I too had the same problem with Sophie. The controlled crying didnt work straight away, but with perserverence I assure you you will win!! Dont forget, our babies are very clever little mites, learning something new everyday, and it wont take long for them to learn that once you put them to bed, you want them to go to sleep. Something that worked for me in the end was the clothes dryer believe it or not. The sound of it working used to calm her down and I'd most times rock her to sleep in the laundry with the dryer going. This proved very costly, so I recorded the dryer, burnt it onto a cd and played it when I put her in the cot. Worked a treat!! Good luck.
Sophie and Daniel's Mum - Tassie