Wednesday, 28 November 2012

3rd Birthday Celebrations at Fab'n'Funky......

Hiya all..Thank you all for your help and comments about my template problems, I have since found out my Nav bar is now in my sidebar, but I'm not too worried anymore as I now know other ways to get to my dashboard ...So panic over, well till next time I want to change my template lol..Oh  why did I choose one that says the words it says at the top, will need to change it again when spring arrives. lol

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you again to Mary J for helping me improve the quality of my photos, can not believe the difference...You can find Mary's fabulous tutorial using Picasa 3 to improve the quality of photos HERE

I had a fabulous night last night, went to see David Essex at G Live Guildford with my Mum, lost count now how many times I  have seen him, he was fantastic as always...Thanks again Mum, so enjoyed it, can't wait till next time xxx


 It's our second week of Birthday celebrations over at Fab'n'Funky and we have some fabulous sponsors with fantastic prizes on offer this week and all you need to do is play along with us by making a creation with....

3 of Something or Number 3 on your project

And you could be in with a change to win one of these fab prizes.

Our sponsors this week are

********

Cult Pens

Who are offering a fabulous prize of
a £50 voucher
 to spend in their store
How great is that!

 Cult Pens are also  offering a discount of 10% in their store
to all you Fab'n'Funky fans - just use the code

 FNF2012 


It's valid right up until the end of December




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Who are offering
 a £10voucher 
to spend in store

*********

Who are offering
  $10 to spend
in their fabulous selection in store

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Flonzcraft

Who are offering
   a $20 voucher
 to spend in their store
 - with free shipping



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Who are offering
 a choice of 5 digis 
from the cute digis they have in their store

**********


I have used a Flonz stamp called Little Fairy with Magic Wand, she's so sweet and some gorgeous Nitwit Collections papers called Fairytale.



I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
The Cutie Pie Challenge #32 ~ Use Doily's
Digital Tuesday Challenge #188 ~ Girly
Party Time Tuesdays #96 ~ Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers #145 ~ Anything Goes

Items used
Flonz stamp ~ Little Fairy with Magic Wand coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
Nitwit Collections papers ~ Fairytale
Cheery Lynn die ~ English Tea Party
Whimsy Stamps corner die
Martha Stewart border punch ~ Doily Lace
LOTV sentiment stamp
stickles ~ StarDust
flowers & pearls from stash.

For lots of fabulous inspiration...pop over to FNF to see what the rest of the DT have made.
Look forward to seeing your's and good luck with the draw, going to be some very lucky winners.



Sunday, 25 November 2012

Joanna Sheen Challenge ~ Anything Goes-Excluding Christmas.....

Good morning all..Hope you are all well and having a better weekend then me.

Thanks to everyone yesterday who tried to help me with my blog template problem, unfortunately I still can not see my design buttons (new post, design, sign out) at the top right hand side, but can on my other DT blogs, very strange...I have got in at moment by clicking on pencil on my last post and getting to my dashboard from there or clicking my profile photo :(((( I can see Navbar in my sidebar, wonder if this has anything to do with it.
Think the best thing I can do is try and change my template again :(  shame I like this one.... Oh really wish I had just left it alone. Sorry did not get around to visit you all yesterday, spend all evening trying to put everything back together in order in my sidebar,all my bits in the sidebar were all over the place too :(

Anyway, best get on with my DT post...I was panicking I would not be able to add this post for today.

We have a great new Challenge for you over at....
 Joanna Sheen Challenge...
This fortnights theme is...

Anything Goes excluding Christmas

The lucky winner will receive a £15 Gift Voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen.

I was sent  Wordy Rubber Stamps- Set 1 JS312, I decided to go with the balloons & paper pieced them using some Basic Grey papers called Cupcake and had a play with my new MFT Fishtail Flags dies.



I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
A Gem of a Challenge #60 ~ Paper Piecing
Stampin for the Weekend #22 ~ Use Some Texture
My Mum's Craft Shop #85 ~ Inspiration from a Song...Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you

Items used
Joanna Sheen Wordy Rubber Stamps ~ Set 1-JS312
Basic Grey papers ~ Cupcake
MFT Dies ~ Fishtail Flags Stax & Stacking Stars
Nesties
Ribbon, buttons & string from stash.

Do hope you will play along with us this fortnight...pop over to see the rest of the fabulous DT creations for lots of great inspiration.


Saturday, 24 November 2012

Blog template change..Now have a problem.. can anyone help....


