20 August, 2014

A little bit of Minty Madness


It's Debbie here with a card I put together yesterday. With some of my left over  papers from the Funkyhand Minty-Madness paper download as well as 1 sheet printed out.
You know I like to use my scraps up. This paper download is on offer at £1 at the moment as well as many others so don't miss out and check out the rest of the gorgeous digital papers and digital stamps over at Funkyhand.

I wanted to put my dies to full use and my diddy little butterfly punch. This was great fun to make. 
So why don't you get out your lovely papers - Funkyhand of course!!!! and have some fun.
I don't always have a plan to work from - it's very rare actually and let your creativity loose.

We'd love you to share your Funkyhand makes with us either by leaving us a link to your blog in the comments or on our Facebook page.

That's all from me for now.Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debbie x

17 August, 2014

A special offer that you don't want to miss

Hi everyone!
I'm really excited to tell you about the special offer that is on over on my website.  I'm having a bit of a clear up and I thought it might be nice to offer you all a really great offer while I'm working on the nightmare that is my stockroom! So, here it is..

Yep, every downloadable collection and digital stamp on www.funkyhand.com is only £1.00! It's not going to be available forever of course.  Everything will go back to it's normal price on Friday 22nd August at midnight.  So there isn't too much time to waste.

When you think that some of the wordbook downloads are priced a £4.59 there are some serious deals to be had!  Am I mad?  I must be, but not for long!!

Grab a few deals while you can.
Anice xx

16 August, 2014

Sleigh Ride in Summer


It's Kathy here today and I'd like to share something I made this week using a new die and my fabulous Funky Hand stash.

Since becoming the proud owner of an eBosser machine, the world of A4 dies and embossing folders has been opened to me and I recently got my hands on a fab die for making a really neat gift bag. 
 The finished bag is 12cm wide. 18cm high and  7cm deep - so plenty of room for goodies in there!

As this is a big die making a good sized box, you need to cut the die twice and you need 2 sheets of A4 paper - so what better way to give the die a test run than with some Funky Hand designs.

Do you recognise these papers?
I chose to use "Sleigh Ride" which was one of the 2013 Christmas lines.  A little bit "left field" for crafting in the middle of August, I know, but I love these colours and several of the designs are not really Christmassy at all - it's such a shame not to use them for other projects, don't you think?

So I printed two copies of the gorgeous spotty pattern onto some white Bazzill card (any sturdy paper or thin card would do), plus another sheet to make the striped "border", the bow, gift card and flower decoration. As I knew both sides of the tag, bow and flower would be seen I printed on both sides of the card I needed to make these.
Then it was just a case of doing the die cuts and sticking it all together. 
I used one of the bits of waste (from the hole in the handle) to make a closure for the bag.
The bow and the tag come in the die package.
The bow is clever as its just one piece and you fold it up to create the bow.
I cut the tag twice, then tied the two pieces together with some seam binding.  I punched a tiny heart in the corner of the top piece
The flower is made with 5 punched flowers  here's a closer look at the decorative bit:

"Sleigh Ride"  download from  Funky Hand
Paper or card for printing
Gift Bag with bow and tag; A4 die form Xcut 
SU Blossom punch, Tiny heart punch
Seam Binding or Ribbon

The bag was so quick to make and using Funky Hand papers means bags and boxes look great even before you start decorating them! 
I'm thinking this would look fab in the gorgeous deep blue shades of the Winter Wedding collection for a more masculine gift wrapping.  I have the lovely pin striped papers in mind, but I just need to figure out a more manly decoration that a bow and a flower and then give it a try.
That's it for now - I'm off to print out those Winter Wedding papers and
 have a go - if you pop by my blog sometime soon, you might find that I actually got it done ;) 
Stranger things happen at sea.....as my Grandad used to say.

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Happy Funky Crafting

13 August, 2014

Tammy DT - Button Babies

Morning all, Tammy here, this is my funky hand inspiration post. 
Today I have used papers from the fabulous Button Babies papers, and the image is of course Button Baby Girl. I love both the image and the papers, they are so cute!! The sentiment is computer generated and I added a button and a small charm along with some satin ribbon. The image I coloured in using Gimp, I used the papers to add different sections to the pram and the hair bow on the cute image! 

Thats all from me today! 

Thanks for looking. 

30 July, 2014

A Fading Home

Good Morning- wonder if the title was a bit of a give away- New Home card using Fading Beauty papers (A Fading Home!!)

A wonderful collection of papers that good enough to eat  and a bargain at only £2.99
Have a great day


25 July, 2014

Forgotten Funkies...Rainbow Polka Dots........

Good Morning everyone!!!
Its the time of month again for our 'Forgotten Funkies' showcase!!! and each month our fabulous Funkettes will be here on our blog showing off some new makes with our older downloads. 

Rainbow Polkadots downloadable backing papers.Today's showcase is centered all around the dashingly dotty 'Rainbow Polkadots' download. Just look at these stunning papers, 26 of them in some stunning colour schemes, just right for these gorgeous sunny days!! so they are most definitely too good to be forgotten!!!
So that's enough of my wafflies - you want to see what our gorgeous girls have come up with don't you?

ok, ok here they are.......


Ruth - Also using Our Betty - Your Special Day acrylic stamp set

24 July, 2014

Some Coaster Fun


It's Debbie here with something a little bit different - well it is for me anyway! I stepped out of my comfort zone and had a play with some coasters that I'd got through the post. To decorate my coasters I used: Memories in Sepia

1. I chose the papers I wanted to use and took them and the Full of beans digital stamp into my graphics program and printed them out.

2. I glued the papers onto the coasters and cut out the latte mugs and added the names onto the labels, then glued them all down.

3. I added some distress ink around the edges then to protect the coasters I sprayed some varnish onto them to protect them.

That's all from me today.Don't forget that we're on Facebook
as well as having a new facebook page called Funky Hand Crafting. We'd love to see any of your Funkyhand creations so please don't hold back.You can add your pics to the facebook pages or in the comments under this post.We need your link though so we can visit you and leave a comment.

Big Hugs Debbie x