Monday, 25 September 2006

Hello! Just a quick one today as I am so busy..I just wanted to tell you about a really brilliant craft forum that I have found, everyone is really friendly and welcoming. It's totally unlike some of the craft forums I have joined, I wont mention any names, where everyone is really clicky and no one replies to your posts or even acknowledges your existence if you are not one of the 'in crowd'!! its the forum attached to Making Cards craft magazine and I recommend you go over and have a look. Everyone will make you really welcome. Until next time...

Wednesday, 20 September 2006

What fun I have been having over the last few days.. I have been designing Christmas cards to go on to which should be up by the weekend. I have also designed some quick card examples using the papers from my new Christmas papers CD 'Yule Be Funky'which you can now have a look at on for some inspiration.
I have also been on a Sizzix buying frenzy and they have been arriving through my letterbox every day! (I am waiting in as I write for the postman to arrive as I am sure I will be getting another delivery!) Why have you suddenly gone mad on Sizzix you ask? Well I can't be really sure..I have had a Sizzix machine for ages, a present from my parents, and I had a few dies but never really bothered that much with it.. then two weeks ago I won some Sizzix Alphabars in my my first auction on Ebay and I haven't been able to stop buying since!! I hadn't really looked at the Dies available but suddenly there are some really great unusual/Funky ones. My favourite, for today anyway!, is the Dress and Accessories designed by Rob and Bob studio. I love their scrapbook paper designs so it was no suprise to me that I liked their venture in Sizzix Dies too. In a rare spare moment I made this dress, its sort of Mrs Xmas wear don't you think?! It was fun just trying different papers and textures, the neck line and waist band are made from white felt which I put a bit of crystal glitter glue on, I think it has made it look a bit like fur..without hurting any animals!
Anyway, I have a business report to write which I can't put off any longer..even though my new Sizzix dies are calling me from my craft room.....

Thursday, 14 September 2006

It's been a whirl wind here at Funkyhand Towers over this last week. I have completely revamped my craft room and finally all my craft stash has a tidy place to live. We ventured to Ikea and bought wooden shelving and loads of plastic boxes and containers..then I spent all Saturday unpacking everything and putting it away. I have to say that it looks great..but I can't find anything! Before, even though everything was in boxes and bags lying everywhere..I knew which bags and boxes contained the things I needed, now I haven't a clue! I will get used to it in the end I suppose.
The last three days my parents have been visiting me from the Midlands so I haven't got any real work done at all.. but I have had lots of nice lunches out and visits to the craft shop (my Mom is an avid card maker!) But this afternoon they went and when Ian came home today (he'sbeen in London all day so he was home late) with just the two of us again it seems very quiet. I don't get to see them that often so I am always a little sad when they leave after a visit. But now I suppose I have no excuse not to get making some new cards to go on to replace the ones I removed in the clean out last week! Well, I think I will go downstairs now to finish off the bottle of wine that my Mom and I didn't finish last night.. back to the grind stone tomorrow. No rest for the wicked eh!

Thursday, 7 September 2006

Back again so soon! I wanted to share a sweet card I made this evening using one of the papers from my new CD-Rom 'Yule Be Funky'available from Funky Hand Digital It's a really simple card but to tell you the truth thats how I like my cards! I am pleased with the result just using one of my backgrounds and a Santa topper..

Time just rushes by each day..sometimes I have no idea what time of the day it is and only look at my watch when my stomach starts telling me that it's empty! I get so engrossed with designing papers and making cards that I can lose a whole day!
I know I am so lucky to have a job that I love..I wasn't always so lucky, so I wont complain about the time warp I seem to have been through today! I went into my craft room at about 12noon after I got back from meeting my business advisor, just to finish off a couple of cards, I have just surfaced it's almost 6pm! Where have those hours gone??
Here's one of the cards I designed and made this afternoon, its a good luck card for a work collegue of one of my customers who is leaving to live in New Zealand.. I hope he likes it! I've had a break now.. must get back to work as I still have loads to do.. but its a labour of love! Until next time.

Sunday, 3 September 2006

Hurrah! My new Christmas themed CD 'Yule Be Funky' is finished and available for sale right now on I am really excited about this new release.. but now I have to get working even harder on the next one!! No rest for the wicked! Go over and have a look at the site and let me know what you think of the new Xmas papers.
Anice x


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