Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Fab 'n' Funky ~ Christmas

Hey there my crafty pals. I hope you've all had good weeks, mine has been busy as usual, but has involved lots of cuddles with my poorly wee man. He's back at school today, though still not 100%. Fingers crossed he lasts the day. But I'm here to tell you about the new challenge kicking off over at Fab 'n' Funky today, so let me get to that. Our hostess this week is our lovely Chris and the theme is Christmas. We're helping you get ahead of the Christmas rush by having a Christmas challenge at the end of every month and the end of June has rolled around already, so we have reached our 'mid-year' Christmas challenge. Eeep, Christmas will be here again before you know it! So come and join us this challenge and let us help you get ready for Christmas.


We have the lovely folks at Bugaboo sponsoring our challenge this week, which couldn't be better, because they have some really sweet and fun Christmas images. The DT have been spoilt to bits with a sweet image to use for the challenge. I chose the very cute Christmas Moose Ornaments, which reminds me of the fabulous New Year celebration we spent with our Scandinavian pals in Sjobo, Sweden. But that's quite a long story, so suffice to say, it involved Moose! I think it'll be perfect to send to their boys this Christmas.


I decided I wanted to use some cute reindeer confetti I had to create a shaker card, so combined some gold snowflakes with the silver reindeer and some smaller gold stardust sequin confetti which was from SpiegelMom Scraps. I used a shaker card foam kit from Queen & Co to create the layers, but cut the circular frame from red cardstock using a Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle die. 


The patterned paper is one I picked up last Christmas from a local store and is from the Rosie's Studio range. I thought the baubles worked well with the image and would you believe I coloured the image before picking out the paper? The colours were a fab match!


I've distressed the edges of the papers and the card base is slightly smaller than the patterned paper, so the distressed edge is the edge of the card. Not sure how that will go in an envelope, but we'll see. I used an earthy toned Washi Tape to trim the bottom edge, I doubled it up as it was too pale and showed the red through otherwise.


I've used elements from an MME set called Mistletoe Magic and the sentiment I used was from an Echo Park elements set from the Very Merry Christmas range. The image was coloured with my Promarkers, still my favourite 'go to' colouring medium. Isn't this wee moose a cutie?!


Well that's it from me for now. I hope you'll join us this week for our Christmas challenge. I was feeling particularly festive and even found myself singing 'Deck The Halls' when I was making this, wonder what could have caused that?! LOL. I'll be back really soon with my next crafty adventure, in the meantime, I wish you a fabulous week or what's left of it and do come and join in the festive fun with us at Fab 'n' Funky this week for our Christmas Challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Creative Moments: #96 ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: #18 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #78 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: July ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: #118 ~ Anything Goes
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #254 ~ Bingo ~ Button, Twine, White
Cute Card Thursday: #432 ~ Add A Banner/Flags (Banner of Christmas Baubles)
City Crafter Challenge: #318 ~ Hang Out The Flags (Banner of Christmas Baubles)

Update: My wee moose made the Top 3 at Lemon Shortbread. Woohoo, so delighted. Thank you ladies!!

19 comments:

Chris said...

Such an adorable card Wends, that certainly is one cute image! Love the shaker element with the reindeer sequins- so clever. Your papers and design are gorgeous -and a perfect match with your beautifully coloured moose!
Hope your little lad soon bounces back to his normal self!
Chris
x

Pat K said...

Awesome shaker card Wends. Such a fun image and I love the different patterns here...looks awesome. hugs, Pat K x

Buffy said...

Aaaaawwww, he is so adorable!!!! Totally gorgeous card Wends

Hugs
Buffy xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh he is so cute and adorable, love the papers, so rich. Fabulous card. Have you entered my two giveaways yet?

Sarah said...

Oh wow, what a brilliant card, cute moose and perfectly coordinated papers and colouring. Hope your little guy lasted the day xx

mixamatoasties said...

Awww he's so sweet! Fabulous card.

Hope the wee man is feeling a bit better.

Susan x

Kat W said...

This is gorgeous and such a cute, fun design...the moose is adorable :-) It was very brave of you to colour the image before picking papers...but it worked out as the papers are a perfect match. I love the traditional colours but given a twist with a more funky modern design.
Good start on your Christmas cards...I think I will have to make a start soon...I may just have some LOTV Christmas sneak peeks to kick start things ;-)
I'm glad to hear your wee chap is on the mend and that you are having a lovely week.
Big hugs, Kat xx

Maxine D said...

Wonderful card Wends - love your shaker elements!! and I too have used double layers of washi to make it stand out.
I finally found some blossom paper today - whopee!
Blessings
Maxine
p.s. I will be at SENZ tomorrow only - are you going at all?

Linda Levoir said...

What an adorable card, the reindeer is too cute and beautifully coloured and of course who doesn't love a shaker card?! :) xx

Pat said...

Fabulous shaker card Wends, great bp and I love the cute reindeer you chose to use.

Pat xx

Bad Kitty said...

so cute!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Wendy said...

Adorable and absolutely gorgeous Wends, fabulous colours & design... Love it!
Hugs
Wendy xx

Rene said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! So adorable! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Rene

Stella said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Lin said...

What a darling image, Wendy - such a fun design with your added ornaments and buttons! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Deanne Saunders said...

So sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Victoria Rowson said...

How lovely!! This is such a beautiful card! I totally love that image! Thank you so much for sharing this card with us at Lemon Shortbread challenge. Good luck! Hugs Victoria (DT) x

SP said...

Gorgeous gorgoeus shaker card. Love the layers. The image is too cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments.

- SP (Design Team)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is cuteness overload, I love it.

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