Christmas banner contest!

Right then, the Photo Matt random image script plugin is installed and working (this support forum reply by Podz of the fantabulous Tamba 2 WordPress guides was especially helpful) and there are currently 10 different headers waiting for you on each visit.

To save you hitting the refresh button endlessly I’ve put all of the banners on one page with notes on the image source and font used where known.

Where known? Oh yes indeed. Because some of those banners have been contributed by our friendly neighbourhood bloggers and I thought the creative amongst you might also like to have a go at creating one. Or two…

So you have until midnight GMT on Friday, 15 December to chew the ends of numerous pencils and come up with some lovely Christmas/holiday/winter banners. Want to know more? Read on…

The nitty gritty

1. You can either send your image by email to [my name] @ [this domain name dot com] or upload it to a place I can download it from.
2. If you’d like the source .psd file, let me know and I’ll send it to but you could also just send an image (.jpg, .gif, etc.) that’s 846 x 185 pixels and I’ll slot it in a a new layer to the PhotoShop file.
3. The red used for the font and dividing line at the bottom is as always #990000 but feel free to use your own choice of colour(s).


Um…. I don’t think there are any. Except that the image and font must be free to use (see Resources below).


You know that song Money’s to tight to mention? Quite. So the prize will be a lovingly compiled Christmas cd and will be mailed to the winner on Saturday 16th, hopefully reaching you in time for the Christmas festivities.


You can use your own images or raid the cupboards at free stock photography sites like Stock Xchng, die Blen.de and StockVault.

There are oodles of fonts to choose from at places like Urban Fonts, YouFont, WestWind, FontSo and Better Fonts.

And finally

If you’d like any of the banners modified for use on your site, leave a comment and I’ll whizz it off to you by email.

Good luck!

10 Responses to “Christmas banner contest!”

  1. Murphy
    December 12th, 2006 08:13

    Very classy images Daisy… will be difficult to better!

  2. Daisy-Winifred
    December 12th, 2006 08:40

    Oh I have had fun hitting the refresh button and seeing many of the banners. Way beyond any of my capabilities me thinks butenjoy warcing anothers skill. Glad you are back posting, still working through the linky post and giggling about the best Irish joke, thanks. On the knitting link front, did you hear the 15min slot 15.45pm start yesterday and on all week “How to Knit a Poem” good radio made all the more by the Welsh lilt/tilt:0) There’s a lonk at my blog – yes I do link sometimes!

  3. Daisy-Winifred
    December 12th, 2006 08:41

    scuse my creative typing but keyboard has suffered pup attention and is also basically wearing out I think and not sure such thing can be replaced on a lap top.

  4. Daisy
    December 12th, 2006 08:47

    *beams at Murphy*

    pssst: I’m a bit partial to banners that include pictures of handsome dogs and their brothers…. :-)

  5. Daisy
    December 12th, 2006 12:46

    Heh, thank you for that D-W, I’m off to listen to How to knit a poem right now.

    Sorry to hear about the keyboard – I’m sure it can be replaced but would need a bit of tech know-how. Is it a fairly new model?

  6. Daisy
    December 12th, 2006 12:58

    Ah, you’ve written a post about it – will pass it on to Katherine, thank you!

  7. ally bean
    December 12th, 2006 13:00

    Your “festive edition” is lovely. You’ve taken decorating for the holidays to a new level. Cool beans.

  8. Daisy
    December 12th, 2006 18:22

    Thank you ma’am – I’m sure that’s one of the contributors’ banners but all will be revealed :-)

  9. Lionel
    December 12th, 2006 20:13

    … and it’s “ffestive” because it’s Welsh, see?

  10. Chasing Daisy » Blog Archive » A quick reminder
    December 15th, 2006 22:31

    […] That the Christmas Banner Contest ends tonight at midnight – we’ve one more entry in (number 11) so there’s just enough time to squeeze one in before the bells start chiming. […]

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