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

Monday, 3 September 2012

daisy time.......

Anice at Funky Hand has released a fantastic new download called Daisy Day It's £3.49 and includes 20 papers, upper and lower case alphabets, and some daisy digi images. Now where else would you get all that for £3.49?

I loved the golden colour of this paper. The flower is cut from another sheet, and the butterfly comes from the Flutterby Flowers download.


Crafty Cardmakers ~ Things with Wings

Make it Monday~ Anything Goes
Paper Pretties ~ make a square card

Crafters Companion Monthly challenge ~ Gold

As soon as I think of daisies I think of this pic of my wee Lily, she is almost 9 now, but in this pic she is almost 2. We were out for a walk and she picked soooo many daisies lol. To make this 12x12 scrapbook page I stitched the squared on to look like patchwork. Awwwww isn't my bairn cute???


Ladybug Crafts ~ Anything goes

Catered Crop~ Pink

Monday, 20 August 2012

Anything Goes at Funky Hand

Ok I have been a rrrrreeeeaaaaalllllyyyy bad blogger haven't I?  I need a slapped hand.........  With it being the school holidays every spare minute apart from working was spent with the kids trying to dodge the showers and find some fun stuff to do.  Luckily Lily went back to school last week so hopefully normal service should be resumed soon lol
This month at Get Funky the lovely lou has set an easy peasy lemon squeezy theme of "Anything Goes Using Funky Hand"  How simple is that? Anything you can think of so long as it uses a Funky Hand item on it!! And if you haven't got any Funky Hand stash then Anice has made a lush freebie paper click here to download it.

My card was made with the gorgeous jaquard paper from the Wishes and Kisses cd rom. The image is also on the cd.  This has to be my favourite paper on the cd and wow it looks lush in all the different colours, there's one perfect for any occassion.  I love the cream lace I used on this card, in fact as I have very little left you might never see it again......I am scared to finish it lol

Please remember we only have one rule at get Funky ~ to use at least one Funky Hand item on your make.  The prize is the download of your choice, and as you know there are loads to choose from!

Go to the Get Funky page and click on the blue froggy to enter your creation, or if you don't have a blog why not enter through the Funky Hand facebook page  Just like I said........easy peasy lemon squeezy

Amanda xxx


Di's Digis Designs ~wedding/anniversary
Crafty Catz ~ Animals
Sweet Stampin ~ weddings/ anniversaries
ATCs and cards wih attitude ~lace/anything goes
Totally papercrafts~ inspired by a song...(I'm getting married in the morning)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The big 60!!

The lovely Jackie is in the hot seat this month over and Get Funky and she has set you a challenge of "Just a number"  Basically there must be a number on it, text is ok but images are banned this month!!

For my sample I have made a wodbook for my step dad's big birthday in a few weeks.  It will actually be his birthday card so not exactly a wordbook.  He is a huge Dunfermline Athletic fan so I just had to use the team colours and they just happen to be a combo I love.  I used the Wishes and Kisses cd and the fab wordbook maker that is just so simple to use :o)

As always the only rule at Get Funky is to use a Funky Hand product on your creation.  We don't mind what you make, how many challenges you enter with it and what else you use on the item, but if there's not a Funky Hand paper or image on it then you won't be entered into the prize draw for the Download of your choice from the Funky Hand website (and there is a new scrummy download coming soon so you really don't want to miss that!)  To make this open to all Anice provides a free paper every month especially with the challenge in mind and it is available to download here
Can't wait to see what you make for this month's challege :o)

Amanda x

Saturday, 23 June 2012

sketchy love at Get Funky

Anice has made a fabby dabby sketch for us this month at Get Funky  I do love a good sketch, card just seem to make themselves when you have a really good sketch to follow :o)

I used the new Wishes and Kisses cd for the papers and images on my card, it really is a fantastic cd, something for everything on there!!  The hearts have some glossy accents on to make them stand out a wee bit, the ribbon and flowers are from stash as are the heart gems.

Don't where the time has gone this last few weeks, there seems to have been no time for crafting or blogging :(  Thats work for you eh? Back later with some more bits from the new cd :)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Polkadots and flowers

WOW isn't this weather just stunning?  I got a wee smidgen burnt yesterday in the garden, you'd think I would know by now to not stay out so long wouldn't you?  Anyway, over at Get Funky the theme is:
"Polkadots and Flowers"

I have made a new home card for some friends who have just moved.  The paper is from the Craft the Year Away cd, the template for the easel card is from 12 crafters crafting and the image is a wee sneaky peek from the new Funky Hand cd coming out later this month.......sshhhh don't tell the boss I showed you though ok?

