Sunday, May 27, 2018

Cat Coffee Mug

Hi, everyone! Here I am with another coffee-themed project for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This card is not a standard A2 size but a bit larger, measuring 4" x 6" - I sized it to fit some envelopes I found in my stash. I made several cards of this size so I'll be sharing more of them this week.


As soon as I saw this adorable new Cat Coffee Mug digi from Craftin Desert Divas, I knew I had to have it!  I added a little punched heart and some Xmas Red Stickles to her bow and a steam die-cut from Cottage Cutz.  The patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Cream and Sugar collection, as well as the sentiment, spoon, and coffee beans!  I also used doily dies, butterfly punch, and gem from my stash. I added clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the spoon.

I would also like to support the following challenges: Craftin Desert Divas Gallery FB May Mood Board (I was inspired by the coffee theme); Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Creatalicious AG Optional All That Glitters UE; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Pets Inspiration Photo 5/5; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

ATC - Hug in a Mug

Hi, everyone! As promised, I'm back with another coffee-themed project for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I made another ATC, or artist trading card, measuring 2.5" x 3.5". ATCs are great to include in happy mail, and I also enjoy putting together nine of them to make a pocket letter. If all goes well, then I should be able to share a completed coffee-themed pocket letter before the end of the hop! If you're curious about ATCs, you can read more about them here.


The kitty die is from Paper Smooches, and the tiny stitched tag die is from La-La Land.  The Hug in a Mug sentiment stamp is from Newton's Nook, and the coffee word and cup are stamps from Moodtape.  I used some leftover patterned paper snippets - ATC's are great for using up small bits of snippets!  In fact, the cat, coffee cup, and tag were also stamped on or die-cut from snippets!  I finished off my ATC with a punched bow and gem adhered to the tiny tag.  

I would also like to support the following challenges:  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Double Trouble Two or More Patterned Papers and Link up to Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2/4; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Pets Inspiration Photo 4/5; Incy Wincy ATC, Tag or Bookmark 4/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground 327 (all snippets here!) 1E;  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use more than one stamp 1/5; Stamped Blessings heARTful stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE


Thank you for looking at my ATC! Wishing you a joyful day!

ATC - Woohoo Coffee Break

Hello, everybody! It's Day 3 of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I will have a few coffee-themed projects to share today! I'll share them in separate blog posts.

The first is an ATC, or artist trading card, measuring 2.5" x 3.5". ATCs are great to include in happy mail, and I also enjoy putting together nine of them to make a pocket letter. If all goes well, then I should be able to share a completed coffee-themed pocket letter before the hop is over! If you're curious about ATCs, you can read more about them here.


This cute image came from a book I found at a thrift store. I created the background with the ink smooshing technique using Distress Inks (Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry).  I also used a doily die, butterfly punch, planner stamps, and gems from my stash.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
Crafter's Castle AG Optional Share a Technique (ink smooshing) 3/3 C10;
Creative Knockouts Furry Friends 1/2 C8;
Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE;
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Pets Inspiration Photo 3/5;
Incy Wincy ATC, Tag or Bookmark 3/5;
Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3;
SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE


Thank you for looking at my ATC! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hello Sweetcake

Hi, everyone!  Here I am with another coffee-themed project for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  This card is not a standard A2 size but measures 4" x 6" - I sized it to fit some envelopes I found in my stash. I made several cards of this size so I'll be sharing more of them this week.


Digital images:  Coffee Cup Cat (CapZone The Purrfect Coffee),  Flowers (Miss Kate Cuttables Pretty Flower Group), Cat Cupcake Cutie (Craftin Desert Divas)
Patterned paper:  Doodlebug Cream and Sugar
Die: Gina Marie Designs Lace Doily
Other:  Butterfly Punch (Reflections), Sentiment Strip and Coffee Cup Shape Sprinkle (Doodlebug Cream and Sugar), Xmas Red Stickles, Diamond Stickles (applied to flowers), Clear Spectrum Noir Shimmer (applied to cupcake), red gem (added to butterfly)

