Friday 26 February 2010

Challenge 7 - Trees...

Hello Everyone

As you all know we have been absent for the past week, and if Mr Blogger is not playing naughties, hopefully you are all reading this.

We will be on our way home later today, ready to look at all of your fabulous cards/projects. Can I say we are totally in awe of all your wonderful creations and our wish list for Christmas goodies gets longer every week!!!!

Todays challenge theme is


You may decide to use a Christmas Tree, a Forest, a Tree in a village, the choice is yours. All we ask of you is to make a Christmas card or Project using a Tree or various Trees.

Remember the most important thing is to have FUN.

When your work is complete do leave us a direct link in the comment box below so we can come and have a look at your fabulous creations.

If you would like to see how we created our cards, please click on the name above the photo.


Challenge 7 closes at Noon (UK time)
on 4th March 2010

We are so looking forward to seeing your fabulous entries again this week.

Ann, Irene, Max

Wednesday 24 February 2010

** BOO!! **

Wha ...Haha ... hahaha !
Did we make you jump?
Just checking to see if you're paying attention ... and you were! Well done!!

Before we left for York last Friday, the 3 'Humbuggers' decided that as a wee reward for your patience and loyalty to Bah! Humbug! challenges so far ... and also to make sure you don't forget about us! ... we would have a random spot prize for one lucky person.

Sooooooooooooo .........
"C'mon Down

Ann of Spirit of Creativity

It's your lucky day today!

If you could e-mail Irene before the weekend with your 'snail mail' details, then something specially selected from our Super-Dooper Santa Sack will be winging it's way to you as soon as we get home.

Ok - you can all relax again but no nodding off or you may miss all the gossip about our trip and of course we'll have a brand new challenge starting on Friday. Whoo Hoo!!
You wouldn't want to miss that now ... would you?

Friday 19 February 2010

Humbugger Holiday

You all know the Cliff Richard song ...
"We're all going on a Summer Holiday ..."

Have you got the tune in your head? Good.
Let me hear you sing ...
"We're all going on a Febby Holiday ..."
Let me explain ... if I can stop squealing for long enough. *Squeal*

Ann, Irene and myself have been pals now for many years having 'met' online through an MSN cardmaking group and there was an instant bond of friendship between us.

Since then there have been a gazillion phone calls between us and we have probably spent far more hours than we should admit to, gas-bagging about family, work and, of course, crafting.

I have met up with Irene several times, when visiting Sunderland with my daughter for ten pin bowling tournaments ... and Irene has met Ann more times than I can remember ... AND they've even had sleepovers!

Sadly, we've never managed to coordinate our individual schedules well enough to organise a 'threesome' - although in fairness, living a few hundred miles away from them has been a major factor.


With a little 'jiggery-pokery' behind the scenes, we are finally, finally going to get together - all of us - in one place - at the same time! EEEK! Can you imagine?

I can guarantee it will be an absolute hoot, with laughter on the agenda every day!! How on earth will we cope?! My butterflies have butterflies!
*Squeal* *Squeal*
My hubby has expressed concern about whether my snoring will be an issue BUT as I only snore when I'm asleep ... and I'm far too excited for that ... problem solved!

Now, as we will be away having fun together from 19th - 26th February, that obviously means that Bah! Humbug! will be unmanned for a week.
Shock! Horror!! Unthinkable!!!

We have made the decision to have a Challenge- Free week and let you all enjoy a wee breather too. Aren't we just the kindest Challenge Hostesses you know? My advice is that you take this opportunity to charge your batteries ready for our return, as I promise it will be full steam ahead for the rest of the year.

Soooo ... I hope you will all forgive us being selfish and allow us this little indulgence ... just this once. We'll probably be back before you even miss us.

As I started with a song, I thought I'd finish with one too ...

"I'm so excited!
An' I just can't hide it!
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!"


Friday 12 February 2010

Challenge 6 - Snowmen...

Well what a totally amazing week we had on the theme of Holly - so many cards and projects and all with the wow factor. All three of us here at Bah! Humbug! gained so many amazing ideas while visiting everyone's blogs.
Thank you all so much. Now before we move on to the new challenge we need to announce the winner of our start of the month prize draw.

Our February prize winner is.....

Doreen of Doreen's Dream

Yeah, congratulations Doreen. Please could you email Irene within the next 4 days and she will organise sending the prize out to you.

Now on to this week's challenge, which is...

SNOWMEN!(or ladies!)

Snowmen are always great fun on Christmas cards and projects. They come in all shapes and sizes and everyone of them is as loveable as the last. Who can resist their total cuteness? Not us that's for sure! I hope you feel the same way and will dig out your favourite snowmen to create a card or other Christmas project to share with us this week.

We can't wait to see all the different snowpeople on your blogs.

Remember the most important thing is to have fun. When your work is complete do leave us a direct link in the comment box below so we can come and have a look at your fabulous creations.

If you'd like to see how we created our cards this week - just click the links above the images to take you there.

**Challenge 6 Closes at Noon (UK time)

on Thursday 18th February**

Really looking forward to seeing some fabulous entries again this week.

Ann, Irene and Max. xxx

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Top Tip Tuesday...Avoid 'Inner Turmoil'...

We're all doing a great job and next Christmas is looking like it's gonna be an absolute breeze, but last year, besides being really late making some important cards, I also hit panic stations when it came to adding the inners.

Don't know about you, but often when I'm doing cards for challenges etc., I leave the inner for a later date - not good really, because if you suddenly have 50+ inners to do it's not only hard work, but incredible boring too!

So this week's Top Tips are ...

'Card inners are best done at the same time as the card or very soon after'


'Digi images are fabulous for resizing and using on the inside of cards'

Here's the inner I've just done for the very first challenge we had at Bah! Humbug!

I just love the way you can resize digi images and use a smaller version on the inside of cards.

Here's another inner using a digi image made smaller for the inside of the card. I also printed this digi out ready coloured as I was feeling lazy and also I didn't want to use Promarkers on the paper of the inner as it would have bled on to the other side. This inner matches the shopping card I did for our 'glitter' challenge...

Hopefully you've enjoyed the latest Top Tip Tuesday and
if you have any tips for producing fabulous inners for cards please share them by leaving a comment for us below. We'd love to hear them.

Also, don't forget our challenge this week is 'HOLLY '. There have been some totally gorgeous cards on everyone's blogs. If you haven't joined in yet please do and put a link to your work in the comments section HERE. There is still plenty of time and also a great prize up for grabs for one lucky person.

Ann xxx

Friday 5 February 2010

Challenge 5 - Holly...

Hello Everyone
Thank you all so much for your continuing support of Bah! Humbug! It's a pleasure to visit your blogs and see such fabulous Christmas cards/projects.

Yes, it's the beginning of February and already it's Challenge 5, but before I let you know what the challenge topic is, the beginning of the month means that we have a Christmas themed prize for one lucky winner.
The prize this month is...

An 8" x 8" pack of 40 Papermania sheets called
Home for Christmas

As before the winner will be chosen at random and the lucky winner will be announced at the start of the challenge next week. Good luck everyone.

Now on to our theme for this week which is


Below are the Design Teams examples. For more details of each card, please click on the name above the card.

**Challenge 5 Closes Noon (12pm UK time)
on Thursday 11 February 2010**

We are really looking forward to seeing some fabulous entries again this week.

Ann, Irene, Max