Hiya all...Not having a very good day here :((

I have wanted to change my blog template for a long time now, but been to nervous to actually do it...This morning I finally decided to just go for it, but I can not see my new post, Design,  Sign out buttons at the top right hand side of my blog anymore...CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE...I have got in at moment by clicking on pencil on my last post and getting to my dashboard from there
:(( Oh why didn't I just leave it alone LOL...

Edited...just seen Navbar in my sidebar, wonder if this has anything to do with it! Also if I go to my other DT blogs I can see the button options, very strange.

Anyway what do you think of my new blog look, all the things in my sidebar need sorting out back in order ...are now all over the place :(

While I,m here... I have a Christmas card to share...I have had a play with my new toy, a Josy Rose Hot Fix wand to apply my Nail Heads, its really fab and I was very lucky to win mine (thanks again Jules x)



I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Ladybug Crafts #3 Monchrome/tonal (3rd entry)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #38 ~ Christmas is Coming (2nd entry)

Digistamp Boutique Customer Competion

Items used
Digistamp Boutique digi ~ Percy Set-Percy and Xmas Tree coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
The Clipart Fairy a bit of green papers
Marianne die snowflake
Memory box die ~ Primo Labels
Crafts-Too Embossing folder
Josy Rose Nail heads
button & twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by, will try and catch with you all tonight.

Hugs

Friday, 23 November 2012

Totally Papercrafts DT card #144 ~ Stitched Up.......

Hiya all....Yay! it's nearly the weekend........

We have a fab new Challenge for you over at
This week our lovely Susan has chosen the theme.....

Stitched Up

(Use either real or faux stitching somewhere on your projects)

Our wonderful sponsor this week is.....


We were very lucky on the DT and got to choose a  ADFD digital stamp to have a play with, I chose to use Hello Fairy, isn't she sweet.
I still have not tried out my new mini sewing machine, only had it about 6 months now lol...So I dug out my eyelets (not used these in ages) and done a few stitches with my embroidery threads which I have had for years from when I did cross stitch.



I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge
Anything Goes Challenge #80 ~ Stitching
One Stop Craft Challenge #205 ~ Monochrome
Inky Impressions #86 ~ Make it Girly
Cute Card Thursday #244 ~ Girls Only!
Ladybug Crafts #3 ~ Monochrome/tonal (2nd entry)

Items used
A Day for Daisies digital stamps ~ Hello coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
Nitwit Collections papers ~ time for tea
Whimsy Stamps corner die
Marianne dies used for flowers & swirls
Nesties
Craftwork Cards sentiment & card blank
Stickles ~ Lavendar
Eyelets, threads & pearls from stash.

For lots of fab inspiration...pop over to TPC  see my teamies gorgeous cards.
Look forward to seeing your's too.

 Hope you all have a great weekend.  


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Divas by Design DT card #21 ~ 2 or more patterned papers....

Hiya all...This is my second post of the day...
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO FIND MY FAB'N'FUNKY POST...MANY THANKS XXX

We have a fab new Challenge for you over at
This week's theme is....

2 or More Patterned Papers

This week we have a super surprise gift in store for you !!!!
and if we reach the illusive 1000 followers there may  even  be 2 prizes for this challenge!

I have had fun colouring up one of  Krista's fabulous images called Christmas Angel..isn't she adorable. The gorgeous Dovecraft papers..Back to Basics-Vintage, were part of my candy win from Sue...Thanks again Sue x



I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Winter Wonderland ~ Oh Baubles
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge ~ Snowflakes
A Gem of a Challenge #59 ~ Ribbon & Lace
Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenges #53 ~ Use Traditional Christmas Colours
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #38 ~ Christmas is Coming
Dream Valley Challenges ~ Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Craft Crafters Circle #49 ~ Textures (2nd entry)

Items used
Saturated Canary digtal stamp ~ Christmas Angel coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
Dovecraft papers & ribbon ~ Back to Basics Christmas - Vintage
Martha Stewart border punch ~ Eyelet Lace
Whimsy Stamps corner die
Snowflake decoration from Morrisons
flower & gems from stash

For lot's of great inspiration...pop over to Divas to see my teamies gorgeous makes.
Look forward to seeing your's too.

3rd Birthday Celebration Fortnight at Fab'n'Funky....


Good morning all...YAY! It's our 3rd Birthday over at Fab'n' Funky and we would like to thank everyone who plays along with us each week. I can't believe it's been a year already since I joined the DT, I'm having so much fun...Thanks girls xx

We have a fortnight of celebrations, we have lots of great sponsors who are offering some fab prizes.All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is join in our 3rd Birthday Challenges with...

Birthday and Three
Use
Three of something or number 3 on your Birthday projects.

Our fabulous sponsors this week are....

