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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Snowy with a Chance of Flowers


Hello, beautiful friends! It's such a privilege to be here with you today. I hope you're having a great week so far. I'm spending quite a bit of time in my craft room this week, so I'm happy as can be.  

Today marks the start of a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! The lovely Suzz is our hostess with the following theme: Winter time brings such a beautiful mix of colors. This challenge requires you use any or all of the following colors: blue, white, silver, gray in your vintage or shabby chic project.

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Frilly and Funkie Blog . Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and inspiration from my fabulous teammates just click on the blog link above. 

I'm totally in to blue at the moment. I'm going straight for the blues, whites, and grays for this challenge. Maja Design's Vintage Autumn Basics Collection is doing a fabulous job of feeding my addiction for these colors.    



I've been playing with flowers again. These blooms are a variation on the tutorial from Saturday. Just because we're working with a frozen winter palette doesn't mean there shouldn't be flowers, right? Charleston gardens have something in bloom at any given time of the year. We're in the upper 70's this week, so in my opinion there is no reason flowers can't exist alongside the snowflakes and icy branches. 



My card is accented with distressed edges, hand stitching, and a twine bow. 





Thank you so much for sharing your time with me! I hope you're planning to participate in the challenge. I'm beyond excited to see what you create with your gorgeous winter color palettes! I send wishes for a day overflowing with joy and crafty inspiration!  
  
Hugs,
Nancy-sign



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Winter Wildflower Tutorial


Hello! I'm so happy you're here! I'm super excited to share a tutorial for these wildflowers on the Frilly and Funkie Blog today. Just click on the link to find out how you can make these flowers in your own craft room. 

I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with crafty goodness!  

Hugs, 
Nancy-sign


Friday, January 13, 2017

The Winter 'Blues'


Hello, dear friends! How are you doing? I hope the New Year is treating you well. I'm thrilled to present a new project on the Maja Design Blog this lovely Friday. I don't actually have the winter blues-lol. I am, however, totally and completely obsessed with the color blue. Sometimes I'll go a couple of weeks favoring a certain color, and this week it is blue. Does that ever happen to you?  

This is no problem when you have Maja Design papers. They have a fabulous assortment of blues to choose from. Today I'm using Vintage Autumn Basics to bring to life this sequestered garden. 


The base papers are distressed, layered, and stitched. A script stamp adds interest to the upper corner of the card. Two ovals layered on foam adhesive provide a backdrop for the bench. The blue paper roses and leaves are handmade using the paper collection.  
You'll find some cheesecloth and a twine bow for a feminine touch.  





Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you have plenty of time to get cozy in your crafting space this weekend. There are so many lovely Maja Design Papers are waiting for you to create your own treasures!

Hugs,
Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used:  

Additional Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Spellbinders Ovals Dies, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures, Cheesecloth, Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread, Foam adhesive. 

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year's Inspiration Card!


Hello, friends! I hope y'all had wonderful holiday celebrations with your loved ones. Do you still have your holiday decor up in your home? I do. I leave it up for the first couple of weeks in January. I always feel a little blue when it's time to put everything away (probably because it's sooooo much work!), but before I realize it the time arrives to deck the halls all over again! I'm looking forward to a great year in 2017.     

We're ringing in the New Year at The Frilly and Funkie Blog with a brand new challenge! The amazing Jenny is our hostess and her guidelines are as follows: 

At the start of each New Year so many of us make plans and set goals for the futures. For this challenge we want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project depicting what you are inspired to do/achieve in 2017.

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Frilly and Funkie Blog . Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and inspiration from my fabulous teammates just click on the blog link above.

My goal in 2017 is to truly appreciate the beauty in each and every day. It's easy to allow trivialities of day to day life to open the door to negative energy. There is no substitute for a positive attitude, and I intend to begin by seeing beauty in all that is around me. 


Vintage Autumn Basics papers from Maja Design are distressed, layered, and stitched. This Impression Obsession sentiment stamp is from Linda's shop. 
  

Little Birdie flowers, lace, twine, pearls, and die cut leaves add an elegant, feminine touch.   


Tim Holtz Distress Paints are combined to create a color that coordinates with the paper collection, then splashed randomly about the card. 


Below you'll find a peek at the inside of the card. 



Thank you so much for joining me today! I'm super excited to see your gorgeous creations and find out what your goals are for the year ahead! I wish you a fabulous day filled with loads of crafty fun! 

Hugs,
Nancy-sign