Wednesday, February 24, 2016

'Layer it Up' Challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

Hello and a warm welcome to my crafty friends! Are you ready for spring? I'm beyond ready to put winter behind me, though it seems the weather doesn't plan to cooperate. I guess it's time to make our own sunshine!

I have the honor of hosting our new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Our theme for the next two weeks is 'Layer it Up'. Let's add dimension this time around. Simply create any type of vintage or shabby chic project featuring multiple layers.

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 just click on the blog link above.

With February coming to a close I'm turning my focus to Easter and some upcoming events. My project this week is a card for a sweet little girl who will receive her First Communion this spring.

As always, the base papers are distressed, layered, and stitched. The roses are handcrafted using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies and a Spellbinders Large Rose die.  

The vintage image is fussy cut from a collage sheet. I apologize for not knowing the creator of the image. It's something that's been in my stash for a long time and I can't remember where I got it. 

The lacy layers tucked into the roses are die cut with the Spellbinders Triple Tear die. 

Thanks so much for visiting with me. I send wishes for an amazing day filled with laughter and creativity!



  1. You always work magic with these Maja Design papers and those flowers are always a delight. I love how you've layered them with the Triple Tear die cuts too. Jenny x

  2. Wow, so beautiful Nancy. I love the layers of crumpled Spellbinders dies. what a great backdrop for those gorgeous flowers!! Stunning. hugs :)

  3. A stunning card!! Love the gorgeous flowers and all the fabulous layers!!

  4. Gorgeous Nancy! I love the beautiful texture you created with your layers and the distressing of the edges. Fabulous card.

  5. Wow, Nancy! So many beautiful layers and such gorgeous distressing. Your work always inspires me. That cluster of flowers tied with the hemp bow is beyond gorgeous. And the pleated,layered doilies are soooo special. This is an absolute beauty...but then I feel that way about everything you make! xo

  6. Gorgeous card Nancy!!! Love the way you tucked the Spellbinders die cut underneath the floral arrangement! Fantastic inspiration for the challenge!

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  7. WHAT an exquisite card, Nancy! I so wish I could create such beautiful flowers! You amaze me!

  8. Lovely, Lovely, the layers are so beautiful. This will be a "LittleTreasure" for the big event. I like to see the supplies also, always intrigued by new products. Enjoy a lovely day.

  9. So beautiful Nancy..all the layers and flowers and colours are just beautiful.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Very pretty. Love the sweet image of the little girl and the doily die, folded and tucked among the flowers is such a nice touch.

  11. what a lovely card wth your beautiful flowers front and center!

  12. Ohhhh the layers! The F&F team sure know how to add some lovely layers and this is da bomb! Gorgeous papers and flowers and the stitching is a smashing good time! Awesome sauce card and challenge theme. Hugz. ~Niki

  13. Gorgeous Nancy! LOVE love love your card and all those gorgeous layers. Love the tattered edges and the stitching too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Lovely work Nancy, just stunning
    Take Care
    Elaine H X