Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Christmas Cracker Challenge


This week at Bah! Humbug! the challenge is Christmas Crackers. How fun! Wish that were more a tradition in the U.S. because I just love the idea. Sets a festive table, for sure. As usual, my worst dilemma was choosing paper. I wanted to make an elegant cracker (like the fabulous one offered as a Spot Prize this week) that would look pretty with my Mom's china. Then I remembered the gorgeous Linen Pack I'd won as a Spot Prize from the lovely Humbuggers last year. OOOh, it was tough to cut into. I'd been hoarding it for months but I dare say it was exactly what I was looking for. Not much else needed, just some ribbon and peelie borders to finish it off.

And of course a little Christmas greeting, UK style. Thanks again for my lovely prize, ladies. As you can see I'll be putting it to good use. And carry on, Carole and Ann. Fabulous work! Hope Max and Irene are on the mend, though. I miss you both. xx

25 comments:

  1. Oooh...I LOVE Christmas Crackers! (We have 'em in Canada, too, eh!)

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  2. Thank you for your nice message. I love these crackers. I found the snaps (they are in Washington state). I've put a link on my blog in case you are still looking for them.

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  3. Goodness, missing so much again!
    We do these at our house and everyone loves it! It is such a fun tradition (thanks Mom!).
    And wow, your TCS project and BBTB2 are AWESOME!!!!

    Now I need to get back into it today and start cutting out my designs...love ya!!!!

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  4. This is very pretty and very elegant, Donna! Gorgeous!
    hugs, Sharon

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  5. Hi Donna,
    This is a fantastic creation. I just love your choice of design paper. The ribbon is fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous and it goes so well with the China. A very elegant place setting!

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  7. Oh my so gorgeous!! Donna is the Happy Birthday a sticker or peelie? Love it!
    hugs,
    M

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  8. Duh - Happy Christmas I mean!
    Geez
    M

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  9. Love the cracker idea, and the paper...it is gorgeous!

    WooHoo for you....only 9 more until you have 1000 followers!

    :D

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  10. You guys don't do crimbo cracers in the US hmm. Hehe they are lots of fun and yours is very elegant. x

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  11. Well I thought everyone did Christmas Crackers! Your is beautiful Donna and goes perfectly on your beautiful china, now you'll have to make some more for your Christmas table this year!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  12. Well you have achieved your goal.. very very elegant looking..I love that paper. I can't believe you aren't going to CHA this year. :-(

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  13. Tres Elegant. Christmas Crackers is a new tradition to me... Arizona girl that I am.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  14. I think that's the most elegant cracker I've ever seen!!!

    Are you going to CHA in California, girlfriend?

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  15. Hey there Donna. Your Christmas Cracker is beautiful. I LOVE the paper you chose. Gasping as I admit I never heard of a Christmas Cracker before and had to google it. Being blonde, I still don't get it, gasping again! From what I get it is a tube covered in paper at the center point, with just paper hanging on each end. Well, you made it look gorgeous either way.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  16. Goodness Donna until this challenge I really didn't realise that 'crackers' were not really used in America. Gosh I knew my daughter had introduced them to her Spanish friends (along with gravy) when she worked there but had no idea we were holding a challenge that would prove so dodgy.
    Love your cracker - your work is always stunning and this week is no exception.
    Thanks for sharing with us again and hope you'll check out our new challenge which starts tomorrow. It's a real easy one.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

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  17. Love the crackers....great idea....just remember this for next year.

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  18. Hi Donna, Just read your comment on my blog, sorry for the confusion, I've amended the post so hopefully it will be easier to understand!
    In short, you need to leave a comment on the first post to tell me you are going to play along. You do not need to comment on each day or complete the project on each day but when it is finished on the last day you need to post your completed project on your blog and link back to my post so I can visit. The final project will be finished by the 9th of feb so time to catch up and the link will be open till 15th Feb.
    Hope you decide to play along with me.

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  19. That paper is beautiful Donna! I hope I remember this idea for next year--okay let's face it, I hope I remember it by tomorrow, LOL!
    Maria

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  20. this is a lovely traditional cracker, they are so much fun. Hugs

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  21. Very elegant!!! Looks lovely on the china!

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  22. Very elegant!!! Looks lovely on the china!

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  23. Oh My Giddy Aunt!
    Apologies for my late comment but am just doing short bursts in between painkillers lol!
    What a beautifully elegant cracker you have created with the linen papers Donna. Well done for being so brave and using them. Like Ann, I didn't realise that crackers were such an 'unknown' in USA ... maybe we should start a Campaign For Crackers in 2011 lol? Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  24. WOW, I've never seen a Crhistmas Cracker so elegent. Great job!

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  25. This is just lovely. The embossed sentiment is perfect! You can make crackers a tradition at your house. We do them every year. In fact, I'm surprised my husband stuck around after spending his first Christmas with my paper-crown adorned family!! (He wears them proudly now too.)

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Thanks for making my day!