Monday, August 31, 2015

Challenge Winners - Stitch in Time

As we reach the start of a new week and the final day of August, it's time to announce the winners of the 'Stitch in Time (with a twist)' challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter with some beautiful projects. The Design Team cast their votes and our winner is for #8 Mary Elizabeth.

Everything about this incredible project touched the team, from the explanation and personal challenges behind it to the imaginative and creative construction of every element. This picture alone doesn't do it justice and we urge you to hop over to Mary Elizabeth's post to see the gorgeous close ups too. Congratulations Mary Elizabeth on being our favourite for the 'Stitch in Time' challenge and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge.

And now for the next three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges. In numerical order they are... #1 Rupa, #3 Dangina and #6 Jennie!!! Please email Linda at for the codes for the Top 3 badges so that you can display them proudly on your blog.

And finally has chosen a winner for our $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #7 Kathy Clement!

A huge thanks from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations again to our winners. Please email Linda at for the codes for the winner's badge and to give us your email address for the Guest Designer details (Mary Elizabeth) for the Top 3 badges (Rupa, Dangina and Jennie) and for the gift certificate details (Kathy).

Our current challenge, 'A Touch of Gold' runs through Tuesday, September 8th. We hope to see you entering this time around so that you too can be in with a chance to win. And please make sure you follow our rules as sadly we've had to discount entries from previous challenges; you can enter up to 10 challenges including ours, and a maximum of 3 entries per person to our challenge. Please remember to link back to our challenge in your entry and mention in your post that you are entering this Frilly and Funkie challenge.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wanderlust Travel Journal

Hi all! Hope your weekend is off to a great start. It's Shelly with you today, sharing my first StepxStep for Frilly and Funkie!  For my project, I've combined some of my favorite techniques and dies to create a grungy vintage travel journal. It's nice and compact so you can tuck it in a bag or pocket to jot down your travel notes and add ephemera and photos as well. Let's get started!

Begin by cutting three pieces of medium weight chipboard in the following sizes: 2 panels at 4" x 6" and 1 panel at 1 1/4" x 6". Stamp the front and back of the larger pieces with Tim Holz's Linen stamp using Gathered Twigs Distress ink. Round the outer edges slightly and ink all outer edges with the same color. Using an idea-ology Large Ring Binder, mark the location for the holes in the center panel and punch.

Next, we'll make the spine covering. Cut two pieces of Natural Sticky Back Canvas - one measuring 3" x 5" and one measuring 3" x 11". Mist with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain. Set aside to dry.

To make the front panel for the book, cut a piece of Ranger Manila Cardstock to 3 1/2" x 5 7/8". Spritz a non-stick craft sheet with Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, and Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stains. Lay the paper into the stains and lift off. Dry with a heat tool and continue pressing into the ink until you get the desired look.

When the stained panel is dry, cover with the Traveler stencil and spray with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain. Let dry.

Using the Sizzix Mixed Media die, cut the bottom right corner as shown. Adhere panel to one of the book covers.

Stamp the wanderlust definition from the Life Quotes stamp set onto manila cardstock using Jet Black Archival ink. Cut out with label die. Set aside.

To create the belt for the book, cut a strip of Grungepaper to 1/2" x 11". Ink both sides with Gathered Twigs Distress ink. Using your finger, apply a coating of Glossy Accents to the front. When dry, attach an idea-ology Buckle and punch holes.

Finally we can start assembling our book! With the panels lined up as shown (making sure the cover panel is in the correct position), remove the backing and adhere the short piece of stained canvas, connecting the covers. Punch holes and attach ring binder.

Carefully line up the longer piece of canvas, starting just below the ring binder (to make placement easier, peel back just a bit of the backing at a time). Flip the book over and adhere the canvas to the outside spine/cover. Trim to fit and fold the top into place as shown above. Using your fingers, press down along the edges and grooves in canvas to make sure it's completely adhered to the chipboard.

To create pages for the book, cut lightweight white cardstock to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". Spray randomly with Vintage Photo Distress Stain Spray and saturate with water. This will give the pages a worn, handmade look. Let the pages dry completely, punch holes and add to journal.

To finish the book, adhere the stamped panel with adhesive foam and embellish with an idea-ology Pen Nib and Philosophy Tag. Tie a length of Jute String around the front cover and add a Word Key. Finally, wrap the journal with your handmade belt and you're done!

I love how worn and rustic this journal looks - you'd never know it was brand new! I have two upcoming trips and I can't wait to fill my book with journaling and photos. I hope you're inspired to make one of your own!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a fantastic, creative weekend!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to today's Guest Designer, Sara Emily!

Today we are welcoming Sara Emily of Sarascloset as the Guest Designer. Sara Emily was chosen by the DT as the winner of the Raise it Up challenge. So let's move on to hear from Sara Emily !

I’m thrilled and honored to be invited by the talented Design Team to join them this week as Guest Designer! I live near the beach in North Carolina with my husband, teenage twins and 2 kitties. I do all my work out of my tiny, cozy closet; hence my blog name sarascloset, but if things get too large, I move outside or to my garage. My love is upcyclying yard sale finds, but I’ve been dabbling a lot lately in mixed media. I enjoy so many styles and will try anything once—twice if I like it!

Some highlights of my art/crafty “career” include earning an art scholarship in college, selling a bit of my art at a local art store, teaching a number of mixed media classes and being a Design Team member on Anything But Cute Challenge blog.

For my not-yet-framed wall hanging, I decided to try out a few products and combinations I’ve not yet used. All my layers are home made papers, and the butterfly is stamped and heat embossed, then colored using Distress ink

My gold touches come from Perfect Pearls powders, embossing powder, metallic rubs, Gelatos and Stickles. You can see how I put these products to use to “go for the gold” at my blog.

I'm sure you'll all agree Sara Emily's project is beautiful and has provided more inspiration for the current challenge which is a Touch of Gold.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Focus - Tim Holtz Stamps

Quick and easy tags using Tim Holtz stamps
Hi there and welcome to this Friday Focus, it's Georgie here with you today and this time I'm going to be focussing on Tim Holtz stamps. All the Tim Holtz stamps with the exception of the New Arrivals will have an extra 15% discount applied at The Funkie Junkie Boutique for the next two weeks.

So, do you need a stash of gift tags ready to go, or (like I've been recently) short on time and need something done quick? Then read on and hopefully I'll give you some inspiration for the Tim Holtz Stamps you have in you stash.

Under 30 minutes:
For Christmas

Using Christmas Blueprint - with Archival Ink Black, Distress Markers, Distress Paint and UTEE


Under 15 minutes:
For the fashionista

Using Papillon and Runway - with Archival ink in Potting Soil and Jet Black. Picket Fence Distress Paint to highlight


Under five minutes (yep you read that right!):
For the chap in your life

Using Cityscapes and Simple Sayings - with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Queen Sheeba’s Embossing Powder


So… as you can see there is loads you can do, even if you’re short on time and need to whip it up in a jiffy. The world of art seems to keep moving us in the direction that more is better but the reality is not everyone has a lot of products or time to get things done. Getting back to the basics can be fun and effective!

That's me for today, and as you can probably imagine, there is so much you can do with these stamps, this really is tip of the ice berg!