Friday, 30 November 2012

V for Vintage

Good Morning,

It's time for a new challenge at Alphabet Challenge blog and this week it is my turn to chose the theme and I have chosen:

V for Vintage
so a chance to get out all your lovely vintage images especially those special Christmas ones as I have with my DT card below.

I have once again used this gorgeous vintage stamp from Stampendous
Edged the whole image with Distress Ink Antique Linen
Just a little colouring with Copics
Loads of Glamour Dust on the snow
Red Liquid Pearls on the berries
Papers Raspberry Road free with a magazine
Corners cut with a Whimsy die
Gingham ribbon

Challenges entered:

It's all about the Vintage - Glittering
Pixie Dust Studio - Winter Holidays
Inky Impressions - Pastel or Vintage Christmas
Sweet Stamps - Cold and Snowy

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Fab'n'Funky 3rd Birthday Fortnight - 2nd Challenge

Good Morning,

Welcome to the second week of challenges at Fab'n'Funky celebrating our 3rd Birthday, we had some great projects last week and this week we would like to see you use

3 of something or the number 3 on your project

Our sponsors this week are


Cult Pens

Who are offering a fabulous prize of
a £50 voucher
 to spend in their store
How great is that!

 Cult Pens are also  offering a discount of 10% in their store
to all you Fab'n'Funky fans - just use the code
It's valid right up until the end of December



Who are offering
 a £10voucher 
to spend in store


Who are offering
  3 digis
 from their fabulous selection in store



Who are offering
   a $20 voucher
 to spend in their store
 - with free shipping


Who are offering
 a choice of 5 digis 
from the cute digis they have in their store

So what are you waiting for these are fantastic prizes and one of them could be yours.  Do please also take a look at the challenge blog and see the super inspiration by the Design Team.

Card Recipe:

Image - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics from Cult Pens available here
Papers : Kaisercraft
Butterfly & Leaf dies - Cheery Lynn
Corner Die - Whimsy
Other dies - Nestibilities
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Extras - Ribbon, pearls, adhesive stones

Look forward to seeing your projects on our Challenge Blog and Good Luck

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Which is my Present?

Good Morning,

I do hope you have all had a good week and have not had too much rain, we have had some lovely sunshine but also some torrential rain and more forecast for the weekend.

On a brighter note as it's Saturday it's time for a new challenge at My Time to Craft and this week our challenge is:

Domestic Pets

Card Recipe:

Image & Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics
BP - Basic Grey, LOTV, Raspberry Road
Extras - Ribbon, Card Candy, Adhesive Stones, Snowflake charm Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Christmas is Coming
Whimsy Stamps - Traditional Christmas Colours
Wags'n'Whiskers - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Not square

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Fab'n'Funky 3rd Birthday Party Fortnight

Good Morning,

Well we certainly have a special challenge for you at Fab'n'Funky, we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday for the next two weeks and we have organised a great celebration for you with loads of super sponsors with fantastic prizes.

So Let's Party with our special challenge of 

Birthdays and Three
we would like to see Birthday cards with three of something on or the number 3

StampArt Design by Kathryne
I made this card for the challenge and gave it to my youngest granddaughter Lauren who was four last week.

Card Recipe:

Image - Di's Digis
Colouring Medium - Copics
(Copics available here)
Papers - Stash
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Butterfly die - Cheery Lynn
Extras - Ribbon, Roses, Pearls

Challenges Entered:


Sunday, 18 November 2012

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Good Evening,

I hope you have all been enjoying as beautiful a Sunday as we have here, it's been lovely sunshine for most of the day, quite cold but beautifully Autumnal.  

I have been making a few Christmas cards this weekend so thought I would, for a change, share a card with you that is not a DT card.  

