Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas #7

Well I haven’t seen anything this year of Tim’s gorgeous toy soldier so I decided to use it on card 7 following Linda’s fabulous make which can be found HERE. (Still playing catch up but got a couple more ready to go)
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My inspiration this week was using some embossed texture on the background which you can see in the top right hand corner, using the word Joy and the beautiful inked and stamped poinsettia.
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I loved making the toy soldier and colouring him in iced spruce making a change to the reds he is normally seen in.
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The poinsettia is made from cream card with iced spruce, vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks, stamped over using the text stamp from Letter to Santa set.
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The background was embossed with a sparkly embossing powder and gives a lovely subtle effect.
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The word JOY was cut in kraft resist using the TH Word Play die. The snowflakes are a mix of Maya Road and TH inked in iced spruce and covered with rock candy distress glitter. Some little pieces of washi tape finish it off.


Linda has the full details of this challenge 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.

Look out for some special news over the coming week, something I am very excited about.


"Creativity is contagious, pass it on" - Albert Einstein


Hugs {brenda} x0x

36 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

amazing colors - layers and the bit of sparkling makes it more beautiful...GORGEOUS!

craftytrog said...

Just love that iced spruce! This is gorgeous Brenda! xxx

1CardCreator said...

What a gorgeous tag Brenda, I love the cream printed poinsettia, looks so gorgeous all put together like this!

Valerie-Jael said...

This is really gorgeous, love the soft browns and creams and the sparkle - great tag! Hugs, Valerie

Buttons said...

Superb Brenda. Such a great version. Jenny x

Gram's Treasures said...

Love how you've made that poinsettia!...it really makes the card. So far, no snow...just rain. That I can handle. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Joyce xx

Annie said...

Stunning card Brenda and I so love the colours. The embossed background is perfect and the Soldier looks amazing in those colours.

Best Wishes and Crafty Hugs
Annie xx

Look forward to hearing your news !!

Kath said...

Beautiful card Brenda...love tbe colour combo...hugs xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. I love the embossed texture...so subtle and suits this card perfectly! And the sparkly snowflakes are just gorgeous.
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, the soldier looks wonderful in those muted colour shades.
Yvonne

Amanda said...

I haven't seen it either but you have done it proud, love the tones that you have used and the added sparkle. I think people who own this die will now blow the dust off it feeling inspired.
Love
Amanda x

Fandhmum said...

Just loving this colour scheme
Rosie x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card , the subtle colour palette is gorgeous . Love the soldier, I used him a few weeks back in a frame for SSS challenge. Your poinsettia is stunning and I love your subtle backdrop . Lovely. Tracy x

Jane said...

Gorgeous textures and details Brenda... I love that poinsettia. I am very intrigued about your news.........it sounds very exciting ;0) xx

Coco said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love your poisettia flower and your subtle colours and shining !! Hugs, Coco xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

He is fabulous and how I love the neutral colour palette, always a huge favourite of mine.
Wonderful card!
Wishes
Lynne

Astrid Maclean said...

STUNNING!!! Love that toy soldier in those subtle colours, - so, so gorgeous, love also how you made him stand on the strips of tissue tape. The stamped poinsettia, looks wonderful in those colours too. I think this is my favourite tag so far, I LOVE it big time!!!!

Netty said...

Love your great colour choices Brenda, its a fab card with lots of lovely texture, Annette x

Paper Profusion said...

So gorgeous Brenda! I love the warm tones, sparkle and all your wonderful die cuts. Nicola x

Rita said...

Fantastic tag Brenda. I love that poinsettia too. Hugs Rita xxxx

craftimamma said...

Beautiful card Brenda! The colours are just gorgeous and make a lovely alternative to the more traditional ones. Subtlty is definitely the name of the game as far as I'm concerned when it comes to sparkle and you got it just right in my book.


Hugs
Lesley Xx

Glennis said...

Beautiful,l Brenda, I just love your alternative soldier colours

inkypinkycraft said...

Really gorgeous and I love these colours xx hugs trace x

Terry said...

I was just thinking about the toy soldier the yesterday! You have dressed him up so nicely and that poinsettia is to die for! Love this card! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful take on Linda's tag. Love the little soldier.

Deborah said...

Love his non miliatary colours (I love iced spruce), Brenda - and that poinsettia is divine.

scrappymo! said...

Brenda...this is so gorgeous!
The inking is lovely and the dies are wonderful. I love that toy soldier...he is sox sweet!

Gio said...

oh, So vintage and stylish! Love the subtle blingy details!

trisha too said...

That poinsettia--oooooh, Brenda, that is too yummy, I just want to pluck it off your tag and pop it in my mouth!

Hey now, don't forget to post some pics of your advent calendar--I can't wait to see what you create with that die.

:)

Jennie Atkinson said...

A lovely take on Linda's tag Brenda. I love the poinsettia - just gorgeous. Another die on the wish list!

butterfly said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda - perfect colours, I'd say, and such fabulous inky distressing. I love it! Can't wait to hear your news...
Alison xx

Karen Petitt said...

gorgeous creation, love the soft subtle colours x

Daniele said...

love the subtle colour palette you have used Brenda
hugs

Buttons said...

Supremely elegant Brenda. You've put that poinsettia on my need list now. Jenny x

Marjie Kemper said...

How I love your coloring of the toy soldier and that magnificent flower!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Aww, this is just so cute, with the wonderful vintage style toy soldier and that sensational poinsettia, Brenda! Love the sparkly embossed snowflakes too. So glad you are still hanging in with us for week #7!

Hugs,
Linda