Friday, 19 November 2010

Challenge 45 - Lovely in Lilac...

We can hardly believe how many different reindeer images you all had tucked away in your crafty stash.  The 'Humbuggers' certainly saw a varied range during the course of last week ... everything from the funny, cute and quirky to others that were classy, decorative and elegant. 

Now brace yourselves because the bad news is that we have reached our penultimate challenge for this year ....  
"OH NO!" we hear you groan ... 
"AFRAID SO!" is our sad reply.  
It will feel strange not having any Bah! Humbug! Challenges in December, but we hope that, like us,  you'll feel as pleased as Christmas Punch when you consider the sizeable collection of beautiful cards you have crafted during the past 11 months!  
AND continuing the positivity, the good news is that we still have another challenge after this one ... 
AND there's also the announcement of our Special Prize Draw winners to look forward to before we go into temporary hibernation.  SEE! ... it's not all doom and gloom.
This week we challenge you to concentrate on using 
Shades of Lilac
We are not forbidding the use of other complementary or contrasting colours in your project, but obviously we want the main focus to be lilac tones.   However, if you're knee deep in Christmas shopping, wrapping Christmas presents, suffering with a sore throat, going to work in the freezing cold, cooking meals and trying to make things for a fund raising event all at once without even taking a breath!! ....  then you may, of course, get the wrong idea completely ... (as one of the Humbuggers did) ... and just use a touch of lilac on your card instead.  
Awwww bless her heart!  Let's pretend we haven't  noticed *wink*
If you'd like to see the details of how the DT created the luvverly lilac examples below, simply click the names to visit our personal blogs and don't forget to leave some love.

The deadline for this challenge is

12 noon (UK time)
Thursday 25th November 2010
You are free to create whatever you like ... it doesn't have to be a card ... in fact, show us as many different Christmas Projects as you want to share.
Just remember ... have fun and don't forget to leave us a direct link to your project in our comment box so we can come and admire your creativity.

Ann, Irene, Max


  1. Stunning cards ladies, I'll have to see if I've got any lilac paper lurking anywhere as its not a colour I normally use.... failing that I may have to go on a spree!!! Lots of love Steph

  2. Lovely cards as usual ladies and I have to say a very big THANK YOU to all of you otherwise I wouldn't have any Christmas cards made at all. I'll be with you again in 2011. Big Hugs xx

  3. What a stunning collection of cards ! l think you have all done yourselves proud !
    susan x

  4. Lovely cards by the DT and another great challenge - thanks. Sad that we are nearly at the end of these challenges for this year but really good news that you will be back after a break.  My lilac creation can be found on my blog

  5. Sadly we are coming to end of this years challanges and I've enjoyed them so much and so pleased the girls are carring on the challenge next is my card for this weeks challange.


  6. Hi Ladies

    Fantastic examples, hope my card qualifies??
    It is here.

    Hugs Ali x

  7. It's rare to see the word "penultimate" used and I get positiviely giddy over such silly stuff. I almost want to make my daughter read this post since she wasn't too thrilled when I forced that word on delicate brain a few years ago.

  8. Pretty DT cards!
    Here is my card.:)


    my entry ...

  10. Love the DT work and I so love purple! Here is my link

  11. Can't believe we only have one more challenge from you lovely ladies. With your help I have made over 90 Christmas cards so far - but unfortunately I sold most of them at a Christmas Fayre last Friday!!!! Guess what I've got to start doing again...... yup more Christmas cards for ME to send!! lol. You can find my card here.

  12. sad to hear you are ending the challenges for this year but enjoy the well earned break. here is my project for this week challenge. x

  13. Gosh we can't be that close to Christmas - can we??!!

    Here's my lilac lovely!

  14. I can't believe we have only one challenge left. It doesn't seem that long since we started Fab cards again this week. Here's my card for this week's challenge

  15. Love the Cards again they are super. Hope you like mine, Hazel xx Here is mine!

  16. Here's my link-Hope u like! xox Trisha

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  18. Great challenge... a real challenge for me I'm into trad colours!!
    Here’s my card

  19. What will I do when the challenges are all over? Here is my contribution

    Janet xx

  20. Yippee! I finally have a card that I can submit!

    It's on my BLOG!!!


