Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Bird Brooch Competition!

For all my lovely blog readers, a chance to win a bird brooch of your choice (in slightly belated celebration of new packaging and more birds)! All you need to do is to leave a comment to say which is your favourite from the following fifteen. I'll draw names from a hat to find the winner and if you follow my blog/twitter or 'like' my Facebook page you get another entry in the hat, or two or three extra entries depending on how many!

Here come the birds (the swan also comes on a swanny piece of card, but looks better against the blue):


Competition closes at 23.59 (GMT) on Saturday. If you would like more information on a particular brooch or to buy one now have a look in my shop. Good luck and thank you!

*******Competition now closed*******

68 comments:

Heather said...

Yay! I love your pins!
My favorite of the ones you listed is the Robin.

I also follow you on twitter ( @littlebearries )
and I follow your blog through GFC under the name you_were_almost_right

aaaaand I like your facebook page (Heather Morse)

Thanks!

Elli said...

So many lovely pins!
Hard to choose a favourite, but I love that cheeky look on the Toucans face!
Another Twitter follower ( @ElliWhyte ) :)

Miriam Bos said...

Robin is definately my fav. I love those little robins. We call them 'roodborstje', which translates into: 'Little red chest'.
A few weeks ago I spotted one in our alley. I live in the middle of a city and we don't have gardens here, so I didn't expect to find a Robin. It was quite a cool surprise.

Love your work! Good luck with this competition =D

sophia said...

i love them all! ^^, think the robin may be my fav though! :)

Birdsworld said...

Hello Kate!

I am going to choose the Robin-pin. Why? Well, I named my daughter Merel which means 'blackbird' in Dutch. We always joke that if we will ever be blessed with a little son, his name will be Robin...
You are a great artist, keep up the good work!

Love from Holland,
Bertine de Bruijn

@birdsworld
bertinedebruijn@blogspot.com

Kristyna litten said...

all these are absolutely beautiful, they are are all great but I love the colours of the woodpecker.

love the new blog background!

Diandra Mae said...

hoo-ah! I've followed you on Twitter (@diandramae) ever since I saw a tweet promoting your new book (congrats, btw!), and I stalk your Etsy shop.

I love your work, Kate! And you are inspiring me to go back to the collage I loved years ago and give it another twirl!

I think the woodpecker would make a nice addition to my arty bird collection. :D

Mar Dixon said...

Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo I am just in love with the Flamingo. @MarDixon
Flamingo Lover. Wait, that doesnt sound right.

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Lucy said...

I LOVE your badges, Kate! My fave is the Kingfisher, with the Robin coming in a very close second! I also follow your Twitter and FB :o) xxx

madiillustration said...

they're all beautiful, but my favourite is definitely the robin - totally adorable. x

Natascha Rosenberg said...

That's so difficult to choose one! I love the Owl, the robin, the kingfisher...

Gina said...

love the woodpecker. although all your work is so fun.

Vikki209 said...

Goldfinch pls!!!

The brooches are so beautiful, and I've bought Magpies Treasure for my nephews! Also love the new book coverollowing your blog and 'like' you on FB! :o) x

d e b b i e said...

These are all so beautiful! It's such a difficult decision.
I think my favourite is the owl though!

Kayleigh said...

As much as i love owls, i think this time it has to be the flamingo. I went to see this at the YSP it looked beautiful :)

caroline said...

Oh they're all just too gorgeous. I scrolled up, I scrolled down, I scrolled up... In the end, if I had to choose - I think I'd love that little Hummingbird.

Beautiful work!

Sheena said...

They're all beautiful but I like the flamingo the best!

tabitha said...

Oh happy day! =) I found you on Etsy some time ago [urbanwhimsy] and have read your blog since, though I am not a "follower"...I do "like" you though [tabitha camille sumner/fb]

I have a small shop named Feathering the Nest, so you can perhaps imagine how much I love your art. My most favorite pin is the swan.

Tabitha

Peanutbutter_Eric said...

I bloody love the Bee Eater! My goodness he's adorable!

Irit said...

The Bluebird is my favorite, although they are all so beautiful!

I follow your blog via Google Connect and I'm also a fan of your Facebook page (as Irit Caspi).

Jenny said...

They're all adorable but the little robin is my favourite. I love the colours :)

Jamie Mills said...

I do believe that the bee-eater is my favourite (although they are obviously all very lovely). I also believe that I might be the first male comment (sincerest apologies if I am not).

Been a big admirer of your work for a while now and it was a pleasure to be featured alongside you on creaturemag a little bit ago. Also following on twitter (@JamieMilk)

Thanks!

Christine said...

All of your brooches are so, so lovely Kate! The Owl has to be my favourite though - I love his subtle colours.

Feecloud said...

They're all lovely, good work! I think i love the robin one best though.

valeriepica said...

I <3 the cardinal! :)

Katherine Woodfine said...

I absolutely love them all!

Almost impossible to choose one but I do have an especial soft spot for the gorgeous woodpecker!

Katherine (@followtheyellow)

Fiona Purves said...

Ohhhh, tough call, but the Hummingbird is my favourite!

I follow your blog and 'like' your facebook page also :D

●• Thereza said...

i love all of them! the flamingo awwww

lisa stubbs said...

