Saturday, 23 December 2017

Gingerbread House!

Hello and thank you for visiting me!  Its nearly Christmas, Yay!  I am going to get at least two posts in before the big day!  I don't expect many visits as everyone will be way too busy!

This card is the one I made for my Daughter, Son in Law and Freya and Millie, my gorgeous Granddaughters!

I won the die sets for the gingerbread house and the gingerbread man  - they are both Dies by Sue Wilson and are called Gingerbread Man and Gingerbread House funnily enough!  There is a roof for the house too that comes separately so you can make a real house, I won that too!  I used Kraft, red and white scraps of card.  The door opens and I have some Christmas word paper behind the door - I didn't think to photograph that, silly me!  The holly above the door was made using a Memory box Holly Die and the sentiment is stamped in Versamark and embossed with white detail powder by Cosmic Shimmer.  I used dries white glue to attach chunky glitter for my snow and the trim to the Christmas hats.  The hats came in a pack I have had for ages, I couldn't resist popping them on the gingerbread men!  For the snow in the background I used white embossing paste through a stencil and added fine glitter - not sure of the make of the stencil.  All the die cutting was done with my Grand Calibre.

Freya and Millie, collectively known as Frillie enjoyed opening the little door!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

That's Crafty - Anything Goes.
CuttlebugMania - Its Christmastime - You must use a manual die cutting machine.
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes.
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes.
Country View Crafts - Christmas with the optional twist of red, green and rust.

Thank you again for visiting me.  I hope you are all ready for the holidays!
Take Care - Christine xxx


LesleyG said...

That is one yummy gingerbread scene. Merry Christmas xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a fabulous die set Chris what a great prize to have won. I have a passion for Gingerbread men and I love what you have created.
Thank you for joining in with the Anything Goes Blog Challenge over at That's Crafty. Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Christmas.
Warm Wishes Tracey DT x

Darnell said...

This is so fun, Chris!!! It really looks like the top of a professionally decorated Christmas cake! I'd be like Frillie playing with that door!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

Jane said...

What super dies you won. Your card is super sweet. Thanks so much for joining in with our Christmas challenge over at Country View Challenges. Merry Christmas x

Carol said...

Hi Chris, I do love your card. very bright and cheery for the season and ginger bread seems to be creeping into our Christmas tradition as well. when I have time today I'm going to share the ginger bread mansion a grandson and his mum put together for Christmas.

Thank you for joining us and sharing your creation at Bizzy Bec's Challenge. Crafty Hugs, Carol DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Anita in France said...

What an adorable gingerbread scene, Chris ... sweet and so beautifully detailed ... and how fun that the door opens ... no wonder Frillie had fun opening it! Hugs, Anita :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love all the adorable details on your fabulous the die set looks
Thank you so much for joining us at the Cuttlebugmania Challenge!
Cuttlebugmania Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Jackie said...

So jolly - fabulous!