22 December 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 12

Hi everyone. Ready yet? As expected things are getting there here and I refuse to get stressed about it all. Sometimes a few time constraints can work wonders with pushing you forward, as has been the case this year with my entries into The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Don't feel panicked if you haven't finished just yet (or possibly even started!) The deadline has been extended to January 8th with the addition of a couple of thank you tags to come. You can find all the details HERE.


Linda's twelfth tag was a vision of elegance, dominated by a gold, white and black colour scheme. I followed that scheme to a certain extent with a change of colours for the 'eroded metallics' background.


The stars needed to be on this but I loved what Alison did recently when layering her stencilling and found it worked here with the stars and stripes.


Linda was kind enough to use my idea of adding partial strips of snowflakes so I thought it only fair to add these too.


The wreath is made from Black Magic Coredinations cardstock, embossed, die cut, sanded back and inked to enhance the contrast colour. A few Stickles berries helped to bring it to life a little more.



A seam binding double bow finished the wreath off and of course the sentiment - where would I have been without this stamp set this year?!


I hope you've enjoyed seeing these over the past couple of weeks. I for one am glad the challenge will continue on for a couple of weeks yet as it has been a joy to get so much inspiration from Linda as the challenge has progressed.

I'm not planning to post anything else now before Christmas Day so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support and encouraging messages throughout 2013. It was a year ago that Linda invited me to become part of the Frilly and Funkie challenge team and I still feel beyond lucky to work alongside her and the rest of the team (both past, present and future). The prospect of heading into 2014 is incredibly exciting (and nerve-wracking, with two teenagers taking important exams)  and I plan to continue enjoying the present and embracing the future, whatever happens.
I hope you all have a restful and enjoyable Christmas and wish you a wonderfully creative New Year.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


33 comments:

  1. Absolutely Stunning Jenny. Have a lovely time this Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. Have enjoyed everything I have seen since I found your fantastic blog.
    This is no exception, love everything on this wonderful card.
    Have a Wonderful Christmas and I look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2014
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  3. Hey Jenny you beat me to nymber 12 by 30 minutes:) I love your layered stencilled stars and your embossed wreath. Have not tried the eroded metallics technique yet, it looks great on your card here. Have a lovely Christmas Hugs Mo x

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  4. Another beauty, Jenny. I wish you and yours a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year,
    Rosie x

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  5. Another wonderful take on Linda's original Jenny and well done for being totally up to date! I particularly love how you did the wreath here, but the whole card is just beautiful!

    I have so enjoyed following your crafty journey this year and can't wait to see what 2014 will bring. Wishing you and yours all the very, very best, both for Christmas and the New Year, enjoy every moment!

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  6. Oh wow Jenny, love this, especially the lines you've created top right and bottom left, they look ace

    Sam xxx

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  7. A gorgeous finale for the 12 tags, Jenny! Your eroded meals background with the white stripes is just wonderful. Love the stenciled stars too. A beautifully elegant card!

    Thank you for your kind words about working with me and the F&F bunch, but really I'm the lucky one to be working alongside you! Looking forward to another great year with you!

    Holiday blessings to you and your family.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Jenny
    You bring such joy with the art you share with us and this card is no exception as that wreath is sumptuous!
    A Merry Christmas - cannot wait to see what you will have in store for us during 2014.
    Lynne x

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  9. I love the effects you achieved here Jenny. I would like to thank you for your unerring support and inspiration and for sharing your thoughts & processes during your projects. I hope you have more videos 'up your sleeve' for the new year and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas & a happy, healthy and craft filled 2014 :o) xx

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  10. Another very beautiful card Jenny, the double stencilling looks gorgeous especially over the eroded metallic background. You are a fabulous inspiration to me both in your art work and as a friend, thank you got everything this year.
    Have a wonderful and magical Christmas with the family.
    Festive greetings.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  11. Jenny it's absolutely dreamy!! I can just stare at the textures, colors and layering for hours. Your rendition is beautiful and the gold background adds so much flair. This is sensational and congratulations to you for getting to the end of the 12 tags. It's been an honor watching you create :)
    hugs to you and Merry Christmas
    Lisa

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  12. Hi Jenny, another terrific take on Linda's tags. This looks fabulous. Thanku for your tremendous creativity and inspiration thru the year. Wishing you even greater success in 2014. Have a most happy and peaceful Christmas. Nicola. X

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  13. Wow! What a gorgeous project! Love all the texture and shimmery goodness! Happy Holidays!

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  14. another gorgeous card and happy Christmas to you too x hugs x

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  15. I was thinking this is the best yet but then I thought back to all the others and how amazing they all are

    Have a wonderful Christmas

    Love Chrissie x

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  16. Hi Jenny, this card is a real beauty, that eroded metal technique is stunning, as is the gorgeous wreath and the beautiful bow is a wonderful finishing touch.

    It has been a real pleasure following your progress, developing our friendship and a real joy seeing your fabulous work. You are wonderfully talented and I am really looking forward to seeing your work in Craft Stamper next year. Have the most wonderful Christmas, my lovely friend. Big hugs, Anne x

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  17. This is a most wonderful card, full of texture and the balance of colour is superb, I really love it! A very merry christmas to you and your family Jenny. X

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous and the bow is a beautiful finishing touch.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  19. I am so enjoying your take on these tags! The gold and that wreath with the white frosting are stunning! Love this #12! Not completely ready, but I will not stress over it! Hugs and Merry Christmas!

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  20. This is so beautiful as always - just love it. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year and thanks for your inspiration during the year.

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE the stats and stripes!!!! What fab texture and depth! Gorgeous card Jenny!!!! Merry merry Christmas to you!!!!

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  22. Wow, you've been a busy bee. So many fantastic pieces, love all your takes on Linda's tags. Fabulous.
    Just coming around to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a blessed year 2014.

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  23. Just popping by to say Merry Christmas! I wish you lots of peace, love and happiness in company of all your family! Yours Bibiana

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  24. Your card is Always stunning! Thanks for your kind words on my blog and i wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy new year! BArbarayaya

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  25. What a fabulous holly wreath... and thank you for all the astounding inspiration all year!

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas... see you on the other side!
    Alison xx

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  26. You made it!!! Card/tag number 12 and how gorgeous it is. Beautiful wreath with a gorgeous bow. You sure have made my Christmas merrier!
    Sandy

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  27. Jenny...your Christmas card is so lovely. I love the background using Alison's stenciling technique. Love the color! The wreath you've added on the top is so pretty. You always make the most lovely cards! Thank you for all of the comments you've left on my blog this past year. I so admire your talent and appreciate all of the kind words! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! <3 Candy

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  28. A beautiful card Jenny! Well done for making it to the end. Hope you've had a fabulous Christmas and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead! Thank you for all the lovely and inspiring comments you've left on my blog this year. It really has meant a lot to me and helped to spur me on! Best wishes for a very happy and creative new year Toni xx




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  29. Inspirational as always Jenny. Love all those gorgeous textures. Hope you had a great Christmas and I'm looking forward to catching up with you again in the New Year. MMx

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  30. This is gorgeous Jenny, love it! I hope you had a great Christmas, all the best for 2014! Chris xxx

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  31. Oh my! This is beautiful! And that bow!! That bow is pure bliss.
    I wish you a wonderfully creative New Year!

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  32. Fabulous layers and textures on this wonderful card. I hope you had the most fabulous Christmas and I wish for you the most wonderful New Year. Thank you for following me too and for your encouraging comments, they are so appreciated. Here's hoping we can all meet up again in 2014

    Huge hugs and best wishes in 2014

    Annie x

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  33. Just gorgeous!!! All of your tags are so beautiful. They're my favorite tags I've seen this year for the 12 Tags of Christmas. Love your style.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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