31 July, 2013

A little 2014 calendar!!

Morning all!! its Lou here today with a little teeny make for you to peek at. I am being naughty like our Debs and not telling you which download these papers are from, I am just going to say they might be new and they definitely are very gorgeous!!

Now I have a thing for beermats... I have always had a thing for beermats and collect them ( sad Lou!! lol!!!) but luckily my mum's friend also works in a pub so she gets me extra ones for making little projects like this. I just cover them with papers and you have the perfect board to play with!!

I used 3 papers from the 'download that shall not be named'  (:) he he he!!!) for this make. I covered my beermat with a darker green paper and then sanded around the edges. Once I had done that I dabbed around the edges with some fresco snowflake paint  and added a little band of lace across the middle.

Then I adhered my calendar tab to the base and got busy cutting flowers and punching leaves!!! I wanted it to be ok for use all year round but that was easy to do because the papers are so funky you can't tell they might maybe be christmas ones....... ;)

Thank you for popping in!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

28 July, 2013

Funky Pocket card


It's little old me - i.e.Debbie here to give you some funkyhand inspiration.  Well that's the plan. Here's a sneaky peak of one of the cards I've been doing over the last week. You will absolutely love the new downloads etc... coming to you soon.

This is just some of the papers from one of the new collections. Not even sure if I'm allowed to name it so I won't .Don't want my legs slapping now.... 

I decided to try my hand at making a pocket card, which is just a matter of:

  • layering lots of pieces of paper together 
  • glueing 3 sides so that you can pop something into the top of the pocket. 
  • I've popped in some die cut trees and some letters from the new doodlewords. 
  • The big tree is actually taken from 1 of the new backing papers and enlarged so I could cut it out and wrap bakers twine around it. 
Why not have a try at a pocket card - they are great fun and you can use any shape as a pocket.We'd love you to join in with us and either leave us a link here or pop over to our Funkyhand Facebook page.

Bye for now

25 July, 2013

Winter Butterfly

Happy Thursday everyone! Tabbatha here today to show you an amazing card that I made using the fabulous Winter Wedding Papers & Alpha set. This set has some of the best purple-mauve hues ever!

I specifically set out to use the set in a non-wedding manner and a wonderful birthday card sprung to mind. The recipient LOVES butterflies and I knew the gorgeous purples would win her over.

To get this look I first used a thick lilac cardstock. The front was completed using only Funky Hand papers from the Winter Wedding set. The base card facing is Paper 5, while the butterfly itself uses Paper 11 and Paper 6. The flowers were made using Papers 9, 13 and 14. Yikes!! As you can see, by using 6 different papers in the set I was able to create a beautiful monotone creation. :)

Here is the inside!

The alphabet lining is from my stash that I REALLY needed to use up, otherwise I would have used Paper 4 or Paper 10 and cut the lining in pieces to get the sizing right. I also used the alphabet that comes with the Winter Wedding set. I chose to keep it all capitals, but I love the affect of the beautiful purple on the cross word.

The white inserts on the last two folds are actually from the Christmas Tree paper set - it is Paper 8, a lovely white paper with that fantastic snake-skin like texture that Anice has in so many sets - thankfully!!

One thing about crafting that can come hard is how to coordinate papers and as you see you don't have to look to far to create something absolutely stunning. I have to say that the Winter Wedding set is one of the best purple papers that I've seen. What my card doesn't show you, is the lovely, lovely ombre effect on many of the papers. :D I'll leave you for now, but I'll be back next week!

24 July, 2013

All you need is love...

Hello all and a warm sunny wave from me, Sammylou x

It's peak wedding season so I thought I would share with you today a concertina card I made using the fantastic Spring Wedding downloads

I love concertina cards, they are so easy to make but look absolutely stunning when finished. The joy of the download is the fabulous alphas and shapes all ready for you to resize and embellish your card. Now I am not fortunate to have Photoshop so all the alphas are popped into word and resized for the card I am making. And, I can happily state, that if I can manage it, then anyone else will find it a breeze!

And here's the inside of the card:

The papers are so vibrant I like to let them do talking but for a really personalised card you could add photos of the happy couple or images of places dear to their hearts. But as you can see, you really don't need to add a lot to have a card they will be delighted to receive.

As always, we would love to see what you create using Funky Hand products ad it would be lovely if you would join in the fun on our Facebook page. I look forward to seeing where your imagination takes you.

Enjoy the sunshine, love Sammylou xxx

22 July, 2013

Feeling a bit patchy?!!!

Morning everyone!
I wanted to share one of the cards I made the the magazine feature I did a couple of weeks ago today. I popped it on my own blog yesterday so I decided on this zingaliciously bright patchwork card with Funky Hand fans today!!

I really enjoyed making this one and its such a fun way to use up a few scraps! I stuck them all on and the drew some doodley stitches around the edges of each piece.
Here's the instructions if you fancy having a quick go at one....

You will need:
5 different printed papers ( your scrap pieces would be awesome for this card)
plain cardstock cut at 5" x 10"
Score and fold your plain cardstock at 5", this will be your card base.
Cut your biggest piece of paper at 4 7/8" x4 7/8"  and distress the edges using the edge of your scissors.
Cut the other pieces at 1" x 4 5/8", 2 2/8" x 3 4/8",2 2/8" x 2 2/8", 1" x 2 2/8 and again distress all the edges with your scissors.
Adhere them all to your largest piece of paper in the same layout as shown in the picture.

Using a black pen, doodle some faux stitching around the edges of the patchwork pieces.

Huge hugs Lou xxx

20 July, 2013

Scrappy, Itty Bitty Crafting

Hi there, it's Kathy here with the Funky Hand Weekend Inspiration slot!

If you've seen any of my recent posts here and on my own blog, you'll probably be aware that one of my very favourite things at the moment is printing the lovely Funky Hand designs papers out onto textured Bazzill card. After trying this out and liking the results, I went hunting on the internet looking for the best prices, and found there were good deals on buying a pack of 25 sheets at a time. Lets face it, you can never have enough white Bazzill.
A4 packs are available but they were out of stock at the time so I bought 12x12 and cut the extra strip off the side of the sheets.  A little hunt through my printer settings and I found that I could set a custom paper size that meant I could print on the discarded strips too if I cut them in half :)  I just needed to crop the paper designs down to fit and hey presto! no waste at all!

I know I keep banging on about how fab it is to be able to crop and resize Funky Hand papers, but it's true - it may seem daunting at first but it's worth getting to grips with your graphics package and your printer settings because you will soon be customising your Funky stash and really making the most of it all.

Another way to make the most of your print runs is to find ways to use all those itty bitty scraps you end up with.  Using the Bazzill card does mean I want to get the most from every bit of card I print where before I would (shock horror) throw the unused bits away once the pile had grown a bit too high!
So today I'm sharing one of my "Scrappy Cards" - it's actually a lot of fun working out how to make the smallest pieces of paper turn into something pretty - and often I find I like these creations the best.  I really like this card and I hope you do too.

It's just made from 2 sizes of punched hearts and a die cut swirl, cut from some paper left over after I'd made a gift box (I'll show you that in a minute, just to prove it hehe)  I've added some matching satin ribbon from my stash and a pearl also left over from the box-making project.
I didn't stick won the die cut flourish completely - the little "fronds" above the ribbon are all loose from the card and the tiny hearts adhered to them bounce a little when the card is moved.
The flower is made from layers of the punched hearts too 

Materials and Tools
All papers: Funky Hand Winter Wedding collection 
printed onto Bazzill white card.
Pearl inked to match the papers, Ribbon
2cm heart punch, 6mm heart punch, Memory Box Flourish die

As promised, here is a photo of the box project that I was using the left-overs from - it measures about 7cms across at the widest part, and is about 4cms deep.

That's it for this time, thanks for popping by :) 
Don't forget to leave us a message - and you can share your own projects with us by adding a link to your blog via the gadget below

Happy Crafting

18 July, 2013

Some Funky ATC love

Good morning! Tabbatha here today to show you these two super cute ATCs using Anice's wonderful tree houses.

The detail on the houses are just fantastic and they are seriously the perfect size for some fun little ATCs.

I used Where the Fairies Live Number 3 and Number 2. These were such a joy to color up, I can easily imagine a little fairy sitting on the swing below Number 3. :)

And I so can see a little old fairy and his wife sitting all cozy in Number 2! The husband is smoking his pipe by the roaring fire, while the good ol' wifey is knitting some mis-matched socks. :D

I wanted to give a friendly reminder that not only does Funky Hand have some super digital papers that you can do all sorts of crafty things with (like Jackie's recycle post from yesterday!!), but Anice has some fantastic images to add to your  repertoire.

Well, that's all for me today! I'll see you all next week.  Cheers!

17 July, 2013


Good morning all. thanks for visiting the Funky Hand crafty blog.

I have mentioned previously, my mission to reduce my wallets of paper off cuts so I should really have concentrated on that in this post. However our lovely leader, Anice, keeps feasting us with lots of lovely paper collection and digi downloads and it's such a shame not to use them. So on my project today I have used one of each :)

If you have ever need a gift bag at the 12th hour and can't find one, well this is the post for you. It takes about 15 minutes to make and anyone (even non crafters) will be able to find materials to use around the house. Oh and when I mention a bone folder, a spoon handle does just as well! This is my 'make' for this month.
and here is how I made it.
You will need an old (or a new) envelope of any size and it can be used for top opening envelopes too.
Tape down the flap making sure you don't stick the front to the back of the envelope! Then trim approximately 1/2 cm from one of the short sides, this will be your bag opening.

