15 May, 2011

Kathy's Funky Fifteenth: Master Chef Recipe!

Hello and welcome to a brand new Funky Fifteenth Challenge.
First though, a Great Big, Funky THANK YOU to all who joined in with Debs' Spots and Stripes challenge over the last month, what a wonderful array of projects we saw.
It's Kathy here playing Hostess this month and despite the name of the challenge you don't need to head into the kitchen, and nor do you have to make anything with a foodie theme, but you do have to follow a recipe.
The idea is to cram all the elements in my ingredients list onto your card, page, or other project then come back and show us all what you've made,  Remember you MUST use at least one Funky Hand product to join in and qualify for our monthly prize. 
To make it really easy Anice has created a fabulous new Funky Freebie which will only be available for the duration of this challenge so grab it quick.  This month's paper has a lovely Kraft look and a soft pattern of dots all over it.  You can grab it from the sidebar and we hope you enjoy using it.

Okay, let's get cooking!  Here's the list of ingredients - you need to include all of them on your creations:


3 different papers
5 flowers
2 buttons
1 length of ribbon (you can chop this up to taste)
A sprinkling of pearls or gems to season.
At least one Funky Hand product must be included!
Over the next month the members of the Funky Hand Gang will be popping by every couple of days with a new project using these ingredients so please come back often to see what's been cookin' in the FH kitchen!
To start the pot boiling, here's my card
I printed 1 x A4 sheet of this month's Funky Freebie, then resized (to a quarter* of an A4 sheet) one of the Black Stripey Stripes designs (download collection) and over-printed this
onto the the Freebie paper.  
I also rotated, resized (to half A4) and printed the black and white spotty design from the 
*the screen shot shows how I resize the papers.  For half an A4 you need to rotate by 90deg first.  Select "resize by actual size" and "by pixels/cms" then alter the resolution to 85 as you can see from the height/width boxes this is roughly the right size to print a half sheet of A4.
To print a quarter sheet of A4 you don't need to rotate the design first - just alter the resolution to 125 and you will be able to fit 4 designs on one page

How I used my:
3 papers
The first layer of paper is the Funky Freebie Kraft design - I embossed it with the Distress Stripes embossing folder from Cuttlebug then adhered to the black card blank
I used one of the Martha Stewart Deep Border punches for the scalloped edge on the spotty paper layer
Layer 3 is a strip of the over-printed Kraft Freebie ( I really love the way this worked out!)

5 Flowers
the central flower is made from "flat" paper blossom layers held 
together with a wired rose. 
The other 4 flowers are coiled roses made from scraps of my printed papers.  
2 made from the leftover striped and 2 from the Kraft Freebie
I used double sided printer paper for mine so started off by printing the Kraft design on both sides of my paper - an alternative would be just to ink the reverse of your printed paper.

2 Buttons
I foud a lovely cream button with big slits so was able to thread my ribbon through the slits easily, rather like using a buckle. Button no. 2 is a teeny tiny one which I tied  a 4 thread strand of regular thread through and tied in a bow (fiddly! :-O)

1 Piece of Ribbon
Dark red satin ribbon.  I was going to tie a bow until I spotted the button in my stash.

I used the Imaginisce I-Rock tool and pearls to fix the pearls onto the ribbon.

So that's my way of using those ingredients, I hope you'll enjoy putting them together to make your own creation - I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Leave us a link so we can see what you make - but don't forget to use that all important Funky Hand product!
I'm passing the Chef's Hat on to Debs now and she'll be your Master Chef on the 18th May so don't forget to come and see what she's mixed and stirred up for you!


  1. Such a striking card, I love the colours!
    Hmm interesting, a recipe, shall have to get my thinking hat on for this one! TFS. :)

  2. Wow. Fantastic creation. I'm really going to have to put my thinking cap on this challenge. Mrs A.

  3. Wow that is some recipe!! Thanks too for your detailed explanation - thinking cap is on!! Love your card.

  4. Kathy, this is FANTASTIC!! xxx

  5. this is so cool kathy, i love the dotys and flowers and the ribbon looks fab! hugs Lou xxx

  6. Fab card..now you've set the bar high for the rest of us DT members to make our cards as good as yours. I best get my craft head on!!
    Anice xx

  7. Hi Kathy

    Absolutely scrummy make and a brilliant recipe too!!

    Love Jules xx

  8. Hi Kathy
    Gorgeous card - love the colour combo so striking!
    Fab recipe - thank you.

  9. Thanks for sharing the instructions. Was looking for a way to make my own funky recipe cards.


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