Monday 17 April 2017

And I had but one penny in the world

I’m sharing my latest Christmas card featuring the cute Gingerbread House from Pink Gem Designs.

For my layout I’ve followed the current sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches where I’ve flipped the sketch on its side to fit the shape of my image.  I’m not sure I’ve kept this strictly CAS with the use of the designer paper, I didn’t really think about that until I’d done up the card.  Given the image I chose I thought the gingerbread designer paper fitted nicely and I do love the tones of brown.  I even snuck in a shaker element on the thin rectangle element although sadly I didn’t have any gingerbread confetti to fill it with.

My image was chosen based on the photo inspiration over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I coloured up the digi with watercolours, which I think worked well for gingerbread.  To create more of a scene I added in some Tinsel Glitter for grass and some Chunky Embossing Enamel for snow.  The roof was too small to try and get any glitter on the ‘gumdrops’ so I coloured those with Twinkling H2Os and also did the icing in the same.  Finally I added in a holly and berry embellie instead of the small square element in the sketch, which neatly hid the smudging on my watercolour (must remember to not lean hand on wet watercolouring!).

Over at ABC Christmas they are looking projects that feature ‘H’ for ‘Home’ or ‘I’ for ‘Informal’.  So I am also entering my card in the challenge with my little gingerbread house as a cosy Christmassy ‘home’.

Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Tinsel ~ Green
Stampendous! Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Chunky White
Jesse James Dress It Up ~ Holly Jolly Christmas
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Blending Solution, Caramel, Gold Mixative & Mushroom
Tim Holtz Distress Reinker ~ Various Colours
Twinkling H2Os ~ Buttercup, Lucky Apple, Mango Freeze, Oyster, Pink Cloud, Sea Spray & Snapdragon
Maja Design Home for the Holidays ~ Mom’s Gingerbread
Christmas Card #10 ~ Photo inspiration

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a fun gingerbread house and I love how you managed to fit a shaker element behind it! Beautiful watercolouring too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you will be able to join us again soon.
    Carol x

  2. Gorgeous little gingerbread house and so beautifully coloured. Love that the strip from the sketch is a shaker. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  3. Fun card and image, love how you added a shaker strip to follow the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

  4. Cute card. Love the fun shaker. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  5. Wonderful card, Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  6. What a fun gingerbread house! Great card!
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  7. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

  8. So cute! What a fun image. Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenges!

  9. Such a cute Christmas card. Lovely colours and design. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck in the draw. Dorte x


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