Saturday, May 17, 2014

Winner's Announcement and a Group Showcase

Last weekend's special event had a nice turnout of members stopping by or playing all day, celebrating the 1,000+ members at the FB group.  One of the highlights of the event was the unveiling of the special edition freebie "Dandelion Sprite" (If you haven't caught her yet, you can find her at the link.)  Lots of downloads of this baby during the event and afterwards. ^_^  As part of our celebration, a Special Flash Contest was added for a chance for members to enter creations with the freebie sprite digi.  This contest was only open for a week, but we saw a good number of lovely entries.

Don't you just love it when you get a chance to get a freebie, which also gives you an opportunity to get even more freebies?  Well, this quick contest was just exactly that!  The contest winner will receive $20 USD worth of digis (plus a blog badge) AND every submission gets showcased today (which, of course, comes with a blog badge and a digi of choice)!  It's a win-win-win situation, if you will.

The judging for contest/challenge is always difficult, comparing apples and oranges.  I loved every single one of the submissions to this contest.  Thank you, everyone, for participating with such beautiful creations!

The winning piece I chose is by Catherine Lavoine.  I fell in love with her use of kraft paper and the clean-and-simple presentation, which really speak for the innocent and unpretentious dandelion.  The understated simple charm is irresistible!  Congratulations, Catherine!

Catherine Lavoine

Now the group feature of the beautiful entries received for this special event.  It's a lot of fun to see individual's different take on a single image all in one place!!  Well done, everyone!

Alison Heikkila

Anne Mills

Art Jypsy

Barb Poole

Carla Suto

Carole Lockhart Stuart

Denise Goeldner


Jane Bradshaw

Kaija Savimaki Os Ruhala

Karola Geiger

Laurence Huber

Laurie Macdonald

Linda Simpson

Margaret Ashby

Marlene Ekblad Andersen

Rovianne Thorpe

Ruza Stevanovic Rebel

Tamara van Wijk

Teresa Morgan
Once again, all whose creations were featured today will receive a blog badge and a digi of choice (up to $4 value).  Congratulations to all!!


Alison said...

Congratulations, Catherine! Your piece was really exquisite! I love how you printed on Kraft paper.
Thank you SO much Mitzi, for this fun contest and the freebie. You have been so generous with us, and your artwork is positively stunning. It is an honor to work with your images.

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations Catherine.
Linda xxx

rovianne said...

Congrats Catherine. Thank you Mitzi for the challenge! And we all get a digi?? wow.. that's even more.. WOW!!

Carole S said...

Congratulations Catherine, well done. Enjoy your prize. I loved your card. Thanks Mitzi for the fun day and the wonderful freebie image to work with, it was great fun and wonderful to work with and as rovianne said we all get a digi Yaaa-ay, I am excited about getting a blog badge Yaaa-ay again. It just does not get any better than this WOW and double WOW. thanks again. Love and hugs. xxx.

Laurian said...

Congratulations Catherine, enjoy! I can't believe we all get a digi too, thank you so much Mitzi! xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Weel done Catherine, loveley card...and thanks Mitzi such beautiful images and thanks for a prize to for the rest of us, I will post my blog badge with pride, hugs

~ Denise ~
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

It'sMe said...

Congrats Catherine.
Thank you Mitzi for our gifts,badge already up on my blog.

charlene said...

Conrats Catherine I love your card! All entries are so cute way to go ladies!

Wendy said...

Wow...wonderful projects using the dandelion sprite...beautiful work by all!!!

Granmargaret said...

Congratulations Catherine. Lovely cards by everyone.
Thank you Mitzi for offering us all a free digi and a blog badge.

Elly P said...

congrats to everyone....such beautiful creations..x x

Laurence said...

Congrats Catherine. And thanks Mitzi for our free digi and the badge for our blogs.

Laurence said...

Congrats Catherine. And thanks Mitzi for our free digi and the badge for our blogs.

Annamaria said...

Beautiful entry,s.

Catherine said...

OMG ! I can't believe it ! I am having a little dance !!! Thank you so so much ! I am over the moon ! I am so glad you like my card ! Thank you Mitzi for all the delicious images you share with us ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Kaija said...

Congrats Catherine!
Hugs Kaija<3

DonnaMundinger said...

Congratulations Catherine and to all the participants. I wouldn't have wanted to be Mitzi with all the fabulous entries. I don't think I could ever have chosen. And WOOHOO! You're ALL winners! Enjoy your new stamp(s). Mitzi, you are the BEST!