Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Anything Goes!

Yup, that's the theme this week at Fab N Funky. We know you're stressed and Christmas is coming, and most of us (including me) haven't done anything yet. I just found out my Mum and Dad are coming for a few days at Christmas, which means a surgical scrub down of the house, plus extensive meal planning. Love em dearly, but it's Mum right? It's gotta be good.

This card is super simple, but turned out really cute. It's for a friend who had a little baby boy a month or so ago, so I really have to get it into the mail! Love this Lily of the Valley stamp, it's so versatile. And yes, there's the strip on the inside of the card again!

Anything Goes - Cooking it up with Katie
Anything Goes - Divas by Design
Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp
Free for all - Creative Craft Challenges
Anything Goes - Party Time Tuesdays
One for the lads - Lexi's creations

Monday, November 28, 2011

'Tis the Season,

Yup, 'tis the season all right. The local easy listening station has switched to carols 24-7, the halls are all decorated and the kids are whining about the tree. Good thing the boys are big enough to put the tree up and decorate (with supervision) and even bring the boxes up from the basement - I just have to sit back and direct traffic!

'Tis the Season is also the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Due to a boo boo on my part, I wasn't able to get the sponsor image this week, so I had to get creative! I made some cute gift tags for the presents - I left a space for the names so they're ready to go. They turned out so nice, I may have to make some more!

Christmas Tags - My Partner in Crafting Crime
Christmas - Paper Creations Ink
Christmas Fun - Pollycraft
Christmas/Winter - Gingerloft
Christmas - Stamptacular Sunday
Holiday - 2 Sisters

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi all, hope you're doing well. We've had our first load of snow here, after an extended warm November and the kids are out snowballing each other and theoretically getting the driveway cleared. It's supposed to warm up and melt again, which is totally OK by me as long as it snows for Christmas!

Totally un-Christmas like at Fab N Funky this week, we want to see Birthday! Fun and easy, so let's get crafting!

I went with a layout rather that a card, I just love this fun, bright CTMH Hooligans paper! The 2 photos actually lift up to reveal more photos underneath, but for some reason I didn't take a picture of that part!

Birthday - More than Favours
Anything Goes - Papercraft Star
Scrapbook page - Stamping Royalty
Free for All - Creative Craft Challenges

Monday, November 21, 2011

Inspiration time

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is an inspiration challenge. However, I think I was more inspired by the sweet image we got from our sponsor this week, Doodle Pantry. Isn't this little bird the cutest? It is a great inspiration photo though, it's got pumpkins and leaves and rich fall colours and....yeah, getting a little carried away there.

So let's see some fall artwork! Stop on by Craft Your Passion, check out the DT's fabulous work and get creating!

If you've poked around my blog at all, you may have noticed I'm actually posting photos of the insides of my cards now. Gasp! Hee hee, I'm so lazy, I usually don't bother, but I'm trying to gussy them up a little more. Nothing fancy, but a little strip of matching paper sure makes a big difference. Maybe one day I'll really dress up the inside....not!

Linky Party - Make it Monday
In the Garden - Touch Twin Markers (I don't have any Touch Twin markers yet, but I'd sure love to win some!)
Recipe - Catered crop (kraft, birds, ribbon)
Female Birthday - Crafting When We Can (It's not pink and sparkly, but def not a boy card !)
Anything Goes - Lollipop Crafts
Beautiful Bows - Paper Sundaes
Something With a P - Pile It On (Pumpkins!)
Clean and simple - Quirky Crafts
Use Kraft - Scrappy Frogs
Sketch - Deconstructed Sketches
Kraft - The Spotted Chick (Ok, this is totally backlinking by like a week and a half, so feel free to pull, I just love this challenge!)