Its another fabby day today so I am off to see about doing something with the kidlets :o)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Testing testing

Have just downloaded blogger for my phone and thought I'd better try it out :-)

Here's a couple of new pics of the kids. It's been a while since I shared any

Sunday, 6 May 2012

a wee fairy

We had a 2nd birthday party to go to today (who says I don't have a social life? LOL)  One of Alfie's little friends from toddler group, Jessica.  I made this card with Lili of the Valley die cut fairy, I used 2 to layer them up, and put extra pads under the wings so they stand out even more, not that the picture shows it that well.  I also used my beloved Martha Stewart punch, some flowers and pearls from stash and a wee flutterby charm.  The sentiment is also Lili of the Valley.

Oldie But Goodie ~ die cuts and punches (had the die cuts for ages)
Creative Card Crew ~ ribbon
Papertake Weekly ~ anything goes
Simon Says ~ birthday
Willow Sketchie ~ sketch
Fussy & Fancy ~ butterflies/ribbon/punches
Lili's Little Fairies ~ anything goes

not much on the telly tonight so planning a wee crafty time once the kids are in bed :o)

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Simply Sentimental

Morning from a quite sunny Scotland!!  I know I know I am making all of you with rain a bit sick, but lets face it how often do we Scots get to say its sunnier here than in the South?  So I am gonna enjoy it lol

Over at Get Funky the theme this month is "Get Sentimental".  Debs wants the sentiment to take centre stage on your creation so Anice has made a great freebie with a few different sentiments, perfect for all occassions. 

I have to admit this was in fact a challenge for me!  I am so used to having my image and papers all picked out before I start my card.  So I decided to keep it simple and I used the funky freebie (available here).  Both the sentiment and the stripy paper are on the freebie. 

Only one rule at Get Funky and its quite simple really, you need to use at least one Funky Hand item on your creation.  We don't mind what you make or how many challenges you enter, so long as there is a Funky Hand product on it you're in with a chance to win the download of youer choice.
We are also accepting entries via the facebook page, especially handy for those not addicted to blogging, so if you know someone who would like to enter but doesn't blog then please tell them to visit the facebook page and get entered :o)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

pink and brown

Ugh who else is sick of this rain?  I am sooo sick of it, the kids are sick of not getting out to play and hubby is sick of it cos its making the grass grow so quick lol.  Hey ho, nothing we can do about it tho hey? 

I made this card for a friend to give to her sister on her 18th birthday soon.  I wanted it to be a bit girlie without being overly frilly and babyish.  Thought the pink and brown would be girlie in a  grown up kinda way lol. 

I <3 Promarkers ~ lets go shopping
Fab n funky ~ lace and pearls
Passion for Promarkers ~ pink, pearls and lace
Polkadoodles ~ Pretty In Pink
Truly Scrumptious ~ Sketch
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge ~ inspired by a film title ~ Pretty In Pink here :o)

Hope you're all keeping nice and dry.   Keep your eyes peeled if you fancy the chance to become a member of the Funky Hand Design Team as Anice will be putting out a DT call soon

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

more crafty Ribbons

here are the last 2 pieces of the Baby Washing ribbon challenge. I fell in love with these ribbons, think I will have to invest in the girls collection too feels wrong to only have the boys lol (any excuse eh)

My first item is a doorhanger, I had a blank chipboard one, covered with with the gingham paper, the image is by sugar nellie. Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday ~ anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ A stitch in time (faux stitching on the letters, also there is stitching on the ribbons)

the second one is a card. My bloggy and funky hand teamie Ruth cut me these cute wee heffalumps, so going to have to get me this one, he's so adorable!!
Crafty Boots ~ no girls allowed
Sketch Saturday ~ sketch

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

yellow.......not my usual choice lol

I have an order for an 18th birthday card. I found this image in my image box and thought I'd give a wee whirl......... Now yellow is not my usual colour choice but I threw caution to the wind and decided to just go for it!! My customer doesn't like it, and if I am honest I wasn't sure she would which I know makes no sense at all but you know how it goes, sometimes our cards just don't turn out how we pictured them in our heads, but you have to go with it any way lol.

