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Which was your favourite Storybook Styled Entry?

Wai - Storytime
6 (8.7%)
Catarra Nightshade - The Tower
6 (8.7%)
Ausette - Pumpkin Cottage
15 (21.7%)
Ladybug53 - Village Cottage
6 (8.7%)
Anushka - Storytelling Cottage
18 (26.1%)
Decima - Underwater House
18 (26.1%)

Total Members Voted: 28

Voting closed: June 06, 2012, 07:05:40 AM

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Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style, Comments
« on: May 17, 2012, 02:48:14 AM »
Building Contests 2012: 10 - Storybook Style


You must read the Rules and Instructions Thread first, if you haven't already. Updates have been made.



Your Task:
"Once Upon a Time...." That may be the start of a story but it's your job to set the scene! How can we have a story if there is nowhere for the story to be set? What would the Pigs do without their three houses, where would Snow White and the Seven Dwarves live? They need their homes and they've got to be right from a storybook!

You can pick which story you want to do from the list below, if you have any other famous stories then please do PM samoht04, if they are famous and popular ones from your region that I may not have heard of.


  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Hansel and Grettle
  • The Hare and the Tortoise
  • Cinderella
  • Rapunzel
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Pinochio
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Cat and the Fiddle
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Puss In Boots
  • The Boy who cried Wolf
  • Robin Hood
  • Moby Dick
  • Rumpelstilzchen
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Goldylocks and the Three Bears
  • The Owl and the Pussycat
  • The Snow Queen
  • Blue Beard
  • Treasure Island
  • Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin
  • Romeo an Juliet -
  • Peter Pan


Specifications:
  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Number of Bed Spaces: Must be suitable for your story. (Do not add any sims)
  • Budget: $105,000
  • Lot Size: 40x40 or 50x50
  • Other: You may not say which Story you are doing, it must be clear to see which one you are doing.

Optional Specifications:
  • You may want to make links (This does not mean Internet URL Links, it means connections to the story to represent it as a way to show which story you have chosen, do not add virtual website links!) to the story to help make it obvious which story etc.



Current Status: Running

Contest Start Date: 12:00am, Friday, 18 May, 2012   
Contest End Date: 11:59pm, Thursday, May 31, 2012



Do not post any comments or compliments in this thread until the contest is closed. Please PM either samoht04 and Lilygirl with any questions or concerns.



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Your Current Entries: - Listed by Date of Entry and Approval
 Wai - 'Story Time'
 Catarra Nightshade - The Tower
 Ausette - Pumpkin Cottage
 Ladybug53 - Village Cottage
 Anushka - Storytelling Cottage
 Decima - Underwater House


Last Update: Clarification on 'Link' and added more approved Stories.
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 01:22:00 PM »
A mistake was spotted where it stated 'At least 8 Sims' where it should read 'For 8 Sims'. Sorry this is quite late in being sorted out, your Entry must have eight bed spaces - a double bed counts as two spaces, a crib counts as one as well as single beds counting as one.
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 02:41:22 PM »
I'm so sorry I can't take part of this contest. I didn't understood the rules well because of my english so I made the house only for four sims. I like it so I'll put it on the swap shop when finish. Good luck to everybody. Agneza

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 02:44:17 AM »
After receiving a PM an issue where the rules are contradicting each other has occurred. The number of Bed Spaces required will clash with some of the stories as they may require less. For that reason you can use any number of Bed Spaces. Sorry for the confusion and alterations.
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 09:18:32 AM »
Thomas-I'm glad You've change the rules. Now I can partecipate to the contest. I love the fairy tale themes.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 11:28:04 AM »
Oh dear, now I'm confused.  I was going to post my entry today, but now am not sure that it is suitable.  Does every room have to follow the theme? 

I thought that so long as the hints were there in some rooms and/or in the building itself that fulfilled the brief.  I have just three rooms which hint at my story and of course the themed external presentation, but there are seven bedrooms and six day rooms plus bathrooms.
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 12:38:52 PM »
I'm building mine at the moment and have found it hard to incorporate the theme into each bit, I tend to only remember a few key points for each fairy tale but the rest is all a bit hazy. Earlier I pretty much decided to just use the story I'm doing as a 'base' but then put my own stamp on it quite a lot. I hope this works with the contest rules. If it doesn't I won't enter it, but just upload to the swapshop.




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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 02:01:29 PM »
Oh dear, now I'm confused.  I was going to post my entry today, but now am not sure that it is suitable.  Does every room have to follow the theme? 

