Friday, 25 November 2011

Funky Hand Sale!

Just a flying visit to tell you about a fantastic crafty sale over at Funky Hand!! The gorgeous Anice (who doesn't look her age btw) is 43 today (happy birthday boss lol) and to celebrate she is having a one day sale today, she is giving everyone 43% off everything!!! WOW almost half price!

So get your crafty boots on and get on over to Funky Hand and pick up some bargains :o)

Friday, 11 November 2011

Twelve Crafters Crafting

I thought it was about time I got ma backside in gear and showed a couple of the samples for the newest Funky Hand cd Twelve Crafters Crafting. When the new cd arrived in the post a few weeks ago I was feeling a bit blarghhh with my crafting, mrs mojo had taken a long holiday and was sunning herself on some beach somewhere with some young hot looking summer fling lucky beggar and I just wasn't enjoying crafting. So with a little trepidation I loaded the cd into the pc and oooooh mammmmma!!! mrs mojo wasn't happy at having to come straight home from the beach but hey there was work to be done and after 20 minutes scrolling through the papers and images I was already filled with ideas lol

My first make was this wee angel bauble. I saved this packaging from a gift I received ages and ages ago and this was exactly the thing I had in mind for it! I printed the angel image twice and coloured it with my promarkers, attached them to a scalloped cirlce embossed with the snowflake embossign folder and attached some eyelash ribbon between the two layers.I first saw one of these Finnish Stars on Debbi's blog The Crafty Cuttings of Wiccababe and I HAD to have a go. The instructions said a 12"x12" sheet of paper so I printed both sides of two A4 sheets and had a wee go........I am definetely making some of these for the house this year, I think they will look lovely in the windows Next up I used a die cut cracker I received in a card making kit and covered it with a sheet of the paper then cut it out and put a wee tag on. I am making more of these for myself as placemarkers for the Christmas table :o)

Of course with all the Funky Hand cds comes the fabulous wordbook maker so I thought I'd have a go at one of them too lol

I have to admit I will ba making most of my cards this year using the cd, would you believe I still haven't made any Christmas cards yet? Ooohhhh shocking lol I have come to the decition I am not making all my cards this year, some people just don't appreciate them so I am only making for the folk I know will really love them and appreciate the time and effort!!

I've got a couple of more bits n pieces to show but will save them for another day :o)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Card for Lily

It was my gorgeous girl's 8th birthday on Tuesday! Awwww what a fab 8 years they have been though it doesn't feel that long! She had a lovely day, plenty of cards and pressies and a Hello Kitty cake :o) My card was made following the sketch from the Sugar Bowl and one of my favourite Gorjuss Girls, had to be one of them for my own gorgeous girl lol. She's very into bright colours these days as opposed to the pastel pink from when she was younger so I used these scrummy papers I got in a cardmakers kit. The flowers are all from my stash box. Letter cut with cuttlekids alphabet and glittered with Stampin Up dazzling diamonds. DDs also used on the heart. The text stamp is stampin Up.


Sugar Bowl ~ sketch

Oldie but a Goodie ~ Buttons and Bows

Cupcake Craft ~ textalicious

Sunday, 6 November 2011

vroom vroom lol

Hehehe I had fun making this card!!! My friend's little boy will be three later this month and he is a bit mad on Lightening McQueen, so I wanted to make him a card with that in mind but without going down the whole printing an image of it road. The paper and car template are from the Happy Happy Birthday cd by Funky Hand. The black square of card is embossed with an industrial looking folder, like the tread on metal stairs, the car buttons were bought yonks ago when I was knitting for Alfie and I couldn't resist them lolI used some acetate for the windscreen, some more buttons for headlights and some card candy too. The card goes round to the back of the card too, with rear lights, will take a pic later if I remember (wouldn't hold your breath tho lol) I hope he likes it :o)

Fab n Funky ~ planes, trains and automobiles
Polkadoodles ~ shaped cards
Simon Says ~ Buttons
Paper Play ~ Button Up

Friday, 4 November 2011

mmmmmm cupcakes :o)

Evening!! Friday night again how did that happen? I've no idea where the days go lol Since we moved I have been able to get out and about a lot more. Alfie and I go swimming every week and toddlers twice a week and swimming with Lily every week. It is fabulous!! I am loving it :o) This card was made using die cut decouage sheets and matching papers from Dovecraft that I bought ages ago. The tag stamp was bought at the secc as were the flower shaped nestie type things. I've used glossy accents on the cherry and icing, lace is from stash and the pink card stock was in the scrap drawer.

