Monday, October 15, 2018

Challenge Winners - Just My Type

Hi everyone! Today we announce our top picks from the 'Just My Type' challenge. We loved seeing the amazing ways you incorporated typewriters, typewriter keys and typeface into your creations. Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun.


It was a close run thing, and after taking time to look at each entry the Design Team finally chose #7 Cathy Frailey as our overall winner. We loved this amazing altered case complete with typewriter parts. Congratulations to Cathy 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; #3 Sandra Mouwen, #4 Rox Boyce and #9 Drea Slee. 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 #13 oops.designs! 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, 'Haunted Halloween' runs through Tuesday, October 23rd and the Design Team will be back here on Wednesday October 17th 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!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Guest Designer - Lyla Larimore

It is time to say hello to our Guest Designer for the 'Haunted Halloween' challenge.  Say hello and welcome back to Lyla Larimore of A Chief's Wife's Heart's a Fire, who was our top pick for the 'Haberdashery' challenge.


Happy Fall greetings! I’m Lyla Larimore and this is my third time as Guest Designer here on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. I got extremely “lucky” to get this particular theme since October is one of my favorite months of the year (just after any Summer month) and it’s always filled with special moments…and PUMPKINS! So, celebrating all the fun that Halloween brings, is included in those memories. Getting into this Challenge was almost effortless….well, almost, lol….and definitely an inky messy fun time!

My project started with a set of mini lights I found at a Menards in Minnesota, during one of our trips to visit the younger married set of kids. From way back when our boys were young and we came up with the name change of “Scarimore”, we have created our share of funny Halloween scares to pass down. But that couple, in particular, always goes all out for Halloween and its décor, and all the scary/horror movies, with The Nightmare Before Christmas being their ultimate favorite. So while checking out all the new décor with them, I found this set of plain nibbed mini lights and an idea came into my head. All I needed was a THEME to match…and there ya go; “Haunted Halloween”!

This tag is my take on the theme:


FRONT SIDE of Tag: note the “BOO!” leaking through the mirror…


BACK SIDE of Tag: of course, you’ve been told that cleaning makes you ugly, but n this instance; everything has been ALTERED; the broom becomes a tree; the mirror hides “The Man in the Moon”; and while the Wife still picks up after the Husband….the BIG pumpkin has exploded & come alive!

But….there’s more…

ARE YOU READY TO BE SCARED?


BOO!

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Pop over to Lyla's blog to get all the details for her spooky Halloween tag and then we hope you will come on back and share something for Haunted Halloween with us.

The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm Eastern time on Tuesday October 23rd.

Check in with us to see more Halloween inspiration next Wednesday when the gals on the Funkie side of the Design Team will be sharing their takes on the theme.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Haunted Halloween

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Jenny here hosting the latest challenge 'Haunted Halloween'. It's time to get your freak on and go all out for Halloween. We want to see your ghouls and ghosts and things that go bump in the night. It's going to be spooktacular!!!

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.

Let's kick things off by sharing the amazing projects created by the Frilly side of the team (click on the blog names to find out more and on the pictures for a closer look);

Kathy Clement- Kathy by Design

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

What a great way to get super spooky! We can't wait to see you Halloween makes. Make sure you link your projects below to be in with a chance to win and join us next week for even more projects from the Funkie side of the team.

Jenny xxx


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Sizzix Rosette

Hi!  Suzz here.  Time for a Saturday Showcase!  Today I am featuring the Sizzix Thinlits Rosette Set by Tim Holtz. 

Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Winter Wonderland Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I had seen some really fun projects using the rosettes which inspired me to play around with the dies and create a few projects to share.

My first thought was a wreath and I had the very pretty Santa Baby Paper from Prima Marketing to work with as my paper. 

Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

1. Die Cut the strips and circles.  (I cut 20 of the strips and 40 of the centers for the base of the wreath.)
2. Assemble the rosettes with hot glue.  (I  have done this before using double sided tape and they end up popping open after a while.  Now I only hot glue them.) 
3.To create a smaller version of the rosette:  Cut another strip using the same style rosette.  Trim 1/4" off the flat edge on the long side of the rosette.  Die Cut 2 smaller center pieces.  Assemble the  additional smaller rosettes.  (I created about 5 mini ones as I wasn't sure how I was going to use them).
Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Holiday Greens Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique
4. Trace the size wreath you want onto a piece of cardboard. (I used a midsized bowl and turned it upside down and traced the outside of the wreath.  I then looked for another bowl to trace the inside of the wreath. )
5. Sponge Gold paint around the edges of the rosette and the centers.  
6. Cut out the wreath base. Paint to background color.

Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Winter Wonderland Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

7. Start attaching the rosettes around the base.  Leave space between for the top layer of the rosettes.
Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Winter Wonderland Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

8. Repeat until the wreath has a bottom layer attached.

Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Winter Wonderland Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique
9. Attach the top layer of the rosettes by applying glue to the outer edges of the rosette.

Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Winter Wonderland Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

10. Die cut a series of leaves and berries from white cardstock.
11. Apply gold shimmery paint.

Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Holiday Greens  Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique
12. Insert sprigs, leaves and berries randomly around the edges.

Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Winter Wonderland Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique
13.  Die cut deer and sentiment from coordinating papers.
14. Accent with gold paint.

Sizzix Rosette Dies Tim Holtz Prima Marketing Santa Baby Sizzix Winter Wonderland Wreath for The Funkie Junkie Boutique

15.  Attach mini rosettes and layer with deer, sentiment and ribbon.

After I had finished the pretty seasonal wreath I decided to try something with a layered bigger rosette and the regular rosette for Halloween!

Sizzix Rosette Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies Tim Holtz Halloween Stash Idea-Ology Jolly Roger For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I created my own version of a witches wand.  Here are the steps to create a slightly larger rosette.

Sizzix Rosette Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies Tim Holtz Halloween Stash Idea-Ology Jolly Roger For the Funkie Junkie Boutique


1. Cut out two strips in coordinating pattern paper and two circles the size that you want the center to be.  (I cut mine 3" in diameter.)

2.  Connect the two strips together on each end with hot glue.

Sizzix Rosette Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies Tim Holtz Halloween Stash Idea-Ology Jolly Roger For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
I wanted to show what it looked like when you press it flat because the size and how much edge that frames your circle is really up to you.  I left a center that allowed a smaller edge.
Sizzix Rosette Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies Tim Holtz Halloween Stash Idea-Ology Jolly Roger For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

3.  Attach your center to your framed edges.  I put the hot glue onto the circle and set my rosette onto it.
Sizzix Rosette Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies Tim Holtz Halloween Stash Idea-Ology Jolly Roger For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

4.  When you add the second circle you will end up with a larger rosette looking like this:

Sizzix Rosette Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies Tim Holtz Halloween Stash Idea-Ology Jolly Roger For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

5.  The lovely thing about this rosette is that a chopstick (wooden) that I had acquired fit perfectly in between the folds and I hot glued it into place for my wand.

Sizzix Rosette Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies Tim Holtz Halloween Stash Idea-Ology Jolly Roger For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
6.  The next step was easy as I just created two regular size rosettes in a different color to attach to the center of my larger rosette.

7.  The chopstick was covered in designer tape and a few lovely little accents were added to spooky up the effect.

8. The edges of the larger rosette were sponged with black dye ink.

Sizzix Rosette Tim Holtz Thinlit Dies Tim Holtz Halloween Stash Idea-Ology Jolly Roger For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

And the reverse side had a very similar look so either side being viewed would contain a fun effect.  I can envision have a mason jar full of these in varying heights, colors and patterns.

I hope this has inspired you to think about your rosettes for some of the holidays coming up or just as a lovely embellishment on a card.

Suzz

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Just My Type

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Jenny here hosting the latest challenge 'Just My Type'. As a trained touch typist I love vintage typewriters. I love the way they look and sound and the font they create. For this challenge create a vintage or shabby chic project and include a typewriter, typewriter keys, typeface.

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 team have their own fantastic projects to share with you (click on the blog names to find out more and on the pictures for a closer look);

Sara Emily - sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous INventor 1 Idea-Ology Index Clip Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Quote Chips For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

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WEEK ONE

Let's kick things off by sharing the amazing projects created by the Frilly side of the team (click on the blog names to find out more and on the pictures for a closer look);

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark!


