Friday, December 13, 2013

Life Happens Chocolate Helps - FFFC #104


It's Friday and there's a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Being hosted by the lovely Wendy, the theme for this challenge is 'Chocolate'.  We're also being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs.  You can find complete details of the challenge, the prize and how you can join in the fun at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Don't forget to check out also the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created.

Here's what I've created, using a lot of chocolate/brown shades.  This is the view from the top.

It is really a two-drawer gift box.

And the image is actually a small easel card mounted on top of the gift box.

I love this sentiment "life happens Chocolate helps"--just perfect for chocoholics...tee hee.  It was a digital freebie I downloaded from Create With TLC.  Thanks, Paulette.

This adorable Magnolia image I'm featuring is Tilda With Love from the With Love Collection 2013.

This stamp is currently out of stock at Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store, but other equally adorable images are sold there, both full-size and mini stamps.  If you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  Check out also the stamps from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and Candibeans, along with cutting dies and other craft supplies.

In keeping with the sentiment, as well as the challenge theme, I've filled the two drawers with chocolates.  These marzipan chocolate bars--a favorite of mine--I can only get around Christmas time here. 

Challenges for this project:
Passion for Promarkers Week 228 Mega Christmas Challenge - Include a Sentiment
Crafts and Me Challenge #143 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations December Challenge - Free and Easy
Time for Magnolia Challenge #39- Let's Play Bingo (flower, diecuts, Tilda)
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges #8 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #237 - Your Favorite Film/Inspired by a Movie/TV/Song (a French film 'Chocolat')
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #157 - Feminine With A Sentiment
Creative Fingers Challenge #15 - Anything Goes with optional something old (my DP's are discontinued DP's from my scrap bin)

Thanks for stopping by.  I very much appreciate your visit.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend. 

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated 'Just for You'
Designer Papers Basic Grey Cappella paper pad; SEI Park Buddies paper pack
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Eighteen an Petite Ovals; Joy! Crafts Four Petal Flowers 6002/0068
Punches:  Martha Stewart Heart Chain Punch-Around-The-Page Set; EK Success Medium Retro Flower; Nellie Snellen Floral Punch FLP031 Large Rose Leaves
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash
Colouring Medium: Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias


Linda Levoir said...

This is beautiful Norma, love the design, the colours, the image, everything. Love that it also turns into an easel card. Stunning work :) xx

Laura Love said...

Oh my - this is AMAZING! What a stunning project and your coloring is beautiful as always! I love that sentiment too :)

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's adorable.
Hugs Miranda

Ivonne said...

This is GORGEOUS Norma! Love all the fabulous details you have added too you fabulous box, it is just stunning. The coloring is amazing, as always! Hugs, Ivonne

Christina C. said...

OMGgggggg....another phenomenal project that renders me speechless!!!! Looooove this, Norma!

Beth Brovold said...

Awwwee Norma this is just GORGEOUS!! Your Tilda is STUNNING and such a WONDERFUL way to serve up a treat!!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Wow! Was browsing through Stamping sensations entries and chanced upon yours.Simply stunning.

Chrissy said...

This is just stunning Norma..gorgeous Tilda, fantastic colouring and love the design.Fantastic it.


Sheryl said...

HI Norma!
This gorgeous card/chocolate box takes my breath away! It is stunning and so very special. I just love EVERYTHING about it!
You do such GORGEOUS work!
Words can't describe how proud I am to feature your work at Fussy and Fancy!
I hope that you enjoy a wonderful weekend!
Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

verybellemakes said...

Love this gift box! It's cute, well made and, to top it all, it contains chocolate! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Céline said...

fab idea as usual Norma, love the combo

Mojca said...

Waw! So stunning Norma! I just love the pretty colours and the embellishment. hugs! MOjca

mgoll88 said...

Very wonderfull creation... image, coloring, decoration, colors... gorgeous work, love it!


Adriana said...

Wow, love it!
Beautiful and a yummie idea!

Baukje said...

This is totally AMAZING Norma, what a stunning project and your coloring is beautiful as always!
x Baukje

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, your colouring is amazing. Thanks for playing with us on Crafty Girls Challenge this fortnight, Love Hazel (Didos)

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Norma, I love the rich brown tones and pretty Tilda, the sentiment is perfect, just beautiful
Hugs Julie P

Christine Dol said...

Gorgeous Norma! I love when you post!!!! AWESOME!

Susy said...

So beautiful, Norma!
Love the text stamp!!!!

Merry Christmas!


Jennifer said...

Wow Norma, your card is absolutely gorgeous. Great details, and your colouring is superb.

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Krafty Kows said...

Wow. Wonderful project. Thank you for join us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Ella's Design said...

This is just beautiful, Norma - I love everything about it! Sweet Tilda, coloured fabulously, gorgeous colour combinations and stunning embellishments!
Thanks for joining in with our mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Michelle said...

So very beautiful, and such a perfect gift. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week.

Tindaloo said...

Wow! Lovely and yummy project! :) Thanks for playing along this week at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! :)

Rosemary said...

This is amazing Norma!!! I love all the colors and designs. Please post a tutorial. I would love to try something like this.

Unknown said...

love all of it great colouring, colours together the whole thing wow, thanks for joining us over on divas by designs x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning, love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining in with Divas By Design
Lindsay xx

Robin said...

My mouth is still hanging open! Beautiful, Stunning! Perfect in every way. Love the idea, the images, the sentiment, colors! Simply AWESOME!

NPurdum56 said...

Gorgeous Norma! I love this! It is a perfect way to perk up someone's day! :) Nancee

Lotta said...

WOW! This is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining our mega Christmas challenge over at PFP! Hugs Lotta

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mary Lou said...

Hi I. Am speechless...this is SUPERB!!! Love the beauty.such a cute, sweet gift project for the chocolate challenge!!! Great being a DT member alongside you:))

Vannessa said...

This is just stunning Norma - absolutely beautiful! Love the sentiment too - it's just so true! Hugs, Vannessa x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Norma,
This is stunning. Love your design & those gorgeous papers. Your colouring is just awesome. Mmmmm, marzipan, my fave, just makes it even better, lol! Thanks for joining our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion For Promarkers & Divas By Design.
Andie xx

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