Saturday, 30 August 2008

We're sponsoring a challenge!

Gosh, with the week I've had I completely forgot about sponsoring this weeks challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. If you take part you can win a copy of my new download Minty what are you waiting for???

The Challenge is to create a card or ATC or whatever you like using Stars and Stripes as your theme. The only thing you need to remember to include is a Penny Black Stamped image!

Pop over there to see some wonderful examples by their design team to get you started, the wonderful Kath from my DT is on the team so I thought I would share her card with you to get you in the mood!

How cute is that?

Right I have loads to do today as it's one of our friends birthday tomorrow but we are off out for a meal tonight.So Happy Birthday Vic! It's also my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow, I hope my present arrives this morning, the lady at the post office promised that it would..I even paid extra for it to arrive on a Saturday..but you never can be sure !

Anice xx

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

A bit of a refresh !

I hope you all enjoyed your Bank Holiday weekend. Mine was pretty busy with the launch of the new download collection Minty Madness and us having our first discount code offer. Thank you everyone who took the time to email me about how much you liked the collection and an extra big thank you to everyone who purchased the download. It was a fantastic launch! It's always so great to hear directly from other crafters and see your fab work as well. If any of you who have purchased the download this weekend have pictures of cards you have made email them over to the support address at and I will pop them up here for everyone to admire. My design team have been working over time this weekend and have created some amazing cards with the new papers. They have been making them so fast I haven't been able to keep up with getting them on the website. Have a scoot over to all their blogs and get a taste of what they have been creating.

I mentioned in the title of this blog post that we have had a bit of a refresh..well as well as cleaning the bathroom and kitchen yesterday, which has needed doing for rather longer than I'd like to admit!!, we refreshed the website and here on the blog with a new header. Ian has been bending my ear for about two weeks about creating something a bit more interesting so finally yesterday we got something done!
I hope you like it!

Right, they say there is no rest for the I must be very wicked as I have a huge pile of orders to process this morning. I don't want to keep my crafting customers waiting so I'd best get on with them!
Speak again soon.
Anice xx

Sunday, 24 August 2008

New download collection & a Bank Holiday discount code!

I've been absent from my blog for way too long only excuse is that I have been working very hard getting together another new download collection. It's been a mad house here at Funky Hand Towers whilst Ian and I run around trying to get everything done. At last it's all finished and I can tell you about my new craft backing paper download collection Minty Madness. Once again you can grab this collection on my website for the fantastic price of only £3.49.

Green is my favourite colour so I thought I would indulge my taste with this collection. When I shared it with my Design Team one of them said it reminded her of Mint they are one of my favourite sweeties that must have had some influence on me when I was designing it!! In the collection there are 22 coordinating backing papers a matching alphabet and a page of stars and sentiments. My Design team members have been working their creative magic again and have made some great cards with the papers which you can see on the website.

Here is a quick card I made once the collection was finished to give you an idea of what you could do with the papers.

But that's not all... as it's Bank Holiday Monday tomorrow I thought I would offer my lovely blog readers a special treat. If you use the following code when you purchase anything from my website from now until 12 Midnight Monday 25th August you will receive a 10% Discount on your whole order! So it's a perfect time to try one of our download collections or CD-Roms if you haven't ventured into printing your own papers before. The discount code you need to enter is BLOGCOUPON When you checkout on the website there is a special place to enter the redemption code. One thing I must tell can only use this code if you checkout through our website you can't use it if you choose PayPal Express Checkout.

I hope you have a great Bank Holiday Monday..phew I need to go and get myself a nice cup of tea and put my feet up!!
Anice xx

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Happy Left Handers Day!

HeHe! It's great that us poor left handed people who have to struggle every day with the most simple things in this Right handed world have a special day just for us to celebrate our left handedness! So to all you left handers out there, have a great day! If you fancy having a bit of fun in your office or place of work how about printing off one of these 'Lefty Zone' posters from the Left Handed Club website and get your right handed mates to see just what it's like being in the exclusive 10% of left handers!!

It's double fun for us in our house as both Ian and I are left handed, everything is set up here for us and it's such a laugh when people visit and they find it difficult to use our kettle as it's set up left handed, left handed tin openers, scissors, plus lots more. I'm even sitting typing on a left handed keyboard with the mouse on the left hand side!
Enjoy your day lefties!!
Anice xx

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

2 Sketches 4 You Challenge

This is my first time entering a sketch challenge from 2 Sketches 4 You. I have seen some fab entries that my design team have created inspired by previous sketches and heard them all talking about the blog so I thought as I have a little bit of rare crafting time this morning I would join in.

This card is a practice card for the invitations for my birthday party in November.. not sure if it will be the final version but at least I have got started! The papers that I used are from my download paper collection Paper Blossom and I simply layered the papers and alphabet letters and added the last piece of my favourite pink and brown ribbon. I must try to remember where I got it from so I can get some more! To finish off I added the word 'time' with my current favourite All Mixed up rub ons from Doodlebug.

It was a very busy week last week with my pre recorded shows having their first airing on Create and Craft TV hence the length of time since I posted here. I want to send a great big thank you to everyone who has sent me kind messages and been so positive about the shows. I really appreciate your comments and your good wishes. Oh and thank you to all my new customers as well..I hope you enjoy using your Funky Hand CDs.

Anice xx

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

It's my Moms birthday today and as she isn't allowed access to the internet whilst she's at work I thought I would take the chance and share the card I made for her with you.. hopefully she wont see it until she has opened the actual card!!

You know when you start a card with one idea in your head and when it's actually finished it's nothing like your original idea..well that's what happened here! I used backing papers from my CD Now that's Funky and the stamped image is a Bella I purchased a while ago and almost forgot I had! I hope she likes it anyway!

The last couple of days have been quite exciting as I have had two of the shows that I pre recorded for Create and Craft showing. Thank you to everyone who has sent me lovely messages after watching the shows, you are all too kind! I can't bare watching myself so I've only seen bits and pieces of them but I'm pleased that you have enjoyed watching them.

I am working away at the moment on my next CD-Rom which I hope to be able to launch in September (fingers crossed) my mojo had been away from home for a little while but he seems to have come back now so I am making him work as much as possible. I will keep you informed about how I am getting on.

Well, until next time..
Anice xx

Friday, 1 August 2008

And the Winner of my Blog Candy is.....

Wow! Thank you all for making Funky Hands'2nd Birthday celebrations so much fun! I ended up having 147 comments and with all the extra links, and so extra entries, that made for a rather large tub of names for Ian to pick from last night. He pulled up to his full height and reached in though and pulled out the winners name... so, drum roll the winner is......

TRACEY of My Crafty Corner Blog

Congratulations Tracey, please contact me with your address so I can get your prize off to you.

Once again thanks everyone for taking the time to enter and leave such positive messages. Now I'd best get back to designing as I'm on a bit of a roll with the new CD.

Anice xx


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