Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Easter. Here's a gift for you..


It's Easter and I wanted to give you all a gift.  I thought you would like something other than chocolate so, here is a 50% off EVERYTHING on the website Sale!  You don't need any codes, everything has been reduced over there at www.funkyhand.com so now all you need to do is fill your basket.

Happy Easter!
Anice xx

Thursday, 13 March 2014

March is birthday month around here!

It's March already?  I don't know about your family but in mine and Ians everyone seems to be born in March!  I'm not so there will be no birthday cake for me but, it means I get to make birthday cards galore!

Here is the first one, for Ians nephew Adam.  He turned eleven and is just getting to that stage when everything is 'rubbish'  Hopefully he didn't think his card was..the birthday money inside probably interested him more!


The digital stamp is one of mine Bot- Fire Away but you wont have seen the backing papers before.  They are from a new collection I have just finished. Wash It All Away  My Design Team haven't even had them yet so this is a very early sneaky peek! You should see them on the website later in the year.

Before this collection is out I have a few other downloads to share with you maybe I'll tell you more about them in my next post..  what a tease!

Right, I have to get back to my designing, and I think I might have a few more March birthday cards to make.

Speak again soon,
Anice x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A forgotten card..

I don't know about you but I don't always remember when I have made cards that have been sent off to their intended recipient.  I don't make cards that much these days so I tend to always take a picture just to remind myself that I do craft!

Well a few days ago I was sorting out pictures on my camera and I found this card.  I don't remember making it.  I can't remember who it was for.

I thought I would share it with you on my blog to show you, and remind me, that I do craft and I should do it more often!


The digital stamp is my Georgie-Where is it? coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from the Wishes and Kisses CD (Moving Home collection)  The sentiment says 'Had a good birthday? You better had!'


I haven't looked at those backing papers for ages, I'd forgotten how much I liked the flower one. I don't think I have mentioned here that all the Funky Hand craft CDs are now permanently reduced in price.  All the Papercraft Factory CDs are £9.99 or less each, reduced from £15.99 and the Original CDs are £3.99 or less each down from £7.99.  If you have gaps in your collections grab them now.  Once the stocks have gone..they wont be available again.  OK, I'm off to see if I have any other pictures of cards I don't remember!

Until next time.
Anice xx

Monday, 24 February 2014

Making baby cards? Read on!

Hello everyone,

I'm all excited as I've launched some new digital stamps and backing papers on my website Funky Hand and I wanted to let you all take a look.

Who doesn't need baby papers and images? No one I know anyway, so I thought I'd start my 2014 releases in pink and blue.. First up Button Babies Paper Collection.


These backing papers have gone down a storm with my Design Team and they have been making the most AMAZING cards with them.  Go over to the gallery on the Button Babies Paper Collection product page and have a good look.  There is tonnes of inspiration for what to do using just the papers.

If you like to have an image to top your cards then don't worry because I have drawn two for you..


These pair are little sweeties and very simple to colour or paper piece.  Once again my Design Team members have outdone themselves creating the most wonderful cards and other creations (Don't miss the amazing boxes that Lou has made!) which you can see in the galleries on the Button Baby Boy and    Button Baby Girl product pages.  Click on any of the images and be taken straight to the pages.

You're in for a treat though, as I've got another two stamps for you to savour.  I don't know about you, if I want to say I love you to someone I don't always want to do it in a cute or slushy way.  Now you don't have to!  Introducing 'Takeaway Stamps'



These two takeaway coffees are perfect for saying I love you in a fun quirky way.  They lend themselves perfectly to paper piecing and the DT have found some great ways to use them.  Once again take a look at the galleries on the product pages I Like Coffee and Coffee Love to get some inspiration. These are just the first of  these takeaway digital stamps..look out for more in the near future.

OK, with all this excitement going on I think I need a cup of coffee!  I am working on my craft creation using the paper roses that I made a few days away I promise and I'll be back to share it here very soon.
In the meantime why don't you get over to www.funkyhand.com grab the new downloads and get crafting!

Anice xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Making paper roses

Hi everyone,

How are you all?  Things are very hectic here but I shouldn't complain about being busy I suppose!  It's my turn to post over on the Get Funky and Craft blog and this month I have explained how to make paper roses.

Here are the ones I made..


I'm not going to tell you how to make them here, go over to the Get Funky and Craft blog and read my step by step tutorial.

I'm about to go off to my craft desk and use them in a new project.  I'll be back in a couple of days to show you what I made.  I'm undecided, could be a tag, could be a note pad cover.  I'll have to see what works the best when I get there.  Hopefully my crafty mojo hasn't left while I have been busy.

