Friday, 14 August 2015

Polkadoodle Challenge Week 33 - Use Something New

Still time to enter the current Polkadoodle challenge - the theme is:

Use Something New

I'm making a start on my Christmas cards early and have made these three cuties for my three nieces.  I've used the gingerbread image from the Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun cd - simply enlarged it without any quality issues and then added thick liquid pearls, a banner and half pearls.

I've handwritten the banners with their names and used bakers twine from my stash.  I think the girls will like them!

I've found (through trial and error!) that the Papermania own brand of liquid pearls (although around half the price of proper liquid pearls) has a large nozzle so not good for detailed and fine work but great for replica icing!

I coloured the bunting with Promarkers to match the red bows on the gingerbreads.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner:  Any Holiday
Double Click Skittles;  Food
Simon Says Stamp:  Food or Drink
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Shaped Cards


  1. Oh my goodness, Ruth - these are so cute! Have a great weekend.

  2. These are too stinking cute! And you're right, it does look like icing. :) Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles challenge.

    Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

  3. These gingerbreads are so super cute! Fun details! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  4. Oh these are adorable!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  5. Wow those gingerbread men make fab cards Ruth
    Claire xx

  6. So darn your sweet trio of gingerbread people...just adorable. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    DoubleClick Skittles DT

  7. I think the girls will like them too, they are a great idea.

    Jenny x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Ruth such a great idea x

  9. OH MY GOODNESS - I LOVE GINGERBREADS and these are so super cute and they are holding banners - that makes them 10 times cuter!!! So fun and I adore that you shared these cute little guys with us!! Just so adorably done!!! So very glad you joined us for the Food Challenge over at DoubleClick!! We are so glad you linked up with us!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
    Taunya Butler
    DoubleClick Design Team

  10. Beautiful card, Ruth. Love the gb men idea. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs, Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  11. love this banner great idea. Hugs Aunty Sue

  12. These look good enough to eat! The liquid pearls really do look like icing. Love the little banners too.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Any Holiday challenge.

  13. Ruth your Gingerbread men are so cute! I love all the details you've added, great way to use liquid pearls.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. Fabulous card with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

  15. Fantastic idea and so striking. Lou x


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