A Cup of Cocoa

Brrr...it's cold outside today!
As I sit here scheduling  this post to go live for Tuesday,  it is -47 degrees Celsius with the wind chill factor...school has been cancelled and the kids are happy for the extra day of holiday time.  We've been having such a trend of extreme cold weather lately, I'm looking forward to later in the week when they say this will let up and become warmer.

Today I'm back with our current {Pin}spirational Challenge...and wait until you see this beautiful photo we have for your inspiration...it fits in with the weather we've been having!  LOL

Here it is...


Isn't it stunning?  There's texture to play with, different color schemes, different themes such as cocoa or mittens!  The possibilities are endless!

Our sponsors for this challenge are as follows...

...offering one lucky winner 7 digis of their choice!

...offering another lucky winner 4 digis of their choice!

...offering yet another lucky winner a $12 Gift Certificate

Wow! We're offering 3 prizes this week...so you have a great chance of being a prize winner!

Now...onto some crafty {pin}spiration!
I had so much fun working with an awesome digi and sentiments from Sami Stamps!

Here's a look at where my imagination took me...

I decided to go with the various colors that stood out to me...the brown of the hot chocolate, the gorgeous teal color and of course the white.  I colored up the picture with my Spectrum Noir markers which I had previously printed out along with with the sentiment thru my Silhouette Cameo.  I began layering my card with brown card stock, some teal card stock which I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder using my Bigshot, as well as a patterned paper from a Vintage Recollections collection.  I also matted the image onto a piece of brown card stock so it would pop off the page.  I cut the heart and cup of cocoa with my Cameo from some Silhouette cutting files I had in my library.  I used my Martha Stewart punch to create the snowflakes on the bottom...which I covered with Patina Stickles and added a rhinestone to the centre.  I thought the card came out looking quite cozy...and I just loved the sentiment.  I think it would be a great card to add a coffee shop gift card to and pass along to a friend!

I hope I've given you some ideas and gotten your creativity swirling!  I encourage you to link up with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges this week!  Also, check out the great projects the other DT members have created!  It's amazing what we can all come up with using the same photo for inspiration...and we'd sure like to see your take on the photo as well!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Sami Stamps..."Anything Goes" 
Craftin Desert Diva's..."Winter"
Craft Boots..."Anything Goes"
Creative Creations..."Anything Goes"
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog..."Let it Snow"
Lexi's Creations..."Anything Goes"
Love to Create..."Blue with Bling/Winter"
Love to Scrap..."Anything Goes"
Make it Monday..."Anything Goes"
Make My Monday..."Embossing"
FanTastic Tuesday..."Anything Goes"
LEJ Designs..."Anything Goes"


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the mug/heart in the corner. And the snowflakes, too!

Samantha Siemers Ratliff said...

Beautiful card! Your layering is very nice and so is the layout!

M said...

Great colours ; love the row of snowflakes. Marina

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create.

Susan x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card with a lovely layout ... and a hot cup of something is just what I need to warm me up, mmm.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous.....Thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we hope you will join us again next week for another Fab challenge...
Suzy B DT

Wynn Walton said...

Brrrrr can't begin to imagine what -45 must feel like....I'd just die lol!! This was a great photo to inspire us wasn't it. Love your layout and the addition of the mug and the heart. Hugs Wynn xx

Jacqueline said...

Your card is lovely - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh my that sounds very cold! I think you need some cocoa to warm you up. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexis, Susan x

Rocio De Alba said...

Very lovely card. Stay warm out there. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make it Monday.

Rocio -DT

Anonymous said...

Love the image you chose! Definitely fits our challenge theme of blue and bling!! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Anyone for Anya DT
Stampavie and More DT
Creative Fingers DT 

Suzi B said...

Thank you for joining us at MMM with this look forward to seeing you agin.
Suzi B x

Michelle said...

Love your card, such a great image. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

Lisa T said...

Great inspiration photo! Your image is perfect for it. Saw your card on MIM.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the image and the texture!! What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

A Mermaid's Crafts
Craftin Desert Divas DT

Zella said...

Tracey, I love the cup and heart in the corner....and the colors you used....stunning!

FeistyCrafter said...

Great job on the Pin-spirational Challenge! The added snowflakes and cup cocoa add to the inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina DT

Erin Stephenson said...

Cute card. Love the details. Thanks for playing at Fan-Tastic Tuesday. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Jacki Randolph said...

Fabulous winter image and beautifully done in the blues & bling! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

Jacki - LTC owner

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card lovely design, thanks for sharing at Lexis.
Hugs Julie x

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and design!
Thank you for sharing your Blue w/Bling Winter project with us at Love to Create Challenges.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

crafty-stamper said...

beautiful image love the embossing and snowflakes-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
Carol DT x

Ivory Moon said...

Lovely card

Many thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

Tina DT

mum of two said...

How fabulous! It is so cold here, a cup of cocoa sounds perfect. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Diva. Hope to see you again soon :)

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