Friday, 1 May 2015

Lots of Flowers ~ Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #138

Hi everyone,
I'm back again with my second post for today.
(If you are looking for my Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge post, please see below)

We have a new challenge starting at


and the theme chosed by our lovely and very talented Nathalie is "Lots of Flowers" 

I copic coloured the sweet Amber from Sugar Nellie Adorable collection.



 Details:
  Shape - MS Mini Daisy punch set
Flowers - MS hydrangea punch
SB Victorian tassels
DP - Snap color vibe - Lights, brights & bolds
Copics:
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair:  W9, W7, W6, W5
Flowers:  R85, R83,  RV10

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous


offering a wonderful prize to the winner.  

If you get a chance I recommend you stop by the blog 
and see the fabulous inspiration from the DT. 
 I know you won't be disappointed.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Throw on the Flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by,
hugs,



GDT - Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good week and are planning something fun for the weekend.

A few weeks ago I was selected to be the very first Guest Designer for
 I'm so excited for this honour and can't wait to show you what I've made.
The theme for the month of May is Lace
I've been a fan of Ching-Chou Kuik's work for a long time. 
  Some of my very first posts when I started blogging were
cards made with her wooden stamps.
Now I have a large digital collection...all waiting for precious colouring time.

I was given my choice of image for the challenge and decided on one I didn't have 
and that is  Petals of Rainbow available here.
I thought this would give me a chance to practice colouring flowers.


Side view

Details:
Lace border - MS punch
Beige lace, red flower - WOC
 DP from my stash
Coloured with Copics
Skin:  E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R11
Red: R27, RV29, R35
Hair/dress: W9, W7, W6, W5
Green:  G21, G24
Smooch Pearlized accent ink used on the outside of falling petals

I would like to enter the following challenges:
TTCRD - ATG

I do hope you get a chance to play along with us this month 
and stop by the blog to see the wonderful creations made by the DT if you can.

I'll be back in a few hours with my second post for today.
Thank you so much for stopping by...your comments are always appreciated.
hugs,

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Christmas at Fab'n'Funky Challenge #257

Hi everyone,
I hope this finds you well.
Sorry I haven't been around much the last few days.
 Hopefully things will settle down here and I'll get to visit you all and
see what you've been up to.

Now on to today's new challenge at
with a favourite of mine....a Christmas theme.
Hosted by the lovely Zora 

I've used a Chrishanthi ppinkydollsart image called "Christmas Party" available here.
The design is quite CAS and  the card fits in a 6x6 envelope
Red glitter paper was dry embossed using MB Merry Christmas Background die.  
 SB A2 Scalloped Borders Two die used to create the decorative edge
I braided some gold thread to make the string for the ornaments
and added a gold bead to each end
Coloured with Copics


We are fortunate to have a wonderful sponsor this week

http://www.allaboutbeads.co.uk/
offering a fabulous prize of  £15 to spend on their website
I hope you get a chance to play along.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
hugs,

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Pretty in Turquoise ~~

Hi everyone...I hope this finds you well.

We woke up to a little bit of snow this morning...poor daffodils are hanging their heads!
...but the sun is out and it should climb to 6 C today and that is bound to cheer us all up.

I thought I would share with you today a card I made using the beautiful Lonely Sis from
Chrishanthi's Ppinkydollsart available here.  


A few details...
Coloured with Copics...turquoise was using the BG series BG02, 01, 00, 000
Hair:  E50, 55, 53, touch of E25
Skin:  E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Shape created using MS Double Loops punches
Lace - WOC
Flower - SB Crafty Flower One with WOC orchid on top
SU leaf punch
SU design paper & distressed with Baja Breeze dye ink
Ohhh....and my new SB Mini Envelope 1 die....isn't it cute!!

Here is a peek at the inside:


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe Challenge #113 -  Ribbon /or lace

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Celebration ~TPS Challenge #200

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge starts today at

with the theme of "It's a Celebration" 

I've Copic coloured a cute pair called Birds Couple available here.


