01 September, 2009

Get Funky! Challenge - September - Two Little Boys

It's September! And didn't August go fast?! It's the first of the month so it can only mean that it is time for a new Get Funky Challenge! I am hosting the September Challenge (not at all nervous!) and it is:

Two Little Boys
Both my boys have their Birthdays in September - Jacob will be 4 and Samuel will be 6.
So my challenge is to make a boy themed card, layout, project or what ever you fancy as long as it is aimed at a boy and uses a Funky Hand paper or extra.

The rules are very easy - each month a member of the Funky Hand Design Team sets a new challenge on the first of each month so you get a whole month to join in! To be eligible for the generous £20 gift voucher prize to spend on Funky Hand products you need to include one Funky Hand paper or extra in your design. And with oodles of choice in the shop, I think the hardest bit will be deciding what to use!

August was our very first challenge and we were stunned with the entries - you papercrafters have talent! I personally enjoyed visiting all the entries and leaving comments. I hope you can join in again this month!

The Design Team have created some wonderful examples to stimulate your creative juices, and who would have thought that boys cards can be so difficult to make?! Click on the DT names to be taken to their blog for more details.

Anice has used papers from the winter collection on Funky Seasons. I love the idea of using big numbers and Anice has inspired me to give it a go! A bit of doodling always finishes a card off!

Allison has used papers from V Funky and has textured the edges of the paper. Cute little images - and they do look like the boys! Nice touch with the paperclips too.

Carol has used papers from V Funky - the Spring Morning collection and an apt Dustin Pike image as Jacob does fly by the seat of his pants quite a lot! I like how all the colours complement each other.

Dolly has used the special charity collection Boys and Girls to make her big Funky gifts (this is also one of my favourite collections too!) You can only buy it from the Charity and its not available anywhere else.

Kath has used papers from It's Funky Too - perfect football papers for boys cards and the big letters are just perfect (something else I must try too!) Great minds think alike Kath!

Lythan has used Funky Seasons papers and dusted off her Quickutz dies for her two cards. I really like the idea of using the candles for numbers and doodling at its finest!

And finally, my cards (it's alphabetically ordered!) For Samuel's I have used papers from It's Funky Too - Anice's second cd and it's like revisiting an old friend when I open up the contents of the cd. And for Jacob's card I've used Now That's Funky. And yes the robots legs do move!

I think it's amazing how different all the cards are and how we've interpreted the brief, suiting our own styles. We are an established Design Team (Anice created us in April 2008) but I can never second guess what these fabulous ladies are going to make and I think you'll agree when I say that they have done me proud with my challenge!! So thank you girls - you ARE the best!

We hope you can join in with the challenge this month and we can't wait to see what you have made! And hope you have as much fun as we did! To enter, please leave a comment on this post with a link directly to your creation so we can all visit you and take a look at your interpretation.
Good luck!

And the August Challenge Winner is...

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to join in with our first monthly challenge here at Get Funky! We have all really enjoyed looking at the great creations that you have made using the sketch..unfortunately there can only be one winner each month and you all made it very hard for me to decide. But decide I did and the winner this month is...

Dawny P

Though Dawn is this months winner, all the entries we received were fantastic. I want to just pick out some of my particular favourites who I am going to award a 'Top 5 Funkette' blinkie to for their blogs, Angie-Crazicards, Teri from Teris cards and toppers, Loopy Lou and Distinctly Daisy.

Can you all contact me by sending me your email addresses using the contact us link on the website www.funkyhand.com and Dawn I'll send over your special £20.00 voucher code to use to buy some goodies from the site and the winners blinkie for your blog. You Top 5 Funkettes will get the link for your blinkies..display them with pride!