18 November, 2011

Not Just For Christmas....

Hello Funky Followers!
Kathy here today with my  projects for Jackie's 2 part challenge:
Here's what Jackie said on the Funky Fifteenth of November
So my challenge for this month is a cheeky double whammy. I would like you to make 
1, A Christmas project using "Traditional colours" meaning red, green, gold, silver etc not the lilacs or blues etc which are around at the mo
2, A non Christmas card or project using Christmas papers please.

What a great way to show just how brilliantly versatile the Twelve Crafters Crafting collection is.  Okay, so maybe most of the fab digi-images won't be much use over the year - but the papers and templates certainly are as only a couple of the designs are totally Christmassy and the colours are fabulous for all sorts of projects - this challenge will prove it as every couple of days we'll be sharing our Christmas and non-Christmas projects with you.

I completely missed my friend's son's birthday - so I've made an "oops" card to send to him.
The sentiment was made using the writer facility in the workspace on the CD.
First I loaded my choice of paper and grabbing the corner made it much smaller.
Then I "wrote" my message and put it on top of the paper design - this way you get sentiment and paper all in one go.
I filled up the remaining space on the workspace with more paper designs before clicking the print button
Here's my card using the Xmas Presents set  from Twelve Crafters Crafting - I've used 8 of them on this one!
All papers from TWELVE CRAFTERS CRAFTING CD,  Sentiment created on the workspace
Black Stickles, Glossy Accents, Imaginisce hot fix turquoise gems
large and small star punches

I tend to keep my Christmas cards fairly simple, so that I can churn them out in batches, but allow myself some room to change the design from card to card so that I don't get too bored. I also love to use my growing collection of dies as they make creating lots of little bits to put on the cards a breeze. So I thought I'd share some photos of what I'm making this year.

I've used the Vintage Christmas set for these cards
I work in stages;
Stage 1 is to cut strips of a few papers and stick them onto scraps of Bazzill. card - you can get a lot of trees. baubles etc from just a 5x10cm strip
Stage 2 is to die-cut a batch of shapes from each of the card strips
Stage 3 is to edge the shapes with an ink pad or Krylon pen
Stage 4 is to assemble them onto your cards and add some glitter, gems etc to highlight

 As well as the Funky Hand papers, on these cards I've usedCuttlebug and Spellbinders dies, Ice Stickles, Regular Stickles, Glamour Dust, Tiny star punch, Gold crochet thread

 I hope you're feeling inspired have a go at our double-edged challenge this month.  There's just ONE RULE - and you'd be amazed at how many people ignore it!

You MUST include at least one Funky Hand Product - paper, digital image, template etc on your project to be in with a chance to win the prize of a Funky Hand Download collection of your choice.
If you don't own any Funky Hand products yet don't worry, each month there's  a new  Funky Freebie paper which can be found here: www.funkyhand.com  so you can join in.

Thanks for tuning in today, come back soon for the next double instalment of Funky Crafting!


  1. Some brilliant Christmas card ideas here - thanks for sharing

  2. Bright and fun birthday card and wonderfully inspiring Christmas cards..what more do we expect from you Kathy? Beautiful!
    Anice xx


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