Thursday, December 21, 2017

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - 12 Tags of Christmas Week 11

Hello friends and visitors! Welcome back! I have been away visiting my Mom in Florida, and had a wonderful visit. Now it's time to finish up those last minute Christmas preparations!

 Here is my card version of Linda's week 11 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style; you can see her sweet retro tag HERE. Linda's 12 week challenge, which is just about winding up (she's posted her last tag already) is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Three 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 was really inspired by Linda's plaid band topped with red burlap. To make my plaid background, I blended a panel with Candied Apple Distress Oxide and  splashed with water. I embossed it with Tim's Plaid Texture Fade. I swiped the raised areas with dark metallic wax  (from my stash) on my finger to highlight the ridges.

I adore the faded Merry Christmas stenciling on Linda's tag, and I happened to have a panel already blended with Candy Apple Distress ink (I think) on my work top. I blended it with Bundled Sage ink and edged with Versamark ink and black embossing powder and heat embossed.

In place of Linda's Carved Christmas stamped sentiment I heat embossed the Mini Doodle greetings stamp to make my sentiment, fussy cut it and a black card mat.

I made this card for my friend whose son is a ski instructor while he's in college, so I chose this Christmas paper doll. I added Grit Paste and Rock Candy Distress Glitter for snow. I used some scraps colored with Distress inks and Oxides to cut my Holiday Greens.

Only one more to go to complete Linda's challenge! So sad! It has been so much fun, and a big thank you to Linda for her amazing inspiration!

I'll be back on Christmas Day, but if you won't be checking the blogs before then, I want to wish you all the Merriest Christmas! May your heart be filled with joy and may you feel God's Blessings!

I'm sharing with: 
Scrapy Land Challenge #80 Anything Goes I used a Sizzix die cut set.
SumMore Fun Mood Board #17 Inspired by the red and green colors, the snow and greenery.

Thank you for your many visits and kind words throughout the year!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily 

The following products were used and are available for purchase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Nicely done Sara Emily!!! Vintage glory!
    Happy Holidays to you and the family!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. This is absolutely awesome! Love that background you created! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

  3. Awesome card, I love the vintage look & the layers!

  4. Wow - 12 tags - that's amazing that you all did so many but yes - it does sound like fun too!!! Now you are going to laugh but... I thought that little guy was holding a shot gun. So glad you clarified the ski aspect!! Perfect tag for your friend and super creativity. Sara, sweet Sara... you are a dear. Thank you so much for your friendship and encouragement throughout the years. I pray you and your family have a BLESSED and MERRY CHRISTMAS. XXj.

  5. This is fantastic Sara Emily! I can't believe you made it so far in such a busy season of your life. I'm super proud of you and happy to hear that your trip was enjoyed. Wish me luck as I have two tags left in my to dos! :) Hugs, Autumn

  6. What a fabulous card Sara Emily, and just perfect for your son. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2018. Sue xx

  7. Hi Sara! So glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. I have only just come back home myself after visiting with my sister to celebrate her 80th birthday. We had a lovely time too but isn't it nice to be back home again?
    Your card is stunning!! What a wonderful take on Linda's tag. The background is amazing .. I love the way you created the plaid background .. it looks wonderful!
    Thank you so much for your support and inspiration over the last year and wishing you a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and hoping that 2018 will bring you everything you are wishing for. Love and hugs xx

  8. Great take on Linda's tag, Sara Emily! Love that plaid background!! Glad you had a nice visit with your Mom - that's always special. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas - hugs!

  9. Wonderful tag, Sara Emily! Love the plaid background.

  10. Fantastic card Sara Emily! Sending you warmest wishes for a very happy and peaceful Christmas and all that you wish for in 2018. Nicola x

  11. Love your beautiful card! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

  12. A beautiful festive card Sara!
    Have a lovely Christmas!
    Alison xox

  13. A very Merry Christmas time to you and your family dear Sarah Emily!!
    sending huge hugs and lots of love,Jackie xx

  14. I love your take on this tag Sara Emily, lovely festive colours and a great design with the sentiment.
    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
    Hugs Avril xx

  15. Very festive, love the colors and layout. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun ~DT Heather

  16. Love the little chap with his skis, and fab festive layers and textures - a great take on Tag 11. Almost there...
    Alison x

  17. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    Julie T

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

  19. How delightful. Beautiful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  20. A fabulous card Sara - great texture and image - hope you had a fabulous Christmas! Wishing you a very Happy New Year and big thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges! Hugs rachel xx

  21. 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)

  22. This is wonderful, Sara Emily. I love all the texture and layers. I especially like the black edging. Great take on Tag #11. I'm sorry I have been so slow to get around to commenting. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas season.



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