Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Inspired By

Welcome to 2019. It is Cec here and I am your hostess for the first Frilly and Funkie challenge of the year. I am calling it 'Inspired By' and here is how I describe it:

I don't have access to quality craft classes locally so I spend time online to learn new things. For this challenge I want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project inspired by or using a technique or tutorial that you have found online. You must provide a link to the site that is inspiring your creation and please do not make a direct copy of anything you found.

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.

The Funkie side of the Design Team is back this week with their inspired by creations. To get all the details, just click on their blog name and you will be taken directly to their blogs;

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot
Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Paper Dolls Snippets Ephemera Swivel Clasp Story Sticks Game Pieces For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

Sara Emily - sarascloset

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons


The Frilly side of the Design Team is up first with their inspired by creations. To get all the details, just click on their blog name and you will be taken directly to their blogs;

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Maggi Harding - Scrap, Travel & Bark!
3D Texture Fades Embossing Folders

Cec Wintonyk - CW Creations

We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge so use the link below to share your 'Inspired By' projects with us. Tomorrow we will be presenting a post from our Guest Designer for this challenge so make sure to check that out. Then be sure to come back next week when the Funkie side of the Design Team will be here to share even more inspiration with you.


  1. GOOD to see you all, again: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
    May we all inspire -and be inspired by- one another throughout 2019!!
    And, I hope all that combined inspiration will leak out to others we know; that they may feel welcome to join us; and do so.
    Afteral, the more; the merrier...and all the more to learn and share!
    Hats off to the Design Team for some AWESOME starters!!

  2. Happy New Year! Beautiful projects and perfect theme for the Challenge! ❤

  3. Nancy (#2), I just love this card inspired by Emma! I would be tickled pink to receive a birthday card like this! The Paper Dolls pair perfectly with the Snarky sticker and I love your repetition of circles. Thank you for sharing! (Sorry, still no IG account for me!)

  4. My 2019 resolutions include being more creative. I think challenges help with this, and I love the inspiration that I always find here!

  5. Thanks for the lovely comment, I so appreciate your kindness!

  6. All so very beautiful, looking forward to checking out each and everyone of the DT works.
    Wishing you all the best for 2019 ... Happy New Year.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  7. Awesome inspiration from the DT, thanks for the challenge!