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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Challenge #119. Gingerbread.

"Run, run, run, as fast as you can...."

It's December and for a lot of people it means running around like crazy to get all of your errands run, presents purchased, wrapped and sent/given. It also means a lot of fun foods that we don't usually have around. Like


men and women. (We are an equal opportunity challenge blog.) So share with us YOUR GINGERBREAD creations. Be they tasty to the mouth or the eyes. We want to see them all.

Jana here - I never developed the taste buds for the food, I DO adore Starbuck's Gingerbread Latte's and I LOVE the little houses. Making them has been a tradition in my family forever. We gather the candies. (I buy the premade houses because I am so not a baker.) For a few years we even bought the frosting pre-made from a local bakery. Now we just get the little boxed kits from the store and mix the frosting ourselves. Crazy, I know. Anyway, these little houses are what inspired this challenge. And I do love those little houses. I wanted to make a little house that wouldn't get eaten throughout the season. (My girls will pick the candy off as they walk by. Also part of the tradition.) I was going to make this little doll house. I did start it, but life got in the way. SO, I made this digi card front instead. 

The Ninjabread Man is from Urban Threads. He is supposed to be an embroidery pattern, and he will be. Soon. I just thought this would make a great card.

Let's see what all the other wonderful poobahs have come up with for this challenge.

Rosemary hereI think I am the odd Poobah out (along with Deena - more for us!)  because I absolutely LOVE gingerbread - either as crispy cookies or as a delicious spicy cake.  Must be my German ancestry showing, but I'm not a gingerbread snob, I'll eat it homemade or from the local bakery (psstt - Panera has them for the Christmas season) YUMMY!!!

So, with that in mind - I loved this challenge and created two items - a card AND an ornament using the delightful image of GINGERBREAD - and without further ado.

Gini here -   I don't like gingerbread to eat either, not in any form as a sweet or pudding but I also love looking at the little gingerbread houses, so I made this one out of card, paper and a little bit of shiny. 
How to make it details are on my blog
For a visual treat do try an google image search using the term "gingerbread houses" it took my eyeballs a minute or two to stop swirling at all the lovely little houses I saw...

Electra here -  I don't like gingerbread.  I know, I know,
Bah Humbug and all that.  I like pink.  So I've made a pink ginger-Victoria-Secret-Model.

Note the wings?  If you want to know the whole story, I've explained it at my blog.

 Deena here - appears that the other (except wonder we get along!!)poohbahs are gingerbreadman humbugs, but not me....they are one of my favorite all time the spicy-ness about it or something cuz once I start, I can't stop...there is not a gingerbread person who is safe around me...but unlike the other evil gingerbread eaters in my house (who all start with the head for a quick and painless death), I like to start with the extremities and torture those poor little cookies...then I can see their smiling faces when I take the last bite!  I must warn those faint of heart that the inside of this card says "Oh Bite Me...another Christmas Card"...

You have until the end of Saturday 17 December to join in with your fabulous creation celebrating gingerbread. Add your blog post address to Mr Linky below.
If you would like to join in with a previous challenge we've set (life happens and lateness is absolutely fine, we don't mind a bit) just add your blog post address to Mr Linky below. Please make sure your blog post refers to the previous challenge you are entering so we don't get confused. 
We look forward to visiting you!

1 comment:

Beverly G said...

For people who don't like gingerbread, you all created some very cute projects ;-)