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.



  1. Hi Angela - brilliant card and I love the story behind it. Wrapping paper has to be a good source of crafty goodies for sure! I also have a little stash of it too, but none as gorgeous as this! I know snow will be on its way to you soon so enjoy the sunshine. At least the snow is dry and crisp as I recall - not the grey sludge we get here! Take care, Di xx

  2. This is a wonderful card, I love the cupcake. I'm glad you have enjoyed using the Funky Freebie paper for this months Get Funky challenge and thank you very much for joining in.
    Anice xx

  3. great card with a scrummy cupcake

  4. I love this Angela; it's fabulous!! Gorgeous design and brilliant use of the Funky Freebie. Thanks for joining in with this month's Get Funky challenge and good luck! xx

  5. hiyah angela!!
    this is just gorgeous hun, i love how you used the freebie and that cake looks yummo!!!
    thank you for getting funky with us this month
    hugs Lou xxx

  6. Fab card Angela - I really love this month's freebie and I love the way you've used it here

  7. What a happy cheery card. Love the bright colours, it really made me smile! x kerry x

  8. OOhh! I love how bright this is and the green cardstock really sets it all off! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next time on the Funky Fifteenth! Get Funky!

  9. Hi Angela

    Great use of Anice's Freebie this month.

    Love your cupcake too and those lovely sentiment tags!!

    Thank you for sharing with Get Funky!

    Love Jules xx

  10. WOW - this is such a cheerful card Angela. I love it and love the story about the wrapping paper!!! A fab use of that wonderful freebie too.

    Well done.

    Paula, Funky Hand DT member x x x x

  11. Gorgeous card! Lovely layout and fab little cupcake! Thanks so much for joining in the Get Funky challenge!


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