Tuesday, July 7, 2015



Challenge Winners - It's Summer!

Welcome back to the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog'. It's time to announce the winners of the 'It's Summer!' challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter with your beautiful Summer projects. As ever we were spoiled for choice when picking the winner. In the end the Design Team voted for #4 Kathy by Design.


We thought Kathy's tag was fabulous, full of Summer colours and so many wonderful details. Congratulations Kathy on being our favourite for the 'It's Summer!' challenge and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge.

And now for the next three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges... #10 Suzanne C, #11 Katy and #13 Sara Emily!!! Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.

And finally Random.org has chosen a winner for our $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #27 Julia (Paradise Lost)!


A huge thanks from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations again to our winners. Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the codes for the winner's badge and to give us your email address for the Guest Designer details (Kathy) for the Top 3 badges (Suzanne, Katy and Sara Emily) and for the gift certificate details (Julia).

Our current challenge, 'Something to Say...', runs through Tuesday, July 14th. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win. And please make sure you follow our rules; you can enter up to 10 challenges including ours, and a maximum of 3 entries per person to our challenge. Please remember to link back to our challenge in your entry and mention in your post that you are entering this Frilly and Funkie challenge.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saturday Step X Step - Happy Anniversary

Hello Everyone! Glad you dropped in to Frilly and Funkie today. Pamellia here with my Saturday Step by Step. I have put together a lovely summer Anniversary card for some friends of mine. Some new techniques using old products and some old techniques using new products, all available at Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


For the background layer I used my blending tool to apply distress inks Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint. I added a little Brushed Corduroy around the edges and then stamped the border using an emblem stamp from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish set and Ranger Archival ink Coffee.


For the middle layer I coloured with Brushed Corduroy and then created a border using the new colour of Ranger Liquid Pearls, Brass. I love this colour because it goes with cool and warm palettes, it's sort of half way in between gold and copper.


For the top layer, I coloured with Dusty Concord and Peeled paint using my blending tool. I used some Ranger Texture Paste and the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil to create my pattern. While the paste was still wet I covered it with Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder and then hit it with my heat gun once the paste was dry.


I also used the Brass Liquid Pearls and the emblem stamp to create this belly band. It's about 2 inches wide and I coloured it with some Brushed Corduroy with my blending tool.


Here is a shot of the assembled panel before I attacked it with embellishments. I distressed all the edges and then I used foam pieces to raise every layer including the belly band, to create a wonderfully dimensional base. The gold flourish is easier to see here in this shot.


For the bookplate frame, I coloured it with Peeled Paint using my blending tool and then dragged the Brushed Corduroy ink pad across the surface to create a sort of crosshatch pattern. Some more Brass liquid pearls adorn the inner ring.


I crumpled the leaves of the Garden Greens just enough to leave some random textures, so when I spritz it with the Peeled Paint distress ink spray, it creates a natural looking pattern. The Happy Anniversary sentiment is also from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish stamp set.


That's right, another new flower! Not sure what type of flowers they look like, but they were fun to make. I used the smaller of the rounded petal flower die and I lightly dusted the edges of the petals before wetting, scrunching and drying.


Here are some photographs taken in better lighting. I hope you will zoom in and have a look at the wonderful detailing I added. That doily die is from Prima and the brad and muse token are Tim Holtz products. A little twine bow and tie, and a teeny tiny cutsie little butterfly sits on the edge of the sentiment. It's from the French Flight stamp set from Sizzix.







I hope you enjoyed my tutorial . Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. There's still time to enter our current challenge "SOMETHING TO SAY", where we are looking for your shabby chic or vintage style project with a sentiment as the main focus, whether you stamp it, print it, write it or die cut it. We'll be back first thing on Monday to announce the winners of our last challenge, 'It's Summer' so make sure to check in for that.

Thanks for stopping in!
Hugs, Pamellia :)

If you would like to try some of these wonderful products, they are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Welcome to today's Guest Designer, Mona!

Today we are welcoming our next Guest Designer, Mona Pendleton of Cupcake Creations. Mona was chosen as the DT winner of the Monochromatic challenge and was therefore invited to join us as Guest Designer. Let's move on to hear from Mona!


Hi there! My name is Mona Pendleton. I live in Phoenix, AZ with my dear husband. Together we have a blended family with 4 young adults and 2 9 year old West Highland Terriers. I work as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room and in my free time, I enjoy creating anything from greeting cards, layouts, tags and altered art. I love to experiment with various types of mediums including but not limited to: paints, mists, texture pastes, fabric, etc... You can find my creative projects on my blog: Cupcake's Creations: http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/





I'm sure you'll all agree that Mona's card is beautiful, and a big thank you from all of us at Frilly and Funkie for providing even more inspiration for the current challenge 'Something to Say...'.

If you would also like the chance to join us as Guest Designer all you need to do is join in with the current challenge!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Something to Say...

Hi everyone and welcome! Jenny here as your host for the start of our latest challenge. Before we find out more about that we are waving goodbye to one Funkie DT member and saying hello to the latest member of the Funkie DT. As we said at the end of the last challenge post we are sad to announce that Nicole is leaving us for pastures new having been with us since the end of last year. Linda, myself and the whole team want to thank Nicole for all her hard work, enthusiasm and gorgeous projects along the way, and wish her every success in the future. And we are thrilled to confirm that the amazing Shelly Hickox will become the newest member of the Frilly and Funkie family! Shelly creates the most incredible pieces and we are sure you will join us in welcoming her.

And so to the challenge theme, 'Something to Say...'. There are so many fabulous quotes and sayings now available for use on our projects. Whether you stamp it, print it, write it or die cut it, make your sentiment the main focus of attention on your vintage or shabby chic entries.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. AND, there are new Top 3 Badges for three outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner has become so hard!

The guidelines for entering are simple: create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum please use keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

Let's start with some amazing inspiration from the Frilly side of the Design Team to get your creative juices flowing (just click on each image for a closer look);

Georgie Connelly - Little Blue Craft Box


Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Nancy Dynes~ Tattered Treasures


Now it's over to you. What do you have to say? Will you head down the Frilly or Funkie route? We can't wait to see what you come up with! Join us again tomorrow when our latest Guest Designer will have 'Something to Say' and of course the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back next week with their ideas.

Have fun! Jenny x


Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Focus on Maja Papers!


Hello! It's Nancy here, with a warm welcome to our Friday Focus at the Frilly and Funkie Blog. This week the spotlight is on one of my favorite products, Maja Design Papers! Linda stocks an amazing selection at the Funkie Junkie Boutique, and for the next two weeks she is generously offering an additional 15% off all of the Maja Design papers.


I'm in the process of creating cards for the many wonderful friends and family members who reached out to me during a recent difficult time. This coordinating set of 'thank you' cards turned out to be a perfect way to showcase a variety of Maja Design's gorgeous designs. 



Simplicity is the key with these cards, as the lovely papers stand alone with almost no need for embellishment. I cut, distressed, and stitched papers from Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Spring Basics collections.   
  


I added bits of venise lace, two paper flowers, die cut leaves, a scattering of pearls, a twine bow, and a stamped sentiment. The interior of each card is finished with coordinating papers. The blank note card provides ample space for a personal note to each loved one.    
   

Notice how beautifully the papers work together! I'm a frilly girl, so I gravitate toward pastel themes, but Maja designs bolder patterns and color collections as well. 

Maja Design papers are designed and manufactured in Sweden, and they can be very difficult to find. Linda is one of the few shops in the United States to carry their papers. Her her prices are definitely the best, even when they're not on sale.   


It's been great fun sharing my Maja Design addiction with you! Remember to head over to Funkie Junkie Boutique and take advantage of the additional 15% off all Maja Design Papers these next two weeks.  

I send wishes for a joyful summer filled with plenty of crafty fun!

Hugs,  
   


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's Summer!

Hello and welcome to the second week of our Frilly and Funkie challenge! It's Jenny here hosting this one on behalf of my lovely team mate Nancy who I'm pleased to say will be back with us very soon. Nancy's thoughts when setting this challenge had definitely turned to Summer. Here's what she has to say; "Let us know what you love about Summer. Do you enjoy travelling, growing a garden, or laying on the beach? Create a vintage or shabby chic project, card, or layout showcasing what you enjoy most about this wonderful season."

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. AND, we are pleased to announce that we are introducing new Top 3 Badges because choosing just one overall DT winner has become so hard!

The guidelines for entering are simple and we need you to follow them: create a new vintage themed or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it below to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum please use keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

For this second week let's see what the Funkie side of the Design Team are offering up as some inspiration (click on each image for a closer look);

Nicole Wright - Canadian Nickel Scrap'n

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


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WEEK ONE

We started the first week with the Frilly side of the Design Team offering up some inspiration (click on each image for a closer look);

Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things

Georgie Connelly - Little Blue Craft Box

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


Now it's time to let your mind drift to thoughts of all you love about Summer and start creating. Each and every one of you is important to us. As a team we are constantly inspired by your work and are so excited to see the lovely entries this new challenge will bring.

And as we come to the end of this term for the Frilly and Funkie Design Team we are sad to say goodbye to team member Nicole; she is moving on to pastures new having been with us since the end of last year. Linda, myself and the whole team want to thank Nicole for all her hard work, enthusiasm and gorgeous projects along the way, and wish her every success in the future.

We'll be back on Friday June 26th with a new Friday Focus so please come back for that. Thank you so much for joining us here at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

Hugs,
Jenny