Monday, November 16, 2015

The Challenge - Inspiration - #51

And OH what an inspiration photo we have for you this week - Lesley, you really know how to choose them!!!

I have been so inspired by the cups, and macarons!  SO I have two cards for you today - yes, built in Second Helpings!  How could I resist?

I may have recreated a little card I love to do for The Coffee Lover's bloghop ... with this fabulous color scheme as my inspiration - I give you card one:

Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder; Concord & 9th Love You - Mean it! stamps;
Avery Elle Bonjour circa 2012 - but I LOve it!  Stamped in SU Crumb Cake;
AND a fun-foam 'marshmallow'!!
 
For Second Helpings, I wanted to have it be all about the thanks - in this case?  Merci Beaucoup!
 
Incorporating a few snippets of that blue, a bit of kraft, and Teresa Collins enamel dots:
Ooh La La, indeed!
 
So there you have it ... I love to see how my team-mates are inspired - don't you?  Of course, we love to see YOU in The Challenge gallery, too!  Won't you join us?  Please, and thank you!
 
=]  Michele

 

24 comments:

~amy~ said...

PERFECT

Jenni's Jems said...

The wind is howling and the wind is battering outside but your cards made me feel all warm and toasty...and may have to pinch oops sorry borrow that cup idea in your first card idea,please its pure genius! x

TK said...

Wonderful!

Lindsey said...

These are fabulous!! I can't choose a favorite. Love all the bits and pieces you've added.

Susi Kelly said...

Yum! If your macaron card was any closer, it would have bite marks in it! LOL Super cards, Michele!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Ooh la la is right! Love this! Have an awesome week!

Lisa said...

CUTENESS overload!!! Love these Michele. I think your swirly embossing folder was such a great choice. I can just see the swirls of yummy hot chocolate in a big warm mug!!

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are so cute!

Deepti said...

I am speechless!! Literally you leave me in awe... Your cards are so perfect :)

Rachel Jolley said...

Both cards are super!

Barb Ghig said...

Two really fabulous cards, Michele! I love how you played with the color combo, and your macarons look yummy! I love the swirls on your embossed panels, too...just perfect!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

These cards are as delicious-looking as that picture. What an awesome colour scheme, and that swirly whirly embossing paper... Yum, Michele!!

Kay Miller said...

Oh wow!! These are both amazing! I love the embossed white panels and the color scheme is just delicious!!

cm said...

Two delicious card...cookies and coffee, blue and craft, swirls and hearts...yes, a bunch of my favourite things, all in one place!
Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Would it be presumptious to guess where your mind was while you were making these beauties, Michele?? Coffee (or chocolate!) macarons with that sweet marshmallow heart ... sooo delicious ... and that wonderful swirly embossed frame around the perfect sentiment ... a true CAS beauty! Hugs, mon amie, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Hot chocolate is nothing without marshmallows, Michele, so I'm glad you added one to your cup. Love both designs and all that texture.

Geri said...

You are sooooooo talented! These two cards are incredible! The cookies are delightful - especially in that they mimic the ef images so well.

Ooh-la-la is exactly that! More delicious texture, bedazzled with wee pops of color and the single white enamel dot (such a cool idea!). Awesome cards!

Kim Heggins said...

oh la la is right! I love them both.

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous, Michele. The embossing backgrounds remind me of little swirls of steam.

Sharron said...

Fabulous colors--the Crumb Cake and that shade of blue are amazing with the white! Wonderful designs and I love the embossing!

Petra Swart said...

Ooh la la, for sure two sweet cards, Michele!!!! Love the little bits of kraft combined with the blue and white!!!! Both so cute!!!! Friday nights are our hot chocolate and marshmallow nights!!! Yummy!!!!
Hugz

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Lovely cards! The color combo is fantastic, "feeling french" :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Michele, I LOVE both of these adorable cards! That swirly embossed background is just perfect! Ooh La La, My Friend! XX

Dana & Glen said...

fabulous cards Michele! I love the layout and the swirly EF is perfect!