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Build-n-Share Challenge #144 **A Winter Festival Miracle** Due 31st December, 2020**

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,499 Member
    EmmaVane wrote: »
    Thank you.

    Q3: I've got a second story (as well as front/back deck stairs), but it's accessed by external stairs? I have excluded them from the count because:

    "Interior floor space can be no more than 50 squares total"

    Hope this is also OK?

    If it is, I'm all but done with the house except for the yard and cluttering :)

    Definitely - anything outside of the 50 square interior is bonus space :D

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,499 Member
    Karababy52 wrote: »
    @BuildnShare Hi, it's been awhile since I've submitted an entry for a round, but I love small builds and couldn't resist giving this a go. I'm absolutely loving all the entries submitted so far! \o/ Great job! I have a question though...

    I'm assuming the answer is, 'no, they don't count because they're outside', but, do decks, porches and custom made roofs count toward the 50 tile limit? I think I'm good on the interior living space, it's one floor and 48 tiles, but I also have two porches and a side deck with an attached pool and a custom made plant trellis roof above the deck on the build.

    I'm not so concerned about the porches, but the custom roof I made with the deck tool and fencing so it shows as a second floor when it really is not. Thanks! :)

    The 50 tile limit is just on the interior space - go wild on the outside! We love to see how you creatively provide more living space for your sims :D
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  • Karababy52Karababy52 Posts: 3,482 Member
    The 50 tile limit is just on the interior space - go wild on the outside! We love to see how you creatively provide more living space for your sims :D

    Okay, cool! That's what I thought, but wanted to make sure. Thanks so much!

    Now I just need to figure out what to do about the double bed. I have the same problem you have/had @EmmaVane o.O This build began as a project for the Tiny Home Challenge and it was meant for one Sim so it didn't matter if the bed was snug against the wall. But now, the Franklins need to be able to er, 'use' that bed for more than sleeping... ;) I'm a bit stumped on how to manage it though since I only have 2 extra tiles to work with at the moment. lol I'm determined to figure it out though! <3

  • mommataurus2mommataurus2 Posts: 1,845 Member
    @Karababy52 and @Emmavane my double bed cure is going down a level and having a room just for the bedroom. Stinks but the only way I have been able to do it.
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    Check out my showcase.Come Check Out My New Sims Blog! https://greetingsfromwindenburg.wordpress.com/

    Big shout out to @Cbear13 the amazingly talented and ever wonderful creator of my siggie!

  • EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 6,503 Member
    edited July 2015
    CHALLENGE #: 23
    FORUM ID: EmmaVane
    ORIGIN ID: EmmaVane
    LEVEL: Established? (I'm still finding out new tricks and having to redo things a lot.)
    LOT: Compromise Cottage
    LOT COST: $1,500 (Oak Alcove)
    BUILD COST: $29,592
    TOTAL COST: $31,092
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Maker/d23093076k7712761o1l1/compromise-cottage
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I decided to go for a modern twist on a cottage. I used natural materials (stone/wood/wicker/leather etc), but modern cladding and furniture styles, as well as a modern twist on the roof. I chose monochrome (black/white/grey) and deep blue as the colours, and carried this throughout.

    SIM: Franklin
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Maker/d23098209k4673153o1l1/the-franklins
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I decided that Julie likes monochrome, while Taylor like blue and white, so they matched their house to their favourite colours. I've started on the basis that Julie is a strong and curvy country girl who loves to garden and cook for Taylor. Taylor is a slender/gangly city boy with glasses just starting out in business and with hopes of being an investor in the future.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

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  • Karababy52Karababy52 Posts: 3,482 Member
    edited July 2015
    That's a great suggestion @mommataurus2, but for this round there is a limit of 50 tiles on all levels combined, not each level can have 50 tiles. As it stands now, I only have 2 extra tiles so I have to fiddle around with my existing floor plan to make it work. Thanks anyway! *Hugs* :)
    @BuildnShare
    Re; Think Tiny BNS#26
    "Interior floor space can be no more than 50 squares total."
    This is for all levels combined? Or just the base footprint of the house?

    All levels combined! So you can divide them up on different floors/levels, or keep it 1 level. What ever you want, but max 50 tiles

    Update Edit - Yay! I've never been this happy from making a mistake, ever. lol I went back in game to fiddle around and realized that I had accidentally included the front porch when counting tiles. D'oh! o.O I actually had only used 36 interior tiles! It's all good now where the bed is concerned, the Franklins can Woo Hoo themselves silly if they so desire. ;) Now I can concentrate on finishing up decorating/designing the rest of the house later today/tonight. Have a great day/night y'all, I've got a hot date with my pillow. Ciao! <3

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  • folalafolala Posts: 307 Member
    edited July 2015
    EmmaVane wrote: »
    Argh... Had issues with being able to sleep in the bed, but not WooHoo... Rearanged bedroom several different ways... Ended up putting it back how it was with the bed moved slightly. Needs 1.5 tiles between bottom of bed and dresser, it seems, even though I only need 0.5 tile elsewhere.

