Sunday, December 18, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas Week 12

 Hurray! I finished the 12 Week Challenge with one day to spare!

This week I was inspired by the color scheme and the cute little pocket at 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week 12. I wish I'd had some of the Weathered White Antiquities Embossing powder sold at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I started with some moss colored CS and double stamped the Christmas Tree image from Hero Arts with Old Olive and then with Forest Moss.  The 'pocket' was a circle die placed on the edge of a Jumbo Manila Tag, then inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink and tiny snowflakes stamped with Mellow Moss ink.  The sentiment is from Art-C Stamp and Cut set.  I added the little postage stamp pieces from the Graphic45 Place In Time 8x8 paper pad.

Here is the inspiration piece from Linda Coughlin:

12 Tags of Christmas #11

I think this is one of my favorites, mainly because I tend to stick too closely to the inspiration piece and don't really make it my own.  Even though I used several of the same elements this week, the embossed snowflakes, the scalloped doily die, I was happy my tag wasn't an exact copy of the inspiration piece for 12 Tags of Christmas 2016 Funkie Junkie Style Week 11.

I used the snowflakes and the sentiment tag from a Stamp and Cut set from Art-C, the Santa image is from a 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas, the 'snowflake' base is from Little Yellow Bicycle 6x6 paper pad, Once Upon a Christmas, the DSP base is from Reminisce, Santa's Sweater, and all added to the Jumbo Manila Tag purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks again, Linda Coughlin, for the wonderful inspiration.

Friday, December 16, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas #10

Well I was able to get Week 9 and Week 10 completed a couple of nights ago, but just now found the time to be able to post them...I really shouldn't stay up so late working on these projects, I tend to rely too heavily on the inspiration pieces.  I'm using this one for 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week 10

Inspiration piece courtesy of Linda Coughlin at the Funkie Junkie Boutique:

 and also for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let There Be Snow.

12 Tags of Christmas #9

This was a little different, and I was tempted to just make a tag, but I do need a couple of Gift Card holders so I just went with it! I sewed a button in order to slip the top of the flap under and then just added the twine for decoration. I needed a masculine gift card holder so I kept it pretty simple. Here's the inspiration piece from 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style-Week 9

 In retrospect, I wish I had not added the shimmer to the sentiment tag so the red would have 'popped' like Linda's!  Getting down to the wire though with all my trips down to the valley for the past two weeks to visit hubby in the hospital, he finally got to come home last night and is doing much better.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

12 Days of Christmas #8

I loved the little Christmas Greeting vintage image from the inspiration piece for 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style-Week 8.  For this one I used this cute Santa image from Graphic 45 'Place In Time'.  The sentiment is from a brand new set from Precious Remembrance called 'Oh Christmas'. The banner is from Stampendous 'Jumbo Vintage Santa'. The little Christmas Tree 'Cookie' is from an after-Christmas floral pick clearance sale at Michael's. Once again, thanks for the inspiration!

12 Days of Christmas #7

Well, it's been a hectic week, but I was able to finish a couple more tags for the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  I've enjoyed this challenge so much because Linda Coughlin from The Funkie Junkie Boutique provides the starting point with her great inspiration pieces, and then I get to use some of my hoarded stash in order to justify buying fun new stuff!

Here is the inspiration piece from Week 7:

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Monday, December 5, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas #6

I love kraft and white with a touch of this was an easy inspiration piece for me to follow.  Again, it's a quick one, have to get up really early to head back down to the hospital.  The background is embossed with Texture Paste from the same Spellbinders Impressabilities Snowflake stencil that I used on one of the earlier inspiration pieces.  I used the Cricut 'A Child's Year' cartridge for the silhouette image of the two kids with the Christmas tree.  The JOY is from a little company called Skipping Stones Design.

Here is the inspiration piece from 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style-Week 6.  Isn't it lovely?!  I'm hoping I can create a few more before the December 19th deadline!

12 Tags of Christmas #5

A couple of quick posts...I made #5 and #6 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style, and then hubby and I took a trip to see the grandkids for Baby Girl's 1st birthday...then hubby ended up in the hospital with some pretty serious heart issues.  I'm not sure if I'll have a chance to finish the challenge, but wanted to post the ones I finished.  I didn't have the Christmas die set so I used my December 25th Cricut Cartridge Mistletoe image.  The sentiment is masked from a large Stampendous background stamp called appropriately 'Christmas Background'.  The background is from an old piece of 7gypsies designer paper.

I really like the vintage feel of this one even though I left it pretty simple.  Here is the inspiration piece:

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