Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jingle - 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style

Hello friends and visitors! I've finally gotten a bit of crafty time to get going on my Christmas cards again! Linda at The Funkie Junkie is well underway with her 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style for 2017, so I have a lot of catching up to do! If I move at this pace, I'm not going to get all 12 done. As usual, I like to make mine into cards, and I started with Week 2, because this one is my favorite so far.

You can see the details of Linda's tag HERE.  Below is her beautiful tag...

I guess it's pretty obvious I was inspired of her use of the big guy himself. I stamped mine on a stitched circle die I won earlier this year.

I was also inspired by her little tags with the post marks on them. Sadly, I don't have those stamps, and I recently got rid of some that were similar. Instead I stamped a portion of one of my old Tim Holtz' Holiday Collections images on a postage stamp die cut from his Labels Thinlits set.

I used one single tiny bell and a Christmas word token I received in my goodie bag with my last order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Linda always includes a little extra thank you gift with your order; this is one reason I love shopping at her well stocked on-line store.

I don't have the mold Linda used, but I did use a Prima IOD mold to make my plaque. I have some old foil Remnant Rubs, but they didn't work on the paper clay for me. So I rubbed them on card stock and carefully cut the letters out and glued them to my plaque. I'm at the bottom of my Crazing jar, and it's getting pretty stiff. I decided to use it to seal my foil letters and see what happened. I pretty much ended up with a grungy mess.

 I used some metallic dots from my stash for my snowflake centers and colored them with Mushroom alcohol ink and Snow Cap Mixative. I used a white gold corrugate card to cut my Mini Snowflakes from and backed them with a second white card snowflake. You can see Tim's Textured Surfaces corrugate in the back, smudged with Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon and heated to melt it on. I topped it with gold paper from my stash.

One down, eleven more to go! Do you think I'll make it? Why not play along yourself and get your Christmas cards done? This easy 12 week challenge is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. The simple guidelines can be found on Linda's blog HERE, and she has lot's of prizes for some lucky winners!

I'm playing along in these challenges:

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

Here are products I've used, which can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Fantastic card, Sara Emily! Love the Santa!

  2. This is stunning, Sara Emily!! What a perfect take on the inspiration tag!! I love the details you added!! The texture is amazing!! Simply gorgeous, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. A gorgeous card with warm colours and a sympathetic Santa! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media.

  4. Oh my gosh, how incredible! I'm so so happy to see your take on this one! I'm not surprised you've already got this amazing stamp. What fun! I love your postal edged calendar and the awesome grungy treatments on each element. Your IOD mold is perfect girl! WOW! So happy to see you joining the fun and getting your stash built up. Big hugs, Autumn

  5. This is gorgeous, Sara. I love the monochromatic colors, the rich textures, and the awesome metal accent. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge. I hope you will join us on the 13th for our Blog Hop.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  6. Wow.. thise monochromatic color range and the beautiful details ! Fantastic Mixed Media art!

  7. Beautiful interpretation of Linda's tag!!! I love all the details!!!

  8. This is stunning Sara Emily! Love the mute colors, vintage beauty, gorgeous design!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  9. This is stunning Sara. What a brilliant interpretation of the inspiration tag. I love the monochrome colour, the wonderful textures and fabulous stamping. A stunning vintage beauty!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

  10. Your card is beautiful and it wonderfully represents the tag that Linda did, I love the neutral colour scheme, the big guy looks great and the little plaque you created is beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Welcome, Sara Emily, to the 12 Tags of Chrstmas Funkie Junkie Style! I'm so delighted that you are playing along with me this year. Your entry is fantastic. I love the vintage hues with the gold accents. Wonderful background and your snowflakes are drool-worthy! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with my visitors!


  12. This is lovely - I love all those little details. I have a similar santa stamp like this but its not Tim Holtz and sadly it doesn't stamp very well - might have to make a purchase I think.

  13. Gorgeous card Sara! I love the Santa image you've used & the layered snowflakes look wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. I love, love, love this tag! The color palette is so wonderfully vintage and the details are scrumptious. Everything is just perfectly composed! Thanks for sharing this with us at the final challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon! We so appreciate your support and wish you lots of happy creative time with ribbon!

  15. These are simply adorable. Thanks for playing along with us over at

  16. Beautiful Santa Claus. The details are so special. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artist this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  17. Love your take and style with the big guy! the texture on your wish embellishment is wonderful! love the whole card, I will PM you my address, lol, I would love to be on YOUR christmas mailing list ;)

  18. WOW you are incredibly talented. Great Christmas tag card!! LOL! Thank you for joining us at Noor! Design UK this month for our "Winter" challenge. Hugs!

  19. Beautiful layering and gorgeous intage tones Sara - apologies for my late comment and thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges! Hugs rachel xx

  20. An absolutely gorgeous take on tag 2 - boy, I really have got some catching up to do, haven't I?! Many apologies for being MIA for so long.
    Alison x


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