Until next time.
Anice x

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentines Day.


Hi everyone, I hope you are having a nice Valentines Day.  I did have new Love themed digital stamps to release earlier in the week..bit late now!

Unfortunately my dog Travis has been ill and this week we have discovered that he has bad elbows and he needs to have operations on them.  A pretty sad house here.  Poor old Travis doesn't understand why his legs hurt and he can only walk for a short while without limping.  He is a VERY energetic dog, running at 100 mph is the only speed he does..except for now. Due to all the vet visits etc we haven't had an opportunity to put the digis up on the website.  They will be included in future releases though, you always need a bit of love on your cards don't you!  Here are a few cards made by my wonderful Design Team using them.

 This is Georgie- Love Banner


A new collection of Coffee takeaways..This one is, I Love You More Than Coffee..

and this one is I Like Coffee..

They will be available very soon so, keep your eyes on your email if you have purchased something before from the Funky Hand website, here on this Blog, on the DT Blog Get Funky & Craft and on the Facebook page.

To finish off this blog post I have to show you a picture of Travis, it was taken a while ago but his face matches the one he has had on all week!

I'll be keeping everyone, who is interested, updated about what's happening with him here. If you are not interested just jump those bits. There will still be some crafting I promise. Hehe!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

The winner of the Funky Freebie competition is..

..I'm not going to tell you right away!

This little competition, downloading the February Funky Freebie was such a lot of fun, I've decided that we are going to do it again next month.  So, keep your eyes peeled here on the Funky Hand Thoughts Blog, the Design Team Blog, Get Funky and Craft and our Facebook page Funky Hand.

OK OK, lets get back to the winner!  I'm please to announce that the winner of the Love Love Love download is
Sheila Simpson

Congratulations Sheila, I hope you enjoy using the backing paper download.

Speak to you again very soon,
Anice xx 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Win a copy of Love Love Love.

I really love giving stuff away.  You might ask yourself, why? Well, I love getting stuff and having the chance to win stuff is just as great. So, if I like it so must other people right?  Well, I think you do!

Thinking that I'm right, I have put this simple little competition together for Valentines day.  I could tell you all about it but, I thought a short little video might be a fun way to tell you all about it..


Have you watched?  If you couldn't then here's the info.  You can win a copy of my download Love Love Love.  All you need to do is go to my website www.funkyhand.com and download the new Funky Freebie.  It's a FREE backing paper, that matches the Love Love Love download.  That's it.  You download the Freebie and then get put in the draw to win the collection.

But, you must download the Freebie by Midnight (GMT) Thursday 6th February.  Not long to get that Freebie to have a chance to win the prize.

So, what are you waiting for? Get over to www.funkyhand.com now and get that Funky Freebie!

Speak again very soon.
Anice xx

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

A bit of a trick for shading with Promarkers

Hello everyone!
I hope you all had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year celebration.  I know, I know it's almost the end of January.. My 'New Year New Blog Attitude' hasn't started well, but as usual I have an excuse! I've been really working hard on some new Funky Hand digital products which are now all with my wonderful Design Team so you should be seeing them very soon.  So, less of the weak excuses and on to what I really have come to talk about!

Promarkers & Colouring in general.
I don't know about you but I have got a bit of a 'thing' about collecting Promarkers at the moment.  Over Christmas my collection grew nicely, and the New Year sales helped the storage to get a little fuller! That's all well and good but, I need to work on my actual colouring.

I was browsing some blogs and websites over Christmas and I came upon a really good idea for working out where shading should be on your image.  This is something I always have trouble with. The problem is I can't remember where I saw the tip.. If I find the Blog again I will come here and leave the information for you.

It's really simple, all you need is some acetate and a permanent marker..

What the heck?  I hear you thinking.  Using this simple little technique I was able to work out how to colour the shading on these two Bot - Fire Away digital stamps.  One with the light at the front and the other behind.

I have written all the details for you on a full blog post over on the Funky Hand Design Team blog  Get Funky & Craft  Pop over there and see all the details.

Hopefully you will learn something new, if not then take a look at the other posts over there.  There are sure to be some card images or techniques that the ladies have shared that will inspire you with your crafting.

OK, I'm off to finish off some new images for the website.  I'll be back soon to share some other nugget of crafting info or just my general chatter in the near future.

Anice xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas one and all !


Thanks for supporting me and the Funky Hand team over 2013.  I hope you all have a wonderful, magical Christmas.

Anice xx

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