Sunday, 2 August 2009

Getting Funky.. Not for the first time! :o)

Ohhhh, boy, I enjoyed this!! This is my entry for the first 'Get Funky' challenge, and as an ex-Funky Hand DT member, it felt soooo comfortable and warmly familiar.. like coming home and seeing an old friend. What a delight! I'm still smiling. :o)
Anice, Funky Hand's creator, posed the first challenge.. a sketch. Great fun, too! We were allowed to play with it, as long as it still looked something like the sketch at the end. I prefer portrait cards to landscape (they stand up better! lol ;o), so I stood the oval up on end, and other than adding in my (new) signature floral/butterfly motif, I think the pattern is recognisable.

I used two papers from the Funky Little Christmas download, and a flower motif from the Shabby Saturday download. There's a fair amount of distressing and faux stitching goin' on. Hope you like it!
As for the rest, I don't have any oval nesties, so I improvised using MS Autoshapes to get the ovals, and handcut the scallops with fancy-edged scissors. I discovered I liked the slight offsetting of the ovals which left room for the gems.
I have to thank talented and Funky Hand DT member, Ruth, for her inspiration for the letters, as you'll see in her DT sample for the challenge, here >>>>>
Mine are from a Quickutz alphabet. Can't recall which one off-hand, and the craft room is downstairs. If you'd like to know which one, leave me a comment and I'll get off my big lazy backside and go and look! ;o)
The 'happy birthday' is computer-generated in the Cezanne font. Butterfly is Martha Stewart.
I think that's it. For now. Had my fun for the day. Better get on with some housework now. :o(
Enjoy the challenge!! :o)


  1. Love your card Chris, one of my fave colour combos and love all the little details, really special. Thanks for joining in. :)xx

  2. Your take on the sketch is absolutely fabulous and thanks for the comment on mine.


  3. Oh Christine!! The card is absolutely stunning!!! Love the colors and the details and design!!! ♥♥♥♥

    And the buying...LOL...Nope, never ends!


  4. This so pretty Christine, I love the pinks and the citrus green together and your flower is gorgeous :D

    Emma x

  5. Hi Chris

    Brilliant creation.

    I love the gorgeous bright colours you have used and all that faux stitching is just fantastic.

    Love it!

    Are you sure you need to do that housework? Can't you make "just one more card"???!?!?! LOL!!

    Love Jules xx

  6. just knew you would come up with a stunner and you did not disappoint
    thanks for playing along with the first FH challenge and hope to see you next month
    Good luck

  7. Love the lime & pink and how you've flipped the sketch and the gorgeous flower!!
    Great card Chris, glad you played along this time, hope you will be a regular :)
    Take care....

    Carol x

  8. housework??? isn´t that mousework hihihi,Love your cards and the colours are so great.
    bye bye,Lean

  9. wow this is fabulous obviously haven't lost your Funky Hand Touch....thanks for joining in the fun with the Get Funky Gang...big hugs kath xxxx

  10. Trust you to mix two different download collections together and make them work so beautifully! The faux stitching is fab..I must have a practice to improve mine! Thank you very much for joining in with our first challenge.
    Hugs as ever
    Anice xx

  11. Funky cards indeed!!! :) Lovely job Chris huuny!! So glad you're back to crafting!

  12. Hi Christine:)
    so sorry I dont get over as often as I would like!!!
    I absolutly Loe your card.In fact I just love evrything you create you are a seriously `beautiful` creator..
    Thanks for the Inspiration:)
    Hope your having a great week:)xxx

  13. Hehehehe! Thanks for picking my card!! Bit of a shock to see it there! And as Anice said, trust you to use two different downloads and make them work together so perfectly! Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next month! Get Funky!

  14. This is a great card. The colours go so well together. Just beautiful.

  15. Love your wonky stitching and the flower details.

  16. That's just gorgeous Chris, love the colours you chose. thanks for getting funky with us this month
    En xx


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