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Monday, May 31, 2010

Week #11 - 'Polka Dot Tea Party' WINNERS!

OH MY SHABBY GOODNESS ... a record breaking week here in the Tea Room!  I'm so happy to see that so many of you {heart} polka dots and tea parties as much as I do - yippiee! 

We received an A-MAZING 137 submissions this week which broke all submission records during the past eleven weeks. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you all for sharing your beautiful creations with us here in the Tea Room.  We sure do appreciate your creativity and participation and it's so much fun to see this shabby little challenge blog growing so rapidly!  We now have 403 fantastic followers in only our first 3 months ... if you're not a follower yet, consider joining us!  It's a lot of fun -- we have GREAT sponsors and GREAT prizes each week  :) 

Thank you to Maddy Hill for being our wonderful Guest Designer this week and creating the most lovely card and fimo fairy for us all to ooohh and ahhhh over too!

A bit of Tea Room housekeeping next!  I've made a request the past couple weeks from myself and the DT members for your consideration in turning WORD VERIFICATION off and COMMENT MODERATION on ... thanks to all those that have adjusted the settings on your blogs!  I really have noticed a difference!

The wonderful ladies on the Tea Room's design team really do make an effort to visit and comment on all of your lovely submissions!  We simply love to see the creativity in all of your designs!  The Word Verification prompt is making our visits harder to achieve as it adds time to the commenting process, and in some instances, will cause computers to 'freeze'.  We want to be sure that you know how much we appreciate all of you taking the time to stop by and submit a project, and we can do so by leaving you some {love}!  We'd sure appreciate it if you would consider changing the settings on your blogs to comment moderation only.  This way you still are in control of which comments you choose to allow and which you will reject.

The Shabby Tea Room Design Team thanks you in advance!!

A special thank you to our wonderful sponsor last week, Sharon Johnson from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!  Thanks also to Sharon and the gals on her design team, Deb Saaranen, Barb Schram, Sherry Cheever and Michelle Woerner, for sharing their lovely creations with us in the Tea Room using polka dots and all things tea!

It was next to impossible to choose winners for this week's challenge.  There were so many submissions and so many outstanding designs.  In my book, you are ALL winners and I appreciate you all taking the time to design and submit to the Tea Room.  I loved looking and commenting on every single one of your creations this week! 

Okay ... and without a further moments ado, here are the designs that caught my eye this week for capturing the essence of the 'Polka Dot Tea Party' challenge by using a tea or tea party theme or polka dots .... OR BOTH:


5.  Jo #90



Clare Buswell #122!  Clare designed three cards, a 3-D tea cup, a spoon and a handmade tea bag for our Polka Dot Tea Party Challenge!  Oh my shabby goodness ... each creation that Clare designed was even better than the last!  The soft baby pink and robin egg blue theme she picked was just simply beautiful!  The soft vintage feel of all her projects with the added elements of lace, ribbons, buttons and sewing was simply stunning!  The little rose petal patterned paper Clare used for the handmade tag on the tea bag is just precious!  I just loved all the projects and am wondering if Clare needs my address to mail these all off to me {giggle}!!!  Thank you, Clare, for sharing your wonderful talents with us all in the Tea Room this week!  You will now be eligible to be a Guest Design Team Member with us in an up-coming challenge :)  Well done!

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!


Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Well done! Thanks for taking the time to comment, really appreciate that!

Nerina said...

Firstly, a HUGE congratulations to Clare for her winning submission - it was incredibly beautiful and so well deserved!! Then kudos to the amazing top 3! Well done ladies!

I am so honoured to be listed amongst the honourable mentions on your site this week - and just want to congratulate those talented ladies and also to thank you at the tea room, *so* much!

Lisa said...

Once again an honor to be noticed at The Tea Room, thank you! The submissions this week were gorgeous and I'm glad I didn't have to pick a winner! Congrats to Clare on a WELL DESERVED win, absoulutely beautiful work! Congrats to all the winners and now, I'm off to look for some {hearts} for next week.

Audrey Pettit said...

Huge congrats to Clare and all the Shabby Tea Room winners this week. Thank you all for your wonderful submissions!

Clare said...

I'm delighted to be this week's winner, thank you so much. It was such a great theme, I had lots of fun making everything. So many beautiful cards this week!

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, and congratulations to all!