A Day Without Chocloate For AYSI 244

by Joanne James19. February 2021 13:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for an interesting 'fill in the blank' challenge:


The colour that makes me feel cosy? Hmm, well for me this is closely associated with my chosen theme today: chocolate! I love chocolate of all kinds and am particularly partial to a good quality milk or 70% dark, and there is something about the silky sensation when a square of chocolate melts on the tongue that leaves me feeling warm and cosy inside - or indulged, but either way I'll take it! So my colour today is brown and I decided to pair it with this week's challenge over at Inspired By where they are asking us to feature a quote on our card (I also used their sketch layout this week) - take a look:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Nothing's Better Than - The choclates in the 'Nothing's Better Than' stamp set were perfect for my card today. I used some retired cardstock in Chocolate Chip for my cardbase and stamped the outline chocolate stamp all over for a tone-on-tone background. I also stamped a couple of these chocolate trios on some Very Vanilla in Chocolate Chip and outlined in Early Espresso, then trimmed one chocolate from each, and used them to decorate my quote panel.  

Love You More Than - My quotation is made up from a combination of stamps in the 'Nothing's More Than' stamp set and a stacked diecut of the word 'chocolate' for a little added emphasis. I diecut it 3 times and glue them together for added dimension:


I love how this is an 'unfinished' quotation - this really is so me, I mean a day without chocolate?! Something I don't ever like to contemplate!

Chocolate Box Memories - I decided to use a stitched scallop rectangle as the base for my quotation - the shape reminded me of the almost velvet-like top sheet that used to sit in chocolate boxes in years gone by - do you know the ones I mean? I also chose to use Very Vanilla as opposed to Basic White, as a nod to white chocolate, which is more cream than white in colour.

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

 to follow.

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a Fill in the Blank challenge, complete the sentence in the Challenge Banner with the phrase that is true for you and create your project using the words you used. Tell us what you said in your blog or on your site.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (7) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/19/2021 6:03:37 PM #

Oh YUM!!!  I love chocolate too, so this is a no-brainer for me!  Love all the chocolatey goodness on the background...cute and easy!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
2/19/2021 8:25:34 PM #

Yum! Chocolate, a fire, a blanket, a book! Talk about cozy! I especially love those chocolates with the maraschino cherries inside! This is such a warm looking card and I love that sentiment!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/19/2021 9:31:30 PM #

Oh yes, chocolate is cosy! I've had more than my usual share in the last week too since being on holiday seems to need both chocolate and wine (and books!).

Silke Ledlow
Silke LedlowUnited States
2/20/2021 11:11:26 PM #

Joanne, your card is fabulous! I love the fun quote and the chocolate design! Thank you for joining us!

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/21/2021 9:19:25 PM #

Oh this card is absolutely perfect Joanne! I love the chocolates but that sentiment is just brilliant! Vicky x

ericaUnited States
2/22/2021 2:10:14 PM #

What a great quote!! Love the background

Michele F
Michele FUnited States
2/25/2021 1:43:10 PM #

I couldn't agree more ... that might be why I don't remember MONDAY!
So fun, and I'm so happy you've shared your chocolate with IB! xx

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