My lovely friends, thank you xx

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Bermuda Triangle - Fab N Funky DT

Good Morning

Hope your week is going well, the weekend is in sight! Yippee!!

So we have a new challenge for you at Fab N Funky and we have 2 sponsors this week!!

Now the 1st sponsor we have is . . .

The prize being kindly offered is:

1 stamp of the winners choice and a goodie bag (contents chosen by the store owner).

our 2nd sponsor is . . .

This weeks we are going to give you a choice of themes . . .You can either follow this weeks named theme or follow a sketch. So firstly, the "named theme" is

"Bermuda triangle

We would like to see you anything triangular on your project. This could be triangular corners, bunting designs, harlequin patterned papers . . . to name but a few ideas. However, you could follow this triangular themed sketch instead:

Ok I have gone for using triangles (it was easier) LOl


Stamp - Stampavie, Sarah Kay 'Vivien and Manon are always together'

Colouring medium - Copics
Papers- Echo Park ' Picnic Fun' from A walk in the park

Co-ordinations cardstock

Distress Ink - vintage photo

Embossing folder - Craft concepts - 'In stitches'

Sentiment - Digi Stamp Boutique

Ribbon - the ribbon Girl

Lace and flowers and gems from stash

Cant wait to see your triangles

I would like to enter into:

The crazy challenge - Beautiful women

Dream Valley - Ribbon

Secret Crafter - Embossing

thanks for poppin in


Sunday, 26 June 2011


Good Evening

This Internet problem is very frustrating, no joy again all day until now, I hope the router box is here PDQ!

What a smashing day though, proper hot and not a cloud in the sky, just beautiful! Talking of beautiful here is Melody from Crafts and Me, she is gorgeous and so fun to colour up, I need them all! LOL

Stamp - Crafts and Me 'Petal Melody'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - MME and Magnolia
Punches - Stampin UP 'tiny tags' Martha Stewart 'Doily' and 'Frond'
Sentiment - Stampin Up 'tiny tags'
Black gel pen for faux stitching
TH Distress ink - Vintage Photo
Flowers - ? not sure on these ones
Lace - The ribbon girl
Ribbon and gems from stash

I would like to enter into:
Crafts and Me - Stitching
Sweet Stampin - Something old, something new, my new stamp and old papers and my old fav the tiny tag set!

Have a great week, I am off to see if I can catch up with you before I get booted off again!


We've gone for Spots and Stripes at HCTB'S


Well here we are again 2 weeks later and time for another challenge at

We are sponsored by Ruth at A PASSION FOR STAMPS and wow you really should check them out, just fabby!!

Our theme for the next fortnight is one we are sure will go down well, Spots and that's easy for a male card right!!!

I love this image, look at those muscles!!


Stamp - A passion for stamps ' Just checkin'

Colouring medium - Copics

Papers - Forever Friends 'retro', Papermania capsule collection

Kraft cardstock

Punches - Martha Stewart 'Zigzag' Stampin Up 'word window' Woodware ' Star'

Candy, bakers twine

I would like to enter into

Totally papercrafts - Spots and Stripes

Paperplay challenges - Stars and Stripes

Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine card

thanks for poppin in


Saturday, 25 June 2011

Say it with Flowers.................

Hello everyone

I have got Internet problems and I am waiting for a new router box to come through so at the moment its a bit hit and miss as to weather I can get connected or not. Not been able to connect all day then just tried it now and its let me on!!

So I'll be quick before I lose it again, I have inked up one of the new girlie stamps from LOTV, my they are cute! Bit naffed off with the photo, really not showing the colours as they are!!

Stamp - LOTV - Emma Say it with Flowers
Colouing medium - Copics
Papers - MME and Basic Grey

Punches - Stampin up ' Tiny Tags', Martha Stewart 'Butterfly'
Lace and ribbon - The ribbon Girl
Papermania white gel pen

I would like to enter into:

LOTV - Fabby sketch by Donalda

Stampin for the weekend - Fav things :
Pink patterned paper
and a really cute image
A bit of white lace and a big bow to finish
Sprinkled with gems and coloured with glee
These are a few of my favourite things!!!! HOPE THATS OK)

Thanks for poppin in and if Idont pay you a visit it's cause i've lost my connection so will try and catch up when I can !!!

