Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas #8 Jane's Journal style.

Thanks for coming back to see my creation for this week. I managed to get it photographed yesterday so I can post it today.
Everyone is welcome to join in with The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas challenge. It closes on 21st December by which time you need to have submitted all 12 creations using Linda's tags for inspiration. You can make anything at all. 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 . I am choosing to make 12 Christmas cards instead of tags.

This week for the 8th tag Linda went for a homespun style card which you can see here. As you know I am making cards instead of tags and this week I was inspired by her lovely stocking. I have a gorgeous Nicecrane Image which is part of the Christmas children greeting set which I have been wanting to use for a while so I printed this out.  Linda also included a snowflake and some bells and I wanted to bring these into my design as well.

My daughter and I had been looking at Christmas stockings recently, she was looking for one for Daisy.  We really liked the lovely vintage hessian ones that are in the shops this year. I had a light bulb moment and decided I could create a "faux sewn" hessian stocking on my card and create a special Christmas card for  Daisy. I had a rummage through my stash and below is initially what I came up with, although you will see that in the end I did not use the wooden pieces. I love that what you initially plan often takes another direction as it comes to life!
I first stamped my snowflake background onto the lovely deep green card I found.
 I used white pigment ink with my Visible Image snowflakes stamps
Next it was time to cut a stocking shape out of my hessian. I looked at images on the Internet but none were the right size so I ended up just drawing one freehand.
 which I cut out
I wanted to add a pretty top to the stocking and heels and toes similar to how Linda's looked so I raided my ribbon stash and found a great wide lacy ribbon which I cut down
as I wanted a bottom edge to my cuff I just cut this off the ribbon and stuck it in place
I also had some fun holly ribbon (it's amazing what you find when you search through you stash!) 
 I  cut round the toe and heel of the stocking and added the lacy ribbon there too
I have some sweet golden bells which I added brass jump rings too. My jewellery stash comes into its own sometimes with my card making.
 I threaded 3 onto a piece of fine red ribbon
 and then tied a bow.

So then it was time for the creative fairy to do her work....and this is what I came up with.........
 a close up of the gorgeous vintage image, those smiles are as wide as my darling Daisy's. They seem very pleased with the stockings they are hanging up ready for Father Christmas.
Below is a shot of the bells,  LOTV tag sentiments and the great Cheery Lynn icicle die cut.
 and this is the heels and toe of the sock I make with the lacy ribbon.

I must admit I was really pleased with how this one turned out and I am sure that Daisy will enjoy shaking her card as yes the little gold bells really do ring!

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

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas week 8
Visible Image Favourite stamp I use the enchanting snowflake set so much, I love these stamps
A creative Romance something old my old is my vintage image and the ribbons and bells from my stash.
Crafty Catz  winter theme
Divas by Design let it snow
The artistic stamper Christmas is coming
Bunny Zoe snow
As you like it Favourite Christmas style and why  mine is traditional as it takes me back to my own childhood, such special memories.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas getting ready for Christmas
Allsorts No designer papers
The mixed media challenge stamps I used snowflake stamps for my background paper
Merry Monday bells
Cheery Lynn tag you're it

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. We are off this afternoon to babysit our Daisy as my SIL's 30th birthday celebrations are beginning...he is spreading them out over the next week!

Back soon with something rather special which as taken me many hours to make.......ho..ho...ho!

There are now only 32 days left until the Big Day....keep shopping!

Jane x


  1. Wow, gorgeous Jane! Love the festive colours and that glitter mesh is fantastic! That's a great stamp set, such beautiful snowflakes! I love the little bell you hung from the frame, what a nice detail! hugs :)

  2. I lovely creation for our theme this week Jane and love your use of the hessian.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous card love the little bells and the mesh ribbon gives it a vintage festive feel .

  4. A fantastic card to become a treasured keepsake for Daisy. Love the way you created your stocking - it came out perfect! Beautiful snowflake background, the holly ribbon is the perfect touch and I'm loving the tiny jingle bells too! Another sensational share for my 12 tags challenge.


  5. Oh wow, gorgeous project! Great details and fun image. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  6. OMG Jane,,,, I love each detail here on this stunning stocking my friend,,,what a creative ideas , . I love these bells and ornaments you added , and they contrast perfectly with my fun image,,,,. You are Rock.

  7. WOW WOW WOW Jane, I could see this card for sale in any of the top London stores. It's is so beautifully designed, with the perfect mix of fabrics, your delightful bells and of course the amazing CL icicles.
    Julie x

  8. Great job Jane, that is a wonderful card for little Daisy, she's going to love the bells! :)
    Hope you had fun babysitting (as if you wouldn't)!!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
    V x

  9. Jane, this is just adorable! I love that stocking and the mesh is so perfect. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  10. Such a pretty stocking Jane! Love the vintage image and all the fancy trimmings!

  11. Hi Jane.. bravo on the faboo stocking card.. I am sure your daughter will put it in Daisy's baby book and years from now she will look at it and know how much her grandmother loved her.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. EEEK! I'm in love. You told me you'd have this up and posted soon and oh my oh my...the wait was worth it!! I absolutely ADORE all the photos of the process. I think I 'gasped' at each one when I saw the wonderful collection of things you used and all the gorgeous texture of them and how you put it together on the hand drawn stocking...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! What a sensationally fun card. Great job on this 'tag.'
    Lisa x

  13. Such a good grandma! Really beautiful. Somehow I'm feeling that I've been too lazy lately seeing all your recent posts :)

  14. Love this stocking!! I'm sure Daisy will love those bells.
    Happy last week of November, dear Jane.

    Anne xx

  15. ACK!!!! Jane, this is absolutely darling! I love the vintage image, how you created and decorated your stocking and all those wonderful bells! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday this week! xoxoxo

  16. Gorgeous stoking Jane, so very traditional, love it. Thanks for sharing over on AYLI. Carol xx

  17. What a great card, I love the vintage design and that amazing stocking! Many thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

  18. Terrific card. Love the jingle bells and your use of burlap! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy-DT

  19. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 204 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  20. I love this project. You have added some fabulous elements. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  21. What a great tag!! Thanks for the tutorial. Love how you used the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  22. You have been so busy, another lovely card, Thank you for entering the Visible Image Challenge, and again I wish you good luck, hugs Pauline DT member xxxxx

  23. Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

  24. Wow. Amazing tag. So unique. You have put a lot of work into this tag and it really shows. Glad you joined the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  25. This turned out so fab! Thanks for joining our November Challenge at Visible Image!

  26. what a fun tag! love that vintage image you included in it. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  27. Oh it's fab and so nice where the inspiration came from - that smile is very 'Daisy' :) Bethx


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