Anyway it fits a few challenges and I now have an 18th card waiting on the right 18 year old hehehe. Better head off and get my thinking cap on for another 18th card :o)

Fab n Funky ~ emboss it
Moving Along With the Times ~ Va Va Voom
Polkadoodles ~ number birthday
Anyone for Anya ~ photo inspiration
Crafty Ribbons ~ black and white and 1 colour
Sketch and Stash ~ sketch (image is my neglected stash!)

Monday, 9 April 2012

gorjuss girl......

I forgot how much I love these wee Gorjuss Girls stamps, they are so easy to colour and they suit all kinds of people. This one is for another of Mr Panda's grand daughters who is 6 today.

The papers are from Craft the Year Away from Funky Hand, I love the Spring colours, they are so fresh aren't they? sentiments stamps are from Lili of the Valley and the lace is from stash. The image is coloured with my beloved Promarkers as always lol.


I <3 promarkers ~ springtime

Cupcake Crafts Challenge ~ Spring is in the air

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Baby Card for Crafty Ribbons

There was a new ribbon challenge over at Crafty Ribbons. The collection is called Baby Washing and its just too cute!! Here is the first card I made with the ribbons. I thought the saddle stitch ribbon would look like the ribbing on a vest :o) The "sweet heart" stamp is SU, buttons from the button box in my sewing basket, paper is from Funky Hands new download Spring has Sprung.

Am onto the next projects and will post them when I am finished :o)


My time to Craft ~ easel cards

Cupcake Craft ~ sewing box

Craft Creations ~ Spring greens

Easter card

I don't make many Easter cards, in fact usually just the one!! This one is for my mum and step dad seeing as they are coming for dinner tomorrow lol I used the Craft the Year Awat cd cos I remembered the cute wee chickies I wanted to use, and lets face it if you're there printing the image you might as well print the papers too eh? The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.


Polkadoodles ~ Easter

Simon Says ~ use your favourite tool (cuttlebug and nesties all the way lol)

Daring Card Makers ~ Sorbet Colours

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Baby card

Whoo I am on a roll........two blog posts in one week!!! LOL I am hoping this is a roll I can keep up :o) I had a baby card to make for a friend at the local toddler group who had a wee girl a couple of weeks ago (I am not normally that late it'sjust been ages since I went to toddler group lol) The image is from Lili of the Valley, and the papers are K&CO I kept it nice and simple to show off the papers, no point having them and then covering them up eh?


Stamptacular Sunday ~ Playin with Pastels

Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss ~ Swirly Wirly

Monday, 2 April 2012

1st birthday

Today it is my niece's first birthday. Her name is Laylah and she is just so cute you could eat her up lol So I made her a cute card :o)

The image is by Joanna Sheen called Messy Rabbits. Perfect for a wee cutie eh? Papers are Spring has Sprung from Funky Hand. Flowers/ribbon etc all from stash.


Simon Says ~ anything goes

Creative Card Crew ~ Spring

Passion for Promarkers ~ Ribbons and buttons

Moving Along With the Times ~ cute and cuddly

Willow Sketchie ~ sketch

Spring Celebrations

Morning all!! who's nicked the sun then? It was here yesterday and today.......gone!! C'mon own up lol Typical first day of the school holidays really!

Over at the Get Funky Challenge this month Kathy is celebrating Spring so that means anything Springy really......mothers day, easter etc or just plain old Spring itself lol. The new collection from Funky Hand is called Spring has Sprung so I just HAD to use it didn't I? Be rude not to lol Plus I wanted to use it cos its so damn lush!! The colours are fabby dabby as always and there is also a sheet of images/sentiments. Who could ask for more for £3.19??

As always just a wee reminder that to be in with the chance of winning the download of your choice you have to use a Funky Hand product in your creation, we don't mind what you, gifts, scrapbook pages......anything you can imagine is fine as long as there is a Funky Hand image or paper on it, it's fine with us :o) If you don't have any Funky Hand stash yet there is the monthly funky freebie you can use. So really there's nothing stopping you!!!

I am entering a few challenges with my card this month:

Oldie but Goodie ~ Easter wishes (old stash is the card candy and the easter greetings stamp)

Fab n Funky ~ Easter

Cute Card Thursday ~ Happy Easter

Paper Play ~ Easter

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Baby boy card

A friend had a wee boy, so I made this card for her. Isn't that wee image just the cutest thing ever? I love it, I can see it appearing in all my baby cards for a while lol. Image: Lili of the Valley coloured with PMs

Paper: K&Co

The wee safety pin and the buttons are stickers from the same range as the paper. So cute, I will be gutted when they are finished!!

