Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday Step x Step: When Pigs Fly Mini Album with Olde Curiosity Shoppe

Hello, Friends!  What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?  Winter can be such a dreary time, but it is also a great time to hunker down in the studio and create!  I have a really whimsical Saturday Step x Step project to share with you today.  It will keep you so busy and happy in your crafty space that you care what the weather is doing!  In our recent "Winter Hues" challenge I created this sweet little mini album.

I'm back today with another mini made in the same way, only this time I've added a fun vintage/steampunk vibe to it by using Graphic 45's fabulous Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector's Edition.

I titled this one "When Pigs Fly" and it is just chock full of whimsy.  It's sort of a mini album inside a mini album, and loads of fun to create.

The base is created with medium or heavy weight chipboard and a Sticky Back Canvas Spine.  Isn't it fun?

Here's a YouTube Video Tour of the album.


The inside of the album has fun pocket pages made with Tammy Tutterow's fabulous Mini Paper Bag Envelope Die.  I've die cut photo mounts using the insert that comes with the die and tucked those inside each pocket page.  And let me tell you, that insert die is just the perfect size to create mats for each paper bag page in the album.

I hope you'll be inspired to create this chunky little album using lots of different designs.  Enjoy this Snapguide tutorial and then go craft those winter blues away!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Winter Hues

Hi! Suzz here. Welcome back to Week Two of our latest challenge here at Frilly and Funkie. The weather this time of year in the Midwest gets to be a bit chilly, icy, snowy and overcast. These elements of the season create a beautiful palette of colors which I am calling Winter Hues. This challenge requires you use any or all of the following colors: blue, white, silver, gray in your vintage or shabby chic project.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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.

Here is some amazing inspiration from the Funkie side of the Design Team;

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Zoe Hillman - iGirlZoe

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie 


Here is some gorgeous inspiration from the Frilly side of the Design Team:

Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Nancy Dynes - Tattered Treasures

Feeling the chill? Join in and share with us your winter inspiration! We'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration from our latest Guest Designer and the Funkie side of the Design Team will be back with their projects next Wednesday.

Keep warm!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Challenge Winners - New Year's Inspiration

Thanks to everyone who entered out first challenge of 2017 and shared your New Year's Inspiration.

The Design Team has chosen this fabulous tag by Trace Metcalfe of inkypinkycraft as the winner. Congratulations Trace on being our favourite for the 'New Year's Inspiration' challenge and winning the opportunity to be a Guest Designer here at Frilly and Funkie for a future challenge.

And now for the three winners of our Frilly and Funkie Top 3 Badges for this challenge; the choices, in numerical order, are... #5 Liz, #27 Anne, and #32 Jess!!! 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 lucky winner for the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Our congratulations this time go to #23 Trisha!

A big thanks from the Frilly and Funkie team to everyone who took part in this challenge and congratulations again to our winners. Once again, please email Linda at for the codes for the winner's badge and to give us your email address for the Guest Designer details (Trace), for the Top 3 badges (Liz, Anne and Jess) and for the gift certificate details (Trisha).

Our current challenge, 'Winter Hues' runs through Tuesday, January 31st. 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!