Friday, 11 December 2015

Only 2 weeks til Christmas... and my 10th Funkie Junkie creation

Hello's now just 2 weeks until the big day.

Are you ready? I am getting there but I still have a lot left to do. As I know every year it all comes good in the end so I am slowly ticking off that list. I met up with my girlies yesterday in Guildford and got lots more done but I still need some last presents. 

I have got out my festive cups

and I have been delighted by the little images in my vintage advent calendar windows.

My advent candle is burning down nicely.

I have started to string my cards up from the banisters

and old choc is finally wearing his chocolate decorations.

I have also finished my 10th Funkie Junkie 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 10th inspiration tag here.

I loved her gold and white textured background,the gorgeous hanging festive foliage and snowflake and decided to base my card on these ideas. Sorry no photos of work in progress. I was able to work in my studio but my camera really doesn't like the lack of daylight and I cast too many shadows trying to take the photos.
I began with a piece of hessian card and added lots of texture using texture paste, gesso, snowtex and a good sprinkle of glitter. I used a Kraft card base.
I flattened it out overnight and die cut lots of Christmas foliage.
I glittered up a large snowflake.
I stamped my Visible Image sentiment on Kraft,  die cut it with my Memory Box stitched rectangle die and finished off with a twine bow.
Here is my finished card.
 and a close up
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas 2015 #10
A vintage journey  vintage Christmas
Love to create anything creative/mixed media #25
Artistic Inspirations anything goes/Christmas
Visions of Sugarplums 2015 Christmas/Winter
Papertake Weekly fun fun fun I am having such fun making my 12 cards this year
Anything but cute you've got happy mail
Inspiration Emporium 'tis the season
Penny Black and More anything goes with a stamp
Natalie and Amy 1/3 Christmas
Memory box season's greetings I have used the stitched border rectangle for my sentiment
Simon says Monday  holly jolly stamping
The Artistic stamper Christmas
Craft Stamper Take it make it 1/3 Sharing the season

I am off to my work party tonight so it's time to dig out my Cinderella slippers. Thanks for visiting and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. I will be back really soon continuing my Countdown to Christmas 2015.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hello dear Jane,

    What a cute post! And those cups... would make any coffee/tea moment festive and special! And it really looks wonderful at yours already, all set for the Happy Holidays!

    Have a fantastic party tonight!


  2. HI Jane,
    Lovely post, it is so nice to follow you...
    Love the look of the cards hung on the banister!
    I was so happy to receive yours last night!
    Thank You so much! I am treasuring it.
    Love today's card and its sensational frosted branches!
    What a perfect contrast with the sentiment!


  3. This is beautiful! I love the kraft, white and black colors you used here and wonderful texture. Perfect sentiment too! And love your advents calendar. Such beautiful vintage pictures!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  4. Oh I do love your little cups, they are gorgeous!
    And yet another beautiful card with a bit of gold....lovely. :)
    Have a wonderful night tonight Cinderella and be careful when the clock strikes midnight!! ;)
    V x

  5. Your card is another masterpiece. It sounds like you're doing well to be ready for the holidays. I still have some things to do. Don't we always? LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Just fabulous - you've created a gorgeous Christmas card! Love the gold branches and the snow. So glad you linked to my Christmas/Winter challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

  7. beautiful Jane - loved seeing the bunnykins cup - that really brings back childhood memories! beautiful! Thankyou! Gorgeous make and so glad you're enjoying the build up to Christmas! Have a great weekend! Hugs rachel x

  8. This is stunning. I love the different media you have used to create a beautiful card. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  9. Oh how I love your festive cups! I love mugs and have a collection myself! Beautiful card adorn in sparkles✨ Beautiful advent calendar, love the doggie window! Hope you have a lovely party and weekend, my dear Jane!

  10. Great post Jane! I love your card!! That burlap background with all the snowy goodness has just captivated me! The glitter and the gold are so festive and elegant, great mix with the vintage feel of the sentiment and overall design!! OK, I need to get me some festive mugs...yours is amazing!! Next year I'm getting one of those advent calendars too! I'm feeling extra festive in my new surroundings! You are an inspiration in my craft life and in the rest of my life as well!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  11. Love the contrast of textures. I really wish I could just send you out to do my Christmas shopping! (No, I'm not done, and truthfully have barely started.)

  12. I am always so impressed and sooooo in love!
    Sandy xx

  13. Those are such pretty cups, Jane! And a beautiful snowy card with plenty of textured effects. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Helen xox

  14. I'm running really late Jane but had to come take a peek at this gorgeous wintery creation with all the lovely textures.

    Photographs certainly are challenging at the moment, I have a whole batch that need to be at C&C by Wednesday and have been holding out for some sunshine, even ten minutes would have been welcome. Alas only rain so am going to have to improvise with some artificial lighting.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  15. Love your take of Linda's 10th tag! What a beautiful background so warm and soft!

  16. Stunning take on Linda's tag. Love the burlap underneath. Beautiful canvas. Thanks for playing along with us in the holly jolly challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  17. Whoa, is this ever spectacular! I really love the look of the white on the burlap. The white and gold foliage look wonderful against that background. The sentiment is lovely too.


  18. Beautiful tag! I love your Xmas spirit! Cheers!

  19. Beautiful tag! I love your Xmas spirit! Cheers!

  20. LOVE your creation for our challenge!
    Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge...

    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  21. Oh Holy Night! This is stunning and classic. Such a beautiful design and the combination of the soft silver/gold with the Kraft paper is delicious. So vintage and elegant! Your die cuts are the perfect addition to this and that little bow tips this over the edge of fantastical! What a lovely post to read, you have a way with words.

    Thanks for joining us again for our "You've Got Happy Mail" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  22. Such a gorgeous Christmas card Jane. Love the details. Thank you for joining in with us here at AVJ this month
    Best wishes
    Annie x

  23. What wonderful house decorations. I had an advent calendar candle one year but wasn't successful in stopping it in time!
    Love your creation, so much texture and detailing, lovely.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to enter our December challenge at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  24. Stunning canvas!Thanks for playing with us at the TIMI challenge :-)

  25. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the burlap background with the snow and the shimmer on all your added elements. Also love seeing your holiday preparations - looking so festive. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  26. What a lovely canvas - it all looks so frosty I can just feel the cold air!! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge Jane! Julia xx

  27. This is gorgeous. Love the Colour and your beautifully place dies. some fabulous texture.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  28. Another beautiful card !!
    Thank you for joining us at the Artistic Stamper's December challenge. Hope to see you next month !
    Titbelsoeur DT

  29. I love the rustic feel this card gives...
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  30. Lovely wintry card! Thanks for playing at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

  31. Beautiful card, gorgeous details and love the texture. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes with a stamp' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  32. 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

  33. This is gorgeous .... great texture. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx

  34. Love the burlap background and the whites and golds are gorgeous against it. Altogether a great festive post. Sorry for being late to visit, and generally absent, and thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx


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