Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Peace and Joy 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week 10

Howdy! We're closing in on the end of Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style, which is an annual fun 12 week challenge at The Funkie Junkie blog. It's generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique; 3 lucky winners will receive gift certificates for a shopping spree to the shop, and everyone who completes the challenge and follows the simple guidelines will receive a discount coupon to use on their January Funkie Junkie orders!

I couldn't decide if this card looks better in natural light or the glaring light on my craft table, so here's one of each. I couldn't pick up the shimmer outdoors, but you get an idea in the bright light of an OTT lamp.

You can check out Linda's inspiring, sparkling tag HERE. I was obviously bitten by the glitter bug when I visited her blog, and also inspired by the Sparkles stamping, wreath, the gorgeous stamped/stenciled background, and those shimmery snowflakes!

Just having finished a little shopping spree of my own at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, I didn't dare go back for more and get the BoBunny Glitter Paste Linda used, so I made my own. Not as sparkly as  BoBunny, but will do in a pinch. Perhaps Santa will bring me some of the 'good stuff', but until then I'll have to make do. I also didn't have the Tinsel stencil, but I think the Stripes gives it a tinsel vibe.

I really love the Pine Needles ink on Linda's Wreath and sentiment banner, and I used it to color my Impression Obsession circles die cut, the Spellbinders circle die cut and two of my background layers.  I also added a spritz or two of Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold to one layer for more shimmer that only can be appreciated in real life.

I did my snowflakes just like Linda, with a touch of Prima Metallique wax. I chose White Gold to go with my gold stripes. I can see why Linda's addicted to this stuff--it's so easy to use with a lot of impact, and to me, it smells wonderful! I might need to put a dab in my candle warmer! Tee Hee!

I don't have the berries that Linda used, but my old Holiday Greens in the mini's works just fine with a little Platinum Stickles.

A few of my snowflakes are serving to cover some embossing mistakes on the back panel, which is heat embossed on kraft card and blended with Pine Needles ink. If a little imperfection in one's life is good for the soul, my soul has improved greatly with this card.

And my first deer love--Tim's Reindeer Flight is simply inked in Frayed Burlap and Ground Espresso inks and the fawn spots are Frantage embossing powder. The little red bow is colored with DOX,  a takeaway from Linda's pretty painted bow.

The most difficult part of this design was choosing an appropriate sentiment. I had at least a half dozen candidates and finally settled on heat embossing a portion of a sentiment from the Scribble Woodland stamp set on a Labels Thinlits die cut.

That wraps up another week of the challenge. I'm almost caught up and beginning to feel a little sad it's almost over!

I'm sharing with:
SumMore Fun Mood Board #16 I have some of the colors, the snow theme and the sparkle!
Dies R Us Challenge #86 - Christmas Carols 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland' 

 I should have another one popped out for you in another day or two. Until then, thank you so much for stopping in today and for your lovely comments! I know we are all so busy this time of year, so your visits are that much more precious!

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

I've used the following products which can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. This is just wonderful Sara!! I love this colour palette, it's non traditional and yet so festive! So many amazing textures and designs in every layer! I love the glitter stripes, how elegant! Beautiful snowflakes, very intricate and fancy, but my favourite bit is that fantastic deer with the amazing wreath around his neck! Love the little bow you added to the wreath too! Such a wonderful holiday card, I think you have just given me a burst of inspiration with your creative holiday creation!! hugs :)

  2. Oh my gosh! How incredibly beautiful is this! You are the layering queen and I just soak up every detail of how you achieve these incredible handmade paper designs. It's so funny, I just borrowed my friend's diamond stamp and made almost the exact same teal backgrounds! LOL! How fun! I really love your take on this. Merry Christmas, Autumn

    1. A favorite indeed! So happy to see you in the top 3 at DRU! <3

  3. I think this might just be my favourite (for the moment), I love the colour choices and the stripes work fabulously well in the background. The snowflakes are gorgeous and I just love how you created the wreath for the beautiful deer to wear too! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a gloriously amazing and artistic card! i love EVERY SINGLE THING about this! so pleased you could join our "heavy metal" holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES ♥♥♥

  5. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! I can't even comment on any one thing because every single thing is amazing!! This is a work of art Sara Emily!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. AWESOME project! I love the aged appearance, makes it look vintage!

