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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Colors for {Cupcake Inspirations}!

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Hello friends!
Happy Sunday!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!
We have been super busy doing the seasonal "errand running" as in the "hustle & bustle" of the Holiday Season.  LOL! This whole thing has went super fast, but somehow I always manage to get through everything OK.  How about you?  You feeling the pressure of the Holidays?

So today starts a brand new challenge and the final one for the 2015 year over at
{Cupcake Inspirations}
Such a super fun inspirational photo!  I love it!  And the colors look nice and festive as well!  Of course I think if you don't want to do Christmas, it can be used for other occasions as well! :)
So all you need to do for this challenge is use the colors:  Poppy, White & Sky on your creation!

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is:
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The winner will receive 2 Wags N Whiskers digital images!
Sadly, I see this is another store closing and they have marked down their prices.

I was very inspired by the photo as it reminded me of all of the Christmas baking that I enjoy doing every year for my kids.  They all have a favorite of course!
So here's what I've come up with using the above colors in mind:
Can you say YUM?!  LOL!  So I've pulled out this really fun Clearly Whimsy Stamp set called Gingerbread House along with the coordinating dies to match it and just had a great time putting together my own gingerbread house!  (This is about as close as I'll ever get to building my own gingerbread house! So much easier this way!! LOL!)

So you can see that I've stamped the house and then die cut it out.  I've also die cut the other accents from the set to build upon my house in the different colors.  For the chimney, I have actually used the Clearly Whimsy Stamps set Basic Backgrounds & Borders to stamp the red stripes to give it that candy cane look!  Of course to make the snowy hills and the fun red scalloped pieces on the edge of the design, I've pulled out the Whimsy die set Stitched Border die Trio (for the snow hills) and the Basic Border Trio dies (for the red trim edging).

For the blue sky background, I have stamped the snowfall border image from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps set Basic Christmas Backgrounds.  I have stamped it in white and embossed it with some sparkly clear embossing powder.  It's a little hard to see in the photo, but it sparkles so pretty IRL!  I have also added some red twine along with some linen thread to a snowflake button around the top of the sky blue background.  For the greeting in the front, I have used the same Gingerbread House stamp set and stamped it in different colors to match the design.  I have also popped up the house and the front snow hill with foam tape.

All that was left was to add a circle peppermint candy embellishment sticker to the peek in the gingerbread house.  I had fun piecing everything together and best of all, it didn't fall apart and I won't gain any calories for it!! LOL!

Unfortunately, this will be my last challenge as a design team member for {Cupcake Inspirations}.  So I hope you will play along with us in the color challenge and do peek on over at the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with using these colors!
I want to thank all of the lovely ladies for making me apart of this fun and inspirational team!  I will certainly be a fan and play along of course!  Best wishes to you all!

Thanks so much for stopping in and have a great day! :)


Merry Monday - Christmas card with Candy Canes

Crafting by Designs - Here Come the Holidays

CRAFT - Christmas


Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Wow Vicki.. .your card with the house is so wonderful.. .love your colour design.. it`s fantastic.

Wish you a wonderful day

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Vicki this is absolutely gorgeous I love that house also the fabby die cuts and colours those cupcakes looks rather tasty, lol.
lorraine x

Creations by Shirl said...

Cute and pretty Vickie~

jimlynn said...

I'm not sure which is yummier looking - that cupcake or your card! Think I'll pick your card though! LOVE IT!

Margreet said...

Wow, what a supercool Christmas house in those colors!!
xxx Margreet

Lozzy T said...

Love your card Vicki with your design and those colours..Hugs Lozzy x
im having to say roll on Christmas to get back to normal x

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Lori Kobular said...

I love the look of gingerbread, but not the taste so much, but it just isn't Christmas without Gingerbread ornaments and cards. Your card is just gorgeous!

NanaConnie said...

Love it, Vicki! Perfect use o0f the colors. :-D Such a sweet gingerbread house.

Donna Ellis said...

Vicki, Cupcake Inspiration will miss you. Your card is darling with those beautiful Christmasy colors! Looking forward to seeing your new endeavors! Hugs, de

Tammy said...

Absolutely too adorable, such a sweet gingerbread house! Fabulous card for the holiday!

Greta said...

Wonderful use of the color combo--darling creation!

CaroleAnn said...

Loved your creation and you are right the colors for this are wonderful. Hope I get a chance to create something - but just in case the time escapes me - I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season - blessings always. Hugs

Carol L said...

Now that is one sweet gingerbread house and I love the colors! It's such a great take on the inspiration photo too! Those wavy hills of snow and the snowflake accent are just too cute!

Colleen said...

Fantastic gingerbread house, the colors just pop right out! Sweet! thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a fantastic gingerbread house! I just love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Brenda said...

Wow! Yum is right, this is a gorgeous card. It looks good enough to take a bite of! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this awesome gingerbread house!! Sensational holiday card, Vicki!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful Vicki! I love that adorable gingerbread house and your gorgeous colors!!
Big hugs, Tammy

Patricia St Martin said...

Nice job on your gingerbread house and creating a scene and the perfect sentiment.
Hugs Pat

Shannon McComb said...

How sweet is this!! I love the colors and the adorable gingerbread house!!

Pia S said...

This looks good enough to eat! Yum! Gingerbread and candy cane, what a fun house and scene!

Diane said...

Happy holidays to you Vicki, your darling Gingerbread house is so cute.

Hugs Diane

crafty-stamper said...

Great card love the gingerbread house image my little grandaughters have just brought me some gingerbread cookies they have decorated
Carol x

laurie said...

What a cute gingerbread house! So fun and whimsical!

Lee-Anne said...

This is "sweet" as can be, Vicki! Love your adorable gingerbread house!

cm said...

Vicki, I'm not sure if I want to live in that sweet house, or eat it! Either way, it's scrumptiously lovely! Super cute; super sweet! I'll miss being on the Cupcake DT with you BUT, I've added you to my Feedly so I don't miss any of your amazing creations! Hugs, my friend!

Céline said...

this is soooooo gorgeous

Sandy said...

VIcki I LOVE your card! It is so cute. =0) Happy Holidays!

Deepti said...

Such a fabulous inspiration :) the gingerbread home looks awesome !!

Rahmat said...

Great choice of colors, love the gingerbread house.

Mac Mable said...

Wow ....what an eye catching card you have here. The dimension and colours are so adorable. Fabulous card..thank you for the inspiration x

Patti J said...

Girl, you really rock these cupcake challenges! This is yet another uber-wonderful card! Love everything about it, dear friend!

Call me Naki said...

Oh no way! This is just crazy!!! I am in love with your gingerbread house! Great details!!! It was truly pleasure working with you on the CIC DT, and I will very much miss you... Come visit us, keep in touch friend!

Donna said...

Your gingerbread house is just amazing, it is fabulous Vicki!

Sue said...

Love the gingerbread house, and the sentiment is perfect. Love the colors.


Asha said...

Oh my! It's not often I get to say this, but your card looks soooo yummy!
x Asha

nwilliams6 said...

The inspirational cupcakes are yummo and so is your card! What a fun card - captures so much of the fun of Christmas. Love it! Hugz

Dana & Glen said...

Fabulous card Vicki! So sweet and fun. It looks like you could just grab it and take a bite.

Eva Ng said...

Love the combo! Simply stunning! Vicki, we surely miss you. Keep in touch ya. (Just add you in facebook). - Eva -

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