Monday, 2 November 2015

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2015 #4

Happy November everyone and I hope you had a lovely weekend, I certainly did. I'm still trying to get ahead with my Funkie Junkie cards so this is my week 4 entry.

For those of you who are new to Linda's challenge you can read all the rules of it here. In a nutshell you use her weekly tag for inspiration and you can create anything crafty and as long as all 12 projects are completed by 22 Dec. You also have a chance to win one of her generous prizes. I was lucky enough to win $25 dollars last year  to spend in her wonderful on line boutique which sponsors the challenge. Do have a look here at her shop, her stock is enormous and her prices really keen.

I choose to use the challenge to create 12 special Christmas cards.

Linda's tag can be seen here

I was inspired by the plaid she created as I knew in my stash I had a lovely plaid ribbon I wanted to use. I was also inspired by the very traditional Christmas greens and reds she used, the holly leaves and the bell hanging from the twine.

However I made something very different as I wanted to use a lovely holly wreath embossing folder I bought last year and have not yet used.

I took some green card and embossed this lovely design but I felt it looked a little flat so I sat with it for a couple of days to have a think about what I would do with it.
I wanted to use this lovely  paper too. 
To show up the leaves I decided to rub on some gilding wax.

I love the effect this gives

I added red gems for berries
and tied little bells with twine to my plaid ribbon

I then put on my creative hat and came up with this card; I stamped a LOTV sentiment as a focal

I would like to enter my into the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2015 #4
Winter Wonderland anything Christmas
Noor! UK anything goes
Our creative corner 1/3 topsy turvey my card is topsy turvey as I thought I would use my embossed wreath as it was and then had the idea to add gilding wax to lift it and add gem berries too.
Stamping sensations Festive florals
Allsorts 1/3 Anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippets 1/3 Playground #201I used a snippet of twine.
Sweet stampin 1/3 dies and/or punches I used a die for my stamped sentiment surround
Flonzcraft Vintage Traditional Christmas

I am just finishing off a Moment I made from our visit to the New Forest last week and will be back in a couple of days to share it. I also have a Guest Design post coming up at the end of the week for Scrap-Rendezvous....lots to share here.

Thanks for visiting me and taking the time to leave a comment, I love reading them all.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. That is a gorgeous design.. I have to come up with my xmas card design for this year as I make my own each time using my photos or hand paint or hand letter mine. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Absolutely perfect for our challenge Jane. The embossed wreath, hi-lighted with the gilding wax looks stunning.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. such a wonderful card Jane - really clever interpretation of the tag! Hugs rachel x

  4. Awe I love what you've done with the wreath Jane, the gold is lovely, I do love a bit of tartan too. It's all so pretty!
    Wishing you a lovely week,
    V x

  5. Beautiful creation.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  6. A really lovely Christmas creation Jane and perfect for our themes, the gold looks so rich and luxurious.

    Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations and FlonzCraft challenges.

    B x

  7. What a fab technique! Love that wreath. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  8. A beautiful creation, it looks fabulous!
    Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

  9. Fantastic creation Jane.

    Perhaps you can make a Christmas wreath for the door to the biked sheds for me to hang next month?

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Wow Jane, beautiful make and doesn't the gilding wax make the embossing just 'pop'! Love the plaid bow you added - an all round fabulous card. And I see that Sarn is now plotting ahead to Christmas - no doubt the old tin bath she uses as a punch bowl will be putting in an appearance soon!


    Di xx

  11. Such a beautiful card Jane! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue DT xx

  12. Hello Jane, long time no chit chat!! Oh how I missed your fun and creativity while I was away! Thanks for all the kind comments you left for me, you are so sweet. It's been a long couple of months but I'm mostly settled in now so I've finally time to visit some of my favourite blogs. Can't wait to see all your Christmas creations this season! See you again soon, hugs :)

  13. Love this card Jane, gives me the "real" happy warm feeling of my favorite holiday!

  14. Hi Jane,
    Your card is so beautiful and the texture exquisite!
    I would want to run my finger over that dry embossed wreath!!
    Thank You~

  15. Thanks for sharing your process with us. The leaves of the wreath look fantastic. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

  16. c'est superbe !!! bravo pour cette belle carte Jane

  17. A beautiful Christmas card with lovely details. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

  18. A very beautiful and elegant Christmas card.
    Thanks for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge and for the tutorial!
    Hugs Annette

  19. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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