take care


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Summer Loving at Fab n Funky

Morning and Happy Wednesday

Its halfway to the weekend which means its time for a new challenge at Fab N Funky. This week our theme is
Summer Loving

We are thrilled to be sponsored by the fabulous Sassy Cheryl's, go check them out here!!
What a cutie this little sweetie is! I have been brave and attempted grass!! Not bad for first attempt I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

Stamp - Sassy Cheryl's 'A mothers day flower'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - 'Bazoo'
Cardstock - Stampin UP
Punches - EK Double Crochet
Sentiment - Fizzy Moon
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - The Ribbon girl
Gems and button from stash

I hope you will join us this week!!!

I would like to enter into:
Bearly Mine - Summer is Here
Papertake Weekly - Here comes the sun

thanks for poppin in
take care

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A delicious challenge - Digital Tuesday DT

Good Morning

Hope your week has got off to a good start, we have had lots of rain here in Kent so its a bit gloomy.

Wimbledon fever kicks in this week of course, I must admit Tennis is one of my favorite sports to watch, COME ON RAFA!!!!!

Its time for a new challenge at Digital Tuesday and it's a scrummy yummy one! Lora has chosen.....................................

Favourite Ice Cream Combo(s)

We are lucky to be sponsored once again by My Grafico.

So my fav ice cream combo is Neopolitan with chocolate sprinkles, ummmm

Stamp - Stampavie - Marguerite taking Ruben for a walk
Colouring medium - Copics
Sentiment - Digital from Squigglefly
Papers - My minds eye 'Asparagus'
Co-ordinations cardstock
Punches - Vintage Doily
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and Lace - The Ribbon Girl

I just love this image, so gorgeous and of course being a greyhound fan this is just perfect! I hope you will join us this week, can't wait to see your fav ice cream combo's.

I would like to enter into:
Delightful Challenges - Anything goes
Southern Girls - Anything goes

thanks for poppin in

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fizzy with Flowers


I have been really naughty today, first I popped over to LOTV and treated myself to a few new stamps even though I was not supposed to be buying anything this month and I have just eaten a HUGE bowl of rocky road ice cream which I covered with choc-o-lit sauce, now I feel a bit yucky!!

Talking of stamps here is another one I treated myself too (oh dear) but I needed it.

Fizzy Moon - Thanks a Bunch
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers, Wild Rose Stuido 'gingham pack' and not sure about the dotty paper
Stampin up cardstock
Punches - Martha Stewart, 'Doily', Woodware ' Tag'
Bakers Twine, ribbon and gems from stash

I would like to enter into
Bearly mine anything goes
Hooked on crafts -anything goes

Have a great week

Tempting Templates at Fab N Funky DT


Oooh now this week at Fab N Funky the challenge is.......................

"tempting templates"

Brave enough??????????????? come on give it a go, if I can do it anyone can. I have to admit to not being able to open the files but I got alot of help, (thanks LOU!) and then I was up and running.

The DT were lucky enough to choose a template from our wonderful sponsor..........
I'm Adela and I live in sunny Southern California with my husband and our two teenage girls! Crafting has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. I love to sew, crochet, knit, draw, paper craft, stamp... I love anything related to crafting! With encouragement from many people, my love of paper crafting in 3D has led me to open an online shop which allows me to share some of my template designs. I feel so blessed and
I truly believe that God has given everyone their own special talents
and it is our privilege to share it with others.

Adela from Creations by AR has even got a FREEBIE section, so why not pop over and use one of the fab free templates and then join in with us on this challenge.

This is a Ribbon Keeper and it comes in 2 sizes, regular which I have made and large. It was really fun to make and not to difficult and I have to say the instructions are good.

I decorated with some lace and papers from My minds eye, I inked the edges and then added a flower, it was really fun to make. I think it would be quite a nice gift for a crafter, filled with some lush reels of ribbons!

I would also like to say a big HELLO to our new DT members, I am so glad you are joining us!!

I would like to enter into:
Moving along with the times - Anything but a card

Thanks for poppin in


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Wanna see a sparkling hippo in a pink tutu.....

Of course you do.............................hehe

Morning dear bloggers and Happy Tuesday, I hope you all well and that you have a great week.