A few challenges to enter with this one :

Crafty Card makers ~ pink, brown and cream
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times ~ Food and Drink
Crafty Ribbons ~ Bingo (lace, embossing, gems)
Willow Sketchie ~ sketch
Truly Scrumptious ~ Bingo (Lace, gems, embossing)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

awww a wee cutie

Had a lovely evening in the craft room a few days ago, tidied away all my SECC goodies and made a wee card........who needs anything else? LOL

The card is for a wee girl who just turned 1 on Sunday.

The image is Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit, paper is Funky Hand, Happy Happy Birthday, tag stamp, cardstock, card base all from secc stash. Also used the Martha Stewart border punch and Lacey Circles Nestie. Rest is all from my stash :o)


Simon Says ~ Anything Goes

Charisma Cardz ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Boots ~ Young at Heart

Die Cut Dreams ~ So charming

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Blog Hop weekend is here :o)

Good Morning!!! And welcome to the Funky Hand Blog Hop.

Hopefully you will have come to my blog from the lovely Ruth's blog TipTop Toppers Things, if not then please head to the Funky Hand Blog and start from there as the instructions and blog hop order are all there for you.

The blog hop is to celebrate the release of the newest cd from Funky Hand called 12 Crafters Crafting and as the name suggests it's a festive cd full of gorgeous scrummy papers and images for all things Christmassy!! Some of you will have lots of your cards already made but if you are anything like me you won't be that organised lol In fact I haven't made any cards yet! I know I know lol My report card would say "must do better" hehe I have to admit I wasn't exactly full of festive spirit when the cd arrived, but within minutes of flicking through all the gorgeous papers, templates and images I was full of ideas and HAD to get started straight away!

Spookily enough with a name like 12 Crafter's Crafting there are 12 paper collections and luckily there are 12 members of the DT. We all picked a collection to use and I picked the one called Xmas Presents.

The prize for picking up all the letters, rearranging them into the right word/phrase and remembering to leave a comment on everyone's blogs is a copy of the gorgeous 12 Crafters Crafting However if you simply can't wait to see if you have won the prize it is available right now to pre order before it's official release on 5th November.

My project uses the lovely angel image, isn't she the cutest? I coloured her with promarkers and attached her to a nestie cut circle embossed with the snowflake embossing folder. Between the two layers is some angel hair cord just to set it off. The plastic casing was saved from a gift I received many Christmases ago, I thought it would be perfect for just this kind of project :o)

Please leave a comment on this post and then head on over to the gorgeous Paula to see her fabulous project and collect the next letter. Don't worry if your comment doesn't appear straight away, I have comment moderation on

(Oh and just in case you didn't get my subtle hint my letter is A lol)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Funky Hand Blog Hop

Hands up anyone who fancies a bit of blog hopping fun?

Hands up if you would like to win a copy of Funky Hand's brand new cd 12 Crafter's Crafting??

Heehee I see plenty of hands lol So come and join us on our fabby blog hop this Saturday 29th October. Head over to the Funky Hand Blog and hop on from there :o)

Sunday, 23 October 2011

No more Allsorts.....

Aww I am so sad to say I have decided to step down from the Allsorts DT! To be there right from the start was a huge priviledge and I enjoyed it every week, but between the demands of a larger house to clean and now having plenty of places to go and people to see there just doesn't seem like there is much time left for crafting, and having a weekly deadline wasn't helping my mojo to be honest.

So it is with a heavy heart I have nothing to show this weekend!!!!! But fear not now that the deadline issue has been lifted I am hoping mr mojo will return and I will be able to craft for fun :o)

And seeing as I have no cardage to show I thought I'd share the latest pic of my gorgeous wee monkeys :o)

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Get Funky time :o)

Over at Get Funky it's my turn to host and with the weather and general outlook how could I choose anything but Autumn as the theme?

Anice has made a really lovely freebie paper to download this month so I used it, as well as the tree image from Craft The Year Away. The ribbon and flowers etc are all from stash. ill

I hope you will come and join in the Get Funky Fun :o)

Lavender and Lace for Allsorts

Morning all, Saturday once again so that means its time for Allsorts :o) This week Brenda wants to see Lavender and Lace on your crafty creations. I covered a wee box that I got from Ikea with paper from the Happy Happy Birthday cd from Funky Hand. A wee scrap of lilac card and some lace from my stash and I was away LOL

Hope you can join us this week :o)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Show us your bears :o)

This week at Allsorts the gorgeous Debs wants to see your bears! As long as there is a bear as the main image you're in lol My bear is a Penny Black stamp, one of the clear sets. Not sure where the paper and cardstock are from as they arrived in a kit I get from a fabby friend (Duckpond Crafts) Sentiment is SU. I had a wee go at distressing the edges, I still find it hard to really go to town on the distressing, it always seems such a shame to waste all that effort in cutting the papers straight, it took me years to master that lol Hmmm looking at my pic I think it looks a wee bit skew wiff! oh dear!

