30 July, 2011

Lou's Boys Boys Boys !!!

Morning Funky Peeps!!
Its my turn to post my little creation for Ruth's fabulous theme this month, which is...

Boys, Boys, Boys!

I couldn't resist using Anice's fabulous Freebie, teamed up with some more of the papers from the Jovial Man section of the very delicious Colour Me Happy cd, and of course....My very own Boys!!!!

I had so much fun making this LO and using up all of the fab little toppers Anice included in the free download.

 If you already have Colour Me Happy you will love the freebie as it co-ordinates perfectly with the Jovial Man colourway so its a lovely added treat!!!yey!!! I really didn't have to add too much more to the page other than a bit of Little Mo writing on the top circle, a bit of stitching, faux and real!!! and some of the gorgeous buttons left in my September Song buttons stash from the Funky Hand shop.

There's still oodles of time left for you to get your thinking caps on and get creating for those men in your life, USING AT LEAST ONE FUNKY HAND PRODUCT PLEASE
and when you've finished it just add it to our little linky tool so it can show up all gorgeous down there with our other fabby entries so far.

Hugs Lou xx

27 July, 2011


Good morning everyone

Jules here to show you the creation  I made to fit in with my lovely teamie Ruth's theme of


Just for a change I decided not to go with a card .. ..
but a little wallet which will be given away when a suitable birthday comes along.

To make this little birthday wallet I used the free paper that Anice very kindly provided for us this month
 and design papers from the "Jovial Man" section of the Papercraft Factory CD "Colour me Happy".

I hot glued two buttons on top of each other to form the peg for the elastic to wrap around
and had lots of fun with my sewing machine to create this.

Unfortunately Anice does not provide a download for producing the lovely £5 notes .. .. shame :-(  
.. .. I just had to earn those!!

Plus there are still plenty of other pockets in the little wallet for gift cards or a greeting tag.

It would be lovely to see you playing along with Ruth's challenge .. ..
all you need to do is follow the theme and include at least one Funky product. 

You can always use the freebie if you don't own any yet!!!

So that is me .. .. I hope you liked my little make.

Another Funky playmate will be along in a few days with her lovely share.

Love Jules xx

24 July, 2011

Allison- Boys

Allison here to show you my card for (Ruth) 's BOYS BOYS BOYS challenge

I used the wonderful freebie that you can find on the download section of the website which fits perfectly with the challenge theme and used it along with some pale green card- excuse the glare but I used some shiny card and then found it very hard to take a good photo of it

Just remember that you need to use at least one Funky Hand product on your entry so no excuses not to join in seeing as there is a wonderful freebie and you have until midnight GMT on 14 August to enter


21 July, 2011

A robot for my nephew

Morning all and welcome to my (Amanda) turn to show my card for Ruth's Boys Boys Boys theme. My nephew was 3 a week ago and I made this card for him with the Craft the Year Away CD. (The papers are September Song) This wee robot on the cd is my absolute fave, he's just too cute! The word are also made using the cd. A few buttons and gems from my stash and it's all done.

As always the only rule we have for you here is that you must use at least one Funky Hand item in your creation. This months freebie is available here and is a cracker and so funky with the arrows. Also at the Funky Hand website there are gorgeous collections of downloads which, if you're impatient like me, means you don't have to wait for the postie.....instant gratification!!
Add your entry to the blue frog to be in with a chance to win :o)

18 July, 2011

Key of the door!

Today is my (Jackie's) turn to showcase my project and yet again I've been a bit boring and just made a card!

This month our hostess with the mostest is Ruth. The challenge theme is called BOYS, BOYS and she would like us to make anything as long as it is 'male' related. It is a requirement for you to use at least one product from the Funky Hand catalogue but just incase you don't have anything yet Anice has provided another fabulous freebie paper which can be found in the download section of the Funky Hand web site and if you haven't got any of the fab products, you don't know what you are missing! The cds and downloads are the most amazing value and there is something to suit every taste.
Anice has borrowed the 'Jovial Man' colour collection from Colour Me Happy

So, now for my card
I have some large letters and numbers which I have from when I was a teaching assistant and find they are great for my papercrafting especially age related cards. This was a quickie as I needed it in a hurry, I also plan on using the download to make an 18th birthday card too. The photo hasn't picked up the shine on the Cool Dude plaque. I covered it in Glossy Accents and it has given it the appearance of a page pebble.

I hope you enjoy playing along with our little challenge this month, I can't wait to see what you do with the download.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting :)

Edited to add that I have just added a tutorial to my blog to show how you can make your own large numbers.

