Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas is On It's Way! 12 Tags of Christmas Week 7

Welcome friends! As you can tell, I've been skipping around with Linda's (The Funkie Junkie) 12 Tags of Christmas challenge. Today I'm posting week 7  (see Linda's inspiring tag HERE) which I made quite a long time ago, so my details may be fuzzy.Linda's 12 week challenge is so much fun, and I really look forward to it each year!   The challenge is 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!

 This was a straight out CASE for me, because I think Linda's design is perfect! Clearly I was inspired by Linda's use of the green and blue diagonal striped background created using Tim's Stripes stencil and Distress inks. I even used the same colors Linda did: Pine Needles and Faded Denim.

And the Ornate Frame is one of my favorite dies, and I embossed it with Hammered Metal embossing powder, just as Linda did. I didn't have the same stamp for the greeting as Linda (I do now! I added to my Christmas greeting stamp stash at The Funkie Junkie's Cyber weekend sale!) This one is an old one from my stash. I used a stitched oval die cut, but otherwise finished my framed greeting the same as Linda.

I really loved Linda's poinsettia, and I did my best to copy that, but I think I fell short. I used Winter's Mistake and Hammered Metal embossing powder on my greenery. I really love Linda's chunky glitter she used. My bow is two toned, also, but the darker blue is vintage seam binding from my Mom's stash. I put my design tape on a strip of black card stock under my floral cluster.

That's all for me today!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week 7
Scrapy Land Challenge #79 Anything Goes
SumMore Fun Mood Board #17 Inspired by the colors blue, green and tan, the poinsettia cookie, The candy cane stripes on the mug and candy cane, the pine branches of the tree, the faux snow and the metals of the lantern and wrapped packages. What a festive mood board!

Country View Challenges December 2017 - Christmas
Dies R Us Challenge #86 - Christmas Carols "Christmas Day Is On It's Way!"
Die Cut Divas Winter Time Winter flower and 'snow' on holly.
Noor Design December Challenge.... Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 159 Season's Greetings
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Icy Inspiration Snowy holly.
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #312-#313 - Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit today! It really means a lot to me!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

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


  1. Absolutely beautiful! 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.

  2. Awesome card, Sara Emily. Your details are wonderful!

  3. This turned out beautifully! I think you poinsettia is perfect - I love the trio of the new stamen. This plaid is amazing and the embossed frame is so incredible cool! You're on your way! Woo hoo! Hugs, Autumn

  4. I always look forward to your work-this is so darn awesome! Love the beautiful poinsettia and layers! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Winter Challenge!

  5. This is such a gorgeous creation! Love the beautiful flower and frame. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  6. So stunning, Sara Emily!! The frame is fabulous!! I love the crackle!! The poinsettia is gorgeous!! Beautiful card, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This is a wonderful CASE of Linda's tag, I LOVE the gorgeous background, the colours are wonderful and your poinsettia is so, so beautiful and the frame is such a perfect addition! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Love your casing of Linda's tag - your card is gorgeous! I love all of your embossed elements and envy your collection of embossing powders! Your crackled texture on your sentiment is perfect. Your version is every bit as awesome as Linda's. Hugs!

  9. A delightful card-CASEing of Linda's design - it really does work beautifully. I've always hopped around in order in previous years, but I can't deal with the confusion this year (I almost missed one out altogether once) so I'm doing them strictly in order so far! This one's made but yet to be blogged - that's another whole timing headache in itself!!
    Alison x


  10. This is so delightful! You did an amazing job :) Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Dies R Us.

    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  11. Wonderful layers on your card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Wow! Great take on week 7! I am way behind but on my way with another two! Hugs, Chrisx

  13. This is such a gorgeous card! I love the non-traditonal Christmas colors you used on it. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun challenges.

  14. Ahhh, Sara Emily! Gorgeous! Your Christmas flower, incredible textures, and marvelous design melt my heart! Lovely.
    Merry Christmas! hugs, de

  15. So PRETTY! Beautiful, Elegant card! Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Challenges!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

  16. Beautiful card, the details are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at SumMore Fun Challenge. DTM Lisa

  17. Simply stunning card, love the color and added embellishments.. Thank you for taking great pictures also. Thanks for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Challenges! Design Team Member, MaryAnn

  18. Great card love the textures and colors thanks for joining us at SumMore fun and Happy Holidays
    Sharon - DT member for Sum More Fun!

  19. Gorgeous crackle and background Sara! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges, Merry Christmas!

  20. Wonderful card, Sara!!! The background is perfect and I love the hammered metal embossing powder on your frame - this frame die is one of my favourites too :-) Great design and thank you for joining the December challenge of the Country View Challenges blog! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!!

  21. Love the colors and the gorgeous design, absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun/Victorine Originals ~DT Heather

  22. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and the beautiful ornate frame! The poinsettia is fabulous~Wonderful design! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrapy Land!
    Hugs my friend!
    Sherrie K
    Scrapy Land DT Member

  23. The detail on this card is amazing! Thanks for joining in on the fun at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie

  24. Lovely holiday card.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    Julie T


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