Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chocolate Strawberries...

....oh my word, if there's ONE treat that I go absolutely nutsy over, it's chocolate covered strawberries. Mmmmmmm, so good! Well, Michelle sent me this ADORABLE new Sweet Chocolate set from My Cute Stamps and I couldn't wait to play...especially with this chocolate strawberry stamp. She also sent me some Espresso Pearls, which were just perfect (and fun!) for the chocolate.



Today's CCEE Challenge from Charlene is an inspiration challenge using photos from the Imagekind site. I chose this picture as my inspiration:



For my card I put the embossed polka dot panel on foam tape, the square strawberry panel up on a second layer, and a third strawberry was cut out and put up on a third layer. I threaded some green waxed thread through the large square panel and stamped some extra hearts in the corners in Memento Cocoa. The Sweet Wishes sentiment is stamped in Versamagic Spanish Olive. The hearts, strawberries, and leaves were colored with Copics.

Here's the inside:



Here's a close-up of the Espresso Pearls. Love this stuff!



Thanks for stopping by!

42 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, I love this beautiful framed chocolate strawberry. Thanks for playing along with the CCEE challenge.

Barbara said...

You're killing me!!! Do you have any idea how much I love chocolate and strawberry together!? This is so stinkin' CUTE, girl friend!! I love all the white and those Espresso Pearls are AWESOME! Fantastic card!

P.S. Do you have my address? ;-)

LeAnne said...

Mmmmm.....this is making me hungry. Your card looks good enough to eat! YUM!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is totally cute! I think I would eat the card though. lol

dolcreations said...

This card looks good enough to eat! I love how you placed the thread thru the holes and then tied a bow, I love the colouring, I love the swiss dots..oh heck...I just love it! Now we just have to wait to June to do some strawberry pickin'

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOWSA!! How yummy and charming is this card Denise!! LOVE your chocolate covered strawberry!! And your framing of it is just super fabulous!! LOVE how you used the Espresso Pearls too!! Beautiful card my friend!! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE challenge this week!! :o)

chercroppin said...

Looks yummy enough to eat Denise...so sweet....love all your deets! : )

Marisa said...

This is totally darling! Love how you framed and matted the strawberry. The hearts in the four corners is percious. Great card!!

Sounds crazy, but I wish we were getting some of your snow for the Olympics here as it's pretty warm -- too warm. Hope it doesn't stick around too long!

ChristineCreations said...

Ok, serious yummyness...this is delightful Denise, and it's so perfectly paired against all the white, it really sets it off.

Renée said...

I like strawberry sundaes with chocolate drizzled over it, but I've never had a chocolate coated strawberry!

Love your card, Denise! Fun layout and great details :)

Joan said...

This is wonderful. I love the layers and the chocolate looks so scruptous!!! The inside of the card is great too.

Danni said...

Yummy!! What a delicious card!

Elaine A said...

Ok Denise -

That strawberry looks totally decadent! Very scrumptious. What a great card!

Elaine Allen

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Denise.

Hugs Riet.xx

Broni said...

Wow, wow, wow! Can't any more perfect than this! I really, really want to eat that strawberry!!

Tori Wild said...

I wonder if I sent my husband a link to your post, he would get the hint for Valentine's Day. Totally agree with you-- LOVE Chocolate Strawberries, totally favorite indulgence! Those pearl things- I'm not sure what they are, but TOTALLY love teh look!! Adorable card Denise (and it makes me hungry!)

Our Little Inspirations said...

what a YUMMY card!!! The espresso pearls really make this look delicious, and I love all the white space!! Very cool how you wove that thread through the main panel! Nice job!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....that sure looks good enough to eat.....deeeelish delight for the eyes with no calories

Joseline said...

Wow! This is so cool. Love the espresso pearls!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

YUM-ME card Denise!! Love the espresso pearls and how you ran the thread!! Super card!!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - this is sooooo cool!!! What a super yummy take on the IC piece!!! FABO card Denise!!! Your design rocks!!! Hugs ~S~

Dawn Easton said...

OMG! I told Michelle at dinner that I want some of that Espresso pearls...hahah....I've got to get some now! LOVE it girl!
Your choc covered strawberry looks sooooooooooo yummy!

Dawn said...

This card is absolutely delicious! I want to eat it right up!! Once again you've done an amazing job!!

Susan (rainy) said...

I love this, Denise. LOVE those strawberries!! The woven thread is so cool! Such a beautiful card.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Mmmmmmm.....deLISH!!! You are NOT helping with my diet, girl! ;) Love the incredible texture and sweet, simple design of this card!

Terri said...

Even knowing that this is made of paper, I could seriously eat this card right now! Loves me some chocolate covered strawberries and you have created the most yummy card, ever! Love it~

Kelly Landers said...

This came out beautifully!! That strawberry looks delicious enough to eat!!

Rose Ann said...

Your strawberry looks so yummy, and I love all of your white layers!! Wonderful card, Denise!!

Whimsey said...

WOW - stunning card; love all the white layers and that strawberry w/chocolate is amazing!! Off to check out the new product - you're SUCH an enabler! :D

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my gosh, I love it! Wow, the chocolate looks so realistic Denise! Love this design!

Marie B. said...

A truly beautiful card Denise! I love the white on white with that strawberry just popping out at me! I also really love your string treatment around the image...too cute! I wanted to thank you for visitng my blog the other day and leaving me a comment...it truly made my day! :)

Justine said...

Whoa this is amazing. So yummy and elegant. I have never heard of espresso pearls. What is it exactly? I am flying to the United States next week and CANNOT WAIT to walk into a real craft store. Hope my hubby is prepared to hours and hours of waiting oh and has lots of money set aside.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Denise! Love the yummy strawberry image... the great frame work! TFS!

Alex said...

Super yummy card Denise and I love the pearls - this card is fabulous, girl!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh, gee, now you've gone and done it! I just drooled all over my 'puter salivating over this scrumpdillyicious looking chocolate-covered strawberry! What a sweet card, and I love how you finished off the inside. Thanks so much for playing in our CCEE challenge, Denise!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Such a delicious looking card...yummy!! Very, very beautiful too, I love it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

YUM!!!! Chocolate coated strawberries are luscious and you have made one luscious card here!!! I just love how you used the thread and all the white space!! Hmmm...I think I need to find something sweet to eat!! :D

Tanya said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I have to get some Espresso Pearls!

America said...

I JUST WANT TO REACH OUT AND EAT this yummy-delicious realisitic looking straberry! WOW!!!! You go GF!! :)

Becky said...

This is awesome, It looks good enough to eat. Just a awesome design.

Annie said...

OMG! This is sooooooooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!!!

dpkennedy said...

This looks so yummy!! I love your chocolate covered cherries too! Gorgeous cards!