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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Being Festively Floral

Good morning all!

Just one more month until Christmas,can you believe it? But first, we are celebrating Sinterklaas on the 5th of December. Although mainly a children's celebration, my hubs and me still make a little occasion out of it, with a lovely meal and some Sinterklaar snacks such as chocolate letters and speculaas. I might do a little baking as well, always fun :) We don't do cards for that occasion though, so I am sharing another Christmas card with you instead. My card ties in beautifully with this week's Delightful Challenge, which is themed 'Festively Floral'. I'm sure that when you think of flowers at Christmas time, the poinsettia comes to mind, but I found these red flowers while I was combing through my stash that I thought might work just as well. I feel it does, but I'll let you be the judge!

* Digital Delights Standing Santa & Be Naughty sentiment, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Create & Craft CS
* Clear Stardust Glitter Glue
* DPs and Ribbon from the scraps shoebox
* Flora Doodles Jeweled Florettes
* Eline's Winterhuis sentiment stamp
* Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink

Our sponsor this week is

If you have time and crafty mojo, why not play along? We'd love to see your fabulous projects!

* AnMaCreatief (Christmas)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Christmas)
* Whimsy (Traditional Christmas Colouring)
* Desert Island (Use 3 items from the list) I've used Christmas, Flowers, Sparkle
* Little Claire's (Christmas)
* Sweet Stampin' (Flowers)
* Allsorts (Bring on the Bling)
* St Luke's Challenge (Traditional Christmas)
* One Crazy Stamper (Anything Goes)
* Paper Creator's Crafts (All about Christmas)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Double Triple Threat

Hi all!

We're a week into our birthday celebrations @ Fab 'n Funky and our challenge continues for another week! Since we didn't get as much entries as we wanted for our birthday challenge, we've decided to change the theme a little bit so you can also participate with any Winter/Holiday themed projects you are most likely working on. So it could be a project for any occasion, but you still need to use "Three of the same things or number 3". Here's another example to get you inspired, again with a birthday theme. We got to use some images from the lovely DigiDarla, another one of our sponsors. I've used three pearls on my card.

* DigiDarla My Fair Lady digi, paper pieced and coloured with Promarkers
* Create & Craft CS
* Papermania Summer Bloom DP
* MS Doily Lace border punch
* Kars sentiment stamp set "Gefeliciflapsteerd"
* Vine peel off from local store (Xenos)
* Button, pearls, flower & ribbon from stash

Come on over to the challenge blog and help celebrate our third birthday with us and link up your lovely projects!

* Joanna Sheen (Anything but Christmas)
* MAWTT (Let's Go Dotty)
* Crazy 4 Challenges (Put a Bow on It)
* A Gem of a Challenge (Paper Piecing)
* Glitter & Sparkle (Ribbon and/or Lace)
* One Stitch at a Time (Fabric, Ribbon or Lace)
* Pile it On (Anything but Christmas card)
* Deep Ocean (Pastel Colours)
* Stampin' for the Weekend (Add some Texture)
* Ooh La La (Spots & Dots)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Traditional Christmas Nutcracker

Hi all!

Another week, another Christmas card, although I've used a slightly different image than I usually do. I like Nutcracker images, but to me they don't really associate with Christmas very much. So I've never really used them for Crimbo cards. But now that I have I might start using them a lot more, the image is just so cute and works well with whatever colour scheme you can throw at it. This project uses the most traditional colour scheme for Christmas in my eyes: Red and Green.

* Digital Delights Mr Nutcracker & Winter Tickets Sentiment set, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Dovecraft Jolly Happy Christmas DPs
* Red and Green ink
* Joy Craft Flower punch
* Eline's Winterhuis stamp set
* Ribbon, gem from stash

And what a coincidence, that's exactly what the Delightful Challenge has as its theme! With Christmas on its way, I am sure you have a couple of Red & Green projects kicking about, why not enter them?

Our sponsor this week is

Hope to see you there!

* Card & Scrap (Christmas)
* Whimsy Stamps (Traditional Christmas Colours)
* SJ Crafts (Christmas with optional Mix those Alphas)
* Natalie & Amy (Colour me Happy) My favourite Christmas colour combo is still red & green!
* Mema's Craft (Anything Goes or Winter/Holiday themed)
* Little Claire's (Christmas)
* Crafty Hazelnut (Something older than 6 months) Just about everything on the card!
* Let's Craft & Create (Getting Ready For Christmas)
* Paper Creator's Crafts (Christmas)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Triple Threat Birthday: Dottie

Hi all,

Fab 'n Funky is turning three, happy birthday to us! To celebrate, we are having a 2-week party with lots of prizes, check the blog for more information! Also, next week we will have a new sponsor with a prize that will blow your socks off, so check back with us regularly!

Naturally, our challenge has a birthday theme; in honour of our third birthday we are also asking you to use something three times on your project. My card features a lovely Bugaboo image (one of our sponsors); I've used three flowers and three brads, what can you come up with?

* Bugaboo Dottie Birthday, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Papermania Summer Bloom DP
* Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
* MS Presents Border Punch
* Personal Impressions sentiment stamp
* Memories Direct paper flowers
* Papermania Gem Brads
* Pink Sentiment Peel Offs from stash

* Oldie but a Goodie (Anything but Christmas)
* Challenges 4 Everybody (Anything Goes)
* Dream Valley (Anything Goes)
* One Stop Craft (Anything Goes)
* One Stitch at a Time (Use a Digi)
* Pattie's Creations (Birthday)
* Simply Create Too (Use Your Stash) All elements apart from the image are from my stash
* Creative Card Crew (Anything Goes)
* Craft Punked (Anything Goes)
* Papelitos Stamps (Anything Goes)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Buttoning Up @ Christmas

Happy Monday Everyone!

It's time for another Platypus Creek Challenge, themed "Christmas with Buttons and a Bow"! This time, I've used PCD Holly Leaves to accentuate a main image on my card and replaced the berries with some lovely buttons I recently picked up at my local craft store. The holographic DP is also a new impulse buy, I was standing in line for the cash register at a department store when I noticed these beauties glistening on a shelf nearby. There a tons of sheets with different colours and patterns, so expect them to feature in more of my Christmas Cards designs! The only drawback is that the paper is so thin, it's difficult to cut straight with my cutting tool. What do you think?

* PCD Holly Leaves
* Snowman & sentiment stamp from unknown set, stamped with black ink and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
* DPs from stash
* Marianne Letters & More Background stamp
* Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Vintage button set, stitched with metallic thread from a local craft store (Pipoos)
* Create & Craft ribbon

* Charisma Cards (Keep It Cool)
* 4 Crafty Chicks (Winter Wonderland)
* Crimbo Crackers (Snowmen)
* Crafty Pad (It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas)
* Creatalicious Challenges (Winter)
* Crafty Catz (Sparkle)
* Joanna Sheen (Cold & Frosty)
* Sweet Stampin' (Snow People)
* Let's Craft & Create (Christmas)
* Hooked on Craft (Christmas no Red/Green)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A Christmassy Thank You

Good morning all!

Thanksgiving is coming up for our US crafty friends, so the challenge theme this week @ Delightful Challenges is "Giving Thanks". We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands, so I decided to use this theme to create a Thank You tag with a Christmas theme.

* Delightful Challenges Christmas Accessories Set
* K&Co Christmas Cheer Tag Pad
* Basic Grey Jovial & K&Co Earth Tones Solid Mat Pad DP scraps
* Stardust Glitter pen
* Quick Sand Sew Easy Floss
* Ribbon, pearls and button from stash

We are sponsored this week by
Hope to see you there!

* Oozak (Winter Vibes)
* Southern Girls (Christmas)
* Whimsy Stamps (Traditional Christmas Colouring)
* Aud Sentiments (Use Sentiment with Thanks in it)
* Crafty Bloggers Network (Christmas Anything Goes)
* Craft Us Crazy (Favourite Colour or Holiday theme)
* Avadares (Christmas Anything Goes)
* Mema's Craft (Anything Goes with a Winter/Holiday Theme)
* DigiStamps4Joy (Giving Thanks)
* St. Luke's Challenge (Traditional Christmas)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Bear at Centre Stage

Good morning everyone,

You might have noticed my posts being a little "all business, no chat" lately, that's because I have been enormously busy at work and have also taken up going to the gym again. So basically, if I'm not working, sleeping, exercising, eating, traveling or crafting, I'm blogging! Not much time at the end of the list, I'm afraid. I hope everything will get back to normal very soon, fingers crossed!

This week @ Fab 'n Funky, we are challenging you to "Include a (Teddy) Bear" as your main image on your project. We are being sponsored by Doodle Pantry and we were given some lovely bears to feature on our projects, this is mine:

Perfect for a Get Well Soon card, right? You might want to join in, see you there :)

* Doodle Pantry Cuddly Bear set, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus DP (and assorted scraps from my scrap shoebox)
* Eline Vintage Sentiment stamps
* Tumbled Glass Distress Ink & Dovecraft Cocoa Brown Ink
* Rounded corner punch
* Ribbon and pearls from stash

* Can You Digi It (Favourite Animal)
* Charisma Cardz (Feeling Blue)
* My Heart Pieces (Anything Cute)
* Catch the Bug (Things with Tails)
* Clearly I Stamp (Critters)
* Emergency Crafters (Get Well Soon)
* Robin's Fetish (Anything Goes)
* My Grafico (Anything Goes)
* Dream Valley (Anything Goes)
* Crazy Challenge (Decorate the Inside of Your Card)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Let it Snow

Good morning my crafty friends!

Are you tired of making Christmas cards yet or haven't you started yet? I've been making loads of Christmas-themed cards recently and I have to admit I'm getting to a point where I will be glad if I have all my cards ready and can get to working with other types of images and themes again! Nevertheless, I have another Christmassy card to share with you, hoping to inspire you to participate in our Delightful Challenge themed "Let it Snow (Use Snowflakes)". I've made a snowy scene by cutting out some of the elements of my digi and rearranging them into a scene of my own. I've combined them with some deer stamps. I'm very happy with this card; nice clean lines :)

Oops, I just realised I haven't used any Snow Flakes! What a silly sausage :) In my defense, there IS snow ;)

* Digital Delights Winter Background & Christmas Sentiments set, coloured with Promarkers
* Dovecraft Noel DP & some torn white CS to create the snowy scene
* Eline's Winterhuis Stamp set
* Clear Stardust Glitter Glue
* Gems & Pearls from stash

We are being sponsored by 
Prize = 20 dollar gift card to spend in their store 
Come and join us!

* Anything Goes Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Sweet Stampin' (All That Glitters)
* Creative Craft Challenge 2 (Any Special Occasion but not Birthday)
* Card & Scrap (Christmas card)
* St. Luke's Charity cards (Last Challenge - Traditional Christmas)
* AnMaCreatief (Christmas)
* Oozak (Winter Vibes)
* Live & Love Crafts (Christmas)
* One Crazy Stamper (Anything Goes)
* Avadares Challenges (Christmas/Hanukkah)

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Funky Bingo

Good morning everyone!

Another Wednesday, another challenge over @ Fab 'n Funky. My teamie Rachel has prepared a Bingo sheet for you, make any vertical, horizontal or diagonal bingo and use these items on your project.

Shaped card blank








Kraft card

 I used Vintage-Twine-Distressing:

* Studio Light Decoupage image & Sentiment
* EMP Vintage & Studio Light DPs, distressed with Chipped Sapphire & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and DH Distress tool
* Sew Easy Floss (Quick Sand)
* Joy Flower Punch
* MS Doily Lace Punch
* Eline's Winterhuis Sentiments Set
* Snow Flake brads, pearls from stash

I'm not really happy with it, it looked better in my mind LOL. But never mind, you can't win them all, right?  Hope you can come and join us with your projects, see you there!

* Anything Goes Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Creative Craft Challenge 2 (Any Special Occasion but not Birthday)
* Card & Scrap (Christmas card)
* St. Luke's Charity cards (Last Challenge - Traditional Christmas)
* Oozak (Winter Vibes)
* Card Crafters Circle (Patterned Paper)
* Christmas Crafting (Decoupage)
* Alotta Rubber Stamps (Blue & White)
* Sparkles Christmas (Contemporary Colours)
* Desert Island Craft (Include 3 items on the list) I've used Vintage-Patterned Paper-Sentiment

Monday, 5 November 2012

Red & White

Good morning all!

