Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

I hope Mr Bunny has been and brought you lots of chocolate :)

I'm sorry I don't have an Easter card for you but I only ever make them to order as I only sell a couple! I do have another wedding card though using more Funky Hand goodies (have you seen their wonderful sale yet? You can get to the web site by either clicking here or clicking on the Our Betty button on my side bar.)

The image again is from the Wishes & Kisses cd (which has been reduced from £15.99 to £8.00 in the sale) to which I have just added some tiny crystal hearts (which I think might be made by Docrafts), and the papers are a sneaky peek of a new download in the making (oops!) lol, flowers are old Prima ones with gold crystal centres.

Thanks for dropping by, back soon. xx

Saturday, March 30, 2013

New challenge blog

It's good news time folks!
For all of you who have missed the old Kanban blog we have good news! The old DT have decided that as we all got along so well we were going to stay together if possible and bring on a super duper new challenge blog. So with Sharon and Fran doing all the hard work  at the helm here we are again, now known as the Crafting Muskateers! :) We have some fantastic challenges lined up for you and loads of fantastic sponsors offering wonderful goodies as prizes and we will go live on 2nd May. I'm really looking forward to the months ahead and working with the team again. We also have a Facebook page so you can pop over there and see what's happening, also if you don't have a blog you can still enter our challenges by posting your goodies over there.

See you on the 2nd May :) xx

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Sale

The Funky Hand Easter SALE is now on our website. There are some amazing discounts on every item for sale so get on over and grab yourself an bargain! 

As well as the SALE we are also having an added bit of fun for you.  We are having our first Easter Egg Hunt with some fabulous prizes to be won.... two luuuurvely Thorntons Easter eggs are waiting for two lucky winners and there a five prizes of £5.00 vouchers off Funky Hand downloads for the runners up.

It's very simple to enter, somewhere on the Funky Hand website from today Friday 29th March until midnight Monday 1st April there will be a picture of a collection of Easter Eggs, they could be anywhere so you need to search every page.  Once you have found the Easter Egg image just click on it and you will be taken to a new page where you can enter your details to be put in the draw for the prizes.  The Easter Eggs will move to a different page each day over the weekend so you need to come back each day and search again!  The more days you hunt for the Eggs the more chances you have of winning one of the prizes. You can only enter once per day, if you enter your details more than once each day only one of them will be entered into the draw.

So, there are two reasons to visit the Funky Hand website over this Easter weekend. Great SALE prices and a chance to hunt Easter Eggs all weekend and be in with a chance to win PRIZES.

good luck and don't forget to look out for the fabulous prices :)

Funky Friday

Well that's another Funky Friday almost gone.....can you really believe that it is April on Monday?!?

I've been filling up hubbies box of wedding cards and thought I would do a couple for my box (which was a good job actually as I sold one yesterday afternoon) and have still been on my paper using mission :) Although I have been crafty a couple of times as I've wanted a particular paper, I've printed it off at A5 using Windows Photo Gallery and it just reduces the size of the pattern as well as the paper.

My first card is my take on a Choccywoccydoodah cake lol I think it's more of their colour schemes than their wacky cakes!
 I have used the Flower Cake image, paper from the Just For Jen download both from Funky Hand and everything else from my stash.
Another wedding card using the Just For Jen papers from my off cut box, a beautiful piece of white cotton lace and this time the image is one of the pre-coloured images from the Wishes and Kisses cd. 

I hope you like them and thanks for dropping by :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kanban Thursday

It's Kanban Thursday again and I bet you thought I had forgotten about blogging, but I haven't :) I have three more Kanban card to show and as I said before, there are a lot of people out there with loads of Kanban stuff still so if I can give just a little bit of inspiration then I'm happy to keep making the cards! I was asked to make a couple of leaving cards at the end of last week so they were the cards for my blog post today. I also got some new Kanban stamps last week too so it would've been rude not to play with them :)
My first one....

