Wednesday 28 September 2011

Get Funky ! - Happy Happy Birthday

Hello and greetings from Bayern,

 I haven't been posting lately as we have been enjoying a 'Goldener Oktober (yes I know, it's still September) here in southern Germany and I couldn't justify staying indoors in such great weather. My craft room is in the keller and nice and cool it is too, but we know that soon the temp will change and we will be shovelling snow soon enough! So we enjoy the sun for as long as we can.

Today's post is for the current Get Funky! challenge over at the Funky Hand website. Anice from Funky Hand provides a freebie backing paper to use with each challenge for participants who do not have Funky Hand papers. At least one Funky Hand product must be used in order for your entry to be valid. For previous submissions I have been using my CD 'The Funky One' but I thought I make a change and use the free paper for this challenge instead.

I loved the the paper as soon as I printed my copy. The colours are vibrant and the sunny colour combination made it easy to select a background as most of my cardstock stash matched the paper. I tried to compliment the backing-paper rather than hide it behind too many embellishments. The cupcake is from a piece of wrapping paper I bought (at,of all places; John Lewis') on a trip to the UK. I actually walked off  a very long queue around christmas time to to get this paper and a couple others. That's the crafting obession at its best (or worst).  You see wrapping paper, I see endless possibilities for cupcakes on cards and scrapbook pages :-)

The green ribbon, gems and pink paper are also from my stash and I die-cut the pink paper with a Tim Holtz Alterations edging die to add a bit of detail.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave me a comment.


Thursday 15 September 2011

This is a card I made for my lovely mother-in-law's birthday Jenny is an Alzheimers sufferer and she has problems remembering things but has never forgotten her favourite colours - Pinks and Lilacs. Colour plays an important part in stimulating the brain, so I made this card with as many of Jenny's favourite colours as possible. The edges of a white card-base was inked with Lilac ink to which I matted Happy Birthday double-sided background. paper. The next two layers are of Lilac cardstock with the reverse side of the birthday paper matted together. This side of the paper has Happy Birthday printed in various fonts and colours, with a bit of glitter to add some bling! The heart topper I bought at a local craft store and I used it as a guide to cut out the shape from the purple gingham paper. I finished the card with a purple bow and the word Mam die cut from Funny Foam using the Tim Holtz die Country Market. I am hoping that the bright colours and different textures make this the ideal card for Jenny. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave your comment. Angela