Posts filed under the 'FunkieJunkie' category


A Frilly & Funkie Christmas in July

Hello! Happy Christmas in July! Although I seriously felt like the next time I would be in my craft room was sometime in December, I made it! While I’m not yet at full steam, I am starting to get back into the swing of things and finally this weekend I “found” my craft room. To be honest I found the room and only some of my stuff. Over the past several months my craft room has been stacked, piled, bagged, boxed, upended, moved, and sorted. After 20+ years in the same house, we moved to a new neighborhood...

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Put Your Inking Cap On

Hello! Today’s blog post is my guest designer post on the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog where the challenge is “ Put Your Inking Caps On! ” The challenge asks us to not use any patterned papers. So, I decided to create a canvas. I have several photos in the blog post with the pictures for most of the process. I used plain tissue wrap, a stamp, and archival ink to create my background for the canvas. I crumpled up the tissue paper to give it some texture and then used matte medium/collage medium...

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April Showers – Yorkshire Style

Happy Spring! While we are desperately in need of moisture, a gentle rain would be preferred! Instead we get these tremendous grey, grumpy clouds that arrive with a ton of water (and sometimes a dash of snow or hail). Springtime in the Rockies – you never know what you’re going to get! Over the past couple of days we’ve bounced from winter to summer to spring to winter to spring. One minute I’m turning over the garden beds and complaining about how hot it is and then the next day it’s windy and the...

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Count Me In! (April’s Book of Months too)

Happy April to everyone! It looks a bit more like January here but tomorrow the sunshine will be back and the snow will melt! While the moisture is good, we definitely had a lot of broken tree branches. It always makes me sad because it takes so long for trees to grow here. <sigh> This week I worked on the latest challenge from the Frilly & Funkie Blog – Count Me In . The challenge is graciously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique . The challenge is to use numbers as part of the design...

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You Got to Know When to Fold ‘Em (Version 2.0)

Although we have turned the corner to spring, we’ve seem to still be getting little reminders of winter. We’ve had some fairly significant wind, a really quick but nasty snow storm, and another one moving in tomorrow. Despite having cleaned up the gardens in 70 degree weather two weekends ago, I now have to wait for the snow to melt so I can do some damage control on my poor lilac bushes that did not hold up well in the 40+ mile an hour winds and weighed down by the heavy, wet snow. Since I had a...

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Got to know when to fold ‘em

What a beautiful weekend we had here in our neck of the woods -- it was lovely and warm (bordering on hot) which allowed for some spring gardening! It’s a bit too warm for our norm for this time of year but the lawn mower, gardening shears, shovel, and rake were all put to good use this weekend. All of the work in the garden inspired me to create this project for the Frilly & Funkie Challenge – You've Got to Know When to Fold ‘em . The challenge is generously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique...

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Welcome, Spring!

Hello! Sorry it’s been a little bit since my last project but sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. I was able to spend a little bit of time in my craft room tonight while my beloved was making dinner. I was able to skip out of work right at 5 p.m. to head home for a run – I absolutely love that we have a bit of extra daylight in the evenings. It truly is a sign that spring is on its way! Not to mention the crocus’ have bloomed and the daffodils are starting to make...

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Out of the Cold

Hello Dear Friends – It was a beautiful day here and due to the President’s Day holiday I was able to work from home. I did take a little bit of time to play in my craft room as well. I had the window open, the sun was shining in, and it made me yearn for the warmer, longer days of summer. Although it has been unusually warm over the past couple of weeks I know that we’re not quite done with winter! A much needed bit of snow is in the forecast by the end of the week so maybe, just maybe March will...

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Be My Valentine

Hello! I apologize for having been a bit absent over the past couple of weeks. Work and other projects have made by craft room seem a bit out of reach. However, today was a cruddy weather day and a day to play in my craft room but I had one of those days were I started a million projects and not finding the spark in any of them. So, I walked out and curled up with the kittens and watched a movie. And, then … I created this project. The Frilly & Funkie challenge blog’s current challenge is Be...

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New Year’s Inspiration & Be Square

The first challenge project of the year is a bit of inspiration in a square and fits two challenges – New Year’s Inspiration for the Frilly & Funkie Challenge which is generously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique and Be Square for the Monday Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp . As the New Year approached, I looked ahead to what my year would bring for me and also what I wanted to do for the year. In my non-art world it will be a tough, busy year and I promised...

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