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My mother always turned sweety papers into little cups for her grandchildren. During a particularly gripping game of contract whist on Boxing Day I found myself doing the same thing. So naturally I've photographed some of them.
Helen

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
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Title:Fairy goblets - building up to the New Year
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:29 Dec 2009 - 10:27 AM
Tags:Humour / fun
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Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 10:33 AM

Lovely image with excellent processing too.
Rende

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 10:34 AM

Thanks Rende

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Trout_Man
Trout_Man  6 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 10:48 AM

Very nice image and processing, we were naughty, would chew tissue, put in cup and stick them on the ceiling...lol Smile Geoff.

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colmar
colmar  842 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 10:54 AM

Interesting image well presented here thanks for sharing Colin

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martinjp
martinjp  6 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 10:55 AM

superb Helen...a great capture and tale, hope you won at whist,,,

Martin.

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 10:56 AM

Thanks Geoff, Colin and Martin - Geoff - just trying to imagine what the ceiling looked like at the end of the day !!! Martin I'm useless at cards- but it was fun.

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29 Dec 2009 - 11:06 AM

Excellent work.

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helenlinda
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29 Dec 2009 - 11:15 AM

Thanks Ken

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mikbee
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29 Dec 2009 - 11:37 AM

Used to do the same Helen,and used them as football championship cups !! And interesting to read Geoff's comment.We did not stick the chewed paper to the ceiling,but on the teachers blackboard.
Kids--huh !!
Mick.

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helenlinda
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29 Dec 2009 - 11:42 AM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh happy memories Mick.
Thanks for your comment

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65222 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 12:03 PM

Helen, once again you demonstrate your fine imagination and turn it into an excellent and festive image. Love it.
Chris

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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 12:09 PM

I have to admit that I did the same as Geoff!! Well 'prepared' and captured, Helen. Carol

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 12:24 PM

What a fascinating occupation....I have never seen this done before. I always learn something on this site!
Very clever.

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barbarahirst
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29 Dec 2009 - 1:01 PM

I also havent seen this before
Makes a good piccy tho'

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helenlinda
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29 Dec 2009 - 1:25 PM

Thanks Chris, Carol, Joline and Barbara

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8751 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1243 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 1:26 PM

I think this is tapping into communal memories, we've all done this, somehow it happens instinctively. It's the unrecognised psychological impact of Quality Street.
Moira

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bobalot
bobalot  8 England
29 Dec 2009 - 2:27 PM

hope you had a good Christmas Helen, wonderful work.

Rgds Bob

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tigertimb
tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 2:31 PM

Not something I've ever done, but great creativity and a lovely cheerful and fun image Smile
Tim

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 2:33 PM

What a wonderful image, I have never seen this before either, thanks for sharin this Helen.
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helenlinda
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29 Dec 2009 - 2:50 PM

Thanks Moira, Bob, Tim and Bob

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Daisymaye
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29 Dec 2009 - 2:58 PM

It does bring back some memories. Can't quite put my finger on it but it will come to me. Lovely image..........Sandy

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susanbarton
29 Dec 2009 - 3:54 PM

Very good clearly it is the holiday season Wink Great shot and ballance

Susan

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helenlinda
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29 Dec 2009 - 4:24 PM

Thanks Sandy and Susan

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Imagephotographics

Lovely image Helen - nicely processed

Chris

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29 Dec 2009 - 4:35 PM

Thanks Chris

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2009 - 5:26 PM

Lovely idea and really intriguing
Mavis

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jaktis
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29 Dec 2009 - 5:27 PM

Looks good in many ways

Peter

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helenlinda
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29 Dec 2009 - 6:22 PM

Thanks mavis and Peter

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Dec 2009 - 7:01 PM

I can remember doing this when I were a lad! Great capture, Helen.
TrevB Smile

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pluckyfilly
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29 Dec 2009 - 7:04 PM

amazing what one can do with a few sweetie papers - well done Helen

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29 Dec 2009 - 7:44 PM

Thanks Trev and Ann

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Roly
Roly  8 Wales
29 Dec 2009 - 7:50 PM

Smashing image Helen.I have never heard of making cups out of them or sticking them to the ceiling.You learn something new every day on this site Smile.