  21. Love the colour, never would have thought to use it in a Christmas card though, but I love how this turned out!

    Here's my card.


  22. Hello my little red nosed Reindeers!

    How are we all?

    Or is it Lilac noses this week hee hee!

    Yah I have the very card, can't believe my luck. I like Lilac & greys together & just so happens Santa is coming!

    Hang on to your reins when Santa picks you up GIRLZ hee hee

    Hope you are all having a great weekend!

    OOOh before I go , me has been busy, lots to see on blog. Got my Jewellery up now & 2 more new cards as well as applying for a few new DT Spots!

    Just won another competition over on Crafty Anns Blog!

    I am so pleased & happy in Reindeer infested blogland hee hee

    Your good Reindeers not an infestation in sight! xxxx

    Take care
    Big Hugs

    My entry is at -

  23. Hello girls and before I go any further I do have to say thank you for getting me going on my Christmas cards so early so there is no panic at all this year. I've loved joining in with you and as I have only missed a few weeks throughout the year all I have to do is some inserts, some people never learn and I know I should have done them as I went along but hey not too bad a job.

    My entry this week is on my blog as usual, hope you like them! here it is!

    Looking ofrward to doing the same again next year.

  24. Morning ladies, great challenge. Love the non tradional colours. My entry is on my blog. Sue x

  25. Hi Everyone

    Lovely Challenge
    great cards from the team...
    can you look on my blog for card....

  26. Where has the year gone?? I can't believe its nearly time for the Bah Humbug holiday. Your cards are all gorgeous again and I love the theme. My card is here
    Claire xx

  27. What a lovely colour scheme to use for Christmas!

    Heres my card:

  28. Her's my card :)

  29. Great inspiration from the DT again. Can't believe how quickly this past year has gone.
    My penultimate card for this year is

    Beryl xx

  30. Love lilac, I've combined it with turquoise for my card, you can see it here. Thanks for all the inspiration!

    Nicki, xx

  31. Loved looking at all the entries. Mine can be found at

  32. Couldn't resist this one. Great DT work, we'll miss you next month. Here’s mine Marianne x

  33. Lilac Snoowie coming up - link below. Jx

  34. I've really enjoyed seeing all the creations this year from the team and entrants. I'm looking forward to participating again in 2011--so Happy Holidays to all of you all over the world!
    Here's my entry

  35. Thanks for letting me play along, great challenge, blessings Hilde

  36. Another great challenge. Here is my card.

  37. Hi girls !
    Back with my card... Here
    Susan xxx

  38. Hello ladies oh what super Dt cards as always
    here is my card

    huggies lindyloo x

  39. Here is my entry... Purple Penquin


  40. Oh, ladies, you are so clever! Great challenge and beautiful cards! My lilac creation is here.


  41. Fabulous samples again girls! You've chosen my favourite colourway here so I couldn't miss this one or I think one of you would have had to point out the error of my ways! I'll look forward to the last challenge of the year....and starting all over again in January! In the meantime, my Lovely in Lilac is here.

    Thanks for looking,
    Ann x

  42. Oh My- The penultimate Challenge. What an amazing Journey it has been. I have so much enjoyed taking part in all of the challenges set. Ladies, you are truly wonderful in every sense of the word. Very much look forward to participating in 2011
    As ever, wonderful DT creations!
    My Card is Here
    Carole x

  43. Hi again sorry for the mix up HERE is the right link.


    Amy xx

  44. Oh No! thought the deadline was this evening! Never mind - here is mine if you could just take a peep!

  45. Thought this was the last challenge so I didn't want to miss it, even though it is late. I'll be back for this last week's. My card is here. xxD

  46. Thanks for a great challenge and fantastic DT creations. Here is my card.
    Love Susan

  47. Wonderful cards everyone xx Jan