Friday, December 17, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenge #38-Sweet Like Candy (or Cookies)

Can you believe Christmas Eve is one week from today? Are you ready? I'm not.... I just got most of my Christmas cards mailed and finished shopping. I still have to do all the wrapping and entertaining on both the 24th and 25th. I am looking forward to the week I took off work - fun with friends, sleeping late (if my daughter lets me), crafting, catching up blog surfing & commenting, and just some plain R&R. I hope you get a chance to take a breather and relax over the holidays.

I have a new Meljen's Design project to share with you. It fits with the new Meljen's Design challenge theme of "Sweet Like Candy (or Cookies)".

I used the Little Heart Gingerbread from Meljen's Designs new release.

Did you notice that I used one of the Martha Stewart doilies that I was looking for? A blogging friend and follow SS DT member, Chris, sent me some. I was so excited to get them. Now I am walking that line between wanting to use them on everything and hoarding them.

I hope you will get a chance to join in the Meljen's Designs Sweet Like Candy (or Cookies) challenge for your chance to win some Meljen's Designs digital images.

Oops, I almost forgot. You can get a free Meljen's Designs Christmas coloring page HERE. My daughter loves it!

Have a great week end!


  • Stamps: Little Heart Gingerbread from Meljen's Designs & Christmas Sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs (both available on Whimsy Stamps )
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, October Afternoon Very Merry Fill the Stockings & Sing the Carols DP, Neenah Crest solar white
  • Inks: Distress Inks
  • Tools: Copic markers, scissors to distress the edges
  • Embellishments: Hug Snug seam binding, Martha Stewart tags/doilies, PaperTrey bakers twine, misc buttons



Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so cute! I love that doily behind the little gingerbread man, who is so sweet looking and so perfect with the music and buttons. Sounds like you have a fun time while you are off, enjoy!

Karin said...

If only my cookies were that cute and perfect in real life! Darling card :)

Karen B. said...

Ooh, I want some of those doilies too but can't find them in Wisconsin! Such a cute card.

Joanne Gilch said...

I love ginger and that 'cookie' of yours looks good enough to eat!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Adorable! The little doily is perfect behind the little cookie man! :) Very fun and festive! (PS: I gave you a shout out on my blog yesterday!)

Sparkly Pink Star said...

What a stunning card, love the gingerbread man!

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab Gingerbread card! Thanks for joining us @ PTD. Merry Christmas. x

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I must be outta the loop! I haven't heard of the MS Doily - but it is very pretty!!!
Love what you did with the buttons!

Enjoy the week off! I haven't bought ONE GIFT for anyone this year. Thankfully we only really have to do the 6 neices/nephews!


Jana said...

This is adorable. I love the doily behind the gingerbreadman. Very clever. The whole card is very sweet. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What an adorable card! Love the music DP and the buttons. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Nadine said...


wow, ein Traum.
Gefällt mir super gut, da stimmt einfach alles.

Danke für die Teilnahme bei StempelMagie.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super sweet. Love all your wonderful details! Great card!

HappyCrafter said...

This is so sweet! Love that image, and the doily is gorgeous!!! I

Marushy said...

Oh no, so sweet card *yummy*

Danke für die Teilnahme bei Stempel-Magie.


Beth said...

This is gorgeous! I love the musical background - gives it such a wonderful feel! Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing with us at StampInsanity!

Leanne said...

This is really sweet!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck! Remember, you can enter as many times as you like!

Hugs Leanne xx

Lynn said...

What a cute card and love the gingerbread man..Wonderful distressing too:)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges..
Lynn xx

Susie said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute image and love the distressing! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and Merry Christmas xx

Rosemary said...

I must admit, I am jealous of all that you have accomplished and that you're going to be able to enjoy the holidays! Good for you, had to be hard work and lots of organization!

Love love love this card, it is sweet and gentle and so heartwarming! Really beautiful.

Thank you for particpating with us at Opus Gluei, Cheryl, you've shared some really nice stuff with us.

Purple Crazy said...

What a lovely card, thought that doily was a new die at first. thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this week. Wendy xx

xiumaiyuki said...

eeeeek....! I adore this sweet and joyful card! and you are right, that MS doily is fabulous!!!

Elizabeth said...

Loving the 'homespun' feel of this card.

Unknown said...

Awww this is adorable and so much fun, love it xx Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck xx

Mani said...

What a cute card. I absolutely love the colors. The image is so adorable. The big buttons and the big bow look brilliant on it.
Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's and good luck.

Anonymous said...

This is just delightful.Love the details especially the twine and buttons.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory and Pear Tree Designs :D
Merry Christmas

Maria Matter said...

oh I love this Cheryl!!! great design with all these fun elements!!!
hugs & blessings!

Minxy said...

Super sweet card, the gingerbread man looks good enough to eat, Thanks for playing along with the Artistic Stampers team blog challenge :D

Anonymous said...

I love this's so warm and inviting!!! Beautiful job!!!! Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Melissa Barnicoat said...

What a cute little Cookie Man. Great work. Thanks for playing along at M4M.

Imke said...

Hello Chery !
Your card is awesome. I like the warm colors and the DP. I´m looking for these great MS doilies in Germany-but i have no luck so far...It looks great behind the gingerbread man. Very sweet card !!

Unknown said...

I love your card the gingerbread man is so cute great work Thanks for playing at StampinSanity
Luv Jane xxx

Unknown said...

So cute, great colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Mad For Markers. Suzanne x

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous I love the image & the papers look lush. Love the MS doily.
Thank you for joining us at CPF, good luck.
Merry crimbo & all the best for 2011 from all the DT at Crafty Purple Frog

Hugs Vicky xx

1CardCreator said...

Such a cute card and the first thing I noticed besides the cute gingerbread man was the awesome doily! Beautiful combination. ~Diane

Helen Dooley said...

What a Yummy card. THanks for sharing it with us at FOr fun.

Courtney said...

Just adorable Cheryl!! I love how you strung the buttons together! Thanks for joining us again at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


Michelle said...

What a "sweet" card!

Love the image and the buttons and twine is just the perfect touch.

Thanks for playing along at Mad For Markers.

Michelle :-)

Pauline said...

Wonderful creation Cheryl! I love the doily... a delicate touch!
Thanks for playing at For Fun this week!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, thanks for joining Fresh brewed designs two weeks long christmas challenge. Happy holidays!

Kiki said...

Wow, this is really fantastic! Love the little gingerbread man.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

kaos said...

what a cute Christmas card!

Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!


angelwhispers said...

Yummy!!! Love it!!

Happy New Year to you and your family and heres to a great 2011.

Thanks for joining us over at TCPC Love Chanelle xxx

Manuela said...

Stunning card, Cheryl! I absolutely love it! ♥

Thank you for joining us at Hanna & Friends this week. ^_^


Sammi said...

This is so very sweet!!

Thanks for joining in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes challenge!!