Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge for December has each designer working with a different Pop 'n Cuts insert - fun idea!!... my insert was the House die, which I used in the Square Card with Ornate Edges base.
I had in mind a gingerbread house, decorated with sweets, and I ended up doing a bit of hand-drawing to get the look I was after.
For the top border, I used Tim Holtz Tinsel, and a tag from Karen's Gift Card Holder Framelits set, plus bits from my stash. (I didn't have the right colour heart brads, so coloured them with Copic marker.)
For the house, I used lots of bits from Karen's House Thinlits set - the windows and sills, glitter card eaves (which I covered with more brads), and a pink door which I embossed with a Tim Holtz woodgrain folder. I drew the decorations around the windows and coloured them with White Uniball pen and Copics. I also drew some candy canes, and a little wreath, also coloured with Copics, and cut them out with Cutter Bee scissors. (I hope you are impressed with my cutting out the centre of the wreath... that thing is tiny!!)
I also made a layered door mat, and some snow drifts in the garden, which are stuck on little tabs.
I added lots of Stickles accents.
For the bottom border, I punched out a load of circles, and drew some peppermint sweets on them, coloured with Copics, and added them to a strip of card along with some brads, then glued the whole strip down.
The papers are from October Afternoon, and the edges are all inked with black Distress Ink.
(Update: If you would like to see another gingerbread house card of mine, using more current products, it is here.)
Some of products used: