Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Champagne or Cocoa?

Do you ring in the New Year with champagne or cocoa? This post offers both options!
The first card features a beautiful image, and inside sentiment, from Beccy’s Place. The dotted background paper makes me think of confetti. I taped a strip of cardboard across the screw top before wrapping a scrap of foil around the top of the bottle to add sparkle and texture. Circles cut from yellow vellum and a  blue plastic document folder add color. (Document folders come in a pack of assorted colors and can be found in the office supply section of most stores. I really like using them on my cards because they're often cheaper than colored vellum, are more translucent and easy to cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.)  Happy New Year!
·    Champagne digi- Beccy’s Place (Champagne digital set)
·    Front sentiment- computer generated)
·    Inside sentiment- Beccy’s Place  (Girls Night digital set)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Background paper, vellum and document folders are from my stash
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Partytime     
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Happy New Year
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                       
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Dec      
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec                                  

The next card features a cute image from The Paper Shelter. The background is any upcycled Christmas card, topped with vellum to allow the image to stand out. I tried to add a bit of froth to the top of the cocoa… but when I showed my hubby the card he chuckled and said, “Looks like he’s making little fart bubbles!” Yikes!
·    Cocoa digi - The Paper Shelter (Cocoa Jacuzzi)
·    Front sentiment- Freebie from Mudmaven (Celebrate)
·    Inside sentiment from a Power Poppy digi set (ChickadeeIn Barberry)
·    Colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·    Old Christmas card and piece of vellum from my stash
The Paper Shelter- #410 Anything Goes   
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #418-419 Anything Goes                   
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #614 Anything Goes


  1. If it comes to a choice between those two drinks, then I'm definitely a cocoa girl Kathy, although I do prefer coffee, and in this heat it would be an iced coffee at that. I love your New Year card though, what an awesome idea to add foil to the neck of the bottle! You're always so creative with your embellishments.
    The gingerbread man hanging out in the cocoa cup is adorable! Love the shades. Your colouring is fantastic as always Kathy, you do such a lovely job, particularly with the highlighting and contrasting.

  2. Great card... and for me this year it ended up being a small glass of port to toast the new year!

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog. And a happy New year!
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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