Friday, June 5, 2015

Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop, Watercolour Blog Hop, and Newton's Nook Inky Paws

Hello, everyone! I'm back again today with another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop, but this time I'm also joining the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolour Blog Hop!  Anyone can join so head over and check out these fun hops!
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I was also inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws colour challenge (see inspiration graphic below). Newton's Nook is one of the Super Sponsors for the Summer Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop! I created a smooshed watercolour background using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and two Tombow watercolour markers (873 and 243) on Canson 120-lb watercolour paper. I wanted to match up the colours as closely as possible to the graphic below.  


I die-cut the watercolour panel with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Simon Says Stamp is one of the sponsors for the Watercolour Blog Hop!  I heat-embossed the kitty from Newton's Nook Newton's Antics in black and watercoloured him with Tombow markers, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape above a washi tape strip. I used the speech bubble from Newton's Nook Newton's Day Dream, heat-embossed it in white, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape. The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm Tea-riffic Clear Stamps and it is also heat-embossed in white.

The tea cup is from Top Dog Dies Teatime Decorative Die Set. Top Dog Dies is one of the Coffee Lovers' Super Sponsors!  I die-cut the tea pot in black and a second one in a colour I created with a Tombow watercolour marker (243), layered them, and popped up with foam tape. The little puffs of steam are from Your Next Stamp Gingerbread House Die Set.  Your Next Stamp is also one of the Coffee Lovers' Super Sponsors!  I finished off the card with some sequins. Check out the awesome sequins available at Pretty Pink Posh!



I am also joining Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Colouring Challenge at The Daily Marker. I was inspired by Day 4 - Watercolour.

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I would also like to support these fun challenges:  7 Kids College Fund AG Optional In Stitches (stitched rectangle die; see Newton's Nook stamps sold here); Artistic Inspirations Die Cuts UE; Aud Sentiments Bingo (Die Cut, Digi or Rubber Stamp, Markers) 1/3; Beccy's Place June AG UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG No Digis 1/2; Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Craftin Desert Diva's Summer (summer colours) UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3; Creative Ladybirds AG 2 /3; Cute Card Thursday Summer Colours UE; Hiding in my Craftroom Freestyle 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Ladybug Crafts Use Your Dies 2/3; Loves Rubberstamps AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper June AG 1/5; One Sweet Challenge Die Cuts and/or Punches UE; Paper Creator's Crafts AG 2/3; Papertake Weekly AG 2/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; Pile it On Focus on the Colouring UE; Quick Creations June AG UE; Sentimental Sundays Coffee, Tea, Mocha 2/3 (TOP 3)Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG w Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking UE; STAMPlorations Stamps and Washi Tape 1/3; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Bright and Colourful UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5; WOW Embossing Powder Summer with Heat Embossing or WOW Products (summer colours) UE; Your Scrapbook Place June AG 2/3

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


119 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing at Craftin Desert Divas! Love the summer colors you used on this cute card. Have a great weekend. Donna K

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  2. That is really awesome and super cute. Lovely background and I adore Newton :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xx

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  3. Very sweet. Love the splatter background and the kitty cat is too adorable!! hugs :)

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  4. Your background looks terrific and I love the cute kitty. Darling card!!!

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  5. This is darling! I LOVE your use of washi tape to anchor the kitty image! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  6. Wow! Your smooshed watercolour background is just fabulous!! The sleeping kitten is just a cutie, love it so much!!! And he sleeps perfectly on the musical notes, pheraphs it's a lullaby? :D They matches so beautiful! Fun sentiment and gorgous cup of coffee, too!

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  7. Beautiful background with gorgeous colors! Fabulous design!

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  8. Is it time for another coffee lover's blog hop? Goodness. I love this card, everything about it is perfect.

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  9. This is absolutely adorable!! :) I love the watercolored background for your Summer feel and I adore these stamps!! (I've used one on my card too!!)

