Dec 22, 2011

OhCanadaTeam Secret Santa 2011

Once again the OhCanadaTeam held a secret santa gift exchange and it was tons of fun! We decided to host the event on Elfster this year which made matching up givers and giftees a bit easier. It was also fun to be able to ask anonymous questions! Many thanks again to Mary Ann of TheBackyardBear for organizing and coordinating the event. Below are a sample of some of the happy recipients with their gifts.







Isabelle of IGBijoux received a gorgeous scarf and bracelet from Josy of JDArtStudio.
Josy, in turn, received an assortment of lovely paper items from Christina of j2studios.







Jen, of Jensdreamdecor received beautiful and toasty mittens from Mary Ann of TheBackyardBear










and Mary Ann received several stunning pieces of turquoise jewelry from Leanne of LeanneDesigns.







And finally, Karen of KarensRopeWork received a gorgeous necklace from Isabelle of IGBijoux, and Molly of LittleBearsMom received a lovely, romantic necklace from Caroline of DarkRide.
















The 2nd annual OhCanadaTeam gift exchange was lots of fun for everyone involved. Who doesn't like to receive a suprise package in the mail? Happy Holidays to all, and here's hoping that at least some of us get to enjoy a white Christmas. Stay warm, enjoy time with friends and family, and see you in the New Year!!!

Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


Dec 17, 2011

Oh Canada Treasury Challenge

The polls are open, Canada!

This week we are voting on the collections inspired by last week's challenge winner, Karen at KarensRopeWork. Many thanks go out to the gals behind bstudio and whimsypie for narrowing down this week's selections.

This week's final four are Winter Lake by wintergarden, Skating Through a Winter Wonderland by RJCharms, Cranberry Chocolate by clonehardware and Winter's Bride by Dark Ride.





The polls will stay open until Friday, December 23, midnight in Ottawa. Our next challenge will resume in the New Year and feature the winner of this challenge.

From Treasury Challenge Headquarters, I wish you all the happiest of holidays!

Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


Dec 16, 2011

Friday Finds: ceramic Christmas Tree Snowflake Ornaments by ButlerPottery

Christmas Tree Ornaments
Joyce has created these beautiful snowflakes ornaments out of ceramic. She first rolls out some clay and then cuts the shape. After brushing the color she then fires the ornament for the second time and brushes a mother-of-pearl glaze to give it some iridescence. These ornaments come in blue, brown or purple and would make a beautiful gift set. You can start your own handmade tradition! Visit Joyce's shop to see more of her ceramic creations!

Friday Finds will be back in the New Year! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Holiday season and all the best for 2012!

Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team and butlerpottery


Dec 9, 2011

Friday Finds: Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Earrings by philosophiacreations

Lapis Lazuli Briolette 

Earrings Wrapped in Sterling Silver
Lapis Lazuli is one of my favorite luxe gemstones, so I am so pleased to show you my latest find. These gorgeous earrings are made by Michelle of philosophiacreations and are not only sizeable but have beautiful flecks of gold pyrite running through them. These are available in sterling silver and copper, and for more designs, please visit her Etsy shop.



Dec 8, 2011

Oh Canada! Treasury Challenge

Congratulations to Karen of KarensRopeWork, this week's treasury challenge winner. We'll find lots
of inspiration in Karen's shop for our next challenge!





To enter this week's challenge, you must:

* use an item from KarensRopeWork 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, December 16, 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


Dec 3, 2011

Oh Canada! Treasury Challenge

The polls are open, Canada! Thanks to last week's winner, Isabelle at IGBijoux, our entries have been narrowed down to a manageable four for voting. This week's final four are Drops of Sunshine on a Grey Winter Day by RecyledandResewn, The World in Black and White by KarensRopeWork, 'Rust'ic by bstudio, and Winter Dreams of Summer Skies by DarkRide. Who will be featured in our next challenge?





The polls will remain open until midnight in Ottawa, Wednesday, December 7th.



Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


Dec 2, 2011

Friday Finds: Silver Dragonfly Embroidered Picture by SandrasCardShop

Silver and dark grey embroidered 5x5 picture
Today's find features an embroidered picture of a dragonfly by SandrasCardShop. I've always thought of dragonflies as magical and ethereal, and Sandra's embroidery conveys just that. Embroidered in silver and black and mounted on silver damask paper, it makes a very pretty picture, ready for framing. Visit SandrasCardShop for more lovely pictures and cards.

Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team and SandrasCardShop


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