Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Thanks everyone !

Just a very quick post this morning. Thanks to everyone who grabbed a bargain in the Funky Hand website www.funkyhand.com Bank Holiday sale over the weekend.  You've nearly cleaned me out of stock !

I'll be back later with a proper blog post but just wanted to say thanks and I hope you got a good deal..if you missed it, sorry.

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Bank Holiday is here..and so is a SALE!

It's another Bank Holiday weekend so we are having a nice little sale to tempt you over on our website www.funkyhand.com 

There's an amazing 50% off all the Download collections available on the site, 33% off anything that is made by Funky Hand. So that's all the Papercraft Factory CD ROMs, all the Funky Hand original CDs, Our Betty clear stamps, ribbon and button sets.

Then to top the sale off we are offering 10% off everything else in our stash section so Promarkers, Aquamarkers, Spectrum Noir pens, adhesives, paper, card, double sided tape and anything else I have forgotten to list!!  Take a look at the stash section of the website and see what there is to have!

The sale is on NOW and will end on Monday 27th August at midnight.  I have to share with you that there are few things that have pretty low stocks available so, when they are gone, they are gone !

Grab yourself a bargain and get crafting over this rainy (well here in Newcastle anyway) Bank Holiday weekend.

Speak again soon
Anice xx

Friday, 24 August 2012

They're getting married in the morning..

..well that's not completely true our friends Andy and Vic actually got married on Saturday 4th August but I'm always late in showing you the cards that I make so what's new?!

So, our closest friends decided to tie the knot and I decided I'd jump in the deep end as well and create my first Digital stamp.  It's not for sale yet but as I wanted to share the card I made for the wedding I thought I needed to tell you that the image is mine!!

Here is the card I made for them..

The card base is Kraft card and the papers I used are all from my Wishes & Kisses CD ROM the 'It's the Big Day' collection available on our website www.funkyhand.com right now!

Here's a close up of the digital stamp which I coloured using Promarkers...

The heart is a chipboard one that I have had forever in my stash. I covered it with a paper from the matching collection, sanded the edges to make the paper smooth and then inked it with a little black ink pad.  The tied twine was a last minute thought that I think matched the kraft look of the card. It also made it very different from all the other cards that they received on the day!

We had a wonderful day at the wedding, Ian was the best man and both Ian and I were their witnesses which was a great honor.  Of course I cried, which I was told off by Vic the Bride for, but you have to cry at weddings right? Especially your friends.  I haven't got a decent picture of Ian and I at the wedding just yet, I wore a really big hat which I hired.  Once I get one I'll share it with you I promise.  So you'll have to just put up with the Bride and Groom after they were married..sniff sniff..

Right, I'll be back soon with details of what we will be offering you over the Bank Holiday weekend on the website so not such a big gap in my Blogging next time!

Speak again very soon
Anice xx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Create & Craft Shows Friday 17th August

Hello again!  I thought I'd let you know that I have two shows on the Create and Craft TV channel tomorrow Friday 17th August.  You can catch me doing my 'thang' at 10am and 2pm.  I'll be showing you ALL the Papercraft Factory CDs but not as you have seen them before.  I can't tell you too much but don't miss the shows as the prices are VERY low!!  Basically once the stock has gone..it's gone.  You wont see those prices on Create & Craft ever again!

You can find the Create and Craft Channel on Sky channel 671, Freeview Channel 36 & Freesat 813  You can watch the shows live on line on their website www.createandcraft.tv

I hope to see you there, well you know what I mean!  Email into the shows if you can, makes me feel like there are people out there watching as I can't see you!  Though you hopefully will be on their website or on the phone placing your orders as the prices are pretty good!

See you there I hope!
Anice xx

New Get Funky Challenge

Another month has past us by, can you believe it?  That means it's time for a new Get Funky Challenge.  This months Challenge is nice and easy so I hope you will all join in with us.

The challenge is Anything Goes Using Funky Hand , basically you can make what you like as long as it has at least one Funky Hand backing paper, digital stamp etc included on it.  To make sure that everyone can join in as usual I have put a Funky Freebie backing paper on my website www.funkyhand.com for you to download for free.  So, no excuses now..get crafting!

Here is a bit of inspiration from our Hostess for this months challenge Lou..

Now that is a word book that you can't miss!  It was made using the newest of our Papercraft Factory CDs Wishes & Kisses.  Thanks Lou, you have got us started off with a real winner creation.

Now all you need to do is join in.  There will be new inspiration cards posted on the Get Funky Challenge blog throughout the month so remember to pop back to see what the Design Team have come up with..and don't forget that Funky Freebie backing paper.

Speak again soon.
Anice xx

Monday, 13 August 2012

Left Handed people unite!

I know you can't believe it two blog posts in one day from me!  But I had to share with you that today is officially Left Handers Day.  The day when we can celebrate being left handed.  Ian and I are both left handed so all of our house is set up to accommodate us.  It's so funny to see all our right handed friends and family trying to do stuff around there. We always get comments like, our kettle is the wrong way or our toilet roll holders are in the wrong place. All we ever say is 'welcome to our world'..that's what it's like for us everywhere outside of our house..and my studio!!

So if you are left handed.. today is your day. Be proud, we might be the minority but we are the best! In my humble and totally biased opinion of course!!

Anice xx

Get Funky Challenge..how not to do it!

Firstly, I would like to offer my apologies AGAIN for not blogging here very often again.  Life  in Funky Hand Garden Studio just seems to take over everything ..that includes my life.  There have been a few change a rounds, new decisions to make and general madness going on.  I know that's pretty much what it's always like here but just double it and you might get an idea of what it's been like. Anyway less of the weak apologies and onto the blogging.

My last post was the beginning of this month Get Funky Challenge and this post is my contribution for the end of it.  I made a massive faux par.  My card doesn't follow the challenge..I don't know how it happened. I'd had it all planned out the wording was going to be ME 4 YOU so it would include the number that was required without an image.  Some how I created Me & You instead, made the card, still didn't notice..took the picture, still didn't notice..messed with the image in photoshop, still didn't notice. Started writing the blog post..ahhhh the penny drops!  I didn't have time to create anything else so... the final inspiration card for this months Get Funky Challenge is how NOT to enter !  Here is the offending creation..

What a dummy I am! I'll tell you about the card anyway.  I created it using papers from one of the early Papercraft Factory CD releases Colour Me Happy, the collection is called Glad Rags. I have to admit to moving on to the next CD I'm working on that I forget to take a look back at older CDs and Colour Me Happy really has some great stuff on it.  As usual I went mad with my black Sakura pen doodling on the square button patterned paper and around the edges of the layers.  The main Me&You topper I decided I wanted to add some height to so I used 7mm x 7mm x 3mm foam pads, here's how it looked from the side.

I  love to layer up sections of my cards the button/boxes were added with 7mm x 7mm x 1mm foam pads which is a much more subtle look as you can see.

Right, what else has been going on, well there have been two Mums birthdays and I'll share those cards with you later in the week, and the wedding of the year took place on 4th August.  I'll let you see the card I created for that soon as well, and maybe even some photos.

On the Funky Hand front there is a new download ready to be launched and we have two live shows on the Create and Craft TV channel coming up this Friday 17th August 10am & 2pm. We have some great prices on all the Papercraft Factory CDs, ones you wont see anywhere else..but I'll tell you about that later in the week.  As usual I'm behind with my demo making so, I'd best get on with that and stop chatting with you!

Speak again soon
Anice xx


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