Friday, December 18, 2015

Tickell Expressions Cocoa Card

This card features a free digi image and sentiments from Tickell Expressions, the talented Teresa Arsenault's blog. You can visit her blog and pick up this freebie along with other freebies and inspiration at
I started my card by creating a 5x7 inch card base with green cardstock. Then I embossed the front with a Cuttlebug holly embossing folder. I sized and printed my image and sentiments with my Silhouette Design Studio software and did an offset cut of the digi image before doing a print and cut of the digi and sentiments.
I adhered my sentiments with foam squares and my cinnamon sticks tied with baker's twine with large glue dots. I added some red sequins and a gold star with glue dots, as well.
After coloring my digi with Copic and MEXPY markers, I used foam tape to adhere it to the red glitter paper I had die cut using a Spellbinders Victorian Medallion 2 die. I adhered the glitter medallion with glue tape.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Share Joy Challenge: Glitter (red glitter paper), no patterned paper, and twine (baker's twine on the cinnamon sticks)
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop
The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - No.72 -  (W2 of 2) - Add Sparkle
The Male Room - 2W, masculine projects only -  #25 Theme - Christmas or Seasonal Greetings  (Week 2 of 2) 
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#32 Holidays PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales (week 1 of 2)
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Die Crazy
Words 2 Scrap By (M,P1,C10) #24 Twas the Night before Christmas
 Verve Blog: A cup of kindness
Pile it On: ATG Christmas or Winter


  1. Your card is gorgeous. I love the embossing and what a sweet job you did of coloring up my image. This just blesses me so much and I appreciate the shout-out too.

    I would love to feature this on my blog and FB page, with a link to your blog post. Also, you now qualify (my December offer) to put in a request for an image you would like me to draw.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. I forgot to mention how much I love your cinnamon sticks - brilliant!

  3. Oh how cute is this card? Love the added cinnamon :)

  4. What a lovely card and such a sweet image.
    Happy Holidays!

  5. Cute! Very festive and fun card.. love it!

  6. Cute image. Your card must smell very good with that cinnamon

  7. Cute cocoa card, Carrie, love your mouse! TFS and Happy Holidays!

  8. So much texture and dimension! Love that sweet little mouse image! Just too cute! And your use of real cinnamon sticks is a brilliant idea. Fabulous card. Bev

  9. Very pretty and such a cute card. Hugs, Lori m

  10. how fun is this?! Love the texture and the sentiment!

  11. Love the colors, the embossing and the sentiment. Great card.

  12. Gorgeous Christmas colour and love the texture on your card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Die Crazy Challenge. Gayatri xx

  13. Sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Merry Christmas!
    Helen x