Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Time to Fetch A Sketch!

Here's the newest sketch I've designed for the Fetch A Sketch challenge blog...

We're being sponsored by Funky Hand this fortnight and there's an ace prize on offer! I'm not telling you what - you'll have to pop over to Fetch A Sketch to see! ;)

I've used some Funky Hand papers from the Happy Happy Birthday CD to make my card...

I don't think there's any need for me to explain how to make the flowers - we've all seen Kirstie do it on the tele! ;)  I've keep things simple on this card to make the flowers stand out & I've only added some simple pearl decoration.  

We'd love for you to come and have a play with us over at Fetch A Sketch - we love seeing what you make!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

I've been a bad blogger - just been super busy with Christmas, family stuff and a trip to Liverpool to see Macca live in concert! :)

Just had to pop in to tell you about this though...
Funky Hand. 50% off SALE.

Yes you read that right! 50%!!!  You'd be mad to miss it!

I shall be back tomorrow with a slightly later than planned (due to the festivities) new sketch for Fetch A Sketch.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Rockin' the Fetch A Sketch Challenge Take Two!

Here's another take on the Fetch A Sketch challenge.  You'll remember my Christmas card from last week using the newest sketch and this is the Birthday version...

I've gone for the same papers from HOTP & have again used the Hippy Rocker Guitar image from Bonibleaux Designs/Dude Time Doodles.  I've also used their Barbed Wire image and pieces of their Birthday sentiment (all printed on to Safemat).  Just a bit of doodling with black pen to finish.  I've enjoyed this sketch by Ruth, it's a fun one to play with, so make sure you come & join us over at the Fetch A Sketch blog

Monday, 12 December 2011

Rockin' the Fetch A Sketch Challenge!

It's new sketch time over at Fetch A SketchRuth is in charge this fortnight and has once again come up with a brilliant sketch...
Here's my 'rockin' card...

Complete with hand written song lyrics AND no mistakes! ;)  I've used the Hippy Rocker Guitar digi image from Bonibleaux Designs/Dude Time Doodles and coloured it with Promarkers.  This card is destined for my cousin who has a guitar just like it!  All the other elements are from a freebie Hot Of The Press paper pad I got from a magazine. The holly bit is actually a letter 'C' (with holly decoration) topper sneakily concealed behind the other circle! ;) 

I hope you can come and join us over at Fetch A Sketch - we love seeing what you create!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Get Funky at Christmas & Beyond!

The challenge over at Get Funky this month has been to make a traditional Christmas project (using greens, reds & gold & silver etc) and a non Christmas project using some of your Christmas papers. I've made two Christmas cards using digi images & papers from the Twelve Crafters Crafting CD...

Heart bubble stickers by Paperchase.

My non Christmas project also uses Twelve Crafters Crafting...

For more details on my cards, some more inspired ideas from the rest of the Design Team & also all the details on how to enter the challenge please hop over to the Get Funky blog!

Monday, 5 December 2011

A Christmas Typewriter!

The Boyf wasn't too impressed with the use of the typewriter image on this card (or the one last week)..."a typewriter isn't exactly very Christmassy is it?"  I on the other hand thought it was quite cute and clever! ;)

This is my second offering for the Fetch A Sketch sketch I designed for this fortnight (you still have until Sunday 11th to enter)...

My card uses the aforementioned typewriter digi image from Tiddly Inks (manipulated to the right size in Digital Scrapbook Artist and with a sentiment added), ribbon by Love Elsie, robin stamp from my stash coloured with Promarkers and a snowflake stamp on the Kraft background stamped using 'Old Paper' Distress Ink (which is very hard to see in the photo!).  I just added a bit of doodling to finish! 

I do hope you can come along and play with us at Fetch A Sketch!

I'd like to enter this for the Tiddly Inks challenge too!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fetch A Sketch Challenge 12.

It's new sketch time over at Fetch A Sketch....the weeks go by so quick!  I've designed this fortnight's sketch...

