Sunday, December 2, 2018

Coffee Lover

My third card for the 2018 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop uses an adorable image named "Dream" from Little Blue Button Stamps. The cutie in the image is named Charlie. I colored her with Spectrum Noir, fussy-cut and attached her to a Z-fold card. [You can find the card template there-]  The sentiments are computer generated. Am entering the card into other challenges including CAS-ual Fridays' "Shades of Gold"  [the base of the card is made with a frosted gold cardstock, layered with gold striped paper, and includes wonderful metallic gold border stickers.]

Entered into: 
2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  (
CAS-ual Fridays- #213 Shades of Gold                              (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes        (

I used a wonderful image from The Paper Shelter [TPS] named "Holiday Shopper" to make my next card.  Colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen, fussy-cut it and set it aside. Because I wanted to make a Christmas scene, I looked for a free photo image on the web that would work. Found one from the Office du tourisme de Québec [] that provided the mood that I wanted. Printed it off in greyscale and adhered it to the front of a 5x7 sized card front. My colored image didn't stand out enough, so I cut an oval from vellum which provided the layering that was needed. The front sentiment is from a Lili of the Valley digi set named "Christmas Wishes" and the inside sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations (
Am entering the card into several challenges including the current challenge at [TPS] called "Snow Days" [I added snowflakes onto the background photo and vellum with white craft ink. You can see them in the closeup photo], A2z Scrapbooking "Winter Wonderland" [snowflakes], and the Cutie Pie Challenge "Winter Layers" [the scene has layers of snow and the shopper is wearing layers of clothing] and Colour Crazy Challenge [because my image is NOT precolored. I also thought it was appropriate to enter a challenge that includes the Canadian spelling of "colour" because the wonderful background photo is from Quebec!]
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #364 Snow Days                                              (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Winter Wonderland     ( 
The Cutie Pie Challenge #129 Winter Layers                               (
Colour Crazy Challenge- #48 Anything Goes                               (

My final card this posting was created for the annual Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Chaos week, Day 2 challenge- Sketch. When looking for a trio of images that I could use, these cute little elves from Maria Mendel Illustrations jumped up and asked to be included. How could I say no? [They are from a digi set named "Funny Elves".] The strip of translucent green behind the three elves is made from a piece of plastic document folder.  [If you follow my blog you'll see that I use these often on my cards. You can find them in office supply stores. They come in a pack of assorted colors, are easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors and are translucent like colored vellum and cheaper than vellum.] The sentiment on the front of the card was stamped with black pigment ink and embossed with black embossing powder that contains a bit of multicolored glitter. [I added a closeup photo that might help to make it visible. If not... trust me, there is a little bit o' bling.] The stamp is unmounted, from an unknown company. The inside sentiment is a favorite freebie- I use it a LOT-from TLC Creations ( I  stamped another Merry Christmas sentiment, fussy-cutting the holly to decorate the inside, too. 
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamps- Holiday Chaos- Sketch                                       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Dec                       (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #414 Anything Goes   (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #210                           (


  1. A super cute card, thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge. Xxx

  2. So many lovely and wonderful cards. Your coloring is great. Wonderful coffee card.

  3. Awesome coffee one is especially the folds and your coloring.

  4. Wonderful projects!! Thanks for linking up to our December challenge at a2z.

  5. Wonderful cards but I really like how you did the coffee one.

  6. Your card is so cute and love the design. The sentiment is perfect.

  7. Love the coffee card but I love the Christmas ones too...
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
    DT for CHNC
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  8. Wonderful cards. Your coloring is so darn good. Love your card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  9. Gorgeous card. You've coloured that adorable Paper Shelter image so beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

  10. Oh my gosh your coloring for the card entered into the Colour crazy challenge is beautiful. Stunning coloring and card. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy.. and while I am at it.. Your Catch the bug Awkward chaos card is fun and so cute. So glad you shared with us .
    Billie A
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Catch The Bug
    Creative With Stamps
    Aud Sentiments
    Always Fun Challenges
    Creations In Pink
    Crafty Gals Corner

  11. Wow, wonderful cards, i sepecially love the creative folding technique for the fist one!

  12. What a wonderful selection of cards. Love the sentiment on the coffee card!! Your cards fit well the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  13. Thanks so very much for joining in for our Sunday Sketch for our Holiday Chaos at Bugaboo! Your project is awesome and we appreciate you taking the time to join our event! Good Luck!
    Tammy DT Coordinator

  14. Adorable Elf card! We're so happy that you joined us for Bugaboo Stamps' Holiday Chaos this year - good luck!
    Jen L
    Bugaboo Stamps DT

  15. Beautiful festive card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue x

  16. Beautiful card, love that girl image!!

  17. Beautiful Christmas card Kathy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  18. Fabulous Cards! Thank you for joining us at A2Z Scrapbooking December Challenge!

  19. Nice cards! Your shopping girl is very nicely done! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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