Details:
DP - Recollections
SB Grand Scallop Square die used to create the shape.
Applied a corner rounder to each square layer.
SB Grand Circles Die and Grand Decorative Circles One
SB Romantic Agenda Die
Flower cut using SB Crafty Flower One Die.
Anniversary circle sentiment available here.  Thank You Netty!

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week.
If you use a TPS image you could win a $30 gift certificate to spend in the store,
but even if you don't you could win 3 digital images of your choice.
Hope to see you there!


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #56 - ATG
Craft Your Passion Challenge #258 - ATG
Crafty Boots Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Love To Scrap Challenge #52 - ATG
OLLCB Challenge #178 - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,

Monday, 20 April 2015

Thank You Flip-it card ~~

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend.   
Rain, rain, rain today for us but we had a great run 
of warm sunny weather recently so no complaints.

Today I thought I would post a card I made using the Sizzix Circle Flip-its die #2
I had so much fun using this die and made several cards as they come together quickly but
unfortunately I gave them away before taking pictures...but here is the one I do have.


Open view
 


Thank You created in Word...inside sentiment is a wonderful freebie from TLC

I would like to enter the following challenges:
In the Pink Challenge #67 - Make it Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,
 


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Masculine card for Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
I hope this finds you well.
Spring has finally arrived for us.  The lawns are starting to green up
 and I have hyacinth waiting to burst with colour....my favourite time of year.

Today starts a new challenge at 


and our lovely host for #255 is Chris who has chosen a Masculine theme.

We are sponsored by the wonderful Doodle Pantry
who generously supplied us with digital images of our choosing.

I've used a pre-coloured image from the Big Trucks collection available here.
I couldn't help buy another pre-coloured image when I was on the site
as I think they are fabulous to have for those last minute cards.

I had so much fun making this swing card.  I followed the tutorial made by
the very talented Norma of From My Craft Room available here.


View of the card when it's closed.

 Open view


I would like to enter the following challenges: (listed alphabetical)
ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge  #197 - ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to
play along with us this week.
hugs,


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Springtime Birthday

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great Holiday Weekend and perhaps had a little chocolate!
We had snow early Easter Sunday but it melted by mid afternoon...winter will not give up!

Today starts a new challenge at


#198 has a theme of "Birthday with Sentiment

I choose to colour the very sweet "Spring Enchantment" available here.
I attempted to keep the design light and airy as she looks like she's floating along to me.


A peek at the inside....


Details:
Copic coloured
Frame made using Martha Stewart Mini Daisy punches
MB Grand Oak Tree, Kaleidescope butterfly, Spring Border dies used
Fence - Joy Crafts - Noor Design 6002/0192
Clouds are Die-Namics - sentiment created in word
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Rosette ribbon - Tim Holtz

I do hope you get a chance to join us this week and remember,
if you play with a TPS image you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate
If you play with another brand you could win 3 digis of your choice.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - March - Spring colours
Make my Monday Challenge - Springtime picture inspiration
OLLCB #177 - Spring
The Pink Elephant 293 - Pastel Colours

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,

Friday, 3 April 2015

Ballerina Kitten ~~

Good day everyone and Happy Good Friday,

Today starts a new challenge at


hosted by our lovely Kavitha who has chosen the theme

Buttons & Bows

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Aurora Wings

We were fortunate enough to select our images 
and I couldn't resist Swan Lake Ballerina Kitten available here.


Details:
Coloured with Copics
Shape and inner layer made using Martha Stewart Flourish Lace dies
Marianne Die LR0240 framing the image
HB sentiment - Taylored Expressions Banner Day 1 die & stamp
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge (T) - Furry Friends  (Won Top 3)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #283 - Call the Vet
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #221 - Anything Goes

Have a very Happy Easter everyone and if you can
please stop by the blog and see the wonderful inspiration by my
ubber talented teamies.  
hugs,


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Lots of Layers ~~

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at


Hosted by our lovely Jools who has chosen the theme
"Lots of Layers
Or wonderful sponsor this week is Di's Digi Stamps.

Here is the card I prepared for the challenge.  Image colored with Copics.


