Friday, October 19, 2018

Trick or Treat?

Happy Friday!  Best day of the week... minus Saturday! Wink.  

I have a bright and bold Halloween card today.  

There are soooo many cute components in this card!   Doodlebugs Designs, Hello Cynthia, SugarPea  Designs and Avery Elle.  

To make this I started with the Hello Cynthia Stamps.  They are so cute and I enjoyed coloring them with my Copics.  I stamped and added a Lawn Fawn pumpkin bucket with treats, because we all need our Halloween goodies!  Once they were done I added highlights and fussy cut them out and set them aside. Next, I knew I wand this Doodlebug Designs Paper as my base, so I die cut it with my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches.  I cut the SugarPea circle and put the girls on top of that with dimensionals and put the Doodlebug strip below as the sentiment.  I worked through my base colors and decided to go bright pink (to match the wings) and Sparkly Black from Crafter's Companion.  I am happy with the bright and cheerful result. Here is another view. 

I love these girls, so cute!  Look at my darling Angel.... 

I am entering this into:

City Crafter's Challenge Blog- Halloween
Time Out Challenge- Colorful 

Now the question is, do you go for Trick's or Treats?

CLC & CAS-ual Friday's

Hey, Hey!  Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's and CAS-ual Friday's  collaboration hop!

You should have arrived here from Kerry's blog!  If not head over to CAS-ual Friday's blog to start at the beginning.

You'll notice from the Graphic that there are some prizes to be won!  Simply leave comments along the way to be eligible.

 So let's start showing off some cards shall we?!

This first card cracks me up, I really love this sentiment form the Coffee Talk stamp set.  It really is so funny and perfect for my little fox friend.  Give him coffee or he might bite you!  And his cup matches perfectly in this turquoise blue, it is die cut form the Coffee Cup Fri Dies along with the large coffee word.  You'll notice that I gave the word a shadow with the white second die cut work behind it to make it pop.  I really appreciate the fall colors in this card that go perfect with this guy and his coffee.  Here is another angle...

My next card also features the same stamps and dies.

In this card the large cup die from the Coffee Cup Fri Dies is front and center.  This cup is wonderful to die cut with various patterned papers and I used this Jen Hadfield paper with the lovely colors and florals. I added my own steam.  The backdrop die and wood-patterned paper bag is a fun way to add to the fall feel and house a coffee gift card!  I love that the sentiment from Coffee Talk  is happy and uplifting.  And of course I had to include some blue cause that is my color, hence the enamel dots.
Again, here is a close up shot.


I do hope you are enjoying these cards and this hop!  Next up head over to Robyn's blog for more fun!  Thanks for the visit.

An InLinkz Link-up

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In the patch

We get a lot of rain here in the PNW Fall through Spring.  But the last several days have been beautiful fall days.  Not ho, but warm and golden in the afternoons.  This is always the weather you hope for when heading to one of the u-pick pumpkin patches.  That thought is what inspired this scene.

The main in piece in this card was the SugarPea Designs FarmScape die.  It was fun to cut the layers with different colors of paper and put them together over this sunny sky backdrop. I stamped and colored these pumpkins from Pretty Pink Posh and added them to the front of the field.  I thought this little mouse from MFT's Farm Friends would be cute peaking out from behind a pumpkin. 

I hope this inspires you to head outdoors to a pumpkin patch AND I hope the weather is nice when you do.

Thanks for visiting today.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Rain or Shine

Making a super quick post today.  I needed to share this cutie pie card using Hello Bluebird Stamps.  The images are just so cute!

Isn't it adorable?  I just love this set.  This sweet girl and her ducky friend.  My daughter loves it to, she came by and made a loud squeak when she looked at the duck.  Obviously the HB are the main images.  I stamped and colored them using my Copics and cut them with my Scan n' Cut. I used this light blue base and cut it using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die.  I stamped the raindrops and puddles directly on the blue.  

I am entering this into: 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Gratitude- Clean and Simple

It isn't often that I make a CAS card, but I did this weekend and thought I'd play in the CASology Challenge.  The current theme is Gratitude.   I am also playing along with the Poppy Stamps Challenge

Here is my card, which fits perfectly with the themes

This card was entirely inspired by this Poppy Stamps Die.  I cut it out in white and used distress inks to add color to it.  The colors included Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Scattered Straw.  I simply used some post it notes to mask off the areas I didn't want to color.   I set that aside and whipped out this We R Memory Keepers 3D embossing folder embossed this white CS.  I pulled out a bit more White CS and stamped and embossed this sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh using Wow Embossing Powder. 

Here is another view.

That is it for today.  I appreciate your visit and kind comments! 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Layer Cake

Good morning!  I hope you are having a good weekend. 

I have a bright and lovely card to share with you today.  One for a very special occasion. 

Isn't it lovely?!  I would eat that cake for sure!  In fact, I think if I had it now, I would.  

This card is made using Trinity Stamps Decorate-a-Cake set.  I started by creating the small square cake.  I masked each side and lined up the edges.  Once I had my small square, I masked the middle and stamped the big square cake around it.   I colored the cake with different pinks and then colored and added the roses and came back in with highlights.  I added these gold layers in between.  

I set this aside and created my backdrop with this Memory Box die.  It is 5.25 X 4, I cut it down into a square.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment and added to the top.  I came back in  added these Trinity Sprinkles.

One more angle for you.

I hope you like this card.  Thank you for your visit!

Entering this into:

The Flower Challenge #25- Add Sparkle

Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day

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Happy Saturday friends... AND.... Happy National Coffee Day!!!!  The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team is so happy to have you here to share this National Coffee Day Blog Hop with us!  We have a lot of fun in store for you!   

You should have hopped here from Lori's blog.  If not, head to the CLC blog to start at the beginning.  You are gonna want to do that because we have Super Sponsor Prizes today that are going to be given away at random stops along the hop!  They include: 

Avery Elle - $25 Gift Code
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - $25 Gift Code
Ellen Hutson LLC - $25 Gift Card
Gina K Designs - Two $50 Gift Cards
Honey Bee Stamps - $25 Gift Card
Joy Clair - $25 Gift Card
Lawn Fawn - $25 Gift Card
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Gift Card
Pink & Main - $25 Store Credit
Precious Remembrance - Little Things stamp set + exclusive coupon savings
Reverse Confetti - $15 Gift Card
STAMPlorations - $15 Gift Card
Studio Katia - A Cup of Thanks Stamp Set & Coordinating Die Set
Trinity Stamps LLC - Coffee with Character stamp set

That is over $400 worth of prizes hidden along the trail!!!!  Leave a comment on this post as well as comment along the way for a chance to win!  Commenting will be open through Saturday, October 6th at 11:55 pm pacific.  Winners for the prizes above will be posted on Monday, October 8th.

It just so happens you have hit one of those prize stops!!!  I am giving away the Trinity Stamps LLC - Coffee with Character stamp set.  WOOHOO! 

On to my projects!

Here is my first card:

It is a love affair between these two adorable cups!  These are from that same Trinity Coffee with Character Stamp Set I am giving away!  Soooo cute.  I love that this was created with legs, arms, eyes, etc.   First I die cut this Hero Arts Circle.  When it was I stamped and colored the cups with my Copics.  Being that the handle can move from side to side, it was perfect to get these love cups close together.  I added the eyes, mouth and face.  The splashes and sloshing coffee were hand drawn using my Copics.  The drips coming together at the top make the perfect platform for this woodchip heart that I colored and highlighted.  Once I had my little lover's ready, I cut this DP base using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die.  The sentiment is from Trinity's Caffeinated Sentiments set. 

Next Up.....

.... TA DA!  Coffee is the star of the show!

This one started out with these adorable pets from Your Next Stamp.  They are from the Cool Cats and Paw-some Pups Sets.  They are super fun and I enjoyed coloring them with my Copics.  They are prefect to show off this delicious coffee which is a die cut from Fun Stamper's Journey.  Once I had the vision in my mind, I put them on this flashy blue stripped designer paper that I cut with Avery Elle Wonky Stitches.  I stamped the sentiment and then sprinkled these stars around, which are from a Memory Box die and some star sequins.  Finally, I put it on a red based to draw out the red in the card.

Last but not least is my Halloween Card:

The funnest thing about this card is that almost everything these characters are wearing is made from the Trinity Coffee With Character Stamp set!  The dies are YNS.

The clown was my first idea and I build them all from there. The Clown uses the whipped cream and colored rainbow Style.  The nose is a red pearl and the glasses are a die from YNS.  Up to the left you will see the Movie Star.  Her hair is from the steam in the set.  Again, the glasses are from YNS, I colored them red and added rhinestones to the sides and a diamond earring on the ear, which is made out of a portion of a cup handle.  Top right we have the Safari Guide.  His mustache was hand drawn and colored and the hat is a combo of a plate and dome lid, masked and stamped together.  Last but not least on the bottom right is my fave, Maleficent.  Her collar is from the coffee steam and her horns are made from a croissant!  I think that was my most brilliant moment in the whole thing!  You can see below for the various parts of the coffee set.  But first, I want you to know that the backdrop is the YNS Photo Booth Panel Die set.  It was the perfect layout for these cuties.  I loved adding the SMILE in the middle with highlights and the Happy Halloween sentiment from Lawn Fawn.  The Doodlebug star bling was the final touch. 

Adding this one to the YNS challenge 98

OK, I hope you enjoyed this and will head over to Chris' blog next!

Head on over to the CLC blog for all the hop details and a list of Super Sponsor's that are hopping with us!  Thank you for your visit!!!!