15 July, 2011

New Funky Challenge - Boys Boys Boys!

It's the fifteenth of the month so its time for a new Get Funky challenge! And I (Ruth) am your hostess for this month and I have picked the theme of:

Boys, Boys, Boys!

So anything male related be it for the little or big boys in your life! Please remember that you need to use at least one Funky Hand product in your creation but if you don't have anything, don't worry as Anice has designed another freebie that you can find on the download section of the website which fits perfectly with the challenge theme! So no excuses!

Both my boys have their Birthday's in early September and this year I WILL be organised as I've made their cards for this challenge!

As I really enjoy making word books I thought this would be perfect - Samuel's has been made with papers from Funky Daze (bargain at £7.99!) and I've created the letters by using wordart, double layered them and added to the pages. The little stars are from a punch and I've added a faux stitch around the letters for definition.

Jacobs has been made in the same way but with papers from Now That's Funky (another bargain at £7.99!) and I've added some stars from the freebie download. I printed the sheet to fit twice onto A4 so that the stars were small enough to use over the letters. The stars have had the glossy accents treatment too!

I found the raffia in my cupboard when looking for something else - I knew when I bought it that it would come in handy one day!

Now I just need to keep them in a safe place until September. And what's the odds that I forget where I've left them?!

Good luck with the challenge! You have until midnight GMT on 14 August to enter and please remember to use a Funky Hand product and to link directly to your blog post via the blue frog below!

Another Funkette will be along in a few days for more inspiration!

Roll out the red carpet here's the winner..

Thank you to everyone who took time to enter this months Get Funky Sketch challenge. Unfortunately there can only be one winner and that winner is.....

Thank you very much for all your fab contributions. Debbie please contact me through the Contact Us page on my website www.funkyhand.com and once I have your email address I will send you your code to get your choice of Funky Hand download collections free.

Now get ready for the new Funky 15th Challenge from Ruth who is in charge this month.

Anice xx

13 July, 2011

Anice's Sketch - The Last One!

Hello. Kathy here today with my card for this months challenge, which is this fab sketch created by hostess of the month, Anice.

You can read Anice's original post  HERE where she will tell you all you need to know about joining in, and having the chance to win a download of your choice..

To qualify for the prize you must make sure that you use at least ONE Funky Hand product on whatever project you make. There is also a funky freebie download paper that you can use to join in with this month's challenge if you wish. Click on the pic of the freebie in order to take you to the place where you can download it (please don't share the file with anyone - just direct them to this blog and encourage your crafty friends to take part too)...

For my card using the sketch, I've made some 3D flowers using the freebie paper which I've printed in different sizes to get the different sized flowers.
Funky Hand products used on this card are:
June's Funky Freebie, Hearts and Flowers download papers, Plant in Pot Image from "Dreams Come True" CD
Other stash and tools:  
EK Success border punch, Bottle Green card, Green hot fix gems (Imaginisce), Button (covered with a circle cut from the centre of one of the flowers on the Freebie download.
Thanks for looking, this is the last project for Anice's sketch - so why not scroll back now through all the posts to see the projects everyone has made - it's just fab to see how different everything looks, even though we've all started from the same place!
Happy Crafting
Kathy xxx

You have till tomorrow to enter, so if you're quick and get crafting, then pop back to add the link to your project below, then maybe you will be the winner of that lovely download of your choice

11 July, 2011

Lou gets sketchy!!

 Morning funky peeps!!

Its my turn to post the little roboty card I made using the fab sketch from da boss!!!! if you haven't already seen the original post from our very own Anice here it is......

Its a great sketch to work with and there are oodles of possibilities which the funkettes have been busy posting throughout the month.
You still have a few more days to get busy with one to join in with the fun and don't forget that if you don't own any funky hand papers yet, Anice makes a Funky Freebie each month so you can use that and be in with the chance to win yourself a download to play with for next months challenge!!! :)

So onto my little cutie pie robot! I used the Craft the Year Away papercraft factory and its November Rain colour way for most of my card, and sneaked in a little bit of the fabulous cog paper from the Funky Seasons cd.

The little teeny cog at the bootom of the flap is holding down a cute little surprise down there....
  Awwww and here he is on a cute little springy thingy so he just pops out at ya when you open the flap. (Needless to say, Little mo loved this card and promptly stole it!!!!!)