 
I decided to colour up an Easter card and used the adorable image by Lynne Stansbery 
called Blow me a Kiss available here at Sweet Pea Stamps  
I thought she was so cute all dressed for Easter in her bonnet.



I used several sizes of Go Kreate XXL square
frame frilly #2 die to create the shape and bottom layers.  
Added Gesso to the edges to soften the look. 
Corner rounder punch used around the image
Bits of ribbon and lace from my stash
Sentiment created in Word, cut using
SB Labels 4 die







I would like to enter the following challenges:
OLLCB Challenge #177 -  Spring/Easter

Thanks for stopping by and Happy April Fools Day.
hugs,


Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Cardz 4 Guyz ~ Sneakers

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend and that this finds you well.

Today is my last post as a GDT member at Cardz 4 Guyz.  
Thank you so much for having me....it's been a pleasure.

This week's theme is "Something that begins with S
I've Copic coloured a great pair of hightop "Sneakers" 
that I found at Just Inklined available here.


Inside


All the papers are bits from my stash. 
 The stars are Sizzix Stars #2
Sentiment:  LOTV 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge 117 - Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #99 - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts Challenge #1 - Anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your lovely comments are always appreciated.
hugs,
 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Christmas..Boy and His Dog

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well and that the sun is shining where you are.

It's team Fabs' turn to post this week at 


 hosted by the lovely and talented Lorraine.

 Now it's technically not my week but since it's a Christmas theme I couldn't resist joining in.

We are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps

I've used a cute digi called Christmas Boy and His Dog available here 

.
Coloured with Copics. Design paper is Basic Grey Jovial
Christmas Sentiment Tags are from LOTV 
Evergreen branch is a Marianne die LR0181


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland  - Warm Winter Wishes

Thanks for stopping by today.  It would be great if you could stop by the
blog and see the wonderful inspiration by the DT.

I will be back shortly with my second post for today.
hugs,
 
 

Blooming at TPS

Hi everyone,

I'm back as promised, this time to tell you about the new challenge starting today at


The theme this week is Blooming and I couldn't resist colouring up one of the new images
called Peaceful Easter available here.


Coloured with Copics
I cut the eggs using MB Classic Egg die, ran them thru my Xyron so that
the right side was sticky.  I then added Stampendous Crystal Snow Ultra Fine glitter
in white.   The top layer was cut using MB Filagree Egg.
Bottom floral border is MB Summer Border
The bunnies were cut using a Martha Stewart punch and glitter added
in the same way as the eggs.
Sentiment created in Word
Flowers from WOC...butterfly is a MS punch
Flower ribbon - Tim Holtz

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #128 - Anything Goes with a twist of Easter
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #78 - Anything Goes with Easter Twist

Thanks for stopping by today. Your lovely comments are always appreciated.
hugs,

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A different kinda Transport

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend. 
Sorry I've not been around much ....not enough hours in the day it seems
but things have settled down so I should be around to visit you all soon.

I'm enjoying my GDT spot at Cardz 4 Guyz and have a card to show you
for the latest challenge which is
 "Transport"

 I thought I would do something a little different
and used this digi from JustInkLined called Paint this Wagon available here.


It took some time to colour this up.  Copics used as always. 
The paper is from October Afternoon, Sasparilla
I added grommets and brads to the linen swatch and finished it off with twine.
StampinUp sentiment stamped on a piece of linen
Burlap from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card and Scrap Challenge #93 - Use Layers

Thanks for stopping by today.
If you can, please check out the blog and see the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
hugs,


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spring into Colour

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday.

Today starts a new challenge at 
 and the theme is "Spring into Colour"

Our fabulous sponsor this week is
 and I've chosen to colour an image by Alipeeps Art 
called Spring Meadow available here.


Not sure why her cheeks are so rosy... not like that irl...perhaps the camera
thought she stayed in the sun too long!
DP and Sentiment is Graph 45.
Flowers from my stash, beautiful purple burlap is from my lovely friend Vera

I would like to enter the following challenges: (in alphabetical order)
Di's Digi Challenge - Lots of Green
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #232 - Anything Goes with Women
Pile it On Challenge #60 - Use 3 of something  (3 flowers)

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,