Sunday, 31 May 2015

Giveaway Winner Announcement! HURRAH!

Hello lovely!

It's good to be back - I've missed you all! I've taken a little time to focus on some urgent life stuff (life stuff sucks)...there's a LOT still to figure out and problems yet to solve, but I've made a good start and that counts for somethin'. I'll delve more into such matters when I get back to posting properly (later this week, I promise!) but THIS post is AAAAAAAALL about the giveaway of my li'l birdie book!Thank you all so much for entering and for your gorgeous and lovely comments! I wish I could send something to ALL of you, but there's only one birdie book and only one winner.

To make the winner selection fair I enlisted the help of a professional - The Colonel! Well, it's not like I see PEOPLE on a regular basis, and The Colonel is the Emperor of everything (he wants a Death Star for his birthday - armed and fully out Ewoks! Mooowahahaha!). I printed off all of your names and cut the paper into strips like so -

....then rolled them up, like so  -

...then with the addition of a teeny spray of catnip foofy cat attracter I dropped them as an offering before the Lord Of All Adorableness himself -

There was a lot of sniffing and snuffling and not a little drooling...

....then eventually one very sucked paper twisty straw was selected -

Hey presto! Took a bit of convincing and fairly substantial bribery with nippity treats but I wrangled it away from his whiskery mush and the winner is......*drumroll* 



Congatulations! You are the new owner of the birdie book! I'll send you an email/message and sort out postie details with you so that it'll be with you as soon as post persons permit.

Because I labour under colossal amounts of guilt that there's only one winner here I plan to do a giveaway every month - that will increase the chances for anyone who wants to win free goodies! I'll be back later this week with some fun finds from mum's house - proof positive that I've not always been the most artistically gifted person - and some catch-ups to share with you. In the meantime, thank you again to everyone who entered the giveaway and to every lovely reader and visitor - The Colonel and I love you squillions! Sending out some hugs to y'all xxxxx


  1. Haha, if only the National Lottery was done like this, it'd be much more entertaining!

    Many congratulations to Forgetmenot525!


  2. Congratulations forgetmenot525! What a win indeed! And I love your process for selecting a winner!

  3. what a fun fun way to do a giveaway and such a beautiful birdie book!!! Congrats to forgetmenot525!!!

  4. How fun for the Colonel! and congrats Loretta-happy dancin here in the ozarks

  5. Congrats to the winner! Poor Colonel-he must hate the fact that we use self-adhesive stamps. I'm sure he'd love licking them.

  6. Well no one can accuse you of cheating when it come to selecting the winner!! I must try that with the dogs some time. The trouble is that I think things would just get wrecked and the name would be in decipherable!

  7. Congrats to the lucky winner! Love to see how Colonel managed this !

  8. Congrats to your winner and to the colonel, who really worked hard to select the winner! Wonderful idea! Hugs, Valerie

  9. Love your selection method....congrats to Forget Me Not....

  10. Congratulations to the winner. And to the Colonel for his awesome drawing skills, all lotteries should be decided this way in the future

  11. Hands down (or is that whiskers down) the best method of drawing a winning name ever. Kudos to The Colonel, who mentions he needs some additional catnip for his efforts, and congrats to ForgetMeNot525. And big thanks to you your generosity and making our world a better, shinier, brighter place with your fabulous art.

  12. Thank you so much especially to the oh so clever Colonell, what an extrodinarily clever creature he is :-) So sorry it's taken me so long to get here, seem to have had quite a lot on this week and not been sat here on the ol puter very much at all. Anyway, can't wait, I think its totally beautiful and I'm completely thrilled that its heading my way :-)

  13. Well good for the Colonel to pick Loretta, couldnt think of a better person to win the birdie book.

  14. Your cat really is the King's of all cutenes :) congrats for the winner. How are my commission journals progressing?