Sunday, November 15, 2015

Gingerbread Cookies - Last Post for Awhile

Hi, everyone!  This is my last post for a while.  I've been struggling to find my crafty mojo so I'm going to stop trying so hard, have some patience, and maybe it will come back on its own like it did last time it went missing. In the meantime, I did find some inspiration to make a card and coordinating tag!


Have you checked out the fun event over at Beccy's Place? Beccy is having A Month of Holiday Cards, with inspiration every single day! I was inspired by Day 3 - Digital ImagesDay 9 - Create a Scene, and Day 12 - Kraft Cardstock, Beccy is giving away lots of free digis for linking up your cards and even for commenting. Thank you, Beccy!

I decided to use Beccy's Gingerbread Set that I won at her event last year. I love the Gingerbread House and all the adorable cookies!  I went with the precoloured images since my urge to colour has vanished. I enjoy fussy-cutting, so I cut all the images and even the words!


For the card, I began with a kraft card base and heat-embossed a snowy sky with Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, Versamark, and white embossing powder. I die-cut the snowy hills with Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes and added Elizabeth Craft Warm Diamond glitter along the snow. I affixed the house, gingerbread man, and words with foam tape, and adhered the other cookies directly onto the card. Lastly I added twine tied in a triple-looped bow (American Crafts).


My tag was inspired by Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, specifically Laurel Beard's tag on Day 10. I liked the gingerbread theme and the kraft tag base.

The tag was made with MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax but I trimmed off the bottom using partial die-cutting to make the tag smaller.  I added a punched hole and tied some DL.ART Vintage Vinyard Crinkle Ribbon (thank you, Diana!).

I would also like to join the following challenges: A Snowflake's Promise AG Christmas 3/3; Allsorts Anything but a Card (tag) 1/3; Aud Sentiments Bingo and Sentiment (heat embossing, rubber stamp or digi, die cut) 2/5; Brown Sugar No Patterned Paper 1/2; Clique Kits November AG 3/3; Come and Get It Winter Holiday 1/3; CRAFT Christmas 2/5; Craft Rocket November AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 3/3; Craftin' Desert Divas Make it Sparkle (glitter added to snow) UE; Crafting By Designs November AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore Use a Stamp or Digi 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra AG Christmas UE; Creative Card Crew Sprinkle (used embossing powder and glitter) 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Crimbo Crackers Kraft or Buttons UE; Cut it Up Inspired by a Book, Movie or Song: Gingerbread Land 1E; DL.ART November AG UE 1/D; Hiding in my Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (scraps used for tag and snowy landscapes) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Natalie and Amy's Winter Scenes 3/3; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Paper Temptress Facebook Group Christmas No Red or Green 2/2; Paperbabe Stamps AG 1/3; Pile it On Any Holiday Celebration UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for tag and snowy landscapes 1/3; Robyn's Fetish Wet or Dry Embossing (I used heat embossing for the sky) 1/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Happy Holidays 4 Kids 3/3; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flocking UE; Sparkles Christmas Christmas Decorations (Gingerbread House) 1/3; Sparkles Monthly Anything but a Card (tag) 1/3; Sweet Stamps Monthly Anything but a Card (tag) UE; Sweet Stamps November AG UE; The Corrosive Add a Sentiment 3/3; The Outlawz Sunday CAS Christmas Non-Traditional Colours (tag) 1E; The Ribbon Girl Use Any Image; The 12 Months of Christmas Sparkle Sparkle Everywhere (FT - glitter along snow) 1/3; Winter Wonderland Christmas Candy 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5;Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3

Thank you for looking at my card and tag!  Wishing you a joyful day!   

74 comments:

Bunny said...

These are really cute, Kitty. I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. I don't think you've lost your mojo, but take a few days and refresh and get back to it. Your creations are always so nice. Bunny DT

Pia S said...

These are gorgeous, I love the combo of pink, kraft and white and the stamps you've used are so sweet. Great snow detailing too.
It doesn't show that you're lacking mojo, if that's of any comfort, but crafting is supposed to be fun. Enjoy your break and hope to see you again soon!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous set Kitty, it doesn't look like you've lost your mojo but you need to enjoy creating, I hope you enjoy your break and soon return.
Pauline
x

Deborah Adams said...

What wonderful a card and tag set you created. I love gingerbread man and gingerbread houses they are so cute. I would have never guessed you lost your mojo girl. Your stuff is always beautiful and wonderful. Love your stuff always, even though I know I haven't visited much lately it's been a hard year. Hugs

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Cute card and a cute tag, you still have youre mojo cause thise are great!!
ps. I have answerd you on youre coment, I hope that you have recive it...
♥Hugs Valentina♥

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty, I'm sure that your mojo will come back soon! You have done really so much beautiful cards and tags in the past days! And these cute coordinating look so sweet in kraft and pink! You fussy cut very accurately, also the words are perfect! And the gingerbread pop out so well from the background! Love the scene you have created and the glittered snow!
Hugs my friend, have a nice week!

