Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2014, Jane's Journal style week 10

I have just been able to keep my head above water and on course making my cards for Linda's fabulous Christmas challenge. We have reached #10. Her tag this week is one of my favourites and it features lots of holly. Do have a look at her tag here

Everyone is welcome to join in with The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas challenge. 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 . I am choosing to make 12 Christmas cards instead of tags.

I was inspired this week by the holly....I love holly, it really is the most festive of plants. I thought that the grungy/Gothic effect Linda created using extra embossing was great so I decided to add that to my card. I also love the little bit of red she used and decided to try to incorporate that too. She also used vellum again and that was my choice to mount my sentiment on.

I know you all enjoy seeing my process so here goes. First I blended some festive coloured Distress inks onto my backing card. I am still just managing to work in my garden studio so the photos are a little dark as they were taken on my work bench.

I also added a swoosh of antiqued bronze DP and sprayed with water.

Next I got out my Holly Bough stencil
 and added Pine needles DI through it
I used my Gothic stencil again to add some texture

 I mixed the bronze DP into the paste
 and was left with this cool effect
I also loved the lattice Linda used so I decided to gold emboss some using my spellbinders die and also some Cheery Lynn holly leaves which I die cut. These are my favourite holly leaves as you get so many different sizes and they give a lovely deep vein too.
I also added some bronze DP to the leaves and trellis

So then it was time to put on my creative hat...................and this is what I came up with.
You can see that I added some red Stickles to the leaves and trellis and just added a pop of red to the baubles on the sentiment.
The sentiment is Lili of the Valley and I mounted it on a piece of the vellum I made for my #9 Funkie Junkie card. I also edged the card with bronze DP...this is so much more sparkling in real life. Here is a close up of all those textures.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #10
Frilly and funkie A vintage holiday
Country View Crafts nostalgic Christmas to me holly is such a nostalgic part of my Christmas, I always have some in my house.
Noor! Design UK Merry Christmas
Whimsy Inspirations anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday  Holiday cards
Simon says stamp Wednesday Christmas/ holidays
We do doobadoo get festive
Penny Black and More Special occasions mine is of course...Christmas
Cheery Lynn red and green

I hope you all enjoying your weekend? The countdown to Christmas is ticking along now.........just
18 days to go. Our tree was delivered yesterday and we really hope to get the chance today to get it inside and decorated.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Lovely inkiness today Jane, I can see you are really enjoying the change in direction with your crafting in recent months.

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

    B x

  2. Back again Jane because I realised I forgot to thank you for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. Oh man, that Gothic stencil is a favorite for me. The texture stands out beautifully atop your holly background and I love where you added the hints of red. A beautiful card and tutorial Jane!
    Lisa x

  4. Love the overall vintage look of your tag, Jane, I too love the holly leaves. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  5. Beautifully done Jane, love all the texture and ink! Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More!

  6. Wow Jane I love the effect of the paste and it looks like amazing fun to play with too! Brilliant card and once again such a tremendous amount of work! Well done. :)
    Hope you're having fun with your tree!
    V x
    P.S. I can't believe that was number 10, where on earth does time go to?

  7. Another masterpiece of a card! Eek.. 18 days?
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Jane!

    Jennifer. x

  9. Lovely take on Linda's tag and for the holiday challenge. Beautiful greens and golds. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  10. Great card, Jane! Love all the texture and layers of techniques!
    Can't believe you're still in your garden studio - the prospect of even going outside leaves me cold! Hugs, Lisa x

  11. Beautiful card Jane! Love the whole technique of embossing and bronzing! "I" wish you a Merry Christmas!
    Time is flying and it's all so fun and exciting this time of year.
    Love it, xorobin

  12. What a beauty, Jane! I'm loving all the greens and that gorgeous gold stenciling with one of my very favorite stencils! I really like that you have minimal embellishments and left the background to show. Fantastic take on tag #10!


  13. Just love the texture you got on this - looks fab.
    Thanks for taking the time to share with us at Penny Black & More during this busy month.
    Lynn X

  14. Beautiful Jane and always so interesting to see the various stages.
    Thanks Jane!

  15. This is beautiful! Love the background! Very pretty!

    Happy Holidays!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  16. I certainly feel Festive when I visit your blog just now Jane. Love your gilded Holly Leaves and design. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  17. Oooh Jane, this is one I've still got to tackle and yours has given me even more ideas. LOVE the mix of stencilling on that fabulously blended background and gold embossing. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  18. I love all the textures you have added here and the holly leaves turned out fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
    Hugs Tracy x

  19. Beautiful work in those fabulous traditional colours. Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx


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