Thursday, September 29, 2011

Recipe Time

Hi all, welcome from the House of Horrible Germs, AKA my place. Bleh, DH came home from a business trip with a nasty cold and has since been busy passing it around. I'm hanging out at home today, hoping a quiet day with lots of snoozing will help me beat it fast!

However, the real world goes on, so I better get my Fab N Funky post up! The challenge this week is an easy recipe:

1 ribbon 2 papers 3 buttons, brads or gems

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Di's Digi Downloads, and yes you have seen this bunny before, but how could I not use him again? He's so cute! I had a real hard time with a sentiment though, and ended up leaving it blank for now - I think I'll need to stare at it for awhile more before I decide.

A few challenges:
Inspiration photo - Cupcake Inspirations (I went with the pinks and blues)
Anything Goes - 4 Crafty Chicks
Animals - Cute Card Thursday
Animals and monsters - Little Miss Muffet
Anything Goes - Digistamps 4 Joy
Anything Goes - Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hey all, it's nice to be back. The mojo was sadly lacking this week (and my Fab N Funky post, I do apologize) but I think things are up and running again. I took a break from cards and made a few layouts, which was a nice treat. I got a whole bunch of commissions at the same time, and sometimes that just sucks the fun out, when you gotta do it.
Without further ado, here's this week's challenge from Craft Your Passion: A colour Challenge!

Black White Yellow Green

This was a fun colour combo to play with, nice and fresh, although I snuck in some pink and blue on my image. This pretty image is from Cocodingo, one of our sponsors this week.
Make sure you check out the challenge blog to see what the other DT have done this week, lovely as usual!

Stitching - Addicted to Stamps
Recipe - Catered Crop (birds, flowers, leaves)
Anything Goes - Paper Sundaes
Sparkle - Sparkles Forum
Stitching - The Crafty Pad
Things with Wings - Mark's Finest Papers
Sketch - Sweet Stampin' (the bird is a digi, the ticket a rubber stamp)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Occupational Hazards

Occupational hazards...hmm...that could mean a lot of things. Annoying co-workers, overbearing bosses, trying to source radioactive material for an engine inspection...minus the boss part, that was my week!
This challenge was really fun, especially since we got these cute images from Dude Time Doodles to play with. Oh, and this is the challenge from Craft Your Passion this week!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'll try to come up with some challenges tomorrow, too lazy tonight...

Christmas Countdown

Utterly ridiculous, I know, but the stores are starting to think Christmas. Thank goodness we won't get the full blast until Halloween. I was once in the Dollar store in January and they had Valentines and Easter out ugh.

However, when you're planning on making a few dozen Christmas cards, the earlier the better. I have started with the new Believe paper from CTMH and this is sample #1 of Christmas possibles. What do you think?

The base of the card is lifted straight from the talented Leisa, then I just used the paper and stamps I wanted. I'm waiting to see what she does with this paperpack, last year I completely lifted my Christmas cards from her! (Does that make me a stalker?)

Anything Goes - The Squirrel and the Fox
Glitter - Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Not much, but it's there!)
Christmas - Kraftin' Kimmie
Photo Inspiration - Christmas Stamping

PS, if you're still hopping, the Craft Your Passion Hop is here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Craft Your Passion Blog Hop

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges VERY FIRST "Anything Goes" Blog Hop!!

We are very excited about all the changes our blog has gone through in the last couple of months and wanted to throw a party. What better way to do that, than to have a BLOG HOP!!!

If you have hopped over from Tanya, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.

Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.

What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment. Once you have finished the hop we would like you to create a project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with our Linky tool.

While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy the designer's have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!

This card features a fabulous Mo Manning image:

And this one features a super cute Bugaboo image!

Next stop by Miranda's blog, to see what she has in store for you today.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "Anything Goes" project.

Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST September 21 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, September 26th Challenge post.

