Saturday, 24 June 2017

Coffee cup thank you

I am on a duo-card swing! After the night and day cards yesterday, today's theme is hot and cold:


The "warm tones" card is for the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop, but I thought it would be cool (heh) to contrast with a "cool tones" card. Not sure if the colours are coming through, but the "warm" card uses a patterned paper that gradates from red to orange to yellow, and the "cool" card goes from purple to blues.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's So Much To Say. The coffee cup is a digi from Blackberry Jelly's digital stamps. Thank you! Finished with glossy accents and the SSS falling hearts stencil.


I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
DL.ART June linky challenge
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207
YNS Sketch Challenge #67












Thank you as always for stopping by!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Meet... Brentwood!

The 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop is ON!! Woot! This is my third hop and I am preparing myself for a week of crafting frenzy :)

Card #1:

Meet Brentwood! I love it when stamp characters have names. This digi is from jessicalynnoriginal. Thank you! It's my first time to colour Brentwood and he is just the sweetest. Here, he is having a staycation and drinking coffee all day and all night long.

Funny story about this card: I showed it to my husband and he particularly liked the morning version because he says Brentwood, being nocturnal, would definitely need coffee in the morning to stay awake :)

I know the hop is hopping like crazy, so I won't keep you. Thank you as always for stopping by!

I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Use patterned paper
SSS Monday Challenge - Let's take a vacation (staycation!)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
DL.ART June linky challenge
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Christmas chickies

This card is for the last Mojo Monday. I only discovered Mojo Monday this year, and I haven't participated in many challenges, but I always appreciate the sketches because they helped me learn so many variations on balanced layouts. Thank you Julee! I look in the archived sketches often!


Those cute chickies are from Your Next Stamps' Christmas Chickies, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts' Layering Christmas Tree. Layout and colours inspired by:




I am submitting this to:
Mojo Monday #500
YNS Colour Challenge #66
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Emboss it (Clear embossing on the background snowflakes and sentiment)
SSS Monday Challenge - Touchy feely (liquid applique on the toques and tulle for the horizontal strip)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #286-287 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
CHNC Challenge 338 - AG Christmas (I didn't finish this card in time for last week's challenge, which was non-traditional Christmas colours...)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - June
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June (the background is a piece of watercolour designer paper)


Thank you as always for stopping by!


Sunday, 28 May 2017

Side step card - cup of happiness



This is my first side step card (side-step card? side step-card? My inner grammar police is still thinking about it), idea as inspired by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' Caseing DT link-up party #13. I've used basically all the stamps in the YNS Cup of Happiness set! 


The white is a shimmery cardstock; my apologies for the brightness of the photos. Some of the marshmallow dudes are on foam dots, and some are layered twice for varying depths. There is some acetate behind the back ladder so that it looks above the fold.

I am submitting this to:
Color throwdown #444 (green, grey, white)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #284-285 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Dare 2B Artzy - Girly (it's a girl cup; look at those eyelashes! 😁)
Coffee Loving Cardmakers CASEing DT Link Up Party #13












Thank you as always for stopping by!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

World's best birthday wishes

I've been enjoying the CASEing DT series at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, but was really stumped as to how to CASE this month's gorgeous card from Becca Cruger:

 

Here is my attempt:

 
My card started with the focal image from From the Heart Stamps' World's Best Coffee. And then it was one substitute after another due to my apparent lack of supplies, which amazes me because my stash is more mountain than molehill, or so I thought.
  • I wanted to use one of the accompanying digi sentiments, but ran out of large-enough pieces of vellum that would feed through the printer. Therefore, I stamped a sentiment from Verve's Surely Goodness
  • The circle embossing is in place of the small doily (which I didn't have)
  • The swipes of alcohol marker are in place of the mixed media / gelato-like gorgeousness on the original card
On the bright side, I was able to print a miniature coffee cup on the envelope! Eeeep! Super cute; all's well that ends well.


I am submitting this to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Birthday
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #276-277 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Dare 2B Artzy - Anything Goes
Coffee Loving Cardmakers CASEing DT Link Up Party #12












Thank you as always for stopping by!