Today brings a new challenge at Digital Tuesday and I have chosen the theme which is

Get out your Gingham

Just a little bit or gingham overload its up to you.

We are sponsored by the totally fab Doodle Pantry and the DT were very lucky to get some images to play with.

I have used an image from a set called Hippo-Ray, ooh she is a beauty and so light on her feet!

Stamp and sentiment - Doodle Pantry ' Hippo Ray'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Craft Creations
Cardstock - Stampin up
Punches - Martha Stewart 'Vintage doily'
Flowers, lace and bling from stash
Gingham ribbon and ricrac - The ribbon girl
Stickles - Frosted Lace

I hope you will join us this week.

I would like to enter into:
Do it with Digi's - Animal Magic

Thanks for poppin in


Sunday, 12 June 2011

A Mythical Challenge at Here Come the Boys..


Blimey another fortnight gone already but that means time for a new challenge at

The theme is Myth and Magic, can't wait to see what you can conjure up but beware the dragons lair!!! (I need to get out more!)

Our lovely Lynne is sponsoring this weeks challenge and there is a fab Pink Gem stamp up for grabs so be sure to play along.

Must be honest not over pleased with my card, really not quite what I had in my head but never mind that's the way it goes sometimes....

Stamp and sentiment - McMahon Five Designs ' Dragon Heart'
Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - Forever Friends 'Retro' collection
Kraft cardstock
Bakers Twine
Black Glaze Pen
Gems from stash

Hope you will join us!!

I would like to enter into:
Do it with Digi's - Animal Magic

Thanks for poppin in


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Bring on the Men....Fab N Funky DT


Yep half way to the weekend, really can't come quick enough for me this week!! Looking forward to tonight though, off to Romford with my sister for our monthly card class, such a fab bunch of ladies they all are.. Its really tiring though, I will be up at 6am leave the house at 8am and wont be home until at least 11pm sometimes after that!! Phew I am worn out just thinking about it.

Enough of my boring old ramblings, the challenge for this week at

Cards or projects for the boys/men

We are thrilled to be sponsored by Karens Doodles and the DT got some fab images to use, unfortunately my printer played me up so I was not able to use one this time round(sad and mad face)!

Now I love making boys cards (never used to) but they are fab. I think there are alot more male themed products about now which make it easier.

Stamp - Kenny K 'Teen Idol'
Colouring medium - Copics
Paper - 7gypsies
Coredinations Cardstock
Punches - Stampin Up 'Spiral border'
Sentiment - not sure
Button and bakers twine from stash

I hope you will join us this week.

I would like to enter into:
Do it with Digi's - Its all about the boys

thanks for poppin in

Karen xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

In The Garden/Outdoors - Digital Tuesday DT


Hello everyone, hope you are all well. I have had a bit of a break, feel like I have been gone for ages but its only just over a week. We went away for a few days and then when I came back I couldn't seem to get going again! We had a lovely few days in Saundersfoot, we walked through Lilyponds right up and over the cliffs to BarafundleBay, OMG its almost paradise there and also Stackpole Quay. If you live near there, I envy you, just beautiful! We stayed in a fab B&B called Cliff House in Saundersfoot, I would recommend for sure, very clean with sea/harbour views, a little terrace to sit on and a very scrummy breakfast. I was going to post some pics but I look minging in all of the photo's LOL!

Anyway this weeks theme at Digital Tuesday has been chosen by Ellie and it is

In The Garden/Outdoors

We are thrilled to be sponsored once again by Spesch Designer stamps, you must go take a look here!

So here is my card, please don't laugh at the tights, I mucked the stripes up and coloured in the wrong order so her toes are the wrong colour!! I didn't realise until the end so I didn't have time to do another.

Stamp - Wee Stamps 'Sweet Blossom'
Colouring medium - Copics, Polychromos pencils, sansador
Papers - Papermania 'Rose Garden'
Cardstock - Stampin up
Flowers - Hobby House, Wild Orchid Crafts
Punches - Martha Stewart 'Frond' Stampin Up' Word Window'
Ricrac, Bakers Twine,button and Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Pearls and gems from stash

I hope you will join us this week and have fun!

I would like to enter into:

Stamp Something - June digi day
ABC Challenge - V for Variety at least 3 embellies
Pear Tree Designs - Summer Delight
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

Thanks for poppin in