Thursday, 9 February 2017

December & January Winners, Top Threes & DTMSMs

 
Hello everybody!  It's time to announce the September winners of our Challenge, Top Three and Design Team Member Special Mention.  Are you sitting comfortably?  Then let's begin!
 
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First of all, the December winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...



Congratulations, Rachel!  Your winner's badge and voucher will be on their way to you shortly, and we hope you'll join us a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future.
 
Now it's time for Debs to share her top picks with you.  As always you made it very difficult to choose from so many amazing entries, but here they are in no particular order

#97 Paper - Stamps - Color


 I simply loved this beautiful design

#166 Vintage Handmade
 
I loved the vintage look of this card
 

I thought this lamp was beautifully altered
 
DTSM
anuprem #14


So much wonderful detail which made a little Christmas story.

And the January winner of the £20 Country View Crafts voucher, selected by Random Generator from the challenge entries is...



Congratulations, Angelina!  Your winner's badge and voucher will be on their way to you shortly, and we hope you'll join us a Guest Designer here at Country View Challenges in the future.
 
Now it's time for Brenda to share her top picks with you.  As always you made it very difficult to choose from so many amazing entries, but here they are in no particular order
 
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Oh my goodness 292 entries to look through and make decisions on who are to to be the Top 3 and the DT special mention. This was a hugely difficult job with so many entries so I gave myself some focus areas to help me narrow it down. I decided I wanted a mixed media piece as the special mention (just because that's what I love doing at the moment) and then for the top 3 I would look for something vintage, something made in what I call a journal style and then something I find hugely difficult to do which is the 'less is more' style.

So here goes -

DTSM

I really love the textured backgrounds, the beautiful focal elements and the gorgeous mixed media layers on these fabulous tags.


Top 3 in no special order -

I was drawn to the beautiful tones of blue and the contrasting white of the embossed stamping on this journaling style project.

I adore this vintage card where Nicola has used vintage patterned papers and then added just some subtle embellishments to add that special elegant yet vintage shabby appeal.






Even this proved difficult choosing a LIM card but I opted for Kathy's card not just for the fabulous simple design but also because she spends time stamping the back of the card, the inside and the envelope to make it very special for the recipient.


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Fantastic work all around!  Congratulations - your badges will be on their way soon, and we hope you'll display them with pride.

And if you have a spare 30 minutes, don't forget there is still lots of time to enter our February Challenge









8 comments:

Jane said...

Well done to everyone...so many beautiful entries in our December and January challenges. Thanks for joining us and congratulations xx

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the winners and top picks. Hugz

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats to all the wonderful winning entries. Tough to choose for sure. I'm really pleased to be included in January's Top 3 - many thanks Brenda. Nicola x

Julia Aston said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Sara Barker said...

How exciting to see all these fabulous winning creations all in one post! Congratulations to the lucky winners and Top Picks!

Evelyn Walter said...

Congrats to all winners! You made a very good job!

Rachel said...

So happy to have won - and congrats to all the other winners too. Rachel

Kathyk said...

Thank you so very much for picking my LIM card as one of your January top3 and for the badge too - which I shall be proudly displaying

Kathyk