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Wednesday 18 December 2013

Merry Christmas - and a DT call at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good morning Fab'n'Funky people

We don't have a challenge for you this week - the Fab'n'Funky DT girls are taking a well deserved break over the holidays and will be back with a whole new year of challenges on 8th January 2014 - can you believe it will be 2014 in just 2 weeks!!

We have had a few of our girls step down in the last few months, most recently Rachel and Jackie and we really miss them all, but the spaces they have left are there to be filled by a whole new set of DT members and so we are very excited to announce our DT call for 3 or 4 new members for 2014.

So.... What's it all about!

  • Fab'n'Funky Challenges is a very popular weekly challenge going live each Wednesday- but we have two teams who post on alternative weeks so as a DT member at Fab'n'Funky your commitment would be to make a project every other week - though you can join in every week if you would like to.  We take holiday breaks in the busy summer and Christmas periods so you don't need to worry about meeting deadlines at these times.
  • We have sponsors every week and prizes for our challenge winners - the majority of these sponsors provide digis for the team to work with - so you need to be able to colour and work with digi stamps
  • Also you must be prepared to promote our sponsors and their images on your blog -  we have some wonderful sponsors for 2014.
  • We have crafters of all styles and abilities on our team - so you do not need to be an experienced crafter or DT member as there is always someone around to help out on our DT blog on blogger where we chat and keep up to date with our challenges - so a blogger account is required so that you can join in with us as we are a very democratic bunch!!
  • The other requirement is that you comment on your allocation each week - and it's always nice to visit your fellow teamies!
  • Oh and just one other thing! - as an added twist this year we are introducing a Christmas challenge in the last week of every month - in a bid to get everyone organised with a few more Christmas cards for next year - now that can't be a bad thing -                                                       so it's Fab'n'Funky Challenges - with an added twist of Christmas!!

If you like the sound of this all you need do is link up to Mr Linky below and we'll pop round to visit you - so have the kettle on for when we arrive!!

Please ensure that there is a link to your email on your blog - or alternatively email it to me on the Fab'n'Funky email address shown on the side bar - after all you want to be sure to get that email telling you that you made the team.  

The DT call will run until 6pm GMT 17th January - so you have lots of time to apply, if you have any questions at all just send me an email and ask away!

All that remains is for me to thank you all for your support this year and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas - see you all next year

Hugs Judith xx

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Winners and Top 3 Challenge #197 - Snowflakes

Hello Crafters,

I hope this post finds you all well and not stressing about turkey and trimmings!  Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Snowflake challenge this past week.  We loved all your frosty (and not so frosty!) creations!  I am delighted to announce the winner of our Snowflake challenge, along with the Top 3.  

The winner will receive 5 digis from StampArt Design by Kathryne.  They will also secure a spot as a GDT at Fab'n'Funky. 

 This week, has chosen our winner as...

7.  Janja

Congratulations, Janja and what a beautiful card!  Please contact Judith regarding your GDT spot and don't forget to pick up your winner's badge for your blog.

You didn't make it easy to pick a Top 3 but here they are, in no particular order...

18. Jo L

74. Louise

Well done and please pick up your Top 3 badge from the sidebar.  These three creations really wowed!

All that's left for me to say is that it has been a pleasure to work with such talented ladies on the DT here as I'm sad to say this is my last challenge.  Fret not though as the Fab'n'Funky team will be back with more inspiration soon.  

Thank you to everyone for their support throughout 2013 and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all things crafty for 2014.

Rachel and the Fab'n'Funky DT

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #197 - Snowflakes

Good Morning Crafters,

It's Rachel here and we are back with a brand new challenge for you today but first, we had a fantastic response to last week's "A Touch of Frost" challenge.  Thank you to everyone who entered their wonderful creations.

Now, without further ado let me introduce our challenge for this week - 


I'm sure this doesn't need any explanation and we can't wait to see what you all create.

