Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Fab ‘n’ Funky #445 - Christmas!!

Well, here we are again, where does all the time go?  Time for another Fabulous and Funky Challenge, and the theme for this week is Christmas - yay!!!! Always my favourite.

This weeks card is a mahoosive 7x7 card to make appropriate space for the sentiment which takes centre stage, which along with the stamped sentiment are both old Sheena ones from Crafters Companion.  The background was made by smooshing a distress oxide colour onto acetate, then spritzing with water and then placing onto my card, you can lift and move around the acetate to give you some amazing effects and then dry, repeat and do the same with another colour.  Flick a bit of water over the top for some faux bleaching.

Then I put a bit of distress oxide onto my craft mat, added a bit of water and picked this up with a paintbrush and flicked onto the card to give intense colour splashes, used one of the colours to ink around the edge of the card, stamped some snowflakes in silver ink (can't see these very well in the picture).  Mounted onto some blue mirri and then onto a card base, adding the sentiment to the front.


Well, over to you, I'm really looking forward to all of the christmassy inspiration this week!

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Something New - Fab ‘N” Funky #443

Hi all, well time really is flying by, we are now in June and half way through the year!

The challenges keep coming over at Fab 'n' Funky and this week, the challenge is "Something New", so either, new home, new job, new baby.

My daughter has asked me to make a card for a work colleague of hers who is moving to another store as the Manager and she wanted a Good Luck card for him for her and all of the team to sign, unfortunately, she was not very forthcoming with any idea of what he might like so I was left to just go with a traditional four leaf clover (or heart stamped 4 times as I did!).  It's simple but I'm hoping it will serve!


Sorry, this is just a brief post but I must go get ready for the day job!

I look forward to seeing all of your makes this week & hope you have a fabulous "hump day"

TTFN

Rach

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Christmas - Fab 'n' Funky #441

Well, another couple of weeks has just flown by, and this week I'm cheating with my card as this is one I made some time ago before I had my brief spell away from the Crafters Companion Design Team and I realised that I had not posted this card on my blog (shame on me!)



The Theme (if you couldn't tell from the title) for this weeks challenge is Christmas, in the hope that we will all have a few extra cards ready when the festive season looms (trust me it will be here before you know it!).  Anyway, this gorgeous card (sorry, blowing my own trumpet here) was made using the build a scene dies that Crafters Companion launched last year, I really did not need to do very much here to create a fab design, the dies did most of the work with just a bit of gilding wax and white gel pen.  These cards I would not say are particularly quick to make but they really do have impact with the fabulous 3D effect.

Anyway, I hope you have fun creating with this weeks theme and add to your Christmas stash - I'd love to see what you come up with.

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Anything Goes! - Fab 'N' Funky #439

Well, this week over at Fab 'n' Funky, you've got free reign to create whatever you like, and as I've just taken possession of the complete collection (had to, its the law!) of Sara's latest Signature Collection - Nautical, it was the perfect opportunity to have some fun with that.

The design team did an absolutely awesome job with samples on this one and so anything I now do with it is going to pale into insignificance, but I just love this collection, the colours are fabulous, and as I live by the sea, it's just perfect!.



I decided to make a box card and use the porthole as the aperture in the middle, the lighthouse in the background is one of the 6x6 backing papers, the wood effect on the front is created with one of the embossing folders which having run through my Gemini, I then water coloured with some Harmony water reactive inks (Ocean Blue & Green Topaz), and then inked over with Friar Brown, I love the effect it created.  All of the other embellishments on the card are also in the collection, including the shells at the bottom which look so realistic but are also just bits of card stamped with the shells and then die cut - they come with their own dies!!!! just amazing!

Anyway, enough of me getting all excited and over to you - what will you share with us at Fab 'n' Funky this week?

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Fab ‘n’ Funky #437

Okay, so I'm no good at time keeping when I'm not working - it seems to give you a much better sense of where you are in the day and so this week I've been having a week off work and time really seems to have run away with me, I'm so sorry, I'm really late posting my make for the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge, which this week is vehicles.


I made this card using the Sara Signature range Parisian, which I LOVE almost as much as my all time favourite which is Shabby Chic, they are very similar in style.  This girl on the bicycle is just fab, I love the stamp of the eiffel tower in the background, the paper, well, just everything.  This isn't the sort of card I normally make, but perhaps I should!

Anyway, I look forward to seeing what you all make of our theme this week.

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Fab 'n' Funky #435

Hi all, well here we are, another week and another challenge, this time it's Fantasy: fairies, dragons, mermaids.

Well, my original thoughts were to use the fabulous new Pink Ink stamp I bought at the Craft4Crafters show at Exeter in February, however, as you will see, I only got to the point of stamping and colouring and have not yet turned this into a card.

I wracked my brain and remembered a card I made a little while ago while I was playing with inky backgrounds, which absolutely fits the bill!


The background was created using harmony inks, then the Sara Signature Enchanted Forest Droplets stencil over the top and versafine ink through, some sparkle medium in Amethyst over the top and voila! background. The fairy and wording is also from Sara Signature Enchanted Forest range, the border is from the Parisian collection, and further sparkle (on the fairy wings, wording and border) is added with Starlights paint in Heather.

I really love this card and can't believe I hadn't shared it before now, well, now I have!  I hope you like it as much I do, and can't wait to see what you all come up with for our latest challenge.

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Hats!

Hi All, sorry I've not posted for a couple of weeks, time has just flown by!

Well I'm back today as there is a new challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky today - Hats.

I really had to wrack my brains for this one, and then I remembered Katy Sue's Fabulous Fashion CD and some of the wonderful funky hats on there.  This is only a simple card, but sometimes simple is all that's needed.



Hope you like my little offering and will join in with us, I'd love to see all the gorgeous hat designs out there!

Have a great day all & TTFN

Rach
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