All gorgeous! my faves are the humming bird and Robin, but all so beautiful! my kids are still loving Magnus!:)

MysteryShopper said...

They are so beautiful! But I >think< my fave is the woodpecker, because he is so unusual (I never see depictions of them flying) & because he looks like he's about to fly off the page over my shoulder!

MysteryShopper said...

How rude-I'm "Mystery Shopper"
Well, this is Kye, from twitter :) *wave*
PS: saw on someones comment that you've got a facebook page, I'm going to go fine you now!

eliz bartley said...

thats a really hard question because i love all of them!!!ok i like the owl because of my strange fascination with them, the robin because it reminds me of the little friendly one thats always in my back garden and the flamingo cause its so damn pretty.
i love all your work its really inspirational to a illustrator in training:)

PaulStickland said...

These are exquisite, the packaging is gorgeous, what are the made of?

PaulStickland said...

sorry, woodpecker, but really all of them!

Kate Slater said...

Thanks everyone who's entered so far!

Paul, they're prints of my bird illustrations mounted on 2mm mountboard, cut out by hand with my trusty craft knife and finally varnished til they're strong and shiny. Glad you like the packaging!

Anne Sofie said...

I love the flamingo!It's my favorite bird...I have many things with flamingos(wall stickers,posters,cards, figurines etc.) and I would love to have a pin with a flamingo;)
I follow you on the blog and on FB:)
Many wishes from Anne Sofie,from Denmark

Sarah said...

they are all so beautiful but i love the owl so much! cheers!

gailmccormick said...

Lovely! I think my favorite is the Kingfisher.

gailmccormick said...

Lovely! I think my favorite is the Kingfisher.

Anna Wilson-Patterson said...

The robin is my favourite.
I follow your blog and am a Facebook fan!

Katy said...

All beautiful but I would have to go with the Kingfisher if I was the lucky one though. Fingers crossed!

Elisa said...

Not easy to choose... but, I think my favorite is the Robin !
nice work !

Gemma Luker said...

They all look so beautiful!

But if i had to pick one i think i would go for the parakeet, it would brighten up any outfit!!

I love following your blog (really like the re-design), and i also follow on facebook, love seeing your work its such an inspiration.

Claire Scott said...

They are all so lovely! But my favourite is the robin-he's so cute and fun!

Klay said...

it's really hard to choose but I'd have to go with the Robin. They always seem to win my heart.

Lesley Barnes said...

I would go for the pink flamingo! although I would ideally like all of them to pin onto a blue jumper...so I could wear my own flock of birds!

Andrew said...

Goldfinch is may favourite. The reason being is that we have a visiting Goldfinch who hangs out near our house and I can sense that as Winter fades and Spring is on its way, that he's on his way back. He sometimes sits on the telephone wire in front of my study. He's great company! Your brooch reminds me of him.

kirsty said...

It's such a tough choice, but I keep coming back to the robin! x

nicolakillen said...

These are all lovely and I really like the backings for them all too. If I have to pick a favourite it would be the hummingbird - it's beautiful. Fingers crossed! :)

Hannah Nunn said...

They are all tremendous! If i was wearing one i would like it to be the bullfinch!

Heidi M said...

well i love them all, so wonderful...but having to choose i would say the Robin :0)

Lizzy Stewart said...

argh! kate! they're all so beautiful. My favourite is the woodpecker...no...the owl...no the woodpecker i think. its a tough call!

Louise Norman said...

got to be the flamingo i think, they're great!:)

Mrs Feather - said...

I love them all but it's between the robin and the hummingbird xxxx

Karen said...

Oh My ..they are ALL so beautiful!! I must go with my Spirit Guide..the cardinal!
Love them, so original!

Miss Moopette said...

Ooooooo I must say, the robin is muchly divine! Very very nice!

jax said...

hard to choose but I do love the woodpecker ;)
Already following your blog!
Tweeted about your gorgeous giveaway here http://twitter.com/#!/print_for_love

Tracey said...

WOW! These are beautiful. I'm so glad Hannah retweeted the link so I could find you! Love your work, I also collect illustrated children's books so just added yours to my list to buy.
I am struggling to pick a favourite bird brooch, but I would be happy with any if I was lucky to win.
T. (@ollierocks)

vicki said...

I would love to buy them all and mount them as an art piece on the wall...oops rhyme is totally not on purpose!

If i were so lucky as to win, i'd hope to receive the woodpecker.

katiecrackernuts said...

These are truly stunning. Beautiful work Ms Slater.

katiecrackernuts said...

And as for a fav, the kingfisher.

Anaïs said...

Mmh.. all of them ?
Though it is a bit hard to pick a favorite, I would go for the bullfinch. I just love the impression of speed you gave him !

louillustrator said...

Ahh they are all so beautiful! It'd have to be swan for me, he's looking pretty swish! :D xx

elvia montemayor said...

They are gorgeous!!! I love the owl

smudgetikka said...

I adore the hummingbird. We stay on an American relatives farm in Michigan most summers and they have hummingbird feeders there, it is so amazing to watch the birds as they hover to feed.

Pa[u] said...

I love the Kingfisher!!!

Aisling law said...

They are all beautiful, I love the red hummingbird. Love all your work.

I am a twitter follower
( @aislinglaw )

Thank you x