I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 49 AG 3/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Gals Corner AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Creatalicious AG Optional All That Glitters UE; Creative Inspirations Fussy and Fancy 2/3; Creative Moments AG Optional Humour/Make it Funny 1/3; Cut It Up Cats or Dogs 1E; Dare 2B Artzy Dreaming of Flowers 2/3; Die Cut Diva's April Showers May Flowers 3/4; DL.ART May Linky AG 1/d; Double Trouble Two or More Patterned Papers and Link up to Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 1/4; Get Creative Lots of Flowers 2/3; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Pets Inspiration Photo 2/5; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Joy Clair Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colours and flowers) UE; Miss Kate Cuttables Facebook Group Flowers 1E; Mod Squad Flowers Pop-up and Bling (the upper flowers are popped up with foam tape and I used glitter and gem for bling) 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; Three Amigos Blog Hop May Flowers UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk1


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

ATC - Caffeine Loading Kitty

Hello, everyone! As promised, I'm back with another coffee-themed project for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I made another ATC, or artist trading card, measuring 2.5" x 3.5". ATCs are great to include in happy mail, and I also enjoy putting together nine of them to make a pocket letter. If all goes well, then I should be able to share a completed coffee-themed pocket letter before the end of the hop! If you're curious about ATCs, you can read more about them here.


I stamped an adorable wood-mounted rubber stamp from Penny Black called Brimming with Love, coloured with watercolour markers, fussy-cut and popped up with foam tape. The sentiments are from a set of planner stamps. I used patterned paper from my stash and added some punched flowers, a butterfly, and some tiny gems.

I would also like to support the following challenges: ATC Around the World AG 2/3; Butterfly Challenge #100 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter H (I used hot pink, hunter green, and hearts) 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May UE; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Optional CAS; If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Pets Inspiration Photo 1/5; Incy Wincy ATC, Tag or Bookmark 2/5; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Craft Friends AG 3/3; Penny Black and More AG 1/3; Penny Black Saturday Use Your Favourite PB Stamp (this is it!) UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2318; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk1



Thank you for looking at my ATC! Wishing you a joyful day!

ATC - Love You a Latte

Hello, everybody! It's Day 2 of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I will have a few coffee-themed projects to share today!  I'll share them in separate blog posts.

The first is an ATC, or artist trading card, measuring 2.5" x 3.5". ATCs are great to include in happy mail, and I also enjoy putting together nine of them to make a pocket letter.  If all goes well, then I should be able to share a completed coffee-themed pocket letter before the hop is over!  If you're curious about ATCs, you can read more about them here.


The stamp I used is a wood-mounted rubber stamp from Craftsmart which I received in a prize (thank you, Christina!). The sentiment and coffee cup are both on the same stamp.  I stamped on different scraps of cardstock for a colour-blocking style.  I doodled some faux stitching around the sentiment and added some punched flowers, a tiny punched kitty, two die-cut leaves, and a tiny gem.

I would also like to support the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge Three of Something (3 coffee cups) UE
ATC Around the World AG 1/3
Crafter's Castle AG Optional Share a Technique (colour blocking) 2/3 C10
Creative Fingers AG 2/3 
Incy Wincy ATC, Tag or Bookmark 1/5
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3
Stamped Blessing heARTful stamping AG plus Stamp 2/2
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2318
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1


Thank you for looking at my ATC! Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Have a Brew-tiful Day

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today with another card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  It's one of my favourite blog hops and anyone can join!  I'll be sharing coffee- and tea-themed projects all week so stay tuned!


I went with pastel colours for a spring vibe.  I used some cute stamps from Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Break and stamped them in pastel colours inside some wonky frame die-cuts.  I created the Brew-tiful Day sentiment in Word and finished off the card with lots of clear sequins.


I would also like to support the following challenges: 
Cardz TV 49 AG 2/3 
Crafter's Castle AG Optional Share a Technique (stamping with coloured inks) 1/3 C10
Craftin Desert Divas Gallery FB May Mood Board (I was inspired by the coffee theme)
Cupcake Inspirations Pastels 2/3 
The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2318
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!