Wednesday, 1 February 2012

I'm a winner!

Oh my - just to finish off a great day out on Sunday, I came home to the news that I'd been picked as the winner of a very special blog give-away - Kate Crane http://www.thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com/ had hosted the recent Stampotique challenge and had altered a matchbox into a mini Rogues Gallery using her favourite Stampotique designs, and had decided to give it away to a random commenter on her blog - and it was me! Couldn't believe my luck, I was almost dancing round the lounge lol... my fella looked at me as if I'd gone totally loopy...

And when I got home from work this afternoon there was a package on my doormat - so now I am the proud owner of - drum roll please - a Kate Crane original lol...

She's used a Swan Vesta matchbox as her base, so that should give you some idea of the size... it's about 3.5 inches by 1.5 inches and as well as painting the box and the portraits, Kate has machine-sewn around them as well.

Here's some close-up pics of the Rogues themselves...



Here's the cover with Dweeze - love his wings lol...



Here's Eric


and Carrot...


...and Hiya Cinth...


...Dawwze's legs - wish mine were that thin...


and Quasimoto 3...


...with Mela to finish off!

They are all so cute, I've never really got into Stampotique stamps but having browsed thru their website tonite to find the names of the stamps Kate used, I've ear-marked a few that I wouldn't mind having myself - they are certainly quirky!

Having just signed up on UKScrappers to do a matchbox shrine swap I've already had one person offering to relieve me of this fabby piece of art - sorry Rebecca but this stays firmly with me!




2 comments:

thekathrynwheel said...

OOh, glad you like it :-)

BEX said...

It is gorgeous, and if you ever change your mind ...