Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Visions of Sugarplums Day 3

Welcome back to the final day of Visions of Sugarplums hosted by the ever fabulous Lori Hairston from Chouxchoux Paper Art.  We have been having a fabulous time here for the past couple of days and the talented people, spectacular sponsors, challenges, giveaways and a heaping helping of inspiration haven't slowed down one bit!  So let's get started on our final day!

So where do the reindeer and Gingerbread couple dwell?
Here in their little gingerbread home.
I purchased foam board from the Dollar Store and cut out these dimensions to build the house.
4 pieces @ 4 x 5 1/2" (2 for the tall sides of house & 2 for the roof)
2 pieces @ 4 x 4" (these are for the short sides of the house)
1 piece @ approx. 9 1/2" x 10 1/2" for the base

The silhouette Cameo was lovely enough to cut out house elements such as windows, doors, shutters, and a fence.
A pretty selection of truly vintage wrapping paper from my grandmother's friend, Arlone and some gorgeous gingham paper napkins will be the substrate of the exterior.
Mod Podge was all that was used to apply the gingham and the exterior elements.
The roof was covered in this wrapping paper (flipped inside out paper) for the Gingerbread-ish look.
A fireplace was decorated with a dictionary page depicting definitions of gingerbread, gingerly, gingersnap and etc.  Oh, and of course the plumes of smoke arising from the warm internal fireplace.
And I couldn't resist some curtains behind the glass (frosted sheets from Tim Holtz)
The roof was decorated with paste and the Holiday Knit stencil
Even a little brick walkway to make your way inside 
I've placed a battery operated flickering candle inside and I found these for $1 at The Dollar Store with 2 in a package.
During the day you can see the candle glow just fine, but at night, the little house comes alive!
This little pom pom snowman loves to sit outside and watch the happy family together.

And here's their loyal companion and transportation in his favorite spot.
A few additional decorations like the wreath and ornamental snowflakes, lace for trim and some decorated garland fences, moss and 'snow' at last to finish up the look and there you have it.
The Gingerbread Nativity Scene!
From myself and from their home to yours, may your Christmas be blessed with love, family and friendship and happiness and health in the New Year!
I'll announce the winner of my gift card prize on Friday the 11th. 
Just comment to win..
Good luck to you!
You'll be eligible to win the prizes by commenting on all the following blogs.  
Each comment left is an entry earned.
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Link your projects up here!
ChouxChoux Paper Art is hosting a Christmas/Winter challenge!
  The challenge will end December 20th.  The randomly selected winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn.
Projects and Cards are accepted that follow the theme.
An incredibly sincere THANK YOU to the fabulous sponsors who are so generous! 
ChouxChoux Paper Art -  Mega Giveaway of Christmas Crafting Goodies 
Lawn Fawn - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Cutting Cafe - 3 Sets of Choice to a Winner
Moonlighting & Co. -  1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
PPinky Dolls - 1 Digital Stamp Image of Choice
Baers Design Studio - 1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
CanvasPop -  one 16x20 canvas of your favorite photo
Canvas Pop has another great giveaway going on right now 
 Enter by December 11th.
Enter the WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS giveaway HERE.
I loved having you visit!
Big hugs and Happy Hopping,
Lisa x


Jane said...

Awww Lisa this is fabulous right down to the wisp of smoke coming out the chimney.....Merry Christmas to you and your family too. Hugs xx

Fikreta said...

this is wonderful!
love it!

Lisa said...

Wow!! And the candle inside... so cool... LOVE what you did here. Maybe I'll call in sick today...

Becca said...

So much Christmas fun! Love the house.

Sandy said...

Oh Lisa - you have won my heart with this whole gingerbread scene. Perfect in every way and fits right into my fantasy world. A little pretend and a little country. It is obvious that you will not make a how to book with all of your fabulous ideas. You go from super cute to the absurdly scary. From candy to poison - no one does it like you!!
sandy xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness! You made a little house for them! I love this! You are so talented! This looks amazing - and soooo cute!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, this is the sweetest little manger house for your gingerbread couple! I just love it! you are just so clever. :)

Karon said...

OMG OMG OMG - see there you go - totally out of the box!! Love love this creation, the attention to even the littlest of details - gorgeous! TFS.

Mary said...

Oh my, your project is absolutely spectacular....I've read and re-read your description and following each reading I've fallen more in love with the amount of detail. Lisa your house and scene are perfect, what more can I say. Merry Christmas!