I thought that so long as the hints were there in some rooms and/or in the building itself that fulfilled the brief.  I have just three rooms which hint at my story and of course the themed external presentation, but there are seven bedrooms and six day rooms plus bathrooms.
I'm building mine at the moment and have found it hard to incorporate the theme into each bit, I tend to only remember a few key points for each fairy tale but the rest is all a bit hazy. Earlier I pretty much decided to just use the story I'm doing as a 'base' but then put my own stamp on it quite a lot. I hope this works with the contest rules. If it doesn't I won't enter it, but just upload to the swapshop.



However you want to represent your story is fine. As long as there are some clear references to your story you can enter - just remember that people are voting based on the Specs, not just what looks good!  :) I appreciate it is hard to include constant references, then again I'm pleased it's difficult!  ;)
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 08:57:58 PM »
Lot Size:           40 x 40

Furnished:        98,360
Unfurnished:    75,638

EP's and Stuff:  World Adventures, Ambitions and Outdoor Living

3 double Bedrooms
1 double Ensuite Bedroom
2 Small Bedrooms
1 Nursery
5 family bathrooms
Kitchen/breakfast room
Living room/Dining Room
TV Room
Study
Hobby Room
Room of special purpose for contest
Conservatory
Large rear balcony
Small front balcony
Patio

Although it is not possible to show all rooms below, all rooms are furnished.





















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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012, 10:58:20 PM »
The Tower

Lot Type - Residential - 1 bed, 1 bath
Lot Size - 40 x 40
Price - Furnished - $58,610
          Unfurnished - $39,448
Content - All EPs, All SPs, No Store Content
Suggested Placement - Somewhere with a natural rear boundry, like a cliff, a mountain, or a beach.

Description - Nestled in a valley and surrounded by towering peaks, a group of land developers discovered The Tower. It seemed like something straight out of a storybook. The land was bought, and in efforts to keep the original integrity of The Tower, only a few modern conveniences were added to turn The Tower into a cozy studio apartment fit for a princess.


It's no wonder it took so long for anyone to stumble upon The Tower. The land is a bit intimidating. If it weren't for the mailbox and garbage can, no one would ever think the place was inhabitable.


The Tower only has one door leading in or out of the building. Inside is a series of spiral staircases leading up to the apartment.


The kitchen equipped with microwave, food processor, dishwasher, and trash compactor. We suggest a brave sim, with the lifetime reward Fireproof Home.


The dining table and the chess table.


A lofted bed with a desk, computer, and telephone. Across from the bed is a vanity. Behind the bed are original paintings done by the original prisoner tenant. She painted a kingdom landscape and mapped the stars, right on to the wall. You can also see the bookshelf, and one of the two living chairs.


In the foreground, you can see the television. Below the television is a stereo. In the background is the easel. Off to the side is a giant window. There use to be a giant hole in the wall there. We think it may have been an alternate entrance, although we aren't sure how exactly someone could get up to the window. Must have used a rope...


The bathroom.


Behind the tower is a waterfall and koi pond. It is also rumored that at night, you can also catch will o'wisps.


The Tower and property from behind.


An overhead shot of the living area of The Tower.

If you know a Sim with aspirations to be a Princess or a Damsel in Distress, then you should send them to The Tower.
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2012, 02:21:45 AM »
Pumpkin Cottage by Ausette

Lot Type: Residential, 4 br 3 ba
Lot Size: 40 x 40
Cost when placed on 40 x 40 lot: $94,836 ($52,076 unfurnished)
Contains Ambitions, Generations, Late Night, Pets, Showtime and World Adventures content
Store Content: Crystal Pumpkin Candlelight Set (free with this set)

You’ll be sure to impress local royalty with this beautifully landscaped Tudor cottage! This home features antique furniture, traditional lighting, a healthy vegetable garden, and separate servant’s quarters.





















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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2012, 12:12:59 PM »
Building Contests 2012 - 10 Storybook Style.
Village Cottage
by ladybug53

Lot size : 40 x 40
Price Furnished : 103,941
Price Unfurnished : 64,185

Main Floor : Kitchen , Living Room , Dining Room , Den , 3pc Bathroom.
Second Floor : 3 Bedrooms , Reading Room , 4pc Bathroom.

Expansions used : World Adventure, Generation, Pets, Ambitions.
Stuff Packs used : Outdoor Living.

This little Village Cottage is situated on the outskirts of the village in Hidden Springs. Sorry I can't show you all the rooms.

Once Upon a Time ......

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And they lived happily ever after .

