Saturday, 24 August 2013

Hot Chocolate for August Rudolph Day

This is a scheduled post as I am still on holidays.
I am still in Filey and having a wonderful time. On Thursday I took the train into Scarborough and was met by Sue P of Planet Suzie and her lovely husband Graham as well as Sue J of Olliesmam and her lovely husband Paul.

It waqs so much fun! Both these ladies are just a fun IRL as they appear to be on their blogs. We chatted and had a hoot! After a cold drink to cool off from the beautiful sunny weather, we headed down to the harbour area to have some fish and chips. As we walked, I kept saying that I wished I could remember the name of the place my cousin took me to on my last visit.That was 6 years ago and I just could not recall the name. Suddenly I saw it. did I ever forget!    It is called Winking Willy's!!!

We three girls exploded with laughter! The meal was lovely. We all chatted and laughed and had a grand visit. We walked up to the ice cream place afterwards and had a cone...delicious! Just a perfect day at the seaside.

It is the 25th of the month, so it is time to join in over at the Stamping for Pleasure blog and take part in Rudolph Days.  Sarn runs this challenge on the 25th of each month...just make a Christmas card between the 25th and the last day of the month and drop by her blog and link it up!
This card is also for my Christmas Card Club where Sue C's theme is Anything goes.
Taking part in these two challenges ensures a good number of my Christmas are made up ahead and reduces the stress of trying to create cards in the busy Christmas season.

This one is another NBUS and snippets Christmas card.   I kept the design simple as this will be a kid's card!  It is a good feeling to get this "schtuff" (as Darnell would say), used up!

This is just really a quick and easy card. Added 2 sheets of DP to a corrugated card base. Added 2 chipboard elements from the dollar store that I have had ferreted away for so long that it is embarassing...and it was almost done.
Just needed a little something extra...I noticed that there was a touch of pale purple on the pulled out a snippet of pale purple card stock and die cut the corner pieces... a little bling on the die cuts and voila...a cute kiddie card to tuck an envelope of gourmet Hot Chocolate in...perfect for my crafty neighbour's little girl! These corrugated card have a double fold for the spine...they actually will hold a chocolate bar or a packet of fancy Hot Chocolate for a child...or a pretty snowflake ornament for an adult...perfect for a hostess gift inside!
Best of all I used up some of the dreaded purple you all know by now, it is just not one of my fave colours!

Card base - from my stash; Michaels corrugated square card and envelope
DP - 2 snippets of MME
Card stock - 2 snippets of purple card stock pressed into service as corners
Chipboard - Dollar Store chipboard Sticker sheet (still have a couple more pieces to use up)
Bling - from my stash
Twine - from my stash

I am entering this card intot he following challenge
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas and Anything Goes
3. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge- Must be Christmas and Anything goes
4 Stamping for Pleasure- Rudolph Days - must be Christmaqs
5. Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes


Mrs A. said...

Your first through the doors with your happy card. That's a super effect with the corrugated cardboard. Hugs Mrs A.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Mo - your card looks scrumdiddlyumptious!! Mxx

brenda said...

A really delightful Christmas card Maureen and liking the colours.

Hope you are enjoying your holiday and thanks for your kind comments, afraid I completely avoided computers whilst we were away - mind you the $38 an hour ship internet charges was quite a put off.

B x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen, just catching up as I have had my family here for the last week! Your cards are all beautiful, as always! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time seeing our country! I see you have been to Cumbria too - I was there the other day with my family! I used to go on holiday with my grandparents to Filey - happy days! Hope the rest of your holiday is fab and you have a safe trip home! I am off to Las Vegas on Thursday! Hugs Susan xx

Di said...

What a fun Christmas card Mo! So pleased you had fun with the girls - I know I remember our lovely day with a smile!

I wonder how the luggage weight situation is going - maybe I didn't ought to mention that?!

Hugs, Di xx

Christine Harrop said...

From reading all three blogs it is obvious you all had a wonderful day. I wonder if Scarborough will ever recover? Love your cup of hot chocolate - the snowman marshmallows are so cute. Enjoy the rest of your holiday Maureen! Looking forward to hearing more when you return to Canada. Love and hugs from Christine xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Mo . . . sounds like you are still having a fab UK visit with a lot of laughs.

LOVING this cute festive card, makes me feel warm and cozy.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Sarn xxx

Redanne said...

I have seen photos already but it sounds like you all have a wonderful time together - so glad the weather held for you too. I did have a laugh at Winking Willies! Your card is such fun, love the snowman on the cup especially. A gorgeous card. Hugs, Anne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mo, I like the hot chocolate cup smiling gorgeous design.
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Maureen I love it!!! we had a fab time and hopefully we will do it again very soon lots of love and best wishes and of course huggles and safe journey home!!! Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

MaryH said...

Mo, I'm in awe that you got so many cards made & scheduled while getting ready for your trip. You are one very organized person! This is adorable, and loved your 'save' with the purple. What an appropriate motif for your little chocolate gift goodie too. This is such a cutie of a card. Well done! Glad you had a lovely outing with fun people. And that you're having such a good time. TFS & Hugs. (so enjoyed my lovely w/c post from you! You're a treasure).

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous change for an image for a Christmas card, love the colours.
Yes it is a pity we were not able to meet up in Filey, maybe next time, glad you enjoyed it.

Kath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is adorable, Maureen! Well done using your NBUS and your snippets!! You must be the most organized lady to have all these cards ready for posting while you are away. It seems like you've been gone for ages; or is it just that I haven't been able to get by to visit for ages? In any event, you impress me!

I'm so delighted that you were able to meet up with even more bloggie friends and that you girls had a blast! Winking Willy's! Yes, indeed, how could you forget! I'll bet it was a hoot for the onlookers to see you getting along so well!!

Enjoy the rest of the holiday! Hugs, Darnell

Elizabeth said...

Glad to read you are still enjoying your holiday, Maureen, and the meeting with the ladies (and their DHs, of course) sounds like great fun. A fun card too, the cute cuppa looks yummy. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Glenda Atkins said...

This is the neatest card! I love the design, the tag, the cup and the Jolly sentiment. Wonderful,wonderful!

Tracy said...

This is such a sweet card.
Even though I am not looking forward to the cold weather, I do enjoy a hot cup of cocoa :)

dutchess said...

Fab image Maureen and you all look to have had a great time!....enjoy the rest of your hols xxxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
Fabulous card... Love it...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Maureen - this looks scrumptious! I could drink a hot chocolate right now - even if the sun is shining so brightly here!!!
I love these Kraft cards and have some myself - they are so tactile. Also love your chipboard embellishments as well - great design.

Take care travelling home!

Lots of love to you

Sue Pxxx

Hettie said...

How can you say that purple is not one of your favourite colours? I have to say it is my favourite colour! As you may well know by now!!
Great card there Mo. Love it.
In fact it is my bedtime now so off to make some hot choc myself.
Nos Da!

MagsB said...

What a yummy card!

Your holiday sounds just perfect! Sun, sand, sea and good company are ideal!

love Mags B x

Sandy said...

Yum - this is just what I need right now!

Hazel said...

Lovely card, Maureen, for CCC challenge and also for my CHNC challenge extra for August x

Pia S said...

What a fun card! I think the cup of cocoa is a sweet image, and I like your choice of corrugated paper as card base.

Tracy said...

Those chipboard pieces are really cute and I'm always a fan of corrugated cardboard. Fantastic winter card. Hope you're still having a fabulous trip. Hugs!

sue w. said...

Hi Maureen, love you fun card, especially the face on the mug. Love the soft colours too.
Hugs Sue W.