Friday, 23 November 2012

Gingerbread anyone?

Sam sent me some cute little gingerbread people a little while ago - whilst thinking about this card I couldn't find them and thought they'd run away! Too late I found the packet under my glass mat - it had quietly hidden itself away :) But, in their absence I used some little embellishments brought home from New Mexico in September - I didn't declare that I had six little people in my suitcase though - so I made three cards all the same:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square cream card stock

- backing paper from the 'Cosy Christmas' freebie with Quick Cards Made Easy - some time ago I think

- die cut heart in cream card, matted onto a scalloped heart die cut from a snippet of dusky pink card

- sentiment stamped in 'Vintage Sepia' using the LOTV sentiments set called 'Christmas Grungy Messages'. I love these stamps with their slightly smudged vintage feel and they'll be sitting on my desk as a reminder to use them while I make the last of the Christmas cards here

- the adorable little gingerbread man and lady - and I used Sam's great tip to add faux stitching and the little heart (I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen rather than the Sharpie pen that Sam used 'cos that's the best I had, testing it first on the back, and it worked great and dried permanently). Out came the glue gun to stick them on firmly - no chance of these little folk doing a bunk :)

- double sided  dusky pink and brown ribbon from the ribbon box

I counted up today and have enough Christmas cards made and the inserts are almost all added too - yay!! Mind you, they have to be written yet although I do cheat and keep a 'Christmas address labels file' bang up to date which speeds things up immensely. 

I'm also entering this into the current Winter Wonderland challenge, which is 'Food Glorious Food' not that I ever feel up to eating gingerbread people, where do you begin - the head, an arm, a leg? :(

Friday already, today I should be missing in action - out playing with Julia and Jan, with a trip to ShopKeeper Gal's new shop thrown in for luck. Bound to be a good laugh so I'm hopping up and down like a demented happy bunny!

Di
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17 comments:

  1. How cute. Di I love the colours and the cookie mens are lovely too.
    Tamara:)

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  2. Those little gingerbread people are so cute Di. Have a great day today....why don't you all pop up to our craft sale tomorrow too? :-) [if only you were a little less than 4 hours away eh? ]
    Hugs,
    A x

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  3. I love this cute gingerbread card, they look so cute with the heart
    Tilly

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  4. Love the cute little gingerbread men Di, fab card. Hope you have a great day out.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  5. Great card Di, you could enter this into the winter wonderland challenge blog, as its 'Food' this week

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  6. Really lovely card Di, love the cute gingerbread men and love the matching papers.
    Hope you have a great day tomorrow, you little gad about but I am going to a Christmas Party, more later on my Rudolf day post, hopefully.

    Kath x

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  7. Not been chucked off the net yet so making the most of it. More winds are on their way so The Doc tells me. This is a cutie card. Love the pink and that is a catch 22 question. A bit like which part of a jelly baby goes first!!!

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  8. Hello Di, great card - love those little gingerbread people and I like the job you've done with faux stitching.

    Hope you had a great day with the girls - so wish I could be there too. I dare say you will return worn out, with an empty purse, but happier for all that :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  9. When it comes to eating gingerbread people you bite off their heads so it is quick and painless. And so they can't give you disapproving looks for eating them. I know they often smuggle people INTO New Mexico but leave it to you to smuggle them out of there!! Fun card!

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  10. Oh gorgeous gingerbread and your card Di is stunning too!

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  11. Gorgeous card there Miss. Glad you found my tip useful!
    As for which bit of a Gingerbread Person (gotta be PC here you know) I am with Fergie.....toes nibbled first every time!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  12. i love all things gingerbread and have a little pack of these buttons stashed away. Wish i was as organised as you still have about 50 cards to make lol. Hugs, Amanda x

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  13. beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

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  14. What a cute gingerbread people card! Love it.

    Hope you had a great day.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  15. I do like it when I find a freebie backing paper to go with my main image Di - it always seems to be a bargain!

    These little gingerbread peeps are great.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

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  16. These are the cutest gingerbread people!

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  17. Such a 'sweet' card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Debbie x

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