Bad Kitty said...

Wonderful card and tag
I do hope your mojo it will be back very soon.
lots of hugs

Angie said...

Hello sweet friend! Your card and tag are gorgeous!!! It doesn't look like you have lost your mojo on this sweet set but I DO understand! Hugs to you, rest up and I hope you will be back soon!

Lisa said...

These are both so gorgeous, Kitty!! I love the little gingerbread man and his house!! You did a fabulous job on both of them!! Enjoy your crafty break my friend!! I have no doubt your mojo will return stronger than ever!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a wonderful second half of November!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card and tag the pink champagne ribbon goes perfect with th colors and the house and gingerbread guy are adorable
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes NOVEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
DL.ART
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Gail said...

So pretty- it's ok to use the pre-coloured images- think of them as a time saver and not because your mojo has gone awol . hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Hugs to you know the feeling....but what a fabulous creation you have made and lovely to see this gorgeous creations.xxx

Stampsnob. said...

Sweet sweet matching projects TFS Craft Rocket Challenges....Lis DT

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute tag and card, great layouts on both. Love the images they are adorable.

jimlynn said...

I think your mojo is just fine Kitty! Love both the tag and the card. Cute image and love those colors together.
I understand completely about the break and think we all need those from time to time.
Lynn

Beccy said...

I'm sorry to hear your mojo has gone on walkabout Kitty, I agree it's best to take a break until it returns... that's what I do. It's so frustrating trying to force yourself to be creative.
Having said that, you card and tag certainly don't look like you struggled to put them together, they are fabulous! I really love the way you've mixed the images from the set to create the sweet scene. Great job!
Cheers,
Beccy

suzARTe said...

We will miss you in blogland Kitty, I hope the break away does you good and that you come back with with some fantastic designs. These Christmas cards are really pretty, I love the scenes you have created and the lovely images. All the best whilst you are away, sending you much love. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

terrie said...

So sorry to read that your mojo is still not there...but I do understand cause I go through it too.
I will miss seeing your beautiful creation
I love your card and tag...they both turned out awesome.
Take care Kitty

vinita jain said...

Hello sweet friend! I am missing your wonderful creations and Hope your mojo will back soon! Your Gingerbread man set is awesome! Lovely take on the Kraft and snow much fun!
Sending you lots of love!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lode where you were inspired and that you made a card and tag combo! Thank you for linking to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra for November!
Monica - GDT

Monika Reeck said...

I can feel what if mojo gone Kitty..
Take a pause n in 2/3/4 Days you will come back I am sure about it..our sky is so sweet and that house of gingerbreadman is so lovely...great scene Kitty..
Biig hugs from cold Germany
Monika

Anna said...

Wowwwwwwww this is very beautiful... love it!!!!!!!!Thank you for playing along in the Craft your passion challenge this week!
Anna Dt

Kath said...

These are fabulous! It doesn't look like you've lost your craft mojo, so hopefully you won't be away too long.
Kath x

Janice said...

Great makes and hopefully not too long before you're back crafting, Jx

weim house said...

Nothing wrong with your mojo! :) This is awesome! So cute! Love the color combination! You have inspired! I was working on more boxes last night! Making swags today! Hope you have a great day! Happy Monday! :)

Olga Fink said...

They are great! It doesn't seem as you have a problem Kitty, but in any case you know better how you feel inside! so I wish you all the best and hope that your break will not be too long! I really enjoy your work!

KraftyKoolKat said...

These are gorgeous Kitty. There seems to be no sign of your lost mojo here but you know how you feel. I am having a bad time with mine with my hubby being so ill, my mind is on him and not on my crating.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Love your cute cards, i don't think your mojo has gone far, lol
Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Girl, hugs Liz xx

Jacee said...

This is a fabulous set you've made here, would never guess your mojo has taken a hike! it happens sometimes though, I've been like that myself on occasions, it will come back though, and I hope it's not too long 'cause I'll miss you and your lovely creations, take care and sending extra hugs
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Di said...

Oh Kitty - no lost mojo with these fabulous makes - a beautifully co-ordinating card and tag. Super designs and of course I adore the colours you used.

Here's hoping your break is only a little one - sometimes it can be a good thing just to step back, even if for just a very short time.

Hugs

Di xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, Kittie, I'm going to miss you, my friend!!! So sorry to hear that you've been struggling with motivation - I hope that your mojo will be back shortly and that you will be posting again!!! You have made such a cute card and tag!!! What great fussy cutting and I do love the kraft and pink together with all the white!!!! This is such a sweet set!!!! Love it!!!!
Take care, Kittie!!!!
Thinking of you and wishing you well!!!
Have a great week!!!
Hugz

Babs Watson said...

