28 November, 2014

Forgotten Funkies...Sleigh Ride....

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 and CD Roms. 

Today's showcase is centered all around the gorgeously funky and fabulously festive Sleigh Ride Download. Just look at this amazing collection of different backing papers and two wordbooks  included. 

Sleigh Ride Christmas craft backing paper collection contains Christmas backing papers with a quirky, bright colour palette including aqua,green and red. The backing papers contain designs that are perfect for your Christmas card creations but they also include many designs that can be used the whole year round on other projects. Take a look at the gallery to see the different card designs the Funky Hand Design Team created using this collection in the gallery over in the shop and some more recent makes below....

this download is most definitely too good to be forgotten!!!


Sleigh Ride downloadable backing papers.


Oh and don't forget!!! ALL the Funky Hand CDs are still priced at just £1.00 each over on the website www.funkyhand.com 

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, for more pictures and make details please pop in on their personal blogs by clicking on their names.......



Lou.
(Lou also used the Betty Love 'n' That clear stamp set.)



Allison






16 November, 2014

Marleen DT - Wash it all away.

Morning everyone..

Bit of inspration from me today for 
Funky Hand.

Today I want to share a little project Ive made with the "Wash it all Away" download.
I love this download as its one of those I can use to indulge in my passion for vintage while still keeping it up to date..

Here is what I have made:

 For this project I decided to make something really different for me.
I made a little gift box and a matching card, but its the content of the box that was my original idea.

 Before I made the box or card, I made the pegs.
They started as normal wooden pegs. I simply painted them white and cut strips of a paper and glues on. The stars are cut with a die and stuck on with foam pads and glitter glue added.
To make the pegs a bit more durable, I covered them with a coat of varnish.

 I decided I wanted to make a little gift box for my pegs so searched the net for a freebie template, but couldnt find one. So instead I had a go at making my own.. Its the first time Ive tried to make a box freehand but I think it turned out ok.. 

A simple matching card.

And that is it from me for today. I hope you like what I made.
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments left behing

07 November, 2014

Kendrick Kat Kitty Treats.....



Morning everyone!
Its Lou in with a make for you today using the gorgeous new Kendrick Kat download! oh its just fab!! of course it comes with one of Anice's uber awesome word vooks but I took a spin on using the papers to make a cute little layered box.

Have you seen the whole set?!! here's a closer look at it...
Kendrick Kat wordbook papers
This new word book collection contains 34 printable pages made up of letters A-Z and 10 pages of numbers 0-9. But that's not all, you also get 5 matching A4 backing papers so you can create cards and other craft projects as well. That means you get 39 individual items to print, and if you check out the gallery over on the shop page you will see some stunning makes from the Funkettes to get you all inspired! 

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

02 November, 2014

Hello.....

Morning everyone!!

Did you all see the new Keep In Touch download?!! I just LOVE it! and I love texted papers, they are just so much fun so I had to put this one to use.

I got my trusty Die-Namics smart phone die out to make a little phone to go with this awesome speech bubble sentiment! with a little bit of foam pad help they all popped out for a good old bit of dimension!!

Thank you for peeking in!

Hugs Lou xx

31 October, 2014

Forgotten Funkies.... Funky Daze.

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 and CD Roms. 

Today's showcase is centred all around the gorgeously funky and fabulous 'Funky Daze' cd. Just look at this amazing collection of different backing papers and two wordbooks  included. These were the first two wordbooks Anice ever designed. She was very surprised at how popular they would be with everyone!  So this CD is most definitely too good to be forgotten!!! Oh and as a little reminder, all the Funky Hand CDs are still priced at just £1.00 each over on the website www.funkyhand.com 


Funky Daze

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, for more pictures and make details please pop in on their personal blogs by clicking on their names.......

 Kathy   
(Tutorial on last Wednesday's post click to take a look)


Allison



Lou
(using the 'Sunday Best' colourway)

Debbie
(Using Son Day colour collection))

Marleen
(using the Funky Daze collection & the Your special day clear stamp set)

29 October, 2014

A Twisted Tube Treat

Hello, Kathy here today with am idea for a Treat Box which might come in handy for Halloween, or Christmas or whatever other reasons you can think of for giving someone a little treat.
The great thing about this one is that you can make it in whatever size you like as the starting point is simply a rectangle of thick paper or thin card.

 Twisted Tube Treat Box

Because of the shape of these boxes, the easiest way to work out what size box you need is to have a "dry run" using a sheet of ordinary A4 paper first.  For instance even using a quarter of a sheet of A4 will produce a box big enough to hold a lot of small sweets like Smarties or Jelly Tots - if you want to make tiny boxes to hang on your Christmas Tree, consider making them even smaller.
So just cut a sheet of scrap A4 into half to start with and  follow these instructions to get the idea first

For this Halloween themed treat box, I started with a rectangle that is a quarter of a sheet of A4.  I've used Spookie Dookie  for this one
 Turn to the "wrong" side and from one edge, fold in about 1cm and make a crease.  Apply glue or tape down the folded piece
Now,bring the other edge over to line up with the crease and stick down to form a tube - just like the card  inner tube from a loo roll!

 Now, flatten one end of the tube - keep the join at one side of the flattened end, use glue or tape to stick these two edges together. I find glue is a bit easier to apply on the inside edge.  You may find it useful to have a supply of mini bulldog clips handy to hold all the edges in place while they dry

For the next crease you need to flatten the top end of the box in the other direction - this time, make the crease but don't do any sticking as your box needs to be filled first! You should end up with a box with 4 triangular "faces"

At this point you need to decide two things: what to put in it and how to close it.
You could just add glue as before and maybe make a sticker to decorate the box with
If you want little boxes to hang on the Christmas Tree you could simply fill with goodies, then add the glue as before, but remembering to tuck in a loop of Bakers Twine to hang it with.
Or if you've made a larger box,  punch some holes and thread ribbon through to hold the opening together - this is nicer for a gift box, I think. 
Or punch a medium sized circle and stick half down on each side of the box opening - it would be simple then to open with scissors

How about making 24 of these in some  of Funky Hand's Christmas designs (such as these form Funky Hand's Yule Be Funky CDrom)- add a number to each , hang them on a branch or display in a big bowl and you've got a unique and stylish Advent Calendar. 


That's it for this time, I hope you like these little boxes and will have ago at making some for yourself.  We'd love to see if you do....
Happy Crafting

Keep In Touch with this great new download!

Hi everyone Anice here,

It's been ages since we have released a new backing paper download so, here's one for you!  Keep In Touch. It's a bright little number as you can see below, great for crafting for the young..and not so young as well!


It's a big old download, 22 A4 high resolution backing papers and 2 matching topper pages.  That's just over 10p a paper, and you have them to print off forever!

This download has proved popular with my Design Team ladies and they have created some amazing this using it.


Kathy has resized some of the toppers to use as embellishments on her card.  That the great thing about digital crafting you are incharge and can make the papers and images whatever size you need. Oh by the way what a cracking card this is eh?


Lou has decided to make some notelets and aren't they fab.  Funky Hand backing paper collections are not just for making handmade cards.  If you can think of any crafty project that you need paper for they can be used as they can be printed onto whatever you need.  As long as it will go through your printer of course!!

To see lots more fabulous crafty creations from the Design Team go over to the Funky Hand website www.funkyhand.com and take a look at the gallery on the Keep In Touch product page. 

While you're over there, why not add Keep In Touch to your basket?  You know you need it!

Speak again soon.
Anice xx