Monday, 27 December 2010

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge


Today I thought I might take part in my first ever Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge:


The Challenge for this month is the:

...annual holiday leftovers challenge! Use scraps of wrapping paper, parts of holiday cards, recycle gift tags or bits of ribbon on a paper crafting project.  We all have plenty of it laying around after all the holiday excitement and this is your chance to incorporate some of those pretty little things into an amazing piece of art!

I wandered around the house, looked in my recycle bin, ummmed and ahhhed a good bit, then finally decided to use:


Now, I must add here, we had more than one box of these little yummies floating around the house this Christmas Season (Woolies had a special on them ;-).  This is just the only unopened one I had left!  I also checked on the box because I had no idea if these chocolates were an Aussie thing, but it seems they are made in Canada, so I am sure my O/S stamping friends have heard of them before too. I decided to use the leftover gold foil from the chocolates to add to my creation. With some ingenuity they could also probably be a chocolatey scratch and sniff accessory!

This is the card that I made for this challenge:



List of Ingredients:

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White Cardstock (PTI), Kraft and Real Red (SU)
Ink: Timber Brown (Stazon)
Stamps: Believe (PTI)
Accessories: Both sides of the Background Basics: Diamonds Impression Plate (PTI), Embossing Pad Kit (PTI), All three of the Beautiful Blooms II #3 Die Collection (PTI), Fillable Frames #9 (cut down to size)(PTI), Pure Poppy Felt (PTI), Dimensionals (SU), Mini Glue Dots (SU), Tombow Adhesive (Penwa), Gold Cord (SU) and recycled Gold Foil (Ferrero Rocher chocolates).


I had fun making this card because every time I get my Cuttlebug out the kids flock to my craft table and ask if they can run various things through it. I have run the recycled gold foil dots through the Cuttlebug, to make them nice and flat for the card too.

Well, Thanks for dropping by today. I hope that you all had a lovely peaceful Christmas, and very best wishes for a happy 2011!








(Blogged to: Modern Love -  David Bowie, Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards, and Absolutely Fabulous - Pet Shop Boys).

27 comments:

Karen said...

Hi Sam!!!

Hope you had a super xmas - did you get any new stamping goodies per chance! lol

I just LOVE your project and how clever to use the gold foil for flower centres! You're more than just a pretty face aren't ya! lol

Luv K
x

Suzanne said...

Genius! And your card is super gorgeous!

Those candies are yummy too... :)

Emily said...

Beautiful card!

Kara said...

clever and beautiful!!

Dana said...

Very clever! Fantastic card, Sam :)

Sue Lelli said...

Your card is DELIGHTFUL! LOVE those flower centers and the embossing is FAB!

Lori said...

Great idea! Love the look of the foil pieces at the centers of the flowers.

Patrice said...

Too clever! Love your little project.

How good was that Woolies special - I bought tons of them and only ended up gifting one box - guess who has eaten the rest lol. One box left and I'm trying super hard not to open.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Look forward to catching up again soon.

Kelly S. said...

I am positively addicted to those little hazelnut yummies! I bought a 3 pack a few weeks ago at the supermarket, and they were gone before I left the PARKING LOT! Love how you used them for the center of the flowers...who needs brads? Now I have a new excuse to buy more Ferrero Rocher!! Great job!

Terri E. said...

Super creative flower centers.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Krista said...

the colors on this are perfect. adore the gold candy wrappers used for the centers and love the double embossing

Anne said...

Terrific card!! Love that you used the foil for the centers of the flowers.

Babies- Beth said...

What a lovely card! So Christmasy! Welcome to the blog Hop- you've entered with a perfect card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous card - GREAT staging!

Jessica Griffin said...

So clever you are!! Gorgeous cards!

Marge said...

HOW fun; great card and I just realized I did NOT get any of these to eat this year -- they're a huge fav of mine!

amber said...

so creative! and those chocolates are yumm-y! :)

Shirlann said...

Being from Canada, I have a dish full of these little gold nuggets just staring at me and didn't think of using the foil wrapper! Clever girl....!

KimB said...

HI Sam :)

The card looks gorgeous - just as rich and yummy as the chocolates that inspired it! Love the red felt flowers and the embossing. IKWYM about the cuttlebug - mines a kid magnet too ;) Chat soon.
Kim

Amy Liz Schultz said...

haha that is a funny but great way to recycle! Lovely project and great photography!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Sam, I LOVE your yummy card! What an awesome use of your chocky wrappers. Ooo, I bet it smells so delicious!! Makes me think of some those leftover little caramello easter eggs that I have hidden in my wardrobe (so Miss 7 can't see them and start asking 'awkward' questions about the Easter bunny!) - maybe I should 'recycle' the wrappers B4 they are out-of-date LOL!

Ciacchina said...

che bella idea!

Stephanie said...

Very beautiful card....and I love the centers of those flowers. Very clever!

Jen Carter said...

Love the embossing on this card! And the flowers and ribbon too! Great job reusing your candies! :)

Janelle said...

Love all the texture on your card. The gold flower centers is a great idea. I always feel a little guilty throwing away pretty paper of any kind -- so now I'll have to remember this. (Love the scratch 'n sniff idea... haha!)

Marybeth said...

Wow! I love,love,love it. If you don't mind I think I will try your idea.

Anthonette said...

Hi Sam,
Gorgeous creation! Those are some of my favorite chocolates. They are available here in California. Costco sells them at a great price. Very clever to use the wrapping for your project.