Monday, 24 January 2011

Getting Warmed Up!

As soon as I saw Stampin' For The Weekend's's  Challenge No. 2 - "Getting Warmed Up" I knew the kind of card that I wanted to do.  For me, there's nothing nicer than coming in from the cold and getting warmed up with a mug of cocoa, perhaps some marshmallows and even a few giant chocolate buttons! 


The 'cup and saucer' digi image is from Digi Stamp Boutique. The plate of marshmallows and chocolate buttons I made myself. I drew the plate on computer, the marshmallows by hand, then scanned and coloured them digitally to match real marshmallows. I stuck on some card candy to look like chocolate buttons.

Cup and Saucer (Digi Stamp Boutique)
The cup, saucer and plate are coloured with Lime Green Promarker. The flower was coloured with Copic R20 blush.  The hot chocolate effect in cup was done with bronze glitter but it didn't come out as well as I wanted. In fact, I think I am going to have another go with this image as I do love it. Because I cut out the cup and saucer to mount with 3d pads, I had to retrace the steam onto the card in the background! 

The papers are some I got with Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine. I think the bottom paper and the stripey are Funky Hand design. The top one I can't remember. When I saw the Truly Scrumptious Challenge for Brown, Pink and Green, I knew that I had some funky papers of that colour in my stash, and when I found them they fitted in well with the look I wanted to create. It's nice when it happens like that!

The Thank You was done on my 'new Sizzix'!!!!  (thank you santa!!!) and I went over the embossed letters with silver metallic pen. I thought it would be nice as a Thank You card, but I might make another one with Get Well, as it would be nice design for that sentiment also.

Challenges entered:
Stampin' For the Weekend - Challenge No. 2 - 'Getting Warmed Up'
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge No. 49 - 'Brown, Pink and Green'
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge No. 18 - 'All Sentimental

15 comments:

Pat said...

Oh yummy! Love your card and makes me want to drink some chocolate :)
Great idea about the marshmallows and chocolate buttons. Now i feel like doing the challenge.
Have a nice evening.
Hugs xx
Pat

Rica said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card, had to rush and put the kettle on when I saw it - now I just need marshmallows and chocolate buttons, lol. Your papers are stunning and i love your hand drawn marshmallows!!

So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
hugs
Heather xx

Caroljenks said...

Oooww....makes ne feel all warm and snuggly too! Great colours :)

Thanks for joining in with us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'All Sentimental' challenge :)

Carol x

Sue said...

Thanks Pat!

Hugs
Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Heather!

Hugs
Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Carol!

Hugs
Sue xx

Samantha said...

Cute card Sue, Great to have you playing along with us for the Sentiment challenge at at Top Tip Tuesday, Samantha :0)

Sue said...

Thanks Samantha!

Hugs
Sue xx

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card Sue. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Sue said...

Thanks Michele

Smiles
Sue xx

yvonne said...

MMMM cocoa, my fav!! Love the colours you have used, just great
Thanks for joining us at SFTW
Yvonne x

DesignerDiva said...

God Sue I'm dieting, and your card and description made me drool! I can't believe that you drew half this image yourself - its awesome! I can't draw anything freehand. Love that swirly paper I'm now gonna search through all my SC&P mags looking for it!
Hugs Laurie x

Sue said...

Thanks Yvonne!

Smiles
Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Laurie!

I'm trying to diet also! - but it isn't going too well - this cold weather makes me so hungry!! that is my excuse anyway! LOL

Hugs
Sue xx

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Sue I have something for you, pop over to my blog fridays blog post x Laurie x
PS can't find my swirly paper - but then again my craft room is like a war zone!