Monday, 26 November 2012

The Great Gingercapade

Greetings and welcome to the Guild Hall. Today I had a little mishap in the kitchens. I decided to try my hand at baking some holiday delights, not something I do often. I mixed the dough, following an old dusty recipe book I found in the pantry. Unbeknownst to me, I accidentally mistook the fae dust for white granulated sugar, which is what the recipe called for. To be fair, they are of similar colour and consistency, though why we store them right next to each other is beyond me. I removed the first gingerbread man from the large stone oven and placed the pan on the counter while I turned to get the icing. When I turned back around to decorate the humanoid shaped cookie, he was sitting up and rubbing his head staring at me with gumdrop eyes! Startled, I dropped the icing to the floor, splattering all the cupboards with sweet sticky goo.
I started by cutting the gingerbread man from the Winter Frolic cartridge. I decorated him using a scrap of red ribbon that I salvaged from a broken Christmas tree ornament and some mini flat back pearls. The phrase was also cut from Winter Frolic. I used a couple different patterned papers I’ve been hoarding for quite a while earning myself +89 bravery points for cutting into them.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment and images from the Lawn Fawn “Cozy Christmas” set. I coloured the super kawaii guys with Distress Markers. Inanimate objects with faces make my heart smile.
On the envelope I stamped the same two guys, but also put a heart over their heads because it is a well known fact that cookies and milk love each other :)

Before it’s eaten, this crumbly card will be entered into the following challenges:
Divas By Design Challenge #62: Use 2 or more patterned papers
Jingle Belles: Christmas Feast
Pixie Dust Challenge: All About Gingerbread
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Food Glorious Food
CSAYL Challenge #37: 2 Die For
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Embellishment Challenge #11: Pearls
Little Scrap Pieces Fun “Black” Friday Challenge
Stamping For Pleasure: Rudolph Day
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #139: Holiday Wishes
Cricut Cardz Challenge #121: Speaking of Christmas
Hooked On Craft Challenge #27: Christmas

The baked man hopped from the counter and scurried off before I could catch him. Hopefully he manages to hide or escape before the direwolves find him. I'd better do something with the remainder of this dough, but first thing's first...finding a new storage place for the fae dust...

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Mynnette said...

This really is SWEET! ;) LOVE the little gingerbread with the pearl buttons! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Missy said...

What a cute card, the little gingerbread man is so cute and I like the big sentiment you used at the bottom!!

Nikkers5 said...

Ooooooooo maaaan this is too cute! I heart eyes it! And I wants it!

**Guardian of Glitter**

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous card - love the gingerbread man! Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Arin said...

this card is just adorable! I love the gingerbread paper! Thanks for joining us over at FCCB this week!

Melissa said...

This is just too adorable, love how you have the words in red, really makes them pop, thanks for joining CCC!

Daen'Ys said...

Yummy gingerbread! What a wonderful idea! I can virtually smell it ...

Rosi x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Mmm, yummy, Festive Gingerbread! Wonderful.

Thanks for entering this to Rudolph Day. Good luck in the draw.

Sarn xxx

Karen said...

hi Crystal have a soft spot in my heart for gingerbread men so to me your card is just perfect! Love the little glass of milk on the inside adorable finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining the Fun "Black Friday" challenge Karen

lauren bergold said...

"SWEET" is definitely the right word for this fun & festive holiday card! i especially love the little milk & cookies... and that you've decorated the inside of the card and even the envelope! awesome! thanks for joining in our "feasting" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Fun card! Love that gingerbread man and the saying. The inside is great too :o) Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Bloeffelbein said...

This is so adorable !! I love your stamp that you incorporated as well. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!!

downrightcrafty said...

another beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So cute, thanks so much for playing in our gingerbread challenge at Pixie Dust Studio!

Patty Gorka said...

What a great idea to use your pearls on the gingerbread man! Love your card! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT!

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