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Friday, 29 June 2012

Yeehaw its deputy Christopher

Hello blog friends!

I've decided to reapply for another term on the Inky Impressions DT, they have a DT call open at the moment for the next term.  I have really enjoyed my time there so far.  To apply for a place on the DT you need to post a card to the Inky Challenge blog and the theme is

Lots of layers and a bit of stitching

  here is the link

I've made my card with my absolute favourite inky stamp Deputy Christopher.  I even surprised myself with how much I love this stamp - its definitely not cute and girly but for me he just has something about him.  I remember seeing him for the first time before I ever joined the Inky team and knew I just had to have this stamp!  Also there are some really great cowboy digi papers about so it just makes it so easy!

the inside
This is what I did
Image - Inky impressions - deputy Christopher
Coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers are mixture of Raspberry Road Cowgirl Cool and a nitwits cowboy paper that I cant remember the name of!! (includes all embellies cut from the sets)
Cowboy boot on horseshoe charm - Inky Impressions
Craft card- QVC
Distress ink - Tea dye by Tim Holtz
Twine - from my garden shed!
Die cut letters - Sizzix vintage market  by Tim Holtz - with sepia glossy accents
Sentiment on front - Anna Griffin
Sentiment inside -Whiff of Joy
Faux stitching done with white gel pen

I'm entering the following challenges with this card

CCEE stampers - tag or tag on card
Gingerloft Challenge- Red white and blue
crafty sentiments - red white and blue
Loves rubber stamps - Red white and blue
Incy wincy designs - Anything goes
Paper playtime - anything goes with a sentiment

have a great week end everyone

Judith x

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Moving along with the times birthday celebrations - week 2!

Good Morning all

Its the second week of our fabulous birthday celebrations at MAWTT,  the fun is still going on with lots of prizes up for grabs from our wonderful sponsors - go on over to the blog to see just whats going on and all the great prizes you could win!

I chose to use this gorgeous little girl from the Crafty Pad - she's called Lulu and has just arrived with the MAWTT birthday cake!  - isn't she gorgeous -I just love her dress, it reminded me of a pink taffeta party dress that my daughter got one Christmas when she was little, it was just the colour I've made Lulu's and all shimmery and sticky out and it made a gorgeous rustling sound like taffeta does.  Whatever happened to the days when little girls wore gorgeous dresses instead of looking like mini pop stars!   The resemblance to Alison ends with the dress though, instead of the long blonde hair she had (and still has) lots of curls like me - very hard to deal with sometimes but you learn to live with it lol.

Here's what I did....

Digi stamp - Lulu with birthday cake from the crafty pad
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - Kitchy Kitchen by Milissa Frances
Die- is half a label die from spellbinders
Balloons and stars - Martha Stewart
Bow - from my stash

Why don't you go on over to the Moving Along With the Times blog - you'll find some fabulous cards and projects that my DT teamies have made

Challenges I am entering with this card

Squigglefly - use a pink bow or button
The sisterhoodofcrafts challenge -stars

Have a great day 


Judith x

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Challenge day at Inky impressions - Beach Fun

Good morning blog friends

Today is challenge day at Inky Impressions and this week the theme is

Beach Fun

Yes I know another beach card!  I had the perfect stamp for this theme - this gorgeous little girl from Inky Impressions called Beach Bound Lil - isn't she just gorgeous.
 I love these little girls, apart from the fact that they are so cute they are quite substantial stamps
 - pleanty of image to colour and easy if you want to cut them out.

close up of detail
This is what I did.....

Stamp - beach bound Lili by Inky Impressions
Coloured with - Copics and prismacolor pencils
Card cut with - Spellbinders grand scalloped circles
Patterned card - Kanban
Just for you sentiment and small flower stamp - Dawn Bibby woodland set
Rond sentiment - Lili of the valley
Flowers - prima
Sunflower charm - Inky Impressions
Ribbon - from my stash

Well that's my final beach card for today - I'm off to the beach (yes really! - I walk my dog there most days!) - do you think I'm a beachaholic?

Challenges I'm entering

Deep ocean challenge - welcome summer
lej designs - summers here


Judith x

I'm Guest DT at Delightful Challenges!

