blogiversary giveaway no. 4

Congrats to Ellen, the winner of last week’s blogiversary giveaway.

Back at the end of November I promised to give away a few of my favorite things from some of the companies that have provided me with products to try and share with all of you here on the blog.  I’ve already given away Miss Mustard Seed’s products, Fusion products and Dixie Belle products.  Today will be the final giveaway and it features transfers from Prima Marketing.

I have to say, discovering these transfers has been a game changer for me.  I absolutely LOVE them and really can’t say enough good things about them.

I will put them on just about anything including dress forms …

or ironing boards …

or walls …

or on wooden tool boxes …

or galvanized watering cans …

or foot boards made into shelves.

But my favorite thing to put them on is furniture.

My first transfer project was fairly simple.  I added the Specimens transfer to the primitive cupboard where I store my painting supplies in the winter …

This Specimens transfer also looked amazing on a bench that my handyman/neighbor Ken made out of a bed …

There are a few transfer designs that I’ve only used once …

That’s not because I didn’t love them, but simply because there are just so many to choose from.

But I quickly grew attached to the Seeds transfer and used it on numerous pieces.

There is just something about the typography on this one that appeals to me.

So I keep using it, over and over again.

It was the perfect choice for the ‘garden beds’.

It comes in the large size, but also in a smaller size that is perfect for smaller pieces of furniture.

or for small stools.

And then Prima Marketing came out with some more elaborate and more colorful designs earlier this year like the Rose Celebration transfer.

And the Imperial Garden transfer.

The French Ceramics transfer was perfect on the inner drawers of this linen press dresser.

They keep upping the game and coming out with even more fabulous transfers.

I totally fell in love with their new knob transfers the minute I saw them.

I’ve done a couple of projects with them.

If you haven’t already tried the transfers you really should!

I’ve found them quite easy to apply, although you do have to be somewhat careful with them.  Here are some q-tips for working with the transfers.

  • If your transfer is stuck to the waxy backing sheet, try popping it in the fridge for 15 minutes or so first.
  • If your transfer isn’t sticking to your surface, try warming up the surface first with a blow dryer just a bit.
  • Don’t allow the transfer to fold over on itself, that can create a mess as it will stick together.
  • Don’t apply a transfer over a freshly waxed surface, wait until after applying the transfer to add wax.
  • When working with a transfer that comes on multiple sheets like the Imperial Garden or the Rose Celebration transfers, lay them out and make sure you have them in the right order before removing the backing and placing them on your piece.
  • It’s tricky to apply a transfer over really chippy milk paint that hasn’t been sealed.  The milk paint chips will stick to the transfer sheet rather than the transfer sticking to your piece.  If you want to use a transfer over chippy milk paint, seal your milk paint first with something like Miss Mustard Seed’s Tough Coat and then apply the transfer.
  • When applying a transfer on glass be sure that you have it positioned exactly where you want it before it gets too close to the glass.  Once the transfer and the glass meet, the transfer is there to stay.

And now, here’s your chance to give them a try without having to buy them.  Today’s giveaway includes these three Prima Marketing transfers.

And I say three because there are three packages, but you’ll really end up with 7 transfers because the Dairy set comes with 2 versions of the word ‘Dairy’ and the Always Fresh set comes with 4 designs.

Of course, I’m also including another Italian decorating magazine and some Croatian soap and chocolates with this prize as well.

Thank you so much to Prima Marketing for supplying the transfers that I am giving away today!

The basic rules:  to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment of any kind on this blog post.  Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram.  You are not required to follow my blog, although it would be awesome if you did!

Normally I make a point of answering every comment left on my blog.  If someone takes the time to leave a comment, I like to acknowledge that.  I usually only get 10 to 20 comments so it’s easy to fulfill that promise.  But I suspect I’ll get a few more comments on this post so I’m going to warn you up front that I may not be able to answer each one, so I hope you guys will cut me some slack on that.

I will randomly draw the name of a winner for today’s prize from all of the comments left on this post by Friday, December 21, 2018 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).

The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $100, if the prize is not claimed by Sunday, December 23, another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.

Good luck!

112 thoughts on “blogiversary giveaway no. 4

  1. Oh my LAWD!! I’m so enjoying your Blog! I have paint envy every time you post your pieces! I’ve never tried any transfers yet, but I’m just itching to do it! The knobs are the bomb diggity❤️❤️❤️. Merry Christmas🎄

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  2. Your work is beautiful and inspires me to learn new skills. The transfers are amazing and take everything to a whole new level. Thanks for sharing your adventures!

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  3. Well you are officially the Queen Quandie of Transfers. I knew you had inspired me to use them and you have shown us some really wonderful examples, but I am blown away by how much you have created with them. I wish I could attach photos to the comments because I’d show you the dresser I just sold using one of the transfers, I love it and it was hard to see it walk out of my booth. But I am such an amateur compared to you! Thanks for all the tips and hints. You indeed have learned all the ins and outs. Thanks for your blogiversary give aways, I would read and comment without them, but it’s fun to see your posts using the products. Oh, BTW, my Amazon account will tell you the story of how much I purchase after reading your blog!


  4. You have some gorgeous pieces using the transfers! I haven’t tried using transfers on furniture but they really make the piece pop so would love to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity to win! I subscribe to and enjoy your posts.

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  5. Love your use of these transfers, the dress form is my absolute favorite. I have to admit, I lust after that😊. Using this type of transfer is on my list of techniques to try for my projects.


    1. You can always tell when I absolutely LOVE something I’ve done because I find a way to keep it. I hadn’t intended to keep that dress form initially, but when I was done with it I just couldn’t part with it 🙂


  6. Of all the blogs that I follow, I am especially drawn to yours. The creative twists you give to your painted furniture is genius! Love it! I would love to use some of the transfers on my painted pieces.

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  7. I love all your pieces but the transfers always make everything so unique with an extra touch of coziness! Everything you touch turns out beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. It is awesome to see this review of all of the inspiring pieces you have created with the transfers. i have a piece of furniture picked out that I am going to try one on soon. Thanks for all of the helpful hints.

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  9. Boy, oh boy, would I love to win these! Love every transfer you’ve used. They add so much to an already cool piece of furniture! Happy blogaversary!

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  10. OMG!! I ♥️ All the variety!! Your pieces r georgeous & an inspiration to a beginner painter like myself !! Thank u 4 yr generosity sharing these amazing transfers 2 a lucky winner !!!

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Your work has inspired me so much. I always scan your social media for ideas before I start a project. Your work with theses transfers is the best I’ve seen. I have tried the knob transfers and they are wonderful!!! Thank you again

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  12. Should be getting ready for work but I’m reading your blog instead!!! Love transfers and have pieces I could use these on right now. 😊
    Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  13. What a fun recap that is! I have only used transfers once and was very pleased with the outcome. They are now more available in my area so will try more when the weather warms.

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  14. I love the prima transfers. Reading your blog I saw you mentioned applying them to glass. I gave an old window I was wondering what to do with it. Now I know!

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  15. Hi there I would love to win.but I must first say Merry Christmas to you and sis and of cours Mom. I hope that 2019 will give you, Mr Q,Mom and Sis all of God,s blessings.Love Betty from Ontario,Canada.


  16. I love all of these transfers and you have such great insight and talent in using them on so many things! These products are great and there definitely is a learning curve to using them. Thanks for the great QTips. I was wondering what is the best way or place to store them until you get around to using them? 😊


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