Thursday, 24 December 2009

christmas cake

i was nagged by sophie to add this photo,i made the cake and she decorated it,with little icing embellishments

new baby

we are waiting for a new baby boy he should arrive later today so i have the card ready,just waiting for the phone call now

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

c.r.a.f.t.challenge 31

this challenge will run for two weeks,so merry christmas everyone,the theme is thanks,i used some papermania paper and a see'd's stamp on my dt card,we have a great prize as well so look forward to seeing your projects.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

easel cards

six easel cards i made for our grandchildren for christmas,each year i try and make them something different

Thursday, 17 December 2009

c.r.a.f.t. challenge 30

this week over at c.r.a.f.t. we are having a 'free for all' so i am looking forward to seeing all your fab creations,we have a great prize of some digi doodles by our dt member magda

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

ring cushion

a joint effort i done the x-stitching and sophie sewed it together and added the ribbon edging

fab'n'funky challenge 4

this is our last challenge for 2009,the next challenge will start on 3rd jan 2010 we have another lovely sketch this week,so hope to see you all joining in and i want to wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year

Sunday, 13 December 2009


my girls treated me a lovely set of papers from papermainia and a gorgeous set of bird stamps so i made a card last night with them

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

c.r.a.f.t.challenge 29

this weeks challenge on c.r.a.f.t. is 'happy new year',for my dt card i used my favourite 'cosmo cricket'papers i sooooooooo love this range and a 'stamp addicts' cube stamp.this week we have a fab my minds eye prize that was very kindly donated by an anonymous trimcrafter so a big thankyou to you,such a lovely thing to do.

fab'n'funky challenge 3

i forgot to upload my dt card for this weeks challenge but will post it now,hope you all like the new look to the blog,another great prize up for grabs this week,a fab sketch and a second challenge as well'all that glitters'i used papers from 'add a splash of colour' and a stamp from little claires for my project.

special day

we had a lovely day on saturday at our daughters wedding and now i have the fun of making a scrapbook we have some great photos of the day so i will be spending time on it over the next few weeks

Thursday, 3 December 2009

c.r.a.f.t.challenge 28

this week the challenge on c.r.a.f.t is 'christmas birthday'for my dt card this week i used forever friends backing papers and this months free stamp from the do-craft magazine

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


we have another great sketch for this weeks challenge on fab'n'funky and this weekend we have a family wedding so i had a play with my new forever friends stamp that i bought to use on the happy couples card

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


there is a mystery prize up for grabs to celebrate our new look,the challenge this week is a sketch i used the shabby christmas papers for my card and a free stamp from a magazine,

Monday, 23 November 2009

anniversary card

it is my mum and stepdads 30th anniversary tomorrow,i used some more of my cosmo cricket papers for this card,they are so gorgeous and beautiful to work with,i decided not to have the card scream 30 so just added pearls to it.

funky fun

only two days until the fairys are back,the weekends mini competition is closed but there is another one running today,you have to be quick though it closes at 11.00p.m tonight

Sunday, 22 November 2009

i love the scalloped cards at the moment so just had to use one for this card for my gran's birthday today,i think the regency papers from papermania are gorgeous.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

more funky news

we are all getting excited about the new look for the blog,lou has set a little comp on there so why not pop over for a look

Thursday, 19 November 2009

c.r.a.f.t.challenge 26

this week there is a picture to inspire and a free digi image to use as well,the sponser for this weeks challenge is 'doodles by hope jacare'so why not pop over and have a look,for my dt card i used dovecraft papers and a free stamp from quick cards made easy

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

funky news

Things have been a little up & down in Funky Fairy land as several of our DT members have left us for pastures new . . . so we wish Ria, Lorraine, Emma, Anne & Joanne all the very best with their "Crafting Adventures" and look forward to them joining in with our NEW challenges . . . yep, a new look challenge blog . . . !

After much deliberation we have decided that we needed a "Winter Spring Clean" and therefore we will be radically over hauling the blog over the next week, so keep popping back as we will be dropping little hints as to what is happening to the blog and of course, there will be a few surprises too ! !

Taking the above into consideration, there will be no challenge this week but we will be back with a vengence next week, Wednesday 24th November with a NEW CHALLENGE, a NEW BLOG and lots of NEW SPONSORS . . . don't panic the ever so generous Shaz (Head Funky Fairy) is still involved . . . so keep popping over . . . you never know what you might find !

