Friday, 3 January 2014

GIC28: Chocolate Heaven

Hi everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at the Graph'it Markers blog and it's the turn of Team B to provide you with some Graph'it inspiration! Our challenge this week is CHOCOLATE HEAVEN, so we want to see creations with different tones of brown.

I used the gorgeous Nikki digital stamp, illustrated by Krista Smith of Saturated Canary LLC, for my card. I managed to grab this when Krista was offering it as a freebie on her blog, but you can buy it HERE from the SC store.

Graph'it Markers used:
Skin: 4180 4155 4115 4125 4120
Lips: 5140
Blush: 4135 4145 4150
Hair: 3290 3250 3245 3210 4110
Coat, bow & boots: 3245 1230 4110
Tights: 3290 3250 3245 3210
Mittens, skirt & scarf: 3210 4100 0000

So now it's your turn to get creating! You have until Sunday 12th January 2014 at noon GMT to enter our Chocolate Heaven challenge. As always, there is an awesome prize up for grabs and the lucky winner of this challenge will be announced on the blog on Friday 17th January.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Saturated Canary Nikki digital stamp
Whimsy Stamps Vintage Fancy Corners stamp set
Whimsy Stamps Snowflake Mini Letter Seals stamp set
Whimsy Stamps Snowflake Mini Seat die
Stampin' Up French Script background stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo
Graph'it Markers (coloured listed above)
Prima 6x6 paper pad: Reflections
Bazzill cardstock: Bitter Chocolate
Poppystamps Pine Sprigs die (936)
Memory Box Precious Stars die (98546)
Marianne Designs Creatables Christmas Tree die (LR0136)
Marianne Designs Collectables Christmas Village Decorations die set (COL1330)
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
4mm half pearls

How to:

1. Trim a 140mm square of lined paper from the Prima paper pad. Stamp a border in Walnut Stain ink around the edge using one of the stamps from the WS Vintage Fancy Corners. Stamp a text background stamp over the entire panel using Walnut Stain. Ink edges in Vintage Photo. Layer onto a 143mm square of Bitter Chocolate cardstock.  Layer onto a 148mm square of paper with edges inked in Vintage Photo. Trim two 80x125mm pieces of coordinating patterned paper. Ink edges in Vintage Photo and adhere to card base at angles as shown. Adhere to the front of a 148mm square card base with the fold at the top.

2. Insert digital stamp image into a Word document and resize to 52 percent. Crop image as shown and print onto white card.  Trim to 83x124mm.  Colour image with Graph'it Markers (colours listed in main post).  Stamp and ink a border around the image as you did in step one.  Fix to the centre of the card front using foam pads.

3. Die cut a WS Snowflake Mini Seal from patterned paper.  Stamp one of the WS Mini Letter Seals stamps in Walnut Stain onto patterned paper and cut out. Ink edges of both with Vintage Photo. Layer circle onto a slightly larger circle punched from Bitter Chocolate card and adhere to the snowflake die cut. Fix to the top left of the card with foam pads.

4. Die cut Poppystamps Pine Sprigs and Memory Box Precious Stars from Bitter Chocolate cardstock. Die cut 2 more stars from patterned paper and adhere to already cut stars as shown. Fix to card using foam pads and glue. Die cut 2 different sized Christmas trees from patterned paper using the Marianne Designs dies. Ink edges with Vintage Photo. Adhere to card with foam pads as shown. Add half pearls and WOC flowers to finish.


  1. Wow love your card
    Hugs louise xx

  2. WOW! This is stunning. I love the pretty image, amazing colouring and gorgeous detailing too.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!
    hugs Sue xx

  3. What a pretty nonochrome card!!
    Hugs Blankina

  4. A really beautiful card Simonne. Love those colors!

  5. Sem, this card is just stunning!
    Happy new Year to you & your family, I do hope that 2014 is kind to you xx

  6. Wowza! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the design, image...everything! I adore the brown hues you chose...makes the card look beautifully vintage-like. Fantastic!

  7. Beautiful card Sem, I like the sweet image, and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

  8. Gorgeous card hun, beautiful shading and I adore that image, she's a real beauty
    Claire xx

  9. Gorgeous, adorable card.

  10. Hi sweetie this is stunning, a gorgeous creation as always, hugs Pops x

  11. What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx


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