Saturday, 21 September 2013

Chocolate & Britain

Challenge week comes round so quickly, this week with Drunken Stampers it London or Red, White & Blue.  

Yet again I have chosen to stay with my most favoured style and gone down the vintage route. A while back I bought some new stamps from Indigo Blu, which included this 'Chocolate is not just for Breakfast' stamp. Something about it reminded me of the post war era, so that's what I focused on. I used paper printed from a free Daisytrail Digikit, a couple of Spellbinders die's and 3d flowers made using a Tonic Petal Pairs punch.

I'm particularly happy with the swirls, they are from the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Gold Elements One Corner die, which I've trimmed down to the size and shape to suit the card. I'm also really pleased with the flowers, the first time I tried to make them, they just didn't work and just looked awful, determined to make them work this time, I studied a couple of videos on You Tube and hey presto, it worked!

Pop over to Drunken Stampers to see what fantastic creations the rest of the DT have made, Though my only question is, why does everybody give the impression that Britain is a rainy country!!!????

A5 card base 
Matting and layering - Airforce Blue & Burgundy Papermania Textured Capsule Colossal Colours
Spotty backing paper (including flower paper) & Union Flag - DaisyTrail Free, British Street Party
Spellbinders - Gold Elements One & 5x7 Elegant Labels 4
Flowers - Tonic Petal Pairs 1 of Set 1 880e
Stamp - IndigoBlu; Rococo

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: - Favourite Colour Combination


  1. Love your card for this challenge Wendy!! Absolutely gorgeous, love the vintage feel!

  2. What a great card -- like the way you thought outside the (chocolate?) box for the London theme. ;) Such perfect colours, too.

  3. London doesn't make me think of chocolate, either. But I have never been there, so I just have my stereotypes to work with. This card is beautifully done. Your flowers turned out great!

  4. I'm originally from Vancouver, which like Seattle, has a huge reputation as a rainy place. People do love their stereotypes :)
    Love the card - and the sentiment. Chocolates for breakfast sounds pretty good right now!

  5. Haha love this the sentiment! :)
    Lizy xx