Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Fab 'n' Funky GD Week 2

Firstly I must apologise for not having been around Blogland for the past week.  It has been a busy week for me - I celebrated my birthday and promptly caught a nasty cold and sore throat, right on time for my birthday!  Also, life in general seems to be getting more hectic by the day as Christmas draws closer, as I am sure everyone else's is too.

I was lucky enough to be asked to be a Guest Designer at Fab 'n' Funky challenge blog and this is my second week.  Their challenge this week is "Christmas is for the Children" so I couldn't resist using my LOTV stamp of the little singing children.  The talented design team have come up with some lovely children inspired creations over at the challenge blog

I found some Papermania papers from a couple of years ago which fitted in with vintage look that I was aiming for and the image has been coloured with  pro markers and glittered with Stickles and Cosmic Shimmer glitters.  The flowers are some I've had years and are a bit crumpled and creased, but again, fitted in with the "aged" look that I wanted.  I added Icicle Stickles to the flowers and found a little red bell in my sewing box which makes a nice Christmassy jingle when you pick up the card.

TOP TIP: I know I've said this before, but it is a useful one.  The ribbon and bow was originally white - I coloured it with my pro markers for a perfect colour match.  No need to buy loads of coloured ribbons, just use your pro markers!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges: 

I love pro markers - A Christmas Carol
Wild Orchid - Old Fashioned Christmas/Victorian Christmas
I did it Creations - Vintage Christmas
Stamp something - Christmas colour combo (red and green)

Thanks for stopping by,


Lorraine said...

That is a really lovely card. I love the papers and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Kathleen said...

Delightful card, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers

Tine said...

Hi Amanda. Gorgeous image and a fab layout too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
Tine :)

**Farrah** said...

Hi Amanda,
Great card, so bright and full of life. Happy belated birthday!

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

WeirdCat said...

What a cute image, very pretty card, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

My name is Wynneth said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ promarkers this week.