Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Phew the website is back!

Wow, it seems like an age since I told you that we were taking the website down to move to an all new singing and dancing dedicated server. Well I'm pleased to say that it's all done. shouldn't look any different than usual if you visit us..but it should be alot faster!! I am very pleased that phase one of all our planned improvements has now been completed.

Well whilst the website has been off line I have been trying to take advantage of the slightly quieter time here and catch up on my card making. I have to admit I didn't get as much done as I had hoped but here are a couple of birthday cards that I pulled together for my God Daughter Steffi's first birthday in the very near future.. The first one is from Ian and I.

and this one I made for Ians parents to send to her..

Both cards have been made using papers from my soon to be released new craft CD rom.'Funky Word Books' The CD has 12 all new word book collections on it including letters and numbers, but it also includes papers and lowercase alphabets to match all the word books so there should be something for everyone included!!

Well, that's about it for me today..I have a few magazine adverts to finish off and get sent out before the end of the day so I had best get back to work.

Speak again real soon.
Anice xx

Sunday, 22 March 2009

We are upgrading to a new server

This is just a quick message to all our customers, we are finally making the move to our brand new dedicated server, so from 2pm today (Sunday 22nd March) the Funky Hand website will not be available. Now if everything goes well we should be back within a couple of days..or even less (fingers crossed) so if you visit us over the next couple of days and we are nowhere to be know whats going on! Nothing bad we are just moving to a new server so we can offer even more to you in the very near future.

Oh, just to let you know as well..I have finished my new CD and I'll be back soon to give you some sneaky peaks of what you can expect to see on it.
Speak again real soon.
Anice xx

Friday, 13 March 2009

Oh that TV smile!

As usual it has been a mad week here at Funky Hand Towers. I mentioned in my last post that I have been shortlisted for a local business award. Well, yesterday I met two members of the judging panel to talk further about the business. As I'm an online business and just looking at the website was a bit..errr..boring, we thought we should make a bit of an effort to showcase what the business is about.. so here I am just before they arrived with all my wares set out on the kitchen table..

Everything seemed to go pretty well, so we just have to wait and see on the award ceremony night (Friday 3rd April) to see if I did enough to impress them. Of course just being shortlisted is an honor so if I'm not a winner it doesn't really matter, we still get a night out at a fancy do!! Later in the day a film crew came round to take photos to make a video to be played at the face was aching by the end of the day trying to keep smiling..I'm afraid that my bit of the video will just have a grimacing bint staring out at everyone putting them off their drinks!!

After all that excitement Ian thought it would be good time to go a buy me a new mobile phone... I had been talking about getting a new one which I could access the internet on so I can keep on top of emails and the website even if I'm not in the office. I'd been talking about it..but hadn't really thought about actually doing it of course! But Ian is a 'doer' rather than a 'talker' like me so I was wisked off to the local Orange shop to trade in my old trusty phone for a shiny new one, and here it is...

Oh doesn't even have a keyboard everything is done with a little poky stick thing on the screen. Are you getting the impression that I haven't a clue how to use it? Well you'd be right! It's sitting here right now and I think if it rang..I wouldn't know how to answer the thing!! Thankfully my trusty old phone is right by it and my number hasn't been transfered over just yet so all callers are will be the moment. I have the rest of the day to read through the inch thick book that came with it to work out the basics.. the nice chap in the shop made it seem so easy..but don't they always. Oh dear this is the first time I have realised that I am getting old..40 and scared of a new phone! I never thought it would happen to me!! Oh well, best get off and start reading my instruction where is the button to actually switch the thing on?

Speak again soon (but probably not on the mobile phone for a while!!!)
Anice xx

Thursday, 5 March 2009

A sneaky peek & some great news!

I know whenever I post here I'm telling you how busy I have been etc etc..unfortunately this means that I don't get to do much crafting and I don't always have much to show you. So I thought I would prove that I have been busy designing and give you a little sneak peek of a new Word Book collection I have been working on. (This picture is of pages I printed out for a birthday card for my God daughter who is going to celebrating her first birthday very soon)

This collection is called Pastel Daydream and it's going to be included on a new special edition CD rom I will be releasing soon which will have new collections of Word Books on it. Keep your eye on this space because as this new CD gets finished and more information is available about it's release will see it here first!

Oh I had a very exciting letter arrive on my door mat yesterday, it seems that Funky Hand has been shortlisted for an award! The award is North Tyneside Small Retail Business of Year 2009! I was very surprised and excited as you can imagine yesterday..the awards ceremony is taking place on Friday 3rd April so I will keep you posted about how we get on. Oohh do you think I should invest in a new dress? Any excuse really!!

Speak again real soon.
Anice xx


Blog Widget by LinkWithin