Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2014 week 9 Jane's Journal style

Here we are at number 9 of this great challenge. 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 weeks tag can be seen here. My first thoughts were how elegant black and gold look together. I decided to use this for my inspiration and also I love the way Linda had used gold embossing on torn vellum, a really cool look. I also was inspired by the stencilling she put underneath it.

So off I went to my garden studio, it is just about OK down there still with my little heater on, to start my card.

I used my Tim Holtz Christmas stencil, pounced some embossing ink through the words and gold embossed some on black card.

I also gold embossed the edge of my background card as it gives such an elegant look.
Next I made the vellum, instead of embossing paste I again just gold embossed using the Festive stencil this time, as Linda had.

I just love all this shimmery gold embossing.  I tore the edges of the vellum and inked them.

I also die cut a large snowflake in gold card and it was then time to put on my creative card.

Here is my creation for week 9. It is very hard to photograph, there is a lot of shiny bling here!

Here are a couple of close ups. I also dotted some little gold stars onto the background paper

The sentiment is a Cheery Lynn die and the gem is from my stash.

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

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas 2014 #9
A creative romance something old my old is my vellum, gem and snowflake die, all bought years ago.
Crafty boots stars
Crafty sentiments use die cuts
Party time Tuesday anything goes
Simon Says stamp Wednesdays anything goes
Creative Inspirations season's greetings
The Artistic stamper Christmas is coming
Cheery Lynn Tis the Season
Fussy and Fancy happy holidays

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Gorgeous Jane, I love all that gold and it looks amazing against the black! :)
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,
    V x

  2. Oh boy THAT'S a beauty. The inking on the edges reminds me of old burned scroll and that's so pretty and then the fabulous "WOWEEE" gem in the center of the snowflake adds even more class and then there's the bling element that hits a home run. Amazing job on this very classy festive make. I love your take on Linda's gorgeous 9th tag.
    Lisa x

  3. I'm with Vivienne, love the gold against the black : )

  4. Hello Jane,

    What a beautiful card! I love the gem on the middle and all the cold and...It is just so festive and pretty!

    Wishing you the most wonderful crafting days!


  5. Beautiful card and love the heat embossed vellum, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  6. Wow wow wow!!!! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  7. Stunning - the embossing is superb and I love the layers. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  8. Such a striking design Jane. Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
    Julie x

  9. Gorgeous !!! Love the gold, white and black color combo you used just stunning. I also like the embossing you did, beautifully done.
    Thank you for sharing and joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.
    Deborah GDT

  10. Stunning, all of the gold looks amazing and I love the gem charm at the centre. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  11. Love the gold in this design, Jane! It looks so festive and stunning against the black background.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
    Helen xox

  12. Love all the sparkle and shine, Jane. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  13. Beautiful and very fancy Jane!
    Thank You~

  14. This is such a lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  15. Gorgeous card Jane, so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  16. Absolutely stunning! x

  17. Love the striking colour choice! Great job! Thank you for playing along with the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  18. This is gorgeous, Jane! That holly stencil looks so wonderful embossed in gold. I like that way you left more of the words uncovered than I did. I was disappointed mine didn't really show through. Gorgeous snowflake too. Glad to have you along again for Week #9!



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