Sunday, February 14, 2010

Winners & All Entries for Valentine Love Contest!

Hi Everyone,

We had 16 entries for our Love Vintage Valentine Contest using either the vintage Valentine Puppy or the Cherub from the 2 free printable valentines you can get HERE on this blog. All of the entries were so wonderful I have to show you all of them! Even with help - it was really hard to pick the winners, so there is a runner up in both groups.

I hope all the samples get bigger when you click them on. I had to reduce a few they were so big.

Using the puppy dog image, Jan Hennings wins the first $25.00 prize with her fantastic idea to make the puppy larger and add a magnetic sheet to the back, so she could cut it into multiple pieces and turn it into a child's puzzle!

Here is the puzzle put together on a tin from the dollar store. I noticed our dollar store here sells the magnetic sheets and they are great for creating fridge photo magnets.

Runner up in the Puppy image category ($15.00 prize) is Rene Schweitzer for her adorable chocolate box. Rene added white Fun Flock to his spots and used the two candy heart stamps from our Feeling Yucky set to stamp her box and tissue paper.
The rest of the puppy cards are in random order and I've tried to include the details if they were provided.
Look at this cute 'dog house' Marlene Bender created! She said she made this treat holder with Cosmo Cricket paper and a slightly modified pattern from Splitcoast Stampers.

We loved this hanging heart Debbie Kaste created adding a red crepe paper ruffle, pom pom trim, embossed key and lock from our Hardware stamp set and letters stamped with our ABC Top Hat stamp set.

This pretty card was submitted by Synnove from Norway (who won for her cherub card). We loved her all her layers and embellishments!
Look at this adorable card Janice Knapp submitted as an easel card. She says she attached a pack of gum wrapped in cellophane, added red heart trim and the paper heart doily. She sewed the black rick-rack on, so the card will stand up and added a blue satin bow. She sent it to her nephew.
We loved this card Thanh Vo submitted using matching hearts paper and great contrast with the black & white paper and scallop circle.
Jan Hennings also submitted this cute candy holder and shrunk the puppy image down small and used him on a pick
For the cherub cards, first place ($25.00) goes to Synnove Dolven from Norway who printed the image in 2 sizes to create this beautiful matching tin gift holder and card! The 'Thinking of You' stamp if from our Sweet Kids set. The paper, large flowers and butterflies on the card are cut from our Earthy Paper Pad. On the tin, 'You Make my Heart Sing' is from our Bird Lovers Stamp set. The color combo and layers won us over!
Janice Knapp wins runner up ($15.00) We loved the way she used the image without color here and adhered it to a metal tin. She added vintage buttons (from her grandmother's button jar) a feather to the angel wing, a white distressed leaf sprig. On the bottom, she used her grandma's lace, topped with a strand of pearls, 2 layers of tulle and a black button attached with a hat pin. She distressed the photo edges with Colorbox chalk pad. For the handle, she added all sorts of ivory colored trims

Thanh Vo also submitted this pretty cherub card and we loved the colors, flowers and the way she popped up the her cherub on a thicker heart shape.

Turid Hurlen from Norway this pretty card using a combination of red and white papers and printed twill ribbon. The swirls have small black jewels glued on them.

Polly Zastawnik entered this pretty card and the red paper heart doilie make the image pop and it looks great against the gold paper.

Lana Edwards says she loves 'Vintage Everything' and this is her first try entering one of our contests. Her card turned out lovely with the perfect ribbon and paper lace punched border.

We were amazed at this wonderful double sided card accordion notes keeper and box that Haydee Davidson submitted. She said she plans to add notes to it every year. Love the vellum pocket!
Helene Huber shrunk the cherub image down so she could create this very pretty ATC card. We loved the gold glitter she added to the cherubs wings, whatever medium she used on the flowers and hearts and gold metallic pen used around the edge of her card.

Karen McAlpine submitted this wonderful card and says she used a dark rose texture cardstock and decorative paper and layered on an embossed piece distressed with ink. She added a crocheted vintage doily and bumped up the heart using the old 'paper tole' method, tucking a ribbon around it. And added some Stickles and pearls to finish the card off.

Whew - that took longer than I thought to add every sample submitted here!
NOw come back and see all of the fantastic samples from our Design Team Color Challenge - Mon, Feb 15 at 10:00 AM central time.
Wishing you all joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
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2amscrapper said...

Congrats to the winners. What wonderful and varied projects!

Rene said...

Wow, I'm shocked. My project is the puppy runner up! So many wonderful submissions here--everyone is so talented! Congrats to everyone!

Jan Hennings said...

I love all these projects..they're so cute! The vintage Valentine projects are just gorgeous!!

Dealbaida said...

What a fantastic selection! Many Congratulations to the winners.

Marion, UK

Pattyjo said...

Wow! I am so glad I didn't have to pick the winners. Everyone of the projects were amazing!!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Wow.. so many fantastic projects! Everyone did such a great job. Going back for another look.

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the winners! All of the projects turned out so sweet.

Pammyjo said...

Fantastic submissions ladies, very inspirational works! You all captured your own unique Vintage Feel.
Congratulations to All. Have fun shopping..Sandy is the greatest!

Jenna said...

While I think that most of the projects are beautiful, I am in complete disagreement about the winning entry. It's very easy and simplistic, the box was left plain, and it just does not espouse the type of creativity or investment in work I would expect to see in a winner. I think the chocolate box and the doghouse card are much more worthy and deserving. I'm not trying to hang a dark cloud here, but it is obvious to me that others put a great deal more effort into their projects and I think the judges should raise the bar if a plain tin box with a puzzle is considered to be "the best of the best."

Glenda said...

Oh my goodness I feel like I hit the jack pot with all these beautiful things. I especially love the 3D Easter Shadow Box by DT member Julie Campbell.
Vintage and victorian are my favorite eras and looks like you hit all the ones I truly love.
I just placed an order and I just can't wait till it arrives. What talent you all have.

lynn said...

i just adore the looks of all the different projects... using the crafty secrets items.. congrats to all the winners... anyone would be happy to win these prizes :)
happy valentines day everyone

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