Monday, May 30, 2011

Complete Cardmaking

I was thrilled a few weeks ago to have been chosen, along with other members of the Funky Hand DT, to showcase components from the Craft The Year Away cd which were on the free cd given away by Complete Cardmaking magazine. I had never seen this magazine as it is quite expensive but I found it to be quite good. There was a free cd on the from of the magazine including freebies from Funky Hand and Kirsty Wiseman and others as well as free programmes.

 I made the card to match my word book but it wasn't published. They missed my surname off for some strange reason too but it was mentioned on the contributors list at the back of the mag :)

Bye for now.

You passed!

I've managed to slot some 'ordinary' card in for the shop in between orders over the last couple of weeks and have been building my stock up slowly.......then on Friday a lady came in and bought 6 cards and my rack doesn't look so full again lol
I did get some driving test cards done though and only sold one :)

The cards were made using an assortment of materials including Sizzix die cuts (which I hardly ever use nowadays!) and the papers and image on the last card are from Funky Hand Craft The Year Away and Colour Me Happy cds.

It is so lovely to be back in the land of the living...our phone and internet went off on Thursday morning and after much searching for numbers and great expense (for ringing 0845 numbers from a mobile) we actually found out that it wasn't just our service which was out, it was the whole area!!!! I'm still wading through my 492 emails so if I owe you one, it will be with you soon.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Father's Day...

isn't for another month (19th June in the UK) but I have to fit cards in between orders :) I have actually made more than this but it looks as though I have forgotten to photograph them before they went out for sale!! Ho hum.

 All papers are from Funky Hand.

 Papers from Funky Hand again, sentiment from Craftwork Cards, image from a magazine.
Image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is coloured with Promarkers, paper is 'Mistletoe' from a Christmas pad by Blonde Moments, scallop frame is from Craftwork Cards and the sentiment is computer generated.
 Papers are from the Love Love Love download and the image is from the Colour Me Happy cd, both from Funky Hand.
 Image from Karen's Doodles. Charms, buttons and ribbon from my craft stock.
 Papers and sentiment are from Cfraft The Year Away cd by Funky Hand, Card Candy is from Craftwork Cards and the image is a clear stamp by Imaginesce.
 Image is by Pollycraft and papers and sentiment are again by Funky Hand.
 Heart paper is by Pink Petticoat and everything else is from my stash.
 The image is from Digistamp Boutique and I'm not sure what the papers are as they were in my 'offcuts' box with the name bit cut off :)
 Image is one of the new Tatty Teddy stamps by Papermania, papers are more off cuts by Funky Hand, sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and everything else is from my stash.

Thanks for looking.

Kathy's waffle sketch file

Have you seen the latest Waffle sketch?

 There is still time to enter and if you enter a project using either this new sketch, or the next one (that's the May or June Sketch File sketches) then you'll be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize, donated by MOI and if you enter something for both months then you double your chances of winning!

The prize :)

Good luck!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Master Chef

Thanks to everyone who joined in with Debs' Spots and Stripes challenge over the last month, we love looking at all your work!

It's Kathy's turn to host the brand new Funky Fifteenth Challenge over at Get Funky! and she has chosen to challenge us with a recipe and the ingredients are

3 different papers
5 flowers
2 buttons
1 length of ribbon (you can cut this up if you like)
A sprinkling of pearls or gems to season.
At least one Funky Hand product must be included and as always, Anice has designed and uploaded a freebie for you to use if you don't have any of our products and this is what it looks like, a yummy Kraft paper!

Don't forget to stop by and show us what you've made, 

Remember you MUST use at least one Funky Hand product to join in and qualify for our monthly prize.
We say this every month but we still get a few entries which don't abide by our little set of rules (all one of them :)) If you don't use anything from Funky Hand, your project will not be commented on, sorry.

Good luck and happy crafting.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

More 'Funk'

It's raining...and I can almost hear my garden saying thank you lol and I'm sat here listening to it pinging on the conservatory roof!

You must take a look at the new download created by the fab Anice at Funky Hand

How cool is this? and it works brilliantly well with the spotty download too. The 'Funkettes' have been playing with the papers for a couple of weeks now and we have come up with loads of lovely samples and here are a couple of mine.

 I hope you like them :)


Sunday, May 01, 2011

Pinch and punch....

..for the first of the month :)

It's my turn to post my project on the Get Funky! challenge blog so here goes......

A huge thank you to Debs for hosting this month's challenge which goes under the heading of SPOTS & STRIPES and can be seen here and to my super talented team mates for providing such inspiration.

When Debs first announced her challenge, even before Anice uploaded the new striped freebie paper I started rattling off my spotty and stripey creations which are posted on my blog and came up with three before I realised I still needed to make something using the free paper lol

It just so happened that DH forgot his step-niece's birthday until the actual day so this is what I came up with.
The elephant digi stamp is from the Colour Me Happy cd and I've printed him onto the spotty paper from the Rainbow Polkadots download and as well as using the striped freebie, I've used the large spotty paper from the April Fool section of the Craft The Year Away cd. The sentiment was printed using the Workspace on the CTYA cd and glued onto a cocktail stick to make my flag. I finished my card with 3 toning brads, I hope you like it.

And here are my other stripey/spotty makes. I hope you like them and that you are inspired to join in with our Get Funky! challenge which runs until the 14th May.

Papers and images are from Dreams Come True and Colour Me Happy cds with the addition of ribbon, gems and Prima flowers from my craft stock.

Please remember that your creation MUST use an element from Funky Hand and if you don't you won't go into the hat for the winning entry.

Have you seen the fabulous Our Betty stamps on the web site too? Prices on the stamps have been reduced from £8.99 to £7.99

Take care and thanks for looking.