11 November 2020

Celebrate with The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

Hi everyone and welcome. It's time for another challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Cec is your host for this one and she's called it 'Celebrate'. "Your challenge is to create a shabby chic or vintage project to celebrate someone or something special. Since celebrations are happy occasions, your project should be made with lots of happy, bright colours. Keep your dull or neutral colours to a minimum please because as winter approaches we will have lots of that naturally so your bright colours must be predominant."

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and three additional outstanding entries will receive Top 3 Badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

It seemed a good chance to make a start on getting some celebratory festive cards made - glory only knows how long it will take to send things abroad so as soon as it's safe to do so these will be in the post! They feature Eileen Hull's Snowman and the required bright colours.

Here's a brief tutorial showing how these cards were created. I started with some colourful textured card created in a previous Saturday Showcase and using a mix of Seth Apter Izink Pigment Inks and ICE by Aladine with a little acrylic paint. The card was cut into six strips ready for adding to the six A6 size card blanks.

To coordinate with the colourful strips I pulled out a piece of paper that had previously had some paint printed onto it (a Gel Plate fail!) and added layers of Izink Pigment Ink in blue and white. Having splattered it with the gold the paper was cut into six pieces (with a tiny offcut strip) ready for adding to the card blanks.

Moving on to the snowmen I stuck some text from an old German fairy tales book onto card and toned it down by spreading a thin layer of  'Avalanche' Izink Pigment Ink over the top. The snowman bodies were cut using Eileen's die and edged with 'Vintage Photo' Archival Ink.

The hats were created by using Eileen's die to cut card painted with 'Sky' Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint and 'Thundercloud' Izink Pigment Ink - there are hat two options available on the die.

Eileen's die also cuts the eyes, nose, arms and two different styles of scarf for the snowman. The ones cut for these were coloured with more Izink Pigment Ink.

Having stuck the backgrounds created earlier onto the card blanks I stamped a Tim Holtz 'Ornate Trims' border on either side of the coloured strip and added a greeting from his 'Yuletide' stamp set above it.

The snowmen were assembled and added onto each of the cards to complete them.

So that's my take on the theme 'Celebrate'. My talented team mates have also come up with their own celebration projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage pieces to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes that's up for grabs.

Thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx

Products used to create these cards are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed/linked below.


  1. Your cards are fabulous Jenny and I adore that cute snowman x Wonderful backgrounds and thank you for sharing the details xx
    Hope you and yours are keeping safe and I send huge hugs
    Annie xx

  2. Love these sweet little cards with all the fabulous mixed media techniques. The non-traditional colours are bright and happy just as a Christmas card should be. Hugs!

  3. Hi Jenny your cards are gorgeous. I do love that snowman. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. I love the colors you used Jenny! these are fab cards. =)

  5. Oh I do love this little snowman! The colors you chose were beautiful... I need to check out Seth's inks- the colors (especially the gold) are gorgeous. As always Jenny your project rocks!

  6. My kind of card, love it--color combos work great!

  7. These are so happy happy! Adorable snowman and then to see all the touches and details like the text bodies and the strips of yummy background paper mixed in with the touches of inky goodness! Lovely holiday cards!

  8. Jenny, I can't tell you just how inspired I am by your Christmas cards! They are simple in design, and FLAT, (such a bonus, so they will post without problems), yet so festive and effective. I love the little snowmen in their German text (clever!) and how you've used some of your leftovers to make these brilliant gems! Well done as always! Hugs!


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

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