Friday, 21 October 2016

Flying through October

I cannot believe how quickly October is flying by. The nights are really closing now but Mother Nature is looking beautiful.

 My walk down to Dotty's is always such a joy. The colours of the foliage at the moment is stunning.

I have been busy working on Daisy's 3rd birthday cake and also trying to keep up with some of my favourite challenges including the Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas. I have got up to week 3.
I was inspired by Linda's use of embossing paste through the TH music stencil, the black background and the gold snowflake.
If you would like to play along please check out her post here which gives all the details of the challenge requirements. The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and you could even win one of the prize vouchers if you complete all 12 weeks.
This is what I got up to with my #3 Christmas card;

I used silver embossing paste through my stencil.

Sorry about the blurry photo but I take all my studio photos with my old camera and in not such bright light.

The silver embossing paste gave such a cool effect. I cut this into 2 pieces as I want to use a piece on a couple of Christmas cards.

I used my holly stencil and Picket Fence DI to create a background on black card

and then using my Visible image snowflakes set I embossed a gold glitter layer
 I love this shine
Then I gathered the rest of my elements together and came up with this card design, another for selling at Dotty's Teahouse. My die cut snowflake is by MB. 

and a close up 

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

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas card 3
                                                            Card Mania  1/3 let it shine
                                                  Christmas card challenges #45 anything goes
The Artistic stamper 3/3 patterns
Winter Wonderland 1/3 frosty or well wrapped up
Crimbo crackers die cuts
Crafty Catz 1/3 anything goes with option of embossing
Noor UK CAS or fully loaded I've gone for fully loaded this time!

Thanks for visiting today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower. It's great to see you joining my creative journey here at Jane's Journal.

Have a lovely weekend.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Thanks for entering your lovely card into Winter Wonderland challeng this time. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Christine DT x

  2. Love the card! Burl Ives is now singing Silver and Gold in my head:) I love the depth and the mixture of the silver paste and the gold glitter of the snowflakes. great interpretation of Funkie Junkie's tag

  3. what a great card! the photos at the top are just stunning. I love autumn!

  4. Lots of glitter and sparkle today Jane.....really lovely!!
    Beautiful autumn pics too. :)
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x

  5. The colours of your autumnal walk are beautiful as is your gorgeous card, it's a fantastic take on Linda's tag xxxx

  6. the silver and gold look amazing together Jane - love this to bits! I can't believe how quickly October is going - yikes!!! Hugs rachel x

  7. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges.

  8. Oh how I missed your outdoorsie photos Jane! Seems your trees are only starting to turn, lots of green there still. Us too, I'm waiting patiently! lol. Your card is fabulous, loving the silver and gold together, very elegant. hugs :)

  9. Our fall leaves are lovely as well. My drive around being out and about was lovely and wished I'd taken my big camera to capture the mtn but I didn't. Daisy is 3 already? Fun! Just a hint, with your old camera. You can change the ISO to 400 when it's dark, and use a flash. It might help. I enjoy your blog alot! Happy weekend!

  10. Another fab card for Dotties Tearoom, their customers must have a hard decision in choosing from your cards Jane.
    Julie xxh

  11. Lovely looking card. Looks smashing. Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs

  12. Fantastic card, Jane! Beautiful work with the embossing and texture paste. Great background - the gold snowflakes are exquisite! And I love how you used just a square of the Concerto stenciled silver as the top layer. The gold and silver look awesome together. Love your take on Week #3!


  13. Jane your creations are always wonderful but I plead guilty - what I love most of all are your pictures!!
    Sandy xx

  14. Lovely patterns on the card. Thanks for joining us over at the Artistic Stamper - Debs DT

  15. Another beautiful work from you....Lovely.
    Thanx for joining us at Noor Design UK.
    xxx Plony

  16. I am back again. Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us. Gorgeous leaves and snowflakes.
    thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  17. Such a pretty take! Love your tag. Hugs, Autumn (SewPaperPaint)

  18. Great photos - I especially love that first one with the gnarled branches winding around. I like your take on tag 3 - the ghostly holly leaves are great in the background and the sparkly snowflakes are fabulous!
    Alison x


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