We've have an extremely mild winter so far (knock on wood) but even so there's nothing like a warm mug of hot chocolate to relax with in any weather. That brings me to the theme of the challenge this week on Fantabulous Cricut. They have asked for "a cup, or chocolate, or the color brown". I made just such a card for my mother to give my daughter-in-law for Christmas but never took a picture of it. Now I've recreated it with a twist - a peppermint twist.
The mug and candy cane are from Christmas Cheer and the printed paper from a stack I'm loving called Lost and Found by My Mind's Eye. The mug is from a texture and finish stack by DCWV. It looks to me like an earthernware mug, which is why I used it. On the earlier card, it represented the kiln that my mother gave to my DIL. There is no kiln cut on any of my carts (or probably on any cart, lol) so I made a mug that looked like one that had been thrown and then glazed and fired. The candy cane is from scraps and the whole image is popped up on foam. This isn't a very good picture although it does let you see the shadows made by the pop-up.
I'm trying to get my Valentines made before we leave this Friday. I just hope some of them will qualify for a challenge or two. If not, I'll post them anyway, along with other bits and pieces of my life beyond cards.