Friday, 29 May 2015

CH#140...Some Fun in the Sun...

Good day everyone,   I hope your week was a good one and that you've a lovely weekend planned.
The humidity has gone but still no rain for us...going to be a hefty water bill this month I'm thinkin!  

We've a new challenge starting today at
and our lovely host Nikki would like to see some Fun in the Sun 
 but before I show you my card I'd like to tell you there is a 
DT Call going on at Fussy and Fancy.  
If you'd like to be a part of this great team the details can be found here.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Magnolia-licious

I've copic coloured a sweet digi from Ppinkydolls called Two Owls available here.  
I love these images created by Chrishanthi ...they are a dream to colour.



Details:
Copic Colours:
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E55
Grass  - G40, 43, 24, YG93
Dress - R81, 83, 85, RV10
Sky - BG0000, BG000
Clouds - C3, 2, 00, B60
Owls - W2, W00, R000, R00, R01
Flower Spray - MB Bella Bouquet
MB Woven Circle, Amanda Circle
Çheery Lynn doily

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #240 - All Creatures great & small

Thank you so much for stopping by. 
hugs,

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A Big Christmas Present...

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week.  
Summer has arrived in my little part of the world.  It's been a hot and dry May so far.  
...so to cool things off...we are having a Christmas challenge at

Our lovely host this week is the talented Wendy.
I've coloured a Mo Manning image that I think is so cute.
Santa Kai is available here.


We are sponsored by the wonderful Di's Digi Stamps

Card details:
Coloured with Copics
Merry Christmas - Elizabeth dies
Sequin stars from my stash
Pattern DP - Cosmo Cricket - Jolly by Jolly
Gold Stickles on the ribbon

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CHNC extra for May - ATG
Christmas Card Challenge #25 - ATG
Mo's Digital Challenge #251 - ATG
Sweet Stampin Christmas Challenge - Cute

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please play along with us  ~we'd love to see you.
hugs,





Wednesday, 20 May 2015

TPS #204 ~ Roses

Hi everyone,
We're just coming back from a long holiday weekend.  
The weather was perfect for cooking on the grill and spending time with friends and family. 
 Hope it was wonderful for you too.

Today starts a new challenge at TPS and the theme is "Roses".  
 I've coloured a sweet image called Charming Spring Girl available here.


Details:
Coloured with Copics
DP - MME, Miss Caroline Howdy Doody
Vintage bird cage die - Poppystamps
Flowers:  - WOC
Leaves - MS punch
Tag - LOTV

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner this week 
and if you use a TPS image in your creation you are eligible to will $30 to spend in the store.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
LTSCB #54 - ATG
Dragons Lair Design Challenge - Bouquet of flowers

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Aurora Wings Beauty

Hi all, I hope your week is going well.

Just popping in to share with you a card
 I made for my youngest granddaugher who turned 10 this month.
She is very interested in my digi collection and the long haired beauties
 are always her favourite so I choose this gorgeous image from
 Aurora Wings called Orchid Fairy w/detailed Butterfly Wings
available here for her card and she loved it.

 

Shape created using MS Flourish lace punches.
Flowers & lace from Wild Orchid Crafts
Coloured with Copics
SU die for the leaves
SB Gold Majesty Circles Die
I printed the image in black & white for the top of the box

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by again.
hugs,


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

...a little tag

Hi everyone,
I hope this finds you well.
I must say I have not been in a crafting mood lately -
 the weather was just too nice last week.

But I did manage to create this fun card for the new challenge at
as I'm the host this week selecting a theme of
Tag It...make a tag or use one on your creation

We are sponsored by the fabulous Doctor Digi House of Stamps 
who generously supplied us with our choice of images. 
 I just love the coloured versions and decided on Derek Clapton available here.



I printed the coloured image on vanilla paper then cut it into a tag
using a Whimsy Stitched Tag die.  I grounded the image using Copic E55 marker.
The music die is MB Musicality Collage
Buttons cut using Die-Namics die.
Sentiment is Tim Holtz Chitchat verbage

 I would like to enter the following challenges:

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - For Dad or special Male

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

 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Paper Shelter Ch#202 ~ Lace

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week.

Today starts a new Challenge at


with the theme of "Lace"

I've copic coloured an image that came out a couple of weeks ago
and knew when I saw it that I would use it for my Granddaughter Maggie's birthday.
She has a lineolated parakeet named Charlie.
The image is called Purity and can be found here.




Our sponsors this week as always are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter  
and they are offering you a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website
if you have used one of  The Paper Shelter products on your card.
But even if you have not they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice
if you are the lucky winner.
http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index
             
I do hope you can play along with us this week and stop by the blog
to see the wonderful inspiration from my team mates.

I would like to enter the following challenges - arranged alphabetically for your convenience:
Crafty Boots Challenge  - Things with Wings

Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated.
hugs,

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,