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