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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Funky Hand and Lily-Boo Monthly Challenges

Two monthly challenges to tell you about today. First Funky Hand, where the theme this month is
Autumn Woodland
I used papers from the Funky Seasons CD, the tree is cut from the winter woodland cartridge and the owl is a studio G stamp, stamped onto the pattern paper.

I added buttons to the tree to give a bit of a punch. We are taking it in turns to set the challenges over on the Get Funkychallenge blog, and this month is my turn, so I beg, plead, entreat you to enter, otherwise the rest of the team will think I set a rubbish challenge. You have a whole month to come up with something, the only requirement is that you use a Funky hand product (there is a free download still on the blog, scroll right down and you will find it), and the winner will receive a £20 (about $32) gift certificate
On to Lily-Boo, where the challenge is simple - use purple, any card, any occasion as long as it's purple. Again you have a whole month to join in and the winner gets free downloads
I used the Christmas Bauble set for mine, the paper is last year's DCWV Christmas stack and the green velvet ribbon is Martha Stewart

I coloured the holly leaves with a silver pen, and added gems for the berries

It was fun shopping yesterday, lots of people were wandering around in fancy dress for Halloween, I do love the way America embraces these events. So Dracula served me in Dunkin Donuts, his teeth weren't a very good fit and I was more scared that they would drop into my coffee than by the costume! I saw a lot of teenage girls dressed as ??????? - their mothers obviously didn't see them leave the house dressed like that, or they would have been grounded for the rest of the year. I gave some sweets to a couple of adorable little pumpkins, aged about 2, and the highlight of the day was seeing a couple dressed up as a wizard and a witch, who had, wait for it................................dressed their DOG up as the witches cat. Talk about surreal, the poor mutt was obviously having an identity crisis, and looked quite affronted. Quite right too. I tried to give him a piece of my donut (I'll use the American spelling, it's quicker), but the witch got quite shirty and said he was on a diet. Poor dog, didn't have a lot going for him really.


  1. I can't seem to find the free download for funky hand. Can you tell me how to get it?

  2. wow gorgeous cards en, love them both. it was payday on friday so i am just off over to funkyhand to do some damage to our bank account!! not that it will do too juch harm though as funkyhand is full of fantastic prices!!!!! tooo tempting after seeing that owl card, love the papers xxxx

  3. You did meet dracula wauwwww.Lovely cards.
    bye bye,Lean.

  4. I really love that owl card - such unusual colour! x

  5. Loved your post today describing that poor little Halloween dog/cat. Thanks for the chuckle!

  6. fab cards En and great woodland challenge

  7. Hi Enfys wow what fantastic creations, I love them both, well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  8. Both gorgeous cards Enfys. I love the colours on the first one especially! Leanne x

  9. Great cards En! Glad you msde it through another American Halloween...Kris

  10. I'd have loved to have seen a photo of the dog! The dog boutique at Tarpon Springs never fails to amaze me... Nor the time I was served breakfast by a lady in a pumpkin costume. When we saw he later she was still the same size out of the costume!

    Love the cards En, especially the bauble one.

  11. love the owl and i have a passion for buttons so it cought my eye right. great perky and fun colours

  12. Hello,
    I like your cards, they are so beautiful.

  13. none of your photos downloaded yet. my computer is so sssssllllllooooowww!
    i just love your stories
    and today about the poor dog, i read it to my daughter and we just laughed.
    love your work and am looking forward to seeing todays posts, too.

  14. Wow I just love the colours on both these cards. Poor little dog, dressed as a cat and not able to have donuts!

    Kaye x

  15. Enfys, I love these cards! The owl sitting in the button tree is so fun!
    I enjoyed your Halloween story. My daughter did not want to trick or treat so I missed seeing all the costumes.

  16. Oh these are just fabulous dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  17. Wow, Enfys. Love the fun, woodsy colors on that first one. That owl is adorable! Dig the berry colors on the next! Awesome cards, girl!


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Enfys x