Wednesday, September 19, 2018

All Creatures Great and Small Challenge

Hi there, Maggi here, and I am excited to host my first challenge here. I've chosen one of my favorite subjects as the focus of this challenge, animals. They delight us in so many ways; perhaps a trip to the zoo with the kids has made you smile. Maybe you have fur-babies that are a big part of your life. My fur-babies are my children and hold the top spot in the hierarchy of my home!

For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic project that is centered around animals. It could be your pets or a vintage photo. Could be an animal you fear, spiders anyone??? Eeeek!!!! No humans please, just animals on your project, otherwise anything goes.

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 postYou 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 Funkie gals sharing their fabulous challenge creations (click on each image for a closer look);

Sara Emily - sarascloset

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot
Stampers Anonymous On The Farm Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Elementary Design Tape Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-Ons Snippets For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


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

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design 
Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations 

Now it's your turn to show us your button best 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 side of the Design Team next week too so make sure you look out for those.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Challenge Winners - Haberdashery

Hi everyone! Today we announce our top picks from the 'Haberdashery' challenge. We loved seeing your gorgeous entries incorporating items found in a haberdashery 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 #17 Lyla Larimore as our overall winner. We've included the pictures of each side of these amazing tags so you can see just how much time and effort Lyla took with them. A visit to her blog post is highly recommended as she includes a helpful tutorial and close ups so you can see more of the beautiful details. Congratulations to Lyla 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 oops.designs, #13 Cathy Frailey and #16 Drea Slee. Please email Linda at 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 #14 Michelle Gorel! Please email Linda at 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, 'All Creatures Great and Small' runs through Tuesday, September 25th and the Design Team will be back here on Wednesday September 19th 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!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Tim Holtz Halloween

Hello and welcome, Zoe here hosting this weeks Saturday Showcase. This week I am showcasing the new tangled twigs thinlits die that was part of the new Tim Holtz Halloween release.

If you love Halloween crafting as much as I do, you will have loved the new stamps, dies and idea-ology also released by Tim Holtz. I was especially pleased to see a Halloween edition of the inventor stamps, (a particular favourite), which I used in this project.

Die cut the tangled twigs thinlits die from distress mixed media heavystock. The detail of this die is incredible.

Place the die cut on the non stick mat portion of a glass media mat and spritz with walnut stain distress spray stain.

To create a background for the tangled twigs die cut to sit over, spritz distress spray stain onto the non stick portion of a glass media mat and drag a piece of distress mixed media heavystock through the droplets. Spritz with water and dry with a heat tool. Once dry, tap portions of the heavystock into the remaining droplets and dry with a heat tool.

Using a travel stamp platform, stamp the text of the pumpkin from the Inventor 4 stamp set with black soot distress archival ink.

Edge the stamped background with vintage photo distress ink and mount onto cardstock edged with the new Halloween design tape and again onto classic kraft stock. Cut a frame using the stitched rectangle thinlits die from classic kraft stock and mount the tangled twigs die cut over the top, (you can see this better in the next photo).

Adhere the tangled twigs over the top of the next layer with distress collage medium, by the edges only. The twigs sit just above the background and give it dimension.

If you ever visit me on instagram, you may know that I am a little obsessed with the dapper stamp set. When Tim Holtz reveled the inventor 4 stamp set, complete with pumpkin, I knew I had to dress him up. I stamped and fussy cut the hat and suit from the dapper stamp set and pumpkin head from inventor 4 stamp set. Blended in rusty hinge and faded jeans distress ink. I LOVE how you can use a single colour distress ink and build up the shade with a blending tool. The bow tie and hat band I used a water brush to pick ink off the non stick mat portion of a glass media mat and paint on.

I love the shadows that the slightly raised tangled twigs cast.

I made a second card by repeating everything except the topper. I used a sprayed the tangled twigs die cut with pumice stone instead of walnut stain, cut the inner frame out of metallic kraft stock and a used different Halloween quote chip of course.

I stamped and fussy cut the skeleton stamp from the same inventor 4 stamp set and tried to adhere just to the twigs so they remained raised. I slightly curled the skeleton fingers to add a little creepy!

I hope you have enjoyed this "Saturday" Showcase and take a look at the current "All Creatures Great and Small" challenge.

Have a great Sunday and a great week ahead.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Guest Designer - Lisa Hoel

Please welcome back Lisa Hoel of Creative Juice who is our Guest Designer for the challenge running currently - 'All Creatures Great and Small'.

Hello, my name is Lisa Hoel and I’m a lifelong craft lover. I’ve been ‘arting’ ever since I first picked up a crayon! Paper crafts have been my main focus for the past sixteen years or so and I love to make detailed, layered, textured, mixed-media type projects. I am not usually a clean and simple type artist. ;-) My background is in graphic design and I'm blessed to be married to the greatest guy in the world and have two dynamic boys. You can find me here:

Instagram: instagramcom/creativejuicefreshsqueezed

I'm honored to be a guest here on the blog today. When I found out about the theme I knew just what I wanted to do! A few weeks previous I had found these two vintage books at a thrift store and I loved the illustrations (especially the cover of the mushroom book!!!) I knew it would be a perfect background for a woodland scene. (No books were harmed, I scanned the parts I needed.)

The little house with the bird on top has been in my stash for awhile. (I'm glad the perfect project for it finally came alone!) I added crackle paste and paint to it to make it more 'woodsy'.

The interior is decorated with a combination of diecuts, natural materials and some cool vintage mushrooms. I fussy cut the little mouse from the printout of the scanned book page.

I used spanish moss and more diecuts to decorate the top.

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Pop on over to Lisa's blog post to get all the details of her wonderful little woodsy house and then come on back and show us what you create with All Creatures Great and Small. The challenge can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

The gals on the Funkie side of the Design Team will be here next Wednesday with more inspiration featuring creatures and on Saturday, one of our designers will be here with a new Saturday Showcase so do check in with us then.