Monday, 19 November 2012

From ginger to gingerbread

The other day I was in Poundland and spotted some boxes of dark chocolate ginger - one of mum's favourites - so I bought some for her, but I couldn't resist rescuing the box:

I used the front of the box for the central piece on my card, matting it on to the inside of the back piece, then layering that on to an offcut of hunkydory black and gold foiled card - my first snippet of the week for Pixie's crafty snippets 47 - and then on to a black card blank. Of course, I needed to cover the part that identified the chocolate ginger, so I found a couple of tags among some ancient treasurers on to which I stuck a lovely material gingerbread person that I'd bought on the market when we down in Eastbourne. This is suitable for my catch up for Sunday's for Santa on facebook week 25: gingerbread man/woman and I'm also showing it for Kathy's Card a day on facebook.

This is also for:

Joan's gardens 41: use recycled material
CRAFT 181: use fabric
Little Miss Muffet 48: textiles
Cards for men 24: merry Christmas (suitable for a boy and perhaps for a 'grown up boy at heart'
Stampin' sisters in Christ 166: create a card for a child
The crafty pad 197: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Victorine 47: anything Christmas
Let's craft and create 58: getting ready for Christmas
Tanda teaser 203: anything Christmas
Craft us crazy: favourite colour and/or holiday
ATCs and cards with attitude 27: anything goes and/or autumn/winter
Creatalicious 40: winter
Card and scrap 43: make something with Christmas
Crafty blogges network 5: Christmas - anything goes
Sparkles 38: Christmas is coming
Great impressions November: holidays
Little Claire 27: Christmas
Bunny Zoe: winter
Allways something creative 42: weather (winter)
Incy wincy: hip to be square
Gingerloft 52: a touch of gold
Jellypark friends: I'm hungry
Jingle belles: Christmas feast
Artistic inspirations 16: anything goes
Forever friends November: anything goes
Paper playtime 89: anything goes
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 7: anything goes
Dream valley 45: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 44: anything goes
The squirrel and the fox 31: anything goes
Creative moments bloggers network 4: anything goes
Divas by design 61: anything goes
Penny's 102: anything goes
Make it Monday 116
Inspire me Fridays 85
52 card pickup week 46


  1. Very creative of you Hazel, I love this rich look of the box card and your little gingerbread man is so cute.
    Sue x

  2. Fabulous card and your chocs look very yummy. Thanks for joining us at CFM,good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  3. Åhhhhh, denne var bare super sød♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.


  4. Brilliant, such a lovely card and SOOOO eco-friendly xxx

  5. Fabulous Hazel - very enterprising and a great result too. I hope you let your Mum eat the choklits first!! Di xx

  6. What a super rescue, super creative xx

  7. Lovely work.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Card and Scrap.

  8. Chocolates look yummy, and cute card. I love upcycling. I have candy up on my blog if your interested, details here,

  9. What a clever use of the box front and good idea to hide the name!

    Great card.

    I wanted to mention that i will join your new challenge but have a problem with my computer not letting me "copy and Paste" picture URL's at the mo. So I can't link your challenge picutre to my sidebar...I even have to use the link key on blogger now to hyperlink a challenge to my blog when I enter a card...not quite sure what is wrong but need one of my computer smart kids to come for a visit and fix it.

    Once sorted i will sign up as it sounds like fun. 2013 is my year to really use my stash!

  10. Great card, what a good idea using the box packaging.
    I love dark chocolate so I'm off now to find some as you have reminded me!!
    Anice xx

  11. A super idea and you have created a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  12. Hazel, this is just fab! Well done on saving & upcycling the box!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  13. Great job Hazel on your recycle projects.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  14. Oh how cute, your box is wonderful festive! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!

  15. Dark Chocolate Ginger sounds like something I'd love to try ... and what a great way to repurpose the packaging ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  16. très créatif pour un magnifique résultat! biz

  17. Hi Hazel - what a great idea to use a pretty box for your card! Thanks for sharing your card at Incy Wincy Designs this week in our "Hip to be Square" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  18. Very clever idea Hazel, it has made an awesome card. I spotted you over on MIM and had to come and take a closer look and I am very glad that I did.


  19. such a wonderful idea Hazel, thank you for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  20. Hello,
    very beautiful box to gingerbread. I love man in gingerbraed. Thank you for joining us to Little Miss Muffet.

  21. Looks great :)

    Thank you for partispating in the challenge at Card and Scrap :)

  22. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  23. It's beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  24. Such a creative idea, I have used ribbons from boxes before but never thought of using the lovely packaging. That gingerbread man is to stinking cute. Hugs, Amanda x

  25. Fab piece of recycling here Hazel. congrats xxx

  26. such a lovely and festive card, not to mention an utterly BRILLIANT bit of upcycling! thanks for joining in our christmas "feast" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  27. Great design

    Thanks for joining us at gingerloft.


  28. Crafty, crafty, crafty and incredibly resourceful! The way you view everything around you and then place it on a card always amazes me Hazel. Another lovely idea and lucky mom for getting some terrific yummies! :)
    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  29. Looks great! Thanks you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  30. mmmmhhhh, yummy, this looks really great! Thanks for playing with us at ASC.
    xoxo Clarissa

  31. The Chocolate Ginger sounds fabby. Love the upcycling, great colors too. Thank you for joing us at Creative Moments, Artistic Inspirations. Abbie (Co Owner) and ATC's (Owner) xx

  32. Great card, very creative. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  33. How fun! Thanks for playing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. :) Janis

  34. Great idea to reuse the box, a lovely card, thank you for joining us at the Creative Moments Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  35. I love gingerbread men, great recycling idea. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark friends for our food and drink challenge. Mel :o)

  36. great project and the candy sounds so yummy-thanks for sharing with us at the Great impressions Stamps 'holiday challenge"

  37. Fabulous repurposing! Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  38. Brialliant way to re-cycle! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

  39. What a clever way to use the box Hazel and great recycling. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles this month.
    Debbie x


Your comments are very much appreciated