Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Guest design slot for Fab 'n' funky


I'm privileged to have been asked to join Fab 'n' funky as a guest designer for the month of May. Please click on the link for the challenge and have a look at the lovely crafting of the regular design team and, hopefully, join the in the challenge.

Today's Fab 'n' funky 169: 'lots of pink' challenge is being sponsored by Stampart Design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps, who kindly supplied the 'sweetie bear' image that I've used for my card.

Papers are Me to you 'spring chic'. I coloured the image with spectrum noir alcohol pens and printed again on to a piece of the Me to you paper and paper pieced the bear's dress. The bows were originally white - I inked them with a spectrum noir. The stitched ribbon is DCWV and the flowers with pearls are from stash.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Moving along with the times: baby card
Crazy 4 challenges 183: baby
Paper makeup 86: celebrations
Flourishes timeless 218: it's all in the date - my birth month August: a bow or two, some stitching
Rhedd and rosies 5: stitching
Crafting for all seasons 51: monochromatic
Crafty ribbons 44: anything goes with ribbon
Totally gorjuss 181: ribbons and pearls
Emerald faerie garden 43: ribbons
Ruby's rainbow 53: furry friends
Animal friends 2: checked and/or striped
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 42: use flowers
Critter 162: flowers
Get inky 3: fabulous floral fun
Nadia 55: flowers
A and T 23: flowers
Everybody art 234: pearls
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CHNC challenge extra for May


It doesn't seem possible that it's May already - a third of the year has gone - how did that happen so quickly? Those who have made a start on their Christmas cards will be thankful when it gets nearer to the festive time towards the end of the year. So many crafters have been joining in my CHNC challenges - it's great to see so many like-minded folk getting on with their Christmas cards early. It's now time to begin cards for CHNC challenge extra for May - please visit and see the cards that my guest has supplied for the challenge and, hopefully, you'll join in with the fun.

For my card I used three digital papers supplied by Bugaboo Stamps - 'blue frosty', 'blue frosty' words and 'blue snowflakes', as well as the 'snowman snowflakes' image. I coloured the image with alcohol pens.

I based the card on the sketch given for Cordine's sketch for The Sketchy challenge 46 - I turned the sketch and adapted it a bit:


I used my Die-namics fishtail die - this set of dies are proving so useful, so many sketches atm seem to have these shapes incorporated.

Colours are for Holly jolly Christmas: red, white and blue Christmas.


This is also for:

Crimbo crackers 40: anything goes
Die cuttin' divas 113: anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend: die cuts and/or punches
Card crafters circle 72: boys to men
Live laugh stamp word play Saturday April: weather
QKR stampede 36: favourite things - making Christmas cards, colouring with alcohol pens
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