30 August, 2014

FLASH SALE:All Funky Hand CDs £1.00 each.

Hello all!

Anice here. I headed into the stockroom yesterday and started a 'good old' clean out!  While I was in there I decided to have a Flash Sale.  So, all the Funky Hand CD ROMs that are available on the Funky Hand website are, for a short time, just £1.00 each.

All the CDs are included Papercraft Factory and the Original CDs.  If you have any gaps in your Funky Hand CD collection then now is the time to fill them. 

There are only a few copies allocated to the sale for each CD, some more than others depending on the stock numbers..so when those allocated copies have gone..they are gone!

See you over on the website
Anice xx

29 August, 2014

Forgotten Funkies...Steam Funk...

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. 

Today's showcase is centred all around the gorgeously funky and zingy 'Steam Funk' download. Just look at these delectably grungy papers, 17 of them and 4 digi stamps (2 of them sentiments)  in delicious browns and creams with the most awesome text papers we have seen for a while!! 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.......

Steam Funk downloadable backing papers.

Also used the "Bot-fire away" digi stamp.


27 August, 2014

Making the most of your digital stamps..

Hi everyone, Anice here for my turn to share some pearls of wisdom from Funky Hand Land!  Well, wisdom might be a bit of an overstatement.. lets get on to the blog post eh?!!

I have heard quite a few times from crafters about buying digital stamps or even regular stamps that once they have used them a couple of times they don't use them again because all their toppers look the same if they do.  I got thinking about this and thought I'd share an idea I had for an image that I drew recently for on my friends birthday card.

Here is the image, it's not a digital stamp yet, maybe I'll release it..what do you think?

So, here is the image coloured for on my friends card. All pretty and pastel and happy.

Here it is on her card..

Then I went about using the same image in a completely different way..

Now, I'm no amazing colourer so this is just to give you an idea but this time I coloured it as if it was night and the street lamp was just lighting up a bit of the street.  Add a different sentiment and the same image can go onto a very different card. Maybe to a friend or family member who is having a tough time.

So, don't think that once you have coloured a new stamp or digital stamp a couple of times it is ready to be put at the back of the drawer or archived on you PC drive.  Take a look at it and try to think of different ways you could colour it and mount it to give it a completely different use.

I hope that this post has got you thinking differently about your images.  Let me know what you think in the comments.  Also let us know what sort of posts you would like to see on the Get Funky Blog it would be great to hear your ideas.

Until next time
Anice xx 

23 August, 2014

Marleen DT - Georgie Love Banner.

Hi guys..

Its my turn to share some inspiration

For this month I have had a play with "Georgie Love Banner" digi stamp and the
"I heart you" digital papers.

This card is very simply. I covered my card blank with a sheet form the "I heart you" papers. Then die cut my house and added on top. I Printed my greeting, also form the "I heart you" collection, as well as my "Georgie love banner" image, whick I coloured with promarkers.
Borh added to my card with a spot of pinflair. Last I added the bow, and voila.. Done..

A very simple card, but I think it came out really well.
And that is all from me for this time.
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments left behind.

20 August, 2014

A little bit of Minty Madness


It's Debbie here with a card I put together yesterday. With some of my left over  papers from the Funkyhand Minty-Madness paper download as well as 1 sheet printed out.
You know I like to use my scraps up. This paper download is on offer at £1 at the moment as well as many others so don't miss out and check out the rest of the gorgeous digital papers and digital stamps over at Funkyhand.

I wanted to put my dies to full use and my diddy little butterfly punch. This was great fun to make. 
So why don't you get out your lovely papers - Funkyhand of course!!!! and have some fun.
I don't always have a plan to work from - it's very rare actually and let your creativity loose.

We'd love you to share your Funkyhand makes with us either by leaving us a link to your blog in the comments or on our Facebook page.

That's all from me for now.Thanks for popping by.

Hugs Debbie x

17 August, 2014

A special offer that you don't want to miss

Hi everyone!
I'm really excited to tell you about the special offer that is on over on my website.  I'm having a bit of a clear up and I thought it might be nice to offer you all a really great offer while I'm working on the nightmare that is my stockroom! So, here it is..

Yep, every downloadable collection and digital stamp on www.funkyhand.com is only £1.00! It's not going to be available forever of course.  Everything will go back to it's normal price on Friday 22nd August at midnight.  So there isn't too much time to waste.

When you think that some of the wordbook downloads are priced a £4.59 there are some serious deals to be had!  Am I mad?  I must be, but not for long!!

Grab a few deals while you can.
Anice xx

16 August, 2014

Sleigh Ride in Summer


It's Kathy here today and I'd like to share something I made this week using a new die and my fabulous Funky Hand stash.

Since becoming the proud owner of an eBosser machine, the world of A4 dies and embossing folders has been opened to me and I recently got my hands on a fab die for making a really neat gift bag. 
 The finished bag is 12cm wide. 18cm high and  7cm deep - so plenty of room for goodies in there!

As this is a big die making a good sized box, you need to cut the die twice and you need 2 sheets of A4 paper - so what better way to give the die a test run than with some Funky Hand designs.

Do you recognise these papers?
I chose to use "Sleigh Ride" which was one of the 2013 Christmas lines.  A little bit "left field" for crafting in the middle of August, I know, but I love these colours and several of the designs are not really Christmassy at all - it's such a shame not to use them for other projects, don't you think?

So I printed two copies of the gorgeous spotty pattern onto some white Bazzill card (any sturdy paper or thin card would do), plus another sheet to make the striped "border", the bow, gift card and flower decoration. As I knew both sides of the tag, bow and flower would be seen I printed on both sides of the card I needed to make these.
Then it was just a case of doing the die cuts and sticking it all together. 
I used one of the bits of waste (from the hole in the handle) to make a closure for the bag.
The bow and the tag come in the die package.
The bow is clever as its just one piece and you fold it up to create the bow.
I cut the tag twice, then tied the two pieces together with some seam binding.  I punched a tiny heart in the corner of the top piece
The flower is made with 5 punched flowers  here's a closer look at the decorative bit:

"Sleigh Ride"  download from  Funky Hand
Paper or card for printing
Gift Bag with bow and tag; A4 die form Xcut 
SU Blossom punch, Tiny heart punch
Seam Binding or Ribbon

The bag was so quick to make and using Funky Hand papers means bags and boxes look great even before you start decorating them! 
I'm thinking this would look fab in the gorgeous deep blue shades of the Winter Wedding collection for a more masculine gift wrapping.  I have the lovely pin striped papers in mind, but I just need to figure out a more manly decoration that a bow and a flower and then give it a try.
That's it for now - I'm off to print out those Winter Wedding papers and
 have a go - if you pop by my blog sometime soon, you might find that I actually got it done ;) 
Stranger things happen at sea.....as my Grandad used to say.

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Happy Funky Crafting

13 August, 2014

Tammy DT - Button Babies

Morning all, Tammy here, this is my funky hand inspiration post. 
Today I have used papers from the fabulous Button Babies papers, and the image is of course Button Baby Girl. I love both the image and the papers, they are so cute!! The sentiment is computer generated and I added a button and a small charm along with some satin ribbon. The image I coloured in using Gimp, I used the papers to add different sections to the pram and the hair bow on the cute image! 

Thats all from me today! 

Thanks for looking.