Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy National Cocoa Day!

It's National Cocoa Day! For at least... another 55 minutes. Hehe I do love to procrastinate!
I was scurrying just as quick as I could to link up a card, and I have to say
 I LOVE what I was able to pump out! 




The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing, but today we are paying homage to our friends who may think java boasts a little too much bitterness and like something a little sweeter - hot cocoa!

I adoooooore hot cocoa! Right now I have a stash of salted caramel hot chocolate K-cups just waiting to be savored on holiday mornings.

For my card, I used a freebie digital image by STAMPlorations, which you can nab HERE


 

I colored it up with my Spectrum Noir Markers (DS1, DS4, DS6, DS7, TN2, TN3) and decided to make some "whipped cream" with my Claudine Helmuth Blank Canvas acrylic paint. It creates such great texture 

I used the current color scheme from Cupcake Inspirations challenge


I love the blue and red color pairing - it's so merry and wintry without being traditionally
red and green 


Isn't it adorable?! The sentiment is from a set that I actually designed all by myself for STAMPlorations - It's called Caffeinated Christmas.

preview-CaffeinatedChristmas 
Coffee, tea, hot cocoa - this stamp set covers all the bases! 


I added a bunch of embellies to my card, and included some sequins because JUGS challenge told me to do it. I always forget about my sequin stash, so THANK YOU Just Us Girls for making me pull them out. 


So that's my card! I started going through and doing some commenting and want to thank everyone who has left me a comment thus far.


**GIVEAWAY ALERT**

In honor of National Cocoa Day, I have a cocoa-themed gift basket that is going to go to one lucky person. In order to win it, you must be located in the US (sorry international shipping charges are crazy for a package this heavy but I am doing a giveaway of my stamp set on my last post that is open internationally).




You must be a follower of my blog and leave me a 

comment telling me your favorite Christmas cookie. 


Thanks for popping by! Have a happy National Cocoa Day! 

62 comments:

  1. ADORE this card!! The digi looks amazing..and loved the cream you have made here..! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. Awesome card Becca! Happy Cocoa Day(belated) ;) !
    Love the design of this card...all the elements go together so well...

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  3. This is fab! Love the texture of the whipped cream! My fave cookie is probably salted caramel shortbread- I made some today!! Your cocoa k-cups sound yummy!

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  4. This is ULTRA FABULOUS!! Love the "whipped cream"!! All the little embellies are the perfect touch! Fav Christmas Cookie...Russian Tea Cakes :-)

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  5. Beautiful card and love the background paper, so many lovely layers!
    Happy Cocoa Day!

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  6. Super card Becca and great giveaway and totally understand it needs to be a winner your side of the pond, the postage costs now are ridiculous.

    B x

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  7. Love your co coa card, Becca! Nice to visit your blog again, Happy Holidays!

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  8. Absolutely SMASHING card. LOOOOOVE that pairing of colours, too. You ROCK this....and the 'milk foam' on top looks super!!!

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  9. I am amazed at the beautiful card that you were able to pump out quickly. I love making cards but it is usually a long process for me to produce a card that I really an proud of. This is gorgeous. Thanks for the awesome prize...I just commented to the hubs that we do not have any festive holiday mugs.

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  10. hi becca - your card is darling - and what a cute gift basket - i have always followed you on bloglovin' and just signed up here too - my fave christmas cookies are the frosted decorated sugar cookies! have a wonderful holiday.

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  11. Very pretty papers and your red cup really pops! I'm loving the yummy looking whipped cream on the top. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  12. Fabulous card, really like the texture for the cream. My favourite cookie is chocolate chip, I know the giveaway isn't open to the UK but I love to talk cookies lol! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  13. What an absolutely gorgeous card Becca! Love that little bit of texture you got on the whipped topping!

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  14. Favorite is such a hard word... but I think the first one that came to my head is a Meltaway... it's a yummy white lump of cookie with white frosting and sprinkles and it has so much butter and confectionary sugar and sifted sifted sifted flour that they melt in your mouth...mmmmm... OH! And I love your card too! Looks like you were having fun making cookies this weekend.

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  15. Love your fun cocoa card....I adore the red and aqua combo!

    I love any kind of Christmas Cookie...LOL

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  16. Awesome Cocoa Christmas card! I love the color combination on your card and that background paper is perfect!

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  17. Such a cute card! My favorite Christmas cookie is a snicker doodle! Goes well with cocoa or coffee!

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  18. Yummm!!! This cup of cocoa seems true...!! And Wow! Such a fab colours combo!

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  19. Love your card Becca! Such a fun background and the 3D foam on your coffee is a great detail! hugs :)

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  20. Becca, cute card! Biscotti is my favorite. Not sure if it is a cookie, but we alway make it over the holidays. Great to dunk in coffee. Happy Holidays.

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  21. Super fun sentiment, and the whipped cream on your cup looks good enough to eat!! This is a super beautiful card, Becca! My favorite Christmas cookies are thin, crispy, buttery cut out sugar cookies!

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  22. Love your pretty paper and the fun whipped cream Becca - Yummy!! I used your wonderful sentiment on my Cocoa card too! my favorite Christmas cookies are gingerbread men!! Julia xx

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  23. YUmmy..loved the whipped cream and you card too !

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  24. Girl, I have so much I want to do and not enough time! Love this digi and your spectacular coloring! My favorite cookie is M&Ms.. homemade of course!

