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Monday, March 22, 2010

Week #1 - "Elegant Shabby" WINNERS!

WOW! The response during our inaugural challenge week was unbelievable! We received 46 A-MAZING submissions ... such talent ... such inspiration ... so much FUN!

This is the hard part - choosing the winners. In my opinion, EVERYONE who submitted a project for this challenge is a winner! You got the challenge, set your mind to attempt it - even if it was out of your comfort zone, designed and created your project and submitted it - winners one and ALL :)

Just a quick bit of housekeeping before we make the big announcements ... this week I am letting the rules of the challenge be a bit flexible since I know that some of you are new to blogging and may have had some technical difficulties with posting and linking. Some of the submissions were not properly linked back to The Shabby Tea Room and I'm going to over look those errors this week. We're all learning together ... even ME! Moving forward, if you have a question about linking or posting, please contact me via e-mail (on sidebar) so that I may assist you in getting your post linked properly so your project can be in the running for the prizes!

Thank you to our WONDERFUL GUEST DESIGNER, BETSY VELDMAN, for sharing one of her lovely creations with us all this week!

Okay, here we go - I'm doing something that I had previously not planned for ( I reserve the right to get smarter!) - I'm going to recognize three designs with an Honorable Mention Category. There were so many wonderful submissions, it was next to impossible to choose just four winners, so I'm honoring some additional designs that caught my eye for capturing the essence of the 'Elegant Shabby' color challenge using pink, green, brown, cream and red - click on the names to view the projects:




Maddy Hill #13! Maddy designed a card, card box, cupcake, cupcake cottage and several adorable fimo clay friends having a 'tea party'. This project wow-ed me beyond what words can say. The attention to detail, the time spent in completing this project, the adorable shabby elements - just outstanding. Thanks from all of us, Maddy, for sharing your incredible talent in The Shabby Tea Room this week!

Congratulations to ALL! Tea Time Terrific Top Three and Winner, please contact me via e-mail to claim your winner badges that you can proudly display on your blogs and the winner prize!


Lisa Voerg said...

Thank you, Debbie for the honorable mention recognition. I had a great time with this challenge and look forward to trying some more! Thanks again!
Congratulations to all of the winners. Beautiful work.

Audrey Pettit said...

Congrats to Maddy and to all the winners and honorable mentions. Fabulous work, everyone.

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous group of winners!! Congrats to all!! Thanks to The Shabby Team Room for a fun first challenge.

maddy hill said...

ohhhhhh im grinning like a cheshire cat !! oh gosh ... im so delighted !
Thank you for the fabulous Dt inspiration ! congrats to all the winners and all the entrants on the first shabby tea room challenge !
ive never had a winners badge before !!! i shall be displaying it loudly and proudly on my blog !

thank you for you lovely sweet words xxx
maddy hill x

maddy hill said...

p.s ------- i just love your tea pot banners ! they are so shabby cute !

Yana said...

Thank you, Debbie for the honorable mention.
Sad, I missed the second challange...