Thank you all for hopping with us today and don't forget to "like" Craft Your Passion Challenges on facebook and join in our September Facebook Fan of the Month Challenge under the "discussions" tab!!

A fun card

Have you ever that have this idea and you can't wait to try it...and then it works just like you imagined? So many times reality doesn't quite match up to what's in my head, but this time the stars were aligned and I love the results!

I've been seeing a lot of these stars everywhere lately and thought they'd look great on a card. They do, although they don't fit into an envelope! Super easy to make, if a bit fiddly, but no one's looking closely, right?
The colour scheme was a 'have to play with' - I saw the bright, fun colours and just had to play along.

Sketch - Cards und More
Colours - Color Q
All things bright and beautiful - By the Cute and Girly (bright, colourful stars!)
Anything Goes - Creatalicious Challenges
Anything Goes - Crafty Ribbons
Anything Goes - Cute Card Thursday
Backgrounds - I Brake for Challenges (I stamped the white center area)
Anything Goes - Papercraft Star

Edited to add: I did not create these stars and if you hunt around you can probably find videos, but a few people have asked how I made them. Take any size star, score the red lines on one side, flip and score the blue lines on the reverse. Then it's just a matter of accordion folding it into shape. Clear as mud, right?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BINGO time!

It's BINGO time at Fab N Funky and we've got a Bingo board for you to play with! Bear with me, I had trouble grabbing it, so I'm re-creating it here!



Rubber Stamp

Digi Stamp


3 Papers or 3 Layers



Die Cut

Pick 3 in a row and get creating! I went with an embellishment, ribbon and a die cut - easy! I also used a cute image from our sponsor Just Some Lines, sweet!

Sketch - The Sweetest Thing
Colours - Cr84fun

Monday, September 12, 2011

The 'F" word!

And no, that isn't what you think it is, it's this week's challenge at Craft Your Passion! Go wild and see what you can come up with that starts with F - although I copped out and went safe with flowers!
A great image from our sponsor Kenny K - she so reminds me of the Rosie the Riveter posters! The inside reads 'and twice the love' and there's 2 baby boys, but I didn't get a pic as I was in a hurry. Turned out pretty cute, I hope the mom to be will like it!

Anything Goes - Crafty Boots
Baby Love - Pollycraft
Anything Goes - Crafting When We Can

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tickle my funny bone!

Whew, it's my first week hosting at Fab N Funky and I'm so worn out, I couldn't even do my own post! (More like I ran out of time, but that's another story!)
As part of my responsibilities, I get to write the post for the week and choose the top 3, and I'm really looking forward to that! Of course, you do need to know what the challenge is right?

That's so funny!

We want to see your funniest, silliest cards and layouts so get posting! Be sure to check out the DT's work, definitely funny stuff!

Birthday - Crafting for all Seasons
Embossing - The Paper Shelter
Use stamps - The Paper Variety
Party Time - Spoonful of Sugar
Anything Goes - Creative Card Crew
Anything Goes - Papertake Weekly

Sunday, September 4, 2011

An apple a day...

It's been a bit quiet around here this last week, but I do have a good excuse! My Mum and Dad are here for the long weekend and I've been cleaning like crazy to get the place up to snuff. You know, the stuff you do once a year (or less) like cleaning the top of ceiling fan blades - bleh. However the house is sparkling (for 5 minutes anyway) and I even managed to squeeze in a card.

The Challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is:

Anything Goes plus flowers

That means you can enter anything you want, but we want to see some blooms! We also have 3 great sponsors this week:
AI Factory
The Robin's Nest
My little cutie came from AI Factory, so sweet!

Back to School - Come and Get it Challenges
Not bright/muted colours - Stampin' Sisters in Christ
Sky's the Limit - Stamptacular Sunday
Make Your Own Flowers - Craft Your Days Away
Back to school - Crazy 4 Challenges
Fall Colours - Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Flowers/use digis - Card Mad Fairy
Go Digi - Card Makin' Mamas