Friday, 19 December 2014

The final Funkie Junkie tag for Christmas 2014, Jane's Journal style

Hello I am back again with another countdown to Christmas post.
I smiled wide yesterday when I got my milk in from the door step as.....the festive foils are back.
 I love that the milkman delivers these festive pints to me.

Today I want to share my final Funkie Junkie project.Where on earth did those 12 weeks go? Way back in September I started taking part in Linda of the Funkie Junkie's fun Christmas challenge. This is the second year I have taken part and I have loved it. I have really enjoyed exploring lots of new ideas and techniques. If you hurry you could still join in but you need to get your skates on. It closes on 21st December by which time you need to have submitted all 12 creations using Linda's tags for inspiration. You can make anything at all. 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 .

So here is my final project for her 2014 challenge. I have made 11 cards so far but as I have sent all my cards I decided to made a money/gift card holder instead for my son. I used a super tutorial over at my friend Brenda of Bumblebees and Dragonflies (thanks Brenda x)

The inspiration I took from Linda's fabulous #12 tag was the wreath, the red stamped sentiment and the red and white ribbon. This is one of my favourites that Linda made, do have a look here 

I selected my distress ink colours and using Tim Holtz's wrinkle free technique inked up my cut pieces of card.

Next I cut the pieces into shape as shown by Brenda and started to decorate first with a music score stamp by partial stamping using black archival ink

Next I used my TH wreath stamp and brown ink
and then I stamped a red Merry Christmas sentiment in the centre of it.
I then added various other stamps until I was happy with the result. I also die cut a half circle out of the base of the holder.
I continued adding some festive stamping.
Then it was time to attach the ribbon and my little money holder was complete.
Here it is with the ribbon tied
This is the back

 untie the ribbon

 and inside is the little pocket for the money/gift card

I would like to enter my money holder into the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2014 #12
A vintage journey Let's celebrate I have used lots of Tim inspiration here as I have shown in my post
The artistic stamper anything goes
Deep Ocean Christmas is all around
Dream Valley Christmas 
Simon says stamp Wednesday winter photo inspiration I was inspired by the pine cones in the middle right photograph,
Creative Inspirations Christmas/New Year
All Crafts Challenge anything but cards
Country View nostalgic Christmas. I adore the TH nostalgic stamps I used here, they really are just as I picture Christmas
Loves rubberstamps Holiday blitz anything goes
Inspiration Emporium  Sing, sing it loud
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge urgently needed Christmas cards
ABC Christmas Y for your family I made this for my son
Simon says stamp Monday anything goes
So there we are ...all finished. Thanks Linda for inspiring me again this Christmas and for organising the challenge, it must take a lot of hard work. I really appreciate it. Dare I say it without someone shooting me....I can't wait until next Christmas.

There are now only 6 days to go........
Take care, keep calm and carry on with your Christmas preparations ;0)

Back tomorrow,

Jane x


  1. Love your inky money wallet, Jane! Great use of your fab stamps and pretty red gingham ribbon (I need to buy some more red ribbon, my stocks are running rather low!) Hugs, Lisa x

  2. this is beautiful Jane - great stamping and a fabulous wallet! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

  3. Oh how lucky you are to have milk delivered, still. We had that when I was a child, but it's not an option here. GORGEOUS card!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. There really aren't too many milkmen left, I do remember the foils from my childhood !
    Your little money wallet is gorgeous, as always it's lovely to see the process, you're a clever lady!
    Happy weekend my friend, have a good one!
    V x

  5. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 207 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  6. Gorgeous gift card holder, Jane (lucky son)!

    The milk bottles, and their festive foil tops brought back memories of my childhood...sadly, here in 'Oz' bottles are 'no more'. Are you going to use those tops in a project?????....I bet you could create something quite magical.

    Jennifer. x

  7. Gorgeous project! So fun and festive! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. Great Christmas inkiness Jane, you can almost smell the pine off the Christmas tree with the shades you used. Lovely design.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie x

  9. Hello dear Jane,

    What a lovely gift card holder you have created! I just cannot understand how you find time to create all these wonderful things AND make all the Christmas preparations plus the "normal" living and work :) :) :) You are one superwoman, dear friend!

    Enjoy these precious days!


  10. Lovely project with such a vibrant background! perfect for stamping!!
    I really enjoy seeing the milk bottles too ;)

  11. WOO HOO Congratulations!! You inspired me from 1 to 12. Wishing you and yours a most joyous and blessed Christmas.
    hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  12. Very nice! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Have a wonderful holiday!

  13. Fabulous !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Happy Christmas !

    Jo x

  14. oh wow this is gorgeous and so much work has gone into it. I love it! thank you for sharing it with us at creative inspirations xx

  15. Beautiful inky background and layered stamping!

  16. This is so beautiful, love how you made this background!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  17. What a gorgeous folded tag, full of wonderful layered stamping - love the colours! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  18. You have made a really festive project for our month-long challenge at Pile It On, love this tutorial. Thank you for joining us and don't forget to check on Wednesday who's the winner. Good luck and best wishes for the new year!
    Anna xxx


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