Sunday, 30 January 2011

Funky Hand time!!!

HURRAY!!! the launch day has finally arrived!!! The new CD "Craft the Year Away" was launched this morning on Create and Craft and is now available on the Funky Hand website.

You are going to love the cd it is amazing, I played with it for hours!! There are 12 colour collections, one for each month lol

Here are a wee lookie at my samples for the cd :o)
Using Febraury's papers

the ribbon and buttons coordinate with the November Rain set

Another November Rain card

the door hanger is a template on the cdKept my favourite til last, this wee bot is just fabulous!!

All the images are from the cd and can be coloured or not :o) You should definetely get yourself over to Funky Hand and buy this cd asap cos I really don't see it lasting long

Monday, 24 January 2011

First InStyle Stamps DT card!!!

Isn't this wee birdie so cute?? I fell in love with him straight away! He is called "Whirly" and will be available here soon. I made the sentiment on the pc as it was what came to mind when I saw the image lol.

The papers I have used are Funky Hand Hearts and Flowers download, the flowers come ready to print and I have simply cut them out and layered them. A few flat pearls and a gem brad et voila as the French would say :o)

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Allsorts want men!!

Well don't we all lol

Have had a busy crafty week but can't share any of it yet!!! Yep I've had a lovely week playing with the next Funky Hand cd. OOOOOOHHH you are gonna love it, it's lush and full of inspiration

So anyway onto Allsorts, this week is my theme and I have picked a card/project for a man/boy. We are sponsored this week by Some Odd Girl. This little monkey is called Swinging Ollie and he's just too cute so I had to have him!!

Image: from Some Odd Girl, coloured with promarkers
Sentiment: from pc
Papers: Dovecraft
Swirly branches: from the prize I won at Daring Card Makers, they are by Flourish with a Bling
Eyelets: dovecraft

I am entering a couple of challenges with this card:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp ~ sketch
Spoonfull of Sugar ~ Blue and Green
Creative Card Crew ~ For men
Fab n Funky ~ Animal Magic

Can't wait to come see all your fabby dabby makes :o)

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Allsorts 86

Morning all and wow where has the week gone? Saturday already :o)

This week at Allsorts Kirsten has set a colour challenge: Teal Blue and Brown

Image: Tilda Coloured with Promarkers

Paper, pearls and ribbon: from stash

Sentiment: SU

card cut with lacy circles nesties (fabby christmas present!)


Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Something new (my new nesties)

Claudia & Co ~ Shaped Card

Just Magnolia ~ my favourite things (pearls, new nesties and tilda)

Friday, 14 January 2011

where has the week gone??

I have no idea where the week has gone, its Friday already and I haven't had much chance to craft this week, mainly due to my little monkey man having a few restless nights this week, I think he has another tooth coming in bless him it always seems to get him up in the nights when he's teething. And when I am short of sleep I have no energy/enthusiasm for crafting!!

seeing as I haven't any cardage to show (until tomorrow of course lol) I thought I would show the cross stitch I made for our newest grand daughter Maisie's first Christmas. It has been a loooong time since I did any cross stitching and oh wow I had to concentrate......not such a great thing for me in the evenings after a day with the monkey man LOL But concentrate I did and got it finished and framed.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

and the news is....

Some of you may have seen on the Funky Hand blog that there was a dt call and my news is that I have been picked to join it!!! I was doing a happy dance when I got the email from Anice and I am so excited to be joining the fabby dabby team :o)

We're all freezing our backsides off here in the panda household, the temps here have dropped again and the roads are treacherously icy! YUK! Normally the cold weather would mean plenty of crafty time but my wee monkey man has been unsettled at nights the last week or so and I just haven't got the energy to get the crafty stash out! Sad I know and something I am planning on rectifying tomorrow as soon as the wee monster is in bed for his lunchtime nap :o)

Hope you are all well and keeping warm n cosy :o)

Sunday, 9 January 2011


OMG OMG OMG OMG I got some fantastic news today but I can't share it just this space!!!

There is one very excited Panda here in cold wintry Kingussie :o)

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Allsorts 85 fancy folds

Morning all and Happy Saturday to you all! We have a wee smattering of snow here but it is threatening more......typical school goes back on Monday, knowing my luck the heating will be broken again and Lily will be home for longer (OH joy)

This week at Allsorts the gorgeous Emma is challenging you to use a fancy fold on your base card. Now I have to admit this made me a bit worried, its been a long time since I used anything other than a square card!!! But once I got into it I quite enjoyed it.....not that I'll be making one again in a hurry or anything lol but it was a fun afternoon lol
The papers are all Funky Hand Salt and Pepper download, ribbon and purple cardstock is SU as is the celebrate sentiment, the flowers are Papermania I think, the packaging is missing so I could be wrong, have had them for years. I also used the lacy circles nestie dies I got for Christmas oooohhh I am loving them they are gorgeous :o)
Hope you'll come and join us this week

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

card for Lily's friend

Hello all how are we all this fine.....erm what day of the week is it? ugh I hate when the school holidays are on and I don't what day it is lol One thing I do know is that it is Lily's friends birthday today. I love making girlie cards like this and Nia is certainly and girlie girl lol

Image: Magnolia

Papers: free from a magazine

cardstock: SU

doily, flowers and ribbon: from stash

buttons: SU

Also used: lacy circle nestie

Challenges ~

Stamp Something ~ Something with glitter

Just Magnolia ~ Anything Goes

Oldie but a Goodie ~ Sketch

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge ~ Buttons and Bows

Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes added extra of "lace"

Hope you are all well and keeping warm, it has started to snow tonight so expecting to wake to a whiteout.

thankyou at Allsorts

This week at Allsorts Fleur has set the theme of "thankyou". I have made this card for a friend of mine, she's not really a girly colour lover so used this lovely rich green card to back it. The pattern is from Parchmentcraft Magazine, its an old one. I have made this one a few times as I just love it. I had forgotten how long these parchment cards take to make! I started it on Friday and didn't get it finished properly and mounted til Sunday night. I should have taken the pic and posted it yesterday but we had a lot of visitors so I just didn't get round to it

Hope you will come and join us :o)

Monday, 3 January 2011

Some good news

Hello all and I hope that 2011 is treating you well so far. We had a quiet New Year, hard not to with two little ones lol

I got some good news on New Years Eve.....actually it was after 12 so was officially New Years Day and that is that I have been chosen to join the DT at Instyle Stamps!! For the next three months I will be a chicklet :o) There are 10 other fabby crafters on the chicklet team with me and I am delighted to be working with them for the next few months.

I am so excited I can't wait to get started :o)

Saturday, 1 January 2011

2011 already howd that happen??

Seriously, how did 2011 sneak up on me? one minute I was getting organised for Christmas the next it was Alfie's birthday and now New Year!!

The kids had a really lovely Christmas day, Alfie didn't really know what was going on but he had a fab time with the wrapping paper and empty boxes :o)

With today being the 1st of the month it is a new challenge over at Penny Black at Allsorts and this month I am being a guest designer :o) The theme is "All you need is love" As I was so busy making notebooks for all of Lily's friends she pipes up on Christmas Eve......mummy are you making one for me for Christmas? I have no idea why not but it didn't even occur to me to make one for her lol So I knocked this up on christmas eve, the image is Penny Black "Gone Shopping", paper is a scrap, I used the cuttlebug to cut the photo corners and the ribbon slider. pearls etc all from stash.

I do hope you will stop by and join in this month, there are six fabulous stamps up for grabs this month and a date for your diary......on the 15th of January there will be a blog hop, it is certainly going to be a good one :o)