26 November 2014

A Gift From The Heart for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at Frilly and Funkie our wonderful host Cec has set the challenge theme 'A Gift From The Heart'. With Christmas a little more than a month away your challenge is to make something vintage or shabby chic that you can give as a gift. I've gone overboard a little with gift bag (crammed full of goodies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique of course!) and coordinating Christmas card...


If you've been joining in with The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014 challenge (all details HERE and it's not to late to start even now) sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique then you'll have seen this week's superb Tag #9. Oh boy, the stencilling and layering with the heat embossed vellum on top of that black/gold background really had me won. With a new plan for an easy fold gift bag at the ready and just the decoration to settle on it seemed silly not to kill two birds with one stone so to speak.


So here's the bag (outside and inside) all created from one sheet of card. I taught my group at the demo on Saturday how to do this and it seemed to go down well. Of course with something so 3D already I could layer up that snowflake happily with Distress Spray Stain spritzed paper, acetate (can't believe how quickly the Spray Stains dry on acetate!) and a little pearl snowflake re-coloured with Alcohol Ink.


It's the perfect size for adding a surprisingly good number of those crafting goodies that you've bought for friends. Which reminds me, if you do want to stock up and spoil friends this Christmas then this coming weekend would be the perfect time to do just that. To celebrate Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday The Funkie Junkie Boutique will slash it's already-low prices by 15% across the board beginning at 12:01am EST on Friday, November 28th. Linda already sells at 20% below MSRP and with the extra 15% off you will enjoy a 35% discount on your entire purchase! The sale will run through midnight EST on Cyber Monday, December 1st!!!


As the postal delivery service seems intent on charging a fortune for anything with too many layers I opted for a flatter embossed snowflake for the card. You'll see this time I sat the gold embossed tags on an altered white background as too much black on a Christmas card seemed wrong for some reason. A spot of dry brushing and some splatters were enough of a contrast and I left my pearl snowflake white too. Here are some close ups...



So that's my 'Gift From The Heart' for Frilly and Funkie. Now I urge you to hop on over to the main challenge blog to see what my super-talented team mates have created before getting your own entries linked up; as ever there are prizes for the winners.

And I'll be linking my projects to The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas 2014.
In case you've missed them my previous creations for this challenge are HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

That's it for today - a gazillion things to get done before the weekend and then I'll be off teaching a workshop at IndigoBlu HQ (it's not too late to join me by the way!) Whatever you're up to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



31 comments:

  1. This is a triumph Jenny, I did love Linda's tag and it certainly inspired you to create the most wonderful card and bag - the colours are amazing - who would not want to receive these beauties!! Stunning work..

    So looking forward to Saturday! Anne xx

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  2. Both the bag and the card look fantastic Jenny, - real wow factor here with those colours, love the result!

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  3. Both makes are stunning Jenny! Love the texture and layers and the card is gorgeous with that background.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  4. Absolutely brilliant. Where can I get the template for the fouled bag? Cheers!

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  5. Superb, as always! You are super talented lady! I am in love with those embossing folders and dies! Maxine xx

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  6. I love when you take an idea and run wildly with it, probably with scissors too as you have Jenny! The result is stylish and sophisticated...a truly grown up Christmas gift!

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  7. That bag is so clever. I love how you decorated it too.

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  8. OMGosh Jenny this is a 1000% stunning creation. Bothn the card and the box. I absolutely love this metaly colour.
    Hey Jenny does IndigoBlu also have online workshops ? Because I don't live in the UK.
    Hugs, Veerle xx

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  9. I thought Linda's tag was gorgeous and this is equally stunning and wow! Love that shimmer you achieved over the black background!

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  10. Oh my, Jenny! How absolutely gorgeous is this gift? You really took my basic design and elevated it to perfection. The bag is especially exquisite! Amazing job on our gifts from the heart challenge! And thanks so much for playing along with my 12 tags challenge too.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Oh Jenny ... these cards took my breath away. And there's nothing wrong with a black Christmas card. Nothing at all. I really love what you've done here!
    SuZeQ

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  12. Jenny, this is just gorgeous! Love the rich color and texture... it's fantastic!

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  13. a brilliant golden gift, and the two of them match so perfectly!

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  14. WOOOOW what a gift. I think the card alone is an excellent present. Your duo here is outstanding and Linda is right, you took it to a whole OTHER level of Legen(wait for it)dary!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  15. Jenny, what a rich and elegant gift bag and Christmas card assembly! The details and embellishment are so well put together and I am so loving that snowflake! I will check back at Linda's store, but she was out of a couple new dies I was wanting. Hugs!

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  16. Jenny, my jaw is on the floor with this post and I am totally lost for words to explain how unique and beautiful this is. Wish I had been one of your ladies in the group when you demo'd it. A real showstopper.
    Julie x

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  17. Stunning Christmas card you made, beautiful layout! The gift bad is perfect with the card! =)
    HUgs, Elenor

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  18. Beautiful projects Jenny! Your snowflakes look so fabulous! Love all the texture and embossed detail!

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  19. STUNNING is the only word that I can say! I Love colors, design , every little details !!! SO beautiful and festive! barbarayaya

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  20. It's all been said but at the risk of repetition, I have to say that little bag is stunning! The glimmer you've achieved is perfect and just the right amount of glitz for me. The card is gorgeous too.
    Juliaxx

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  21. GORGEOUS creations, Jenny!! The black and gold color combo is pure gilded opulence!! I've probably said this before about your projects--Pure Posh!! I think anyone would feel richly loved receiving this card and gift bag (filled with crafting goodies!)! Fabulous, Jenny!! XOXO-Shari

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  22. Gorgeous little gift bag Jenny ! I LOVE the colours you've used, so classy! Your card is beautiful as always too. Sue C x

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  23. Oh! WOW! Jenny this is one amazing project LOVE it
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  24. How gorgeous are these Jenny, loved learning how to make the bag, you have certainly encouraged me to give it a try...lovely gift idea...Kathy x

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  25. Stunning in black and gold! LOVE the card and gift package! The snowflakes are gorgeous!

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  26. Completely gorgeous gift set, Jenny - the gilding is so glamorous, and both the rosette snowflake on the bag and the one on the card are so beautiful! Fabulous work, as always.
    Alison xx

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  27. Absolutely spectacular gift set, Jenny! That embossed snowflake looks amazing! xx

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  28. Linda's tag was awesome and you've captured it beautifuly. I love that you've made it a treat bag. Awesome project.

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  29. Wow Sue! I am just in awe right now! What a gorgeous holiday set! The colours are stunning, I just love the contrast of the gold on the dark background and the bits of vellum are 'sheer' genius! lol What a stunning project! Love it! hugs :)

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  30. I love how you incorporated tags into this beautiful gift set Jenny!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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