Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I'll Take Your Word For It

April 11th post update:  We are back today with Part II of our "I'll Take Your Word For It" challenge here at Frilly and Funkie. Since it is Week 2, it's time for the Funkie design team to post their take on the challenge.  We have a terrific line up and I hope you will take time to stop by the designer's personal blogs and leave them some love.  

Whatever your vintage style - frilly, funkie or somewhere in between, feel free to link up your project any time during the two weeks the challenge runs.  This challenge theme runs through Tuesday, April 17th.  We will have two winners - one random pick will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  And one favorite pick of the design team will receive a winner's badge to display on their blog. 

Anita Houston - The Artful Maven Haven

Marjie Kemper - She Who Stamps and Scraps

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


April 4th:  Greetings vintage lovers.  Thanks for dropping by.  We have a new two-week challenge for you today, but before we get started, the Frillies and Funkies want to extend a heartfelt thank you for the warm reception we have received from the papercraft/mixed media community.  We had a sensational first week with lots of interest, encouragement and good wishes.  Many thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by, to leave us greetings and to stop by our blogs and leave us some love!  Special thanks to those of you who played in our first challenge.  Be sure to check back next Monday to see who the winners are.

Today marks the start of our first two-week split challenge.  Our normal format will be a challenge that runs two weeks.  The first week, our Frilly design team members will present you with their take on our challenge theme.  The second week, our Funkie design team members will show you how they were inspired by the challenge theme.  You are sure to see all kinds of wonderful vintage samples that we hope will inspire you to play along.

This bi-weekly challenge theme is I'll Take Your Word For It.  Words can be kind, comforting, encouraging, supporting. They can lift people up when they are down, they can give positive reinforcement or a giggle when we need it most.  I especially love motivational quotes.  For this challenge, let your sentiment take center stage and be the focal point of your project.

Frilly or Funkie, you can play along any time in the next two weeks.  We will have two winners - one random pick will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  And one favorite pick of the design team will receive a winner's badge to display on their blog.  We can't wait to see your take on the challenge.

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style

Teresa Kline Paperie Blooms
Watermarked with Lil' Inker, all stamping is from LID.  
Tammy Roberts - Paperie Sweetness


  1. Beautiful pieces displayed for your new challenge theme today. <3 Candy

  2. Fantastic Artwork. Hope your challenge will be a success. I'm off for a wee break this week ,but fully intend totake part in your challenges. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

  3. I absolutely love the Challenge Theme Linda - Very cool! I love the DT pieces too - fabulous lacy embellishments - frothy gorgeousness

    One question though... Do we have to choose whether to enter in week one OR week 2 two?

    I'm loving this so much I would like to be a Frilly AND and a Funkie. Anna xx

  4. I think I've officially deemed this blog as my new happy place! :)
    Beautiful creations inspiring!
    Lisa xx

  5. The DT has done a beautiful job! Excited to make my project! :)

  6. Beautiful pieces from the DT and a great challenge.

  7. I am so pleased the first week was well supported, now on to the next Challenge..... I am loving the Dt;s inspiration. One wonders if the entries so far are reading the requirements, as I feel the sentiment is not centre stage as you want it!
    My understanding is that the words should be seen first before any embellishments, or do you just want words on the card?

  8. So glad to have found this fabulous challenge!!! Thanks for the inspirational DT projects--amazing work, ladies! :)

  9. Hey there ladies, fabulous challenge and yep amazing DT creations, wowwzersss hoping you will have a fabulous Easter weekend. Hugs Terry xxxx

  10. Looking good Linda! Great creations ladies - fabulous and inspiring work and very happy to have found a few hours to play along!
    Sarah. Je suis en petit peu frilly...

  11. Hi everyone. Stunning creations by the DT, really inspiring. As a new blogger I am delighted to take part in your challenge. Hope you like my piece. Happy Easter ...........Annie x

  12. Such wonderful inspiration. I hope I get chance to play along this time. Suzanne B

  13. Having trouble connecting to Mr Linky, my entry is here,
    I will try again later.

  14. Sooooper DT samples. Beautiful work

  15. Beautiful work by the DT! This was a fun challenge. Thank you!

  16. Beautiful DT projects! Love this challenge and one of my favorite things to do! (Add a verse)