Thursday, 11 December 2014

On the 11th Day of December....4th Tag of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style

Hello there

Is it me or is it getting colder right now?  Brrrr!  

Today I am sharing my latest card in my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas...

Here is Linda's inspiration...

For my card I made myself another stencil using my Silhouette.  I am running out of stencil plastic which is not exactly easy to get hold of in this neck of the woods.  So I tried an alternative substance.  You know the dividers that you can get at the stationers that are made of thin plastic?  Well I found some in my drawer in work which the lower numbers had been used.  Well, the inner magpie in me said not to throw them away and an idea was born.   Other than the fact that they are a little thin and need handling carefully, but they do work!!  I sprayed the backgrounds with what was left over from my other spraying I did the other day for Tag 3.
The image does have holly but unfortunately I covered most of them up!  The Artistic Outpost border stamp was already stamped last year but I never got round to using it so I just stamped the other three stamps using Festive Berries and NBUS Evergreen Bough DIs and cut the edge using my pinking shears and then inked with FB DI.

As you may realise my "tag" is a little bigger than a normal tag.  I am making cards instead of tags.  So I added a little MB NBUS Woodland Deer which was cut out of Snippets, inked and embossed with clear embossing powder.

As always this challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

As I made a few backgrounds and I had more of the border stamps, I decided to make a few more cards - Yippee!!

I am taking this down the Snippets Playground as there are lots of Snippets used here.  I hear the Nativity Play is going well and there is a Tea afterwards with mince pies and goodies!!  I am guessing there is some pop going down behind the bike shed too with a certain Elf!

Thanks for calling by.  



Carol L said...

What a great card designed after that inspirational tag! I love all the red reindeer and that fun little gingham bow too!

scrappymo! said...

Great card take on that tag!

I so planned on taking part in the tag extravaganza's this year...Oh well 2015 maybe my tag year! lol

SARN said...

Absolutely wonderful! xxxx

Debs Willis said...

What a great way to use boring office stationery! Clever cookie!
I'll join you behind the bike sheds for a mince pie & some mulled wine :-)

Di said...

Gorgeous Sam!

Hope that eye of yours clears up soon - could we make one decent whole person between us right now? I doubt it!


Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Can I just make it absolutely clear I'm not playing the back end of the Donkey!!!! Not after last year. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...


Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Really I think tags can be any size. I really like how yours came out. The color combo is great, the background is nifty and your embellishments are perfect.

And I'm with you, make tags into cards!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeously festive and those cards will definitely bring cheer with the lovely festive colours.
It is cold here this evening - a big and a mini hot water bottle are tucked into my bed .... what an exciting life I lead lol.
Hope all is well and you are keeping cosy.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great card, Sam! I loved that you had the same Artistic Outpost stamp and used it the same way I did. It looks so pretty in the traditional Christmas colors. Your background came out beautiful and I really love the red deer and how the wooden button matches up with it! Very cool. Glad you are back with another make!