Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tis the Season for Gift Giving!

Hi, Maggi here, and I've got a fun challenge for you. I know at this time of the year, we are all VERY busy cooking and shopping. There's never a spare moment and we often neglect our crafting passion. However, if you are like me, crafting is so gratifying, and is a much needed activity that feeds and renews our soul.

Because it's that time of the year when we're all thinking about the perfect gift for our friends and families, let's combine our crafting passion with our "to do" list by creating a vintage or shabby chic gift for a special someone in your life. Your gift could be as simple as a handmade card or tag, or an elaborate piece of home decor. Maybe you like to place your gifts in handmade boxes? Your imagination is the only limit on this challenge!

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer 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. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

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 (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words Frilly and Funkie Challenge. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

As always our fabulous designers have created some wonderful inspiration for you. This week the Frilly gals sharing their fabulous challenge creations (click on each image for a closer look);

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel and Bark!

Now it's your turn to show us your handcrafted gifts here at Frilly and Funkie! Enter your projects below and remember to come back tomorrow to see what our latest Guest Designer has in store for us. There will be even more inspiration from the Funkie gals next week too so make sure you look out for those.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday Showcase: Graphic 45 Glorious Garden Goddess

Hello, Friends! Kathy here with a brand new Saturday Showcase feature. This is where we take time to shine a spotlight on some of the products available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Graphic 45 has recently released their Garden Goddess Paper Collection, and I have fallen hard for it! This vibrant garden themed papers are accented with gorgeous Art Nouveau style images, beautiful sentiments and intricate patterns.


I love to create projects that showcase all that a collection has to offer, so I designed a very simple 7" x 5" card folio with a 1/2" spine. Distressed/painted edges, machine stitching, custom dyed seam binding ribbon, textiles, florals, and metal charms give this folio a wonderful shabby chic vibe.


Many of you have asked how I create these 5" x 7" card folio bases, and I answer that question during the video tour of this folio. So for now, we will just take a little peek at some of the inside elements.

This is a simple folio with waterfall feature on the left and a pocket/folio insert on the right.


The waterfall is made up of six 4 1/4" x 4 3/4" and is held shut with a magnetic closure.


The area behind the waterfall houses an interactive flap and insert page that makes room for even more photos.


The pocket page on the right contains a 4" x 6" folio with magnetic closure. I just love the sayings in this collection!


There are 8 panels in the folio, and I managed to work in some fun spots for journaling and inserts.

While I had the collection out on my work space, I decided to use my scraps to create some Mixed Media tags.


The base for both tags is a Graphic 45 Large Kraft Tag. The mixed media background is created with the Tim Holtz 3-D Botanical Texture Fade. I can't seem to get enough of that tool! This time, I tried a few new mediums on the embossed tags, and I'll share that process with you in the video below.


The generous size of these tags allowed me to score a pocket on my second creation. And of course, where there's a pocket....I will fill it!

I hope I've managed to share my love for this glorious collection with you. To take a closer look at these projects, please enjoy this short YouTube video.


Thank you so much for joining me! I hope you find time to get your craft on this weekend!

Cheerio,
kathy

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Harvest of Gratitude Challenge

Hello, Friends! It's Kathy here to welcome you to the current challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. November has arrived, and we find ourselves settling in for the winter months and all its wonderful festivities. Here in the US, we are getting ready to celebrate our Thanksgiving Holiday, which is my favorite holiday of the year. What could be better than a day set aside to give thanks for this good life with friends, family and food? This is the inspiration for the Harvest of Gratitude Challenge that I am honored to host this fortnight. Here's the scoop:

Challenge Theme: A Harvest of Gratitude

There is always something to be thankful for.  In this gratitude themed challenge, we are asking you to create a vintage or shabby chic project that portrays something that fills your heart with thanksgiving.  Use harvest colors and be sure to tell us how your project reflects your thankful heart.

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer 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 Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is 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 (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words Frilly and Funkie Challenge. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

This week the Funkie side of the Design Team share their own projects to inspire you further;

Sara Emily -- sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot
Stampers Anonymous Music Stampers Anonymous Wildflowers Wendy Vecchi Autumn Art Ranger Distress Oxides Seth Apter Vintage Beeswax For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

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WEEK ONE

First up, the Frilly side of the team will inspire us with their lovely creations;

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

Now it's your turn to share your Harvest of Gratitude with us! Enter your Vintage or shabby chic projects below; we can't wait to see what you will create! Remember to come back tomorrow to see what our latest Guest Designer has in store for us.

There will be even more inspiration from the Funkie side of the Design Team next week too, so be sure to visit us again next Wednesday.

Cheerio,


Monday, November 12, 2018

Challenge Winners - Impress Us!

Hi everyone. Today we announce our top picks from the 'Impress Us' challenge. We loved seeing your beautiful and varied entries incorporating embossing in a variety of ways. Thank you to everyone who took the time to join in the fun.


After taking time to look at each entry the Design Team finally chose #8 Nikki Acton as our overall winner. We loved how Nikki used torn strips of embossed card to create texture that, when combined with colour, became the perfect backdrop to the dramatic butterfly. Congratulations to Nikki on being our favourite and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge. You will be contacted shortly with all the details.

And now for the three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge; the choices this time were, in numerical order; #10 Debbie von Grabler-Crozier, #11 Lyla Larimore and #12 Nicola (Paper Profusion). 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 we have a randomly chosen lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #5 Joy Wilson! Please email Linda at thefunkiejunkie@gmail.com for the gift certificate details.

A big thank you again from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations to all our winners. The current challenge, 'A Harvest of Gratitude' runs through Tuesday, November 20th and the Design Team will be back here this Wednesday November 14th with some more inspiration for you. 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!