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my! Such a sweet gingerbread house and nativity scene! Love the ginger dictionary additions! And all the sweet details! So inspiring! :) Jill

Vickie said...

Adorable!!! A perfect home for the gingerbread family, reindeer and snowman!!!

Maria said...

Oh, for sure hands down the sweetest holiday scene ever!!! Love the gingerbread house! And, the adorable gingerbreads, snowman, and reindeer are fabulous! So creative and CUTE!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Oh my word!!!! This is so stinkin' cute! You are so clever and so creative, even down to the tiniest detail.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Adorable little Christmas house! I love it!
Take Care!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is amazing!! All of the details are spectacular!! I love how you added the puff of smoke to the chimney!! What a stunning Christmas house!! Love, love it!!

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Eva said...

Your little Christmas house is awesome!!!You included Reindeer and gingerbread. So adorable! !!
Hugs xxx ;)

Tammy said...

We all need to live in a house like that and have a fenced in yard for the reindeer! Absolutely fantastic and adorable! You knocked the whole party out of the park!

experiments in paper said...

This whole series is so darn cute, Lisa! Absolutely love everything little thing about it - such incredible details. And I am impressed with your 3D skills and imagination - superb!! Keep it coming, girl! xxx Lynn

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Well, your nativity scene is now complete...it is adorable...leaving us in suspense until the third day. I'm glad I came back to see the finished product. What a great scene.

Anonymous said...

WOW I can't believe that YOU EVEN HAVE A BRICK WALKWAY! Love! So much love went into this (I can tell) its fabulous!

cm said...

...GASP! This is too charming and delightful for words; indeed, you've nearly rendered me speechless (but that won't last long *grin*) Love your gingham gingerbread house, its little picket fence and brick walk way! I want to move in! A little home filled with joy and harmony, with an essence of 'spice' to welcome visits! The reindeer and snowman...seriously awe and ahhhhh! Smitten...100000000% smitten! Creative genius = YOU!

Lori said...

Oh, my gosh! I love the little gingham house - gingham is my favorite - this is adorable! I would live there in a heart beat. Darling little snowman and the black/white twine is perfect. I like how the project progressed through the three days of Visions of Sugarplums - so fun!

Mitralee said...

THIS makes me happy! I really dig the house! It's so pretty! Nice job on this! Leading us up to the final day! Hugs for being a rock star!

Carol from La Crosse said...

You did such an AWESOME job on the Gingerbread house!! There is SO MUCH detail and everything is just perfect!! You are SO CREATIVE!! I know, I am EXCITED about this project! Very cool!! I just love the smoke coming from the chimney. Like they say, it is ALL in the DETAILS, and you sure have A LOT of that!

Thank you so much for being a part of the Visions of Sugarplums blog hop. I look forward to this every year!

May your Holidays be Happy and your New Year full of inspiration!

A Fondness For Circles said...

Oh my dear you have created something truly charming and unique. I so love every detail. Thanks so much for letting me have a wee peek at your process. Such FUN!

Tracey said...

The cutest gingerbread house Eva! The detail is amazing....love the chimney wrapped in dictionary paper "ginger" Cool idea! Adding a candle is the perfect final touch. Awesome creation Lisa...thanks for the inspiration!

Ina G said...

OMG Lisa I can't oh yes I can image the time it has taken to build that amazing gingerbread house. Sooooooooooooo many elements to look at. Too many to mention but all just perfectly placed. Hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas. I am heading off to spend mine with family who live in the Tropics - so seafood will be a plenty with lovely fresh salads and pavlova. Shortbread for the New Year. Hugs from Oz.
PS Can't wait to see what next you play with.

cherry said...

Can I move in? Red gingham is my all time fave and I am sure the gingerbread family wouldn't mind!

Kathy Krug said...

Girl you are really into the details. I love all the elements you used for decorating your cute cottage. You never cease to amaze me.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What an awesome and fun little scene! LOVE the gingham! Your peeps look great in there too! So stinking cute!

Pia S said...

The level of detailing is fantastic. I love your posts where you show pictures of how your work progresses. Isn't it incredible what can be made with paper and glue! Love it, Lisa.

butterfly said...

Oh, too cute! The little gingham house, the gingerbread couple, the wonderfully fluffy snow... every last detail is simply enchanting.
Alison xx

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh! I want to live here! This is precious Twang, in every way. You are so creative GF. Hugs! H