Monday, 25 January 2010

Where does all the time go?

That's a question I asked myself by the minute lately!  It's been none stop madness here at Teapot Studios but this week at least we can slow down a little bit before my next TV show on Create and Craft on Saturday 6th Feb 11am.
The new CD Dreams Come True seems to have met with a good response from my crafty customers as we almost sold out completely of it last week! Luckily my manufacturers got the new delivery to us right on time and no one would ever have known..until now I suppose duh!!
I've been very lucky getting lots of lovely emails and messages from everyone which have really helped with all the pressure so thank you all very much. x

I received a great photo of a word book card that one of my customers Lynda Taylor made for one of her work colleagues using the new word book generator on the Dreams Come True CD so I thought I'd share it with you.

Hasn't it turned out just fab?! Thanks Lynda for sharing it with me.
Now I have to be off, invoices to type up and a VAT bill that needs!  I can't wait to get back to my designing for the next CD or to do a bit of crafting..dream on Anice, for a few more days at least!!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Thursday, 21 January 2010

See the new CD on Ideal World TV

Yep, if you missed me strutting my funky stuff (oh dear!) on Create and Craft last Saturday then you have another chance to see the new CD Dreams Come True on Ideal World live on Friday at 2pm. You get to see some amazing samples from my Design Team members and hopefully get loads of inspiration for your crafting.

I'd like to say a very big thank you to all our customers who have had such a wonderful reaction to the new CD and what it's new functionality offers.  We have been working on it for a long time so I am completely over joyed that it has all been worth it. Our manfacturer is pleased as well as we have had to order so many from them to fulfil all your orders!  I want to say a big thank you to my brother Gary who is in charge of dispatching all your orders, he does a fantastic job and I don't know what I would do without his help these days..thanks Gaz!

I have needed all your lovely messages this week, as it has been a pretty hard week for us as we lost Ians Grandma which was obviously a very sad time for us.

So, We are off to Peterborough again tomorrow morning..hope to see you tomorrow at 2pm..well you'll see me, you know what I mean!!

Speak again soon
Anice xx

Friday, 15 January 2010

Dreams Come True CD Launch 16th Jan!

Well, as you can imagine it's been a little 'busy' here in Teapot Studios this week as we get ready for the launch of Dreams Come True CD on Saturday.  You can pre order it on our website at the moment but it will be officially for sale at midnight tonight (Friday 15th)
I have a live TV show tomorow (Saturday 16th) on the Create and Craft channel at 12 noon so tune in if you can, so you can see what I've been working on for all these months!

Even though it's been busy I promised to introduce you to my new Business Administration Manager Corrina so yesterday whilst she was busy working away I called her and then took this sneaky photo...

Now I can guarantee she wont be happy with my putting this pic on my blog but I also wanted to show you my huge pile of crafting stash just abandoned in the corner of the office..see white arrow!!  But not for long as I am just waiting for my wonderful Original Work Box to arrive at the beginning of Feb.  If you don't know what one of those is take a look here.  I can't wait for it to arrive and neither can Corrina as my craft stash is taking up alot of room!!  Corrina has already made herself unreplaceable (though she always as been in my heart for the ten years we've been friends) to Funky Hand and we have been having a great time settling into the new office.

Here's picture of my end of the's looking a tad untidy, I have to admit, but I was crafting preparing demos for the TV show, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Well I hope you will join me for the TV show tomorrow and fingers crossed Dreams Come True will have a good launch.

Speak again very soon
Anice xx  

Monday, 11 January 2010

New CD Dreams Come True release date

At long last we have received all the stock, checked and double checked everything and I am very pleased to let you know that our new craft CD Rom Dreams Come True is available to pre order on our website now but it is officially released on Saturday 16th January.  You can see me strutting my, probably no so, funky stuff on the Create and Craft TV channel on Saturday 16th at 12 noon.  I will also be guest presenting another show on the Ideal World Shopping channel on Friday 22nd January at 2pm if you fancy having a second look at the new CD and the fantastic samples that my amazing Design Team have created to help me show you just what can be done with the new CD.  It's a bit different to our other CDs but I'm totally excited about showing it to you all!
As you can imagine it's a mad house here in Teapot Studios but it's all good fun!

OOPS..apologies from Ian to everyone who received two emails this evening..he got a bit trigger happy and sent an old email first, just to get you warmed up for the real one to announce the new CD release!! Sorry.x

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Friday, 8 January 2010

Snow, Snow go away come back another day!

Ugh! What is this weather like?  Even as a child I hated snow so you can imagine how I'm feeling at the moment!  I'm afraid I haven't got any interesting pictures to share with you this post as it's just a quick one..we will be announcing the date of the release of our new CD Dreams Come True very soon on and I am frantically trying to get ready for craft TV shows that are getting nearer and nearer.  Unfortunately I'm having to work from home today because of the snow and access to my lovely new office..where all my stash is Aaarrgghh I can't craft so I'm having to do other work that is very important but not much fun.  Thought I'd post here so you didn't think I'd fallen off the end of the world.  I will be back soon with lots of fun images and tales about working out of Teapot Studios!
Keep warm and safe everyone.
Anice xx  

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Get Funky Challenge 1st for 2010 !

Firstly a VERY happy new year to you all!  I hope you have all made lots of important new years resolutions..and you haven't broken them just yet!
Well, with the New Year it means theres a brand new Challenge over at Get Funky!  January is in the trusty hands of Lythan and her challenge is a lovely straight forward one..

You can make ANYTHING you like as long as it uses something by Funky Hand and includes Spots and Stripes on it.
So, here's my take on this months challenge..

The papers are from my soon to be released new craft CD Dreams Come True.  It will be available very soon so keep your eye here and on my website to see the launch date and when you will be able to get your hands on it. Also you'll hear all the details of when you will be able to see me strutting my funky stuff on the Create and Craft TV channel again !! Oh dear!! But at least you get to see all the fabby samples my wonderful Design Team girls have created and as usual they have excelled themselves that's at least worth watching for!

It's a very exciting and busy time here at Funky Hand as we are putting the finishing touches to our move in our new Teapot Studio 9.  From next Monday I'll be working full time out of the new studio and then on Tuesday my other very exciting thing is going to happen...  My very best friend Corrina is going to join the Funky Hand head office and take over all the important stuff like paying bills, accounts,VAT and running the office properly so I can design more. Yeah!!  We are so excited that she has agreed to join us and in my next post I'll introduce her properly and let you see us getting sorted in the studio. It might even involve a bit of video action as well..but we shall have to see if we can stop laughing long enough to get the camera to work properly!! Can't wait to show you my cool Funky Hand mugs!

So, no excuses this month make sure you join in with the Get Funky challenge there's spots and stripes on the freebie download that you can find on if you don't own any Funky Hand papers just yet..there's a £20 voucher to be won what more could you want?

Speak again very soon
Anice xx


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