I am entering a few challenges with this one :o)
Fetch a sketch ~ sketch
Crafty Boots ~ Zoo or animal theme
Crafty Cardmakers ~ anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ anything goes
Truly Scrumptious ~ distressing
Creative Inspirations ~ friendship

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

lilac easel card

Just a quick post between putting Alfie to bed and getting Lily off to bed next :o)

I was in a lilac mood today, in fact I am wearing a lilac top too! I've used papers from Happy Happy Birthday by Funky Hand, the image is one of my fave oldies, had it forever lol. The ribbon, lace and brads are from my stash. The flowers are using EK Success punches, embossed with Swiss dots. I'm not too happy with the photo, I had to buy myself a new camera last week and it's taking me a wee while to get used to it, although a bit of daylight may have helped lol

Right, off to get Lily off to bed and settle Alfie cos I can still hear him yapping away lol. Time for some peace and quiet :o)


Willow Sketchie ~ sketch ......ooops missed the deadline :o(

Polkadoodles ~ Age on your card

Sweet Stampin ~ lilac and lace

Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ bingo (paper piecing/ribbon/punches)

Creative Card Crew ~ Easel card

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Late again........oh dear!

Late again with my Allsorts card! Don't worry I am typing this from the naughty step lol I do have a good reason this week I have to say. On Friday evening I was back in Kingussie for a fundraising Chocolate Party. My friend arranged it to raise money for the Maggie's Cancer Care Centres after a very dear friend of our was diagnosed with cancer. He is currently undergoing treatment and is using the centre in Inverness.

I am glad to say the night was a huge success, there were soooo many people there, it was such a great night. £2185.10 was raised, no mean feat for a small Highland village I am sure you'll agree. I went along to help out and spent so long taking everyone's entry money and raffle tickets that not a drop of chocolate passed my lips!! Phew the diet won't be ruined too much lol

Being away from home I didn't get a chance to make my post out :( But I am here now lol Helene has set a challenge of using at least 5 flowers. My card was made with a Digistamp Boutique image, coloured with my lovely old PMs. The paper is Papermania I think, flowers and brads are from stash as is the scraps of pink card stock. We are sponsored this week by the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and Digistamp Boutique so there are two fabby prizes to be won this week. Hope you can join us this week :o)


Simon Says ~ anything goes

Cute Card Thursday ~ Animal Crackers

Monday, 26 September 2011

squeezed in a bit of crafting this afty!

The boy was asleep for a while after lunch so I whipped through to my craft room (I had tidied it this morning lol) and was able to make a couple of cards before he woke :o)

A baby boy card using an image that was gifted to me aggeeees ago and I just found it lol, the paper is Funky hand from Craft the Year Away, ribbon scrap is Crafty Ribbons (who else lol)


Sweet Stampin ~ Anything Goes

Oldie but a Goodie ~ One for the boys

I came accross the Less is More Challenge while commenting on my CAS theme entries this week and thought I would have a wee go as the sketch looked great, the wee birdie stamp in one thats been in the drawer for a long time and I have no idea where it's from, the sentiment was printed straight onto the card :o)


Less is More ~ Sketch

Totally Gorjuss ~ Birds of a feather

Papertake Weekly ~ Creature Comforts

Well now I've had a wee crafty time I better get back to commenting on my Allsorts entries :o) No rest for the wicked lol

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Keeping it simple....

......a bit like myself lol Over at Allsorts it is my turn to set the theme and I decided on the Clean and Simple style. If I'm honest I love it when others do it but when I try it myself I have to stop myself adding to it, you know a wee ribbon here, a couple of wee flowers or something and then 30 secs later its no longer CAS lol Today's card is a perfect example...I was trying to add a bit of ribbon to it before I slapped myself and stepped away from the craft room before I ruined it :o)

I've used Funky Hand's Happy Happy Birthday yet again, I am just loving it so much! The card base is printed straight onto the card, the image is precoloured and I have layered the foam and THAT IS IT...............surely it just needs just a wee smidge of something?????


Simon Says ~ Dies to Die For
Truly Scrumptious ~ Clean and Simple

So head over to Allsorts and keep it simple for me :o)

Friday, 23 September 2011

One for the men.....

