Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Midnight Madness Challenge #29 Gingerbread Village

Hi everyone and welcome to another week of Midnight Madness. I did go a little mad with the sketch this week. You know I love Teddy Bears, but I bet you didn't know I also love Gingerbread...they're kind of the same color aren't they? I have had this idea stuck in my head forever and thought this sketch was perfect to do it....so I went for it. I have my Christmas decorations up already so you can see I stuck the frame in my Gingerbread tree. I will treat you one day this week to a picture of this tree.
These images are freebies over at D.A.I.S.I.E. Company by Gina Jane. Isn't this the cutest thing you ever saw??? I even made my peppermints and wrapped them in the cellophane you normally throw away that your embellishments come in. I have been finding creative things to do with stuff your normally discard. I made all these houses 3D. The Gingerbread Man and the Gingerbread Girl in the middle of this picture are shakers.The heart in the middle is also a shaker and is really so cute. You can see I did lots of stitching. I will tell you that I also cut up a UPS box for the backing for this that I would have normally thrown away and I covered it with felt so you can't even tell on the back.You can get a good view of those peppermints in this picture with the one in the top left corner.I had one house left over....so guess what? I made a gift card to go with my picture frame with that one.Here is the card and believe it or not, I followed the sketch. The lollipop and heart are both shakers.

This is the inside of the card. These Gingerbread Boy and Girl are the same shakers that are in the frame. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed doing these. It was a lot of fun putting this together. I just love them!!! By the way, I had some help with the frame. My dear husband made this frame for me and stained it......so this project was a combined effort of the Hurlock family!!! LOL
Our Gold Star Award this week goes to -
#28 Ms. Plum

Our Remarkable Awards this week go to -
#16 Lorelie Kim
#44 Kerri Michaud

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And now, for this weeks sketch here is MMSC #29.


Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt! Carol, this is just amazing! Look at all of the detail (I suppose you ahve already! LOL) Your village is adorable - I love how you have framed it...and those gorgeous ginerbread boy and girl - shakers...incredible! I love this Carol and look forward to seeing your tree this week - ours has been up for a week and 'it's beginning to feel alot like Christmas...' Thanks for sharing Carol - I am just amazed by this 'work of the heart!' God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

OMG: Lovely card and picture. I could be wrong but I think you go for Christmas BIG time here, LOL. You really put on all the trimmings and put me in the holiday spirit.

Janice said...

I LOVE your framed piece! Just magical. Love the 3d look of it and the colors. Your creativity is so inspiring (hint-I'm stealing this idea)

Karen W said...

This is over the top awesome, so was your last card, just gorgeous!!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol I am speechless! This card is so detail and exquisite! I will have to check out that site! Just phenominal every single detail!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

My Goodness Carol! What a work of ART!! I can't believe you made all the little house pieces. You are so detailed, it looks so delicious. Your wonderful husband is so kind to help you build a frame for it too. Every single piece on this card looks so magical and sweet, just like You :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, ~Jeni

Whimcees said...

This is so wonderful I can't stand it! :<) I am truly in awe! Even the card is insanely wondeful! Fantastic projects! Love it!

Barbara Diane

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, both of these are stunning creation. So many details and so much to see. Love it!

Carolyn said...

OMG, where do I begin here. There are SO many wonderful details on this project. I love your ideas so much. You are so creative. I think that this is one of my favorite projects of yours so far. This decoration on your tree is exquisite. I can't wait to see the picture of the whole tree. I am trying to store away these ideas that you have shared. How awesome to use the UPS package, and I love the little shakers that you added in. That is so cool, and the homemade wrappers for your candy. Then to top it off, an additional card is added to the mix. It is every bit as gorgeous...even the inside has been fully decorated. Just an awesome project all around. Thanks for always sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, you always amaze me with your "out of the box" thinking. This one is such a stunning project....I absolutely love it. Every time you look at it you find another gorgeous detail that you missed the first time! I am a small town girl so to see a row of sweet little shops brings back memories and makes me wish I lived in a small town again! Thank you for continuing to inspire us with your outstanding creations, and a huge thank you for giving us the link to these adorable freebies. I will definately have to find the time to try a couple of these out, they are so adorable.
I can't wait to see your decorations for Christmas, I just know that I will be in awe of them.
Thanks for giving us such OTT (in a perfect way!), eye candy this week.
Hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow and good luck with the Black Friday shopping!!
Big Hugs,

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh, Carol, you are so right! I fell in love with this one!!!! It is too fabulous for words. I don't know where to start. From the 3-D houses, to the wrapped peppermints, to the shaker gingerbread boy & girl. I love everything about this picture! You did a fabulous job!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. TTYL. Hugs--Patty

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to see your tree with this gorgeous creation on it!! Well done!


Kim said...

Adorable! So much work here! Merry Christmas!