1 May 2019

Spring is in Full Bloom at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are embracing the Spring season and all it brings. It's Maggi's turn to host and she's called her challenge 'Spring is in Full Bloom!' Maggi says "This is my favorite time of the year. Here in the south the trees and shrubs are all blooming and showing their splendor. Many are busy planting their vegetable gardens. The migrating birds have returned to build nests and raise a new family. Your challenge is to create a vintage or shabby chic project that illustrates the magic of spring in bloom! "

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Recently I've been learning more about book binding to fill notebooks with proper handmade text blocks (as mentioned in my last blog post). Inspired by a tag created for a previous Frilly and Funkie DT project and the theme of this challenge I decided to combine it all to make a new book using Eileen Hull's 'Notebook' L Scoreboards Die.

The cover includes Tim Holtz Typography Collage Paper, a Lace Baseboard Frame and Wildflower Stems Sizzix Alterations dies with Alcohol Pearls inks and Transparent Wings. Inside are hand bound vintage style tea stained blank pages.

Even though it looks very detailed the way each of the pieces is layered (and glued firmly) together means that when opened it's easy to use the pages inside the way you would with any regular book. And it's a great way to carry around a little piece of artwork in your bag as the finished notebook measures just 10cm x 13cm x 4cm (3 3/4 x 5 x 1 1/4 inches).

I've put together a detailed step by step tutorial for recreating this book which will go live this coming Saturday over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog - hope you can join me there to find out more.

For now that's my take on the theme 'Spring is in Full Bloom!' for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have created lots more amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage recycling projects to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

All the products used to create this notebook are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed/linked below.


  1. Stunning booklet, Jenny, and I can't wait for the details on Saturday! You have tempted us with some lovely photos! I love the contrast of the soft neutral background and butterfly to the bold pop of color the stems provide. Just sensational! PS Now I know where all those Transparent Wings went! Hugs!

  2. Oh this cover is yummy. LOVE the layers. I loved the translucent wings, and the darker stems
    Have a fun day

  3. Gorgeous book - love it xx Have a lovely evening xx

  4. What an "inspired" way to use the new butterflies! Your book is really pretty.

  5. Wow Jenny! I love your spring bouquet layered over that big butterfly! And I love the contrast between the neutral background colors and the spring bouquet. It's ever so gorgeous!

  6. This is soft as springtime, and oh, so gorgeous! I'm excited to see how you put it together!

  7. Charming! I adore the soft shabby chic background with the beautiful vibrant posy of flowers tied together on the front. Elegant and beautiful!

  8. Beautiful Jenny, love it. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

  9. Wow, what an amazing project! I love all the details and layers that you created; the flowers and butterfly look beautiful 😀. Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

  10. Another stunning creation Jenny xx The background is wonderful and I love those florals xxx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx


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