Saturday, October 22, 2016

Christmas Baking

     One of the best parts of the holidays is the baking of dessert goodies.  The whole house smells so fabulous, baked goods are eaten while they're still warm, and the kitchen is the favorite room of family and guests alike.

     Our family has an award winning fudge recipe which has been passed down from Mother to Oldest Daughter through at least 5 generations now, and I can remember my mother whipping it into fudge frosting for cupcakes.  Mmmmm, so good, but the fudge all by itself was pretty wonderful, too!  So I'm celebrating those childhood candy and baking memories with this one little card.

     The image is from Angie's Digital Stamps and I'm entering their challenge this month.


     I colored that darling little baker mouse with my ProMarkers, then cut him and the mat/frame with my newest die set, "Double Running Stitch" from STAMPlorations.  I love that die set and you're going to see it getting lots of use.

     I dug out a scrap of ribbon and tied it diagonally across one corner of the image, then added the bow.  The background dp was done with left over scraps which came from my 12 x 12 scrapbooking papers.  I'm not sure how long the scraps have been waiting to be used but I know I bought the papers more than 2 years ago.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Sentiments
Crazy Challenge
Digi Chooseday
Incy Wincy
Pile It On
Send a Smile 4 Kids
TTCRD

     I think fall weather is finally settling in.  I'm absolutely delighted because now it's cool enough to start baking and making candy for the holidays.  I have tons of recipes for make-ahead cookie doughs which can be tossed in the freezer without any harm to the texture of the finished cookies and now is the time to start making those so that it's an easy job later during the holiday rush to get freshed baked cookies in a really short time with little fuss.  That leaves more time for crafting and that can't be a bad thing.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

13 comments:

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Hummm...do I start baking too....all I want to do is eat. However, I bought lots of apples so I'll be putting those up this weekend. Yup, turned cool but a warm weather girl. Darling image and fun fun papers. I know of no dough cookie recipes that you can freeze and take out later....interesting.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my I adore Fudge Connie, so jealous! A gorgeous card my friend, the image is a real cutie.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anjie said...

Great make. Thanks for joining us in our week 42 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Ellen said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Mamma Mia said...

Hi NanaConnie - Love your story about the family fudge recipe and your card is really cute. Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this time.
Helen x (DT)

Kuni said...

What a beautiful card.
Hugs
Kuni
PS: my new challenge blog start on 10th november and i hope to see you.
http://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.de/

crafty-stamper said...

oohh I love fudge lol NanaConnie-great card and cute image love the plaid paper---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Lisa said...

How cute and such a lovely card.Love teh festive papers.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

*Vicki* said...

Such a fun image with festive colors and papers!! I love it! :)

Ema M said...

sweet, festive card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Crafty hugs,
Ema

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Very nice card.
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion!
Hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT xx
Tinka's paper wonderlland

Berni Cuttino said...

Now this fella is welcome in my kitchen anytime. So cute and delightful. Fab traditional colors.
Hugs

Helen said...

Such a cute card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x