Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Good Morning

Today sees the start of  a new Challenge at Fab'n'Funky and this week the challenge is brought to you by our lovely teamie Rachel, and her chosen theme for this week is a lovely one for the ladies:

(we want to see a shoe somewhere on your project)

The Design Team have some gorgeous examples for you on the challenge blog so do pop over and have a look.

Our Sponsor for this week is:

Digital Delights
with a great prize for the winner

Card Recipe:

Image - Taken from "Shoes in Bloom" Part 2
Ooh La La CD
Papers - My Mind's Eye and stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Leaves - Leone Em Punch
Butterfly - Cheery Lynn die
Border - Martha Stewart border punch
Extra's - Sentiment, punched corners

Challenges entered:

Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Things with Wings

Good Morning to you,

Well we have had load of snow overnight and it is so quiet in the village, nothing is moving both ways out of the village are steep hills and they are covered in snow, we haven't had the gritter round, but the sun keeps peeping through so it looks like it may thaw quickly.  Anyway it definitely looks like a crafting day, so that can't be bad.

We have a new challenge for you over at My Time to Craft,  and this week's challenge is

"Things with Wings"

I must admit I decided that this year if I could make a Christmas card to fit my DT challenges I would, so I wouldn't have to be rushing at the end of the year.  I only discovered this beautiful digi image after Christmas and have been itching to use it, I love the finished effect and decided it needed only a minimum of embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Digi Image - Delicious Doodles
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers and Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Extras - Gold ric rac and bow, stickles

Challenges Entered:

Dutch Dare Challenge - Winged Things
ABC Christmas Challenge - B for Bows or Boys
Fashionista Challenge - Red as the main colour
Merry Monday - Birds

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

20's Girl

Good Morning,

Well we had more snow Sunday and Monday which is still with us but yesterday we had some beautiful sunshine for quite a few hours which was very nice, but back to the grey cloud this morning.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week brought to us by our team member Ginny and she has chosen the theme of:

Use your favourite colour combo...

Our fabulous sponsor this week is....

Do take a look at the challenge blog to see the fab cards made by all the Design Team, they will brighten up this winter day for you.

Sorry my card looks a little dull but irl is much more colourful.

Card Recipe:

Iamage - Tickled Pink
Sentiment - Flonz
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye and stash
Dies - Memory Box, Whimsy
Extras - Pearls

Saturday, 19 January 2013


Good Morning,

Saturday, still cold and snowy, just the day to stay in check out the new challenge at My Time to Craft, and have a look at the great inspiration from the Design Team where this week for a change we have a sketch for you to follow:

Following the sketch I made this card which is for my granddaughter Heidi's 6th Birthday tomorrow

Card Recipe:

Image - Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania and First Edition "Isabelle"
Ticket - Tim Holtz
Swirl die - Memory Box
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Heart Charm - All About Beads
                                  (My daughter's Website)
Extras - Pearls

Challenges Entered:

Copic Marker Europe - Anything Goes with Copic Markers
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Winter Birthdays
Divas by Design -  Girly
Paper Shelter - Winter Blues
City Crafter - Winter Blues
Everybody Art Challenge - Girl
Papertake Weekly - Baby it's Cold Outside
Card Mania - Girly
Squigglefly - Winter Blues
Stampin' for the Weekend - Something Girlie

Friday, 18 January 2013

Y for Yummy

Good Morning,

It's Friday morning, very cold and we have had light snow all night, not as bad as places in Wales according to the news this morning and I hope anyone in the areas of heavy snow are keeping safe and warm, definitely a day for staying in and crafting if you possible can.

