Thursday 15 December 2011

Crazy 4 Cocoa Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Crazy 4 Cocoa blog hop!
The whole month of December is devoted to showcasing sweet Cocoa projects. Today the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Divas have joined together with some of the talented Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge girls to bring a fun Cocoa Mouse blog hop to you! I love this image because it can be used for the holidays or for birthdays - it comes in the set A Cocoa Kind of Christmas, which also includes Cocoa with a beautiful ornament and four fabulous sentiments!
I popped Cocoa up on a circle sponged with Ranger Distress ink.  All edges  have been sponged and the twine is dyed with a bit of diluted Antique Linen ink just to tone down the whiteness for this retro look.
I added lace, ric rac and buttons, plus a tiny tag cut using Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags set - one of the smaller dies in Spellbinders Circles fits just perfectly for a frame on one of these little round tags.  The sentiments are both from the SNSS set Poppies & Greetings - I just love all the sentiments in this useful set!
Don't forget that Crazy 4 Cocoa month at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps means that all Cocoa clear sets and digis are 10% off!
Supplies include:
Spellbinders Circles Large, Small
Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die
Twine (The Twinery)
October Afternoon dp
October Afternoon buttons
SU Real Red cardstock
Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap ink

Your next stop on the hop is over to see what fabulous creation Kim Singdahlsen has for you! 
Here's a list of all the people participating in the fun hop today:

But wait...there's MORE!!!  We want YOU to hop along with us!  All you have to do is make a card or project featuring Cocoa Mouse and add your direct link to the linky tool below.  One participant (drawn at random) will win their choice of ONE free Cocoa Mouse clear stamp set or FOUR free Cocoa Mouse digis!  You have until Saturday, December 17 at 11:30 PM EST to add your direct link...go get stamping!


Sandy said...

This is so cute! I love the pretty papers and colors you used! I just love that big ribbon on the cute!!!

Kim S said...

Such a warm card!

merrymstamper said...

wow!!! your colours are fabulous! perfect layers of colour, paper and texture.

Kim said...

Bridget, this is sooo cute! The papers, the vintage feel, really adorable!

Cathymac said...

Another adorable Cocoa the vintage look you achieved with the distress ink, Bridget! And of course the coloring, colors, and paper choice is true to your extraordinary style!

Marlou McAlees said...

love this Bridget :) my flourish die arrived today, cant wait to use it :)

Megan said...

This is so cute!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Bridget, I can't begin to tell you how much I love your patterned papers and your spectacular design. The buttons and the twine just add to the homespun look. Gorgeous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how sweet Bridget. Love the cute image, the coloring. The papers are so pretty. The tag and twine look awesome. :o)

Jennifer said...

This card says smile all over it! Love your papers and how you added your twine and sentiments. Cocoa looks like he might just come out and peek around!

Carol L said...

I really like this great combination of papers you used, and Cocoa looks like he's in heaven with that big block of cheese! Adorable!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh those papers are so pretty and that Cocoa image is adorable!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors you used and how you colored the image. Fantastic!!

Shannon White said...

Oh I love this! Your coloring is just Wonderful and the dp's are so Pretty! Just a Fabulous Card! 8-)


scrappingmamma said...

WowZers, Stunning card, fabulous paper I love it. Thank-you for sharing your creativity with us today. Happy Holidays & Happy Scrapping

Patricia Hays said...

The warm vintage look of your card is great. I love how you popped up Cocoa and his cheese on top of the background circle. The twine is the perfect finishing touch.

Crafty Math Chick said...

So cute! Love your shading of Cocoa Mouse!

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I love the papers and colors! Pretty coloring!