  7. Fantastic tag, Sara Emily! I love everything about it. You can never have too much sparkle, in my opinion!

  8. Another fabulous card Sara, such a lovely colour combo and that little deer, so beautifully coloured looks wonderful holding centre stage! Great background too, - love the whole design!

  9. What a fantastic design Sara Emily! Love that wreath around dee's neck, so ingenious!!!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. What a sparkle masterpiece! I love how you placed the deer on the circle for the focal point, really makes your eye move around the entire card, genius! Who knew pine needles really warms up gold so perfectly! Awesome job Sara!

  11. I'm loving this, Sara Emily! I can't even tell my favorite part because it's all amazing! The snow on your deer is so cute and the Spellbinders die makes a great wreath! I love all of the sparkle and how you improvised on the glitter paste. So beautiful...Hugs!

  12. Oh 'WOW'! I just love everything about this creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas Carols’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  13. Super cute card for the Challenge at SumMoreFun Challenge, thank you for joining us. I look forward to seeing more of your entries. MaryAnn DT

  14. Oh, my goodness, I LOVE this card! The colors, the sparkle, the deer - it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

  15. Your card is so tranquil and beautiful! So many different aspects to look at and enjoy. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at SumMore Fun!

  16. Oh my, this is so gorgeous Sara! A really lovely colour combination and I love all the sparkle .. it looks wonderful! Your little deer is adorable and the sentiment is the perfect fit for this amazing card! Have a great day my friend!! hugs xx

  17. Simply gorgeous! Love the colors and layout! Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun ~DT Heather

  18. Beautiful!!! Simply Beautiful!! Thank you for joining in our challenge over at SumMoreFun! Please be sure to join us again. SumMoreFun DT-Amy

  19. Hey sweetie, apologies for my lack of visits, health issues are not nice lol! Now this caught my eye on my reading list and I just had to come take a closer look, it is stunning! I'm most definitely not a glitter lover but the one time of year that it is mandatory is at Christmas and I love how you've used it here. I have a pot of the Prima wax, my goodness I almost licked it - it's so vanilla like, a really yummy aroma which is unusual for waxes lol. Have a lovely weekend sweetie Karen xx

  20. Sarah Emily!
    This is absolutely one of my favorites! How gorgeous your layering is!I LOVE all of the elements you tied together here- they work so well together and the colors-yum- very retro looking card,to me at least- Love it!
    love you too sweet girl! Hope all is well with you!
    Jackie xo

  21. There really is something wonderfully peaceful about this, Sara Emily - glorious layering and such lovely touches, like the rings around the deer's neck, and all in that lovely colour palette. I love the silvery gold of the snowflakes and that wonderful foliage. A real delight.
    Alison x

  22. This is such a beautiful card and I adore the colours you've used, they work so well together and that little pop of red is the perfect finishing touch! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  23. Wow, what a stunning Christmas card! All the details you created are amazing and I love the patina effect with the sparkly glitter and gold - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a Happy December! J 😊
    p.s. thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog! It was kind of you to let me know about the missing photo, for some reason I had deleted it in error so I really appreciate you highlighting this so I could add it again 😁. I'm glad you came back for another look too! Hugs, J x

  24. This is really lovely Sara, beautifully composed and with a great choice of colours. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy Christmas. Sue xx

  25. I lvoe all the texture. A Beautiful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  26. oh, Sara, I´m in love with your gorgeous card! It´s simply perfect <3
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at Country View Challenges and have a Merry Christmas!
    xx Evelyn

  27. Gorgeous tag Sara, you can’t beat a bit of sparkle at Christmas! Lovely colour combination. Thank you for joining us this month at Creative Artiste, Jane (DT) :) x

  28. This is so beautiful, Sara Emily. It has so many wonderful design elements. I really love the Sparkles and Christmas stamp and the wreath around the deer's neck is fantastic. Your sparkly embossed background is fantastic! Great job on #10!


  29. Happy Christmas! Amazing card! I love it! Thank you for taking part in Noor Design U.K. December Challenge! Hugs, Elena DT

  30. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

  31. What a fabulous project and just perfect for our challenge over at Love 2 Create challenge. Many thanks for joining in with us & hope to see you again. Lou (DT)


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