Friday, November 27, 2009

An Austentatious Giveaway!

With the Christmas holiday coming up, I thought it was about time to host my first giveaway on my blog!

This may be the best Black Friday deal you can get -- after all, it's free! *wink*

So here's how it works:

I'm giving away a set of cards from my Austentations shop on Etsy. The winner gets to pick the set that they'd like! They'll also get 15% off a future purchase in the shop. Just leave a comment on this post to enter your name for the drawing!

If you'd like to have a second entry, you can try the Jane Austen quiz below and e-mail your answers to me at (yes, it is "ymail"). If you get the questions correct, you'll get an extra entry!

The drawing will close on Friday, December 4th (one week from today).

Now on to the quiz!

~ Bonus Entry Quiz ~

(By the way, it's okay to "cheat" by looking up the answers! *wink*)

1. What are Jane Austen's birth and death years?

2. How many brothers did Jane Austen have?

3. What was the name of Jane's older sister?

4. What was the original title of Pride and Prejudice?

5. Which of Jane's novels is a satire on the Gothic novel?

6. Which city played an important role in Jane's life (it's also the place where her father died)?

7. In which town does Louisa Musgrove have her famous fall?

8. Mr. Darcy's estate of Pemberley is located in which county?

9. Which two novels were published posthumously?

10. In which town did Jane Austen die?

E-mail your answers to

As I mentioned before, the winner will receive one set (six cards) of their choice from my Etsy shop, as well as 15% off anything in the store.

Thank you for entering!


  1. Oh, I would love to enter, Shannon!! I might try the quiz later too, but I have to say that just by looking at the questions, I wouldn't be able to answer very many without looking the answers up! :D Anyway, this is so exciting. Thank you for hosting such a lovely giveaway! :)

    ~ Blessings,

  2. What a great idea to host a give-away with a quiz! I'll have to remember that idea...

    I'm currently reading the book "Just Jane" by Nancy Moser. It's a bio-novel, but I think that I can do some cheating from it's pages. ;) I'll be emailing you soon!

  3. Shannon, how do I get a "first" entry? To get the second one, I know I need to correctly answers the questions in the quiz...But to get a first entry, am I supposed to just leave a comment, or drop you an email or something? Please let me know! :)

  4. I would love to enter!!! You don't know how many times I've drooled over the lovely products in your shop... ;-) How do I enter for the first entry? Just say I'd like to enter? (If so, please count me in. ;-) )

    I would also like to try for the second entry, but I just wanted to make sure that that's Ymail, not Gmail?

  5. Yay! Sounds awesome!

    I'm sending my quiz answers right now!

  6. Oh neat! I would love to be entered!

    In Christ,
    Jessica P.

  7. Hi Shannon,

    I would like to enter the giveaway.

    I would like to let you know that I really enjoy your blog.

    ~Hannah K.

    And is it ymail or gmail?

  8. Oops! Forgot to mention that you just need to comment to get your first entry -- so you ladies are already entered! :-) I've added that to my post so it will be clear now.

    And yes, the address is indeed "" (it's a Yahoo account).

    Avonlea Dreamer and Lady Kate, you both got your quiz questions correct! Congratulations! :-) Elena also entered via e-mail, and so did Catriona (correct answers, too!).


  9. What beautiful cards! I would love to be entered too. Thank you so much for entering! Happy (early) Christmas!!! ^-^

    Auberne` Anacalimon @-`---

  10. Okay!
    I sent in my quiz answers for a second entry. ;-)

  11. Radiant Maiden Rebecca11/28/2009 3:18 PM

    Hello, Shannon
    I am excited about entering the drawing. Blessings to you!

    In Christ,
    the Radiant Maiden Rebecca

    P.S. I wasn't going to enter, but I remembered that you, like me, didn't ever think you'd win if you entered a drawing, but you did. :) So I decided to do this- something I've never done before!!

  12. Please enter me!

  13. Count me in! I'm off to do the quiz...

  14. Oooh, fun, fun...thanks! I'll be sending quiz questions in soon too. =)


  15. I really like your 'Austentations' line. It is really sweet.
    I'll be sending you my quiz answers soon.

  16. Enter Me!! I love the things you sell too. I'm afraid I can't do the Jane Austen quiz though, I don't know much about her ;).
    ~Melinda B. H.

  17. This sounds like a wonderful giveaway! I would love to have a chance to win. Thank you for your generosity.

  18. please enter me :)
    Jobeth from S&S forums :)

  19. Please enter me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. Thanks so much for doing the giveaway!

  21. Count me in! I've often drooled over the lovely stationary! My quiz answers will be in shortly!

  22. i'd love to win some of your beautiful cards! :) hope your thanksgiving was wonderful.

  23. oh yes please, enter me.

    I skimmed the questions thinking I could get most and only have to look up a few. I'm much rustier than I thought. So pass on the second entry!

  24. Please count me in!


  25. Well, I am afraid to enter this contest when it has so many contestants already! And those questions are hard! For me....
    Anyway, I would love to enter! Thank you so much!!!!!!

  26. Oh how fun!!
    Thank you for the opportunity Shannon!
    Have a blessed day!

  27. Oh, I'm excited about this one!

    Now for my hand at that quiz...

    Merry Christmas,
    ~Hannah L.

  28. I'd love to win the cards.

    I also completed the quiz and emailed it.

  29. I enjoy reading your blog. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Traci O

  30. How neat! I love the cards you make!

  31. I'd love to enter your giveaway too, please! :)

  32. This is so neat! I love the Austen things you make! Very creative! I just might have to make my own ribbon's just too cool!

  33. What a neat giveaway!! Please enter me! :D

    Thanks for holding this ;-)

    ~~Laura Elizabeth

  34. oh I would love to enter. My mother just loves the cards.

  35. Hello Shannon,
    Thank you for having the give a way! I would love to enter.
    Mrs. Hope

  36. I tend to think of myself as "the other Shannon" when I visit your blog. It was strange at first for me to find someone with my name and so many similar interests, but it's a nice kind of strange. ;) How kind of you to offer a giveaway. I've enjoyed looking at your sewing creations as well as your paper crafts. You do a lovely job!

  37. I would love to enter! Your cards are just lovely!

  38. Ok, here's my entry, right? I can't wait to see if I win!

  39. Don't know if it's too late, but I'd like to enter! :)

  40. How beautiful :)

    I would love to be entered, thank you for doing this giveaway!


  41. Please enter me! I occasionally think of the picture you took at [the town where Louisa Musgrove fell--I do know what it is!] and laugh. Oh, such a great photo!

  42. Yay, I'd love to enter! :)


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