And the Winner, of the 2013 Enchanted Doll birthday contest Is…..

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Ta-daa! This lovely card, hand drawn by Irena Mikolajeva, from England!

Congratulations Irena, we began this contest with 425 entries, and your card was randomly selected from the best 5 that made it into the final round! Your prize is a costumed resin doll seen below! Come and claim it!


And this is the winner’s prize! She is a resin Enchanted Doll, with a removable mohair wig, green glass eyes, two-piece printed Echo costume and a pair of enameled bronze shoes. Enjoy having her!

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Thank you again to all the participants for your entries and your birthday wishes. I really enjoyed all your cards. With the winner selected, I now declare this contest closed.

Until next year, everyone!!!

54 Responses

  1. Rebecca (Issilyn) says:

    Congratulations Irena!! The Doll is lovely! I hope we get to see her often on the forum.

  2. Sylvia Leticia says:

    Your Doll is ~Bellisima~

  3. Kirsten says:

    Congrats to Irena! What a lovely doll you now have!

  4. Carolyn says:

    That doll is incredible. I am SOOO jealous. Congratulations Irena and thank you again to Marina for holding the contest. Happy Birthday!

  5. christine says:

    Lovely doll, lovely postcard. Love the little lamb.

  6. MarciaStacy says:

    You are so very lucky! Congratulations!

  7. Jayne Wourms says:

    I am so pleased that this card won, it was lovely. The doll is utterly stunning. So perfect. I love her wig, her outfit, she is amazing! That was so much fun!!!

  8. Hazel says:

    Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS, IRENA!!! :D

    Well-deserved. And what a lovely, lovely resin doll that is! :)

  9. Merri says:

    Congratulations Irena!! I think there are probably 424 people wishing they were you right now! :)
    What an adorable resin doll. She looks so sweet with her short, dark hair….and those shoes are gorgeous!

  10. Sailor_Orbit says:

    wow she looks so cute with that wig! she does look more asian that way.

    congratulations! you won over aalll those contestants, awesomeness

  11. Karla says:

    Congratulations. The doll is beautiful
    And the Box!

  12. Bertha says:

    Wow, such a beautiful lady. Congrats!

  13. Eiko says:

    Congrads, Irena!!! Your doll looks beautiful!

  14. Congrats Irena and Happy Birthday Marina!!!

  15. Jugend Moth says:

    Oh thank you everyone! Just wake up! Still can’t believe! Doll is amazing! So so beautifull! Echo style is superb! Im like in heaven!!!!

    Thanks to everyone, and they were a lot, for so much support and fingercrossing for me! I really felt all of you next to me these days!!! Thanks!!!!

    Marina happy birthday to you once again! And thank you for this incredable possibility!! Eto nevozmozhno peredat, kak ya schastliva! Spasiba bolshoe!!! Xx

  16. Crystal says:

    Wow, how beautiful! Clothes and shoes too! And she’ll come in a tin I’m assuming. Lucky!

  17. The doll and her clothes and shoes are very beautiful and nice. ¡Congratulations to Irena!
    I love the dolls you make, Marina, they are very plus special, beautiful and mysterious. (my English is very bad so forgive me if there’s anything I’ve written is incorrect) Bezozzzzzz.

  18. Amal says:

    Congratulations, Irena!! Enjoy this wonderful feeling and wonderful doll! Thank you, Marina for the contest – the theme was really great! And hoping you had a lovely birthday and wishing you a super year. Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeves ^-^ xxx

  19. Gaynor says:

    I’m so pleased that this beautiful card won.

  20. Ginie says:

    Irena , your card was one of my favourites , congratulations !

    Marina , thanks again for a breathtaking contest , for the generosity and time involved , for the oportunity …the dream ….

  21. Acela Tesch says:

    Congratulations Irena! Even if I don’t know you I am so happy for you – your postcard was so very beautiful (the others were as well) but you really deserve this wonderful prize! <3

    As for myself I will participate next year and cross my fingers to win!

  22. Stefy says:

    Congratulation to Irena. This marvellous Lady is sooo beautiful. I adre her outfit and the particular wig. She is sooo delicate and unique. And again…happy birthday Marina!!!!
    xxx Stefy

  23. Annina says:

    huge congratulations Irena, oh how wonderful, i’m very happy for you!

    and oh, what a beautiful doll, she is amazing!

    thanks again Marina, it was such an inspiring contest. i hope you had a lovely birthday too!
    and thank you for the inspiration, always!

