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Wednesday 23 May 2012

New beginnings and New Management at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good Morning Blog Friends

Today I have some exciting news!  
I have taken over the management of Fab'n'Funky Challenges from the lovely Lou! 
 Lou decided that she can no longer commit to the time it takes to run the blog and to stand down. 
 Rather than see this Fabulous challenge blog close (as so many seem to be lately) 
 I agreed to take over from Lou. 

Over the last couple of weeks I have been getting to grips with what goes on behind the scenes of running a blog like Fab'n'Funky Challenges.  I have to say "all hail" to all you lovely ladies (and men!) who do all the organising and running of all our challenge blogs - and to Lou for keeping ours going for so long - so successfully, it definitely doesn't happen by itself. 
 I think many of us don't appreciate just how much work goes into these things - just for fun.  

Sooo - on to this week, I'm really chasing my tail trying to get all my DT cards done before I go on me hollies on Saturday - can't wait - though isn't it typical that just as I'm going away we get good weather - I feel cheated that I'll miss the good weather at home - maybe I shouldn't go lol.

With all of  this going on over these last couple of weeks I haven't had much visiting time to all your blogs - sometimes it comes down to a choice make a card or blogging doesn't it
 and well, we all have to work hard at our cards in this game!!!!

The challenge this week over at Fab'n' Funky Challenges is very appropriately

New beginnings

We want there to be something new about your card, it could be a new baby -any occasion that falls into new beginning or you could have used something new on your card or to make your card.  to qualify for the prize you have to tell us what the "new" is on your card

We have a fabulous new sponsor
who are offering a great prize of $10 to spend in store

So here is my "new beginnings" card

I love this little girl! - I was lucky enough to win some Digis from Di's shop a few weeks ago and this is one of the ones I chose-  being used today for the first time.  Sorry - I'm back on the easel thing - I find myself looking at challenges now and thinking - can I make an easel card for that lol.

This is what I did...

Image- Dis Digi Downloads -Izzys flower barrow
Papers - Rasberry road - barnyard blowout (also new)
Yellow card - Bazzill 
Flowers - wild orchid craft - sweetheart blooms
Die cut fence and barrow - Cricut expression - Paper dolls cartridge
Die cut frame - Spellbinders -labels 10
Butterflies - Martha Stewart and Fiskars butterfly punches 
pale lemon gems and ribbon from my stash from my stash

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Crafts and me - fabulous flowers
Digidesign challenge blog - show us that bling
Creative inspirations - Anything goes
Flourishes - Use a flower image 

Thats all from me for today - hope you're all enjoying sunshine where you are 

See you tomorrow for an other challenge over at MAWTT


Judith x


Carol Willis said...

Good luck with running the challenge blog Judith, hope it all goes well for you. Your card is great, loving the bright colours and the image is soooo sweet.
Caz x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Good Luck with the new venture, and have fun!! Dont stress out about it too much!!! Love your card for today its so sweet, Love Hxxx

Pat K said...

Hi Judith - thanks for you wonderful comments.....sorry a firewall stopped me from receiving your email. You can reach me at

Good luck on your new venture - I know you will be fab at it. Your card is so bright and cheery. Makes me want to start putting colour to some of my Di's Digi's as well. Hugs, Pat K.

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card sweetie the colours are gorgeous.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Doreen said...

Good luck with running the challenge will be fine.

This is gorgeous ,a perfectly coloured image and fab

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Judith, adorable image and love the pretty papers and fab barrow with the flowers.
Thanks for taking over from Lou,you have done a great job already and I really appreciate it and now looking forward to staying on the team.
Hugs Wendy xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Judith :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp DT Call and Good Luck :-)
Lols x x x

Unknown said...

Hi Judith, me again! Another gorgeous card and best of luck with the challenge blog - I don't play along with Fab n Funky - will have to have a look and see what you are all up to!


PS - Thanks for the tip for Miss Miss Tinker - I have spritzer bottles (from my craft stuff!) not used, so will dig them out and put them to use.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a pretty card, I love the sweet image and the pretty papers and that wheel barrow is fantastic. Congrats and best wishes on the challenge blog news(I too am finding out how much work they are to run lol) Hope you have a lovely holiday
Lindsay xx

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful creation sweetie, looks fabulous ♥ Pops x

Pat said...

Lovely card Judith, sweet image and great colours. I'm sure you will do a great job as leader of our Challenge blog and have a great holiday.

Pat xx

Mau xx said...

Congratulations Judith, I know you will be super at running it xxxx
Love the card the image and all the detail are gorgeous.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Basslady said...

a very sweet and lovely card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marie said...

Lovely card, Judith. Great coloring on that adorable image. Good luck to you. Thanks for sharing with Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays.

Wilma Z said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous image. Love every detail. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Beate said...

Great card!
Thanks so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday challenge.
Have a great week!
Hugs and smiles

crafty amy said...

This is such a beautiful card and I LOVE the way you have made it all into a scene with those flowers :D Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Amy xx
P.S. Do you fancy a crafty get away? I am arranging one for October this year and there are still spaces. Click HERE for details

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colors!

Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

Hugs, Kelly

Jess's Crafty Things said...

love what you did with Di's image thanks for joining us at Di's Digi's hugs Jess

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Oh Judith, another gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and for using one of Di's images.:)