Frilly and Funky Boutique Challenge Guest Designer

It is always an honour to be invited to be a guest designer and very flattering if it comes about because you won a challenge.   This one knocked me off my feet it was completely un-expected and took me by surprise.  The design team and associates of Frilly and Funky are so talented I'm a little in awe of them.  So winning was amazing then the realisation that the is this spot started to sink in.   But I've done it and hope I've risen to the challenge.

This is the instruction received.

Host:  Jenny

Challenge Theme: Home is Where the Heart Is!

Description: What does 'home' mean to you? Maybe it's a place of safety, somewhere you live with family or friends, or a place that holds treasured memories. It may be somewhere you can be yourself or a place from where you can grow and thrive. Whatever 'home' means to you create a project of your choice that represents it.

As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer, like me! at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details. While you are there, be sure to check out all the amazing inspiration by the very talented team.

Home for me is behind my front door!  It took me a couple of days just to figure that out!  Then it was a case of rummaging around for images of doors, well until a visit to the garden centre with a friend and the discovery there of a "The Works" franchise. For this project finding a “fairy door” became the obvious place to start.

My initial ideas involved a crackle effect door with flowers.  In the event as soon as I started things went differently and some of the items shown were not used,


The actual door was given a couple of coats of bright red paint.   The surround was then painted brown, laid thickly to give the effect of tree bark.  The bank painted green and the sides the "river" painted blue.


The Americana crackle paint had sealed it’s self so an alternative was used.   This paste has to be left for a couple of days to dry and crack, it also dries white.  The positive being that if it does not work you can always paint over it.   Looking at the surface the idea of using Distress Inks came to me.

Now came the easy part the finishing touches.  Florist’s Moss and some die cuts as well as a little metal charm for the door knocker.


It was an enormous amount of fun making this plain wood child’s toy into a delightful ornament.   I hope you will enjoy seeing it, as well as the fantastic work the Funkie Junkie team have made.   Will you be having a go yourself?


Now I would like to share this with.

We Love to Create - Always anything Mixed Media

Love to Craft - #52 Anything Goes

Country View Challenges - Anything but a Card

Crafters Cafe - #254 Anything Goes and thank you for my top pick in Pink.

Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes and thank you for my top 3 award.

Well England is now back in Lockdown at least for the next 4 weeks.  So Stay Safe, Keep Well, Have Fun but remember those flippin' rules. x



  1. Many congratulations on guest designing Zoe, which is so deserved x.
    One fabulous and creative project and what a wonderful transformation. I enjoyed reading the process. What a cute little fairy door knocker and I love the peaceful little scene that you have created outside that striking door x.
    Thinking of you with the lockdown and stay safe and behind that 'front door' x.

  2. Congrats on the Guest Designer spot. what a wonderful make, love the wee door and how you have made it personal, Hazel x

  3. Wonderful door. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

  4. Adorable project
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Sheryl xx
    TTCRD DT Crazy Craft Corner{My Blog}

  5. What a great design! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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