Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sometimes You Need A Little Coffee

This is the first of two posts today showing the latest digis by CC Designs, available tomorrow at All That Scraps.  This is "Latte Monkey", ain't he cute?
 I made the sentiment on the computer, it says "Sometimes you need a little coffee...sometimes you need a lot..." "...and sometimes you need a CUPCAKE!"
The little monkey inside the card is from a previous release at CC Designs, he's "Cupcake Monkey.
I used this sketch from Cupcake Craft Challenges; it's probably as close to Asymmetrical as I get, lol.  I'm working on it - honest!
The whole card was originally based around the lovely coffee colour of the pearlised card used to decorate the inside - originally it was going to BE the card - but it looked a bit flat so I made it cream instead; that goes with coffee perfectly anyway, right?  I cut the scalloped oval out with my (wait for it) Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, using the die cut for behind the image and the "negative" for  the panel inside  The image panel is from my Classic Oval Nestie, I lined the inside oval with a classic oval of blue. Totally Papercrafts has punches and Dies as it's challenge this time around so I'm entering there.     
The other papers are from Kaisercrafts Homemade collection (the 6" pad) and MME.  Digital Tuesday has Your Favourite Ice Cream flavour as it's challenge this week, and Mocha is seriously my favourite flavour in anything - coffee and chocolate, what could be better :-)
The cherry on the cupcake is another fave flavour, this one looks very appetising with its Glossy Accent.
I distressed the edges of the textured card on all the mats, again something I don't "do"....okay they're not very distressed, but it's a start!
Even more "out of the box" for me is the fact that I've coloured the images using Prismacolor pencils,  I have been practising and I am getting better - though still felt a Copic withdrawal so used them for my next card, which you can see here.  I've made a card for the Here Comes The Boys challenge that I'll be posting on Sunday, I've used Prismacolors for that (do you know how hard it is for Aussie me to misspell "colour", yes we use "the" English spelling, lol) ...and I'm happier with the result.  You'll have to pop back then and see what you think ;-)  
I added some ricrac to the edge of the blue lace border, which was precut in the Kaisercraft pad, Crafts4Eternity has Use Embellishments Starting With R as its challenge theme this time, so I'm in!  My Time to Craft  has "Xtra images, use more than one image" so I'm in there too!  
Anyway, that's about it for Latte Monkey.   Why don't you pop over to All That Scraps Blog and have at look at what the other DT ladies came up with for this very cute set of digis.  I have another post too, I'd love you to have a looksie. Until then, or the next time you swing by, Happy Crafting, Dee


Michele Spera said...

Lovely job! Thank you for joining us at C4E
Michele S

Amy Johnson said...

This is so adorable! Love those sentiments! I so agree! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Anne said...

Cute as a button
Thanks for joining the fun on Totally Papercrafts challenge
Anne x

Faye said...

What a sweet little guy, I love him with his little cake (of course). This is a perfect colour combo for him. Thanks for playing at Cupcake and Good Luck. x

pinky said...

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Liza said...

A gorgeous card, you've done a great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Brenda said...

Donna, this is a favorite of mine. Well of course it is!! I love anything coffee themed!! Your design and paper choices are perfect! And that sentiment is the best! I love it!!

The Crafty Den said...

HI Donna, what a pretty card. I love the images and your papers are gorgeous. The inside looks amazing too. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shelly said...

Gorgeous creation... great use of our sketch! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. Shelly x

Lesley said...

Cute card! I love the monkey! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx