23 October, 2011

Are you ready to get scary?

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying this months Autumn themed challenge from Amanda.

Even though this time of year, here in the UK, means the snow is probably not far away. (Oh please don't subject us to a repeat of last years weather..) It is still a lovely time of year with the leaves changing colour and all the animals getting ready for the winter.  Can you tell that I have moved further from the city and I am actually seeing animals in their normal environment? Well I have and it's ..interesting for a city girl like me.  With all this talk you would have thought that I would have embraced this new insight into Autumn and made a card reflecting this..errr no!  I have decided to go the Halloween route and here is my card..

For the base of my card I printed this months Funky Freebie available on my website www.funkyhand.com onto a piece of white card.  When I printed it I set my printer to print without borders and it means you get the whole card covered and when you score and fold it in half to make an A5 card base it has the paper printed on the back as well.  I then used the striped paper from my craft CD Craft The Year Away from the Collection Orange October, which is actually the collection I used to base the colours for this months Funky Freebie on so all that collections papers will match it perfectly. The sentiment was also created using the writer on the CD.

The pumpkin is a digital stamp from the same CD which I made quite large and printed just the line drawing out as I thought I'd give a bit of colouring a go this month!  I coloured it using Letraset Promarkers, and highlighted the pumpkin shaped lines I'd drawn with Sakura Glaze pens.  The white highlighting was also done with a Sakura pen. Here's a closer look..

Now, I know I'm not the best colourer in the craft world but I keep having a go and learning new ideas so hopefully I'll improve as I go along!

That's one of the big messages I want to get over to any new crafters who are reading this post and are thinking..oh I've only just started, my cards aren't good enough to join in with this challenge..Pah!  Everyone has to start somewhere and papercrafting is always evolving with new products to use and new techniques to try.  Take the bull by the horns and join in this month.  You'll never get any negative comments from our team here at Funky Hand as we just want you to enjoy your crafting..and we want to see it!  Heck if I'll show you my cards each month then no one should be shy!!

There are only two rules for joining in with our challenges each month and they are to follow the challenge set for that month and to use at least one Funky Hand product on your creation.  Now if you haven't any Funky Hand stuff in your stash yet don't worry that's why I give you a relevant Funky Freebie download each month so there is no reason for you not to have a go.  If you do join in you have a chance to win a free Funky Hand download collection of your choice so what have you got to lose?

I'm looking forward to seeing what you create and looking forward to seeing what other fab inspirational creations the rest of the Funky Hand Design Team share with us all this month.

Have fun crafting!
Anice xx


  1. A great autumnal card and the pumpkin is bright and cheery

  2. Fab Halloween card! Love the pumpkin and layout.
    Diane xx


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