Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cattywampus Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

The Challenge
Sara Emily is hosting this fun challenge called Cattywampus.  As a fellow southerner I know all about cattywampus.  In case you don't know what cattywampus means Sara Emily tells you all about it in desribing her challenge. "Cattywampus is a funny sounding southern slag term I hear a lot around the house. According to the On Line Slang Dictionary it has several meanings including "appearing off center, diagonal from, crooked or not level, appearing askew, tilted or lopsided". Taking inspiration from any one of these definitions, include something cattywampus in your vintage or shabby chic project. Be sure to tell us what that cattywampus thing is; we might miss it!'"

My Take on the Challenge

I think I am a bit cattywampus myself, 😅!  If I don't use a ruler most things I do are apt to be just a wee bit cattywampus so I love to make things that are purposely tilted, or cattywampus! 

This card has two cattywampus layers, and don't they look just so pretty?

I used the beautiful Ciao Bella Sicilia Collection to make this card.  I love the yellows and blues.  I die-cut a blue payer to put under the top layer and focal point.  When I select my layers, I like to used contrasting colors so that each layer stands out on its own.

I used a "Thanks" stamp from the new Graphic 45 Sentiment Stamps collection along with a new Graphic 45 die.  Here I've nestled 3-D flowers in with the flowers printed on the papers to create a colorful garden.

Of course, no project is complete for me until I've added lots of pretty blooms!

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte

How to Enter The Funkie Junkie Blog Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, Cattywampus, by 11:55 PM EDST June  9th.  The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Funkie Junkie Challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link back to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge'. Also, please be sure to turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize draws in the past.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. Maggi, how you can make something so cattywampus look SO beautiful I will never be able to figure out! This is amazing, and your dimensional flowers blend so well with those on that gorgeous paper; I feel as if I'm viewing a real garden in the hills of Sicily! Wonderful, inspiring card!

    1. Awh, your comments are so sweet, thank you so much!

  2. Cattywampus— a word my Mom used and will be used more often now. Turning whole layers is a great idea—you bring a special twist to everything. Lovely.

  3. Gorgeous! The angles in your design make such beautiful movement. Lovely card!

  4. Maggi you absolutely nailed it in my book - those layers at angles really enhance each other and are the perfect foil for the garland of flowers. A truly beautiful card xx

  5. Blue and Yellow! Delicate die cut layers! I love this look. I agree that your card looks like a flower garden. Beautiful!


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