Happy crafting,
Fab 'n' Funky DT

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

c.r.a.f.t. challenge 25

this week over on c.r.a.f.t. the challenge theme is a receipe,1 ribbon,1 tag and 1 sentiment.
for my d.t.card i used some cosmo cricket papers,papermania gems and a stamp that was free from a magazine earlier this year,this week we are sponsered by donnas den so why not pop over and join us

funky fairys challenge 42

this weeks theme is RETRO,i used the 'MORE FOR THE MEN' papers again loving them at the moment

Saturday, 7 November 2009

combined challenge

this card is for the red,gold and green challenge on the crafty pad and the 365 cards white space challenge

Friday, 6 November 2009

bo bunny sketch challenge

i saw this challenge earlier and loved the sketch so just had to try it,i used funky fairys 'A CHOCOLATE COVERED CHRISTMAS PAPERS' and a papermania stamp.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

c.r.a.f.t. challenge 24

this weeks challenge is bonfire night/celebrations i found a free stamp i got from stamper magazine a couple of years ago and had never used so just embossed with several different sparkle embossing powders then chalked with blue and purple,thought i would mount it on some clashing papers for fun,why not join us this week at c.r.a.f.t

easel card

my first attempt at an easel card

cupcake challenge

this weeks challenge on is a sketch,i used some more of the 'MORE FOR THE MEN' funky fairys paper for this challenge

new challenge blog

the first challenge theme on is birthdays,i used the fab new 'MORE FOR THE MEN' papers from funky fairys for my card,there is a fab prize of a gift voucher to spend in the quixotic paperie shop and some gorgeous dt cards to inspire.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

funky fairys challenge 41

this weeks theme is autunm/fall,for my dt card i used some of the 'fancy flourish papers' and a digital image from 'there's magic in the air',why not play along with ust at funky fairys this week

an evening invition for the wedding next month

Thursday, 29 October 2009

c.r.a.f.t.challenge 23

this weeks challenge is halloween or orange/black and is sponsered by gina from your special delivery who gave the dt this cute digi stamp to use,i thought that the 'a little bit spooky' papers from funky fairys was perfect for the background

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

funky fairys challenge 40

the challenge this week is texture,touchy feely,i used fancy flourish papers,i stamped the poppy on the paper and layered it up and added a brad plus ribbon for texture

Monday, 26 October 2009

my daughter is getting married soon so i made some simple invites for the big day

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

funky fairys challenge

this weeks challenge on funky fairys is 'PICTURE IT'for my dt project i used the gorgeous new 'add a splash of colour' papers to make a photo frame,i love making these they remind me of the fortune tellers we used to make at school

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

c.r.a.f.t.challenge 21

this weeks challenge is a receipe,3 papers 2 buttons and a ribbon,the design team were kindly given a digi stamp each by this weeks sponser willow designs i just love this cute little robin and i used a shabby christmas papers from funky fairys so quite a digital card this time

funky fairys challenge 38

for this weeks challenge i used some papers from the fab new set of a splash of colour,now for the exciting news,It's time for a guest designer to join the Funky Fairys DT for two weeks. If you would like to be considered for a GD slot please add 'GD' to your entry in the comments, you must use at least ONE Funky Fairy item on your project. All entries for the GD slot must be entered by Monday 19th October 17:00 (GMT) and the GD will then be announced on here on Wednesday 21st October. The lucky winner will be a GD for challenges 40 (28th Oct) & 41 (4th Nov).

Good Luck!!
can't wait to see all your entries

Sunday, 11 October 2009

new home card

i used some gorgeous papers from cosmo cricket for this card

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

funky fairys challenge 37

this weeks challenge on funky fairys is ALTER IT so for my dt project i covered a boring A5 notebook with gorgeous papers from A Chocolate Covered Christmas and made it into a christmas list book

Monday, 5 October 2009


it was our 21st wedding anniversary so i had the usual struggle with making a card for a male but i am pleased with the finished result not girly at all but still has hearts on it lol

Thursday, 1 October 2009

c.r.a.f.t.challenge 19

this weeks challenge on c.r.a.f.t. is a sketch,the challenge is being sponsered by jenni who very kindly gave all us lucky design team members one of her lovely digi stamps to play with,i love this little snowbaby

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

funky fairys challenge 36

this weeks challenge is TRANSPORT for my dt card i went a little bit ott but the camper van goes so well with the a lil bit of happy papers

Saturday, 26 September 2009

blog candy

the very talented fliss has some blog candy up for grabs,they are her very own designs that have been made into stamps by hobby art stamps so pop over to Stamperschef to see them they are fab

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

funky fairys challenge 35

this weeks challenge on the funky fairys challenge blog is doodles,for my dt card i used the new little bit spooky papers and a halloween embellishment,doodling is not my strong point so i just doodled some stitches and tried a spiders web(don't laugh at it lol)why not pop over to the blog and join in the fun there is a fab prize of a funky fairy download to be won

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

c.r.a.f.t. challenge 17

this week on c.r.a.f.t the challenge is pink and brown,i thought the daisy stamp and papers were perfect for my dt card all i had to add was pink ribbon and gems

funky fairys challenge 34

this week the challenge is recycled, the papers i used are from the fancy flourish set and i used my poppy from last year and a canvas lable from some jeans to stamp the sentiment on,that is from a new do-crafts stamp set of poppies,a pound from the sale of the stamps goes to the poppy why not pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

c.r.a.f.t. challenge 16

the theme for this weeks challenge is a card with a removable object for a child so i thought i would make a bag card with a handbag charm as the removable object,thought it would be good for an older child

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

funky fairys challenge 33

the theme for this weeks challenge on funky fairys is tag it,i used cupcake papers and images for my dt card using one of the smaller images as a tag