08 February, 2011

Going Round in Circles Challenge - Paula's turn!

Phew!... I finally get to share my first ever DT post for Funky Hand with you - and I can't tell you how excited I've been... I've literally been chomping at the bit waiting for my turn to come along!!!

Funkette Faye sends her apologies to all as she was due to post with me today, however - she promises that she will BURST on to the scene as soon as she has finished moving house and has unpacked her crafting stash.

This month, Allison set the challenge 'Going Round in Circles'.  Regulars to the challenge blog may already know that to be eligible for the challenge draw - your project must include at least ONE Funky Hand design paper - whether that be a download or from a CD.  HOWEVER - if you have no DP's from Funky Hand but would really like to join in, you will find a fabulous freebie in the on-line Funky Hand store which has been designed specifically for this challenge by our 'Chief Funkette', Anice.  Go HERE  to get crafting for this challenge straight away.  So any newbies wishing to join in with the challenge you really have no excuse because you can get the one requisite Funky Hand design paper for nothing - thats nada, nothing, zero pennies. Alison will explain more if you go to her original post HERE which kicked off this months challenge on the Funky Fifteenth of January.

My 'offering' (s) to you today is a card that is sooooo easy to achieve - and if you're like me, you'll get carried away making loads of them.  Basically, I wanted to inspire and challenge you to use up all of those bits of Funky Hand paper left over from your other projects.

card one

Card two

Card three

variations on a theme

See what I mean about getting carried away?!!!  The last three show that you can make a bunch of them - all of which are a variation on a theme - meaning that no two of them look alike.  it wouldn't matter if they did though because you know that if you stick to a colour collection they are all going to compliment each other perfectly (you could give several of them in a gift in a box using the same colour scheme as a present.  Also, it uses all those scraps up.  Similarly though, imagine how many you could make if you purposely printed out 3 different patterns from the same collection - thats loads of cards sorted don'tcha think? 

For card one I've used a 6x6" blank card - (inking the edges is optional) and punched 9 circles using a 1.5" circle punch all from papers from the same collection.  Remember you can also use your nestabilities too.  All of the Good Luck cards are from the 'September Song' collection from the Craft the Year Away CD.  The first one also includes matching buttons which are available on the website in packs sorted acording to the colour collection.  Go HERE to check them out and use with the latest CD following the link for 'buttons'.

Card two has been made using one of the design papers from the 'Just Happy' collection on the 'Dreams Come True' CD as the base card then circles from various collections that appear to compliment each other - it's really fun to play about with various colours collections to see if they fit or not.

Finally, card three was also made by using a design from the 'Just Happy' collection on the 'Dreams Come True' CD - however, I brought in the grey circles from the 'Darkness Lifts' collection on the same CD.

All the images on these cards have been taken from the Paper Craft Factory collection of CDs.   The sentiments on this collection of cards are either stamped or I've used some sentiment toppers from my stash.  However, if you were to purpose make a batch of cards, you could use the new writer facility (new on the latest CD's  - but updates your other Papercraft Factory CD's) to co-ordinate your sentiment to the purpose of the card i.e. thank you, with love, Sorry, Missing you etc etc and because you can type anything, there's no limit to what you can make a card for.  Also very handy for those 'pet names' you might have for each other - of for unusual spellings of childrens names.

These quick cards are especially great if you are having a 'mojo drought'; quick, easy while still looking stylish, and you don't need to use much brain power to make them LOL...  Remember, card making should be fun, so just play about to see what goes with what - but for the best results, use matching papers from the same colour collection.

Right, I hope I've inspired you enough with my DT sample cards that you will join in with the challenge.  For more information about the challenge - and on how you can take part, remember to click HERE where our Allison explains all about it.

That's all from me - hope I did good on my FIRST DT POST EVER (you never know - it could be my last too LOL) and that I didn't waffle too much (yeh - right!)!

I hope to see your cards/more cards in the challenge - and to see if you can come up with a variation on my theme!

Hugs to all

Paula x x x


  1. Wow! These look fantastic and a great way to use up scraps!

  2. Great cards and as you say a good way to use up all those scraps which we can none of us bear to throw away. I might have a go.

  3. Congrat's on your first DT post!
    Great idea and lovely cards, definitely going to try these! TFS! :)


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