Sunday 30 November 2014

Hot Chocolate Anyone?

Well here we are at the last day of November I really can't believe it! I have put my Christmas tree up in the lounge and I must say it looks so pretty - all lilac and cream.  We get a real one for the conservatory and that is done in traditional colours of red and gold but that will wait a few weeks - don't want it dropping before Christmas!  Tomorrow I am off to Manchester by train with my daughter and Rowan to hopefully get some more Christmas shopping done but I don't seem to get much done when I am with them - too much distraction lol!

I have  a card today to share that is made with one of Beccy's November releases called Finn's Hot Chocolate and he is available here.

I coloured Finn with my Copics and the papers are Nitwits.  I used Spellbinders Grand Nesties for the card shape and mats.  The sentiment comes with the set and I used Dienamics Fishtail Stax to cut that out.  I cut the mug of cocoa and marshmallows out using CC Cutter die and added some Stickles to the marshmallows.  Ribbon and heart from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Inkspirational Challenge - Christmas Optional No Red or Green
Crafty Ribbons - Animals at Christmas + Ribbon

Thank you so much for looking and the lovely comments you leave.


Nonni said...

Hi Susan, what a fun card with cute colors and details. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Patricia said...

Sweet, fun card, love the image, the pretty papers and fab design.
We don't do any "Christmas" decoration till after Roberts Birthday on the the 13th, a couple of weeks yet.....!
Have a brilliant day out.

Patricia x

Hazel said...

Susan, a lovely fun card with that cute image and besutifully coloured. Enjoy your shopping better you than me.
Hazel xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Susan. The penguin is adorable and coloured so beautifully, I love the pretty papers and fabulous detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous , fabulous papers. Have a fun day shopping and your Christmas tree sounds lovely x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Susan and awesome image from Beccy, love the colours used....gorgeous display. My Christmas tree may go up on the weekend...not's all white and red..have a lovely day shopping.
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start
I also have candy here....,

Veerle said...

Such a cute but sad looking penguin Susan. I love your card and I'd like a hot cocoa too ;)
Hugs Veerle xxx

Pia Larsen said...

Super cute! The penguin is adorable and the sentiment is spot on!! I too love a good cup of hot chocolate :)
So glad you are playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our Christmas Card challenge. Hope you will join us again for our next challenge :)
Pia xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I love circle cards. Yours in particular with the cool blue hues and darling penguin warming up with hot cocoa is awesome. Have a wonderful and crafty day.

Jacee said...

Great card Susan, love your design
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is so. Ute Susan xx

Planetsusie said...

What a great card Susan I love the droopy eyes on the little penguin and the sentiment is totally perfect!

Wonder if I could find some socks like that .. eh???

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Susan, what a sweet card, lovely colours and embellishments.
Your tree sounds gorgeous, hugs Kate x

Chrissy said...

Awww..he is in hot chocolate heaven Susan..fabulous image and colouring and love the sparkle on the chocolate and marshmellows..


Carol said...

Fab card Susan, love the image. Enjoy your shopping trip. Carol x

chrissy xx said...

He! he! What a fun image this is..LOving his expression...
LOving your colours and delicious papers too.
Yikes lol..You've got your tree up before me! and we always think we put ours up early on the 1st Dec..thing is we pull it down on the 2nd Jan cause our Grandson's birthday's the 3rd and we like to celebrate it separate xx

Debs said...

Adorable card Susan - so cute!!
Fabulous colours too.
Hope you've had a great weekend.
Debs xx

Pat K said...

Such a sweet card Susan. Great colours and design for this adorable penguin. Enjoy your shopping trip. hugs, Pat K x

Sandy said...

Did someone say chocolate? This is so very cute Susan.
Sandy xx

Lorraine said...

Aww, he's so sweet. Gorgeous colours and I love the sentiment.
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Adorable card and love the fun penguin image, enjoy your shopping trip x Susan x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Susan, I love your pretty papers and colours.

Sue B said...

Awww this is SO sweet Susan! the penguin is adorable… oh I love his socks!!! gorgeous papers too! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely time Christmas shopping today!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

La Vikinga said...

Hi; Love your penguin!! Thanks for joining our challenge this fortnight and wish you welcome back Thursday for a new one!
La Vikinga / Member of the Crafty Ribbons Design Team

Deborah said...

So cute Susan, love the image.

Deborah A

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love the color combo Susan. Great card and this little guy looks like he is going to enjoy himself. Hugs, joann

julie_woolston said...

How cute is this penguin a gorgeous card Susan, hope your Christmas shopping went well.
Hugs Julie xxx

Caryn said...

So sweet -I love it.
Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn x

cebelica said...

So cute! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx