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Yes! It’s the Birdie “Know-it-All” Contest!

Posted by Gis in Contests & Giveaways - Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Winner Announced & Prize Delivered!

As promised!! Here it is!! The handcraft tutorial contest!!!

Please check out the guidelines and write me if you have any questions!!

(Los que hablen español y no entiendan las reglas del concurso, aquí están!)


  1. You must write a tutorial (only one entry per person) for one of the top categories, and publish it in your own blog, including in it images of you performing the actual tutorial (this to avoid tutorial duplications). IMPORTANT: This guideline meant to see you, or someone in your family let’s say, with the final product, but please not just HANDS because there’s no way to know whose hands is it. I know this might sound a bit like a pain, but it’s to claim the authority of the tutorial. If you have doubts about this, please review some of the tutorials entered (not all follow guidelines) highlighted on PINK.
  2. Since we have an international jury, entries should be in english (or in the blogger’s language + english). Those that have problems with translations from spanish can contact me personally for help, I’d gladly will assist you.
  3. In the introduction of the tutorial post you must mention this contest, linking your readers to this post You can use if you want one of the contest banners.
  4. Once you have published the tutorial, you have to leave a link to it in the comments of this post.
  5. We will pick a winner based on the creativity of the tutorial purposed, and well as the clarity and presentation of it.
  6. All tutorials that enter the contest will remain linked from this blog under a section called Birdie “Know-it-All”, so make sure the post stays pretty in the blog And I’ll be redirecting readers to you guys!!


You have 1 1/2 month to enter this contest!! However hurry up, because we will take in consideration what people thinks of you tutorial! Deadline is December 15th, 2008!!


The winner will receive:

  • A custom blog design by Gis (with up to 10 credits from istockphoto images) OR a pack or Birdie Says goodies (mug, pins and cards). Winner’s choice.
  • A set of 8 postcards + print OR A set of 16 postcards + 1 pocket mirror from Anne-Julie
  • A handcraft book (more info about this award available soon!) from designblurb*
  • A print of choice + a set of 3 magnet cards from Allen Designs
  • A necklace and a set of earring from Oh hello Friend
  • An amiguri and a framed ink illustration from El Bolsillo de Celia
  • A mousepad, notebook and notepad from ANW Designs
  • A pair of earrings + a print by Lunara
  • A set of birdie tags from Designs by Vanessa
  • A handmade raggedy heart from Atelier de Manualidades

Need tutorial examples? – via CRAFT Magazine -

Contest Banners

Help us promote the contest!!

There are 88 Piips in this entry!

  • 1. Birdie Ladynoe Says:

    I am so excited! OK OK
    better start thinking now!

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 10:04 am
  • 2. Birdie Gis Says:

    We have incredible prizes so far!! I want to win Annie’s postcards hihihi

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 10:14 am
  • 3. Birdie Jorgelina Says:

    Hola !!!
    Esto va a estar muy bueno!!!
    Te pregunto un par de dudas:
    cuando hay que hacer el post principal con el trabajo paso a paso?
    Tengo en mi blog el traductor de idioma,es necesario traducir ese post o con el traductor ya esta?
    El tutorial puede ser de tema libre?
    Hay que informar el tema con anticipacion?
    El banners de Birdie es para llevar a cada blog?
    Creo que no me olvido de nada…cualquier cosa te chisto…


  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 11:02 am
  • 4. Birdie melanie Says:

    This is fantastic!

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 11:32 am
  • 5. Birdie dinu Says:

    looking forward to it.. my hands work only on keyboard LOL .. so I will just watch

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 12:43 pm
  • 6. Birdie chokilala Says:

    how about multiple entries? do we have bigger chances if we submit more than one entry? =P

    do the winner win all the prizes? i mean ALL of them?

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 1:23 pm
  • 7. Birdie Gis Says:

    El tema mientras que entre en las categorías de arriba lo que quieras: una receta, tarjetas de navidad, una bufanda, etc. etc.
    El posteo, lo mejor lo antes posible, porque así vemos qué opina la gente de tu tutorial, que puede ayudar mucho si hay indecisiones después para elegir ganadores
    No sé como funciona el traductor hihi pero sino podés agregar en una post vieja la versión traducida y meter un link abajo del tutorial “versión en inglés”. Yo para que la gente que vota y no lee español pueda encontrar fácil la traducción (sino era complicado porque también tenemos mucha gente de francia y yo ponele no leo francés ja)
    El banner de Birdie es nomás si querés, para ayudarnos a promocionar el concurso Sino nomás cuando hagas el post del tutorial alcanza con nombrar el concurso y poner el link (así más gente se entera)
    Ay creo que contesté todo no? Jajaja

