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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Holiday Time Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to our second annual Holiday Time Tutorial session.
Here at Fab'n'Funky Challenges we are taking our summer holiday but that doesn't mean we aren't here for you.
That's why we have tutorial time

This post will be here for two weeks.

Last year we went through the "masking" technique. This time we are going CAS. for those of you new to card-making CAS stands for Clean And Simple.  
Some purist might say it also has to be one layer, it definitely doesn’t. It just has to have a lot of unused space.
So lets begin:
You will need:-
Stamping blocks, stamps/sentiment, Ink-pads, Markers, card-blank, A4 white card, scissors, double-sided tape/foam-pads/glue, blending pads, stencil, and a HUGE sense of fun
Don’t worry if you don’t have a shop-bought stencil
 Here I show you a range of stencil, the top left I bought, the top right was free on a magazine, but my absolute favourite is the bottom stencil which I made myself. You can probably tell that it is well used and loved.
The first thing we will do is use our stencil
Use your low tack tape to hold it in place and prevent ink getting onto the card where it isn't wanted.

Ink up your sponge/dauber/foam and gently rub over your stencil.

You should have something that looks a bit like this. Now before you remove your stencil we will add our sentiment in the same colour ink.
You could just use a black ink for the sentiment, but I like to colour coordinate.
Believe it or not you could just stop there. Or add a few gems
So that could be card one
But I said we would do the topper card, so let's go...

So now that we have our card base, we are going to stamp our topper (the decoration that will sit on top of the card)

Now colour in your stamped image. I am using ProMarkers, but you can use whatever you have. Pencil crayons are great for beginners or young children.
Then cut them out (daughter doing a little hand modelling here)
If you have sticky foam-pads the stick them to the back of the cut-outs, if you do not have foam-pads then double-sided tape or glue will do.
Find your ideal spot on your card and stick down your toppers.
Hey presto a lovely CAS card, with or without toppers.
Here’s a little secret, the card itself does not have to be white, just lots of plain open space.
 
Here are a couple of examples from our lovely design team

                                                                           Chris 
 
 

We look forward to seeing what you have created
Most important ingredient is have fun 
Buffy and the Fab'n'Funky Girls xx 

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Top 3 - Challenge #492 - Christmas

Good Evening Peeps,

Pat here bringing you the Top 3 for our Christmas challenge.  Thank you all so much for all your lovely entries I would have liked to pick you all.  In no particular order here are my choices:

#9 - Cards by Beckie


#12 - Vicki

Vicki-DDSElves-squarefold

#38 - Meg




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Pat and the Fab & Funky girls



Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Challenge #492 - Christmas


Good Morning All,

Pat here welcoming you to our new challenge at Fab’n’Funky, I do hope you are all keeping safe and having a good week.

Thank you for all your great entries for the challenge last week, please scroll down to see if you were in our Top 3.

No sponsor this week just the honour of being chosen in our Top 3.

As it is the last challenge of the month it is our usual challenge of:

CHRISTMAS
  

Now it’s time for some inspiration from the Design Team, we always appreciate a visit from you so if you click on the name you can hop over and leave a comment.

Pat







We hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this week.   We always look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your beautiful creations.  Please be sure to include a link in your post to Fab’n’Funky.  The deadline for entries is Tuesday evening (8pm GMT)

So all that’s left is for you to get creative and link up your entry to the linky at the bottom of this post.

Have fun!

Pat and the Fab’n’Funky Girls



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Top 3 Challenge #491

Good morning, I'm back with my top 3 picks for last week's challenge- you certainly didn't make it easy for me - such wonderful creations and such  a great variety of styles and techniques  to choose from- all fabulous in their own way. 

These are the projects I (eventually) chose!


#1 Pinky

#12 ReneeB

#19 Carol J

#21 Pia

#35 Stacey

OK I know there are more than 3 but I just couldn't whittle it down any further!
It was difficult enough to stop here.
Thank you to everyone who entered, I hope you'll come back later today for this week's challenge.
Chris and the Fab'n' Funky girls

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Top 3 #490

Good morning all

Thank you so much for all you lovely entries for our last challenge

Creative-free-for-All

 

Here are my top 3 for the week

 

in no particular order

27. Viva


18. Sherri


11. Swissie


 

 

Well done to you all - beautiful designs

Please take our top 3 badge from the sidebar to display with pride
and come back later to play along in our brand new challenge this week

hugs
Buffy and the Fab'n'Funky girls xx

Don't forget to check out this weeks challenge - #491 Use Real Stamps No Digis



Challenge #491- Use a 'real' stamp (no digis)

Hi, Its Chris here with this week's challenge.


Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge.  
This week we challenge you to use a 'real' stamp- no digis or   printed images allowed.

Now  for some inspiration from the DT.  We always appreciate a visit so if you click the name you can hop over and leave a comment.



Julieanne

We  hope you will be able to join us with our challenge this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations. Please be sure to post a link back to Fab'n'Funky Challenges in your blog post in order to be in with a chance of being one of this week's Top 3 picks.
 The deadline for entries is Tuesday evening (8).

So all that's left is for you to get creative and link up your entry to the linky at the bottom of the page


Have fun 
Chris and the Fab'n'Funky Girls xx 



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Wednesday, 15 July 2020

#490 Creative Free-for-all

Good morning all

It's Buffy here with our new challenge for this week
 here at 


Fab'n'Funky Challenges



Thank you for all your lovely entries for last week's challenge.  
 Our challenge this week is: 

Creative Free-for-All
But add PINK

 you can make a card or sew or knit or crochet or paper-piece BUT 
Pink must be prominent colour and it must be new.

Now it's time for some inspiration from the DT.  We always appreciate a visit so if you click the name you can hop over and leave a comment.



Pat


Buffy

Rachel



We hope you will be able to join us in with our challenge this week. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations. Please be sure to post a link back to Fab'n'Funky Challenges in your blog post in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! The deadline for entries is Tuesday evening (8pm GMT).


So all that's left is for you to get creative and link up your entry to the linky at the bottom of the page

Have fun 
Buffy and the Fab'n'Funky Girls xx 


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