Monday, 9 December 2013

The Funkie Junkie's tags of Christmas #10 with a Jane's Journal twist

Fortunately for me Linda had a week off last week so I able to catch up with Tag #10 at the weekend.If you would like to join in with this challenge the details are all here. There are also some great prizes up for grabs as the challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. All 12 creations need to be uploaded onto her blog by 22 Dec so you need to get your skates on! Linda's tag for inspiration this week is here. I was drawn to the gorgeous holly stencilled stamping and the subtle coloured background with a few really bright red accents. I also loved the sparkly frame surrounding the sentiment. The main thing I was inspired by was holly.

Here is my card for this week. The light is so poor at the moment that I really struggled to get a good photo.

I know how everyone is enjoying seeing how I have created these cards so again I took some photos of my creative process.

I made my background card using my distress inks. I then found some old holly stamps from my stash (as I do not own any stencils, they are on my wish list). I stamped them randomly over the card and  then gave the edge a bright red lick with festive berries distress ink.

 I highlighted the berries with red glitter (my camera and the lack of daylight has made this look rather pink but in real life it is a lovely rich red).

I decided to keep to the holly theme and cut some holly leaves out using my Cheery Lynn holly leaves die using some lovely pearlescent green card from my stash. I added some "berries" I bought from Wilkinson's.

I decided to use some gold glitter card for my frame and then mounted my Lili of the Valley sentiment inside. I also wanted to use some red organza ribbon.
I finished my card off with some gold and green coloured gems  in the corners.
Here is one last close up.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas #10
Card Crafters Circle Celebrations celebrations
The Ribbon Girls Hi Ho Christmas
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Christmas sentiment
Crafting Muskateers Layer it up
Loves Rubberstamps anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Winter/Christmas
Emerald Faeries Christmas
A creative romance Sparkle at Christmas
Ali Craft Christmas
Country View Crafts  Bah, Humbug!
Crafty Catz Use 2 or more dies
Crafty Hazelnut For someone special
Pan Pastel all about paper and card
Simon Says stamp make your own background
Make it Monday Linky party #170
Cheery Lynn red and green
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge and hop 

We managed to get the trees up at the weekend, I will try to get a post up during this week to show some photos. I also got my cards written so I am catching up that list of lists slowly ;0) I hope everyone is managing to  Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting ;0) I still have my crackers to make yet... I need to get cracking then...ho ho ho!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Lovely card and process for making your masterpieces! I look forward to seeing your trees later this week. Good job on getting cards out. I'm glad to have that off my list!

    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
    ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. I love it Jane, really traditional, just how I like them! :)
    Brilliant process too, you're a clever lady!
    Enjoy your cracker making and have a great week!
    V xxx

  3. Your card is beautiful Jane

    Also it's great to see how your went about making it
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us on the ali-craft blog challenge

    Ali x

  4. this is beautiful Jane - I just made mine but its not a patch on this lol!!! Love the one that came out today for week 11 - wonderful xx

  5. beautiful design and colors, I love this! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  6. cough something missing!!!!!!!

    I do love your backgrounds so detailed and such depth a great card
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Beautiful card! I enjoyed seeing how you created it with the photos! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

  8. Gorgeous card and colors Jane. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  9. Beautiful layers and background, Jane! I love the gold die cut and pearlescent green leaves. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Premium Craft Brands, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  11. Jane, I adore the perlescent holly leaves and the super cool background you created! Your card is so fabulous. Thanks for playing along in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge! -Karen

  12. Beautiful!! and I always cherish seeing the step by step in your creative process!
    You make your own crackers?
    I cannot wait to see!

    May I ask you for your postal address?

    Thank You~

  13. Thanks for entering your fantastic card for CHNC challenge 154 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  14. Love the way you created your own background full of wonderful sparkle. Thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance.
    Linda :) xx
    Candy till 25th Decemeber

  15. Gorgeous card Jane and I always love to see your card making in progress because you're so clever...
    I've just been doing catch up and looking at your latest little Daisy pics..she's just gorgeous Jane...I'm feel so happy for you when I see your pics and I'm sure your dear girl feels so lucky to have such a lovely caring mum at this time!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Susan x

  16. Gorgeous card, I love the holly and seeing how you created it. Well done on writing your cards.....I haven't done mine yet....maybe tonight! Enjoy your week with your lovely wonderful it is to have a lovely mum to help you when you have just become a mum yourself! Hope you soon get your crackers made :)
    Helen x

  17. Delightful and beautifully detailed, thank you for joining in the fun over at MIM, Hugs Kerry DT xx

  18. Very lovely! Wonderful added sparkle! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  19. Playing catch up this week. Love your beautiful card.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  20. a beautiful background what a lovely tag, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  21. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  22. OMG, you did everything on your own! Respect to your technique and creativity! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  23. This is just so bright and beautiful! The red is fabulous and the shiny green holly leaves are too! Gorgeous glittered frame! This one makes me happy just looking at it!


  24. Very festive Christmas card, Jane. Love that background! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  25. Wow, what a stunning card. Love the glittery gold and holly berries & leaves. Thanks for joining us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.


  26. Suoer sparkly card. Thanks for joining our Sparkle at Christmas challenge at A Creative Romance :) xx

  27. Lovely project! Just perfect for the festive season! Thank you for joining in with us at Country View Crafts this month x as I'm stopping by so late I thought I'd wish you a Happy New Year!


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