Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers's a sneak peek for you.

Hi everyone,

Firstly, I want to send best wishes to all you Mums (Moms) out there on your special day.  I hope you are all being spoiled rotten. :)

It's my job to make the Mothers Day cards here, who else would do it?  So this year I decided to create them using a couple of backing papers that are included on a 'soon to be released' Funky Hand downloadable collection called 'Pretty As A Picture' Keep an eye here or on the Funky Hand Facebook Page to find out a release date.

The toppers I've used are some beautiful Hanglar Stanglar stamps that I have been lucky enough to get hold of. Unfortunately they are no longer available for sale from the stamp company. Though they can sometimes be found on Ebay etc. Anyway, here's a closer look,

This one is for Ians Mum.  I decided to send the cards from the person who was sending them so this one is in blues and from a little boy, that would be Ian!  Also Ian calls his Mother 'Mum'..

As you can see I call my Mother 'Mom'  The craft backing papers are just two of the ones that are going to be available in the collection. Just using the brown and white ones made it really easy to add any colour with them and give each card a different look.

I'm still practicing with my Promarkers so the colouring is not perfect, hence the banner on the pink card falling down over her trousers..covering up a little mistake I made.Hehe!  But, isn't that the joy of making your own cards?  Each one is an exclusive creation and you can always find a way to cover any little accidents.

Speak again very soon.
Anice xx

Monday, 2 March 2015

February was the month of Love..

Hello everyone,

Last month the Design Team shared some amazing creations over on their blog Get Funky and Craft.  I thought I would share them with you incase you hadn't seen them so you could see what fantastic stuff they made.  All these cards and other papercraft items were created using backing paper downloadable collections from the Love collections available on the website.

Ok, here we go!

A wonderful layered card from Sammylou to get us started

An amazing sweet despenser from Kathy

Another creation from Kathy this time a card that shows us what we can do with layering.

Debs has got all classy with us here with a valentine card for her hubby.

Ruth has created an amazing heart layered card using practically all the papers in the collection.
Allison shows us how to combine stamping with backing papers to create a wonderful card

Sammylou again showing how to make the most of an aperture card.

Marleen decorated a jar in her favourite vintage style, which made me very happy.

Lou showing us how to use Funky Hand backing papers and silhouette cutting files

Tammy showing us how to make the most of layering papers.

Kathy doing her beautiful flower thing..

Our Queen of scrap paper cards Ruth showing us that you never need to throw out leftovers.

Allison giving the scrap card a go and showing us how it is done.

Sammylou combining digital stamps with paper piecing.

and finally Marleen showing us how you can create beautiful gift packaging.

Are they all not just amazing?  I am so lucky to have such a talented group of card designers to work with.

I'll be back very soon with a new downloadable backing paper release and some other fun stuff.
Speak again soon
Anice xx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Christmas cards I haven't shared!

Hi everyone,

If you read my blog, you know I am terrible for leaving everything to the last moment.  Once again Christmas just gone I left making the family cards to the last moment but, this year I actually did make them! Shock horror!  I didn't end up buying them. :)

I thought I would share them with you as I have been practicing my Promarker colouring and wanted to use my 'average' skills on the cards.  Here are the two I made for our parents:

The image is a freebie by Melonheadz from a few years ago. You can find the link to it here.
I really enjoyed colouring these in and because the image is all colour it meant I could keep the card pretty plain.  The backing paper on them is from the Funky Hand Silent Night download collection.

Here's a closer look..


I am still very much a beginner with my colouring so don't judge me too harshly.  They took me quite a long time to complete but they turned out pretty good I think.

So, they are the first of my delayed Christmas shares.  I'll let you see the other ones I managed to finish next time.

Thanks for visiting
Anice xx

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

It's nearly 2015 & we have a MEGA SALE !

Yep that's right, everything on the Funky Hand website is priced at £1.00

Grab any backing paper download collections, Craft CDs, Our Betty stamps, ribbon, buttons, twine, paper packs, Card Candi..oh heck anything you can find on the website and is in stock you can have for £1.00.  Be quick though things are selling out as I'm writing this !  If there is anything left it will be in the sale until 6pm on Sunday 4th January.

Hope to see you over there grabbing a bargain.
Speak again soon.

Anice xx

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A lovely new download that you need!

Hi everyone,

It's been a bit of a while since I shared a new craft backing paper download with you so, here is a new one..
Keep In Touch. It contains 22 A4 high resolution backing papers and 2 sets of matching toppers.  It's nice and bright as you can see below.  Perfect for creating for youngsters and not so youngsters alike!

This craft download has proved very popular with my design team and they have created the most amazing things using it.  Want to see a few of them?  Oh go on then!

This little stunner of a handmade card is by Kathy. She has resized some of the toppers to use as embellishments.  That's the great thing about digital downloads you can make them whatever size that you need. 

