Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Secret Santa Gift

I should have really posted this sooner but forgot to take a photo! Anyway, this is my Secret Santa gift that I received. I am a member of an online Craft Forum and a Secret Santa was organised. Over 60 members took part and it all ran quite smoothly (thanks Karen!)

I received a soft sausage like package early in December, was very good and waited until Christmas Day to open it! And its a travel draughts set! The 'board' is made from weaving chocolate brown and white strips of felt, funky coloured wooden discs and a fab little pouch to keep them in.


I'm going to attempt to teach the boys how to play when we go on holiday in May. Or at least play by my rules!!

Thank you to Sillyoldbear for my gift - its fab!!

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

ACDC meets Hare Krishna

As promised!

You need sound for this one! We bought Samuel the guitar for Christmas (when he is a little older he will be able to learn how to play some classic tunes - Smoke on the Water etc) however we are not responsible for the cymbals Jacob has.....

video

And its my mum talking over the end of it.......

Monday, 29 December 2008

It's Been And Gone

Two pics of the boys taken on Christmas Day at my Mum and Dads.

Jacob enjoying his kiddie cd player - Thomas the Tank Engine stories and Christmas tunes have been on non-stop and its really funny when he tries to sing along!

I especially like this slightly out of focus pic of him as it shows off nicely the very first teapot I made when I was at art college and 19. See Alex - I said I'd show you some one day!!

We bought Samuel a kids electric Gibson guitar which helps you learn to play rock n roll songs such as Smoke on the Water. He has yet to perfect the correct chords, but he's really good at the rock star / guitar hero stuff.


I did take a video of Samuel accompanied by Jacob on the cymbals but its too big for Mr Blogger so once I've rectified that, I'll show you the little darlings in full flow!
PS Yes that is industrial strength cling film on the lower part of the chairs - my brothers cat is residing at my parents whilst he is away working and she especially likes the 'fringes' so cling film stops cat from wrecking the chairs.....

A New Challenge - Sketch and Stash!

Just a quick post to let you know that a new Challenge will be launched on 5 January called Sketch and Stash. Basically a sketch challenge is set and you have to use some (irrelevant of how much or little) of your new stash in its creation!

And as I've made a few purchases recently I shall be entering! And I love sketches, and the best bit is, its fortnightly!

So go on, have a look!

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Two Awards!

Not one but two awards!!! Given to me by Scotspanda!

This is the first time I've been awarded the classy lady (below!)



The rules are to give it to 5 people and to write 5 things I am addicted to. Ok, here goes:

  1. Prawn cocktail Seabrook crisps. Or beef Monster Munch.

  2. Challenges.

  3. Ribbon (yeah, honestly!)

  4. Making things.

  5. Doing my blog

I'm not going to pass them on, but feel free to take them and share your addictions!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

It's Sale Time at Funky Hand!

Funky Hand has a sale running from today (27 December) until 3 January 2009. It's very simple - 10% off everything in the store, CDs, downloads and paper packs.


So now is your chance to own some very funky and lovely backing paper collections!

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Wishing You A Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!

I thought I'd share the Christmas card I sent to my fellow Funky Hand Design Team mates. This is the one I made for Jozza - the others are very similar but I forgot to take a photo of them!

The bloomers are my own template, everything else I've used Sizzix dies or a holly punch. The embossing has been done with the Cuttlebug snowflakes folder and I've hand written the sentiment 'Mrs Santa's Washing Line'.

Hope you are having a lovely Christmas!


Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Minty Tilda

The Friday Sketchers challenge this week is the following sketch:

I've used papers from the Minty Madness download which have been faux stitched around the edges, pale green vellum tags (cut with Sizzix Scallop tag combo die) and I've hand written the sentiment on the smaller tag (no way could I have stamped the sentiment small enough!)

The white ribbon is from my stash and I've used a Cuttlebug die for the three sized flowers - their centres have been glittered with silver (photo does not really show it)

And the Tilda image I've coloured using watercolour pencils. I treated myself to a tin of 24 as I feel a bit limited with the 10 I originally had - the new tin was a bargain at £3!!

