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Celebrate Summer

It's Summer and the Frilly and Funkie Team is celebrating!  Summer for me is all about enjoying the warm summer days, my garden's and afternoon's on my shaded deck.  It's also a lot of birthday's and road trips in my motor home.

Some of you may recall Canada Day (July 1st) is also my husband's birthday.  So this is his birthday card.  I'm keeping this one masculine.

I fussy cut the Perspective Butterfly out and then made a Custom Blend ink pad with rusty hinge, fossilized amber and mustard seed re-inkers.  Have you made one yet...addicting!

I clipped and cut this photo booth then did a little colouring with rusty hinge.  

I "just" got my handwritten celebrate thinlits.  EEK...LOVE THEM!  I added a coat of glossy accents.  It's still drying.

I used some Clear Rock Candy Distress to crackle the butterfly.  Can you see the cracked wings?  Pretty...

I'm starting to add more and more ephemera to my projects lately...weird.

Keeping it more masculine I added some hardware and some burlap.  

I had so much fun making this and it took no time at all to pull together...about 45 min.  Stop by Frilly and Funkie and share your idea of summer with us HERE.

This will be my last post for Frilly and Funkie...( insert sad face) 

I so love everyone and want to thank Linda for having me, Jenny for putting up with me and the team for being so wonderful!  I love being apart of the team and I will miss them!  But, now this means I get to play along with the challenges again!  YAY!  

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  1. What a wonderful way to end your journey with us Nicole! I love the Summery look of this card and bet your husband will be thrilled to receive it. Wishing you every success in the future. Jenny x

    1. Than you Jenny and thank you for everything and being patient with me. I so enjoyed being on the team with you all. You make it so easy and what a pleasure.

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    1. Ahhh thanks ;) Love your fun blog name!

  3. Fantastic birthday card for your DH. Love the warm colour palette, that big crackled butterfly and all the wonderful vintage elements you added. It has been lovely having you on the team and I am wishing you are the best in your future crafty endeavors. Have a fun summer.

    1. I so loved being on the team and it's really hard to leave. I'll still be always!

  4. Fabulous card Nicole! Love the warm colours and the cracklked butterfly. Sue C x

    1. Thank you Sue. I love this butterfly.

  5. I can see the crackle on the butterfly and it looks fantastic - and so do the colours you made on the custom ink pad. A wonderful masculine card indeed! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thank you Anne...I do love to make it masculine when I can!

  6. So sad to see you leave, hope I can catch you somewhere on the net, love your work!

    1. Oh my goodness I know, I'm so sad to leave this team. I adore all these amazing creative people. I'm going to miss them. But I do love playing with the challenges. So all is not lost. Hehe... You will see me still I promise. Wait a couple of weeks for some exciting news... Just saying I'll still be around. Promise!

  7. Love what you have done here, Nicole. I really like how you used the vintage cabinet card die cut for your back panel and the touch of burlap makes it wonderfully rustic. The ombre butterfly is gorgeous and you used my favorite photo from the Photo Booth pack. Thank you so much for all your wonderful work for Frilly and Funkie. I am so sorry to see you go and certainly wish you all the best with your new endeavors!


  8. Super gorgeous! LOVE the colors in the butterfly!

  9. Wow Nicole!! I love this and 45 mins to put together...! That's incredible, I need double that to think about what I want to do xx

  10. Totally in love with this work! You are incredible! hugs! barbarayaya


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