Thursday, December 10, 2009
Come On Over to Gingerbread Corner at Belles 'n Whistles and a wee touch of Sweet Stuff here!!!
Happy Thursday everyone!! I hope your week is going very well and without alot of the typical holiday stress. Gosh, and for those of you who are snowed in...just kick back, craft, and enjoy!!!
Today is my posting for Day 10 of the Belles 'n Whistles Advent Calendar event which continues every day through December 25. And each day there is a lovely giveaway for those who leave comments...so come on over!!!!
I made an easel card using the darling Gingerbread Corner which to me is very reminiscent of the years that I did tea parties and manners training for little ones at some of the resorts in the Southeast. It was always such a joy to have the tea parties in late November and early December either at the Grove Park Inn (where the National Gingerbread House Competition is held) or the Biltmore House and then follow up with taking the children on a tour of all of the gingerbread houses in competition. The MAGIC of the holidays was obvious in those twinkling eyes!! I'm sure some of you have seen this competition either on Food Network, HGTV, or in person so you know what MAGIC there is for sure!!!
For my 6X6 card I used Bazzill for the base, all double matting is PTI, and the DP is BoBunny Tis the Season and the check is PJK. Belle is stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and I added some buttons and bows and a couple of charms...I also added a couple of the cutest gingerbread boys as the stops on the second panel.
To match the card, I made a 3 flameless candle set in a black tray that I trimmed with the same ribbon and buttons I used on the card...the short candles are wrapped in red ribbon with clay gingerbread houses affixed and the taller candle is another Belle colored on vellum.
AND NOW FOR A WEE BIT OF SWEET STUFF!!!!
I am so happy that you have visited me today and I would like to share some of the MAGIC and cheer of the season with you...For the Sweet Stuff I have also added some texture and decoration to a couple of Gingerbread Boy boxes from Michaels which I will fill with 2 sets of Clay gingerbread ornaments and a decorated Belle candle. All I am asking is that you leave a comment and I hope that you would mention the sweet stuff on your sidebar. Closing will be Sunday, December 13, at noon EST.
Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you will visit me often. I appreciate your kind comments so much. Hopefully the rest of your week will be joyful and until we meet again...Big hugs for you!!!