Friday, 19 August 2011

Challenge 33 ... Something New ...

It's been a hive of activity for us Humbuggers this week, as we reluctantly wind down from the Summer Jollies, peruse our precious piccies and get back into the normality that is called 'Life at Humbug Hall'
Like many of you in the same situation, (especially those with kiddlings), we are battling humungous mountains of washing which have mysteriously accumulated at every turn ... and just when you get to the bottom of it all, you turn around and realise that the mountains of washing have transformed into gargantuan mountains of ironing ... and when you finally finish ploughing through that lot ... WELL ... then comes the dreaded chore of putting it all away into wardrobes and drawers which seem to have shrunk! 
Anyway,  once everything was squeezed back where it belonged, (and some where it didn't!), we managed to find a teeny bit of time for this week's challenge which is
Something New
If you're suffering the symptoms of Craft Withdrawal and feeling the urge to buy a little treat ... maybe as a reward for doing all that washing lol ... then you have our permission to do so.   YAY!   BUT ... if all the expenses of the last few weeks has left you feeling a wee bitty skint and you think that means you can't play along this week.  Errrrrr ... WRONG! 
No money is no excuse because your Something New could be an opportunity to show off a new technique you have learned ... or maybe even invented!
For more details about this week's DT projects, or if you just want to leave some love for Ann, Max & Donna,  please click on the links above each image to visit our personal blogs.  We always really appreciate any comments or opinions you may have.   Tracy hasn't joined us yet this week but we suspect she might possibly have been accidently 'squeezed' into somewhere she shouldn't be - whoops!  We're going to send the Humbug Hounds out to search and hopefully we'll find her before next week's challenge.

Ann - Just for Fun 

Now
... for those of you who lurrrrrve surprises and left a comment on our 'Celebrating over 400 Followers' post, hold your breath no longer because here are the winners...
Yeah! ... congrats to all three of you.  Please could you send an email to Humbug Hall and we'll get a small surprise sent out to you as soon as possible.
AND FINALLY ....

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The deadline for this challenge is 
12 noon (UK time)
Thursday 25th August 2011
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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.

73 comments:

  1. Interesting theme this week peeps.

    WOWser - can't believe I won something - thanks so much, will e-mail imminently.

    Kathyk

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  2. Firsly what a lovelt surprise to see that I was amongst the winners ...have emailed my details to you.
    Well this weeks challenge is brilliant as I have actually treated myself to a few new goodies just need time to play....

    Thank you ladies once again for all your brilliant challenges.

    Anne

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  3. Another great challenge and DT work. Here’s mine Marianne x

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  4. Decided not to let myself be so tardy this week ladies so .......
    here’s mine

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  5. Ooh! I won something, how amazing! I'll email you (much) later when I get home from work. And new stuff? I've always got new stuff lol!!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  6. Congrats to KathyK on her win xxxxx
    Thanks again ladies......here is my link...
    http://ajecreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/christmas-in-august-for-little-boy.html
    xxxx hugs Amanda

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  7. Another great theme - hope you like my cards.

    http://craftinghelen.blogspot.com/2011/08/christmas-star.html

    Helen x

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  8. I have resolved the problems I was having .. signing in issues again. Please ignore my last posting .. Just love the DT cards .. they are amazing. I have had my new goodies a little while but not yet had the chance to use them until today...
    My card can be found Here
    Carole x

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  9. Here's my card, girls!

    http://craftycardcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/pink-christmas_1957.html

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  10. Not sneaking in this time! Here's my effort. Hugs x

    http://wicked-designs.blogspot.com/2011/08/christmas-toby.html

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  11. Love the theme - can share a new technique I learned from my SU consultant.

    Here's my card:
    http://forgrinsandgiggles.blogspot.com/2011/08/cas-ual-fridays-embossing-bah-humbug.html

    Judy Ford
    Michigan

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  12. Great challenge, I get to show off my new pink twine.lol
    http://punknscrap2.blogspot.com/2011/08/csayl-non-traditonal-colours.html

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  13. I am fresh and new to your blog, but what a gem! I really like what I've seen here so far. I am glad to join in. Here is my creation:
    http://idocrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/believe.html

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  14. Thanks for another great challenge - here is my card this week

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  15. Hi Girls, Great challenge and DT inspiration ... I have used a new stamp and papers.

