Monday, 29 March 2010

Easter chocolates

Hope you all had a good weekend. Judging by all the news I have read about the NEC round blogland, I am thinking there is an awful lot of new stash being pushed around craft desks today.

No NEC visit for me, but I still had a crafty indulgence at Stampalot pawing over yet more new only have to take your eye off the ball for a couple of days and new stash has arrived. So leisurely shopping without the frenetic crowds plus a new Japanese hole punch.

I have resisted buying a new one for weeks since my old one........probably my first 'big' craft purchase many years ago.......gave up the ghost punching more than one sheet. Little did I know when I bought it that the price would come down by £10.......and that what I spent on the original one would be like a drop in the ocean compared with future crafty buys. But needs must.

I have one creation to share which you today which is for this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge which has the theme of "Spring or Easter - with lots of chocolate" I was tempted to use brown on my card as the chocolate element, but I am still besotted with this new Kaiser Craft DP and wanted to keep my card light and bright, so the chocolate is in the form of a bag of them.

My main image is Penny Black 4076K Gift of Flowers which I stamped several times to decoupage, colouring with a mixture of Prismacolor pencils and Promarkers. The circle sentiment is Hero Arts A4981, the punched border Martha Steward doily lace trim and flowers, pearls and leaves added to embellish. The bag was simply made with a scoreboard and the same image from the card decoupaged and placed on the front.


  1. Hi there Brenda
    so nice of you to put the chocolates in the fancy bag for me, but I could have eaten them straight out of the big bag!!!! if only,I am actually allergic to chocolate.
    your card and bag are fab love the greens with the navy
    and that punched band sets it off.
    hugs chris xx
    not long now!!

  2. Hi Brenda
    Stunning love those colours together and a fab image.
    Christine x

  3. Where do you find all these brilliant Ideas this is just the tops Brenda chocs look yummy

    liz xx

  4. This is very girly and cute for you Brenda, It's very lovely , and I love the little bag of chocs with it.
    Hope your feeling ok, I have another cold, think I have a perminent one now.

  5. Hi Brenda, this is really pretty, love the color combo. No NEC for me either, may be ALI PALI.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. Hi Brenda, I love this creation, the colours and the image are delicious not to mention the chocs. A delightful gift set. Hugs Suzi xx

  7. Hi Brenda..first off..I must say I was a little disappointed with the NEC...don't know if it's because we are behind the US but my main objective was to get some TH Sizzix and Hero Art's stash...sadly came away with neither...I really wanted the Dandelion frame...

    I did however have a lovely time on the lavinia stand....spent a mint and even got freebies...brill

    I have to confess to some Tilda's...but only four of the new ones and a few of the background's....that I know I can multi use...

    I got some crackle paint and Glimmer mist, never tried them before...and a Martha Stewart Score board...half the price as the Score pal...

    Love, Love, love your project....the colour's are wonderful, I really like how you made the knot on the sentiment...something I have tried and failed

    Gorgeous...with or without the choc'

  8. Brenda, those choccies are a delicious addition to a wonderful card. You know you don't need to sweeten your work up like that!!? xx

  9. Wow, these are great. I love that little girl image. TFS.

  10. Love the colours you used and she looks so sweet. Hugs xxx

  11. This is brilliant, great idea!!!

  12. wow brenda hun this is just brilliant wish I lived near some of you talented people so you could show me how to create such beauty hugs cheryl xx

  13. so pretty! beautiful colours! gorgeous work all together!


  14. beautiful card and choc bag Brenda. I love those little bags - still to make one myself.
    The colours work really well with that image.
    Hope you are well
    Lisa ;)

  15. Hi Brenda - fab card as always love the little girl and choccies too mmmm delicious! We had a fab time at the NEC and I spent far too much money - even bought a new storage unit to replace the one that's buckling at the knees here lol. I think there could be a few more of those 'meets' hope you're in one of them - I'd love that. Sorry you couldn't see my stuff today but blogger has been a real pain in the neck to say the least - I've been on the puter all day trying to catch up one way or another. Lets hope normal service resumes very soon! Hope you're ok

    Love Lynda xxx

  16. Very SWEET Brenda, but I can't seem to reach those chocs, can you push them closer to the screen lol. Love that image you have used, gorgeous makes.

  17. Wonderful colours - that paper is very familiar! She is such a cute girl and the chocolate looks great too. No NEC for me either. I'm saving my pennies for 5th June x

  18. Beautiful card and gift, gorgeous image x

  19. Beautiful Blue. You always do Blue so well Brenda. It's a colour I avoid but don't know why but I'm trying to use it on my Art Calendar Page for April so we'll see lol!
    This is SO pretty and simply delightful.
    Lesley x

  20. Love this little matching set, the colours are gorgeous xx

  21. You know my add t send the chocs too don't you? lol yummy in more ways than one!

    Love Dawn xx

  22. Gorgeous Brenda these are both so lovely and would make a fab little gift.
    louise xx

  23. Fabulous card and gift set Brenda. I can see why you love the DPs and the image is really pretty. Altogether gorgeous!

    Lesley Xx

  24. This is gorgeous Brenda. Love the colour combo and that sweet image.

    Kat x

  25. Oh Brenda this is gorgeous that image is so lovely I have fallen in love lol..again...beautiful work as always.
    Lorraine x

  26. Oh WOW Brenda these are gorgeous.Didn't make it to the NEC either.

  27. Hi Brenda.

    Gorgeous card as always and I love the M&S meal deal. I've just been having a good nosey at how you made it, amazing. Clever you.
    Everyone seems to have been to the NEC, don't they, but I didn't make it either. It's fun seeing what everyone bought though!!
    By the way, I'm sending that tall dark stranger your way!!!


  28. This card is lovely and those chocolates mmmmmmm xx jo xx

  29. Hi Brenda,
    lovely card as usual and lovey chocolates bag... look so yummy! :)

    thanks so much for your answer, it has been very usefull... I'll see if we will get there or just enjoy London all the time... I'll let you know...

    again my best wishes


  30. Hi Brenda, Wow these are lovely! Such a pretty image and gorgeous papers (Think I NEED some lol!).

    Lisa x

  31. Beautiful work, once again. I love this, especially with the chocolates in.



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