Friday, April 1, 2011

CS Designs Big Extravaganza Winners

I am so excited to announce that we finally have the Winners of the Extravaganza Contest. While it was easy to determine the winners for some categories, some were almost impossible because of  all the fantastic entries we received. This was our first contest and I must admit that I did not realize the range of unique pieces we would be receiving or the complication, mixing my regular store designs with my freebies would add in trying to fit the entries into any particular category. Because of this I decided to add some additional categories to allow and acknowledge those entries that didn’t quite fit in any particular section but were amazing all the same.

 I am so very pleased with the all the creativity these wonderful ladies have shared with us. While all the cards were absolutely gorgeous we also received some wonderfully unusual pieces which include pieces done on canvas, altered brie and candy boxes and even a mixed media journal cover . We had bows, baubles, glitz, pink skeleton leaves, fabulous lace, buttons, gold cord, embossing and even some new clothes for Lulu. I have been so blown away by the amazing creative of the entries and want to thank all of our participants for taking part in our very first contest. Thank you all for making it so much fun for my Design Team an my self, we had a wonderful time checking out all the wonderful art you submitted.

To check out the wonderful creations of our winners, go to the following page and click on the individual entries.

Once you visit their blogs, be sure to leave a comment and congratulate them for their fabulous work
:) Chris

Our  Top Winners Are:

1st Prize: Best of Show / Most diverse Collection or unique piece using Only CS Designs Regular Designs
Winner will receive their choice of 4 designs from the CS Designs online shop
Elenor Sandström

2nd Prize: Best of Show / Card Category using Only CS Designs Regular Designs
Winner will receive their choice of 3 designs from the CS Designs online shop
This was a tie: Anita Hovey and Theresa Gerber

3rd Prize: Most projects Combining CS Designs Regular Designs and Freebies
Winner will receive their choice of 2 designs from the CS Designs online shop
Elenor Sandström / Ellis 1, 3, 4, 7

4th Prize: Most Projects using Only CS Designs Freebies
Winner will receive their choice of  1 design from the CS Designs online shop
Rene  /  CTGirl 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Additional Categories for Fantastic Entries, Imagination & Creativity
Each winner will receive a design of their choice from the CS Designs online shop.

Most imaginative using only my Freebies. This one was really hard so it is a tie
Amy Lynn, Mixed Media Garden Journal Cover
Chrissie TobasAltered Candy Box

Best Sentiment Card Using A Freebie
I never realized that a simple sentiment card could look so fantastic
Jennifer Scull Sentiment and lace

Best optical illusion. Negative space done with color. Blue and white a
Is the white on top of the blue or is it underneath?
Dana Seymour

Categories Created Especially for Lulu Fashion Diva
I had to create these special categories because Lulu just loves to sparkle, have new clothes and show off.
Each winner will receive a design of their choice from the CS Designs online shop.

Cards with the most Glitz using only Freebies
Hazel Parr - Lulu Fashion Diva cards

Haute Couture  / New Outfit for Lulu
Rene /  CTGirl  Enter #16

To see the wonderful creations submitted to the CS Designs Extravaganza Contest please visit the following page:


Jennifer Scull said...

it was truly a delight to play along in your contest! your images are just such fun to create with! :)
thank you so very much!

Sharon said...

Congratulations to all the winners! What amazing entries! Hope you all join in the fun for April too!

Melissa said...

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ladies!!! I'm so thrilled that you shared your creative work with us all! Be sure you join us with our next challenge too :)

Anita Hovey said...

Thank you! Off to check out the other entries :)

Janna Werner said...

Grats to everyone! Wonderful creations! Janna

Ellis said...

Wow, this is an honor to be choosen as a winner for two prizes, I'm so happy! =) Congrats to all the other winners too!
Hugs, Elenor

CTgirl said...

It was so much fun to take part! I'm so excited to have won 2 prizes! Thanks very much, your images inspired me!!
Can't wait for the next round!

AmyLynne said...

I had a wonderful time participating in the contest, I just love your work!! <3 Thank you!!