Hello again!

Beach card number two!!

This must be my busiest blog day ever!  
I was invited to be Guest DT over at Delightful chalenges - and of course I jumped at the chance! 
 I love the cute digis they have at Digital delights and when they said I could choose a stamp and a sentiment I went straight for this lovely little hula girl called Hula Halina from the last new release and also the cute flower sentiment -"just for you"

I have to confess that its not the straightest photograph I've ever taken! I didn't realise it was so wonky until I posted it!! - but there was no chance of a re-shoot as it went straight out of the door when it was finished for my god-daughters birthday.

Here's what I did......

Digi stamp (and sentiment) - Hula Halina by Digital Delights
Scalloped card-craftwork cards
card- Bazzill
Papers - Raspberry road - Frog Luau
Ribbons - Carnmeal cottage
Flowers - Prima
Sunshine charm (which says made with a smile on the back - cute) - Inky Impressions
cocktail embellies - Reflections by Michaels

I'll be back soon with my beach card number 3, I know lots of you do 3 cards in a day - especially on a Wednesday, I think its a popular challenge day...... I'm exhausted by the experience lol -see you later!

Challenges I'm entering
lej designs - Summers here


Judith x

Fab'n'FunChallenges - cute and girly

Hi blogfriends

I'd like to give a big welcome to my new followers this week and
Today on my What I Did ...and what I did next blog - I am declaring it officially

Beach Day!
(whether the sun shines or not)

We have a great new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week 
and our wonderful hostess for the week is


who has chosen the theme 

Cute and Girly

We have a great sponsor again this week

who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in store

As today progresses- if you visit my other two posts for the day as well (yes three in one day!) You'll probably think I've gone totally beach mad -it's definitely beach day here on my What I did blog.

So here's the first of my beach cards

This is such a cute digi - from Saturated Canary called Toes in the sand - she's just gorgeous, though this card here is the photographed version 1 - version 2 - which to be fair is practically identical - is the rescued version after I spilled a glass of water over it.  I couldn't believe what I had done, the worst thing was the yellow flowers which bled into the while card so I had to pull the whole thing to bits  but at least it was rescuable!!

This is what I did...
Digi stamp- Saturated Canary - Toes in the sand
Coloured with - Copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - yet more of those freebees from a craft magazine
Birthday sentiment - lili of the valley
Bunting - Anna Griffin
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Beach embellies - from a selection of Jollies that I bought at Michaels (where else!!)
Ribbon - Carnmeal cottage

The new DT girls Pat K, Jackie, Sue and Linda are showing their first cards over at Fab'n'Funky this week - be sure to go and see them and all the other fabulous Fab'n'Funky DT for this weeks challenge

Hope to see you soon with my next beach card!

Challenges Im entering with this card

lej designs blogspot - summers here


Judith x

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Tweet Tweets over at creative Craft Challenge!

Morning all

Where does the time go! Its time for another challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges and our theme this week is 

Tweet Tweets
Interpret that as you will!

  Our sponsors this week are the fab

The DT girls were lucky enough to be given some cute digi stamps to play with and here's my card, the DT girls have made some great cards for your inspiration - have a look over at 

I decided to keep it fairly simple to make the image the main focus of the card -I love this blue/lilac colour combo it always looks so pretty

Heres what I did....

Image - Robyns Fettish
Coloured with copics and prismacolour pencils
Sentiment - Whimsey stamps
Checked  and lilac card - from my stash
Ribbon - Carnmeal cottage
Flower - Wild orchid crafts
Raindrop gems - QVC - yeeeeears ago!

just a quick one today - see you tomorrow!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Craft your passion - things with wings
Cupcake craft challenge - birds of a feather
Fashionistas challenge - winged things
Whoopsi daisy - things with wings


Judith x

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Happy Birthday MAWTT!

Good Morning blog friends

Hope you're all well this fine morning - the weather is still holding out as I write this post, but as I'll be stuck in the office all day it doesn't much matter what happens after I go out the door and off to work!

