30 July, 2014

A Fading Home

Good Morning- wonder if the title was a bit of a give away- New Home card using Fading Beauty papers (A Fading Home!!)

A wonderful collection of papers that good enough to eat  and a bargain at only £2.99
Have a great day


25 July, 2014

Forgotten Funkies...Rainbow Polka Dots........

Good Morning everyone!!!
Its the time of month again for our 'Forgotten Funkies' showcase!!! and each month our fabulous Funkettes will be here on our blog showing off some new makes with our older downloads. 

Rainbow Polkadots downloadable backing papers.Today's showcase is centered all around the dashingly dotty 'Rainbow Polkadots' download. Just look at these stunning papers, 26 of them in some stunning colour schemes, just right for these gorgeous sunny days!! so they are most definitely too good to be forgotten!!!
So that's enough of my wafflies - you want to see what our gorgeous girls have come up with don't you?

ok, ok here they are.......


Ruth - Also using Our Betty - Your Special Day acrylic stamp set

24 July, 2014

Some Coaster Fun


It's Debbie here with something a little bit different - well it is for me anyway! I stepped out of my comfort zone and had a play with some coasters that I'd got through the post. To decorate my coasters I used: Memories in Sepia

1. I chose the papers I wanted to use and took them and the Full of beans digital stamp into my graphics program and printed them out.

2. I glued the papers onto the coasters and cut out the latte mugs and added the names onto the labels, then glued them all down.

3. I added some distress ink around the edges then to protect the coasters I sprayed some varnish onto them to protect them.

That's all from me today.Don't forget that we're on Facebook
as well as having a new facebook page called Funky Hand Crafting. We'd love to see any of your Funkyhand creations so please don't hold back.You can add your pics to the facebook pages or in the comments under this post.We need your link though so we can visit you and leave a comment.

Big Hugs Debbie x

07 July, 2014

Well Hello There Baby!

It's Kathy here today with a cute shaped card idea you might like to try.  If you've got the Colour Me Happy CD then you're bound to have spotted the fab elephant design I used as the template - but don't forget, you can use any of the CD or Download paper collections to  print the papers you need.

I love this cute elephant image from Funky Hand and have used it to make a fair few cards since it appeared on the Colour Me Happy CD a few years ago now. 
It's great to use as a fun Get Well Soon card and I've often used it as with this one, to welcome a new baby.  For some reason I always seem to make a shaped card with this image. maybe because it's such a clean, simple design - perfect for someone who isn't particularly neat at cutting out!

To begin with I printed the spotty patterned paper directly onto a sheet of A4 card, using the "fir to page" option, I turned the card over and chose a plainer design to print on what would be the inside of my card, using the same setting.
Next I cropped the flower design so that there were just a few of the flowers and resized so that each flower would be about 6cm across - this was just done by guesswork.  Again I printed the reverse using a plainer design.
Print job no 3 was to resize the spotty pattern so that it just took up half a sheet of the same A4 card -
The final printing task was to select the elephant image and "put" it onto the workspace on the CD, then expand the image to fill as much as possible of the lower half of the workspace.  As the full workspace is equivalent to a piece of A4 you can get a good idea how big the print will be.
This was printed and used as a cutting template for the elephant.

I cut around the paper copy of the elephant leaving a little margin all around the edge, then folded the A4 card in half and paper-clipped the paper copy in place - making sure to have the top lying above the fold so that you don't end up with just two, un-joined elephant shapes ;)

I used the A5 piece with the smaller dots just to cut out the head section and glued in place leaving the ear section unstuck, and also the part of the trunk where the ends of the wires will be hidden and sealed safely away

Then I used some black card just to cut the eyelashes piece from the template

For the flowers I cut around a couple of the flower shapes and punched some 1.5cm circles from some of the spare card for the flower centres, and some slightly larger circles to cover the ends of the wire on the reverse.
If you like using card candy, but end up being over-run by packets of the stuff,  try making your own, perfectly matching, in-the-size-you-want candy: Use craft punches, die cuts  (lots of dies have circles as part of the die cut) etc to cut the circle you need, from exactly the part of a design you want to use (like the spotty one in the centre of the green flower), next simply rub an embossing ball tool on the reverse to create the domed shape.

The wires are twirled around a bamboo skewer, leaving a few cms at each end  plain  for fixing in place. I'm a bit paranoid about  making sure the ends are all made into tight, flat spirals (using pliers) and glued into pieces of paper or card  before they are attached to the project - then I add a "cover" of a piece of card to keep everything in place and tidy.  On the trunk of this project the wire are concealed and glued with a strong glue inside the two layers of card.

Finally I made a little notice for the elephant to hold by printing the sentiment, cutting it out at an angle and adding it  to another piece of scrap card.  The ribbon bow just hides and neatens where the wires go inside the elephant's trunk sections.

I used:
Elephant Image from Colour Me Happy CD
Paper designs from Colour Me Happy CD
300gsm white card
Black Bazzill
Green wire
Very narrow pink ribbon

I hope you like it - remember, if you make anything using FH goodies, or following the ideas we post here we would REALLY love to see them!

Happy Crafting