Wednesday 10 December 2008

Home Inspired - Chocolate Related!

The challenge on Daring Card Makers this week is:

Be Inspired At Home

The idea is that you look around your home and find a pattern, design, motif etc - or just part of one that you can replicate and use as the inspiration for your card design
You could use the pattern of the floor or wall tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, or even your patio tiles
Or maybe there's a pattern/motif that's used on a picture frame, wallpaper or curtains.
Or how about checking your crockery, a vase, an ornament for a motif you could develop into a design for a card

I sit at the dining room table to make all my cards etc, and a while ago I altered a simple wooden box as part of a project - I could change it however I wanted and I decided to make a chocolate box. As the finished box has yet to find a home, it sits opposite me where craft so it was my inspiration for this challenge!

And this is the card I created:

I've used Royal Flush sentiment backers (and I think the backing paper is from the same collection - if its not, its somewhere on the cd!) from Now That's Funky. The chocolate brown card is from a sample requested for colour matching for possible Wedding Invitations. Ribbon is from my stash.

The threaded ribbon through the sentiment backers is actually straight - the camera lies! I've punched the holes with a ribbon punch which is really easy to use, once you realise you need to mark where you need the holes and not rely upon 'ah, that looks about right' judgement!

  • Backing paper: Royal Flush from Now That's Funky
  • Ribbon: From my stash
  • Brad: From my stash


  1. Your chocolate box and card are gorgeous, now i have to go and eat chocolate!....any excuse :) xx

  2. What a great job!! Looks fab! :)

  3. fabulous card Ruth and I do love that chocolate box....doesn't it always remind you of chocolate though too...

  4. OOh that box looks scrummy! I couldn;t have it sitting beside me or I would be forever eating chocolate, lol!!!

    Your card is fab too!!!


  5. they look so real, now I want some choccies, fab work

  6. oooooohhhh fab box and fab card. Tell me, is that box full of chocolate?


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