15 October 2011

Week 37

Another week and another challenge, the theme for which is
You may interpret this however you wish... your favourite tipple, the colours of a cocktail or a simply cocktail of colours. Let your imagination run with this one, it will be interesting to see how imaginative you can be.
Here is a little fun... you can follow the link to see what cocktail you are... it's interesting to see that both of us are 'poised' ladies in the same proportions what's more!

You Are Made Of Ambition, Poise, and Giddiness

3 parts Ambition
2 parts Poise
1 part Giddiness

And a Splash of Genius

Limit yourself to one serving. This cocktail is strong!
You Are Made Of Elegance, Poise, and Understanding

3 parts Elegance
2 parts Poise
1 part Understanding

And a Splash of Glamour

Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice
Blogthings: Learn Something Surprising About Yourself

I have done a couple of different things with this challenge. Firstly I have the wonderful Penny Black stamp which Mandi gave me... I love these girls.

The sentiment, which reads, 'Honey, it's 5 o'clock somewhere.' is computer generated in what else but Cocktail and Cocktail Bubbly fonts.
The image was coloured with Copics.

This one takes a little lateral thought... and you can obviously see a cock('s)-tail!
We did ask you to be inventive!


Firstly, I am so sorry I didn't visit many of the later entries.
 This was due to my work load, I'm in the process of completeing a large wedding order.

Isn't Chrissie imaginative, I love her style, I know you all do too! Mine are more predictable, but I hope you like them.

This stamp is Creative Expressions, I've had it yonks, used it loads! The 'cocktail' drink I did using Promarkers. I wasn't having any success at first, they kept bleeding into each other, even when masking. So I cut them as strips, stuck them onto a piece of paper and then over stamped again with the glass, then cut out and stuck on! Cheating I guess but the 'Mandi way' lol. Finished off by coating with glossy accents, colouring the stem in black and also adding the 3 gems to finish,

For my second card I took inspiration from this picture.
I do love a cocktail. They conjure up a picture of tropical places,  bursting with a plethora of vibrantly colourful flowers. Nothing to do with the alcohol content of course ...cough cough!

Stampes used, Stampin Up flower from the Growing Green set, Stampendous Daisy flower, and the other is a triple poppy design, no idea whose it is! Leaves are a mix od Crealies dies. The sentiment is my newly acquired Papertrey Ink 

Yes, it's in your face, but, I like it!! Says a lot for me ha ha

Enjoy concocting your 'cocktails' maybe even have a real one!


  1. The cock('s)-tail is fabulous. Beautiful colors and layout. Thanks for the recipes for the cocktails.
    Have a nice weekend and lovely greet

  2. Thanks Gals, for the challenge. Loved playing along!

  3. Thanks again for a super challenge.

  4. Hmmm this has me thinking now...a tricky one maybe! nice cards already everyone :O) Viv xx

  5. Another fab challenge Lady Diva's! xx Jan

  6. Okay...this is a VERY difficult challenge...at least for me!

  7. Thank you ladies for another fabulous challenge Cocktails this week and your cards are just amazing again as always:) Sandra H

  8. Thanks for the challenge! I´m back home from a trip to Spain!:)


  9. Chrissie & Mandi,
    Could I please ask a big favour - my home PC is not playing nice at the moment and my work PC doesn't 'show' the linky thingie - I would be very grateful if you could add my entry which is at the following link...


    I love your cards that row of hens looks such fun.

    Many thanks
    Toni xx

  10. What a great challenge. I don't know how you come up with the ideas but keep them coming. Kim x



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