On a brighter note there is a new challenge at The Alphabet Challenge today and today it is:

Y for Yummy
we would like to see some food featured on your project

Card Recipe:

Image : Paper Shelter Digi
Colouring Medium : Copics
Papers : Melissa Frances
Flowers : Wild Orchid
Tools : Heart border punch, corner punch
Extras : Roller boot charm, sentiment, lace

Challenges entered:

Digital  Tuesday - Flower Power

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Good Morning,

Well I hope everyone is managing to keep warm in this cold snap, we had snow on Monday morning and though the roads cleared by late afternoon it is still over all the hills and the footpaths and still quite treacherous underfoot.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky, this week brought to us by our lovely Shirley and the challenge is:

Get Moving
(Show us something that has someone who is moving or doing some kind of activity!)

We have a fabulous new sponsor this week MayzyArt who are offering a great prize.
The Design Team were lucky enough to have been able to chose images to play with.

Card Recipe:

Image : MayzyArt Digi Dancer - Line Dance
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Corner Die - Whimsy
Extras - Metal sentiment, button, string

Challenges Entered:

LEJ Designs - Use Metal
Digital Tuesday - Flower Power and use a digi (image)
Bearly-Mine - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Goes
MayzyArt - Anything Goes

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Spotlight Technique

Good Morning,

 Oh my how much colder it has become and the forecast is for snow later this weekend or Monday brrrr, but on to today and time for a new challenge at My Time to Craft, this week we have as a challenge:


I have to admit I didn't know what this was but Shell put a link on for us to have a look at a tutorial, and if you too have not heard of it please take a look here

Image : Lavinia Stamps
Colouring Medium : Copics
Papers : From stash and magazine
Butterfly die : Cheery Lynn
Corner Die : Joy
Extras : Ribbon, sentiment, adhesive stones

Challenges Entered:

Brown Sugar Challenge - Butterflies
Fun with Shapes - Not a square card
Moving along with the Times - Floral Delights
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything Goes with a Fairy or Butterfly

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Winter Wishes

Good Morning, 

Today sees the first Challenge of 2013 at Fab and Funky and this week our challenge is set by our lovely teamie Jackie and she has chosen the theme of:


DigiDarla is our super sponsor this week and the design team were lucky enough to have images to play with, so do take a look at the Challenge blog and see the great projects made by them.

We also have a regular 1st prize sponsor:

Card Recipe:

Image - Snowman with Tree by DigiDarla
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV
Sentiment - Crafters Companion 
Cloud and Corner Dies - Memory Box
Snowflakes die - Cheery Lynn
Extra - Ribbon

Challenges entered:

Creative Card Crew - Snow and Ice
Card Mania - Winter Wonderland
Love to Create - Winter Wonderland
My Craft Spot - Frosty Days
Gingerloft - Christmas or Winter
Crafty Hazelnuts - Christmas - no Santa
Simply Create Too - Let it Snow

Saturday, 5 January 2013

New Home

Good Morning

It's time for another challenge at My Time to Craft and our subject this week is:

All About the New
(anything new - New Home, New Baby, etc BUT NOT new stash)

Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the great DT samples for your inspiration.

 Card Recipe:

Image - Chocolate Barouque
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Sentiment - Free magazine stamp
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Extra's - Bunting, bakers twine, punched leaves, charms

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp - Something New
Stamp n Doodle - New Beginnings
Unique Crafters Challenge - New Beginnings
Crafty Sentiments - New
Crafty Ribbons - New Beginnings
Milk Coffee Challenge - New Beginnings
Pixie Dust Studio - It's All New to Me
Totally Papercrafts - Something New
A Gem of a Challenge - New Beginnings

Friday, 4 January 2013

Spots and Stripes

Good Morning  and a Happy New Year.

I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.  We spent lots of time with all the family and had a really enjoyable time.

Well here we are with my first card share of the year and this is a DT card for our challenge at The Alphabet Challenge which this week is the letter X and the challenge is:

X Marks the Spot
(we would like to see Spots and Stripes on your project)

Card Recipe:

Image - Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye, & from my stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Corner die - Whimsey
Butterfly die - Cheery Lynn
Extra's - Sentiment, ribbon, pearls

Challenges entered:

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes