Sunday, 28 October 2012

Christmas Downloads released...

I have finally had to give in and get those Christmas craft downloads finished and up on my website  There are eight new collections available for Christmas 2012.  You can choose from the backing paper collections on their own, matching wordbook collections on their own or, take advantage of the multi buy offers and download both the backing papers and the wordbooks for a reduced price.  It's completely up to you!

My DT gals have been working their magic again and you can take a look at the galleries of the cards that they have created to get a better bit of inspiration and a better idea of what you will be downloading.

With my new downloads in mind I thought I'd share a card that I made using the Is It Xmas backing paper collection.  It's not a traditional Christmas colour scheme. But for those of you that like to mix it up a bit when you make your cards it might be just what you have been looking for.

As always with my craft downloads for specific occasions I like to include a number of papers that can be easily used all year around for other crafting occasions so they can be as versatile as possible.  On this card I have used two of those sorts of papers but on a Christmas card.. and purple on a Christmas card. I know it's not that traditional.  Please accept my apologies for the photographs.  I must remember to take photos first thing in the morning now as my lighting abilities as soon as it gets dark do need to be improved!!

The image on the card is a digital stamp from the Festive Fun digital stamp set you can find on my website.  I roughly water coloured it using Letraset Aquamarkers Set 1. All the edges of the image and the two backing papers have been inked with my trusty dried up black ink pad. Then stuck down onto the white 6" x 6" base card with wet glue.

The ribbon and buttons in the corner of the card is my move into trying to adding more to my cards.  Whether it has worked I'll leave for you to decide but I'll tell you how I created it anyway!

The ribbon is from my stash and I knotted it to make it easier to sew the large purple vintage button on to it using plain bakers twine.  It was interesting trying to thread the needle with the twine but I was pleased that I persevered with it.  Once that was sewn together I stuck it onto the card with double sided tape.  Then I added the purple striped and orange buttons both from the Funky Hand April Fool Button collection using 1mm thick double sided foam pads.  The flat backed pearls are from a couple of scoops of pearls that I bought at a local craft show last weekend.  It's the first time I've had a chance to use them and they were a great buy!

So, there is my none traditional Christmas card to get my makes to send out to friends and family started.  I usually leave it until after my birthday at the end of November but after last years mad rush..I'm going to get started a little earlier this time.

Taking of Christmas that's sort of the theme on this months Get Funky Challenge.  Amanda has set us the task of creating anything we like with 'Christmas is all about the kids' in mind.  We have already had some great inspiration creations from the DT members and there will be more over the next few weeks.  Why not join in? The only rule we have over there is to use at least one Funky Hand product. Don't have any Funky Hand stuff yet? Don't worry every month I give away a Funky Freebie download on my website Basically you can download that and join in.  The winner of the challenge wins their choice of any Funky Hand download.  It could be you and I've just release a load of new ones for you to choose from!.

Speak again very soon.
Anice xx


  1. The orange and purple look great on the Christmas card - love it x

  2. The buttons and bow look great as they echo the colours in your backing paper.
    Sue x

  3. Fantastic card Anice, it really shows how versatile your papers can be.Love the embellies too.Hugs Debbie x

  4. its just gorgeous Anice, I do love those buttons, ribbon and pearls in the bottom corner, they look fab with the strip of paper along the top too, oh heck I just love it all!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  5. I like it, a cool image and buttons and bows too. I am not very good at downloading things but I really must have a go, word books look really tempting.

  6. This is so cheerful and funky! The tree is fab - must dig that out again! Love the buttons and lush ribbon in the corner


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