Totally Gorjuss ~ Spring (I love the spring colours in these papers)
Sweet Stampin ~ use lots of green
Simon Says ~ bit o green
Willow Sketchie ~ sketch

Friday, 16 March 2012

wow seems like ages since I last blogged, man this working malarkey really eats into the free time lol I have hardly had any time for crafting lately! Booohooo. Anyway I made some time to make this for my mum today. The large background stamp is a SU one which I have had for ages and hardly ever used, I don't know why cos I love it, its says everything I want to say to mum, she really is my best friend. awwww!! I masked off a heart then stamped the little birdie heart in it. I really wish I was better with colouring and blending cos then I would have filled in the heart aperture with some lovely colours blending into the cream..........

I hope my mum will like it :o)

Less is More - 1 layer and script
Oldie but a Goodie - mum's the word (SU stamp is my oldie)
Papertake Weekly - for the girls or mum
Creative Inspirations - something for mum
Moving along with the times - special lady

Got a couple more things to show so will be back over the weekend :o)

Friday, 24 February 2012

guilt free cake

Wouldn't it be great if all cake could be this guilt free? LOL I made this card for a friend who can't eat gluten so has to have special cakes. Not only gluten free but also calorie free........sigh I can dream lol

Papers: Dovecraft

Decoupaged image: Dovecraft

fluffy ribbon: Crafty Ribbons

Sentiment: PC


Crafty Boots ~ Food Glorious Food

Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Fluffy pink cupcakes

My Time to Craft ~ Bring on the cake

Daring Card makers ~ Marie Antoinette - Let them eat cake

This card is for one of my hubby's grand daughters who will be 10 on Sunday. I didn't want to make it too babyish so I thought this would fit the bill.

Image: Sugar Nellie coloured with PMS

Papers: Echo Park (I think lol)

Charm: from stash

Also used: brown wrapping paper


Papertake Weekly ~ Getting Krafty

Sugar Bowl ~ sketch and to use Kraft

Back in a couple of days when it's my turn to host the Get Funky Challenge :o)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

one of those elusive male cards lol

Firstly apologies for the awful photo!!! I quickly took it with my phone yesterday morning to show the girl who I made it for and then after I delivered it today I realised I hadn't taken a proper one!! Ah well lol

Image: Funky Hand ~ Happy Happy Birthday cd

Papers: Dovecraft

Chipboard bits and brad: Dovecraft

Sentiment: used pc

The football and cricket ball and the wee border of footballs at the bottom are all chipboard and came in a set with the papers and brads. Sometimes I forget I have that set!!


Polkadoodles ~ 1 image/2 papers/3 embellies

Creative Card Crew ~ Masculine Card

Willow Sketchie ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers ~ 1 image/ 2 papers/ 3 embellies

Friday, 17 February 2012

A cute card for a cute girl!!

One of Alfie's wee pals from Mother and Toddlers is 1 today so Alfie is going to his first birthday party!! How cute is that lol

I made this card for her. She is a real wee cutie so I thought I had to use a cute wee image for her, this has always been one of my faves :o)

I used the sketch from the Sugar Bowl challenge and I am also entering it into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations ~ Warm and snuggle teddy bear

Simon Says ~ Tag it

Crafty Ribbons ~ Paws for thought (bears have paws right lol)

Will come back later and post some photos of Alfie at the party, its been ages since I posted any pics of him and Lily :o)

Sunday, 12 February 2012

I Heart U download

Anice at Funky Hand has made the most gorgeous Valentine's inspired download, its called I heart U Not your usual red and black, it has lovely pastel colours with a couple of deep colours to blend with them. Scrumptious!! And there are some images and sentiments too. All gorgeous as always lol

My first card is all pastels and the fabby image from the download. I love the swirls in the background on the image. The lilac paper at the back and the paper with the hearst are both from the download, all I added was the bit of lilac cardstock and the card candi :o)


Joanna Sheen ~ Love is in the Air

Paper Play ~ Love letters

Crafty Creations ~ Swirly Whirly

Fussy and Fancy ~ With all my heart

Sketch and Stash ~ sketch 74(the download is brand new lol)

My second card uses the deep burgandy paper with the burgandy hearts on top, the image is also from the download. The ribbon and slider were from my stash :o) Such a simple card. I am keeping it for my hubby for his Valentine's card........shhhh don't tell him lol

Crafty boots ~ valentines
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes and Love
Creative Inspirations ~ Lots of Love
Fab n Funky ~ Love is in the Air
Simon Says ~ Love is in the Air
Truly Scrumptious ~ Love and Hearts
Allsorts ~ free n easy

Wow thats a lot of challenges lol I am lucky that so many are similar themes this week :o)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

scruumy blog candy

I am currently hiding in the back office at work on my lunch break having a wee lookie round blogland and have come accross some scrummy yummy blog candy over at Creative Treasures. Some gorgeous ribbon on offer and seeing as how we all LOVE our ribbons I am sharing the link :o)

good luck!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Get Funky and January Blues

Aarrgghhhh where has January gone? C'mon which one of you naughty crafters has half inched it?? How can it be February already?

This month over at Get Funky the fabulous Lou has set this months challenge of "January Blues" I have to say that for once January hasn't been blue for me :o) Not only have we not had the huuuge snowfalls we were used to in the Highlands but I also started work in the 2nd week so this months has been nice and busy and full of fun times getting to know colleagues and the job. I am missing my Alfie time but on the other hand I am also enjoying my Amanda time, where I am just me and not just a mum!

Anyway now I have rambled on and sent you to sleep........back to the challenge lol The freebie for this month is available here and it is another lovely paper from Anice, perfect for any occassion.

For my card I had a bit of a play around with the Papercraft Factory cds. Part of what I love about the Funky Hand cds that are Papercraft Factory is the ability to mix and match between them. For my easel cards I used the paper, writer and image from the Birthday Boy collection on Happy Happy Birthday and the template from the 12 Crafters Crafting cd. I printed the paper out as a full page on one side then the template on the other side, this way when you fold over the easel part the paper is double sided and as you can see from my picture the stripes match up!

Hope to see you over at Get Funky :o)


Dutch Dare Card Challenges ~ buttons galore

Crafty Boots ~ song title inspiration (Paranoid Androind by Radiohead)

My time to craft ~ A is for adorable (I think this wee bot is pretty darned adorable lol)

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

recycled box

I found this box a couple of weeks ago hanging around on the top shelf of the cupboard (you know the one your hubby puts the choccies on cos you can't reach it lol) and shockingly it still had a couple of choccies left in it left over from Christmas.......well it would be rude to leave them there, they might go off or anything lol
When I saw the Steam Funk download from Funky Hand I just knew it would suit the shape of the box. So I used the clock paper to cover it then added a trim of some lace round the rim of the box, the flower is made with layers of circles scrumched up and battered about a bit (broke my heart doing that I can tell you lol) The pearls and the pins were from my stash box. I almost used it last week as a gift box but I just couldn't part with it!! I am thinking it might look nice on my dressing table for earrings or something :o)

Paper Play ~ Lovely Lace
Moving along with the times ~ bloomin marvellous
Cupcake Craft ~ recycle

So I empied it and decided it would be good for decorating :o)

Sunday, 29 January 2012

2 more steam funk samples

2 more samples using the Funky Hand Steam Funk download today. The first just has a strip of the paper, it really is lovely paper with lots of script on it and all the words are crafty inspired. The heart image is from the Happy Happy Birthday cd rom and it is decorated with plenty of gems, pearls and brads from my stash! There are quite a few challenges for this one :o)
Creative Card Crew ~ Seeing red
The Pink Elephant ~ Picture inspiration
Paper Play ~ Lovely Lace
Cute Card Thursday ~ You're a gem
Papertake Weekly ~ Happy Highlights
Kathy's Waffle Sketch File ~ Sketch

The next card was waaaaaay out of my comfort zone but I decided what the hell and had a bit of fun lol Distressing paper always makes me cringe but I kept going and ripped it a bit too.....sacrilige lol The paper and image are both from the Steam Funk download. The other bits are all from stash :o)
Creative Inspirations ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says ~ Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious ~ something you've forgotten (I came accross the clock charm as I was looking for the bottle top and had forgotten I'd even got it lol)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Been playing with the new Funky hand downloads

I had a lovely crafty afternoon in front of the tv (bad mummy) and hubby watching the football and I had some peace and quiet in the craft room for once.

