Frilly & Funkie: Three Is Not A Crowd

10th January, 2018

Happy New Year! I am delighted to be back with the Frilly and Funkie Design Team.

This first challenge of the year is hosted by the very lovely Cec (CW Card Creations), who has chosen the theme THREE IS NOT A CROWD …CEC says, “Create a vintage or shabby chic project that includes three of something. Examples of three of something could be three different patterned papers, three colours, three layers, three flowers, three bows – the list goes on. This would be a perfect time to use some of the new supplies you received for Christmas or to make space in your stash by using up old supplies. Just remember to think in multiples of three..”

iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
For many of us, this time of year can be as busy as the holidays. Making samples for creativation (formerly CHA), getting kids back to school, returning to work, taking the decorations down and getting organised for the year ahead. A lot of my friends and family have birthdays in January, so I have plenty of cards to make. I decided to use this challenge to make a masculine birthday card…

iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
I adhered a page from an old dictionary over mixed media heavystock with distress collage medium. Using the Tim Holtz stamp platform I stamped the large hot air balloon stamp from Remnants CMS130 stamp set. I stamped the tiny hot air from the tiny things set 3 times. I used distress crayons to colour the balloons and background and added remnant rubs.

iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
The background is stamped in fired brick distress ink with walnut stain distress ink blended in and stamped twice using the stamp platform. 3 idea-ology adornment stars were added with distress collage glue.

iGirlZoe: Three Is Not A Crowd
Finally, I stitched with a sewing machine and mounted onto classic kraft stock.

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.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Welcome back, Zoe! I’m so glad to have you back on the team! You were missed! This is such a great masculine card. The colors, the images…the 3 military stars on the side…everything meshes perfectly together. I love it!

  2. Fantastic masculine card, although, I would think if perfect for a girl like me, too! Love this grungy combination of stamping and crayons! The stitching adds a special touch and those stars are the icing on the cake for me! I love your style, and I am soooo happy you are back on the team! Can’t wait to see your Creativation samples Hugs!

  3. wendy b says:

    the depth on this card is fabulous, Zoe! the stitching and the stars, oh my! TFS~ makes me want to stop everything and dig out these stamps 😉

  4. Cec says:

    Great card for a guy with all the layers, the stitching, great stamping and the three stars. So glad you have come back to us and am excited to see more of your fabulous work.

  5. Autumn says:

    We’re so glad to have you back on board Zoe! A great card design to start off the year. Love the layers and your use of the DCs.

  6. Anne R says:

    Such a brilliant card for a man Zoe, those hot air balloons look amazing and you have created some wonderful dimension. Great stitching too! Anne xx

  7. stampersuzz says:

    Brilliant! So very happy to have you back sharing your art with us! Beautiful card with so many wonderful details (stitching, layering, muted coloring)!

  8. Loving the power of three on this one Zoe. As ever great layering and stitching with beautiful smudgy vintage colours xx

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