  24. Christina says:

    Congratulations Irena, she’s lovely!!! Enjoy! :)

  25. Orangey says:

    Oh! Congratulations, Irena!! I could really sense the amount of effort put into this card, it’s truly a gorgeous artwork, and deserving of the winning title!

    Echo’s outfit- wow, how lucky! And these shoes are very beautiful, plus her short black wig, and the doll herself! You must be so happy!!~

    Once again, happy birthday, Marina.~

  26. Poppy says:

    congratulations, Irena!

    Happy Birthday, Marina and thank you so much for your wonderful dolls and for this contest. [there are so many beautiful places in the world…]
    the doll is so beautiful and you are very generous!

  27. Irena I am so happy for you! The doll as always is amazing, we all envy you, but so happy for you.March 16 will now be the day your doll was born. Something to celebrate.

    Marina have to say thank you once again. I appreicate that you found a way of doing a contest in bringing back what this generation has lost. Sending a real card. With the day and age of emails, this tradition has been lost. I so enjoyed in creating a special card to send by mail. How wounderfull is that.

    There is nothing more stimulating then creating by hand, to the best of our abilities, a card to send to a hands on artist.

    Thank you Marina for all the joy you bring into our lifes….

  28. jacci says:

    reminds me of the Tarot card Strength, the woman with her lion. its a beautiful card, congrats Irena. enjoy your ED, she’s lovely.

  29. blablette says:

    What a beautiful card!
    Congratulations to the winner!
    … and what a beautiful doll! <3

  30. jacci says:

    you know, the doll looks like a mix of Emerald, with the short black hair, and Echo. pretty cool.

  31. linda says:

    I’m so happy for you Irena. What a beautiful doll. I bet you can’t wait to see her for real. It makes me want one even more now. I love her green eyes. Better luck next year guys.

  32. Paula says:

    Oh Irena, ~YOUR~ doll is lovely… CONGRATULATIONS :)!!!

    Marina, hope your birthday was truly as elating as this experience you created for all of us to share ?

  33. Paula says:

    mmm… ? in last post = <3

  34. Alexandra says:

    ??????, ? ???? ????????! ????? ????????? ?????????? ? ?????????? ???????? ?????????????? ? ???????!
    And congrats to the winner!!!!

  35. Alexandra says:

    Ups.. No russian language submitted here anymore.

    So Happy Birthday Dear Marina! Best wishes to you!

  36. Kathleen says:

    Congratulations Irena! I bet you are jumping for joy for winning this beautiful doll. And wow,she is gorgeous. Happy birthday Marina.

  37. Holly Weinberger says:

    Congratulations to the winner, well done, and Happy Birthday Marina!

  38. Holly Weinberger says:

    Congratulations to the winner. Well done! And Happy Birthday Marina!

  39. Holly Weinberger says:

    Congratulations to the winner! Well done! And Happy Birthday Marina!

  40. An Bidault says:

    Ok, I’m officially heartbroken. It’s such a beautiful doll! Plus the clothes and the shoes… Congratulations Irena, I loved your card

  41. Ani Hudson says:

    A beautiful card and doll! Congrats to Irena, enjoy your ED! Here’s to all who entered – you deserve kudos too! Ani in NC

  42. TK says:

    Oh such a beautiful doll! Congratulations, Irena!

    Thank you, Marina, for the contest. It was really a delight to see all the beautiful entries. Hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration! <3

  43. Ellen says:

    Congrats Irena! Your prize is a treasure.

  44. Congrats dear! And of course Happy Birthday Marina form Italy with love!
    I hope we will see you again!

  45. Rachel S. says:

    That is such a beautiful card, and a great choice for a winner. Congrats Irena, your doll is gorgeous!

  46. maria soares says:

    Congrats Irena, you have received a Grail gift…the doll, wig, clothes, shoes and box are perfect.A dream gift, what a wonderfull year!

  47. giperborea says:

    Congratulations, Irena!!!

  48. What a wonderful card and a fantastic prize! Congratulations, Irena!!!! :)

  49. You lucky Girl, Irena! Congratulations ! Your card was wonderful! Thank-you, Marina for being the kind, generous, talented person that you are! Happy Birthday!

  50. Nanica Berlinga says:

    Congratulations Irena, lucky you!!! Wonderful doll.

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  52. piggy says:

    This doll is amazing!She is really charming!!

  53. Ooh, congratulations, Irina. Happiness! Do upload photos when your ED get there. Will watch out for the in forum. Happiness, ever!

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