Saturday, 9 February 2013

Gingerbread Men

When I first saw the colour challenge for February on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown I was a bit worried! Two of my least used colours, brown and yellow, and for Christmas!  What was I going to do? Thank heaven for challenges as when I sat down to craft this little card was created and I must say I will be using this colour combo again!

The main image with my little gingerbread men and stars reminds me of a tray of cookies, fresh out of the oven.  I added the gingerbread men's buttons and eyes with liquid pearls. Bakers twine and raffia tied in a bow keep the cookie theme going, the sentiment, which I heat embossed, looks like a box to put them in!
Do have a look at the cards from the rest of the DT at 52 CCT - lots of ideas to get you started if you're a little out of your comfort zone as I was .
I am going to enter my card into the challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge and crafty hazelnuts extra christmas challenge too, this week it's cards with anything without snow, snowflakes etc. Lovely warm gingerbread should fit the bill.
 BTW I love gingerbread men - I nearly always spoil myself with one when I'm out shopping in town as there is a great little bakery that makes the most delicious ones ever!


  1. Thank you for entering both of my CHNC challenges with this delightful card - just proves what a lovely colour combo this is! Hope to see you again soon. x

  2. This is a cute card. I liked the different color on a Christmas card. Thanks for joining at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas extra challenge this month.

  3. Such a darling card, Louise!!! LOVE your gingerbread men--so fun! HUGS and have a great weekend! :)

  4. Awesome gingerbread, Louise! Can't wait to use these colours and see how I go. I'm a little stumped at the moment lol. Hop on over to my blog because I have nominated you for the Liebster award! xx

  5. Good enough to eat! Congrats on being nominated for the Liebster Award by Kylie x

  6. Who can resist that sweet pair of gingerbread men?! What a fabulous job on the unusual colour combo! Danielle certainly challenged us with that one LOL! Love the bling and raffia details!
    Ruth x

  7. Your card is already finish! Not mine... the weekend is most of the time spent with the family.
    Great how you have combined the two challenges!! Love the gingerbread men...
    I am very happy that you participate on my candy and I thank you for becoming a follower and your nice comment.
    I wish you lots of luck...
    Hugs Rosi

  8. Awesome job with this somewhat "outside the box" Christmas card color combo that I've chosen. I love those gingerbread men - way too cute!

  9. Fab card - love your yummy gingerbread men - Jacqueline xx

  10. This was a really hard colour combo for a festive card Louise but your gingerbread man card makes wonderful use of them. Vicky x


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