Really beautiful card and Tag, I would not say your mojo has gone anywhere..
Thank you for sharing this with us this month..
Hugs
Babs Sparkles Christmas DT ..x

Donna said...

These ate adorable, like the craft and pink together and adore gingerbread men and women. I'll miss you, hugs, Donna

Tina Z. said...

Wonderful card and tag, I love the color combination. I hope you will be back soon.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

LOVE your card and tag and those gorgeous colors!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cut It Up Challenges!

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely creations. Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations!
CraftyNatalie - DT

marion said...

such a lovely combo, love the kraft with snow you used. Sad to read your mojo is gone and hope it will return soon, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your lovely furbabys, Marion

Annette Allen said...

oh my these are so totally cute..

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card and tag ever and just perfect for our challenge over at
Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Christmas Decorations” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Helen Haines said...

Love the little scene you've created and those browns and pinks work so well together. Thank you for joining us at The12 months of Christmas linkup Blog. Helen DT

Julie said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us in our Bingo challenge at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely christmas card thanks for joing Craft this week and sorry for the late comment

Chi Cr said...

Such a cute tag and card!!! It doesn't look like you've lost your mojo! All of your projects are wonderful!
I have long breaks sometimes; usually because I can't keep up with the house, being sick and other things. But it is such good therapy...I do understand needing to take a break from it though; just to recharge and find it more enjoyable. I look forward to seeing what you make when you're back. Be sure to pet your furbabies for me! Also, thanks for your kind words on my blog (Catnip and Kitty Whiskers). Updated my blog to accept a friend's list, and it had me change my user name.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the makes on your pretty set...Thanks for joining Craft Rocket Challenge!

Neva Zver said...

Oh my word...this is just SO CUTE and FABULOUS. I love the colours, sweet image and wonderful card design!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the cute gift tag and card they are so Sweet. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the kraft and white together,

Thanks for joining us at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

Helen x

Cathy said...

i WOULD SAY YOU FOUND YOUR CRAFTY mojo, gREAT PROJECTS...
thanks for sharing with us at Hiding in my Craft\ Room
Cathy

Eileen said...

Hope you find your mojo soon, but looking at these projects I would say you definitely haven't lost it.
Love the use of Kraft card here with really cute images. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Candy' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is so super cute!!

Candace Perkins said...

Cute tag! Thanks for joining us over at Clique Kits anything goes challenge!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card and tag couldn't be more adorable, Kitty! It's hard to believe they were made by a card artist struggling with their mojo, but I know that can indeed happen. ENJOY your crafty break and come back when you are feeling the juices flowing again! I hope you aren't away too long! Hugs, Darnell

I'm just a simple gal said...

Gorgeous card and tag! Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is adorable! Love the color combo! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
My Blog!

Saundra said...

Fabulous card and tag! Love the color combo! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!

Sheryl said...

Your mojo is back! These are adorable. Thanks for joining us at Natalie and Amy this month. Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Erica Bruton said...

such a sweet set of card and tag. love the colour combo of brown,pink and white too. Thank you for joining us at Lil patch of crafty friends. Erica (DT)

Lisa said...

These are so adorable... love them! Hurry back!!!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I don't think you have far to go to find your mojo. These projects are beautiful.
Good luck! Thanks for playing with us at Cut it Up for our Inspired challenge!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Helen said...

So cute! Love the snow on kraft!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Donna Espiritu said...

These are adorable! Thanks for joining the Clique Kits Anything Goes Challenge :)

Lori said...

So cute - love that sweet gingerbread and his house! Have a lovely week!

Tracey said...

Super adorable card set.......really pretty colours! Looks like you had plenty of mojo making this card!! I know what you mean though......I've been struggling a bit to lately, some times a short break is all you need.

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Stunning !
Thanks for joining us at SPARKLES MONTHLY challenges blog and good Luck !
Maryvonne DT MEMBER

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's an adorable set, Kitty, the mojo was there, I'm already looking forward for the next post. Enjoy your little break :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Melissa Vining said...

Your cards are adorable, I just love the combination of kraft and white! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

Hetty said...

Beautiful! I love kraft cards.

JD/ Jill said...

This is adorable...like those images and the colors that you used...
wish some of my Mojo would return. I'm in a slump right now and need to finish my Christmas cards!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Fabulous card and tag. The kraft paper is perfect for the gingerbread house and man. Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits this month.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Just a fabulous card and tag, love the image and a great use of scraps too
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Debi said...

Kitty,
Don't think I left you a comment on this fabulous card and tag. It is wonderful. I love the muted color scheme. I am putting that set on my wish list. Beautifully done.
Hugs,
Debi

Kimbo said...

Such a beautiful set Kitty, I love the use of Kraft


Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month and enjoy your break x