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Wednesday 23 May 2012

Challenge #122 - "A New Beginning"

Hi Everyone,

It's Rachel here and I'm your host for this week.

Before we get to this weeks challenge we have some news! Our Fab'n'Funky leader Lou has sadly decided to stand down from the challenge blog due to having too many demands on her time.
We're sad to see you go Lou and hope you'll come and visit us from time to time!
 That means its time for a change at Fab'n'Funky challenges and the blog is now "under new management " Lou has handed the blog over to Judith and its business as usual!

 So we'd better get last week's challenge all sewn up!  We loved your take on the fabric theme and our challenge winner, chosen by, is:

No. 15 - Christina Hicks

Many congratulations from everyone on the DT and please email us your details and we will let you know how to claim your prize. Please do not forget to grab your Challenge Winners badge too.

Our "TOP 3" chosen by the previous weeks Challenge Hostess, Ginny, after much deliberation (and in no particular order), Ginny has chosen the following entries as her Top 3:

No. 7 - Arabella
No. 23 - Tammy
No. 30 - Renata

Many congrats to you all and your "TOP 3" badge can be found in the sidebar 
to display on your blogs with pride.

Now onto this week's challenge
 and without further ado we would like to see your projects on the following theme...

A New Beginning

We would like you to either represent the theme with an image or occasion, such as a new baby or new job or use a new piece of your crafty stash.  To qualify for the prize you must tell us what your "new" is.
 If you are anything like me, with new crafty stash arriving weekly, this should be a great opportunity to use some of your new and shiny goodies. 

This week we have a fabulous new sponsor  - Di's Digi Downloads   Di is offering a fabulous prize of $10 to spend in her store. Why don't you check out her website she has some fabulous digis on sale.

Di Says - I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

Here is our inspiration for this challenge:

(Using Who Do I Pick from Di's Digi Downloads)
(new digi image/new fabric)

(new Portobello Road papers)

(Using Cute Slumber from Di's Digi Downloads)
(A new Baby Boy)

(Using Cute Slumber from Di's Digi Downloads)
(New Baby/New digi image)

(Using Izzys Flower Wagon from Di's Digi Downloads)
(New Paper/New Digi stamp)

(using a new image(downloaded colouring image from Precious Moments) and some new Prima flowers)

New Strawberry Kisses stamp

We hope you'll all have fun creating your new beginnings
 Thank you for visiting us today 
 We look forward to seeing all your fabulous cards.


  1. I am sorry I am having trouble with the email address from the sidebar. I tried to send an email but it wouldnt go through.

  2. Thank you for choosing me in your top three, I am thrilled :)

    Lovely cards from the DT this week again. xx

  3. Not been here before, but great DT cards and will play along and follow you :))
    Congratulations to Judith xxxx
    Hugs Mau xx

  4. What a great challenge and the DT cards are fab as always.

  5. Thank you for the fun challenge. DT, y'all did a fabulous job!

  6. Fab DT cards, thanks for the inspiration.
    Sue W.

  7. Thank you so much for choosing me in your top 3!


  8. Ooh fun! Thanks so much for choosing me as one of your top 3!


  9. Great projects from the design team. I am glad to be able to participate. Thank you.

  10. Great challenge and lovely cards from the DT! Thanks!


Many thanks from everyone at "Fab 'n' Funky" Challenges for joining in with us this week. We can't wait to see your project.