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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Challenge 17 ~ Twas The Night Before Christmas

Good Morning and welcome to the 17th challenge here at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.  Before we tell you about the challenge we would like to thank Robyn's Fetish for sponsoring our Sparkly Christmas Challenge.  Next we would like to thank all of you who enter our last challenge. We had an amazing 133 entries.



Now on to the next challenge.  For this challenge we have chosen the theme of...


TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
What we would like to see during this challenge is a card/project using something from the poem.

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 children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

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 peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

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!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

 Our sponsor this week is Tellen's Place

About Tellen’s Place Designs: I started this challenge blog in November of 2009 with the hopes of sharing my son’s art with the rest of the crafting world.  These images are hand drawn with signature characters, Edward and Allison (Ally) and their friends.  We then developed Divas, Moms and Teens and our latest addition is our dark character images, as there was a specific request for these from bloggers.  We really enjoy seeing our images come to life on paper and how other crafters utilize them in their crafty projects.  Our design team cannot seem to get enough of these wonderful images that are designed for everyone to use.  We really enjoy them and hope that you will too!


Take a moment to stop by Tellen's Place to check out their line of digis.  Terry of Tellen's Place was very generous and gave our DT some images to showcase this week.  Here is what the DT has come up with to inspire you.


 (CHIMNEY SANTA)




  (PJ EDWARD)





(WREATH RUDY REINDEER)

Now it's your turn.  There are many things that you can take from this poem and we can't wait to see all of the creative interpretations.  You have until 11:59pm Friday December 17th to enter this challenge for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from Tellen's Place.



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7 comments:

Terry Oulboub said...

Wow! What a great challenge - who doesn't remember that fabulous story?! I love what the DT has done with the TPD images - these are some fabulous creations ladies! Thanks for making our images come to life in this fun-tastic challenge! ;-)

Netty said...

Love the challenge, and the poem, but don't fancy my chances of winning as I'm the first to enter on Mr Linky! Either way, still good fun!!! Thanks to the DT for their cards, and happy Christmas to everyone.

Maria Matter said...

what a fun challenge! Fabby cards ladies!

I'm linked!
Mine is a stirring mouse...he's stirring his cocoa! haha
Blessings!

Mia Scott said...

What a great challenge and I was able to use a fantastic Penny Black mouse stamp. Great DT samples!

Joynana said...

Wonderful creations ladies, Love the Tellen's images. And though I create for Tellen's. I am posting my page for the challenge. Merry Christmas ladies.

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