Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Spotlight Feature

Hello friends!
Thank you for your participation in the last challenge "Focal Point".
We had a respectful 115 entries and your beautiful work really light up the gallery in this blog.
I want to share some thoughts about "doing challenges"...

Why participating in a challenge blog and put your work out there?  
I can easily think of a few purposes.
1. challenge yourself and create something out of your norm
2. enjoy the camaraderie of being in the same challenge
3. admire your fellow card-makers gorgeous work
 4. have FUN (and perhaps win a prize!)

If you are nodding yes to all of the above, I then hope to see that you continue and support this challenge blog.

Enough of my public broadcasting....
 it's time to announce our Top 10 Favorite and HMs.
The following really catch my eyes and show excellent design principals, execution and skills.
 (in no particular order)

1. #26 Shelly K. 

 2. #29 Tasha Vovchuk

3. #37 Hussena

 4. #40 Deepti Malik

 5. #79 Marion

6. #81 Maryam

7. #85 Marcie Sharp 

8. #99 Laura Jane

9. #100 Shona Chamber

 10 #110 Karin Akesdotter

Among the Top 10 Favorites, a random winner is picked and will receive a $15 oneline gift card to shop over Simon Says Stamp
(Drum roll please)
1. #26 Shelly K.  

Congratulations, Shelly, please claim your prize by midnight EST. Oct. 30th, or another Top 10 Favorite will be randomly picked for the prize. E-mail me at becr8ive2@gmail.com The following are our Honorable Mentions that are worth checking out.

Thank you for your participation and support. Please support our challenge by shopping through the affiliate link here  over Simon Says Stamp. The commission will go into the prizes for our winners.

We'll have another exciting and fun (and an amazing winning prize) for our next challenge.
You definitely do not want to miss it!
See you on Nov. 1st!


Hussena said...

Thank you so much for picking my card in the Top 10. So honored! Congrats to all the other ladies too. Fabulous work from everyone. ❤

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful winning cards. Congratulations everyone! Thanks for also picking one of my cards as an honorable mention. Big hugs, Kristina

Helen Gullett said...

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners and spotlights! LOVE all your cards.

Shelly said...

Ack! Thank you sooo much! :)
CONGRATS to ALL! Beautiful cards!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for identifying my card as a VV HM! I am extremely honoured, Virginia! Congratulations too to all the other amazing entrants! I look forward to your next Challenge! Thanks again!

LauraJane:) said...

Thank you so much Virginia!! Lovely cards by all!

lynda said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Awesome work! Thanks again, Virginia, for all of your hard work in organizing this challenge. Can't wait for November!

maria f. said...

Missed this one but over to check out the gallery. There are always so many gorgeous cards in your challenges. Congrats to all the winners.

Deepti said...

Wohoo! Thank you so much 😊 Virginia for picking my card. I am over the moon to be with all the awesome Spotlight creations :)

Cindy C. said...

Wow wow wow!! Beautiful picks!! Congrats to the Top 10 and all Honorable Mentions!! Looking forward to next month's challenge.

Marianne said...

Such a wonderful selection of favourte picks. Congrats to all.
Thanks also for the Honorable Mention for one of my cards, and congrats to the other HMs.

Tasha Vovchuk said...

WOW! Thanks so much for choosing my card in top 10! So honored! And thanks for the fun challenges!!! Love them!

SonjaK said...

Thank you for the honorable mention, Virginia! So sorry for reacting to it so late. I've been on vacation at first and after my return things have been really crazy here. I'm just starting to catch up. First off, I think have to take a look at your latest challenge. :o)