  • Backing paper: Minty Madness download from Funky Hand
  • Image: Tilda coloured with watercolour pencils
  • Dies: Cuttlebug die for the flowers
  • Ribbon: From my stash (originally Dovecraft)

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Secret Santa - Blue Tag

I promise that this is the last festive thing you will see for a while (maybe a week or two!) but just could not resist the Tag You're It Challenge this week which is:

... based round the Secret Santa. So we'd like to see your tags for that "special someone" and perhaps you can incorporate their favourite colour, maybe their hobby or something witty and funny - whatever you like OR take the theme literally and make a "Secret Santa"!!


I am a regular visitor to Vicki's blog and although she designs for digital scrapbooking, I have used some of her freebies in my previous creations. So, I was having a mooch and clicked on a link which took me to here. And this is where I found the fab tag which I've used for the basis of the challenge. I re-sized the image, printed it out and then layered it onto some dull silver card, added the silver gel dots around the edge, some punched snowflakes with gem centers and the blue star ribbon.

So a quick make but I do like it! And I don't think I'll be using it on either of the boys' presents as I don't think they will stay wrapped for long and they are not yet at an age where they appreciate the effort that has gone into either wrapping the gifts or the tag!

  • Tag design: Free download from Snowsmoon blog
  • Silver card: From my stash
  • Ribbon: From A & M bargains
  • Punches: Snowflake
  • Gems: From my stash

Monday, 22 December 2008

Something A Little Warmer!

I'm a bit Christmassed out card speaking, so decided to make something nice and bright and warmer for Tamara's Sketch this week:
I've used Prima Esprit flowers, layered with pearl centred brads, a computer generated sentiment which has been tied with orange organza ribbon, yellow ribbon to hide the paper joins, a Martha Stewart border punch and paper from a recent purchase - Rich Yellow 8x8 pad.


Quite a simple card and it didn't take me too long to make which is quite good as I'm thinking I'm needing a crafting break. Plus the dining table needs clearing (yes, it is Christmas!) and I could do with sorting out my ever expanding stash. So I think I have 2 more challenge posts to write before Christmas and then that's it for a week or so.....

  • Backing papers: 8x8 Rich Yellow
  • Sentiment: Computer generated
  • Ribbon: From my stash
  • Border Punch: Martha Stewart
  • Flowers: Prima Esprit

Sunday, 21 December 2008

2 Sketches 4 U - Earthy Tilda

The 2 Sketches 4 U challenge this week was quite a joy to work with!

I resisted the temptation to make a Christmas Card and thought I'd better start using up some of the images I've had stamped for me - this Tilda came from Allison (thank you!)



The backing papers are from a download, and I'm not sure from where (sorry!) I've used watercolour pencils to colour in Tilda and I'd already decided which backing papers to use so I tried keep to the colour scheme. I quite enjoyed myself colouring the image in! Her wings have been glittered with gold. Ribbon and brads from my stash. The dome sentiment sticker was sent to me with my recent Camper Van Diva swop (along with loads of other useful bits) from Alex and I've been wanting to use it for ages!


  • Backing paper: Sorry, can't remember!
  • Image: Tilda (from Allison) coloured with watercolour pencils
  • Ribbon & brads: From my stash

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Graduation Tag

I think I'm becoming addicted to the Dottie Challenges! And I know that I am just about in time for this one this week - I honestly thought I wouldn't manage it in time. But I managed to get 3 hours out of 2 last night and made this and the previous post (I'd have been more productive but was distracted with watching Peter Kay and the X Factor spoof!)

So, onto the Dottie Challenge this week:

"I have to confess to being a tad tired of Christmas cards so this week I'm challenging you to make tags. Nice and easy eh? That's what I thought. The Tag doesn't have to be for Christmas.."

I used a free George download from the blog (again pre-coloured) and printed it so the image would fit nicely onto a gold shiny tag. The star is glittered and is also a pre made tag (both left over from last year!) which I have layered. The ribbon I've tied a little differently and looped the ends back under the knot. Mainly because I did cut it too long and didn't want silly tiny lengths left.... I am too honest!!
I think I'll be adding the tag to a card to go in my any occasion box - just because you never know when you might need a male graduation card at a moments notice!
  • Backing papers: Pre made tags - with added Swiss Dots effect
  • Image: Free download from Dottie blog
  • Ribbon: From my stash (previously Blackburn market)

Christmas All Year - A Vintage Challenge

Well, I thought I'd done with all the Christmas cards but this little challenge caught my eye! It's been on my challenges list for a while but I've never managed to get myself organised enough to enter. But this one was right up my street! I'd bought quite a few of the fantastic chipboard embellishments from Pound World (11 packs to be precise!) and this is just perfect for this challenge from Christmas Cards All Year 'Round!

