Monday, 9 November 2015

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2015 Jane's Journal style #5

I am back again with my number 5 card creation for Linda's fun countdown to Christmas challenge.
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 #5 tag can be seen here

I used for my inspiration the delicate green colour of her background and that lovely bright pop of red. The trees also made me want to use one of my favourite Christmas stamps

I got out some delicate Christmas green distress inks.  As well as the evergreen bough that Linda used I used some iced spruce.
 I blended the green and then added some splashes of water and some white linen ink spray to get a slightly snowy background. I inked the edges with vintage photo
I then stamped the image onto my background and coloured part of it with distress inks. As this is such a gorgeous stamp I did not want to add too much extra too it.
 I then put on my creative hat and finished off my design.

Here it is below and as you can see I just added pops of red with the sentiment and holly berry gems.
I love this red glitter card I have, it is so bright and sparkly

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

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas #5
Natalie and Amy winter scenes 1/3
The craft barn 1/3 fireworks Jane is allowing a loose interpretation so mine is the lights from the houses, snow and the fiery red gems and glittered sentiment
Stamping Sensations 2/3 Festive florals and foilage
Penny Black and More anything Christmas 1/3
Flonzcraft  Vintage Traditional Christmas 2/3
Frilly and Funkie 2/3  let there be light my light is from the glow of the snow, the glittered sentiment and the holly gems.
Creative Inspirations 2/3 sparkle
Crafty Catz Winter
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas bright or sparkly colours

Daisy's 2nd birthday party on Saturday was a huge success and my jungle cake went down really well. I will share a little sneak peek of it under construction ....
You'll have to pop back on Wednesday for the full reveal and also some party photos. Wednesday is also Daisy's actual 2nd birthday, thanks for all your good wishes to her....they have all been passed on.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Another lovely festive creation! Thanks for playing in our sparkle challenge at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  2. Lovely card Jane, the green is beautiful and that is such a pretty stamp and the pop of red just finishes it off perfectly!
    So glad the party (and the cake) was a big success. :)
    Happy new week,
    V x

  3. A glorious Christmas creation Jane and perfect for our seasonal themes, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations, Penny Black and More and FlonzCraft challenges.

    B x

  4. Happy Birthday dear Daisy! So happy it was great. The cake looks amazing and a crowd pleaser!
    Beautiful card and even snow on the roofs!!!!

  5. Beautiful card, I love its vintage look! And wishing your dear little Daisy a very Happy Birthday!
    Helen xox

  6. I love it. I like the way you pumped it up just enough to be special. Happy birthday Daisy! It's been fun watching her grow along the way :)

  7. Such a gorgeous little scene! Beautiful!

  8. I *LOVE* the card.. love vintage and sparklies. I look forward to seeing Daisy's first party and the cake.. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* again from her friend in Oregon, USA! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. oh wow - i can't believe Daisy is two already - where does the time go? Love your card Jane - a really lovely take on the tag! Hugs rachel x

  10. Great creation.Thank you for joining in with our Sparkle challenge at Creative Inspirations.
    CraftyNatalie - DT

  11. Fabulous background on this super Christmas card. Love the design. Thanks for joining in the fun at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT Member xx

  12. Gorgeous card, I think I need to be adding that awesome wintery scene stamp to my collection! That cake looks amazing, wow. Can't wait for the big reveal! hugs :)

    1. Oh boy Jane, I'm really out of practice. Totally forgot to say thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Let There be Light' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  13. That is one super lovely card Jane.
    Sending birthday hugs to little Daisy.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  14. Hello Jane,
    Love your card and background.
    It's a classic beauty!
    I cannot wait until Wednesday! Your cake is superb and I love the shape you have giving it to accommodate with the style. I wonder what the diameter is? an 8" perhaps?
    Thank You

  15. Gorgeous card, love the traditional colours and your background is perfect for the scene, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  16. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 254 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  17. Gorgeous card, that background is stunning and that's one of my favourite stamps too. Love it! The cake looks fab too. Thanks so much for joining us at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

  18. A gorgeous card, Jane, and perfect for our challenge this month at Stamping Sensations! Thanks for joining in and good luck!

  19. One of my fav stamps and I love how you used it, the pop of red really makes for a lovely card. Might have to CASE that!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  20. Thought your snowy background looked a bit like little sparklers going off on a dark night too!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  21. Beautiful card, the text really makes the whole thing pop. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  22. A lovely image and the little addition of the red finishes the card off beautifully.

  23. Just a gorgeous pretty vintage card hun, loving the speckled background. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  24. What a beauty! Love the background and I can see why that's one of your favorite Christmas stamps. It's really wonderful. Love the way you colored the holly on the edges and added the sparkly red rhinestones. That gorgeous red Merry Christmas die cut is the perfect finisher. I'm sorry it's taken me a month to come by for a closer look. So glad you are still playing along!



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