Monday, January 04, 2010

Funky Stuff

Happy New Year!

The first "normal" day of 2010 for me, our visitors left yesterday - it was lovely to have them here to spend New year with us and the house seems very empty now it's back to just the two of us. Mind you, it's going to take a while to clear everything away - we couldn't face starting the post-Christmas clear-up yesterday so the tree, decs and other assorted debris is still there. If I stay up here in the study then maybe I can avoid looking at it for a while longer......

I need to get back to some crafting, I've not so much as stuck two bits of paper together since before Christmas and I have a LOT of crafty tasks to get done in the next couple of weeks.

Over on Get Funky - which is the challenge blog for Funky Hand, Lythan has set the January challenge of Spots & Stripes. If you head over there you'll find all the info on how to join in - and what you might be lucky enough to win if you do. There's also some sneak peeks of the new CD "Dreams Come True" which will be released very soon - Anice's new designs are fabulous and I've been thrilled to have joined her DT just in time to be involved with making stuff for the new release.

As it happens though, I've not used "Dreams Come True" for my January card - I'm still delving into the archives and enjoying playing with some of the earlier downloadable designs, so I used papers from the "Paper Blossoms" download (they're all still available btw) to make this card for one of my SIL's birthdays, which was just before Christmas.

All these papers were on the download. I also used the little flower shape from the icon/greetings sheet, which I resized a few times to make a layered version for the flower embellishment. The centre of the flower is glittered, but it doesn't show up very well in the photo


Before I take all the cards down, I thought I'd run down and take a photo of my "Christmas Card Door" to show on here. I blu-tacked all the handmade cards I received onto one of the doors so they could all be seen together - I'm not sure how long I can get away with displaying cards like this though as "door renovation" is one of our on-going projects - somehow I don't think I'll be "allowed" to use blu-tack once they are all stripped, sanded and waxed or painted!

Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to send us a card this Christmas, I'm sorry, but I've only managed to do a photo of the handmade ones though as they're all together. You can click on the image for a closer look.

Now that things are about to settle down again, I'm looking forward to getting started on more crafting, blogging and blog-hopping too - I've really missed getting around to see what my friends out in blogland have been doing, but it's been so hectic that I'm sorry, I just haven't managed much of anything like that for the last few weeks.

Today's crafting task isn't so much crafting as "finding my craft desk" anything left alone for more than half an hour in this house seems to become a shelf, or dumping ground - and turning round to look at my desk I can see there's some clearing to be done before I can find my scissors!

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year celebration and that you're all ready to get stuck (pardon the crafty pun) into 2010

13 comments:

Kaz said...

That's a fab card Kathy.
Glad you had a good Christmas xx

tracy said...

what a sweet little card :) of to look at get funky in a bit :) your handmade cards look great like that :)

Wipso said...

Welcome back to blogland. Glad youve had a great Christmas.
A x

Karen said...

What a lovely card Kathy & isn't it noce not to work with Christmasy papers again??? Happy New Year honey XXX

Janice said...

Happy New Year Kathy. Love your card. I'm hoping to do the Funky Hand challenge this time. Made something but not happy with it :(

Love your door of cards, the one with the jumper is great.

Angelnorth said...

Great card for your SiL, the layered flower looks fab! My craft desk is also somewhat obscured by junk but I just keep clearing a tiny space in the middle! Hope you have better luck with yours!

Linda Elbourne said...

Glad you had a good Christmas ... Happy New Year hun and I am loving this card ... the flower looks great!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Fabby card, and lucky you with all those hand made cards :)
Happy New Year to you

Traceyr said...

Kathy I displayed all my handmade cards altogether too they make such a lovely show don't they?

:)

Sharon said...

What a great idea displaying all your hand made cards together.
They make a great display!

Sharon said...

oops sent that message before I added that I like the card you amde too - lovely colours.

Hazel said...

Super lot of cards on your door - the handcrafted ones make such a super display, don't they? And I love your spots and stripes card - nice and fresh. Happy New Year x

Di said...

Happy New Year Kathy, your collection of handmade cards look fabulous x