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Christmas Craft Challenge Entries {and a giveaway}

All of the entries from our Christmas Craft Challenge are in & posted right here!  Of course, there is a chance for you to win some ribbon of your own!

First, the giveaway!  The prize up for grabs:

Your choice of 3 full spools of ribbon

All you have to do to enter to win is tell us which project(s) is your favorite!  Post your comments right here!

**For an extra chance to win, be sure to post on our Facebook Page too!**

Now for the entries:

**Please also note that, although I always love to know what you think, the winners are selected solely by The Ribbon Lady**

 

Holiday Vintage Paper Cones by Abby Henderson:

Vintage Paper Cones

Vintage Paper Cones

and a video:

 

Paper Lantern Christmas Ornament Aimee Foley:

Paper Lantern Christmas Ornament

Paper Lantern Christmas Ornament

 

Woodland Gnome House by Amy Lynne Lassiter:

Woodland Gnome House

Woodland Gnome House

Woodland Gnome House

 

Mini Chalkboard Album by Charity Hotrum:

Mini Chalkboard Album

Mini Chalkboard Album

Mini Chalkboard Album

 

"Brrr!" Banner by Chary Jimenez:

"Brrr!" Banner

"Brrr!" Banner

"Brrr!" Banner

 

Paper Mache Christmas Trees by Dacia Alba:

Paper Mache Christmas Trees

Paper Mache Christmas Trees

Paper Mache Christmas Trees

 

"Joy" Christmas Banner by Deann McNulty:

"Joy" Christmas Banner

"Joy" Christmas Banner

"Joy" Christmas Banner

 

"Christmas Thoughts" Wreath by Denise Key:

"Christmas Thoughts" Wreath

 

Christmas Table Setting by Ilina Crouse:

Christmas Table Setting

Christmas Table Setting

Christmas Table Setting

Christmas Table Setting

Christmas Table Setting

 

Santa Christmas Decoration by Jean Marmo:

Santa Christmas Decoration

Santa Christmas Decoration

inspired by this family heirloom:

Santa Christmas Decoration

 

Christmas Themed Altered Printers Tray by Jennifer Hadder:

Christmas Themed Altered Printers Tray

Christmas Themed Altered Printers Tray

Christmas Themed Altered Printers Tray

Christmas Themed Altered Printers Tray

 

Five Petal Origami Flower Kusudama Kissing Ball by Lisa Fuller:

  Five Petal Origami Flower Kusudama Kissing Ball

 Five Petal Origami Flower Kusudama Kissing Ball

 

Ribbon and Burlap Christmas Trees by Michele Kosciolek:

Ribbon and Burlap Christmas Trees

 

Fabric and Ribbon Christmas Tassels by Patty Pittala:

Fabric and Ribbon Christmas Tassels

Fabric and Ribbon Christmas Tassels

Fabric and Ribbon Christmas Tassels

 

Santa's Magic Key by Sandee Setliff:

Santa's Magic Key

Santa's Magic Key

Santa's Magic Key

 

Light Up Gift Wrapped Altered Glass Block by Sassy:

Light Up Gift Wrapped Altered Glass Block

Light Up Gift Wrapped Altered Glass Block

Light Up Gift Wrapped Altered Glass Block

Light Up Gift Wrapped Altered Glass Block

 

10 Piece Christmas Tag and Card Set by Sharon Johnson:

10 Piece Christmas Tag and Card Set

10 Piece Christmas Tag and Card Set

10 Piece Christmas Tag and Card Set

10 Piece Christmas Tag and Card Set

10 Piece Christmas Tag and Card Set

 

Mixed Media Canvas Christmas Ornaments by Tamiko McCurry:

Mixed Media Canvas Christmas Ornaments

Mixed Media Canvas Christmas Ornaments

Mixed Media Canvas Christmas Ornaments

Mixed Media Canvas Christmas Ornaments

Mixed Media Canvas Christmas Ornaments

and a Clear Chevron Flower Christmas Ornament :

Clear Chevron Flower Christmas Ornament

Whew!  That is a whole lot of inspiration right there!  Thank you to all our participants that completed their projects!

