Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Here comes 2009 !

Well I can't believe it but here we are again on the threshold of a New Year. I hope you are doing something that you are looking forward to this evening. I have to admit New Year is never my favourite celebration, I'm usually quite happy to sit in my house watching Jools Holland on the TV. This year we are spending the evening with good friends at their home so the taxis are already booked to get us there and back..lets hope they turn up!!

I find New Year a time when I tend to feel a little sad, looking back on a year and having to say goodbye to it. 2008 has been a very busy year here at Funky Hand Towers with lots of highs. Like live and recorded TV shows on Ideal World, releasing downloadable collections for the first time, getting together my wonderful Design Team, releasing Now that's Funky and Funky Daze CD collections. There have been a few lows as well like my few health problems but the highs very much out weigh them!!

At this time of year everyone is coming up with New Year resolutions so I'm not going to be left out! Perhaps if I list them here publicly I might keep them.. ha ha how likely is that?

1. Lose some weight (this is a permanent list leader!!)
2. Spend more time with my friends and family.
3. Don't leave everything to the last moment.
4. Plan ahead rather than react when things happen!
5. Blog more regularly.

There are loads more but I don't want you to fall asleep before you finish reading this post!

Oh, before I sign off I thought I would mention that the shows that I recorded for Create and Craft TV have started running this week, I didn't expect them to until the new year but, tomorrow (Thursday 1st Jan) if you are sitting in front of the TV at 12noon getting over the excesses of this evening have a look at the Create and Craft Channel I'll be there demonstrating cards made with my Funky Seasons CD.

Have a wonderful New Year and thanks for dropping by here in 2008. Next year is going to be a goody!!

Speak again soon..
Anice xx

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Funky Hand New Year SALE !

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas time. I know we have here at Funky Hand Towers! As usual we have eaten FAR too much but we have laughed and smiled loads with friends and family and that's what it is all about! To keep those smiles going for a little longer we decided that a bit of a New Year sale would be in order so..if you pop over to our website you will find that there is a fantastic 10% discount on everything across the store for seven whole days!! That's on all our craft CD Roms, including our newest release Funky Daze,our fabby downloadable paper collections and funky acid free printed paper packs. As usual there is FREE postage and packing to anywhere in the world so why not grab yourself a little after Christmas bargain and keep a little bit of that Christmas sparkle going on into the new year.

See you over there!
Anice xx

Friday, 19 December 2008

Well it's almost here!

I used to love Christmas time. As soon as the lights started going on in the shops in October (!) I would start planning my wrapping paper colours for that year and making a list of gifts to buy. Lately I feel like Christmas creeps up on me and suddenly it's here and I'm not prepared at all. I wonder if it because I am so much more busy running Funky Hand than when I worked full time as an office Manager or as I am getting older I am becoming an old grouch?! I hope it's the first reason as we already have one Christmas Scrouge living in this house, Ian really isn't a Christmas lover! Hence the pleasant Christmas wishes on this post, I am trying to get into the spirit before it's too late!!

I have lots of things flying round in my head at the moment some I can't tell you about just yet..but keep an eye out here and I'll spill the beans soon. Others are all signed and sealed. I will be presenting a live show on Ideal World Shopping Channel on 27th January at 11am where I will be premiering my latest craft CD Rom Funky Daze. I'm really looking forward to sharing the fabby cards that my Design Team have been creating and showing everyone just how easy it is to create your own word books using the CD. Of course I haven't started on the demonstrations just know me I have to leave everything to the last moment to create the maximum stress levels possible!!

I am looking forward to a few days off over Christmas but I imagine it will be just a few as Ian seems to have a very large list of 'Things to be done over Christmas' whilst he is on holiday from his full time job. Though some of them are rather exciting.. all will be revealed in time but I am pretty excited about 2009 already!!

If I don't get back here again before Christmas have a wonderful time with your families and I hope Father Christmas brings you all the lovely crafty stash you have asked for!!

Anice xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Christmas is coming.. far too quickly!

I can't believe that it's only nine days till Christmas day! I am terribly disorganised this year... and I really can't tell you why! All the presents are bought but I still haven't finished making my cards. I have to admit here..we are going to buy some cards tonight as I just don't have time to make all of them. I am so ashamed!

I have made some though so I will prove it to you by showing them to you!

I used papers from my two Christmas download collections, Funky Little Christmas and Funky Christmas Time. It was the least I could do really!!
Though I say I'm not sure why I am so behind with my Christmas prep I do have one reason..unfortunately I was ill again last week and had another rather nasty seizure. I'm in touch with my Neuro who is looking into making changes to my Epilepsy medication..woohoo what fun!

On the positive side of things my Funky Hand Design Team have had some reasons to celebrate. First up on Sunday it was Jozzas birthday. I know she had a wonderful day spent with her family, which was fully deserved as she is such a special lady.

The second exciting thing that has happened is that Kath won Card Maker of the Year for Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. I am so thrilled for her and bursting with pride. She has won a enormous collection of crafty stash (unfortunately she has won some Funky Hand CDs as I was one of the sponsors of the competition, I told her to do what she likes with them as she already has the whole collection!) which she is offering some of as fabby blog candy gifts so get yourself over to her blog and check out whats available! Not only does she win lots of lovely stash but she also gets to join the design team for the magazine so expect to see some wonderful creations from our Kath in print!

Right I can't hang around here as I still have more Christmas stuff to try to organise and there are still orders to process to. Hopefully I'll be back before Christmas but just incase I'm not my best wishes to you all.
Anice xx

Friday, 5 December 2008

December is here already!

It's been a busy week again this week, I feel like that's how I always start my blog posts lately.. note to self, think of something new to say next time!

On Monday I was at the Ideal World/Create and Craft studios recording shows for four of my CD-Roms, It's Funky Too, Funky Seasons, V Funky and Now that's Funky. It was a long but enjoyable day, that was mainly down to the lovely presenters that I had to work with. Nigel and Stephanie were great and made a pretty stressful situation fun. I'm not sure when the shows will be put into the TV schedule, sometime in the new year I imagine. When I know, I'll let you know.

My new CD Funky Daze is proving to be pretty popular with my crafty customers, I know this because of all the wonderful emails I have been receiving from you all. Thank you so much for your positive comments I appreciate every one of them. If you have purchased Funky Daze or any of my other CD roms or download collections I would love to see pictures of your creations. Email them to me on and I'll share them here with everyone else!

You know it was my 40th birthday last week..well thankfully I'm not the only one making that momentous age move..Ians brother Steve is also joining me in a few days time. As he lives in the US I had to get his card made and in the post as soon as possible so that was my job on Tuesday.

I have to admit I haven't created anything using my CD rom It's Funky Too for ages so after working with it on Monday at Ideal World I was inspired to get printing from it for Steves card. I used the Khaki colour collection which I thought would work better for a mans card. The ribbon is from my stash and the 'Today' sentiment are All mixed up Doodlebug rub ons in Beetle Black. I hope he likes it!

I have to admit something..I haven't even started to work on my Christmas cards yet! So that is the next job to be moved to the top of the list of things to do. How bad would it be for me to buy my Christmas cards this year? I don't think my friends and family would forgive me so I'd best get on with it.

Oh, last thing before I let you of my lovely Design Team members, Ruth, is celebrating 5000 hits on her blog with some very tasty crafty blog candy. Get yourselves over there and get involved to have a chance of a nice surprise coming through the post. Find her blog here TipTop Toppers Things Blog.

Right that's it for today, speak again soon.

Anice xx


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