"I'd like to see cards with a 'Vintage' type image. That's it, pretty simple...."


The papers are from the Vintage Christmas download from Mad About Cards which I have cornered the edges and layered. Red grosgrain ribbon from my stash. I think I'm going to have to visit Pound World again in Preston after Christmas to see if they still have some of these left - even better if they are in the sale!
  • Backing papers: Vintage Christmas download from Mad About Cards
  • Embellishment: Chipboard embellishment from Pound World
  • Ribbon: From my stash

Friday, 19 December 2008

Chocolate (again!) & Pink!

And now for something completely different for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

This week it is:

a RECIPE......3....2....1
3 Flowers...2 Papers and 1 Ribbon

I've never attempted a recipe challenge before, but I did like it! The two papers are from a very recent purchase and are from the Simply Elegant Colossal pad 6x6 papers and they are such beautiful rich colours. The ribbon matched perfectly - it is actually more pinky in real life with a dark chocolate stripe through. The flowers are some bargain silk ones which I bought from Mad About Cards and I've used a pink pearl brad to hold them together. Penny Black image has been coloured with watercolour paints.

I really do like this card and I am loving the papers (I've actually bought a second pack so I won't run out too quickly!)

  • Backing papers: Simply Elegant Colossal 6x6 papers
  • Image: Penny Black, coloured with watercolour paints
  • Ribbon: From my stash
  • Flowers: From Mad About Cards
  • Brad: Papermania

Thursday, 18 December 2008

10 Minute Wonder!

The DCM challenge this week is:

"Every year we find ourselves needing a few extra cards, even when we thought we'd got plenty, so this dare is all about super-quick Christmas crafting.We want to see cards that take only a few minutes, but of course don't look it!"

Well, this one actually took less than 10 mins but only because I cheated - the snowflake I'd made a while ago and not used! I used a silver card blank, rounded the corners, embossed the white card stock with the snowflakes Cuttlebug folder, rounded the edges again, lightly rubbed a fading black ink pad over the pattern for definition, dotted the edges of the white cardstock, added the snowflake embellishment (Swiss Dots treatment) and then tied the ribbon. Pretty quick!

  • Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Snowflakes
  • Dies: Sizzix Snowflake
  • Ribbon & fibres: From my stash

Friday Sketchers - Merry Christmas!

The Friday Sketchers challenge this week is the following sketch:

And here is my interpretation:

The two backing papers are downloads from Mad About Cards and the chipboard embellishments are from a fantastic pack of 6 from Pound World in Preston! You can imagine my utter delight when I chanced across these little beauties! I think there were 4 different traditional designs and two more contemporary. So I bought 11 packs in total!! The organza ribbon is from my stash and I've used the little fiddly bits that are always left over but I can't bear to throw away!
I think you can just make out the sparkle on Santa despite using the flash!
  • Backing paper: Download from Mad About Cards
  • Embellishments: From a pack from Pound World
  • Ribbon: From my stash

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

My Tiny Tiger!

Samuel took part in an inter club Competition on Sunday - he is part of the Aspire Martial Arts club and part of the Tiny Tigers group. As he is 5 he could take part in the Form competition which is basically sparring but for points - they get kitted out in protective headgear, hand and feet pads and do their moves! Here are a few photos of Samuel (in the white helmet) doing his stuff against Josh (who is also in his same club) - Josh went on to win the competition.




Special guest was Joe Tierney who was the ref (in the white shirt) and is a 7th Dan (God like status!) The scoring system was explained at the start and it was the first one to score 5 points or the highest score within the allowed time. A point was given each time for contact (either a punch or kick) if seen by both 'spotters' and the ref and two points for a head kick. So basically, you had to block your opponent and still try and make contact. This is where the hand drills come in - they are a series of hand, arm and body movements which form the basis of blocking movements to various parts of the body.




The little ones really don't hit each other too hard although Samuel has a very strong kick when he's concentrating!