I decided to challenge myself and use the Just 4 Men collection on the Happy Happy Birthday cd. I always struggle with men's cards, but to be honest when I saw the gorgeous scrummy papers and the digi stamps on the cd it was easy peasy!!

The card was made with a ready coloured digi. The buttons are also from Funky Hand. The wee scraps of ribbon are from Crafty Ribbons, sheer puff dots (who else lol)

Next I used the bunting template to make a DAD banner. The beers and Happy Birthday are both digis from the cd. The beers have been heat embossed with white powder for the froth and the glasses have glossy accents on. The letters are also from the cd......basically the only thing not on the cd is the flowers and ribbon and pearls lol The ribbon is again from Crafty Ribbons :o)


Fab n Funky ~ A Hard theme (hard for you to make)

Crafty Ribbons ~ Anything Goes

Back tomorrow with my theme for Allsorts :o)

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Funky Hand makes

The fabby dabby Happy Happy Birthday cd is well and truly on sale!! woohoo!! Anice was on Create and Craft twice last Thursday and sold lots and lots :o) I just realised I haven't shown my makes for the new cd so thought I would show them over the next couple of days

First up I used the cake box template with different papers and made this cake :o) When I made the first box I could just imagine using them as party boxes for Lily's next birthday party.

Each box is from a different paper and each has a ribbon "filling" and some candles and flowers on top.


Daring Cardmakers ~ How many candles? How perfect was that lol

Die Cut Dreams ~ Flower Power (at least 5 flowers)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Naughty Panda again!

Tut tut late again............

Got some visitors staying for the weekend so I am all over the place lol I am sure you know how it is :o)

Anyway this week at Allsorts it is Nicola's first turn to host the challenge and she has set "recycling/altering" as her theme. I saved this box from a Christmas gift I received knowing it would make a fabulous alterable item :o)

I have used the brand new Happy Happy Birthday cd from Funky Hand, it is on sale now and is a really great cd to use, as always the papers are delish and there are new templates and digi stamps.

I hope you will join us and get recycling :o)

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Saturday again.....seriously how did that happen?

Hmmmmm where has the last week gone? Seriously I feel robbed lol Anyway over at Allsorts we are looking for Flowers and Swirls :o)

I found this piece of vellum in my scrap drawer and thought the swirls would fit the theme perfectly, a couple of nestie layers, a few flowers from my stash and a punched flutterby and rub on sentiment and all done.

My card fits the Flutterby theme over at Daring Card Makers

Hope you'll all fine some time to join us, bet its a popular theme :o)

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Get Funky time :o)

My turn to Get Funky today and Paula's fabulous theme of At the Seaside got me remembering going to the beach with my gran and grandad. My brother and I would try to be the first to shout "first to see the sea" when we got to the top of the hill that led down to the seaside. My gran had one of those old fashioned stripy deckchairs so I had a wee bash at making one lol A few straws and brads and a strip of Rainbow Stripey Stripes et voila a deckchair for Our Betty! I bet that Betty has her arm stretched out summoning a gorgeous waiter to bring her a cocktail lol

I also made a card for the theme, we all love to see the sun at the beach so I made this cheery card with the Craft the Year Away cd.

Hope you can join in with the Get Funky challenge, you have until the 14th :o)

Crafty Cardmakers ~ Summer Memories
Creative Card Crew ~ Anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Back on the Allsorts team........

After my unintentional extended break I am delighted to get back into the crafting saddle!!! I have been a busy bee in the new craft room but at the moment I can't show everything! Funky Hand have a new cd coming out later this month so I have been beavering away with samples for Anice and woooweeee its a fantastic cd! There are soooo many gorgeous papers and some fabulous new templates and digi stamps. You are so going to want it!! The cd will be on Create and Craft on the 15th September at 9am and 4pm so tune in for some fabulousness lol Have a wee sneaky peek.......................

Anyway onto my card for this weeks theme at Allsorts. Emma has set the theme of Blue and Green. We have two fabby sponsors this week: Digistamp Boutique and The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. My card was made for my step dad who's birhtday was yesterday :o)

can't wait to hop round and visit your blue and green creations :o)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

where have I been? and skidding in by the seat of my pants lol

Where have I been? Weeeeeell as you may remember we were moving house at the end of July. Talktalk (ggrrr) were supposed to come on the 1st of August to connect the phone and broadband and they didn't show up!! After 2 days of phone calls and complaints we ended up telling them to stuff it and went with bt but we had to wait until today to get up and running. Lordy 24 days without internet is sooooooooooooo depressing!! I hope I never have to do that again!!