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paulcr
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29 Dec 2009 - 7:50 PM

Smile Great use of Xmas leftovers of a different kind. Paul

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helenlinda
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29 Dec 2009 - 7:53 PM

We couldn't afford real cups when I was young- it was a hard life!!!
Thanks Roly and Paul

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Dotrob
Dotrob  9 Wales
29 Dec 2009 - 8:53 PM

Great idea, lovely colours and presentation.
Dot.

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2009 - 9:32 PM

What a brilliant excuse to open the tin of Quality St and eat the contents!
Jann
xxx

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helenlinda
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29 Dec 2009 - 10:02 PM

Thanks Dot and Jann - I did share them- honest!!

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clicknimagine
30 Dec 2009 - 10:08 AM

lovely arrangement, wonderfully taken...

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30 Dec 2009 - 10:20 AM

Thanks Rahul

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Rach1970
Rach1970  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 12:39 PM

Fab presentation Helen... and brought back some memories of my own too Smile
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30 Dec 2009 - 12:41 PM

Thanks Rachel

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NickParry
NickParry  91016 forum posts Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2009 - 8:09 PM

A great series of images that are fun, and bring a smile to my face.

Guest Editor Award given Smile

Nick Smile

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CliveA
CliveA  9 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2009 - 2:29 PM

My mum was always making these. A happy reminder.
Congrats on the picture and award.
Clive

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helenlinda
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31 Dec 2009 - 3:57 PM

Many thanks Nick and Alan for your comments
Nick I have to say that my jaw dropped for quite a considerable length of time when I saw your award - I am absolutely delighted. Many thanks

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NickParry  91016 forum posts Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2009 - 4:48 PM


Quote: Many thanks Nick and Alan for your comments
Nick I have to say that my jaw dropped for quite a considerable length of time when I saw your award - I am absolutely delighted. Many thanks

Its a good picture, so deserved it. Smile

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AnneWorner
2 Aug 2010 - 7:05 PM

Congratulations on the GEA Helen - I saw this and was reminded of my childhood - I think maybe many of us have made cups out of the foil wrappers.
Anne

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15 Aug 2010 - 9:39 PM

Thanks Anne- timeless activity obviously

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andmolliethedog

Has a charm to it..excellent use of texture to soften the effect.

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1 Sep 2010 - 8:32 AM

Thanks Richard

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photophantom
20 Sep 2010 - 9:07 PM

cleverly done Helen, congrats
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20 Sep 2010 - 9:53 PM

Thanks Dennis

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osie  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 9:28 PM

Lovely shot... very different...very artistic...!

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2 Nov 2010 - 9:50 PM

Thanks Osie

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24 Dec 2010 - 6:24 PM

All has been said above, great capture. Eric.

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Mynett
Mynett  7142 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2010 - 6:29 PM

mmmm watch out on the waist line though Helen LOL ... don't get tooo carried away, it must be a mum thing as mine did it also

Happy christmas to you and yours

Linda xx

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24 Dec 2010 - 7:28 PM

Thanks Eric and Linda

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TheWanderer
12 Jan 2011 - 9:23 AM

Oh, i like the creativeness hereSmile

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12 Jan 2011 - 9:47 AM

Many thanks Jon

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Shellio  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 4:46 PM

I know this was taken a while ago but I must add it's been very cleverly done, great thinking... quite a master of creation.
Shell

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16 May 2011 - 6:58 PM

Thanks Shell

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Michaela_Solway

very original and creative- like the processing

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15 Sep 2011 - 10:55 PM

Many thanks Michaela Smile

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28 Mar 2012 - 12:29 PM

So so clever. Great comp!

Pam

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28 Mar 2012 - 12:40 PM

Thanks Pam Smile

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