6 x 6" card blank
Roses - Stamp 04
Memento ink pad
900539 Love & Marriage paper pad
Gold satin card
Acetate butterflies
PRL3mm - gold pearls
Sentiment from the sentiments kit
6 x 6" card blank
900775 Vintage Labels b/g card
900780 Parisian Tags (large butterfly)
900747 Lilac Hydrangea topper
Acetate butterfly
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
Sentiment from kit
6 x 6" card blank
901571 High Flyer topper
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
901577 Well Wishes & Celebrations paper pad
Sentiment topper
5mm Gems - Bling

I hope you like this weeks efforts, if you do (or even if you don't:)) I love you to leave me a comment please.

Thanks for dropping by.
Back soon xx

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kathy's Waffle

There is still time to join in with the challenge over on Kathy's Waffle Sketch File if you so wish and here is the sketch which you will be required to follow :) It can be upside down, inside out or whatever other way you wish to use it just so long as we can still see the sketch! You're not limited to making a card either, make whatever you like, again as long as we can still see the sketch it's up to you.
Here is the sketch you are required to follow

This card was made in it's entirety from a Docrafts card kit (which I didn't realise at the time of buying, I thought it was just a couple of pretty papers in the pack!) with the exception of the ric-rac and brads which came from my stock. I've made two cards from the kit so far and still have loads left.
For this card I used an old Craftwork Cards topper that I found in a box a while ago. Isn't it amazing what you find when you're not looking for it :) The papers are by Funky Hand and I think the flowers are part Prima, part Sarah'a Flowers and part Docrafts. The big pearl brad in the centre is from my stock.

Don't forget to leave us a message if you join in with our challenge then we can come over and see what you've made.

Thanks for dropping by and sorry I haven't been around for a while but I haven't been very well, just about all better now though :) 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kanban Thursday

 Glittered Micro Gingham – Aqua
Gingham – Bubblegum Aqua
901558 Birth & Celebrations paper pad
New Birth Sentiments – Boy
PCT9235 Patch Sentiments – Pink
6 x 6” card blank
Sugar Stars – Sugar Button
901549 On Your Baby’s Christening topper
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
White ribbon
6 x 6” white card blank
900825 Top Batsman topper
901156 Sports Pitch b/g card
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
Silver Sentiments

6 x 6” white card blank
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
901575 Deepest Sympathy topper
CRD1975 Floral Stripe – Lilac
Occasions Two sentiments
GEM5mm Bling AB

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Funky Friday

Please forgive the lateness of my last two posts, I have this awful cough left over from my 'man flu ; )' and I think I may have pulled a muscle in my side as it is agony! Every time I move in the wrong direction and catch it I could scream.

My Funky Friday card had to be done too so I had to cast my pain aside and catch up with my Funky Hand DT card and also I've made samples for a couple of new downloads.

I'm still on my mission to use up my off cuts and managed to use a couple on this card. The image is the Star Cake available from the Funky Hand web site for just £1.49 and the backing papers are from the Stylish Tree collection from the O Come All Ye Crafters downloads, the piece of red striped paper is from a freebie from April 2012 and gold Card Candi which is available from Funky Hand too.

There are some fabulous new downloads coming from Anice's fair hands in the next couple of weeks and of course, the DT get to play with them before anyone else :)
Here is just a little peep at one of them
Now how cool is that?

