Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nuts About Coffee

Hello, everyone! It's Day 7 of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Only one day left if you want to join the fun!  I feel sad that it's coming to an end - this is my favourite hop!  Anyone can join this hop - you can read all about it here.


I'm still working on the little ATCs for my Pocket Letter!  An ATC measures 2.5" x 3.5" and I need nine of them to complete a Pocket Letter. For some crazy reason, I thought I could finish two Pocket Letters during this hop.  I guess I should have started earlier!


This adorable squirrel is from Your Next Stamp - Sandy Squirrel Autumn Greetings. I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and then die-cut with the coordinating die.

Here are the other products used:
  • Dies:  Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers, Impression Obsession Oak Leaves, Coffee Word and Cup (unmarked)
  • Sentiment stamp:  Newton's Nook Sweetheart Tails
  • Patterned paper:  Doodlebug
  • Other:  Sparkly washi tape and heart gem from my stash

I was inspired by the colours for Challenge 48 at Your Next Stamp:




I would also like to support the following challenges: Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned PaperSeptember UE; Deep Ocean AG UE; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Mod Squad Falling Leaves 2/3; Not Just Cards September AG UE; Pile it On Autumn Colours/Theme UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday Red, Orange Yellow, Brown 2/3; The Cat's Pajamas Fall Colours UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 2/5

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fabulous Fall

Hello, everyone! It's Day 6 of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Only a couple of days left! Anyone can join this hop - you can read all about it here.


I'm still working on the little ATCs for my Pocket Letter!  This one is a double ATC and will occupy two pockets.  It measures 3.5" x 5".  This stamp is from Your Next Stamp - Coffee Break.  I coloured the kitty with Touch Five markers, paper-pieced the mug, and then die-cut with the coordinating die.


Here are the other products used:

I was inspired by the colours for Challenge 48 at Your Next Stamp:

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Your Next Stamp is also a Super Sponsor of the hop - thank you, Karen!

I would also like to support the following challenges: Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 2/2; CRAFT Autumn/ Halloween/ Thanksgiving 5/5; Craft Your Passion AG 3/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Ribbon and Pearls 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Deep Ocean AG UE; Die Cut Divas Fall 4/4; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Fall 3/3 Fashionable Stamping Autumnal Colours 3/3; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Love to Scrap AG 5/5; Mod Squad Falling Leaves 1/3; Not Just Cards September AG UE; Perfectly Created Chaos Patterns 3/3; Pile it On Autumn Colours/Theme UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 248 Everything except the pumpkin is a snippet! 1E; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday Red, Orange Yellow, Brown 1/3; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; The Cat's Pajamas Fall Colours UE; The Outlawz Saturday PAM AG 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dasher Dancer Prancer Vixen

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again! This is my second post today!  This time I'm sharing a CAS holiday card, which I made by stamping on kraft cardstock. I'm still working on masculine cards, although I think this one could be for either male or female. What do you think?


Here are the products used:
  • Clear stamps:  Paperbabe Reindeer Fusions Clear Stamps
  • Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa and Ladybug
  • Cardstock:  Neenah Desert Storm
  • Other:  Sparkly red washi tape, clear sequins, WRMK Corner Chomper

I would like to support the following challenges:
  1. Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 1/2 
  2. Come and Get It One-Layer Creations 1/3
  3. Craft Your Passion AG 2/3 
  4. Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 1/3 
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Add Sentiment UE 
  6. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra AG UE 
  7. DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d 
  8. Just Keep On Creating AG UE 
  9. Rudolph Day AG Christmas C10 1E 
  10. The 12 Months of Christmas Nature (deer) 2/3
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Cup of Cheer

Hello, everyone! It's Day 5 of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Have you checked out the hop yet? You can read all about it here.


Today I'm sharing another ATC - it measures 2.5" x 3.5" and is the perfect size for a Pocket Letter. I'm working on two Pocket Letters now and my goal is to finish them during the hop!


I used an adorable digi from Craftin Desert Divas called Coffee Time Bunny. It's brand new for the hop! I went with the pre-coloured version since it's already so cute! I die-cut it into a circle with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circles and inked around the circle with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things - Hug in a Mug. The patterned paper is from K and Company and I inked the edges with the same Distress Ink. It is layered onto kraft cardstock, which I die-cut with Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers. I finished off the card with two flower cup sequins.

