Saturday, 29 January 2011

Launch of new craft CD Craft The Year Away

Finally after all the talking I can say that our new craft CD Craft The Year Away is ready for launch and you will be able to see me live tomorrow Sunday 30th January at 10am on Create and Craft TV launching it and showing you the amazing cards that my wonderful Design Team Members have created using it. It will be launched on our Funky Hand website on the same day Sunday 30th at 1pm..along with some other funky new items that are exclusive to the website to go with the new CD!! The new CD will be the same price as the other Papercraft Factory CDs £16.99 no VAT price rises for Funky Hand customers!!

I'm really excited to share this CD with you as we have listened to what our customers have fed back to us whilst they have been using our other Papercraft Factory releases Dreams come True and Colour Me Happy and made some improvements that I'm sure you are going to love..and the really great thing is, if you already have the other Papercraft Factory CDs installed on your PC when you install the new CD..the others will be updated with the new improvements as well so you get to use the papers and digi stamps that you already love in a new way!!  How good is that?  Take a bow technical geek, you are a wonder!

If you would like a look around the new CD before you buy it then you can have a little look right here..
Craft The Year Away Demo 

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Friday, 28 January 2011

Get over to Get Funky!

Sorry to sound a little commanding in my blog post title but if you haven't been over to my Design Team challenge Blog Get Funky! this month you are really missing out!

We've had a bit of an overhaul and now, instead of just one post at the beginning of the month we are starting our months on the Funky 15th..and then putting up a new post with new card inspirations, techniques for you to try and just general funky fun every three or so days all month long.

So far this month we've had a wonderful demo of how to make a round easel card from Jules..

A fab idea for making your note pads more fun from Lou

and yesterday Kathy gave us all something to have a try at with her round handbag card decorated with fab funky flowers..she even told us how she made it all!!

Allison is our boss this month dishing out the challenge so hopefully she is happy with everyones efforts so far!  Oh, by the way the paper that Kathy has used on the bottom of her handbag is the freebie available this month on my website  Grab it before the 15th of Feb as it will be changing then for next months Challenge freebie.  Once you've grabbed it, there's no reason to not to join in with the challenge and have a chance of winning a Funky Hand download collection of your choice. If you are not really into challenges that's OK but still pop over and pop a comment on the posts that the Funky Hand Design Team ladies are adding we'd all love to hear from you.

Right I'm off to start to try to sort out my tote bag ready for the launch of my brand new craft CD Craft the Year Away on the Create and Craft Channel on Sunday...but I'll be back very soon to tell you all about that!

Enjoy your crafting!
Anice xx

Monday, 24 January 2011

It's my turn to Get Funky!!

The new look Get Funky! Challenge blog run by my Design Team members is going great..have you been over to take a look yet?  As well as a challenge with a prize, there is also techniques and hints from the very talented ladies that I have the honour to have on my team, spread all throughout the month.

Well, it's my turn to post so here's my card for the 'Going round in circles challenge' 

 If you don't recognise the papers or digi stamp don't be concerned as I've been a bit naughty and made my challenge card using my new craft CD Craft the Year Away.  I'll be launching it for sale next Sunday 30th at 10am on the Create and Craft TV channel, it will be available to buy from my website  at 1pm the same day.  I'm very excited about you seeing all the new things we have added to this third edition of the Papercraft Factory craft CD ROM series.

Infact I'm so eager for you to see what it's like there is a demo available for you to watch on the home page of my website where you can see the basics of what the CD can offer to you. Take a look!

OK, I've got alot of prep still to do to be ready for my TV show next weekend and I'm already working on new downloads for release in the near future, but just because I'm busy I hope you still have time to join us on Get Funky! for this months challenge.  We'd love to see you over there.

Speak again very soon.
Anice xx

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Release of stamps and New Get Funky! Challenge's a busy day here at Teapot Studios today, we have two fab things happening both at the sametime (and I wonder why I'm stressed out!!)

First up it's the grand relaunch of the Funky Hand Design Team Challenge Blog Get Funky! You may notice that it's the 15th today rather than the beginning of the month well that's because we have changed the monthly start date from the 1st of each month to the Funky 15th! That's just the first of the changes we have made over there, we are going to be updating the blog all month long with new inspiration cards from different Design Team members and there will be tutorials, hints and tips thrown in all month long as well..all the more reason to call back for some Get Funky! fun during the month..  Our first challenge hostess this year is Allison and the challenge is Going around in's her card to give you a flavour but pop over now to the challenge blog to get all the details..

I said there were two things going on here today and the second thing is the launch of the first Funky Hand clear stamp sets featuring Our Betty,

...they have been on show on for a few days but today you are able to purchase them!  We are all very excited as this is the first of a number of new products we will be bringing you over the next few months under the Funky Hand brand name.