Its an exciting day over at Moving Along With The Times this week - its our third birthday - three whole years of fun challenges .... and we're ready to celebrate.  The challenge this week is not for a week - its a fortnight!!  The DT will be posting cards again next week but you have a whole to weeks to enter this huge challenge, with a whole host of prizes on offer from our fantastic sponsors.  Remember you can enter a maximum of 3 times and combine as many other challenges as you like, the challenge is - obvious - how could it be anything else!


The card I've made is for my son Tom who is 20 tomorrow.  He's away on holiday this week at an activities centre - canoeing, zip wires - those sort of scary things!  Definitely not my cup of tea - I'm scared in case I fall of the kerb!!  Anyway this card is made using Saturated Canary's Usherette.  The DT girls were really lucky to be given a whole selection of images from all our different sponsors and we've all made a selection of cards to show you over the two weeks of the challenge.  

I knew this little usherette was the perfect image for a card for Tom when I saw it when it was released earlier this year, so I jumped at the chance when the lovely Krista said we could all choose one stamp from her fab shop for this challenge.  Tom is studying film and media at university - he lives and breathes film, not just going to the cinema, he knows anything and everything about  directors, producers, film history, film scripts -all sorts of all sorts, so this was his without a doubt!!  I also knew that I had this fab K & Co paper, I've had it for years waiting patiently in a pad, along with all sorts of other papers for years just waiting for this stamp to come along!!  I tried to get a very vintage look to this card - sort of Film Noire with a splash of colour ha ha

Heres what I did...

Digi stamp - Usherette by Saturated Canary 
Coloured with - Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Paper - K & Co - all the elements -"popcorn", tickets the camera scene were all cut from the one 12x12
Organza Ribbon - Carnmeal cottage
Sentiment - Anna Griffin stamp set

I was really please with the effect when I had finished - its just so him! - not that there's any Usherettes in cinemas any more but I'm sure you know what I mean.  He gets home on his birthday tomorrow and I've missed him being here this week so we're out for a family birthday celebration tomorrow night!

By the time you read this I'll be sitting at my desk : (  - hope  its a quiet day lol

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Delightful Challenges - Anything goes 
DYSU Challenge  - inspires by a film (popcorn!)
Crafts and me - anything goes
Paperminutes - movies
Art with no boundries - performing arts
Desmet Designs - card for a man
Crafters companion - lots of embellishments


Judith x

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Polka Dots Challenge at Fab'nFunky challenges

Good morning blog friends

And a good and beautiful morning it is!  Got a reeeeally busy day ahead so this is a quick post!

We've had an exciting week over at Fab'n'Funky challenges
 and if you have a look at the blog you'll see the announcement of our fabulous new DT ladies

Today;s challenge over at Fab'n'Funky challenges is  set by our gorgeous 
hostess with the mostest

and she has chosen the theme of 

Polka Dots 
an easy peasy one!

Our challenge this week is sponsored by the fantastic Bugaboo Dig Stamps

I used a cute little digi from Bugaboo and here she is!

It made me feel all summery when I saw this digi - it must have done the trick 'cos summer has made a bit of an appearance this week!

This is what I did...

Digi stamp - Bugaboo
Coloured with copics and Prismacolor pencils
Papers - free in a craft magazine (a whole book of papers for summer and everyone fab!!)
Flower, ribbon and brad -Hot off the Press - a whole pack recently found at the back of the cupboard!!
Eyelets - Cropadile
Flipflop embellies - Jollees
Beachchair and umbrella charm - Inky Impressions (I just love this!)

Challenges I'm entering with this card

House that stamps built - beach
Nutcrackers - spots/stripes
Scrapalicious - Summertime
Scrap creations - vacation
Celebrate the occasion - welcome summer

Hope you all have sunshine today!


Judith x

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

This weeks challenge is wedding at My time to Craft

Morning Blog friends

Oh what a beautiful morning , oh what  a beautiful day ... can you hear me singing! What a difference the  sunshine makes!

I'm so sorry that I haven't been around much , just had such a busy week and still trying to catch up my DT cards after my hollies- I'm getting there but just by the skin of my teeth!

