Sunday, 10 January 2016

Christmas Card Club - Festive Foods Theme

This is the first Christmas Card Club challenge of 2016. We are a group of card making bloggers who make a Xmas card every two weeks. We all take turns choosing the theme, and it really is a lot of fun.  I have all the members listed on my sideboard...drop by and check out their cards too if you like. If you are interested in joining us, let me know.

This fortnight's theme was chosen by Margaret of Dutchess blog. Margaret always has the most gorgeous cards on her blog and I think she is the diecut queen. Her layered cards are gorgeous!

My card today contains two festive food items that bring me warm childhood Christmas memories. My Mum always had a candy wreath on the front door. A friend of hers made them and took orders. The candies were wrapped in cello and each one was tied onto the wire frame. A wee pair of scissors hung from a bow and you used them to take a candy off...what a treat!

My DP is Martha Stewart and is just like the candies on our first wreaths. The pink snowflake DP is a couple of years and is a snippet from a scrapbook page. I managed to find just the right shade of green and pink card for the  mats and the snowflakes... That was quite lucky as usually I can never find just the right shade...lol I am sure you all know what I mean!

The snowflakes are Impression Obsession...these are my fave snowflake dies. I had some K & Co baubles and I pulled them apart to make embellies for the center of the snowflakes. Once assembled, I coated them quite generously with Stardust Stickles.


The Gingerbread images are Studio G, I think.  Years ago, I corralled my teensy stamps into baseball card sleeves, I was not a card maker then and so did not think to save the packaging that advised of the manufacturer.  This little couple are actually two stamps and I just lined them up to look like a couple. It seemed too plain, so I added tons of stickles on the image edges and the mats. The image edge is Diamond Stickles and once that was dry, I went over it and the mats with Stardust Stickles.

The inside is  fairly simple. Just a snippet of pink card framing a bit of white card with a Stampin up Xmas sentiment from 1999.



Recipe
Card base- 5 1/2 inch precut pink card base and envelope (Xmas gift)
DP - Candy DP Martha Stewart, pink snowflake DP unknown snippet
Cardstock - green and pink card snippets
Dies - Spellbinders petite circles and petite scalloped circles; Impression Obsession snowflake dies
Embellies - K & Co
Bling - diamond bling
Sentiment Stamp - Stampin Up 1999
Stamp - Gingerbread men Studio G I think;



I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Christmas Card Club - Festive Foods
2.. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

27 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Nice to have you back! Yummy gingerbread people Maureen. The candy cane wreath is a lovely idea. Hugs Christine xx

Alison C said...

Your card looks good enough to eat. Green and pink is such a classic colour combo. Love all the details.

dutchess said...

What lovely memories to inspire your card MAUREEN....I just love gingerbread men they are such fun to make....loving that candy paper....xxxx

Zoe Tant said...

Great to see you blogging Maureen. Nice to have good memories of times past and I love your yummy gingerbread folk. Zx

Barb said...

Hi Mo, What a fun Christmas card. I love those little gingerbread people. Barbxx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your adorable card Happy New Year xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a sweet little image these gingerbread folk make, lovely card and gorgeous matching backing papers too. Lovely to have you back joining in again.
Lorraine

Brenda said...

Love your card Mo! The papers are just fabulous. I have seen those wreaths you talk of, never had one, but have seen them and thought they were so fun and yummy looking. I love your non traditional color combo, your little gingerbread couple are way to cute and the sentiments are just perfect. Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Maureen and lovely to see you back with us with this fabulous card, I love gingerbread men and your image and details are gorgeous, loving your colours too, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

The story of the candy cane wreath made me smile. Did anyone help themselves I wonder! Snap here for our card ideas. I have used gingerbread people too!! I really struggled with finding any festive food in my resources. Love the pink and green colour combo and those two gingerbread look like a proper pair. busy thinking up something for Rudolph day now. Hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

A super card Maureen, cute gingerbread men and lovely papers.
Pauline
x

Pia S said...

This looks so pretty in pink and I love it. I'm usually not so crazy about pink, but I'm going through a pink phase and right now I have so much fun using this color.

Kathleen said...

Really lovely creation Mo, great image and lovely papers, love the pink and green combo.

Kath x

Sandy said...

Gingerbread is always festive food at Christmas. I start at the head and eat my way down. The little feet are always the best - yum. Yum to you card too!
Candy Cane wishes back to you!
sandy xx

Greta said...

Love your childhood memory inspiring this darling card, Mo!

Di said...

Oops, I think my comment disappeared? Love this card and such a great memory about the candy wreath too!

Hugs

Di xx

KandA said...

Super card Mo. Love the papers and great colour combo xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Mo ... Love the colours you have used...
Hugs Sylvie xx

SARN said...

Absolutely lovely! xxx

Hettie said...

Aww sweet card there Mo.
Now I need a candy wreath!!!
Hugs
xx

MaryH said...

Delightful! I had to pass on this challenge, as I have no food themes (remember I don't cook either!) You've done a fantastic effort with this, and it makes me think of yummy goodness. Enjoyed your story about the candy door wreath. Also liked the way you've embellished the great IO snowflakes. It's always fun to see how you use your 'finds'. Be well, have a lovely wkend, and TFS

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah into your Christmas cards already Mo, must start mine soon, ..thanks for popping over and sharing your crafty creations, Shaz in Oz.x

Carol L said...

I've never heard of a candy wreath before but what a fun idea and a great card patterned after that memory! Love the pink!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love gingerbread paople! OMGoodness, this card is so cute - and it's my favourite colour! Good idea to finish the inside now - I tend to leave mine blank until I'm ready to mail them and then it takes so much time to finish them at Christmas - I'm determined to do better this year!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Loving those sweet gingerbread people . . . making my mouth water! I love the non-traditional colours of this design! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Carol said...

So cute Maureen, the dps are so pretty. Carol x

downrightcrafty said...

this is such a gorgeous card super colour too
hugs Kate xx