Friday 29 July 2011

Challenge 30 ... Lace ...

Oh My!   
How can it be the end of July already?  
What happened to Summer?   
Did we blink and miss all the long hot days - the sizzling barbeques - lazing on the beach and the summer fetes held outside?  Surely not ... but thinking positively, maybe there is still time for all those things when August turns out to be such a blisteringly hot month that we can finally turn the heating down ... or maybe even OFF at Humbug Hall.   We can dream can't we lol?
In the meantime, it's a good job we Humbuggers had your stunning beadilicious creations to make us smile last week or we really don't know what might've become of us.  As always, you just blew our socks off with your creativity, sharing some amazing projects with pretty good thinking 'outside of the box' going on as well.
You may find yourself having to think outside the box for this week's challenge too as our new theme is ...
This should be great fun for everyone, because as you already know we are pretty chilled here at the hall, and that's not just because we can't afford the heating up high lol.  No, we mean we're so laid back that sometimes we've even been known to fall off our chairs, although overdoing the red wine might have played a part in that ... ahem ... best not to go there.
Seriously though, you can take our theme of lace wherever you want it to go.  Using lace patterned paper, punched lace, lace paper doilies or even real lace ribbon.  The choice is entirely yours.  You may even go rather posh like Humbugger Ann and do some la work or follow the example of our fantastic Guest Designers Abi and Kathy K,  who are sadly packing up their crafty stash and moving out this week.    It's always sad when our guests have to leave as we thoroughly enjoy having them on the team and are very grateful that they have shared such wonderful projects with us all ... and without the need for torture!  Thank you so much ladies xxx
For more details about this week's DT projects, or if you just want to leave some love for Ann, Max, Abi and Kathy K,  please click on the links above each image to visit our personal blogs.  We always really appreciate any comments or opinions you may have.

Max - Max's Craft Creations
The deadline for this challenge is 
12 noon (UK time)
Thursday 4th August 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.


  1. Equally sad to be packing up my stash and leaving the hall, would like to say a big thank you for the opportunity to be a Guest Design Team Member - I had a blast with your chosen themes, yes, even the acetate theme!!!



  2. As usual some great DT cards for inspiration - very warm and horribly muggy in my part of the country so no need for heating!! Be back eventually with some lace I hope

  3. What a great challenge blog, this is a first for me with you all.
    My link is above. xxxxx Amanda

  4. What a lovely lot of DT cards for inspiration.  Here is my card for this week.


  5. Hi Gals, I had fun making my card. Thanks for hosting!

    Here is my card.

  6. Here is my card for the challenge:

    Judy Ford

  7. Great cards Ladies, and thanks to the GDT's hope you had a great time.

    my card is here

  8. Here is my card great fun as always

  9. As ever, Stunning DT Cards .... Have very much enjoyed Abi and Kathy's work.
    Have had to be quick off the mark this week as a busy week ahead. My card can be found Here
    Carole x

  10. Great challenge as always. Here is my card for the challenge.

    Mari Harpham

  11. Yes we need to start thinking about Christmas as another month rolls round!!!!! Here's my Card - Thanks for the challenge girls!

  12. Managed to join in again this week, hope you like my CARD,
    Fabulous stuff from the DT. xx

  13. Thanks for another great challenge idea and another card to add to the growing pile - see mine here

  14. Great challenge thank you. Here is my card

    hugs Teresa xx

  15. Ooooh some gorgeous DT cards this week ladies, you can find mine here

    Pat xx

  16. Fab challenge! Here's my project


    Just loving the challenges, thanks so much for the inspiration! Jill

  18. Here's my entry: click

    Thanks for looking!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  19. Hi girls, really enjoyed making my card. Hope you like it.It's here
    Hugs xChrisB

  20. Thanks to the DT for great inspiration and encouragement. I thought I would do something different this week.
    Hope you like :)

  21. Hello a nice challenge My Card
    many thanks.
    Hugs Karla

  22. I had fun making this card. You will find it here
    Kate x

  23. Thanks for hosting a great challenge!!!

    Here is my project:

  24. Another great challenge. I don't think we've had a 'lace' one before, have we? Here's my card Debs xx

  25. Thank you to all the DT for the inspiration and lovely cards.

    Here is mine:

  26. Loved the opportunity to use some gorgeous vintage lace I received as a gift. You can see it HERE. Thanks for another fab challenge and gorgeous work by the DT. Great job this month, Abi and Kathy(and as always, Ann and Max). xxD

  27. Great DT cards!
    Here's mine (not my best, this week - hope to do better next week)

  28. Thanks for yet another great challenge and wonderful samples from all the DT. You can find my card here.