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Sunday 23 October 2011

Coffee and Cream with a hint of dark chocolate

Hi there, we have a colour challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time, we want to see 'Coffee and cream with a hint of dark chocolate'. I was a little confused and had to rack my brains for a while (not easy lol) as I usually use a lot of colour in my projects so sticking to a brown,cream and black colour palette foxed me for a start.

As always our challenge is sponsored by Marina from Cottage Crafts who has another fantabulous prize for our lucky winner.

I decided to make a fun halloween project, based on the idea of a witches brew (or perhaps I should say boo lol). The template for the cup and saucer is from 'Walzing Mouse', cut out of cream pearlescent card. Before I assembled the pieces I stamped them with Halloween stamps from Chocolate Baroque (using stamp sheets:Howling Moon, Boo, Halloween Raven and Halloween Candle - I adore the spooky eyes peeking from the toadstools on this stampsheet!!). I stamped all the images with versamark and embossed with mocha EP and then distressed everything lightly with Black soot distress ink. 

Next came the tricky bit, I have to say this isn't the easiest project to assemble and I struggled a little with the footer for the cup, it ended up a bit wonky so i added some brown and black fibres to cover the dodgy bits (ssshhhh don't tell lol)

I'm entering my Witches Brew in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Halloween
By the cute and girly: Anything goes
Corrosive Challenge : Flying things
Creative Card Crew: spooky fun
Divas by Design: something spooky
Hooked on Crafts: something spooky
Gingerloft: Halloween or Fall
My Craft Spot: halloween 3d

thanks for visiting today, I hope you're having a good weekend
If you need some more inspiration have a look at my teamies gorgeous projects, as always there are some gorgeous creations on the catwalk at Fashionable Stamping Challenges lol
Claire xx


  1. An amazing little "coffee" set Claire - very clever!!!! Love the colour scheme and that you have used Halloween stamps!!

  2. Sua xícara é simplesmente o MÁXIMO!!! Achei realmente que fosse uma xícara real, quando lí que é de papel...admirei ainda mais!!!!

  3. This cup of coffee is the most spooktacular one my eyes have ever feasted upon! Love all the stamped images and the Boo at the bottom of the cup, surely is better than grounds! Very unique!

  4. Your coffee cup and saucer are awesome! Such bravery. I would not know where to start. Love your stamping. So apprapro! Best, Yvonne

  5. Claire, this is fabulous!! I thought it was real china at first.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  6. i TOTALLY thought this was a real cup! Congrats that you got it looking so fine...messy bottom on all.....Great fibers to hid it! Wonderful.

  7. This has to be the most original halloween project I have seen ! stunning work :)
    Von x

  8. Hi Claire, when I first saw this I thought that it was a real cup and saucer!!! The pearlescent card gives a real china look. And I love the "boo" in the bottom of the cup lol
    Dot x

  9. In common with everyone else, I thought this was real too! What an absolutely fantastic idea. All your decorating looks just gorgeous and I love the images you used.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  10. Such a fabulous and original design Claire (your stash must be never ending). The colours and stamps are wonderful for Halloween and I would love a warm, frothy brew from this. Bootiful.
    Happy Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  11. Wow this is fabulous Claire ! I thought it was a real cup and saucer until I read your techqnique ! Sue C x

  12. Claire this is stunning, looks like you could drink out of it. I love it.
    Irene xx

  13. Wow Claire, this is amazing, fantastic work
    Beryl x

  14. This is just stunning! Love it hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT, Divas & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  15. wow!!! what an amazing fun set, I love it!!! inspirational work!!

    Hugs Juls

  16. Fantastic project, those cups and saucers look so realistic. Love your design and images. Yvonne x

  17. Such a great idea.

  18. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I honestly thought these were real at first! I had to come get a closer look! I love the spooky stamping! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

  19. Fantastic, Like everyone else I thoght it was real china! Brilliant idea, and a fabulous selection of spooky stamps.
    Avril xx

  20. oh what a fabulous little project
    love the little tea cup and spooky images
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight for our spooky challenge , our second birthday celebrations at BTC&G and our vintage challenge at MAWTT
    Lisa x

  21. Such a fabulous idea and perfect for this challenge. Great spooky design :)

  22. I'm AMAZED! I couldn't figure out how you were stamping on fine China :) you're cups turned out beautiful. Thanks for entering your project in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)


  23. Beautiful cups, I love he colors too!

  24. Thought I was getting ready for a cuppa in that amazing cup til I realised it was made out of card!!! Awesome job:o) Thank you for joining us at The Gingerloft this fortnight. Hugs


  25. What an amazing project! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Hooked on Craft.

  26. Wow Claire a fantastic project. Love it.

  27. Fab creation!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  28. Great project!

    Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

    Hugs, Tanja

  29. Hi there Claire :)))))))) This project is fabulous my friend!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

    Tammy xx

    If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!


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