Friday, 2 May 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – Circles & Squares!

Hello, how are things in the world of you?

I’m here to let you know that there is a new challenge starting over on the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards blog today and our theme this fortnight is Circles & Squares!

We are lucky to be sponsored  by
They very generously allowed the team to pick our own image from their amazing range! I finally(it took some time) chose to use the wonderful Martini Nikki!   Love her!  Isn’t she just faaaabulous daaaarling!! For some reason, when I saw her, she brought to mind a sort of kitsch, 60’s cocktail party kind of vibe and I think I managed to find the perfect paper for that!

Stamps: Crafters Companion sentiment
Dies:  Tonic nesting circles, nesting squares, swirl & Martini glass – Tattered Lace corners – MS large ‘Leaf Branch’ punch – SB 'Jewel Flowers & Flourishes'
Paper/Card: American Crafts - pink pad from The Works
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir markers & pencils
Others: Liquid Pearls–paper roses from The Hobby House – gems from stash - rose 'Sheer Wrinkled Edge' ribbon

I hope you will join us for this great challenge. Check out the blog for all the wonderful DT inspiration and play along!

Thanks so much for looking!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

LADYBUG CRAFTS INK – Make an Easel Card
PAUSE DREAM ENJOY – Link party #9: Flowers
CREATIVE CARD CREW – Challenge # 60: Girly
AURORA WINGS – Challenge #2: Monochromatic
INKY IMPRESSIONS – Challenge #157: Anything Goes
SCRIBBLE & SCRAP – Challenge #17: Anything Goes
DIE CUTTIN’ DIVAS – Challenge #163: Make it Girly
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #105: Birthday Sentiment
A LITTLE BIT CRAFTY – May Challenge: Flower Power
CRAFT-DEE-BOWZ – May Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
CRAFTY RIBBONS – Challenge #87: Anything Goes with Ribbon
ART BY MIRAN – Challenge #5: Anything Goes
SPECTRUM NOIR – May Challenge: Flowers


  1. I knew this was yours as soon as I saw it on the Challenge Blog!! It most certainly is Faaabulous daaahling!! xx

  2. This is wonderful Jane. I love that image, fabulous colouring and such gorgeous detailing too.
    Sue xx

  3. Another beauty Jane. Fabulous image and your stunning design detail. A Wow from me.
    Laine. Have a fabulous week-end.

  4. Oh wow this is fabulous and I love the paper it's perfect, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  5. Wow you sure are rocking with your card designs...

  6. Nikki looks fab here Jane - and your colouring is fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink xx

  7. What a darling design. The paper you used is perfect for the time period. Nikki looks like she's enjoying herself. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  8. I'm definiely digging that cocktail party vibe, Jane! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining our Monochromatic challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  9. this is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck, Shazza x

  10. Fabulous card! Love the design and detail work. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge.

  11. Very pretty & I love the way you colored that image...fab, fab work!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Inky Impressions & hope to see you back again next week for our Mother's Day challenge!!!

  12. Hello again Jane, just popping back for another look at your fabulous card so that I can say -thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

  13. Wow, what a fabulous easel card! And it's certainly girly. TFS your lovely card at Die Cuttin' Divas Girly Challenge this week.

  14. Hi Jane. It is so much fun and beautiful. Love the shape and beautiful design. Colors , designer papers , bow and the flowers everything works so well together. Thanks for joining us at artbymiran challenge. Hugs Miran

  15. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  16. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our fifth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. A fantastic card Jane, love the 60s image and background papers. Super design
    Thanks for joining us in the Aurora Wings Challenge.
    Janet xxx

  18. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with Pause Dream Enjoy!

  19. Jane this is so stunning! Love the colors and the shape of this! Gorgeous!

    Big Hugs,

  20. Beautiful! Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  21. This is awesome. I love the colours you've used.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  22. so stunning jane.fantastic design and colouring and i love the gorgeous image ;D

    xx coops xx

  23. Jane this just makes me smile! fabulous make, thanks for joining us at Art by Mi Ran. Joey x

  24. Your papers and colour scheme are fab and what a great choice of image. The cocktail glass sets it off perfectly xx

  25. Gorgeous design Jane.

    Hugs diane

  26. Awesome card. Thanks for playing along with us at PDE.

    ~ DT Barbara

  27. wow so wonderful card!!!! thanks for joining us with inky!!!

  28. Ooh just fabulous Jane! Love your clever design and it's so pretty too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  29. What a beauty Jane - this one is so good! Love your card so much! Jx

  30. Jane, jane JANE!!!! What a gorgeous easel card made even more gorgeous with Martini Nikki taking pride of place lol. I'm not sure where to goes...I LOVE the martini die cut, so cute! The pp is fab as are flowers. Your colouring perfection and I really like how you've created the effect around the image with liquid pearls. Thanks so much for joining in our Easel Card challenge especially using an LCI image this fortnight and for showcasing Nikki so beautifully for your Chocolate Coffee Cards challenge that we're sponsoring! xx


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