You can read all about the rules of the auction here, so please do so before you bid.
All of the money raised will go to a Richard Armitage JustGiving charity, but which one will be determined based on the poll results, so please take a moment and vote.
To learn more about the charities, please click on the link above where (on the right hand side) you can read about the specific charities.
As way of thanking those who have contributed to the RA Silent Auction, either by donating and bidding, or commenting, reposting, retweeting, reblogging, I have also prepared a giveaway where you can get your hands on this Thorin Bookmark.
When Margaret Hale hastily rejected the wealthy industrialist’s fervent marriage proposal, she could not have foreseen the events that would lead her to change her mind and open her heart. But was it too late now to let the handsome, brooding mill owner know? Based on the novel North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, this book weaves a change near the end of the original plot to create a romantic continuation of an enduring love story. A Heart for Milton brings to life all of Gaskell’s rich characters: Nicholas Higgins, Hannah Thornton, Henry Lennox, Mr. Bell, and others. But at its core, this tale unfolds the joy, hope, passion, and fulfillment of the love forged between John Thornton and Margaret Hale as the reader follows their journey through the uncertainties of their engagement to the trials encountered in their first year of marriage …and beyond.
I am also adding a Thornton bookmark, although I guarantee you won’t want to put this book down till you’re done.
This metal bookmark is bronze-coloured and features our dashing mill owner under a cabochon.
You are bidding on both items together.
No minimum bid.
If you are already a fan of Trudy Brasure’s writing, this item is an extra special treat.
She has donated a copy of her brand new book In Consequence.
The book isn’t out of print yet and you will receive a copy hot off the press mid December.
The winner of this auction will literally be one of the first people to get their hands on the book!
Trudy is very hush hush about the details of the plot, but if her previous book is anything to go by, this one will be a corker!
No minimum bid.
If there’s too much Thornton for your taste, the wonderful Charlotte Hawkins is throwing in some ebook Grizzly Gizzy into the mix and has donated:
Guy of Gisborne, a man of great darkness and sin, meets the woman who will be his redemption… Sir Guy is a fierce, brooding knight. He is both feared and scorned by those under his command. But under his harsh exterior lies a tortured soul, haunted by his many sins… Cassia is a peasant healer, with a secret longing for the fearsome lord Gisborne. When fate thrusts him into her hands, she soon finds he lives up to his fearsome reputation. But she also learns there is more to him than meets the eye… Soon they are drawn into a passionate love affair, one that will alter both of their lives forever…
Lady Evelyn Gisborne desires to be a proper young noble-woman, but independence runs strong in her blood. She follows her heart as well as her head, and temptation soon beckons her in the form of a handsome rogue. René Jean-Bastien is clever, bold…and forbidden, for she has been promised to another. Simon Jean Carré, Marquis of Laroque, is a born soldier. His life is commited to the pursuit of battle and the honor of the knight’s code. When he journies to the Gisborne estate, his only intention is to meet his promised bride. But he soon finds himself entwined in the life of a most unusual family…and falling in love with the woman he has sworn to keep at a distance. Evelyn is torn between two loves. Will she choose the man to whom she is promised…or the dashing thief who has stolen her heart?
Owen Gisborne is a knight in training. He vows not to lose his heart to a woman, but only to dedicate himself to the prestige of his warrior’s class. But to be a Gisborne is to love with a great passion, even if it goes against the rules…
You are bidding on the entire set of 3 ebooks from the Gisborne Series!
The Gisborne’s will have you steaming hot under the collar!
Format: Mobi for Kindle
No minimum bid.
Well, hello there Mr Postman, do you have something in your bag for me?
Ela has kindly donated an awesome Thorin treat:
There are TWO Thorin stamps up for grabs!
The stamps go to the top and second largest bid (one stamp each), so if you want both, bid big 🙂
No minimum bid.
I hope you enjoy the items on offer at the RA Silent Auction, dream big and bid big!
The auction will run till Monday 9am GMT, so make sure your get your bids in by then.
I will be contacting the winners on Tuesday, as well as the raffle winner.
The Auction is already over and a huge THANK YOU! to all of those who took part!
I will be contacting the winners today (Monday) with details regarding the Paypal transfers.
If you have any questions please contact me at rasilentauction [at] wp.pl
The comments on Day 6 of the King Richard Competition are now closed, I’ll be drawing the last name and congratulating the winner shortly.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has participated!
It’s you (yes, YOU!) who makes it fun, so thank you for helping me celebrate Armitage Day!
As I’ve written in previous post, not everything (nothing more like…) has gone according to plan.
I had two types of jewellery: some that sealed the image with a cabochon and some that were covered in resin.
Let me tell you, both proved to be tricky!
Let me illustrate what “things going horribly wrong” looks like.
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, so see the horror of:
The man spouting brown blobs!
Oh this one was a disappointment!
It all looked relatively good the day I made it, perhaps a few smudges that I insist aren’t a mistake, but give it an antique look.
Imagine my horror when a brown blob appeared centre of the image!
Oh, but that’s antiqued peanuts in comparison to:
Richard caught in a whirlpool!
Only the barrel is missing…
OK, this one may have been my fault.
After applying the resin, it dried all ripple and I though it a good solution to salvage the piece was too…. drumroll… pour more resin on it.
FYI, NOT the way to go…
I shall hang on to these and scare children come Halloween!
