Friday, 13 December 2013

Fussy & Fancy Challenge #104 .... CHOCOLATE

Here it is then... the last F&F challenge of 2013 and what better theme than Chocolate. I thought I would concentrate on packaging this time..I had already made a box and bag and then realised we needed to use  a sponsor's digistamp ... this time it was provided by Freshly Brewed Designs

Well you may be asking what has that brightly coloured box got to do with chocolate... well I tried to go along with the chocolate theme but it didn't work ... I wanted it to be bright for a child so the chocolate .. well it's inside:

a famous little chocolate reindeer (with his little bell) guarding some chocolate coins. The digistamp I used is called 'Snow much Fun' you can see I used the whole digistamp image on the lid and then blew it up slightly and cut it into 4 to use 1 image on each face of the box which I made from craft card and matted up with some pretty Christmas papers from my stash. Here are the four sides of the box:

Back to my original 2 DT pieces I made a gift bag out of chocolate coloured lightweight card and prettied it up with some mint coloured diecut snowflakes. The pink and chocolate box was made using heavyweight brown card again prettied up with some patterned paper and some Christmas Tim Holtz dies, which I really love. Here are a couple of closeups:

Nearer the time I am going to make some homemade chocolate truffles to fill this box as a pressie for one of my neighbours. The snowflakes are cut using spellbinders dies and are actually a very soft mint colour which doesn't show up very well in the photo:

So that's it for today it's been a good day as well as finishing these projects I managed to bake our Christmas cake so the whole house smells of mixed spices. I got a bit nostalgic whilst mixing it because I had found my grandmother's great big mixing bowl, I had forgotten what hard work it is mixing a fruit cake by hand .. so if this one is successful I might have to invest in a kenwood before next year !! Once the cake was in the oven I got to lick the spoon which the boys always used to fight over and then  .... I got to eat the last few remaining glace cherries ...........bliss

So why don't you give our challenge a go ... our sponsors this month  Fresh Brewed Designs are offering a Candy Prize to one lucky person who enters our Chocolate Challenge.
It will be 3 digi's of their choice  along with a fun candy prize...  A stamp case filled with goodies
to create with.
Remember our winner is chosen randomly... so everyone has an equal chance of winning ... Good Luck and most of all have fun with it
Bye for now xxx Annie


  1. Gorgeous projects Annie...and what a brilliant theme....well what girl doesn't like chocolate!!!!
    Great inspiration as always....have a good weekend....hugs...Jo. X

  2. Fabulous projects, full of chocolate!! Love all the cute images and the beautiful papers...and I love the chocolate reindeer and coins too..LOL!! Hugs, Ivonne

  3. Annie you have been a very busy girl!!! Such WONDERFUL creations they all are...your gift bags are STUNNING and your snowman explosion box...what a PERFECT way to showcase these FBD digis!!! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!!

  4. I love each and every one of your projects. They are all so wonderfully detailed and so sweet. Great idea to 'hide' your chocolate. I Love the surprise inside. What a fun gift to give / receive! The snowmen are colored perfectly and I love how you put them all around the box! Fabulous idea!!! So happy you enjoyed creating with this digi.

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I am honored to be the sponsor for Fussy and Fancy's Chocolate challenge.

    Big smiles,
    Heather D.

  5. Hi Annie ....OMG you have went above and beyond with GREAT projects!!! Superb...Stunning....absolutely wonderful!!!! Happy to be designing alongside you:))

  6. This is absolutely fantastic Annie! Love your exploding box and your other two projects are great too. Hugs, Vannessa x