23 December 2015

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

Hi everyone and welcome! If you joined me for yesterday's post HERE you'll know 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 again. 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'm showing them in two parts, so grab another cuppa and we'll get started on a run through of the second set...

Linda's Tag #7 featured stencilled snow flakes and a fabulous large, glittery layered feature flake. The silver embossing paste stencilled background was a breeze but my need to keep the cards relatively flat this year resulted in layering up just two large snowflakes, one cut from silver card, another from Coordinations card covered with a sweep of Distress Stickles.

Linda's Tag #8 featured banners, baubles and die cuts, which initially had me flummoxed. By pairing back the whole design to one featuring just the banners and baubles (with some Holiday Greenery) it worked with the patterned backgrounds. The stamped baubles were painted with Distress Inks and covered in clear embossing powder to make them shine.

Linda's Tag #9 featured a Distress Spray Stained background and gold highlighted stencilling. Once again I opted to use this inspiration on a tag to coordinate with the background papers. Instead of stencilling though I embossed the holly design and brayered Tarnished Brass Distress Paint onto the raised parts as a resist to the Distress Spray Stains.

Linda's Tag #10 featured lots of white paste texture and gold die cuts. Teaming this with the backgrounds required another tag, painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint and stamped before being dry and heat embossed. To coordinate I used the same Ledger Script stamp on the Yuletide papers and added those gold die cuts to finish.

Linda's Tag #11 was another feast of snow inspired texture which had me temporarily stumped again. Once again I employed the snowflake stencil for the background and used the matching embossing folder for the Picket Fence Distress Painted tag. The die cut trees were left un-shimmered this time for a more rustic, vintage look.

Linda's Tag #12 featured plaid and holly heavily throughout. Who knew that Tim Holtz' Plaid stamp would work over the top of the Yuletide papers! The ephemera on either end needed toning down with plenty of Distress Ink to stop them overpowering the alternative die cut 'holly wreath' in the centre of the design.

So that's it for Part Two of my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2015 run-down. I hope you've enjoyed seeing the fruits of my labour! By now I'm hoping the recipients will (in the main) have received their cards. A huge thank you to all those hard working postal service people across the planet who help us every year to spread a little love to family and friends.

As for me I'm now signing off for a few days so that the rest of the jobs (online and off) can be completed prior to the 'big day'. I hope you all have a relaxing, enjoyable time this holiday season, whatever your plans are. Merry Christmas and huge hugs to you all, Jenny xxx


  1. Another wonderful feast for the eyes, Jenny and being in receipt of one of these beauties I can say that they look even more beautiful in real life! Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the very best for 2016! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Absolutely love those cards ... each one very much to my taste! Love Debbie xXx

  3. What a fabulous collection! Too hard to choose, indeed! I love your style! Merry Christmas, Jenny!

  4. Goodness - another day of awesome goodness! these are just SO beautiful!! Julia xx

  5. Magnificent, Jenny - and fabulous in real life, as I know as one of the very happy recipients. Congratulations on completing the set... Brilliant all round! I'm off to see the first set...
    Alison xx

  6. GLORIOUS, and my favorite Christmas cards of the season! I LOVE them so. PINNED! Merry merry blessed Christmas to you!

  7. These are wonderful, Jenny! I love them all. The idea of making Christmas cards inspired by Linda's 12 Tags Funkie Junkie Style has been dancing in my head for a couple of years. Thanks for showing me just how to do it! Merry Christmas!

  8. Amazing!!! You managed these with flair, uniqueness, and absolute style. Incredible cards and wonderfully inspired by Linda's tags. Merry Christmas and see you next year!
    Lisa xx

  9. Again, simply delightful cards! Merry Christmas!

  10. Such a fabulous collection...each one has such exquisite detailing!!
    Dr Sonia

  11. Jenny, what an incredible collection of Christmas cards and not to mention a great take on Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas that I so wanted to play each week! I hope your Christmas was wonderful. Happy New Year! Hugs!

  12. Jenny, these card are all simply crazy amazing! You have done a masterful job of making beautifully detailed and textured cards while still keeping them flat for mailing. I received one of your cards recently and it is so lovely. I'm so thrilled that you were able to complete the challenge again this year. Thank you for linking up all your fantastic work to my annual 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style challenge. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!


  13. Wow, this is fantastic! Your tags are really amazing and very unique!!
    Lia xx

  14. A gorgeous collection of Christmas cards ! Jenny and such a great way of creating your own interpretation of Lindas tags .
    I love how you have kept the basic card size the same throughoout all the sets.
    I was thrilled to bits to receive one of these - thank you so much .

    Apologies for my late commenting but I do hope you had a lovely Christmas .
    hugs xx


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