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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,435 Member
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    Expert Results - BnS 125 - A Chalet Getaway

    @AlJay
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    I loved your attention to complimenting the texture and content of the surrounding area via fencing, landscaping, & rocks. The landscaping is tastefully classic and balanced. The layout of the home is well executed and interesting. The colors of the interior and exterior are fitting & balanced. The cathedral ceiling with fireplace/windows/tall modern chandelier was a great choice and creates a fantastic ‘great room’ that takes full advantage of the setting & view. Love the ceiling beams in dining room and office – very clever! There are many luxury features in this home that the family will enjoy immensely, including formal and informal social items. Your artwork is lovely!

    Suggestions: I think a bit more use of trees to create some additional privacy in some areas of the yard would enhance the home. Additional art, plants and or other decorations would enhance a number of indoor and outdoor areas. Though I think it is appropriately classy, a few more ‘elegant/show-off’ yet fitting items would probably impress Mrs. Vanderclump.


    @Devilariah
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    Love the attic for Mrs. Vanderclump’s closet! The decks and balconies are lovely and would be a wonderful and convenient way to enjoy the setting. Your nighttime pictures were very nice. The color and style choices in the home gave a modern feel on the whole, with a refreshing and light color palette.

    Suggestions: You could have used more of the budget for some additional landscaping and outdoor luxuries and ‘fancy’ items to appease Mrs. Vanderclump. There were a few ‘fishbowl-ish’ pics in the slideshow.


    @Talea12345
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    The winding exterior decks and stairways add architectural interest and character to the chalet. The river and waterfall/fountains are a lovely touch. The abundant pine trees, foliage, and stacked rocks are also well executed.

    I liked your choice of windows/wood flooring and columns. I also like the wall of candle dividers in the loft.

    Suggestions: You are approximately $100,000 under budget. I think using more of the allowed money would have allowed for more enhancements of the home and property. Please remember to turn the grid off when photographing, and watch for fishbowl images. You forgot the wall covering in the sitting room.

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    And the winner is…. @AlJay
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    SIM ENTRIES
    @AlJay
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    I love your Mr. & Mrs. Vanderclump! It was fun seeing them in their various clothes. Mrs. Vanderclump has some fun, lovely and interesting things to wear, but oh, my, not nearly as swanky and bright as Mr. Vanderclump’s party threads!! I also got a kick out of seeing them enjoying your lovely home!!

    And Elias seems to be an interesting and talented servant… but did I see him looking at Mrs. V. in that lounge chair?? Lol!!
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    And the winner is…. @AlJay
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,435 Member
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    Expert Results - BnS 135 - Spring Designer Showdown

    @Talea12345
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    Nice modern design and, with all those plants, is very impressive. The several patios for outdoor enjoyment are very nice. I love that pool! The design of the interior is nicely decorated in sync with the item you chose. And, dedicating the top floor to the master suite is a nice touch.

    Suggestions: When placing items close to a wall or fence, take care to check that it doesn’t “bleed” through to the other side. Where is the refrigerator??

    @jadeiam
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    Georgia in the Springtime is a very classic home, and I like the way the style follows through to the interiors. Very nice layout. The separation of the cozy eat-in kitchen and the more formal dining room works well in this house. The bedrooms are a nice size, and the upstairs landing area is a great place for hobbies or a game of chess.

    Suggestions: The cost of the lot that you are building on needs to be included in your total cost (in this case, the cost of Bargain Bend is $2000). The cost that shows on the gallery only covers the house and any improvements to the lot. So, adding in the cost of the lot, I’m afraid that puts you over budget.
    Your entries are judged solely on the pictures you include in your album. We encourage you to add as many pictures in your album as you think we need to see all the details of your build. Unfortunately, many areas of the house were not included, which makes it very hard to properly view your entire entry.
    You have a beautiful entry here, but both of these things take points off of your score, so please keep this in mind for future entries!

    @HIGHER_DESIGN
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    Lovely landscaping with the two patios and play area for the children. Very nice open concept living area and nice layout throughout the house. The large laundry room is well-suited for a large family. Four full bathrooms are a great bonus! And I love the exercise room as part of the master suite!

