Tuesday 19 November 2013

The Funkie Junkie's tags for Christmas #8 with a Jane's Journal twist

Here we are at week 8 of Linda's fab Challenge over at the Funkie Junkie challenge blog. How fast the festive season is now approaching and this year with our little Daisy it is going to be even more special.
This fab challenge is being sponsored by The Funky Junkie Boutique with some amazing gift voucher prizes. There is still time to join, your 12 entries need uploaded on the blog  by 22 Dec. The full details are here

This week's inspirational tag can be seen here. This week I took the snowflakes, the amazing embossed background, the vintage Santa stamp and the twine to inspire my card. Here is what I made.
Everyone seems to enjoy seeing my creative process for these cards so I shall show you how my card was created;
I started with a blank sheet of smooth card and used my Distress Inks to create a blue based background

I added Pumice Stone DI  to give some contrast to the blues.

 I used a very old snowflake stamp I own and stamped the card with Versamark watermark ink and then added some clear embossing powder.


I then used my heat gun to melt the powder.

Next I blended Vintage photo distress ink and it gave a really cool resist effect showing the blue underneath the embossing.

I cut out various snowflakes and my Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas sentiment. I added colour with my distress inks.

I placed the snowflakes in the corners adding a bow of twine as a feature. The vintage Santa stamp is by Visible Image.

I made an oval plaque to hold the sentiment and added a red bow and some red gems to give just a hint of red to the card.

Here is my piece ready to be mounted on a cream card back. It's a shame there is no "touch" feature on the computer as this has great texture to it.

I have put it up for sale in my Etsy shop here. I have several Christmas card for sale and I do combine postage or if you do not buy from Etsy just email me if you have an interest in buying any of my cards.

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

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #8
Crafty Ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Visible Image Make it Sparkle
Crafts to Challenge You Vintage the main theme is A vintage Christmas and the twist for the next 3 weeks is polychromatic, 3 colours or more. I have used blue, brown and red.
Divas by Design Something snowy
Creative Creations Sparkle and shine
Vintage Stamping challenges Traditional Christmas
Bunny Zoe Shabby chic/vintage
Stamping sensations Christmas
Penny Black and More Anything goes
Little Claire's Christmas
Make it Monday Linky party #167
Loves rubberstamps Shabby chic or vintage
Pan Pastel UK anything goes
Crafty sentiments Designs Christmas
Christmas cards all year round winter wonderland/snow
Sparkle Creations bling
ABC Christmas W for winter wishes

I am sure you will not be surprised that there will be a Daisy photo or two here as well ;0) We had a lovely visit on Friday, she is doing really well and is starting to really focus when she opens those sweet eyes. We are planning another trip to visit on Friday..I am counting down the hours.
Don't you think she has a pair of hands which are just itching to get crafty with Nana?

Isn't she just adorable .....my sweetest littlest mouse indeed.

The photo below came in last night so is a bit dark but I could not resist adding it for a real awwwww moment....Vivienne will really appreciate the bunny ;0)

One last piece of exciting news is that this year I am joining my friend Lori, for her annual Visions of Sugarplums. Christmas blog event. How apt this is for me, Mrs Christmas. If you love Christmas you will really enjoy this. Please can I ask you to spread the world to all the other crafters out there, prizes are to won just for visiting and commenting! There is a logo in my side bar...please pass it on or even add the gorgeous logo below with a link. Thanks so much. I will be sharing a couple of Christmas themed posts with you...my favourite time of the year really is nearly here (36days) ;0)

Thanks for all the wonderful comments you have been leaving, I so enjoy reading every single one of them. And a really warm welcome to my newest followers...enjoy ;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Awe, every little girl should have a bunny to cuddle! :) She is such a sweetie! :)
    It never ceases to amaze me how much work goes into your cards Jane, you should always show the process so that everyone appreciates the work. I really love the colours in this card and I love that Santa stamp!
    Happy Tuesday my friend and you too little Daisy,
    V xxx

  2. Very beautiful work,this Santa is nice!And your baby is a king!!!

  3. Fabulous card! and beautiful baby!!
    thanks for joining our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps this week

  4. Hello Jane, I saw this card in your shop right away. How fun to see more step-by-step creating.
    Hello Miss Daisy……You are so adorable!!

    Have a creative week. Hope it's warmer there.

    Anne x

  5. Hello Jane, what a pleasure to visit your blog to say thanks for joining us at CCAYR with your fabulous card, it is wonderfully colourful and the stamping is great. Thankyou for the tutorial too, very instructive.

    Most of all though I've just been enchanted looking at the photos of baby Daisy, she is gorgeous, and as you say Christmas will be so much special with her here.

    Good luck with the challenge, Kate x

  6. It was inspiring to see how you put your gorgeous cards together.. very labor intensive! I am happy to see how Daisy Jane is growing.. and her lovely hair. I think she looks just like you and your daughter!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. gorgeous card and I loved to see how you created it....wonderful pictures of that sweet baby....thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
    ♥♥♥ Margreet

  8. That's a gorgeous card with great details. Love your background.

  9. Wonderful creation,.. thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS, beautiful photo's too! thanks for sharing x carol

  10. This is stunning work. A beautiful image and fabulous colouring.
    Posting baby pictures has to be done. I have just posted some of my granddaughter.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

    Nellies Handmade Cards

  11. Wonderful card, love the browns & blues, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  12. gorgeous take on tag 8 Jane - and Daisy is growing fast - aw - she's so beautiful xx

  13. Oh my Sweet Daisy Jane has changed already!
    Her looks like it's going to be fair...

    Love what you've created with the distress inks Jane!
    Your card is beautiful!

    Thank You~

  14. Great tutorial, Great design, we're glad you entered the crafty ribbons challenge this week
    P x

  15. Sweet Jane, We can never get enough pictures of your beautiful Daisy! She has a nice amount of hair for a little munchkin. Love her bunny!
    Great card too, as always
    I'm going to try to get the sugar plum on my blog to spread the word.

  16. Your card is amazing, Jane....so many clever effects and wonderful ideas! Your little Daisy is so sweet....I'm so glad she has a bunny to cuddle :) I spent some time yesterday with my own lovely little Daisy....such a delight to have grandbabies in our lives isn't it?!
    Wishing you a happy rest of the week. Keep cosy!
    Helen x

  17. Hi Jane,
    fabulous design and beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  18. do so love your handmade created backgrounds and your tutorials just great, and smiling at your photo's gorgeous
    Hugs Kate xx

  19. Wow I seen this on Make it Monday Its Stunning Hugs Sandra xx

  20. Great creation Jane and vintage Santa looks fab :) good luck in the 'make it sparkle' visible image challenge and Daisy looks adorable you lucky lady xx

  21. Another stunning entry from you love the vintage theme you have chosen. Daisy is a real cutie. XX Julie Thanks for entering the Visible Image Challenge.

  22. Your card is lovely but... that little girl is ADORABLE!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  23. Love the step by step photos Jane. :) Your project is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

    Your grandbaby is adorable!!

  24. Fabulous card, Jane! Love the distressing and embossing! Thanks for the tutorial! I love to watch beautiful projects come together! Just became your newest follower! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!

    Please click here to join in my Blog Candy!

    Crafty Sentiments Designs
    Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

  25. Beautiful design, I love all the details and thanks for showing us the steps you took to get this fabulous look. I love it.
    Daisy is so adorable, love teeny tiny ones! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  26. Absolutely beautiful - love the background you created. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  27. What a beautiful baby!

    I love this card, I wish I could pull this style off, it looks great x

  28. Beautiful creation! That goes for card and Baby... So adorable!!
    Thank You so much for joining in here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Join us again real soon.
    Good Luck and Happy Holidays, Dangina

  29. Adorable baby! So cute that I had to go back up to remind myself of your card - which, by the way, is beautiful with rich colors! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

  30. This is a beautiful holiday card! The baby is adorable and so is the bunny - cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  31. Wow Jane! This is gorgeous! I am going to have to try this out! And OMGoodness! You have a sweet little Angel :) She is absolutely adorable!! You have to be such a proud Nana :) Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs AND Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us BOTH again soon! Good luck in the draws :)

  32. Hellooo Jane...Daisy is adoreable and sure you are going to have zillions of precious moments!!
    Your card is gorrgeous..wow.....from the deelish background to the snowflakes..your layers are fabulous and your step by step..thank you!
    So happy you joined in over Premium Crafts Brand and good luck.
    Tracy xxx

  33. wonderful card, love the colours
    thanks for joining in the challenge at Visible image x

  34. Great card - thanks for sharing how you made the gorgeous background.

    Love the photos too!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

    Helen N x

  35. Oh my, Jane, your background is absolutely gorgeous - wonderful colors and that embossed snowflake flourish is totally amazing. Your card came out wonderful - I really love the colors. And your Daisy is a little doll!



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