Saturday, 14 December 2013

Funkie Junkie tag 11

Hello everyone, are you hanging in there with all the busyness around?
I just managed to squeeze in another little project.. tag 11 of the Funkie Junkie Christmas tags 2013.
You can read all about this challenge here, as most of you will know. Linda's example can be seen here
This is probably the closest I have come to following her example, I was inspired by the whole lay out, the snow flakes on the side, the deer (though sadly I don't have the one she used), the sentiment and I have even added some trees also, though in a different way. Somehow the sizing did not work out on my one, the snowflakes look way too big, don't know how that happened, as the length seems to be the same, maybe her tag is wider. I also only own two colours of Distress glitter, Rockcandy and Vintage Photo, so I used them in stead. I coloured my seam binding with Stormy Sky, the blue I also used for my background.
Not sure about my one, it all looks too cramped, but hey ho, too late now.
Here are some close ups still

This challenge is of course sponsored by the wonderful Funkie Junkie Boutique!

You may have seen that Linda has extended the deadline for completing the challenge until January 8, 2014 and will be adding two bonus tags, wonderful news, if like me you are going to be very busy over Christmas. And the best news of all, even if you don't win any of the prizes, you get 10% off (or even 15% if you also complete the bonus tags), just for completing the challenge. How amazing is that, specially as Linda's prices are very competitive anyway!!

Well, there you have it, my version of tag 11. Thanks so much for dropping in at this busy time!
I am super excited, as my little granddaughter is due to arrive today from Australia, I have not seen her since Easter, so can't wait, fingers crossed there are no hold ups on the way, it's a long long trip from Australia all the way to Scotland......


froebelsternchen said...

ENCHANTING and gorgeous tag Astrid!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautifull tag!!!

Have a nice and piecefull christmastime, and a lot of fun with your stamping work dear Astrid!!!


Inkypinkycraft said...

I think your tag looks great and think you have done a fab job keeping up! Hope they arrive safe and ready for lots of cuddles, enjoy xx hugs xtrace. X

Ana K. said...

Astrid your tag looks amazing…I like Linda’s tag as well, but yours is more »my taste«-neutral colours and distressed snowflakes....just beautiful! BTW, regard glitters, I read somewhere that you can recolor them with inks, in case you didn’t know … Hugs from Slovenia

Rita said...

Stunning Tag Astrid. I can just about feel your excitement. What a Wonderful and Happy Christmas it will be for all of you. Enjoy every minute. Hugs Rita xxx

chrissie said...

Truly wonderful tag Astrid and the colours and design match your bolg so well

Love Chrissie x

rachel said...

a beautiful tag - I had to make mine as soon as I saw lindas tag - its so beautiful! Not had chance to blog it yet though! Lol! Big Hugs Rachel xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A wonderful vintage Christmas tag Astrid - I love the colours and the embellishments. Just gorgeous.

Have a wonderful time with your granddaughter (and family of course) - such a wonderful Christmas present to have them with you x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this little tag Astrid, it is delightful!! You are being too hard on yourself, it is not too cramped at all. Love the softness of the colours and the little deer is so cute!! I know you will have a wonderful time with your granddaughter and I wish you and your family a magical and very happy Christmas. God Bless. ox

Redanne said...

It does not look too cramped at all to me, it looks beautiful, love the colour combo. Hope you have the most wonderful time with your Granddaughter. Hugs, Anne x

Martina said...

You have made a wonderful Christmas creation, dear Astrid! Love this tag. I wish you have a nice festive season and a nice weekend, my friend.

Maryanne said...

This is gorgeous, Astrid! The colors are beautiful and very wintery. I love the deer done with the Distress Glitter. It's a beautiful interpretation of Linda's tag!

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, so this is the day ,I`m sure you have impatiently waited for ,I wish you many happy and wonderful hours with your granddaughter and her family.
Your tag is gorgeous, and not cramped at all,- I love the tree stamp you used and the sweet glittered deer.
Have a happy christmas time dear friend.
Dorthe, xo

Anonymous said...

Oh, it looks beautiful Astrid!
Have a wonderful time with your little granddaughter, I'm sure you'll make some very special memories.
Alison xxx

Sandy said...

Big sigh - everything you touch is beautiful. I do love your style Astrid.
Merry Christmas Sugar.

May said...

Gorgeous tag Astrid...Have a super time with your precious Granddaughter...Hugs May x x x

Brenda Brown said...

This looks lovely AStrid, the frosty snowflakes and the beautiful deer and background add up to a fabulous take on Linda's tag.
Been thinking about you ALL day with your special visitors, bet you are having a ball. Enjoy.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Marianne said...

Stunning tag and I love this ribbon!!
xxx Marianne

Netty said...

Smashing tag Astrid and am thrilled to hear your news, have a wonderful time with your family and baby grand-daughter. Hugs Annette x

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Astrid
What a gorgeous Christmas tag with snowflakes and deer - it's beautiful!!!
I'm so glad that your little family has arrived from Australia safe and sound and yes it is a very long way to Scotland!
Have a most Happy, joyous and exciting Christmas dear Astrid!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag Astrid. Hope your family have arrived safely.

Jenny Marples said...

Well I for one love this tag Astrid. Love the way you've improvised with the reindeer, that gorgeous background and your lovely snowflakes. Glad you like your card too. Hope the family have arrived safe and sound and you can get down to the business of having a fabulous family Christmas. Jenny xxx

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

Nice post!!!!

Shirley said...

Cramped or not it turned out beautiful Astrid. Love how Mr reindeer stands out and manages to look so aloof.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

butterfly said...

It's funny about the sizing, isn't it? I keep bumping into the same thing... But I think this is rather lovely, full of gorgeous colours in the background, and lovely sparkly snowflakes.

Hope you have a wonderful time with your family over the festive season! What a journey...
Alison xx
(Oh, and keep an eye on your inbox/spam for things coming from me via Jacquie Lawson!)

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful tag!! Great colors and design!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Gorgeous, Astrid. I'm flattered that you stayed so close to mine piece and my tag is probably bigger - I use the jumbo tags I sell in the boutique - #10 size. Love your snowflakes and your reindeer is delightful. Beautiful background stamping and your seam binding ribbon with the metal snowflake is the perfect finishing touch.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!


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