I would also like to support the following challenges:  Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Ribbon and Pearls 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Not Just Cards September AG UE; Perfectly Created Chaos Patterns 2/3; Pile it On Autumn Colours/Theme UE; The Outlawz Monday Greeting AG 1E

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumn Blessings

Hello, everyone! Today is Day 4 of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It's open to anyone so I hope to see you there!  You can read all about it here.


Today I'm sharing another ATC - it measures 2.5" x 3.5" and will fit perfectly into a Pocket Letter. My goal is to complete two of them during this hop!


All of the stamps on this card are from Pink and Main:


Pink and Main is also a Super Sponsor of the hop - thank you, Michelle! I coloured the images with Touch Five markers and added Clear Wink of Stella glitter to the leaves and Glossy Accents to the owl's eyes. I used the coordinating Wild About You Die for the owl and fussy-cut the other images. The card is die-cut with Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers.

I would like to support these challenges:
  1. Pink and Main Autumn
  2. Southern Ridge Trading Company Favourites (Pink and Main is one of my favourite stamp companies, and my other favourite on this card is combining a critter with coffee - I do this a lot!)

Monthly Challenge Here

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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

For You Froggie

Hello, everyone! I'm back again! This is my second post today!  This time I'm sharing a froggie card! I made this for a male family member who loves frogs. I tried to keep it masculine - you know I struggle with those! Hopefully he won't mind the sparkle!


This adorable image is called For You Froggie from My Stitch Back in Twine and it was available as a freebie at Creative Moments (thank you!). I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape. I also added Glossy Accents to his eyes.

My card was inspired by the DCWV September Stack-a-holic card sketch:


Here are the other products used:
  • Designer paper:  DCWV Painted Petals Premium Stack 12" x 12" and Glitter Cardstock Stack -  Jewels 6" x 6"
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Your Next Stamp)
  • Dies:  Frame (Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles), lily pad (Nellie's Multiframe Ovals)
  • Other:  Dragonfly and vellum from my stash

I would also like to support the following challenges: Crafty Catz AG Optional Ribbon and Pearls 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Inspired by Song (Kermit the Frog - "Being Green") 3/3;Creative Moments AG Optional Fall Colours 3/3; Deep Ocean AG UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap AG 4/5; Not Just Cards September AG UE; Perfectly Created Chaos Patterns 1/3; The Paper Girls Nature 3/3

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

Pure Bliss and Warm Heart

Hello, everyone! Today is Day 3 of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This hop is open to anyone so I hope to see you over there!  You can read all about it here.


Today I'm sharing two more ATCs - they each measure 2.5" x 3.5" and are the perfect size for a Pocket Letter, which I'm hoping to have completed by the end of the hop! Actually I've started a second Pocket Letter but haven't finished the first one yet. I wanted to change colour combos! Will I make enough ATCs to finish both Pocket Letters during the hop?  I don't know but I'm going to try! I'm really having fun with them!

Card #1


This dancing kitty makes me smile! He's from Poppystamps Purrfect Holiday and I coloured him with Touch Five markers and then die-cut with the coordinating die. The pumpkin cup is a digi from Verve Stamps called Latte Love and it was a freebie during last year's fall hop (thank you!). I coloured the cup with Zig markers, inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, and fussy-cut. The patterned paper is from K and Company and I inked the edges with the same Distress Ink.  It is layered onto kraft cardstock, which I die-cut with Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers. I stamped the sentiment from Your Next Stamp - Coffee Break and finished off the card with a few brown sequins.

Card #2


This adorable chipmunk is unfortunately no longer available. It came from Deedee's Digis and I used the precoloured version.  I die-cut the image with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rounded Squares and inked around the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I die-cut the kraft cardstock with Gina Marie Stitched Rounded Rectangles and stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things - Hug in a Mug. I finished off the card with Crafty Ribbons sheer organza ribbon and bow.

This card was inspired by the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


Challenges:
Card #1: 
CRAFT Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving 4/5 ;Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Creative Corner Autumn 3/3; Crop Stop Linky Party #20 (Distress Inks available at Crop Stop here) 5/5; Deep Ocean AG UE; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Fall 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Not Just Cards September AG UE; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 5/5

Card #2
Crafty Ribbons Sweet Treats with Ribbon 1/5; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Pile it On Autumn Colours/Theme UE; Scribbles Designs Woodland Creatures 3/3; The Paper Girls Nature 2/3; Tuesday Morning Sketches (see above)

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