The winners for the Challenge & our Giveaway will be posted on Friday December 20, 2013!

Now start posting your favorites! :-)

 

TRL

  1. olga

    Lovely projects by Ilina… I like this table <3

    Reply
  2. slavica

    awesome projects, I am wowed by Christmas Table Setting by Ilina Crouse:

    Reply
  3. marylouh

    Like the fabric and ribbon tassels. Good way to use up scraps of ribbon and fabric.

    Reply
  4. Vickie Yeakley

    Way too difficult to choose; all projects are stunning! Sassy’s light up wrapped block really caught my eye as a favorite, though.

    Reply
  5. Deanna Ronnie

    I love all of them but my favourite would be the lighted box by Sassy, my next favourite is the Joy Banner by Deanne. It is always difficult to choose. This time I picked the two items that I will be casing. I chose Sassy’s as my favourite as I have had these blocks hanging around for a while and did not know what to do with them, now I know.

    Thank you May Arts for hosting these challenges and the opportunity to win ribbon, I love your challenges as I alway find something to case.

    dea

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thanks Deanna 🙂

      Reply
  6. Debby L

    They are all stunning and creative. I really like the Santa inspired by the heirloom by Jean Marmo. Way to create a new heirloom to hand down.

    Reply
  7. Angela D

    I LOVE the Joy banner by Deann, it is awesome, it was hard to choose a favourite though

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thank you Angela !

      Reply
  8. Timna Ashbaugh

    Definitely the “JOY” banner! I just love the way the riibons fall & frameveach letter. Truly GORGEOUS 🙂 Now I just need to make one for my home. Excellent job Deann!!!

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thanks so much Timna ! They are so fun to make, the more layers the better 🙂

      Reply
  9. Peggy

    beautiful inspiration – my vote is for Jean’s Santa!

    Reply
  10. marylouh

    Love the paper lantern ornament with the bear. I have a soft spot for bears – they were one of my mother’s favorites.

    Reply
    1. Aimee

      Thank you

      Reply
  11. Charity Hotrum

    While scrolling through these amazing projects the Ribbon and Burlap trees by Michele caught my eye! They are my fav by FAR!!!

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Thanks Charity!! Awesome mini!!

      Reply
  12. Colette Bate

    I just LOVE ribbon and seeing how versatile it is in all these projects is just so inspiring! It’s super hard to choose just one .. but, I think it has to be Jean Marmo’s Santa. I love how she was inspired by a family heirloom .. and that beard and moustache is just too clever!

    Reply
  13. Colette Bate

    I just LOVE ribbon and all of these projects are so inspiring! It so cool to see how versatile ribbon can be! While I’m so impress with all the projects, I think I love Jean’s Santa the best. That beard and moustache is just too clever for words!

    Reply
  14. stamping sue

    santa christmas by Jean M.! is my pick.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

    Reply
  15. Fred M

    I like the Mixed Media Canvas Christmas Ornaments by Tamiko McCurry and the Light Up Gift Wrapped Altered Glass Block by Sassy

    Reply
    1. Tamiko McCurry

      Thanks Fred!! 🙂 <3

      Reply
  16. Lindy

    It’s so hard to choose! I think my favorites are Michele’s ribbon and burlap trees, Deann’s Joy banner and Dacia’s paper mache Christmas trees.

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Thanks so much Lindy!!

      Reply
    2. Deann McNulty

      Thanks so much Lindy 🙂

      Reply
  17. Linda Grady

    As a owner of a dollhouse, Woodland Gnome House by Amy really caught my eye. Very clever and creative!!

    Reply
    1. Amy Lynne

      Thank you SO much Linda!!! 🙂 I love dollhouses too!

