Greetings from Grimsby!

Well we are here now and pretty much settled in, so much so that  the mojo returned yesterday and the first craft project here got under way.   Thank you to all of you who sent me new home cards they are all stunning will share them with you all soon.

The IMPs travelled well, over 4 hours in the car with no travel sickness or anything else!   They soon found their way around the house and normal, for them, family life resumed but they have not yet asked to go out.

So with the un-packing done it was time to get out the inks, the only thing was where to start.   Checking Feline Playful for challenges Fashionable Stamping popped out with their colour challenge of COFFEE & CREAM WITH DARK CHOCOLATE.

Dark chocolate card stock makes the base card in tent fold.   Marianne doily die cut rich creamy paper stock to form an overlapping mat.   Latte coloured card cut with a couple of Nesties and stamped with Espresso Adirondack ink, the edge of the main topper coloured with Vintage Photo.   A double strip of lace representing the froth of cappuccino.   So which stamp to use? Tanda's 'Cup of Tea' from 'Retro Women set 2'  seemed to fit! The Happy Birthday is from a smiley stamp.

We are also asked which our favourite coffee/tea drink is, Coffee black or Cappuccino.  Tea only Redbush or mint/fruit.

I am also sharing this with Tanda Teaser where Sue posted a Sepia Tones challenge a few days early!


  1. So glad things are ok and that you are in and settled and the Imps are settling too - they will soon get used to the new life.
    A fabulous card to celebrate and I love the tones of coffee and cream you have chosen, even if you do only like tea!! Thanks for joining us FSC and have a great week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox
    (You can guess I am on half term can't you?)

  2. What a gorgeous card, love the colours, your blog is gorgeous too, am now following you through networked blogs
    Lindsay xx

  3. Lovely card. Glad you are now settled in your new home! Hugs, Valerie

  4. A Gorgeous card. That lace is so beautiful! Glad you are settling in and the IMPS are behaving themselves.

  5. So pleased that the imps travelled well my lovely....nothing worse than cat poo in the car on the motorway hahahaha!!! Lovely card too xxx

  6. Glad to hear you are settled in now Zoe. Your card is smashing, just right for the challenge. Take care and have a great week, Annette x

  7. Fabulous card Zoe, glad you are all settled now.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Hi Zoe
    Wonderful retro inspired card. So glad you joined us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  9. Hi Zoe, glad to hear you and the imps are settling in nicely. You've certainly got your mojo unpacked, that card is gorgeous! Love the stamping and that frothy lace is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges
    Claire xx waving from North Lincs :-)

  10. This is a lovely card Zoe I think the colour combo is great
    It's good to hear you are settling in ok and the house is getting sorted, the imps will soon settle and will enjoy exploring a new area

    Take care
    Hugs Jackie x

  11. :) Glad you are all settled into your new home and back into the swing of things with a fab card
    Von xxx

  12. Gosh, you've unpacked and got sorted mega quick! I still haven't finished and I've been here 4 years, lol! I'm glad it's gone smoothly. Gorgeous card, I love all the shades of brown. Maria x

  13. glad to hear your move went ok..and you're settling in to your new home ~ that's awesome chickie!
    and love your creation...what a scrumptious image!

  14. That's a wonderful card, great image. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  15. Beautiful card Zoe, thanks for joining us at FSC this time. Good to read you are settled in your new home. Yvonne x

  16. Great card Zoe, and a great image (even if it is tea!!!)
    Thanks for sharing with us a Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Avril x

  17. great card Zoe, yes it certainly counts!

    Glad to hear you are getting settled in, and the imps too!


  18. I love how you have tried to cover so many coffee and cream colours in this fabulous card. Even the froth! lol thanks for joining us at Fashionable
    Stamping Challenges this fortnight...good luck
    Dot x

  19. Fab card Zoe, love that stamp, I've got it buried somewhere too ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

  20. Really love card Zoe and I love the image and sentiment.
    Thanks for joining in with our Coffee & Cream challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x
    FSC DT


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