Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Contest is Officially Closed

The Chocolate Box Decorating Contest is officially closed. Let the judging begin!

A small flurry of entries arrived on the last day (not surprising since entries for these sorts of contests do take time to conceptualize) so let me go through the list again for everyone's convenience.

Batatter kicked things off with this impressive entry: chocolate box

Tattrldy jumped in with both feet and completed this adorable chocolate box: TTT with Chocolates

Not to be outdone, Karrianne submitted this winsome, fabric and tatting entry: Mini-chocolate box

Yavamoni submitted this fresh-as-spring entry via Intatters: decorated box 

Val turned in this superb satchel: Chocolates

Fate is a Good Provider
There is a saying in French, "le hasard fait bien les choses," which can be translated as "fate is a good provider." Lady Fate tipped her hat to Sharon. Just look at her entry: It must have been fate.

Sadly, Georgia was not able to submit an entry using an empty plastic celery bag. No worries, the idea alone gave us all a good chuckle! However, a silly celery hat may still be in the works. (By me, not Georgia.)

HUGE, groveling apologies to RainbowRose, who I left off the list earlier today. You don't want to miss her life-saving Tatter's First Aid Kit!

I offer up this slogan for Rainbow Rose's kit: "Supplies that Save Lives" and jokingly suggest adding a No Celery component (button, sticker, lanyard?) to the contents.

Icelas made her own box because she ran out of Whitman's chocolate boxes. New Bon Bon Box
(Now don't you wish you could be adopted?) ツ

Tattips' entry is truly a labor of love. Feminine, romantic and lacy: A Valentine chocolate box

Tatterjil sent in this entry, inspired by her childhood pet: Hedgehog Chocolates

Victats supplied a super-secret Sapphire storyline to accompany her entry: chocolate mmmmmm...

Last but not least, is Trayna who is having trouble getting her photo out of her camera (or scanner, can't remember which or maybe both).

So Trayna has been granted an extension and I will post her photo as soon as I can. (If it fails to arrive before December 6th I will have to disqualify her entry.)

UPDATE: [12/02/10] Here is Trayna's entry: Christmas comes but once a year...

Have I missed anyone?
If you have turned in an entry and don't see it listed here, please contact me immediately.

A winner will be announced on December 7th.

Thank you to all entrants!

Your boxes are all such brilliantly inspired creations. Browsing through the list never fails to give me goose-bumps. Well done, everyone!


tattrldy said...

You are going to have a lot of trouble deciding, I think. Wow, all these boxes are so creative! I don't know how you're going to do it!

Gina said...

I love it when fellow tatters get imaginative and clever and follow their impulses to make beautiful things. There are enough entries to make a small tatting book.

Sharon said...

All of the designs are so beautiful, so different, and so awe-inspiring that you are going to have a terrible time picking a winner. Better you than me, because I couldn't decide. Most of them make my mouth water thinking of chocolate and the others make me want to swoon with delight.

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Yea you missed mine :(

Valerie said...

thanks for sharing that irritating pop up on my blog to warn readers. it's been resolved now. it's not a bug really, just some secured website block.

have fun judging... i know you are going to have to make a tough decision. oh, those boxes are all so creative! great thing you did organising this, isdihara. :)

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

awwww no need to apology. I understand how things get so busy! :)
Thank you IsDihara :)

Martha said...

Thank you for showing the way to all the entries. There is so much talent here, I'd have a hard time choosing.

Trayna said...

Won't let me send an email at the moment so fianlly here it is

Thank you SO much for understanding


Anonymous said...

I am in awe at all the great entries - I hope I still stand a chance even if I did not create a fun story to go with mine!

IsDihara said...

Yavamoni, not to worry. You haven't seen a post announcing the winner because I am still having such a hard time choosing.

That said, I am writing up the post now. Stay tuned!