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Friday, 6 March 2015

Cocoa Time and Pictures of India

 Hello, and thanks for your visit today,
This little make was inspired when we used the Airport Lounge while waiting for the connecting flight, At the coffee machine I saw these packets of Van Houten's Chocolate Drink and immediately thought of this Artistic Outpost stamp from the Think and Wonder set.  I played about with the Cabinet card die to make a little holder.

 Masked off the boy to get my 'label' for the back, I used Frayed Burlap Distress Marker and then painted in what was missing.
  I thought the quote sounded very tempting.

  I am entering this at:
  Artistic Outpost - Show us your Art
  Vintage Stamping Challenge - Olde Worlde (Chocolate is still in date - but my boy image isn't)
  Crafts4eternity - Anything but a card
  Altered Eclectics - Anything but a Card
  Country View Challenges - Anything Goes

A couple of pics from the hols.
 Taj Mahal, the flower pattern is made with semi precious stones, so beautiful

 Agra Fort and a beautiful room in the Summer Palace

Jaipur's City Palace and this amazing door                                                                                          

 and of course our Elephant ride

And this in Jaipur city, the Palace of Winds, which is only a facade to allow the ladies of the court to view the city streets

I've  lots, lots more, but don't want to bore you.

Off to a workshop tomorrow afternoon with the very talented Hels Sheridan - should be a great time.
Whatever you're doing at the weekend, hope it's a good one.
Avril xx


Christine L said...

A fabulous creation Avril... and nice that it was inspired in India! I hope you're watching Indian Summer with Julie Walters.... it's a bit of an eye opener!

My daughter was bridesmaid in India a couple of years back.. somewhere that is not a tourist destination - and because she's so blonde, people kept coming over to her and touching her hair! She said is was really odd! Fabulous photos - thanks for sharing them.

Christine x

Joan said...

Fabulous, fabulous photos and have a fabulous time tomorrow Avril !


Mrs A. said...

Fabulous photos. That is somewhere I would love to go and visit. Hugs Mrs A.

Janette said...

I love your creation Avril, and the holiday pics are stunning, thanks for sharing..xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful creation and fantastic photos, please show more! Hugs, Valerie

Amanda said...

Great make love what you've done with the die and great photo's
Amanda x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous photos Avril, awesome buildings and they all look so clean and bright
Love your container and where you got the inspiration.
See you tomorrow at the workshop.
Yvonne xx

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant project, I love the little box you made, perfect for the chocolate drink sachets. OOh lucky girl, you've been on an exotic holiday, I hope you had a wonderful time. The pics are smashing, on my wish list too :D x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lovely creation Avril...like to see the Dutch language and brand :-)
What a great holiday you had...gorgeous pics!
Greetings, Alie :-)

chrissies said...

Fantastic creation and amazing photographs-thank you for sharing those

Love Chrissie xx

Little Artbee said...

Very nice cocoa boxes in lovely oldfashioned style. Your photos of India are amazing and make us longing for a visit of India. Thanks for sharing with us!
Happy weekend and dear Greetings

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fabulous idea Avril, best use of that die ever!! I might have to borrow this idea come Christmas time! Genius!! Looks like you had a wonderful trip! hugs :)

Margik said...

Love your fantastic cocoa creation, it's a great idea, Avril! What fabulous holidays, the photos are so beautiful, thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Mar

Shirley Chillman said...

Only you could be inspired by a chocolate drink Avril and then come up with something totally amazing.

Beautiful pics of your holiday sooooo jealous.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

steffi said...

Love how you've used the cabinet card die to create this Avril, and great to hear how the inspiration struck! Have really enjoyed seeing your holiday photos too - looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics ~ Steffi :o) xx

Sandra Wright said...

Such a clever project...I have those stamps too,aren't they gorgeous and just perfect for your project.
A lovely entry for our challenge over at Altered Eclectics

Kefa said...

Your project is very beautiful and I love your photos

Thank you for playing along with us at # 216 challenge.
Kefa DT Crafts 4 eternity http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/

butterfly said...

One of my favourite AO stamps, and what a good idea to use it to create a cocoa pouch!!

I'm completely blown away by your photos from India - it really does look magical. I love the idea of a whole building created just to let the court women spy on the world! Thanks for sharing these - couldn't ever be boring!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

I just had to scroll down to see if I could find more pictures. Your pictures are truly wonderful. What a dream trip!!
Sandy xx

hazel said...

A fabulous project and wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us at Altered Eclectics.
xxx Hazel.

Erin Stewart said...

Well, aren't you clever to be inspired by something so mind numbing as waiting for a flight! ;) Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing over at Altered Eclectics! Hugs Erin xx