Wednesday 23 November 2011

'Get Funky Challenge'

Good Evening,

Over at Get Funky they have set a double whammy of a challenge. This month they have asked us to create:

1, A Christmas project using "Traditional colours" meaning red, green, gold, silver etc not the lilacs or blues etc which are around at the moment
2, A non Christmas card or project using Christmas papers please.

I used the papers from their 'All I Want From Christmas' digital downloads for both projects.

From this range I used Paper Number 5, as I loved the little bauble pattern, to create my Christmas card.

To create the background to the sentiment, I dry embossed it with my Sizzix dots folder and then used a clear embossing powder on the raised dots to make them more prominent.  My sentiment was created using another Sizzix folder and again was clear embossed to give it a glossy finish.

For my non Christmas project I decided to made a gift bag, I used Paper Number 16 from the same range.  Once I had created my paper gift bag, I punched holes in the top and threaded through some cord which my Mum had kindly given me(thanks mum).

Although my gift bag is quite small, it would be the perfect size for a bit of jewellery or some sweeties.

I quite enjoyed this challenge, I thought it would be impossible to create a non-christmas project using Christmas papers but Funky Hand have a really good mix of designs in their sets that they can  be used for anything.

Can't wait to see what everybody else creates for this challenge.



  1. What fab creations you have come up with for this months Get Funky Challenge. Your Christmas card is really classy and the little gift bag is perfect for that little (but hopefully expensive!) jewellery gift. I'd totally forgotten about that paper it's great (should I say that when I designed it? Probably not!!) I'll have to dig it out and use it again!
    Thanks for joining in with us Gillian.
    Anice xx

  2. these are both fab
    tank you for joining us at Get Funky this month

  3. Two brilliant projects and you had the sense to photograph them together! I did mine separately and then the Link gizmo didn't want to know! Sorted it though.

  4. Hi Gillian

    What brilliant makes.

    It is my turn to post on the Get Funky! Challenge blog next week .. .. why didn't I think of a gift bag LOL!!!

    I love what you have made very much.

    Thank you for sharing with Get Funky!

    Love Jules xx

  5. Two fabulous projects - I too love the bauble DP.
    Thanks for sharing them with us at Get Funky this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. Morning Gilly!!!
    oh wow hun you rock!!! I love your card and that gift bag is so sweet!!!! I love that chunky stripe.
    thank you for coming and getting funky with us this month!
    hugs Lou xxxx

  7. Thanks very much, Gilly, for rising to my Get Funky! challenge this month. Both makes are lovely and I really like the bauble paper too.

  8. Two Fab makes, Gillian - perfect for this month's Get Funky double challenge. I love making gift bags like that and as you say they are perfect for making small size gifts look extra special

  9. Two gorgesou projects! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Get Funky! x


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