Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Years Inspiration

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Jenny here with the Frilly and Funkie Design Team back after our break for the holidays and ready to share lots of exciting challenges and projects with you all. We begin with some news; our longest serving DT member, Sue Carrington, has made the difficult decision to leave us as her life and creative journey take a new path. We all want to thank her from the bottom of our hearts for everything she has shared and done for the team over the years and are sure you'll all join with us in wishing her every success for the future.

Now for our first challenge of 2017; at the start of each New Year so many of us make plans and set goals for the futures. So for this challenge we want you to create a vintage or shabby chic project depicting what you are inspired to do/achieve this year.

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.

We begin the second week of this challenge with some amazing inspiration from the Funkie side of the Design Team;

Suzanne Czosek - Suzz's Stamping Spot

Jenny Marples - Pushing The Right Buttons

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie


Let's start this first challenge of the year with some wonderful inspiration from the Frilly side of the Design Team;

Kathy Clement - Kathy by Design

Nancy Dynes - Tattered Treasures

Cec Wintonyk - CW Card Creations

Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things

Now it's your turn! What are you inspired to do/achieve in 2017? We'll be back tomorrow with a fabulous project from the latest Guest Designer and the Funkie side of the team will share their take on this theme next Wednesday.

Until then take care of yourselves,
Jenny xxx


  1. What a fantastic way to start 2017! Love each and every one of the beautiful projects from the Frilly team; thank you for sharing ladies. Happy New Year to you all! xx

  2. Hello F+F and happy new year to you all. Lovely DT work to kick off the year xx

  3. What beautiful frilly projects. Wishing all the team and our visitors all the best that 2017 can bring - love, health and prosperity.


  4. Sue will be greatly missed, best wishes Sue! <3 <3 <3 Thanks for these amazing and inspirational cards from the DT. Each has a perfect sentiment for starting the new year. Hugs, Autumn

  5. Very beautiful cards, all 4 of them.

  6. Beautiful and inspiring projects and challenge theme! I chose finally getting over to the beach after not visiting there for a number of years as a goal. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Nice inspiration cards all DT team,
    Happy New Year xx
    Hugs Epie

  8. Sue will be missed! Love the inspiration from the team. Belated Happy New Year wishes! xx

  9. Beautiful creations! Happy New Year!!! xx

  10. This is such a wonderful challenge. I love these projects by the Funkie side of the team.

  11. Hi,
    Happy New Year to everyone.
    what a very super and wonderful DT creations.
    So sorry to hear about Sue leaving.
    May I wish her the very best in the future.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Happy New Years...and lovely creations from the Design Teams! I still didn't get time to any Christmas Tags for Linda's challenge...but I just LOVE all her tags :0) This is one of my favorite blogs to visit for inspiration! Hope to play along more in the new year. Just got to clean up my creating I can find all my stuff to play with :0)

  13. Happy New Year lovely creative artists! I only just got here by the skin of my teeth - I am so slow with mixed media! Thank you for the fabulous challenge and wonderful inspirations x