Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Holiday wishes


I feel card makers sometimes skip seasons altogether. Last week, I was in full summer mode for the coffee lovers blog hop; now, I am diving back into Christmas cards! This card is for Christina Hor's Cards for Little Hearts card drive.


The patterned paper with the adorable reindeer is from Michaels. The sentiment is from Hero Arts' Layering Christmas Tree. Overall, a pretty easy-peasy card.

I am submitting this to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Red White and / or Blue  (red)
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July 2017 Challenge
CHNC Challenge 340 - AG Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - July
YNS Sketch Challenge #67












Thank you as always for stopping by!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Card #7

And... squeezing in one last submission (card #7) to the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop! It's been a crazy fun ride! Thank you for all of your comments - I appreciate every one of them.

Inspired by:


I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #400, three of a kind (three vertical paper strips)

Thank you as always for stopping by! 

Books and coffee

Today is the last day for the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop; what is more summery than a stack of books waiting to be read?


Inspired by this old Mojo Monday sketch (which apparently was one of Julee's original sketches!):

The image is from Blackberry Jelly's little workshop. Love the clean lines. I did some digital masking to shorten the book stack.

I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June 2017 Challenge
DL.ART June linky challenge
Little Red Wagon - Challenge #400, three of a kind (three banners)

Thank you as always for stopping by! 

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Tea bag pull tab card

This is my card #5 to the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop - a personal record!


Where's the coffee / tea, you ask?
 

Under the top layer, I hid a Stash tea bag that is attached to a pull tab. I thought this would be a fun and interactive take on the clean design (which is a CASE of this card).

I used two layers of foam tape in a C-shape around the tea bag to form the slider area, and taped the tab to the tea bag. Happy day and enjoy!


I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Challenge #387, Circles 
DL.ART June linky challenge

Thank you as always for stopping by!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

White on white

This is my card #4 for the 2017 summer coffee lovers blog hop, which ties my previous personal record.


This is my first time to play at Addicted to CAS! This week's code word is "white on white", which speaks "summer" to me; I guess I'm thinking of wearing white in the summer? 😁

I covered the SSS falling hearts stencil with embossing paste, die-cut the window, and embossed a Cuttlebug small teacup on acetate to fill the space. Behind the window, I've clear embossed "thank you" six times (like this card).



I recently got the MFT rectangle peek-a-boo window die-namics and I may be slightly in love with it, as it's made an appearance in three out of my last four cards.

I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Monday Challenge - Stencil it 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
DL.ART June linky challenge
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207
Addicted to CAS Challenge #114













Thank you as always for stopping by!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #3

The week-long coffee lovers blog hop has the effect of pushing me to work faster on cards! Sometimes, it takes me a week (or more!) to put a card together because I hum and haw on this piece of paper versus that shade of colour. Now, it's a card a day; I do hope it's not at the expense of quality...

Here is my card #3 to the hop. I was thinking along the lines of tea sippin' while watching a beautiful sunset:


This card features the Verve digi Rise and Shine, which Julee released during the 2017 spring CLBH. I love it! "Sending you a cup of happiness" (from YNS' Cup of Happiness) is what I've put on the inside.

I used a recent Mojo Monday sketch. I'm going to miss those sketches...



I am submitting this to:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Use patterned paper (the watercolour wash paper) 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
DL.ART June linky challenge

Thank you as always for stopping by!

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!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Birthday wishes

I am really enjoying the versatility of Hero Arts' Layering Christmas Tree; I haven't used it for a Christmas card yet.


The trees are stamped in a combination of Versamark and Hero Arts' Ombre Lime to Forever Green ink. I love the depth that you get with the layers, even with only Versamark. And maybe it's just me, but I find this layering stamp very forgiving - tree branches don't have to line up exactly and blotchiness is only natural, right?


The layout and colours are from YNS:




I am submitting this to:

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Happy birthday
SSS Work it Wednesday: Spring
A Blog Named Hero: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #276-277 - Anything Goes   
YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #61

Thank you as always stopping by!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

You Make Everything Groovy!

Just a quick one using Verve's Surely Goodness, following the Mojo Monday sketch, and using a rainbow of colours per the SSS Monday challenge - make a rainbow.

Post-photo, I realized the flower centre needs a gem, so that's now fixed and all is right with the world again!

I am submitting this to:
SSS Monday - Rainbow
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #276-277 - Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy - Anything Goes 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
Mojo Monday #491












Thank you as always for stopping by!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Best wishes

Wow, the spring coffee lovers blog hop is going strong! So many inspirational cards + dedicated commenters leaving lovely comments + great hop prizes (+ coffee) = Winning combination :)


I found this cute flower-in-a-teacup Provo Craft mini embossing folder ("Feel Better") in my stash recently and thought it would be perfect for the spring hop. I used the YNS sketch and colours; the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's So Much To Say and then finished with a bit of cork ribbon as de facto cup coaster and glossy accents.



I hope card quality is not proportional to the amount of time spent on the card because this one came together relatively quickly for me.


I am submitting this to:
YNS Sketch and Colour Challenge #60 
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
SSS Work It Wednesday - Spring 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #276-277 - Anything Goes  
2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Thank you as always for stopping by!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Rise and Shine

... with a cup of coffee in the great outdoors. Here's sending a whiff of fresh mountain air your way:



Stamps: Hero Arts' Layering Christmas Tree and Verve's Rise and Shine (gorgeous set; thanks Julee!)

Added some glossy accents to make the sentiment "shine". Ink sponging a background is new to me and fun!

I am submitting this to:

Verve Stamps Blog
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #276-277 - Anything Goes 
2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
SSS Work It Wednesday - Spring 
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 27 March 2017

You've Got This in the Bag

It's that time again: The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - 2017 Spring edition! I am late to the (ginormous) party, but "better late than never" is my motto, so here is my first card:


The stamp set is a free digi: Verve's Rise and Shine. I scattered the cups, printed on a piece of yellow marbled paper, and then coloured in the cups. I love, love, love the style of this set and this punny sentiment! Thank you Julee for your generosity!

This card is inspired by Andreea Raghina's card over at the CASEing DT Link-Up Party #11. When I saw the layout, I was immediately reminded of this twisted panel card by Melanie Muenchinger, so I combined the two. I used the colours from Colour Throwdown #435.



However, I can't decide if I want to tape down the tag or leave it completely free-floating (how it is now). Thoughts?


I am submitting this to:
Colour Throwdown #435
Verve Stamps Blog
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #274-275 - Anything Goes 
2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Coffee Loving Cardmakers CASEing DT Link Up Party #11












Thanks for stopping by! Remember, you've got this in the bag!