Saturday, 24 September 2022

Gingerbread and Pumpkin Spiced Latte with Last Minute Manda

Hello everyone wishing you all a lovely Saturday and a wonderful weekend! 

Yesterday we spent the morning picking our almonds so Autumn has definitely arrived here in Spain...its not a very high tech activity but it is hard work - basically we put huge nets on the ground around a tree and then my hubby uses a 3 metre long pole to carefully bash the branches of the theory all the lovely almonds fall onto the nets and we then collect them and store them ready to be shelled and eaten...yummy

We've good quite a good crop this year especially considering how little rain we have had during the year.  We generally leave the almonds on an old sheet on the patio in the sunshine to dry out and then walk all over them LoL 😅 - this helps to remove any stubborn outer husks that haven't already fallen off.

Today I am sharing my latest DT make for Last minute Manda the other things I love about Autumn are the falling leaves and gingerbread  biscuits which is something I'm going to have a go making this year.

To create this cute card I've used one of the yummy Gingerbread girls from the Autumn Sweets Collection 

One thing I miss from the U.K. was being able to go to Costa coffee for a delicious Pumpkin Spiced Latte - one of my favourite Autumn flavours.

I resized the gingerbread girl using my graphics software to suit a smaller A6 card and then coloured her with my Promarkers

I'm really enjoying using all of the Autumn colours at the moment on my cards.

The background leafy paper that I've used is an older paper that I found in my stash but I love how it matches the main image.

The faux aperture  on the front panel was cut using the Nested Torn Edge Circle dies from Lisa Horton Crafts and I've used the Hugs Included sentiment stamp from one of my new stamp sets by Woodware designed by Francoise Read.  I thought it was perfect as drinking a spiced latte always felt to me like a warm and lovely hug in a cup.

I hope that you like my card today 🌞

Hasta luego 👋 

Enjoy the rest of your day !

Card recipe:
Last Minute Manda digital stamps - Autumn sweets collection 
Magazine papers
Lisa Horton Craft dies - Nested Torn Edge Circles
Woodware Craft Collection Stamps - Flower envelope
Distress Ink - spiced marmalade
Pretty Pink Posh Confetti - gold
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - barn red, tangerine 
Sakura Gelly roll pen - white
Promarkers used :

Gingerbread: caramel, sandstone, pastel beige

Nose & cheeks pale pink, blossom

Dress & hair band: lime green, pear green, marsh green
                            burnt orange, orange, bright orange, pumpkin

Ricrac: lavender, satin

latte cup: lavender, raw sienna, gold, mustard, burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

intaas Ch  () ( of 3)

lil patch of crafty friends (101) (2 of 3) DT Top 5

i love promarkers challenge #519 (2) (2 of 3)

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge September (82) unlimited

colorful options (90) unlimited

arty divas (18) (2 of 3) Honorable Mention

We love stamping () ( of 3)

Dragonfly Dreams  (69) (3 of 3)

not2shabby (21) (3 of 3)

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 

Wendy x


  1. Hi Wendy,
    oh I love Almonds they are gorgeous to eat and I also use the flour.
    I love your fabulous card and the wonderful design.
    Your colouring of the Gingerbread people is fantastic and the paper used is so beautifully Autumnal.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  2. Another lovely card Wendy. I like the colours you chose. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

  3. Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog

  4. OMG ... this is too, too cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Colorful Options! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    PS ... thanks for also sharing this sweet creation with us over on the Inspiration Station Challenge! Good Luck!

  5. Anonymous22:46

    It's a lovely card, so cute, thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx.
    I live in Spain too, x

  6. Gorgeous card!! Love the image and the used colors! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

  7. Gorgeous coloring and I love the overall design of this card. Really well done. Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and hope to see you again! Tammy DT

  8. Anonymous22:08

    Lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at colour crazy


Thanks for leaving me a comment it’s much appreciated.

Wendy x