It's time for another challenge @ Platypus Creek and it might be a more difficult theme than usual: "Christmas Using only Red & White"! Oh, that can be hard, it was for me anyway. It's so easy to slip in a little bit of a different colour, but I managed to follow the challenge to the letter for once ;)

Here's my card, using a new PCD image:

* PCD Candy Canes, coloured with Promarkers
* DP scraps from my scrap shoebox
* Clear Stardust Glitter Glue
* Studio Light
* Snow Flake brads
* Eline's Winterhuis stamp (Scandinavian horses inside)

Come on and join us, we'd love to see your red & white beauties! :)

* Anything Goes Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Creative Craft Challenge 2 (Any Special Occasion but not Birthday)
* Creative Inspirations (Let's Celebrate)
* Card & Scrap (Christmas card)
* DYSU (Brads)
* St. Luke's Charity cards (Last Challenge - Traditional Christmas)
* Ladybug Crafts (Monochrome/Tonal)
* Crafts & Me (Bling It Up)
* Divas by Design (Feeling Festive)
* Whimsy Stamps (All Things Sparkly)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

A Ditzy Sketch

<<This is my second post for the day, You can find my CCAYR DT post below!>>

Hello again crafty friends!

Today is also the start of a new Delightful Challenge, which is a "Sketch" this time! If you've been following my blog, you know how I feel about sketches, they're not my favourite challenge type. But I do think I managed to adhere to the challenge, well almost at least. I didn't include a bow, I don't know why but I can't seem bows to work on my projects. They make everything bulky, they fall off, there's glue everywhere......they just don't do it for me. So I replaced it with some chipboard. Oh, and i just realised I didn't mat the sentiment like in the sketch either, so I wasn't as good as I thought I was ;)

I also had the wonderful idea to turn the sketch into a gatefold, forgetting that if I would cut away the bottom bit of the sideflaps the card wouldn't be able to stand! So I made a little easel style stand from a cutoff piece of Kraft and stuck that on the back. Problem solved :)

* Kraft CS
* Digital Delights Ditzy Reindeer & Circular Christmoose sentiment, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Hely Cuppleditch Pepper's Christmas Party DPs
* Red, white & black ink
* Make Me Oval die & Rounded corned punch
* SEI Christmas Mint Chiplet
* Daisy & Dandelion 'All Wrapped Up' Wishes sentiment stamp
* Cosmic Shimmer Red Fire Twinkles

We are being sponsored by
Prize: 10 pound voucher to spend in the online shop

I hope you can join us!

* The Crafty Pad (Christmas is Coming)
* Pink Gem Challenge (Polka Dots/Spots)
* Creative Card Crew (Fancy Folds)
* One Stitch at a Time (Make 1 for Christmas)
* Corrosive Challenge (Know When to Fold 'Em)
* Stamptacular Sunday (Not Just an Ordinary Card)
* Amusing Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Crafty Ann's (Christmas in October)
* Mema's Craft (Anything Goes Winter/Holiday themed)
* Ooh La La (C..Christmas)

A Shapely Christmas

Hi all!

I can't believe it's November again, where does the time go? I say that with every passing month though :)
Nevertheless, I don't think any of us can deny that Christmas is coming fairly close and we all need to get a move on with the Christmas card. Perhaps the November challenge @ Christmas Cards All Year Round can help you out with some inspiration? This month, the challenge is "Shapes or Fancy Folds". I've made an Easel card, I love making this fold! Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place, who also provided us with some great digis for our DT projects. I've used Quilt Puddings:

* Create & Craft CS
* Beccy's Place Quilt Puddings, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Basic Grey Jovial & Dovecraft Noel DPs
* Delightful Challenges Winter Tickets Sentiment Set
* Cart-Us Cutlery stamps
* Black & Red ink
* Cosmic Shimmer Red Fire Twinkles
* Ribbon from stash

What will you be making? Share it with us, we'd love to see!

* Creative Card Crew (Fancy Folds)
* Crafty Ribbons (Christmas)
* My Heart Pieces (Use Ribbon)
* Paper Crafting Journey (Ribbon or Twine)
* Crafty Ann's Challenge (Christmas in October)
* Stampin' For the Weekend (Anything Goes)
* Hot Shot Craft (Bling It On)
* Sweet Stampin' (What's Cooking/Something to Eat)
* Basic Grey (Anything Goes)
* Fussy & Fancy (Anything Goes)