Tuesday, November 30, 2010

C4CC1 Who Loves Cocoa? I Do!!!

Sweet 'n Sassy stamps has launched a new Crazy for Cocoa challenge (C4CC1) today that you can find here. In case you don't know, Cocoa is the adorable mouse you see here and you'll find him in a lot of Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets. The challenge is to use a Cocoa image and make something for someone you love. This was the first Cocoa stamp I bought and from the first day I saw this image, I had a vision of making gift mugs like you see here. On a shopping trip several months ago to Reading China and Glass, I found these beautiful garnet red mugs for a ridiculous price, so I bought several, thinking they'd make great Christmas gifts. They reminded me of the red glassware Avon sold (or still sells) in their books. I just added a packet of gourmet cocoa mix and 2 candy canes and added a big bow, and I have some great little gifts for my awesome neighbors and friends. I tried to fit a candy matchbox treat inside, but they're too big, so I'll have to hand those out separately.
Here's a different view so you can see the band I created to hold the Cocoa image done with Nestabilities. I added some punched MS snowflakes around the band and the image was colored with Tombows and a wet brush.
If you have some Cocoa stamps, why not check this challenge out by clicking the link above? There's a free digi just for playing along!
Thanks for coming by today, I hope your Tuesday is a great one!

Carol

13 comments:

Sandy said...

What a SWEET Belly Band with Cocoa on it! I love the hot cocoa gift idea! Whoever receives it will enjoy it for sure!

Benzi said...

Carol, this is just the sweetest and most adorable gift set. Love the cups and that cute image you colored. The ribbon is very striking. I love the red and white stripe.

Korin said...

This is just precious!! Thanks so much for playing along with us, Carol!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is super duper CUTE!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ha! That is the stamp I just got! You did him up so cute! Thanks for the link to the challenge, Carol. Make sure you are all hunkered down for the rain and wind. Already have drizzle here!

~ Kathy said...

What a great idea! Love the whole ensemble - though I suspect the recipients may not want to find Cocoa the mouse in their mug! :o)

LeAnne said...

SO stinkin' cute! I JUST colored in my Cocoa image and saw Korin's challenge!!! Can't wait to play! You have created a wonderful gift here...I don't think anything can top this! BTW, I received my images, thanks so much!!! :D

JD said...

So cute! (and creative) Great job! Now I wish I would have bought a cocoa stamp yesterday...We need to go back to the stamp store again...smile!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fab gift idea.....I don't do much of this since I retired....and I do miss it sometimes.....the kids used to be soooo impressed....

and they would love your sweet treat...sweet in design AND treat

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a nice wrap. Love the cute image and the great colors. :o)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwww, SWEEEEEEEET!

Thebug415 said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us for the New Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge. Gotta love that mouse!

Sue from Oregon said...

Carole, this is just fun! What a fun gifty!