Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It's Not Easy Being Green!

Hi! Suzz here. I am hosting a challenge in honor of Earth Day, which is April 22nd. For this challenge you can create any type of project as long as you UPCYCLE or re-cycle something. Re-purpose an existing item, recycle an element that usually would be thrown away or use your paper scraps in a creative way. 

The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT 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. For this challenge also include in your description what you up-cycled or re-cycled. 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 please use keyword F&F. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs.

Here are the amazing projects from the Funkie side of the Design Team to inspire you and get you started (click on each image for a closer look);

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot
(Halo's Crate)

Sue Carrington - Stamping Sue Style 
(Baked Bean can)

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons
(Coffee Jar)

Zoe Hillman - iGirlZoe
(paper scraps)


Here are the fabulous projects from the Frilly side of the Design Team to inspire you and get you started (click on each image for a closer look);

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design
Upcycled Domino Confectioner's Sugar Box

Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things
(Recycled the packaging from  Sizzix Celebration Words die set)

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations
(Recycled the diffusing lens from a set of LED traffic signals)

Nancy Dynes - Tattered Treasures 
(altered 'book box' from my Goodwill bag) 

Does that have your imagination sparked? Look around and see what could use a little up-cycle or dig through those re-recyclables! Get creating and come back and share with us your art!

We'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration from our latest Guest Designer - what will the recycled item be for this one!... until then,



  1. Love this theme! Beautiful DT inspiration, WOW!!!

  2. Well, well, well! I love this challenge theme, and your projects are fabulous! I will be around soon to see the details!

  3. Such beautiful creations ladies, so much inspiration! x

  4. Beautiful inspiration from the Frillies - looking forward to hopping round, and to seeing what the Funkies come up with next week.
    Alison x

  5. GORGEOUS projects DT!! Thanks for the fun challenge!

  6. Thanks for another fun challenge and for the stunning DT inspirations! Karen x

  7. Wow! The Funkies are in the house! Amazing transformations! I will never look at baked beans the same way!