Thursday, 7 December 2017

60. T'was The Challenge Before Christmas


T'was the challenge before Christmas, when all through craft room,
Everything was frantic, as Christmas was coming too soon!

Hello dear crafty chums, I hope you are well and not too frantic! I thought it would be fun to take any element from the poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas. It is a story that my mum would read to me at the run up to Christmas and I could probably recite from memory! I was slightly concerned  that the original poem would be too long so, with great pains, I cut some of the verses. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house 
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; 
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, 
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; 

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, 
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below, 
When what to my wondering eyes did appear, 
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer, 

With a little old driver so lively and quick, 
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick. 

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, 
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; 
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, 
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack. 

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, 
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, 
And laying his finger aside of his nose, 
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose; 

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight— 
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”"


Amy
Miniature  sleigh 


Carole
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer


Christine
The first verse



Diane Louise
(A bundle of toys he had flung on his back)

(Dressed all in fur....went straight to his work)


Jackie Reader


Jodie
Title

Karen
(Hang the stockings by the chimney with care)


Mrs Duck
(St Nick, sleigh & 8 reindeer)


Zoe

Wendy L (Spanish Crafter)
The Title - Twas The Night Before Christmas


3 entries each.
Challenge ends at 6pm GMT on 20th December.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

TOP 5 CHRISTMAS ANIMALS


Hi and welcome we have had such a lot of really lovely creations entered in the this challenge.
So thank you to everyone that has entered.
I have really enjoyed looking at them all, and found it very hard to decide as the entries were so excellent, and I just wish I could pick you all.

 So I chose a Top 5 as there were so many wonderful entries. 
These are in number order.


No 20 Rosina
 Isn't this just the cutest image


No 45 Lisa
 Super cute Polar Bear and Penguin


No 49 Lorraine

Lots of Christmas Animals here
No 55 Emma
Oh isn't he so sweet 

No 98 Andrea
 Love this image and sentiment

Please take a top 3 badge from the sidebar.

Team A will be back tomorrow with another Challenge.

I do hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, and very Healthy New Year.
Lots of love and best wishes to you all.  JENNY.