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  10. This is so adorable!! I love the watercolor background!! The sleeping kitty is so sweet!! Awesome card my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. ANY card with a kitty on it is AMAZING!

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  12. What a great watercolor card with a tea cup and a cat! I would be like the cat all curled up in a chair with my empty tea cup taking a nap!!

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  13. What a fun card, love the mix of supplies/manufacturers!
    Thank you for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  14. Super cute, love the cute pussycat.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  15. Such a pretty card! Love the colors and coloring! Thank you for playing at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com and hope to see you there in the next challenge!

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  16. SO very cute and pretty! I love all the Newton Nooks stamps and this one is one of my favorites! Great coloring and love the watercoloing on here too! Cute little coffee cup!
    (I sent you an email about the Zig markers - let me know if you didn't get it)
    Lynn

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  17. Beautiful card
    have a nice weekend!
    hugs

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  18. I so love how you were able to combine all the challenges into this one super sweet and darling card, Kitty! Well done with that and with your awesome watercoloring!! (I don't know where I've been, I totally missed any flags about the coffee hop! Slap!) Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Kitty I love that scene
    so cuteee litlle cat with his mug of tea
    ach sweet coloring too and lovely color combo Kitty
    I wish I can write more
    but I ADORE This and will do the blog hop
    hope I am lucky like you last time my friend
    I always join the coffee lover blog hop and never got lucky number hehehe
    enjoy your coffee/tee card
    hugs, Monika

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  20. A fabulous card Kitty, such a cute image and wonderful background.
    Pauline
    x

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  21. Love your sweet Newton and coffee cup and the sentiment is perfect!

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  22. Love the background for your card, the kitty is so purr-fect! Happy hopping!

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  23. Wow, so many blog hops! The kitty is adorable. I your background though. I've got to find myself some of that coral distress ink!

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  24. Very cute card. Love your color scheme.

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  25. Adorable card Kitty. Background looks beautiful.

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  26. Now this is so cute. I love the sweet kitty sitting a top the music. TFS

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  27. Fabulous splattered watercolor BG! love the cute kitty image on musical washi tape line enjoying her cup of tea, Tea-rrific!!!

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  28. Cute!
    Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards and good luck!
    Monica - DT

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  29. fab card thanks for sharing with BS this week Rachel dt

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  30. Now that's one cute kitty! Love the background too.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  31. This is lovely, perfect combination of the two challenges!

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  32. oh how cute, adorable kitty

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  33. Hi KT! This is such a sweet card! I see some abandoned coral in there, and that is looking mighty fine, he he! Thanks for visiting me often and leaving comments, it makes me think of you in this great crafting world. Have a fabulous day!!

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  34. Such a sweet and super creation Kitty.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  35. LOVE that cup! And who doesn't love Newton?!??!! : )

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  36. When I didn't see a kitty on your first entry, I knew that eventually you'd pop one on another card! And the NN kitty is so sweet! Love how he's sitting on a measure or two of music! Great teacup as well. Bev

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  37. Super cute card. thank you for sharing with us girls over at Craftin Desert Divas

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  38. Ace card - that's a cracking background!

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  39. This background is very soft yet distinct. The cat sitting on the music score is my favorite. Thank you so much for sharing your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday on our 186th Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

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  40. Well you killed 3 birds with one card (could not say stone). Great card!

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  41. Love your background! Very cute card! Have a great weekend! Sun is coming! :)

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  42. Super cute kitty and that teacup is amazing!! I'm so glad you're showing me all these new products I need to buy...you're an enabler aren't you? lol!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

    AJ, DT - Sentimental Sundays

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  43. Wonderful card love the image and the die you have used
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  44. really cute, love the sweet kitty!

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  45. Such an adorable kitty! What a fun card!

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  46. Your smooshed watercolor background is amazing and I love the black word bubble. A very pleasing card!

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  47. Love the word bubble and that sweet kitty! Coffee and cats are the perfect pair!

