01 August, 2015

Funky Hand is closing down

It's been a wonderful ride running Funky Hand and I'm sort of sad as I sit writing this blog post to tell you that I have decided to close the business down.

It's been on the cards for a while, my passion for designing began to dwindle in 2014.  I had a really good talk with myself on the day I cleaned bathrooms instead of finishing up designing a new backing paper collection. Why would I do my most hated chore rather than do what was supposed to be my 'passion'? Simple, I'd falled out of love. :(

Since then I have been talking myself into closing and then staying open and back again.  Finally, I have decided that it's time to say goodbye.

Over the years Funky Hand has been totally brilliant and totally terrible, sometimes at the same time!  I've met wonderful people and created virtual friendships that are better than some real ones I have. Everyone of my Design Team members have been the most talented, supportive, inspiring and precious women I shall ever have in my life. I thank them all for everything they created for me over the years and for the times they have had to listen to me moan and cry and helped pick me up off the floor, also pulling me off the ceiling and down to earth when things had gone better than I ever expected.

I've had the opportunity to do so many things that I wouldn't have been able to imagine doing like presenting live TV shows selling my own products. Moving into a cool little office and winning a small business award. These are just a few things that come to mind now, but there have been so many others.

But, all good things come to an end and now I am heading off to pastures new taking with me the experience I have gained from running Funky Hand.

To say thank you to all my customers I've put up one last sale with loads of discount off everything.  Pop over to the website to take a look it will be on until the 8th August when the virtual doors of Funky Hand will be shut for good.

So, that's it.  I don't have much else to say really.  I started a new job a couple of months ago and I'm loving the new challenges it's putting infront of me.  I'm very lucky to be able to change direction again at my age and I'm making sure I get as much out of my new job as I did from running my own business. Seems to offer a little less stress..but alot more deadlines, that's what  happens when someone else is setting them I suppose. :)

Thanks for everything,
Anice xx

30 June, 2015

Keepsake Box by Kathy

Hi, it's Kathy today, and this time I'd like to show you a Keepsake Box made using the "Sunrise" designs from this month's showcase CD
"Now That's Funky"  

 The inner box part of this measures 10cm square by 3cm deep, so it's a good size for storing all manner of jewellery, knick-knacks, or maybe those pads of paper to keep by the phone

Materials and Tools
"Sunrise"   from the Funky Hand CD "Now That's Funky" 
the designs were all printed on textured white Bazzill card 
Bazzill card in the deeper colour to make the wrap-around section of the box 
Empty cereal packet for the structural pieces 
Dies: Square doily (Spellbinders) 
Shapeabilities Sprigs (Spellbinders Die D'Lites) 
"Build a Flower #2" (Cheery Lynn)

The thing about this box is that it's much easier to make than it looks, which is always good in my book!  You just need to make the inner box from card - or cover one you already have with pretty Funky Hand paper, then make the wrap-around cover to stick it in to! 

This cover is made in the same way used for the memo blocks I've shown on here in the past, but with an extra flap at the front.  You can find instructions for the memo block on THIS page of my blog
The layout for the pieces of chipboard (grey) on the coloured card is like in the picture below.
 Remember to use a bone folder in the gaps so that the cover will fold nicely.  Turn in the margin all the way around and then add the inner cover to conceal all the workings, use the bone folder again in the hinge sections, then adhere the lower piece of ribbon in place before adding the box section.
The upper ribbon is adhered to the centre of the top section of the wrap, and then the box is ready to decorate
Don't forget, this CD is on offer in the SHOP for just £1 at the moment so don't miss out! Here's a quick look at just some of the designs you'll get on the CD

We'd love to see what you make with Funky Hand goodies too.....
Thanks for visiting today

28 June, 2015

Pom Poms and Pillow Boxes

For something a little different - Pom Poms and Pillow Boxes!  I've made a pillow box with papers from Now That's Funky - Funky Diva papers and for the first time ever, I got the scores in the right place and the ends simply snapped shut!

And for added glam I made some pom poms - not made these since I was a kid and was great fun - the boys were in awe!

25 June, 2015

Marleen DT

Morning everyone..

 Its time for my last post this month for 

This month the DT is playing with the 

Ive also had a play with the "Bot - Fire Away" digital stamp.
You can find him and all the other goodies in the STORE.  

Here is what Ive made.

I love this little stamp. He is so perfect for any "boy" card.

And that is all from me for today. I hope you like what Ive made.
Many thanks for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Wanna see more of my design? Visit my blog HERE.

24 June, 2015

Cold Walk - Now That's Funky

Morning All

I have two to share with you today, using the Cold Walk papers from Now That's Funky.

I love these papers, particularly this combination and it shows how easy it is to make some cards quickly and easily.

I shall see you all soon
Sammylou xxx

23 June, 2015


Morning, Allison here with a card made using the wonderful Now That's Funky  CD which is packed with great colour ways and lots of extras

Everything except the jewels and rafia are form the CD, which for the rest of the month is only £1


22 June, 2015

Special Teacher

A quick random selection of papers from Now That's Funky - Sweetie Pie collection.  I've printed some of the papers as A5 and also used some of the sentiment backers plus a sprinkling of co-ordinating card candy.

Nice and simple and rather practical!