Tuesday, 8 December 2009

What a great day we had.........

Sorry guys Blogger won't let me add pictures at the moment!!! I'm tearing my hair out..........

We had the ArtCards Christmas Crop on Saturday 5th December and I really want to say a very big Thank You to all those who came along and made it such a lovely day!!! Everyone brought some food with them so the Buffet table was overflowing with fabulous goodies and lunch-time saw some hot food join in as well!! The Bucks Fizz was a big hit as well and with the Christmas music playing in the background, it really made it a festive affair.

We had 3 challenges for our ladies - the first was to create an Ornament or Home Decor item! We asked that it be Christmassy and suggested lots of glitter to make it sparkle. Well we were not disappointed with the entries and it was a very hard job to pick just one winner for the prize but the task fell to Wendy who bravely stepped up to the plate and picked a Tea Bag folded Christmas Tree!! Congratulations to Jean Adams for winning that challenge and you can see her fabulous tree below!!

Next we had our Scrapbook Challenge. This year we decided that we would again make it a Christmas theme. The ladies had to use ALL of the following items for their entry to be eligible - Glitter, Brads, Ribbon and a minimum of two different patterned papers. The prize was a Karen Foster Scraparatus with two packs of dies so was well worth the effort!!! We had some truly fabulous entries although some could not be judged as they had not fully met the criteria but it was great to see them all the same. The judging fell to May Taylor who had a really difficult task trying to choose between them all but in the end she decided that the winning entry was from Katy Temple for her innovative use of tulle with glitter sprinkled into it and the way she had used her brads to emphasise her title. So Well Done to Katy who was delighted with her fabulous prize. See her winning entry below with the others.

Finally our last challenge was the Card for which each attendee was given a square card and a piece of Red Mulberry paper. Any other embellishments could be used but the mulberry paper had to be used. I was the judge of this class and boy was it difficult. I was truly amazed at how many different ways the mulberry paper could be used and the range of cards produced was simply sensational. It took me a while to decide on the winning entry because of the standard of all the cards created but in the end Laura Valentine-Slack won with her innovative 3D card with tags!! This card simply went on and on and showed real creativity with the mulberry paper as the base of the front of the card. I am sure you will agree with me that it was a worthy winner so do take a look at it below:

Our next crop is scheduled for Saturday 30th January 2010 so if you want to join us please make sure you book your space soon as we are expecting another Sell Out day!!!


Linda Elbourne said...

Sounds like you had a fab time ... looking forward to the pics now :0)

**Leanne Marie** said...

Hey..Just Thought Id Pop By And Say You Have A Great Blog Here!!
Keep Up The Good Work Hun!!
Ive Just Started A New Blog :D
Love Leanne