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  48. Aw such a cute design...love the music notes the kitty is perched on!

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  49. Ahhh I'm in love with your background and the colours and the effect. So arty with the textured paper!! This is a fabulous card hun xx

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  50. Very cute card. Love the kitty.

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  51. So cute! Love the fun background and sweet kitty! :)

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  52. What a really sweet puss cat, love how you sat him on the strip of washi.
    Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations. :)

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  53. I so love your cutey card! the die is just adorable! :)

    thanks for always leaving such happy and kind comments on my blog, too. it means a lot to me!

    enjoy your day!

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  54. Now THIS is what I call inky purrrrfection. Hehe.. couldn't resist the pun. Love that DI background and the adorable kitty!

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  55. Oh my - what a super sweet card! Love the kitty and great layout of your card, cute as can be!

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  56. This is so cute! I love the kitty and sentiment!

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  57. Sweet! Love the smooshed background!

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  58. Ohh !! This is adorable!! Your background is soo much fun!!

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  59. Great job- love the kitty! Good luck with your entry at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Amy-DT

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  60. Awesome card! Love your background! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  61. Super fun! I love the watercolored background and the fun stripes on the kitty!! Thanks for linking up to our inky paws challenge!

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  62. Darling card! LOVE that kitty and fab background colors ♥

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  63. Just been catching up with all your fabulous coffee themed cards and this one is so gorgous with that super kitty xx

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  64. WOW! Amazing card!!! Love that you used Newton!!!!!

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  65. So adorable!!! Love their stamps! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  66. SO cute and very clever - love the way you combined these hops and the other challenges to make this card - YOU are so good at meeting many challenges with one card!! Love the way your background turned out and the whole card just made me smile!!

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  67. This is so cute!! I love how you incorporated all those fun hops and challenges on one card. Really LOVE that cup die you used and your smooshed background rocks!!

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  68. Lovely card! Love your background. I have been experimenting with backgrounds lately. Always looking for inspiration.

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  69. Your kitty is so cute--great job on the coloring! I'm a huge lover of anything feline, so of course, when I saw your card at the PPP blog hop post, I HAD to come take a closer look! Love your background, too. Thanks so much for sharing such cuteness! ~ Andrea

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  70. Super adorable card and love your background! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  71. Lovely creation. Cute kittie. Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
    Lynn, ID Creative Team Member

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  72. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  73. Awe! Super adorable card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Word Art Wednesday! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com

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  74. So cute and what a fabulous tea cup. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  75. Ooooh, my favorite things: music, a kitty and cups! Great card!

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  76. Love how you always work in a kitty! Cute!! Thanks for joining in on the fun - happy to be one of the sponsors. Chris from a•muse|studio

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  77. Love your gray Newton. He reminds me of my own darling Catapult! The water colored background looks fabulous! Thanks for commenting on my cards!
    Debbie

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  78. Adorable, love the background and the kitty :)

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  79. that is absolutely adorable! great card!

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  80. What a sweet card! Love that die cut cup.

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  81. Your card is just ADORABLE - love the tea cup and colors!

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  82. This is as cute as can be! Love how you've anchored your kitty with a bar of music. So glad you shared it with s for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  83. This is adorable and I love that sentiment! Thank you for playing in our challenge at www.7kidscollegefund.com. Hugs, Rosie

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  84. Such a fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  85. Love it, TFS with us at OCS!

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  86. Kitty on music..HAPPY!
    Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations:)

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  87. Fun card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again next month. Judy DT

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  88. Great card, and I love the composition, thank you for joining us at the Quick Creations Challenge Blog!

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  89. Thank you for entering the Quick Creations June Challenge! Stop by the Quick Creations Challenge Blog to check out the July Challenge! I hope to see your creation there :)

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  90. Your card is so cute and adorable. Great layout and scene you created withe the various stamp sets.Thank you so much for participating in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I hope you will be up for the next one.
    Kathy/The Daily Marker

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