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Wednesday 29 September 2010

Challenge #42 - "Is it black or is it white? ( with a twist!)"

Phew, many thanks for voting in our poll last week and the new themes for October will be as follows:

1st place: Use a digi image
2nd place: Clean and simple layout
3rd place:
Halloween theme

We have also decided to incorporate the following themes as they proved very popular also:

Colour challenge
Long forgotten stamp (how many of us are guilty of this one!)

However to keep you in "suspenders", we won't say which weeks they will appear in (or even month) just yet . . hee, hee, hee!

Now the lucky winner of lasts week prize is . . . drum roll please . . .

A huge congratulations from everyone at Fab'n'Funky and please email Lou who will send you your voucher to spend at "Fred She Said". As it is the end of yet another month which is bringing us nearer and nearer to Christmas, we are sponsored this week by another of our very generous monthly sponsors and that is:

The lucky winner will receive some fab & funky images to play with as their prize but to be in it to win it (as it were) you will need to join in this weeks challenge which we have called . . .

"Is it black or is it white (with a twist!)"

Ooooohhh doesn't that sound like a new cocktail? So to explain further, what we would like you to do is to use "BLACK & WHITE" on your card plus one other colour of your choice (which is your twist). Now the DT have had great fun with challenge and would love to share their ideas with you . . .










Have a great week everyone and we can't wait to see your "twisted" entries!

The Fab'n'Funky DT

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Challenge #41 - "Quote me Happy"!

Yet another great week where you have all blown us away with your projects. We can't say it enough but want to thank you all for the continued generousity you all show each other, week by week, by always kindly sharing techniques and projects is "out of this world" and the crafting community is very "rich" indeed.

Now we have 3 things to share with you this week and we will begin by announcing a brand new sponsor to "Fab'n'Funky" this week. So without further ado, put your hands together for . .


The lucky randomly chosen winner will receive a voucher to spend in the shop . . lucky crafty so and so! All you need to do, is enter this week challenge to be in with a chance of winning this FAB prize.

Now onto the 2nd thing . . .
"we need YOU ! "

OOohhhh what do we mean . . . don't panic we're not asking you to part with money etc but we would like your help in organising the "Fab'n'Funky" DT in October. Normally the DT get together and throw some theme ideas into the air, vote on them and then turn the favourites ideas into our themes for the month. Now for October we would like YOU to VOTE on the themes YOU would like to see in October! We have had a "good think" and come up with loads of different themes and they are shown in a poll at the top of the challenge blog. Please choose at least 3 of your favourite theme ideas on the poll. You have until the close of this weeks challenge to vote, so there is plenty of time. We will then count the votes and the TOP 3 ideas will become challenges themes in October 2010.

So what do you think? It's a small way of the DT girls making you, our loyal weekly supporters have a bigger part in the "Fab'n'Funky" challenge blog and also we wanted to say "thank you" for all your support this year so far. We would appreciate your help in this "quest" and nervously await your decision!

Now the 3rd thing to share is that our new DT members are playing along with us this week too . . how exciting, so please give them a warm welcome.

Now this weeks theme may seem a little tricky but what it's actually designed to do is for you to use an item that you probably haven't used in ages . . . your "long" sentiment stamps or digi phrases . . or even your own phrases. So this weeks challenge is called . .
"Quote me happy"
We would like you to look through your stash . . . and we all have a mountain or 2 of that (!) and is there a neglected sentiment stamp, digi etc hiding in a corner that you purchased but have never known what to do with it?!?!? We're not talking about the standard phrases we all use daily on our projects but the longer, quote phrases that caught our eye but we have yet to use them. Well this week, we would like you to use this "quote sentiment / phrase" in your project and to get the ball rolling the DT have some inspiration to share with you all . . .



Karen (NEW DT)


Heidy (NEW DT)

Shelly (NEW DT)

Sharon (NEW DT)

Suzanne (New DT)

Have a great "crafty" week everyone and we are looking forward to you sharing those quotes or saying with us all.

