Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Looking to the Fuchsia!

Well, here we are, it’s Wednesday 26th February, can’t believe we’re nearly 3 months into the year already.  Here’s a depressing thought for you - this time in 10 months, Christmas will be over again!

Sorry, on a much more positive note, it’s time for another Fab ‘n’ Funky challenge and this weeks theme is hand made or die cut flowers, so for my card I’ve used the gorgeous layering stamps and dies from Crafters Companion to create some gorgeous fuchsias.

Simple but fun, I’m a huge fan of fuchsias, must play with these in other colours (and play with the other flowers available as I have them all!).

Hope you manage to find the silver lining on this rather cold and damp Wednesday and I look forward to seeing all your cards!.



Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Love is in the air!

Well, another week and another Fab ‘n’ Funky challenge, and this week the theme is Love, love, love, well, it is Valentine’s Day on Friday, that traditional time of year when restaurants charge more, and supermarkets and advertisers try to convince us to spend more on wine, chocolate and flowers.

After nearly 28 years married myself, I am somewhat cynical of Valentine’s Day as I’m a firm believer that love is for every day of the year and is shown in a million tiny ways that have nothing to do with spending a few quid on February 14th.

Anyway, that all said, I’m still capable of showing my affection in the form of a card and here’s my make for the theme this week.

A simple two colour card using items from Sara Signature ranges (always a favourite go to).

And for all my cynicism I really do look forward to seeing your makes this week.



Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Seriously, if I had a brain I’d be dangerous!

Wednesdays happen every week, same time, same day, it really isn’t that difficult, or it shouldn’t be, I was even prepared ahead of time and had a card made for this week’s Fab ‘n’ Funky challenge at the weekend.  What I should have done, should have but didn’t! Was to schedule a post, it’s not like I don’t know how to, just kept meaning to and didn’t do it.

So there I was in the shower about half an hour ago (I know, too much info!) and I suddenly realised that I hadn’t posted my card for the challenge this week.  My massive apologies to my teamies and also to all you crafters out there - I’M SO SORRY!!

Anyway, the card was ready, so here it is for challenge number 466 and it’s Christmas - YAY!!!!!!

The image was stamped from a Mulberry Wood Christmas stamp by Crafters Companion from a few years ago and coloured with Aquablend pencils, I tried to keep the background quite plain so that the image could sing (although you can’t see the sparkle that was added to the image after it was coloured.

Anyway, hope you like the card and I really look forward to seeing your Christmas makes this week.



Saturday, 18 January 2020

Make one Christmas Card Every Week during 2020

Well, this facebook group returned this year, and I’m so pleased because I get a new chance to see if I can make it beyond week 5!  Which seems to be about my limit so far.

This week the optional challenge is Pink and White, which, initially I thought was going to be too tough for me, but then on one of my many wanderings on Pinterest, I came across a beautiful one layer card by a lady called Deanna, it was just beautiful! (Link Here) and I thought I might be able to use this as the basis for my card, so here it is:

It’s incredible to believe that it was created with snowflake stamps from a couple of older Sara Signature Collections (Winter Wonderland Snow Season stamps and Scandinavian Christmas Flakes & Swirls stamps), together with  a sentiment from Crafters Companion Winter Wishes stamp set and three colours of Quick Dry Ink, oh, and a few gems!

I’m so happy with this card, I’m already planning on re-creating it with different colours and card shapes, this will get me on the road to actually prepared for Christmas this year (that would be a first!).

Anyway, just had to share this one with you as I’m really pleased with it, and that doesn’t happen often either!



Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Fab ‘n’ Funky #464

Well, Happy New Year!  I know I’m very late with the New Year wishes, but I’ve just realised that I’ve not posted on here since the celebrations, so late as they are, Happy New Year anyway!

This weeks challenge over at Fab ‘n’ Funky is Angels, and whilst I’m taking part in the Make one Christmas Card Every Week during 2020, I thought I should at least try to make something non-Christmas, and I remembered a lovely stamp I have from Crafters Companion with the sentiment “Feathers appear when angels are near” and decided to go with this.  I also found some lovely feathers stamps and a die too! (okay, I had to spend about an hour hunting for them, but I did find them!) and this card came into being.

I love the simplicity and, it’s completely un-Christmassy!

Well, hope you have a happy “hump day” and I look forward to seeing your angel cards.



Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Am I the only one not ready for Christmas?

I’m so not ready for anything yet, trying so hard & missing target badly!  So badly I missed that it was Wednesday AGAIN!!!!

Think I may have to set an alarm each week to remind me that I’m supposed to be taking part in the Fab ‘n’ Funky challenges, anyway, better late than never I suppose.  Challenge number 462 is sequins and for this card I have used the Sara Signature Enchanted Christmas collection, highlighted with some sequins for extra sparkle ‘cos you can never have too much sparkle at Christmas!

Just loved working with this collection, anyway, if I’m not back before the festivities I hope you all have an incredible Christmas.



Wednesday, 4 December 2019

If only!

If only I could remember what day of the week it was, it would be marvellous!  At the beginning of the week I was actually organised and had managed to create my make for Fab 'n' Funky #460, but then today, I completely forgot that I was supposed to post it and have only just remembered now.

Sorry for being late folks, hopefully you will forgive me when you see my make.  This is for a work colleague who likes to keep receipts and little keepsakes from wherever she has been so that she can keep the memories.

I created the box using the Crafters Companion six cupcake gable box template, I've then used turquoise cardstock and papers from the Vintage Lace collection.  The flowers were created using the fabulous flower forming foam and dies, which I learned to use at Craftaganza this year.  The recipient was absolutely thrilled with her box, and I suppose that's always the best bit, when someone else likes what you've done.

Well, having been late to the party, I hope you are all going to be joining in with us this week & I look forward to seeing your makes on the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge page.