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 1:48 pm
  • 8. Birdie Gis Says:

    Dear, only one entry each, and as the prizes say on top we will divide those prizes between 2 people i think 1st and 2nd place
    More will be postd on that soon

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 1:58 pm
  • 9. Birdie gonetil Says:

    ¡Chauuuu, cada vez mas complejos los sorteos! Me voy a tener que poner a pensar un poco… (no veo ninguna categoria que vaya con mi blog, pero no me importa, es mi blog y escribo lo que quiero )

    Woooow, contests are getting more complex every time! I am going to start thinking about sth… (I see no category that fits my blog, but I don’t care, it’s my blog and I write whatever I want )

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 5:42 pm
  • 10. Birdie Gis Says:

    Gonchi, somos cada día más top!!!

  • Wrote on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 - 7:55 pm
  • 11. Birdie Celia Says:

    I’m going to put the banne right now, I’m sure u’r going to submit a lot of amazing works
    ¡¡good luck girls and boys!!

    Que emoción más emocionante

  • Wrote on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 - 6:04 am
  • 12. Birdie chokilala Says:

    ok, how about photo design? let’s say u provide us images of your characters and users must edit their photo by adding your character into it. in that way, they can be creative to pose for the photo

    but this doesnt sound too much like a tutorial. i don’t know, it’s kinda hard too post tutorial about handcraft or sumthin. some people they just don’t have the talent (like me). lol

  • Wrote on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 - 12:58 pm
  • 13. Birdie Ximena Says:

    Ayyyyyyyy .. yo entiendo la mitad jajaa!!!
    Me mandas en español las reglas??

    Graciasssssssssss y gracias por el bannner .. esta bello!


    Ximena – BrujaCanela

  • Wrote on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 - 8:34 pm
  • 14. Birdie ulwan Says:

    erm still can’t understand..
    can u gimme one example..

  • Wrote on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 - 1:20 am
  • 15. Birdie liYana Says:

    i been thinking a lot about my handcraft tutorial….but still i can’t get the best idea.. as it was once & the, firstly, i will promote your banner

  • Wrote on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 - 4:07 am
  • 16. Birdie Gis Says:

    Yes! It can be a recipe for example, you must write your recipe and add to it photos of you cooking and the result (this is to proove authory), it can be knitting, sewing, paper scrapbooking, etc. etc, all with the same guidelines
    Once you wrote this tutorial, you post it in your blog, mentioning the contest, and you let us know by leaving a message here on this post

  • Wrote on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 - 7:27 am
  • 17. Birdie liYana Says:

    emmm…can I ask..if I put about my handbag tutorial, is it interesting? can win? want to win your costum blog design badly

  • Wrote on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 - 8:08 am
  • 18. Birdie MONY Says:

    Ya puse un link del concurso en mi blog! A ver si me pongo rapido con el y participo! un besote desde Elven Invernia

  • Wrote on Friday, November 7th, 2008 - 4:49 pm
  • 19. Birdie Jorgelina Says:

    Ya puse en mi blog todo lo del concurso.Espero que participen !!!
    Besitos y lindo fin de semana

  • Wrote on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 - 1:57 pm
  • 20. Birdie Gis Says:

    Any tutorials are welcomed! Just start to post and enter the links so people has some time to comment on them!!!

  • Wrote on Saturday, November 8th, 2008 - 10:15 pm
  • 21. Birdie chandelier Says:

    this is really damn interesting ..i will think of something to post up..just to check..i dont need to be blogging abt birdie right? for example, if i am going to write a tutorial on how to make a wallet, does the wallet have to look like Birdie

    Thanks for advising

  • Wrote on Monday, November 10th, 2008 - 5:04 am
  • 22. Birdie Eerika Says:

    Ooh! This sounds exciting! I’ll start planning my tutorial right away.

  • Wrote on Monday, November 10th, 2008 - 5:06 pm
  • 23. Birdie Gem@ Says:

    Te felicito Gisele he quedado maravilla con tu trabajo

  • Wrote on Monday, November 10th, 2008 - 7:51 pm
  • 24. Birdie Shari Says:

    I have a tutorial for restyling a plain wool cardigan into something really special. Please come see:

  • Wrote on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 - 6:36 pm
  • 25. Birdie Tessa Says:

    This sounds interesting… I wish I had more free time so I can join the fun.. I love laying out tutorials coz I get frustrated when I search for tutorials that do not point out exactly what I need.