Its challenge day at MTTC again - where did that two weeks go!  - and the challenge is Wedding.  I printed out and coloured this SC digi and chose the paper and card to use - after that I just didn't have a clue  where I was going - its definitely a happy accident sort of card!! I wasn't quite happy with this card when I finished - I even posted it on the DT blog so this card here is version  2! I looked at it again and decided it needed pearls- how can you have a wedding card without pearls  - the small pearls were already pink and I coloured the stick pearls to match with my copics, and I rephotographed  (twice)  on a lighter setting and I eventually liked it a bit better 3rd time around - but its still a bit fuzzy - don't know what's going on I'll have to get David Bailey in lol (I even tried outside but it blew the feathers around too much!)

This is what I did

Digi stamp - by Krista Smith at Saturated Canary
Coloured with - copics and Prismacolor pencils
Paper - SEI Coture - its lovely and pearly but don't think you can see in the picture
Distress ink - tattered rose by tim Holtz
Flowers - wild orchid and from my stash
Swirl die - elegant scrollwork from memory box
Embossed heart die and die with sentiment- spellbinders
White feather -Joanna Sheen (had these for years!!)
Heart charm - Inky Impressions (they have a huge selection - something for everything!)
Small pearls - Inky Impressions (thank you Inky Mamma Nicole!)
Stick pearls - John Lewis habberdashery
I'm entering the following challenges with this card

Make it Monday - anything goes
Tammys scrappin corner  ribbons and bows
Whoopsie daisy challenge -  use those swirls
Addicted to stamps - use one or more pins
Craft your days away - bingo - flowers ribbon gems
Just some lines - Weddings

Well that's all from me for today - see you tommorrow


Judith x

Friday, 15 June 2012

Our first new monthly blog hop at inky impressions

Hi blog friends

Welcome to the Inky Impressions Design Team Blog Hop! Each month on the 
15th we will be bringing you an Inky Blog Hop featuring our fabulous Inkettes! This month our Blog Hop theme is Inky Charms! This means that we are all 
sharing some Inky Impressions creations and using some of our Inky Charms! Please join us this month and hop along! Also, be sure to comment along the 
way, you never know where a prize may be hiding!  This month the prize is 
your choice of an Inky Impressions Character or Animal Stamp and a selection of our gorgeous Inky charms.

I chose to use Nickies Birdie from Inky Impressions for my card - she is so 
pretty I love her face and the way she is looking down at the little bird.  
I decided to carry on with the birdie theme and teamed it up with Prima
meadow lark paper for full effect - my Mam would hate this card cos "Ooo you can't have anything with birds on - its unlucky" ! Also to complete the challenge I used the cute inky key charm that I hung from the ribbon with a jump ring, 
there's a mahoosive collection of charms over at the Inky Impressions shop - 
absolutely gorgeous, I couldn't believe the variety - a charm for every 
occassion! -and theres more arriving all the time so go and check it out here. 

close up detail

You should have arrived here from Joni and your next stop is Kelli, check out
the order of the hop to make sure you don't miss out on any of the teams 
fabulous creations

Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog
Jen GD
Judith - thats me!
Patty GD

Inky Impressions Challenge Blog

To be eligible for a prize all you have to do is leave a comment by 20th June - what could be easier than that!

Anyway this is what I did...

Image - nickies birdie  from Inky Impressions
Coloured with - promarkers copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - Meadow Lark from Prima
Key charm - Inky Impressions
Blossom branch embellie (2) and crochet embellie - reflections at Michaels
Ribbon - Carnmeal Cottage
Sentiment - Whimsey stamps (digi)
Embossed zig zag borders - Martha Stewart punch
Butterfly punch - fiskars
Die cut ovals - spellbinders
Gems from my stash

Challenges i am entering with this card .

Emergency crafter - things with wings
stampin with the dragon - anything goes
crafty annes - its a girl thing  
Southern Girls - things with wings

Hope we see you at the hop!


Judith x

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Come on all the Krafty girls, its challenge day at MAWTT

Good Morning blog friends

Don't know what its like where you are but the weather is fab here in the north.  The sun is shining, the birds are singing - this is the third day in a row that its felt like summer, its been a real treat rambling over the fields with my dog, it would be nice to think it was going to last!

