22 December 2015

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge 2015 (Part One)

Hi everyone and welcome. How are you all doing? Super organised and just counting down the 'big day' or still running around like a headless chicken with a 'to do' list as long as your arm? Whatever your current state I hope you all make it through to your own celebrations in one piece and get the time to enjoy the results of all your hard work.

For a few years now I've been joining in with Linda Coughlin's 'Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas' 2015 challenge, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique as a way of creating my festive cards and this year is no exception. Armed with Linda's tags for inspiration, a pad of the Tim Holtz 'Yuletide' Paper Stash collection and a heap of my favourite Distress products I set to work creating cards in batches of three. As the deadline for submission looms (December 27th) I'll show them in two parts, so grab a cuppa and we'll get started...


Linda's Tag #1 featured gold embossing paste stencilling and a large poinsettia. Given the need to keep my cards flat I opted for a stamped poinsettia, coloured with Distress Inks, covered in Micro Glaze and spritzed with Distress Spray Stains. The gold stencilling ended up looking relatively subtle on the patterned background.


Linda's Tag #2 featured more gold stencilling and shimmering Christmas trees. I used the 'Tracks' stencil and silver embossing paste this time to emulate a 'forest scene', with my own shimmering die cut trees and Yuletide trims. 'Painting' the inner portions of the trees with Distress Ink was essential for making them more prominent.


Linda's Tag #3 featured a dramatic Holiday Knit background with a reindeer. Replicating that look on a tag it made easier to coordinate with the Yuletide papers and provided a backdrop for the die cut reindeer and holiday wreath. I used a stencil and Tarnished Brass Distress Paint for the pattern rather than die cutting it.


Linda's Tag #4 featured more silver stencilling and Holiday Greens holly, making it an easy design to replicate. I opted out of the plaid background as the pattern came from the Yuletide papers again. The joy of using that collection comes from the fact that you get two sheets of tickets and two with a mix of ephemera snippets.


Linda's Tag #5 featured Scribbly Christmas stamping and Festive Scribbles die cuts, again a look that was easy to replicate. My version was more of a forest scene again and I took the dramatic decision to use some black kraft core Coordinations card for the central tree to make it stand out even more on the stamped design.


Linda's Tag #6 featured a Wendy Vecchi stencilled Christmas tree with stencilling behind. I opted for more subtle stencilling at the top and bottom of this design with gold embossing paste through the Old Ledger stencil and stencilled lettering combining with paper snippets. The gold embossed tree provided a focal point.

So that's it for Part One of my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of  Christmas 2015 run-down. I hope you can join me again tomorrow for a whistle-stop tour of Part Two. In the meantime whatever you're up to today take care of yourselves! Jenny xxx

22 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Love your takes on Linda's beautiful tags. Fabulous tags! I am trying to finish mine up right now. Merry Merry Christmas!

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  2. Hi Jenny. This is a wonderful set of tags...so stylish and beautifully put together. I hope you and yours have a fabulous xmas and wish you all the very best for a fantastic 2016 xxx
    Dot x

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  3. these are absolutely wonderful jenny and all so beautiful! i did wonder how you were going to manage to get them done this year but i shouldn't have worried! have a really happy christmas. love rachel x

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  4. Wow, you sure are whacking these off in a short time and they are all gorgeous - lucky the recipients. I think we will have to start calling you our Energizer Bunny :) Have a Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  5. Just beautiful - so lovely I like them all! have a lovely Christmas Jenny - take care and enjoy! Cxxxx

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  6. Oh, these are so elegant and festive! Love them all and look forward to seeking the next set! I marvel at your creativity AND your efficiency! xxx Lynn

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  7. Hi Jenny! This is amazing my friend who isn't a crafter just sent me one of your cards!! It's the one with the gold embossed Christmas tree with merry Christmas on. I recognised the Wendy ledger and tree stencils and of course your style! You know I really thought it was one of yours. I love it! And of course or your other lovely cards featured here. Have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you in 2016. Your beautiful card is displayed with my 'specials' and has now been elevated to being extra special! Love Toni xxx

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  8. Ps.more specifically it's the one with the baroque style paper xx toni

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  9. Jenny please ignore my last comment you must think I have gone mad ! Of course the beautiful card is from you, I have another friend called Jenny whose writing is so similar to yours, thank you so much I absolutely love it I think the pressure is starting to get to me ha ha ! Lots of love Toni xxx

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  10. I could just sit here and look at these beautiful cards for ages, each one is outstanding Jenny! Anne xx

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  11. Gosh these are fantastic Jenny. Continued genius way of taking part and making cards - they all look wonderful! Sending you my very best wishes for a very Happy Christmas. May 2016 be a brilliant one for you. Nicola x

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  12. Amaze balls!!! LOVE every one of these! I adore the long tall size too, and each design is wonderful!!! You nailed this challenge...lol!

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  13. Wow!! Love your take on all of these tags .. absolutely gorgeous!! Love how just changing the papers in each set has made such a difference to the overall look. Love them all!! Wishing you and your family a Joyous Christmas and all the very best for 2016!! hugs xx

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  14. One word..... fabulous! Have a lovely Christmas x
    Suzi B xx

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  15. Jenny, these cards/tags are beyond beautiful. I love your colors, your stamps, your techniques on each and of course, all of your diverse but exquisite designs. Your card making is just flawless. Merry Christmas and a blessed 2016.

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  16. What GORGEOUS designs on these marvelous tags Jenny! I am so honored to be the recipient of one of my very own!! It just arrived in the mail yesterday!! thank you so much - and wishing you and your family the Merriest of Christmases!! Julia xx

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  17. Wonderful, Jenny - the warm earthy colours throughout make these so harmonious - it's almost a shame they have to be separated to go off out in to the world - they work so well together too!

    Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season!
    Alison xx

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  18. Just wanted to say, these are gorgeous but will have to be quick as I need to go back for another look Lol! Have a great Christmas and a very happy, crafty New Year. Angela x

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  19. As usual, you van totally amazed me! What a fabulous collection you have created. Each so special and different but why a lovely continuity. I don't know how you could possible turn out such a gorgeous batch of artwork. I'm always thrilled to have you play along with my little challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  20. Brilliant ideas. Love the shape and unity of your designs!

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  21. I'm working backwards so I echo the comment I left on your previous set - fabulous each and every one of them Jenny .
    hugs x

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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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