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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Last 3!

Well, I've done it, all 12 Tags of  Christmas Funkie Junkie Style the challenge which is  run by Linda Coughlin, and sponsored by theFunkie Junkie Boutique.
Not in order, but when you have all 12 to pick from because you start at the end.......well,

Week 5

I followed Linda's inspiration of the white card dipped in Tarnished Brass stain and for a bit of extra sparkle I also dipped the Kraft card before die cutting the holly from the Holiday greens Thinlits.   The vintage seam binding (60's dressmakers seam binding from stash) also got the dipping treatment. I stamped a Gothic script with Potting Soil Archival, but when I layered my kraft card over, I felt as though the size of the script was too big.  I gold embossed the die cuts, distressing the gold EP and heat setting before placing them back inside the cut out.  I die cut a further couple of kraft holly springs and pressed them into Versamark, lightly sprinkled on gold EP for a more distressed look and again heat embossed.  The sentiment is part of the same Gothic script stamp, gold embossed and fussy cut.  I left this one till last to make as I wasn't happy with the script stamp that I had, but in the end I love the way it turned out.

Week 7

I took inspiration from Linda's blue background, with a little Brushed Pewter paint smearing, some stamped snowflakes in silver and heat embossed.   A glittered die cut deer and glittered snow words and a layered die cut snowflake.  This is quite sparkly, but so difficult to photograph.

Week 9

I followed Linda's inspiration for the base and folds of the tag, and again decided to make this into a gift card/money wallet, hence the little pocket, which was dry brushed with Tarnished Brass paint and stamped with fern green.  I used an oval Nestie to cut the top opening.  Again I decorated a little kraft envelope.  Using leftovers from the pocket I die cut the greeting from the handwritten holiday words, added gold twine and a little bell.

That's it, all 12 complete, wasn't sure if I would really manage it with so little time - a bit stressful when I should be busy doing other things - but I am so pleased that I did manage to complete and on time.  I really enjoyed the challenge and it was nice to use someone else's ideas and inspirations, so a big 'Thank You' to  Linda for all the wonderful inspiration you've given for this challenge and for the prizes she is offering.

Most of my cards were already written out before I started this challenge, so I now have a good start on next year's cards!  

Thanks for all the positive comments you've left each day, I do appreciate it.
Now to organise Christmas,
Avril xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tags, well done on finishing them! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Well done Avril, they have all been fantastic makes. Some for next years box as well.
Yvonne xx

Amanda said...

Well done you've created a fabulous collection
Amanda x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow and wow again, Avril. You not only managed to complete the challenge, but you managed it with incredible style. Your cards are absolutely stunning. I love them all and that's great that you already have a good start on next year's Christmas cards. Congratulations on finishing the challenge. What a great example you have shown that crafters can jump into this challenge late in the day and still have 12 fantastic makes in a short time. Thank you so much for playing in The 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.


Margik said...

Your cards and tag are fabulous, Avril. A great job!
Mar xx

sirkkis said...

Love these beautiful craft art, especially the first gorgeous vintage card, Avril.
Have a happy festive time ❤

chrissie said...

All your designs have been amazing and well done for joining in the challenge

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous designs Avril and how lovely to have a head start for next year, merry Christmas xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Yay, well done!!! They all look just stunning!! I particularly adore what you did with number 5, (I found that one one of the hardest to do). Your version really sings to me, brilliant!!

brenda said...

Great shares today Avril and well done on completing the tag marathon.

B x

Janette said...

Well done Avril, I think you did a great job...xxx

butterfly said...

Bravo, Avril! A lovely trio to finish them off... love your week 5 one with that burnished golden look, and the folded tag is a treat. So glad you decided to join in. I'm really happy you enjoyed yourself (despite a bit of stress), and I hope your husband is happy to have you back now!
Alison x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous designs ! Great idea to create SNOW with letters. Wishing you a Happy Holiday and all the best for 2017! Shirleyxx

Sandy said...

Congratulations! You did it!! They are all wonderful and I love the way you did some in tags and some in cards.
Merry Christmas Sugar!!
Sandy xx

sally said...

Well done for managing to produce all 12 in time, they are stunning!

Sally x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! These are all fabulous - well done for completing them all! I'm off now to catch up with the rest - I have been such bad blogger - might get back on track sometime soon! Hugs, Chrisx

Paper Profusion said...

These are wonderful Avril, well done on getting to the finish line with these lovelies! Steady on woman though, next years cards??? You put me to shame! Nicola x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, a great job. All are beautiful again.
Hugs Carola

Lucy Woods said...

These are fabulous! I love the vintage feel of the first one and the Holly!
Lucy x