Thanks for dropping by :)

Kanban Thursday

Morning all, I know it's not Thursday but I'm here now with my Kanban DT cards I made for this week. It has been a very difficult week for all concerned and I for one am glad to see the back of it. I will be having my Kanban Thursday slot for (probably) the next couple of years and I have so much stock here still. Anyway, onto my makes for this week

6 x 6 white card blank
901133 Sugar Buttons paper pad
900921 Sugar Buttons Princess Posies topper
PCT9235 Patch Sentiments – Pink
A3220WH-25 A3 white card for card blank
MIR1300 in Blue
PCT9413 Hawaiian Chieftan Stacker
Clear Dew Drops
5 x 5 square blank card
901558 Birth & Celebrations paper pad
901542 Baby Pink, Baby Blue toppers
900912 Pastel Bling 5mm - Pink

5 x 5 square blank card
901558 Birth & Celebrations paper pad
901542 Baby Pink, Baby Blue toppers
900912 Pastel Bling 5mm - Blue

The Kanban DT have decided to stay together and there are wonderful plans afoot. Keep popping back as, as soon as it has been finalised I will be letting the world know.

The Facebook page, We Love Kanban is still open so please feel free to come over and join us, even if it's just for a chat :)

That's it for me for this post but I will be back straight away (almost) with my next post.
Thanks for dropping by. :)

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Kanban Thursday

Hi  everyone, sorry about the lack of text again but I scheduled my post again on Sunday and I find it really difficult to waffle in the future tense, no problems with the present though lol I'm behind with everything this week because as well as having a chest infection I have made 100 wedding invitations and reply cards, 30 favours, guest book and seating plan for a local hotel and 60 Mother's day favours for the same hotel for the mums who are going for lunch tomorrow.  That's not an excuse for being late with my DT work though (hangs head in shame - sorry Anice and Kathy) :(

Before I get to my cards (although you've probably seen them already) I would just like to remind everyone I would just like to remind everyone about the 'new' Kanban retail outlet Crafted by You which is also available on line now and the new Kanban Blog Challenge too. This doesn't finish until 3rd April so there is still plenty of time, we would love you to join us :)

6 x6 cream card blank
901149 Extreme Sports topper
901151 Grunge Splatters

A4MRSB-SR Silver Ripple card
Male Sentiment
6 x 6 cream card blank
Green card
A4MRGO  Gold mirri card
Castle Howard – Birds toppers
901377 In The Garden paper pad
PCT1340 Tatton Park – Squares and Sentiments
PCT1337 Castle Howard – Frames
Cream C5 card blank
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
A4 PRL240M1 brown pearl
901270 Ornate Floral Vines background card
901155 Garden Fence background card
901145 Pottering About topper

Thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Kanban Crafty Challenge

is alive and kicking folks and can be found on the Kanban Craft's Blog :)

I need to apologise too for my late post.....we are having serious internet problems at the mo, I reckon in the last week we have lost over 50 hours of internet, it just drops out and out it stays!!! I am not a happy bunny so I hope they get it sorted pretty sharpish! (so there)

So yes, right, here we go........

Welcome everyone 
to the


Challenge #1

The theme for the first challenge is
You have a free hand on this one but the main feature of your entry must be Kanban.
The Prize
A Kanban Goodie bag

and my card
6 x 6 white card blank
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
901527 Celebrations topper
Bling Gem 5mm – AB
Bling Gem 3mm – Hot Pink

I think there may be a slight Kanban overload this week as I made quite a few cards last week and have them all stacked up and raring to be posted.

Don't forget to join in our lovely challenge this month and leave us a message so we can come and have a look. It's also worth dropping by the blog too, there is some fab inspiration over there!

Right o, I will be back later with another card challenge so please do try to pop by.
See you later! xx

Friday, March 01, 2013

Funky Friday

Woo hoo, get me.....a Funky (Hand) Friday post on a Friday AND in the morning lol  (it was actually morning when I started writing this post but I got sidetracked and it's now afternoon!

This card has a little gift pocket on the front of it which is great to pop either cash or vouchers in. I thought we would add a bit of zing to the card instead of  sticking to muted colours. Again, the papers are left over from previous projects. Papers used are from the Daisy Day download and Moving Home from the Wishes & Kisses cd, 

I must go now as I'm in the middle of an order for 108 evening invitations.

Have a lovely weekend and I will (hopefully) be back tomorrow :)

Thanks for dropping by. xx