Friday, 25 February 2011

Quixotic Paperie - Cameo Rose

Morning folks!
Is is too much to think that spring might have arrived?? It is truly gorgeous here today. I might even cast my jacket aside to stroll in the morning sunshine without it! 

I am sorry to be so quiet this week. I have had lots of other things going on on the 'must do' list! 

So anyway here I am with a gorgeous new stamp from SCACD illustrated by Elisabeth Bell. This beauty is called'Cameo Rose' and is available, as always at Quixotic Paperie.


I have coloured this image with prisma pencils. The papers are also lovely scrummy new ones available at Quixotic Paperie by Prima called 'Moulin Rouge'. I hunted around my stash as I knew I had  mini cameo lying somewhere. I was happy to find it and stamped the sentiment to go inside the centre of it.

Thanks for your visit today. I hope to be back soon!

Judy x

Friday, 18 February 2011

Quixotic Paperie - Kim's in Awe!

Good morning! I have a card to share with you today showing you one of the new Elisabeth Bell releases for SCACD, availabe at Quixotic Paperie.

This lovely spring-time image is called 'Kim's in Awe'. She is coloured entirely with copics with a little bit of prisma pencil for the grass.



The gorgeous papers I have used are the new MME 'Stella and Rose' Mabel  6 x 6 pad. These colours are so fresh and happy unlike the grey dreich weather we are having here. The flowers are prima e-line and the sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse.

If you are looking for some new crafting goodies this weekend, don't forget to check out the New Products section at Quixotic Paperie. Some of my favourites are the Echo Park papers and the brand new Mo Manning stamp release!

Have a great weekend everyone! Don't forget I have a little giveaway over here! I will be picking a winner later today :)

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Facebook Giveaway!

Evening all...just a very quick post to let you guys all know about my little giveaway on my Facebook page!

I fancied giving away an altered moleskine notebook and I am inviting you, my loyal blog readers to come and join in.  If you win you can pick the design...whatever one you prefer. I am also happy to post internationally.

I will get one of my boys to pick a random winner tomorrow night.

All you need to do is come on over and 'like' Fresh 'n' Funky Cards!

Back tomorrow with a card for Quixotic Paperie

Judy xx.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Look what I made!

On Friday night I bravely took the plunge to go to a sewing class at Simply Create. Now I know that I sew on my cards pretty much daily, but for me it was quite a plunge to start sewing with fabric!

Well, the class was lead by the lovely Anne, who is a whizz at all things stitchy!  We set to work right away making a Shabby Chic Cushion. I was so proud at the end of the night to come away with a fabulous stylish cushion! And I can't believe I made it all by myself :) Thank you Anne for being so patient!

This shows you the chenilling (??) effect we created on the centre panel of the cushion.
And this is the raggy effect you created by lots of cutting into the fabric and then washing it. I am delighted with my make :)

Now I just need to invest in a decent sewing machine !!!

Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!

Judy x

Monday, 14 February 2011

Baby Love - Sugar Nellie

Morning folks and a very Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope you all get a lovely surprise today from your loved one:) I have some beautiful red roses to display from my wonderful husband!

I have a card to share with you today using a wonderful new digi image that will be released very shortly by Sugar Nellie. This is another of the series of the 'Simply Adorables' and isn't this one just simply adorable???? The drawing is just exquisite and looks almost like a photograph it is so detailed. I am not sure what it will be called but for today I have called it ' Baby Love'.


The colouring again is very simple and easy on this one as the artist has done a lot of the shading for you. I have used some Bazzill basics dotty paper and some blue gingham ribbon. The ticket sentiment is from Tim Holtz.

The copic colours I have used are:

Skin : E000, E00, E11, E13 and Henna prismacolor pencil
Hat and Blanket: B00, B32, B34 and some Warm Grey prismacolor pencil

Thank you for your visit today! I have been such a rubbish blogger and have not found much time recently to comment on your lovely cards.  I aim to try and put that right...so please accept my apologies!

This card will be in my Etsy shop later today!

Have a wonderfully romantic day :)

Judy x

Friday, 11 February 2011

Fresh Picked - Quixotic Paperie


Morning folks...and it is Friday again. We are just enjoying our first of a few days off for mid-term break. So I am giddy with a lie-in until 8am. Wow! It was great!  Then the builders rang the doorbell at about 8:01... NOT so great!  I think scared them a little with my bed hair :) 


Anyway, So this is the card I should have shown you last week for the release of the new images from SCACD and Quixotic Paperie. The image I used is called 'Fresh Picked' and is drawn by Carmen Medelin.  Isn't she beautiful and makes for a lovely spring time card?

