Sunday, 17 April 2011

Mmm Chocolate

Hello peeps, hope you are all having a nice weekend and managing to catch some sun. Can I say a big thank you for all your lovely comments and a warm welcome to my new followers!! As soon as I saw that my friend Laurie was hosting a 'Mmm Chocolate' Challenge over at Moving Along With The Times, I knew that I had to enter! I am a Chocoaholic, 3 Flakes a day Girl ..... at least!

I used this gorgeous chocolately-coloured paper which is V & A Hanoverian Linen pack and was a gift from my daughter.  She also gave me the pink paper, which is Country Companions 'For Someone Special' Pack and is lovely because it has glitter on it. I used Martha Stewart Trellis Punch for the pink paper border. I'm starting to love doing vintage cards with old photos. So I finally decided to use this beautiful photo of my late Grandmother.

Grandma Lambert (1928)

It was taken on her honeymoon, so it would have been in 1928. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made the Thank You Sentiment on computer and added gems and charms from stash. I like to come up with new designs and try new things, so had the idea to put the heart and key attached to each other on brass chain. But now I'm really not sure that I actually like it?????  Ah well, 'tis done now and stuck on well!! LOL 

I do love the colours, though - the chocolate with the purple, it's that shade when you have a frothy milky cup of chocolate and it kind of has a purpley tinge!!! It also means that I can enter the Challenge on Let's Ink It Up - 'Chocolate Wrapper Colour Combo'. Are you craving chocolate yet!!! LOL

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge No. 94 - 'Mmmm Chocolate' (ends 20th April 2011)
Truly Scrumptious  - Challenge No. 55 - 'Vintage' (ends 25th April 2011)
Just Add Ink - Challenge 64 - Chocolate Wrapper Colour Combo (ends 21st April 2011)

Originally I was going to put a lovely digi image on this card, but my 'Tan' Promarker ran out in middle of colouring!! Nooooo!!!!!!!!!! I love my Tan Promarker. It would have meant I could have entered more challenges with digi stamp and the image theme, but hey ho! these things happen. I'm actually not surprised the Tan Promarker has run out. I use it SO much. It's my favourite shade. Anyway, off to order another one .....

Have a lovely day!
Hugs Sue xx


Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue,

This is so cool. Love it how you use old family photos! I think it looks great with the chain and heart, very clever!

laney said...

fabulous Sue... sorry hun typing with one hand have a magnum in the other lol and the chocolate keeps falling off
great photo of your grandmother she looks so stylish wonder what colour her beautfil outfit was

Katy said...

Oh how elegant - a real work of art. What a lovely way to keep your treasured family photos. Hugs. Katy. xxx

Tracy said...

Totally gorgeous Sue, I really love this and fab photo.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow, wie genial und wundervoll und das Foto deiner Großmutter ist ja wohl Klasse.....

Wünsche dir einen schönen Abend, einen lieben Gruß von Andrea

chrissy xx said...

Called once lol. But had to go and get some choccy he! he! Brilliant card. LOve your colours and what a lovely idea to use your grandmother photo.

Anonymous said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Sue! Your grand mother looks really lovely, this is a great photo and lucky to have it.
You haven't tasted the chocolate bomb i had today in a restaurant, it was so chocolaty and was melting in my mouth, i wish i could have had more but too expensive, lol
Anyway, i am jealous of your vintage card, you nailed it perfectly
have a nice evening.
hugs xx

Pami said...

Hi Sue, this is a gorgeous vintage style card, I love the photo. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Right I'm off to get my bar of chocolate! Pami x

Vicky said...

Wow Sue...this is so beautiful and I love the wee chain with the ickle heart...stunning!

hugs Vicky xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Sue, and the photo is fantastic! Wonderful choice of coloura and I love the papers (and chocolate:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

DesignerDiva said...

Oh Sue this is fabby I absolutely love the fact you have used a photo of your Granny! and how gorgeous is this - the heart and the key are perfect too considering the photo was taken on her honeymoon, well done you! Gorgeous trellis punch too. Thank you for joining in at MAWTT this week for my very first challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty.
Thanks for playing along with us at Truly Scrumptious challenge.
Hugs Sue x

Beth said...

Wow this photo is amazing! Beautiful lady! And I love the little chain across the bottom. Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Anonymous said...

Aww what a great picture of your Grandmother! Love your colors, and the paper and embellies are fab as well! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

KimB said...

Great photo! and you've created a great vintage scrap page - the brown purple combo suit it perfectly. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Paula said...

A beautiful layout and perfectly suited to a chocolatey challenge! Thanks for playing at JAI ♥

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Sorry this is a copy and Pasted comment but Shell from the Team is up on holiday with me so we are really busy. Thanks for joining in the Chocolate Challenge with us on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel and Shell xox

Sandra Mathis said...

Congrats on being in the Top3 over at Moving Along with the Times with this card; very well deserved! Have a great Easter!