Monday, 27 June 2011

New Challenge Blog Fetch A Sketch launched

Just a very quick post today as I have to get back to getting the word books finished for the new Funky Hand CD but I couldn't miss the chance to tell you about the brand new challenge blog launched today by two of my design team members Jenny and Ruth  It's called Fetch A Sketch and it's a bi weekly sketch challenge starting on a Monday.

Fetch A Sketch

Not only that but there are some fab prizes to be won some of them this launch are from Funky Hand!!  So don't miss out on some crafty fun and a chance to win some fab prizes.  Get yourself over there and join in.

As soon as these word books are finished I'm going to have a go..I love sketch challenges and now I'm in my new offices I intend to join in with more of them when I can.  Starting with Fetch A Stetch!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Sunday, 26 June 2011

New Download Tea's Up Available NOW!!

I'm really pleased to let you know that we have released a brand new download called Tea's Up on our website

It contains 20 funky backing papers, 3 mini funky alphabets in matching colours and a set of toppers and sentiments to make things a little easier if you need to make a quick card! The price for this all new download is just £3.49.  Take a look at the fantastic gallery of cards that the Funky Hand design team have made using the papers on the Tea's Up page and get some great inspiration for getting crafting in this lovely weather we are having at the moment!

I'm sitting here in my Garden Studio with the doors open and the lovely fresh breeze just cooling me down..all I need now is to have a nice cocktail in my hand and my day would be perfect.  Not likely just yet though as I still have a bit of work to get done..maybe later!!

Oh, before I go I must remember to remind you to go over to the Funky Hand Design Team challenge blog Get Funky! and join in with this months challenge.  It's a sketch challenge and it was set by of course I would love you to join in!!  See you over there I hope!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

How time flies!

Hello everyone,
I thought I would just drop by to let you know that we have finally moved into our new house and I have moved my Funky Hand offices from Teapot Studios to a new office.  I'm happily unpacking at home and in the Garden Studio.  It's so great to have all my craft stash around me again as I've been working in both places for a little while and it's been really hard to get any crafting or designing done.  Which you can image has been driving me mad!

I have a new download collection with my Design Team at the moment and they are making some amazing cards for the gallery on my website to inspire you, I hope to be able to give you a release date will be very soon.  With all these moves etc I'm afraid my designing has taken a back seat but, I'm back in the saddle now and you can expect more download collections and a new CD Rom in the next few months.
It's freaking me out how much Christmas themed stuff is available at the moment so you can count on me to give you Christmas free products for a little while longer!!  I'll get into that sort of thing later in the year.. but before Christmas Eve I promise!!

I really appreciate you all sticking by me during this pretty stressful time of moving and change so a big thanks to you you all.  Especially those of you who have sent me private messages with good wishes.  You don't know how much I appreciate your support. Thank you all.

Now before I go I have to mention this months Get Funky Challenge as I am the challenge setter (is that a term? oh well!) this month and it's nice friendly sketch so I'd love to see you over there joining in.  You just need to use at least one Funky Hand paper or image to be in with a chance of winning a free Funky Hand download..and as there are new ones around the corner if they have the ones you want already then maybe you will have more choice to pick from if you are the winner!! If you don't have any Funky Hand papers yet then fear not there is a Freebie download paper on my site so you can still join in.  It changes every month so grab it before the 14th July as that is when it will change again.

Well, I'd best not hang around here chatting with you I have work to be done. 
Speak again very soon.
Anice xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Hello, it's my turn this month to set the Get Funky! Challenge so, as I love a good sketch challenge that's what I thought I'd bring to you this here is the sketch for you to follow..

You can use this sketch for your creations anyway you like. Turn it on it's side, twist it around or use it just as you see it.  As long as we can see the basic sketch idea in your crafty creation then that is just fine.  Also as always you need to use at least one Funky Hand product..but there is a new Funky Freebie on my website waiting for you just incase you don't own any Funky Hand products yet.

