Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Funkie Junkie's tags of Christmas #7, with a Jane's Journal twist

Hi everyone yes I am back with a card post as I don't want to get too behind in Linda's fab challenge. As you know I am making 12 cards based on her 12 tags of Christmas and this is what I made for number 7. If you would like to join in the details are here. The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique with some amazing prizes!

Here is Linda's inspiration tag #7 and the themes I wanted to run with were the use of tags, the wonderful snowflakes, the poinsettia and using a monochrome colour scheme. For my colour palette though I wanted to use black not the sepia. So off I went to my garden studio and came up with my card.

I managed to recently buy the great Sizzix tags #2 set which I believe is actually retired so I wanted to use it for my tags. I used my distress inks to create a black monochrome background on the tags and then used my versatile Visible Image Bronte verse stamp to stamp some text onto them and blinged them up with gems and snowflakes. Here is a close up

I used plain black card for the backing card and embossed it using my snowflake embossing folder. I went over the raised surface with metallic gilding wax to give them some depth and then added lots of Frantage to give lots of sparkle, yes I know I just love this stuff! I also added lots of die cut snowflakes.

The poinsettia was die cut in silvers/greys/blacks and even vellum.
Here it is in close up

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

Funkie Junkie's 12 tags for Christmas Tag #7
Country View Challenges Letters - the letters are on my tags
Visible Image Sparkle.
Divas by design Something Snowy
Natalie and Amy For the Boys
Live and Love Crafts Photo Inspiration
Deep Ocean Winter
Papertake Weekly Snow and ice
Sweet stampin Christmas is coming
4 Crafty Chicks Snowflakes
A little Bit Crafty sparkle and shine

I am sure everyone wants to see a few more Daisy photos. These have been sent to me by my darling daughter. They came home from hospital on Tuesday late afternoon and are just fine. They even took her out for her first walk in her little baby sling yesterday. We are going back down to visit tomorrow....I am counting down the hours....
Enjoy these photos and I will be back with a Daisy post at the weekend and will also be able to show you the card I have made....a special one as you can imagine ;0)

Thanks so much for all the wonderful messages and emails you sent congratulating us on the birth of our darling granddaughter. I still keep pinching myself that this darling baby girl has come into our life and I just feel so blessed.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Awe little Daisy Jane is so beautiful Jane, she looks so content!! How times have changed....her first walk, in our day we would still have been in hospital!! :)
    I love your card, the black and silver are very striking!
    Happy Thursday my friend, not long until the weekend now!!! :)
    V xxx

  2. It's the c&p lady, fingers crossed things will get back to normal in a few weeks,but promise I have still taken a good look at today's lovely work.

    Added - sooooo sorry I missed the post below but huge congratulations to you and your family. The first one is always so very special as well.

    B x

  3. such a fabulous card- really love this - even as much as your adorable pictures. Wonderful xx

  4. Gorgeous card, Jane! But my eyes are all for Daisy Jane.. what a darling child and you have a whole lifetime to enjoy her and watch her grow.. and teach her to craft and crochet. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. okay did think wow fabulous all that time taken on your card and the texture is gorgeous but then you did it didn't you my whole focus went from craft to ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ooooooooooooooooo awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww love your photo's thank you
    Kate xx

  6. Brilliant card - can you use too much frantage - don't think so! Super work to share with us at Diva's & lovely baby pics too - Daisy is adorable! Jx

  7. Sparkly card, very festive. So happy to see more of Miss Daisy. (Glad the weather is better there for walking.) Enjoy your visit, Grandma Jane!!

    Happy Weekend,
    Anne D.T.

  8. Wonderful job, love the details and the color you did...nice. Thanks for playing our Snowflake challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT @4 Crafty Chicks

  9. What a different but wonderful card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

    PS.your Granddaughter is beautiful x

  10. That card is gorgeous, very original, I love it. That baby is gorgeous too! What is it about a new baby that makes us go to mush hehe.
    Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  11. This is outstanding. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

  12. Beautiful Jane!
    and thank you for the update on Princess Daisy Jane ;)
    Have a beautiful visit!!

  13. That's a gorgeous card, fabulous take on Linda's tag.
    Lovely little Daisy.

  14. Awesome card, love the sparkle and lay out, very effective, good luck in the visible image challenge )

  15. Such stunning card you have made. It's so different and so lovely. Wonderful! And congrats to your new grand daugther.
    Thanks for playing with us over at PTW.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, GDT

  16. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

  17. Fabulous card...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month and good luck.
    Wendy xx

  18. wow gorgeous card, love the colors.
    thanks for joining us at 4 crafty chicks

    caroline gdt

  19. Beautiful card jane - love the silver on black really stunning.

    daisy is just a little cutie - gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us over at A Little Bit Crafty - I wish you the very best of luck.

    Have a great weekend.


    Hazel x

  20. A really pretty card, love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  21. Hi Jane,
    Quite unusual Christmas card, but so pretty with all the sparkles and bling! Congrats on the birth of your granddaughter. Thanks for joining us at LLC for our Christmas challenge. Please note though that we have a max 10 challenges rule.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

  22. Good luck in the Visible image challenge for November. very nice entry. Kim x

  23. Love your black, white, silver theme here Jane. It's a total WOW! I especially like the way you have used your tags - very clever. And your poinsettias are sensational. A total smash hit here for #7. Congrats on the darling new granddaughter too - lucky you!



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