Oct 29, 2011

Oh, Canada! It's voting time!

Our oh-so-helpful judges, Vitrine and last challenge's winner, whimsypie, have narrowed down our entries for voting. In our next challenge, one of these four shops will be featured in the top row of all entries: AnnyMay, bstudio, clonehardware and TheOldBarnDoor. Congratulations, gals!





The polls are open and will remain open until Friday, November 4, midnight (Ottawa time).





Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


Oct 22, 2011

Oh, Canada Team Treasury Challenge



Oh, Canada! We have a winner!

We had four gorgeous entries for this week's challenge and a wonderfully large voter turnout. Our winner this week is whimsypie with her "Amazing Greys" collection. Congratulations, Rhonda!



To enter this week's challenge, you must:

* use an item from whimsy pie in the top row of your collection

* post the link to your treasury in the comment section of this blog by midnight (Ottawa time) Friday, October 28, 2011. If your treasury link isn’t here, your treasury isn’t entered in the challenge.

* use 5 more Oh, Canada team members in the top three rows. Incorporate as many team members as you like, but there must be at least 6 team members in the top three rows to qualify for the challenge.

* tag your treasury with octchallenge and ohcanadateam. This is essential for providing the judges with one stop browsing.

* invite others to play and provide a link to the blog challenge. Just because it’d be cool to have guest players ;-)

Judging -- how about you? Not into the treasury making thang, or just want to sit back for a bit? Please, be a narrow down judge, to help whittle the list of entries down to manageable size for voting. Be one of the first three folks to volunteer in the comment section of this blog and take on this important role. Since treasuries should not include an item from your own shop(s), challenge winners are cordially invited, but never expected, to help narrow down entries.




Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


Oct 21, 2011

Friday Finds: The Pool After by PrankePaintings

The Pool After Prankearts

This vibrant oil on canvas painting is a lovely representation of Canadian nature. It's also very reminiscent of the work done by the Group of Seven. Richard of PrankePaintings is a third generation artist from Montreal. His grandfather and father were artists too and the talent gene has definitely been passed on! This one is my favorite because of the starkness of the birches combined with the vibrant fall colors and turquoise water. The angle that the artist has captured makes you feel like you've stumbled upon a secret pool and it looks inviting enough to take a swim! For more beautiful paintings, please visit PrankePaintings.

Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team and PrankePaintings


Oct 16, 2011

Oh, Canada! Get your vote on!

Our lovely judges, Leanne and Brenda, have narrowed down our entries for voting. Congratulations to clonehardware, lachiffonniere, Vitrine and whimsypie for not only curating beautiful lists and making it to the next stage of our challenge, but also for following the rules ;-)

Voting will remain open until Friday, October 21st, at midnight in Ottawa.





Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


Oct 14, 2011

Friday Finds: Recycled Chocolate Brown Winter mitts by RecycledandResewn

turquoise and brown wool mittens

Looking at this stylish pair of mitts you would never guess that they have been recycled and repurposed from an old brown and turquoise sweater! Teresa of RecycledandResewn started experimenting with upcycling old sweaters into warm cozy mitts by lining them with polar fleece, way back in 2005 and successfully sold more than 130 pairs last year alone. She has now branched out into pillows and totes as well. More of her amazing talent can be viewed in her fab shop!

Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team and Recycledandresewn


Oct 10, 2011

OhCanadaTeam Treasury Challenge Winner!!!

Oh, Canada! We have a winner!!


x 2, eh? Not only did billiemonster’s gorgeous curation clean up in the Oh Canada Treasury Challenge, but the all-Candian collection also took the team to Etsy mecca, The Front Page. Congrats, to billiemonster and all featured teammates. What a great way to begin a new season of challenges! We’ll honour our winner in this week’s treasury challenge, by using any item from billiemonster's shop in the top row of challenge entries.

To enter this week's challenge, you must:

* use an item from www.billiemonster.etsy.com in the top row of your collection

* post the link to your treasury in the comment section of this blog by Friday, October 14, 2011. If your treasury link isn’t here, your treasury isn’t entered in the challenge.

* use 6 team members, including our challenge winner, in the top three rows. Incorporate as many team members as you like, but there must be at least 6 team members in the top three rows to qualify for the challenge.

* tag your treasury with octchallenge and ohcanadateam. This is essential for providing the judges with one stop browsing.

* invite others to play and provide a link to the blog challenge. Just because it’d be cool to have guest players ;-)

Judging -- how about you? Not into the treasury making thang, or just want to sit back for a bit? Please, be a narrow down judge, to help whittle the list of entries down to manageable size for voting. Be one of the first three folks to volunteer in the comment section of this blog to take on this important role. Since treasuries should not include an item from your own shop(s), challenge winners are cordially invited, but never expected, to help narrow down entries.



Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


Oct 7, 2011

Friday Finds: Leopard Print Apron by Weezi

Weezi leopard print 

Apron

This is not your Grandma's apron! Be a domestic goddess (or pretend to be one) while doing tedious chores around the house wearing this leopard print Apron by Weezi. I could see Nigella in this, couldn't you?  Lisa loves the 1950s and 60s, and has this and many more vintage inspired items in her brick and mortar store as well as her Etsy store.

Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team and Weezi


Oct 2, 2011

OhCanadaTeam Treasury Challenge Finalists

The following four treasuries have been selected by our judge as finalists in the treasury challenge. Each picture is clickable, so please take the time to go to the original treasury and decide which of these gorgeous finalists you like best. Voting is open until Friday, October 7th and can be found in the sidebar of the blog. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 10th, when we'll begin the next challenge.




The treasuries are, as follows, clockwise:
"A Canadian Winter" by billiemonster
"Bohemian Autumn" by DarkRide
"A Canadian Autumn" by bstudio
"Fool's Gold" by JewelsbyJasmin

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