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1/21/2018

Christmas Card Club - Christmas Baking

Hello and welcome to Christmas Card Club Challenge #2 for 2018. Our theme this week is selected by Maureen, whose choice was something with Christmas Baking. Would you believe I don't have _any_ stamps or dies that I could imagine would remotely fit this theme, so I started hunting for some digi images. Couldn't find anything that really floated my boat as the saying goes, but remembered a clipart I'd seen at Christmas time....so I hunted clipart. Found a gingerbread house....that should do it! (Mind you, I've never even thought about baking a gingerbread house! But I love gingerbread and sometimes I do bake it too!)

 
So here goes:


The main focal image was a clipart image that I sized and printed. Added a few more touches of color with copics and then added some die cut holly over a smaller holly that was pictured on the chimney. There's 2 layers of this image and on the top one, I used a stylus around the trees and heart, some of the candies, to add a little dimension to the picture. Also added some more white dots on the trees using a white gel pen.

Die cut a Sue Wilson die for the outer edges (the green dots dp).  The bronze frame around the gingerbread house was just a white card stock that was sponged with DOX colors of Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Fired Brick. Used a S/Binder square die to cut this out for the frame. The photo doesn't show it well, but the outer rim of the green dots paper was embossed to show the design of the die. There's 2 pieces of the SW die behind the house.

The card base was sponged with the same DOX colors as the frame, but looks a bit different since more of it shows.

Used a NBUS MB die set to create the peppermint candy corners. The gingerbread men were stamped, colored with copics and Kaiser glitter pens, fussy cut because I couldn't find the matching die.

Sentiment was 3 layers of die cuts done with white snippets, colored with copics and WOS.

Please take time to visit my team members (whose links are on the right sidebar) and see how they interpreted this Christmas Baking challenge! And thanks for joining me today, and come again when you can! Hugs & Blessings.

45 comments:

  1. How cute and colorful card!! You have done miracles with your gingerbread clipart!! :D Well done!! Love the dotted frame and I enlarged the pic to see the embossing, really it adds a lovely texture to it! Wonderful and yummy house, too!
    You have made a lot of work to add interest to the elements, but the result is very impressive! Love particularly the work with the stylus on the cute trees and their white dots!! Such adorable card!
    Hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

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  2. Wonderful card, Mary. I love the candy corners...what a fabulous die!
    I like the bright c. bold colours you used here...everything looks so delicious too!
    The wee gingerbread men are so sweet.

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  3. Good Morning from a snowy Scotland Mary. Love your colourful card for today's Baking theme. Used to love baking gingerbread men with the children when they were young. Fabulous card and I'm sure Maureen will agree. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. By golly, you nailed the theme with this cute and fun gingerbread house! I just love those little gumdrop trees and gingerbread cookies along with those fun peppermint candies in the corners! I like that little sprig of holly on the chimney too :) Cute Christmas card!

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  5. Wow! This turned out great Mary! I love the gingerbread men and their bright and colourful house. Those super candies on the corners are the perfect finishing touch too.
    Lorraine

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  6. Hi Mary, That cardf looks good enough to eat:) LOL

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

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  7. A fantastic "mixed media" creation, fab colours and design Mary.
    Faith
    x

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  8. Hi Mary,
    oh my this card is grogeous and so wonderfully created.
    It looks so stunning and the colours are ecellent too.
    There are so many elemtnts to look at I'm sure I must have missed some.
    Making me hungry just looking at it as it's soooooooooooo! yummy looking.
    Feeling much better now at last.
    Hope that snow has cleared.
    Love and big crafty hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

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  9. Absolutely fabulous Mary ...love the way you have added the dimension with your embellishments ...it’s such a fun card xxxx

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  10. Great minds think alike. I didn't have anything suitable either but then remembered I had a gingerbread digi set bought and never used which rather saved the day. Your house looks fab and I do like all those little gingerbread figures. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. What a tasty card Mary. Love all the candy detail and I'm sure this will be a big hit with any child young or old Zoe xx

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  12. Your gingerbread house is so cute and pretty Mary and the dotty paper is perfect with it, also those wrapped candies in each corner and the gingerbread men look good enough to eat...this is making me feel hungry as I love anything ginger flavoured. x

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  13. What a yummy gingerbread house, Mary! I love how you've added all the details to the clip art! I think gingerbread houses are amazing but a shame to eat such elegant creations. But I love gingerbread men!

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  14. How cute! Gingerbread men and candies! Such a "sweet" design! Looks very dimensional!

