Friday, 13 November 2015

Tim Holt'z 12 tags of 2015, November, Jane's Journal style

It's now the penultimate of Tim's 2015 tag challenge. I have been making cards for this challenge all year and decided to use his design for November to another Christmas card. Below is Tim's tag and you can see his process over on his blog here.
As with last month's tag on my first look I struggled to think what I could make. I don't own the pumpkin or autumn dies and as this Halloween has been and gone there would be no point in me making a card with any pumpkin images on. I honestly use all the cards I made; I never make any "just for the sake of makin" cards. Of course in America they are looking forward to Thanksgiving but it is a festival we do not have here in the UK.The only "Blueprint" stamp I own is the same snowman I used last month for my decoupage October card. After some deliberation I decided to use my snowman stamp again.

I used the same technique as Tim to make my background but I wanted to use crisp winter colours and rather then his background stamp I used a Visible Image crackle background stamp to create the acrylic resist for my ink sprays.
I had fun with my sprays; blue and pewter...I love these colours for Christmas card
I added some water and after heat drying this is my finished backing card.
The paint on the crackle stamp gives a wonderful frosty feel by resisting the inks and the pewter gives such a gorgeous sheen.
Here is my stamped snowman

I  coloured him with distress markers and inks.

 I then de- and embossed my snowman and padded him up with foam.  He took up a fun rounded shape.

It's hard to see but he has a nice plump shape now.

I then put on my creative hat and put my card together with some of my own details. Here is my finished card.

I don't have any cut out dies like Tim's autumn sentiment but I really liked the cork texture he used so inspired the cork I went off on a tangent. I used some hessian for texture and added a Tim Merry Christmas stamped sentiment. Rather than the rivets I used star brads in the corners.
I also used his adhesive foil around the edges in random strips.
I added some blue paint to some silver foil Cheery Lynn holly leaves and added some bells and a scarf charm. I added a piece of CL die cut icicles too.

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

Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2015 November
Rubber dance white/blue/red winter inspiration
Country View Crafts the colour blue
Penny Black and More anything Christmas 3/3
Flonzcraft  Vintage Traditional Christmas 3/3
Our creative corner 2/3 Topsy turvey my piece is topsy turvey as it started out with thanksgiving pumpkin inspiration and I turned it into a snowman Christmas card!
Frilly and Funkie 3/3  let there be light my light is from the glow of the silver paint and card and the crackled background.
The Craft barn Fireworks mine are my glimmery background and the scarf charm..essential to keep warm with on a cold November night.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas bright or sparkly colours
Mixed Media world anything goes
That Craft place kraft I used a Kraft card blank to mount my piece on.

Thanks for visiting me here today, I cannot believe that next month's Tim card will be the end of this year's challenges. I still have lots more Christmas projects to share with you in the meantime. I hope your Christmas preparations are coming along well?

I thought I would end with a photo of my sweet Daisy Jane from her birthday..thanks for all the kind comments you left for me on my last post and I'm blushing about your cake comments. She had a wonderful day at the zoo. My daughter sent me this photo........
What a wonderful image....I might need to make a journal page of this. Enjoy your weekend, we're off to see Spectre on Saturday night...I do love Bond!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Fabulous version of Tim's tag Jane, so glad you went with the snowman! Love the icicles, brrrrr, goes perfect with your cool blues. THE ZOO, how fun is that! Glad she had a good time. hugs :)

    1. I did it again Jane, UNBELIEVABLE!! ahem....Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Let There be Light' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)


  2. I love your background, that crackle really turned out great, fab looking stamp.

  3. Love your snowman card, such a wonderful wintry effect. Love the picture of Daisy at the zoo too, so sweet. Have a great weekend and enjoy the film!
    Helen xox

  4. Love the snowman Jane and that blue frosty backing is beautiful!!
    Sweet little Daisy, yes you definitely need to make a moment. :)
    Enjoy James Bond, my daughter and SIL are off to see it tonight too.
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x
    P.S. What Christmas preparations???? ;)

  5. Hello again, Jane,

    I love that snowman---like a little blueprint. Thanks for another pic. of the birthday girl.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Cheers from very cold America,
    Anne D.T. and all xx

  6. awesome jane ... love this to bits...... have a great weekend. hugs rachel xxx

  7. What a great Frosty card for our favorite holiday! Love the Daisy Jane photo, it would definitely be a wonderful memory journal page. It really captures the whole birthday theme. (wish there was a giraffe emoji)
    Have a great weekend, hope the film is excellent. xoxoRobin

  8. Beautifully done Jane. Love it!
    And thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More!

  9. What a fabulous card, Jane! You must win a ton of awards! That image of Daisy just melted my heart. Enjoy your weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. Amazing attention to details once again Jane!
    Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!
    Thank You~

  11. I've got this stamp but must admit was wondering on how to use it, so thanks for the inspiration with your fab card.
    and thanks for sharing with us again at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  12. Fabulous take on Tim's tag. Love the background.

  13. HOLY, love, LOVE this tag!!!! I'm nearly almost speechless, more or less, sorta. It's in my top 5 favorites!!! :D
    Lisa x

  14. A beautiful background for this funny snowman, and a great interpretation of Tim's tag! Thanks for joing us at Our Creative Corner once more!

  15. So sorry I’m late in commenting. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 254 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  16. Such a fun Christmas card, Jane! It's one that can put even the 'Scroogiest' in a festive mood!! Thank you so much for coming over to our Topsy Turvy challenge this month at Our Creative Corner! XOXO-Shari OCC DT

  17. Love this. Gorgeous inky background and your puffy snowman is so cute. Love the jingle as well. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  18. Both tags are smashing -- the background on #2 is out of this world wonderful!!!!
    Sandy xx

  19. Gorgeous background, Jane! This is a lovely composition!

  20. Beautiful card, love the background!

  21. WOW, that background is SO cool!! Love your card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance! Happy Holidays, Jane! ♥

  22. What a gorgeous card! Wishing you good luck with the Rubber Dance challenge :)

  23. 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.

  24. Very pretty. Thanks for joining our Rubber Dance challenge ♥


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