Monday, December 21, 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar.....

I managed to squeeze in the sketch challenge from A Spoonful of Sugar in the last minute! It was a fabulous one to try and I still need to make the teacher's cards. Isn't this image adorable! It is called "The Christmas Door" and it is from Belles and Whistles.

Paper: Making Memories
Inks: Distress inks and twinkling h2o's
Accessories: lace ~ JoAnns, button and twine ~ stash

Before I wanted to show a picture of our finished gingerbread house! WOW what a job that was!! haha I didn't realize it would be that difficult and take as long as it did!! Turns out I had to do most of the work and the kids just added the candy at the end! I had to make the dough twice because the "glue" recipe didn't really work! I would hold it for about 10 minutes and think it was sticking and when I took my hands off it would fall right apart!! But then I just went ahead and used some Royal icing and it worked like a charm!!
This was our finished product! The girls were happy with it finally after 2 days!! LOL We went with a cottage look and used some cinnamon sticks for our pile of wood!

Well thanks so much for stopping by! I hope all your preparations are going good! Sounds like Christmas snuck up on alot of people this year! Well have a great night!


Jane said...

Wow Kathy your card is stunning! Gorgeous colours and details, love the button on the tree! Your gingerbread house is incredible, looks too good to eat! Love the photo, your beautiful girls look so pleased with themselves for making it! Merry Christmas! hugs, Jane xx

Rachel said...

The card is just fantastic, love all the embellies and the image, it's really wonderful.

The gingerbread house is outstanding!!! You guys really did a wonderful job, I really love the mint "stones" and the "wood pile", it's really adorable. You are so multi-talented!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Beautiful girls & gorgeous card!

Patti.Jo said...

The girls look so sweet with their cute little Gingerbread house! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Just love how you color and the design is terrific!

Sandra said...

OH WOW! Your card is absolutely beautiful!!

Your girls looks like their mommy! Very cute!! They did a wonderful job on their little house. They look so proud!!

Kim said...

Kathy that is a lovely card! Beautiful work!!! Your girls are beautiful and love the gingerbread house...what a bummer it took so long to make...but it did turn out amazingly! Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Hugs~ Kim

Ageeth said...

Hello Kathy, what a great card again. I looked with lots of fun to your cards. Nice colours and I love the paper you used.
Nice gingerbread too. Best Christmas wishes to you and your family!
Love Ageeth

Karen Arthur said...

Oh, what a beautiful card, the colors are so soft and I love how you can softly blend your colors - the design is awesome too.
The gingerbread house is fantastic and your kids look so proud of it, which they should.
I wanted to let you know that I have some holiday blog candy, I would love to have you drop by and sign up.
Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Karen A

debby4000 said...

Oh your card is stunning such gorgeous details and wonderful image.
Love the gingerbread house its also stunning and will be a real shame to eat into.

Trudy said...

Another beautiful card!
So gorgeous details and stunning colouring as always.
Hugs Trudy

Danielle said...

Beautiful card Kathy - I haven't seen that B&W image before and it's just adorable! Love your papers and colours too! And thanks for sharing the gorgeous pic of your girls and their gingerbread house - they did a spectacular job!
Have a great Christmas & New Year with your family Kathy!
Hugs, Danielle

Tara said...

Such a fabulous festive card Kathy and that gingerbread house looks amazing..... bless you girlies!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and happy 2010.
Big hugs, Tara xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Kathy your card is so very beautiful!
I love your sweet image and superb colouring!
Totally in love with your babies they are so beautiful you must burst with pride! Gorgeous house well done mum!
Happy Christmas!
kim x

Michele said...

Such a beautiful card Kathy. Love the image you've used and your colouring is amazing. Pretty papers and details to.

Love the gingerbread house also, looks amazing.

Hope you have a lovely christmas and get loads of crafting goodies from santa. Hugs Michele x

Dena said...

Kathy!!!!!!!!! Adorable card, I just loooove those papers with the hollys on it!!! Cute, Cute!!
Have a very Merry Christmas sweetie!
Hugs, Dena

Nicola said...

This card is just stunning. I love everyhting about it - the colours the images used and the button tree finishes it off. Merry Christmas Nicky.
p.s sorry about the deleted comment but hit enter before I had finished!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh just wonderful, totally beautiful. The Gingerbread house just looks scrummy! Have a lovely Christmas. Kim

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Kathy and the gingerbread house certainly has the Wow factor.
Merry Christmas to you all!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Kathy and cute girls picture you are sharing. They are so sweet! Have a great Christmas and happy New Year :o)

Lilian said...

Your kids are just so cute and they really have lovely smiles :)

The gingerbread house looks yummy. You did a great job making it with the girls and I am sure they will remember this memory for years.

Merrrry Christmas to you and your family!

PS: Your card is just darling! Love the papers and details :)

Only by His Grace said...

Your card is outstanding. Really beautiful.
Your gingerbread house is gorgeous and so are the three girls.
Merry Christmas to you.
Hugs Marion

Jodie from Oz said...

Wow Kathy, your Gingerbread house is incredible and your girls look so proud as they should be, they did a fabulous job and they are just the cutest most beautiful girls, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs Jodie from Oz

having a {me} day said...

Your card is just fantastic Kathy. I've not seen those papers, I must be getting behind! It surely shows when I am visiting your pre-Christmas postings!! Love that gingerbread house and you have such an adorable family. keeleyxx