Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The winner is......

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Funky Hand blog hop at the weekend for the launch of the new download, Spring Has Sprung

The download is absolutely beautiful and I can see me using it lots! The lucky winner of the free download is Debbie John. Congratulations, you will love it :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Funky Hand Blog Hop

Good morning on what is forecast to be another lovely day in the UK and welcome to another fabulous Blog Hop care of Anice, Ian and the Funky Hand Gang! 

This weekend we are celebrating the release (on Sunday) of another fabulous download by our super talented leader, no, not Ian....I mean the BOSS, Anice :) as I'm last on the list you should know what I'm talking about by now as the details are on the blogs of all those who come before me.

Spring is definitely in the air this weekend as the new download is called "Spring Has Sprung" It's a really pretty selection of pastel coloured papers and will be available to buy from Sunday 25th March and I just love it :)

Here are a couple of the samples I made with the fabulous download

So now you've seen the samples made by the dt you should be drooling good and proper (not long to wait now) so I will shut up and let you get on with a chance of winning the download for yourself. All the rules and regs are on Anice's blog.

You should have come to me from Allison's blog and you will need a letter from me, which is the letter 
As I'm the last on the list you will need to leave me a comment please the pop over to Anice's blog and leave your answer in her comments box.

Good luck and thanks for playing along.
This message will stay at the top until the winner is announced on Monday.
thanks for playing along with us.

The beautiful paper kit is now available to buy from Funky Hand.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Kathy's Waffle Sketch File

It's time for another one of Kathy's wonderful sketches and this month it's a corker!! I took one look at the sketch and thought "OMG what am I supposed to do with that, it's way too difficult!) :)" However it turned out that finding matching paper snippets proved to be more challenging than the sketch lol  Iam on a resl mission about not using new sheets of paper until my snippets are all gone and I couldn't find enough for the card. I then remembered having some of the Funky Hand downloadable papers in my bags. The papers can be bought from here and here
and here is my effort so far (I have used the sketch for a couple of LOs so will reveal those another day.)
 As well as the pink and white sweets below and the fishbowl., do I need anuyhing else?

And so to my card

All papers and die cut lettering are by Funky Hand 
thanks for looking.
kind regards

PS guess who forgot to add this card to the Pixie's Snippet playground!!!

What's on your.....

work desk? Yes people, Wednesday has arrived once more and this time I WILL make more of an effort to check out more crafty desks!

I would just like to say that those numbers aren't on my desk, our car is parked on the drive just outside my studio window :)

If you would like to join in with our nosy tour of work desks then please check out Julia's Blog 

Back later.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Wedding fayre

I've been meaning to post these photos since I got back from the wedding fayre yesterday but I got stuck into sorting my room out and forgot all about them. This was the first time I have been to a  Pastures Lodge Hotel wedding fayre, I have made the stationery and table decorations for a couple of weddings there but have never actually been to a wedding fayre. We had quite a good day even though it didn't stop raining once all day.

 I'm still stuck  into my stationery for the wedding on 24th but have almost finished. I've been making labels all day for 150 cake boxes :)

I must go and do a bit more before bed. Take care and I will see you tomorrow with the new sketch for Kathy's Waffle Sketch File

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Less is more

Two very quick cards from me today as hubby is working tonight, doing a 50th birthday party but he hasn't been told if the party is for a lady or a gent!! My solution......make one of each then he has a spare for the next time :)
The Less Is More challenge this week is 

This could be anything from off white to black with any shade of beige, brown or grey in between
This one is done in shades of beige and brown with off cuts from the latest down loads from Funky Hand which are Steam Funk and Funky Kraft Stash, both can be found by clicking the links.
This one is the black and off white colour combination. The ribbon is an off cut off my tip of a desk and the flower is cut from a lovely shimmer paper but I don't know where it's from (I think it might have been a sample from somewhere). The glittered numbers are by Papermania and the gems are from my box.

Thanks for popping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'm getting my stuff ready this evening for a wedding fayre tomorrow and my plan for Sunday evening is TV and blog hopping, I'm seriously behind with WOYWW this week!

PS I just remembered that I haven't added it to Di's Snippet challenge!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Allsorts challenge

I was just browsing through the Allsorts week #4 challenge the other day and noticed the following paragraph

"We cant wait to see your entries this week and don't forget any type of crafter can enter Allsorts challenges whether your craft is knitting, crocheting, crossstitching, dressmaking, altered art , painting or papercrafting we would love to see your creations"

I wouldn't have thought about entering anything but a paper craft project until I saw that so without further ado here's one I finished on Tuesday evening :) So I am now going to enter it into the Allsorts week  4 challenge.

It's to be sent off to the Kids Company, along with several other, within the next few days and as soon as I get chance to photograph and update them, they will be on the Wrap Up A Kiddie 2012 page at the top of my blog.

Thanks for looking :)