She suggested this could be the venue of our next get together which was on Thursday. Now I never need an excuse to eat chocolate and when I arrived this display greeted me.
The Shop is called The Melange and is owned by a French Artisan chocolatier who makes all her chocolate products on site. She runs classes and sells on line. It is a tiny shop with just a few table and it's speciality is home made hot chocolate to drink.
She sells all sorts of flavours of chocolate including Mulled Wine Spices, Ginger and Lime and Lavender and Lemon to name just a few. She produces milk, dark and white varieties. Needless to say I bought a few taster bars home to try...it is divine!
We will have to go back in the summer as she also makes ice cream and milk shakes ;0)
So inspired by a morning hot chocolate I headed home to make a "chocolate" card for my next card challenge. I had the idea to use pink with brown as I really like that colour combination. I also decided to have a play with my latest tool called a paper distresser.
It contains several blades which cut into the sides without tearing. It fluffs up the edge as it goes this.
It is great fun to use and gives the edges of card a "distressed," rather vintage look. I had a practice with some pink and brown card before putting my card together.
Here is my card which I have called chocolate cupcake. I used chocolate and pink backing papers.You can see how I distressed all the focal card edges.
I used my sweet Lili of the valley stamp, Never too old for cupcake". She was coloured with my trusty Promarkers and highlighted with some Prismacolour pencil.
I added some lovely mulberry flowers to complement the chocolate theme.
I also added some ribbon, Divine Twine bow and a round sentiment. I glitzed everything up with some glitter and finally added some pearls to the corners. I think they look like milk and white chocolate buttons ;0)
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Joanna Sheen Love is in the air
Sunday's with Crissy Happy birthday
Cupcake Inspirations ~147
Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog Square cards
Really reasonable ribbon Pink and brown
Passion for Promarkers Distressing
Top Tip Tuesdays Mystical, magical and fantasy
Lil's Little Fairies (Not able to upload yet!)
Papercrafting Journey #3 Make it cute
Flutter by Wednesdays Anything with wings
So it's Friday again and another weekend to look forward to. The weather has warmed up nicely and I may even get a chance for a tidy in the garden. We shall also be enjoying some of the chocolate tasters I bought...
mmmmmmm! Enjoy your weekend, whatever your plans and just remember to have chocolate featuring in there at some point!.
Bye for now,