11 January, 2010

Get Funky Challenge -January

Happy New Year everyone!

It's Lythan here and its my turn to set the challenge- the first of 2010. So I'm going to ease you in gently with a challenge that should be fun- and of course funky.
You can make ANYTHING you like as long as it uses something by Funky Hand and includes

Now that should be easy because Anice shares my love of spots and stripes and they feature in every collection. It is a fab excuse to go back through your cd's and downloads and rediscover all the wonderful designs there. But you will see that some of the design team are also showcasing new papers from the soon to be released Dreams Come True CD which is a little bit different and absolutely wonderful!

As usual you have a whole month to complete the challenge and all you have to do to enter is use at least one Funky Hand product and leave a link here to your creation so we can come and visit you and you could be the winner of a £20 Funky Hand voucher to spend on Funky Hand products....like that new CD for example!

And to get you started here is some amazing inspiration to share with you all from our Get Funky Design Team

Allison has made some wonderful calendars using Now That's Funky
These are such a great idea for a New Year gift with so many gorgeous details on them. I love the stitching and the hand cut leaf stems

Kathy's card is soft and pretty. She has such a great eye for design and placementKathy used the Paper Blossom download. I really like the layered greeting in the bottom corner

Anice shows us that spots and stripes are great for a more masculine feel too
These are some of the new Dreams Come True papers. By printing on both sides of the paper Anice has given her card a really professional edge. So classy!

Jules card features some wonderful hand made flowers and showcases the Funky Daze CD
The strong geometric shapes of the card design set off those intricate flowers so well.

Kath has more of Dreams Come True to reveal
Isn't that big bold design just superb? And inking and doodling are the perfect finishing touches. There is something special on this card too...

Ruth is brilliant at making crafty items like this amazing bag
There are loads of spots and stripes on this bag but because all the papers are from one Dreams Come True colour palette they don't overwhelm. The double sided paper ribbon gives wonderful dimension to the flower

Enfys' card is a real tweet! Again it features something special and new on the CD. Have you worked it out yet?
Aren't those button berries just wonderful?I love the way the background spots and stripes peek through the branches of the hand cut tree.

And then there's my card

This uses Dreams Come True as well. And I've got something special on my card as well. Can you work out what is new to the CD?
Yes, Kath,Enfys and I have used the new Funky Hand digi stamps. How cool is it that there was a spotty cup and tea pot? You can do all sorts with the stamps so look out for more design team examples in the weeks to come.

I can't wait to see your spotty and stripey creations so let your imagination fly. Have Fun and get Funky!


  1. I really enjoyed that challenge, Ive had your free papers for a few months but what with xmas hadn't used them until today. They looked so fresh, I really enjoyed it. Have to admit to loving spots and stripes too, just can't go wrong with one or both of those!

    here's mine

    Keryn x

    Keryn x

  2. Happy New Year - brilliant cards by the design team. My card is HERE

  3. Happy new Year to all.
    Heres my card
    Hugs SuzyX

  4. hello all ,hope you're well and happy. My entry is at suzib1b.blogspot.com/... still haven't mastered how to do a link.
    xx Sue B xx

  5. Lovely cards by the DT, can't wait for the new cd rom....I have linked my entries to the challenge. x x

  6. I have one cd which I won in a challenge prize so thought I would put it to good use. Spent more time gazing at the lovely papers though! Finally used these to make this card.

  7. Happy New Year!
    Thanks for the fab inspiration from the DT.
    My card is here!
    It is the first one with the sheep :-)

  8. Amazing inspiration and thanks to Anice for a truly scrummy free download. I'm sorry but I can't for the life of me see my link icon so my entry is here. Hope you like it. I'm feeling a bit shakey amidst all this talent...gulp! http://bluebertie.blogspot.com/2010/01/funky-tree.html

    Lauren x

  9. Delicious crafting. My card is here x

  10. ooooh the Dt's bits are gorgeous, you are such a clever bunch!!!
    Here’s mine!!

  11. Great theme and gorgeous DT cards! My entry is here


    Jan x

  12. Well... would you believe that I have my card on my blog & just realised that when my computer was repaired my link thing was deleted... oh my!!! never mind... wonder friend Momma Kath will save the day again no doubt.

    Back again later with my link

    Lorraine xxx

  13. Hi there everyone what smashing cards and i'm back after a while sorry!
    here's mine http://salsbitsandbobs.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-baby-card-for-my-sister-in-law-and.html

    Sal x

  14. This is my first entry here. Hope it's OK. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope the link works......

    here's mine

  15. Great inspiration from the DT and I love Spots and Stripes together. My Spotty, Stripey creation can be seen here.

    Lynn x

  16. I did try to enter my card, but not sure how to link it. It can be seen on my blog

  17. Ok folks I'm back... Momma Kath came to the rescue last week by sending me the comment link again... then my hard drive crashed & had to go in for repair... I think I now have everything back in place (hope so anyway) so here goes... just hope my link works.

    HERE is my entry for this month's challenge.

    Big thanks to Kath, a darling buddy as always.

    Lorraine xxx

  18. Just found your blog and had to join in this challenge
    Here is my entry.

  19. have had another go1 and I hope my attempt at linking works ... here goes .you will find my card here suzib1b.blogspot.com/2010/01/not-sure.html

  20. This is my first time at your challenge so was a bit excited.My entry is at my blog...http://Kazzyscreations.blogspot.com
    hope you like Karen x x x x

  21. Fab challenge ladies! Great work by the DT too!
    Loving the new cd - made my card with it
    Thanks for looking!
    Teri xx

  22. Brilliant inspiration ladies! I hope you like the little table favours I made for this challenge. You can see them on my blog at:


    Thanks for looking.

  23. Aha, I might have worked out how to link my project properly - here goes:

    You can see my table favour boxes here

    Sorry if this hasn't worked.


  24. Thanks ladies for setting a great challenge to kick off the year.

    Here is my take on the challenge.

  25. Great challenge to kick off 2010, here's my card.

  26. There are stripes and spots honestly! LOL only I made a boob and the spots are on the back of the back page if you get my drift. Nevermind I'll pop it in anyway. Great challenge and good fun.
    It's my first attempt with my first Funky Hand CD and I had a blast.
    Here's mine


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