CAS Nothing's Better Than Chocolate - Right?

by Joanne James18. February 2021 22:09

I've had a few card- and blog-free days as I enjoy time with the James Juniors who are on half-term this week. There has been lots of cooking, walking and cycling and crafting of a different kind (I'll share more about that in a few days time!) I did get a few cards made today though, including this one for the current challenge over at Less Is More:


These kings and queens of CAS are celebrating their 10th birthday with chocolate so as a self-confessed chocolate lover myself, I thought it would be rude not to partake in a little celebration with them! I channelled my clean and simple self and came up with the following #SimpleStamping card using just stamps, ink and paper:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A simple base of Very Vanilla, with a border of Early Espresso and some (retired) Chocolate Chip chocolates, with the outline detailing and the 'chocolate' word in my sentiment stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with some (retired) Early Espresso embossing powder for an additional touch of shine and texture:


I finished my greeting on the inside of my card like this and with a few more chocolates:


I'm sure, like me, that there are days when you feel like this too!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

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I'm also linking today's card with a new-to-me challenge called The Dream Factory, which uses films as the starting point to inspire our crafty creations - and this month's film is appropriately 'Chocolat'.

Enjoy your evening; I'll be back tomorrow with another project also featuring chocolate - so if you are watching your waistline and would like to indulge in chocolate without the calories, do join me then. Until tomorrow, happy stampin'!


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Comments (8) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/18/2021 10:56:51 PM #

Isn't every day a chocolate kind of day...?


Greta H
Greta HUnited States
2/19/2021 6:19:14 AM #

How cute!


KathUnited Kingdom
2/19/2021 3:44:44 PM #

A great card - I think every day is a chocolate day!
Kath x


2/19/2021 4:23:45 PM #

... a small bite is enough! - that's what it says on the movie poster. So your yummy chocolates and the clean style of your card are just perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with the Dream Factory and for bringing attention to our challenge blog - I am glad you discovered us. Rosi x


AnitaUnited Kingdom
2/19/2021 9:51:51 PM #

So simple just with the classic stamps/ink/card combo.  And the addition of the embossing really makes those swirly chocolate toppings pop!  Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


Chrissie Stokes
Chrissie StokesUnited Kingdom
2/21/2021 11:03:12 AM #

Fabulous card Joanne, the colour and the actual chocs.  I think that this sentiment is me most days!
Chrissie xx
Co-creator and GD Less is More


2/22/2021 9:49:08 AM #

Wonderful and yummy CAS card!
Thanks so much for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge!



2/22/2021 9:49:40 AM #

I would say every day is a chocolate day. Very successful CAS card. Glad you joined us at Dream Factory. Gundi


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