    My Card

    Lisa x

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  16. Fab DT cards...great theme for a challenge too!
    Helen x

    Here's my card

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  17. Hello ladies super dt cards as always

    here is mine
    hugs lindyloo xx

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  18. Hi girls, what an excuse to have a spend and hubby provided the opportunity! My card is here:
    http://cmdesign-cmdesign.blogspot.com/2011/08/something-new.html
    Carol x

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  19. First time I have entered your challenge this week...fab challenge and great challenge blog. Hope to join in again! Here's my attempt!

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  20. No need to check your calendars, ladies --- I really do have my card done already! I have some new stamps I couldn't wait to use and you can see them here.

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  21. Great challenge again here's mine -

    http://alifewellcrafted-jill.blogspot.com/2011/08/two-2-go.html

    Jill x

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  22. Another one for you this week - here

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  23. Fabulous theme heres my card. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  24. Great challenge ladies - always have something new x Here is the link to my entry x Susan x
    http://susiestacey.blogspot.com/2011/08/bah-humbug-challenge-33.html

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  25. Fab challenge and gorgeous cards ladies :-)
    Mine is here
    Claire xx

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  26. Here is my card.:)
    http://darlingho.blogspot.com/2011/08/friends-forever.html
    Thank You.
    ~darling Ho

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  27. Excellent projects everyone! This is my first time playing over here!
    This is my card~
    http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/2011/08/merry-christmas-clean-and-simple-design.html

    Thanks so much :)

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  28. I used a brand-new stamp for my card this week, you can see it here.

    Thanks, Nicki

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  29. This is my first time at your challenge. I'm a little confused how this one works with the links, so I hope I am doing it correctly.

    http://barbwireandribbon.blogspot.com/2011/08/so-friday-morning-my-daughter-reminds.html

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  30. My first Christmas card is here,

    http://craftyladyj113.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-christmas-card.html

    and I really enjoyed making it.

    Thank you x

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  31. My first Bah Humbug challenge entry - thanks for the chance to play!
    http://1krazeemama.blogspot.com/2011/08/christmas-undies.html

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  32. Here is my card - http://carissa-creativeexpressions.blogspot.com/2011/08/fancy-folds-with-stampfairy.html

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  33. Good morning! Love the creations this week ladies! Here is my new creation .

    Deanne :)

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  34. Too fun! Here's my project!

    http://jandjsyummycreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/let-it-snow.html

    Thanks - Juelmarie

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  35. thank you for another great challenge

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  36. Great challenge! Lovely creations from the DT. My entry is below!...xx
    http://kraftykarens.blogspot.com/2011/08/oh-christmas-tree-oh-christmas-tree.html

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  37. Great theme,hope mine counts, you can find it at
    Here

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  38. Hiya there Humbuggers,

    How are you doing in your big Humbug hall.

    Have missed you,still pop in and see that you are ok but things got so strained just before Christmas and my dearestMother in Law passed in Feburary - it was all a big long muddle of health issues and hubby in hospital too.Not a fun time.

    But enough of that I want to get my jollies on as my Christmas Jollies hee hee

    Great cards and like your thinking on the "NEW" theme!

    My New would be have never added a gem buckle and flower gem to a ribbon before or Never coloured Black hair before.

    Hope you like my Christmas card.

    http://casperscraftycapers.blogspot.com/2011/08/velvet-snowflake.html

    Take care
    big hugs
    Casper

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  39. Casper you're link doesn't seem to work and when I click on your name it says access not allowed.
    Think you need to go into settings and permissions to let visitors to your blog.
    Ann xxx

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  40. fantastic dt projects ladies and a fab challenge
    here is my card
    tracey x

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  41. Great entries everyone!

    Here is mine:

    http://knackeredgrouse.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/cards-for-menboys-and-something-new/

    Barbara

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  42. http://jocelyn-april.blogspot.com/2011/08/and-softly-fell-silent-snow.html

    Here's mine for this week.

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  43. Hi Gals, you know us all too well. We all have new stuff we haven't used yet. =)

    Here is my card.