It's amazing to watch the little ones doing the sparring and Samuel really enjoyed himself and was awarded two certificates for taking part.

Cute Card Thursday - Punches

This is the first Cute Card Thursday challenge I've managed for a while. The challenge this week is:

This week we like you to dust off your punches (not die cuts!) and use them on your cards, you can either punch some borders or corners or use punched out shapes on your cards.

So, even though I didn't go mad on what I used, I did use a corner punch (how I have managed so far without one of those is beyond me cos it is a lifesaver!) and also one of my very fab Martha Stewart border punches. The backing paper is Funky Hand and I think its from It's Funky Too. Ribbon and buttons, as always, from my stash! I've used watercolour pencils to colour the Tilda image and I've added gold glitter on the wings.

  • Backing papers: Funky Hand
  • Image: Watercolour pencil Tilda image
  • Punches: Corner rounding punch and a Martha Stewart border punch
  • Other Bits: All from my stash

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Aqua & Chocolate Brown!

The Tag! You're It challenge this week is:

"This week we have a colour challenge for you, and I (Sarah) have chosen the colours Brown and Aqua. You can make a tag for any occasion but it must be using these two colours."

Admittedly, this was a quick tag to make as the brown card was lying on the table and the backing paper was sticking out of my fairly tidy bits n bobs box. So it was as if it was asking to be made! I've used the Sizzix Super Scallop tag die for both layers but trimmed the patterned paper down. The flower was recycled from an old birthday card and matched really well. The organza ribbon is from, as always, my stash!

  • Backing papers: Now That's Funky from Funky Hand
  • Ribbon: From my stash
  • Embellishment: Recycled from an old birthday card

Monday, 15 December 2008

Tamara's Sketch #74 Challenge

Sketches by Tamara for this week is the following sketch:




This card actually did not use what I originally intended! I have a lovely ornate circle stamp which I attempted to use. I think the fact I tried to stamp on 'bobbly' card did not help as the image would just not work. So I decided to use one of my new embellishments - bought from the £1 shop section from Mad About Cards. Oh, and the papers were from the £1 section too. All the edges have been inked plus the sentiment and I found the tangerine organza ribbon in my stash which matched the metal tag embellishment quite well!


  • Backing papers: Papermania Colossal Pad 8x8 - Olivine
  • Embellishment: Papermania metal embellishment
  • Sentiment: Computer generated
  • Ribbon: From my stash

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Texture, Ribbon & Lace

I'm really liking the Dottie and George images and am hoping I can keep up with the weekly challenges! Imagine my delight when I saw what this weeks challenge is:

I love texture and I want to see loads of it. As well as using at least one Charmed Download there must also be some ribbon and/or lace on your creations.


So here is my card. The backing paper is certainly from Funky Hand, and I think from Now That's Funky (but I could be wrong!) The image has been pre-coloured (I am such a cheat!) The flower is a lovely textural feel to it - quite velvety and soft and I found it in my stash. Ribbon is also from my stash and the fibres are from a bag of all sorts from the scrap store and I thought it all looked a bit hippyish!

Sorry there is no lace - couldn't use what I had as it was a strange shade of pink and really did not go with the colour scheme!

  • Backing paper: Funky Hand
  • Image: Pre coloured Dottie & George download
  • Flower & Ribbon: From my stash
  • Fibres: From the scrap store

Friday, 12 December 2008

A Calming Lilac Card!

I've not managed a Penny Black challenge for a good few weeks so I made double sure that I would do this one, especially as its a sketch!




And once again, the card is subject to the New Photo Styling. Only cos I took it at the same time as the other one..... Anyhow, in keeping with the spirit of Using All My Bits Up I came across some of the stuff I won ages ago in Jozza's blog candy giveaway. And because I don't use lilacs very often, I thought it was very fitting. Plus I could only find the little purple sentiment tile so lilacs it had to be!



So, I've not got a clue about the backing paper with the pattern on - the plain lilac is some lovely paper I also found. Ribbon and sentiment from my stash and the Penny Black image has been watercoloured to match the papers. The disc the sentiment is attached to is cut using the Cuttlebug Baby Face alphabet die - its one of the extra shapes.

Hmmm. I quite like this card! And how amazing - the ribbon is a perfect match!

