Thursday, 23 April 2009

chocolate challenge

I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the wonderful weather today! This morning I treated myself to my weekly indulgence of a visit to our local Farmer's Market - I love to soak up the amazing array of tastes and smells offered by local producers, and of course to support their businesses. I treated my family to the must sumptious dressed crab, freshly caught off the Dorset coast yesterday - delish!

So from the savoury onto some sweetness:




This is the current (mouth-watering!) colour challenge at Stamp With Us, and here is my take on it:


Colours used are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel - an equally mouth-watering sounding combination! Image is from Soft Summer, stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured with Copic markers, edges sponged with Close to Cocoa ink.

This is a joy-fold card, the scalloped circle holds the front of the card intact, when opened it looks like this:


I stamped the En Francais backgrounder on Creamy Caramel cardstock with Close to Cocoa ink, then sponged all the edges with the same ink.

Thanks for visiting, time for an evening walk with the dogs I think!

Recipe:


Stamps - Soft Summer/Circle of Friendship/En Francais backgrounder

Ink - Close to Cocoa/Chocolate Chip
Card - Very Vanilla/Close to Cocoa/Creamy Caramet/Chocolate Chip
Other - Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon/Copic markers/scalloped and 1 3/8 circle punches/sponges/rectangle nestabilities/adhesive pearls

25 comments:

Jo said...

Kate how can you say I keep tempting you...I'd say you do the same for me! lol Another stunner, very very beautiful.

Jo
xxx

p.s. yes my challenge card was taken from the one in the US catty, and thanks for your lovely comments. x

Need More Time to Craft said...

Kate, love your card. This stampset is so versatile. You've done a great job.
Carole x

Emma said...

Beautiful card Kate, sounds like you had a great day. I love farmers markets as well, just the smell and colour on all the produce mmmm.

Sara said...

Ooooh this is yummy. I like the fold, held by the scallop circle. Such a sophisticated look with the En Francais background. Another winner Kate. Sara xx

Fiona Whitehead said...

Yummy card Kate - good enough to eat.

Kim said...

This is stunning, and using my fave set too!!

Zoe said...

Beautiful card Kate! Zoë x

Maggie said...

Kate this is a lovely card how different soft summer set looks in chocolate; oh no feel another chocolate card comming on :-) Maggie

Saxo Stamper said...

Oh Kate - just lovely - another fabulous creation

K x

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card Kate! I love the background stamps, must invest in a couple more (shh!)
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Bekka said...

Kate this is stunning - I love it :-D Well Done

Steph said...

Just gorgeous Kate - if you don't make DT then I'll eat my (Gucci) shoe lol xxx

Sara said...

Congratulations on making the Fave Five again! Your cards are fantastic. Sara xx

Kim said...

wel done on making SWU fave five though I am not urprised in the least, as I said in my previous comment STUNNING and it is, very inspiring....

Sarah-Jane said...

Congrats on making top 5, it is well desrved for such a gorgeous card !!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Zoe said...

Congrats Kate on another Fave Five Blinkie. Zoë

pinkcards said...

Beautiful card Kate.... stunning
Well done on making top 5

Caroline x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - well done for making the Fave Five. Absolutely deserved - my favourite card from the challenge. LOVE that French Script background and the double fold of the card. :)

Steph said...

You made Fav 5 again (& rightly so!) - well done my lovely xxx

Helen said...

Ooooooh, loving this in brown! Fantastic job!

Alex said...

Kate, your blog is inspiring and I love looking at all your creations you make. You always comment lovely words on my blog and I would like to award you with a Blog Award as a thanks.

Please pop over to my Blog to accept the award.

Have a good day,

Alex x

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww, this is sooo pretty, and love the chocolate challenge, and your card design!!! :)

KimB said...

HI Kate,
congrats on the making the fad 5 again. It was such an elegant card - loved the en francais background and the copic colouring was perfect.

Kim

Paola said...

Wow I love the design. What a beautiful and creative card.
It's perfect.
Take care,
Paola

rachel said...

beautiful chocolate card!:)