Sunday, September 6, 2009

A bit of fancy and a contest winner!

Hello ladies,

In keeping with the spirit of whimsy at painted Lady fingers, I bring the 50 Followers and Beyond Contest to a close. Thanks to all my lovely readers and entrants! Since the list of followers now shows a gathering of ladies beyond 100, I have another giveaway in the works. I really can't express how much I appreciate the warm response and kindness I have received since my very first post. I decided to have two little friends help me select the winner of Coraline Kit A. 

Let us begin!

We start with a teacup filled with the names of all the entrants. There is something stirred in that is not camillia sinensis! Curious! 

Let us explore! It seems on further inspection to be cut and sifted Nepeta cataria from the mint family.
This is more commonly known as catnip. Kittle and Gerry have been set with a challenge: to transport the small paper rectangles to the furthest destination. The paper that travels the greatest distance beyond the center will show the contest winner. The feline assistants were serious! 

Gerry swept up entries with his paw!
Kittle swished the paper with her tail!
Gerry used everything he's got!

Kittle rested after such a colossal undertaking. What did I find on the floor beneath the tall wooden cabinet?

The winner! All You Desire wins Coraline Kit A and a plastic scraper from OC Nail Art! Congratulations, lady! Please visit All You Desire's nail blog. She has lovely nails with beautiful oval shaping. She is from the Czech Republic and there is English text along with the wonderful pictures. Please e-mail me with your address, sweetie: berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm. Kathleen will be sending the Coraline Kit and plastic scraper to you directly. 

A big thank you to Kathleen from OC Nail Art for sponsoring this giveway. Kathleen is offering readers of painted Lady fingers a special discount of 25% off Coraline Kit A through September 30. The total for the kit will come to $20.99 with free shipping worldwide. Use the code "paintedladycoraline".

I also need to extend my thanks to my friend David for letting me obliterate his living room with the help of two of his cats, all for the love of nail art, and I am certain, a love of ladies. 

Watch for news of another contest within the next week! Happy painting, ladies. 


20 comments:

  1. Absolutely the best way to choose a winner. Kitties are quite smart!

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  2. Definitely the most creative way of picking a winner that I've ever seen!:D And I'm sure the kitties enjoyed it immensely. Congratulations to the winner!

    -L

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  3. That is the most enjoyable thing I think I have ever seen! Congrats to the winner and a pat on the head to the kitties!

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  4. That was hilarious and so very cute!

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  5. This has to be the cutest way a contest was ever decided!! Congratulations to All You Desire!!

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  6. That is both creative and hilarious! Congrats on your growing followers and to the winner!

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  7. Congrats to the winner! I am going to check out her blog now! That code for 25% of is so tempting lol. :) I just ordered. Why must you do this to me :-P hehe I love the kitties :)

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  8. Muwahaha! Diana! Drugging kitties on catnip to do your bidding! Tut Tut. ;) I can see they enjoyed themselves immensely (particularly Gerry :) ). What a way to pick a winner! Well done. Congratulations to All You Desire.

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  9. Congrats to the winner!!! What a fun way to pick the winner...lol with catnip

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  10. Wow! Many thanks to you, Kathleen and specially to Kittle and Gerry. They did a great job :D
    Can´t wait to have the kit home and start the fun :)

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  11. Haha very creative winnerpick :P And congratz to AllYouDesire :D

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  12. Love the way you decided to choose the winner. Simply the best! :D

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  13. How cute is this! And I totally went and ordered the kit (and an extra bottle of silver stamping polish). Let's hope I can get my nails nice enough to use it now! they are all busted up from cleaning this house we're going to move into... ewww! Maybe it will be my reward once we're settled in... I can't wait! :D xoxo

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  14. awwww thats the best way ive ever seen on picking a winner congratttttz to the winner =D

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  15. wowo!! thats a very fun way of choosing the winner.. congrats to all u desire...

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  16. You gotta Love that picture of Gerry on his back! Aww, let me scratch his tummy!!
    Congrays AllYouDesire!!

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  17. I thought for sure you would come up with a very creative way to choose the winner. You didn't disappoint! I'm sure the cats really enjoyed the experience. Congrats to AllYouDesire!

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  18. Brilliant! You totally had me lol-ing! If I was to have a giveaway on my blog I'd get my dogs to pick the winner. The small paper rectangle that doesn't get eaten by the dogs would be the winner!

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