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  25. Girl, I have so much I want to do and not enough time! Love this digi and your spectacular coloring! My favorite cookie is M&Ms.. homemade of course!

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  26. What a gorgeous card!! I love the dimension you added to the whipped cream!! It looks amazing!! The colors and design are just fabulous!! Anything pumpkin flavored is my favorite so I'll say pumpkin cookies :) Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  27. Just gorgeous, Becca! LOVE the texture on the whip cream and your beautifully shaded red cup. My favorite Christmas cookie is my great-grandma's recipe for Pecan Sandies. I fondly remember listening to her hum Christmas carols as I sat on my knees in her big high-backed ice cream parlor chair and diligently performed the oh-so-important task of lovingly rolling each one in powdered sugar. She always said the most important thing was to make sure each one was rolled with love. <3 Such sweet memories!

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  28. Very pretty!!! Love how you gave the whipped cream texture. TFS

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  29. Great way to make whipped cream.. loved the colouring job .. this one really caught my attention!

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  30. That cup of cocoa looks so yummy. Great job with the whipped cream. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  31. Gorgeous card! Love the whipped cream! Great giveaway - looks delish! (I'm in Canada so please don't include me.)

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  32. Fabulous card Becca, the red and blue is one of my favourite Christmas colour combos too. Carol x

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  33. Very pretty card, and the cup of hot chocolate or latte looks good enough to drink...the whip cream on top looks so real. Tough decision on a favorite cookie, I love them all...but if I have to choose one it would be the anise sugar cookie my grandmother used to make and we have carried it to three generations now. And I make so many I need helpers for the icing and sprinkles. Can I name a second...peanut butter chocolate chip. And just one more...melt-aways and they really do just melt in your mouth.

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  34. Oh Becca, your card is so yummy I could gobble it up! Love the froth! Thanks for the giveaway chance. I love homemade toll house chocolate chip with half the chocolate and fresh pecans! Yum, will have to head home and whip me up some (gee thanks...) :)

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  35. Holy cocoa, girl...think you've nailed that whipped cream. Looks good enough to, er, slurp (one doesn't eat or drink it, do they?). Anyways, love the card, the images, the papers and the sequins. All of the above make for a yummy creation. Favorite cookie, iced lemon sugar cookies.

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  36. Wonderful card Becca. Love the blue and red together and the texture you added to the whipped cream.

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  37. This is absolutely scrumptious!! I have been meaning to stop by for so long now, you know hoe life is, and I am so glad I finally did - I want that stamp set!! Hugs, Christi

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  38. Awesome coloring on your cup -- fun give a way too :) Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  39. OMGosh salted caramel hot cocoa K-cups? Gotta get me some! LOL! Your card is so pretty and the whipped cream looks so real! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  40. Fabulous card! Please do not include me in the draw.

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  41. Love the paper, love the colors, love the whipped cream!! This is CUTE Becca!!

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  42. What a fabulous card Becca - it almost makes me want to try some hot chocolate and cream - almost, I find it too sweet generally.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  43. Cute image and I love your textured whipped cream on top of the cocoa. The sentiment is very cute and pairs perfectly with the image. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  44. Wow!! This is yummy for my tummy! :) So love your card and the special cream texture on top!! That is a gorgeous image and you've done a beautiful job with your creation my friend!! The colors are perfect too BTW!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at {Cupcake Inspirations}! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT Sweetie

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  45. Love how your cream turned out!!

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  46. Becca, this is one sweet card! Your whip cream looks good enough to eat!

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  47. Hey Miss Becca! Can I just say that I love this card??!! Yep, I do! Love these papers, but most of all, I love the cup you've colored and the whipped cream you've created!! Just fantastic. Dang girl!!! My favvie Christmas cookie is actually a rosette, which I used to make when the kids were little. I should make some this year.....Bev

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  48. oh my gosh love your whipped cream!!!! your card is adorable!!! super cuteness all around!!!


    fave cookie: I think a good homemade chocolate chip cookie is the best!!!

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  49. Great card! Yummy =0) Thank you for joining our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. - Sandy, DT Sweetie

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  50. A delicious card in every way, Becca! And the poppy, sky and white is *the* perfect colour combination! Yummo!! Thank you so much for sharing this treat over at Cupcake Inspirations! As for your gift basket: mega watt smileage guaranteed!
    Hugs~c

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  51. Your card is way more than just adorable - it's divine! I just love it. Love your cute sentiment, too! Love all the elements you used & the design. My favorite Christmas cookie (that my family makes every year) is a Bon Bon cookie (with a sweet surprise in each cookie). Yum!

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  52. What an adorably punny card!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  53. Oh my gosh! Your whipped cream looks good enough to eat!!! Awesome design, great coloring, and what a cute sentiment! I love this card:-D Thank you so much for playing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

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  54. You had me at "salted caramel..." stopppitttt. Super cute card-- would be good to give as a gift with some specialty cocoa. Fave xmas cookie? My dad used to make those crescents... mmmm...

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  55. This is just GREAT! LOVE how you did the whip! Wonderful card! :)

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  56. Love the dimension on the whip!

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  57. Becca, that is very creative when you creating that foam! Love it! And of cource I am a follower ;) I love Sprits cookies and Mexicam wedding cookies.

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  58. Gorgeous card. Love the technique you have used on the milk foam. Inspiring! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

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  59. Oh this looks yummy! Love the whipped topping! So glad you were inspired by the colors of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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