Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Birthday with Gingerbread

     My sweet DIL has one of those right-before-Christmas birthdays that get lost in the holiday festivities so I always make a birthday card for her which is completely separate from her Christmas card.  This year, I found a perfect image at Doodle Pantry, called "Gingerbread House Ants."  And the great thing about it is, if you use a Doodle Pantry image and enter the challenge by the 24th of this month, you'll get the set as a freebie!  :-D


     This is another CAS, single-layer card with the pre-colored image printed directly onto the card front, with the sentiment typed before printing.  I added some shiny, gold, border stickers (Peel Offs) and it was done.  How's that for a 7-minute card, including the time needed to line up the image before printing?  Or, as my friend, Lynn, would say -- a "Git 'er done!" card.

     Challenges:
ABC Challenge
A Girl Who Crafts
A Little Bit Crafty
Craft for the Craic
Crafting for all Seasons
Crafts 4 Eternity
Ladybug Crafts
Lia Stampz
Pattie's Creations
Sisters of Craft
Speedy Craft
Vandicrafts Artistry

     It's Monday of a new week and most of you are snowed in if you're in the US (or at least have bitterly cold temperatures!)  Remember last summer when I was complaining about the terrible heat and drought?  Our local weatherman just predicted that we'd reach 70 today -- but still no rain in the 10 day forecast.  Ah, well, no snow either.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Gingerbread House Ants - Featured for DPDC52Free if you play in the challenge and use a DP image.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful birthday card, Connie. I love the gold peel off stickers and that gingerbread house is awesome.

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  2. Oh I do love this little house it reminds me of Hansel and Gretal. Gorgeous dies cuts you have used too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Love, love, love this gingerbread house. I'm going to head on over to Doodle Pantry right now. Hope you are feeling better by now.

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  4. Love this "git 'er done" card!!! LOL! Fantastic with those shiny borders and the image is totally WOW! Love the ants! This would probably happen it me if I made one! Very pretty and know your daughter in law will love it.
    Lynn

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  5. Hi! You clever soul! Brilliant idea for a swift card! It look great! You'll have all your Christmas cards made in no time like this! :) Thank you for the tip. I'm already working on the registry so you should see our badge on our blog soon! I do hope that more people will join the fun too! :)
    Thank you for playing along with our Speed Craft challenge, Connie! xxx

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  6. OOH this is so pretty NC!! Really love the CAS style with the gold stickers along the borders there!! I know your DIL will love it! :) HUGS

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  7. OMG, can I have one of these gingerbread house, just to eat. Love how you used the gold stickers to frame this beauty. Beautifull CAS. Perfect birthday beauty.,
    Hugs

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  8. Great card Connie! And done in 7 minutes.
    Must get some pre coloured images for those last minute cards. Like the way you used the gold stickers to finish it.

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  9. Hi Connie! That is too cute! I love gingerbread houses and this card is certainly sweet. Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge! Be sure to come back Saturday-Monday to vote for your favorite two crafts. :)

    Melissa - Vandicrafts

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  10. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge.

    Nikki

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  11. What a speedy crafter you are. the gold sets of the house beautifully. Thank you for joining in with speedccraft challenge
    Debsxx

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  12. Love this little gingerbread house. Such a cute image, and it's making my mouth water too!

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin
    ABC

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  13. Oh lovely card....it looks good enough to eat!

    Thanks for joining us again on the speed craft challenge :)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  14. That came out looking so great. Shes going to love it!

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  15. A gorgeous super speedy card! The image is just too sweet! The gold borders set it off nicely too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  16. Brilliant card and such a cute image Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Carol S. DT

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  17. Beautiful card, especially your gingerbread house ^-^
    Thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft, and good luck.

    Hugs,
    Merlina

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  18. Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  19. Hi NC

    I have my DT hat on today. I absolutely love your Doodle Pantry gingerbread house. Love all the ants too. I want to go get the image and enter the challenge over there myself. You will probably see my name pop up over there. Anyway my dear friend - you did an awesome card and so happy you joined us at The Speed Challenge. (I see you actually joined us twice). Wonderful..

    Big hug
    Laine
    DT - Speed Craft Challenge

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  20. I love this cute gingerbread house. Wonderful card. Hugs, joann

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  21. Good grief...you have been a busy girl and I have missed many of your amazing, pretty, card posts. You DIL will love it.

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  22. What an adorable image and card!! I just love your coloring. Glad you could join us @LiaStampz.

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  23. Wish that house was real! adorable! Thanks for sharing
    Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

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  24. love your coloring1 beautiful card. thanks for sharing it with us back at Liastampz Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

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  25. Great card, that image is so cute! Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

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