    Suggestions: Since this was turned in after the challenge was closed, it couldn’t be counted for judging. But it was a great entry! Keep them coming!

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    And the winner is .... @Talea12345
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,435 Member
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    Master Results for #BnS 136

    @AlJay
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    Party at the Docks really depicts who Guy really is; this home was made for parties! The build has all kinds of furniture that really suit the party theme. It also melds in perfectly with the surrounding neighborhood. Great use of clutter throughout the home, and I love the custom video-game themed paintings you made for the living room. I am astounded by how much thought you put in placing the custom paintings throughout the home. The interiors make great use of complementary colors and contrasts, and they all go well together.

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    I personally don’t see anything that needs to be improved here. This is definitely a build that fits right in the Master category!.

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    And the winner is… @AlJay
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,435 Member
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    Expert Results - BnS 136 - A Tiny Hangout

    @Talea12345
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    You were so very creative with this build and able to fit so much into a tiny space. The layout works very nicely with such a small space and you added many nice details. You even thought to include the mechanical items on the roof. I like that you have added many windows to Guy’s house. It really gives it a nice open feel.

    Suggestions: It would have been nice to see a little bit of terrain paint used. It really makes the landscape come alive. Although it looks beautiful, it is also important that the build is functional.

    ☆ @ pronterus ☆
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    One-Man Hangout has a great design! The casual landscaping looks very nice with the style of build. On the interior, you have made great use of the small space, even being able to add a small ¼ bathroom on the main floor. Your choice of colors works very well together and you have just the right amount of clutter. I was very impressed by the way you made the bathroom and the study area using a skylight.

    Suggestions: Privacy in the full bathroom may be an issue with the big window and although a computer was not mandatory, I would think that Guy would enjoy having one for his schooling but I understand that a budget does make that difficult.

    ☆ @ Devilariah ☆
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    You have designed a wonderful home for guy. To make the house appear to be on a rocky hill is a great idea. The exterior design is very nice, especially the way you have made the deck off of the bedroom. I like the loft look you have created for his bedroom and it is nice that you have given him a spacious kitchen and an open concept living area. The cactus plants in the pots are a nice touch.

    Suggestions: Your entry was incomplete, so I found it on the gallery and took a peek. It would have been nice to see a few more clutter items to fill the kitchen or maybe some upper cabinets. Also adding some terrain paint around your firepit and the stone path would look really nice.

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    And the winner is…. @pronterus
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    CONGRATULATIONS @pronterus on your promotion to Master level!
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    SIM ENTRIES
    @Talea12345
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    Guy and his parents look like a lovely family. You have created a wonderful story to go along with them. His character traits suit him very well, as well as his parents. Nice idea to have the family keep Margarete’s noble name!
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    And the winner is…. @Talea12345
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  • pronteruspronterus Posts: 2,162 Member
    Thanks for the promotion @BuildnShare ! Congrats to the other people who participated!
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,435 Member
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    Master Results for #BnS134 - Hawthorne X: The Ravenwoods

    @AlJay
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    Timeless Beauty is an exceptional Victorian gem. Your landscaping and object choices are very befitting this style of home. I would imagine the Ravenwoods would feel right at home here. You did a great job making sure that the Ravenwoods needs were met. The floorplan is accurate for an 1880’s home and the outhouse is a nice touch. The separate workshop for Lord Ravenwood is a great addition. Great job!

    Suggestions: Timeless Beauty is an exceptional build and I struggled to find suggestions for it, but here goes… I think it is great that you thought to put fireplaces on each level, however I would question having a window over the fireplace in the bathroom. Wood burning fireplaces would use the space behind and above for the flue and venting. I think it would be nice to have a seating area near the fountain. A bench would be fine, just somewhere that you could sit enjoying the flowers and listening to the fountain.

    @Kittkat7147
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    Ravenwood Roost is a splendid steampunk inspired Victorian home. Your choice of exterior wall coverings is spot on! Your interior item choices are inspired. Including Mrs. Ravenwood’s artwork adds a great personal touch. The steam powered icebox made me chuckle. You have just the right amount of clutter. Job well done!

