Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hip to be Square

Hi everyone. Jenny here as your host for this fortnight and we are back for our second week of the current challenge; we want you to create a 3D vintage or shabby chic project based on a cube shape. The Design Team have used Artist Trading Block cubes (available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and discounted an extra 15% during this challenge period - that's a $39.99 die on sale for just $27.19!) but let's be clear, you can use your own templates, dies or hand cut cubes if you would prefer. Decorate, embellish and alter them in any way you choose as long as they are cube shaped and have a vintage or shabby chic feel.

Share your 3D cube projects with us to be in with a chance of winning a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie or a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! To enter you must create a new project, link it below and make sure you add a link in your post back to this challenge. 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 sue the keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave you comments.

As an added bonus this fortnight we are teaming up with our friends at 'The Artists on the Block'. They have a dedicated Design Team using Eileen Hull Designs cubes (and many other 3D die cut shapes) in incredibly imaginative ways so make sure you take a look for some added inspiration. And with their companion challenge blog 'Art With Heart' having an 'Anything Goes' theme this month you've got the option to enter your creations there as well to be in with a chance to win a brand new Eileen Hull Designs die!

Having been bowled over by the projects created by the Frilly side of the Design Team last week (see them below) it's now the turn of the Funkie side of the Design team to inspire you. Click on the pictures for a zoomed view of each and click on the link to each designer's blog to find out more about their samples;



Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie 

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


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WEEK ONE

To get your creative ideas flowing here are the projects created by the Frilly side of the Design Team. You can click on the pictures for a zoomed view of each and click on the link to each designer's blog to find out more about their samples;

Rebecca Deeprose ~ PaperPrimrose

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Nancy Dynes ~ Tattered Treasures 

Having seen these it's now your turn to share your 3D cube shaped vintage or shabby chic projects using the link below. The Funkie side of the Design Team will be back next week to show you their take on this theme so make sure you remember to check back for that added inspiration.

For now, take care of yourselves,
Jenny xxx


24 comments:

  1. As a team you have risen to this challenge in ways I couldn't even have dreamed of! I'm completely awestruck by each and every one of these projects! No pressure on the Funkie team then... !!! Thank you so much everyone. Jenny xxx

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  2. Oh Em Gee!!! The team have really rocked the block with their fabulous designs! Like Jenny I am awestruck, they are all incredible creations - wow is all I can think to say....

    My fellow DT buddies over at the Artists on the Block are going to be super impressed with these beauties! Anne x

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  3. Wow the DT have made the most fabulous creations, stunning jaw dropping work ladies. Unfortunately I will just be back from holiday on closing of this challenge. So disappointed as would have loved to be part of it.
    Julie x

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  4. These 'CUBES' are absolutely magnificently created... I am really excited to play with some... OMG... so beautiful and well done... one is better than the next one... LOVE THEM ALL...Can hardly wait to play with some.... ohhhhhhh Have so many things to do today... maybe I can rearrange the day.... LOL..
    Love, Light and Peace....Bonnie

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  5. Oh wow - these all look brilliant ladies! Nicola x

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  6. WOW! The team has done some wonderful ATBs here, nicely done!

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  7. Just... WOW! These ATB's are amazingly spectacular! Thanks so much for creating with the dies- consider yourselves all official Block-Rockers!

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    1. Can your ATB be used with the cuddlebug? I was about to buy one through the boutique but thought I should ask first. Thanks in advance for your help. Hugs!

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  8. Love all the creative Artist Blocks , they are amazing

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  9. What fabulous inspiration, love the choice of challenge, I hope I get chance to join in before the deadline this time! Ruth

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  10. I'm impressed! I love all the blocks the DT made. =)

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  11. oh my! what a fabulous Blocks! the DT sure knows how to rock the Block ^.^

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  12. Oh sweet!!! My question: is it okay to use an item that we have to glue together but didn't make by hand? Example: 2 drawer wood set that has to be assembled.

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    1. As long as it's cube shaped and you've made it or assembled it that's fine! Bet you'll go to town making it a thing of beauty too... can't wait to see it now!

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    2. Thanks Buttons! You are always so helpful. Can't wait to get the time to craft!

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  13. What a lovely challenge and some great design team projects. Love things all vintage and shabby chic so entered the challenge for the first time. Hope it's ok, I do already follow your blog via email as the Follow button is always blank when I try to find on your actual blog ! If not, still happy to peep at the gorgeous stuff.
    Sharon x

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    1. Not sure what's going wrong there Sharon and I don't want you to miss out on any of the fun here at Frilly and Funkie. Have you tried clicking on either the blue 'Join this site' button or the blue Bloglovin' button on the sidebar? If you see all the posts you follow on the Blogger dashboard you'll need the first one and if you use Bloglovin' you'll need the second one. Please email me direct if you're still having problems at buttonscraft@btinternet.com Jenny x

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  14. Hi Buttons :-). Ohhh I am having a day of problems lol. So, I am now subscribing to Frilly and Funkie so all the gorgeousness pops into my email box. Yey. I am also following on Bloglovin. I just dont seem to be able to find Blogger button to follow. Never mind. Errrm does this mean I am now OK to enter the lovely challenges?
    Thank you
    Sharon xx

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    1. So sorry to hear you're still having problems Sharon but I'm glad you've found a way to see our future posts - hope you enjoy them! Of course it's great that you have entered our challenge and we hope to see lots more of your creativity in future challenges too! x

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  15. This was such a great challenge, I has so much fun making my box!! Thanks to the talented DT for all the inspirational projects!! I didn't have the die, so mine is made by hand, but it's still a cube, ha!

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  16. I am back with another WOW! These latest creations are all jaw-droppingly gorgeous - fabulous work ladies, you really have 'rocked the block' with your amazing creations.... Anne x

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  17. Such fantastic projects and what a great challenge theme x very inspiring makes by the DT and the entrants so far x
    TFS Annie x

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  18. way to go Funkie team!! Your blocks are fantabulous too!

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