    Also... Playtesting with 2 sims... I usually play single sims. I don't like it :/

    Ah rats. I didn't think of that. I have the bed against a wall. Ehm, @BuildnShare , do they absolutely have to be able to woohoo in the bed? I have a hot tub on the lot too.....

    edit - never mind, crisis averted!
    Post edited by folala on
  • EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 6,503 Member
    Updated my post with slideshows now. Enjoy :)
  • mommataurus2mommataurus2 Posts: 1,845 Member
    EmmaVane wrote: »
    CHALLENGE #: 23
    FORUM ID: EmmaVane
    ORIGIN ID: EmmaVane
    LEVEL: Established? (I'm still finding out new tricks and having to redo things a lot.)
    LOT: Compromise Cottage
    LOT COST: $1,500 (Oak Alcove)
    BUILD COST: $29,592
    TOTAL COST: $31,092
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Maker/d23093076k7712761o1l1/compromise-cottage
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I decided to go for a modern twist on a cottage. I used natural materials (stone/wood/wicker/leather etc), but modern cladding and furniture styles, as well as a modern twist on the roof. I chose monochrome (black/white/grey) and deep blue as the colours, and carried this throughout.

    SIM: Franklin
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Maker/d23098209k4673153o1l1/the-franklins
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I decided that Julie likes monochrome, while Taylor like blue and white, so they matched their house to their favourite colours. I've started on the basis that Julie is a strong and curvy country girl who loves to garden and cook for Taylor. Taylor is a slender/gangly city boy with glasses just starting out in business and with hopes of being an investor in the future.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

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    OH @emmavane Your build made me wish even more that I had spa! look how at peace Taylor looks by the fish pond! Love it! Your build is amazing and it kinda reminds me of a lighthouse! I love it!
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    Check out my showcase.Come Check Out My New Sims Blog! https://greetingsfromwindenburg.wordpress.com/

    Big shout out to @Cbear13 the amazingly talented and ever wonderful creator of my siggie!

  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 6,224 Member
    EmmaVane wrote: »
    CHALLENGE #: 23
    FORUM ID: EmmaVane
    ORIGIN ID: EmmaVane
    LEVEL: Established? (I'm still finding out new tricks and having to redo things a lot.)
    LOT: Compromise Cottage
    LOT COST: $1,500 (Oak Alcove)
    BUILD COST: $29,592
    TOTAL COST: $31,092
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Maker/d23093076k7712761o1l1/compromise-cottage
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I decided to go for a modern twist on a cottage. I used natural materials (stone/wood/wicker/leather etc), but modern cladding and furniture styles, as well as a modern twist on the roof. I chose monochrome (black/white/grey) and deep blue as the colours, and carried this throughout.

    SIM: Franklin
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Maker/d23098209k4673153o1l1/the-franklins
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    I decided that Julie likes monochrome, while Taylor like blue and white, so they matched their house to their favourite colours. I've started on the basis that Julie is a strong and curvy country girl who loves to garden and cook for Taylor. Taylor is a slender/gangly city boy with glasses just starting out in business and with hopes of being an investor in the future.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

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    <3<3<3 Great job on the lot. Love the blue and white scheme. I am really going to have to step up my Slideshow game. Impressive.
  • RyeCris16RyeCris16 Posts: 2,287 Member
    Ooh! Such a fun challenge! :smirk: I'm in if possible. :)
    But one question! I know it's a ridiculous question, but am I allowed to use house inspirations/house plans in this challenge? As long as it doesn't exceed to 50 tiles?
    EA ID: RyeCris16 | Tags: #RyeCris16
    Twitter: @RyeCris16 | Facebook & Instagram: Coming Soon
  • Issabella14Issabella14 Posts: 1,656 Member
    edited July 2015
    CHALLENGE #: 23
    FORUM ID: Issabella
    ORIGIN ID: Issabella
    LOT: Eastwood Cottage
    LEVEL: Expert
    TOTAL COST: $29 952 (on gallery)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s42.photobucket.com/user/Issabella_Koen/slideshow/Challenge 23
    LINK TO GALLERY: http://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4DD1F49E2F2111E58C0ED96F4F9AE966
    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Eastwood Cottage is a dark brick, with white trim cottage. The landscaping embraces the warmth and cosiness of this tiny little cottage. Inside you can enjoy all the modern comforts and outside you can embrace the serene outdoors.
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes
    PICTURES:
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  • EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 6,503 Member
    edited July 2015
    OH @emmavane Your build made me wish even more that I had spa! look how at peace Taylor looks by the fish pond! Love it! Your build is amazing and it kinda reminds me of a lighthouse! I love it!