Friday, November 18, 2011


Hi everyone - I'm a little behind the times here, it's been a crazy, crazy week! I was away scrapping last weekend, saw Mamma Mia Tuesday night, had parent teacher interviews last night, and I'm working inventory all weekend. I also have been plans for the weekend after - absolutely nothing! hee hee!
I have managed to get online for a bit this morning, as I'm home with my little guy who is stuffy and snotty and otherwise bleh. Poor thing is sick on a PA, he's not even missing school! Older son was given the choice between staying home with sick little brother and playing with the sitter's boys, not much of a choice really! Makes it nice and quiet around here.

The challenge at Fab N Funky this week is :

Baby It's Cold Outside

Easy Peasy, just show us some snow and you're in!

Oh, and before I forget, it's the second challenge at Craft Your Passion Kids, so check it out if you have some crafty kids. This is my little guys card - I think older son thinks it's a bit uncool unfortunately!

Challenges (Christmas card):
Christmas Girls - Cute and Girly
Traditional Christmas Colours - Card and Scrap
12 Days of Christmas - Christmas Crafting (one of the 9 ladies dancing takes a break with one of the four calling birds!)
Sweet Christmas - Cupcake Craftroom
Christmas + Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon

Monday, November 14, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Really quick post here, as I am beat! I was away all weekend on a scrappy retreat, however all good things must come to an end, and end it did. And 3 boys have had the house to themselves, so it's welcome home and start cleaning. Sigh...

The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is "Let It Snow" - so let's see something wintery. I kept my card super simple, my little bunny is skiing down a colourful hill. Looking at it now, it's maybe too simple - I think a few snowflakes are in order!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bright White

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a good week. I'm gearing up for a scrapping weekend away, so now this card is done I have to pack up all my stuff (groan) and get ready to go. Very much looking forward to it, it's the second one I've run and I'm already booking for a February weekend. Anyone in the Ottawa/Cornwall area is welcome, drop me a line!

This week's challenge at Fab N Funky is:
White + one other colour
I went with white and pale blue, although there are a few other spots of colour on my image. This sweet image is a Stamp Fairy digi, it was fun to pull it out again, I haven't used any since I was on the Stamp Fairy DT, shame!

Fave Holiday - Clear it out (both the Nestie and the digi stamp have been kicking around for a while)
Clean and simple - Creative Craft Challenges
Anything Goes - Digital Tuesday (digi stamp)
First Christmas - Papertake weekly
Bling It On - Party Time Tuesdays
Anything Goes Christmas - Top Tip Tuesday
Bling + animals - Forever Friends
Winter - Stamps + Fun = Creativity
Things with Wings - The Crazy Challenge
Sketch - Fetch a Sketch

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Brown it is

Whew, what a weekend! The weekends are supposed to be relaxing, but mine always seem to end up more like this - fighting through Toys R Us to grab Christmas presents for the boys (with the boys no less!), running through the grocery store and then trying to make lunches and clean the kitchen while DH replaces the kitchen tap. Sound familiar?
I'd like to pull a Rachel (the stamp is called 'Reading Rachel') and pull out a book, but I'm afraid I'd pass out!

The challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is:

Anything Goes + Brown

Easy Peasy, just show us some brown and you're good to play along. We have a couple of great sponsors this week, Sassy Studios (Reading Rachel stamp) and Bearly Mine Designs (cute digi paper) so I stuck to a simple design to let the image shine. Sweet huh?

Sketch - Unscripted Sketches
Anything Goes - Dream Valley
Rectangles - Paper Sundaes
Anything Goes - Crafty Catz
Snuggle Up - Glitter Geeks (my fave spot, snuggled up with a book!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011


My post for Fab N Funky is a tad late this week - I've been on course and it required some homework! I took an instructional techniques class and we had to teach a 15 minute class - I had a bunch of big, burly type guys stamping! Hee hee, nothing better than stamping at work!

The theme this week at FNF is planes, trains and autos - but we're pretty lenient, anything male or transport related will do! This cute image is from our sponsor, Robyn's Digital Fetish, sweet huh? Although looking at my card now, that celebrate is really, really crooked!