Next you need to score each of the other three sides at 2.5 cm from each edge and fold making sure each fold is crisp using either your bone folder or the back of a spoon. Now is the time to decorate your envelope with whatever you have to hand. I used paper #7 from the new Spring Wedding Collection on the Funky Hand web site www.funkyhand.com
Pop one hand inside the envelope and use the other one to pinch along all of the creases and watch your envelope turn into a gift bag. 
Fold the pointed ends and glue onto the bottom of the bag. I weighed mine down with a punch while it sticks. Fold and tuck in approximately 2.5 cm from the top. Not only does this make the bag look professional, it makes the top a bit sturdier to take the ribbon handles, see next picture
Finish decorating your bag 
I used a selection of die cut flowers and printed off a smaller version of the mug from the        'I'm a  mug for you' download to use as a gift tag. Job done :) I will add this post to my blog too with a couple more pictures.

We would love you to have a go at my tutorial and add it to the linky thingy below so we can come over and take a look. 

See you in a month's time, thanks for dropping by.

Jackie x

14 July, 2013

Good Luck!

Here is a quick card made using the I Love You Sew download papers.  And the best bit is, most of it was made using left over scraps from previous projects!

I've added some faux stitching of my own and carefully cut out some of the letters from the matching alphabet and then added some organza ribbon and embroidery thread to the side for a bit of detail.

And even though there is pink in the collection, the download would make some great male cards too - lots of zig zags!

Don't forget to link up your Funky Hand creation below as we'd love to see what you make!

12 July, 2013

A Little bit of Ombre

The "Ombre" effect is a really big trend all over the place at the moment, and of course the crafting world is in on it too - no doubt you'll have seen lots of cards and other crafting projects that use this fabulous colour gradient effect.

I thought I'd share the card I made for this week's Daring Cardmakers' "Ombre" challenge - because  as soon as I saw the theme, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to show off  Funky Hand's very own Ombre designs - you'll find a few different colourways in the Spring Wedding download collection.  I chose the yellow to orange ombre polka dot paper as it's just fantastic and really cheers me up!  Why don't I use sunny yellows more often - I definitely need to rectify that oversight!

Materials and Tools
All papers: "Spring Wedding" download from Funky Hand
printed onto white Bazzill
Yellowy orange organza ribbon, "upside down" Card Candy, Tiny pearls, Decal sticker sentiment 
EK Success border die
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox die set

That's it, nice and simple - and all thanks to Funky Hand for making my DCM so easy this week!

You can find the Spring Wedding downloads HERE - for just £1.99 you'll get a downloadable set of designs that will bring you bang up to date with current trends! Click the link and you'll also find a gallery of other projects using this set, which is sure to inspire! 

Thanks for visiting

11 July, 2013

Some Funky Circles

Hello hello! It is me, Tabbatha, again and I'm going to show you this fun little card that I made. Now, you might not know, but I really love mixed media and I play in my art journal a lot, so this style comes quite easy to me. It is messy, oh boy it is, but I still love it. The papers here at Funky Hand are so brilliant for this type art. Anice has created some very textural papers that have big bold and beautiful patterns.

To create my card today I used papers from three different paper sets: Rainbow Polkadots, Rainbow Stripey and one single pattern from the Trad Ole Christmas. Now, just because I used colorful papers from three sets, that does not mean you couldn't pull this off with just one set. :)

The flowers are just concentric circles of various sizes that I first spritzed with water, crushed up then let dry. Once the circles were dried I brushed on some watered down gesso and glued it all together. Of course, I finished it off with a brad.

So, there you have it. A fun and easy mixed media type of card that totally utilizes the gorgeous Funky Hand papers! I'll be back next week with another crazy and Funky and messy project.

10 July, 2013


HELLO , and here's my card to you just to say HELLO
I used the HELLO doodleword digital stamp and a lovely backing paper is from the Spring Wedding papers download and I used pro marker to colour the doodleword.
I just love that paper and the way it looks as if it has so much depth so I didn't want to hide it by adding too much to the card.
Remember we would love to see your recent Funky Hand makes
Have a great day
Allison X

07 July, 2013

Paper Weaving

Hope you've had a lovely weekend - the weather has been fantastic and lets hope it lasts!  I've got a quick card to show you, all made with papers from the Summer Wedding download.

To make the weaving, I used some offcuts of thin card, inked the edges with some black ink - worked out the width of each strip and then started weaving!

The flowers are also made with the papers - for the larger flowers I've added a smaller one inside and then glued seed beads to the centre.  A bit of faux stitching around the main panel and the card is complete!

It was quite a quick card to make, or it would have been if the glue had dried quicker on the flowers!

Don't forget to link up your own Funky Hand creations - we do like to see them!

05 July, 2013

Mr and Mrs

Hi everyone, I hope you are all OK.