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2012, 05:08:39 PM »
Storytelling Cottage

Lot Size: 40x40
Furnished: 61.577
Unfurnished: 41.197

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage, straight from the fairytale:
















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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2012, 09:54:42 AM »
Underwater House
By Decima

Lot size: 40x40
Furnished Price: 99,287
Suggested placement: 500 sunnyside Blvd
Content used: Definitely WA, AMB, GEN, perhaps PETS, OL and TL


Once upon a time there was a young couple who had come from very different worlds but love conquered everything and now they're ready to settle down and start their own family. Their new house is perfect for them, located on a peninsula it has stunning ocean views and is only a short distance to the beach.  The house itself is sunken and surrounded by water and has plenty of room for a growing family. With influences from greek architecture and sunken ships mum-to-be is sure to feel at home. It has 2 bedrooms, one of them a nursery, and 2 bathrooms. One of the bathrooms is a private hot tub area for the mum-to-be so she can relax in water.







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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012, 07:08:47 AM »
Voting is now open, see the Poll at the top of this thread to place your votes for your three favourites!


Building Contests 2012: 10 - Storybook Style


You must read the Rules and Instructions Thread first, if you haven't already. Updates have been made.



Your Task:
"Once Upon a Time...." That may be the start of a story but it's your job to set the scene! How can we have a story if there is nowhere for the story to be set? What would the Pigs do without their three houses, where would Snow White and the Seven Dwarves live? They need their homes and they've got to be right from a storybook!

You can pick which story you want to do from the list below, if you have any other famous stories then please do PM samoht04, if they are famous and popular ones from your region that I may not have heard of.


  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Hansel and Grettle
  • The Hare and the Tortoise
  • Cinderella
  • Rapunzel
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Pinochio
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Cat and the Fiddle
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Puss In Boots
  • The Boy who cried Wolf
  • Robin Hood
  • Moby Dick
  • Rumpelstilzchen
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Goldylocks and the Three Bears
  • The Owl and the Pussycat
  • The Snow Queen
  • Blue Beard
  • Treasure Island
  • Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin
  • Romeo an Juliet -
  • Peter Pan


Specifications:
  • Lot Type: Residential
  • Number of Bed Spaces: Must be suitable for your story. (Do not add any sims)
  • Budget: $105,000
  • Lot Size: 40x40 or 50x50
  • Other: You may not say which Story you are doing, it must be clear to see which one you are doing.

Optional Specifications:
  • You may want to make links (This does not mean Internet URL Links, it means connections to the story to represent it as a way to show which story you have chosen, do not add virtual website links!) to the story to help make it obvious which story etc.



Contest Start Date: 12:00am, Friday, 18 May, 2012   
Contest End Date: 11:59pm, Thursday, May 31, 2012



Your Current Entries: - Listed by Date of Entry and Approval
 Wai - 'Story Time'
 Catarra Nightshade - The Tower
 Ausette - Pumpkin Cottage
 Ladybug53 - Village Cottage
 Anushka - Storytelling Cottage
 Decima - Underwater House


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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 04:49:59 PM »
Yikes! There's been an error with my sense of sight and calculation. I must have seen the Poll with Anushka in the lead and hadn't realised it was yet to finish, I did check on the last day of voting but there must have been a last minute vote for Decima! We have a tie! I'll PM Decima now to get that Joint-Winning statement! Sorry Decima! (Thanks to Rica for spotting this!)
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 05:58:55 AM »
Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style  - May 18, 2012 - May 31, 2012
    Anushka and Decima!

Congratulations Anushka and Decima! It was a tie for first place! Both entries looks like it just leapt out from the pages of a storybook, well done on such a fantastic representation of both Stories - I'm sure we can all see which stories they are from! You can see Anushka's Entry here and download it here. You can also find Decima's Entry here and download it here.



Anushka's Comment:

"My first victory! I really didn't expect this, as I know how many great builders there are and many have a great talent in building fairytale style houses. When I read the contest rules, I knew I wanted to built a Cottage for Snow White and Seven Dwarves  . I had a great fun building it, but didn't have enough time to work on the interior as I wanted it - my PC was scheduled for a service maintainance that week. It turns out that it worked like this and on half of the budget available even better and more suitable for mostly male house in the time without electricity.  I'm very honored to be a part of the such a great building community, thank you for this fun competition and everyone that voted for my submission! Congratulations Decima, it's an honour to share the glory with you!"

Decima's Comment:

"Thank you everyone who voted, and well done to Anushka! I laughed out loud when I saw the gnome dwarfs! What a brilliant idea!

I had completely written off my entry once I saw the others and didn't even check the thread to see how the voting had gone! I liked all of the entries and think we all did a great job. Big thanks to everyone who takes part in the contests, everyone who votes and lilygirl and samoht for running them."


Congratulations Anushka and Decima! The thread is now open for comments!  :D
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2012, 07:35:34 AM »
Congratulations to you both ! Both your Storybooks were spectacular. I knew right away what the story was about. Great work! All the entries were very nicely done. This was a fun contest.

