Monday, December 19, 2016

Feeling Funky Junky

I can't believe I am getting in under the wire, but I am! I have been crazy busy decorating last week and I do a lot of decorating! Last night I finished my final five tags for the 12 tags of Christmas over at the Funkie Junkie site. I really enjoyed making these tags and was very inspired by her creative works. She also has her own Boutique-the Funkie Junkie Boutique which is quite neat and I want to spend tons of money...but I can't:). So, without further ado (is that how to spell that it slang? I am getting a sick headache), here are my final tags.


I loved creating this Victorian style tag with an angel (I love angels). I had no stamp for the lamplight so I drew it by hand and cut it out. I stamped and fussy cut the holly leaves and the rose and pieced everything together with some added bling. Head on over the Funkie Junkie to see her original work and others who were inspired.


I love this tag if i do say so myself:). I used some green distress dies to darken the green tag. I stamped a little Christmas stamp and embossed in gold and also stamped along the edges and stamped that in Egyptian gold for some extra glitter. I used my sizzex for the cutout, added the greeting sticker with a bow and a star. Head over to the Funkie Junkie to see some extra wonderment:)


I love the Funkie Junkie's tag on this one so I did my best and I think I did ok with this one. I used some very pretty ribbon and laid down some cardstock on top to set my snowflake, filigree thingy and black piece on top. The snowflake and filigree thingy are punches. I took my white pen and added the dots plus the writing on the black pieces.


Over at The Funkie Junkie, her style is more country and so very pretty, maybe I went more rock and roll:) (Any Donny & Marie fans out there??). I love shiny and glitter (I must have been a magpie in a previous life) so I used some red shiny paper and a gold decal. I used my sizzex for the ornament cut out, placed  the Christmas saying sticker on, added pearls, lace stars and gold stickles.


The last tag but I think it turned out to be quite pretty even though I was a bit bleary eyed by this point. Over at the Funkie Junkie, her tag is so beautiful so I emulated it as best as I could. I, again, used darker green ink pads and sponged them on with a hint of brown on the edges. I used my evergreen stamp and embossed it with white snow glitter for the background. The bottom part was added and I sponged on some gold and used the Egyptian gold powder for embossing. I stamped the Merry Christmas stamp, added the Noel in letter stickers. I inserted a piece of white card stock to make it look like a letter is in the pouch and added 2 punches of leaves that are also glittered up. A few crystals are the final additions to this final tag!

If there are some spelling/grammar mistakes, please overlook them.


  1. Those are just amazing.
    I was worried you were in a real funk until I read the post!

  2. Your tags are great. I have a headache, too. TOO MUCH LIGHT!


  3. Didn't know what the funky junky was about lol thought maybe you were drunky.

    They turned out wonderful indeed as always at your feed.

  4. I can't get over how elegant all of these tags are! The gold, shimmeriness throughout adds so much glimmer and cheer!

  5. They are wonderful. So glad I do not have to stack my gift wrap next to yours. Mine don't even have tags.

  6. Your tags are marvelous works of art. Take care.

  7. Those tags are really festive and original!

  8. Oh my Birgit, you have been busy! Absolutely stunning work. They are all beautiful. I can't believe that you hand drew that wonderful vintage lamp post. Kudos to you on that! It is very wonderful. I am absolutely delighted that you were able to complete the challenge. Congratulations and best of luck in the prize drawings tomorrow!


  9. These gift tags are worthy in their own right to be considered a gift! All look lovely!!! Well done with the hard work!


  10. Beautiful! I'm not very crafty, so I love seeing what other people can create. Love how festive they are.

  11. Wow, these are gorgeous, Birgit. They must take you forever. Merry Christmas, and all the best in 2017!

  12. These are fantastic, Birgit. I will visit Funky Junkie, but I'm sure yours are equally beautiful, if not more so, because I saw them first. I love them all, but the angel is fantastic. You use your die cuts and punches to your advantage, and your lamp is out of this world. You draw so well.

  13. Gorgeous tags, all of 'em. I gave my mum one of your Christmas cards and she loved it!

  14. I can't decide if week 10 or 11 is my favorite. Ah, Donnie and Marie. Apparently I was obsessed with that show. I say "apparently" because I was too young to retain the memory, but I have been told by my mother that this was the case.

  15. I love them all and can't pick a favorite. They're like gifts in and of themselves.
    Be well and keep spreading cheer, Birgit.

  16. Hi, Birgit!

    Fist of all, thank you for asking me about Viola. Yours is the kind of comment I most appreciate because it gives me an opportunity to learn something new as well as to teach you about a topic of interest to me. :)

    I admire your handiwork on these tags. I don't like depictions of angels as much as you do, and therefore I was drawn to the simpler designs and my favorite color - green. I favored Week 9 with its green, gold and silver color combo, and Week 12, the handsome evergreen design.

    Happy Wednesday, dear friend BB!

  17. Your tags are wonderful! Yay for finishing despite everything else you had to do. I'm wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  18. These are gifts in themselves, Bigit! Merry Christmas!

  19. Such beautiful tags, hope you had a great Christmas!