Who are giving a prize of seven digi stamps to one lucky winner

&

Who are giving the lucky winner three digi images of their choice from the shop at Di's Digi Dowloads

&

by Kathryne
Who is giving the winner five digi stamps of the winners choice from her shop at Whimsy Stamps



We also have a fabulous new sponsor

Cult Pens

who will be offering a very special prize to end our challenge next week - be sure to come back to Fab'n'Funky challenges next week to see what this fabulous prize is!!




I have used a Bugaboo digital stamp called Birthday Monkey-Cake, he's so cute and cheeky looking and fun to colour too. I added 3 fab star buttons that I found in a haberdashery shop, when on holiday in Wales, hope you like it. 


I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Moving Along with the times ~ Seeing Stars
Card Crafters Circle #49 ~ Textures

Items used
Bugaboo digital stamp ~ Birthday Monkey-Cake coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
The Clipart Fairy papers ~ So Macho
Memory box die ~ Primo Labels
Nesties
Star buttons and bakers twine from stash



Do hope you will play along with us...pop over to FNF for lots of great inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Totally Papercrafts DT card #143 ~ CAS Using Black & White....

Hiya all...Where do the weeks go! It's Friday already and time for a new Challenge over at

This week our lovely Lisa has chosen the theme...

CAS Black & White

Your card or project should have a Clean and Simple (CAS) design. The colors scheme should be primarily black and white but an accent color (in your image or an embellishment) is fine.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is.....


To be honest this week was a challenge for me...I love seeing everybody's  CAS cards but struggle to make them myself.
 I have had a play with two of the beautiful stamps from the Magenta clear stamp set called CS-043  Botanical, which I was very lucky to win in Sue's candy (thanks again Sue, they stamp beautifully). 


I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Ladybug Crafts #3 Monochrome/Tonal
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #102 ~ Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge ~ Anything But Christmas..Old thing ribbon & embossing folder (2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Dream Valley Challenges #45 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Pop over to TPC to see my teamies gorgeous creations, for lots of fab inspiration....
Do hope you will play along too.

xxx Enjoy the weekend, whatever you are up too xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Fab'n'Funky DT card #147 ~" Let's see those Bear's"

Hiya ...Hope you are all well.

It's Wednesday again already and we have a great new Challenge for you over at Fab'n'Funky...
This week it's my turn to host and I have chosen the theme...

"Let's See Those Bears"


Please use a teddy bear/bear as your main image on your projects this week.
Have fun...

Our fabulous sponsor this week is...


We were very lucky on the DT and got to have a play with a Doodle Pantry image...I chose to use this adorable bear called Beary Cute and was nice and quick as it's already coloured and the papers came from the same set...Beary Cute colour plus


I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Love To Create Challenge #41 ~ Fancy Edges
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Flower Power
Sweet Stampin ~ Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #45 ~ Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge ~ Anything But Christmas....(old thing..Border punch, buttons & String)


Items used
Doodle Pantry digi & papers ~ Beary Cute colour plus
MFT Die-namics ~ Flower Trio & Photo Corners
Memory box die ~ Primo Labels
Martha Stewart border punch ~ Cherish
Nesties
Wild Rose Studio sentiment stamp ~ Cute Greetings
buttons & string from stash

Pop over FNF see what the rest of the DT have created for lots of great inspiration...
Can't wait to see all your bears.


It's now only one week away till we will be celebrating our 3rd Birthday at Fab'n'Funky Challenges, do hope you will join us in our celebrations ....Lots of great prizes to be won.


Image personalized just for us! by Kathy at StampArt by Kathryne and coloured by our own Ginny.

xxx Thanks for stopping by xxx.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Totally Papercrafts DT card #142 ~ Cute and Girly..........


Hiya all....So pleased it's Friday and nearly the weekend, have missed my little ones  this week after them  going back to school from the half term hols.

It's my turn to host our new Challenge over at Totally Papercrafts this week....
and I have chosen the theme....

Cute and Girly

Our wonderful sponsor this week is...



Krista very kindly gave us one of her many gorgeous digis to play with, I chose to use Priscilla Pie, she's adorable.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Wild Orchid Challenge #62 ~ Bling it Up!
I Love Promarkers #142 ~ Pretty in Pink
The Ribbon Girl Challenge ~ Add Sparkle

Items used
Saturated Canary digi ~ Priscilla Pie coloured with promarkers & flexmakers
Nitwit Collections papers ~ bumbleberry
Crafty Sentiments Crafty Cutter Die ~ Fancy Heart
Cherry Lyn Doily Die ~ French Pastry
Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms
Liquid Pearls ~ Pastel Raspberry
Butterfly, ribbon & pearls from stash

Do hope you will play along...Check out my teamies gorgeous makes for lots of great inspiration.

