Monday 29 August 2016

Gingerbread House for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

Did you catch the launch show on Hochanda last night with Leonie's fabulous new glitter brush pens and stamps? It was great to see what all my teamies made.  I'm back this morning while the second live hour is on to show you the second of the two samples that I managed to make before my elbow op.

The gingerbread man has to be my favourite stamp in the set, so I decided to make him a house to live in (we made something similar at our local craft club last year).

Start by drawing the shape onto an A4 piece of Kraft card

and cut it out with scissors

Score the side panels and fold them over.
 Next I cut the spare bits with some X-cut punches (scallop and leafy lace)

Go over all the pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Now dot cosmic shimmer glue (or any strong wet adhesive) around the borders

and stick on polystyrene balls (I recovered these from an old bean bag)

I made the 'candi' by painting different colour pens onto watercolour paper

and punching them out with a tiny circle punch before shaping them with a ball tool.

I decorated the inside of the house with some patterned paper and a sentiment strip from Leonie's last stamp launch (they go perfectly with the new goodies).

  I coloured the gingerbread man in with the glitter pens (Copper and Berry Red), straight onto watercolour card. I glued him inside the house and decorated the front with doors/windows/trees etc. The snowy windows were done with a Versamark pen and white embossing powder and the heart was cut with one of Leonie's heart dies from the mixed media collection.

The gingerbread man was looking a bit lonely in the house all on his own, so I made him a gingerbread wife - I inked him up again but masked off the bow tie to get a plain gingerbread man. To make it look like a gingerbread lady I stamped just the bow tie and put it on the head to turn it into a hair bow.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
  Crafting By Designs get ready for christmas
Crimbo Crackers #114 Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room #265 any holiday
Sparkles Forum Christmas #67 Shaped card
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #20 Optional Theme Christmas Confectionery
Creative Inspirations #256 Christmas in August
Noor! Designs UK #21 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps #130 Not a Square
There are more of Leonie's shows on at 12pm, 4pm and 7pm today, I hope you can catch one.
You can watch Hochanda live online, Sky channel 663, Freeview 39 (6am - 9pm) or Freesat 817.
Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate any comments you leave.
Katrina x


Fikreta said...

wow! this is super nice!

McCrafty's Cards said...

I absolutely love your Gingerbread house, its wonderful
Kevin xx

Tracy Welham said...

This is super! The punched circles look so much like Smarties. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A Shaped Christmas Card" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous - what a great idea to upcycle the polystyrene balls. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas
Jane said...

Wow, what a lovely gingerbread-house did you make. I love the way you've decorated the roof and the inside.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt ATSC)

Sybrina K said...

Katrina, What a fun gingerbread-house card! And, the interior paper and gingerbread men are perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with our shaped-card challenge at Sparkles Christmas. :)

Carole Pollard said...

Wonderful design this is just delightful thanks for the share on how you made it Love and hugs Carole x

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic festive creation! Very creative! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

Valerija said...

Amazing card. Love the shape and embellishments.
Valerija xx

Marlies said...

You've made a beautiful gingerbread house Katrina! A fantastic idea and beautiful amde! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Helen said...

Great card - a wonderful shape and fab design.

Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

Helen x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas link up. Hope to see you again next time.

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this fortnight. Hope to see you for the next challenge.
Craftynatalie - DT

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant make ! X

Pat said...

Absolutely brilliant, Katrina, and thank you for the tutorial!!