Friday 18 October 2013

Funkie Junkie's 2nd tag of Christmas with a Jane's Journal twist

I'm back with the 2nd of my Christmas themed cards inspired by the tags made by Linda of the Funkie Junkie Blog  sponsored by The Funkie Junkie on line store  Do pop on over to join in the fun. If you click on the blog  link you can see her great inspiration tag for week 2. It features a golden reindeer and I decided to use this as the inspiration for my Christmas card. I also liked the vintage looking stamp on her tag and the colours she used.
 Here is my finished piece.

It was really hard to get a good photo as the gold reflected so much!

My reindeer is a Memory Box die and the trees are Marianne. I cut them out from a Felix cat food box as I wanted them to be a little thicker than my normal card. I embossed them twice with gold embossing power for a thicker layer and whist still hot I pressed in a script stamp. This left behind the detail.

I used Pumice stone and antique linen TH distress ink and blended the backing card.

 When dry I stamped my Stampendous Snowy Postcard stamp using Vintage photo Distress ink as I wanted a subtle suggestion of the cottage in the background. I wanted to give the impression of a little hamlet in the snow getting ready to trim their trees.
Here is a close up

I added some Shabby White Frantage for a snowy effect and the snowflakes are Cheery Lynn.

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

Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas Tag #2
Bearly Mine anything goes
Holly Jolly Inspired by a Christmas carol my Carol has to be "In the Bleak Midwinter"
Crafts to Challenge you Christmas festivities, twist 2 what Christmas means to me I just love buying the tree at Christmas. We always have a real pine one.  This little scene makes me think of years gone by when it has snowed and we have had to drag it home. When I was small we did not have a car so everything was bought locally. I can almost smell the memories of pine and crisp white snow. I really so love Christmas..only 68 days to go.
Christmas cards all year round getting ready for Christmas
Whimsy stamps Shabby/vintage
Christmas at Sweet Stamping Men's cards
Polkadoodles Christmas is coming
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Square cards

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Today there are only 3 weeks left until our grandbaby is due...**squeal** not long now. Thanks as always for visiting me and your kind comments.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hi there, Jane! Love that pretty Winter Cottage stamp and your fab stamping and embossing techniques on this vintage style Christmas card! Great use of those die cuts and all the scrummy frantage (think I need some of this once all the work is done!)
    Your special day is getting nearer and it won't be long until you can finally meet your new grandbaby - wishing you all the very best! Hugs, Lisa x

  2. Wow a stunning it! x

  3. Wow, fantastic card, love how you created it. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

  4. Beautiful card Jane! There are so many layers to your cards and each one is a work of art. Thanks for sharing all the steps in making them.
    I'm squealing with excitement too, can't wait for your grandbaby .
    Have a nice weekend, xoRobin

  5. I do love your cards Jane and this one is beautiful :)

  6. Jane, each card is a work of art, you're getting better and better at this! Love it!!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Whoa, you've got the bling out this week Jane! :)
    That is a really clever effect, imprinting on the card, I really like that. It is a beautiful card, the little houses are gorgeous!
    Just 3 weeks to baby, so exciting!!!!!
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V xxx

  8. can see you are loving your own hand made papers these days and they do look fab and all that fran tage so yummy just gorgeous
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. this is a fabulous take on the tag Jane - really wonderful use of the snowy cottage stamp too - what a wonderful idea - love it xx

  10. What a stunning card - thanks for sharing for CCAYR 'getting ready for Christmas' - thanks also 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. x

  11. A fabulous card Jane, I love the inspiration you have taken from Linda's tag. I am with you on Christmas, I love the decorating and making the house look nice and I put a real tree in the living room and conservatory and lights everywhere. Have a good weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  12. Hi Jane, thank you so much for sharing the step by step!
    Your card is beautiful!!

  13. Beautiful card, Jane and sound fun project! I couldn't have guessed that you pressed the text on the gold colours on your own; I was tryig to read what it wrote on a Felix box! Lovely details and the reindeer is 'must' for Christmas.
    Ah, only 3 weeks and then how you can think Christmas or anything else that the little one! x Teje

  14. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  15. Love what you've done here, Jane! I especially like the wonderful background scene you created with such a lovely snowy feel to it. Your golden embossed reindeer and tree are beautiful too. So happy to have you joining in for week #2!


  16. You definitely achieved the look of a cottage set in a wintry scene and such a beautifully blended, inky background.

  17. Oh wow Jane - a fabulous card with some any great parts. Just love what you have created and you obviously had fun too! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly and we hope to see back again soon. Meighan DT

  18. Absolutely stunning Jane,,,,i am falling in lovw with this one,,,,,wow,woww,wowwwww

  19. A gorgeous card! The gold reindeer and trees are stunning - such a beautiful technique. Beautiful vintage image and the Frantage completes the card perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin! Hugs, Dawn

  20. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles. Hugsxx

  21. This is stunning! thanks for sharing at Crafts too hugs Rebekah xx

  22. Love the effect from stamping in the embossing powder.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


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