17 December 2013

The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 7

Hi everyone and welcome. Another day, another card. As we belt along towards 'the big day' at an alarming rate of knots you've got to wonder who it stealing time again. Mind you, having Linda's inspiration there to help finish those (last minute) Christmas cards is a blessing. Like so many of you out there I've been working through The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, and today it's the turn of Tag 7 to provide the starting point for my card.

This is one I really struggled with initially, and yet when it was finished it became my favourite so far.

Following Linda's background recipe I debossed the snowflakes on a manilla tag using Vintage Photo and misted with Biscotti Perfect Pearls. Then I needed to add some white. Rather than use embossing powder I reached for my Dylusions White Linen spray (note to self - NEVER run out of this!) After flicking a little on it seemed to need more, so I used the 'Tim Holtz chalkboard' technique on it and gave the whole thing an even more snowy feel.

Snow, ice... with that theme in my head I thought about the gorgeous card I received from Anne (HERE). Skating boots seemed a perfect accompaniment and as Anne had been kind enough to cut me some I went to town on them.

Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and some Vintage Photo Distress Ink and they looked pretty good. Adding some dyed seam binding laces and a floral garland (including some Distress Glitter like Linda's original) finished them off perfectly. What a difference some die cuts make.

That's it for today. Tomorrow it's the turn of my version of Tag 8 (nearly caught up now).
Thank you for dropping by and for all those lovely comments you've been leaving.
Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. Hi Jenny, This is my favourite one of yours so far too, I love these skates. Anne cut me a couple which I have made cards with, I love how easy they are to lace up. Love your chalky snow. Hugs Mo x

  2. Fantastically festive Jenny - love the debossed background. As for those boots, well I just gotta get me this die. The greenery gives the perfect finish. Nicola x

  3. I really like this one. You did the shading so well on the skates and I really like the overall color. The seam binding to lace up the skates is a great idea. Just beautiful.

  4. Love the soft colours and gorgeous background you have created! Gorgeous x hugs x trace x

  5. Love love love the background Jenny plus the boots look amazing you are a natural in changing how they look.

    Can I send you some of my old shoes which desperately need a makeover lol.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  6. Oh! My! Word! Jenny, your talents are amazing.
    Another "work of art" love everything about it.
    Have a wonderful creative day

    Patricia xx

  7. That's a gorgeous card Jenny. Tim sure hit the nail on the head when he brought out the skates die, particularly having usable lace holes too! Oh to have a wee bit of his brains & skill *sigh* haha. Have a great day :o) xx

  8. Well I think you might already know what I am going to say.... it is my favourite too! You have taken those plain skates and made them look absolutely stunning with the foliage and gorgeous flower. I absolutely love that you used ribbon for the laces too, these really are the most beautiful skates and your card is stunning! Thanks for the shout out too. Big hugs, Anne xx

  9. Love this, beautiful soft background
    and the diecut looks amazing.
    Avril xx

  10. Mmmmm, totally YUMMY, Jenny! It is completely fabulous! I LOVE what you have done with the background (gotta get me some chalk!). The colors are just wonderful and I just love those skates - they are so cool with the seam binding for the laces. Loving the way you have created an appliqué with the bit of Venise lace too. Super work, Jenny!


  11. Struggled? You should struggle more then - amazing tag!

  12. Jenny I think I am with you here, this must be one of my favourites too, that debossed background with the white linen Dylusions and the gold shimmer looks amazing. You have done a great job with the skates too! (The lovely Anne cut me some too and I can't wait to start playing with them. I am in love with the colours you have used!!

  13. Debossing can be such fun and in some cases, quite beautiful! Love that background so perfect for those skates indeed! Hugs!

  14. Gorgeous card jenny! Love what you've done with the skates, I've got some drying as we speak! I love them . I received a very special Buttons Christmas card from a mutual blog friend !! It's lovely, you are very talented ! Xx

  15. I wish you could hear me sighing - so gorgeous Jenny - so rich looking with the cream and red and silver and gold. Love the way you have laced up these skates. I wish you would write a book with pictures and instructions on how to make all these wonderful cards and then I would buy one!!!
    Merry Christmas!!

  16. Beautiful, delicate colour palette - and the boots look just wonderful! I'm in love with the splattery background too...
    Alison xx


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