Blooming Marvellous Design Contest

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    With summer on its way and the beautiful flower shows on the horizon, Blooming Marvellous is a new, unique competition, which celebrates gorgeous flowers and their impact on the design and creative worlds.

    We here at Bags of Love have teamed up with The People’s Print, a collective which celebrate the new era of DIY textile design to bring you this exciting competition.

    We want to challenge and inspire our wonderfully creative customers and design folk everywhere, to put your artistic caps on, get a bit more daring, a bit more colourful and create an exciting and beautiful new design for our lovely All Over Printed T-shirt.

    Melanie Bowles co-founder of The People’s Print, author and Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Arts has created an easy and fun step-by-step tutorial, showing you how to take a gorgeous bunch of flowers and turn them into your very own unique and glorious print, inspired by nature and this SS14’s hottest catwalk trend – floral prints. Once you have completed this fun tutorial, you can then upload your design onto the Bags of Love All Over Printed T-Shirt, to really see your design come to life!

    Remember, you don’t need to follow this tutorial exactly – be inspired to create your own beautiful floral, whether it is a multi-coloured design like the one in Melanie’s tutorial, or simply a stunning photo of a flower, which really caught your eye! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    Winners will be chosen by our expert judging panel, with shares and votes playing an important role in the judging process. Designs must be entered by the date stated above.

    We want to reward your creativity and hard work for putting together such beautiful designs, so our expert judging panel will choose 5 winners from the entries, with one overall winner and four runners up.

    We have some lovely prizes for you, which we hope will inspire you to keep creating your own designs. All prizes are can be fully customised and personalised by you. You’ll love them even more when you design them yourself!

    For the winners:

    • 5 x m2 of fabric, 5 x All Over Printed Tees, 1 x Customised Zip Top Bag

    • 3 x m2 of fabric, 3 x All Over Printed Tees, 1 x Personalised Cushion

    • 3 x m2 of fabric, 3 x All Over Printed Tees, 1 x Personalised Cushion

    • 2 x m2 of fabric, 2 x All Over Printed Tees, 1 x Personalised Cushion

    • 2 x m2 of fabric, 2 x All Over Printed Tees, 1 x Personalised Cushion

    All 5 winners will have the option to be profiled on the Bags of Love blog, where we will promote you and have your design and any links published. Winners will also be showcased on the Bags of Love social media pages.

    Every person who enters our Blooming Marvellous competition will receive a free sample of their design on fabric and a 20% off discount code to use on on their next order.

    For full terms and conditions, please click on the T&Cs tab.

    Your Design on Fabric

    We have over 30 fabrics to choose from, from cotton to 100% silk, perfect for creating something truly unique from your designs.
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    All Over Printed T-Shirt

    Showcase your design on one of our All Over Printed T-Shirts and show off your personal style!
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    Personalised Cushions

    Perfect for adding an individual touch to your home, we’ll print your design on our super soft cushion to make it uniquely yours
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    Custom Zip Top Handbag

    Made from a beautiful sturdy canvas and luxurious leather handles, your design will truly pop on our Custom Zip Top Handbag
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    · The competition is worldwide and will close at 23:59 (BST) on 09 June 2014

    · Based on questions we receive, we may post modifications or clarifications and correspondence to the requirements on the blog, Facebook or Twitter during the days leading up to the deadline, so check back periodically

    · For the purpose of this competition, you will be unable to use any copyrighted images in your design and will therefore be banned from taking part in the competition if found using any

    · No offensive designs will be allowed

    · The winners will be selected by our expert panel and the prize will not be exchangeable or refundable

    · To enter without purchase, simply submit your design via the instructions on this page

    · By completing the competition, you agree to have your submitted details supplied to Bags of Love and will receive marketing material via email. You can unsubscribe at any time if you do not wish to receive further emails from Bags of Love

    · All uploaded designs remain the property of their respective owners. Bags of Love will not resell uploaded designs. We reserve the right to use images entered into contest for promotional purposes.

    - Free sample offering does not apply to Silk and Cotton, only our wide choice of 47 types of Dye Sublimation fabrics found here:

    · Only one entry per person

    · We will contact the winner directly by email or telephone

    · There is no cash or voucher equivalent available

    · Any entry into the competition will be taken as acceptance of the terms and conditions

    · Promoter: Bags of Love, Contrado Imaging Ltd, 750-756 Harrow Road, London, NW10 5LE

    · The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

    · If a chosen winner does not respond within 24 hours of contact from Bags of Love, another winner will be chosen

    Follow these steps to enter the contest:
    • Read the Contest Brief (under the Contest Brief tab)
    • Follow the tutorial, or create your own floral design
    • Click button below to upload and enter your design into the contest as described in the tutorial
    • If you have any problems or questions, email us at