Anice released two new downloads last weekend, Funky Kraft and Steam Funk. I have to say both downloads are LUSH! These two cards are using Funky Kraft. I knew the partridge in the pear tree image from the 12 crafters crafting cd would go with the papers with the lovely muted shades it has

I am entering this card into a couple of challeges:

Moving along with the times ~ things with wings

Papertake Weekly ~ buttons/bows/bling/blooms I used ribbon and a button :o)

Cute Card Thursday ~ music and dance (words from a song)

While I was in 12 crafters crafting I printed out this cutie wee angel and made a card for a wee angel. Not sure who that will be tho, bit babyish for my grown up Lily lol


Crimbo Crackers ~ for a child

The Pink Elephant ~ use your favourite colour (pink)

My time to Craft ~ use your favourite embellishment, mine are the pearls as the flower centres.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Funky Hand Blog Hop

Welcome to the second Funky Hand Blog Hop!!! This weekend Funky Hand is releasing not one but TWO gorgeous downloads that I just KNOW you are going to LOVE. You should have arrived at my wee corner of blogland from the fabulous Jenny's blog, if not or you've got a wee bit lost just head on back to Anice's blog and the order will be there as well as the details of how to join in with the blog hop :o) You will need to leave me a wee messsage before you hop on over to the gorgeous Jackie.

The letter you are picking up from me is D

The first download is called Funky Kraft Stash, and that all important K should give you a clue to what its all about!! Yup the papers are all scrummy shades of Kraft :o) they are just irresistable.

My card for the hop is made using this download. I used two of the papers. The base layer and the hearts are all handstitched (it felt like a good idea when I had it lol but is took ages!!) A scrap of ribbon from my stash and two pins also from stash were added just to finish it off.

The second is one that I am sure is going to be snapped up, its called Steam Funk so I know you will all love it. Funky cogs and clocks and other such scrummy stuff :o)

Once you have hopped round us all and picked up all the letters, head back to Anice's blog and leave a comment with the word you think the letters make. Answers have to be in my midnight on Sunday 15th January. The winner will receive both downloads for free!

Hope you enjoy the hop and have fun seeing all my funky buddies creations.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Get Funky time :o)

Over at the
Get Funky Challenge there are just a few days left to enter for this months Thankyou Challenge set by the gorgeous Anice.

My card was made using the fabulous funky freebie paper that Anice made for the challenge, it's really a lovely paper to work with, aren't the colours just so lush? The freebie paper is available to download
here. The letters were simply cut out and matted onto some white card, and layered with candy pink card and the paper. I've used a pre-cut scalloped card and added just a scrap of ric rac and a cutie bag charm.

I started my new job on Monday and have had to schedule this post as I will be at work all day :o) I had a really good day on Monday, lots and lots to learn but I am looking forward to it :o)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

wee purple card lol

I made this cutie dinky wee card (its 9cm square)for one of our grand daughters who is 15 tomorrow and hopefully she won't read this on my facebook feed lol. Can't believe she is 15.......oh man I feel old!!

The image is just too cute eh, I couldn't resist it :o)


Less Is More ~ preodominantly purple

Crafty Cardmakers ~ no flower embellies

My time to craft ~ hugs and kisses

Sweet stampin ~ spots and dots

Thursday, 5 January 2012

been a looooong time!!

Oooops I don't know where the time went since I last posted!!! My mojo went for a wee holiday then Christmas and the ensuing madness came along and I just didn't seem to have a moment to do anything!! So my New Years Resolution is to blog more and fine time to craft. I am starting a job on Monday, just part time 3 days a week, but I am hoping the time out the house and the adult conversation will get me out of the rut I had got into. I wasn't doing any crafting even though I was doing very little in the evenings.

So here is my first card of 2012 :o) I had a great time making it too, really enjoyed myself.

Image: Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers

The stamp is a newbie one for me, I won some Sugar Nellie Stamps just before Christmas and this is her first inking, not going to be the last tho cos I love her :o)

Papers: Echo Park

Dew Drops, ribbon and charm from stash


Sunday Sketch and Stamp ~ sketch

The Pink Elephant ~ anything goes

Papertake Weekly ~ anything goes

Fab n Funky ~ Something new (the stamp is new I won it just before Christmas )

Simon Says ~ New Something

Cute Card Thursday ~ Whats New