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Saturday, 15 January 2011

FUNKY HANDS - Going round in circles

Well I have been very busy since I saw a little post the other night about Funky Hands challenge. The challenge over on Funky Hands this month is Going round in circles. Umm thinking cap on - what can I make, what have I got ??? First idea is it's going to be and easel card, Yeah a circle easel. Out with my Funky hand cd's which one can I use? quick look through printing off pages that include circles (sorry but can't remember which CD I used, but maybe someone will leave a comment with that, I'm hoping funky hand girls will help here). Oh me thinks I have those love domes I bought while out with Lou (umm must use one as Lou was first to use hers I can't let her down by not using mine) so out came the ruler and after a few test cuts I got the right size circle cut out of my main circle on the card (phew a sigh of relief ). Next I would need to make a circle frame to go around it, got to be circles, after all that's the challenge (don't we love challenges). Quick visit to GBS cart and my Cricut Design Studio circle found now just to build it round my cut out circle but keep inside the main circle as much as possible. Task complete test cut done very pleased with outcome. I then thought a bit of ribbon threaded round would be nice. First bit too thin, out it came, then I started with another not sure if it's a bit thick but looked better than the thin. Consult my hubby (not always best) but he said oh that's nice (I nearly fell over, shock horror he liked something I made first time, no change needed), so the ribbon stayed. What to put in my dome, ummm I thought after he had been so nice with the ribbon comment I would stamp a little Edwin (my first stamp club stamps) and make it up as a card for him (I know how sweet !!!). Out with the confetti sprinkles (never sure how many to pop in), little bit of this and that, buts lots of love (remember it is for a very special man). Bit of tape and glue and on with the dome and hey presto it's done. Punched out a few buttons, ribbon in centre and nice little sentiment just great as a little stopper for the easel. NOTE :- don't shake the card till the glue is dry, ooppsss never mind it adds to the effect (well that's what I'm saying). Hope you enjoyed my creation and sorry about the waffle, back soon. Hugs Fi xx


  1. Oh Fi this is just fablous and its so lovely to see our first challenge entry of the year hun and what a gorgeous one too. (.....lou goes slightly green that Fi managed to sort the size of her cutout circle in one go...mine took me 4!!!! lol!!) and as for the stuck confetti's...well just give it an extra hard shake now, should unstick the a treat!!!!lol!!
    Thank you for getting funky with us! huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. Ooh Fi you have been busy! I love love love this design, you areso clever with DS, your cirle frame is gorgeous especially with the ribbon threaded through. Lovely card for your hubby and looks like a challengewinner to me!

  3. this is just lovely- think it might be Now That's Funky you used either that or V Funky as I printed that paper off too and was using both those CD's at the time
    Thank you so much for playing along with Get Funky this month

  4. This is a great card Fi. I love what you have done with the ribbon - and I spy what is one of my favourite FH papers to use on male cards.

    A great take on the circles challenge for January - well done and good luck.

    Paula x x x

  5. Hi Fi

    What a wonderful easel card.

    Love your idea of adding the globe and your ribbon frame looks gorgeous.

    I too went for an easel card .. .. that should be popping up on the challenge blog later today.

    Thank you for playing along with Get Funky! this month.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Your card is just gorgeous...thanks for playing along with the Funky Hand Gang this month :)

  7. You are just so clever,, fab card

  8. You've done a wonderful job with the circles challenge. Just loving all that scrummy ribbon

  9. Ah, that is such a lovely card and I'm in awe of easel cards - I've only ever made one and that was a square shape! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next month! Get Funky!

  10. oh such a lovely circle card...and an easel clever! Love the ribbon detail! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Get Funky!


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