Magnus Nyhuus, age 3, which is a dinosaur and shapes house. He chose Dinosaurs because they are Santa's favourite animal. And we all know that, don't we?
Ellen and Nick from Bristol and their Fairytale house complete with bears and piggies in the windows
Here is a MerryChristmas from The Hedqvist Family - for the grown up category, we have Melissa
It is the Moomins on vacation in Sweden. They are waiting at a Swedish train station (see the flag above the door)! Mischievous Lilla My is standing on top of the train. Santa is watching from the chimney so she had better watch out.
Estrid Hedqvist's gingerbread house. She is 2 years old and she has created an "In the Night Garden" themed house! She chose this theme because it is one of her favourite bedtime stories. The project didn't start too well as an over enthusiastic little girl dropped the pieces from the kit on the floor. They therefore had to start by doing a jigsaw to put the house together! Estrid is very happy with the result and enjoyed eating some extra Saturday candy, apparently.
Hayley North writes:
Cough. A brave entry here. As you can see, it's better viewed from the back, this house. I even had to write 'hus' on the roof, in case of any doubt. The original intention was for smooth pink walls, some nice landscaping and roof detail. A house fit for a Moomin. I then realised that I'm not that skilled and to make matters worse, I dropped the front of the house on the floor (it only just escaped being eaten by the dog) and thus it now looks like the lucky survivor of an earthquake in toy town. Even the rockery was damaged. The decorators are fans of 1970s 'artex'.
Pity vote? God Jul.
Ps. I am also English, not even slightly Swedish (although I do like to pretend) and this is my first ever attempt.
Pps. I am proud of the curtains
For the 7-15 category we have this entry. Jo and Isabel who are both 15 and Jo's sister, Ana, who's 12, spent last Saturday evening creating a Christmas candy cottage decorated with as many sweets as they could lay their hands on. This is what they came up with. Everything is edible, even Father Christmas.
Jonas Wilson from Warrington is 6 years old.
Jonas decided to cover the front roof of his house in jellybeans and icing flowers, and on the side of the house he stuck on some animal decorations, prompting him to call the house the “Christmas Zoo”.
Here's Emmi Wilson (8 years old) and she's Jonas' big sister. She went for lots of girly colours and sweeties.
Here's an e-mail we received:
Our families have been making gingerbread houses as a tradition for over ten years. It is special for us as we are sharing our Norwegian tradition with our English friends, over a fun couple of days.
Tone (12) made the smallest house, Annabelle (13) with the help of her mum made the house with the pink shutters. Neirin (19) taking the longest time made the tiled house. Mads (me) (19) made the house with a snowman outside with the help of his mum who actually baked all the gingerbread houses.
The chief project manager Terje ensured the houses followed strict building regulations and managed the assembling of the houses.
The Vallestad, Hart & Thompson families
This is my gingerbread house for the adult comp.
I have tried to make it look like my mums summer house in Sweden :)