Wednesday 5 January 2022

Keep it simple at Fab'n' Funky

 Good morning and Happy New Year!

I hope those of you who celebrate had a wonderful festive season without too much disruption from the dreaded virus! Sadly I know that a lot of people had to alter or abandon their plans because of illness or infection, there doesn't seem to be an end to it in sight. My Christmas was quiet and family oriented but so much happier than the previous year as we were able to be with our children and grandchildren- fortunately all healthy and Covid free over the long weekend- we were some of the lucky ones!

  The good news is Fab' n' Funky challenges are back with a brand new challenge for you, the theme this fortnight is 'Keep it Simple'.

I made this card a while ago using distress inks, masking and some Lavinia stamps and thought it fitted the bill for this challenge. It started life as a one layer card but had a slight mishap in that it got mauled by our resident  kleptomaniac aka  Marvin... I managed to rescue it from the jaws of death and luckily only the back of the card was damaged so I salvaged the stamped one will ever know! 

There are some fabulous creations from the rest of the team to inspire you so please do hop over for a visit - we'd love  you to play along too- the more the merrier!

Thanks for visiting, have a happy day



Challenge entries:

Stamping Sensations Jan. ATG

welovestamping Jan. ATG option wings

creativecrafters #47

worldwideopendt #12

thefairyandtheunicorn January


meg said...

A beautifully stamped card Chris,your background colours and design are gorgeous,on a positive note Marvin wasn't being naughty he was challenging your creativity

Janette said...

Hi Chris and a happy new year to you too.
This is such a beautiful card to start the year off, very funny story attached to it and I am so glad you managed to salvage the gorgeous artwork you had done, what a little devil he is but how funny, sorry I can't help myself, love abit of mischief :))
Glad your Christmas was a good one, mine was ok but I am glad its over and my house now looks 'nor,al' again.xx

Mrs A. said...

Well saved and so lucky that it was only the back and you managed to salvage the gorgeous image on the front. Hugs Mrs A.

Mia said...

Your card is beautiful, Chris. Lovely magical scene. Happy New Year, my friend.

Pat said...

Gorgeous scene on your beautiful card Chris, so glad you managed to rescue it, certainly made me smile with your description of Marvin.

Pat xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a serene little scene - saved from Marvin! Love the pretty colors and delicate stamps!

Pat K said...

Oh this is so beautiful and serene Chris. I have several of these stamps but never know how to use have inspired me. Good to hear you had a good Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year. xx

brenda said...

It all went a bit pear shaped at this end that to you know what, so re-scheduled for this weekend but not holding my breath.

Really like the arch frame shape with the Lavinia stamping Chris.

B x

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautifully done card with this gorgeous scene inside the arched window. Thank you so much for sharing at Stamping Sensations!
Ellibelle's Corner

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous, love this and the colours are stunning with those gorgeous lavinia stamps...x

brenda said...

Me again Chris, I totally forgot to thank you for sharing your retrieved artwork with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping.

B x

Linby said...

Well done on the save, you would never know it looks wonderful. Love the stamping off the frame too. Thank you for sharing with us at We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations challenges.

Buffy said...

Gorgeous image, love the landscape colouring & the fairy is just too cute!!
Hugs Buf x

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW what a beautiful scene. Your coloring is great!! Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

chrissy xx said...

Well you just can't tell is was rescued from the jaws of death lol.
Such a FABulous scene and I do so LOve your colours.
Don't think there's anyone now who doesn't know someone with or as had Covid!

Chrissy said...

Hee hee, naughty Marvin but so glad you were able to rescue this card as it is gorgeous..beautiful sky and just fabulous stamping..


pinky said...

I am so glad to hear Marvin is a crafter lol. It is a real beauty and I'm glad you were able to rescue it. I love how it's an arch shape, very unique and beautiful.

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely card, love the little scene you created through the arch. I'm so glad you were able to retrieve it and remake with the stitched frame.
Thanks for sharing with us at stamping Sensations, Avril x

Ilonka said...

A beautiful creation , thanks for sharing it with us at the Fairy and unicorn challenge blog.
Big hugs Ilonka DT

cass said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at The Fairy and the Unicorn Fantasy Challenge.

Liz said...

Congratulations on your win in the Stamping Sensations Challenge with your beautiful card. xx