Sunday, 10 December 2017

Funkie Junkie #6

Hi there,
I'm steadily catching up with the funkie junkie 12 tags of Christmas - this is no.6!

I thought I had so many craft supplies it would be impossible to ever run out of anything but it seems I have run out of bright red card! Instead I found this maroon ish colour. I used Linda's idea of showing the negative space behind the snowflake dies and finished then off with a for of liquid pearl.

Alongside the funkie junkie challenge (sponsored by the funkie junkie boutique) I would also like to enter this in to the Simon says stamp icy inspiration challenge.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Funkie Junkie #5

Hi there,

Here's my fifth creation for the funkie junkie 12 tags of Christmas and again this week I have copied the techniques used by Linda to create my card.

I started by repeat stamping the background tree branches using archival inks, then blended distress ink over the top.

I absolutely love the idea that Linda used on the die cut holly leaves- they have been pressed in to clear embossing ink and clear embossed to give them a thick shiny finish.  
The central panel was cut using stitched edge dies, again blended with distress ink and fixed using brads. There is a little sprinkling of chunky white embossing enamel for good measure too!

The 12 tags of Christmas is sponsored by the funkie junkie boutique.
I would also like to enter this card in to the stamping sensations challenge - winter trees and flowers

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Funkie Junkie #4

Slowly but surely I am catching up with the 12 tags of Christmas, funkie junkie style. This is number four. For my inspiration, I've tried to replicate the techniques used by Linda in her tag.

As per Linda's make, I began by stamping the background with archival ink and then blended over distress ink before embossing with a sizzix embossing folder.

I added a little more distress ink over some of the embossed areas and then gilded them with some alchemy wax.

I used ultra thick embossing enamel to create a snowy effect as I don't have distress paint. 

Paper tape and die cuts were added to create my own little silhouette scene and I finished with a banner and ribbon at the top.

I just love the amount of attention to detail Linda puts in to her tags, it is so much fun following the process that she used and definitely pushed me to create things I wouldn't have otherwise come up with.

If you'd like to play along with the 12 tags of Christmas, the blog is here. It is sponsored by the funkie junkie boutique, here.

I would also like to link this in to Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes challenge and sss Monday star light challenge as there are stars embossed in the background which I gilded in silver wax.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Funkie Junkie #3


Today I'm sharing my third make inspired by the funkie junkie 12 tags of Christmas. This time I have returned to taking my inspiration from the style used as well as picking up the bold red and white colour scheme.
I liked the big Christmas word in Linda's tag and used a paper artsy stamp to recreate this.  The scalloped circles are cut with sizzix dies as are the holly leaves. A super simple make this time, hope you like it!

The 12 tags of Christmas is sponsored by the funkie junkie boutique.

I would also like typo link this in to the Simon says stamp anything goes challenge

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Funkie Junkie tag #2


Happy 1st of December! There can be no denying it's count down to Christmas time now, the advent calendar has begun and the tree and lights will be up this weekend. 🙂

Although I am well and truly behind with the funkie junkie 12 tags,I still have hope of catching up and reaching the finish. This is tag number two. I really wanted to 'up skill' and so the main thing I was focusing on was the techniques Linda used although as you can see, there are plenty of similarities between my card and her tag.

The main image used is a creative impressions stamp, as are the little post marks. The background stencil is by kaisercraft and the sentiment was a magazine freebie.

The 12 tags is sponsored by the funkie junkie shop.
I would also like to enter this card in to the Simon says stamp anything goes challenge.

Friday, 24 November 2017

White on white, and the first of the funkie junkies

I have been inspired by a couple of different challenges for this make. The first is paper artsy's ''shades of white' which I found very difficult to stick to strictly, but I got close with this one! 
The second challenge is the Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas.  (Sponsored by the funkie junkie boutique) I'm really late to the party with this one, but I've been watching for a few weeks now and couldn't resist joining in-hopefully I might even catch up! This card is based on Linda's tag from week one where I took my inspiration from her woodsy theme - and of course, the reindeer.

I used a stampin up embossing folder then added a little iced spruce distress ink to bring out the trees I did spray the card with a white paint spray but you really couldn't tell at all so I added white chunky embossing powder to give the snowy effect. The little wooden reindeer is by do crafts, I gave it a light coating of white paint before adding it. The tag and holly leaf are by sizzix and the sentiment is handwritten. 
Well, that's all for now, hope you like it!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Gifts for the girls

Previously I have made little wooden bird houses in to Christmas tree decorations and I had thought I might do the same with these adorable little artC ones. At my hubby's suggestion I changed my mind and decided to make a baby girl's mobile but as the project progressed it somehow turned in to a decorative wall hanging!! At least that means there are plenty more ideas for future sets!

I started by laying out the bird houses and painting one side with fresco chalk paint.

The houses were easily assembled and glued using pva. I painted the outside in fresco pixie dust paint and made little hooks for them by twisting wire around some round nosed pliers.

I found some cute scraps of paper for the roof and cut them to size. I pushed the wire loops through the paper strips and glued them down.

I can't tell you how much I adore these little things!

I put scraps of paper in the back and stamped a carabelle stamp on to some painted card adding tiny pieces to the houses.

I cut a few more paper scraps to make 'nesting material' and bunting.

I painted a few kaisercraft wooden flourishes to go with the houses and assembled everything with ribbons and thread, tired on to a twig from the garden.