Frilly & Funkie Holiday Hues

6th January, 2016

Happy New Year! It’s Wednesday and we’re back after a short break with another challenge over at the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog!

This challenge is hosted by Pamellia (My Little Craft Things), who has chosen the theme HOLIDAY HUES …Pamellia says “I would like to see your favourite colours for your favourite holiday. Choose whatever holiday you like, just make sure your project is shabby chic or vintage in style.”

iGirlZoe: Holiday Hues
Christmas is my absolute favourite holiday! This is a snapshot from instagram of my Christmas spent in the Swiss mountains above Gruyere with my Husband and a couple of friends.

iGirlZoe: Holiday HuesAs the Funkie side of the design team’s post wasn’t until the new year, I thought it would be nice to make a thank you card as an extension of my favourite holiday.

iGirlZoe: Holiday Hues
I used a mini cabinet card to frame a found relatives card and added remnant rubs. I stamped the cabinet card with potting soil archival ink and stamps from Tim Holtz Documented stamp set.

iGirlZoe: Holiday Hues
I used my sewing machine to stitch portions of the tag and wrapped red cotton around an adornment arrow and adhered with hot glue. The red cotton around the arrow was inspired by an awesome project by Paula Cheney.

iGirlZoe: Holiday Hues
I added ephemera from the expedition ephemera pack and used the framelits tags die set to cut a tag from kraft cardstock and a hole reinforcer from sticky back canvas which was inked with walnut stain and vintage photo distress inks. I die cut “Thanks” from faux leather and adhered to the card. I mounted the project onto fabric and faux leather to give the card lots of texture and layers.

iGirlZoe: Holiday Hues
I hope you will join the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



  1. Pamellia says:

    Wow Zoe, the photos of your Christmas look so amazing! Beautiful colours and I love how you took inspiration from that to make your project! The little arrow with the thread is a great detail, just amazing. hugs 🙂

  2. Cec says:

    What a fabulous vintage project. Love the red thread wrapped around the arrow and the frayed fabric background with the tickets and tag peeking out from behind your focal image.

  3. LOVE the red stitching around the arrow, the touches of stamping on the cabinet card and the frayed fabric backing. Your enjoyment shines through here. Happy New Year! xxx

  4. Tamara (larsmom3) says:

    Now that’s a thank you card worthy of framing!

  5. Anne R says:

    The photos of your Christmas look amazing Zoe and your thank you card is beautiful. I love the image you chose, she looks so serene and the stitching is such a lovely touch. Happy New Year to you and yours. Anne x

  6. What a wonderful card Zoe, I adore everything about it from the wonderful layers to the beautiful vintage images and ephemera right down to the fabulous stitching and cotton wrapped arrow! Thanks so much for sharing it and wishing you and yours joy in this New Year! Deb xo

  7. Lovely vintage thank you card so full of wondrous details, like the wrapped arrow and the faux leather and fabric layer! Love it all, and it’a all so beautifully designed. Your trip looks like it was full of festive cheer by your beautiful photos!

  8. Nancy Dynes says:

    Hi Zoe!!
    I just got unpacked from our vacation and decided I earned the treat of visiting your blog. Your card is FABULOUS!! The cabinet card, stamping, and neutral palette with pops of red is vintage perfection. I am in awe of the amount of texture you packed in to your card! I want to reach through the screen and touch it! I can see from your photos that you had a wonderful holiday! I send wishes for blessings throughout the New Year!

  9. butterfly says:

    Stunning detailing and the subtle colour palette is absolutely gorgeous. Love the idea of your post-Christmas thank you card – shabby vintage fabulousness!
    Alison xx

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