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Funkie Junkie 12 Tags Of Christmas – #4

Christmas Tags Funkie Junkie style #4.

#1 tag is here with the rules. Linda’s 4th tag and the Funkie Junkie Boutique is here.

Inspiration for this tag came from the burlap squares and the blobbing of embossing powders onto different surfaces which Linda has done on her tag.

Cut two burlap squares, then cut across at an angle, this gave me four triangles which were then delicately splodged with pink Frantage E P. Only used three for my makeshift Christmas tree which has a sturdy piece of rope for the trunk.

Because my Christmas stash is soooo limited I covered some garish gold reindeer’s with paint and whilst still wet sprinkled Frantage E P very sparingly over the top.

Definitely going to hunt out the rest of my old gold and silver trash oops I mean stash!!!


Funkie Junkie 12 Tags Of Christmas – #3

Sorry sweets for bombarding you with three posts in one day but I just had to get this tag finished because it means I am up to date with the Christmas Tags Funkie Junkie style.

#1 tag is here with the rules. Linda’s 3rd tag and the Funkie Junkie Boutique is here.

You all know my predicament with the ole Christmas stamps but in the end this was an easy tag to make because my inspiration came from Linda’s sentiment. Had lots of fun making the tree, used another old sizzix original die. Embossed it with gold then stamped into it with this gorgeous stamp. Painted over with some amazing chalk paints I found before adding crackle medium. The fence die is another olde from Sizzix and the alphabet stamps are from SU. Finishing touches are with Pesto Adirondack Dimensional Pearls and Indigo Treasure Gold.

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Funkie Junkie 12 Tags Of Christmas – #2

I love love love Christmas. Such a magical time of the year, … BUT … big but as well … I don’t like making Christmas thingies!!!

I think it stems from a time (yonks ago) that I made and sold loads and loads of cards. Needed the money to feed my habit, … you can breathe again now … I mean the CRAFT HABIT … not the illicit stuff. It got to the stage that I loved Christmas coming around but definitely not the crafting side of it.

Where is this going you ask?

Just finished tag #2 for Christmas Tags Funkie Junkie style, see my #1 tag here and the rules. This is Linda’s 2nd tag and the Funkie Junkie Boutique is here.

Problems came to light when I started #3, I am sooooo struggling. Not with the ideas part but with the very very limited Christmas stamps and goodies I have!!! Everything is coming back to bite me now because I very very rarely update my Christmas stock. Probably only buy one thing each year. Can you believe I don’t even own a Christmas mask or stencil!!!

You would laugh your socks off girls if you could see my Christmas stash.

Anyway this is a challenge and I am going to forge ahead with strong determination and get to the finish line.
This last sentence is for me girls, not you, just to make me feel better!!!

Loved Linda’s colour palette so this was the starting point for my tag. Used an iridescent spray instead of perfect pearls and also an ancient Sizzix Bauble die (now retired) which I triple embossed and stamped into. Don’t even ask about the tree stamp!!!


Behind Throwing With The Funkie Junkie Christmas Tags

Here is the link for the first Funkie Junkie Christmas Tag … Linda is already onto tag #3, got to get those little puddies moving so that I can catch up. Scroll down to see the challenge rules.

I have only just recently bought something from Linda’s Boutique and I have to say the service was quick but she also added some delightful little goodies in the package.

First saw these tags on Astrid’s and Silvia’s blogs and loved the idea so after another blog hop to Linda I decided I was going to have a go. Here is tag #2.

My tag was inspired by the lovely swirls on Linda’s tag but I went with traditional Christmas colours.
Stamped onto the tag … after doing the bis with the DI inks … with gold E P, used a Penny Black stamp called Snow Scroll, then everything went downhill from there as I went floating off on my own little planet of Shirl!!

This must be the quickest time that I have cut into a Graphic 45 paper pad. Only got it a few days ago but just couldn’t wait to snip snip snip with those scissors. Stamped the reindeer onto shrink plastic but also stamped onto cardstock with black E P. After colouring in with DI, Aged Mahogany did the ole snip snip again and glued onto the tag.

Funkie Junkie Christmas Tag Rules

  • This is an inspiration challenge. Each week, I will post my tag and you will use it to be inspired to make something. You can enter any sort of craft. It can be a tag, a card, a home decor project, a scrapbook layout – your choice but please make it winter/holiday related.
  • You must take inspiration from something on my tag and tell us in your post what inspired you. You don’t have to use my style, my layout, my colors, my theme or anything except be inspired by something on my sample. Your make can be shabby, it can be grungy or it can be clean and simple. I don’t mind if you CASE my work, but if you do, please give me credit.
  • We will have 12 weekly challenges beginning today, Monday, September 23rd. You can link your project using the linky provided. If you don’t have a blog, you can use another hosting site such as SplitCoast Stampers, but you must provide all required links and information in your posting.
  • To be eligible for the drawing at the end of the 12 weeks, you must: 1) enter all 12 challenges, 2) provide a link back to this challenge and mention that it is sponsored by my store The Funkie Junkie Boutique, with a link to the boutique.
  • You do have to have a blog (or some other way to provide the required links and inspiration information).
  • All 12 challenges will remain open until December 22nd. You can play any of the 12 challenges up through that date. To be eligible to win, you must have submitted an entry into all 12 of these challenges by midnight Eastern Time December 22nd.
  • On December 23rd, from the pool of players who participated in every single challenge and provided a link to the challenge and a link to my store on their post, I will draw three winners. There will be one $50 grand prize gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique given out plus two runner up prizes of $25 gift certificates.
  • Additionally, everyone who participated in all the challenges and met the requirements will receive a 10% off coupon good for their entire order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique during the month of January 2014.