Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Something Old Challenge!

Hello, friends! How are you doing today? Are ready for a fun new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog? The lovely Jenny is our hostess for the next two weeks, with the theme of Something Old. Her guidelines are as follows: I'm sure, like me, there will be lots of you who love all things vintage and enjoy nothing more than discovering old and unwanted treasure at thrift shops and junk markets. The challenge this time is to use something old either as the basis of your project or as an addition to your vintage or shabby chic creation. 

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. 

This is a theme I truly love! I collect many vintage items, and never pass up an antique mall or estate sale. 

I'm recovering from a hand injury, so I must keep my project quite simple this time. My 'something old' is a vintage pearl and crystal earring, and the button that forms the cap. It is altered using a combination of gesso and paints, lace, pearls, twine, a key, and Little Birdie Flowers.   

Additional pearls are added to the button cap, just because I love them!  

I send wishes for all things good and wonderful to come your way! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your vintage goodies and gorgeous creations! 


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Le Jardin!

Hello, my friends! I'm delighted to be here with you on this lovely spring day. I this post finds you well and enjoying plenty of time in your craft room.  

I'm hosting today on the Maja Design Blog! As you know, I love every single collection they create. Each is timeless and compliments the other designs beautifully, but the Vintage Basics collections are truly my go-to papers. I simply can't do without them! It seems the perfect time of year to relish the season's exquisite gardens, so I'm sharing this new 'Le Jardin' card crafted from Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics papers.

I don't believe I've ever used this gorgeous floral pattern before. It's deliciously shabby chic. I don't know how this pattern escaped me for so long, but I'm making it right today.

Each paper is distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. I'm feeding my addiction to flower making with these blooms that are handcrafted from the paper collection.

The florals are layered over a backdrop of pretty, die cut ovals. A resin timepiece is tucked away in the corner. An abundance of die cut sprigs and leaves are interspersed throughout the bouquet, along with a natural twine bow.

'Le Jardin' is stamped onto design paper, then fussy cut, distressed, and layered. All of the ticket shapes are created using a ticket edge punch.

Maja Design papers are my favorite in all of the world! I can't say it enough. Every other brand of paper in my craft room is completely neglected. All you have to do is work with them once to see and feel the difference. After that you'll never want another brand again. I consider them the luxe line in the world of papercrafting, but priced so you can afford to treat yourself. You can have them on your doorstep just by clicking here for the 'Store Finder' at the top of Maja Design blog. For the chance to win a free collection don't forget to check out our monthly Mood Board Challenge! 

Thank you so much for joining me today. I send wishes for all things wonderful!


Here are the Maja Design papers I used today:  

I also used: Melissa Frances Resin Clock, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, Wild Rose Studio Oval Frame die, Memory Box Blooming Branch die, Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Stampin Up Ticket Corner punch, Hero Arts Clear Stamp, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Broken China, Prima Twine, Flower Centers, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Foam Adhesive, Hot Glue Gun, Sewing Machine, Thread.  

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