Saturday, November 07, 2009

Sweetest Holiday Wishes--Crazy 4 Challenges #10

Ready for the first C4C for November? Well, I think I've found another addiction. Frances is challenging us to do an easel card this week and it was so fun! I'd never done one before, but I'm so glad she made me do it, LOL!! If you haven’t seen these before you can find the directions on how to create one of these here and here.

This month our sponsor is Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps. Kimmie is generously offering a prize this week so head on over to C4C blog and get all the details.

For my card, I pulled out PTI's Holiday Button Bits for this super easy gingerbread man. Finally got a chance to use one of these newest sets! I stamped him on Whisper White with Soft Suede, cut/embossed with a Classic Oval Nestie. and sponged some PTI Vintage ink on the edges. DSP is SU! Christmas Cocoa, and cardstock is Soft Suede and Real Red. I'm not crazy about this year's In Colors but I love Soft Suede. I'll need to stock up on it before it's gone next summer. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and added some tiny red flat backed pearls to add a little accent to that border.

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of the Crazy 4 Challenges team!

Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis
Vicki Garrett

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the sketch and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project, and not your blog. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C10.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Stamps: Holiday Button Bits (PTI)
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa DSP (SU)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Labels Eight and Classic Oval Nestabilties; 3M foam squares, red flat-backed pearls (craft store); Pure Poppy Vintage buttons/twine/grograin ribbon (PTI); border punch (Martha Stewart); brown button from my stash; sewing machine


  1. Oh I love this Barb and yet another border punch I need to find LOL!

  2. Me too! I cannot stop making these! What an adorable Gingerbread card-LOVE it! This was SUCH an awesome challenge!

  3. OMGosh...this gingerbread man is the him and the 'home' you created for him...great punch

  4. This is darling Barb! I LOVE the papers and your little gingerbread man is too cute!

  5. Oh my goodness - this is toooo cute and soooo beautiful too!!! Love the gingerbread man!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. WOW I LOVE this one. The red and brown combo the paper the darling gingerman and the punched border are just dynamite!!!

  7. Too cute! I love the gingerbread-theme and the colors! That Soft Suede is awesome with Real Red!

  8. ONe of the best cards I've seen! Where did you get that cute gingerbread stamp?

  9. Oh my GOODNESS, so perfectly Christmasy with that gorgeous paper and yummy gingerbread man. LOOOOOOVE this!!!!

  10. I love that gingerbread man! This card is wonderful!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!


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