    Suggestions: From what I can see of your build, you put a lot of thought into it. Your slideshow however, was lacking overhead shots of the floor plan and there was only 1 picture of the exterior. I didn’t see any pictures of Lord Ravenwood’s workshop. The slideshow is what we judge from, so if you don’t show us something, then we don’t know that it’s there.


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    And the winner is… @AlJay

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  • AlJayAlJay Posts: 703 Member
    Thank you @BuildnShare :) and congratulations to all the winners and everyone who participated. You are all so creative!
    Congratulations as well @pronterus on you promotion.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,435 Member
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    Established Results - BnS 136 - A Tiny Hangout

    @Pinkusfamily
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    Lots of kerb appeal with this tiny home, looks great! You’ve created a good layout which provides the sim with a lot of space while still meeting the small footprint, and love your choice of budget furniture items - the used and a bit mismatched feel to them fits perfectly with the vibe of him being a student. The area is beautifully landscaped and suits the build well, and the large hang out area will be great for Guy’s parties. Excellent use of every inch of this tiny footprint, well done!

    Suggestions: Not a whole lot to add with this one! Possibly a different choice of decorative wall next to the toilet (rather than one that can be seen through) might make visiting sims feel a little more comfortable about doing their business!

    @PINKLADY1
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    A beautiful tiny home! The house and its’ exterior landscaping suit amazingly well, and you’ve got a good layout for the build that works well for the space created. The bike by the porch way looked really cute and I was impressed that you fit a ping pong table so easily as well as a car! Inside is also nicely done, love the huge breakfast art painting, great impact.

    Suggestions: Although the interior was decorated nicely, it seemed more suited to an older sim rather than a teen student – using some clutter around your build would help add personality. Please try and add at least a few labels to your slideshow, they form part of the judging and help us understand your design choices better.

    @wendyology
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    The layout you have used suits the house and style well, and the yard looks great. Inside you managed to create the feeling of it being a student home by creating spaces that are mismatched and do not always fit together, while still some how working to create one space, and using that lovely stairway to separate the areas works very well. I love the idea of using the balconies as creative space for Guy, nice!

    Suggestions: It was hard to see the exterior of your build as there was only shots of the doorway and the balconies, we judge based on the slideshow so it’s really important you show us the whole of your build. Likewise with labels, using at least a few helps us understand your design choices better.

    @Archer_Girl
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    The house and landscape suit the environment which they are in perfectly and the outdoor party/hangout area is cool and well suited to a male student (nice touch with the fireworks too!). The modern design and layout of the interior is well done and makes it seem like there is a lot more space than there really is. Nicely colour coordinated through and I love what you’ve done with the open upper floor!

    Suggestions: You added some nice exterior touches to your build but it still seemed a little blocky – hard to avoid with the style that you chose but try insetting a window or two, or creating a small balcony to break up the shape. More clutter would have helped bring Guy’s personality to the lovely interior.
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    And the winner is… @Pinkusfamily
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    Sim Challenge

    @wendyology
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    I love the whole family backstory you created in just one line, perfect! It’s great that Guy is keeping up gardening skills while living on his own too, keeping his connection to home while finding his independence….but he looks like he’s enjoying the gaming and romancing more! Not quite sure about that party outfit, but who am I to argue with a teen boys mad choices haha. Great job!

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    And the winner is .... @wendyology
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  • Archer_GirlArcher_Girl Posts: 194 Member
    Thank you for your feedback. I agree 100% with your assessment of the "block" needing something more to define it. I just couldn't make it come together the way I wanted and I wasn't willing to sacrifice the windows and doors I used. REALLY looking forward the update that's coming so that we can move our doors and windows where we want. It's going to be a major problem solver for me as a builder.


  • PinkusfamilyPinkusfamily Posts: 419 Member
    Congratulations to all the winners..

    I enjoyed seeing all the albums, Everyone is so creative !

    Thank you Build N Share !
    I am honored !

