Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Chocolate Baroque: Autumn Apples

Hello, folks! It's chucking it down like crazy here. We are being assaulted by little icy missiles. The sky is grey and gloomy. Perfect for crafting. But hey ho... someone's got to finance this addiction!

I've been playing with Chocolate Baroque's latest November release. You can check them out here. There are two new sets. I would describe them as warm, cosy and so perfect for homemade gifts as well as gratitude / friendship cards.

Today I'm going to show you a card featuring the luscious apples from the new Mellow Fruitfulness A5 sheet that will leave Snow White wanting more. I'm also using a leafy border stamp from the new Autumn Edges A5 sheet.

Here's how I made it in 5 easy steps:

1. Ink the edges with TH Vintage Photo DI and randomly stamp the leaf from Autumn Poppy with Antique Linen DI. Stamp the solid leaf image from Autumn Edges with TH Peeled Paint DI about two thirds down.  

2. Stamp the apples from Mellow Fruitfulness with Memento Tuxedo Black. Colour with Graph'It markers (Ruby, Tomato, Cacao, Chocolate, Olive, Military and Lime) and fussy cut.

3. Die cut Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle LG in brown and Spellbinders Standard Circle LG in cream. Ink the edges of cream piece with TH Vintage Photo DI, matt and stitch onto the brown piece.

4. Stamp the sentiment from Pretty Poppies with TH Barn Door DI and adhere to the card base.

5. Add the fussy cut apples and finish with some red & white baker's twine by WRMK.

And now for a close-up. You'll notice that the apples are slightly dimensional. That was a last minute additon. I stamped just the apples, coloured, fussy cut and adhered them to the original image with a few 1mm foam squares. It makes the apples pop... popping pommes!

Let's take these apples to town:

Shopping Our Stash #176: Leaf Me Alone!
Great Impressions November Challenge: Thankful Thoughts
Sentimental Sundays #231: AG
Card Mania #59: Use Your Dies
Craft Dee Bowz November Challenge: Add A Handmade Bow
Get Creative #1: AG Optional Twist - Stitching
Fairytale Stampers #46: Something New - new stamp

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your well wishes. I'm on antibiotics now and will be sorting out that tooth as soon as the inflammation has settled. Wisdom is overrated, methinks! :) Stay warm and dry, chums.



  1. Really beautiful card Asha!! I love the stamped leaf background and the stitching always adds a beautiful detail too! :) HUGS

  2. WOW what a fabulous card. Great coloring!Love that stitching, a nice addition.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  3. Gorgeous card and image Asha..Loz

  4. It's grey and dull here too. Working right now(shhhh) Love this card and I have to try the background. I never bought many distressed inks. I love the richness of the apples-so tempting(where the snake:)) The colours are rich and I almost smell the aroma of spiced candles somewhere

  5. Oh-hope you feel better-nothing sucks more than bad teeth. I have a mouthfull:)

  6. I love this card Asha, so beautiful!!
    Kevin xx

  7. Wonderful, classic design and so well executed. The composition is just outstanding. Thanks for playing along with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  8. Asha, just back to let you know that your project will be featured on our FB page tomorrow as our Color Designer of The Day. Please stop by www.facebook.com/avenue613 to say hello and to grab your Designer of The Day Badge.
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  9. Beautiful!! As always your coloring is really outstanding! : ) Love the dimensional apples - look good enough to eat! : )

    If you go out in the storm be sure to wear a helmet! : )


  10. OH my goodness, Asha, this is beautiful! Your coloring is absolutely amazing and I adore the use of all those stamps! GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. This is awesome sweetie. Such gorgeous colours and detail.

  12. Awesome card design. I love your beautiful apples too!

  13. I think this is lovely, Asha! Loving this image and your layout, very beautiful!
    We have no snow, mild temperatures, but it's so dark and grey! It's not even eight in the evening and you're wondering if it's time to go to bed. I really look forward to December with more lights from Christmas decorations, it usually brightens up my mood...

  14. YOUR Card is outstanding. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

  15. Gorgeous card, like how you gave it an antique look. Hope your tooth is back to normal soon.

  16. Turf the tooth! And then when you do foolish things, you can say the lack of it made you do them :)
    Your colouring is stunning - I had to go back & look again at those leaves!

  17. Ohhhh la la popping pommes! C'est fantastique!!
    Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for the "Leaf Me Alone" challenge this week :)

  18. Those apples look so real! Better for you than the choc!

  19. This is gorgeous Asha loving these new stamps.
    lorraine x

  20. This is so beautiful - love the style, colors, stamps... :) Very pretty.

  21. stunning - love this to bits Asha - such gorgeous stamps xx

  22. Choclate Baroque stamps are always so beautiful and detailed, I love them!
    And I love the amazing card you did with them!
    I can't believe, you've fuzzy cut out the apple image by hand :-O WOW!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Fairytale Stampers challenge, and good luck!!

    xx Karola xx

  23. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges Asha and hope to see you again soon. This really is a gorgeous image and superb colouring! Hugs Christine xx

  24. Hi Asha! Love your cards! This one is so beautiful! Thank you for your sweet message ;)

  25. Oh woooowww I adore that colored Images sooo Adorable Asha..adorable Sentiment too...Wonderfull card sweety...

    I am still in a training from my office thats why no time to play to your blog...I am so sorry...


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