Kathy Clement- Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

What a great way to get your creative juices flowing! We can't wait to see how you will be inspired to include those typewriter related elements in your projects. Make sure you link your projects below to be in with a chance to win. Make sure you join us next week for even more projects from the Funkie side of the team.

Jenny xxx


Monday, October 1, 2018

Challenge Winners - All Creatures Great and Small

Hi everyone! Today we announce our top picks from the 'All Creatures Great and Small' challenge. We loved seeing your wonderful entries featuring a huge range of creatures in a variety of ways. Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun.


After taking time to look at each entry the Design Team finally chose #9 Plony de Jong as our overall winner. We loved the delicate layering and colours in this beautiful frilly style card. Congratulations to Plony 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; #15 Sandra Mouwen, #20 Nikki Acton and #21 Zowie Dixon. 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 #23 Lyla Larimore! 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, 'Just My Type' runs through Tuesday, October 9th and the Design Team will be back here on Wednesday October 3rd 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!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Nature's Wonder Leaves

It is Cec here and today I am presenting the Saturday Showcase.


I saw the most recent leaf stamps from Tim Holtz called Nature's Wonder and immediately knew I needed the set because it offered so much versatility.  My mind was racing as I thought about what I would make to show you because I had so many ideas.  Then I settled it down and thought I would make something that can be difficult for many of us but are always needed - sympathy cards.  These leaves are perfect for this type of card.

I have gone from super simple up to a little more elaborate.  Here is how to create these cards:


1.  Use a blending foam and Fern Green Archival Ink, randomly ink a piece of card stock to create a background panel.  Distress and ink the edges.
2.  Using Orange Blossom, Red Geranium, Thistle, Fern Green and Dandelion Archival Inks randomly stamp a variety of leaves over the background panel.
3.  Adhere the panel to a kraft card blank.
4.  Print the sentiment on vellum or mylar and add to card.


1.  Pat Fern Green and Tree Branch Archival Ink onto a kraft mat, spritz with rubbing alcohol and drag a piece of card stock through the puddles to create a background panel.


2.  Use Tree Branch Archival Ink to stamp 2 copies of each of two leaf stamps onto small squares of card stock.


3.  Highlight areas on the leaves using an embossing pen and then heat emboss with gold embossing powder being careful not to overheat to get smooth embossing.
4.  Mat the leaf prints onto squares of gold card stock.


5.  Adhere the background panel to a kraft card blank.
6.  Print the sentiment on vellum or mylar and add to card.
7.  Adhere the leaf prints to the card.


1.  Cut a background panel of patterned paper from the Fairie Dust paper pad (Graphic 45), distress the edges and ink with Tree Branch Archival Ink.  Add to cream card blank.
2.  Cut two complimentary strips of patterned paper from the Fairie Dust paper pad, distress the edges, ink and add to the background.
3.  Cut a couple of branches from the Fall Foliage die, ink with Tree Branch Archival Ink and add to the vertical paper strip.


4.  Using Thistle, Red Geranium, Dandelion and Orange Blossom Archival Ink stamp a variety of leaves.
5.  Fussy cut the leaves, shape, ink with Tree Branch Archival Ink and add the card using dimensional foam to pop some up.
6.  Add some real acorns to the leaf pile.
7.  Create a loopy bow and tuck under the leaf pile and top with a computer generated sentiment.
8.  Curl some paper covered floral wire and add a couple of strips to complete the card.


1.  Cut a background panel of patterned paper from Vintage Emporium paper pad (Prima), distress edges and add to a cream card blank.
2.  Add another strip of patterned paper that has been distressed across the background.
3.  Adhere a strip of lace across the horizontal strip.
4.  Stamp a leaf onto painted paper using Versamark and heat emboss with Copper embossing powder before adding to the card.


5.  Create a loopy bow from burlap string and add with a computer generated sentiment that has been topped with a tiny button.

I hope I have provided some ideas for making Sympathy cards but these leaves would be fabulous on thank you cards, cards for men or any and all occasion cards.  So many techniques can be used with these stamps and they would work so well in mixed media. This is going to be a go-to stamp set.

The following products used to create these cards came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  In a few cases products I used are no longer available but I have linked some substitutes I would recommend.