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. 

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:

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 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