Sunday, 31 October 2010

Christmas cards but not as we know them!

After such a great response to the Christmas cards made by the Funky Hand Design Team without using Christmas paper on my Create and Craft TV show yesterday I thought I would share a few images of them with you here today so you could get a closer look.. Take a bow Funky Hand Design Team members...

All these cards were created using papers from my craft CD ROMs Dreams Come True and Colour Me Happy and they include digital stamps from those CDs and digital stamp download collections available on  and the wonderful craft talent of my DT members of course!
If you are quick there is still 25% discount on all craft downloads on the website until Midnight tonight Sunday 31st October.

I hope you have a fun Halloween today and don't get too stuffed with sweeties if you are out trick or treating tonight! 

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Friday, 29 October 2010

It's just a weekend of bargains!

Hello again my crafty friends! There are two reasons that I'm talking to you today both of them pretty exciting,well to me anyway!!

The first is to let you know that I will be gracing your television screens once more on the Create and Craft TV channel (Sky 671, Freeview 36 & Freesat 813) on Saturday 30th October at 11am,and then repeated a couple of times over the weekend. I will be demonstrating my latest two craft CD ROMS from the Papercraft Factory range Dreams Come True and Colour Me Happy..but the big deal is that Create and Craft are going to have an AMAZING price offer if you buy both CD ROMS together.  Lets just say, if you already have one of the CDs it might be worth buying the multi buy special and giving the other one to a crafty friend for's that good a deal and it's only available there on my show. Make sure you are watching at 11am on Saturday to see what I mean.
Another reason to watch is that my fab DT members have been working their little craft fingers to the bone making the most wonderful Christmas cards for the show. But Anice,..I hear you say.. Dreams Come True and Colour Me Happy are not Christmas themed craft CD ROMS..and you are right BUT, the DT girls have been able to prove that you can make the most fantastic Christmas cards with non Christmas themed papers..just having a look at them will be worth watching I promise!
Oh, and if what I read on Facebook today from Stephanie Weightman was right, if you order from the Create and Craft website this weekend it will only cost you £2.00 delivery..not a bad deal!

Right second reason for our chat today..

We are having a sale on the website with 25% discount off all the craft download collections on the site from this afternoon (Friday 29th) until Midnight Sunday 31st.  That's a weekend of download savings like Paper Blossom backing paper Download Collection normally £3.49 only £2.62 'Tis the Season Word Book Download Collection normally £4.89 for this weekend only £3.67..I think you will be getting the picture now!! 

So this weekend grab yourself a bargain by buying the papercraft factory multibuy special on Create and Craft and get even more bargains with a download sale on our website.

Just a very quick reminder as well that we are nearing the end of October so that means you only have a couple more days to enter into the Get Funky challenge for this month.  Remember there is a £20.00 voucher up for grabs so get your entries in before the new challenge is launched on the 1st November.

Right I have to be off now but I hope you can join me on Saturday for the TV show, it make's me feel less nervous if I know crafty friends are watching..even if I can't see you!  Oh, email into the live show if you have any questions about the CDs or demos and I'll do my best to give a reasonable answer!!

Speak again soon.
Anice xx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Love is in the air....

Well, it certainly does seem to be in my family at the moment!  Just a while ago I told you about my cousin Katie getting married well, now Jenny, her sister (and also my cousin!) has gone and got herself engaged to a lovely young man called Andy.  Unfortunately Ian and I couldn't join them yesterday for their celebration party but as it was yesterday I thought I'd be safe to share the card I made for them..also I thought I'd show you the classy pressie I sent them as well!!  Firstly here's the card, made with my own fair hands..

The papers are all from my craft CD Rom Colour Me Happy.  The LOVE letters are Maya Road chip board letters that I've had in my stash for ages and I was so glad that I had the right letters left!

I covered each chipboard letter with a square of paper stuck on with good old pritt stick, left them to dry and then cut out the paper from behind using a sharp craft knife.  You need to cut as close as you can to the edge of the letter but it still wont leave a perfect edge so that is where my trusty filing kit comes in.  I gently filed the edges of all the letters to smooth them off and then inked the edges to grunge them up alittle but also cover the chipboard edges.

The fab ribbon was from my stash and I'm sorry I can't remember where it came from.. But I do know where the heart pin came from as it arrived the morning I was making the card right on time, from the fabby Ribbon Girl website.  Just to finish off I thought just a little bling with four pink flat backed gems would be just enough!

I hope that Jenny and Andy had a great time last night and I know they will be very happy together as they are a wonderful couple.  What did Ian and I buy them for a gift? I hear you ask.. well it was a pretty classy from Debenhams..'s a cup cake shaped Teapot!  If they don't like it I'll have it back no problem!!

It's coming up to the end of the month again so, you still have a bit of time to join in with the October Get Funky Challenge over on the Funky Hand Design Teams challenge Blog and have a chance of winning the £20.00 voucher prize so get crafting now and join in, we'd love to see you over there.

I will be gracing your Telly screens again on the Create and Craft channel at the end of the month and I'll be back with more information about that in the very near future. Just pop Saturday 30th October 11am in your diary now so you don't miss me messing up demos and forgetting what I'm selling like normal! Wink!

Speak to you all again very soon.
Anice xx

Friday, 22 October 2010

I know, I's been a while..

I'm sorry that I haven't been around as much as I should have been recently.  I just wanted to let you know that I was still here and working away on loads of great new Funky Hand crafty items..roll on the new year when everything will be ready to be revealed!!

If you haven't already grabbed your copy of my latest download collection Spooky Dookie you had better get downloading as time is running out to make those Halloween cards and extras!

I promised I'll be back on top of my blogging very soon and bugging you all again regularly!!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Spooky Dookie is going to get ya!

Halloween is just a few weeks away and I thought it would be fun to launch a bright, spooky and totally fun downloadable paper collection for the occasion.  So, you can grab our latest craft backing paper download collection SPOOKY DOOKIE  now on  Here's an idea of what is on the download..

As usual I was so busy designing the collecton that I didn't get much time to create many amazing card master pieces..I leave that to my wonderful Design Team members, take a look at the gallery on the Spooky Dookie page and you will see what I mean.  I'll share one of my cards with you..

The collection includes 20 backing papers, 4 sets of Funky Alpha bits (mini alphabets) in matching colours to the collection and a page of toppers and all for the price of just £3.49. So, get over to now and take a look, you might even get scared into buying a copy!!

Whilst I'm here I want to remind you that we have a new challenge on over at the Get Funky! Challenge blog with a £20.00 voucher up for grabs for the monthly winner so take a look and join in with the Funky Hand Design Teams challenge.

I'm working away at the moment of lots of wonderful new Funky Hand craft items that I can't wait to share with you in the future and I'd better get back to work or you will never get to see them!!

Enjoy your weekend.
Anice x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Papercraft Inspirations Funky Hand Xmas card

I know I'm posting again this weekend but it's been a busy one and I didn't want you to miss out on some exciting things that have been going on..

We have taken part in the Papercraft Inspirations Christmas party that they are having on their website this weekend to join up with International Card Making Day.  Lucy from my Funky Hand Design Team was kind enough to create a fab Christmas themed card using our All I want for Xmas download collection and give you all the details of how to create it.  Here's a sample of the page on their website, click the image to see all of Lucy's great info.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting some time to yourself for a bit of crafting.

Speak again soon
Anice xx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Charisma Cardz weekly challenge

It has been an age since I've had the opportunity to make a card to join in with a challenge blog..something before Funky Hand really took off I used to love to do, so..this week I decided that I was going to make sometime for some fun!  I decided to join in with the Thursday challenge over on Charisma Cardz this week which is to get us in the Christmas mood and make a Christmas card.  I have to say I am a bad Christmas card maker..I always leave it until the very last moment, but maybe this year I will make a better effort!  Anyway here is my entry...

It's pretty simple card made with papers and a digi stamp from my latest download collection All I want for Xmas.  I blinged up the tree a little with stick on pearls and added a few coloured gems as Christmas decorations.

Now get yourself over to Charisma Cardz blog and see all the great DT entries and everyone elses beautiful cards.  I'm off for some blog hopping before I get back to the job of finishing off designing papers for my next CD and preparing other exciting business paperwork..yes I know it's Saturday, that's the joys of self employment it really IS full time!!

Oh, before I go don't forget about the Get Funky monthly challenge that was launched yesterday there's £20.00 worth of vouchers to spend on the Funky Hand website for the winner so get yourself over there!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Friday, 1 October 2010

It's time for the Get Funky October challenge

Can you believe another month has gone by?  Congratulations to our winner of the September Get Funky Challenge blog competition.

This month we have Lythan to thank for our challenge.  All you need to do is use five different Funky Hand papers on your card creation.  You can make any sort of card that you like to meet this challenge so I decided to make a bit of a lovely dovey card for my other half Ian..but Ian isn't really a chap you send a pretty card to so, I set myself another challenge really to meet the Get Funky challenge requirements and make a mans card..I must be mad!!

I created this card using papers from my Shabby Saturday download collection which is available on my website for just £3.49

I realised that the picture didn't really show you the sentiment that I'd added that clearly so here it is a little closer..

I've been experiencing a few problems with my MS and Epilepsy recently and Ian , as always, has been as solid as a rock whilst I try to sort out my medical problems.  He's a complete star, when I'm a nightmare and I just want him to know that he is very important to me.

So, what's stopping you from joining in with Lythans challenge this month? Get over to Get Funky and join in there's a £20.00 voucher to win to spend on lovely Funky Hand products for the could be you!!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx


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