Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Last days of November

I am trying to catch up with my Funkie Junkie cards. It's been quite a struggle this year as I am so busy making cards for Dotty's Christmas Market. I did manage to get a fair amount of crafty catch up done over the weekend. I also popped out for some walks dodging the rain. November is certainly a month of early darkness, this was at 4pm!
However to cheer me up my amaryllis is sprouting nicely...

For week #8 of Linda's challenge I was inspired by her red inky background, the holly, the vintage Christmas digi and the lamppost. If you would like to play along with this fun Christmas challenge please check out Linda's 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 complete all 12 weeks.

I used my holly bough stencil and sprinkled through some brushos.

After adding some water I moved the stencil over to repeat.

  next I took another stencil and pounced through some green, red and brown distress inks

and made this cool rather retro festive backing card which I cut up

I used a Graphic fairy digi of my own and a Whimsy lamppost die cut.

Then I put my card together.

and a close up of the inky background and the added snow.

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

The Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas 2016 #8
Sparkles 3/3 Christmas is coming
Let's craft and create 3/3 winter
Anything but Cute rustic glam
Sparkles 1/3 Holly and Ivy
The Ribbon Girl 2/3 use any image
Cute card Thursday Christmas/holidays
Mod Squad sparkle it up
Simon says stamp Monday Triotastic ..3 of something I used 3 die cut holly leaves and 3 black gems.

My stash of cards is growing nicely but I am still beavering away here. Thanks for visiting me today and for the kind comments that you leave.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Oh, Jane, I adore your version of Linda's tag! the background is so festive and just perfect for that GF image! Love the lamppost die! You really brought together Linda's elements so perfectly! Hugs!

  2. This is gorgeous Jane, I love these colours for this TH stencil. A really lovely traditional card xx

  3. So pretty! Love the colors and the stenciling too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

  4. That it a gorgeous card.. I can imagine how happy the person will be to get that as a greeting. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. I know it feels as though we are getting very little light at the moment, a very sad inducing time of the year. Love your card with the gorgeous vintage photo and fabulous background. Off to Centre Parcs tomorrow , can't wait for some chill out time after Mixology. Have a great weekend xxx

  7. Wonderful Christmas card Jane! Love the double layered background, the red and green are so fun and festive! Great image, has such a lovely vintage feel to it and I adore all your glittery snow!!

    I hear you about it getting dark so early. Some days I start to get worried about why my husband isn't home, then I realize it's only 5 o'clock! lol. Beautiful photo of the water with the ducks, you can almost see the chill in the air. sending hugs :)

  8. Very beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~DT Sherry x

  9. Sounds like your cards have really taken off at Dottys Jane, although I'm not surprised. They are always beautifully designed.
    Enjoy your weekend, Julie x

  10. Beautiful Jane, I love the retro look, actually the background reminds me of the sort of wrapping paper that was around when I was a child!!
    Happy weekend my friend, hope you are warmer than we are,
    V x

  11. What a beautiful take on Linda's tag Jane, I just love the wonderful background with the beautiful holly! Thanks so much for joining in our Rustic Glam challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Beautiful stencil work and I love how you have put snow on the lamp post, thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas, hope to see you again next time..

    Hugs Babs x DT

  13. What a beautiful nostalgic Christmas card this is, Jane! That lamp post is fantastic! Love it to bits!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Rustic Glam challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT xx

  14. Your Christmas card is fabulous. Love the beautiful background! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  15. Wonderful background!
    Sandy xx

  16. Fabulous and fun card dearie which fits our challenge so well at Sparkles Christmas. Love the background you've made. Good luck. Come again next month. Thanks for joining in with us.hugs xxx

  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Let’s Craft and Create
    (DT member)

  18. Absolutely gorgeous creation.
    Thank you for joining in with The ribbon Girl Anything Goes - Any Image challenge.
    Big hugs, Donna xx

  19. Oooh, your background is absolutely fabulous, Jane. Love the way you combined the use of more than one stencil. That red die cut mat is really pretty too. Terrific card for Week #8.


  20. The Brusho-printed background is really cool, especially with the stencilling layered over the top. Great take on Tag 8.
    Alison x

  21. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Helen x


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