The standard of the competitions was excellent again this year and there are always some surprises. I bravely entered the Greetings Card category. All members that attend get to vote for their favourite item in each category. The cards this year had to have a 'musical theme' but beyond that it was to be interpreted as you wished.
I decided that a musical instrument would be too obvious and somehow ended up making the card below - which won!!! Very excited, still can't quite believe it.
Everything on the card had to be, and is, quilled. Even the snow is very fine paper 'twiddled' and snipped finely.
I have a Cup to keep for the next year for my efforts so very pleased with myself! As if this wasn't enough excitement I also had a crack at a name badge.
Members come from all over the world. This year we covered Japan, South Africa, France and Holland as well as all over the UK. We are encouraged to make a name badge with name and county/country on and 'spotters' look out for the best one.
There were some good ones again so I was even more surprised that I won that as well!
I put a Mr Tickle picture on a board and covered with cling film and effectively just 'coloured in' with quilling.