Friday, 9 December 2016

Holly wreaths

I met my daughter in Gunwhalf Quays, Portsmouth, yesterday to get our Christmas shopping well under way. We had a very successful shop and she also brought with her my holly wreaths which are made by her local florist.
I always like 2 wreathes, 1 for the front door

and one for my studio
I love the natural elements they used and especially the Kraft coloured ribbon. I needed a quick card to get up to date with the Funkie Junkie Challenge and also for some of my other fun challenges I love to enter. I decided to use some "left overs" from my #6 FJ card; a kraft blank which had some embossing paste already on it using my TH knits stencil and a left over gingerbread man I had made for my #6 FJ card.
No process photos I'm afraid as time was limited.
The sentiments are LOTV. The dies are a mix of MB, Spellbinders and J Sheen.. The gingerbread man is a really ancient wooden stamp of mine. I white embossed him and then added a pop of red with my gingham ribbon.

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

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #10 I was inspired by Linda's neutral colours, embossed snowflakes and her pop of red. 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.
The Ribbon Girl 1/3 December card challenge anything goes
Emerald Creek Dares 3/3  winter wishes
Simon Says stamp Ice inspiration
Winter Wonderland 3/3 frame it or night scene my gingerbread man is framed by my focal die.
Crafty Boots unltd Christmas
Let's craft and create 2/3 Christmas
Crafty ribbons Christmas
Happy Little Stampers untld anything goes with dies
Paper Creator 2/3 Christmas
WOW embossing powders December, winter
Fussy and Fancy 1/3  Christmas in tones or pastels

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you leave at such a busy time of the year for everyone. Take care.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your wreaths are so gorgeous and how lovely to be able to have fresh ones.

    Pretty card Jane, fancy being able to make it from leftovers! The kraft card works so well with all of the white elements.

    Thank you for playing along once again with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Jane, this is a wonderful version of Linda's tag! I love that little gingerbread man, and the gingham really sets off all the white and kraft! I think it's great you were able to use some of your leftovers"! Thank you for sharing this with our Winter Wishes Dare at Emerald Creek Dares! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

    PS I hope to get around to see all the entries to Linda's challenge soon! Trying to play catch up, but don't want to miss a thing! Your wreaths are exquisite!

  3. Such a fabulous card Jane! I love the colours and the gingerbread man is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  4. busy, busy, busy ! :)
    Love the little card, especially the cute gingerbread man!
    Have a great weekend my friend,
    V x

  5. Hi Jane,
    Love your wreathes with their natural elements!
    I bet the front door wreath smells wonderful as well!
    It's an adorable card you have made!

  6. Gorgeous wreaths, both. Love the card as always.
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  7. Those wreath are so beautiful and your card? It looks like it has been made with gingerbread! Yum!!!
    Sandy xx

  8. Glad you had a successful day shopping and what lovely wreaths to bring home with you. Your card is beautifully festive and rustic, I love the kraft and white combination with the pop of red xxx

  9. Faboulas wreaths and card Jane. Love the rustic feel to your card with all the splashes of white snowflakes on the craft card and that splash of red ribbon. Sweet ginger bread man could just enjoy one of those with my cut of tea.
    Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

  10. What a fun card Jane! I love the gingerbread man theme, and the kraft paper works so well for an authentic look! Beautiful wreaths! I love the rich greens and the big pine cones. Ours is covered in fake snow for that extra wintery look!! lol. happy weekend :)

  11. Beautiful wreaths, Jane,

    And happy news with your shopping, a lot of that to be done here still... And love your card, that smiling gingerbread man is so sweet!

    Happy Third Advent soon, we're getting near...


  12. What gorgeous wreaths Jane and a fun festive card.
    Julie x

  13. The wreaths look good and love the card!

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create, good luck!!! Amy DT

  15. Very cheerful wreaths....I just went to a wreath making workshop. // I love the gingerbread and mittens. Happy Monday...getting closer to the big day.
    Anne D.T. xx
    PlumTrees 22

  16. Really lovely wreaths, and a cracking take on tag 10 - I love the ribbon tied like a parcel and great collaging of the other elements.
    Alison x

  17. Another lovely gingerbread style card. What's not to love here wth all the wonderful white die cuts and wintery objects. The gingerbread man and mittens are perfect and the red gingham package look is the perfect finishing touch!


  18. Gorgeous, beautiful Christmas card, love the gingerbread man.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  19. Adorable card and I love your wreaths. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Pat K x

  20. Fantastic christmas card! I love it. Thank for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  21. What a sweet Christmas card Jane. I love the diecuts.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  22. Lovely wreaths and super card!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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