Sunday, 13 October 2013

12 tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie style - with a Jane's Journal twist

My uber talented crafting friend Brenda of Bumblebees and Dragonflies recently showed a card she had made which was  linked to a card challenge I had not heard of before. I followed the link and was delighted to find The Funkie Junkie. Similar to Tim Holtz's annual 12 tags of Christmas, Linda, the owner of the Funkie Junkie blog and store is hosting a similar event for 2013. The beauty of her challenge is that you are allowed to be a little more "frilly and girlie" rather than pure grunge, which suits me just fine and you do not have to use just Ranger products.There are great prizes to be one...and a spending spree in her store is in line for the lucky winners! Do check out her store  on line boutique here

There are 12 tags which she will make and share over the coming weeks. The challenge is open until 22 December. Her tags are to take inspiration from or "case"and you can create a tag, card or any other card making project. I have decided to join in with this as it is also another great way for me to get 12 more Christmas cards or tags made and time is really ticking my now. If you would also like to join in with the fun this is the link

For week one the tag she has made for inspiration is shown here
For my card I wanted to try "casing" Linda's tag using the black and white background, the chalky snowflake effect and the icicles. Now I do not have any Tim Holtz stamps or stencils so I decided that I had to be a little Heath Robinson and look at my stash of crafting goodies. I have 2 lovely snowflake stamps which I decided to use on my black background card.  I stamped them with white pigment ink. I also used one of my Lili of the Valley Christmas Grungy messages as the central sentiment for my card. I think this is my most unusual use for one of these little sentiments, I usually tuck them away in the background. This time it is the focal for my card and here it is;
Here is my LOTV sentiment in close up which is edged using Diamond Dust glass glitter, it gives such a great frosty effect.
 I used a Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish die cut which I also blinged up with Diamond Dust
 Here is is in close up, it looks as though Jack Frost has been around ;0)
It is for sale in my Etsy Shop here
I would like to thank Linda for organising such a fun challenge and I really hope to join in with all 12 projects.Of course mine will have a Jane's Journal twist...LOL!

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

The Funkie Junkie Tag 1 for the 12 tags of Christmas
Lili of the Valley anything goes
The Ribbon Girl anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Square cards
Penny Black and More (3rd and final entry) anything goes
Simon says stampuse a rubber or clear stamp
Papertake Weekly use 2 things I used 2 die cuts, the flourish and the icicle top border
Bearly Mine use string, ribbon or twine I used ribbon and twine
Divas by Design use 3 or more layers I can count 4 on my card, excluding the flourish it that also counts?
Crafty Sentiments anything goes
Emerald Fairies sparkle
Christmas at Sweet Stampin cards for men
Make it Monday linky party #162

It is the most horrible day today, windy and raining. We are leaving for Goodwood in the next 1/2 hour and yes I will be taking a brolly. It's a fun way though to spend the day. Enjoy your Sunday and thanks to Brenda for sharing Linda's great challenge and to Linda for hosting it.

Keep dry and carry on crafting ;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hello Jane - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili challenge! Mary x

  2. Hello lovely lady...I'm back and for once our weather beats's beautiful here this morning, thankfully (you wouldn't believe the washing I have)!
    And just when I'm finally accepting autumn I'm presented with the 12 tags of C !!! ;) I do love that glass glitter though! :)
    Have a wonderful afternoon, hopefully the weather will pick up for you!
    V xxx

  3. Wow Jane this is superb, I just love how you have taken Linda's tag and created such a fabulous card, just perfect. Thanks for the mention and link to my blog, that's very sweet of you. I hope Goodwood isn't as wet and miserable as it is here. Whatever the weather though have fun.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Love snowflakes and how you ran with that theme! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Welcome to the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style, Jane! I'm delighted to have you playing along with us this year! Your card came out fabulous. I love the beautiful chalkboard effect you achieved with the white stamping on the black CS. Love the flourish and the chunky glitter too. Just a wonderful take all around on my inspiration piece! Thanks again for joining in the challenge.


  6. Hi,fantastic style,I love the black and withe!!!

  7. Absolutely stunning and a great idea for an Xmas card.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black And More this month and good luck.

    I hope you didn't get too wet at Goodwood, it's such a shame, as i noticed the racing was on today, when we drove past yesterday, on our way to the Weald And Downland museum.

    Luv Sam x

  8. Gorgeous card Jane, I love the colours and wonderful sparkle.
    Thank you for taking part in the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Sue xx

  9. wow fabulous colours and design! thanks for joining us at Bearlymine Challenges

  10. Your card is magical ;)
    Sending you sunshine from the Midwest...

  11. Lovely and sparkly, thanks for playing at PTW

  12. This is a little bit different for your Jane, but it is rather lovely and looks so smart in the black and white.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  13. Fabulous card, I love all the snow and detailing you used. Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge DT

  14. Thanks for joining us again Jane this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !! That frost is amazing sweetie and another fab christmas card !!

    hugs Diane xx

  15. What a neat trick! Love the diamond dust glass glitter (don't have any of that, but want it now, lol). Great card, love the black and white.
    I linked over from MIM where I am participating with my
    Happy Birthday Hug Card
    I would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  16. This looks fabulous Jane and really effective. thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin
    x catherine

  17. oh my Jane what a frosty glitzy feast for the eyes and love the black and white stunning
    Hugs Kate xx

  18. That card is a work of art! Getting excited, much? I'm happy for you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  19. Fabulous Christmas card and frost Jane. I stopped by from MIM for a look..Loz

  20. Very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  21. Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  22. Nice effects. I like the way the sparkly parts remind me of snow.

  23. Beautiful crafting - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 146 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. You could also enter this into the Crafting Musketeers challenge 6: Christmas in October - would love to see it there too x

  24. Jane, I love the snowflakes and crystals. Happy Creating. PLease send any extra sunshine my way.....

    PlumCreek Studio

  25. Very effective look to stamp the sentiment and snowflakes in white!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and we hope you will join us again.

  26. Fab card Jane, good luck in the challenge! Bethx

  27. Thanks for entering our 'Anything Goes' challenge Jane. What an unusual card, very striking!

    Good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley


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