Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2014 week 2, Jane's Journal style.

As week 3 starts tomorrow I am back today with my week 2 creation for Linda's Christmas challenge. Thanks everyone for the really kind comments you left for my first tag last week.

Everyone is welcome to join in with this fun challenge which closes on 21st December by which time you need to have submitted all 12 creations. The full rules are over on her blog here . Linda offers 3 very generous prizes of gift vouchers to spend in her terrific on line shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Do have a look at the link here .

This is her tag she made this week for week 2. As you know I choose to make 12 cards for the challenge instead of tags.

I took my inspiration this week from the red and green stenciling with the rather geometric feel. I also loved her shiny clear embossed poinsettia with the large gem in the centre. I also wanted to use a stamped tree at the centre of my card. I had a look through my stash of Christmas stamps and found my Lavinia fairy Christmas tree stamp. I also love gingham ribbon and wanted to use a piece on my finished card.

First I made an stencilled background using bold Dylusions spray inks in red and green.

 I used a Crafts 2 geometric pattern stencil and sprayed green ink through.

On top of this I put my Tim Holtz Christmas stencil and sprayed red though it. This is my backing card.

I also used a Dobadoo stencil to create 2 panels. I was a lucky winner of one of their challenges and won this great stencil.  For these I just used a single colour.

I die cut a poinsettia and a Christmas tree and after inking them I added clear embossing powder and heated them, I loved the shiny surface it created.

It was then time for me to put on my creative hat.
Below is a close up of my finished shiny poinsettia with the bling jewel in the centre

and the blinged up glossy tree

And this is my finished card.

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

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas week 2
Emerald Faeries things with wings
Country View Crafts sparkle and shine
Christmas cards all year round embellish it
Penny Black and More Get ahead for Christmas 
We do doobadoo Christmas
Papertake weekly anything goes
Deep Ocean Christmas in October
The Artistic Stamper memories my card is memories of my childhood Christmas tree and all the magic of Christmas Eve and yes that included believing in Fairies ;0)
Sparkles Christmas for a child

After some welcome rain yesterday morning the sun is back but it is quite chilly out. I plan to get out into the garden later and I may even get the change to plant some bulbs. Have a restful Sunday everyone and take care,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your card looks fantastic!
    I found your beautiful blog through Astrid ... I loved the profile pic!

    Gaby xo

  2. Very nice! I love all of the stencils you used and the embossing on the tree. These details make for a great card! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

  3. beautiful Christmas creation dear Jane!
    Thank You!!

  4. Fabulous inky indulgence Jane, needless to say it ticks all my boxes.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  5. Beautiful card, I love your stencil work. Thank you so much for joining us at Artistic stamper challenge this month.

  6. What a sensational card, Jane! I absolutely LOVE the red and green stenciled background and also the red and green stenciled mesh. Such a bright and cheery Christmas card. My favorite is still the traditional red and green Christmas colors. Wonderful job on this card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the 12 Tags of Christmas challenge!


  7. Hi Jane! Your card is fantastic! It's always exciting to see how you make them and the Materials you use. That Dobado stencil is great and the 'thing' to make the surface like 'moon'. x Teje

  8. Your Christmas card is beautiful Jane, I love the pretty background you created and the dies. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  9. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge For a Child “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  10. This is wonderful Jane, just my type of inky goodness, I bet it was great fun to make, and it's one of those Christmas cards for someone special.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our Sparkle and Shine challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  11. Fab creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Great card, love the silhouettes. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}


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