 I hope you have fun with this one!

Here's my card...

As you can see I've rotated the sketch.  I've used the typewriter digi image from our sponsors for this challenge Tiddly Inks.  I played around with the size in Digital Scrapbook Artist & added in the type.  The little bird is a seperate stamp from my stash & is coloured with Promarkers.  The paper is Funky Hand and the ribbon is Love Elsie.

I do hope you can come along and play with us over at Fetch A Sketch this fortnight!

I'd like to include this in the Tiddly Inks challenge!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Now here's one you won't want to miss!!!

You better get over there quick!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Make It Sparkle!

Just popping in to share a super quick Christmas card with you...

The tree card template is on the Funky Hand CD Twelve Crafters Crafting and you just have to pick the patterned paper you want to have the trees appear in and then print!  I choose some spotty red paper, printed on to water colour card & then have sparkled it all up with some silver glitter....perfect for the challenge over at Chrimbo Crackers at the moment! :)

Craft Barn Goodies!

Have you seen the amazing blog candy over at The Craft Barn blog???

I hope I win! ;)

Superstar Sketch!

It's the midway point of sketch 11 over at Fetch A Sketch.  You'll remember that Ruth has given us a 'star' of a sketch to play with...

And here's my card...

I've used the cute super boy image from The Digi Garden coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are from my stash, the green baker's twine is from The Ribbon Girl, the kraft card base is Papermania and the sentiment is Funky Hand.  Remember the winner of challenge 11 wins 5 digi's from The Digi Garden!!!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Fetch A Sketch Challenge 11

How are we possibly on to challenge 11 already?!!  I don't know, but we are! :)  Ruth has come up with a cracker of a sketch this time...

And here's my card...

I've used the cute little fairy image from our sponsors for this fortnight...

The image & sentiment are coloured with Promarkers. The spotty paper & sentiment are by Funky Hand & I drew the star free hand & cut it out before inking it with Distress Ink.  I have to apologise about the grainy picture...I just can't get used to taking pictures in artificial light!

Make sure you pop on over to Fetch A Sketch to enter and make sure you check out the lovely project made by our Guest Designer for this month, Debbie!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A partridge, a few pears & a tree!

It's time for me to share my Get Funky card with you.  I'm the last Funkette to share my Autumnal project this month, but there's still time to enter.  You can find all the details here!  Here's my card....

I've used a basic brown card base, some floral paper from the Tea's Up! download, and the image is from the Twelve Crafters Crafting CD.  I printed the image on to water colour card & inked the background with Spiced Marmalade & Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  The image itself is coloured with Promarkers.  Just a few of the usual embellishments to finish....thread, button, leaf pin.  And not forgetting my favourite Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher staples! 

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Three Tags.

Continuing the Christmas theme, here's some tags I made using the Twelve Crafters Crafting CD by Funky Hand...

The CD has a tag template so you just have to select the paper you want and layer the images on too, print off & cut out!  I also printed off another set of the coloured images so that I could layer them up with 3d foam.  The words were created in the Papercraft Factory system too!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

One Crafter Crafting!

So previously I mentioned that I'd been working on samples for the new Funky Hand CD called Twelve Crafters Crafting - the CD was live on Create & Craft TV today so I thought I'd take the next few blog posts to share a few of the samples.  Today's offering is my 3rd ever wordbook...

You may remember from the sneak peeks the design team did on the blog hop, that we all had one of the twelve paper collections to work with.  The collection I had was 'All I want' and I've made the wordbook using this.  Each page is decorated differently...

That cute little rudolph is on the CD too! (Please note: the rudolph on the CD has legs... I had a little accident with some scissors on my poor little chap!)

One of my favourite papers on the CD is the one with all the Christmas words...

And you can print it in any of the twelve colour collections too! 

I've included a note to Santa...

