Sunday, 29 January 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012

Well its the end of the first month, well done to everyone who has joined in. As I type this 253 cards have been made..how AMAZING is that!!!

So to say thanks I am giving away a small prize, and it is small lol don't get too excited. I wish I could send great art gifts but I simply can't afford to, so I have these DERWENT sketching pencils to send out to one of you.



















I looked through every single card that has been made in January and I picked out my fave 45.

Austria - Amy..Dee..Donna..Leialoha..Marie..Mary..Nicki..Norma..Rose..Sandra..Tammy..Wendy ...Rozelle

Spain - kimber..Manon..Rachael..Catherine..Claire..Eveline..Helen..Jackie..Joyce..Lisa..Sheri..Steph....Sue...Tracey

Brasil - Debbi..Joanna..Natasha May..Cynthia..Jamie Lynn..Kathy..Kerri..Shelle..Alison..Valerie..Crafty womble

China - Dede..Janet..Cazro..Anna&Janet..Jenny..Lulabelle..Magaret

It was difficult, but that was the smallest i could get it to..so I brought in outside help...

someone who is not a member of the challenge chose 10 finalists from that list of 45.

Here are the 10 finalists...

1..AMY - AUSTRIA



















2..DEBBI - BRASIL


















3..DEDE - CHINA















4..JANET - CHINA















5..JOANNA - BRASIL

















6..KIMBER - SPAIN















7..MANON- SPAIN




















8..NATASHA MAY - BRASIL















9..RACHAEL - SPAIN















10..ROZELLE - AUSTRIA





















Everyone who has taken part over the month of January gets ONE VOTE each.  You CANNOT vote for yourself lol

Leave a comment saying who you are voting for, the card with the most votes by next Sunday evening (UK) will be the winner



VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED...

78 comments:

  1. Great idea!! Amy gets my vote..

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  2. dude. i almost shit my pants.

    this is so cool.

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  3. Great selections!
    This challenge is a favorite of mine!

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  4. oh yeah, do i get to vote?

    i vote for manon.

    i like that one a lot.

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  5. 4 Janet China
    gets my vote

    so sorry not to have been around at all since last Sunday Darcy, I've quite ill just now but will do China and carry on as normal next week, missed you xx

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    1. I did not know I can reply to comments. :) And since I can I'm taking advantage of it. Thanks Cynthia for the vote on my eye! XO

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  7. All excellent. Hard to choose.
    Debbi. Brazil beautiful mask.

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  8. I like them all! Okay, close my eyes, pick one... Rachael! I love anything to do with cows and bulls! :)

    I want to congratulate all of us for making it through January. I know for some of us it became a real challenge to think of something and make it in just 5 days.

    Darcy, thank you for hosting this challenge and sending prizes around the world. It's not about big prizes, it's about being recognised and appreciated as an artist! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much for voting for my card. x

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  9. Rachael's Spain card gets my vote!

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    1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

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  10. I vote for Rachael, tangled bull was so unusual :D XXX

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  11. My vote goes to ROZELLE - love the design nod to Klimt and stunning colours.

    Thank you Darcy, what a lovely idea for a giveaway :o)

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  12. Wow!! This is a great idea:0)
    I choose ............. Racheal - Spain

    I just love the picture of the bull.

    Nicki. Xxx

    P.s thank you for choosing me as one of your favourites it's made my day:0).xxx

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  13. Wow another giftie... I must agree I vote for Rachael- Love the Bull different from all the rest BUT I love many more of them...
    Thanks for picking my Spain entry as a favorite of yours.

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    1. Thank you for voting for my card. I am so honored and excited to be in the final. x

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  14. Oooooh! I can't tell you how excited I am to be a finalist! THANK YOU!!!

    I would like to vote for Natasha May for her gorgeous Brazil card.

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    1. Thanks Rozelle for the vote! :) It is very exciting to be the finalist, right?! XO

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    2. It's incredible! I just keep looking at everyone else's cards and thinking "But they're all so much better than mine!". Feeling very honoured to be keeping such talented company.

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  15. What?? I can't vote for myself?? That sucks! :)))) It is really hard to choose just one. I'm gonna go with Amy's Marie Antoinette. Cause it's just freaking brilliant and I wish I came up with it. :)) Thanks for putting me in the finals, Darcy. :) I'm really proud of that eye. :)

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  16. I like Dede's layers for China. Everyone did amazing work, good luck.