The flower is made from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and I then stamped a text background stamp, inked the edges with Distress Ink and layered them together with a vintage style brad from my stash. I added a couple of Jenni Bowlin pins to the back of the flower. The sentiment is from a Stdio 490 set I have.

Before I  head off I just wanted to let you know about some of the lovely goodies that have just arrived in Quixotic Paperie over the last few days.

I will be popping this card onto my Etsy shop later today!

Thanks for your visit!

Judy x


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Little Dreamer !

Remember the prismacolor tutorial I did a couple of weeks ago onto kraft paper??

Well finally I got around to using the image to make it into a card.

I have had some fabric quarters sitting on my window shelf looking pretty for many months now...but the red gingham one really caught my eye and was begging to be used up :))

So I made a black card blank and then cut my gingham square just a little smaller than my card base. I stitched it to the card and then frayed the edges a little, so that it actually looked like fabric. I have to say that stitching fabric was way harder than paper! Sounds silly ...but it moves about a whole lot more and is stretchier...so I found it much harder to keep a straight line....so therefore the card has a VERY homemade feel about it now!

Anyway, I used the image that I had coloured from my tutorial: here, and mounted it onto black cardstock and machine stitched the layers together. (much easier this time just stitching the card!).

The flowers are from my stash and the sparkly brads I have had for years! The sentiment is included with the 'Little Dreamer' set from The Greeting Farm, available from Quixotic Paperie. You canfind the heart pins here.

This card will be available in my Etsy shop later today!

Thank you all for your kind comments. they are very much appreciated :)

Judy xx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Number One Star!

Morning folks!

Thank you so much for all your kind wishes last week. I am now on the mend thankfully. It was a long week!




So I am delighted to have a card to share with you! This cute fella is called 'Number One Fan'. He is a Simply Sassy from Sugar Nellie and can be bought as a pair with 'Fit and Flirty.'He is coloured with prisma pencils and copics.....a little bit of a mixture! I used textured cardstock and I kind of like the effect of it when using pencils...see the ground he is standing on?

The papers are from Stampin Up! and I've distressed the edges with white crackle paint. The sentiment is done with a Dymo writer and the star is cut from corrugated card with a Sizzix die.

Thanks for your visit today. It is snowing very heavily here! I had hoped we had seen the last of the snow...but it still is only February. That was too much like wishful thinking huh?

This card will be available for sale in my Etsy shop later today!

Back soon,

Judy x

Friday, 4 February 2011

Quixotic Paperie Blog Hop

Happy Friday!!!


Am I glad to see the back of this week...no that is not true really! I have a lot to be thankful for ....my sweet boys giving me cuddle when I have been feeling rubbish and my hubby willing to take a day off work to care for me :)

Anyway I just wanted to point you in the right direction of a fabby Quixotic Paperie blog hop! I haven't been able to join in this time...but all being well, I will be able to show you what I was supposed to make for this blog hop very soon!


So, Today sees the release of some fabulous new stamps from SCACD Stamps and their three artists - Elisabeth Bell, Victoria Case and Carmen Medlin
The Quixotic Paperie and SCACD Design Teams have joined forces to bring you a blog hop filled with inspiration using the new designs.
For more info and to start hopping, pop over to the Quixotic Inspirations Blog!
Judy x

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Simply Create Challenge!

Hello everyone...I feel like I have been missing for a long time! It has been the land of germs and bugs in our house and it has hit me quite bad! Today I am back up and about but still trying not to run around and do loads of catching up!

The loft conversion in our house is almost finished! There is nothing quite like being ill with a fever and having 5 builders in your house. I needed Norman to keep checking the coast was clear before I made a dash for the loo! I made such a frightful sight!

So that is my chat.....no cards to show...sorry! It has been a laying low kind of week :(
But......I do want to tell you about a Challenge, Jacqui is holding and is open to everyone!!  So I will let Jacqui tell you all about it!


"Using the inspiration board make something with paper or fabric reflecting the colours and what this board suggests to you.  The best entry will be judged by my Mum  and will win £100 of stash and this challenge is open to everyone, design team and staff. All I ask is that leave a comment, become a member of the blog and link to the challenge on your side bar. Happy Crafting!!!"

I am off now to get my thinking cap on and see if I can come up with some ideas! The closing date is the 14th Feb at 9pm!


Happy crafting!
Judy  x

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