Monday, 17 February 2014

Mmmmmm ... Chocolate and Cream

This is my first post of the day - please scroll up to see my second post

Hello friends,

It's half term here at Casa Mia ... whoo hoo!!!! We've got a week of not-a-lot planned, well I'm hoping to get in a fair bit of crafting but we'll see what the minor folk at Casa Mia have planned for me :o) Hope you're all staying safe in the wind and rain. I'd also like to welcome my newest follower - thanks for joining the rest of us on our journey through my crafting.

It's new challenge time at Lexi's Creations and this one may challenge Mr Mojo as it's Monochrome. It doesn't have to be just black and white though; you can choose any colour scheme you like, as long as you only use shades of that colour.

Joanna Sheen
Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are the fabby team over at Joanna Sheen who are offering our lucky winner a £10 Gift Voucher to their on-line store. And with postage and packing free if you spend over £9 everyone's a winner if you buy in this Aladdin's cave! This is the last time that Joanna and her team will be sponsoring us for a while :o( - thanks for all your support ladies!

The lovely Lexi has once again let the DT loose in Fairy Dust Crafts (thanks Lexi!) and by the way, there's a sale on there so do go and have a look! Here is my card for you featuring one of Lexi's sweet images:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Card Base - is Centura Pearl Ivory which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 15cm square card
  • Design Papers - are from a collection called Chocolate Chip and Cream Delight by Debbie at The
    Crafty Pad Designs (available from Card Making Downloads). I have used 2 different papers from the set which I sized in my word processing programme and then put a chocolate brown border around them to give a faux mat.
  • Image - is called Hot Chocolate Scruffles and he comes from the pen of Lexi at Fairy Dust Crafts. This cute, and messy!, dog was die cut using the largest Framelits Fancy Labels die, before being brought to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens (thank goodness my collection was completed with the arrival of my Darks pack last week!) in the following colours:
    • Fur - EB3, EB4, EB5
    • Marshmallows - EB1, EB2
    • Cream - EB1, Colourless Blender
    • Cup & Saucer - EB6 which I dotted to make a pattern, EB7, EB8
  • Sentiment - is by Paulette at Create with TLC and this was a blog freebie in November 2011. I took this into my word processing package and put the same chocolate coloured border around it to make a faux mat
  • Ribbon - a recent "grab bag" purchase (15 different ribbons, each 3 metres in length for £5) from Hobbycraft which I can't find, unfortunately, on their website :o(
  • Gems - from my stash

If you're short of inspiration on this challenge, do come over to Lexi's Creations and see the other wonderful creations by my teamies, our regular Guest Designer Silvi and this week's special Guest Designer Janny. Don't forget to come back and show us your wonderful Monochromatic creations - this challenge will end on Saturday 1st March 2014.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you have a great week!
Hugs, Helen x


  1. such a cute image Helen - hope you get lots of crafting done but whatever happens have a great half term xx

  2. what a super-cute card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Hi Helen love your card the image is fab, love the colour combo too, hope you have a good week off and you get some crafting in.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  4. Lovely card, except that it's making me crave some chocolate now! LOL

  5. Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

  6. Oh this is really cute. Love the design with the layers, ribbons and pearls. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

  7. Cute card Helen! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  8. Fabulous card - gorgeous cute image, colours & design!

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge!

  9. very nice card.
    thank you for playing with us this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp


  10. your card is beautiful
    thank you for playing with us this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp

  11. SO cute! Thanks so much for playing in the Doodle Pantry challenge!


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Helen x