      Reply
  18. Lindy

    Wow!!! It’s so hard to choose! I think my 3 favorites are Michele’s Ribbon and Burlap Christmas Trees, Deann’s Joy Christmas Banner, and Dacia’s Paper Mache Christmas Trees.

    Reply
  19. Sue D

    I like Deann’s JOY Christmas banner the best.

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thank you Sue!

      Reply
  20. marie o hanlon

    i just love that adorable santa . he is so darned clever,
    .

    Reply
  21. Lori Apgar

    All of the projects are great, but I love Jean’s Santa the best!!!!

    Reply
  22. Mary

    These are all so great!! It is going to be a tough choice. I think I have to pick the JOY banner

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thanks Mary 🙂

      Reply
  23. Heidi

    well I am truly glad i don’t have to make the choice. So I am gonna just tell ya what I love about many of the pieces:
    1. the little cones are so cute, who would not love to walk up and see these on a welcoming fence.
    2. the little burlap trees, alot of work and so vintage and cute.
    3. gnome house- that is just amazingly creative, what a concept!
    4. kissing ball- so vintage and lacy- pretty!
    5. Lighted box- beautiful and fun decoration for any holiday!

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thank you so much Heidi

      Reply
      1. by belle

        Thanks Heidi!

    2. Amy Lynne

      Heidi, thank you!!! 😀

      Reply
  24. Susan Ahern

    I really like the cute Santa decoration by Jean Marmo. His ribbon hair was such a great idea!

    Reply
  25. Katie B.

    Wow, some gorgeous projects and wonderful inspiration! My favorite is the Vintage Paper Cones by Abby. Second would be the Kissing Ball by Lisa. Thank you everyone for the inspiration. You did such an awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thank you so much Katie!

      Reply
  26. Kim Slade-Fuller

    Everything is gorgeous, but my favorite is the “Joy” Banner by Deann McNulty!

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thanks Kim 🙂

      Reply
  27. Sandy :)

    Wow what beautiful projects Jean’s Santa candle is adorable.. Sandee’s magic key made me chuckle.. Tamiko’s mixed media ornaments just beautiful..
    What awesome projects that have been made just lovely..
    Sandy 🙂

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    1. sandeeNC

      thank you 🙂

      Reply
    2. Tamiko McCurry

      Thank you Sandee! <3

      Reply
  28. Nancy Smith (shelbydoodledesigns)

    Wow! What gorgeous projects. I really love the “Joy” Christmas banner by Deann McNulty.

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thanks Nancy !

      Reply
  29. Wendi R

    great projects!!!! such talent here!!!

    LOVE the Santa Christmas Decoration by Jean Marmo: and

    Five Petal Origami Flower Kusudama Kissing Ball by Lisa Fuller:

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thanks Wendi

      Reply
  30. Joy Hager

    All so inspiring! That Santa made me smile 🙂

    Reply
  31. Shanna

    These are all amazing. I love the Joy Banner by Deann!

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thank you Shanna 🙂

      Reply
  32. Janis in ID

    Well, it surely is a good thing the choosing isn’t up to me…..because they are all so incredibly wonderful that it is nigh impossible to choose a favorite!

    Here are my top faves of all the incredible projects:

    ABBY HENDERSON’S VINTAGE PAPER CONES —
    So pretty with the festive sprigs in them.

    DACIA ALBA’S PAPER MACHE CHRISTMAS TREES — Gorgeous covered with amazing May Arts flowers and ribbons!

    LISA FULLER’S KISSING BALL — What a lovely creation. So dreamy.

    SASSY’S LIGHT UP ALTERED GLASS BLOCK — Unique idea and so pretty!

    SHARON JOHNSONS 10 PIECE TAG AND CARD SET — Each piece is a work of art. Such lovely details.

    Thanks for sharing ALL of these amazing and glorious projects!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thanks so much Janis

      Reply
  33. Natasha Poteraj

    The paper cones are very cute. I would like to make those for neighbors as a surprise. They are my favorite.

