Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Creative Time: Designer's Challenge

Hi, today we have a Designer's Challenge over on the My Creative Time blogYou can create a project using inspiration from the photo, the colors, or both!

So here is what I created by using inspiration from the colors and the photo. 

When I saw the photo I just knew I had to create a hot cocoa treat mug. I also knew I could decorate it in style with Emma's amazing products!! 

I had a file I purchased last year from Treasure Box Designs called Cocoa pals. I used the sweet little bear from the set as well. I added a Peachy Keen Stamps: Teddy Bear Face. I inked and chalked the edges of the bear. I adorned her ear with a cute little snow flake from MCT: Winter Flake Dies. I added a small silver sequin to the center. The little marshmallows she is holding are Peachy Keen Stamps from their Scent with Love set.

Once I had the mug glued together, I added white gel pen accents to the edges.

For the mug accents, I used MCT: Bunch of Fun Circles along with MCT: Stitched Doily. They fit perfectly together!!! Going to have to used them layered more often!

I then embellished the doily with the two larger snow flakes from the MCT: Winter Flake Die set. It doesn't show too well in the photo but the snow flakes were cut using sparkly silver paper. I also added a small sequin to it as well.

I added the sentiment from MCT: You're So Cool Stamp Set to a cut out from MCT: Vintage Stitched Label Die.

I finished the project by adding a sparkly white ribbon to the mug handle and then added a small snow flake to the center. Then I added the little bag of hot cocoa mix to it.

A fun and easy project to cheer up someone's day!

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Please head on over to the My Creative Time Blog to see the rest of the design team's amazing creations!! 


  1. I love the way you layered the doily. This project is really adorable.

  2. OMG your Mug is as cute as can be and your bear is tooo precious!!!
    WOW girl you certainly did an outstanding and super creative job and definitely rocked this challenge. I love the ways you used Miss Emma's goodies and thanks for the heads up about the circle dies & the doily!!

  3. Your mug with the bear peeking out is so sweet! I love the way you used the inspiration colors. :-)

  4. I really like how the circles, doily and snowflake layer together perfectly. The little bear is adorable. What a great gift pocket. Fabulous job!
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  5. Oh Emily ~ this is DARLING! Could it be any CUTER ~ NO! LOVE all the details and you my friend I admire! Oh look a picture outside in your new home too! YAY!!!!

  6. This is super adorable Emily! What a GREAT take on the photo inspiration!!!!!