The Pudding Face on the Wall

212 The Pudding Face on the Wall

I would feel ooh-very-honourable if the world – ever – at some point, began to associate (or recognise) my work as those creations of that illustrator who has got it bad for confetti prints! Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Okay, so I have printed a few of these to sell to whomever wants to pick a set of them up as gift labels, or to include as stationery in envelopes (carrying greeting cards). There are a few other designs in the collection as well! Thought to have it based in Bombay because I don’t want to get orders wrong or mixed up before December 25; please e-mail me if you are interested, or leave me a comment below. (I will write back to you!)

P.S. I know that I have been saying this for a whiiiile and I have been a dreadful dog about the whole process, but I should be selling on a separate Tumblr account, soon. (That would be next year!) Follow me to know more… Ooh, and send me some LOVE! (Apart from LUCK, because I would require some of the stuff to continue on such an inspired note.)

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

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O Christmas Tea { GIVEAWAY }

211 O Christmas Tea { GIVEAWAY }

Giveaway#4 is LIVE! Remember I had said that I wanted to host one more giveaway before the year ended… Well, it didn’t honestly seem likely or possible. Abandoned hope of sorts, and then a cheerful connoisseur of trunks of tea in the form of Snigdha Manchanda came a-knockin’! Christmas miracle, y’all. Okay, chitter-chatter aside – I am very excited to be giving away this box of tea. Part of a Limited Edition range by Tea Trunk; Mulled Spiced Tea combines the classic flavours of Christmas (That would be cinnamon, star anise and clove, accented by hearty apple, orange and cherry notes… Teas really are a lot like fragrances!), and sports a package coat designed by none other than (one of my favourite illustrators of all time… ) ALICIA SOUZA! Wowza.

Reminiscent of a rich, indulgent plum cake, I could not think of a better giveaway for this time of the year. This tea is inspired by mulled wine, and is made with whole leaf black Assam tea. Snigdha suggests drinking it as is, or adding in a splash of dark rum (Don’t mind if I do!)… Would it not be lovely sipping it as you sit by an open window at home on Christmas day, and while some of your folks are sleeping, you are happily reading a copy of Little Women (Okay, I am too excited!)… And now, the steps.

What’s in the Box?

1. Christmas tea! The BOX of Mulled Spiced Tea is what you are going to win, oh sweet reader. I believe it would be perfect for all of you tea drinkers out there, more so if you love Christmas just as much as I do. 

2. Favourite feature? Snigdha was gracious enough to sponsor this box of tea for the giveaway; and, also, the illustrations created by Alicia are reason enough for me. (They are so adohreebal!)

Rules?

The rules are simple! (This giveaway is for Indian residents, only.)

1. Comment here on what excites you about/why you would like to win this delightful tin of tea.
2. Follow Tea Trunk on both Facebook & Instagram; this is not optional either. :-)

(Brownie points will be awarded to you if you are to ‘Like’ my page on Facebook, and/or follow me on Instagram.)

What happens after?

I’ll choose ONE winner in exactly four days, from now – save the date – December 14 is when this contest comes to a close! As soon as I announce the winner – which will either be on my Facebook or Instagram page (and through an e-mail, perhaps) – please write back to me with your postal address and phone number right away. (Will share the contact details with Snigdha who will directly post the tin of tea across to you, then.)

The “Fourth Year of Festivities” remains yours for the taking! Giveaway-gift-makin’.

{ Tea Trunk is a tea label founded by Snigdha Manchanda, a certified Tea Sommelier; she specialises in creating hand-blended teas. She can perhaps create a blend for you if you request for one, I would want a birthday tea complete with colourful sprinkles, if ever… Would that not be exciting? The packaging is so adorable, that the tins can be used as memento boxes for use, after consumption of the tea. I still have mine from last year! }

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes, illustrations by Alicia Souza and picture by Mitwa A. V

A Christmas Carol

160 A Christmas Carol

One of my very favourite classics is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and for some reason – when I think about the book, my brain conjures up a memory of Christmas pudding! Perhaps it’s because of that scene when Bob Cratchit’s wife brings out that glorious, flaming pudding for everyone at home or so, I don’t know… Well, pooh, let’s ignore my musings and ramblings for a minute, shall we!

Speaking of pudding, I love it so – especially the rich, alcohol-infused, fruity variety (yes, yes, the Christmas kind!)… There’s a particular supermarket in Al-Khobar (yes, I grew up in Saudi Arabia!) where you can buy it from, during this time of the year – man, I miss my kingdom days! Anyway, I’ve been thinking about the cheery cake a lot and here’s a little something that I came up with. ^.^

P.S. I know I haven’t dedicated a blog post to the winner of my giveaway but for those of you who have no clue, her name’s Prathma Sharma! And I sent her goodies over last week which she has already received and is very happy with. That, in turn, makes me sooper happy.

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes