Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Frilly and Funkie Challenge: Boy oh Boy!


Hello and welcome to my beautiful friends! How is everything in your part of the world? It's a beautiful day in my little corner of the planet. The birds are singing and the sun is shining. It's one of those days you just want to be outside soaking up all of that springtime loveliness.

Today marks the beginning of our new two week challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! Jenny is our hostess with the theme of 'Boy oh Boy!' She asks us to create any type of vintage or shabby chic project with a man in mind. 

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 amazing teammates just click on the blog link above.

The man who captured my heart this week is only a few days old. My sister became a grandma a few days ago, and I became a great-auntie! 

Maja Design's adorable Vintage Baby paper collection is the perfect choice for welcoming a sweet new life into the world. The male themed colors are featured here, but you'll find a plethora of pinks as well. 

The papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form the base, then the embellishment begins!    

The paper collection contains two sheets of vintage baby images, journaling spots, and sentiments. In the photo above you'll see one of the sweet little postage stamps. 

The photo below captures a bit of the layering process. I use foam adhesive to pop up some of the layers.

The sentiment is also part of the paper collection.

Of course there must be a bow! Sometimes I think about not adding a bow, then I come to my senses and add one anyway.

Thank you so much for being here with me! I'm hoping you'll find some time to play along with our challenge. It's you that make the challenges so wonderful. I can't wait to see what you've been up to in your craft rooms! Wishing you warm spring breezes and happy crafting!



  1. This is such a special card Nancy! I can see it being framed by the proud parents and becoming a treasured keepsake. You always make those papers look their absolute best. Sending hugs xx

  2. A beautiful card Nancy , love all the layering flowers and colors you have used.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  3. Gorgeous card for your great-grand-nephew. (I think I said that right) Beautiful design and the images and flowers and everything is beautiful!

  4. Lovely card and the recipients will be overjoyed to receive it. You have rocked the Maja papers once again. If you failed to do layers, flowers and a twine bow I would be wondering who you were and asking what you had done with Nancy :)

  5. Absolutely stunning Nancy!! I just adore those baby images and all the soft blue tones! So pretty and adorable! hugs :)

  6. Beautiful card and wonderful layers.
    Julie x

  7. Ooooh...such glorious details and beautiful layers! I love all those special "nancy" touches that you always add: perfectly tied string, gorgeous distressing and pretty posies! Thinking of you and praying for strength and peace to be with you at all times! Hugs!

  8. Beautiful card Nancy ! Love the layering and your attention to detail, as usual, is stunning ! Sue C x

  9. This is adorable Nancy! I love how you used the papers and the flowers are gorgeous. :)

  10. Nancy, so sorry I'm late visiting, but in this case, I'm so glad I can finally visit, regardless of how late! I want to say congratulations on becoming a great-auntie! I was so excited when I first became one, too! Don't think I'll get to be a grandma! Your card reflects the love you have for your newest addition to your family. I adore those papers and you have layered them up so beautifully! Your blooms are just amazing, and I just don't think it would be right if you didn't have that bow on there! Your work is always such a delight and you are a blessing, my dear! Thank you for your generous praise on my layout recently! Hugs!