Card Recipe:

Image - Santa's Long List from Di's Digis
Colouring Medium - Copics and Promarkers
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Extras - Ribbon, Santa charm, Glamour Dust

Challenges I would like to enter:

One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Little Claire's - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Let's have Sparkle
Raise the Bar - Bears
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas Projects
TandaStamps - Anything Christmas
Whimsy Stamps - Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
LEJ Designs - Seasons Greetings

Saturday, 17 November 2012

New Baby

Saturday morning, and once again it's time for a new challenge at My Time to Craft,
this week our challenge is:

"New Baby"

Card Recipe:

Image - LOTV
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Free in a Magazine
Sentiment - Computer generated
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Leaf Die - Cheery Lynn
Extras - Teddy Button, Ribbon

Friday, 16 November 2012

U for Under the Weather

Good Morning,

My card share today is a DT card for the challenge at The Alphabet Challenge, this week our challenge is:

U for Under the Weather

Card Recipe:

Image - Wee Stamps
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Free from Magazine
Dies - Cherry Lynn
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Silver Metal Corner - Hobby House
Sentiment - Computer generated
Extras - Ribbon, Adhesive stones

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Let's see those Bears

Good Morning, 

Hope you are all having a good week, been rather dismal here for the past few days but not too cold.  Today it's time for a new Challenge at Fab'n'Funky and this week it is brought to us by our lovely Wendy who has chosen the theme:

"Let's see those Bears"

Please use a teddy bear/bear as your main image on your projects this week.
Have fun...

Our fabulous sponsor this week is....

We were very lucky on the DT to have Doodle Pantry images to play with.

Card Recipe:

Image - Cuddly Bear by Doodle Pantry
Colouring Medium - Copics
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Flower - Wild Orchid
Border Die - Memory Box
Corner Die - Whimsy

Challenges entered:

Craft Room Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches
Crafty Cardmakers - More than one die cut or punch

Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Vintage Christmas

Good Morning,

Saturday once again, my how the weeks are flying, but at least this is another card off my Christmas list.  Our challenge today at My Time to Craft is:


Hope you all have a good weekend and do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the lovely creations by the Design Team.

Image : Stampendous stamp
Colouring Medium : Copics
Paper : LOTV
Sentiment : Computer generated
Punched Holly leaves - berries Liquid Pearls
Exttras : Ribbon, Glamour Dust

Challenges entered:

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Good Morning,

First of all thank you to everyone who joined in our challenge last week at Fab'n'Funky, we had well over 200 entries!!!  Do take a look at the blog to see our Winner and Top 3.  Now it's time for a new challenge brought to you by our lovely teamie Rachel and she has decided we should have a Bingo challenge this week, so eyes down, look in and choose a line across, down or diagonal.


Shaped card blank
Kraft card

Our Sponsor this week is The Stamp Fairy with a great prize for the winner.

Don't forget about our 3rd Birthday Challenges coming up on the 21st and 28th November with a great list of prizes from some fabulous sponsors.

On to my card now for this week's challenge:

I have used third row down of the bingo card, distressing, flourish, kraft card

Card Recipe:

Image & Sentiment - LOTV
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Flourish die - Memory Box
Flower dies - Memory Box
Corner die - Whimsy
Extras - Pearls, punched holly leaves, Glamour Dust

Challenges entered:

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Christmas
Cupcake Craft - Use Kraft Card (corners, leaves, flourish, flowers)
Ooh La La - Christmas
Stamps & Fun - Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge - Distressing
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas

Do take a look at the great inspiration on the challenge blog by the Design Team members.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Pink Christmas

Good Morning,

Well here we are Saturday morning, it's dull and grey here but not as bad as yesterday afternoon when I got caught in a terrific hailstorm coming home after having my flu jab, it was only 3.30 and it was pitch black, hail and lightening - not very nice.

 Now to our challenge at My Time to Craft which this week is a colour combo:

one of my very favourite colour combo's 

Card Recipe:

Image : LOTV
Colouring Medium : Copics
Sentiment : LOTV
Papers : LOTV and stash
Flowers : Wild Orchid
Extra's : Ribbon, card candy, Glamour Dust

Challenges entered:

Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Seeing Stars
Hooked on Craft - Christmas NO red or green
Paper Cupcakes - Pretty in Pink

Friday, 2 November 2012

Tag It

Good Morning,

It's Alphabet Challenge day and this week we have a nice easy one for you:

T for Tags

For my tag I cut the shape out in blue pearl card edged all round with glitter, the image is a Memory Box tree die cut out in white glitter paper and added some adhesives stones.  The corners were cut out with a holly corner punch, the stars were punched from a Martha Stewart edge punch I added some ribbon and fancy thread.