Tuesday 22 December 2020

Christmas with a crunch!

Hello, crafting friends!

Today I'm showing you one of the cards I made but couldn't share until it had arrived. This one was made for my daughter and her partner and I'm happy to say it made them smile!

Aren't these the cutest gingerbread people? They're from Mama Elephant and I just couldn't resist them! I made a background on the card base with my Gingham byackground stamp by Kaisercraft, adding some fade out stencilling using the Knitted stencil from Funky Fossil.

The plate of gingerbread people and the separate biscuits were stamped in light brown ink, coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut. I glued the plate to the card and popped the little gingerbread people up on dimensionals.

The card was finished with a sentiment made from two stamps in Stampin' Up's Merry Christmas to All. I am increasingly drawn to sentiment sets that enable me to mix and match words and fonts :)

I'm linking up with Chocolate Baroque's Anything Goes challenge.

We've been talking about Christmas advertisements in our family. OH mentioned there had been a lot of CGI adverts recently and I said I thought that they were a very successful way for companies to get the attention of families. Kevin the Carrot was one of the most successful campaigns for one of the supermarkets, I added, and the company even got to sell merchandise every year on the back of it. "Kevin the Carrot," said OH. "Is that a CGI ad?" We all stared at him. " Oh no," said my daughter with a deadpan expression, "I think they hired an actual carrot for that one!"

Sending hugs,


  1. This card makes me smile, how cute and fun! The gingham paper compliments so well the gingerbreads! Thanks for sharing at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge!

  2. A brilliant project,I love to see plaid on a Christmas card, it looks extra special with the knitted stencil,the gingerbread people are a perfect focal image

  3. A gorgeous make Vicky - it would be a shame to eat such happy looking gingerbread people!!!!! Many thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge xxxx

  4. They are indeed cute Gingerbread people Vicky and I am sure your pretty card brought a smile to your daughters face.

    Lovely to have you join us at We Love Chocolate Baroque December challenge, thanks so much.

    Have a peaceful Christmas and let us all pray for a much safer 2021.

    B x

  5. Fabulous fun card Vicky, love the pair holding hands, and hopefully Kevin will be nominated for an Oscar! ;) xxx

  6. Mmmm, they look yummy! Super card and very original.

    Chuckling the "In Other News"!

    All the best for Christmas
    Hug xxx

  7. Fabulous card Vicky, those little gingerbread men are so cut. Hope you have a lovely christmas xx

  8. So cute, Vicky! We've all made your other half's mistake at some point and lately I've been blaming 2020 brain! xoxo

  9. Absolutely adorable Vicky. Of course she loved it.
    Happy Christmas
    Faith x

  10. Who wouldn't love gingerbread people! Yum!

  11. Love those cute gingerbread peeps - definitely too good too eat!

  12. It really made me smile too, fabulous images and a really lovely card.
    Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes challenge at We love Chocolate Baroque. Merry Christmas.

    Kath x

  13. What a sweet card ~ I like the stencil background and gingham very clever!


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