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  17. Very honoured to be one of the featured artists! My vote goes to Kimber and her lovely Spanish skyline.

    Janet xx

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  18. Oh my goodness don't envy you that task, what a difficult choice, but my fav is Dede and those gorgeous textured layers for China. xx

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  19. my vote is for Kimber - Spain
    love the colours x

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  20. what a difficult choice to make, they are all so good. i am very partial to Kimiber's lovely Spanish skyline, too. She gets my vote.

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  21. sorry I mistyped her name: KIMBER is my choice

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  22. Arrghhh! How exciting. Thank you so much Darcy for making me one of your favourites and then a finalist. My vote goes to Natasha May - I love the greenness and simplicity of her card.

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  23. This comment from Steph who is on holiday and can't comment from her phone..

    Steph Cummings Hi. I can't comment on the blog. Egypt, blogs and my phone don't seem to be compatable. My vote is for Rachael -Spain. 3 reasons
    1 I love the card the image and the colours
    2 I am taurus and when I was little I thought bulls could be boys and girls so I had a toy bull I called Rachel now every bull is called Rachel
    3 I know and love all the stuff Rachael does! Hope this can count as a vote towards her winning xxx

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    1. Awww Thanks Steph, enjoy the rest of your holiday. xxx

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  24. My vote for Debbi - Brasil. I loved them all but I only get to vote for one.

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  25. I Vote for Rachel's "Spain"..LOVE IT!

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  26. My vote is for Kimber Spain postcard

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  27. Dede from China gets my vote. I want to receive a card in the mail exactly like this one day. It's just fabby!!!
    *smiles* Norma

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  28. My vote is for Dede. Atruly Nick Bantock interpretation. LarkspurVicki

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  29. #3 Dede
    Another amazing collage!

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  30. I vote for Rach . . . when I first saw that tangled bull I was totally in awe!

    I must add here that all the final cards are amazing.
    When I see the new ones each week, )posted on facebook), I am constantly surprised at just how much talent and imagination everyone has.
    Sue Nicholson

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  31. I vote for Kimbers Spain ... I love it! But as I love all of the cards made I think we are all winners really!

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  32. My vote goes to Natasha May (Brazil), it's so bold and so clever the way it uses the shapes and colours of the flag.
    I really want to vote for them all tho
    Jan

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  33. This was a tough vote but I chose Manon's Spain! This card made me feel as if I was just sitting back sipping a glass of sangria looking out into a stary night in Spain. Wonderful work!

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  34. I vote for Kimber Spain. I just love the colors and the buildings portrayed

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  35. My vote goes to Natasha May Brazil. Love that eye!

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  36. My vote goes to Janet, love that sky glow.
    Jen x

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  37. my vote goes to #3 Dede for China. M

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  38. My vote goes to #8 Natasha. Her eye is stunning. A xx

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  39. My vote goes to #2 Debbi Brazil. I loved those masks!

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  41. Firstly thanks for choosing me in the Top 45 Darcy, I am jumping from the ceiling with excitement.
    All of the 10 finalists are amazing but the one which caught my eye, no pun intended is the originality of the Eye of Brazil by Natasha May. Congratulaions to all of the finalists. Caz

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  42. My vote is for Joanna - Brazil. I am enjoying this so much - what great art and stories we are creating!! Coolio!

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  43. So honored to have been mentioned among such great artist. Thank you.

    My vote is for #10 Rozelle - Austria, love it!

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    1. Thanks for your vote, it means a lot xx

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  44. My vote is for the eye created by Natasha May for Brazil - simple but fabulous. Love it.

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  45. This is hard, as they are all fantastic. But the one I choose is Rozelle's Austria card. And thank you for having me in your top 45 list. So cool!

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  46. My tutee and I vote for Dede and her China card :)

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  47. Hope I'm not too late to vote. I vote for Natasha, her eye is brilliant.

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  48. Voting for Debbie and her Brazil card, love those masks xxx

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  49. All great cards, like not even kidding, OK Amy's Marie Antoinette, I fell in love with her when I first saw her, that's what made me want to join the challenge... but truthfully Darcy I hate you making us vote LOL! Can I put in a vote for everything?

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  50. I am voting for Amy as I just want that card for me! Can I vote again please!

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