Todays challenge at Moving  Along WithTheTimes has been set by our 
Krafty teamie Pammi
so naturally she chose the theme

  Lets Get Krafty!

What that means is we want to see something with Kraft card so go on - Get Krafty!

My card for today is a lovely image from the seletion that the DT girls were given to playwith by our sponsors 
Digi Darla Designs
who are providing a prize of 5 images of the winners choice

 - isn't she just so sweet

I love images that have beautifully shaped dresses like this one where you can really get to work on the folds and frills and red is my favourite colour to do that. I was really pleased with the dress when I finished which is more than I can say for the hair!  I don't know if its because she hasn't got much!! but I couldn't get it the way I saw it in my mind and ended up going too far.  Never mind you win some -you lose some. I sort of rescued it a bit in the end but you what its like when its not the way you want it to be its never going to be right!

This is what I did....

Image - Digi Darla
Coloured with - Copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers -MME lost and found blush
butterfly punches - Martha Stewart and fiskars
leafy punch - Martha Stewart
Distressed with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy DI
Flowers - Wild orchid sweetheart blooms
sentiment - Lili of the Valley
padlock charm/sticker - Jollees
ribbon and cheesecloth/scrim flower trim - Tim Holtz
Gems from my Stash

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Digital Tuesdays - Butterflies
Sassy Cheryls  -birthday celebration
Elphine House - distressing or paper tearing
Freshly Brewed - anything Goes
The paper shelter - anything goes

Have to dash I'm off back to work today and just realised when I got up that I hadn't done todays post!


Judith x

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Today is an Inky impressions Celebration!

Hi Blog friends

Firstly I'd like to say a big hello to my new followers, its so nice of you all to join me - I hope I've been and visited you all - if not I'll be doing some visiting once I get myself back into the swing of things ... so many cards ....not enough time!!

Today its time for another fab challenge from Inky Impressions.  I decide I'd give roller skating Lili another outing.  I used her for the first time to make a tag for last weeks challenge at MAWTT but really think she deserve so much more!  So this week she's been promoted to her own card - and an easel card at that!

I did some serious craft shopping at Michaels craft store while I was in Florida, brought back some fab embellies that we just don't see here in England and also some fantastic bargains - what with 30% off Martha Stewart punches and my 40 and 50% off vouchers I was on a real roll.  I was allowed 3 visits! - I got dropped off at Michaels while the supermarket shop got done or some other visit to a local shop that I didn't want to see - seemed like a fair deal to me!!  My first great bargain was the set of grand nesties that I used for this card.  I've been lusting after a set for a while now but just couldn't bring myself to pay the prices here in the UK - but with my 50% off one item voucher I nabbed them for around £16 - bargain or what!!  I also got the cherry embellies and the ladybird in a couple of different sets these are from Jollees from EK success a brand we don't see much of in the UK but they do fab embellies- and they were on offer too- how could I not buy them!

This is what I did....

Stamp - Roller skating lili from Inky Impressions
Coloured with - Copics and prismacolor pencils
Birthday sentiment  lili of the valley stamp
Hi Sentiment - Anna Griffin stamp
Die cut leafy sprig! - memory box
Papers - Mellisa Frances Kitchy Kitchen
Flowers - EK success retro Flower punch and woodware centre punch
Distressed with Tim Holtz mustard seed DI
Cherries and ladybird embellies - Jollees

I'm entering this card in the following challenges

Creative card crew - inspired by a song (brand new key by Melanie) ...I've got a brand new pair of roller skates - you've got a brnd new key - I'll be singing all day now lol
Bearly mine - tic tac toe - dies,flowers,sentiment
Lets Ink it up - use your favourite embellishment (handmade flowers)
The squirrel and the fox - winter or summer
Crazy 4 challenges - circles
Crafty Ann's - its a girl thing
fun with shapes and more - summer

Fathers day Challenge at Fab'n'funky Challenges

Good morning Blog Friends

Well here I am back from my hollies, it seems like I've been away forever!  I've been doing a bit of blogging while I'm away but if I haven't visited in a while i'll be trying to pop in over the next couple of weeks.  At the moment I'm just crafting like mad to get up to date with my cards again - course I had to pick the week when its Fathers day, my nephews 21st and my sons birthday all in the same week and two more birthdays next week!

The first card of the week is for our Fathers day challenge over at
there has to be a huge amount of Fathers day crafting going on this week.  Here in the UK its Fathers Day this weekend and in the US its in a couple of weeks I think so really you've got no excuse!

We are being sponsored this week by the fabulous

 Lili of the Valley

 who are offering a prize of £10 to spend in their online store

There's also still time to apply for our DT - we have a call out at the minute so if you're interested go on over and have a look at the Fab'n'Funky challenges blog for details.  We already have some applications from some fabulous crafters and its going to be a very difficult decision - but who knows there's still time - it could be you.

The Fathers day card I made is for my youngest son to give to his Dad

I've been very lucky lately twice winning digis from the fabulous Di's Digidownloads, I chose this one especially with Fathers day in mind.  Its quite a large scene but was just great to colour, I didn't want to go overboard with colour - it being a "man" card - so I kept to mainly browns and blues, I felt sure he had been working hard in the garden and not skiving , so I gave him dirty hands and feet! -  and it needed very little in the way of embellies because the main focus is on the image

This is what I did

Digi stamp - Gardening Ted -from Dis digi downloads
Coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils and gel pen
Papers - Fiddlesticks from MME
Butterflies - anitas dimension stickers
Screw Brads- Creative expressions
Fathers day Sentiment - Digi from Sweet and Sassy stamps - another win!

Challenges I'm entering with this card 

Digidesign challenge blog - Male inspired cards
Crafty sentiments - Fathers day
Digital Tuesdays - butterflies
Cards for Men - Fathers day
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Dream valley Challenges - for that special guy
Sentimental Sundays - for that special guy

Thats all from me for now - I'll be back later with this weeks Inky impressions DT card 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

MAWTT challenge day - anything but a card

Good Morning all

Hope you're all well this fine morning.

I'm still away on holiday but the end is nigh!!  To all of you suffering with the effects of the wonderful British weather (most people from what I can gather) it might make you feel better that it hasn't been so good here in Florida either.  We've been coming to Florida for 17 years now and this is definately the worst weather we've ever had.  Don't get me wrong we've had some gorgeous weather while we've been here and in Florida its normal to get rain almost every day - but its usually a huge downpour all over in half an hour and dry again in 10 minutes.  These last few days its been mostly  grey and miserable with lots of rain - still hot but wet at the same time!

Its also a bit like a hospital here in our house, my hubby Dean's got this cold and cough that he can't get rid of - in fact it's getting worse (to be honest I 'm sick of hearing him cough) and I had to go to the walk in medical centre yesterday becaused I've got an ear infection (they're calling it swimmers ear!).  No good old national health here it cost about £70 for the consultation and another £80 for antibiotic ear drops, on the bright side the by mouth antibiotics I got were free.  But my insurance excess is £150 so thats that!

I think I caught it in time - my ear's more sore and uncomfortable than painful but no swimming or washing of hair for me, oh well worse things have happened.

I managed to get this tag/giftcard holder made for this weeks MAWTT challenge before I left
The challenge is hosted by our talented Lisa Jane who has chosen the theme

Anything but a card

I have to admit the photograph's not the best - it has a little loop on the top so you could hang it up and for some reason I didn't photograph the back of the tag either!  There's a little pocket in the back to put a gift card - hey-ho! thats what happens when you rush to get something done -sorry.

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by
Stitchy Bear digital stamps

 who are offering a fab prize of $10 to spend in store for this weeks challenge winner

This is what I did...

Tag cut from lemon and layered with pink card
Image - inky impressions roller skating Lili
Coloured with - Promarkers and prismacolor pencils
Fun Stickers and rub ons - K and Co
Ribbon - Carnmeal Cottage

Hope you'll all join us over at MAWTT this week - look forward to seeing anything but a card!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Delightful challenges - summer fun
I love promarkers - for a little girl
Rubys Rainbow - tags
Cupcake craft - tag you're it
ooh la la creations - make it girly
Tammys scrappin corner - for the girls

Judith x

Fab'n'Funky challenges DT call and "Go Green" challenge

Good Morning all!

It's a new challenge over at

Fab'nFunky Challenges

And this week and the theme is:

Go Green
We are being sponsored by the fabulous
 DigiDarla designs

who are offering a fab prize of

5 images for the winner to play with.
We also have some exciting changes going on at Fab'n'Funky Challenges and this includes a

Do you fancy joining the "Fab'n'Funky" challenge DT? If you do, why not apply . We have several positions opening and you never know . . .
"it could be you!"

What do I need to do?
Leave a message in our comments box giving your blog address and a link to a post that mentions your DT or GDT application.

How long is the DT call running for?
The DT call will run from

Wednesday 6th June
 Sunday 17th June 2012 , 8pm (GMT)

Also if you want further information or want to give us more information send me email at

 The Fab'n'Funky DT girls will then visit you to have a good look around your blog - so make sure you've dusted! Please ensure in your post that you put down that you
   want to be considered for the
Fab'n'Funky DT or GDT position.

When will the new DT members be announced?
The new members will be announced on
Wednesday 20th June  2012
and will begin participating in the challenges from the following Wednesday
GDT posts will also be informedsoon after and arrangements will be made for GDT positions of one month. 
If you're not sure if you could commit as a full DT member why not give a GDT spot a go
 - many a GDT has been kept on as a full time member and you can find out about how it all works if you're just not sure!

When do the challenges run?
Our challenges run from Wednesday morning to the following Tuesday evening

What will be required of you?
You will need to commit to participate in the weekly challenges using the theme set and any sponsor images provided. Your completed project will need to be uploaded to the Challenge Blog by Tuesday evening ready for the new challenge which is published on the Wednesday morning. You will also be asked to comment on the challenge entries (which we run on a rota system). Please note that the Fab'n'Funky DT strongly believe that everyone who enters our challenges should receive recognition from the DT for participating as we have a strong and loyal following.

Do I need experience?
"CERTAINLY NOT!" We just want people who are enthusiastic, prepared to post a Fab'n'Funky DT card weekly on your blog and love to craft and are up for a challenge! If you are on other DT's that doesn't exclude you either but please do consider your work load when entering our DT Call.

Is there any financial reward?
Unfortunately the answer to that is  " NO " ! We are very lucky however as many of our sponsors do supply us with their images and/or products in the weeks they sponsor.

How are the themes set?
You will  go on a rota to set the weekly challenge ,
when you can choose the weeks theme taking into account our sponsors and any events going on at the time.

Anything else?
The Fab'n'Funky Challenges DT is a very friendly bunch we openly discuss everything between us all, so obviously we are looking for a friendly enthusiastic team player for our team, but don't worry we are all here to help you find your way around and we just love new teamies!!

So if you are interested, please do have "a go" as you never know.
If you applied  before and were unlucky, please do not let this put you off entering this time around

Now if you have any further questions that have not been covered in this post, please just email me and I will answer your question(s).

Good luck everyone


Judith x

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Happy Jubilee and DT call at MTTC

Morning All

Well its morning here in Sunny Florida! - where I'm still on me jollies

Having a fab time and keeping up with all the Jubilee celebrations back home - I'm watching the Tuesday parade as I type and have breakfast at the same time - I'm such a multi tasker!!  Can't beleive the commentry here on CNN curtesy of Piers Morgan!

Just called in to say its challenge day at

 - no card from me I'm afraid but also to let you know that

there's a DT call going on over there!

 - so why don't you have a look over at the blog and apply
you never know it could be you!!! 

I had a great time here decorating our pool deck for the jubilee - I suprised the family by getting up early and doing the old red white and blue thing (and suprisingly the paper chains are still there - I thought the heat might have brought them down - might just leave them as my little bit of England in USA!!)

Jubilee on our pool deck!

Have a great - rest of the holiday weekend everyone in the UK and hope everyone has a great week 


Judith x