Saturday, 2 November 2013

Funkie Junkie's 5th tag of Christmas, with a Jane's Journal twist

I am back with my 5th creation for this really fun challenge being run by Linda over at the Funkie Junkie Blog. You can still enter the challenge of making 12 tags of Christmas using her fabulous makes as inspiration. All the details can be found here. The challenge is being sponsored by the great Funkie Junkie boutique and there are some awesome gift vouchers to be won. The challenge does not close until 22 December so you have until then to enter your creations.

If you click here you can see Linda's fab tag for week 5. The first thing which caught my eye was the great vintage Santa stamp stamped in sepia colours. I also loved the frame she had die cut to put him in. I also wanted to use the lace and the little garland effect she used with the bows and the poinsettia. So with all this inspiration this is the card I made.

I started my card by colouring my die with Vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks
 When it was dry I stamped this wonderful Visible Image Vintage Santa stamp, another of my great wins from my challenges this year. I used Momento ink for stamping.
I tied some tiny brass bells around the frame with twine and added a little red stickles glitter to secure the knots and also for some extra colour  and sparkle.
I then added my papers , lace and made a die cut poinsettia flower.
I also added some Frantage (my favourite new product of this year by far!) for a touch of bling.  The little tag sentiments are both Lili of the Valley.

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

Funky Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas #5
Christmas at Sweet Stampin card for a man
Top Tip Tuesdays seasons my season is winter
Natalie and Amy For the boys
Visible Image Make it Sparkle
A Gem of a Challenge Christmas is coming
Polkadoodles Christmas is coming
Allsorts Christmas Cheer
Heck of a Challenge In the Frame
Die Cut DivasHolidays and Celebrations

Now that we are really into November we realise just how close Christmas is (53 days) but not only that there are only 6 days until our grandbaby should be making an appearance. It's really such an exciting time for our family and at the very best time of the year. Have a lovely evening, it's nearly time for me to get my Strictly Fix.......keeeeep dancing crafting!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. beautiful Jane - I,m looking forward to doing this one xx

  2. I adore your vintage inspired cards and tags!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Has such a lovely nostalgic feel to it.

  4. Beautiful card Jane, I love that image of Father Christmas, some images are a bit too twee but that really is lovely!
    I cannot believe that you are that close to being a Gran!! The time has really flown in, looking forward to the email!!!
    Strictly was brilliant tonight, I love the Halloween special the make-up and costumes are always amazing!
    V xxx

  5. Hello Jane .Super vintage Christmas card .Love that frame and the embellishing .
    Thanks for sharing on Heck of a Challenge .
    ps might browse here a bit longer I think

  6. a beautiful take on the tag Jane. It's a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

  7. Beautiful and vintage. Great color combo, I like the lace and twine, wonderful colors. Love it.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas'.

  8. Hello Jane, you have such a knack for adding just the right touches and dimensions to your creations!
    Lovely work as always...
    Thank You~

  9. what no trip photographs :( however loving this you are getting so good at this colour creating you will never need a stack of papers again, gorgeous tone and beautiful vintage feel to this card
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Stunning make Jane x thanks for joining in with us at polkadoodles

  11. As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely Christmas creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  12. Fantastic creation, love the vintagey Santa he looks great & the frantage ....I really need to get some!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. A fabulous card Jane, I love your take on Linda's tag especially the bows and bells. I am waiting for your grandbaby news, so exciting.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  14. Absolutely LOVE FATHER CHRISTMAS!!!! AND the Bells!
    I'm waiting for the BIG NEWS FLASH!!! : ) ; )
    SOOOOOON, xoRobin

  15. Love the greens, white and sepia....So lovely.
    Waiting for some good news soon, Grandma Jane!!!!

    Thinking of your family this week...
    Anne xx

    PlumCreek Studio

  16. I love this vintage inspired Santa card, Jane....especially the bells! Looking forward to the exciting news soon :)
    Helen x

  17. Fabulous card, I love how you have used the stamps. Thank you for entering the Visible Image Challenge, and good luck. Hugs Pauline, DT member xxxx

  18. Everything about this is beautiful the background, the main image panel the colors, wow, sensational Fr. Christmas image and I love the poinsettia. I love your take on my tag #5. So happy to have you along on the 12 tags challenge this year!


  19. What a lovely card. I like the way you put it together. Thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas.

  20. Great card! Love how you used the vintage Santa stamp!! Thanks for joining us at Visible Image!!!

  21. Wow Jane, this is stunning! The little bells & twine around the die-cut are genius.

    Jennifer. x (your newest follower)

  22. Gorgeous vintage card and such a great Santa image. Love those little bells tied around the edges too.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and be sure to stop by again!

  23. So beautiful Jane - love al the details.
    Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  25. Lovely card Jane. I've only just had the courage to open up my frantage pot. Yours looks fab.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘seasons’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  26. A really stunning card Jane! Love what you have done with our Vintage Santa, great layout xx

  27. Hey Jane this has got to be one of my all time favourite christmas stamps. I love what you've created with it.

    Thanks for enter the Visible Image challenge for this month
    Julie (design team member) xx

  28. Gorgeous Thanks for joining us at a HOAC.
    Chris x


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