Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas crafting with Daisy and my penultimate Funkie Junkie Christmas card

Daisy and Co came to stay on Saturday night and on Sunday morning she pointed to the garden and pulled on her wellies. I thought she wanted to have a run about in the garden but no....my sweet 2 year old granddaughter picked up my key to my studio and pointed down there. Luckily it has been very mild again so off we headed for some Nanna studio time.

I had lots of Christmas die cuts out on my desk so we were able to make a card for her Mummy and Daddy. There is nothing like a bit of gluing is there............

Daisy has an amazing memory and pointed to my cupboard where I keep this old tin of markers she has used in the past. Out they came for some additional design on her card. She also stamped with some mini ink pads

 Nanna helped with the writing inside and Daisy added some of her own hieroglyphics!
 And here we are....1 Christmas card for her Mummy and Daddy made with love by Daisy xx
I showed her my current work which is my penultimate Funkie Junkie project, she stroked the texture on my latest creation.
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 Linda's lovely 11th tag here. I adore the silver and blue crackled background and showy snowflake and decided to use this inspiration for my card.
Earlier in the week I had added crackle paste to gesso..............
and left it to dry, it took 2 days!
I then sprayed it with blue and silver inks and ended up with this very textured background.
I die cut some snowflakes and added crackle paste to them too.
Like Linda I wanted to show this lovely background off so I kept my design quite simple. The sentiment is Cheery Lynn
Here is it.

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

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas 2015 #11
A vintage journey  vintage Christmas
Love to create anything creative/mixed media #25
Artistic Inspirations anything goes/Christmas
Visions of Sugarplums 2015 Christmas/Winter
Inspiration Emporium 'tis the season
Crafty Hazelnut Anything Christmas
Pixie's snippets playground #207 I was able to use snippets of card for my snowflakes.
Cheery Lynn Sparkle and shine
Bunny Zoe 1/3 Sparkle
Little Claire's 2/3 a special Christmas card this special card is going to someone very special.
Dies R Us Winter with a snowflake
Sparkles Christmas favourite Christmas colours I adore using blue and silver

Happy Tuesday and I hope that you have nearly finished your Christmas shopping? I met my daughter and Daisy today in Guildford and did some more. It's coming along. I have one last chance on Thursday as I need to wrap some of mine on Friday ready for family.

Thanks for visiting at this fun but very busy time of the year.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Oh, my! What an amazing result on your Gesso'd and crackled and painted snowflake card! And I see we have an up and coming card maker, as well. She did a fabulous job for a 2 year old, and I know her card will be cherished. Pretty die cuts! Thanks for sharing in our Dies R Us Snowflake Challenge!

  2. I just love how you've encouraged your darling little Daisy to become a young crafter! She will be set up for a lifetime of making art and things! Good for you!
    *M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Hello dear Jane,

    Love, love, love Daisy crafting! And she makes so pretty things already, and she learns all wonderful things watching you create, you are a fantastic duo in that studio!

    Wishing you wonderful last countdown days!


  4. wow Jane - Daisy is following in your footsteps - brilliant - oh and your crackle is awesome - love it to pieces xx

  5. Darling Daisy and her Nanna in the craft studio creating such beauty! You are the best grandmother and I know you love every moment!
    xoRobin Almost done my shopping too.

  6. Sorry I'm short on blog visits just now Jane.....but I know you will understand why. Daisy certainly looks as if she has got her Nana's creative eye when it comes to crafting.
    Love your card for Linda's challenge, looks like ice, fab colours and crackles.
    Julie x

  7. Well Daisy is obviously taking after her grandmother, what a wonderful card! I always feel she should be entered into lots of challenges too, my goodness look at the skills for a two year old.
    Love the colours in your card Jane, beautiful icy blue.
    I think I'm almost done with the shopping, I found a snowdrop in the garden today, that along with the Moroccan breeze is making me feel good!
    Enjoy the rest of the week my friend,
    V xxx

  8. It looks as if Daisy knows exactly what she is doing!!
    Your blue background is really gorgeous!
    Sandy xx

  9. HOw sweet!
    Bravo to You Daisy and to you Jane for your pretty cards and for letting Sweet Daisy play in your workshop. She has the best mentor!

  10. Oh my oh my oh my!!! Gorgeous!!!! Have to try it! Both cards are beautiful by the way.. please do pass this message along!

  11. I can see Daisy is a true crafter...just like you Jane! I love both your cards! Such a special time with little ones, and so many memories to make. Wishing you a wonderful week enjoying the countdown.
    Helen xox

  12. Wow, the texture you achieved on the card is amazing!! Isn't it fun to experiment! Love the colours, blue and silver are very festive. Looks like Daisy had a wonderful time crafting, I see a lot of talent there! tee hee! hugs :)

  13. WOW Daisy did such a fabulous job on her card and Nana's card is AWESOME too! What fun and I'm intrigued by your technique (on my to do list now)! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘WINTER’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  14. Wonderful texture! Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week!

  15. Gosh, what a fabulous snwoflake card Jane - loads of really beautiful texture. I do so love icy white for Christmas cards and tags!

    And such wonderful photos of Santa's Little Elf - such a sweetie. And those long eyelashes - just so beautiful.

    Sorry I'm late commenting - playing catch up here!


    Di xx

  16. Gorgeous card and thanks so much for sharing how you made the cool texture! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  17. Thanks for entering more of your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 259 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

  18. Daisy is pure adorableness and what wonderful time spent with her! Love your card - you created amazing color and texture. So glad that you linked up to my Christmas/Winter challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

  19. both projects look like so much fun :D
    wish you a wonderful christmas time!
    Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.

  20. Another fabulous Card Jane. Love the colour and crackle.
    Daisy has done so well creating her gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing with Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  21. So Fabulous !
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly challenge blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE DT member

  22. Fabulous !
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly challenge blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE DT member

  23. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

  24. A fabulous take on that Funkie Junkie tag Jane! Loving the textures. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  25. Wow, your crackled texture background came out absolutely gorgeous. LOVE the color too. It looks perfect with just the sentiment, holly and the snowflake. Absolutely stunning!

    Your photos of Daisy had me grinning. What little crafter she has become and her card is fantastic. Her mom and dad must have loved it.



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