Sunday, May 25, 2014

Spotlight Feature

Today is the day to showcase the Top 10 Favorites!
For me, this proves to be the most challenging part of running this challenge blog. Among 166 entries, each one of them was created with attention, love and skill! Thank you for creating these beauties to share here. One of the panel judges Stephanie (aka, my daughter) is away to Dominican Republic for her PhD field research and is not able to judge this round. Thank goodness, she is coming home in two days!

Alrighty, let's get right to it....
" I like boats, especially sailboats!"

1. ( player #1 Lyndal)
2. (player#35 Yana Smakula )
You Float My Boat Card

Virginia: "These cards have "creativity" written all over them. The designs are unique and well thought-out. From faux stitching (Leni) to advanced stitching (Laura, Maria and Jayne), these designers apply their stitching skills brilliantly!"

3 ( player#7 Laura Jane)

4 (player #60 Jo)

5 (player #92 Katie Gehrig )

6 (player #104 Sarah G.)

7 (player #123 Hamutal)

6 ( player #158 Maria)
9 (player #161 Leni)

10 (player#162 Paperpicnic/Jayne)

Please grab your winning badge, Top 10 Favorites! 
With the random draw from the Top 10 Favorites,  the winner is
(Drum roll, please....)

Congratulations, Yana! Please e-mail me to claim your prize before midnight, May 28 Eastern Time. If not, another Top 10 Favorite will be randomly picked!

Last but not least, our Honorable Mentions are:
( grab your NEW badge)

#4 Annette A.
#30 Jenny 
#40 Rachel
#57 Shelly
# 69 Alexandra
87 Amy
103 Heather

A special shout out goes to Rahmat who made 8 entries to this challenge. Each one of them is full of charm and delight!

Thank you, everyone, for making this challenge a success! I am sure you are going to love our next challenge even more! See you on June 1, same place ,same time! 


Barb said...

Congrats to everyone! Some amazing cards showcased! Looking forward to your next challenge, V! And I'm happy to hear Stephanie will be home soon! ♥

conil said...

Many congrats to all participants.

Karen L K said...

Congrats to the winner and congrats to all who made such wonderful stitched cards.

maria f. said...

Congrats all! What fun it is to be spotlighted here at Virginia's View. It's such a great place to play with so many creative players. Thanks Virginia!

Annette Allen said...

congrats to everyone.. and yay for honorable mention..

~amy~ said...

WOWZA ....awesome picks and inspiration! Thanks so much for the honorable mention!

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Congratulations to all the winners! All I can say is, WOW--great cards!

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Congrats to everyone! Thank you so much for including my card in the top favorites, I'm so very honored!!

Laura Jane said...

This was such a FUN challenge Virginia! Thanks for making one of my cards a FAVORITE!!
There were SO MANY LOVELY, CREATIVE entries! THANKS for all the inspiration ladies!

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations ladies - such beautiful varieties of stitching on cards!

Leni said...

I feel very honoured to be mentioned as one of the winners! Wow! Thats awesome! I really love all the great examples of stiching on cards I saw here. Everyone was enthousiast, thats for sure! Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Yana. I visited her blog and saw more amazingly cards from her hand! Thanks Virginia, for a wonderful challenge. Looking forward to next months challenge!

Yana Smakula said...

oh my! Such fantastic line up of beautiful cards! Well done ladies!

Sarah Gray said...

Thanks for picking my card, Virginia! It has been great to see all of the fantastic cards created for this month's challenge - looking forward to June :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Great picks!!! :)

Cindy C. said...

Congrats to all! Truly amazing projects!!

Craft-E-Place said...

What a stunning collection of winners, inspiring cards beautifully created. Congratulations to all the winners.
Thank you for the "honourable mention" I am truly honoured.

Shery said...

Super line-up! Congrats to all the ladies, especially Maria F.! Way to go, girl! I love your card and thought it was a winner as soon as I saw it!

Lyndal said...

WOW - THANK YOU for my Top 10 pick - so glad you love boats Dr John!!!
Had such FUN with this challenge.
Huge CONGRATS to all the entries & top picks. Looking forward to the next one!

Shelly said...

Congrats to all!!! And thank you so much for the Honorable Mention! :) Can't wait to see what the next challenge is gonna be!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW! They are amazing work of stitching on cards! This was a great challenge, Virginia :)

Cris G said...

Congratulations to all winners and HM's! Can't wait to see what comes next :).