    Reply
  34. Sharon Gullikson

    The burlap banner is my favorite, I think… there are so many cute ideas, though.

    Reply
  35. Rosie

    Nice job to everyone. I really like Sassy’s Light Up Gift Wrapped Altered Glass Block. It is very pretty when the lit up.

    Reply
  36. Brandi Matos

    LOVE the Santa by Jean!!!! All these projects are STUNNING and truly inspiring!!! Great job everyone 🙂

    Reply
  37. Diana

    They’re all so creative, but the Woodland Gnome House was my favorite!

    Reply
    1. Amy Lynne

      <3 thanks so much, Diana!

      Reply
  38. Meredith

    I love the place setting! Thanks for the chance to win ribbon!

    Reply
  39. marylouh

    I love the holiday paper cones. They are not so fussy and overly-done. After awhile the over-abundance of decorations boggles the mind.

    Reply
  40. Gina

    They are all fantastic! My favorite is the “Joy” Christmas Banner by Deann McNulty.

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thank you Gina 🙂

      Reply
  41. Tracey Sabella

    So many beautiful Christmas projects here. My vote is for the Santa’s Magic Key by Sandee Setliff. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Reply
    1. Sandee setliff

      Thank you Tracey ♥

      Reply
  42. Angi Barrs

    I just love that Woodland Gnome House! 🙂

    Reply
    1. Amy Lynne

      <3 <3 Thank you Angi!! <3 <3

      Reply
  43. Debbie Fisher

    The paper cones are my favorite. Great projects!

    Reply
  44. Jo

    All these projects are fantastic! But I must say that the one I think that takes the top spot on my list, is the “joy” banner! I absolutely LOVE that!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thank you Jo ! So glad u like it

      Reply
  45. Brittany

    Wow…what incredible projects!!! Great job to all of you!

    Reply
  46. Monika/buzsy

    Oh, these are all fabulous! Love the way these ladies used the pretty ribbons. My 3 top favorites are: Abby’s Holiday Vintage Paper Cone, Aimee’s Paper Lantern Christmas Ornament, and Dacia’s Paper Mache Christmas Trees. Thanks for the inspirations!

    Reply
    1. Aimee

      Thank you

      Reply
  47. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    Wow! There are so many great projects here! I love the five star origami flower ornament!

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thanks Cindy

      Reply
  48. Tamiko McCurry

    Enjoyed looking at all the lovely entries!! I am inspired daily by Sandee and her creativity… So I love the key.. Jean has me sentimental with heirloom, so who doesn’t like Santa!! I am a cardmakers so I love the set bySharon. What is Christmas without trees? Loved the trees by Michelle & Dacia. Abby’cones and video is grand. Oh and the banners.. I so want to practice those.. love those too Deann & Chart. The tassels and altered trays are things I am currently working on.. so I am inspired by yours Party and Jennifer! The table setting was totally devine, Ilina. Kusudama your flower is beautiful. Amy was happy to see you gnome house.. it so inspired a story to tell!! Love that! Denise love all the details of your wreath, the ribbon flowers and bits! That mini chalkboard album is cute would love to see more about that!! Aimee I didn’t realize the latern was paper till I read!! How cute is that??? Well done everyone!!!

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    1. Deann McNulty

      Thanks Tamiko 🙂

      Reply
    2. Lisa Fuller

      Thanks!

      Reply
    3. Aimee

      Thank you

      Reply
  49. Stephanie Eaken

    These are all fabulous! Love Jean’s Santa!!!

    Reply
  50. Jennifer

    Jean’s santa is soooo cute! She gets my vote!

    Reply
  51. meg karetny

    Ilina Crouse’s! 🙂

    Reply
  52. Talitha

    Love the vintage cones as my favorite.

    Reply
  53. Joni52

    My favorite project is the beautiful place setting. It is so pretty and festive! I would definitely use it to decorate my table!

    Reply
  54. LisaM

    Wow, beautiful work ladies!
    I love Jean Marmo’s Santa decoration and am voting for her.

