01 December, 2009


Morning Everyone.....we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge and congratulations to the lucky winner.
Can you believe it's the 1st of December already...we really are on the countdown to Christmas now.
It's my turn (Kath) to set this month's challenge and I don't think you will need too many guesses....oh yes I have gone with a Christmas theme

with boughs of holly....
fa..la la la la.....la la la

What I would like you to do this month is to create a Christmas decoration to decorate your wall...mantlepiece Christmas table or to hang on your tree.....a Christmas Gift or perhaps a box or gift wrapping
In these credit crunch times.....wouldn't it be nice to save a few pennies and make some of your Christmas gifts this year....all wrapped up in hand-made boxes and I know that your family and friends would be over the moon to receive something that you had lovingly made or perhaps you have looked out your tree trimmings and quite frankly they have seen better days....looking a bit sad....so why not make your own.

As usual you have a whole month to complete the challenge and all you have to do to enter is use at least one Funky Hand product and leave a link here to your creation so we can come and visit you and you could be the winner of a £20 Funky Hand voucher to spend on Funky Hand products....a great start to the new crafting year.
And as always.....we have some fabulous inspiration to share with you all from our Get Funky Design Team

ANICE.....used Festive Fun Digi Stamp images....resizing them and paper piecing with papers from "Funky Little Christmas" download....super cute or what and perfect for hanging from your mantlepiece or to decorate your tree.....and love those little pegs.

ALLISON..... has made a gorgeous wall hanging using papers from "Yule Be Funky" CD....images from Festive Fun Digi Stamps and alphabets from various Funky Hand products.......and I love the cute paperclips


DOLLY.........loving this decoration made with "Funky Christmas time" download...great for your mantlepiece or on your Christmas Table filled with yummy chocs...a modern twist on the traditional red and green

ENFYS......covered a silver ornament that she found in a dollar bin in the US using papers from "Blue Christmas Word Book" download and I love those cute little snow dudes cut with her Cricut

JULES....well what can I say....this is straight out of a magazine....gorgeous table decorations with papers from "Yule Be Funky" CD....I may just try and wangle an invitation to Jules' house for Christmas Lunch

KATHY......made a pillow box and a tag using papers from "Blue Xmas Word Book" download...absolutely stunning and something anyone would be over the moon to receive on Christmas morning......and she also made one of those curly bows......very clever

LYTHAN.....I absolutely adore this Christmas Tree decoration...so simple but so beautiful......paper from "Funky Seasons" CD printed onto acetate and decorated with a little bit of bling.....so easy to make lots of these and wouldn't they look gorgeous on your tree sparkling in the light.

RUTH......and wow how cool are these guys....."We Three Kings of Orient Are".......all from Ruth's own template using papers from "Funky Daze" CD....made using cut down loo roll inserts....us crafters throw nothing away

KATH...I made my wall decoration from 3 old CD's....the ones that you get free nearly every week with the Sunday newspapers....papers and letters from "Tis The Season Word Book" download and lots of bits and pieces from my stash.

We hope you will find loads of inspiration for some Christmas Fun and look forward to seeing what you all create this month......remember you have until 31st December to join in the challenge.
Happy Crafting
from Anice & the Design Team at Funky Hand

The winner of the Autumn woodland Challenge........

Thank you all so much for joining in with the Autumn Woodland challenge, we loved visiting your blogs and seeing all those gorgeous autumny colours. It was really hard to pick a winner, but I had to choose, and it was

JANE (Millies marvels)

that really caught my eye with her funky leaves and tweet little bird. Congratulations Jane, you win the £20 Funky Hand gift voucher for this month

Blinkies go to

Jan (JanJay)

Congrats to you all, contact Anice through the Contact Us section of her website www.funkyhand.com to get your blinkies and winners voucher. I hope you will join in with this month's challenge, set by the fabulous Kath

Enfys xx