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!