I made the 'Have a robotastic birthday' paper ribbon in the workspace part in  Craft The Year Away, its so cool, and I love that you stll don't have to worry about what colours to useas Anice co-ordinated them too when she did all the designing, she is sooooo smart!!! I added a bit of black ink to everything and hey presto!!!

So, please come and join in the fun this month, we love to see your creations. All you need to do is get busy with your funky hand papers or the freebie I mentioned earlier and then add your take on Anice's sketch using our magical little linky below...easy!!!!

Thank you for popping in on us! hugs Lou xx

09 July, 2011


Hi Everyone

Jules here with my take on Anice's gorgeous sketch!!  Thanks Anice xx

I don't know about you but I love working with a sketch .. ..
it takes half of the thinking and planning out of making a project .. ..
and also encourages you to do something that is probably
a little different to your normal layout style!!

All of the Funkettes have had a fun time with the sketch
and I hope you have had chance to see what everyone has come up with.

One sketch and so many different ideas!!

Here is my take on the sketch

and here is Anice's lovely sketch

The papers I have used have come from one of the original CD's .. .. .. V.Funky

Don't you just love the way the green and lilac papers looked like they have been embossed? 
But they haven't .. that is how they look when you print them out!!  Just gorgeous.

You can find the V.Funky CD here.

The only thing that wasn't from the CD is the heart .
This was cut on my Cricut machine from a leftover piece of kraft card. 
It was then run through my Cuttlebug inside an embossing folder which had previously
been rubbed with an ink pad to give the heart a bit of a grungy look. 
I then just rubbed the same ink pad around the edges.

There is still time for you to play along and make a creation using Anice's sketch .. ..
and you might even end up as the winner of a download of your choice!!! 
You don't have to make a card.  It can be an ATC, a scrapbook layout, a tag .. ..
whatever you fancy providing we can see the sketch in what you have made.

The only rules are that you have to use at least one Funky product on your creation .. ..
but if you don't have any then don't panic .. ..
there is a free paper you can use which you will find here.

I hope you have chance to play along and link up .. ..
the challenge is open until the 14th July
so plenty of time to Get Funky!!

Have a good weekend everyone

Love Jules xx

07 July, 2011

Get Funky Sketch

Good morning- Allison here to show my card for this months challenge and its a sketch

This is the sketch for this month designed by Anice as it's her turn to host the challenge and the original post is HERE where she will tell you all you need to know about joining in.

You just need to ensure that at least ONE of the elements on your project is a Funky Hand product. There is also a funky freebie download paper that you can use to join in with this months challenge which i used for my card this month

Click on the pic of the freebie in order to take you to the place where you can download it (please don't share the file with anyone - just direct them to this blog and encourage your crafty friends to take part too)...

This is my card that I made using the freebie and some contrasting dark green paper and a little bit of embossing. The flower is made using a die and layered up

Remeber you stilll have until the 14th of this month to enter, so do join in to win a download of your choice
Just add your link

05 July, 2011

Get Funky with our sketch challenge

Hiya, it's my (Jackie) to add my cards to the post. I actually made two as we were introduced to a yummy new download from Anice. Anyway, it's the bosses (Anice) turn to set the challenge this month and as you will see from previous posts she has given us a sketch to work with. It is up to you how you interpret the sketch but we MUST be able to see it, turn it on it's side, use it upside down, it's up to you, as long as we can see the basic sketch.  Also  you need to use at least one Funky Hand product but there is a new Funky Freebie paper, as always, on the website www.funkyhand.com just incase you don't own any Funky Hand products yet.

So now for the sketch
And my cards

This first card was created using papers and a digital image from the Funky Hand CD Colour Me Happy and the second one was made using the latest download collection Tea's Up. Hope you like them and will play along with us again this month. Add your project to the link below and we can pop by and see what you have been up to.

02 July, 2011

Amanda's sketch card......for daddy!

Morning all and welcome to my (Amanda) turn to show my card. (anice's original post is here)The download I used for this card is the Minty Madness one and it was one I bought when it first came out and have used it LOADS! Mint green and black....who could resist?
All the elements on this card apart from the letters (which I cut with the cuttlebug) come with the download. There are loads of different sized stars, gorgeous sentiments and a funky alphabet included.
As you can see I flipped Anice's sketch over. So feel free to flip it reverse it, turn it, whatever you like as long as the basic sketch is still visible!!
Please remember our only rule is to use at least one item from Funky Hand. If you don't have anything yet then there is a scrummy free paper available each month. You can downlaod it here
So have fun and pop back and join in the Funky Hand Fun!! (you have until the 14th of July to get your entry in before the new challenge on the 15th)