Monday, November 09, 2009

Getting Funky

Last week I had an exciting email!
I then spent a few days trying not to blurt out the secret, but it's all official now so at last I can tell!

My email was from Anice of Funky Hand inviting me to join her wonderful design team. Now, I've seen the work of those girlies and it's fantastic so I did have a bit of a gulp, wondering if I could do anything half as good as you can already see on there.
However, you never know unless you give it a try, do you, so I've grabbed this chance to play with the fab papers Anice designs and fingers are firmly crossed I can deliver!
Thank you for inviting me, Anice, and thanks too to the other members of the team for making me so welcome.

Lately Sunday has been my "C-word card making day" but yesterday I only managed a grand total of two - pathetic, eh? But, I was trying to come up with cards using some of the Funky Hand papers, and I did cut lots of little bits out ready to make up some more, so eventually that number should look better!
So here are my first two cards for the Funky Hand Gang, made with designs from the "Tis the Season" download, which I love.


I made the tree template in PSP then cut them on Mr Robo, first in card then I cut them again in some of the FH papers. One of the special things about printable papers is that you can resize the designs - of you look at the trees on the first card, you'll see that the spotty design in the middle tree is much smaller than spots on the other two trees. It's the same design, I just resized it to get some contrast, I was really pleased with how well it worked.
I got a bit carried away inking the hanging sentiment on the second card so I think I might change it for a rather less murky-looking one!

That's it for now, I must try and make inroads on the "to do" list today, it's starting to get out of hand - again! Obviously I need to go and get me a coffee firt though. lol

Hope everyone had a great weekend
Thanks for visiting

22 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Maybe only two but two fab ones! Congrats on the new DT gig!

Lynda said...

Fabulous news and very well deserved! Those cards are amazing Kathy and I love the inked and doodled edges it really adds to the papers.

Love Lynda xxx

Mel X said...

Congratulations on the DT post Kathy! You deserve it - you're very talented! Love the funky cards. I have something for you on my blog!

Mel X

Kaz said...

Well done on the DT Kathy, you will be fine! Love those cards and the papers are delish xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the cards. Richly deserved DT place too - don't worry a bit about keeping up - you'll raise the bar!

Caroline said...

Lovely cards Kathy - and congratulations...x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Wow! Kathy, as a former member of the FH DT, I can speak with some authority when I say these are FAB!! Really, really good. And don't change the tag. Not too murky at all. It's perfect!

Hugs,
Chris xx

lisa said...

Kathy, these are just beautiful. I love them both and that orange is gorgeous.
You certainly deserve to be on any DT team with the cards you create, they are lucky to have you.

Lisax

Scrappy~Sarah said...

lovely funky cards :)TFS

Dolly said...

Love your cards Kathy, and don't change that sentiment tag. You've really brought the best out of the designs with the inking and doodling. Pleasure to have you on the team. :)xx

Tip Top said...

Welcome welcome and welcome!!! So good you can join us!!

And these are such fab cards!!!

Janice said...

Well done Kathy, I love the Funky Hand stuff too. Must pop over to the blog and see what is going on with the challenge this month.

Your cards are nice and Funky

Karen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Very well deserved Kathy! These 2 cards are lovely X

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Two lovely cards Kathy. I can understand you being a little apprehensive, but after all Anice approached you, so she must've already liked what you do :)
Know what you mean about being marooned - I'm a scouser in exile in West Yorkshire LOL My dream is to live by the sea when the grandkids are a bit older. Whereabouts in Herts are you? - it's just that I lived in St Albans for 3 years - a lifetime ago :-/
Anne xx

Traceyr said...

Congratulations on the design team Kathy. I love the orangy/red paper on the second card. :)

Anice said...

Welcome to the team Kathy I can't tell you how pleased I was when you agreed to join..I've loved your creations for ages and as someone else has already said, we are very lucky to have you.
Anice xx

Wipso said...

Congratulations Kathy. Really love the cards. A x

PetraB said...

Congratulations. I love your 'funky' cards and I don't think that the sentiment is too murky. It fits very well with the other elements of the card. Petra.

Jo said...

huge congrats on the DT :D Your cards are always so fab, I am sure that you will make the most gorgeous cards for them :D

Paula said...

Congrats on the DT kathy - loving these cards x

tracy said...

those are nice ;)

Carol said...

Congratulations Kathy and well Done - well deserved too - I love those cards, they are so clean and crisp totally GORGEOUS! xx