  • Backing papers: Don't know as was in a blog candy win!
  • Image: Penny Black coloured with watercolour paints
  • Dies: Circle disc - Cuttlebug Baby Face alphabet
  • Sentiment: A freebie from a craft magazine a while ago
  • Ribbon: From my stash

Thursday, 11 December 2008

A Triangular Tag

The Tag! You're it Challenge this week is:


A Triangular tag" now the theme and colour scheme is up to you, the only stipulation is it must be in the shape of a Triangle!


And here is my offering!

Oh dear. This tree looks like its had a bit too much Christmas spirit. Apologies for the wonky flash photo.....
I cut a triangle from some spare green card and then cut triangles from some Christmas backing paper (Dovecraft Ho Ho Ho 8x8) which I then attached to the green triangle after curling them. Not too sure if it works or if I did the triangles the right way round. Think I'm a bit Christmased out!
  • Backing papers: Dovecraft Ho Ho Ho Christmas collection, 8x8 papers
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft red grosgrain
  • Other bits: All from my stash

A Very Big Whoo-hooo for Kath!

My Funky Hand DT team mate Kath has only gone and won Card Designer of the Year 2008 for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine!!!!!!!



Pic 'borrowed' from her blog! I've rushed out and bought a copy and pointed out the the checkout assistant in Asda that I know Kath. I got a bit of a blank look which said 'nutter'....... ah well! I'm very chuffed for Kath as she is such a good team member and great fun!

Well done Kath!

Happy Birthday Jozza!

The Friday Sketchers challenge this week is:




I wanted to make a funky and bright card for my fellow Funky Hand DT mate Jozza as its her Birthday this weekend. And something to stand out on the mantelpiece!

Quite a simple challenge I thought, but its never easy trying to work out how it all should really work! I'd already decided on the Lola Rose image as I'd been good a while ago and got some already coloured (I think I had something called time on my hands...!) so I thought I'd use that. And as I've not used my Martha Stewart punches for a while, they came out of the cupboard.

The backing paper is Big Mini Dots download from Pink Petticoat, the red card is from my stash and so too is the red grosgrain ribbon and gems. I've inked the edges of the papers and punched strips with my virtually faded black ink pad - at least I don't get too much on!

And a big Happy Birthday Jozza!! Hope its a good one!

  • Backing papers: Big Mini Dots from Pink Petticoat
  • Dies & Punches: Sizzix Oval Scallop tag combo and Martha Stewart punch
  • Image: Lola Rose from Pink Petticoat
  • Ribbon & Gems: From my stash



Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Home Inspired - Chocolate Related!

The challenge on Daring Card Makers this week is:


Be Inspired At Home

The idea is that you look around your home and find a pattern, design, motif etc - or just part of one that you can replicate and use as the inspiration for your card design
You could use the pattern of the floor or wall tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, or even your patio tiles
Or maybe there's a pattern/motif that's used on a picture frame, wallpaper or curtains.
Or how about checking your crockery, a vase, an ornament for a motif you could develop into a design for a card

I sit at the dining room table to make all my cards etc, and a while ago I altered a simple wooden box as part of a project - I could change it however I wanted and I decided to make a chocolate box. As the finished box has yet to find a home, it sits opposite me where craft so it was my inspiration for this challenge!


And this is the card I created:


I've used Royal Flush sentiment backers (and I think the backing paper is from the same collection - if its not, its somewhere on the cd!) from Now That's Funky. The chocolate brown card is from a sample requested for colour matching for possible Wedding Invitations. Ribbon is from my stash.

The threaded ribbon through the sentiment backers is actually straight - the camera lies! I've punched the holes with a ribbon punch which is really easy to use, once you realise you need to mark where you need the holes and not rely upon 'ah, that looks about right' judgement!

  • Backing paper: Royal Flush from Now That's Funky
  • Ribbon: From my stash
  • Brad: From my stash

Sketches by Tamara Card Sketch 73

How good am I keeping to my early New Year Resolution of using up what I have before printing off new stuff?!! The papers I decided to use for this weeks Sketches by Tamara challenge I'd printed a while ago as they were free downloads from Mad About Cards and I thought it was about time I used them!And what do you think of the photo styling?! I can only do this during daylight hours and if it is nice and bright. Otherwise, all my items will be subject to flash or camera shake!

