Sunday, 19 January 2014

Christmas Card Club - Card 2 - Anything To Do With Food

Here is my second Christmas card of 2014. I am following the Christmas Card Club theme set by Lizzie from Verity Cards.

I struggled a bit with this one as I needed to make a card that did not require colouring. My hands were not up to that this week, so I have made my card from bits and bobs fof my Christmas stash.

As I searched for something food related, I found this BoBunny Mistletoe collection.  It was a fabulous special at my local Scrapbook Store's Christmas Open House. The package contains the whole collection...including the brads and all the other doodads. As soon as I spied the gingerbread boy and girl, I knew I had to make this card for the little boy or girl next door. Their Mum Lisa, is the lady I craft with each week and she loves gingerbread men!

Sorry that the photo is slightly out of focus...but it is 1am so can't run downstairs to retake it!
The gingerbread house and teensy sentiment word strips are stickers from that collection and the gingerbread boy and girl are from their chipboard embellishments.

I managed to break my mitchy-matchy mold and used turquoise for the Penny Black holly branch die cut. It took every ounce of will power to use that colour. I see other bloggers whose work I love, introduce a colour that does not match their image or their background. I always like the look of it but have been too timid to try. Not sure if I like it on mine...but it is glued down it is staying!
I added a generous coat of is Christmas after all!

I used a few snippets of that holly (left over from another card) to create a bit of colour in the top right corner. I bought that white button snowflake this summer from a lovely craft shop in Whitehaven, Cumbria. I can not remember the name, but they have a fabulous selection of paper goods as well as gorgeous ribbon and buttons etc.

Managed to finish the inside too...

Card Base - from my stash
DP - snippet of Studio Calico, Wonderland
Sticker - Bo Bunny Mistletoe
Chipboard - BoBunny Mistletoe
Sentiment - Bobunny Mistletoe
Dies - Penny Black holly
Punch - Martha Steart Snowflake
Button - unknown from Whitehaven craft store
Flower - Bazell Basic Paper Power Poinsettia
Bling - aqua diamonds from my stash
Stickles - Star Dust

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Marks Finest Papers Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
3. CHNCC Extra - Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover your card base with patterned paper
5. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas


Hazel said...

What a darling card - so sweet! Just right for Lizzie's CCC challenge and also for my CHNC challenge extra for January and my Patterned Paper challenge for January - thanks for entering there - hope to see you again soon. x

Christine Harrop said...

Love the gingerbread theme Maureen. I think the blue/turquoise looks great. Like you I was prone to sticking to the right colours for things, leaves etc, but I managed to break away and I think it looks great. Hope your hands are soon less painful soon. Love and hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

Works really well Maureen...the contrast really makes that snow flake pop....could just eat those ginger bread men! xxxx

Redanne said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful, I love the way the red and the turquoise work so well together and the little gingerbread people are so cute! Hope your hands improve soon. Hugs, Anne x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
Fabulous card.... Love the layout...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Mrs A. said...

But then you see you have pulled in the colour with the blue background paper and the gems and the total card is delightful.
Hugs Mrs A.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Very lush Maureen. Love the poinsettia and all the added sparkle! Susan x

Sue said...

This is really really lovely Mo!! it's so cute and I love the colours huggles Sue xxx

Karen said...

I love it Mo! The papers and embellishments are stunning, love ginger bread peeps, biscuits and cake a lot lol! Your turquoise holly works - so well done on doing that - will have to try that myself some day when I feel brave enough. Sorry to hear your hands are sore - hope you and your fingers feel much better soon xx

Liz said...

This is awesome !!! Love it ! hugs xx

Irene said...

A wonderful card, your gingerbread house looks good enough to eat along with the med.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, I love your adorable ginger bread boy and girl and all of your gorgeous glitter.
P.S. I have a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -

MaryH said...

Your adventures with the color paid off tremendously. It made this pretty card really pop. Looks great, and hope you will continue. I understand your hesitation though, as I'm the same. Loved the BoBunny papers and the holly die was perfect here. I'm still admiring your discipline on finishing the interiors too. Good job! TFS & Hugs. Hope the hands are feeling much better.

Peanut said...

Oh yummmmm! Mr & Mrs Gingerbread leaping for joy in front of their sweet little gingerbread house... that's one delish Christmas scene. And I LOVE that you finished the inside...make the card that much more special, no?
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love all the glitter and bling, great image too.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Oh Mo! I Lurve this card. The turquoise is perfick. The jump out of the box suits you.
Super card Honey.

Tracy said...

Sweet card.
I think that pop of turquoise is perfect for this card…there is blue in the background paper so its perfect.
As for trying something new. I so understand. There are many techniques that i see and love, but not sure if I can pull it off.
I guess we both should break free of our comfort zone…hey it worked for you ;)

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, love the house and the gingerbread men.

Sarn said...

Really lovely festive foody card! xxx

Hazel said...

Bless you, Maureen, for leaving a comment on my Cheerful stamp pad design card that I blogged this morning. Stupid me, I blogged the card for week 2 instead of today (couldn't have been awake properly), so it's been deleted. The correct card will be there soon - what an idiot!! x

Di said...

Wow Mo, a fabulous card indeed - love the gingerbread theme and as everyone else says, the turquoise works brilliantly! So much lovely details too - I love it!

Hugs, Di xx

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gingerbread anything is my favorite!! Love the theme of your card. Great texture and I love the pop of blue!!

Planetsusie said...

We both had gingerbread peeps on our cards Maureen - Yay! I bet no-one has put a brussel sprout on their creation! This is a lovely card, so bright and cheery. I love it.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Elizabeth said...

Super card, Maureen. I love the bright and zingy colour combination and I'm sure the child that receives it will love it too. Like you, I struggle to combine colours that 'don't go together' in my head but it clearly works well :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous gingerbread themed card Maureen - that gingerbread house makes my mouth water!!! lol

Karen x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous snippety card Mo! I love that you chose an off the wall colour for the holly and it works brilliantly! Vicky x

Mary Jo said...

That is just adorable!
It's like a little winter collage/scene :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

what an unusual and totally fabulous Christmas card. I love the gingerbread man theme. Thanks for your lovely welcome to the CCC, I'm looking forward to joining you all.

Zoe Tant said...

lOOKS good enough to eat! It's so pretty. Love all the different elements. Zx

Carol said...

Love your gingerbread people Maureen, you've made a fabulous card - love all the sparkle. Carol x

Helen said...

Lovely fun card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.

Helen x