Friday, 15 April 2011

JAI Challenge #64 - CHOCOLATE....


This week's Just Add Ink challenge header said more than just 'CHOCOLATE' I think...but I'm easily distracted (especially when it comes to things with a cocoa base)!

Actually, the challenge this week is to "make a paper craft project inspired by your favourite chocolate bar wrapper".

I had one big problem to get over right away! The words 'a' and 'wrapper' were of particular concern to me. Did it mean that in polite society a girl should only have one favourite chocolate? What about if a girl had many? What about if the girl didn't agree with the Webster's Online Dictionary definition of favourite which states in part: 'one preferred above all others'? Did that mean the girl shouldn't take-part in the challenge? I guess that girl could always go out and buy lots of chocolate and re-evaluate her stance on the matter...couldn't she? It would be an effective way to overcome the problem, surely.

She didn't...go out and buy lots of chocolate that is, but it was fun thinking about it. Instead, the girl chose her current favourite. The one that was sitting on her craft desk (in large quantities), due to it being required for an Easter project for Miss 7's classmates (and the girl having over-estimated how much was required...Oooooops ;-).

Talking about yourself in the third person is supposed to be a sign of madness isn't it? Oh well....I am sure mad people eat chocolate too, so its all good.

Here is the card I made...can you guess what chocolate was on my desk?


How about now...?


YUMMY!

List of Ingredients:

Cardstock: Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Think Big Favorites #2 (PTI)
Accessories: 2008 and 2009 Bitty Dot Basics (PTI), Basic Pearl Jewels (SU), Flower Fusion #1 Die (PTI), Flower Fusion #2 Die (PTI), Beautiful Blooms II #3 Die Collection Set (PTI), Spellbinders Dies (can't remember what these ones are called...some sort of label methinks), Tombow Mono Adhesive (Penwa) and Mini Glue Dots (SU).


I had the eggs on hand for the following, very simple project...




I had left these till the very last minute (UGH)...but as today is going to be the last day for this year that the kids attend 'close' education, as opposed to 'distance' education on the boat ;-), I thought I should at least try and make an effort. They took me about an hour to make last night...I started at 9:30 pm!!!!! WHY do I do this to myself? Simple...I wanted to watch Grey's first. PRIORITIES eh?

The small glassine bags are from Sugar B. Supplies on Etsy. I also couldn't resist whacking a bunch of Washi Tape on the back to stick them together. Have I mentioned how much I LOV.......Hmmmm, I think I probably have. Sorry.

Gotta run. Thumper wants food, and then I have to high-tail it to school for the end-of-term assembly, where Miss 7 is going to play some piano. I am SO excited for her.

Have a lovely day,
(Blogged to: Total Control - The Motels, Mickey - Toni Basil and Solid Rock - Goanna).

13 comments:

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is a stunning card Sam.
Absolutely scrumptious!!!
Kathy

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This card is so bright and cheery along with the funny blurb on your post!! LOVE what you have done with the challenge this week. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week.

Paula said...

Now, those chocolate eggs look soooooo familiar. Could it be that I have only recently, had the same ones on my desk? My Stamp Club ladies are going to get some tomorrow!! I wish I could show them the card that they inspired - it's GOR-GE-OUS!!!!! Thanks for playing Sam ♥

Nikki Spencer said...

This a great take on the challenge Sam, so bright a yummy! Had good chuckle at that 3rd person too..:0))

Melissa said...

He He He, love your post Sam, certainly was entertaining. You did a fabulous job of your card, it looks so bright and goes perfectly with those scrumptious eggs.

KimB said...

No one could ever tell that you like chocolate ;)the preamble was entertaining - lol. And I totally LOVE the card - the flowers are scattered just like a rainbow - yummy twice over!!
Kim

Patrice said...

You crack me up, loved your third person chatter....

Gorgeous bright and cheery card Sam, and it is perfectly suited to those colourful little eggs.

Hope Miss 7's piano playing went super well!

Christine Blain said...

Sam,your card is STUNNING!! Love it, and the preamble :) What a great inspiration piece -those Easter eggs are so pretty, bright, happy, and YUMMY!!

Di said...

Glorious colour!!! You nailed it. Thanks for sharing.

tooznie said...

So pretty! Fab colour combo!

Susan Wong said...

Mmm, you've got me craving little Easter eggs now. Lovely card!

Sonja Croll said...

So colourful, I love it. Great entry for JAI challenge.

Mae Collins said...

Love your card...and even more so love the entertaining post! Thanks for playing at JAI this week.♥