Thursday, December 1, 2016

Naughty or Nice Challenge #34 - A Christmas Carol Versus Frozen!

Hi there!  

Turns out that today is the official start of Meteorological Winter! Brrrr!

We've got a great challenge for you this month to celebrate the holiday season and all things festive! Once again, our graphics queen, Danielle, has done an amazing job and has tracked down a shivering Scrooge and a cheery Olaf for our December theme: 

'A Christmas Carol versus Frozen'

[Image credits for Scrooge and Olaf]


Challenge #34 is all about traditional versus modern! Take your pick and go with traditional images, colours, themes, sentiments and card shapes or give your creations a sleek, modern twist or even bling-it-up with projects dripping with glitter, sequins and jewels aplenty!

There are so many options to choose from it would be a pity not to play along!

Here's what our Troublemakers created to get your inspiration flowing. 



Cyndi




Lynne




And we have a super gift for one lucky recipient this month (well, it is Christmas!).
A big thank you to Troublemaker Lynne for donating this fab prize. 


We'll draw a random winner from our December entrants but please remember, you must follow our challenge rules as shown below to be in it to win it!



Challenge Rules and Guidelines: 
  • Like and/or follow our blog either via Facebook or Bloglovin, or Email or your favourite method! 
  • Add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery or blog to our Mr. Linky tool. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword NON34 so we can check out your beautiful work! You can also use online photo-sharing sites like Flickr to share your photos too! 
  • Please mention and link back to this post to let people know about this fun challenge!
  • Whether you are Naughty or Nice, we sure would appreciate cards made especially for this challenge, but if you really, really want to, please link a card that fits NO MORE THAN 5  CHALLENGES including ours! Our challenges are somewhat open-ended, but please don't link 20 other challenges along with ours... Spread the love! 
  • You have until the 25th of each month to submit your creations and then the DT will pick two winners, one for both Naughty and Nice



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Naughty or Nice Challenge #33 - Reminder

Hi cards fans, is it just me or does the middle of the month come around quicker these days?

The Troublemakers are back to share further inspiration for our current challenge


Margo



Lindsey

Lynne






You've got until Friday 25th November to play along and to knock us out with your punchy cards!

Monday, November 7, 2016

It's Winner Time!

come and play in our November challenge! 

It's time to announce our favourites for our October challenge, SPOOKY SISTAHS AND WILD, WILD WOMEN! We had SEVENTEEN fantabulous entries! Thank you to everyone who played along! Somehow we whittled the amazing entries down to our picks, one for naughty and one for nice. Drumroll...

NICE...

Toni!!!
Toni's card is inventive, beautifully sponged and coloured, and perfectly nice! But wait, there's more — IT LIGHTS UP!!! Here's another look at her too-cute-to-spook card: 


NAUGHTY...

How could the Troublemakers pass up this perfect sentiment, along with spooky sponging and the ideal spooky sistah? 


Ladies, we hope you'll display your winner badge with pride. And don't forget our current challenge, DON'T PULL YOUR PUNCHES, is going strong... please join us! 



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Naughty or Nice Challenge #33 - Don't Pull Your Punches!

Hello peeps!  

We've been getting really great submissions! Let's keep them coming! This month it's all about punches, dies and die-cuts over here at Naughty or Nice Challenges.  Dust them off if you usually don't use them and don't be afraid to join in! If you're a veteran, we want to see your work too :) 

Check out what our fantastic DT came up with this month and leave some love when you go visit their blogs. Remember to follow the rules that are listed below the DT matserpieces when you enter (I know, I know, they are there to be broken, but we cannot crown you the biggest troublemaker if you don't....) You have until November 25 to join in, so get scrappin'!
[Image source]

Turns out the phrase 'don't pull your punches' is a boxing term: when you pull a punch you don't hit the other fighter as hard as you can. It also means to hold back from doing or saying what you really think, not being completely honest so you won't hurt somebody's feelings. When you don't pull any punches you are frank, honest!
So, during November, we'd like to see your creations with punched shapes and die-cuts aplenty, and if you choose to be brutally honest (don't mince words, sugar coat, water down, pander or sweeten the pill) we'd love that too!
Here's some inspiration from the team to get you in the mood!





Cyndi



Lynne

Lindsey




Challenge Rules and Guidelines: 


  • Like and/or follow our blog either via Facebook or Bloglovin, or Email or your favourite method! 
  • Add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery or blog to our Mr. Linky tool. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword NON33 so we can check out your beautiful work! You can also use online photo-sharing sites like Flickr to share your photos too! 
  • Please mention and link back to this post to let people know about this fun challenge!
  • Whether you are Naughty or Nice, we sure would appreciate cards made especially for this challenge, but if you really, really want to, please link a card that fits NO MORE THAN 5  CHALLENGES including ours! Our challenges are somewhat open-ended, but please don't link 20 other challenges along with ours... Spread the love! 
  • You have until the 25th of each month to submit your creations and then the DT will pick two winners, one for both Naughty and Nice



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Naughty or Nice Challenge #32 - Reminder

Here in the UK, October is whizzing by in a blur of reds, yellows and browns and fabulous golden sunshine. It hardly seems possible that we are at mid-point in the month but it's true and as a result The Troublemakers are back with more inspiration for Challenge #32, Spooky Sistahs and Wild, Wild Women.

Inside reads: 
They just care if you have wine and some really juicy gossip!

Please come and join us... You have until Tuesday, 25th October to play along! 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

September Winners!

Our October Challenge, SPOOKY SISTAHS AND
WILD, WILD WOMEN, is on now!
Fly over and play along! 

It's time to announce our picks for the September challenge, Food and Drink! Twenty delicious creations were linked up — thank you to everyone who joined us! The voting was very close this month, but the winners have been selected. 

NICE: 
Trina's card made the Troublemakers feel bubbly all over! (Or maybe that's just the wine...) Here's another look at her sweet card:


NAUGHTY:
Food, cats, and a saucy sense of humour... what's not to love? Here's another peek at Jane's card: 


Thanks again to everyone who played along! Trina and Jane, you can pick up your winner badges at the end of this post. Our current challenge, Spooky Sistahs and Wild, Wild Women, is perfect for Halloween or just for fun... we hope you'll join us! 


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Naughty or Nice Challenge #32 - Spooky Sistahs and Wild, Wild, Women!

Hi, it's Jo here to introduce the new challenge. For our super, fun October theme the Troublemakers are celebrating women both witchy and wild! 



With Halloween only a few weeks away most of us have gone all spooky and witchy but your card could just as easily feature a crazy cat lady or a bunch of lively ladies on a girl's night out!

Being a Brit, I always tend to think of Halloween as an American celebration which is gaining popularity in the UK. However, after a little research I've discovered that Halloween may have started as a festival called ‘Samhain’, meaning Summer’s end, celebrated by the Celts each year on November 1st. The Celts believed that on this day, the veil between the dead and the living was at its thinnest. It turns out that trick-and-treating and carrying lanterns can actually be traced back to Scotland, specifically the poem ‘Halloween’ by Scottish poet Robert Burns.
Halloween's traces in America go back to colonial settlers but it was the second half of the 19th century where celebrations became more widespread, according to history.com. As more immigrants, particularly from Ireland and Scotland, arrived the spooky celebrations became more popular and traditions such as 'trick or treating' began.
OK, history lesson over, now let's see the fabulous cards conjured-up by my talented ghoulfriends and, BTW, we're using our top-secret witch names during this spooky and magical month. Can you guess which witch is which???


Bertha Spiderbeater




Ermintrude Earwigcruncher





Here's hoping you'll join us for this fun challenge!

Challenge Rules and Guidelines: 
  • Like and/or follow our blog either via Facebook or Bloglovin, or Email or your favourite method! 
  • Add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery or blog to our Mr. Linky tool. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword NON32 so we can check out your beautiful work! You can also use online photo-sharing sites like Flickr to share your photos too! 
  • Please mention and link back to this post to let people know about this fun challenge!
  • Whether you are Naughty or Nice, we sure would appreciate cards made especially for this challenge, but if you really, really want to, please link a card that fits NO MORE THAN 5  CHALLENGES including ours! Our challenges are somewhat open-ended, but please don't link 20 other challenges along with ours... Spread the love! 
  • You have until the 25th of each month to submit your creations and then the DT will pick two winners, one for both Naughty and Nice