    I can't wait for June's Challenge !
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,435 Member
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    Established Results - BnS 137 - Star Struck

    @Archer_Girl
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    You did a wonderful job on your presentation; you got some great shots of the storm! Including the color palette was a great idea. The nautical theme that you chose worked very well with the house design and world placement. The house had a nice layout that flowed really well together and you added a nice amount of clutter, it felt lived in but not overdone. I especially enjoyed the fun and quirky décor of the master bedroom.
    Suggestions: I don’t have many suggestions for you. One thing I did notice was that a couple of your bathroom rugs on the second level seemed to be placed to the side rather than in the center of the room. Also adding a mat outside to the side entrance would have looked really nice.

    @SimTresa
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    You have made a very nice grand foyer to the home by making it cover two levels. It is great that you have added a hobby room to the house. I like that you have given Diana a beautiful big kitchen and lots of space for entertaining. The laundry room was very well done and your color choices worked nicely together.
    Suggestions: I found that you may have made some of the rooms larger than they would have needed to be. When you scale them down a bit it is easier to fill the rooms with extras and also saves money for other fun things.

    @KitelDesigns
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    Your country home looks very nice. You made good use of space and the layout flowed together well. Your bathrooms were beautiful and I liked the rich wood tones that you used in the home. Having a garden was a nice idea and it is great that you were even able to give Diana three spare bedrooms.
    Suggestions: I would have liked to see an indoor dining area, as well as a few more decoration items throughout the house, maybe some lamps on the night stands.

    @OccipitalLobe
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    You have done a wonderful job of the landscaping for this build. The office area inside is beautifully done the way you have created the bay window and added the plants. The furniture choice for this house works well to give this home a bright and comfortable feel.
    Suggestions: Some of the furniture placements on the main floor seemed a bit awkward, such as the couch in the corner and the dining room table seemed too close to the door.

    @PINKUSFAMILY
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    This house will be great for Diana to entertain in. You have added so many wonderful activities for them to enjoy inside and out. The dark wood gives this house a warm feel but you have added enough color to still make it seem bright. The beams in the living room are a nice feature. You have decorated this house very nicely and have added a lot of nice detail to this build.
    Suggestions: I really don’t know what to suggest except that the dark wood paneling on the walls may have taken away from the bright feeling that Diana was looking for.

    @Wendyology
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    You have given Diana a very nice country home. The front entry is very well done and the house has a nice flow to it. It has a great space for entertaining in the living room. The kitchen is spacious and the island for guests to sit at. The color scheme of the house works very well and feels bright and cheery.
    Suggestions: I think more curtains throughout the house would have looked nice as well as adding rugs to the spare bedrooms.

    @JosieAnglin
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    The layout of your house is very unique and worked very nicely, having the guest bedrooms on the one side of the house separate from the master suite. The accents of purple looked very nice throughout the house and the entertainment room was a great idea. It was nice to see an outdoor bar and dance floor as well.
    Suggestions: I was disappointed to see that you were unable to do any landscaping. For future challenges I would highly recommend that you check out the bb.showliveeditobjects cheat as there are so very many free and fun landscaping objects to try out.
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    And the winner is .... @Pinkusfamily

    Second place goes to: @Archer_Girl


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    Room Challenge

    @JosieAnglin
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    You have created a very nice and cozy room for entertaining. The dark furniture and light floors complement each other nicely. The fireplace is a nice feature and it is great that you added the globe bar.
    Suggestions: It would have been nicer if the one rug wasn’t placed under the fireplace or you could have possibly added larger rug on the floor instead.

    @Wendyology
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    This room really does have a comfortable rustic feel to it. Your choice of yellow and white color scheme works very well to give this room a cheerful feeling atmosphere. It is nice that you have added quite a few musical instruments for entertaining with.
    Suggestions: I really like the room just the way it is. But you could have added a bit more of the dark wood in the room to compliment the windows and doors for something different.
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    And the winner is…. @Wendyology

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  • Archer_GirlArcher_Girl Posts: 194 Member

    Thank you so much! The submissions for this challenge were all so amazing and creative, I'm totally shocked but obviously happy about placing 2nd. Your feedback about a rug at the side entrance is exactly correct and it seems so obvious now that you've said it but I stared at that stupid door forever and couldn't figure out what was missing and just gave up. Sometimes you just can't see the tree for the forest...and sometimes you just need to quit getting so stoned when you play Sims. Thank you again!


  • PinkusfamilyPinkusfamily Posts: 419 Member
    Congratulations everyone !

