Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Hot Hot Chocolate.

So Sandra said Gotta Craft has just got in the new Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate range, how do you fancy some Fancy Pants? And I said Fantastic!

As I spread it out on my desk I started to realise that actually I really, really like COLD chocolate and so I made this:


It's a page about a little habit we've got into of a winter evening. It's becoming a ritual. Every night, once everyone has eaten, they tend to scatter round the house plugged into gadgets or whatever else it is teenagers do in their rooms with the door closed. But I've discovered that the offer of a choc pop around eight-ish always brings them back out . I send someone on a "lolly-run" to the freezer and we gather together again, just like that. As long as I remember to keep the freezer stocked.


I built up the layers and texture on this, so that it reminded me of ice crystals, and added some pops of bright yellow to make that beautiful chocolate coloured paper look even richer. The journaling cards are by Jenni Bowlin and Sandra has some new ones in here. The chipboard accents are Crate Paper and they are here. And the title is done with Echo Park alpha stickers from a previous Gotta Craft kit.

So, if you're looking for me and I'm not about? You know what the ad says..Mum's Gone To Iceland.

Postscript: Happy Last Day Of November! It's December tomorrow. Oh yes! I very much want to thank everyone who Christmas Clubbed this week. I had a wonderful time enjoying everyone's memories and I hope you did too. Please continue to add your story  here or think about joining us next Sunday when I'll be rolling out the Christmas Club welcome mat again. But I'll see you before then?

25 comments:

Ruth said...

How very devious of you! Love the LO.

Deb said...

LOVE the layout you have created, Sian, and your sweet and sneaky way of pulling the family together. :o)

I just love Fancy Pants papers - the quality is wonderful and makes it so much fun to work with. And you have certainly done it justice with your fabulous layout. xo

S said...

Wonderfully chocolate colours on this. And, hey, bribes are good - a staple of the parenting trade, I believe.

JO SOWERBY said...

chocolate is gr8 hot or cold. loving the beautiful LO,
Jo xxx

Jimjams said...

Oh so that's how to tempt teenagers back out of their rooms! Wonder if it works at 8 in the morning too? ;o)
Gorgeous page - lucky you! Love that Family "thing" and great layering too.

Becky said...

Lovely idea to get everyone together. Beautiful page too - love the colours.

scrapchick said...

Such a pretty layout and *sweet* ritual. :) LOVE Fancy Pants!

Giselle said...

I love the colour combination of the chocolate & lime green together, super LO!

scrappyjacky said...

We often do this as well...either cold choc lollies [Lidl do some great ones]....or steaming hot chocolate.....works every time.
Lovely page to document the ritual.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous layout and what a wonderful thing to document. I love the chipboard "family" on flags. Fantastic!
Rinds

Carmen said...

Just fabulous and scrumptious Sian - they do indeed look worthy of a page and of being bait! Yum!

Miriam said...

This is a fabulous LO Sian, I think the colours are wonderful together!
I love cold chocolate, I only like to eat it if it's been kept in the fridge! x

Cheri said...

Gorgeous layout. I've got a cold chocolate evening ritual myself! And I adore Fancy Pants papers... in fact, it is my favorite line!

Rachel B said...

Lovely layout Sian and what a great idea! :)

Louise said...

I love how you've recorded this family ritual, gorgeous layout Sian xx

Kristin said...

Love the connection of the page to chocolate, who doesn't like it, however it comes :) The shapes work so perfect together, love it!

Amy said...

I love your page today Sian - I am always in awe of how you manage to layer your elements so beautifully - it really is an artform in which you excel!
I am also storing away these ideas to tempt the older children from their gadgets - though, by the time mine are that age I should be more than proficient at 'behaviour modification'! ;-)

Melissa said...

Great layout and what a wonderful evening tradition, getting everyone together for a little bit. And, oh yes, I'm definitely a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan. My hubby got me a complete set of the Little House books for my birthday earlier this year, and I'm just getting to them in my "to-be-read" pile.

Clair said...

Gorgeous layout and a sweet, simple memory lovingly recorded.

sharyncarlson said...

Oh I just love this!! The layering is so gorgeous :)

Ginger said...

What a great story Sian! love the green pom poms! I have some pink ones and will surely bring them out for my JYC!

Sandra said...

I laughed at your story ... how very smart of you. Totally loving what you've done with the papers.

Clare said...

I love all the details on your layout, and your 'plan' for getting your family together in the evenings sounds ingenious - must try this!

Karen said...

Love how you get the family together again (not an easy task at that age) and what a perfect thing to scrap!

alexa said...

Delicious colur combination, Sian - mouthwatering and distinctly edible!

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