And left a space for my crafty wish list! ;)

I'm adding this as my entry to the Crimbo Crackers challenge....where you could win a copy of Twelve Crafters Crafting! Remember, you can also get your hands on the CD here & I'll be back with some more Christmas makes soon! 

EDIT: So I only went & missed the deadline for Crimbo Crackers by four hours! Oh well....there's a new challenge coming up on there tomorrow! :)

Monday, 7 November 2011

Fetch A Sketch Snowflake Make.

It's time for another Fetch A Sketch card! As you know we're using my sketch this fortnight (Ruth and I alternate who draws the sketch).  Here's a reminder of it...

And here's my card for this week...

I've gone with a pretty straight forward interpretation of the sketch this time.  The snowflake is from the paper set by Delicious Doodles which you can find here. The mini snowflake is metal and is fastened with a mini brad.  The heart brad in the centre of the snowflake is by Queen & Co. The card base is a handmade paper one, courtesy of Ruth....thank you!

That's another Christmas card done! :)

Monday, 31 October 2011

Fetch A Sketch Challenge 10

It's new sketch time over at Fetch A Sketch!  I've designed this fortnight's offering...

I hope you like it!

I've opted for a simple Christmas make this time as even I have to admit that it's now time I got cracking on some!

I've used the holly image and the snowflake paper from Delicious Doodles. I've coloured the image with Aquamarkers...I really don't think I've got to grips with these yet though.

Whilst I pootled around the Funky Hand blog hop over the weekend I noticed a lot of sparkley twine being used by my fellow design team members....could this be a new trend I've spotted?  So I thought I'd pop some on my card too!

I do hope you can come along and play with us over at Fetch A Sketch...I love popping by all your blogs to see what you've made!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Funky Hand Blog Hop!!!

Hello there and welcome to another stop on the Funky Hand blog hop!  I'm so pleased to have you 'hopping' by!  You should have reached me from Paula's blog but if you're lost, or haven't a clue what I'm talking about, then head back to Anice's blog to find your way or to find out what all the fuss is about!

We're celebrating the release of the brand new Papercraft Factory CD...Twelve Crafter's Crafting (how ace is that name?!).  You can pre-order it now from the website ... official launch on 5th November.  Each of the people along the hop are showcasing one of the twelve paper collections from the Christmas themed you should be getting a good preview of what the CD has to offer!  On top of the paper collections there are masses of digi stamps, templates and all the usual fantastic features like the wordbook creator.

So, I've been having a play with the 'All I Want' paper collection which is a very traditional combination or reds, browns, greys and blacks. Here's what I have to show you's the 'before' picture...

And the 'after' picture...

I've found that this particular collection goes so well with kraft card and I also made the pouches with pearlescent paper which I found to be super effective as well!  For this card I've used some leftover pieces from a wordbook (got to use up all those scraps!) which gives the papers a nice coloured border.  The pouches are so simple to do.  I followed the instructions here. They're so cute and can be made in any size...perfect for those little Xmas treats!

The next stop on the hop from here is Katina's blog. Remember to qualify for entry to win a copy of the Twelve Crafter's Crafting CD you need to leave a comment on EVERY blog on the way, collect a letter from each blog and rearrange them to make a phrase.  Your winning guess needs to be left on Anice's blog before 12 Midnight on Sunday 30th October.

The letter you need from me is...


Got that noted down?  Left me a comment?  Then off you 'hop' to Katina's blog

Thanks for 'hopping' by!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Cheers & Crimbo Crackers!

Just popping in to share this quick but large card...this is an 8x8inch!  The image (pre-coloured) and the paper are Funky Hand from the Happy Happy Birthday CD.  I love how with Papercraft Factory the images can be tiny or massive with no loss of clarity....genius!

I also wanted to point you in the direction of a brand new challenge blog, Crimbo Crackers.  It's being started by my Fetch A Sketch co-owner Ruth (I seriously don't know where she steals her time from, but I want some!).  If you're anything like me it's just what you need right about now to get your Christmas cards ready to go!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

An envelope convert!

