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Wednesday 28 April 2010

Challenge #21 - " No DP " !

Apologies for the delay in getting this week challenge up and running but I (Lou) have had unwelcome visitors staying in my computer and have had to borrow PC time from family and friends . . . mwahhhhhh to those who have let me take over their PC's! Fingers crossed, things will be sorted by the end of this week.

WOW . . . we were all blown away by the number of entries to last week challenge. Many thanks to everyone who entered, however it did make us all chuckle at the amount of stuff we simply "had to have" but then never use ! ! ! What are we all like ? Maybe we shouldn't answer that question . . . . . Now the lucky winner of the fabby Polka Doodles CD (chosen by Miss Randon.Org this week) is. . .

Well done Deb and if you could email Lou, putting "Fab 'n' Funky" challenge winner in the subject line, Lou will get the CD out to you.

Now this week, we have decided that we would like to challenge ourselves a little bit more and have very bravely (or stupidly some of you might say), decided that we will abondon our designer papers when making our projects, so this weeks theme is . . .

" No to DP " !

Now this isn't as hard as it sounds . . . we promise! Use your embossing folders to create your background: maybe further enhance them with ink or chalk. Alternatively emboss using a stencil and embossing tool. Now for the stampers out there . . create your own backgrounds with your stamps or why not try using your promarkers (or other pens) and doodle your own background. See, there are loads of different ways to create backgrounds without your designer papers (DP) and no doubt you creative crafters know even more imaginative ways . . . ooohhhh, we can't wait to see what they are now!

Ohhhhhh, just realised that doesn't mean we have to neglect or not use any images from our fab sponsor of this week . . .

A randomly chosen winner from this weeks challenge will be able to choose one of Dustin's fab images all for themselves. OK, to kick things off, here is the DT's interpretation of this weeks challenge . . .




Many thanks to everyone for their continued support and please bear with the DT as we are still making our way through all of last weeks entries . . we are determined to leave you all a message.

Happy crafting from everyone at "Fab 'n' Funky" Challenges.

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Challenge #20 - "Get it all Out" !

WOW what a real blast last week was and it was great to see that we are all guilty of having neglected stamps tucked away in drawers. We hope the challenge made you find other hidden treasures that you can use on your future projects.

As always, Mrs Random.Org has chosen the lucky winner and this week it is . . .

Joyce from Peach Crate

Please can you email Elizabeth from Soft Pencil to claim your prize putting "Fab 'n' Funky" challenge winner in the subject line.

This week we have anew sponsor to the challenge blog and we were pleased when Nikky from Polka Doodles agreed to sponsor this weeks challenge.

The lucky winner of this weeks challenge will receive the wonderful "Love & Cherish" CD which is jam packed and incredibly versatile.

Now to win this fab prize, you need to know what this weeks challenge is . . .

"Get it all out"

. . . well it was brilliant that we all dusted off an old stamp(s), so we thought it only fair that we all now dust off our neglected stash. This could be a paper pack; 12"x12" papers we bought but they were too good to cut (!); embellishments that are still in their packets . . you name it . . we all have that guilty stash secret and to start you off, the DT are going to share their guilty secret(s) with you ! !




So what will you discover when you look through your neglected stash? We can't wait to find out!

"Fab 'n' Funky" DT

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Challenge #19 - "No longer neglected" !

Happy Wednesday everyone. We all hope you are well and enjoying the unexpected sunshine we have been receiving in the UK recently . . . now that was a complete surprise ! Yippee, Spring is finally here and it's great to actually get the lawn mower out and cut the grass.

Many thanks to everyone who entered our "ice-cream" themed challenge last week. It was great visiting you all to see how you had used the colours in your project. Unfortunately there can only be one winner and Mrs.Random.Org has chosen . . . .

Tracey (Laklygirl) from My Creative Place

Please could you email Elizabeth (owner & artisit at Soft Pencil) directly to claim your digi image prize. Please ensure that you put "Fab 'n' Funky" challenge winner in the subject line. Well done Tracey from us all at "F'n'F".

Now we are very lucky to be sponsored again by

I started my digi site last year in December and now have about 50 images on my site.

The inspiration came from my daughter, her cuddly toy Kaboodle and my sons favourite cuddly toy Cookie. MY work is hand drawn then digitally enhanced and converted to download. I don’t have the best graphics tablet and software and my images are very much hand drawn with not so great straight lines but i hope this adds to their character.

These digi stamps only cost $2.00 are instantly downloadable, no waiting.

Please take a peek at my site.

Di xx

Now this weeks theme is probably something we have all experienced or should we say "guilty of" and we at "Fab 'n' Funky" think we should all "confess our sins" at the same time. So what are we all guilty of (and also this weeks theme) . . . .

"use a neglected stamp"

I know the DT when they looked throught their stamps, could probably nominate quite a few stamps that fell into this weeks theme and it was a great exercise getting out our "old favourites" and letting them see the "light". Now this could be a previous old favourite image, background, animal or sentiment stamp(s) . . . come on share with us your "guilty secret" . . . we promise we won't hold it against you! To start the "ball rolling" here is the DT's take on this weeks theme :



Now we better let you go and have a rummage through your stamps. We can't wait to see what you discover!

The "Fab 'n' Funky" DT

Drumroll please . . . .

. . . as we announce the lucky "GDT's" for our challenge blog. NOW . . . . don't you hate it when well known programmes go . . . . "and the winner is" . . . and then you have to listen to dramatic music for what seems like an eternity before you get the winner(s) name or they say "we'll announce the winner after this short commercial break" . . . well we at "Fab 'n' Funky" challenges don't want to follow that unfair trend and will just get straight to the winner(s) names.

Oh before we forget . . . . we must say a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered the GDT call - we really appreciate the time you took to make your project and the DT want to thank you for taking that brave step in putting yourselves forward for the GDT position. If you were unsuccessful this time, please do not be disappointed, we all thoroughly enjoyed visiting each and everyone of you.

Now as we said earlier, the winners are . . . whoops, sorry to interrupt agian but we're not sure if there should be something else we need to tell you all first before announcing the winners . . . no, nothing else to say but to warmly congratulate . . .

Sue from Stamping Sue Style

Lindsey from Loopy Linds

Many congratulations ladies and please could you email Lou for all the details regarding your "GDT position". Please put "GDT Winner" in the subject line of your email.

Looking forward to working with you both,

"Fab 'n' Funky" DT

WHOOPS . . there was something else . . . please pop back later today for all the details about the new weekly challenge.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Challenge #18 - "Neopolitan Icecream" !

Now, own up . . . how much chocolate did you gorge over the weekend? Well it has to be done by us adults so that we can fully understand what the children are talking about . . . hee, hee, hee! So in line with Easter weekend, this weeks theme as a "foodie" feel to it but more of that later.
Firstly we would like to thank everyone who took part in lasts weeks challenge and as always, the projects were outstanding - well done to you all however there can only be one winner and Mr Random.Org has chosen . . .

Creative Moments with Sandy

Please could you email Lou directly putting "Fab 'n' Funky" #17 challenge winner into the subject line. Please also be patient about receiving a reply as Lou is suffering poor internet connections at the moment.

Now before we share this weeks theme, many, many, many THANKS to everyone who entered our "GDT" spot . . wow, we were truely blown away with your talent and the number of entries. A post will appear on this blog on Friday, so pop back over again then.

Now as it's the start of a brand new month, this means that this weeks sponsor is . .

"Hello everyone! my name is Elizabeth Pujalka and I´m the illustrator and designer behind Softpencil - Digital Stamps, home of Michu and his lovely friends, where you can find cute illustrations for your crafting needs.

My illustrations are a homage to the Nature and their creatures, where a sweet child, a simple flower or a fragile animal become protagonists. I invite you to know my whimsical world plenty of gorgeous characters and to enjoy creating with them!"

To win the prize from our generous sponsor, just follow this weeks theme which is . . .
"Neapolitan Icecream

Can you guess what we mean? This weeks theme is a colour combo of "Pink, Chocolate & Vanilla" and be interpretated anyway you wish as long as we can see the colours above. To start you off, here is the DT's "icecream" treats:



Have a great week and looking forward to seeing all your yummy projects,

"Fab 'n' Funky" DT