Friday, 17 June 2011

Challenge 24 Scarves and Mittens....

Scarves and mittens - we're having kittens...
as there are no cards or gift bags or even tiny tags to put on display from the Humbug Hall craft rooms.  Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!
There is plenty of moaning and groaning though and it's not the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present or Future making the blood curdling noises that are echoing down our drafty corridors.
Oh dear no! 
In the far north wing Max has been struck down by a dreadful bug and has spent much of the week doing an impersonation of Moaning Myrtle in the smallest room of the hall.  Oh poor Max - let's hope she will be back to her normal self as soon as possible.
Now as for Ann well she never is quite normal!
This week it's all been happening (you may have heard the screams of excitement) in the Yorkshire wing of Humbug Hall.  Our Ann has become a Grandma.  A first time Grandma!  Now as you can imagine her head is even further up in the clouds than it is normally and that's pretty high!  All she can concentrate on is baby cuddles and kisses and who can blame her.  
So this week Ann is officially on maternity leave, but she will be visiting you all to see your stunning creations and hopefully will be back down to earth next week to play along with everyone.
Isn't it a good thing that our wonderful Guest Designers are so amazingly talented and have provided our challenge with all the inspiration needed for this week's theme of ...
Scarves and Mittens

As usual they have produced some stunning work for us.  We do hope you will click on the links and visit their blogs both to find out more about the cards and also leave them a little love as kind comments are always appreciated.

Wendy - Crafting Purple Crazy 

Christine - Ladylace Crafting Space 

The deadline for this challenge is 
12 noon (UK time)
Thursday 23rd June 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.
Tons of love 
Ann and Max xxx
PS: Watch out for Spot Prize announcements next week as there may be one or two to celebrate the birth of little Eli!


  1. themessycraftroom17 June 2011 at 08:11

    Congratulations Ann, it's lovely being a Gran.
    Lovely cards ladies, see you later in the week. Off to work now unfortunately. Have a good day. Hugs x ChrisB

  2. congrats ann and get well soon max. just fab winter warmers from your GD this week. I've made these 3 little cards for this weeks challenge.

  3. A huge congrats, Ann on your new little bundle of joy! And poor Max! Hope you're up nd about soon. Feel better! Beautiful work, Wendy and Christine. thanks for keeping the inspiration coming! xxD

  4. Congratulations, Ann.:)
    And Nice theme in Christmas :)
    ~darling Ho`

  5. Like your DT works.

    See my card here:

    hugs from Germany by Marina.

  6. Congratulations Ann and hope Max is feeling better. Great challenge again. Here is my card:
    Carol x

  7. Lovely cards. Congrats to Grandma! My card is here x

  8. Many congratulations to Ann on the birth of her first grandchild - no wonder screams have been heard as far away as Somerset!! lol Commiserations go to Max and I hope she feels better soon - I can't believe you've been a Moaning Myrtle......... Congratulations to Wendy and Christine on taking up the slack. You can find my card here.

  9. Congratulations Ann and I hope Max is feeling better very soon.

    Here is my card for this week.

  10. Hi fabulous challenge heres my card. hugs Shirleyxx

  11. Hope Max is feeling better and congratulations to Ann.

    My card is here

  12. Hi Ladies ... thank you all soooooo much for your get well wishes xxx They must be working 'cos I'm feeling much better and am looking forward to my first cooked meal tonight.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  13. Lovely cards from the design team, I hope you feel a whole lot better Max and enjoy your meal.
    my card is here
    Beryl x

  14. Congrats Ann and great DT inspiration!!!!!

    Deanne :)

  15. Congrats to Ann, grandchildren are so wonderful. Glad to hear you are feeling better Max.

    Here is my card.


  16. Congrats on being a new Grandmom Ann, hope Mother and baby are doing well, Max shake that bug girl, glad to hear you're better. Didn't get the scarf on my card, but here's some cute glittery mittens for you:
    Here's my card

  17. Another week and another great challenge ladies....lovely DT cards as usual.  Here is my card
    for this weeks challenge.


  18. Big congrats to Ann on becoming a Grandma and hope Max is feeling better soon. My cards at

  19. Such a fun challenge! Check out my card here:



  20. Congrats Ann on becoming a first time Nanna, and Max, I hope you're feeling better by now! Here's my card.


  21. Congratulations to Ann and Get Well Soon to Max. Sorry I can't play along this week again, stash is truly buried under boxes! Hope to be back soon, Sandra.

  22. Congratulations, Ann! I hope you're enjoying these first days with your grandchild!

    This week's subject really got me going - I made 6 cards in one sitting! Thanks for doing this! Here's my take on mittens:

  23. Hi Girls
    Great cards and a great challenge too :)
    Here's my card:

  24. Congratulations to Ann. I'm sure she is enjoying being a Grandma!
    I hope Max is on the mend.
    I love the DT cards, especially the image Christine has used.
    You will find my card here
    Kate x

  25. Another great challenge - thanks girls!

  26. Very Much hope your feeling better Max .. Many Congratulations again to you Ann on becoming a grandma.
    Love the DT cards, they
    are truly fab. Such a great theme too.
    My card can be found

    Carole x

  27. A great challenge and my card is ready - unfortunately Blogger just won't load it onto my blog at the moment. Congratulations to Ann and hope Max is feeling lots better. I will be back.

  28. Well eventually I was able to upload my challenge card so you can now see it on my blog

  29. I'm embarrased to be here with a completed challenge after being missing for so long. Sorry!
    Anyway, I'm here now and if you would like to peek here is the link :)

  30. Thank you for another fabby challenge. Really enjoyed this one. Here's my card

  31. Oh there we go, back to my normal time keeping ladies, I don't want to shock you too much lol! Here it is.

  32. themessycraftroom22 June 2011 at 22:40

    Congaratulaions Ann. Max I hope your feeling better. A great challenge this week. Really enjoyed making my card today. My card is here
    Hugs x ChrisB

  33. Scarf but no mittens :(


  34. WooHoo, Wendy and Christine! Missed you Max and Ann but sometimes it can't be helped. I finally cranked one out. You can find it (oh crap, I'm too tired to find the direct link so...


  35. Congrats on the new baby! Also, I hope you are feeling better soon, Max. A fun challenge; however, I have no scarf, just mittens (opposite of 2pDesigns).

  36. Congratulations Ann, enjoy your cuddles. Hope you are feeling better Max. Thank you for the lovely samples ladies.

    I had a few problems with uploading the picture yesterday, but managed this morning. So here is my card

  37. Great challenge and here is mine:

  38. I just adore the DT designs ... brilliant indeed. I am afraid my card has gone a wee bit wrong :-( I posted the finished card .. it is a 'how not to make a Trinitage Card' I need to go back sometime and practice and find out how I print at 100%.
    My Card Can Be Found Here

    Very much hope you have a super day tomorrow Ann :-) xx

    Carole x