Friday, 6 December 2013

... gingerbread cheer!


Afternoon folks, I am trying to squeeze a little crafting in between shipping and today i made these little straw topper thingies, I reckon I can pop out a bunch of these for a few of the Festive get togethers I am planning over Christmas, the Gingerbread family dies do make this sort of thing so much quicker I have to say! - and look at his little rosy cheeks!! lol!


 I stamped the gingies with Distress Ink - 'Tea Dye' I believe it's called but it gives a lovely biscuit toned uneveness - good crumb as Mary might say... added a spot of embossing on the wee white ric rac bits and a cheery smile, ooh and pink cheeks - all using the stamps in the Gingerbread Joy-Half Baked set - I was able to add spotty, striped and plain waistcoats and even a couple of bow ties!

If you don't want to have to build a gingie you might use your Oven Fresh Gingerbread  set. Stuck the guys to a few straws - a simple way to help set up a holiday mood on the table! My sort of thing, the work of moments!

The Gingerbread family dies are open faced, so you can position them over the stamped image to trim out your gingies!


Hope it tickles!

13 comments:

Deirdre said...

So cute Claire - love what you created.

Aurélie said...

Adorable! ^^

Deborah Frings said...

Just got my dies - they are adorable. Love the little straws - so cute!

artful-notions said...

Love this! What a charming house warming at Christmastime. Wonderful inking with the gingerbready cookie look!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my fav little gingerbread guys! these will make your party drinks SO festive Claire!

Jill Norwood said...

So sweet!!

Diana said...

So cute, I just figured I need some Gingerbread stamps. :)

Kathi said...

They are so nice and even only made of paper... making my mouth watering :D
xox Kathi

Lynn Hardy said...

What a lovely idea! I've already got the stamps - just need to buy the dies now!

snowbear said...

Cute Claire!

Marybeth said...

Adorable! I love it! Such a fun idea! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jeanne J said...

These are adorable Claire!

Vickie Z said...

Aaack...they're adorable!! Ohhh...holiday parties-how perfect and fun!!