Thursday, March 9, 2023

Winners for Challenge #293 - Recipe in Pinks & Pearls

Thanks to all the test craft cooks who tried out our Recipe Challenge last week! The wonderful variety of entries we had was so enjoyable. It was interesting to see everyone's interpretation of the word "distressed", and those blossoms were gorgeous, as were all the shades of pink! We loved every minute! Now, down to business: here are the winners of As You See It Challenge #293:

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Our Top Pick is: Jenny Engelke

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Ever see two unlikely designs that just work so well together? Jenny has taken the Hues of Happiness floral designs and the Like an Animal animal prints and textures and married them with pops of gold accents to cook up our recipe in a stunning way! And the gold pearls are such an elegant embellishment for the finishing touch! Beautiful work, Jenny!

And our Featured Artist this week:

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Our first Featured Artist is: Kelly Schimer

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Kelly's beautiful die-cut hollyhocks are featured on her artistically laid out project. The Design Team loved all the shades of pink in both the hollyhocks and in the background paper! And that background paper fulfilled so many of the challenge elements on it's own: shades of pink, embossing folder and distressed paper! The multicoloured little pearls added a beautiful final touch to a project worthy of Featured Artist! Congratulations, Kelly!


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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Theme Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.   


  1. Oh thank you so much for the lovely comments! I had so much fun with this challenge and can’t wait to play again!…Kelly Schirmer :)

  2. Thanks for the HM....this was a wonderful challenge and ALL the winners' cards are amazing!

  3. How lovely for the Honorable Mention. Tough crowd with super-duper cards. Fun to play along. Cheers, Jolanda.