Along with the new stamps we have also added a few new stash items..things I can't live without when I'm stamping and crafting so hopefully you will see things you would like to add to your stash.

Please feel free to send me any stash items that you would like to see on our website by sending a message through the contact us page and I'll see what I can do to get them for you!

Well speak again very soon.
Anice xx

Monday, 10 January 2011

Meet my new Design Team Members..

Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in applications to join my Design Team. I was overwhelmed by the number of amazing crafters who wanted to join our little gang.  Unfortunately I couldn't invite you all to join but I want to thank you all very much for taking the time to contact me and share your wonderful creations.

Now on to my new Design Team Members, I'm pleased to introduce them to you:

Welcome to the Funky Hand Gang, we are all really looking forward to working with you! Click on their names to have a look at their blogs..I'm sure they'd love to have you!

It's another big week for Funky Hand again DT members, Corrina is coming back to work after 3 weeks off on holiday (my, my I'm a good Boss!!)

Oh yes, and we are releasing the first four collections of the brand new 'Our Betty' clear stamp sets on Saturday 15th Jan.  Pop over to my website now to see details about them and some fab cards made by the Design Team lasses.  They are not for sale yet but hopefully having a quick look will wet your appetities for Saturday!!

I'll be back before the end of the week to tell you about the changes to our challenge blog Get Funky! and other interesting things that will be available on the website..

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Saturday, 8 January 2011

The Funky Hand DesignTeam Call is closed.

Wow!  Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact me about joining the Funky Hand Design Team, and then sent in such amazing applications.  I have received so many applications it may take me a bit of time to get through them all.  So, I wanted to say a very big thank you to everyone who has applied here and to let you know that you will be hearing from me in the near future.

I will announce the new members of the DT here hopefully tomorrow (Sunday) but at the latest Monday..yes there were that many applications!  It's taking me along time to get through to have a really good look at them all.  All I can say at the moment is that there are ALOT of very talented crafters out there and you are making my life very difficult having to choose just few of you to join us.  I'm also very honoured that you want to join Funky Hand, I'm one lucky lass.

Because of the changes over at our DT lead Challenge blog Get Funky! you have a few more days this month to get your challenge entry in. Join in before 15th Jan for a chance to win a £20.00 voucher to spend on  It's all change over there come the 15th so don't forget to drop in and take a look at what we have waiting for you then!!

Speak again very soon.
Anice xx

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Design Team Call.. do you want to be in our gang?

Would you like to make cards and other projects from Funky Hand products that you haven't had to pay for and have your hands on before they are even released for sale? Would you like to see your work displayed on our website and regularly be shown on live Create and Craft TV shows? Would you like to have the opportunity to make cards for inclusion in your favourite craft magazines? Would you like to be part of a really friendly, supportive, funny, amazingly talented and down to earth group of crafters?

Then you just might like the idea of applying for a place in our Funky Hand Design Team

Here's what you need to do to find out more.  Email me on and I will send you all the details of how to apply to join us.  You need to return your applications to me by Friday 7th January and I will announce the new members of our Design Gang on Sunday 10th January.

I'm really looking forward to hearing from you all, theres lots of exciting things instore here at Funky Hand this year and the first thing any new DT member can have a play with is our new craft CD ROM that is due to be launched on Create and Craft TV on Sunday 30th January 10am.

Looking forward to hearing from you
Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Monday, 3 January 2011

Introducing 'Our Betty' !

If you are reading this blog post after 12noon Monday 3rd Jan then you have missed the end of the 25% discount sale over on my website if it's not 12 o'clock yet ..then get over there quick as the sale will be over VERY soon!!

I've been hinting of ages about new Funky Hand branded products coming in 2011 so I thought I would share a little picture of the all new clear stamp sets which feature our lovely lass 'Our Betty'  She's a down to earth sort of lass who likes her chocolates, wine and doesn't worry too much about the dress size she is in today..she will start that diet tomorrow...

There will be four collections available initially and then who knows where Our Betty will venture next.  I hope you like the look of her.

Keep your eyes here and on my website for her official release date but I can tell you it will be in January so not too long to wait..though I can hardly wait to let you get your hands on her.  My Design Team are making some amazing cards with the stamps that I know will really inspire you. 

Do you fancy joining the Funky Hand Design Gang?  Then make sure you call back here tomorrow you'll find out how you can apply.
See you here tomorrow...
Anice xx

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you all had fun whatever you were doing last night, we were at a party at Corrinas, my Business Managers, house and had lots of fun. I want to wish you all from everyone at Funky Hand a wonderfully Happy New Year and I hope that 2011 is all that you want it to be for you and your families.

As an added little bonus we have decided to extend the 25% discount sale on our website until 12 noon on Monday 3rd January 2011 so if you have been too busy to have a chance to grab a Funky Hand bargain then you have a little more time now..but hurry everything is flying out of the door very fast!!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx


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