Challenge #1 Winner and Top 5

20 Sep

First of all, we wanted to say thank you to all of you who participated in our first challenge. We are so amazed and excited that the number of participants reached almost 70!  Big hugs to everyone who played along in our first YCU challenge =) We hope to see you again for our next challenge too, which starts on September 23rd! But for now, it’s time to announce the winner and top five from our first challenge.


Challenge #1 Winner

We sure did have a lot of fabulous entries for our first challenge. You are all so incredibly talented! But first place can only go to one participant, and that lucky and talented someone is…


Here’s a look at her winning card

 Isn’t it wonderful? She did a wonderful job with her coloring, and those two smiling lights on the twine bow are so cute!


Congratulations to you, Yainea! You have won a $25 gift certificate from our lovely sponsor, Simon Says Stamp!


Have fun browsing through their huge selection and picking out what you want to spend your $25 gift certificate on! To claim your prize, please email Britta at


Challenge #1 Top 5

We also wanted to name four other designers that really caught our eye from this challenge. These four designers will round out our top five for this challenge. Without further ado, here they are:


Melania Deasy

Danielle Daws

Cathy Fong


Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. We hope to see you back in a couple of days, on September 23rd to be exact, for our next challenge =)

- Britta and Marie

9 Responses to “Challenge #1 Winner and Top 5”

  1. Sara September 20, 2011 at 1:29 PM #

    What a lovely cards, great job girls!

  2. Karin September 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM #

    What wonderful, inspiring cards! So fun to come here!

  3. Mary M. September 20, 2011 at 3:59 PM #

    Congrats to the winners, all the cards are wonderful! Can’t wait for the next challenge. =)

  4. Heather I. September 20, 2011 at 4:38 PM #

    Beautiful projects – congrats Yainea – well deserved!!! I was sad not to join in on the fun :( can’t wait until the 23rd – I’ll be on that one!

  5. yainea September 20, 2011 at 7:58 PM #

    You’ve really made my day! With all those amazing cards submited this is a big surprise, thank you :) I feel so happy and honored of being your first winner and I can’t wait for the next challenge :D

  6. Danielle Daws September 20, 2011 at 10:18 PM #

    *jaw drops* Wow! I really didn’t expect to make the top 5 with so many stunning entries! Thanks so much! Congrats to Yainea – what a gorgeous card!

  7. Nona September 21, 2011 at 2:16 AM #

    Wow! Thank you so much for making me one of the top five out of all the amazing entries. A HUGE congrats to Yainea for being your first winner; beautifully colored card with such detail! And congrats to the top five! Beautiful cards as well :)

  8. Cathy Fong September 21, 2011 at 3:52 AM #

    thank you for making my day with this great news. im so honored to be one of top five among all great entries :) congrats to Yainea! wonderful card!!

  9. Lauren September 21, 2011 at 6:00 AM #

    What a wonderful selection of winners!