Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Home for the Holidays!

Hello, Friends! It's Kathy here, and I'm thrilled to be hosting the FINAL Frilly and Funkie challenge for 2016. We are just a few short weeks away from Christmas! Can you believe it? With that in mind, I chose the theme Home for the Holidays for this go round.

Let's get ready to Deck the Halls by creating some home decor for the holiday season. You can make centerpieces, wreaths, banners, ornaments, wall hangings, or little vignettes... basically anything BUT a card for this challenge. If you don't celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, then just make some home decor with a wintry theme.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. 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.

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. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past when they have entered too many other challenges. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) please add the blog challenge address. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

It's now time to take a peek at the wonderful home decor projects the Funkie side of the team have created for you:

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie
Double click image to zoom in for a better view. 
Zoe Hillman - iGirlZoe


Let's take a peek at the beautiful home decor projects the Frilly side of the team has cooked up for you:

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Nancy Dynes - Tattered Treasures

I can't wait to see what you make! We'll be back tomorrow with a wonderful project from the latest Guest Designer and the Funkie side of the team will share their take on this theme next Wednesday.
For now,


Monday, December 5, 2016

Challenge Winners - Bountiful Harvest

Here we are at the start of a new week and it's time to announce our latest Frilly and Funkie challenge winners. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter our 'Bountiful Harvest' challenge. The Design Team adored the way you all celebrated Fall and the harvest and had many favourites to choose from. This time our overall winner is #6 Sara Emily.

We loved the amazing amount of texture Sara Emily had added to this small canvas and marvelled at the fact she even created her own stencil for it. Congratulations Sara Emily on being our favourite for the 'Bountiful Harvest' 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; this week's choices, in numerical order, are... #4 Toni (Studio Garage Band), #5 Juli Riedel, and #8 Donna (Inkysplatters)!!! Please email Linda at for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.

And finally has chosen a lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #3 Cecilia H!

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 for the codes for the winner's badge and to give us your email address for the Guest Designer details (Sara Emily) for the Top 3 badges (Toni, Juli and Donna) and for the gift certificate details (Cecilia).

Our current challenge, 'Home for the Holidays!' runs through Tuesday, December 13th. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win.

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Guest Designer - Louise Hodge

It is time to say hello and welcome to a new Guest Designer.  Meet Louise Hodge of Passion Creations who was the Design Team's Top Pick from our A Very Vintage Halloween challenge and take a look at her wonderful project for our Home From The Holidays challenge.

"I'm a proud mother of two grown boys and live in Quebec, Canada on a farm with my hubby and two labs.

 I have been stamping for 9 years, it all started after I created a 50th wedding anniversary album for my parents and fell in love with this hobby.

I don't really have a specific style, I like trying all kinds of new techniques finding just the right embellishment and sparkle to add. I create mostly cards however lately have a craving for home decor and altered projects.

I'm so thrilled and honored to be GDT at Frilly and Funkie for this challenge with such an amazing and talented team."

"For this challenge of "Home for the Holidays" I created an Advent Calendar using Tim Holtz matchbox die. I used papers from his Seasonal paper stash as well as Nostalgic Kraft-core to give it that vintage look. I created the gifts and gift bags with the help of my scor-pal, the snow effect was built up with tissue paper and glass glitter (lots of it).

I'm very pleased how it turned out and it will be a beautiful focal point on my mantle. Hope you all like it."

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Head on over to Louise's blog and check out all the details and more views of her fabulous advent calendar and then come on back and share your creation for the Home For The Holidays challenge. You have lots of time as the challenge is open through December 13th at 11:55 pm EST - just in time for Christmas.  

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday Focus - Impression Obsession - Yvonne Blair

Happy Black Friday! Suzz here with our latest Friday Focus. The Yvonne Blair stamps by Impression Obsession are on sale! All of the Yvonne Blair Stamps at The Funkie Junkie Boutique will be reduced an additional 15% through December 9th. And speaking of discounts, it's Black Friday and everything at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is on sale, either at 35% off list for most product and 50% off list on all Clearance items! The sale runs through Cyber Monday. Quantities are limited - no rain checks so shop early for the best bargains!

Sentiments, verses, quips, sayings, any type of prose is one of my favorite type of stamps to use on art journal pages, layouts, cards or any type of creative venture. The verse itself inspires me to think of different ideas of what I want to create. Yvonne has everything from inspirational quotes to quirky and funny expressions.

For the holidays I created a series of index cards featuring the beautiful sentiments from Yvonne Blair along with the beautiful seasonal colors.
These index cards are part of a grateful mini-book. They were set at each person's place setting along with a pen. Both sides of the cards are finished with the intent that the person could indicate what they are grateful for along with their name and the date. That makes these re-usable year after year. After dinner is finished they are gathered up and put back into the mini-book until next year.
This index card was created with a mix of layered stencils sponged with distress inks: 

Here is the coordinating back of the card where they can write their thoughts of what they are thankful for.

This index card was intended for the back of the previous card. I loved how it turned out and decided to use it on the front of another card. This one was sponged with versamark using the stencil. Heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then a mix of sprays were misted over the images. To finish it off the resist was removed by using an iron and two sheets of cardstock. This was to make a surface available again to write over.

I thought the Holiday Knit stencil would be fun in Autumn colors and used it on the back of this card.

This card features the beautiful red  cardinals against the gray background of birch trees. For the back of the card I repeated the birch stencil.

This index card used the fall foliage layering stencil with crackle paste. After the paste dried a mix of distress stain sprays added the beautiful fall colors.

The back of this grateful card is the cast off resist from when I ironed the clear embossing powder off. This leaves a bit of resist on the paper you use to sandwich the embossed image in. I used it to sponge a mix of yellows, oranges and reds over the leftover resist.

I love this beautiful sentiment and paired it with crackle stars. The stars were misted with yellow distress spray and brown ink was sponged over.

The back of the index card was a leftover mix of sprays picked up on a scrap piece of cardstock.

I hope you this has inspired you to look through the wonderful selection of stamps by Yvonne Blair in at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Don't forget the Clearance section as well as Christmas and New Arrivals section.

Counting my blessings.