Thursday 7 December 2017

Making a start - with a funky prompt

I have at last started to get my head around Christmas card making! Thanks to seeing a few mentions of the Funky Junkie 12 tags of Christmas I have decided to give it a go…again! I have tried before but have always attempted tags, this time I am using Linda of The Funky Junkie Boutique's examples as a spring board towards my card making, and I hope that I won't give up this time! 
I have seen these tags appearing since September but as we were away then and with making journal pages for AJJ when we came back I am REALLY late!
Tag one was such an inspiration with the woodland and the deer I have just jumped right in and 'FJ12TOC' card number two is already started!
 I roughly spread gesso over my kraft card (Oh! I do love Kraft card)Stamped my favourite TH tree twice over then stamped a freebie tree using grey several times over (even built up a larger tree with it)I added the Sizzix deer and stamped a freebie stag and used a black pen to turn him into a silhouette!
I tried several greetings before choosing this freebie stamp which seemed quite appropriate!

I would like to enter at

The Artistic Stamper - Christmas

Stamping Sensations Winter Trees and Flowers

A Vintage Journey - A Winter Wonderland 

There will be another post soon with some more cards using yet more freebie stamps!

Thanks for looking, Chris


My name is Erika. said...

Great card Chris. It feels like a cold and peaceful winter's night. But even though it's feels cold, it's still beautiful Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is lovely. I confess that when I make a card, I make the same one over and over. I have no desire to reinvent the wheel each time. I admire how yours are so different and look forward to card two. But right now, I'm admiring this one! BTW, I haven't even started mine!

Helen said...

what a fabulous card.

Marjut said...

So beautiful!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous cards, love the kraft paper background. Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations and sharing your lovely creation.

B x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Always a winning combination using Kraft card and Gesso, it always gives a warm hug. Your evergreen trees and deer silhouettes make a fabulous card for the season. Beautiful.
Warm Hugs Tracey x

Annie said...

Love you Christmas card Chris x The trees against the white background are amazing and I love the deer. Thanks for hopping on board at AVJ for Sandy's Winter Wonderland Challenge.

Best wishes
Annie xx

froebelsternchen said...

I am thrilled about the first card idea - looks very good! Happy weekend dear Chris!
oxo Susi

Redanne said...

I really love the effect of the gesso on the Kraft, it creates a beautiful background for the lovely trees and those fabulous deer!

Whilst I am here, thanks so much for joining in our Winter Wonderland challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, oh my I love your card!! card making is fun the last couple of years I had made handmade paper and then turned them into cards. this year I did easy-and just used stamps on postcards-was still fun though Love those deer Happy Friday Kathy

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm struck by the trees, by their arrangement and color and the depth you achieved. Lovely! :)

Let's Art Journal said...

What a pretty woodland scene! The gesso background is the perfect backdrop for those layers of trees and deer - beautiful 😁. It looks like we are getting some snow tomorrow - wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card with the kraft card base. The winter scene looks lovely and its a super design.
Yvonne xx

Jeannette said...

what a beautiful winter scene,the white gesso backround is perfect layers for the trees and deers,wonderful card.
happy weekend.

hugs jenny

craftytrog said...

A beautiful Wintry scene Chris! xxx

Pamellia said...

Wow, this is beautiful Chris! The scene you created is so magical, a winter wonderland I would just love to live in! Snowy forests with gorgeous wildlife, yep count me in! The craft works so well for your scene, adds a touch of rustic cottage feel. happy weekend :)

sheila 77 said...

This is great, Chris, a lovely clear design on the brown paper.
I love getting hand-made cards the best.
It looks very Celebratory (!).

Joan said...

Great card Chris, love the layering of the trees and the kraft base

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Words and Pictures said...

Yay - someone who has started later than me!! You'll make it, no sweat. I got them done in 12 days straight last year! I love the rustic look of this - gesso on kraft is such a wonderful background for a winter card. Simple and beautiful.
Alison x

sarascloset said...

Well leave it to me to write a novel and have it disappear into bloggie space! You will get them done! Great to see you playing along with Linda's challenge! this one's a winner for sure! I love the snowy scene and your rustic vibe! While I'm here, I want to thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey! This is perfect for our Winter Wonderland theme! Hugs!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Lovely ! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month. Happy Christmas to you x

S@ndy Diller said...

Love this wintery card and especially the use of the kraft color. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Chris,

I'm just going back through all the submissions for the 12 Tags challenge this year and catching up on some thta I missed. This is absolutely stunning. I LOVE the white against the craft - such a cold snowy feeling. The trees and deer are awesome. I'm so glad you shared this with my visitors.