    Thanks @mommataurus2

    I read that the business career can be stressful in the beginning, so I thought he'd need somewhere to chill out. The incense helps Julie a lot for gardening and fishing skill gains there too. It's also something that fits the modern style, because the birdbath I had there originally looked out of place.
    <3<3<3 Great job on the lot. Love the blue and white scheme. I am really going to have to step up my Slideshow game. Impressive.

    Thanks @EuphorialQueen

    That's actually only the 3rd and 4th slideshows I've ever made. The animated polaroid collages/slides on the sims one... That's the first time I've used that feature, it's more confusing. The site/program I used is pretty easy to understand, and I stick to the blackboard style, font and music that I like each time. Consistency ftw.
  • folalafolala Posts: 307 Member
    edited July 2015
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM
    CHALLENGE #: 23
    FORUM ID: folala
    ORIGIN ID: folala
    LEVEL: established
    LOT: http://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/4AB885E62F2311E5823E8CEA1982A855?category=lots&amp;searchtype=item_name&amp;sortby=newest&amp;time=weekly&amp;searchquery=littlest love-nest&amp;max=25

    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 28,454, although gallery says 28,319 (I have a sim-made painting & photo on the lot)
    TOTAL COST: 29,954
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/Folalas/slideshow/sims4buildnshare23
    ENTRY DETAILS: I made a cottage shape and rock wall treatments but with some more modern touches like glass walls and metal roof. The inside is mainly modern but with the odd bit of more traditional décor to try and keep it cosy.

    SIM: http://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/40CD579B2F2511E587988CEA1982A855?searchtype=ea_origin_id&time=all&category=all&searchquery=folala&sortby=newest&max=25
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/Folalas/slideshow/sims4buildnshare23/sims4buildnshare2 Franklins
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Franklins are just a normal couple. She's a bit shy until she makes friends and He's really friendly but a bit stubborn. They have silly arguments over who last washed the dishes or put out the bins but they're really happy to have their own little place together. Julie wants to be a tech guru and Taylor wants to be an entertainer. When they start earning enough money their dream is to get a dishwasher & the bin that makes money!
    This is my first time entering Sims so I'm not sure how many photos is enough, so hope that's ok.


    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: n/a

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  • mommataurus2mommataurus2 Posts: 1,845 Member
    @Issabella14 I LOVE your house! That front entry way is darling! How'd you do that with the roof?!!? Awesome. love the pool and the decor as well. Great job!
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    Check out my showcase.Come Check Out My New Sims Blog! https://greetingsfromwindenburg.wordpress.com/

    Big shout out to @Cbear13 the amazingly talented and ever wonderful creator of my siggie!

  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,499 Member
    RyeCris16 wrote: »
    Ooh! Such a fun challenge! :smirk: I'm in if possible. :)
    But one question! I know it's a ridiculous question, but am I allowed to use house inspirations/house plans in this challenge? As long as it doesn't exceed to 50 tiles?

    Certainly :)

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  • Issabella14Issabella14 Posts: 1,656 Member
    @Issabella14 I LOVE your house! That front entry way is darling! How'd you do that with the roof?!!? Awesome. love the pool and the decor as well. Great job!

    Thanks @mommataurus2, these challenges are getting more and more difficult to do cause there is soooooo much building talent these days. All the entries are looking amazing. <3<3:)
  • wynwyn Posts: 901 Member
    edited July 2015
    wyn wrote: »
    I assume it's 1 entry per person right? I only ask because I made 2, since I wasn't 100% pleased with the shape of the first, lol.

    I don't think we've ever had a double entry before! We'll be happy to give feedback on both builds, but you can only "place" once in your category :)


    That's fine! I just wanted to show it off since it was completed, lol.


    CHALLENGE #: 23
    FORUM ID: Wyn
    ORIGIN ID: WyntirLily
    LEVEL: Established
    Lot: Forget Me Not Cottage
    Gallery Cost: 29,994 (I didn't add in lot cost and such since you said it wasn't included in the 30,000 anyway)
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://imgur.com/a/W0irJ#0
    ENTRY DETAILS: The bathroom is tucked in under the stairs. Everything has been play tested and it all works. :)

    Sims in this post.


    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Sure
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC.


