Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Frilly and Funkie and my thanks to Terry

Last week I had an email from terry at 'Terry's work in progress' telling me to check out her blog as I had won a prize in her two year blogaversary draw. Well I was so excited to find that it was a $25 certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique. Now this little treasure trove is masterminded by Linda Coughlin of The Funkie Junkie blog and also the new Frilly and Funkie challenge blog. I had no problems spending my money at Linda's Zibbet store, oh no indeed not, in fact I spent more than the certificate and am just waiting for my lovely goodies to arrive. I have to say if you love anything lacy, shabby and vintage then do go over and take a look at what is for sale. There are also staple products like distress inks as well and the prices are amazing. Not only that I had a problem with getting through to PayPal and emailed Linda to let her know. What did she do? She sorted it all very quickly and sent me a new invoice and in the meantime whilst waiting for me to pick up the email and pay she had shipped my order out already. Now that is service, thanks Linda.

And of course A BIG THANK YOU TO TERRY as well. You are a great blogger and artist Terry. I am so pleased I have got to know you through this amazing world of blogging and I am so excited and looking forward to meeting you in person when I come to LA in the Summer.

So onto some art.


The challenges at Frilly and Funkie are fortnightly and this time round the theme is 'I'll take your word for it' and the challenge is to have the words/sentiment/saying/quote as the focal point of the project.


I have made a tag, which I think is a mix of frilly and funkiness and I hope fits the bill. I have used DP, inked and painted and spritzed with perfect Pearls mist, there is a fab vintage birdcage image, one of my downloaded butterflies and some embellishments including lace and trim with a focal quote that I found on the internet and printed out on digital backing paper. The shabby ribbon and tulle were both dyed or inked to get the colours I wanted.

I hope you had a great Easter weekend. Mine wasn't so good as my hubbie has been admitted to hospital. Just waiting to hear what the diagnosis is.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} xox

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32 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Brenda - what a fabulous prize - there is some real "eye candy" for sale at the Funkie Junkie (you lucky girl)!
The tag is beautiful - love the colouring and all the wonderful detail.

I do hope your hubby gets a clean bill of health Brenda.
Sending positive vibes - Sylvia x

Von said...

How lovely Brenda :) you do put so much detail into your work which works, if I did it would look a mess lol
Von x♥x

Sue said...

Hi Brenda...your tag is really beautiful and has an interesting quote:)...love it!
Hope hubby will be fine....look after him:)
xx

Sue said...

How lucky are you then? Well done.
And this Tag fits the bill perfectly, I like the birdcage with the chain attached to the butterfly,
great embellishment.
Smiles:)

Junibears said...

Beautiful work as always Brenda. So much detail in everything you do. And congratulations on a lovely prize. Hugs xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Poor you, hope the news is good , your tag is beautiful!! Take care hugs trace x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, beautiful work, I do love your vintage designs and congratulations on your win. Hoping your Hubby will be home soon & feeling much better. Take care. xx

Suze Bain said...

Love all the beautiful detail on your tag. Sending best wishes, hope all is well. x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Brenda,

So sorry to hear about your DH. I hope everything will turn out fine and he will be on the road to recovery very soon!

Your tag for the F&F challenge is delightful! Such wonderful birdcage and butterfly images and the quote is so spot-on perfect for all of us artsy folk. Loving all the vintage shabby trims too.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your sweet post about my shop and my service. I'm so happy you found lots of fun stuff in my shop and had a good experience there. Hope your package arrives soon and that you will enjoy each and every item!

Thanks again for the great publicity and for being a player this week at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag and big congrats on the win!

Terry said...

Brenda, I don't know where to start! Thank you so much for your more than kind words and letting others know about Linda's lovely store! She does have some really nice treasures!

Now your most lovely Frilly and Funkiness tag, so perfectly fits the bill! Wonderful elements and that sentiment is so true! Thank you a bunch for joining us at F&F!

Sorry to hear about you DH and I hope it will be a very minor incident! Sending only good thoughts and prayers!

Hugs!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! this tag is fabulous hun, I really really love that sentiment
Lindsay xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful tag and congratulations on your win. I hope all goes well for your husband.
Yvonne x

Sue said...

Aww this is beautiful Brenda !! what a fab design and layout. I love the quote. So many wonderful details - I love it !!
Hope you've had a great Easter!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats to your win :) Lucky you :) Your tag looks wonderful, love all the metal on it.

Gerri Herbst said...

Dearest Brenda,
sending this one last so its'll be on the top. Pretty piece today!So Sorry to hear about your hubbie. I do hope he is alright. I will say a little prayer for you both. Thank u for all your nice comments and visits, you are so kind. do take care my friend, gerri

Netty said...

Didn't realise your husband is ill Brenda, hope he will be better soon. Congratulations on your fab win and am loving your beautiful tag. Take care, hugs and love Annette x

catherine said...

Congrats on your win and what a beautiful Tag. Hope everything is fine with your hubby and you get some answers. take care
x catherine

Sarah said...

Firstly Huge Congratulations on your candy win!!!!
And Brenda I do so love all of your Tags every single one of them are always beautiful, hope you had a lovely Easter...
Hugs Sarah x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love the frilly lace and pretty details on your tag... congrats also on your win.. me too always end up spending more than the voucher I would win he he :D xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Congratulation! Your tag is so spezailly I'm very impressed, love all the fabulous details!

CraftyLoops said...

This tag is really stunning Brenda. Lee x

Joan said...

Lovely tag, great sentiment and I love your butterfly,what a fab idea! Hope Hubby is o.k

Joan

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Brenda, I sure hope your husband is doing better! Congrats on winning one of Terry's prizes! I saw that but wanted to wait to you did as not to ruin the surprise. Thanks for sharing about Funky and Frilly, too. I have ordered goodies already too and they are gorgeous. Your tag is just so beautiful. Well done. Take care dear friend. Yvonne

Martina2801 said...

This tag is delightful, dear Brenda!
Fantastic design. I love it.

Laura said...

Great tag Brenda. Love all the elements and that he bird cage has been cut out and an image on its own on the tag. Hope there is good news for you and your hubby! Fingers crossed.

Samantha Read said...

This is seriously lush Brenda!
Wishing you a lovely day,
Sam xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Brenda, your tag is just gorgeous! i love the way you've hung the cage and adorned the trinket pin with pearls. So glad to see you at Frilly & Funkie!

trisha too said...

Gorgeous tag, Brenda, you always have such beautiful details!

Congratulations on your Frilly and Funkie goodies!

:)

Zoe Sanderson said...

Love your mixed style tag it comes together seamlessly. Congratulations on your win XOXO Zoe

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda and congrats on your win over at Terry's blog ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Tammy Roberts said...

Oh my... gorgeous tag! Thank you so much for sharing it with us in the Frilly & Funkie!