Tuesday 17 November 2015

Christmas shopping and Funkie Junkie number 7

I had a great day last Thursday Christmas shopping with my 2 girlies. We met at Gunwhalf Quays which is a great outlet shopping centre and right on the coast at Portsmouth
with the spinnaker tower rising high

We also watched the ferries coming in from the Isle of Wight

Today I am back with my #7 Funkie Junkie tag so I have very nearly caught up week 8 has just been published so I will get that one made this week and post it before next Monday

 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.

This is her #7 tag here

I was inspired to use the lovely blues and silver colours on her tag and the snowflakes with gems...and this is how I went about it.

I wanted a very snowy back ground so I repeat stamped a sheet of card with an ancient stamp I own. It looks like little fireworks too in the sky
I then added texture paste through Tim's snowflake stencil 

 Next I added some inks with a blending tool leaving the snowflakes bare. I wanted to add pewter distress spray to these areas.

I wanted to put Santa in my snowy sky so I inked up my Crafty Individual stamp...one of my Christmas faves and coloured him with distress inks and markers.
There are no more process photos as I the light in my studio faded fast.

Then it was time to get my creative hat on....and here is my finished card.
and a close up of the sparkly background and my snowy die cuts, they are Whimsy, Noor,  Tim Holtz, spellbinders, Cheery Lynn, Marianne and Sizzix. I added some blue gems too. 

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

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2015 #7
Country view The colour blue
Crafty Individuals Winter frost
Noor UK anything goes
A vintage journey baby you're a firework my old stamp I used has little "fireworks" in the background.
Pixie's snippets playground 2/3 #203 I used lots of snippets of frosted white card for my die cuts and a piece of silver for the star
Mixed Media world anything goes
Take it make it November  take a stamp
Ribbon Girl 2/3 use any stamp
Craft Barn 2/3 Guinness book of records luckily Jane has allowed a loose link for something which "could" be a record...I think my record might be the number of different brand Christmas die cuts used on a single Christmas card I used 7 ;0)
We love to create mixed media/anything creative #23
Rubber dance white/blue/red winter inspiration
Flonzcraft Vintage Traditional Christmas
Sweet stamping wrap up warm my Santa is wrapped up warm in his cloak and hat

We saw Spectre on Friday night and really enjoyed it. Daniel Craig is a great Bond and the action scenes and locations are Bond at it's best. I'm off for another Christmas shop on Thursday afternoon with my dearest friend Karen...it's our annual jaunt and we manage to fit a long lunch and afternoon tea in too.

Thanks for visiting me here today and for taking the time to leave your comments.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. A perfect creation for our theme Jane, many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft VSC's.

    B x

  2. Wonderful! Jane Your star stamp and snowflakes in your misty night sky do give the feel of sparkly fireworks . Thank you for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey .

  3. Such fun shopping sprees Jane! I love shopping myself and Christmas shopping is the best!
    Love the Santa card, the background is brilliant, great blues and sparkles!
    Have fun with your friend xoxoRobin

  4. Ho ho ho! Wonderful card, and I'm glad for you that you get to enjoy these outings with your girls.

  5. Santa is brilliant Jane and once again another amazing background, you do have some fun with those backgrounds! :)
    Enjoy your shopping trip my friend,
    V x

  6. Hello Jane,

    Love the Santa, goes beautiful with blue&shining stars! Happy shopping on Thursday, me&Sis are off (to IKEA and all) on Saturday! The best time of the year is close!

    Happy crafting, and snowy (heavy!!) greetings from here again!


  7. Oh Jane, what an amazing card you made! The detail of how you made it is always such a bonus when I'm hopping round the playground - I'm such a sticky beak :) The Santa looks so much as if he's flying along with that amazing sky in the background!