    Reply
  55. Christine N

    Each one of them is so beautiful but I like the paper mache cones the best!

    Reply
  56. Marilyn

    I certainly appreciate all the great projects but there are two that really stand out for their practical and crafty elements. Sharon Johnson’s Christmas tags are inspiringly beautiful and especially essential for all the gift giving. Lisa Fuller’s Origami Flower Kissing Ball is a challenging project that would really draw a lot of attention in my house. Kudos to all the ladies.

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thanks so much Marilyn!

      Reply
  57. Cathi O'Neill

    Just love Sandees Key and Jean’s Santa, and Michele’s Burlap and ribbon trees, gorgeous work!!

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Thanks Cathi!! 🙂

      Reply
    2. Sandee setliff

      Thank you Cathi ♥

      Reply
  58. crucialtagz

    I love the ones tamiko mcurry made …

    Reply
  59. Tracie Wyckoff

    Love them all. Fabulous work. My vote goes to Tamiko McCurry for her Mixed Media Ornaments

    Reply
  60. Lucy E.

    These are are such great projects! I love the Light up Altered Glass Block by Sassy and the Origami Kusudama Kissing Ball by Lisa Fuller! My two favorites have to be the Ribbon and Burlap Trees by Michele Kosciolek and the Santa Decor by Jean Marmo-both so festive!

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Lucy!! Thanks!

      Reply
    2. Lisa Fuller

      Thanks Lucy!

      Reply
  61. TracyM #6773

    WOW wow WOW

    AWESOME entries, so hard to choose a favourite!!!

    I can’t pick just one, so my two are Lisa’s GORGEOUS “Five Petal Origami Flower Kusudama Kissing Ball” and Sharon’s DELIGHTFUL “10 Piece Christmas Tag and Card Set”.

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thanks so much Tracy!

      Reply
  62. Denise Bryant

    So many great projects, hard to narrow it down to just a couple! But my faves are Sharon’s lovely cards and tags, and Tamiko’s beautiful canvas projects!

    Reply
  63. Jamie Larsen

    My fav is the joy banner great banner!
    -jamie

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thank you Jamie 🙂

      Reply
  64. Megan Smith

    They are all so great and so unique! But, I really love the Santa tabletop decor by Jean. And I love that it was inspired by a family heirloom!

    Reply
  65. Melinda Szegedi

    My fave is Ilina Crouse!

    Reply
  66. Kristine Vencel

    Wow, that’s a whole lot of inspiration! All of them are wonderful, but my favorite……….a tie between the Gnome house & the Joy banner. I love the gnome house for its creativity & uniqueness. I love the banner for its gorgeous grace & elegance. I can see it actually hanging up on a wall for the holidays. Thanks for the space to comment & maybe(?) to win!

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      WOW! Thanks so much Kristine 🙂 So glad u like it

      Reply
    2. Amy Lynne

      <3 thank you Kristine!!! <3 What a sweet comment!

      Reply
  67. Lainie Michel

    Such an array of delightful and GORGEOUS projects, but the favorite for me is the Woodland Gnome House by Amy Lynne Lassiter – I think the personality of the piece and the charming details are phenomenal!!!

    Reply
    1. Amy Lynne

      <3 Big HUG, Lainie!! Thank you so much!!! 😀

      Reply
  68. Ava Gavloski

    Great selection of presentations using May Arts. I vote for Ribbon & Burlap Xmas Trees by Michele Kosciolek

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Thanks Ava!!

      Reply
  69. Ilina Crouse

    I love the ribbon/burlap trees

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Thanks Ilina!

      Reply
  70. Mark Frazier

    I really really love Tamiko McCurry’s mixed media entry. They were all fabulous, but I think this one really stood out

    Reply
  71. LBAB

    It is all about Christmas trees for me this season. I love both the paper mache and ribbon and burlap trees. I need, want, covet that red chevron ribbon.