Our lovely sponsor this week is StampArt Design by Kathryne

Prize: 5 Digis and A GDT spot 

We have a lovely GDT this week - one of our previous winners

The lovely 


visit her at her blog Jac's Playground here

She has created this lovely card with one of her digis that she won

The digi is called Polar Claus and is available HERE
 from Stampart Design by Kathryne at the Whimsy Stamps store

The DT have come up with these lovely projects to inspire - 

Using Alannah by  StampArt Design by Kathryne

Using Alannah by  StampArt Design by Kathryne


Using Alannah by StampArt Designs by Kathryne

Using Stampart by Katherine Christmas Cardinal

Using StampArt Design by Kathryne "New" Santa Mouse

Judith Using
and Little Village Scene from Make it Crafty

And here is my card
Using StampArt Design by Kathryne Alannah Bonus File

I hope you'll all join us this week as we would love to see your snowflake creations.  

Rachel and the Fab'n'Funky DT

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Winner and top three for Challenge #196 - A Touch Of Frost

Evening All

we have had some fabulous entries for our Touch of Frost Challenge. Below are the winners and top three as chosen by me Alli. I have to say it was a really difficult job choosing as there were some gorgeous entries, so without further ado......

Drum roll please

The winner of the prize from our wonderful sponsor 
Stitchy bears Digi outlet

The prize is $10 to spend on artists images feature here today
(Stitchy Stamps, Barbara Jensen, Reece's  Scrap Pieces)

is  Dr Sonia  

beaded trees

her beaded Christmas Trees Diorama project is so lovely and would make a gorgeous centre piece for a Christmas party table she has included a tutorial on how to make the trees on her blog and instructions on how she put the whole thing together.

I just fell in love with the cool frosty feel to this card and the fact that the whole thing had a subtle sparkle to it.
Congratulations Dr Sonia  and please e-mail Judith for your prize the address is in our side bar and be sure to take your winners badge.

The top three are 

I thought this was such a clever design with the pretty background paper blending into the snowy scene and the pearl trim becoming part of the  foreground.

I loved the fact that background was hand made on this one and the way the post mark image overlaps onto the focal point image.

Congratulations to you all and please take your top three badge from the side bar.

Once again thank you to everyone who entered and I hope to see you joining in with our new challenge in the morning. 

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Challenge #196 - A Touch of Frost

Good Morning everyone, firstly thank you so much for all your marvellous entries in last weeks Cute Critters Challenge please scroll down to the next post to find out if you are a winner.

This week with the mornings getting colder and Christmas fast approaching I have chosen the theme 

'A Touch of Frost'
We want to see your cards showing frosty scenes with lots of sparkle or how about the frosting on a cake? 

Our  sponsor this week is the wonderful
Stitchy bears Digi outlet

The prize is $10 to spend on artists images feature here today
(Stitchy Stamps, Barbara Jensen, Reece's  Scrap Pieces)

Our design team have come up with some fabulous cards using the designs provided by Stitch Bear's do go and take a closer look on their blogs and leave them some love.

Our lovely GDT Alison is still playing along with us :) 
she has used Call of the Wild available here 
Fabulous card Alison...Thank you

Using Butter Blue available here


Using Lucy Goes Skating available here

Using Stitchy Bear Lucy Goes Skating

Using Butter Blue available here


Using Lucy goes Skating

Using Ice Princess

And finally my card using Stitchy Stamps Backyard

We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week
hugs Alli and the Fab'n'Funky DT girls

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Winners and Top 3 Challenge #165~ Cute Critters

Good evening all....It's Ginny here with our winners and Top 3 from our "Cute Critters" challenge.We loved seeing all your gorgeous entries, I had a really hard job choosing the Top 3. 

The winner of the prize of a $10 voucher from The StampFairy shop

selected by Random Org is....

Congratulations ..... please can you email Judith (address in our side bar) and take your winner's badge.

Our Top 3 picked by me (Ginny) in no particular order are...

Well done to you all, stunning cards.... please take your Top 3 badge from the side bar.

Thank you to everyone who played along with us and hope to see you back in the morning to join us for a new challenge ....

Ginny and all the Fab'n'Funky Design team.