Sunday, 23 October 2011

Fashionable Stamping- Coffee, Cream and Dark Chocolate.

Starting today, for two weeks the stamping challenge over at Fashionable Stamping - definetly no digis, we are asking to see your take on a favourite type of drink, Coffee and Cream even with a hint of Dark Chocolate. Please pop over to the blog, for the description, by our wonderful leader Shirley,  is a delicious use of lip smacking words where you can almost feel a warm liquid passing your lips. The samples by the DT are once again a delight to see. For my flavour of Coffee, Cream and a Hint of Dark Chocolate I started with an 8" square card. I stamped the lady musician first, masked her, stamped the backgound music sheets, making sure it was in the centre of the card. I used Memento Rich Cocoa, even the ink fits the theme. In my stash I found an 8" sq. piece of dark chocolate brown, which I carefully tore out the centre section to expose the stamped images. I distressed and inked all the edges of the brown paper, adhered it to the main card. Secured two swirls, one coffee, one cream cut with a Marianne die, added flowers in opposite corners, with smaller flowers in the centre. I further added in opposite corners a pair of filigree metal corners. The final touch being the large gemstones onto a music sheet.
Stamps used
Violinist - La Blanche bought at the craft event last weekend for £1
Music stamps La Blanche from QVC.


  1. You have displayed this lovely lady so beautifully! Love the stamped music background and all the elements! Wonderful!!

  2. This is beautiful. thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

  3. Gorgeous card Caz, I love the way you've framed that lady and what fab stamps for £1!
    Claire xx

  4. Hi Caz,
    I really love this card! The edging around that gorgeous stamping in the centre is wonderful. Yummy colours...
    Dot x

  5. such an elegant and stylish card I really like the frame effect.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous Caz and I really love the image - what a fantastic bargain! The torn and rolled edges look so effective too.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Such, warm and inviting shades of coffee and cream Caz and a wonderfully designed card. Scrumptious. I need to go and put the kettle and hot milk on methinks.
    Happy Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. Fabuous image Caz and a great bargain.. I love La Blanche romatic stamps.. and this is certainly a lovely romantic card.
    I'm hoping to have a go at this challenge later today after I've done commission stuff. Suzi B xx

  9. Beautiful card Caz, I love the image and even more so as it's a bargain ! Sue C x

  10. Hi Caz
    Your card is full of elegance and grace.

  11. Gorgeous card Caz, love the image and what a bargain it was. Yvonne x

  12. Gorgeous card Caz, love the way she is stamped onto the music background, beautifulin this colour combo.
    Shame I missed this one!!
    Avril xx

  13. Caz, such a fabulous card with a wonderful main image. Love all the flowers on it.

  14. lovely card Caz, love all the music elements,what a great buy !