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    Origin ID: WyntirLily
  • Zita1966zZita1966z Posts: 9,480 Member
    edited July 2015
    CHALLENGE #: 23 Think Tiny
    FORUM ID:Zita1966z
    ORIGIN ID:Zita1966
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT NAME: LEMON TWIST
    LOT USED: Nookstone 20x15
    TILES USED: 50
    LOT COST: 1,500
    BUILD COST: 29,959
    TOTAL COST: 31,459
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://www.kizoa.com/Video-Maker/d23132710kP190697516o1l1/bns23-entry-by-zita1966
    LINK TO GALLERY: http://www.thesims.com/en_GB/gallery/6CF82EFC2F2D11E58992AE55255BB503

    ENTRY DETAILS:
    Apologies, had to redo my entry - forgot that the lot/plot was an inheritance, therefore free lol Could not give up that extra moolah :)
    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    ENTRY DETAILS:

    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    ENTRY DETAILS:

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Always welcome
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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  • masajomasajo Posts: 4,777 Member
    edited July 2015
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

    CHALLENGE #: 23
    FORUM ID: masajo
    ORIGIN ID: Cevans1962
    LEVEL: Expert
    LOT: Owl Cottage
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST: 29,995
    TOTAL COST: N/A
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: http://s1297.photobucket.com/user/masajo2/slideshow/Think Tiny
    ENTRY DETAILS: As Julie likes a cottage style home the exteriors are built to her taste. Taylor prefers more modern finishes so the interior is designed to reflect his taste.

    SIM: N/A
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    ENTRY DETAILS:

    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW:
    ENTRY DETAILS:

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:

    http://www.thesims.com/en_AU/gallery/317FB70B2FD811E58116D96F4F9AE966?category=lots&amp;searchtype=item_name&amp;sortby=newest&amp;time=weekly&amp;searchquery=Owl cottage&amp;max=25

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  • mommataurus2mommataurus2 Posts: 1,845 Member
    Awww this is adorable! @masajo
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    Check out my showcase.Come Check Out My New Sims Blog! https://greetingsfromwindenburg.wordpress.com/

    Big shout out to @Cbear13 the amazingly talented and ever wonderful creator of my siggie!

  • LeebeejeebeeLeebeejeebee Posts: 116 Member
    edited July 2015
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and past into your entry post)
    CHALLENGE #:23
    FORUM ID: leabeejeebee
    ORIGIN ID: leabeejeebee
    LEVEL: Starting Out
    LOT: Comfy Cubby
    LOT COST: 0
    BUILD COST: 26,667
    TOTAL COST: 26.667
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow
    ENTRY DETAILS: I've designed this as a country cottage with a modern interior to appeal to both the Franklins. There is 1 double bedroom, a bathroom, a good sized galley style kitchen, dining area and small seating space with fireplace and stylish TV. The garden is private, with a small seating space and a bench for romantic evenings looking over at the green space around the property.

    SIM: N/A
    ROOM:N/A

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No cc
    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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  • Cbear13Cbear13 Posts: 6,278 Member
    I am really not sure what level to enter, I entered the last challenge as starting out but I think I have learnt a bit since then.
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    ✦✦ Origin ID: cbear1313 ✦✦ Gallery: cbear1313 Gallery ✦✦ Cbear's Creations ✦✦
    ✦✦ Quality Control Contest ✦✦ QC Monthly Contest ✦✦ QC Create A Room Competition ✦✦
    ✦✦ Quality Control Practice Challenges ✦✦
  • Cbear13Cbear13 Posts: 6,278 Member
    edited July 2015
    CHALLENGE #: 23
    FORUM ID: cbear13
    ORIGIN ID: cbear1313
    LEVEL: Established (I think)
    LOT: Stories of a Cottage Gallery Link
    LOT COST: N/A
    BUILD COST: 29,968
    TOTAL COST: N/A
    LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow to Stories of a Cottage
    ENTRY DETAILS: A bit of a play on words with the name seeing as there is several stories to this modern cottage.

    SIM: Franklin Gallery Link
    SIM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: Slideshow to The Franklins
    ENTRY DETAILS: The Franklins are an attractive young couple, Taylor is very creative and loves to paint. He spends hours on their 3rd floor balcony with his easel getting inspiration from the views from his own house. Other than his passion for Art he is a big romantic and loves his wife Julie dearly.
    Julie is a huge art lover aswell and it is where the two met when she was attending a friends Art Gallery. She is always cheerful and a huge romantic at heart and always dreamed of finding her soulmate. Fortunately her soulmate found her, Taylor!

    ROOM: N/A
    ROOM ENTRY SLIDESHOW: N/A
    ENTRY DETAILS:

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes Please
    CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: No CC

    SPACE FOR PICTURES:
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    Well that was so much fun to create.
    Goodluck everyone!!
    Post edited by Cbear13 on
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    ✦✦ Origin ID: cbear1313 ✦✦ Gallery: cbear1313 Gallery ✦✦ Cbear's Creations ✦✦
    ✦✦ Quality Control Contest ✦✦ QC Monthly Contest ✦✦ QC Create A Room Competition ✦✦
    ✦✦ Quality Control Practice Challenges ✦✦
  • masajomasajo Posts: 4,777 Member
    Awww this is adorable! @masajo
    Many thanks @mommataurus2 really lovely of you to say :)
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