Friday, 30 July 2010

The start of Birthday season has arrived!

Wow! You wouldn't believe how many birthday cards I have had to be making recently..Everyone I know seems to have been born around this time of the year!

I thought I would share a card today that I made for Ians Moms Birthday that was last week and I haven't had a chance to share with you before now. It was a special birthday but I decided that I didn't want to have the special age number on show all the time. So, I followed a 'card school' tutorial I found in Quick Cards Magazine number 77 for a spinning suspension card. It was fun to make and pretty straight forward, the spinning square is suspended using dental this card was minty fresh!!

The papers and images are all from my latest craft CD Rom release Colour Me Happy.  This is a close up of the suspension square twisted one way...

See it was a special birthday! The numbers were made using the extras on the CD Rom.Here's a closer look at the other side which is a digi stamp from Colour Me Happy coloured in using Sakura Glaze pens.

She seemed to really like it so that's what is important and she had a lovely day hanging out with the family and her friends.

I've been making so many cards recently that I won't be so slow in getting back here soon to share another one.
Oh and before I go, don't forget it's almost the end of the month so you still have a couple of days to join in with this months Get Funky Challenge and be in with a chance of winning a £20.00 voucher to spend on my website  The new challenge will be launch on 1st August.

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Thank you !

Just a very quick post this morning to say a very BIG thank you to all the lovely ladies who have taken the time to apply for my Design Team call out.  I really appreciate all your time and effort and wanted to say thank you all here publically.  The call out is officially closed now so I can get on with the hard job of choosing new Funky Hand Gang members..well I'd best stop chatting and get on with it then I suppose! 
I'll be intouch with everyone who has applied individually, hopefully before the end of the weekend.  Once again thanks everyone.. you all make me feel so excited about the Funky Hand DT and stuff that will be happening in the future with Funky Hand as a business.

Oh and whilst I'm here don't forget that Saturday is the last day to get your entries in for this months challenge over at Get Funky.  A new challenge will be launched on Sunday 1st August by our lovely Dolly. Remember you could be the winner of a £20.00 voucher to spend on my website

Speak again very soon

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Wanted: New Funky Hand Design Team Members

Would you like to join our design team here at Funky Hand? We are looking to recruit a few new team members and it could be you..

What do I need to do?  We hear you ask!

Well, on your blog put a post which includes a couple of your favourite cards that you have created and link back to this 'Wanted' post, then leave us a message here so we can pop over and visit your blog and see your fav creations. Don't worry, you examples don't have to be made with Funky Hand papers if you don't have any available, just show us the work you are proudest of.  Then use the Funky Hand contact us page to send us a message telling us a bit about yourself and why you would like to join our team. (We think that side of things is a bit more personal so lets keep it that way!)

What's in it for me? you are quite rightly thinking..

The Funky Hand Design Gang have been together for just over two years and we are lucky enough to have a collection of some of the most talented card makers around involved.  You will receive free advance copies of all our craft CD releases and Download collections which you then get to play with before anyone else! Your card and craft creations will be showcased on my website in the relevant galleries and they will also be shown on our live craft shows on Ideal World TV and Create and Craft TV.  We are planning some very exciting additions to the Funky Hand brand portfolio over the next year so you will be involved first hand with working with these new products as they are launched. We also regularly have opportunities for design team members to create card designs for us to go into all the major craft magazines.

This design team is a very friendly, supportive, talented group of crafters...does that sound like something you would like to be involved in? If the answer is yes, then we want to hear from you!

If you would like to apply please leave a message here with your blog post link and get in touch by Wednesday 28th July and we will make a decision at the end of that week. (We have a live Create and Craft TV show with the latest CD release Colour Me Happy on Friday 13th August so you could be seeing your creations live on TV if you are successful)

We are really looking forward to seeing all of your creations and we know the rest of the design team are as well. So, get posting, we need some new Funky Hand gang members!!

Anice & Corrina xx

Friday, 16 July 2010

Sorry for being so quiet...

I have to apologise for falling back into my naughty ways of not blogging as often as I should..will you forgive me?

It's very busy here at Teapot Studios after the release of our new craft CD Rom Colour Me Happy on Create and Craft TV and then the launch on my website   Thank you to everyone who has purchased the CD so far and sent me such lovely are all the BEST!

As well as releasing the CD, we are also working on about five other projects at the moment which are all very exciting and very crafty..but I can't tell you anything about them just yet..I'm afraid I'm going to keep you hanging on for a while longer.  But it will be worth it I promise! (She says with her fingers crossed hoping that you will agree!) Poor Corrina doesn't know which way to turn we have so many things happening all at the same time..along with the dreaded VAT return, it all adds up to a pretty exciting ,even frenzied, time!

I'm afraid I don't have any creations to share with you today but with Ians Mothers and my Moms birthdays coming up and my Cousin Katies wedding a couple of weeks away I will have to get my crafting head on and get making..I'll share them with you as they are completed!!

Before I sign off today I just want to remind you about the Get Funky! Challenge for this month which is 'Something New' set by our wonderful Ruth.  Now as they say you have to be' in it to win it' so get your entries in before the end of the month and you just might be the lucky winner of the £20.00 voucher to spend on my website.  I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

Until next time, which shouldn't be as long away, happy crafting!
Anice xx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Getting ready for the new CD release..

It's all go here at Teapot Studios as we get ready for the launch of our brand new craft CD Colour Me Happy on our website. There is a countdown to the launch on Saturday 10th July at 12 noon already ticking away on the homepage which has caused lots lovely messages from everyone so I wanted to say thank you to you all.

You may have been aware that I did a pre-launch show on Create and Craft TV on Monday morning, which went down pretty well and I thought I would share pictures of the cards that I demonstrated on the show just in case you didn't get a chance to see them.. The first one is a word book which is very appropriate as it says 'I love to BLOG'

The second one was my first attempt at an easel card which turned out quite well I think considering that!  I used one of the new digi stamps from the CD as the topper.  Cats are my favourite so this digital stamp will be used alot in the future I imagine!!

As I am sitting here Corrina is working away on her own crafting masterpiece so, if she lets me, I'll take a picture when she's finished and share it here with you sometime in the near future.

Anyway, don't forget to pop over to my website on Saturday at noon if you want to grab yourself a copy of Colour Me Happy..go on you know you want to!!

I've just realised that the 8th July is my blogs 4th birthday!  Goodness have I really been wittering on here for that long! Happy Birthday Funky Hand Thoughts!
Speak again very soon

Anice xx

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Launch of my new craft CD 'Colour Me Happy' !

I'm really pleased to be able to finally let you know that my new craft CD Colour Me Happy is now ready to be released.  I will be doing the initial launch on the Create and Craft TV channel on Monday 5th July Live at 10am.  Join me then, if you can, to see all the new papers, digital stamps and Word Books and not forgetting the wonderful creations that my Design Team have made this time around.  As usual those fabby girls NEVER let me down and they have made some fantastic stuff!!  I'll be stumbling through a few card demos and showing you around the new CD ROM so please try to take a look.  It will be available to purchase from Create and Craft from Monday but we wont be launching the product on our website until 12 noon Saturday 10th July.

I can't wait for you all to see the new get back to getting ready for the live show Monday.
Speak again very soon

Anice xx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Get Funky! Challenge Time again!

Another month has gone .can you believe how fast this year is speeding by? it's time for a brand new challenge over on my Design Teams challenge blog Get Funky!

This month Ruth is in charge and her challenge is for you to create something 'New'  New Baby, New Home ..anything that you like actually.  I've been really busy this month so I am ashamed to say I haven't added a card yet..later in the month I promise!.  To give you a little taster here is a card from Ruth, made with papers from The Funky One CD

and a wordbook from Dolly using papers from my soon to be released new CD Rom Colour Me Happy (there's the reason why I've been so busy this month!!)

Aren't they both fab..jump over now to the Get Funky! blog to see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team.  Join in and have a chance of winning a £20.00 voucher to spend on my website.

I'm going to be back very soon..probably tomorrow to tell you all about the new CD Colour Me Happy and when it's going to be launched.  Here's a hint..if you're watching Create and Craft TV on Monday 5th July at 10am you will probably see me using it!!  Not much of hint really!  I'll be back with more info very soon!

Anice xx 


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