    Gosh I wish I could just walk to the loo easily let alone go Christmas shopping! It's awful not knowing how long this latest little fiasco will take to clear up. But, no good moaning - I do get fed and watered regularly by my lovely chap! :)


    Di xx

  8. wonderful - I love your take on this one xx

  9. Wonderful combination of elements on your card Jane, and working well together! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge x

  10. Love the vintage Santa in your card. Have fun shopping with your friend.. and take some snapshots to share with us, please. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  11. Hi Jane,

    Thank you for sharing your pictures. You are so organised, I haven't even begun my Christmas shopping yet!
    LOve your 7th tag! Great movement and texture there ;)


  12. Love your photos today Jane, ferry boats are amazing! Beautiful version of tag 7, your background is so dimensional and it really looks like a winter evening sky! Great image too, hugs :)

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  14. What I MEANT to say was . . . super looking festive CARD!

    Love it.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  15. You truly live in a beautiful place. Looking at that alone would be a Christmas present to me! Your card is WONDERFUL and I love the different versions of starry night sky you did and that tree with snowman in front is wonderful! This is so pretty.
    Lisa x

  16. Such a fabulous Christmas card and scene - I love the techniques you've used. This is just perfect for our 'Wrap Up Warm' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  17. beautiful card and great coloring of the CI stamp

  18. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely card. Debbie x

  19. You've created a sonderful snowy scene, let's hope we get a white Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at MMW this month
    Amanda x

  20. Wow, loving those inky techniques! Thanks so much for joining in our 'Wrap Up Warm' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. So glad you joined in the fun with us this week and look forward to seeing you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x SS DT

  21. Love this starry background and the way you colored the image!

  22. Oh Jane, this is a wonderful Christmas card, I love it!!! Fab coloring of the CI stamp too, simply gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining in our CI challenge. Coco xx

  23. Such a wonderful card and beautifully composed and the CI stamp so perfectly coloured. I love the background with the mix of stamping and stencilling.
    Thank you for joining the CI Challenge.

  24. Another stunning card Jane! Loving the record too!! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  25. Love your photos . Your artwork is lovely, I love the blend of colours and your stencilling. I love layers added to a design adds so much interest. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x

  26. Hiya Jane - just popping back again to say thanks so much for joining us at CVC this month and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel x

  27. Beautiful card Jane. Love all of the different elements. Fab coloring. You have really brought Santa alive. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

  28. lovely tag!

    Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper Challenge!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  29. What a wonderful background you created for all your beautiful snowflakes and jolly old Santa, Jane. Sounds like you are having some happy holiday shopping times as well! Thanks so much for joining ups in the fireworks challenge at A VIntage Journey! Julia xx

  30. Lovely Christmas card ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  31. Congratulations on winning the Craft Barn challenge with your fabulous card.

  32. This is gorgeous. Love the image and your beautifully embellished design.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  33. Gorgeous snowy scene! Loads of texture and lovliness! xxx

  34. Jane, this is indeed magical! Love the idea of using snowflakes and stars to create your fireworks! I have that ancient stamp!!! Wonder where it is??? Beautiful card! I can see why your Crafty Individuals stamp is your Christmas favorite--love it! Hugs!

  35. Wow! I love your Christmassy take on the fireworks theme, Jane - the sleigh looks wonderful making its way across that magical sparkly sky. Fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  36. Love your Christmas card Jane! The starry background looks like fireworks are indeed exploding in the night sky as Santa flies over the rooftops, thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

  37. Fabulous background and what an amazing collection of snowflakes. I LOVE the way you stamped on that die cut panel and colored up the Santa scene. This is one really cool tag!


  38. Lovely card, Jane! The star cluster stamp brings back such fond memories of one of the very first stamps I bought, back in 1992 :) Thank you for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance one more! ♥

  39. So pretty. A fun image. Love all the stars and die cuts. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  40. Awesome work! Thank you for playing along with us over at the Rubber Dance Challenge. Use "susanne2015" on your next order in the Rubber Dance online store to save 15%! I wish you lovely holidays. xx Susanne.

  41. Great card! Wishing you luck with the Rubber Dance challenge :)

  42. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining our Rubber Dance challenge ♥


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