Sunday, 5 June 2011

Gingerbread Card

Well got home from Snowdon about an hour ago.  Me and Em got there about 3.15am and sat in the hotel waiting for the teams to get down.  Chris and his team finally arrived at 6 am which gave them a total time of 26 hours and 1 minute.  He was a bit disappointed because he knew they could have done it in 24 hours if they had had a bit of luck with the road travel.  They lost about an hour and half travelling from Scotland because the traffic was so bad around Glasgow and then on Snowdon one of the team was feeling poorly so they had to slow down for him.  I'm really proud of him though, they came 15th out of 36 teams and only 8 of them managed less than 24 hours.  Chris's team alone have made about £3000 for Action Medical Research, a children's charity.

Anyway back to the card I made yesterday.  The ladies over at Bah Humbug have set a fab challenge this week which is 'Surprise'.  I really enjoyed making this one as it was a new technique for me.  I made a wiper card, the instructions can be found here.

 Card Closed

 Card Opened and wiper pops up.

Closer look at the pop up wiper.

I have used 2 Kraft card blanks which I had in my stash drawers.  The backing papers are from the Cricut Celebrations paper pad matted onto cream and dark brown card.  The really cute gingerbread man is a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs and I have paper pieced the hat, scarf and icing and the robin is from the Penny Black Jolly Friends set.   The snowflakes are furry stick ons from Paper Cellarand the ribbon is from my stash.  The sentiment is a SeeD.

The challenges I am entering are:
Bah Humbug - Surprise
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Doodlebug ( I doodled the snowflakes, the white stitching and the zig zags on the icing)
Winter Wonderland - Food for Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge - Start of Winter Christmas
Paper Creations Ink - Ribbon or Lace
ABC Christmas Challenge - K is for kids/Kraft


Anonymous said...

OOO I just love the pop up card
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Arts by Sara said...

Oh this is such an awesome card! I love your coloring and the wiper card is one of my favorites! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful Sunday! Happy Creating! Sara

coops said...

fantastic card debs.the shape is brilliant and i love the kraft card and fab image.
big congrats to your hubby on raising all that money for charity :D

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Fantastic Debs...great image and so loving your layout too sweetie..

and well done also to your hubby..!

have a lovely afternoon...hugs Vicky xx

downrightcrafty said...

A gorgeous food related creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debs :-) I love the gingerbrad man ,, very cute and the pop up bird is adorable ,,, this is a fab design ! :-)

Congratulations to hubby and his team too ,, that is a brilliant achievement ,,, a huge pat on the back and very well done :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sandra H said...

What a fab gingerbread image so beautifully coloured too! love it...:) Sandra H

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Debs,love the Gingerbread man,so cute.
Well done to your hubby,on raising on that money for charity.
Wendy xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Hey that's clever Debs!! Really lovely & great colours xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Meant to say.....YAY Hubby!!!! Fantastic achievement.

Kath Stewart said...

adorable card debs...thanks for joining in the doodling fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh Debbie this is gorgeous, love the gingerbread man and great colours.
Congrats to Hubby.

Paula (PEP) said...

Congratulations to Chris - that's some feat & I'm glad everyone came down safely. Love your wiper card & the way you used Kraft & red with that faux stitiching is so effective. Thanks too for the link. Have a good week.
Paula (PEP)

Max said...

Hi Debs,
This card is adorable - really must try the wiper technique as it's bound to be a hit with the kids! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

PS: Congratulations to Chris and his team for their fundraising success. He should be very proud!

Annie said...

Just tooooooooooooooooo clever - love the whole card tons.
Please forgive the team at Bah! Humbug! team (well me actually - not got to post office yet! - eek going tomorrow - honest)
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Kathyk said...



Liz McGuire, said...

oodles of doodles, thanks for joining in this week at Penny Black,

Liz x

Sheila said...

Beautiful card - must go check it out too! Congrats on your hubby's achievement! My DH is going long distance walking in Switzerland with his 2 bros in September - wish I was going too but not fit enough yet after neck op. Happy crafting Debs! Sheila:)X

Christine B. said...

a Lovely card not seen this sort of card before. Hugs x ChrisB

Purple Crazy said...

lovely card, great idea with pop up, Hugs Wendy, xx Bah Humbug GDT

Anonymous said...

Oh very well done to your Hubby! thats awesome! and you sitting up waiting for him too! Love your Wiper card so cute and a great kids card, Thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hope you can join us again, hugs Samantha :0)

mamapez5 said...

I havent seen a wiper card before. That's another one for me to try out!
The gingerbread image is gorgeous. A great card. Kate x

Dorte said...

Wonderful card, I made my first wiper card a couple of weeks ago. Great technique.
I love your gingerbread man together with the red colour.
Thank you for joining our K for.. at ABC Christmas Challenge.

Helen said...

This is fabulous - love your 'surprise'!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Lacey Stephens said...

Very cute card. Great take on the K challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We have another fun one for you post on the blog today. We hope you can play along again.
ABC Christmas Challenge DT

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhh your card is just gorgeous Hun, just so pretty & just beautiful to view! Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge this time.

Hugz, Deb

Pat said...

O my goodness what a cute card. I have heard of the wiper card but had not seen one yet. It Christmas time in July and I love it!!! Thank You for joining us our Paper Creations Ink challenge. I look forward to seeing more of your work.