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"

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