Thursday, 30 August 2012

Gingerbread Latte anyone..?

Hiya,

I'm still having fun playing with my new goodies - at the moment it's just one new stamp set (Scentsational Season) and a bunch of papers and accessories but come Saturday morning I'll be placing an order for a truck-load of new stuff lol!! Getting very excited about that lot arriving..!! Anyway, onto today's card - I combined the Dynamic Duos colours with this week's Retro Sketch...


At first these colours don't say 'Christmas' but I thought I'd give a non-traditional Christmas card a try...


I replaced Concord Crush with Elegant Eggplant as I wanted to have this card on my inspiration board for the new catty and Concord Crush will be retiring next month. The background was created by stampng a flower from Mixed Bunch repeatedly on Wisteria Wonder card using Frost White shimmer paint. The mugs (from Scentsational Season) were stamped with the two purples and die-cut with the coordinating dies. I also stamped and die-cut the steam and a gingerbread man (using Crumb Cake ink) to fit in the mugs. I added some sparkle to the mugs using the new silver Dazzling Details - love this stuff!!  These were layered on a top note die-cut that I trimmed to fit the sketch design. The sentiment is from Curly Cute. Finishing touches include some  white taffeta ribbon, an Elegant Eggplant button, a few rhinestones for the gingerbread 'buttons' and some faux stitching using a marker.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

10 comments:

  1. Oh Amy..this is utterly charming!! Love the background, love the mugs and the charming gingerbread man!! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

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  2. This is wonderful in purple Amy! Love the addition of crumb cake and the pretty background stamping you did, so clever! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.
    Smiles,
    Lesley

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  3. Warm, cozy and just delicious! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  4. Nawww...just too cute! It reminds me of the gingerbread man in Shrek...if you have ever seen it! This is just a very cute idea and I would love to join the White House for a warm coco and gingerbread man!
    Lou X

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  5. Love your fun and oh so cute Christmas Card Amy. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

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  6. LOVE this Amy! I'm a huge fan of holiday cards in non-traditional colors and thisi is super cute. Love the little "dunked" gingerbread guy, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

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  7. I love the colours you have chosen for your card :)

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  8. Wow I can see why this card won! Congrats ! Your card is so fresh , clean and just so darn adorable! Stunning! Can you tell I really like this card. :)

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  9. Great take on the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-35_31.html

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  10. just love your card where did you get those mugs from love them

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