE Halloween 360 days a year and LOVE your work!

Deborah said...

love the black cat. My guess for this giveaway will be 15.

Deborah said...

I'm a long time follower. # 24.

Deborah said...

I pinned your cat on Pinterest on my Pinterest Board called Johanna Parker. Love, Love, Love you pieces.
# 64

Deborah said...

I shared your blog giveaway on facebook. I'll chose number 4.

JoAnne said...

I love your juggling cat! I adore Halloween art, especially yours Johanna. I'm going with #57.

JoAnne said...

I'm a long time follower of your blog.

JoAnne said...

Pinning on Pinterest on my All Hallows Eve board.

JoAnne said...

And putting a button on my blog in my Giveaways section of my sidebar.
Fingers are soooooo crossed....

Elma said...

Love this one!! What a wonderful giveaway!!!MY guess is nuber 25:)

Joyce said...

My guess is 31. I am your biggest fan of Halloween and have been collecting for many years. My eight real kitties would love to add this to their collection!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

18 is a good number. I'd like to win . . . well because I've never won one of your beautiful creations yet!
Patti

Allison Allen said...

I love your work!! My guess is # 5
Allison

Jenji said...

27 is my guess!! Thank You so much:)

Jingle said...

I would love to win because your work is amazing!!! My guess is #72.

Denise Young said...

Amazingly adorable! #88

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh what a adorable giveaway! I love fall and Halloween has always been my favorite. I pick #13.Warm Blessings!~Amy

BumbleBeeLane said...

Pinned your giveaway image.Second guess is 31.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Follower. Third Guess 27

BumbleBeeLane said...

Tweeted..Final guess is 73

Jan said...

I love your work! My guess is 26.

bluemuf said...

I just love your work and my guess is 99

Sheryl K. said...

Number 16....I love all your creations. Always been some of my favorites !

Robin Armstrong Seeber said...

31 of course?

K. said...

Number 79!
I've been following your work for a while and I like it more each new piece I see :)
Even if I don't win, I wish all the best! Keep up the great work!

Pendleton Primitives said...

43 because that is how old my husband will be in September. I'm a new follower and I love your work.
~Christina

Dollgiver said...

I love love love your creations!!! My guess..... 33 :) Whoever receives it will be a lucky person!!

Debbie

Lorrie Langdon said...

I'm going with 47. I love your work, I've been itching to get my hands on a few pieces!

Jennifer said...

Also pinned you on Pinterest so I get 2 guesses! My first: 72; my second: 27. Love your art so much! Good luck to all the entrants! ^_^

Sarah said...

Oh Yay!!!!I so love your work..he would have a sweet little home with all my Halloween art! I don't know how I was not following you here..but am now! Fbooked the giveaway and will go and Pinterest you next:) 51 cause that is how old I am right now!! Hugs hon:)

Anonymous said...

The magic number is 33! I thought i was the Queen of Halloween until I met you. This jiggly juggly widdle kiddie kat needs to come home with me.

Vintage by Crystal said...

99! They are so so cute and I love their little legs! :)

Vintage by Crystal said...

My "blog following guess" is 51! Fingers crossed! :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Okay,
So I was gonna guess 13, but it was taken. Then I was gonna guess 31. Again, taken. So my next guess is 40.
I've been a fan of your work for a long time and it would be a joy to own one of your wonderful pieces! (BTW, I came out of semi-blog-retirement to post a comment here, with fingers crossed for luck!)
:)
Cathy

Valories Art n Design Cyber Studio said...

We love your work and this black kitty is adorable Johanna! He's just too cute can't wait to see him "out"!

Surely the number is 31? :)

Valorie
https://www.facebook.com/valorie.wilson

dbaz6915 said...

I pick 46!

Unknown said...

I love your work...#2 is my guess

Unknown said...

I am a big fan of yours, my guess number is #2

Poetry Dolls said...

I am going to guess the number 77. I love your work and so does my daughter. I'd love to win this to give to her for her birthday!

Ann Marie Jones Allen said...

Followed your blog. My guess is 31. I would love to have a happy piece that keeps me in the Halloween Spirit all year round.

its4shir said...

Added to my Pinerst my guess number is 64

MattMan said...

Beautiful work, as always!! I love them both! You make Halloween SO much fun, Johanna!!! I'm gonna say 77 for my first guess and 7 for my second guess. Thanks for the fun!!!

Ann Marie Jones Allen said...

My next guess is 6. Just because I love your work and would love to have this piece as an important part of my collection.

Ann Marie Jones Allen said...

pinned and following on Pinterest. My next guess is 13.

Ann Marie Jones Allen said...

shared on FB. final guess is 48.

Lisa said...

I already follow, and I would love to win one of your pieces. They scream Halloween! the kind everyone wants! so I shall choose #72...good luck to all!

Lisa

Theresa said...

Love the cat and the pumpkin....my number is #39.

Life with the Martins said...

I love the cat! He looks like my Bear Bear. My guess is #53.

Jennifer C. said...

First saw your art at Halloween & Vine-I am a big fan! I guess..... 28.

Dani said...

I've been a follower for over a year and love your designs.....my guess is 8 as its my lucky number....

gibbygoo56 said...

I'm guessing 24. I would love to win this kitty. I would proudly display this charmer on my mantel. I love all of the details on every piece. Creative genius!

pootersnoots said...

Hi Johanna,
I just adore your work! Funny....when I try paper mache' it looks NOTHING like yours! lol I would love to give this fabulous guy a home, he is wonderful! My guess is 46. Thanks!

Nina Bolen said...

I'm sure a huge fan of your work!!!
First guess-13
2nd first for following your blog~30
3rd guess for Pinning to Pinterest~99
4th guess for sharing on Twitter & Tumblr~47

JSpinello said...

My guess is 13. I really want to win this cat because I ADORE him! And so does my son :)

JSpinello said...

My guess is 13. I really want to win this cat because I ADORE him! And so does my son :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Johanna,

What fun, a giveaway! My guess is 18.

Janean

Cc said...

42...Love the Cat...what a character!

Cc said...

84...I follow your blog!!

Cc said...

68...I shared you on FB!

Cc said...

24...Your little cat has been pinned!
thank you!

Sue S. said...

Vintagy Halloween is my favorite -your items give me the feel of that without the unreal price
tags found in antique stores...and my number guess is 75

Mare G said...

Love your work! My sister and I collect unique vintage Halloween (at least wheat we can afford). If I won this beautiful piece I would give it to her. She has helped me through so much through my illness and is a thoughtful, caring and kid person. My guess is 17.

Melissa Kojima said...

Okay another guess.....oh how fun! Um......how about.....61.

Shelley Leonard said...

I found your website years ago and have been in love with your work ever since. Your work is fantastic! My best guess is 100!

Shelley Leonard said...

I am following your blog now so I get another guess :D
I would LOVE to win since since I cannot afford one otherwise :(
My next best guess is "1"!

All That Glitters said...

86 I would love to win because I do not own any of your art!

All That Glitters said...

I'm now following your blog!

All That Glitters said...

Pinned on Pintrest!

LYNDY WARD said...

#5 & #13 are my Lucky Numbers. I have been following your blog since it's inception AND as you know I'm a huge fan & collector of your beautiful art work & Black Cat art as well as rescuing real Black Kitty Cats. The lovely Black Cat would make an amazing addition to my Johanna Parker Design Collection.

AND if I win, the gorgeous Juggling Black Cat will be included in my Black Cat Fantasy Art Book with details about your wonderful contests. The black cat art book is my precious baby & still very much in the works! It's wonderful that you created a full body Black Cat. Really SPOOKTACULAR!!!

XOXOs & Purrrrrs, Lyndy Ward >^..^<

P.S. Your contest start date was our 23rd Wedding Anniversary, which would make this all the more wonderful to win...

