Friday, 29 April 2011

Challenge 17 ... Pleats and Ruffles ...

Just in case you didn't know ... 
Today is Royal Wedding Day 
although only someone in hibernation could be unaware that Katie and Will are getting hitched as Royal Wedding Fever has well and truly hit the UK this week.  Flags and bunting can be seen at every turn and mementos of all kinds are being snapped up before they even hit the shop shelves.   Possibly in the hope that they'll one day be worth loads'a'money or maybe just as a souvenir of a happy event to share with generations to come.  
Parties are being organised and there's a fantastic holiday atmosphere with lots of smiley faces to be seen wherever you go.  People will no doubt be celebrating well into the early hours ... and beyond! ... so fortunately, as this is a Bank Holiday weekend, it's leaving plenty of time for recovery for those who're going to overindulge.
We Humbuggers are not ones to pass up the chance of a wee 'drinky-poo' ... hahahahaha ... so we'll be dusting off our crystal glasses, filling them with jolly juice and toasting the happy couple, (repeatedly), to wish them every happiness for the future together.   
Adding to all this partying and hi-jinks, we have our own little souvenir of todays Right Royal Celebration on offer to one lucky random person who enters this week's challenge of 
Pleats and Ruffles
A super Joanna Sheen stamp set featuring Beefeater Lofty is up for grabs and all you have to do to be included in this special draw, is to indicate your interest when you submit your challenge entry, by starting your comment with 'LOFTY'.    
NB: Only those entries marked as interested will be considered for this prize.
NOW ...
At the risk of putting a bit of a damper on the celebrations, we have to announce that this is the final challenge week for our April Guest Designers, Kelly and Veronica, so stop waving those flags for a minute and join us in thanking them for providing wonderful inspiration during their stay at Humbug Hall.   We hope they have both enjoyed sharing their talents with everyone and will continue to participate in our up'n'coming challenges in 2011.   Meanwhile, just take a look at their final DT examples below.  If you'd like to know more details about this week's DT projects, or just want to leave some love for Ann, Kelly and Veronica,  please click on the links above each card to visit their personal blogs.   
**You'll notice that a certain Humbugger's name is missing again this week ...blush... but that's because there's been far too much time spent practising toasting skills and curtsies outside in the sunshine and not enough time in the craftroom - whoopsie - **   

The deadline for this challenge is 
12 noon (UK time)
Thursday 5th May  2011
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
AND REMEMBER to mark your entry if you want to be included in the 'LOFTY' draw.
Ann and Max


  1. Pleats and ruffles eh! Have to get ruffling then - great DT cards.

  2. themessycraftroom29 April 2011 at 15:41

    Hi Ladies what a right Royal fantastic day. After glittering last week ,I will get pleating and ruffling, hopefully abit earlier this week. Hugs xChrisB

  3. 'LOFTY'

    I enjoyed this challenge and made it while watching the wedding.

  4. 'Lofty'. Another fab challenge ladies. Veronica and Kelly have made some fab cards this month, thanks for all the inspiration. Here's my card

  5. Lofty looks great. Love the DT cards. Here is my card:

    Carol x

  6. Another great challenge and another card for my Christmas box - here is mine for this week

  7. Late with last week - early with this.........there are pleats on the ribbon :)


    Nearly forgot - here is the creation

  8. Great ideas girls, but never mind I got there in the end with this week's challenge. All the DT cards are always so perfect. Hugs Rita xxxx
    Here's My Card

  9. As always great inspiration from the DT, thanks for the challenge and thanks for looking at my creation

  10. LOFTY
    oh great challenge as alwyas
    here is my card
    huggies linda x

  11. Beautiful cards as always ladies, mine is here
    Claire xx

  12. 'Lofty' is another fun stamp set, like the one I have used in mycard
    That's the first time I've managed the link without looking it up!
    I love the DT cards, especially Veronica's.
    Kate x

  13. "Lofty"

    Hi Ladies
    Fab challenge again!

  14. Evening girls !

    Fabulous creations from all the DT !
    Here is my card ..
    Susan x

  15. Another great challenge for us again ladies...and thank you for the lovely DT cards once again.
    Here is my card for this weeks challenge.


  16. "Lofty"

    Wow .. another fab. challenge.
    As ever .. Such Fab. DT cards. Thank you :-)
    My card can be found Here
    Carole x

  17. 'Lofty'

    Lovely cards again this week ladies, and another different challege. Here is my card.

  18. Hi folks,

    Struggled with this one as hubby and I are packing to return home to Blighty tomorrow - I realised that this card isn't strictly pleated or ruffled so I'll understand if you have to disallow it but I have limited stash and couldn't come up with anything else which hadn't already been done. I'll leave it to you, my fellow Humbug-ers! here’s my entry”

  19. Beautiful DT cards. Can't wait to see all the other ladies' cards.
    Here's mine:

  20. Hello, ladies! I'm trying to get back on track and succeeded in getting this in quite before the deadline. My card is here.

  21. "LOFTY". Hello ladies - yet another great challenge and brilliant DT cards. Thanks for all the inspiration. You can find my card here.

  22. Lofty, wow what a prize! great challenge and DT cards, thank you mine is here,, I hope it fits, hugs, Miria

  23. themessycraftroom4 May 2011 at 22:21

    Hi everyone, another great challenge. My card ishere
    Hugs x Chris B

  24. Phew, I made it! That Lofty is so cute! Shouldn't have been, but this was tougher for me than usual, ladies but HERE'S my card. xxD (Hope I did that right, my eyeballs are buggy! LOL)

  25. Morning Ladies,

    Fab inspirations as always. Sadly I haven't made a card yet so I will miss the deadline but if you don't mind I will still do the challenge & link it up. I know if I let this one go, I'll lose my momentum & all my hard work so far will be in vain. Should be back on the ball next week as life calms down (hopefully!).


    Abi xx

  26. OOPS! Well look how long it's taken me ladies but at least I will have the ultimate satisfaction of knowing I did(eventually) make a Christmas card every week lol!

    Better late then never!!