Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Simple baby card

ooops its been so long since I posted anything.......this year so far has been a sickly one!  We started the year with Alfie having a chest infection on his birthday, I had been struggling with a stubborn cough too over Christmas and New Year.  Now 3 months later.......I have had antibiotics for a chest infection, then steroids as the cough wasn't shifting and I am struggling to breathe so I am now getting tested for asthma to top it all off!...... and poor Alfie has another chest infection.  In between that we've have Alfie and Lily down with sickness bugs too.  Am seriously thinking of crafting myself an "unclean" bell for the front door!

I thought I would share this REALLY simple card with you today.  There is a wee sneaky peek at a new digi image from Anice, but it's nice and small and hopefully Anice won't notice and smack my wrists too much haha!

I used the Rainbow Polkadots papers.  I do love polkadots.  I drew round my double sided tape roll once on each sheet.  Once cut out, I cut them in half.  One half becomes the base of the pram, then cut the other in half again to make the hood.  Two small circles (I drew round my pritt stick lid this time....technical stuff here!) for the wheels.  It looked a wee bit bare so I found a wee sliver of pink ribbon and coloured it purple with a promarker to edge the base of the pram.  Then a small tag made with the BABY word digi image and it was done!

Anyone who knows me knows I do like a nice simple card, and this one is perfect for a last minute card, as it really doesn't take long to make.  You can also make it more fancy if you have the time :)

I also made a wee tag to go with this card.  It is paper pieced with the same polkadot paper, and just a few wee added pearls.

We'd love you to share any Funky Hand makes you've been making, either on the Get Funky and Craft blog or on the Funky Hand Facebook page.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Valentine's Choccies

Valentine's Day tomorrow! I am sure the mad advertising on tv and everyhwere else has not escaped your attention lol 
Ian and I don't do much in the romace department for Valentines Day if I am honest, but I usually get the old man a sweetie or two and a card.  This year I thought the new download from Funky Hand, Just for Jen was perfect for a bit of Valentine's craftiness.  I chose the grey paper cos it's perfect for Ian, he's not much of a hearts and flowers type.  Red always goes so well with grey, plus it matched the heart Choccies so had to go with that.

The box was a little one I got from ikea ages ago.  They come plain white for decorating and are perfect for us crafters. I cut a swirl for behind the heart, the sentiment was done on the pc.  The narrow ribbon was one of those most annoying loops found inside almost every top I buy these days! I cut them out and put them straight in my craft stash. 

The Choccie hearts were from poundland (shhh don't tell hubby). Sadly not all the Choccies would fit in and there was one lonely wee heart left all on its ownsome...........not for long though I soon put it out of its misery.  Since I made the box though I have in fact given the choccies to Lily to give for Valentine's Day!  She has a wee boyfriend at school and he gave her a lovely teddy and card on Monday and seeing as she is now off school for the rest of the week for half term we literally had Monday night to get something for her to give him.  So I sacrificed Ian's choccies for young love.......awwwwww

SO best get out to poundland for more choccies eh?

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Wiccababes giveaways

The gorgeous Wiccababe is doing a week of giveaways this week to celebrate her birthday. Apparently it was a big birthday.......must have been her 21st I reckon ;)

So head over to her page this week for 6 chances to win some fabby letraset products

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Spring Colours for Get Funky and Craft

It is my turn to share over at Get Funky and Craft.  I have been lacking in mojo somewhat lately and haven't made anything for a while.  I made a few Christmas cards, but just for close friends and family.  But I have made a resolution/challenge to get back into my craft room and get busy!
So to start myself off I have made a card for a friend at work.  No cutie pie images for her, she's not really that kind of gal, so thought I would go with the sentiment as the focal point.  I love these papers from the Happy Happy Birthday cd, the collection is Winter Birthday.  I love the spring colours in this stripy paper.  I made the sentiment with the write on the cd, fab for matching the colour to the paper.
Flower, leaves, ribbon and charm all from stash.
Phew that's the first card of the year done.........if anyone sees my mojo send her home would you? lol

Friday, 30 November 2012

Funky Inks Blog Hop!

Hop hop hop Good Morning!!! Yes today is the day.......the Funky Hand and Tiddly Inks Blog hop woop woop!!

Yes today the gorgeous Anice from Funky Hand and us Funkettes have come together with the fabby Christy from Tiddly Inks and the super talented design team girlies to give you a fantastic blog hop.  You should have come to me from the lovely Alyce and if you didn't then please check out the blog hop order below to make sure you don't miss anyone.

I have been a Funkette for a couple of years now and I have to say I still love it as much now as I did when I first started, in fact even more lol.  I love Anice's gorgeous papers, and best of all as they are digi papers they are so different and you're not left with papers you'll never use.....bonus for us space-conscious girlies!  And living where craft shops are as rare as hen's teeth I do most of my craft shopping online and with digi downloads there is that instant gratification that is so fabulous lol.  Like many I was wary of digi stamps to start with, but now I just love them, I love how you can make them any size you want without losing any quality.

SO now here is my card made specially for the blog hop made with Roboto image from Tiddly Inks which also comes with a digi paper of the balloons, I used it to decorate the inside of the card, but I forgot to take a pic (oops).  The stripy paper is from the Rainbow Stripey Stripes download from Funky Hand.  I coloured wee Roboto with 2 shades of grey Promarkers.  My sentiment was printed on the pc.  It's a kinda simple card, but anyone who has visited my blog before will know I like simple!

So now you need to hop onto the gorgeous Dilyana's blog. Make sure you leave a comment on all the blogs to make sure we know you have hopped everywhere (we'll be checking lol) and you will have the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at Funky Hand or $20 to spend at Tiddly Inks.......what more could you want?

Here's the blog hop order in case you've got a wee bit lost :)

Enjoy the hoppy hop :)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Christmas is all about the kids

It's my turn to host the challenge over at Get Funky today :)  As usualy I struggled to come up with a theme, but seeing as most of us will have at least started on the C word preparations I decided to go with

Christmas is all about the kids

You can enter as many times as you like and can combine with as many challenges as you like.  AND you get the chance to win the Funky Hand download of you choice.  Simples as the wee meerkat says :)

As always our one and only rule at Get Funky is that you need to use at least item from Funky Hand on your creation.  There are loads of scrummy craft cds and downloads available on the Funky Hand website.  Especially the new O Come All Ye Crafters downloads.

For those who are new to Funky Hand and don't have any Funky Hand stash there is a Funky Freebie backing paper available on the website  :)                    
My card for this month was made using the  Santa Baby download.  The image is from the 12 Crafters Crafting cd.  The topper of the card detaches to become a Christmas Tree decoration.

I do hope you will come and join in with the Get Funky fun this month. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


This month over at Get Funky the fabby dabby Lou has set the challenge of


I have made this one for a friend to give at a wedding.  I have used the easy peasy lemon squeezy wordbook tab on the Wishes and Kisses cd and the paper collection is Hello Baby.  For me the fact that you can personalise them so much is why I love wordbooks - you could have mr&mr or mrs&mrs if you need to, I bet those kinds of cards are hard to find! 

For those who don't have any of the Funky Hand cds or downloads Anice has made a fantastic Funky Freebie so you can still join in.  This month it is a set of letters so you can cut them out and add them to strips of card to make a wordbook.......simples.

As always the prize is the download of your choice, maybe if you've caught the Wordbook bug you can download one of the gorgeous wordbook downloads, there are plenty to choose from and even some Christmas ones (I know I know I'm sorry!!)

Please remember our 1 rule is to use a Funky Hand item on your wordbook