Saturday, October 29, 2011

Funky Hand's First Blog Hopitty Hop

Thank you for visiting my blog today, it's fab to have you popping by!
If you've hopped over from Katina's -as part of your Funky Hand Blog Hop journey, then you probably know what it's all about already, but if not, then you can find out what is going on by visiting Anice at
Funky Hand Blog Hop Central HERE

The Blog Hop is all about introducing the fabulous new Funky Hand CD
It's not released till the 5th November, but you can pre-order as from today from the website HERE.
As we each took one of the TWELVE paper collections to work with, our blog hop is just the PERFECT way to get a preview of what's on the new CD.  By visiting all the blogs of the Funky Gang's twelve crafters crafting you will see all of the colour-ways, lots of the paper designs, and many of the images and templates you can expect to find on
I've been using Vintage Christmas, a fabulous red, green, golden-yellow and silvery grey colour-way, with some gorgeous neutrals such as creamy browns thrown in for good measure.  The reds and greens are subtle and easy to use and I just love the feel of this set.
Here is my giant Sleigh card using these papers
20 paper designs in each colour collection and I've used 6 of them on this card. 
The sleigh is one of the digital images on the CD and you can print it at any size from teeny tiny to this giant one.  This card is made from a sheet of A4, folded in half and cut down to about 8cm deep, so that the sleigh stands above the fold.  The sleigh measures about 18 x 11cms and the finished card is about 20x14cms
This sleigh digi is perfect for layering - and especially easy to do when you make the image BIG!
Here are some tiny sneak peeks of other projects I've made with the Vintage Christmas set of papers and a bit of a hint of some more digi images and templates (don't tell anyone I showed you though)

By this point on the Hop, you've seen lots of the fab collections - so, would you like your own FREE copy of
Well, there's one up for grabs just for joining in with our blog hop. 
You'll need to travel around the blogs of all the Funky Gang who are taking part in the hop, leaving a comment on every single blog and collecting a letter from each. The hop begins and ends with Anice's BLOG - so if you're not already following all the links from blog to blog, then do head over to Anice's and begin your tour there! 
The letters you'll collect are an anagram and you'll need to solve that to be in with a chance of winning the prize. - but all the info you need is on Anice's blog so I'll stop wittering on and give you your next letter.... just don't forget to leave a comment here and on all the blogs you visit or you won't qualify for entry.
The letter I'm giving you is:
and your next stop on the Funky Blog Hop is up in Scotland at Allison's place! 
Hope you're having fun and liking what you see


Loopylou. said...

morning kathy!!! thought i'd hop in and take a peek at your sneak peeks!!!! :) they all look soooo good.
huge hugs Lou xxx

furrypig said...

Hi Kathy I haven't visited your blog for a while so it is great to see your fabulous sleigh card using the lovely digi papers thanks

madhousekeeper said...

I love the way all the papers coordinate. Great card too.


Hazel said...

Great card, the papers are so bright and cheerful. Hazel x

Anice said...

That is one big sleigh and I LOVE it! I caught you giving sneaky peeks! But I'll let you off this time!!
Anice xx

Paula Gale said...

Kathy - this is gorgeous - but I'd expect nothing less - you always set the bar extremely high!!! I love this paper collection and am going to use this as soon as my samples are finihsed!!!

Now onto Allison...


Paula x x x

Jackie said...

Wow, absolutely love your card and the sneeky peeks look fantastic, can't wait to see the 'whole' thing.

Allison said...

adorable card Kathy

Jenny said...

ohhhhh gorgeous card Kathy! HUGS x

Kath said...

oooh I love the sleigh,Kathy and what a gorgeous card. Sneak peeks look interesting too!

scotspanda said...

love this massice sleigh!! fab idea, I never think to make the images this big and I really should cos they look great! Great colours in this collection too :o)


Amanda xxx

Angela said...

Hi Kathy,
WOW! what a way to showcase this great CD. I love the colours and the comtemporary design. The sleigh motive is genius.
Really fab!


Doreen said...

Oooh wow this is

Janice said...

Wow, that sleigh is stunning Kathy.

Connemara_Crafter said...

What a gorgeous and unusual card.


bee83 said...

Beautiful card :)


craftyhands said...

Hi Kathy this is my favourite card up to now, well done.

Jacee said...

How fabulous, a lovely project.
Hugs Jacee

Debs Willis said...

Great colours and love the sleigh!

deb x

Lynn said...

Love your card! Lynn xx

CatJayBee said...

What great bright traditional colours.

Tip Top said...

Love the little snippets!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Had some trouble opening the comments folder in your blog but it seems to be okay now. Love your pretty paper parcels in your fabby big sleigh! Hugs, Lesley

Rachel Webber said...

This is a lovely card - the design team have come up with some amazing makes - I'm finding it vy difficult to pick a favourite

LadyJ113 said...

A fantastic card, very inspirational thank you.
Jan x

Michaela said...

Hi Kathy
Amazing card!
Michaela xx

Craftbugmum said...

Great card, super colours.
Fi x

Jules said...

Hi Kathy

Loving your sleigh with all of those gorgeous presents .. .. great idea!!!

Loving the sneaky peeks to!!

I hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Debbie said...

Hi Kathy, Lovely Sleigh card.Fab papers.Great sneaky peeks too.Thanks for sharing.Love Debbie Johns x

gillybean said...

Great card, love the sleigh idea

Jackie said...

Your work is always inspirational Kathy, and this is no different. Your humungus sleigh is just great! xx

Carol said...

Love your sleigh card. Carol x