    Thanks for hosting!
    Hugs, Sarah T

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  44. Here is mine this week, thanks for the lovely sample ladies.

    http://colleenscardcreations.blogspot.com/

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  45. Hi Girls,
    Here is my entry
    Hugs
    susan x

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  46. Hiya there, hee hee i am Back in Humbug hall again.

    Another Christmas card from me!

    Use something new, Papers are new although had them for a while and this is the fist time I have used my small snowflake punch!

    you can see it here at

    http://casperscraftycapers.blogspot.com/2011/08/winter-butterfly.html

    Take care
    Big Hugs
    Casper
    xxx

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  47. I just found your blog through Donna; what fun! I have taken a completely new direction in my stamping so I think this qualifies! Please check out my Circus Tent art journal page!

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  48. I am sorry, I did not realize it had to be Christmas themed. It does include God but more creation than nativity themed, LOL!

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  49. Wonderful cards! And a great theme for me, cause there have just arrived a few new Christmas stamps... you can see two of them here ;)
    Hugs Michi

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  50. merci pour ces supers challenges et tout ces défis, voici ma carte http://monptitmonde-ch.blogspot.com/2011/08/pommes-de-pins.html
    merci et bonne chance a tous, biz

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  51. I've been AWOL, but like a bad penny will keep turning up. I've not managed a card yet this week, I will see how things go along tonight - I have a birthday card & a sympathy card to make so I may not get around to Christmas cards this week.

    Janet (2p Designs)

    PS blogger tells me I can't sign in as I don't have permission hope this posts anyway

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  52. Hello Ladies, hope you are sharing the lovely sunny weather up in your humbug hall, here is my entry. hugs heidi

    http://mainland-magic.blogspot.com/2011/08/squiggles-snow-puppy-for-bah-humbug-and.html

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  53. Gorgeous cards again this week ladies :)
    Here's my entry
    hugs Mandy xx

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  54. Fab cards by the DT and some lovely entries this week. My card is here

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  55. lovely dt cards again this week -  mine is here, am getting quite a nice stack of cards now, thanks to you!

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  56. Hello ladies - another great challenge...... luckily I'd just bought something new!!! lol You can find my card here.

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  57. Great challenge and lovely DT cards, bit late this week but my card is here
    Beryl x

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  58. Beautiful cards and wonderful theme - not like I needed encouragement for a little shopping... You can see my card at:

    http://paperstampscissors.blogspot.com/2011/08/christmas-angel.html

    Hugs, Dawn

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  59. Great challenge - here's mine!
    Sandra

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  60. Hope you like my quick and simple Christmas card. Thanks for the challenge
    http://cockneyblonde.blogspot.com/2011/08/scrap-that-project.html

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  61. Hi ladies a great challenge, abit late this week as I'm on my hols. My card is here
    Hugsx ChrisB

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  62. I hope you didn't think I was avoiding you. I've finally returned after a very busy lazy summer and I've got a card for today. Here you go.

    http://ksdcreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/bah-humbug-something-new.html

    Thanks for some fun this week and I look forward to the next challenge you throw our way.

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  63. Cripes! a mammoth 66 comments today and more to come, I'm sure. This is my entry for this weeks challenge.
    http://florafinity.blogspot.com/2011/08/something-new.html

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  64. Fabulous DT creations.Great challenge.
    You can find my card here.
    TFL
    Lisa x

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  65. Great theme, and great DT cards! Here's mine (sorry is a little late - just got home from being away for a week, helping my son move)
    http://celticcrafters.blogspot.com/2011/08/challenge-32_25.html

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  66. What a great challenge, and a very good excuse!

    http://violetscorner.blogspot.com/2011/08/mono-madness.html

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  67. Great challenge, you can find my entry here

    http://daisychain-daisychain.blogspot.com/2011/08/christmas-dance.html

    Hugs Christine x

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  68. Here's my card, thanks for the challenge. My Something new is the stamp.
    http://stampinmindy.blogspot.com/2011/08/every-stocking-counts-right.html

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  69. Only a few weeks from now and all of us will be cramming for the gifts and decors. But I'm already excited from all the stuff I've seen on your blog:-)

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