Friday, 21 November 2008

Coffee and chocolate

Today's Daring Cardmakers challenge is set by Vanessa and is coffee themed. Over on Splitcoaststampers it's Limited Supplies challenge day and the limitation is "chocolate" so I thought the two would go well together!

Do coffee and chocolate make the perfect romantic pairing, I wonder? Hmmm... anyway, today's card has a definite romantic feel! Where's the coffee? Well my ink colours are called Espresso and Latte so I think that qualifies! And the rich browns are definitely chocolatey!

The flowers and lace backgrounder is a new release from Cornish Heritage Farms - I've highlighted the lace by sketching in with a white gel pen and immediately smudging off for a softer effect and then (although you can't really see on the photo) I washed over with a thin glaze of Perfect Pearls in Pearl to give it a shimmer and sheen. I think this sentiment is lovely and it would make a great anniversary card or just "I love you" card as well as being suitable for a wedding.

It's double points at Club CHF Friday and Saturday this week so if you're planning to buy gifts for anyone (including yourself!), you might want to earn yourself some extra points.

Thanks for dropping by today, I appreciate you taking the time out!

Flowers and Lace backgrounder
Spanish Script backgrounder (for the Prima)
Wedding Centers

Suede Brown medium and light (Prism Papers)

Adirondack Dye ink by Ranger (Espresso and Latte)

Hydrangea petals by Prima Marketing
Decorative brad in antique copper by Making Memories
Sewing machine and thread
Nail art gems
Labels One Nestabilities by Spellbiner
Krylon Leafing Pen (copper)
Inkssentials White pen by Ranger
Perfect Pearls Metallics kit by Ranger (Pearl used)


Di said...

"Gorgeous" Joanne, fabulous colour

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, it looks scrumptious! :) Thanks for taking part in the dare.

Vanessa :)

Lythan said...

What a gorgeous card. Love all that succulent chocolate brown. Except it is making me hungry :)

Darlene said...

This is beautiful Joanne! LOVE the rich chocolatey colors and the simplicity of the layout ... a totally rich looking card!! Awesome!!

Gez Butterworth said...

Gorgeous colours Joanne.

Fabulous sentiment.

Kathy said...

Wow - so quick this week Joanne!
Gorgeous card, love the rich colours

Ellen said...

yummy , what a tempting card
i love all the brown/choccie colours

Rika said...

Beautiful, love this!

Jamie Martin said...

Wonderful card, love everything about it :)

Beth said...

I love this one Joanne, though the same goes for all of your creations. Very classy and definately Cappuchino blessed. XX

Hazel said...

Clever use of the colourings, Joanne - love it

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!

Lisa Fulmer said...

wow - really the stitching too

Kaz said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joanne x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Joanne. I love the background and that sentiment is really cute :)

SueH said...

I always think that shades of Chocolate and Coffee look so sophisticated don’t you?

Your card is beautiful Joanne. It’s a shame that the perfect Pearls don’t show up too well, I bet it looks stunning.

Powerful Search Engine said...

Stunning card! Pascale :)

Kim Dellow said...

Oh gorgeous, love the colour. Kim

Dru said...

Beautiful card Joanne

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful!!! I **love** all the brown...the flower...gorgeous!

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Jaspere said...

Love those warm colors. Great layout too.