The move went ok apart from the phone thing and the new house is looking fabby, a bit of decorating a few bits of newer furniture and I am happy with it. Lily is loving her new school and seems to be making friends fast which is a huge relief and the wee man, well what can I say? As long as theres some mischief for him to get up to he's happy lol

Now to the sliding in by the seat of my pants bit......

Crafty Ribbons my all time favourite ribbon peeps are starting a new challenge blog on the 1st September (yeehah) and are having a wee dt call here. To enter for this you need to get your backside in gear as the closing date is midnight tonight (eek). You need to make a blog post similar to this (maybe a bit less rambling lol) and show your 3-5 favourite pieces of craft. So here are mine :o)

2 of my favourite pieces were in fact entries into the crafty ribbons ribbon challenges of which I have been delighted to enter a fair few!! I am not crawling here let me assure you, anyone who has been following my blog will know how much I love and use my crafty ribbons!!

Sooooo if by any chance you see this before midnight I hope you will join me in entering :o)

huggles and back later in the week with some pics of my new home and the long awaited for craft room!!!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Still Free n Easy lol

Yes we are still enjoying a free and easy theme over at Allsorts. It has been lovely to make cards for the open theme, but oh wow what a huge number of entries we've been getting and commenting has been a busy job lol. Not that we are complaining! It's great to see so many entrants.
This week is my week to host and I made this card for it using my new Tatty Teddy stamp that I received a few weeks ago from a crafty aunt of mine :o) The paper is a scrap from the box so not sure where its from. I love paper piecing so thought it would suit the parasol.
This time next week the panda family will be all packed up and ready as we moving house. We will be sad to leave the Highlands, but I am glad to be moving closer to my family. With the arrival of the littlest panda (can you believe he's 19 months now?) our current house is a bit too small, only 2 bedrooms. So we are moving to a nice, larger home, where the wee pandas can have their own rooms :o)
Hope you will come and join in with us at Allsorts this week, why not it's free n easy after all lol

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Allsorts week 112

Morning all and Saturday means another week at Allsorts :o) This month we are relaxing things a bit and have a free n easy theme for the whole of July!

My card is made with the Craft the Year Away cd from Funky Hand, the wobble card template and the paper are from the cd and the image and sentiment are also from Funky Hand, she's called Our Betty :o) The flowers and ribbon are from stash.

It's a bit of a dreich day here today in the Highlands, hope you have a bit of sun wherever you are :o)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

baby card

Image: Stampin Up
Papers: K&Co
Buttons: Stampin Up
Also used: Swiss dots embossing folder on white panel, ribbon was originally a hanging loop on a top my mum bought lol
A school friend's daughter has just given birth to a gorgeous wee girl so I made this card to send to the new granny! I am knitting a shawl for her but it is taking longer than I thought so am having to send that on later, a few more days should see it done. I am having to only do it after Alfie is in bed as it at the stage now where I need to concentrate and lets face it there is no way I can do that with the wee monster running around lol

Sketch and Stash ~ sketch
Crafty Cardmakers ~ spots and stripes (white panel is embossed with swiss dots)
An oldie but a goodie ~ anything goes
Papertake Weekly ~ anything goes & buttons
Passion for Promarkers ~ tie a yellow ribbon
A Spoonfull of Sugar ~ sewing (few stitching on the pink paper and the buttons lol)

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Allsorts and Penny Black at Allsorts

Morning all and wow where has this week gone?? Last week of school always flies by I suppose, normally this is the day we leave for our holiday but with moving in 4 weeks we'll not be getting one this year, so here I am surrounded by empty boxes wishing I was driving to Devon!!
Anyway over at Allsorts we are having a Free and Easy month, yup July is an open theme month for a change :o) I decided on a 2 page wordbook for an 18th birthday. It printed out quite a dinky size (don't know how I did and if I will ever be able to do it again lol). It is from the Funky Hand cd Craft the Year Away. A few flowers, a flutterby and some scrummy ribbon to match the papers and a cute wee wordbook was made :o)
Truly Scrumptious ~ things with wings
We are sponsored this week by Letraset and as always we have a set of Aquamarkers for you to win :o)
My second card should have been blogged yesterday for the 1st but our broadband was playing up yesterday and kept cutting out so I gave up!! July's theme at Penny Black at Allsorts is "Flower Power" I've used a stickeroo on my card as I was a wee bit pushed for time as I also had teachers presents etc to make this week.
There is a gorgeous prize on offer (as always). Hope you will pop in and join in with the fun :o)