Here is my card made with the sketch for your first bit of inspiration..

For this card I used papers from my craft CD Craft The Year Away  The papers are from the February Love collection and the cupcake is one of the digital images also available on Craft The Year Away. I was a bit lazy and used the pre coloured digi image but there is a blank version on the CD as well so you can colour your cupcake how ever you would like!  I have added a little Glossy Accents to the cherry on the top of the cake but I'm afraid the picture doesn't show the glossy effect that well.

So, there you go.  As usual the other members of the Funky Hand Design Team will be back on the Get Funky Blog ever few days to show you their take on this months sketch.  They will be sharing their creations and I'm sure a few tips and tricks along the way so don't forget to keep popping back to be inspired.  Oh and don't forget to join in..we love to see your creations and visit your blogs..and for the winner there is a free Funky Hand download of your choice. I'm really looking forward to hearing what you think and seeing what you make.

What's been going on here then?  Well we have moved house and if I never see another piece of unmade Ikea furniture it will still be far too soon and don't even talk to me about BT moving phone lines!!  The house is pretty much sorted now except for the small bedroom which is still full of unpacked boxes..we'll get to them sometime!!  In our old house the agreement between Ian and I was that he cleaned the kitchen and I did the bathrooms..Now, the kitchen here is much larger than at our old house, I'll grant you but, there are four bathrooms here and there were only two at the other house.  My cleaning duties have doubled which Ian seems to think is OK.  I am definately going to have to re-negotiate the cleaning rota!!

On the crafting front I have been able to start back designing and there should be a new download available soon and the next Papercraft Factory CD is finally starting to come together so I should be able to share that with you pretty soon as well.  Moving house and trying to run a business at the same time is really hard work but, things are finally starting to get back on track.

I hope you can find time to pop over to the Get Funky Challenge Blog this month as I'd love to hear from you and have lots of entries to choose from for the winners prize.

Anyway until next time, happy crafting!
Anice xx  

Friday, 10 June 2011

My turn to follow the challenge Recipe

Today is my turn to follow Kathys craft recipe over on the Get Funky challenge blog.  The recipe set by Kathy is here:
5 Flowers
3 Different Papers
2 Buttons
1 Ribbon
and a sprinkle if Gems or Pearls

So, here is my creation...
I used this months Funky Freebie from my website as the base card and then the other papers are from my CD Colour Me Happy, from the Contented Coffee Collection.  The two buttons are from the Funky Hand February Love Buttons Collection and the ribbon is from the February Love Ribbons Collection.  
I'm working on some new downloads that will help you make versions of the grungy flowers that I have added to complete my recipe which are attached with pearl brads.  If grungy flowers are your thing then keep your eye here and on my website to see the new downloads and video to show you how to actually make your flowers. They should be available in the near future.

So, there you go my Get Funky challenge card for this month.  Why don't you pop over there right now and take a look at all the wonderful cards that the Funky Hand Design Team have been creating all month. Then join in with us!  You need to be quick as this challenge ends on the evening of the 14th and a new challenge with begin on the Funky 15th of June. We'd love to hear your comments and see your creations so join in and have a change of winning a free Funky Hand download of your choice.

See you over there!
Anice xx

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Hello Everyone..wondering where I've been?

Hi all you crafty people,
I just wanted to drop a quick message to you all that I haven't disappeared from the world just that I have moved house.  We moved last Friday 27th May into a wonderful brand new three storey house (I'm getting a proper work out walking up and down all these flights of stairs!!) and we finally have a telephone line and broadband in the house..hence I can talk to you!!  As you can image it has been a pretty stressful time for Ian and myself but we are in now..surrounded by boxes to unpack still but it's more like home everyday!!

Things with Funky Hand will be getting back on track very soon..over the next few days really.  I'll be back soon with my entry for this months Get Funky! challenge..and hopefully more interesting posts for you to read!!
Right best get back to unpacking!
Speak again very soon
Anice xx


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