01 September, 2009

Get Funky! Challenge - September - Two Little Boys

It's September! And didn't August go fast?! It's the first of the month so it can only mean that it is time for a new Get Funky Challenge! I am hosting the September Challenge (not at all nervous!) and it is:

Two Little Boys
Both my boys have their Birthdays in September - Jacob will be 4 and Samuel will be 6.
So my challenge is to make a boy themed card, layout, project or what ever you fancy as long as it is aimed at a boy and uses a Funky Hand paper or extra.

The rules are very easy - each month a member of the Funky Hand Design Team sets a new challenge on the first of each month so you get a whole month to join in! To be eligible for the generous £20 gift voucher prize to spend on Funky Hand products you need to include one Funky Hand paper or extra in your design. And with oodles of choice in the shop, I think the hardest bit will be deciding what to use!

August was our very first challenge and we were stunned with the entries - you papercrafters have talent! I personally enjoyed visiting all the entries and leaving comments. I hope you can join in again this month!

The Design Team have created some wonderful examples to stimulate your creative juices, and who would have thought that boys cards can be so difficult to make?! Click on the DT names to be taken to their blog for more details.

Anice has used papers from the winter collection on Funky Seasons. I love the idea of using big numbers and Anice has inspired me to give it a go! A bit of doodling always finishes a card off!

Allison has used papers from V Funky and has textured the edges of the paper. Cute little images - and they do look like the boys! Nice touch with the paperclips too.

Carol has used papers from V Funky - the Spring Morning collection and an apt Dustin Pike image as Jacob does fly by the seat of his pants quite a lot! I like how all the colours complement each other.

Dolly has used the special charity collection Boys and Girls to make her big Funky gifts (this is also one of my favourite collections too!) You can only buy it from the Charity and its not available anywhere else.

Kath has used papers from It's Funky Too - perfect football papers for boys cards and the big letters are just perfect (something else I must try too!) Great minds think alike Kath!

Lythan has used Funky Seasons papers and dusted off her Quickutz dies for her two cards. I really like the idea of using the candles for numbers and doodling at its finest!

And finally, my cards (it's alphabetically ordered!) For Samuel's I have used papers from It's Funky Too - Anice's second cd and it's like revisiting an old friend when I open up the contents of the cd. And for Jacob's card I've used Now That's Funky. And yes the robots legs do move!

I think it's amazing how different all the cards are and how we've interpreted the brief, suiting our own styles. We are an established Design Team (Anice created us in April 2008) but I can never second guess what these fabulous ladies are going to make and I think you'll agree when I say that they have done me proud with my challenge!! So thank you girls - you ARE the best!

We hope you can join in with the challenge this month and we can't wait to see what you have made! And hope you have as much fun as we did! To enter, please leave a comment on this post with a link directly to your creation so we can all visit you and take a look at your interpretation.
Good luck!


  1. Fantastic challenge you've set this month again & can't wait to get started... not sure how long it will take to decide which papers to use though... LOL...

    Lorraine xxx

    Fab creations from the DT too... x

  2. Congrats Dawny! it's a fab card...Well Done to the top five too.........hope you will all join in again this month :)

    Carol x

  3. Hi Girls

    Congrats to Dawny she made a stunning card.

    This is my first visit to your challenge and I have made a little boys christmas card

    Emma xxx

  4. thanks for the challange, you'll find my card here

  5. Hi! Thanks for a great challenge and lovely DT cards.
    I made a little book instead of a card. You can see it

  6. Hi all,
    Great challenge for this month.
    You can see my boys card
    Teri x

  7. Hi Everyone

    Sorry I didn't manage last month - but I am here this.

    Lovely challenge and great DT cards.

    My creation is

    Thanks for looking.

    Love Jules xx

  8. Great challenge, glad I finally got the chance to join in. Used the lovely free papers but hopefully will get to buy some! My card is here

  9. This is my first ever challenge so not sure if I'm getting it right! I made a little card for a little boy using "Funky Freebies". Hope you like it. Love all the DT cards as ever.

  10. Hi this is my first time entering your challenge and so glad I found your site!I made my card for a boy's 18th!! here it is

  11. This is Kaz_zas entry to the challenge moved from my blog..Anice xx

    here is my card for the funky hands challenge... i hope its ok for the challenge.. its a baby boys card...

  12. Great DT cards - Just a simple little card from me. Here it is.

    Lynda xxx

  13. Happy Birthday to both little ones... fantastic celebrations all round...

    Yet another superb challenge from you honey & one that I certainly enjoyed working on.

    HERE is my card for this months challenge.

    Keep up the good work & I'm already looking forward to seeing what you come up with next month.

    Lorraine xxx

  14. Hello ladies,
    First time entry for me, but loving the DT cards. Here is edition. Thanks Nettie.x

  15. Hi all, Here's my entry http://salsbitsandbobs.blogspot.com/it also doubles as a birthday card for my nephew. Thanks Sal xx

  16. I am linking Karen's entry....she e-mailed me to say that she can't leave a comment...you can see her cardHERE

  17. Yayyyyy!!! I did it - just in time!

    My card is HERE

    Chris xx

  18. Woooooooooooooooo just made it!
    Heres my card
    I have had a look at everyone elses cards and I would just like to say how wonderful they all are - puts mine in the shadows! :-)


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