2 October 2012

Mmmm, Gingerbread x

Howdy yawl! That feels appropriate for this post as I was inspired to make the next Christmas tag by the Our Creative Corner challenge - It's A Howdy Challenge. The requirements are;
-Create a card or project with a country or western look. Use the photo below to inspire you.

-Your project must have something plaid or gingham (checkered/tartan is acceptable too!), such as in a ribbon, or designer paper.
I was inspired by the Design Team's projects, and in particular the ones from Birgit and Linda.

This was another tag already partly planned in my head and I did a little jump for joy when spotting Birgit's choice of paper - Basic Grey Jovial! Hurrah! That's the running theme for my Christmas tags:) The second jig happened when I saw Linda had gone for a Christmas theme too.

Once I'd stopped dancing it was time to get to work. Lots of Versamagic and Versacolor inks here as I love the chalky feel. In particular I smothered 'the main man' in Versamagic Gingerbread over the top of the chocolate cardstock and edged him with DI Walnut Stain. Mouthwatering eh? Like the eyes? They are bead caps from a charity shop necklace find sat on top of Cosmic Shimmer gold PVA glue.

Other country elements include burlap (from The Funkie Junkie Boutique) and the diecut detailing at the bottom of the tag which reminds me of the patterns on cowboy clothing/boots.
Time to sign off for tonight. Thank you to everyone for popping by and leaving comments. Your continued support means the world to me. Happy crafting, hugs Buttons x


  1. So so cute Buttons- you had me giggling and remebreing all at once the wonderful times I made gingerbread men - not always suceesfullyfrom a taste point of view with my classes! But boy were they arty :)
    It is always the lovely elements that you put on you wonderful art that makes it special - very special!

  2. Hi Buttons, Great gingerbread man tag, this is such a different style for you but I like it - very much. Like Julie it reminded me of making them with the kids and the fun we had! Love the backing paper BTW. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. Howdy Buttons ! My favourite is the gingerbread man. I love this gorgeous tag. Lovely and colourful. Hoping to play today as I can't seem to find time in the evening. Crafty hugs Annie x

  4. so cute - love the gingham-y fresh look of this tag. The swirly background is great, and I love your buttoned-up gingerbread man!
    Alison x

  5. I just adore the folksy style to your tag and Mr Gingerbread Man is very adorable.

  6. Brilliant tag - great interpretation of the inspirational photo. Love the gingerbread man and the embossed background. The touches of red pop off the tag. Lovely work. Elizabeth xx

  7. I love gingerbread! This is so darn cute, and totally country!!! ;D

  8. What a wonderful country feel with the plaid, burlap and autumn colored yarn and such a terrific home for your adorable gingerbread man! Super job on this. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

  9. Fab idea, great tag xxx

    Sam xx

  10. Such a great tag! Love the country look you created and that gingerbread man is so cute with those buttons. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.


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