Tuesday, 2 December 2014

On the Second Day of December....First Card of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style

Hello There

Thank you all so much for visiting me yesterday and leaving me kind comments on my Christmas Album.  Yesterday I got two photographs, one of myself decorating the Office Christmas Tree and one of a colleague putting the Star on top!  I printed them off but they were a little tacky for me to trim and put in the Album so I will do that later today.

Now for today's Christmas offering.  Those of you who have followed me in previous years will know that I usually follow Linda at Funkie Junkie with her 12 Tags of Christmas.  I LOVE doing these tags and often end up incorporating the ideas and techniques into cards.  This year I have decided to do just that...make cards for family members instead of tags.  So here is Tag/Card 1....

There is A LOT of NBUS goodies on here (I actually made this about two weeks ago, but wanted to share them all in December!).  

Here is the Inspiration Tag from Linda's post...

So as you see I have taken quite a few elements from Linda's tag.  The background is TH stencil.  I have also used the same stamp set.  I decided to use my TH Believe stamp.  I think this was the first TH wooden stamp I ever bought.  Believe is my favourite word!  I used a little washi tape around the bottom....you may notice I have a bit of a reindeer thing going on right now!!   You should see my house when it gets decorated up!

I embossed my reindeer and sleigh to make it pop out, after inking it with Archival ink.  I am hoping you can see that I also stamped on top of the card with the snowflake stamp and white twinkly embossing powder.  Believe me it is there!  This dull weather is not condusive to good photography right now.

Inks used are TH DIs Gathered Twigs, Festive berries, Rusty Hinge, Antique Linen and Scattered Straw as well as Archival.  Embossing powders are Wow and my old faithful clear which has been in a different pot so long I have forgotten who's it is!

Now then. Linda's Challenge is open until midnight 21st December.  It is sponsored by the Funky Junkie Boutique.  If you have never had a look at that store you will be in for a real treat let me tell you.  Click HERE and it will take you over to Linda's blog where you can see all the rules and how tos you require, but not before you have left me a comment please!  Just by reading Linda's how-tos you will learn a lot of new tricks and ideas for future projects.

Thank you all for calling by.  I just love reading your comments, so please let me know what you think.  Also, a big Thank You to Kathy for becoming my latest Follower.  I always love new followers too!

Tomorrow I have no dancing class so I shall be joining Julia and WOYWW with another Christmas themed post.



SARN said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Sam xxx

Belinda Basson said...

My stencil like this one just arrived in the post...can't wait to put it to work! Have landed up paying $22 for my prize of $25 from the August tag entry! $10 postage which was fine as I chose to spend my voucher on product, but then $12 on this end for VAT, customs and a fine cos it said gift and had an invoice in (even though I used my gift voucher and it said so) Like your win, a bitter pill to swallow!

JoZart said...

Hi Hettie
Thanks so much for your comment and I'm glad to hear you like the elf clogs. If you look for Bitsy elf clogs on pinterest or even google it you will find them. I have loved making them for my family so do have a go!
lots of love from Jo x
on hollday in South England in Canterbury.

Karen Petitt said...

Quite simply gorgeous! Karen x

Kathleen said...

Just gorgeous Sam, love the reindeer and the colours.
I don't really get the tag thing.
Oh dear dancing class canceled, when will we see a photo of you in your Tutu.

Kath x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Yay, Sam! Welcome to the 2014 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style! So happy to have playing along with my challenge again this year. Your card is fabulous. Your embossed Santa and reindeer is wonderful. Terrific use of the Believe stamp too! I actually like yours better than mine - LOL! Thanks again for joining in the fun.


Diane said...

Fabulous fun designs Hettie.

Hugs Diane

Theresa said...

I just finished my own version of the ideas from your card. I found them to be inspiring. And I am glad that I got to use most of my new stamps. thanks as always for sharing.

butterfly said...

Ooh, love this one - what a delicious take on Linda's inspiration... the stencilling is so pretty fading in and out and I love the vintage labels. Fab inking! Not sure I'm going to manage any of them let alone all of them this year!
Alison xx

Bonnie said...

Love Santa in his sleigh flying to make his deliveries! This is an amazing card with so many wonderful details! How do you find time to work?

aussie aNNie said...

This is a gorgeous card, love that stamp/image. Gorgeous colours too.
aNNie xx
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Debs Willis said...

Love those shiny black reindeer!
Debs x