Friday, December 11, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style-Week 4

Hello friends! It's time for another card for Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, and I should have another ready for posting later today! I've been keeping very busy with all my Guest Designer spots this month, too, so I should have quite a few projects coming up for you in the next week as well.


Linda is generously offering THREE whopping gift voucher's to her shop The Funky Junkie Boutique for the winner of this challenge. And if you link up to all 12 challenges, you get a 15% discount at her store just for playing!!!  Please visit her blog for the details of her challenge, and for tons of wonderful Christmas inspiration! Here is her week 4 tag, from which I drew my inspiration:


It's pretty apparent my inspiration came from her lovely plaid background and her festive poinsettia, although I took a different color route.  Don't laugh, but my color inspiration came from my pastor's outfit last Sunday!  He had on the prettiest red and grey plaid tie, and it looked so sharp against his white shirt and black suit! Perhaps he needs to dress a little shabbier, so I won't be distracted from his Message! So on the way home from church, all I could think about is how that color combo in plaid would look great on a Christmas card! Ha! Ha! And then I spotted Linda's tag, and I had to get started right away!

I used Tim's Stripes and Festive stencils as Linda did, and my colors are Barn Door and Hickory Smoke, and I used the last of my black texture paste. Just barely had enough to do this pattern twice across my landscape oriented card.

I used Tim's Tattered Poinsettia die and Texture Fade, colored it with Hickory Smoke, and gave it a dusting of Rock Candy Distress Glitter.  Glitter is a real challenge for me to photograph, but hopefully you can use your imagination--this is quite twinkly! Christmas red Stickles for the center and on my La La Land berry sprig.  I left the holly die cut (Tim Holtz--Festive Greenery), the largest poinsettia and the sprig white so they really show off the tie..er..I mean plaid background!


The sentiment is a Top Dog die cut in white card with the bottom layer inked in Hickory Smoke. This has got to be my personal favorite card I've made so far this year, and I can't wait to send it to Pastor Tim and thank him for his incredible inspiration, both in his sermon and in his tie!  


And speaking of thanking those who inspire, Linda, you are a treasure to do this challenge! Without you, I am certain everyone would be getting a store bought card, and that would be so Bah! Hum Bug!


Off to the Closet for hopefully another card making frenzy! I will post a shot of my Closet at the end, if you promise not to think poorly of me!  Raise your hand if you have 4 square inches to work on your craft room table!  I have 4 x 6 inches; just 24 square inches of free space! How can someone work in those conditions you ask???? 

I would like to enter this card into the following inspiring challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #31 Anything Goes I used Sizzix and La La Land dies, sold at Scrapy Land.  This is my final entry:)!

Thank you for your visit today and for your wonderful encouraging comments!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings
Sara Emily

Delighted!

23 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning, Sara!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful poinsettia!! The texture is fabulous!! Love, love this!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Super stylish... in fact, I'd go so far as to say "snazzy"! Fantastic take on Linda's tag. Makes me even sadder I'm not going to manage to join in this year.
    Alison xx

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  3. Oooooh! LOVE that plaid! Absolutely brilliant take on Linda's tag - I'm sure your pastor will be delighted! And can't wait to see your closet where you create all this magic! I managed to get about a square foot clean the other day, lol! And thank YOU for thanking Linda!! xxx Lynn

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  4. Yes, I think my space is about the size of yours right now and now moving out to the living room to work on my cards. Your tag is beautiful and love the plaids. The poinsettia and Merry Christmas came out nicely with everything put together. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous tag with us at Scrapy Land Challenge and can't wait to see your next wonderful project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Designer Team Member

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  5. This is a wonderfully elegant card Sara and the poinsettia is gorgeous! I have my hands up!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. I have a whole room, three tables shelves and and about 24 inches of free space. When I finish my last Christmas cards, I'm putting all the bits and pieces into ziplock bags in the files with the DSP and cardstcok. Your tag ROCKS!Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 213th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

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  7. LOVE that poinsettia! Very vintage feeling this set- Beautifully done my friend! xo

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  8. Stunning Sara! That background is amazing with the black and red, and oh how the white just jumps off the page! Love the touch of glitter, and I imagine it just twinkles in real life! hugs :)

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  9. Very elegant and festive card, Sara! Loving your awesome background and that gorgeous poinsettia! Huge hugs to you! Branka xxx

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  10. UNIQUE - totally! I used to have a skirt with a big safety pin on it that looked rather like this plaid back in the 70's!!! For sure - your white poinsettia is one of the prettiest I have seen.... just can't take my eyes off of it. Masterpiece Sara!! j.

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  11. Amazeballs! Love this card and the color combo is one of my faves. Absolutely hilarious story about being inspired by the pastor. That is insoiration indeed! Love the black and red (of course!!!) and your poinsettia is stunningly spectacular against that wowzers tie (plaid) background. I want to be in my craft room right meow as you have inspired me! Fantabulous! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  12. Wow! There really is a lot going on on your beautiful card, Sandra,

    and loads of layered goodness to discover! That background just rocks!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia x

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  13. Stunning card! Love the background and that poinsettia is gorgoeus! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

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  14. Stunning tag - love the background! Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

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  15. Great card ! I just love that flower...really cool ! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)
    Wish you a Merry Christmas ! :)

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  16. Don't you just love working with this plaid! Congrats on your win at Scrappy Land! <3

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  17. Love the plaid background. Even though I am trying to get more decorator style with my Christmas decor, I still hung my pine cone wreath with the plaid bow and draped the red plaid tablecloth over a little round table. I guess some things are hard to let go of. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  18. Congratulations for being the winner on this Scrapy Land Challenge. Early Christmas present and enjoy shopping away. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team Member

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  19. Love this dramatic version of Linda's tag! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  20. Stunning Christmas tag with your design and colours..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx

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  21. It's so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge

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  22. love your colour combo. inspiration hits you in the most unexpected places but then it led you to this beauty. thank you for sharing with us over at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx

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