I'm always open for comments.  :)

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2012, 10:03:34 AM »
Ladybug - I really liked your planting! I think you have a talent for it, I've seen your planting elsewhere, I think it was a house in the swapshop where it was also brilliant! Also having the wolf up at the window, brilliant!

I thought Ausette's was going to win, it was brilliant! The house is so pretty and the characters were just so good. Their expressions showed the story perfectly.

Anyone know which story Wai's was? It was the only one I didn't get. Which was a shame because the buildings were great, you can see that a lot of work went into them.

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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2012, 10:56:01 AM »
Congratulations Anushka and Decima! I absolutely loved both your builds. Decima, the concept of an underwater house is fantastic, and I really liked the colours and patterns you used to make the nautical theme. Anushka, there was not a single thing about your build I didn't love. The landscaping is exquisite, the patterns are inviting, and the seven gnomes/shovels/beds had me physically giggling with delight  ;D. I also really liked all the little shelves and storage places you had dotted around the build, they made the house feel so much more homey and realistic.

I'm always open for comments.  :)

I loved how bright and warm your entry felt. The yellow siding, red shutters and Hidden Springs green grass look so lovely together. And I know it wasn't part of the build itself, but I adore the picture of the wolf.  :)

I thought Ausette's was going to win, it was brilliant! The house is so pretty and the characters were just so good. Their expressions showed the story perfectly.

Thank you Decima  ;D! I was a little worried about the modern broom, lol.

Anyone know which story Wai's was? It was the only one I didn't get. Which was a shame because the buildings were great, you can see that a lot of work went into them.

That balcony makes me think Romeo and Juliet? I'm guessing the building on the left is the Capulets' house, the building on the right is for the Montagues, and the building in the middle is the crypt.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2012, 03:56:04 PM »
Congratulations to all the entrants and especially to Anushka and Decima!  There was absolutely no doubt in my mind who those houses were built for!

I had so wanted to do this contest and had two concepts in mind.  First was to do Ariel using the Pier in Union Cove and the was Alice in Wonderland.  Some day I will have a pc that doesn't frustrate me and I'll do it.  Meanwhile, I can enjoy a home for Ariel with the great job Decima did.  I just love it!

Ana, Snow White is one of my all time favorites so to see such a difficult, to my mind anyway, build come to life with such loveliness just touched my heart.  You see, my kid looks like a living, breathing Snow White, and I could just imagine her in that little house.  To put the frosting on the cake was the presence of all those darling gnomes!  And the little lanterns and shovels! 

Ausette your version of Cinderella was priceless!  Those wicked stepsisters and the mother were just too funny!  You made the mansion just right for a hard working Cindy to live in.  The minute I saw the pumpkins in the garden I knew whose house this must be.

Ladybug Grandmother must have really loved her darling home before that wicked old wolf showed up!  It was perfect!  I'm glad she and Red got to have a nice picnic after wolfie was gone.

Rapunzel's Tower was wonderful as well as was Romeo and Juliet's mansions.  That famous balcony! 

Kudos to all you great and imaginative builders.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 10 - Storybook Style
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2012, 05:18:12 PM »
Thanks again for all the great comments about my submission, and congratulation to Decima!
I'm sorry for not writing earlier, I have a lot of things going on, plus I find the source for my cheesy smile all day long and am addicted to it now. ;D

About my own built - more I look at it more I see what I could do but time is an issue with me all the time, and I was very close to miss submitting this one as many before. I'm glad to hear you all got cought up with those little hints and details that made me giggle too - showels and gnomes ;D

Wai - I loved that you managed to create a whole neighborhood on one lot, and it looked awesome as it was authentic. Seing your submission made me inspired to try it myself!Looking forward to your future builds!
Catarra - You submitted such an interesting and appealing home, I could see the drama surrounding the Tower and it was just as I would imagined - inside is very warm and girly suitable for the princess but she is still sad being in prisoned there! Very thought trough and beautiful submission.

Ausette, I had no doubt in story you were inspired by and I could imagine it there, I may specially like the landscape and was wondering how you made that basement authentic. Awesome as usually!

Ladybug - I laughed at that wolf, and I loved the house, as it was already said, colors itself made it look "fairytalish" and I loved your landscape too!

Decima - I have a soft spot for watery landscape and for Ariel - so you got me with both. I specially liked the way all the rooms seemed so bright and inviting, even if underground/underwater! Wonderfull submission and looking forward to future ones.

I was hoping to see what would Joria, Agneza, Samoht, Danefaith and Micler build, to name a few that I know are capable of creating a masterpiece in this theme, but I hope you'll share yours in Swap Shop at least as well as everyone else who like to build, as I can't get enough of fairytale styled homes ;D