Saturday, 4 October 2014

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas 2014 Jane's Journal style

Wow I cannot believe that it is whole year since Linda of the Funkie Junkie blog hosted this brilliant challenge. I had such fun last year and I used the challenge to create 12 very unique Christmas cards.
Everyone is welcome to join in with this fun challenge which closes on 21st December by which time you need to have submitted all 12 creations. The full rules are over on her blog here . Linda offers 3 very generous prizes of gift vouchers to spend in her terrific on line shop, The Funkie Junkie boutique. Do have a look at the link here .

This week's inspirational tag can be seen here

I loved the red and green colours Linda used and also the watery stencilled background. I was also inspired by the Father Christmas stamp as I own a similar one. I think this card has a really retro feel to it so I wanted to try to capture this in my creation.

Off I went down to my garden studio after work and the first thing I made was a stencilled background. I used Kraft card stock to add to the retro feel. I used my TH stars stencil for this with Festive Berries Distress ink.
 I spritzed it with water and also used the negative as a mask/stencil too.

Next I made some more backgrounds to use for tags and the background of my sentiment which I also stencilled.

I wanted a little sparkle on my tags so I stamped a snowflake and added embossing glitter and also a little glitter aound the endges of the tags.
I know this is a bit blurred but it gives an idea of the sparkle

 After this I added some stamping to my background. The postage greetings are Lili of the Valley Grunge Christmas stamps.

The Father Christmas and the black Miracle of Christmas sentiment are both by Visible Image

and here is my finished creation.....................
As there is still time ahead for me to make my special cards I have put this one up for sale in my Etsy shop. The link is here

And so now starts the countdown to my favourite time of the year......yes just 12 weeks to go.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2014 Number 1
We do doobadoo Christmas
Natalie and Amy colouring on Kraft
The artistic stamper memories these are childhood vintage/retro memories for me
Whimsy stamps anything goes
Simon says stamp finishing touch my finishing touch on this card are the 2 little green Cheery lynn holly die cuts with gem
Die cut divas anything goes my dies are the Cheery Lynn holly and the sizzix tag
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas something beginning with P mine is P for presents on santas sleigh

Thanks for visiting me here today and seeing what I have made. I will try to get my cards made weekly and posted but as I well remember last year nearer Christmas life gets really busy. For those of you who are counting...there are only 82 days left. Enjoy your weekend ;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Ahem....I'm not counting!!! I've only just finished my first autumn bunny!!
    Having said all that it is a very beautiful card and I'm sure it will be snapped up straight away!
    Also if it's only 82 days to 'C' then it's only 78 until the days are on the turn again! ;)
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x

  2. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Whimsy Stamps: Anything Goes

  3. Great to read your tutorial on how your card was made. I love your effect with the stencils and arrangement.
    Have a fab weekend, Julie xh

  4. A lovely inky creation Jane.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend (rain apart that is).

    B x

  5. Hello there Mother Christmas! I thought I was a Christmas person but I think you may top me!! Lovely techniques on this card, I love the stars and holly leaves! Beautiful card Sweet Jane, xoRobin

  6. Wonderful, and I really like your Halloween tag too :)

  7. Very pretty effects on the holly tags- Imagining that I'm feeling a hint of that frosty air while looking at your cheerful array of holiday images and warm greetings! :o)

  8. Hello sweet Christmas-bonkers lady :)

    I totally am counting, and 81 today is not that much, I really need to get my things organized. Your card is so beautiful, red&green are THE colors for Christmas. I cannot wait to see the rest of your designs.
    Happy C-crafting!


  9. Woohoo Jane! I am so excited to have you back playing with me again this year, Thank you so much for joining in! Your card is fantastic. I love the stenciled red star background and the beautiful holly stenciled sentiment panel and tags too! And the glitter EP is the perfect touch for Christmas. What a great start you have made for week #1!


  10. Ah yes the Christmas Jane returns, rather early this year it seems ;) Gorgeous card, look forward to the other ones and the coming of Spring...bah humbug x

  11. You've created a fabulous card using those gorgeous TH stencils and stamps. Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  12. Lovely card, Jane, such great techniques, and I really liked the stars! It is amazing how by using the combination of stencils and stamps you have created something so pretty and festive :)
    Happy week ahead.
    Helen xox

  13. Hi Jane,
    Thanks for commenting on my last blog post! I'm just catching up with your previous posts. I especially enjoyed the "conkers"! I never heard that word before, although I always enjoy finding them.There aren't too many horse chestnut trees around, but I do know of one big one near the seacoast that I look for when we're down that way.

    Have a good week!
    Jane T

  14. Eek.. the "C" word! It's 88 degrees here.. and sunny.. and I still need to put all my pumpkins out! LOL! Your card is another masterpiece.. bravo!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  15. Lovely card Jane!
    You are so on top of things!
    Thank You for including the step by step ;)

  16. Beautiful work Jane....I love your design ...your cards are always special...and I'm so looking forward to Christmas!!
    Hope you're having a lovely week,
    Susan x

  17. Hi Jane,
    After leaving you a comment yesterday that I didn't
    know of any horse chestnut trees nearby, I was out walking with a friend and basically stumbled over a bunch of conkers on the sidewalk. Picked up a few to bring home while explaining to my friend why I was so excited! Funny coincidence!!

    Jane T

  18. Gorgeous Christmas creation, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, God Luck
    Kevin xx

  19. This is a beauty Jane! I love the background!
    Alison x

  20. Stunning card Jane the background is beautiful

  21. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 197 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  22. Your card and the detailed photographs are just wonderful Jane!! I absolutely am so excited to see what you create this year too.
    I just finished reading your latest post about the remembrance and oh my goodness...that was so incredibly touching! I was so amazed at the vastness of all those flowers and it truly hits home how MANY lives were lost to preserve freedoms. What an incredible family story of love and loss and love again. I'm so happy it all added you into the equation. This post was so remarkable and your creation in honor of certainly had me smiling.
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  23. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge this month :)


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