Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Get Funky & Basic Grey Challenges

My old mates on the Funky Hand DT have done themselves proud with their cards for the Hallow E'en themed Get Funky challenge this month, set by Allison. I am not a fan of Hallow E'en, but can still appreciate the DT's talent! lol.. and I wanted to play along, but how? Hmmm. Well, I just went for dark colours, and I found a cat stamp I have, which I thought fitted the bill purrfectly! ;o) Pity you can't see him sparkling, though. I sprinkled Glamour Dust into the embossing powder while it was still hot, and he is lying by my keyboard, merrily twinkling at me as I type, but my camera didn't pick up the glimmer. Poo.

The Funky Hand paper I have used is from the Rock Star collection on the 'Now That's Funky' CD-Rom. I tell you, these CDs are packed full of great choices! Anice is a great designer.

Anyway, I hope this is acceptable, Allison! :o)

For the layout, I used Martine's brilliant sketch from the current Basic Grey Challenge, Week 5.

The qualifying Basic Grey item is a piece of beautiful bright orange DP from the Ambrosia collection (the 6x6 pad).

The flourish was cut using a Sizzix border die, the metal word embellishment is by Making Memories, and I'll have to tell you who made the cat stamp when I come back in the morning. My eyes are clozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........

EDIT: Had forgotten to put on the two little tags either side, top & bottom, so had to re-photograph this morning, and forgot to re-do the perspective view at the top of the post!!


  1. Hi Chris. I know you don't celebrate Halloween, but I love it, and I also love your card. That cat is perfect, I love the shape of it.

    See you soon.

    Hugs Debbie xx

  2. This is a great card Chris. That cat stamp is fab! Thank you very much for joining in with this months Get Funky Challenge.
    Anice xx

  3. Great card love the black cat you used.
    bye bye,Lean.

  4. the kitty works GREAT for this card! i love the orange paper in the background - it adds just the right hint of colour without being distracting. great elements! :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog! don't worry about missing the deadline on this one - there will be more candy SOON! :D

  5. Hi Chris

    What a cool cat and clever you still managing to combine some flowers.

    I will be there all day - they open 10 through 4 Saturdays but things have a have a habit of running on. It would be loveley to see you

    B x

  6. VERY acceptable Chris, what an ideal stamp for the challenge
    Thanks for playing along this month and good luck

  7. spooktacular card Chris....love that cat stamp and your gorgeous papers...thanks for joining in the fun this month with the Get Funky Gang...big hugs kath xxxxx

  8. Hi Chris, fabulous card, whaat a fabulous cat!!
    Great colours and papers.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
    hugs Heather xx

  9. Hello Chris, long time no speak! Saw your blog listed on Mayjay's so have joined your stalkers as I am now the proud owner of a blog too.
    Gorgeous piece of work you've done. Love the colours and all the textures.
    Fliss x

  10. Great card Chris and your little cat fits the bill perfectly, I think.

    I love all the other embellishments too.

    Lesley Xx

  11. Great card and I do like the flourishes!! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next month! Get Funky!

  12. What a sophisicated Halloween card i love it!! Sal xx


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