Sunday, 17 November 2013

Funkie Junkie challenge # 7

Hi everyone and lovely to see you.
Don't know about you but the Christmas season is definitely closing in on me and I am trying very hard not to panic.
One of the reasons why I like playing in Linda's tag challenge is that it gets me down to making some Christmas projects. Here is my make for Linda's tag 7
Like some others I have been making my tags into cards, but I was getting tired of the tag onto card format and so this time round I made mine into a card straight away. My version looks very different now from Linda's tag 7 which you can see HERE. However, there were definitely several things that inspired me: adding some texture to the background, using the word Joy and the poinsettia flower with some text added to it.
Here are some details:
I made my poinsettia with the help of a Spellbinders die as I don't own the Tim Holtz one Linda used, as you can see I added a stamped ticket for a bit more interest.

The word joy stamped with a very old Tapestry stamp and a filigree ornament altered with some gilding paste to give it a bit of a patina look.

The vocal stamp is a Katzelcraft one, love this green-man style Santa stamp.
 All the details of the challenge can be found HERE
And as you may know, there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs all sponsored by THE FUNKIE JUNKIE BOUTIQUE

Well, that's it, another card completed, - onto the next one!
Have a creative day everyone and thank you for visiting!

45 comments:

  1. Fab card, love the patina on the flourishy part and that's a wonderful poinsettia with the text and the addition of the ticket

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  2. your work is nothing short of amazing . love it all x

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  3. This card is really stunning Astrid. I love the colours. I actually sorted out my Christmas stamps last night and found some that I'd forgotten about. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. A stunning card to treasure. Love the antique look to it

    Chrissie x

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  5. This is so gorgeous work again Astrid, and your card looks stunning. I love the colors and the texture you added to it.

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  6. Great card and lovely Santa indeed. What a beautiful colours. I love this.
    xxx Marianne

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  7. Such an unusual and beautifully vintage card for Christmas

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  8. A truly stunning vintage card Astrid, I really love how you highlighted the embossing and the poinsettia is beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Beautiful poinsettias (that touch of text is always a winner for me!), and I love the gilded embossed flourish. Wonderful card, Astrid, and a great quote at the top today too.

    Hope you're having a lovely Sunday.
    Alison xx

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  10. What a beautiful card! I love the soft colors and the texture and Santa stamp are lovely! Really a very beautiful card!

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  11. OH stunning dear Astrid,-what a fantastic effect with the guilded flourish- and your flower is amazing with the stamped text, the ticket and father christmas glows with the golden paste, together !!!!
    Warm hug from me, I hope your sunday is great !!
    Dorthe

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  12. wow, ik zit altijd met open mond te kijken als ik jouw blog bezoek: prachtig!

    groetjes
    anita

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  13. I'm running out of things to say about your work Astrid. Beautiful as always.

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  14. Christmas is fast approaching! I love the soft colors you have combined with that lovely texture! The poinsettias are gorgeous and I love that patina on the filigree ornament! Happy Sunday! Hugs!

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  15. A very beautiful stamp as the focal, he is that little bit different.
    That background is such a beautiful colour.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. Hello Astrid
    I love the effect of the gilding paste it makes this card look amazing.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  17. This is absolutely gorgeous, Astrid. I am always in awe of your work. Simply fabulous!

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  18. Beautiful card Astrid... Love the texture & colours...the image is Gorgeous...Hugs May x x

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  19. You've certainly got some gorgeous texture going on here & it is full of my favourite wintry blues.

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  20. wow - it´s such a gorgeous work! A beautiful card and the patina on the ornament is fantastic!!!!

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  21. Gorgeous card Astrid, love the soft colours amd details.
    Yvonne

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  22. Father Christmas is trying to look so stern Astrid but I can just see the hint of a smile there. A delicate but oh so effective layout of your card.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  23. absolutely stunning Astrid - this really is gorgeous. Just loving Lindas challenge and seeing entries like this just adds to the inspiration xx

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  24. Stunning vintage make! Love the light blue and ol' Santa! Gorgeous!

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  25. So beautiful, I just love all of this Astrid, the design, details, colours, image, poinsettia, just gorgeous.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  26. What a great card again , dear Astrid!!! I love the structure on it but olso your style is very unique, and super!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  27. Apologies in order Astrid, I just saw your comment (thank you so much) and realised that you have more than one blog and I was signed in to the other, hence I have now visited you since the September entry on that blog.

    I have hopefully now rectified that and will be along more often.

    As for the PPRS hop, I am the only UK or European DT so I am a few hours ahead of all my US colleagues with my post.

    B x

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  28. Beautiful card Astrid. The gilded flourish adds gorgeous decadence. Nicola x

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  29. Another stunner!!! Love the gilding on the embossing and your poinsettia turned out so beautifully!! Magical!! ox

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  30. Gorgeous and so elegant. I love the textures and colors you used. Breathtaking to me!!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  31. Astrid...your tag is gorgeous. I so love the soft teal-ish background mixed with the brown stamping. Such a beautiful combination. I also love your embossed flourish on the side. LOVELY! The little poinsettias and the Merry Christmas ticket are also such lovely embellishments. And the torn and distressed edges...well, that just finishes off this piece perfectly. I also wanted to comment on your steampunk Creative Corner piece...>LOVE IT! I love everything that you do. The bits of teal running through the sepia and rust tones of that piece are so stiking. I love the layers and layers of gears below that vintage picture. And the butterfly....OH MY GOSH! That is simply amazing! Gorgeous! <3 Candy

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  32. Eine wunderbare Karte. Ich liebe die vergoldete Prägung und die Gestaltung mit der Spitze und der edlen Blüte mit dem Ticket, das ist so schön, liebe Astrid.

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  33. Fabulous card Astrid - love that wonderful texture and the flower is gorgeous x

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  34. I really love your take on Linda's tag. Fantastic textured background.

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  36. This is drop dead gorgeous, Astrid. LOVE the colors and that glorious Santa stamp. Beautiful textures and the patina'd filigree is so lovely! So happy to have you joining in with us for week #7!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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