Not one piece of jewellery has really turned out perfect, but I really do hope the competition winners focus on the fact that it’s the thought that counts, my heart was in the right place etc.
Anyway, if you’d like to give this a go (and I am sooooo not giving up on making the perfect piece of jewellery, so look out resin, here I come!), here’s a great guide on how to apply the cabochon (with more success than me).
I’ve spent more of the post writing about what not to do, but let me tell you about someone who gets her projects right every freakin’ time!
Some of you make know Jen from Cake Wrecks, possibly one of the funniest websites around, but she laso has a site called Epbot which caters for her geeky, nerdy steampunky interests.
It’s Day 6 of the King Richard Vegas Competition, and it will also be the last day.
Unfortunately, due to technical and RL issues, I’ve had to cut the competition a day short, but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who have played along, retweeted, and supported it.
I’ve loved reading comments, you are just a highly amusing bunch 😉
Let’s just say I owe you a competition day and I won’t forget it!
I have drawn the name of the winner of Day 5’s competition.
Congratulations and I’ll be getting in touch shortly 🙂
The competition may be winding down, but here’s the last item up for grabs:
A John Thornton ring
The size is adjustable and will fit anyon
Here’s the thing:
The new Ben Rayner photos have cause quite a stir within our fandom, especially this one:
OK, so it’s not the most flattering look for Richard, but when taking into account that winter lasted 6 months here this year and there was still snow about in the second week of April, I think he looks snug and warm.
Is there room for improvement?
Sure, I think he should start shedding layer until I tell him to stop 😉
The question is:
What look/item of clothing/ fashion style would you absolutely loathe to see Richard in?
I CANNOT stand cowboy boots.
Hate them with a passion, especially on men.
Comments close tomorrow at 12 GMT when I will be announcing the last winner of this year’s Amitage Day competition!
Turns out craftwork is not my cup of tea and the jewellery that seemed OK when I made it started displaying ugly traits when it dried the next day.
It’s like my little country cottage has turned into the Little Shop of Horrors 😦
Me. No. Likey!
Let’s just say that with the prizes, the term “It’s the thought that counts” fits perfectly.
I’ll still try to make a few new ones for the other competition days, but if that fails (a huge brown blob in the middle of Richard’s face is NOT an option), I shall quickly have to think of something else.
Just one of those days…
On the plus-side, I was crying with laughter reading the answers you had for the previous competition questions 🙂
Welcome to King Richard Week Vegas Competition Day 3
Comments for Day 2 are closed and I have drawn the name of the winner.
Congrats and I will be getting in touch shortly!
This is the Third day of the competition, and there’s a chance to win an Armitage goodie every day for the next 4 days!
The image was taken from RANet and is an original hand-cut silhouette portrait by Kathryn Flocken, which I antiqued a tad to suit the brooch.
The pics are pants and I really should get some photography tips from Guylty 😉
Magzy gave it a two thumbs up (actually she said “It’s so pretty, why are you giving it away?”).
She just doesn’t understand Armitage Day!
Remember that to enter the competition, and get your beautifully manicured paws on this goodie, all you need to do is answer the following question in comments, keep your fingers crossed and hope Lady Luck is in your favour!
I will ship to the winner wherever he/she may be.
Here’s the thing.
We all know what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
You can go the Britney route and get hitched (and have the marriage annulled) in a matter of a few short hours.
You can go the Prince Harry route, strip naked and shoot some pool.
You can pull a Hangover and just black out.
The question for today is:
If Richard went to Vegas, what naughty tomfoolery would he get up to?
Please leave your suggestions in comments and be as creative as you can!
Day 1 of the competition closes tomorrow at 12 GMT, and I will proceed to draw a winner from all the entries (multiple comments are OK).
Day 1 of the competition is done and comments are now closed!
On Armitage Day I literally had to put myself in time out because I just went a bit… crazy, but I digress.
As I’ve been tanning my carcass by the Polish seaside in the run-up to the blessed event, and I DID promise you a little something something commemorating Richard turning 42, I’ve decided to switch my annual RA competition to coincide with King Richard Week.
Oh, and did I mention we’re doing it Vegas style?
Richard III isn’t the only king Richard could play 😉
Here’s how we play:
Starting Thursday, 12pm GMT, you ( yes, YOU!) will have the chance to get your hands on a one-of-a-kind Richard Armitage related goodie each and every day for the next 7 days.
Horrid as I am, and in keeping with tradition, I’m not going to tell you what the goodies are, they will be revealed to you each day.
Let’s just say they won’t be the same as last year, and I’m no Oprah, so don’t expect me to give away cars…
At 12pm GMT on each of the 7 days I will post and the item up for grabs will be revealed.
These are all one-of-a-kind, so there won’t be any exchanges for other items, and No, you can’t get cash instead
I will ask a question connected with who the hell knows what.
You leave your answers in the comments section, remembering to sign in with a valid email address and/or twitter account.
At exactly 12pm GMT the next day, as another post is out, I close comments, write all the names from comments on pieces of paper, throw them in a box, and my lucky hand will draw ONE name from the box.
This is the winner of the day!
You may ask why you have to answer the question asked in the post if all the names go into the box.
Well, let’s just say I want you to sing for your supper
Plus, I love to read your comments!
I will be contacting the lucky winners, so make sure I have the means to do that!
If by the 28th I can’t get in touch with someone, I will pull out another name from the list from that day.
You are more than welcome to enter your name on multiple days, although the winner will be eliminated from the other draws.