  • Wrote on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 - 9:41 am
  • 26. Birdie Crafting with Cat Hair Says:

    I have a crocheted softie pattern, but not a picture tutorial. I’ll take some pictures this weekend and post next week!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 - 3:57 pm
  • 27. Birdie Sophie Says:

    Thank you so much for inviting me! I will definitely be participating . Hopefully I can submit something this weekend .

  • Wrote on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 - 11:01 pm
  • 28. Birdie Anne Heap Says:


    Thanks so much for the invite to your contest. If I wasn’t so busy with cake orders, I would sit down and create a decorating tutorial for this contest.

    In any case, I’ll put up a post soon to help spread the word for you contest.



  • Wrote on Thursday, November 13th, 2008 - 10:25 am
  • 29. Birdie Suanne Says:

    This is a tutorial I made for Origami Brocades. Hope someone enjoys it!

    I have another tutorial for another model… alas, I can only have one entry!!

  • Wrote on Friday, November 14th, 2008 - 1:19 am
  • 30. Birdie Dian "Lain Sendiri" Says:

    Hey there, just wondering, so thi scontest is open for anybody, right?
    By you mean tutorial is the how to including the step by step photo & the creator?
    Cause I’m interested. Let me know, please, thanks a lot.


  • Wrote on Saturday, November 15th, 2008 - 2:15 am
  • 31. Birdie Victoria Lynn Voll Says:

    I loved Tascha Art too! MEME I picked the bunny and excited squeezing girl sleeping together. She’s like UHVOOOBUNBUN I love to be the happy one and bunny is all like I love this girls energy the cuddle sweet part of my day when ever she wants and I can just relax=p

  • Wrote on Saturday, November 15th, 2008 - 1:42 pm
  • 32. Birdie Sophie Says:

    Hi Gisele,

    Here is my recipe tutorial entry for the contest !
    Thanks again for inviting me !

  • Wrote on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 - 7:20 pm
  • 33. Birdie meninheira Says:

    Gis, yo no sé si tendré tiempo de preparar un tutorial pero podría igualmente poner el banner, el problema es que no corresponde con el ancho de ninguna de mis dos columnas (para dejarlo durante todo el tiempo que dure el concurso) ya que una tiene un ancho de 170px y otra de 15opx, ¿sería mucho pedir que redimensionaras uno?

    Un besito, gracias por la invitación *

  • Wrote on Monday, November 17th, 2008 - 11:10 am
  • 34. Birdie Emmy Says:

    Thanks for inviting me to join your contest. Please check out my tutorial on making Rainbow Sprinkle Bath Tub Cookies! These adorable cookies look and smell so real, and fizz in the tub, just like a bath bomb! >

  • Wrote on Monday, November 17th, 2008 - 12:09 pm
  • 35. Birdie Victoria Lynn Voll Says:

    I’m planning something really nice for The handcraft tutorial contest!!! Thank you for the invitation it’s super.=p

  • Wrote on Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 - 12:13 am
  • 36. Birdie Zoya Says:

    Waa.. very interesting contest.. hmm.. I should start thinking what the best tutorial that I can share.. hmm

  • Wrote on Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 - 12:32 pm
  • 37. Birdie Chica and Jo Says:

    Here is our entry of our upcylcled dance bag totes. We used my daughter’s outgrown leotard to make her a new dance bag:

  • Wrote on Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 - 3:27 pm
  • 38. Birdie Makka Says:

    Here is my tutorial:

    I apologize for my terrible English.

  • Wrote on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 - 12:54 pm
  • 39. Birdie Victoria Lynn Voll Says:

    Your Contest is an inspiration to give away good habit’s and what fruits good habits convey I love the Tutorials FIG JAM Is a favorite O mine =p

  • Wrote on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 - 4:33 pm
  • 40. Birdie Melissa H Says:

    Here’s my tutorial. A very simple pillowcase that makes a great children’s gift!

  • Wrote on Monday, November 24th, 2008 - 3:04 am
  • 41. Birdie Met Says:

    Yo te supporteo, amo este blog pajaroso <3


  • Wrote on Monday, November 24th, 2008 - 1:32 pm
  • 42. Birdie Jeanette Says:

    Thanks for the invitation to participate. Here’s my tutorial for making your own Felt Picnic Basket:

  • Wrote on Thursday, November 27th, 2008 - 12:51 pm
  • 43. Birdie lisa Says:

    Hello, thanks for this competition. I’d like to enter with my Paper Christmas Wreath Tutorial. But just want to clarify… I have only included photos of my hands making the the wreath. Do you want a photo of more of me than just my hands?

