Winter Hot Chocolate for Less Is More

by Joanne James18. September 2014 10:37

Well we're on the back end of the week already - yay! Thank you to all the new visitors to my blog yesterday who came to see my guest stamper card for The Color Throwdown and to those of you who left lovely comments on my blog - it's always nice to hear from my readers! I look forward to you becoming regular visitors.

Today's card is for this week's challenge over at 'Less is More' where the theme this week is 'beverages' and it's a one layer challenge. I pulled out one of my favourite Christmas retired sets, Scentsational Season, to make today's card; I thought a winter-warming hot chocolate should be the order of the day for my card, even if not outdoors as we are still enjoying a mild September (and long may it continue!). Here's my card:

I used a Crumb Cake base and stamped my mug in Real Red, colouring the hot chocolate section of the mug separately with my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker. I added my two-tone sentiment from the 'Endless Wishes' set, then using my Chalk Marker, I carefully coloured in the snowflake on the mug and randomly doodled a flurry of snowflakes around the edge of my card. I'm a tea drinker myself (in large quantities, usually about 10 cups a day!) but there's something really appealing about hot chocolate in the Winter time - I think it's the smell of cocoa and sugar which just cuts through cold air like nothing else!

Check out the gallery for more beverage inspiration - there are lots of fun cards there this week, and a whole range of beverages are featured including some altogether more alcoholic tipples too!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Comments (12) -

SarahUnited Kingdom
9/18/2014 2:31:42 PM #

Love the festive effect of this one Joanne.
Brilliant idea.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 8:49:18 PM #

Thanks Sarah - in the absence of a cocktail, this Christmas winter warmer seemed appropriate!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/18/2014 6:13:13 PM #

Cute, cute, cute, CUTE!!!  LOVE how sweet and simple this is.  I feel a CASE coming on for my next Christmas card class!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 8:49:51 PM #

Glad you like it LeAnne - and feel free to CASE away, my friend!


Maarit N. Persson
Maarit N. PerssonSweden
9/18/2014 6:47:37 PM #

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Warm hugs


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 8:50:12 PM #

Thanks Maarit- glad you like it!


Pauline Bird
Pauline BirdUnited Kingdom
9/18/2014 9:27:23 PM #

This is a fabulous card Joanne, your hot chocolate looks good enough to drink!


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 8:50:58 PM #

Thanks Pauline - it's hard to get that effect on one layer, so I'll take that as a definite compliment!


ChrissieUnited Kingdom
9/18/2014 10:52:01 PM #

The red mug looks great against the kraft card base Joanne, it's a great colour combo!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 8:51:35 PM #

Thanks Chrissie - I was going for the festive look so figured red was a sure bet!


anneUnited Kingdom
9/20/2014 8:00:23 AM #

Gorgeous CAS card Joanne!
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Less is More
LIM Designer


Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 8:51:52 PM #

Thanks Anne - love your challenges!


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