Tuesday, December 7, 2010

C4CC2_Santa's Little Helper


I have some exciting news to share with you today. I've been asked to join the DT for the Crazy for Cocoa Challenge blog found here and of course I couldn't say no!! This is the 2nd week for this new challenge, and in case you don't know what Crazy for Cocoa is all about, Sweet 'n Sassy stamps has a little mouse called "Cocoa" that appears on many clear and digital stamp sets found in the store. I fell in love with this cute little guy the first time I saw a stamp set hanging in a local stamp store and I had to buy it immediately. The above image of Cocoa is called Santa's Little Helper and it just makes me smile :) The challenge this week is to make a Christmas creation. I used Jovial DP by BG along with Real Red, and New Leaf cardstock. I embossed the red top note die cut with a square lattice ef and layered the image with Labels ten Nestabilities. Cocoa was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Tombows & a damp brush. I added some dazzling diamonds to the fur and pom-pom on Santa's hat for the final touch.
If you like Cocoa as much as I do, I hope you'll come on over and play too! Last week there was a free digi just for playing along, and a lucky participant for the month of December will pick up a free stamp set, so check it out!
Thanks for stopping by and stay warm!!! BRrrrrr, it's way too cold for me already and it's not even winter yet........is it?? Take care and have a fabulous day!

Carol

13 comments:

~ Kathy said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you'll have lots of fun on the DT. Another great card - and I think I see your favorite embossing folder was used here again...

Stephanie said...

Hi Carol,

Love your card,Love how you have colored cocoa up! Look forward to being on the DT with you.
Hugs,
Stephanie

LeAnne said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am not surprised you made that DT! I know how much you love all things Cocoa! :D A good way to get your "chocolate" fix without one single calorie!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun new blog! Congrats on your new design team...how exciting! Looking forward to more little Cocoa's!

Great card today...love all the textures you added.

Diane Jaquay said...

awww, how adorable! Btw, I finally ordered that SU texture plate (don't have it yet but it's ordered!) Took me long enough ;)

CONGRATS on the DT spot, I know you'll do a wonderful job for them!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very adorable.....

AND....here is the link to that calendar template you wanted....I edited my blog post to include but figured you wouldn't be visiting that post again...so here ya go

http://mypapersecret.blogspot.com/2010/11/calendar-girl.html

Silke Ledlow said...

CONGRATS on your new design gig Carol!!! Cocoa is super cute and so is your card!!! Have fun and I'll see ya soon!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WHOOOO-HOOOOO! BIG CONGRATS on being on the Cocoa DT!...SO FUN! Love Love LOVE this card with all that fun sparkle!

...I've been thinking the same thing, that it's WAYYYYY early for all this cold weather. Geez, we might be in for a LONG winter, huh?

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a cute Cocoa card. That image is perfect... love the sparkle and great holiday colors. :o)

Michelle said...

Congratulations, my friend! AWESOME news...and so well deserved. Cocoa is adorable, and you do a fabulous job with him! :)

Benzi said...

OMG, big CONGRATS, Carol. How exciting to get on the DT. I love 'cocoa' and you've made the most darling card. I love all the sparkle. Good going!!

JD said...

Congratulations, Carol, that is great news...this card is really cute!

Wendy said...

OMGosh, Congrats on the design team! Your work is amazing and your so deserving of this honor! :) I love, love, LOVE this Cocoa card! Your coloring, paper, embossing folder and added glitter are all AMAZING! So sweet & cute! Love this, Carol!!