The Fab'n'Funky DT

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Challenge #40 - "Get the photo vibe"

Oh My Goodness what a lot of entries last week . . we were blown away by you all and your continual support of the "Fab'n'Funky" Challenge blog. As you can appreciate, it does take a long while to get around to everyone and we apologise if you were missed out but please believe us, it wasn't deliberate . . we just ran out of time!

Now there can only be one winner of the FAB prize from Meljen's Designs and Mrs Random.Org has chosen . . .

194 - Wendy from Crafting Purple Crazy

Many congratulations from everyone on the "Fab'n'Funky" DT and please could you email Nicole from Meljen's Designs and she will arrange to get your prize to you. Please put "Fab'n'Funky" Challenge Winner in the subject line.

As you are all aware we had our DT call last week and we want to thank each and every person who entered - we thoroughly enjoyed nosing around your blogs. A full posting on the successful applicants can be found HERE and we hope you all extend them a warm welcome.

For this weeks theme we want you to lose yourself in this photo to make your project and

"get into the photo vibe"!

Use the theme of the photo or the colours or just one particular object and create your project/card from this starting point . . the worlds your oyster. We've also gotta add that this great dress is actually a CAKE . . how brilliant and creative is this?!?!? As is the tradition, here is what the DT have done with this weeks theme/photo:






Have a great week everyone and as always, we can't wait to see how you interpretate this weeks challenge.

Please give a warm welcome . .

. . to the new Fab'n'Funky DT members

The DT had a very hard decision to make and as you can see, we couldn't just settle on one or two new members so we chose 5 instead !

We must also say a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered the DT call; you were all magnificent and please do not be too disappointed if you were unsuccessful this time around and we hope that you keep entering the challenges and other DT calls - whether they are for this blog or for another challenge blog.

As we said earlier, the DT had a hard decision to make and have decided that we need extra people on a Guest DT (GDT) position on the Challenge Blog, so please congratulate the following:

Sandra T
Trisha (aka Crafty Granny)
Sarah (Stressed Stamper)
Sarah (Rainmac's Place)

Please could you email Lou who will send you all the GDT bits and bobs . . please be patient as you might not get an answer straight away due to work commitments.

So please give a warm welcome to all the new DT members and you will see them in action next week!

Lou, Linds, Emma, Ginny, Jenny, Andrea and Jilly
The "Old" Fab'n'Funky DT !

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Challenge #39 - "What'eva" and DT call

WOW . . . WOW . . . and WOW! What a record number of entries last week. Many thanks to everyone who entered. The DT would also like to say that if we haven't visited you all, please do not thnk us rude but we all ran out of time. We will try and visit you this week as we value each and every entry to our challenges.

Now there can only be one winner and Random.Org has chosen . . .

No.: 71 - Trisha from T Bears Touch

Many congrats from everyone on the Fab'n'Funky DT and please email Elizabeth directly to claim your prize. It would help Elizabeth if you wrote "Fab'n'Funky Challenge Winner" in the subject line too.

Now this week we have a brand new sponsor, so please give a warm "Fab'n'Funky" welcome to .

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Now this week theme should suit everyone because it is simply . .


This means you make anything you like. Take the opportunity to make this week challenge project something you need; a birthday, wedding, anniversary or that special Christmas card. You choose what you would like to do! Basically, no theme this week, so definitley "What'eva"!

The DT were very lucky to have been given some yummy Melgens images to play with and here is what they came up with for this weeks challenge . .


Is up to her ears "in back to school" stuff so will be joining in later this week.

DT CALL NOW CLOSED - Thank you to everyone who has entered. We are in for a very hard time choosing !

Have a great week everyone and enjoy a no themed week here at "Fab'n'Funky" Challenges.

Happy crafting,

Linds, Jenny, Emma, Ginny, Jilly, Lou and Andrea
The "Fab'n'Funky" DT

A little nag . . PLEASE where possible, turn off your word verification. The DT love to visit you all but it can take an age to leave a comment if you have word verification . . . why not try comment moderation instead especially as "Blogger" has added an extra spam filter which means any comment thet think could be "spam" goes into a seperate area.

Do you want to be on our DT?

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

What do I need to do?
Join in this weeks challenge putting DT after your name (when you use the Inlinkz system). All the DT will then visit you to have a good "ole nosy" at your blog ! Please ensure that in your post that you put down that you are 1] entering the challenge and 2] want to be considered for the DT position.

How long is the DT call running for?
The DT call will run from Wednesday 8th September until Sunday 12th September 2010 , 9pm (GMT) although the this weeks challenge does not finish until Tuesday 14th September, 10pm (GMT).

When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced next week, Wednesday 13th September 2010 and will begin participating in the challenges from Wednesday 20th September 2010.

When do the challenges run?
Our challenges run from Wednesday morning to the following Tuesday, finishing at approximately 10pm.

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 not 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?
In a word . . . " NO " ! We just want people who are enthusiastic, 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?
Again in a simple word . . . " NO " ! We are very lucky however as many of our sponsors do supply us with their images &/or products in the weeks they sponsor.

How are the themes set?
The DT get together and come up with loads and loads of suggestions for themes. We then vote (as a DT) on all these suggestions and the Top 4 or 5 are then chosen as our themes for the following month. However . . . watch this space challenges goers out there ! ! ! There are times that the sponsor chooses the theme or alternatively we use the prize offered as the stepping point for our theme.

Anything else?
The DT is run as its own mini democracy and everything is openly discussed between us all. Any decisions affecting the challenge blog are agreed and acted upon as a team, so obviously we are looking for team players to join us.

So if you are interested, please do have "a go" as you never know. If you entered last time and were unlucky, please do not let this put you off entering this time around either as we have decided to appoint several GDT positions too. I know several people were approached about GDT positions after our last call . . please don't panic if you haven't heard from us because you will very soon ! Can't say anymore.

Now if you have any further questions that have not been covered in this post, please leave a comment below and we will answer your question(s) ASAP. Please do not leave a comment to apply for the DT position on this post as all requirements for the DT entries are at the beginning of this post.

Good luck everyone and as always, many, many, many thanks for your continued support, enthusiasm and participation in our weekly challenges.

Lou, Linds, Emma, Jenny, Ginny, Andrea, Jilly and Jenny
The "Fab'n'Funky" DT

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Challenge #38 - "Living in a material world"

Well last week you all "cooked up a storm" with our recipe challenge and made projects that were truly delicious. Many thanks for joining in with us and sharing all yur inspiration. However there can only be one winner for the great Dustin Pike, Doodle Dragon images and that winner is . . .

No: 5 - DEBBIE from Life is Beautiful

Many congratulations from everyone at "Fab'n'Funky" and please email Dustin from Doodle Dragon Studio to claim your prize putting Fab 'n' Funky Challenge winner in the subject line.

Now as it's the start of a brand new month, (SEPTEMBER . . . where has this year gone?), 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!"

This week we've gone for a song title as our inspiration . .

"Living in a material world"

So we would love to see any material on your cards. Please don't panic when you see the challenge title as there are many ways to complete this week challenge . . . you could add ribbon or lace; make your own fabric effect embellishment or alternatively use material(s) on your project. As always, the choice is yours. The DT have lined up some inspiration for you all and to get the full details of how they made their project, pop over to their blogs.



LouStill can't find my original card, which has now been sent to the recipitant (!)

so quickly made another one!

Have a great week everyone and we can't wait to see how you have adapted the challenge to fit in with your needs. Ooohhh and before we forget, don't forget to grab the new blinkie to add to your blogs.

Loads of crafting love,

Linds, Emma, Jilly, Jenny, Ginny, Lou and Andrea
The "Fab'n'Funky" DT

A little nag . . PLEASE where possible, turn off your word verification. The DT love to visit you all but it can take an age to leave a comment if you have word verification . . . why not try comment moderation instead especially as "Blogger" has added an extra spam filter which means any comment thet think could be "spam" goes into a seperate area.

Edited to add: Finally got Mr Inlinkz to work . . . please note that if you left a comment, I have tried to enter your challenge entry for you . . . fingers crossed! Lou x