Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A Minty Fresh Harvest

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I spent the day helping the Peppermint Pals. There was an early frost this year and their crop of peppermints were in danger of spoilage. Were that to come to pass, it would mean a shortage of peppermints for the upcoming holiday season. Angela and I worked tirelessly with the Peppermint Pals to harvest as much of the crop as we could to prevent that from happening. The last thing we want is riots in the village this Christmas because there aren't enough peppermints to go 'round.
I used one of the stamps from The Greeting Farm's "Miss Anya Lounge" set which I just got in the mail a few days ago after purchasing it during one of their flash sales. I coloured her in using Prismacolors, making her match the peppermint ribbon. I cut the peppermint dies out using the Simply Charmed cartridge. The sentiment was a combination of the word "sweet" from TGF "Sweet &Toxic" set and the Echo Park "Holly Jolly Christmas" set.
The inside sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper "Biggie Christmas Sentiments" set.
I used some snowflakes and stamped them in red and green to make the envelope more Christmasy, earning me +59 festive exp points.

This mint-tastic creation will be entered into the following challenges:
TGF Retro Fresh Challenge: I Want Candy
Creative Craft Challenges2: Special Occasion (not birthday)
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #89: Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #34: Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown October Embellishment Challenge: Die Cuts
Paper Playtime Challenge #87: Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #34: Circle
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #43: Candy
Jingle Belles: Holiday Creature Feature

We managed to save most of the peppermint crop, which is good considering Christmas is less than two months away and the harvest still has to be processed into the beloved candies. The Peppermint Pals were so grateful they sent us back to the Guild Hall with 14 cases of peppermint toothpaste. 

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

18 comments:

belldoubleyou said...

On the one hand, that peppermint crop is pretty important. I sure would riot without it! On the other hand, that's a heck of a lot of toothpaste!

I like all the peppermint you managed to put onto the card -- ribbon, backing paper, die cuts...

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Peppermint card. Especially like how the background paper & ribbon have a Peppermint design. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Candy Challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
PDE DT Group B

Tara Bruening said...

This is so adorable!! Love all the peppermint candy, looks yummy. Everything is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy.

Tara
PDE DT

lauren bergold said...

What a sweet & adorable card! Thanks for joining our creature feature at JINGLE BELLES!

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! LOve your colours and FAB ribbon too.
Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.
Chrissyxx

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is adorable. I love the colors.
Thank you for your entry this week, Please come back next week.
Hugs
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

SmilynStef said...

Love all of those fun holiday candies ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

Danielle Vincent said...

love those candy pieces! thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week.

Janis said...

Love that the ribbon candy matches your card. Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Fabiola said...

hello, your card is too cute and so lovely, thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, hope to see you next time, biz

Mynnette said...

This is just darling! LOVE the fabulous image and the fun coloring! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT and CSAYL! :)

Gerda said...

Very pretty card! Love the ribbon.
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com


Creative Diva said...

Really cute! Love the ribbon! THanks for joining us at Die Cuttin DIvas.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wonderful pepperminty card! Love the wonderful details including the snowflakes on the envelope!

Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Patty Chalas said...

That is a very cute Xmas card...thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL.

Susan Martin said...

REALLY cute card!!! Love all the peppermint!The paper and even the ribbon!! How awesome!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!!! Good luck!! I hope to see you again next week!!!

- Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Shari said...

Wow, love the colors you've used on this sweet card!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Craft Challenges.

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