I'd like to say a huge hello and welcome to Tabbatha, I'm really looking forward to working with her :)
So, my card.....well I actually made it a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post it on here.
I used a Tattered Lace heart die cut cut with white pearlescent card  and boy oh boy was it fiddly to get all the little bits out. The die belongs to the lady next door, she often brings things like that round to show me then leaves them here for a couple of days so that I can play, thank you Elaine :) I won't be buying it as I wouldn't use it often enough.

Anyway, back to my card. I printed the Mr & Mrs digital stamp onto a piece of yellow spotty left over card and then cut it out so I could fit it inside the heart. I finished the card with a rose made from a new Framelits die (this one is mine :)) and cut from another piece of left over paper, a punched butterfly and a sentiment rub on.

Thanks for dropping by. Don't forget that we are also on Facebook so you can post your projects even if you don't have a blog. If you're not on Facebook why not email a picture of your work to Anice or Lou (who is now Mrs DT boss) and I'm sure they won't mind popping the picture up for you.

Jackie x

04 July, 2013

Welcoming Tabbatha to our team :)

Hiyah everyone!!

We have some exciting news to share with you here at Funky Hand!! we have a gorgeous new teamie who joined us last week but we have been keeping her to ourselves!! he he he!!!!

We are always on the look out for new Funkettes and Tabbatha's blog shouted at us!!!

Here's a few words from Tabbatha so I don't do all the talking!!!...

Hello everyone! I'm Tabbatha from The Zadis Project and am super excited to be apart of this wonderfully creative team. I'm a HUGE fan of all things hybrid, I use lots of hybrid design papers in my creations. Who doesn't love the lack of space that is taken up by digital papers? :D Earlier in the year I had a chance to use some of Anice's wonderful papers, which I had a lot of fun with so this is really a fantastic fit.

I hope to bring something a little different to the show as well, although with that being said isn't that exactly what each one of us tries to do as well? :D I'm excited and I hope you will be pleased with everything I put forth. Thanks!!

Oh, here is a little something, something that I whipped up. 

I created this baby using the I love Sew papers and the awesome A Hug in a Mug digital stamp. You know that whole trend using chevrons for everything? Yeah...I'm totally on that train and Anice doesn't disappoint. I used two different chevron papers from the I Love Sew for the background and the mug itself. The horizontal strips are seriously just a piece of the I Love Sew papers. It has this really cool faux stitching and the stripes were just perfect to compliment the chevrons.

To add dimension, I 3D paper pieced the  A Hug in a Mug digital stamp.  I tell you what, these mugs are PERFECT for 3D paper piecing.

Thanks again for having me. - Love Tabbatha!

So please join us in welcoming Funkette Tabbatha to our team!!!

03 July, 2013

Mono chrome Thank You.

Hello, and welcome to the Get Funky and Craft Blog.  The card I'm going to share with you today is one I created for last months (June) Creative Crafting Magazine.  I wanted to share it with you to show that your cards don't have to have lots of colour to make an impact on the person receiving it.

Here it is..

I created this using a white 6" x 6" white base card.  The papers are from the Funky Hand, Salt and Pepper download collection.  I knew I wanted to add Card Candi and I decided to add them in a circle but the circle would be partially covered up by the rest of the card elements.  To do this, before I started making the card I drew a circle in pencil on the white base card.  I actually used a roll of ribbon that was the right size! But you can use whatever you like to make the initial circle.

Then I added all the other card elements.  Once they were glued down and dry I then spaced out my Candi along the exposed pencil lines.The Card Candi used on this card was Ritz.

I added them to the card using double sided foam pads. I needed to cut the foam pads I used into half but it was simple to use my craft knife to do this.  Then I rubbed out the pencil line.  With the Candi added on foam pads getting in between them when rubbing out the pencil was easy as they moved away a little so the erasure could get nicely in between.

The topper for this card was made using the Doodlewords Thank You digital stamp.  The great thing about these digital stamps is that you can match the colours perfectly to the papers or embellishments you choose to use.

As the backing papers are back and white I coloured this digital stamp with Promarker colours, black, Cool Grey 1 and Cool Grey 4.  The white was obviously the white of the card that I printed the digi on.

I hope that this post has given you a little inspiration.  As always we would love to hear from you and to see any cards that you create using any Funky Hand product or even things you were inspired to create from the things you have read about on this blog.

Share your cards on the linky below and let us all see and visit your blog if you have one.  Don't be put off if you don't have a blog or are not sure how to add your picture.  You can send the picture to me on the contact us email contact at funkyhand.com and I'll sort out popping it on here for you.

Oh, by the way must share with you where I got the idea for this card from. It is a sketch from Kathys Waffle Sketch File.This one is from the The June Sketch. Pop over there and get some wonderful sketch ideas.

Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your creations.
Anice xx