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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style

Hello......well, it's official, I've put the 'big girl panties on and bit the bullet' so to speak, and I'm joining in with the Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas....and I'm definitely a late starter as the challenge started in September.  This is the 5th year Linda Coughlin has run the challenge with prizes and vouchers sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
This is my first time of joining in although I've followed the challenge for the last couple of years, but after visiting Alison last week and reading how she was now challenging herself to complete all 12 tags,  it gave me the push I needed, poor DH has forgotten what I look like!
So, week 1 -

I decided to make my 'tags' as cards and I more or less followed Linda's design, but when I mixed gold paint with embossing paste it was a bit runny and smudged, so back to the drawing board and gold embossed stars along with 3 (table confetti) stars.

Week 2 -

A similar design to Linda's, as I had the Woodland tree and Nordic stencils

Week 3

I kept to the gold/black theme, but heat embossed instead of stenciling.
Well, that's the first three, I'll be back with more soon as I'm on a roll!!!

Avril xx


butterfly said...

Tee hee - glad I gave you the final nudge! These three cards are delightful versions of Linda's inspiration. I love your trees layered over the music with the simple gold stars in the sky, and the stencilled firs look wonderful too. Great idea to use the layered snowflake for number three. Looking forward to more (and feeling just a little bit sorry for your abandoned husband!).
Alison x

chrissie said...

Great idea to use the challenge as inspiration. What terrific cards Avril

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

These are wonderful Avril, have fun, give your OH a photo in case he forgets what you look like Hugs, Valerie

Janette said...

WOW Avril they all look stunning..x

sirkkis said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, Avril.
Have a nice evening ❤

sally said...

Woohoo! Get you, all fired up & on a roll :-) Love the results....the black and gold in particular. I've been a real slacker this year, no Tim tags & no Funkie Junkie ones either tut tut tut.....

Sally x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Welcome Avril to the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style! I'm delighted to have you along for this challenge this year. You are indeed on a roll. Well done for the first three weeks. They are all absolutely lovely. Can't wait to see what else you will make as the last few days whiz by us.


Paper Profusion said...

Wow Avril, these are beauties and fab takes on tags! Keep going Girl! Nicola x

Meggymay said...

Good for you Avril. This first three all look fabulous and a good idea to make cards. Looks like you will be busy for a few more days.
Yvonne xx

Judith said...

hese are fab Avril - very brave of you to do a catch up! - looking forward to the next batch! hugs Judith x

Aimeslee W. said...

Avril, all are amazing! For some reason, the middle one is speaking to me, looks so vintage AND retro at same time. I hope you are able and willing to keep pushing it, I would personally LOVE to see you design for Linda someday, you are such a good fit and she will tempt out more of your grunge side. heehee xoxo

Sandy said...

What a fantastic idea - to make the tags as cards. You are off to a beautiful start - Wow!!
Merry Christmas Avril!
Sandy Claus xx

Margik said...

Your cards are really fabulous with fantastic designs!
Mar xx

Linda said...

Love these designs, especially the snowflake ..... stunning! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are fabulous….and I see one I recognise - Thank you very much! You quite clearly were on a roll! I think I must be nearly caught up now - nope…just scrolled down!!! Hugs, Chrisx