    Reply
    1. By belle

      LB!! Yay for trees!! Thanks!

      Reply
  72. Robin Buchholz

    Wow, all of these projects are amazing! My favorite are the Ribbon and Burlap trees, Holiday Vintage paper cones and the mini Chalkboard album

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Thanks Robin!!!

      Reply
  73. Michelle Dixon

    I love Tamiko’s ornaments!! Very pretty and different 🙂

    Reply
  74. Crystal Harvey

    My favorite is the clear chevron flower Christmas ornament by Tamiko McCurry!

    Reply
  75. Annette B.

    I love Tamiko Curry’s mixed media ornaments! Especially, the chevron ribbon in the clear Xmas bulb.

    Reply
  76. barbara macaskill

    My favorites are:
    1. Woodland Gnome House
    2. Joy Banner
    3. 10 piece Christmas Tag & Card set
    Good luck to all participants!!

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      Thanks barbara 🙂

      Reply
    2. Amy Lynne

      Many many thanks, Barbara!!

      Reply
  77. Yvonne Gebauer

    Loved the projects by Sandee Setliff with her Santa key and Tamiko McCurry with her Christmas painted canvas decorations . Beautiful work ladies!!!
    Yvonne

    Reply
    1. Sandee setliff

      Thanks Yvonne ♥

      Reply
  78. Nadine

    Love the variety of styles and tech. Especially the mixed media with the different textures mounted by Tamiko. I also enjoyed Sharon’s work. Hey, you go give that Key to the City to the Mayor already, Sandy!

    Reply
    1. sandeeNC

      LOL, thank you Nadine 🙂

      Reply
  79. Pamela

    Love Tamiko’s ornaments, Sandee’s key, and Jean’s Santa – hard to choose.

    Reply
    1. Sandee setliff

      Thank you Pam ♥

      Reply
  80. sandeeNC

    awesome projects, I am wowed by everyone! I love Jean’s inspired Santa and Tamiko’s mixed media ornaments and Sassy’s light up box! Everything is so unique!

    Reply
  81. germaine fryc

    They are all so great, I had to look really hard a lot of times, but between the vintage cones and the joy banner, it is the Vintage cones. But I loved the banner so much I am going to make my own.

    Reply
    1. Deann McNulty

      That’s awesome ! They are so fun to make 🙂

      Reply
  82. jean marmo

    Very clever Tamiko!!

    Reply
  83. Barb

    Love the key by Sandee too!! Fabulous!!

    Reply
  84. jean marmo

    I adore Sandees Key project!

    Reply
    1. sandeeNC

      Thank you Jean ♥

      Reply
  85. Yvonne Gebauer

    I love the Santa Christmas Decoration by Jean Marmo!! Good luck to all the ladies!
    Yvonne 🙂

    Reply
  86. Barb

    I love Jean’s Santa Decoration!! Too cute!

    Reply
  87. Robyn Josephs

    My fav is the origami flower kissing ball.

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thank you Robyn.

      Reply
  88. sue gibson

    Everyone did a great job! My 2favorites are the paper mache trees, and 5 petal origami flowers

    Reply
    1. Lisa Fuller

      Thanks Sue

      Reply
  89. Mary Mac

    So many beautiful projects and hard to find just one. I love to work with burlap so I am partial to Michele’s burlap/ribbon trees.

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Thanks Mary!!

      Reply
  90. Heather - housesbuiltofcards

    Such BEAUTIFUL projects – which isn’t too surprising with the ribbon I know they got! The burlap banner popped out to me though!

    Reply
  91. Chrissy

    Lovely projects by all of the entrants! Good luck to all of you!

    Reply
  92. Karen N

    Squeals, I love them all! The burlap and ribbon trees by Michelle are my fave!

    Reply
    1. By belle

      Thanks Karen!

      Reply
  93. Sherri P

    wow, hard choice. They are all great. I would have to pick the 10 piece Christmas tag and card set though. Several really close seconds too!

    Reply

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