Wednesday 9 November 2022

Cocoa Jacuzzi


Day 9 at Beccy's Place month long holiday challenge prompt is the letter H.
H is for Hot Chocolate and Holly

I have used the cool image Cocoa Jacuzzi from The Paper Shelter. Each set has a paper, digital image in black outline and pre-coloured and a full card that you can print out. They really are versatile and it leaves you free to choose how you wish to create.

For this card I used the pre-coloured image and this has been printed out since last November so it was great to finally use it :)

I decided to stick with the blue and brown colour theme of the image so the base of the card is kraft. I have used this also to mat the image. 

The patterned paper is from a mainly blue themed pad of papers from Craft Sensations. I used some hammered texture metallic paper and trimmed it with the Snowflake border punch from Fiskars.

The sentiment I thought matched the warm jacuzzi theme and this is from a set by the now retired Imagine That Digistamp.

I added some gems and silver peel off stickers to add a bit of Christmas sparkle.

Finally the sentiment and mini gingerbread are made from the inside of my bran flakes breakfast cereal box. This is thicker than traditional kraft card so perfect for little jobs like this. 

The baby gingerbread is a die which came in an issue of Die Cutting Essentials. I was shopping at the supermarket a couple of months ago and there was a craft bundle of older magazines and I literally bought it for this tiny gingerbread man. It is only 1.8cm tall and so utterly cute I just could not resist. There are quite a few dies and stamps with the magazine which are quite useful but I NEEDED this tiny gingerbread man. I thought it was perfect to go on this card as the cool cookie needed some little friends. (I showed my hubby the first one I cut as I squealed at the cuteness and he thought I was a bit mad.... LOL)

Card Details -

Size - 5” x 7”

Digital Image - Cocoa Jacuzzi (The Paper Shelter)

Digital Sentiment - Santa Penguin (Imagine That Digistamp) Now Retired

Dies - Tiny gingerbread man (Die Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 84)

Punch - Snowflake Border (Fishers)

Designer Papers - Merry Christmas Frosty (Craft Sensations)

Colouring Medium - Black fine liner pen

Embellishments - Self Adhesive Gems, silver snowflake peel off stickers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. What a super cute image and adorable card, Mandy. Love it! So glad you joined us at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck on your entry. Have a happy day. Hugs, Lori - DT

  2. Beautiful card and really love the image and that gorgeous little gingerbread man!
    Carol x

  3. That is one cute and sassy gingerbread man! He looks totally relaxed lying there in the hot cocoa with his sunnies on. I love the colour scheme too Mandy, great idea to stick with the blue and brown combo.

  4. Pre-coloured images make it so easy to get a card out quickly. I love the colour combo you've chosen in your papers, and your design is so pretty. Those teeny gingerbread men are utterly adorable! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter, and for using one of our images.

  5. This gingerbread man is just way too cute and pretty cool looking with those classes. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge

  6. Very cute and fun, you should enter it into the Coffee Lover's blog hop, blog is in my list of favorites!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Peace On earth!
    Diane POE CO-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  7. This card is just adorable - love that blue snowflake paper and the craft card snowflake trim. The little gingerbread man soaking it up in the hot chocolate is just so sweet. Thank you for sharing and for taking part in the polkadoodles digi choosday challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

  8. Love your project! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! Hugs Heidi TPS DT

  9. This is so fun and cute! It makes me smile 😃. Thank you for choosing to share your card at Polkadoodles and hope to see you again soon.
    Nunzia DT

  10. This is too cute! Love the image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz!

  11. Ooh! This is fun! You certainly got a bargain
    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  12. Awesome card! I love that image, it's just super fun. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT

  13. That little fella is so cute and he looks awfully comfortable! Thank you for joining us for the Polkadoodles Saturday Crafting Challenge! Hope to see you again soon! Xoxo, Kim DT

  14. Fantastik card! Thank you for your participation at the paper shelter challenge.
    Iza Dt

  15. Mandy I just love this card. Jacuzzi Hot chocolate looks great. Thanks for linking up with us over at Penny's challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

  16. I love it !! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  17. Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at

    The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenges. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist.

    Happy crafting,

    Angela Twisted Thursday DT

    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}</


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