A la mumba is simply a hot chocolate with brandy, but its so warming, I first had one when I went up mount Teidi in tenerife with my then hubby to be and he bought us one after we came back down. We wondered why everyone was looking at us as though we were mad stood there in our shorts and me in sandles but my hubby as is now told me I didn't need my trainers and shorts would be fine, he'd been up Teidi before when younger with his parents. Whilst queing for the cable car with heavy coated and booted others we read the notice that told you the temperatureat the top and advised footwear, it wasn't sandles. I didn't make it quite to the top as I got quite breathless the last 20 feet and the ground was quite slippy underfoot with lots of loose sand type stuff but the la mumba when we got back down was very welcome and it is an experience I won't forget.
Well on the subject of hot chocolate there are a few challenges that seem to have similar ideas probably due to all the cold weather and snow the world seems to be experiencing in cetain places, well it has to be bad weather somewhere doesn't it.
Simon says has a theme of 'Hot chocolate' as does Quixotic challenges #8. They say great minds think alike so there must be some great minds at work here in these places.
Colour throwdown has not suprisingly a colour challenge and their colours tie in quite well so I used them for my project. The colours are , dusky rose, chocolate chip and durango orange which I interpreted as a muted burnt orange hope thats right.
Klstampinscrappin have a fab sketch that just worked so well with my idea so I'll be entering my card over at their challenge, hope I've done it right as I often miss bits when I'm scribbling down the sketches and its not till I upload them that I find I've done them wrong.
Crafty calender #4 must have been inspired by the cold weather too as their theme is keeping warm with an optional extra of texture and I found this lovely embossed paper I bought from a craft fair and thought it was about time I took the plunge and used some of it. I must admit I buy papers I love and then don't want to use them, maybe I will have to be a little more strict with myself, oh I don't mean not buy them just try harder to use them.