Able and Game on the Guest Blog + giveaway!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 15th August 2011

On the Guest Blog this week Able and Game muse on ‘The Trials and Triumphs of Life’!

Jenny and I are super excited to welcome Anna and Gareth of fab local stationery line Able and Game to the Guest Blog this week!   These guys are FREAKING HILARIOUS.  NO exaggeration!  Jenny and I have been chuckling for days at Anna’s witty blog posts and brand new illustrations, created especially for us! Thanks Anna!

In case you didn’t already KNOW (impossible), Anna and Gareth design and print a fantastic range of gift cards with quirky comic book appeal.  Never cliched or predictable, they feature Anna’s hand drawn Napoleon Dynamite-esque characters, and home truths that never fail to raise a giggle.  I defy anyone to visit their Etsy shop without LOL-ing at least once!  (…And I might add, Father’s day is only a couple of weeks away, people – hint hint!).

Pop over to the Guest Blog each day this week for a guaranteed chuckle as Able and Game muse on ‘The Trials and Triumphs of Life’!   I love Anna’s observation on shopping – ‘Whenever I do a big shop I like to challenge myself to get all the bags into the house in one go. Sure your hands turn purple and the eggs might break when you have to put everything down, but that is a small price to pay to avoid going back to the car again‘.  (Illustration above, complete with hands turning purple – priceless!)

ALSO Anna and Gareth have generously offered an Able and Game giveaway pack valued at $150.00 for one lucky reader!  Yippee!  It includes :

* Able and Game 2012 calendar
* Able and Game tea towel
* Able and Game mug
* 15 hilarious cards [enough to last a year!]

To be in the running to win, simply leave a comment over on the Guest Blog anytime before 10.00pm Thursday!  A winner will be drawn at random and announced on Friday!

Huge thanks to Anna and Gareth for their fab guest blog and giveaway this week!  Do share the love by paying a visit to their website and blog! You can buy their cards on Etsy or visit them in person every weekend at the Rose st Artist Market in Melbourne.

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 15th August 2011


  • Shayna Quinn 5 years ago

    BAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I DIE FOR THOSE BIKES!!! My BFs bike just got written off by a car on Rathdowne street (it is now a taco bike) so he has commandeered my bike leaving me BIKE-LESS and it reallly would make my world!

  • David 5 years ago

    I want one …. hee hee .Great look

  • di 5 years ago

    so much fun to send my friends a giggle via the postman, i love these quirky cards!

  • Jill 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! I sooooo want one. Fab colours

  • Gabriela 5 years ago

    awesome! whenever i want to send friends some melbournian love i send them one of able and game’s cards.

  • mish 5 years ago

    ooh, i love all the cards.

  • Flora 5 years ago

    the comments on meetings are soooo true! Very witty guset blog

  • Rae 5 years ago

    During a recent spout of couch surfing (shared with the owner’s 3 cats) – there was much kindness shining my way. I would love to share these unique, bright and happy cards, as a **thank you**

  • kathryn hall 5 years ago

    yes please, brighten up my week.

  • Clare 5 years ago

    Suh-weet! Ages ago I wanted to give my partner an A&G card, but it only came with a boy on the front (which in context didn’t make sense). I quick e-mail, and 48 hours later they had a girly version. That even looked a bit like me (that bit was sheer coincidence). I was so stoked. I would love a calender. Because I’m not sure for how long our local council will keep sending us the Town of Vincent Local Heritage Calendar for free (I think it’s an accident in their database. You have to buy them, but for some reason one gets delivered to us free every year).

  • Anne 5 years ago

    Love Able and Game! They express a sentiment perfectly with their clever illustrations and captions.

  • JULIE 5 years ago

    Amazing Artwork and Orginal.

  • Ingvill 5 years ago

    So funny, yes please!

  • Colleen 5 years ago

    Are those keys in the mouth of the purple-handed shopper? I used to do that all the time until a friend broke her front tooth doing just that.

  • saer {craven maven} 5 years ago

    ha! I love A&G – Since I first saw their cards I’ve wanted events in my life to align so that I have an excuse to give someone one of their cards, especially “I would give up my superfast internet for you*”.
    Sadly, I am yet to meet someone i’d give up my superfast internet for. A superslow dialup connection maybe, but not my superfast internet.

  • Amelia 5 years ago

    Aren’t they gorgeous!!! If I am lucky enough to win i’ll give them one of my calenders…oh and you too if you’d like xx

  • Kelley Mancer 5 years ago

    These designs are amazing. Love to win one of it!

  • Mark 5 years ago

    I’ve bought these in the past at Rose street, and would love to win a collection. Great designs and cards.

  • Alexandra 5 years ago

    I absolutely adore your cards and have often purchased a bundle for the year from the Rose St Market – a gift that truely keeps on giving – I LOL every time I read them!

  • Maureen 5 years ago

    Fingers crossed x

  • Angela M 5 years ago

    Ha – these made be snigger my sandwich at the computer screen…Love them!

  • Jenny W 5 years ago

    I related to the purple-handed shopping bringer-inner, along with the smashed egg in the illustration. He has to do it all in one go. I say, ‘Let’s do it in two stages’. All the muscles come out to perfom the heroic ‘bringing in’ of the shopping – NOW! Ah, sweet love! Thanks for illustrating this so candidly.

  • Richard 5 years ago

    great blog… great bikes! My trusty old beast is 8 years old, it’s been great but could do with an upgrade!

  • karen 5 years ago

    pour moi?

  • Maxine 3 years ago

    I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet visitors, its really really pleasant post on building up new blog.

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