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Creative Competition 2008 Winners

September 30th, 2008

We are delighted to announce the 2008 Dolls House Emporium Creative Competition Winners are:

In third place for ‘Lord Holborn’s Observatory’ is Sue Hill from East Sussex. Sue win’s £200 worth of Dolls House Emporium Vouchers. Sue used copper leaf to create the stunning dome effect for the observatory and plumbing pipe to create the telescope!

In second place for the ‘Bacchus Wine Shop and Tasting Room’ is Ingrid Germonprez from Belgium. Ingrid’s dedication to creating 188 individual wine bottles has earnt her £350 in gift vouchers to spend at the Dolls House Emporium .

And finally, the big one!

1st place goes to Helen and Elinor Moore from North Yorkshire for ‘Cleome’s Shop’. The beautiful detailing on the roof (all hand cut and painted tiles) to the ‘leather books’ which Elinor painted herself, this project is a real treat. Helen and Elinor win up to £650 to spend on any Dolls House Emporium kit.

A huge congratulations to all who took part.

More images of entries to the competition:

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10 Comments to “Creative Competition 2008 Winners”


  1. I’M NOT SURE WHY THE THIRD PRIZE WINNER QUALIFIES, I UNDERSTOOD THAT THE COMPETITION WAS TO USE AN EXISTING BUILDING BOUGHT FROM YOU. THERE WAS NO INDICATIONS IN THE COMPETION RULES THAT MODIFYING THE BUIPDING WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE. I HAVE ALSO REALISED THAT THE RECENT COMPETITION WINNERS USE MOSTLY BOUGHT MINS RATHER THAN SHOWING THIER CREATIVITY BY MAKING THEIR OWN..IS THAT YOUR PREFERANCE AS YOU SELL THEM??


  2. Thank you for your comment Jane. The competition entry form does state that you are allowed to ‘adapt, modify and decorate the Toll House in any way you wish.’

    All of the entrants, including the winning 3, made significant parts of their Toll Houses themselves. Helen and Elinor Moore made all the books in Cleome’s shop, also creating the roof tiles, stone blocking and flooring by hand. Ingrid Germonprez varnished all her furniture herself, created the corkscrews on the back wall by hand and individually painted all 188 wine bottles which she then re-stuck the labels onto. Finally, Sue Hill created the largest telescope from plumbers drain pipe and the pictures in her observatory from photos of famous astronomers and empty frames.

    We hope that this answers your concerns.


  3. Please could you tell me when the top eight ‘ judges favourites ‘ will be displayed, i check every day and can’t wait to see them . Please put me out of my misery.

  4. Pat Wareing Says:


    I too am waiting to see the 8 top favourites when will they be available?

  5. Pat Wareing Says:


    Will we ever get to see the other pictures for this competition?


  6. I am still waiting to see the top eight entries from the Creative Competition It says in the new november catelogue that you can see them on the Dolls House Emporium website, but when i looked, they were not there. Maybe i am stupid and looking in the wrong place. Can somebody PLEASE help me.

  7. Ailsa Bowden Says:


    What superb creations from the three winners !!! I was particularly taken with the observatory,
    a unique display !! Heartiest congratulations to all three, well done indeed !!!


  8. Dear All,

    If you check under the blog for ‘The Final Countdown’ you will see the remaining entrants from the final eight. We placed on blog on Friday last week and one earlier today. We hope you enjoy them.

  9. Barbara Hayes Says:


    It is great to see the creativity of those individuals that have the imagination to do something original for
    the competition. It is easy to criticize, especially when one hasn’t submitted an entry! To those who
    are not happy with the results – enter next time and stun us all! Best regards to everyone.

  10. Evelyn Jane Linke (Mrs). Says:


    Every time I look and buy an item that attracts my view
    I know that if I trade with you
    The pleasure cannot be increased
    My Dolls House folk feel weak at the knees
    The fast delivery will never cease
    I should like to enter the competition please
    To share my joy and total delight
    Every item that I need to acquire
    Is lovely and surberbly RIGHT.
    Thanks for satisfying my desire.

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