Challenge #17 Winner and Top 5

21 Jan

Hey all! We have our winner and top five ready to announce, but first, we have a little bit of news to share with you regarding the future of the Young Crafters Unite challenge blog.

We’ve decided after much deliberation to put the challenge blog on a hiatus as of this challenge. With Marie enjoying her job as a full-time kindergarden teacher and Britta heading back to school for one more semester, we’ve thought long and hard about the time it would take to keep the challenge blog running and to bring even more lovely crafters into our midst. As much as we’d both love to invest more time and energy into the blog, we feel the need to take a break from the challenge for a little while to focus on our bustling lives and budding careers.

This certainly isn’t goodbye forever and we hope to be back sooner rather than later to bring you more challenges, inspiration and fun than ever. We love you all so much and have been thrilled month after month to see challenge participation grow. Thank you so much for your support, and we’ll be back in a couple days with a post that explains where we’ll be during our hiatus and how to find us. :)

Thanks again for your love and support in this time of transition!

Marie, Britta and the fabulous YCU design team


Thanks so much to everyone who played along in our last challenge! We have a winner to announce, as well some of our favorites =)

Challenge #17 Winner

There was many fabulous entries for this challenge, but first place can only go to one person. That lucky someone is…

Here’s a look at her card:

We love the pretty watercolor look and cute icecream image =) So, congratulations to you, Agus =) You have won a $25 gift certificate from our great 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 Marie at


Challenge #17 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. Without further ado, here they are

Maria F

Brandi Hall

Weenie Thomas


Cathy Caines



Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today =)

- Britta and Marie

4 Responses to “Challenge #17 Winner and Top 5”

  1. maria f. January 21, 2013 at 3:40 AM #

    Sad news ladies, but I totally understand. Wish you both success in your endeavors.
    I’m so happy you liked my card. I agree that Agus’ card is gor-gee-ous!

  2. Dawn January 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM #

    Thats too bad but I understand. Could you put me on an email list to alert us when you get back?

    • Marie / Legojenta January 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM #

      Hi Dawn. You can easily get email updates when we post something new on the blog, by typing your email adress into the “Follow YCU via email” field in the right hand sidebar =) Thanks for wanting to keep up with the YCU blog!

  3. Brandi Hall January 25, 2013 at 5:52 AM #

    Thank you so much for showcasing my card. Love the gallery this month! Hope your challenges come back soon. Good luck!