Tuesday, 24 June 2014


   I love chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, so when I came across this stamp called 'The Chocolate Factory' from Lili of the Valley I couldn't pass it by. Those cheeky mice have found a way of lifting off the chocolate box lid, although I myself would prefer the saucepan of chocolate!!
   I matted squares of dark brown and white core'dination cardstock onto white card. I then cut two doilies in half, two halves I coloured with yellow distress ink and two with purple distress ink, and arranged them on the card. (Chocolates are often displayed on doilies in chocolate shops.)
   The stamped image was coloured using Promarkers. I framed this with purple core'dinations cardstock the centre of which had been cut out using a Spellbinders label four die. I then matted this combination onto dark purple core'dination cardstock and attached it to the card.
   The paper flowers were printed from a My Craft's Studio CD ROM. After I had stuck the components together I sprayed them with gold glitter and added black stickles for the centres. I attached these to the card along with a yellow bow.

   I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - use your favourite stamp (well it's chocolates)
   Send A Smile 4 Kids - animal cards
   I Love Promarkers - use a doily
   Glitter and Sparkle - include some yellow
   Stampin For The Weekend - anything goes
   Pile It On - cute
   Delicious Doodles - make a scene
   Loves Rubber Stamps - handmade flowers
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Fantastic Tuesday - anything goes
   Scribble and Scrap - anything goes


  1. FAB!!! Thanks for joining in at I love promarkers this week, Lou DT x

  2. Wow ,a stunning card,beautiful card design ,love it! Thank you so much for join our Ilove ProMarker challenge this week! I hope you return next week!
    Hugs Gudrun DT

  3. Cute animal card! I saw it in the linked cards at Send A Smile 4 Kids and stopped by your blog to see it closer and become a follower of your blog. I would love it if you visited my blog too and became a follower of my blog as well: http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

  4. Such a sweet image and layout! Gorgeous handmade flowers! So happy you could join us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Hugs, DT Dangina

  5. What wonderfully vibrant colours Mary, they make such an inviting card along with the cute HM image - appreciated by another chocoholic here.

    Thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week rachel dt

  7. This is so wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Fingers challenge

  8. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “Make a scene”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  9. I'm with you on the chocolate and what a wonderful stamp too. Lovely colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  10. What a cute stamp and fabulous creation.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More. Good luck and hope we'll see you play along in our July challenge too, starting on Sunday.

  11. Love the purple and gold. Thank you so much for joining our Loves Rubberstamps challenge.

  12. Oh that is so cute and I love your flowers. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  13. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO last week!
    Have a GREAT day!

  14. a Gorgeous card! I love your color choices, Thanks for joining us at Scribble and Scrap xx

  15. Fab card!

    Thanks for joining our farewell challenge at Stampin' For the Weekend.