Enjoy the weekend.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Fab'n'Funky DT card #146 ~ Bingo........

Hiya all....Hope your week is going well, I'm missing hubby and children, was really lovely having them around all last week and now they are back at work & school.

We have a great new challenge for you over at Fab'n'Funky...
This week our lovely Rachel has chosen the theme....

Bingo 

(You can find the Bingo board at the bottom of my post)

Our fabulous sponsor this week is....


The lucky winner will receive 

I have had a play with a Christmas Collection CD-ROM that came as a freebie with issue 111 of Cardmaking & Papercraft, the topper & paper I used are from the Scandinavian Christmas section., a bit different for me, not sure if I like it!

I chose to use Twine... Embossing... Kraft Card.... from the bingo board  


I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Cupcake Craft Challenge #217 ~ Get Krafty
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Anything Goes



Here's the Bingo board....Just chose any line of three from this bingo board to use on your projects.
Have fun.


Shaped card blank


Charm

Distressing

Lace

Vintage


Flourish

Twine

Embossing


Kraft card


We will be celebrating our 3rd Birthday at Fab'n'Funky Challenges in 2 weeks time, do hope you will join us in our celebrations .


Image personalized just for us! by Kathy at StampArt by Kathryne and coloured by our own Ginny.



For lot's of great inspiration why not pop over to FNF see what the rest of the talented DT have made.
Do hope you will play along too.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Feels like Christmas has come early........

Hiya all my blogging friends.....I  just had to show you want the postman brought me today....Soooooooo excited


I was the very lucky winner of Sue's - heart and soul crafting Birthday Candy


Sue I can not thank you enough for my  parcel, I have a big smile right across my face, I felt like a big kid on Christmas morning opening it up, so many gorgeous things.I am so excited and can't wait to have a play.
 Thank you so much, so generous of you. BIG hugs xxx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Totally Papercrafts DT card #141 ~ Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star....

Hiya all.....Can't believe it's Friday already and half term hols nearly over boo hoo...

We have a fabulous new Challenge for you over at Totally Papercrafts
This week our lovely Laine has chosen the theme...

Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star


Our fabulous sponsor this week is...


Who are offering a $25 gift certificate to the lucky winner.

I have been having a play with another Di's Digi Downloads digi (seem to have used them on all my cards this week), so love all of Di's adorable images, this one is called Reach for the Star and yes it's that tree die again lol...




I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
By the Cute & Girly ~ Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Crafty Sentiments ~ Seeing Stars
The Cutie Pie Challenge #30 ~ Distress your cards
Dream Valley Challenges #44 ~ Glitter and Bling
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge #52 ~ All Things Sparkly
Crafts and Me Challenges #108 ~ Bling it up!
Creative Craft Challenges 2 ~ Special Occasions-NOT birthday
I Love Promarkers #141 ~ Cute (2nd entry)
Inky Impressions #83 ~ Lots of Layers (2nd entry)
Party Time Tuesdays #92 ~ Anything Goes (3rd entry)


Items used
Di's Digi Downloads ~ Reach for the Star coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
Daisy & Dandelion Christmas Collection Papers ~ A Winter's Tale
Marianne Christmas Tree die
Memory box die ~ Primo Labels
Crafts-Too embossing folder
Stickles ~ Frosty Lace
Gems from stash

Pop over to TPC to see my teamies gorgeous creations, lots of great inspiration.
Hope you will play along too.

xxx Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend, whatever you are up too xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Ready-Teddy-Go-Challenge #16 ~ "Don't be a Square"....

Good morning all....

It's the first of the month so we have a fab new challenge starting for you over at

Our theme this month is ...

"Don't be Square"

Remember to use a teddy bear/bear as your main image and you can enter up to 4 times, so plenty of chances to win...Have Fun

Our Wonderful Sponsor this month is...



The lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher

This cute little ted is from Di's Digi Downloads called Kite Flying Ted, so adorable.


I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
I Love Promarkers #141 ~ Cute
Inky Impressions #83 ~ Lots of Layers
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ~ Birthdays
Simon Says Stamps ~ Get in Shape
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays  #92 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Digital Tuesday Challenge #184 ~ Fabulous Fibres


Items used
Di's Digi Downloads ~ Kite Flying Ted coloured with promarkers & flexmarkers
Wild Rose Studio sentiment stamp ~ Cute Greeting
Circle Nesties
Freebie papers from a old copy of Simply Cards & Papercrafts
ribbon & buttons from stash

For some great inspiration pop over to RTG to see my teamies gorgeous creations...
Do hope you will play along with us this month.


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