Thursday, 14 December 2017

A white and merry Christmas

No I don't mean the weather although we did have a dusting of sleety snow on Monday....
and some really cold nights with heavy frosts.
The most festive thing that happened today arrived via Mo my trusty milkman who whatever the weather delivers my milk.
Look closely..that is no ordinary bottle of milk....
 Yes...squeal...the festive foils are back!
 Every single year I am never sure they will return as they must add to the costs but Mo has made me smile again today. Since I was a little girl I have looked forward to seeing my ordinary milk bottle caps turn festive. Yes I's the little things that please me, but they really do.

This inspired me to put together a very red festive Christmas card using one of my favourite Christmas sentiment stamps which I stamped in red ink and die cut a frame. 
I die cut some of my favourite Christmasy images and added some gold gilding paste to the bauble. 

and here is my card
with plenty of bling

It was made for the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #12
If you would like to play along with Linda's challenge you can see all the rules here. There are some great prizes for the winners too. The challenge is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique Linda shares a tag each week and you just have to take something from it and make something Christmas themed.
You can also combine it with any other challenges. Today is my final entry, I have had great fun playing along this year, despite my other crafting commitments. 
This is Linda's tag for week 12 here. I used the red and white background, the die cut snowflakes, the deer and the retro feel for some of my inspiration for my card.

A vintage journey winter wonderland

Simon says stamp Monday Christmas/winter holidays

Let's Craft and Create 3/3 anything Christmas

Frilly and Funkie 1/3 Most memorable Christmas gift This annual tradition (long may it last) of my milkman bringing my festive foils really is one of my memorable gifts to me at Christmas. I know that it is not a physical gift but its return takes me right back to those 1960s Christmases  and rekindles the magic of Christmas past, present and future.

That's Crafty 2/3 tis the season

Winter wonderland 1/3 anything goes

Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies

Dies R us 1/3 Christmas carols Mine is In the Bleak Midwinter

Deep Ocean Jingle bells

I am hoping to get Billy to type up his Old Choc post soon, he is back downstairs now that Bear has gone home but needs a rest on his green chair first.

I am here again tomorrow with my final guest designer post for STAMPlorations so I hope to see you back very soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave, especially at such a busy time of the year. I am hoping to get my crackers started at the weekend...busy busy and the elf here is no help at all 😉
Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. You'd think an elf would be more help, wouldn't you!! :)
    Love your festive card today Jane and I love sharing your delight in the festive milk bottle tops!
    Happy weekend my dear,
    v x

  2. I get a kick out of your festive milk tops each year as they remind me of my childhood when we had a milk box on the front porch and got milk delivery. I wish we still did. Love the card!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
    *M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

  3. Those festive foils are a true sign that Christmas is coming!! Love your creation Jane, Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty!
    Best wishes in the Tis the Season Blog challenge.
    Tracey DT

  4. Lovely Christmas card, Jane. And those milk bottle tops are so festive...they remind me of the bottles we used to get when I was a child and I thought they were so pretty...and still do! Have a happy weekend. xox

  5. Fabulous card - I love the dusting of gold on the bauble. Enjoy the festive foils while they last.
    Alison x

  6. LOvely card! I like the red embossed background and the golden details. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  7. Such a dear tradition...and it would make me happy, too! Your card is just beautiful! You captured the old fashioned Christmas we all long for in our hearts! Thanks for playing along in our Most Memorable Gift Challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  8. Beautiful, elegant card, Jane! I love the gold details on the bauble and on your reindeer. These are the kind of details that make this card stand out! Fabulous take on Linda's last tag! Congratulations on getting them all done, and good luck in the draw! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hugs! Sara Emily

    PS I always squeal knowing you get your milk delivered in bottles! And the gold foils are such a special tradition to look forward to!

  9. Wow, this is so beautiful, Jane. Love the red and gold. The ornament is so pretty and I love the black deer with the sparkley gold antlers. The snowflake wreath is wonderful too. Great job on #12.

    Loved seeing your milk bottle too. Wow, I didn't know that they still came that way - very cool.

    Thanks so much for playing along again this year. It's always such a pleasure to have you along for the 12 weeks. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

  10. Always love seeing your creations and this one is a beauty. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  11. Love the layering and touch of sparkle. That milk bottle cap is lovely too thanks for sharing it..wish we still had glass bottled milk! Thanks for joining lets craft and create. Tammy DT

  12. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Let's Craft and Create Challenge this time and good luck :)

  13. Love your Christmas card Jane and the fabulous embossing and details you have incorporated. It was really nice to see that foils are still used and quite nostalgic too

    Great to have you on board at A Vintage Journey

    Best wishes
    Annie x


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