Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #127 - Cute and Girly

Hi Everyone,

It's official - we are all dotty!!  One winner has been picked at random and Anne-Marie has also chosen her top 3.  I'm not sure how she every managed to choose.  Check out the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog to see if it was you!  Don't forget to grab your badges too.

Now onto the challenge for this week and we have the lovely Pat P as our host.  She has chosen a fantastic theme this week...

Cute and Girly
I have used a Saturated Canary image called Ivy.  We are sponsored by Joanna Sheen so be sure to check out her brilliant website for a great range of crafting products.

Isn't she cute?  I used Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour my image in the following colours:

Dusky Pink
Cobalt Blue
Soft Green
Tea Green
Wild Orchid
Pink Pearl
Blue Grey 1

Once she was coloured I scanned her onto my computer and use My Craft Studio to make matching papers with the colour picker tool.  I really love doing this as the papers are guaranteed to be the right colour.  After scanning the image I used Ranger's Glossy Accents to glaze her glasses. 

I covered my A5 card blank with the pinky paper and then stamped the flourish in Perfect Medium clear ink.  Unfortunately I think my ink pad had dried out and the embossing powder wouldn't stick.  So to add the glitter I used a Quickie Glue Pen and Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles.  I also added a small border of glitter all around the card. 

My image was cut out with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.  This is the first time I've used this die and it is so lovely.  Although, it did take a couple of runs through my Grand Calibur to get a perfect cut.  The minty paper was put through my Happy Birthday embossing folder and mounted onto silver mirri-paper which hasn't shown up in the photo.  I added my toppers with mounting foam.

I'm entering this card into the Allsorts Challenge 160 - Any Die Will Do

Can't wait to see all of your cute and girly projects this week.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Fab'n'Funky Challenges # 126 - Polka Dots

Hi Everyone,

We sure do have a lot of wonderful Dads!  One winner has been picked at random and Emma has also chosen her top 3.  What a hard job she had with so many wonderful entries.  Check out the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog to see if it was you!  Don't forget to grab your badges.

Now onto the challenge for this week and we have the lovely Anne-Marie as our host.  She has chosen one of my favourite challenges so far...

Polka Dots

I loved making this card.  It just came together when I saw the wonderful Bugaboo image.  We are so lucky to have them as our sponsor this week.  Check out the brilliant Bugaboo Stamps website for some great digi's and inspiration.

Apologies for the slightly blurred image.  I think my ribbon flower was so big that the camera kept trying to focus on that instead of the whole card!

I used Kanban Tutti Frutti pearlescent cardstock for the base card and scored it in half with my Ultimate Pro.  I added a section of polka dot paper and then punched a scalloped edge into brown pearlescent cardstock.  This was achieved with an EK Success punch.  The glittery ribbon came from DoCrafts online store.  I coloured the image with Promarkers in the following colours:

China Blue
Cobolt Blue

The shape for my image is one of the Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three.  The ribbon rose actually started life as wired ribbon on a Christmas present!  I pulled out the wire from one edge of the ribbon and then scrunched up the other edge, still on the wire, to make a ruffle effect.  I  attached it to a length of super sticky tape on my craft sheet and simply rolled it up and then secured the end into the tape.  It is attached with another piece of super sticky.  My sentiment came free from Create and Craft as part of the Club Member's free gift about a year ago.

Looking forward to seeing your dotty projects. 

Happy Crafting,
Rachel x

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Nadia's Amazing Birthday Giveaway

If you haven't seen Nadia's Amazing Giveaway in honour of her birthday, you better check it out quick!  5 lucky people will be picked out on 21 June to win one of the pizza boxes full of crafty goodies.  Schating!

I'm keeping everything crossed for this one!

Good luck,
Rachel x

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #125 - Happy Father's Day

Well, you've all gone green!  Great entries for our last challenge and if you made one of the many wonderful creations, check out the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog to view our winners.  Don't forget your winner's badge too.

Now we move onto another great challenge and this week we are celebrating...

Father's Day

We would love to see your cards for your darling Dad's!  We are sponsored by the wonderful Lili of the Valley (LOTV) this week and the lucky random winner of the challenge will receive a £10 voucher to spend online.

Now, onto my card for this challenge.  I used LOTV stamp called "Lazy Afternoon".  He does look very relaxed!

Before I started making this card I asked which were my Dad's least favourite colours.  Turns out, he really doesn't like pink and green.  Well, I'm afraid grass only comes in green, as far as I know!

I coloured my image with Promarkers in the following colours:-

Forest Green
Indigo Blue
True Blue
Arctic Blue

I inked the edge of the topper with Bundled Sage Distress Ink.  The wood effect base cardstock is from Hunkydory and I simply cut this with my craft knife and metal ruler.  I used the size of the toppper to judge the size of my frame and used a square metal die to produce it.  The wooden leaves were from and the letters were from Spellbinders Donna's Alphas, cut in yellow pearlescent cardstock.

I hope Dad likes his card.  Hope you all have a fab crafty week.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Cricut Sneak Peek - Art Deco

Hi Crafty Friends,

Something a bit different from me this evening.  Do any of you own a Cricut cutting machine?  Have you cut out shapes from this cartridge and that but never made anything with all those cuts?  Well I'm here to give you some inspiration!  I hope! 

It's finally clicked for me.  The books that come with the cartridges are the key!  This is just a sneak peek of a card I have made with my new Art Deco cartridge. 

Why a sneak peek I hear you ask!  Well, I have another blog dedicated to all things Cricut and I would love you to take a look.  It's not brimming with card ideas just yet but with my new lease of Cricut life it soon will be!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekends.

Happy Cricut Crafting,
Rachel x

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #124 - Go Green

Hi Everyone,

What a busy week!  I hope you've all enjoyed your celebrations, whether Jubilee related or not!  We had loads of great entries for our last challenge so check out the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog to see if you were one of our lucky winners.  Don't forget to pick up your badges too.

Now onto the challenge in hand.  We have the lovely Judit hosting this week and she has chosen a great theme...

Go Green

You can either use something recycled on your project or incorporate the colour green.  Our sponsor this week is Digi Darla Designs and the DT were lucky enough to have a play with some of her wonderful images.  Check out the link to see which digi's you'll be colouring next.

I have chosen to use the colour green and have made a shaped card this week.

I started with some heavy weight cardstock and cut two of the medium sized Grand Dahlias from Spellbinders.  I scored along the top of the backing shape and then glued together with sticky tape.  The papers came free with a scrapbooking magazine about a year ago.  I was having a tidy up and found them in the bottom of a drawer so thought it was about time to put them to good use.  The image was coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers in the following colours:

Forest Green
Leaf Green
Cool Grey 4
Blue Grey 1
Dusky Rose
Rose Pink
Cadet Blue
Glacier Blue

I used Spellbinders Labels Eight to cut out the image and sentiment which came from a selection of Forever Friends stamps.  The flowery ribbon was from Crafts U Love and I found it in the sale for only 99p!  Bargain!

DT Call

We are having a DT Call over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.  We are also looking for Guest DT members too.  All the information will be contained in the post for this week.  If you would like to be considered, just leave us a comment over on the F'n'F blog.  The calls will run until Sunday 17 June.  We look forward to welcoming some new members to our team.  Good luck!

Happy crafting,
Rachel x