How about creating your very own notelets?  Well Lou has and aren't they amazing!

Another handmade card using lots of the different backing papers from the collection and a topper included in the collection for the central focus from Marleen.

and finally a card I made.  I've used one of the toppers but a blank one and added my own sentiment.

If you would like to see even more samples to get your crafty juices flowing using this Keep In Touch backing paper collection then visit the Funky Hand website and take a look at the gallery attached to the product page.  
While you are over there why not add this download into your basket.  It's only £2.49 for 22 papers and two lots of matching know you need it!

Speak again very soon.
Anice xx 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Spooky Dookie Forgotten Funky Part 2

Boo!  Did I get you?

As I promised here are the other creations from my wonderful Design Team member for this months Forgotten Funky, Halloween download Spooky Dookie.  The theme of course is Halloween and the girls have created some amazing crafty items.  Can you believe that all these different creations were made using the same downloadable backing paper collection?

A scary ghost card from Tammy

Something to collect all those treats in from Debbie

Ruth is going to create a right stir with these cupcake toppers and spooky straws

Who wouldn't want a treat rather than give you a trick if you offered them these made by Lou?

I have really enjoyed seening the creations from the Design Team this month, I hope you have too.  Why not pop over to the Get Funky & Craft Blog and leave them a comment.  We love to hear from you and get your feedback.

Until next time,
Anice xx

Monday, 6 October 2014

Get ready for a spooky Forgotten Funky..

Hello everyone,

This months Design Team Forgotten Funky over on the DT Blog, Get Funky and Craft is the download collection Spooky Dookie.  They created some amazing things, from cards to treat bags, take a look..

A super scary card and treat jar created by Marleen

Wow! Those ghosts poping out from this card by Allison would make you jump!

Yummy treat bags made by Kathy

If that has given you some spooky ideas then pop over to the Get Funky Blog to take a look at all the other creations or pop back here tomorrow where I'll be sharing some more of their scary creations..

Until then..
Anice xx

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Old England to New England.

Hello all,

I've been away for a few days visiting Ians brother over in the US.  He has just moved from New York to Boston so we needed to have a look at his new appartment (It's very swish by the way :)) and take a look around at where he now lives.  Neither of us have ever been to Boston or the New England area before so, it was great fun.

Lucky for us we were just at the beginning of their 'Fall', Autumn for us!  and New England is known for it's beautiful colour changes in the mountains so off we headed.  I was also taking to opportunity to be inspired by the lovely colours.

We were just a little too early for the full colour changes to the trees but it was still wonderful to see..

Right, my holiday is over.  I have to get back to the pile of emails that are in my inbox.  I'll be back soon with some fantastic creations by the Funky Hand DT ready for Halloween.

Until then, take care.
Anice xx

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

All a crafter needs, Our Betty stamps for just £1.00!

Good afternoon everyone,

I know everyone thinks I've gone a little mad but I've decided to add more Funky Hand stash to my £1.00 sale over on the Funky Hand website. This time as well as all the craft CD ROMs you will find the Our Betty clear stamp sets.

These stamp collection are made up of loads of high quality acrylic clear stamps.  There's a 'Betty' image on each and then loads of other things that go perfectly with her, some really handy sentiments.

Betty is a girl after my own heart, she isn't a skinny minny and she likes her cakes, tea, handbags and of course wine!!

She was priced as £7.99 so grabbing her for £1.00 means that if you buy all three sets you are making a huge saving of £21.00

So, I have to get back to work lots of new things to finish off.  Speak again soon.
Anice xx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A 'Fading' Beauty of a card!

Hi everyone,

With all the madness here in the Garden Studio because of the £1.00 CD sale, which is still going on over on the website by the way, I haven't been able to craft at all. Boo!  So, I though I would share a few of the cards that the Design Team have been creating and sharing over on the                          Get Funky and Craft Blog.  To give you a bit of inspiration from them whilst I am trying to keep my head above the sea of CD packages!

Here is a lovely card made by Sammylou using the Fading Beauty backing paper download collection.

Lou made this fabby aeroplane using the Steam Funk download.  How great is this?

Mareleen made this lovely love themed card using the Georgie Love Banner digital stamp.

Debbie created this 'die'tastic card using backing papers from the Minty Madness downloadable collection

 and finally Kathy showed us that you can create all year around with Funky Hand Christmas themed downloads by making this gift bag using the Sleigh Ride backing paper download,

So, there is a bit of inspiration from the Funky Hand DT.  I hope that you enjoyed having a look.
Don't forget that you can see the DT creations first hand by visiting their Funky Hand Blog Get Funky and Craft.  For more Funky Hand fabness why not 'like' our Facebook page or join the Facebook Group? We'd love to have you there for a good ole' chat. :)

Until next time.
Anice xx


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