    Here’s the link:

  • Wrote on Friday, November 28th, 2008 - 6:27 am
  • 44. Birdie lisa Says:

    Hi Gisele,
    Please forgive me if this appears twice… it seems the first one got lost somewhere in cyber space.
    I’d like to enter your comp with my Paper Christmas Wreath Tutorial, which you can find here:

    One question: there are photos of my hands doing the tutorial, is that enough of me?


  • Wrote on Friday, November 28th, 2008 - 6:39 am
  • 45. Birdie Jorgelina Says:

    Dejo mi link:

    Un beso y lindo fin de semana

  • Wrote on Friday, November 28th, 2008 - 6:54 pm
  • 46. Birdie fliffy Says:

    hi Gis !
    blogged it..and going to enter it soon thanks

  • Wrote on Saturday, November 29th, 2008 - 11:24 pm
  • 47. Birdie Anne-Marie Says:

    I posted my Cupcake Bath Bomb tutorial (complete with link back to your contest and Birdie Banner) here:

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.

  • Wrote on Sunday, November 30th, 2008 - 4:30 am
  • 48. Birdie Sheila Says:

    I posted my tutorial awhile back, but it’s still very popular. I added the required info.

    Great prizes!

  • Wrote on Sunday, November 30th, 2008 - 11:43 pm
  • 49. Birdie Chandelier Says:

    Yo Giselle! Contest posted up as promised

  • Wrote on Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 8:07 am
  • 50. Birdie Gis Says:

    Ey everyone! GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN CLARIFIED: The tutorial must include a picture of you or someone close to you in the making, or with the final product. Hands are not enough sorry. I have been clarifying this via email, but in case you didn’t see it, now it’s updated!
    Hugs to all!

  • Wrote on Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 10:16 am
  • 51. Birdie po0mp0n Says:

    Hola,acabo de leer tu comentario,bueno he leido tu post sobre el consurso con mi pesimo ingles jejejejejeje.

    La verdad es que es la primera cosa que hago en fieltro pero bueno me pensare lo del concurso !!!! qu es una idea muy buena la verdad!!!!!

    Un saludo!,y me encanta tu blogQ

  • Wrote on Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 7:43 pm
  • 52. Birdie Chandelier Says:

    Morning Giselle! Thanks for the advise!! Will amend the entry tonight and repost it

  • Wrote on Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 9:05 pm
  • 53. Birdie liz Says:

    thanks for inviting me to participate!

    here’s my felt candy cane tutorial:

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 - 4:03 am
  • 54. Birdie Heather Says:

    I’d love to play, check and see if this link qualifies. . . it shows more than hands, but not a whole face. . .

    thanks. Heather

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 - 6:42 pm
  • 55. Birdie Chandelier Says:

    Hi Giselle, edited version:

    How to have your own memo holder

    Have a good day!

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 - 9:32 pm
  • 56. Birdie Janet Says:

    This is fun seeing everyone’s hard work and talent! I am so happy with my page, Gis, I could never switch! So, I think I ‘ll just have to shop at these fine artist’s pages instead of entering!

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 - 10:51 pm
  • 57. Birdie StudioHarajuku Says:

    I just saw a link to this from dA, I must say it’s a fantastic idea and it’s such a shame I won’t have the time to participate. I hope you get many splendid entries and good luck to all that are taking the time to share their tips.

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - 5:34 pm
  • 58. Birdie lisa Says:

    Hi Gisele, just wanted to let you know that I have updated my tutorial entry to include more of me than just my hands!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - 5:46 pm
  • 59. Birdie marta Says:

    My tutorial is finished!
    I hope you liked it!
    The link is here:
    If you find any mistake in the translation, please tell me =)

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - 8:05 pm
  • 60. Birdie meninheira Says:

    Gisele, casi no llego a tiempo

    Aquí lo tienes cielo:

    Ahora tendrás que ayudarme si no te importa con el inglés Ya me dirás cómo hacemos ¿te mando yo la traducción del gallego por e-mail o cómo?

    Un besito *

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - 8:36 pm
  • 61. Birdie liYana Says:

    At last…I manage to finish my tutorial…

    all are invited to my tutorial about making skirt for flower pot

    Gis, I hope you would like it..and of course others would also enjoy my tutorial..
    thanks a lot

  • Wrote on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 - 6:36 pm
  • 62. Birdie Cynthia Says:

    Okay, I am so excited to put my humble self in the running for this awesome contest!

