Thursday, August 6, 2009

Toasty Treats

Oh my goodness!! When I saw this Toasty Treats image by Impression Obsession, I fell in love. Fall and Winter are my absolute favorite seasons!! I love snuggling up with a cozy blanket and a hot cup of tea or coffee. This image just screams COZY to me and I couldn't wait to ink it up. I used yesterday's SCS Sketch #240 as my starting point.

I framed the image with one of my favorite Nesabilities shapes...the Octagon. I have to force myself to use other shapes sometimes. *grin* I used Liquid applique for the cream and marshmallows, and sprinkled some green glitter to represent sugar sprinkles on the whip cream. After doing that, I remembered that JustRite had a Sprinkled With Love sentiment in their Celebration Demi Phrases set. Perfect!! So I added that to the circle.

Now I love Christmas Decorative Papers, but I like to use non-traditional papers for my Christmas cards too. So this time I chose some papers from Basicgrey's Wisteria Collection, and matted them with Tawny Light (Prismatics) and Neenah Solar White. Each panel is ink distressed with Antique Linen, and some Dew Droplets, and Martha Stewart Punch was used to make the vellum snowflake which has a coating of Frosted Lace stickles for a bit of sparkle.

That about sums this card up.
Hope your week is fantastic!! I received some gorgeous flowers from my sweet husband for our Anniversary this week, and we're going out to a fabulous restaurant tonight to celebrate!! Can't wait!!
Happy Stamping!!

28 comments:

Joy said...

Totally stunning! Happy Aniversary xx

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Tosh, this looks absolutely yummy girl!! Darn, now I need to go find some hot chocolate or something!
--Hugs Becca

Connie said...

This is just so fun, Tosh! Makes me long for winter and some colder weather!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Happy anniversary to both of you! And you got flowers????? :-)

LOVE the card! That image is so cute, and it's perfect with the octagon nesties. Love the Wisteria dp with it and the JustRite sentiment. Every detail is just perfect, Tosh!

StampOwl said...

this is gorgeous Tosh

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your card Tish. --Have fun tonight!!!

Gabriela said...

Tosh - your card is sensational. I adore the precise layering going on there and the hint of sparkle, but that little clear snowflake just stole my heart.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how I LOOOOVE this image...totally LOVE it! Gorgeous coloring, great sparkly details, and perfect DP to go with it. AWESOME card, girl! Wow!

Mothermark said...

This is beautiful...the colors are so soft! Happy Anniversary!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Toshipooh.....this is so gorgeous....and warm, and rich...and all that stuff you are da queen of.......

your ears should have been buzzing today and yesterday...I was working on DT stuff which involved sponging/distressing which is soooo out of the box for me...I was wishing you were here to help me....oh well...I did my best...but it pales compared to your wonderfully warm work

Cook22 said...

Just lovely. I do like the soft faded vintage neutrals you use so well. And a lovely image, too.
Happy Anniversary

Norine said...

love this card I also like non trad colors great job
Hugs
Norine

Davi said...

Tosh, Love the card...you are so right it has such a cozy feeling it sure makes you want to snuggle up with that hot cocoa even though its "109" here today. LOL Happy Anniversary have a fun dinner. Davi

Ida P. Krause said...

Yum! What a delightful treat this card is. So cute.

Amy Sheffer said...

Fantastic card, Tosh! Love the warm and cozy look and feel! You do amazing things with those octagon Nesties. You know, I bought them because of you :)

Loretta said...

Tosh, I have cold weather right now. 2 days ago I could see my own breath (faintly) outside. My furnace is running in the morning. It seems so wrong for August, KWIM? This card gave me a warm fuzzie and helped me see the good side of all this... Chocolate on the warm side and some adorable fuzzy mittens.

thank-you!

lbcrafts said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the papers and colors you've used and especially the stamp set!!
Louise

Silke said...

Tosh - this card is sooooo inviting!!! Seeing your *winter* card...makes me want to be in the holiday season right now - LOL!!! Even though I prefer the warmer climate - LOL!!! Perfect take on the Sketch too!!! Hugs ~S~

Michelle said...

FANTASTIC card!!! Peppermint mocha is my absolute favorite coffee drink, so of course...I just had to click on over and by this stamp! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Julia Aston said...

Love these fun winter images Tosh with the liquid applique - the colors are so toasty!

ChristineCreations said...

Ok, it's boiling hot here today, but I can use my imagination for when this might be yummy :)

And girl...the reason you love winter is because you live in CA!!! Come up here for some REAL winter :) About February, I'm ready for it to be done! (LOL!)

LeAnne said...

yum yum yummy! Great colors!

Shelbell said...

Love everything about it! The octagon shape, the scarf around the mug, & the way the marshmallows & cream look so real & YUMMY! Awesome card!!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, like how you did the sentiment!

Rose Ann said...

Such yummy & toasty treats for sure, Tosh!! I love your dimension and sparkle...and how this just makes me feel all warm inside!!

After today (90 with high humidity)...I can say that I'm looking forward to the cooler colorful fall days!! ;)

dpkennedy said...

Another beauty! I love your paper choice and colors on this! It's so warm, toasty, and inviting! Great card!

deb mills said...

wow, this is gorgeous, tosh!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tosh! I'm new to your blog. I'm really enjoying your cards. Beautiful, beautiful work!!!!
I especially love this Toasty Treats card. It is absolutely stunning - assuming a card can be called stunning - thanks for the recipe. I'm sure I couldn't come close to yours, but I'll have fun trying!
Donna M.

 
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