11 January, 2010

Get Funky Challenge -January

Happy New Year everyone!

It's Lythan here and its my turn to set the challenge- the first of 2010. So I'm going to ease you in gently with a challenge that should be fun- and of course funky.
You can make ANYTHING you like as long as it uses something by Funky Hand and includes

Now that should be easy because Anice shares my love of spots and stripes and they feature in every collection. It is a fab excuse to go back through your cd's and downloads and rediscover all the wonderful designs there. But you will see that some of the design team are also showcasing new papers from the soon to be released Dreams Come True CD which is a little bit different and absolutely wonderful!

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....like that new CD for example!

And to get you started here is some amazing inspiration to share with you all from our Get Funky Design Team

Allison has made some wonderful calendars using Now That's Funky
These are such a great idea for a New Year gift with so many gorgeous details on them. I love the stitching and the hand cut leaf stems

Kathy's card is soft and pretty. She has such a great eye for design and placementKathy used the Paper Blossom download. I really like the layered greeting in the bottom corner

Anice shows us that spots and stripes are great for a more masculine feel too
These are some of the new Dreams Come True papers. By printing on both sides of the paper Anice has given her card a really professional edge. So classy!

Jules card features some wonderful hand made flowers and showcases the Funky Daze CD
The strong geometric shapes of the card design set off those intricate flowers so well.

Kath has more of Dreams Come True to reveal
Isn't that big bold design just superb? And inking and doodling are the perfect finishing touches. There is something special on this card too...

Ruth is brilliant at making crafty items like this amazing bag
There are loads of spots and stripes on this bag but because all the papers are from one Dreams Come True colour palette they don't overwhelm. The double sided paper ribbon gives wonderful dimension to the flower

Enfys' card is a real tweet! Again it features something special and new on the CD. Have you worked it out yet?
Aren't those button berries just wonderful?I love the way the background spots and stripes peek through the branches of the hand cut tree.

And then there's my card

This uses Dreams Come True as well. And I've got something special on my card as well. Can you work out what is new to the CD?
Yes, Kath,Enfys and I have used the new Funky Hand digi stamps. How cool is it that there was a spotty cup and tea pot? You can do all sorts with the stamps so look out for more design team examples in the weeks to come.

I can't wait to see your spotty and stripey creations so let your imagination fly. Have Fun and get Funky!

02 January, 2010

The Winner of the Deck The Halls Challenge

Happy New Year Everyone and a big thank you to all that took time out from their frantic Christmas preparations to join in December's challenge......we loved all the gorgeous Christmas decorations that you made....and it was so hard to choose just one winner.........

you are the lucky winner of the £20 voucher to spend at Funky Hand
and a blinkie for your blog
I loved Teri's fabulous Christmas trees made with paper strips
she must have the patience of a saint

I f you contact Anice through the "Contact Us" section on the Funky Hand website...she will arrange for you to spend your voucher and we look forward to seeing what you make with your prize.

Pop back soon for January's Challenge set by our lovely teamie LYTHAN.
Hugs Kath xxxxxxx