Thursday, 28 December 2017


Warning - a lot of glitter was used in the making of this card! Fortunately it is either in the form of embossing powder or Stickles!

I loved Linda's tag but couldn't see at first how on Earth I was going to come up with anything.
I saw the little circle wreath at the top with the red bow and an idea came to me! 

We had to stop putting a wreath on our door when we got our new door a couple of years ago - if only I had thought about Christmas in the middle of Summer I would have asked for a knocker, not that we need one to attract our attention in our small flat, but it would have been so useful at this time of of year.

Once again I used the tag, number 10 of Linda's 12 tags Of Christmas Funkie Junkie style, as inspiration to make a card. 
The challenge closes tomorrow and it's looking as though I am going to manage to complete my tags. The challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I started with a kraft card onto which I stamped some wood using a Prima wood stamp and brown ink. I then added some random Cosmic Shimmer black sparkle glitter to give weathered look.
Well, that's if glitter can look weathered!
Next I grabbed a couple of my Winter greenery bags and found I had enough holly and mistletoe diecuts done to avoid getting my big shot out.
I used a corrector pen to add white berries and some snow on the leaves.
 I then realised that I DID need my Bigshot out to cut some snowflakes! I have so many snowflake dies but found this combination worked well, I added Icicle Stickles and also used a little on my wreath.
I cheated slightly on the bow by tying a knot and snipping the ends (yes I am rushing things slightly!)
The words came from two different chit chat sets.
The glitter doesn't show up very well so I took a longer shot - it still looks shinier than this

I hope you are willing to forgive me for not making many blog visits at the moment - with just two more tags to go I am hoping to get back to 'normal' soon! 

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Mi Schra said...

Loving the twinkle! No problem whatsoever about not making many blog visits. Same here. I have to take some "time out" every now and then. Helps me get back to my creativity! Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with peace, love, happiness and lots of creativity!!
xo Michelle

kathyinozarks said...

I love your new card very much-never thought of knocker being good to hold a wreath-clever-lol Happy New Year too-no worries about visits hugs Kathy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wonderful glitter, dear. I'm rooting for you to finish the final two tags/cards, whatever you choose. Don't even THINK of visiting me until after you have all 12 days of Funkie Junkie tags finished.

This one is sensational and all that glitter is wonderful.

chrissie said...

Terrific glitter work on this and unusual design

We never thought about Christmas with our new door either but we have fixed a wreath to the side gate instead. I am sure people think we are made but nothing new there lol

Happy 2018 to you and your family

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

great tag, love the wreath!

Annie said...

What a stunning make Chris and no worries re not visiting...sometimes life gets in the way for all of us xx Sending best wishes to you for a creative and Happy New Year 2018

Hugs Annie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love this special one with the amazing glitter!GREAT!

butterfly said...

Love the snowy garland, and the fabulous wood and glitter background - another really cool grungy look - full of earthy, natural beauty and amazing texture. I also struggled to kick off with this one, but it ended up being one of my favourites. This is brilliant.
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Oh, I love the natural look to this. The glittery background is just enough, and is a striking backdrop for your wreath and those shimmery snowflakes! I think this is a favorite for me, Chris! Well done! Hugs!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fantastic, I love the grungy glitter on the woodgrain effect. The wreath and snowflakes look amazing on it. Wonderful work on Tag #10!