    Congratulations Winners !

    Thank you @BuildnShare !

    Stay safe & well all !

    Diane Pinkus
  • wendyologywendyology Posts: 349 Member
    Congratulations! A very competitive field with so many beautiful houses.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 3,435 Member
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    Starting Out Results for #BnS 137 - Star Struck


    @icanhassims
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    I love the front contouring of Celebrity Chalet, the way the shaped front of the building flows into the curved decking makes for immediate interest in your build, and the natural pond swimming pool really helps creates the rural getaway feel and is very nicely done. Lovely use of colour throughout the interior and the layout of your open plan area works well – as does the overall layout of the build. Great idea to create an entertaining balcony for Grace’s parties, lots of space for dancing and makes the most of the fabulous view.

    Suggestions: I’d have liked to see more shots showing the outside of you build, we judge the exterior and interior equally and the extra pics would be very helpful. I loved the idea of using the upper hallway area for the llama game but on it’s own it feels kind of like it’s just filling a space – squeezing your budget a bit to put a little more deco up here would have made it feel like an extra room and added a lot of impact for not much extra work.

    @HEW310
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    What a lovely memorial to Grace’s mom! I enjoyed your garden with the tree pool and shaded picnic area very much, and love the pops of colour from the porch furniture. Great job with creating an interesting shape for the house and good choice of windows and doorway – it’s a very attractive build. Lovely use of wall colour inside makes it feel light and airy in your open plan, and I like that you’d kept consistency with the colour pop furniture theme.

    Suggestions: Continuing your use of the terrain paint from around the house to your garden wall, furniture and pool would give more depth to your outdoor areas and help with making them feel more realistic. There seemed to be a lot of empty space in your rooms, making your home a couple of squares smaller can actually make it easier to decorate and feel a lot cosier.

    @MaryKup
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    You’ve made a very lovely plot for Diana Grace, with good use of the space and using terrain paint to create the flowerbeds, paths and patio. Nice layout for the interior and it’s great that you got a study in there too. Lovely use of deco and clutter throughout the home really adds personality to your build. I enjoyed seeing Diana greet and hang out with her friends, looks like they were all enjoying their visit!

    Suggestions: The angle of some of your shots made it a little tricky to see the detail in your rooms – there’s a link to great guide to help with this one the first page of thread. Your curved terrain paths got a little wonky at times – these are always tricky! Getting them smooth is mostly just practise but try using top down view and and the lightest setting (or one notch down) to build up where you need to.
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    And the winner is .... @HEW310
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    Sim Challenge

    @icanhassims
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    The reason for Diana’s (in)famy made me laugh! Such a beautiful sim and I thought your outfit choices matched the character this suggested very well. I very much enjoyed seeing her in her lovely new home – I did wish that I could have seen her with her friends too though.

    @HEW310
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    Your back story for Diana made me catch a breath, such a loss but such inspiring words for her to live by! Such fun that she also has her own clothing line to hep save the environment too. Lovely outfit choices for this celeb, and she looks like she’s enjoying her new home!
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    And the winner is .... @HEW310
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    Room Challenge

    @icanhassims
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    You created a lovely living room for Diana that did a great job of capturing the request for colour without being overpowering – well done! My only advice is that when you are creating a room with a few stand out pieces of colour such as your seating and the curtains, it has more impact if those items tone together and coordinate. Great job though!
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    And the winner is .... @icanhassims
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  • HEW310HEW310 Posts: 237 Member
    Thank you for the feedback! Congrats to @icanhassims as well! Can't wait for more challenges! :smiley:
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  • icanhassimsicanhassims Posts: 306 Member
    Great feedback as usual! Thank you for always taking the time to really evaluate our entries. :)
  • Pepper61Pepper61 Posts: 67 Member
    Thank you so much for the feedback on my last build. My computer broke, so it has taken me a while to be able to get back into my game. I'll have to download that lot from the gallery and play test that chair in the corner. Thanks a bunch for the info on the season change. I hate when fall ruins my screen shots. Also a big congrats to everyone on their placements and promotions. Beautiful builds!! I'm a bit behind but I should be able to do this next one no problem.
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