Thursday, 7 December 2017

60. T'was The Challenge Before Christmas

T'was the challenge before Christmas, when all through craft room,
Everything was frantic, as Christmas was coming too soon!

Hello dear crafty chums, I hope you are well and not too frantic! I thought it would be fun to take any element from the poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas. It is a story that my mum would read to me at the run up to Christmas and I could probably recite from memory! I was slightly concerned  that the original poem would be too long so, with great pains, I cut some of the verses. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

"'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 moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, 
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below, 
When what to my wondering eyes did appear, 
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer, 

With a little old driver so lively and quick, 
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick. 

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 pedler just opening his pack. 

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; 

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight— 
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”"

Miniature  sleigh 

But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer

The first verse

Diane Louise
(A bundle of toys he had flung on his back)

(Dressed all in fur....went straight to his work)

Jackie Reader


(Hang the stockings by the chimney with care)

Mrs Duck
(St Nick, sleigh & 8 reindeer)


Wendy L (Spanish Crafter)
The Title - Twas The Night Before Christmas

3 entries each.
Challenge ends at 6pm GMT on 20th December.


Marianne said...

Fun prompt and wonderful inspiration by the DT!

Sandra H said...


Anonymous said...

I need to to thank you for this wonderful read!!

I definitely loved every bit of it. I've got you saved as a favorite to
check out new stuff you post…

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Great DT projects. Thanks for this wonderful challenge!


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Doris Klein said...

Wonderful DT works with pretty colours and cute Images!

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Emily Shroom said...

Lovely set of cards from the DT for inspiration, thanks for the fun challenge!

Darnell said...

Really beautiful designs to inspire us! Thank you and Happy Christmas to all!! Hugs, Darnell