I've layered all the squares onto perfectly matching brown card and highlighted the spot detail with some lovely pale green gems. The sentiment has been stamped with my little Studio G alphabet stamp (and yes, it was supposed to be a little wonky, honest!) and the heart clip is from Paperchase. I could well be using these papers again as I do like them!

  • Backing papers: Free download from Mad About Cards
  • Sentiment: Studio G mini alphabet stamp using Chestnut Whispers ink
  • Embellishments: Metal heart from Paperchase, everything else from my stash
  • Ribbon: From Blackburn market

Monday, 8 December 2008

And The Winner Is.....


Well done Amanda! Please contact me mail@tiptoptoppers.co.uk with your postal details and I will get the blog candy out to you!
Random Generator Samuel was used!

Thank you to all who entered and I enjoyed looking at all your fab creations! It took my mind off eating the chicken and vegetable soup that I had bought by mistake - I read it as country vegetable soup..... I am a vegetarian and I really did not like the soup!! But it was chucking it down and I was not going out again to Morrisons....

Sunday, 7 December 2008

A Random Tag

I've been tagged by the lovely Saysie (welcome back to the land of blog!)

Six random things about me. Ha! Where do I start?!

  1. I am a vegetarian. Well, sort of. I don't knowingly eat meat but love Oxtail Soup (it has to be strained to remove lumps first!) and I will eat meat pizza but take the meat off, and I will eat chicken fajitas but not take the chicken..... bizarre, I know!

  2. I had a painting exhibited in an art gallery when I was 18. I had the option to put a price tag on it, but not knowing what to sell it for, I just put 'not for sale'. It was a self portrait but no-one knew it was me....

  3. I hate the smell of baked beans, sunflower perfume and roast chicken.

  4. I do know my chocolate limit and if I go over this threshold I feel really ill

  5. I really enjoy sewing and have made most of the curtains and roman blinds in the house. These days my sewing is confined to turning up school trousers and patching jeans.

  6. I've never had a manicure
And now the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write six random things about yourself
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up

Well, I won't tag anyone but please feel free to use the random tag if you so desire!

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Contemporary Christmas

The Forever Friends challenge this week is:

to make a
Contemporary Christmas Card

And I think I've just about done this one in time to enter for the challenge! I've used another sticker from the fab pack from the front cover of a recent Creativity magazine, which has been added to an oval acetate tag with the edges glittered. This has been layered with a what only can be described as 'threaded paper' and a ribbon tied through the top. A ribbon is also tied around the join of the two papers.

The papers are from the Doodleicious Christmas cd from Pink Petticoat and I thought it went well with the contemporary theme. Plus I am trying to stick to my early New Year Resolution of using up what I already have!



  • Backing paper: Pink Petticoat
  • Dies: Sizzix oval scallop combo
  • Image: Forever Friends sticker
  • Ribbon: From my stash

Friday, 5 December 2008

Jade - Word Book

This word book was made for a member of staff at nursery who was leaving to go and work with autistic children. Jade, at some point, has looked after both boys and 'knew' Jacob when he was a mere bump! He was actually due on her 18th Birthday but arrived 2 days later!

Made using papers from Funky Daze (Saturday Shopping collection!) and this was actually the first thing I made when I got the cd as I just love the colour combinations!


The letters I printed using word art onto thin card and then layered them onto the pages (which I've printed again onto thin card and mounted onto thicker stuff for stability - thick card does not agree with my printer!)

Virtually all the sentiments are handwritten and I've kept to the colour scheme with co-ordinating embellishments and ribbon.


The photos were 'donated' by a co-worker who was only too happy to help me out!

The heart clips below are actually fancy paperclips from Paperchase!



I've used brads, funky foam flowers, gems, ribbons and buttons throughout.

The three little bears on the letter E were generously donated a while ago by JennyFlower - they fit right in - such great insight!

I made the word book as a thank you from Samuel and Jacob, so it was only right to devote the back page to them!



And she loved it! You can see the front cover of it on the Funky Hand website in the DT examples - so now you know what's inside the book!
  • Backing papers: All from Saturday Shopping - Funky Daze
  • Dies: Cuttlebug flower from Baby Face Alphabet set and Sizzix Scallop tag combo
  • All embellishments: From my stash or made by me