Sunday, 26 July 2009

Chocolate & Marshmallows...yum!

I'm afraid that I don't have any actual 'Chocolate & Marshmallows' for you...just a card made using those colours...and the fab sketch for this week's Allsorts Challenge. I've also managed to include the themes from a few other challenges: A Spoon Full of Sugar's 'Swirls'; Creative Inspirations 'Distressing'; and Pile it On's 'Watercolouring. When I saw the 'Brown & Pink' colour combo, I just knew I was going to use Henry (by Whiff of Joy) and these 'Bittersweet' papers by BasicGrey. I watercoloured Henry (with pencils), then added a touch of glitter to the top of his cupcake. I embossed the pink paper with my Cuttlebug 'D'Vine Swirls' folder, then distressed it with some sandpaper to reveal some of the white core. The sentiment is a stamp form the 'Fabulous Birthday' set by Hero Arts, which I curved to fit around the edge of a circle. All of the edges have been distressed with chalk ink pads, and sanded lightly...I just can't bring myself to really o for it with the distressing tools! lol

I was so excited to see yesterday that I was picked to be the guest designer on the Allsorts Challenge...really looking forward to joining their fab DT for a couple of weeks!


Lisa said...

Hi Helen, Such a lovely card! The BG Bittersweet papers are just perfect for this challenge.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Helen, love the colours and a great image

Dawn said...

Hiya Helen

Aww this is just adorable - love the papers and such a sweet image too


Timi O. Mercado said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing @ Pile it on!

Timi, DT

Anonymous said...

hi helen!!!!
what you mean no marshmallow and chocolate???? LOL!!! I adore your little mouse, what a cute card you got for us!!!!

Thanks for playing with us @ Pile It On!
-- dalis

Debs said...

Hi Helen
Great card - love the DP you have chosen. Congrats on guest DT spot too. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this wek.
Debs xx

brenda said...

Hi Helen, welcome aboard for the next two weeks, afraid I shall be on my hols but will certainly check out your creations when I get back. You have some fab themes in store to work with.

Loving what you those are yummy DP's, thanks for joining in again this week.

B x

Amy Schultz said...

awww, so cute! love that mousie!

Amy -- Pile It On DT

Jules said...

Hi Helen

Congratulations on your Guest DT spot.

I hope you have fun with us.

I love your creation this week - one of my favourite images and such beautiful papers.

Thanks for joining us again this week at Allsorts.

Love Jules xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Kirsten said...

Great card Helen love this image and your colouring is fab thanks for joining us this week hugs kirsten...x

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for your message of congrats regarding sugar nellie, much appreciated.
Carole x

Heidi said...

oh your sentiment made me laugh out loud! love it!!

thanks for participating at pile it on!


Aunty Sue said...


Littlebear said...

Congratulations on being guest DT for Allsorts!
This card is great - I love the image and the way you have added the sentiment looks fab.
Clare x

Gro said...

What a cute card.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Helen

Fantastic card hun! looking forward to having you on the DT for the next two weeks!
Love how you have done your sentiment very creative

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Maureen said...

Just adorable and your watercoloring is great! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, that mouse is so cute and wonderful papers.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute Helen! Love the chocolate and pink combo and that image is super sweet! Thanks for joining in at Pile It On! ~Denise :)

Samantha said...

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IN NEED OF THIS STAMP! you really do inspire me Helen! another fab card! and HENry has to be mine sooooon :0)

raindropecho said...

This is so cute! Absolutely love those delicious colors together :D Thanks for joining us this week!
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Deanna said...

So totally cute! Love your coloring!

Dee fr Pile It On DT