Although I make cards I rarely make envelopes... it's just not my thing...well, until now!

The Happy Happy Birthday CD by Funky Hand has a envelope template on it and it's surprisingly easy to do!  All this needed was a few extra embellishments from the same CD, some Alpha-Bits and it was done!

Speaking of Funky Hand....much is going on 'behind the scenes' with Anice's Funky Elves (that's us on the design team!).  We are working away on samples using the brand new Christmas CD.  All very TOP SECRET so shhhhh....BUT there will be a chance to feast your eyes on some sneak peeks AND the chance to win a copy of the new CD this coming Saturday as we're having a BLOG HOP!  It all kicks off over at Anice's blog at 9am GMT (Saturday 29th October).  Hope to see you then!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Fetch A Sketch Challenge 9 Extra!

It's the midway point over at Fetch A Sketch so it's time for some more makes from Ruth and I!  Head over to the challenge blog to see what Ruth has made, see what prize is on offer and to get a reminder of the sketch for this fortnight!

Here's my 2nd card for this challenge...

I really enjoyed using Ruth's sketch again and I've opted for another halloween image from Bonibleaux Designs.  I've used the Witchy Poo Hat.

I covered the hat with black glitter & coloured the band & buckle with Promarkers. The orange background is done with 'Spiced Marmalade' Distress Ink & a blending tool. The sentiment is from this set and I coloured it with lime green Promarker.

I also used... Sassafras grid paper, Jillibean Soup black papers, Ribbon Girl twine, Craftwork Cards scalloped square & brads.

There's still plenty of time to come and play along with us - the challenge closes Sunday 30th October at 12 Noon GMT. 

Friday, 21 October 2011

Time to Get Funky!

Just popping in to tell you that Funky Hand have a sale on this weekend! 

Head over to Anice's blog first for all the details.....and then over to the shop

(Funky wordbook above made with the Happy Happy Birthday CD!) 

Monday, 17 October 2011

You're Spook-tacular!

It's challenge 9 time over at Fetch A Sketch - it only seems like yesterday that Ruth and I started on this adventure of having our own challenge blog!  We were super delighted to have such a lot of you play along for the last challenge!  Welcome to all you new peeps who've come to join in the fun! My card this week is (obviously) Halloween again.  It's not something I really 'celebrate' as such, but I do like how refreshing it is to make some different & spooky paper projects. 

We have Bonibleaux Designs/Dude Time Doodles sponsoring us this week and you can get your hands on some awesome Halloween themed images (including the pumpkin above) over at the store here.  And this fortnight's sketch is designed by Ruth and is another fabby one to use! 

Please remember that we're happy for you to flip or rotate the sketch and add in any extra embellishments or sentiments that you wish.  You can also make any kind of project.  

I've rotated the sketch for my card and used the 'Jack O'Lantern' image coloured with Promarkers. I inked the area around the pumpkin with 'Shabby Shutters' Tim Holtz Distress Ink using a blending tool. The sentiment is from the set here, and I coloured it with matching orange Promarkers before cutting it up.  I've used Sassafras paper, a Reminisce Die Cut Sticker, Craftwork Cards scalloped circle, Ribbon Girl Twine & sequins.

I hope you can come along and play with us over at Fetch A Sketch... and have a 'spook-tacular' day!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Some Spooktacular Extra Fetch A Sketch!

It's midway point over at Fetch A Sketch and so I have an extra card to show you...

The image is by Tiddly Inks and is called 'Batty Bugg' and you can find her in the Bargain Basement here! I've coloured her with Promarkers and layered her on to My Mind's Eye 'Quite Contrary' paper.  I've added the obligatory twine and some bubble stickers (the circles are MOD Design & the sentiment is Studio G).  I've rotated the sketch and I have to admit to adding to it a little bit with the sentiment!  As a reminder here's the sketch...

Pop on over to Fetch A Sketch to play could win $10 Gift Certificate for Tiddly Inks!!!