I had great fun in opening all the parcels and envelopes yesterday for this challenge. My desk was piled high with packets! It was such a lovely although cold day yeaterday, I decided to take the photos outside, the light is so much better. But what a laugh........I decided to prop my display with christmas baubles and angel hair. I did not realise that it was so windy. The angel hair kept blowing away...........it was like those tumble weeds you see in wild west films. At one stage I was chasing it around our car park, thankfully there was no one else on the estate to see me!!!! There is much less angel hair in the last shots.....it just disappeared on me.
The first collection of goodies were delivered to me at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC by a wonderful group of crafters. We had met before at the Olympia show, but I had not put two and two together until we met again.
Just to refresh your memories - for this Challenge # 26 the lucky challengers had to pick their TOP 5 Christmas ribbons of 2011.
All these creations you are about to see have come from only one selection of TOP 5 Ribbons and they have been made by Mel, Sharon and Andrea they all picked and shared the ribbons. What team work girls.
Mel made this easel style card with a cross stitch gingerbread man or as Mollie would say "Biccy man".
This card is pure magic and was made by Andrea and Sharon. Why magic you ask?
There are tiny little lights on the card, you can just see them in this close up...........and they................twinkle. This is certainly a WOW card girls.
I have had to hide this from Rachie, she has fallen head over heels in love with it. Super card Andrea.
This created rather a storm in Paris Sharon, all the ladies want the kit! Sorry no kit but we have the ribbon...........you guessed it we sold out. Thanks Sharon, this is perfect and we can display it all year round.
Sorry Andrea not a very good photo of your delightful gingerbread men, but they made it to Paris and back. Some very well travelled " pain d'epice"
This is a super fun bag from Mel, just perfect for those awkward shaped presents. I love the way Mel has teamed the let it snow ribbon up with such fun paper, just what I wanted with this ribbon design.
Andrea also crafted a bag, this time with Rudolf. What a fun creation to give someone. I nearly gave up on this ribbon design in the summer - the fine line around Rudolf was causing the printers such a problem, they wanted to remove it. I stuck to my guns and said "No line, no ribbon order". The next sample arrived with a perfect outline and it certainly has been a winner this Christmas.
I do adore your colours Mel, this card is perfect.
This decoration was created by Sharon and I proudly hung it from our fascia on Sunday at the NEC and Paris. Have you picked up on the detail on the bauble?
Crafty xmas - how did you do that Sharon? It is awesome.
You tested my photographic skills with this card Sharon, especially with all the wind. I could not lean it, wedge it or even stick it, to get it to stand up. I have a perfect shot of it falling over!!! I do like acetate cards, but your acetate seems rather special, did you print it? perfect colour match to our Happy Christmas ribbon.
Mel also made this little money wallet. I double checked Mel and it was empty!!! What a fun way to give money or vouchers at Christmas, wicked idea Mel.
Sharon this card is a delight, such perfect crafting. I will confess that I had to remove this card from our display in Paris - sorry. But so many people were asking for the wooden shape and my French is not good enough to explain.
Can you believe that ALL THESE CREATIONS came from ONE single entry into our Challenge. Thank you so much, Mel, Andrea and Sharon it was great meeting you (again) and I will look forward to seeing you again at Olympia next year. We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas.
I will be back later with the winners of this weeks Friday FREEBIE, you still have time to leave a comment to get your number in the Bingo bag.