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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Buttons or bows or both at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Good morning all

Ok - a question for you! - who - like me wakes up with a song in their head every morning - what was it today? - There's no rhyme or reason to the songs that pop in there - today o-bla-dee- o bla- da. - A hit for The Marmalade in the late 60's I think but actually a great Paul McCartney song. There now I've totally spoiled your day lol - try getting that out of your head

  Sometimes the songs change over the day, but they're always there.  For me yesterday was an Eagles day - they often are for me, I play The Eagles a lot as I craft, and I was so sad to hear of the death of Glenn Frey,  The Eagles have always been my favourite band - right back to the early seventies when I started my love affair with music.  My dog Glenn was named after Glenn Frey because we picked him up on the way back from an Eagles concert in Manchester. But its funny - as I started off saying -what my brain picks as the song of the day - with all the massive Eagles songs, and I have lots of favourites, yesterday was the little known early song Whatever happened to Saturday night.  (this is the link to a youtube video) I love the easy country style of the Eagles as well as their big blasting hits.  Ah well - end of an era - but it was a fun, great one.

It's my turn to host over at 

Fab'n'Funky Challenges 

so I chose an easy theme for you!

Buttons or Bows or both

I'm sharing a card that I made last year but never got round to blogging
but feel that it's appropriate - just to remind you that.....

Christmas is coming lol - you really should start now so that you're prepared lol
I visited Cathy's blog yesterday and she's in the swing - and so should you!!

Anyway - now that you've been reminded its back to my card I really loved making this one lots of crafting - stamping, colouring, embossing and die cutting
and don't you just love that image  
-it's by Sheena Douglass for Crafter's Companion
from the little bit festive range and the dies and stamps are from the Perfect Partners Festive Fancies range (some of these were in the January sale over there
 - if you're lucky you might just get them at a bargain price!)

 We have a great prize on offer at Fab'n'Funky Challenge this week from our sponsor

the prize is 3 images up to a value of $10

What I did to make this card....

Image - Sheena Douglass a little bit festive window into Christmas 
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens - DR2 TB4 OR2 HB3 TN3,4 DR1,2 IG3,4 FS3 LG2 JG3,4 
Dies - Sheena Douglass perfect partners stamps and dies - Christmas ivy and Merry and bright
Embossing folder - Sheena Douglass -festive
Mounted on Crafters Companion Mat Black and kraft card
Ribbon - Carnmeal Cottage
Distress ink - TH Tea dye

Hope we see you playing along this week with your buttons or bows or both!



Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Dear Me. Im gonna be singing O bla Dee all day now!!!! I had a tape with loads of cheesy 60s-70s songs on it when I was young and they always make me smile now!!! Sad to hear of the passing of Glenn Frey!!!
Love your card its so festive, that ivy is amazing, it looks real!!! Love H xx

brenda said...

Not sure I wake up with songs Judith, but during the day there is usually some Queen going on and I drive to them or Verdi Opera (I know extremes), the former tends to make me put my foot down a bit too hard sometimes though ! But if you wake up with music in your hear one wonders what goes on in your dreams, or should we leave it there ?

Great card anyhow and love the Ivy trailing the walls.

B x

Alison Barlow said...

Fantastic card, Judith - I love the big bow and the trailing ivy.
Songs go round my head a lot of the time too - my favourite Eagles one is Hotel California.
Alison x

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

sandra carey said...

No song for me today To cold lol Love your card the Ivy is beautiful Hugs Sandra xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Judith, I love the peep through the window image and the gorgeous bow. I quite like listening to the Eagles easy listening and lovely melodies, don't have a favourite though.

Pat xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

I adore your card Judith, glad you have started early too. Lol!!! Sadly I haven't felt like singing first thing in the morning since last July when hubby was taken so ill. Hopefully I will soon be able to start again. I adore the Eagles and was equally sad of the death of Glenn.

The Little Stamper said...

Wow - you have managed to get a lot of lovely Sheena stuff in to that card and it looks just great!!

As far as songs go - I do sometimes get them stuck in my head...but usually by the end of the day I am cursing as they just won't go away!

Sharon x

Chris said...

O-bla-di O-bla-dah life goes does this song in my head...thanks very much Judith!!! Will return the favour one day ;)
Fabulous traditional style Christmas card Judith, love the peek into the warm cosy room!
It's never too soon to start planning ahead with Christmas cards...I've started well this year but it will soon peter out!

Mrs.B said...

Lovely Christmas card Judith, and I love the festive scene behind the window.
A good idea to start the 'C' cards early, it's got to take the pressure off.
Hugs, Avril xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Judith, such a lovely window scene and fabulous details.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Judith, love the window design
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card Judith, fabulous design! Really must get my act together this year and make a few every now and again so will hopefully have at least a few by Dec!
Like Cathy sadly no singing going on here! Still feeling so sad :( Job to get up let alone sing ... Lol
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely card.
Singing away!
Catherine x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So gorgeous Judith. Love the sneak peak through the window. A really lovely Christmas design. Gorgeous designs from our awesome new crew this week too. Yay us, new creativity in the house! Hugs, Wends x

Doreen said...

Love the fab design and details,this is

Debs said...

I can't say that I do often wake up with a song in my head but I used to love to go to sleep listening to music and I too love The Eagles a firm favourite on a long car trip.
Fabulous card - that bow is lush.
Debs xx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Judith...Catching up hopping! Gorgeous the image looking though the window....great details and bow...Joolsx