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  15. Hi, Mary! So much happiness in this delightful gingerbread creation! I love the bright colors, and the peppermint candies in each corner. That trim around the pretty house makes such depth and dimension! love that added holly sprig with heart on the chimney, the red dots in the green paper, and the happy faces on your little "dancing in the air" gingerbread men! Fabulous card! hugs, de

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  16. This is so cute, I love all the little gingerbread men! hen we went to Florida for Thanksgiving, my daughter, grand-daughter and I bought a gingerbread house kit on sale at JoAnn Fabrics. e TRIED to make it, even put it in the refrigerator to harden the icing but when we started adding the candies, it fell apart. Oh well it tasted good anyway.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  17. You came up with a great card, Mary. This is so cute and I love the gingerbread house. I really like gingerbread and this is a fun card to show off the house.

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  18. Fantastic and perfect for Christmas!!! Wow! I'm in love with that peppermint die too. SO cute and pretty!
    Lynn

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  19. Mary, this could not be any cuter and I can't imagine the work involved in adding so many elements! This is truly a fabulous card. You complimented it so well with the fun background paper!

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  20. Hi Mary, You are not alone, I don't have a single thing to do with Christmas Baking. Something to add to my 'Need it' list! Love your card, great idea to find the clip art, didn't even think of doing that. I'm not really one for Digi stamps, mainly because I'm just not a colourer! Love & Hugs, Shaz X

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  21. Wow! This is fantastic. I love all the things you added to make a great scene. And, the white gel pen dots on the trees is a fantastic look.

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  22. This is over the top cute and adorable, ginger bread and peppermint, it does not get any better for your adorable scene!

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  23. Wow Mary - to say you didn't have anything to fit this bill you certainly came up trumps! Your card is wonderful - a glorious little scene! We do a gingerbread house every year but i have to confess we don't usually get around to eating much of it - too much else on offer I think!!! Big hugs rachel x

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  24. wow, Christmas eye candy, such an awesome card :)

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  25. Fantastic Mary, perfect Gingerbread house and family for Christmas.
    hugs Pam x

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  26. A super card Mary, lots of super details - a fabulous card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  27. This is perfect Mary and so cute. Love the embellishments you've added. Carol x

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  28. HI Mary, after seeing your comment on MO's card, I could wait to see what you have come up with.
    Boy have you come up Trumps (oops no reflection on your President, just a saying here in England).
    Really gorgeous card, very well done indeed.

    Kath x

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  29. Well now, this turned out adorable Momma Mary! I love that gingerbread house and those little gingerbread men. But most of all I love the peppermint candies on each corner of your card. So much detail in this card and it is perfect for the Christmas Baking challenge! Hugs, Brenda

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  30. Hello Mary what a wonderful card, I love the gorgeous bright colours of your house and all the little gingerbread men. Fabulous design.
    We had some gingerbread with out cuppa tonight, I love it, hope you are well, Kate x

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  31. It's so fabulous, Mary!! I love the adorable gingerbread house and men!! So sweet! The candy corners are a perfect touch!! This is so fun and festive!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  32. What a great enhancement of the original image Mary, and you have made it into a stunning card
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  33. Such a cute Christmas card! Darling house and gingerbread men. So cool to already have a Christmas card ready to go!

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  34. Great card Mary, it looks good enough to eat! I am a bit of a gingerbread fan so best to keep it away from me especially after the Christmas indulgences!

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  35. Can't say I have baked a gingerbread house either and if it looked like this I wouldn't eat it anyway as it is so beautiful x Lots of fun elements and great layout. Thank you for sharing this beauty x

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  36. Your gingerbread house looks so yummy, Mary. I, too, sometimes use clip art when I don't have an image that I want to use. Your additions really brought it to life. Gingerbread is a favorite of mine. My mom used to bake it all the time. I haven't made any in years.

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  37. What a fun creation with lovely elements!

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  38. Hello Mary, thank you for your Visit, much appreciated.
    Hope you and all the family are well. Wishing you a wonderful 2018

    Your card is amazing, the house and gingerbread man look fresh baked, good enough to eat.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

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  39. Hello Mary, hope you and all the family are well and have a wonderful 2018
    Thank you for your visit to my Blog, much appreciated.

    Love your card, it's amazing.
    The house and Gingerbread Man look fresh baked and good enough to eat.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

    Sorry!
    I did post earlier, don't know if you read the comments before you show them.

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  40. This is right up my street Mary...I LOVE ginger in any form and this cute little house and its occupants are adorable xx

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  41. My gosh Mary your little gingerbread house design is wonderful.

    Hugs Diane

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  42. Hunting for images is part of the fun, it's rare I can't find anything that fits, sometimes I just have the choice of one, but then it gets used. It's a lovely card, brilliant yummy detailing.

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  43. Brilliant card, Mary, what a great design. I love all the detail. xx

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