Friday 17 October 2014

Week 3 of The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas, Jane's Journal style.

Here we are at week 3 of Linda's great challenge.Everyone is welcome to join in with the fun which closes on 21st December by which time you need to have submitted all 12 creations using Linda's tags for inspiration. 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 week's Tag #3 can be seen here

For my card version this week I was inspired by Linda's lovely creamy/antique background colour and her use of snowflakes. I love snowflakes both real and on cards so I decided to find lots of way of using different textures for snowflakes on my creation.

First I made a Distress Ink blended background using some Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey inks
 Next I used my Imagination Crafts snowflake stencil and using Picket Fence Distress stain inked through.
 I loved this cool effect
 Next I used my Crafty Individuals' Santa stamp and stamped on top using Sepia Archival ink.
I also die cut some snowflakes and then added some distress glitter in a contrasting colour.
 I added some Pumice Stone ink around the edges.
I also die cut my new Cheery Lynn Icing border die.

It was then time to put on my creative hat....and here is my finished card creation.

and a couple of close ups, I really like the effect of the stencilling
And I used my Lili of the Valley sentiments, I love this set. You can also see that I added a little embossing glitter around the edge of my card too.

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

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas week 3
Little Claire's Christmas
Crafty Individuals Halloween madness or Christmas frenzy
Imagination Crafts anything goes
The Artistic Stamper memories I think this reminds me of past Christmas Eves when I looked to the sky and longed to see Santa and for it to snow ;0)
Country View Crafts Sparkle and Shine
Christmas cards all year round embellish it
Christmas at sweet stampin' snowflakes
Deep ocean Christmas in October
Fashionable stamping  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday O is for O is for the O in snOwflakes
Divas by Design texture

We are off to Southampton tomorrow to see Daisy and the family for the day. The weather here in the South is looking positively balmy. It's gorgeous this afternoon. It may reach 20c tomorrow...woot woot and if it does we may go for a walk in the New Forest which is stunning at this time of the year. I also enjoyed a wonderful day in London with my Mum yesterday, we saw the poppies at the Tower of London, what a sight ;0) Photos and a post to follow soon once I have made a Moment of the day as I came home full of inspiration.

Enjoy your weekend, sending out warmth your way if you need it.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Gorgeous card Jane, love your background, glittered snowflakes and of course the icicle die is amazing.
    Julie x

  2. I love everything about this make Jane - great composition. Thanks for joining in the CI October Challenge. Jean x

  3. Lovely card Jane, I really love the colour of this one!
    It's very mild here too, strangely so although it has got a bit cloudy here, hopefully no rain!
    Enjoy your Daisy-filled weekend my friend,
    V x

  4. That card is another award winner - I keep thinking it would be great to have them mass printed and sold by the box! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Fab vintage style Christmas card, Jane! I love the sepia tones and contrasting silver glitter of the snowflakes and that Santa stamp is just lovely!
    It's been mild here too, so much so that there was condensation on the outside of our windows this morning!?! Unforunately, living in the West at this time of year generally means rain and it's currently pattering (well more like slapping actually!) against my craft room window...oh to see the sunshine again! Have a great day with your girlies tomorrow and can't wait to see your pics of the poppies and your moment too! Hugs, Lisa x

  6. Such a pretty card Jane, love the ochre tones here!
    Thank You and have a wonderful week-end!

  7. oh my goodness I adore how you create the backgrounds absolutely amazing and I am dead jealous, love this car so much to look at
    hugs Kate xx

  8. Hi Jane, Love the new card, I especially love the colors you used. It is very calming to me and at the same time makes me excited for the white stuff and Santa! Can't wait to see the poppies, I LOVE THEM! Have a lovely time with Daisy and crew. We get to see our granddaughters today for apple picking : )

  9. Lovely card, Jane....I really like the effect of the rubber stamped image against the beautifully textured background.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Helen xox

  10. Hi Jane! Beautiful card! I like that snowflake stencil and all the lovely little things you add there. Enjoy your Sunday with the family! x Teje

  11. Absolutely love to see Jane the different stage of your card making.. You certainly have an eye for detail. So very original!!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  12. beautiful, love the snowflakes
    thank you for playing with us over on the divas by design challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  13. Gorgeous background stencil and love that santa stamp! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  14. I especially like the snowflakes, and your fall photos are beautiful too!

  15. I love the color combination, Jane! The vintage creams coupled with the deep red are so pleasing to my eye. Lovely stenciled snowflakes and gorgeous glittered ones. Super take on my week 3 tag! So great to have you joining in the fun.


  16. A wonderful card and I really like the fact you used a neutral colour palette but with lots of lovely sparkle.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.

  17. Gorgeous card Jane, love your background and the soft effect of just Picked Fence ink over the stencil! The glittered snowflakes are gorgeous too, and of course the stamp!! :) Thanks for joigning our CI challenge again and sharing your card with us! Coco xx

  18. Stunning and beautiful card. Love the detailed instructions.
    Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’, good luck in the challenge and I hope you will be back again.

  19. Your technique photos are fabulous. It's like sitting in your craftroom with you! I absolutely love the layering of your elements. This is a sensational make. The embellishments are just icing on the cake!!

  20. Great Card! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge

  21. Amazing card! Love the subtle snowflakes, the vintage feeling and the earthly colours!

  22. beautiful card - thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card all Year 'round! Kimberly DT


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