Thursday, January 12, 2012

Close to Cocoa Challenge

Hi All, I've been MIA lately. I spent days rearranging my craft room to make it more easily workable. Also reorganizing items and I gave away things I hadn't used in years. Just a note: (I thought this was a good idea) I had a BIG bunch of colored copy paper and I gave it to a Nursery School for the children to color and draw on. Anyway today's Close to Cocoa Challenge is to make a card using something new. I used the Football Cocoa because Superbowl is coming up. A lot of the cards I make go to our overseas military personnel via Operation Write Home so I tried to incorporate football into a card for a hero to send home to his or her loved one. I know it won't get there in time for the Superball, but I think this one could be used year round, at least I hope so. I colored the image with my Copics and cut it out with an Oval Nestibilities. The background paper is embossed with a Sizzix embossing plate and I just added white dots. The sentiment is computer generated and I cut that out with my NEW Pendant Nestabilities Die. I added a couple of zig zag pieces with some left over white card stock that was embossed with SU Square Lattice ef. I'm not feeling myself today so I also do not feel very crafty so I'm afraid this card is going to be it for me today. Doesn't that just figure? - my room looks pretty good and is neat as a pin and I don't feel crafty. Thank you for stopping by and saying Hello. It's very much appreciated.


  1. Hi Donna - Stopping by to say thanks and to send you wishes for a better day tomorrow. The "Bleck" feeling you described is pretty much fitting me perfectly today. I guess it's a sign of the cold miserable weather and the bitter cold coming next!!

    I've been very happy with our 'mild' winter, but it sounds like it will be over soon!

    PS: Your card is perfect for OWH or any football fan! Oh and speaking of Football, GO PATS!! I hope we win this weekend!! :)

  2. I like how you've done the background...and this card is so right for a football fan!
    Joyce xx

  3. OH my gosh Donna, you've done Cocoa so proud!! Your coloring of this image is wonderful, and I just love how you added those white dots to the embossed pattern! I love the look of it all, and thanks so much for playing along with the Crazy4Cocoa challenge!
    Sending you "feel better soon" {{hugs}} for a better day tomorrow :)

  4. Oh, I love how you did that background paper with the embossing and then dots! I would have never thought to do that. So cute!

  5. This is so cute! I love your embossing on the background paper and I'm a huge lover of rick rack...just too cute!

  6. A very cute card, an adorable image and great details.

  7. Donna, You have been MIA and we've missed you. But all is forgiven when you come back with a card this cute! Love the sentiment -- so perfect for an OWH card. :-D

  8. Donna, you are the master of guy cards! Love this football themed card, and what man wouldn't! Colors are great too.


    I'm playing catchup, blogger wasn't letting me leave comments for a few days, still won't on some blogs..........

    1. Hi Sue, I have been having a lot of trouble on certain blog also. I hope it gets fixed soon.

  9. Heeheehee... I've been kind of MIA lately myself. I'm not a fan of football but ya gotta love this card! I am a fan of mice (of the stamp/digi variety). Live ones... not so much.


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