So Sunday dawned and I headed back to the scraproom after another lovely breakfast in the restaurant..
The weather was quite nice..cool but still sunny and only really one day of overcast and miserable weather which was Saturday and I was inside for the entire day anyway.
Taupo is lovely. So pretty. And surrounded by snow capped mountains. Here's the view as you drive into Taupo.
The resort was about 5minutes drive north from the Lake.
Sunday was more scrapping - not that I did any while I was there. More make and takes..More shopping. More giveaways!
And the announcing of the winners of the name tag and album competition.
Each participant was invited to create a name tag for themselves and then enter it into the competition to win a prize. Everyone went to SO much trouble and each name tag was SO detailed!!
It was VERY hard to choose just one winner. I decided on a happy, fun name tag by Andrea. I loved the colours and the fun layering!
And special mention must go to Suzz, Jo, Pat and Harriet who made a matching set of name tags, table place cards and drink bottle hangers to hold lollies and chocolates. So much detail!!! They won runner up prizes!
And then it was time to judge the album competition.
Each participant was given a timber Kaisercraft "arrow" shaped album when they first arrived back on Friday night. And they had the weekend to decorate it and turn it into an album on any theme and using any products they liked.
I was floored that SO many completed and beautifully detailed albums showed up on the judging table by lunchtime Sunday! It was amazing!!!! And made my job much more difficult as I had SO many albums to choose from.
A gorgeous wedding album jumped out at me. So much attention to detail, beautiful photos and a classic black and white theme was what made me choose this one as the overall winner.
I don't have a clear shot of the album but you can see it in the lower left hand corner of the top photo showing some of the albums.
Now, if it was ME creating with that "arrow" shape I would have instantly turned it into a house - I do have a thing about "houses!!". I didn't even SEE it was an arrow shape. To me..it was a house. So I was surprised that NO ONE made a house album!!!!!
BUT. One girl made this piece of gorgeousness!!!
Isn't it delightful!!!
Now, technically it wasn't an album which was what the requirements were for the comp BUT I could NOT go past this and she got a special mention and a prize as well.
And finally, another special mention went to another girl, Jo, who created an Autumn Retreat album. Already! She had brought along her own little photo printer and had already printed out her photos from the weekend and added them to her album! Talk about speedy!!!!!! Very impressive.
Here's all of our happy winners!!!!
We then headed outside for some group photos..
Thanks Nic and Lucy for a wonderful weekend!