Sunday, 29 October 2017

Keeping up with my 12 cards of Christmas

Good morning and for those of you in the UK, I hope you enjoyed your extra hour in bed? 
I had some inky playtime in the week and I have managed to get my 5th Funkie Junkie Christmas card under my belt, making for a few other fun challenges too.

We had a lovely day yesterday and took Daisy to the New Forest, I will share some photos soon but this is the glorious countryside we enjoyed and we met some of the wonderful New Forest ponies.

We spotted some awesome toadstalls too and Daisy had such fun exploring outside with us.
 So back to my card.

If you would like to play along with Linda's challenge you can see all the rules here. There are some great prizes for the winners too. The challenge is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique Linda shares a tag each week and you just have to take something from it and make something Christmas themed. I have always chosen to make cards and it's a great way to make 12 very unique cards for Christmas.

You can also combine it with any other that is just what I did.

This is her card for week 4 here
I decided to use her idea of post mark stamps, vintage Santa red, gingham ribbon and glossy greenery for my inspiration.

This is what I got up to;

I recently acquired some more D'Oxide colours in my DT package from Susan of Country View Crafts and I wanted to play with 2 of my new colours. I also used my Tim Holtz vintage Santa stamp as it has post card written on the side and adds to the "post" theme of my card

 These are my old Lili of the Valley post mark stamps
This is my background I made, the new Oxide colours are amazing! I stamped lots of my post mark stamps on top.
It was time to put on my creative hat and put together my card.
 Here it is.
This will be heading down to Dotty's Tearooms for sale soon.

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

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #5
Christmas at sweet stampin 2/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers anything goes with dies October
Happy little stamps water colour challenge October
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday anything goes

I also wanted to share some exciting news....I have been in print again...
Check out the latest edition (Issue 49) of Creative Stamping...
 On page 47 is my card made for Visible Image stamps..I can only give a sneak peek at the moment but at some point I will be able to give a full reveal. 2 of my teamies Pauline and Veerle also have project for our Face It! Autumnal feature.
It's so exciting to be in print again.

I am back tomorrow with my latest DT post for Visible Image and to give you a heads up a certain pussy cat called Billy might be writing it for me..tee hee 😻

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. Enjoy a mellow Sunday, we have a Strictly date on the sofa later to catch up with last night's Halloween spectacular.

See you in the morning,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Another beauty, Jane! That vintage Santa image is fantastic and the red gingham ribbon is the key to my heart! Love that postage stamp background too. Enjoy your Sunday too. I plan to get inky later in pursuit of my #6 tag. Thanks for joining me for #5.


  2. Love how you have used the Santa stamp...looks gorgeous on your card
    Dr Sonia

  3. This is a great take on Linda's tag. Love the vintage feel and style. Thanks for telling me where your header was taken. I see blogger is tinkering around again with our followers. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Beautiful Christmas card! Thank you for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

  5. Love your vintage style card, beautiful design. Congratulations on making it into the Creative Stamping magazine. xx

  6. Beautiful card - that red gingham ribbon is such a lovely addition - it really pops! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes w/ Dies October Challenge!

  7. Congrats on yet another magazine star! :)
    Great card today, that is such a lovely image of Santa and I love the little sprig!
    I love the Halloween Strictly it's always my fav!
    Enjoy your week my friend, we have a little person here until Wednesday as her mum and dad are having a little break in Amsterdam.
    V x

  8. Congrats to be published again! You're a card-making rock star! I really love the vintage look of that card. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. That New Forest looks like such a wonderful place to visit, I look forward to seeing more pics of that! Your card is beautiful! I love that background of Christmas stamps, what a great stamp set! Your Santa image is just wonderful, such great work with the oxides! Congrats on being published again, well deserved Jane! sending hugs :)

  10. Congratulation on your publication. Love the background you have created. Thank you very much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  11. NOT only do I love your card but also the published image with I thought was brilliant!



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