    Thanks for considering me!

  • Wrote on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 - 8:05 pm
  • 63. Birdie Janny Says:

    Wow, what a great contest!

  • Wrote on Friday, December 5th, 2008 - 3:30 am
  • 64. Birdie Queta Says:


    Estoy muy interesada en participar en el concurso. Voy a poner un tutorial en mi blog y ya he hecho la traducción al inglés, pero me gustaría que la revisaras antes de colgarla porque dudo mucho que esté perfecta, ¿podrás hacerlo?
    ¿Te lo envío por e-mail? Está en pdf.
    Contéstame a mi dirección o en el blog.

    Muchísimas gracias
    (¡se me acaba el tiempo!)

  • Wrote on Monday, December 8th, 2008 - 10:26 am
  • 65. Birdie Anfaal Says:

    Hi there.I am absolutely in LOVE with all your layouts for blogspot. I hope there will be more 3 column layouts in the future.

  • Wrote on Monday, December 8th, 2008 - 10:28 am
  • 66. Birdie melanie Says:

    Here is my polymer clay present tutorial.

  • Wrote on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 - 12:14 am
  • 67. Birdie Ameera's Mum Says:

    Wow, Gis, this one hell of a contest! Great prizes!!!

    I’m afraid creativity is something I’m lacking. The best achievement of mine was bed linen and a couple of pillow cases for my daughter and some pretty cupcakes, but of course I didn’t take photos of them! And I don’t think I’ll come up with any creative idea within a few days

    Very good contest, my dear, I’m going to see the contestant’s creativities and wish them all good luck!!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 7:46 am
  • 68. Birdie Jeanette Says:

    Hi Gis,

    Does it have to be photo of me or will photo of my baby with my basket do? Cheers!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 9:51 am
  • 69. Birdie melanie Says:

    Hi Gis,

    I corrected the post. Here is my entry.

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 12:56 pm
  • 70. Birdie StudioHarajuku Says:

    Oh I have a question, do I have to be visible in all the images in the tutorial or just an image of me with the final product, I can’t show the tutorial properly without the sage image being ‘human free’ is that ok?

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 5:54 pm
  • 71. Birdie Gis Says:

    The pictures can be anywhere in the tutorial. This means you can appear in all the images, just in one or simply in the final holding the result product.
    It can also be a sister, a cousin, a niece, etc. etc.

  • Wrote on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 - 8:43 pm
  • 72. Birdie Jeanette Says:

    Hi Gisele,

    I’ve added a pix of my girl and my basket per request. Cheers! ~J

  • Wrote on Friday, December 12th, 2008 - 1:37 am
  • 73. Birdie Jeanette Says:

    Oops.. sorry i forgot to include the link. It’s

  • Wrote on Friday, December 12th, 2008 - 11:50 am
  • 74. Birdie Queta Says:

    Muchas gracias, Gisele. He dejado la foto en la entrada de mi blog.
    Aquí está:

    Country-style balls

  • Wrote on Sunday, December 14th, 2008 - 12:27 pm
  • 75. Birdie Cecilia Plaza Says:

    añado el tutorial que estoy haciendo de creación de marionetas.
    El índice lo podéis ver aquí:

  • Wrote on Sunday, December 14th, 2008 - 2:46 pm
  • 76. Birdie chokilala Says:

    can i still enter it today? pls pls. my other tutorial is not working. so i made a new one. i’ll post it after this. please accept mine

  • Wrote on Monday, December 15th, 2008 - 4:17 am
  • 77. Birdie chokilala Says:

    Here is my entry for the contest. Sorry for the late

    How To Make Cute Shaped Eggs

  • Wrote on Monday, December 15th, 2008 - 8:44 am
  • 78. Birdie Dian "Lain Sendiri" Says:

    Hey there Gisele! I’m really sorry about this, I hope I’m still on time. Here’s my entry:

    Thanks for the opportunity, Gisele.
    Dian Yustisia

  • Wrote on Monday, December 15th, 2008 - 1:22 pm
  • 79. Birdie Michaela Says:

    Hi Gisele!

    Thanks so much for sponsoring such a fun contest. I just finished posting my tutorial to my blog. Please follow this link and see what you think. I hope you like it.

    Thanks again, Michaela

  • Wrote on Monday, December 15th, 2008 - 7:17 pm


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