Frilly & Funkie It’s Not Easy Being Green

27th April, 2016

It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

This challenge is hosted by Suzz (Suzz’ Stamping Spot), who has chosen the theme IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN …Suzz says, “For this challenge you can create any type of project as long as you UPCYCLE or re-cycle something. Re-purpose an existing item, recycle an element that usually would be thrown away or use your paper scraps in a creative way.”

iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
For this challenge I wanted to share a card I made for the CHA 2016 Tim Holtz booth using my paper scraps creatively, as well as showcasing the new mixed media 3 thinlits die set. I also went literal with the challenge theme, because for me, getting things to grow isn’t easy! It really is hard for me to be green (fingered)! 😉

iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
I used leftover grungeboard and metallic kraft core and die cut the watering can. Using a sanding grip I scuffed the top to give a more worn look. I added a leftover “love” die cut and ribbon from another project.

iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
I used leftover paper from the incredible new dapper paper stash by Tim Holtz and die cut these flowers and leaves with the tiny tattered florals thinlits die set. They were mounted over the top of the brick wall outline that I die cut with the new mixed media 3 thinlits die set.

iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
I added a new idea-ology mini plaquette. Each time I use one of these I feel compelled to buy another packet! They are just too divine not to want to stockpile and hoard!

iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will find time to join in 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.

CHA Product previews and BTS from the show are on Tim’s blog. Many of the new products are shipping now or available for pre-order.



  1. stampersuzz says:

    Beautifully up-cycled leftover bits of paper. I love saving my paper and re-using them in future projects and yours is inspiring! Lovely card!

  2. Even your left overs and scraps are amazing Zoe! LOVE that gardening theme and the way you’ve framed it all xx

  3. I doooooo love this, Zoe! It just radiates peace and harmony! You put all those little bits and bobs together an created a gorgeous art piece! The gardening theme (to go with Earth Day) was a stroke of genius! Love every scrappy detail!

  4. Anne R says:

    This is beautiful Zoe, what a great way to interpret the challenge. I love how you did the brick wall and the watering can looks beautifully aged too. x

  5. Wonderful Zoe, love the brick thinlit die cut, can’t wait to get that one. Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

  6. Sue C says:

    Fabulous card Zoe, love the little watering can. Sue C x

  7. Sara Emily says:

    Fabulous use of those leftovers, Zoe! What a wonderful design and those bricks make my heart go pitty pat! I think I NEED that die! And your watering can is simple the best! Great tie in with the theme, too (the green thumb part!). Hugs!

  8. Pamellia says:

    Beautiful card Zoe, and way to recycle those leftovers! So sorry I am late checking in on you, I was off for a bit visiting my Mom. hugs 🙂

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