Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #1

Last year I aimed to complete Linda’s 12 tags but life got in the way but I am determined I am gonna do it this year if I possibly can. If you haven’t seen this challenge at The Funkie Junkie then start HERE at no:1 which is where I am at, so I already have a bit of catching up to do. Linda has the full details on her tag 1 post but in essence make a tag or card etc. and take something as inspiration from Linda’s tag for your own make, link this up to her post and enter all 12 challenges by December 22nd to be eligible for the draw. Linda is very generous with her prizes so you could win a $50 or $25 voucher to her on-line store ‘The Funkie Junkie Boutique’ and even get 10% discount over January 2014. So that’s a great deal right?
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My inspiration comes from the black and white chalkboard style with a little pop of red and green. You might just be able to make out the music score stamped with crystal white pigment ink under the tree image. I also sprayed the background with Dylusions white linen.
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The tree stamp is from Paperbag Studios stamped onto dictionary paper painted with white acrylic and I used a tearing ruler on the edges and walnut stain distress ink.
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The lampost is a Tim Holtz favourite stamped in clear embossing ink and white EP and the flower is from the TH tattered flower garland die and the little holly leaves are from memory box.
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Some snippets of tissue tape, some punched snowflakes and a wooden word painted with festive berries distress stain complete this. My second Christmas card for this year made.

I hope you have a good week, I have cat number 2 poorly this week with what seems to be a cough and maybe a sore throat? I hope it’s nothing more than that anyway.

Take care and be creative when you can, especially if you are taking Tim's Creative Chemistry 2 course. I did manage to dip in last night but need to get cracking today.

hugs {brenda} x0x

22 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Lovely card, Brenda! The reds really pop and the distressed snowflakes are such sweet accents.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a wonderful creation Brenda - AMAZING!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is great Brenda. I'm playing catch up on this too! Hope your cat is ok x

inkypinkycraft said...

This looks great ! It is such fun...have made my no 1. Not blogged yet ...but great fun and Imlove your take on it and clever you making cards x hugs x

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous startoff to Linda's tags Brenda. Poor cat # 2! I hope # 1 has the collar off and is pals with you again! Nicola x

Netty said...

Beautiful card Brenda, hope your cat is OK, hugs Annette x

Jane said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the colours work so well together. I will have a peep over at Linda's blog,thanks for the shout out. I do hope your poor cat is OK, my Billy sends a get well purr. Take care, hugs x

Terry said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Brenda! I love that Christmas tree stamped on the dictionary paper! The entire design is so warming! Hugs!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love how you interpreted Linda's example! Great colour combination and so festive!!

Redanne said...

Sorry to hear about cat #2, fingers crossed it is just something simple. Your card is beautiful, love that chalkboard look. Have not even started mine yet........ a bit behind with Tim too.. Hugs, Anne x

Barb Cady said...

A great card, just the right amount of red, I love it! X

Buttons said...

What a great card Brenda. Love the chalkboard style. Jenny x

Shirley Chillman said...

Just how a Christmas card should look Brenda , everything seems to twinkle.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Annie said...

Love this Brenda wonderful colours and traditional.

Have fun with the tags

Hugs Annie x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card, fabulous details.
luv
Debby

Dagmar said...

What a beautiful christmascard! I love the chalkboardstyle!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

That is a beautiful tree stamp. I like your colour choice Brenda, it is bold yet at the same time there is a lovely aged quality to it.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

A stunning traditional looking Christmas card. The red draws the eye to super details.
Yvonne x

Coco said...

I love your Christmas card Brenda, sweet and really gorgeous !! Hugs, Coco x

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. Hope no.2 puss gets better soon
Rosie x

butterfly said...

Ooh, love this - the black on white and the white on black stamping is so chic, and the vivid red accents are wonderful! Great variation on Linda's tag.
Alison x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I started to say "Oh, I just love this" and then looked up and saw the Alison beat me to it - LOL. It's really fabulous, Brenda. Love the chalkboard effect and that tree stamped on the dictionary paper is wonderful. Love that red with the pop of bright green. You are off to a super start - so happy to have you playing along with the challenge this year!

Hugs,
Linda