Friday, 26 October 2012

FOLKSY FRIDAY - Colour Me Fun review and Giveaway

Hello Disgraces, and welcome to my new regular Friday feature.

Every Friday between now and...ummm...nearly Christmas, I will be reviewing an item from a seller on the lovely www.folksy.com and running a giveaway for an item from the same shop.

"But what is Folksy?" you cry.  Well, it's a British online superstore of hand crafted items made by people all over the UK.  Each person sets up their own Folksy shop and lists their handmade items in it.  It's a fantastic resource for buying lovely and unusual gifts, homewares and cards (and, ahem, treats for yourself) and it is particularly satisfying to know that your money is going to a small business.  I have been scouring the Folksy pages to find sellers whose items I think fit in well with the tone of my blog.  I mean that they're quirky and appealing to parents, not that they're sweary and a bit crap, before you ask.

This week, we are kicking off with Colour Me Fun, who make crayons IN THE SHAPE OF COOL STUFF LIKE RACING CARS AND LEGO BRICKS AND PLANES AND SHIT.  Well, not shit.  That would be unappealing to say the least.  You know what I mean.

Tell me it's not just me who nearly wees a little bit at how awesome these are?  And that's not down to a dodgy pelvic floor, believe me.

They sell all sorts of shapes - there's love hearts:
Christmassy ones:
You can even have your name in crayons:
I could go on posting photo after photo of them as they have so many different shapes available, but I'd never get around the the review and giveaway.

Rory and I were very kindly sent a pack of eight robot shaped crayons to review.  They arrived well packaged in a sturdy box with enough bubble wrap to make sure they wouldn't break.



Now, I've been trying to interest Rory in colouring in and drawing for ages now, but he's rarely interested in it.  However, he took one look at the crayons in the shape of robots and announced that "WE MUST DO COLOURING IN IMMEDIATELY, MUMMY."  He then drew and coloured for about an hour, which is something of a record.  I joined in too (God, I love colouring in. And no, I'm not referring to the Sex & the City innuendo there).  We found them easy to use due to the knobbly shape being good for little hands, and the crayons were really good quality and very bright in colour.  They look so good that it feels a shame to use them, but even after an hour of use, the robots still look like robots, so they seem to last a good long while too.  What I liked most about them was that when Rory got bored of colouring, he played with them in other ways.  They became stacking blocks, then characters in a bizarre game involving a Cadillac, Macca Pacca and Noah from Noah's Ark.  he then went on to making letter and number shapes out of them by lining them up.  Brilliant.  I think they'd make a great stocking filler and they'd be perfect for party bags (er, for those of you who actually put thought into party bags, unlike me who just stuffs random tat in two seconds before the guests arrive).  All in all, a 10 out of 10 review from Disgrace Towers.

Now then, if you'd like to win a set of 8 crayons of your choice from Colour Me Fun, complete the Rafflecopter entry form below.  The more tasks you fulfil, the more entries you get.  Please don't claim to have completed a task when you haven't - if you win, I will check, and if you haven't done what was asked, you'll be disqualified.  Sorry.  This giveaway will end next Friday, just in time for the next one to start, so come back and find out who has won and what's on offer next Friday.  Happy weekend to you.






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83 comments:

  1. I love the little lego dudes, how cool!

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  2. I love the Gingerbread Men they are super

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  3. Xmas crayons love love love...

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  6. These are very squeee making :)
    Oh and so torn, I love the lego ones, the lips and moustaches and I want to get the bride and groom ones for quests to sign our wedding book with :D

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  7. Squeeeeeee! I have those little robot moulds, maybe I'll make some matching chocolates! :D

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  8. I love the letters, what a great idea for a christmas pressie!!

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  9. I love the eight letter name - ironically I have seven letters in my name so I could always have an initial after that...

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  10. i love them would be a great gift for my little boy

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  11. The dinosaur crayon set is so cute! my little boy would love them!

    Tiffany Oconnell

    @toc83

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  12. We like the dinosaur crayons in our house!

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  13. i love the christmas ones the best @chanson2010 on twitter

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  14. The little lego men are amazing! Both my son AND my fiance would enjoy those! Haha.

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  15. I like the my mood crayons!

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  16. I like them all!!! Oh I have to choose a favourite? Erm, the trains. Just because H is always saying "Choo choo?"

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  17. I love the puzzle block ones

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  18. The Christmas crayons, Lovely x

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  19. I like the love heart ones

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  20. what a fantastic idea! I love the love hearts :-)

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  21. I love the christmas ones, so cute! x @ollieamelia

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  22. My children would love these ! x

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  23. The planes and shit lol

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  24. Christmas crayons

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  25. hmmmmmmmmm - the lego men and bricks combo. Would like to see if the crayons stick together like lego bricks!

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  26. The Gingerbread Men are fab.

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  27. I love the cars and aeroplanes very cute and great for boys.

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  28. Is it wrong to want my name in a set?!

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  30. SUCH FUN. Love the lego ones.

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  31. Lego Men & Block Inspired Crayons

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  32. I like The dinosaur crayon set.

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  33. Ooo! The robot ones are awesome, so are the transport ones, and the dinosaur,and the name....I want them all!

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  34. They are very very cool! I love the Lego one, but the number and alphabet ones are very clever, too!

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  35. I love the Christmas ones! :o)

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  36. Hi. I like the dinosaurs ones but my son would love the transport ones:-)

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  37. i love the christmas crayons and the dinosaur ones my boys would love both x

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  38. I love the Gingerbread Men

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  39. I love the christmas crayons
    jen louise jackson

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  40. I like the Lego men and brick crayons. Great fun!

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  41. I love the Christmas crayons

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  42. As i was looking on your website as to what i would class as the best thing my little boy started to nosey and said he loves the Lego men crayons so thats what it will be lol
    :)
    Xx
    SJLAMBERT86@YAHOO.CO.UK

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  43. I love the dinosaur crayon set

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  44. i love the dinosaur crayon set

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  45. all nice but i would pick..... Girly Slogan Crayons

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  46. Hehe, I love the Moustache & Lips Crayons. How awesome are they please?!

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  47. Oh, the tractor crayons are just brilliant! :-)

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  48. The double heart crayons are lovely!

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  49. These would be great for my 2 young boys. They might stop them drawing over everything with pens!!!!

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  50. I love the Dinosaur Crayons

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  51. Maria jane Knight31 October 2012 at 20:11

    I love the dinosaur crayons-they are very cute!

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  52. So cute! But think the dinosaur crayons would be my favourite

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  53. Orangeblossom Sandydowns31 October 2012 at 22:28

    The Lego men look great!

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  54. I love the look of the Lego Men & Blocks and just know that my Lego-obsessed daughter would absolutely love them.

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  55. Love the dinosaur crayons, what a fab prize, fingers crossed and good luck everyone

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  56. Oh- I like the aeroplanes and the love hearts! Can't pick a favourite.

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  57. dinosaur crayons

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  58. i love the christmas ones xx

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  59. I love the letters! What a great gift idea!

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  60. Ballet slippers, as I have 3 daughters!

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