Birgit said...

Oh, I just need one guess because I know the right number -- it's 21.

Sure thing I follow your blog (and even get your posts via email in order not to miss a thing), yet I really need just this one guess. It's still 21.

What a lovely cat -- and Jack, too (but I don't do Facebook, not even for the chance to give Jack a good new home). ;)

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

Diane said...

I love Halloween year round and your pieces are the best. Four has always been my favorite number.

l said...

I pick number 41-love your stuff

LYNDY WARD said...

#10 & #31 are my other guesses & I bet you know why! I just added your Giveaway(s) to my Facebook & requested a Pinterest Invitation so I can Pin your Giveaways as well. Keeping fingers & toes crossed, lighting all my white candles & sending out special prayers to the powers that be...

Cosmic Blessings Always, Lyndy Ward & All My Fur Babies >^..^<

P.S. I've added your contest to my blog with a live link for more coverage @ http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

oggy10 said...

I have collected your work for many years. I chose 14.

oggy10 said...

I'm following on your blog, so my second guess is 96.

oggy10 said...

As soon as I get home, I'll post to Facebook. My third guess is 63.

luvhalloween365 said...

I would so love to have your black cat~ My guess is 31.

Grace said...

13 is my guess! I would love to have this piece to display for Halloween. Grace - meow

pearlswithplaid said...

My guess, 48. Halloween and black cats = me happy!

pearlswithplaid said...

I am following your blog! Guess #2

pearlswithplaid said...

I pinned (repinned) your giveaway image on Pinterest. Yeah!
I guess #54

Christine Edwards said...

My guess is Lucky 13. I've loved your work for quite a while, and am happy that I can at least pick up the licensed pieces with Bethany Lowe. ;-)

Christine Edwards said...

I'm already a follower...so this time I guess 31.

Christine Edwards said...

Kitty got Pinned...so I'll try 66 this time.

Annie Kate said...

I have loved your art for over a year now and enjoy looking at the new offerings you have. I have Halloween in my heart 365 days a year and I would be honored to have one of your original pieces in my home. I'm guessing the number 73.

Shelley Leonard said...

My other two guesses from FB and Pinterest were 78 and 69.

Dawn Snider said...

#73 - Thank you for doing this. I love your work and to have one of your pieces welcomed into my home would be so exciting for me! You and your work inspire me everyday and I would love to have one around to remind me to keep creating. :)

Trish said...

I'm guessing #88. I would love to have this black juggling kitty to go with the rest of my collection!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I pinned this post at Pinterest, so here's my second guess.........52!
Fingers still crossed.
:)

Anonymous said...

I have always loved Halloween and especially your vintage looking Halloween creations. They bring to mind so many happy Halloween memories from my childhood. My guess for the number you picked has got to be 31. It's perfect for the black Halloween cat. Keep on creating.

Doreen from Minnesota

Susan Hilary said...

I left you a comment on FB of the # 31 & why! I also posted on twitter & will continue to mention your giveaway. Just by chance this comes up posted without my name..Susan Popp @myatticstreasur (twitter)

rlincoln said...

Thanks for sharing your work with everyone! My guess is 77. Somehow it looks like two black cats sitting next to each other! Don't know why, but I can see that in my head!
R. Lincoln

Doodles said...

I love the new cat design. I guess I am going to go with 9 on this one because cats have nine lives. Love the black cat and all your works.
Cheers!
Doodles

Sherry Byrum said...

Now following and I guess 56.

Anonymous said...

Hi Johanna,

I love your new reproduction line this year. They are over the top. I am guessing 31.
Mona

Kay said...

OK, I am going to stick with my # 4just because your birtday is on Halloween and because of the 13th being the scarey number it is, lol, they add up to 4....As you know I totally love your art & I would be a very proud winner to host a home for your special piece! Thanks for a chance & I totally love your new designs ♥

Sharolyn Perry said...

I love black cats! I have two as pets and collect them for Halloween! Would love for yours to be added to my collection! My guess is 17. Thank you so much!

brenda said...

Thanks for the opportunity to guess....my guess is 32!

Paula said...

I guess 51...I will be 51 years young in just a few weeks! AND I love everything you do!

Joyce said...

Just want to win this bad, my guess is 31. I have collected your Halloween and purchased alot for my prior shop thru Primitives by Kathy. Have a new venture and am hoping to be able to load up with your Halloween items, just need to find out where to purchase them, any suggestions?

Jennifer Helms said...

I would love to win this precious little kitty. My guess is 16!

Kim said...

Ahhh, I love it so much!!! The number has to be 57!!!

Kim said...

I follow you via Reader does that count? My next guess is 62 smile.

mbrcutie said...

My 1st guess (for posting here)is 31 for obvious reasons.
My 2nd guess (for already following your blog) is 41.
I hope to win this sweet little black cat juggler. He would match my little Lucky Luna cat also created by you!
Also Black Cats are my favorite Halloween icon.

Joan H. said...

My guess is 24. I have always wanted a Johanna Parker creation and this one is perfect. I love cats!!!

Mandy "Black Cat" Pratt said...

21 - because I AM blackcatpratt, after all. :)

I also already follow your blog, so if I get a second guess - 42.

Melissa said...

My guess is 50. And this would be such a lovely addition to my Halloween decor collection. Thank you.

Melissa said...

I've just followed your blog online. Thanks for the chance to win! My second guess is 7.

Anonymous said...

My guess is 31. I really love your designs and your blend of colors.Im a chainsaw carver. I have carved a few of your sculptures.

Sister Brute said...

I just love your Halloween characters!!! I guess number 72

Anonymous said...

Hi, I would dearly LOVE to win your black cat!! You and your mom (I know her and met you at her house one time) are BOTH so talented. It would be an honor to display your black cat for Halloween!!! My guess would be number 1. Thank you!! Joyce M.

Annie Kate said...

Would love to have this for my annual Halloween party. I'm guessing 73

Tina K said...

Love black cats -I have one! Lucky number 8!

tolepainter said...

75! I love the paper mache composition and I love Halloween!

Susan B. said...

83 is my guess. We LOVE your designs :> and Halloween.

Rebecca M. said...

I would love to win him because he's pretty much the best ever!

My guess is 46
Guess 2 (pinned) is 68

Thank you so much!

Gracie's Spacie said...

My guess is 20

Gracie's Spacie said...

Second guess for following the blog is 10

Becky said...

I love your work! My guess is 98!

Thanks!

Becky
jaylonsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky said...

I have followed your blog for another entry. This time I will guess 9. Thanks!

Becky

jaylonsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

D Cashman said...

MEOW -- 66

D Cashman said...

following your blog - meow again --59

Donna Parish-Bischoff said...

love halloween ...my number is 37

Flamewerks said...

I love yor designs! I'm a new fan and would love to start my collection with this incredible cat. My guess is 56.

Mary said...

I love Halloween and even have 1 black and 1 orange cat, therefore my guess is 31. Also repinned and follow you on Pinterest.

jeepers1527 said...

My guess is 58. I love your work, especially your Halloween characters! I would love to win your grinning black cat! I have my fingers crossed!

Katie Genger said...

My guess is 66. I love your work! I miss seeing you at the Spring Fling Show @ The Phipps Mansion! What a fun place! Thanks for the chance!

Flutter the Dovecotes said...

My guess is 37. To me your art is autumn. Looking at it evokes the same feeling as curling up in a cozy nook on a rainy day with a Ray Bradbury book.

Anonymous said...

Hey Johanna.....I would love to win this for my wife for our anniversary. My number is 4.
Sujit K

debra bainum said...

I soooo love your designs. Sorry I don't see you in Petaluma anymore:-((

I'll guess 88

Thanks for these offers!

-Debra Bainum