Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Fab 'n' Funky ~ Christmas Already?!

Hey there my lovely blog pals. I have two cards to share with you today for our new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. I know we're all still recovering from the Christmas crafting rush, but we at Fab 'n' Funky are keen to reduce the load for next Christmas, by spreading it across the year. So as we did last year, we are going to have a monthly Christmas challenge and here is our first challenge to kick things off for next Christmas. 

I have made two cards using two of the images from a Penny Black stamp set called 'The Wonder'. I think these images are so sweet and I love the little hedgies in particular. I've used papers from the same paper pad for my designs and kept the design pretty CAS, to let the sweet images shine. 

For my first card, I used a Go Create frame to create the image frame and mat. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then stamped the greeting straight onto the paper. I did it twice, just to try something different. I inked the shadow under the sledge and hedgie, then sprinkled some glitter over to suggest glittery snow.

A closer peek at this lovely Penny Black image.

For my second card, I used a different set of Go Create dies to make the image frame and mat and distressed the edges of the base paper. I chose to use a sentiment stamped on white this time and used central placement for this design, finishing it with a strip of glitter all around to frame it.

A closer peek at this second sweet Penny Black image.

We're being sponsored by Craft Classes Online for this challenge, so our winner is in for a wonderful prize. I hope you'll come and join us for our first Christmas challenge of the year and start early on your Christmas card pile. We'd love to see what you'll make. 

Thanks for popping in today. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Until then, have an awesome week. Big hugs, Wends x

Update: Forgot to say... my lovely papers were of course Papermania from their 'Home For Christmas' collection x

Challenge Entries:
ABC Challenges: Z is for Zero
I Love Promarkers: #301 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #156 ~ Punches and/or Dies
Creative Moments: Anything Goes + Let It Snow
Winter Wonderland: Something New ~ New Papers
613 Avenue Create: 160 ~ Anything Goes ~ No Twist
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Create with Critters


Wendy said...

These are gorgeous Wends and so cute! Love those PB stamps... Must get mine out again!
Will enter your fab candy later when on desk top computer, can't save pic to add to sidebar etc on iPad... Keep meaning to do this and then forgetting!
Wendy xx

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty cards!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Chris said...

These are both lovely Wends. The images are delightful, showcased perfectly by your clean and beautiful designs, the backing dp is gorgeous too, love the deep rich reds. A great start for next Christmas!

Elizabeth S said...

Two gorgeous card, love your colours. Thank you for joining us over on the ILP challenge this week.

Pat K said...

Beautiful cards Wends. Adorable images and I love the design paper..just perfect. hugs, Pat K x

Alison Barlow said...

Two adorable images and they both look great with that lovely paper background - really gorgeous cards, Wends.
Alison x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Wends....Two cuties.....just love the sweet images on both of them...lovely papers as well....Joolsx

coldwaters2 said...

Two adorable festive cards Wends such cutie characters and lovely papers
lorraine x

Huny said...

Always room for a Christmas card, which is such a beauty. Good luck with this weeks CAS challenge at Passion for Promarkers. Huny\Guest DT

Loopylou. said...

oh wend they are both just gorgeous hunny xxxx

Carol S. said...

A sweet image and lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

Ginny said...

omg I love both of these, your colouring is phenomenal and the papers beautiful xx

Maxine D said...

What gorgeous cards Wendy - love the stamps and the background paper is wonderful behind them.

Andrea Norris said...

Such a cute image and love your CAS design. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
Andrea x

Debs said...

Super cute cards Wendy - such sweet images.
Debs xx

Catie Cuddles said...

Very cute christmas cards.
Catherine xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome stamped cards Wendy....great colouring too.xx

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining our challenge at Winter Wonderland.
Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Iwona

Pat said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards Wends, the images are so cute and the bp is beautiful.

Pat xx

Josephine said...

These are both so sweet!

Thanks for sharing your project with us at Crafty Cardmakers!

mixamatoasties said...

These are so cute! I've got that paper too, but I've put it away till Christmas ;)

Susan xx

Maike von maikreations said...

Such a cute image and stunning colouring! Thank you for joining our „Dies & Punches“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation! Thanks for joining us at PBSC this month! xxx

Kat W said...

Oh no, not Christmas already! I think I should follow your good example though and do more throughout the year.
This duo of cards are totally gorgeous with all the Christmassy red - those papers are so pretty :-)
The images are so beautifully coloured and look great on shaped mounts...hmmm, seems like a while since I did anything other than a square or circle - lol!
Well done on getting ahead and with 2 fab designs :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Rebecca Gillard said...

This is so so cute, your card has a lovely image. Thank you for sharing at Creative Moments. Rebecca x

The Crafty Den said...

Super cute card Wendy. I love the image you've used and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP for our 'clean & simple' challenge. Hugs, Denise (I apologise for my late comment) x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Wendy,
Sorry I only just made it to say Hello. Tried a few days ago & couldn't see your blog. These cards are fabulous, love the images & gorgeous papers. Can't believe you're getting ahead on your Xmas cards already. I should probably follow your lead :) Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Hope you're keeping well.
Andie xx
BTW Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers

Mynn Kitchen said...

Both are super sweet! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you colored the images! Darling! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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