Again it has been a wonderful mostly sunny autumnal week, no hint of anything wintry. I took advantage of the weather to empty out a few pots of spent summer bedding and bought these beauties to plant.
I have been back to Christmas card creating this week and I have managed to keep up with Linda's great 12 tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style challenge and I now have card number 2 in the bag.
If you would like to play along please check out her post here which gives all the details of the challenge requirements. The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and you could even win one of the prize vouchers if you enter every week and complete all 12 tasks.
Linda's tag 2 can be seen here.
I took for my inspiration for my card the neutral background colours she used. the pine trees, the red stencilled border. the red and white baker's twine and the deer...however rather than using the deer as a little accent I used mine as a part of my focal.
I used these 2 DIs for my neutral background
and repeated the pattern across the top and bottom of my card.
I then gathered my stamped elements together. The stamped deer and trees are all by Tim Holtz. The trees are a Framelits set but I fussy cut the deer.
and here is my finished card.
It has been added to my Dotty's Christmas event stash for selling on 2 December.
12 tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style week 2
Pixie's Snippets playground #250 I used snippets of card for my tree, deer, sentiments and a snippet of Baker's twine too.
The Ribbon Girl 2/3 October any card
The Artistic Stamper 1/3 patterns
Cute card 2/3 Thursdays anything goes
ABC Christmas T for Two my 2 is 2 patterned borders (top and bottom of my card)
Frilly and Funkie author author The book and author I had in mind for my card was The Snow child by Eowyn Ivy...if you have never heard of this book it should be on your must read Christmas book list....it is set in the forests of Alaska and is simply magical. I can imagine my card being set there.
Fashionable stamping trees
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