Monday, 5 December 2016

12 tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style 7, 8 and 9

Hello all, I am still in full Christmas card making mode and today am sharing the next 3 cards inspired by Linda's 12 tags of Christmas....
I'm not too happy with my versions, but hey ho, I tried.....
I'll take you quickly though them one by one.
Here is the one inspired by Linda's number 7. I was mostly inspired by her colour and sort of snowy theme, though not having any of the products she used I went pretty much by own way.
I cut the front with the fancy die by Marianne Design, ran a panel through a little snow flake embossing folder and then decorated with a little deer and one of the flowers I made in a batch, originally for another project. You can see on this post how I did that.
I decorated the inside too, still going with the blue and snowy theme:
Alright, onto number 8. You can find Linda's original here
I used some of the elements Linda used, - a stencilled background, a lantern (I used a different die), a vintage image and some flowers and greenery. But I changed the colouring completely.
And finally number 9. I loved the colours Linda used and how she made her background. I was also delighted I actually own the lovely stamp she used for her background. But then I finished mine in a different way, seeing it's a card and not an invitation like Linda's was. You can see hers here.

The leaves were cut from a "master board" I created a while back, using sprays. Here's a close up still
Well, that's it for today. Thanks for your visit like always and hope you find some time to relax during this busy time of year.


Valerie-Jael said...

They are all gorgeous, have a great week. Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Three super designs Astrid and all so different making choosing a fav so difficult, the dimensional holly really appears but I thing it's that glorious Poinsettia and pretty edge that wins today.

B x

Redanne said...

Your cards are always such an inspiration Astrid and I really love all three of these - the leaves and sentiment on the third one really stand out beautifully and I love the gorgeous blues on the first one... Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia said...

My goodness, how do you come up with so many Christmas card ideas! These are beautiful Astrid. I love the vintage image in the middle one, with the glowing lantern... so cozy and warm! Fabulous line up of festive cards. hugs :)

chrissie said...

All of them are very special and I love how you have decorated inside yhe first one

Chrissie xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Lovely cards!

Gitte said...

Beautiful christmas cards.

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful set of cards Astrid, but I must admit I do love the 2nd one.
Avril xx

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Sandy said...

All are wonderful Astrid - I love the poinsettia!
Sandy xx

Paper Profusion said...

These are all gorgeous Astrid - you are really on a roll for Christmas. Nicola x

rachel said...

stunning makes Astrid - I adore these. Hugs Rachel x

Meggymay said...

They are all fabulous Christmas cards and great designs.
Yvonne xx

Maryann Laursen said...

I believe the saying is true, that we´re our own worst critics, cause I think all these are just fabulous Astrid, I really do.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

These are all sensational, Astrid! I love your unique vintage style with so many wonderful techniques and touches. My favorite is #8, I can't stop going back and looking at it. Great job - so glad you are still hanging in with this challenge!


pearshapedcrafting said...

These are all so gorgeous Astrid! Hugs, Chrisx

Diana Taylor said...

You've made three stunning cards here and I love them all - the blue really stands out for me, it's so striking and I love the way you've decorated the inside too. Fabulous work.

sarascloset said...

Astrid you made my day with these lovely interpretations of Linda's tags, and I am so grateful they are all here in one post. I am having a time trying to get on my computer, and I feel like I'm missing out on so much! All three are just spectacular in your lovely style! My favorite, though has got to be #8--I adore your background! so much depth and a truly vintage feel! Pinned! I hope you are getting lots of time to relax and enjoy the peace of the season! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Stunning textured snowflakes on the blue/silver one, and I love that you get an extra deer on the inside! Delightful vintage variation on Tag 8 - the soft greens are lovely with the distressed gilding, and work well against the pops of red. And I really love your take on Tag 9 - the gathered leaves are gorgeous, and I really like the metal snowflake in gold - looks so different!
Alison x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful makes... Love the bold blue!!!!

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