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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Funkie Junkie Catchin Up

I'm still on my mission to complete the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style and have been trying to catch up this week as time's running out.    If you've missed my previous posts, all the details of Linda's tags are here, and this challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, so there's also the chance of a prize.

This is my take on Week 3

When I first saw this tag my first thought was a Christmas Stocking, maybe it was the red/white stripes and white trim.  I downloaded a template from the internet, and although I don't have the stripes I do have a stamp.  I've used white glitter for the toe and heel and cut the Merry Christmas in both white and red and offsetting.  I also left the top open so I can fit some money in.

For my take on Week 7 I've used the Plaid background stamped in Fired Brick, my frame was heat embossed with various Moon Glow powders and I pressed a rubber stamp into it while still hot.  The sentiment is an old Anna Griffin stamp inked with Fern Green Archival.  Some Festive Greens and a shabby bow stained with Fired Brick Stain.

Way behind, but here's Week 12 

I loved the retro look to this tag and have tried to keep to similar colours and replicating the 'advert' with a  with this Tim Holtz stamp.  I coloured the stamp with Distress Markers and lots of 'huffing' and although it took a few attempts, came out great with the help of the stamp platform - what did we do without it!

Well that's another 3 - only 4 more to go!

I know I've been a hopeless visitor, but no doubt like everyone, time's short, so the only way I can get these tags completed is to be very disciplined when I do have some crafty time - and craft.

Have a great day and if you've called in, thank you.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 12 December 2017


Just a little reminder that you've still got one week left to enter the last challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesday which is Twinkle Twinkle and I'm sure you all have some crafty Twinkling going on.

I've decorated a used candle globe, I saw something similar on Pinterest and as Crafty friend had just bought this little village scene die, I borrowed it and cut it in white glitter card.  I attached it on the outside of the glass with matt medium, so simple, but lovely lit

Thanks for calling in at this busy time,

Avril xx

Sunday, 10 December 2017


It's time for our last challenge of the year at Fashionable Stamping and this time it was my turn to choose the theme and I chose Celebrate which gives you lots of scope - Christmas, New Year, Birthdays.  There's lots of other reasons too, it's up to you as long as the stamping fits the theme.

I've used the Tim Holtz Plaid stamp for my background and inked with Aged Mahogany.  I've used one of my favourite Santa images, stamping with Potting Soil ink and coloured with Distress inks.  I've added some festive greenery, again coloured with DIs.

The rest of the team have some great inspiration, so please pop over to the blog, where you will also find all the details, along with information about our sponsor Ink Art Designs.

Thanks for calling in, I do appreciate it especially as everyone is so busy at this time of the year.
Have a great day,
Avril xx

Friday, 8 December 2017

Week 8 of 12 Tags

Hello, still playing catch up on the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style, which is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, and this is my take on Week 8

I loved the background and followed Linda's technique but used Brushed Pewter paint over the gessoed snowflakes.  I decided to keep to the blue/silver tones and cut and embossed the TH snowflake.  I painted it silver and then dabbed silver embossing ink and silver EP, heat setting to give some texture.  I did the same with the die cut sentiment.

I don't know where this week has gone, I really did intend to do a serious catch up - must try harder in future!

Have a lovely weekend,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Twinkle Twinkle

Time for the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and the theme for this fortnight is 'Twinkle Twinkle'  as usual it's up to you what you make.

I've opted for another Christmas card, I started with a torn hilly mask half way down my card and added a circle mask for the moon, coloured with Stormy sky and Chipped Sapphire.  I stamped and heat embossed some 'twinkling' silver stars before layering my die cuts.  I've also added a couple of torn layers of glitter paper for 'twinkly' snow.

The rest of the DT have some great makes, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Funkie Snowflakes

Well I'm even further behind than I'd planned with my Funkie Junkie tags as we've been away for a couple of days for a friends wedding, we had a lovely time, but I really must try to catch up now.
This is my take on Linda's tag for Week 6 

I loved the look of this and thought it would make a great gift card holder.  I've cased Linda's design, even down to having some red snowflake paper and some sparkly red spot foil.  My little quote was  made on the computer and although it doesn't look like it, it was printed out in red.

You've still got time to join in with this challenge and it's a great way of getting some Christmas cards/tags made and there's even a chance of winning a $25 gift certificate from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

I'm definitely a girl on a mission -  this is my take on Tag No. 4 of 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I loved Linda's holly background and used the TH holly stencil and Distress inks after randomly stamping a music score.  I die cut 2 trees, coloured one with Iced Spruce and Forrest Moss and layered them slightly offsetting to create a white 'snowy' outline. My stamped Christmas tree image is an old Inkadinkado stamp.
One of the great things about this challenge is that you can enter them in any order as long as you complete the 12, which is just as well as no. 3 is still in the think tank!

I'm entering this at Allsorts - Inspired by a Carol or Winter themed song (Oh Christmas Tree)

Avril xx