Saturday, August 2, 2014


Good morning friends!  Welcome to my blog. 

If you are a lover of vintage and shabby chic, then hopefully you will love this post.

I was thrilled recently when Linda Coughlin of the Frilly and Funkie Challenges and also the owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique asked me to do a guest designer spot for her.  We have been friends since our days together on the design team for Simon Says Stamp And Show. She is such a sweetheart and very talented artist.

Linda's online store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique is one of my favorite places to shop for unique embellishments. She carries all sorts of fun little metal embellishments; particularly gorgeous filigree pieces, a nice selection of beautiful Venise laces and a lot of Tim Holtz Products as well!  All very reasonably priced; and who doesn't love that?!

Here is the versatile little piece that I created for Linda made from a plain copper 2" x 2" metal Memory Frame. It can be an embellishment for a card, mini book or album among other things.  You could add a bale to the top, add a chain and it could be a shabby chic pendant.  Add a pin to the back and it could be a vintage pin or broach. 

Special thanks to Linda for asking me to be a guest designer for her! This was so much fun to make and really easy!  Hop on over to The Frilly and Funkie Challenge and check out my step by step tutorial. 

Have a great week!


  1. wow what a gorgeous creation Candy, a true beauty x

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a beautiful piece Candy!!!!! Such a Vintage Beauty! A versatile one you can convert to a broach or converted to a necklace. How clever. I LOVE it! Thanks so much for visiting my blog...much appreciated. Karen.x

  3. Love your tutorial and this beautiful pendant Candy! Jenny x

  4. Thanks so much for making a special guest appearance with us at Frilly and Funkie, Candy! I'm so delighted we could work it out and you have really given our visitors something unique and special. With your great tutorial, anyone can make one of these little gems! I am so in love with the metal work you did here. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us.


  5. This is a very special piece of art Candy, I love how your brought all those lovely elements together to create this gorgeous piece. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Such a gorgeous colo A great tutorial too!urful piece Candy, love it!

  7. An absolutely beautiful creation and wonderful tutorial over at F&F, Candy - another inspirational piece of work, thank you. Sorry to be so behind... some catching up to do over the next few days!
    Alison xx

  8. I love Linda's shop...and I have spent waaaay too much money there! LOL She just has the most enticing items. This little frame is a treasure. YOur attention to detail never fails to thrill me.

  9. So beautiful, will check out the tutorial too as this is a stunner.xx♥aNNie

    The Journey is the Start

  10. Gorgeous, Candy! I adore all the wonderful vintage embellishments you used...I will check out your tutorial asap.

    Have a great weekend!


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