Friday, November 16, 2018

Holiday Card 18 - G for Gingerbread (again)

Hello, everybody!   Today we had our first snowstorm of the season.  We had about 4-5 inches of snow and it looked very pretty.  However, it turned into rain later in the afternoon, and now nearly all of the snow is gone.  We had very high winds, but we only lost our electricity for a few moments.

Here's my latest holiday card!  Inspiration has come from the alphabet prompts over at Beccy's Place - she is having her sixth annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge. Thank you, Beccy, for the daily inspiration!  I'm revisiting Day 8, which was "G", and I went with Gingerbread again.

The adorable gingerbread man is from Beccy's Place Gingerbread set, and I used the pre-coloured version and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I added White Enamel Accents on his icing and Nuvo Jewel Drops Rosewater on his eyes and buttons.  The Stitched Diamond Die is from Gina Marie Designs.

I stamped a tiny gingerbread man (SugarPea Designs Sweet Treats Christmas) in Memento Peanut Brittle all over the patterned paper (WandM) to make it more festive. The tiny "Sweet Wishes" sentiment is from the same stamp set, and I stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa.  I finished off the card with a few brown snowflake sequins from my stash. 

I was inspired by Sketch 479 at Tuesday Morning Sketches and the colour challenge at Cupcake Inspirations CIC458, which is shades of brown:

I would also like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas W for Wishes UE; Cardz TV 74 AG 1/3; Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Gingerbread 2/5; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up UE; DL.ART November Linky AG UE 1/d; Happy Little Stampers Christmas Clean and Simple UE; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Inspiration Graphic (shown below - I was inspired by the Christmas theme) 1/3; Jingle Belles Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding (festive food or drink) 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Just Keep on Creating November AG UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk2

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


Scrapper69 said...

WOW! The snow does look so pretty! It also makes me very cold just looking at it! hahahaha
Glad you guys didn't have it too bad! :) Your gingerbread man is super cute! Have a great weekend!


New Creations said...

First snowfall, wow!!!!
Love your super cute Gingerbread man image in shades of brown!
Sending hugs!

ike said...

WoW - the snow looks pretty :-)
Super gingerbread card. I love how you decorated him :-)

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, that is so adorable. We are predicted to get a couple of inches by morning we will see what we get.

Beccy said...

Oh my gosh, I can't even imagine all that snow! I'm afraid I would have barred the doors, closed the shutters and not come out till spring. I hope you don't lose power again Kitty... or at least if you do, I hope you have a fireplace or some other method of creating heat.
Love your little gingerbread card, the patterned paper is super cute. I almost missed the tiny sentiment until I had a closer look. Love it!

Barbara Godden said...

That's a lot of snow, did you have to go out and shovel? We got 3-4 inches of very wet snow, but it has stayed. I dug out the driveway and sidewalk for exercise, our street is still slushy. Your card is adorable, super cute gingerbreadman and great use of the sketch.

jimlynn said...

I never get to see snow so these pictures are so special and pretty to me. I'm glad y'all stayed safe!
Love your little gingerbread card. Cute and perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Bunny said...

Oh, that snow looks so pretty. Losing power is not fun.

I love your cute gingerbread man. Lovely fussy cutting. If he was real I'd have me a bite or two. I love how you stamped the tiny little gingerbread man on the background. [Bunny]```

terrie said...

We also had snow on Friday it is pretty when it was falling but ours turned it into heavy snow cause it rained too...what a mess.
Your gingerbread card is so cute, I like all of the little gingerbread for your background...well done

Wendy Bellino said...

OH WOW! Now that's a lotta snow! I'm so glad you shared your adorable card with us. Terrific stamped background; what a great idea for a tiny stamp! Wendy DT Cupcake Inspirations

Linda Simpson said...

Oh WOW, you sure have had a snow storm. Love the photographs. A sweet card and love the gingerbread man.
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Oh goodness Kitty that snow does look pretty if you don't need to get out for anything. I don't like it when it gets dirty & slushy. You creation is adorable sweetie.

Fikreta said...

SNow! I love snow and you have it so much!
I want come there and play!
Im sad you had problem with electricity .
your card is so adorable!
I love gingerbread cookies!
hugs ❤

cotnob said...

A super card, so cute.
Wow! You certainly did have lots of snow.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful gingerbread card and those cookies look delicious. And your snowy pictures look just like what we see out our windows too. We had about 4 inches.

Patti said...

Oh Kitty what a lovely scene outside your window!! I'm so happy you only lost power for a short time. Your card looks almost edible!! yummy

DIANA L. said...

This is so adorable I love your gingerbread peep!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes NOVEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi my friend! 4-5 inches of snow is a lot of snow for me :) Here in Italy on the sea snow arrive only on exceptional times! :D So glad you have lost your power only for a few minutes!
Great take of the sketch!!! Love the neutral colours, just perfect for a cookie :D Your background is adorable to compliment the gingerbread!
I too wanted make something with this beautiful and clean sketch, but since I'm working to make my own olive oil with the olives of my trees, no craft time for me, only a lot of fatigue :/
Good luck with the challenges!

Donna said...

Wow, so many gorgeous cards while I was on vacation, the alphabet challenge is a great way to get have fun getting Christmas cards made, looking forward to seeing the rest of yours!

KandA said...

What a wonderful snowy scene, it always looks so magical until it starts melting. Super little gingerbread man xx

Melissa Craig said...

This is adorable. I love the gingerbread man, he's just too cute. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Heather said...

We had about 4 inches of snow on Wednesday night before the rain came and washed it away, too! Never had that much so early in the year. Anyway, your card is super cute! Adorable image and I LOVE the background you created; perfect! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Debbie said...

Beautiful pics! I love snow!!!!
Sweet card! Your gingerbread is so cute!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Quillish said...

I so want to see a snow fall.. I have never :( Living in tropics you don't witness season changes! This ginger bread is adorable , love how you thought of all the browns and rightly used this cutie for. Great take on the colors of the challenge, Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations with this beauty. Hugs ~ Ishani

Lori said...

Oh my word - that little gingerbread man is too cute and so is your card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! -Lori DT

Chrissy said...

Love your cute gingerbread man card..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]


SmilynStef said...

The enamel accents is perfect to create the texture of piped royal icing ... what a cute little cookie ... so glad you shared your Christmas goodies with us at Jingle Belles.

Gail said...

You may keep all of the snow - we have had snow but it melts - YEAH! I hope it is like that all winter long - I do not like COLD - I love to see the Snow - but I do not like cold cold weather - used to--- jeepers I am getting OLD LOL - Love work - nice photo of the snow!

Debra Davison said...

I love anything Gingerbread and your card is no exception !! Simply sweet !! Thank you for joining in on the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge !! We hope you will join us again !! Deb Davison / Design Team

Bobby said...

Great gingerbread man, Kitty. Thanks for sharing him at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.

Elisabeth@paperanthology said...

Adorable gingerbread man, love the stamped background!

Lorraine said...

This is so sweet and so dimensional. I love the background you created.

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, this is sweet on every level! not to mention how adorable the g-bread is... and you've paired it with the perfect paper! thanks for helping us celebrate festive feasting at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

suzARTe said...

This gingerbread man card is so much fun, the main image stands out so well against the background.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

November 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

BożenA said...

Oh, that's so funny and sweet card!
Thank you for joining our fun at Happy Little Stampers Xmas.

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional layer it up” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper