Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2015 #3

For those of you who are new to Linda's challenge you can read all the rules of it here. In a nutshell you use her weekly tag for inspiration and you can create anything crafty and as long as all 12 projects are completed by 22 Dec. You also have a chance to win one of her generous prizes. I was lucky enough to win $25 dollars last year to spend in her wonderful on line boutique which sponsors the challenge. Do have a look here at her shop, her stock is enormous and her prices really keen.

I choose to use the challenge to create 12 special Christmas cards.

You can see Linda's #3  tag here. I was inspired to use the stencil version of the holiday knit die she used. I bought this stencil after Christmas last year and it has yet to be inked up. Instead of her red and gold colours I went for red and kraft. I was also inspired to use a reindeer on mine too and put a wreath around his neck. I also wanted to feature some gold on my card so I decided on some embossing and a gold edge.

So this is what I got up to in my studio.

My favourite red ink and a blender
 I wanted to try to see if I could repeat the design across my card so I stuck it in place.
 I checked my progress...

and was pleased with the outcome. You will spot there is one area which didn't repeat correctly but I knew that would be covered so it didn't really matter. Perhaps I could have got away with not even saying it! Can you spot it?
 I triple gold embossed a die cut snowflake
Die cut a deer and inked him up and added some festive sparkle. I added a little wreath and a bell.I also made a stamped sentiment and distressed the edges for a vintage feel
 I also edged the border using a gold Krylon pen.
 I also die cut a tree out of corrugated packaging and inked it.
So I put on my creative hat and this is what I came up with,
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas 2015 #3
Country View  add some texture
Whimsy stamps 2/3 fall colours or Christmas
Christmas card challenges #47
We love to Create #22 #22
That Craft Place 1/3  anything goes mixed media
Scappy Mo's Rudolph Days anything goes
Simon Says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Pixie's snippets playground 3/3  #200 I used snippets of card and packaging and a tiny snippet of foilage for my card.
Simon says stamp Monday Throwback I have used the challenge Holiday cards from Dec 2014 here

I will be back on Saturday to share the last of my Halloween makes. Thanks so much for all your visits, it's always lovely to see you here.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Awe Jane that is really pretty, I love Scandi designs and your tree and reindeer are gorgeous!
    Just lovely! :)
    Have a great evening my friend!
    V x

  2. beautiful make - I love the kraft with the red - it works so very well! hugs rachel x

  3. For some reason all of the images are not coming up on my blog but the stencil and the colours look totally fabulous.

    Kath x

  4. Hi Jane, love your gorgeous stencilling can't see any missing bits, card came together beautifully a very rustic country Christmas...have a great weekend. .. Megan

  5. Looks wonderful! I love that Tim Holtz very Nordic looking and lovely...great with your gilded star and pretty reindeer.

    Thanks for taking part in the october Rudolph days Challenge.

  6. just popping back jane to say thanks for playing at countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  7. Wow Jane - this really is fabulous! Really looks the part :)


    Di xx

  8. Gorgeous...such a lovely Scandi design and I love all your embellishments!
    Happy weekend Jane.
    Helen xox

  9. Love that TH stencil, not seen that one before. Great work with it-your card is great.
    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.
    Lynn x

  10. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  11. Love how you used the knit stencil on the kraft. So pretty combined with red and kraft. Lovely take on Linda's tag. Thanks for joining us this week in the Throwback challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  12. HI Jane,
    It's beautiful and so traditional, I love it!

  13. Gorgeous tag Jane! I absolutely love the stencil you've used and the elements you've added look lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. What a gorgeous festive feel to your tag!


  15. Absolutely fabulous, Jane! Your stenciling is fantastic and I love the cluster with the tree, snowflake and deer - a really wonderful design! So happy you cared this one with my visitors!


  16. That's a great tag! Thank you for playing along with us at That Craft Place

  17. A very pretty card. All the elements work so well together, and add great dimension. I love the sparkle on your reindeer.


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