Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fa la la la latte

Hello Coffee Loving Blogging Friends!!


I hope you are sitting here reading this post with a nice cup of coffee right now!  Here is my card for Day 3 of the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop:



Ingredients:

Kraft card stock
Maja Vintage Frost paper
Vellum paper
White glitter paper
Black ink
Faded Jeans distress ink
Victorian Velvet distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card. Then I took a piece of Maja Vintage Frost paper, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and added that to the card.  I took the Sizzix Bigz Tea Time die and some more Maja Vintage Frost paper and cut out the cups, inked the edges with black ink and Victorian Velvet distress ink and placed them on the card.  I took some vellum paper and cut it out with a snowflake die and then stamped the sentiment from the Caffeinated Christmas stamp set with black ink onto the snowflake and attached that to the card.  I took some white glitter paper and the Poppystamps Stitched Evangeline Snowfkakes and cut out the snowflakes and added them to the card.

Be sure to stop by and see all the wonderful creations and prizes on the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sweet Winter Wishes


Hello Blogging and Coffee Loving Friends!!


Today is Day 2 of the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop and I have this fun card to share with you:




Ingredients:

My Favorite Things True Blue Houndstooth 6 x 6 paper pack
Core'dinations Embossed paper
Watercolor paper
White card stock
Memento Black ink
Tumbled Glass distress ink
Abandoned Coral distress ink
Glitter paper
Salty Ocean distress ink
Copic markers

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took some Core'dinations embossed paper,sanded it down a little bit, inked the edges with Abandoned Coral distress ink and then added it to the card base.  Next I took the Die-namics Hot Cocoa Cups dies and the True Blue Houndstooth paper and cut out the cups.  I took some glitter paper and cut out the whipped cream and attached it to the cups and then I glued the cups to the card.  I took the My Favorite Things Snowflake Splendor stamp set and stamped the small snowflakes with Tumbled Glass distress ink onto some watercolor paper.  I took the My Favorite Things Snowflake Splendor dies and cut out the snowflakes and added them to the front of the cups.  Next I stamped the deer from the My Favorite Things Dashing Deer stamp set with black ink, I colored in the deer with Copic markers and then cut him out with the My Favorite Things Dashing Deer dies and added him to the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set onto white paper, inked the edges with Salty Ocean distress ink and attached it to the card.  I took one of the branches from the Dashing Deer stamp set and stamped it with black ink onto watercolor paper, colored it in with Copic markers and then cut it out with the coordinating die.

I am entering this card in the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #82




Be sure to stop by the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop to see all the wonderful creations and prizes that you could win by playing along!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Friday, December 8, 2017

Joy Clair Super Sponsor for the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop



When:  Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15

Theme:  Winter

Use:  Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa Images

National Cocoa Day - December 13
International Tea Day - December 15



Today is the start of the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop and Joy Clair is a Super Sponsor again for this awesome bloghop.  Today the Joy Clair Design team have made projects for this first day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop and you can see them all here.


As a Super SponsorJoy Clair is offering a $25 Gift Certificate for this edition to shop with us at the Joy Clair Store!  Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along.  We can't wait to see all your coffee loving creations!




Joy Clair has several coffee stamp sets and each one is so much fun to make cards with and you can see them all here.


I used the Joy Clair Christmas Cocoa stamp set to make my tag for Santa.




Ingredients:

Black ink
Versamark 
White embossing powder
Snowflake paper

For this 3 inch by 6 1/4 inch tag I started with the Snowflake paper.
  I stamped the cocoa mug from the Joy Clair Christmas Cocoa stamp with black ink onto some watercolor paper and then colored in the cup with a blue Copic marker.  I took the snowflake from the Joy Clair Christmas Cocoa  stamp and stamped that with black ink onto the center of the cup and then I fussy cut the cup out. I stamped the marshmallows onto more watercolor paper and I fussy cut the marshmallows out.  O took the Sizzix doily die and some white paper and cut out the doily.  I cut the doily in half and added that to the tag.  I then added the cup and marshmallows to the tag.  I stamped the cookies with Versamark onto some cinnamon paper and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder and then I fussy cut them out and then I added them to the tag. I took the FOR from the Joy Clair Hello Sentiments stamp set and the black ink and stamped that onto the tag.  Then I stamped Santa with black ink onto the tag.  Now it is already for the kiddos to leave out for Santa with some "goodies"!!

Here is a closer look at my tag:





Joy Clair is having a FLASH promotion during the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop!!



All the Coffee Themed Stamps will have 25% off using the code:  HOTCOFFEE25


Now be sure to stop by the Joy Clair Blog today to see what the rest of the Joy Clair Design Team have made for the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop.


Please go on over to the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop and see all the great prizes that are being offered for those who join in on the fun of making a coffee card, then get busy making your own!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Husky Love

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today I am going to share with you a card I made with the new Newton's Nook Designs "Winter Woofs" stamp set!  The minute I saw that adorable Husky jumping up on the snowman I knew I needed this stamp set because I have two rescued Huskies that LOVE playing in the snow!  Here is my card:




Ingredients:

Vellum colored paper
Watercolor paper
Bo Bunny paper from the Altitude Collection
White card stock
Black Memento ink
Copic markers
Bakers Twine
Snowflake charm
Blue sequins

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Bo Bunny Altitude Collection paper and attached that to the card base.  I then stamped the husky and snowman stamp with Black Memento ink onto some watercolor paper and colored it with Copic makers. I took the Winter Woofs die set and cut out the husky and snowman and then attached them to a square of blue vellum.  I cut the banner out of some blue-green vellum paper and attached that to the card.  I then attached the blue vellum square with the husky and snowman onto the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Woofs stamp set with Black Memento ink onto some more blue-green vellum paper and then I tore the edges with a border ruler and then attached that to the card.  I took three different size sequins in the same blue and blue-green color family and attached them to the card.  I took the bakers twine and wrapped that around the card several times and then tied on the silver snowflake charm.  That husky stamp just makes me smile from ear to ear!

I am entering this card in the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #61 Sketch Challenge


 Here is a picture of the sketch:


Be sure to head over to the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #61 Sketch Challenge to see all the wonderful cards that were made for this challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #79


Hello Blogging Friends,


Today is the start of the Scrapy Land Challenge #79 

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  We have TWO WINNERS for all of our challenges now. One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.


Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to the Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to the challenge in your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project. (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)

Here is my card for this challenge:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Brown paper
White Glitter paper
Nuvo Golden Sunset Crystal Drops
Tea Dye distress inks

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Lemoncraft Christmas Carols paper, inked the edges with Tea Dye distress ink and added it to the card.  I took some brown paper and the Tutti Designs Scrolly Deer Edge die and cut out the deer and added it to the card.  I then took some of the white glitter paper and cut out the snowflakes on the deer die and then inlaid the snowflakes into the deer body.  I took more of the white glitter paper and the Poppystamps Stitched Evangeline Snowflake dies and added them to the card.  I took the Die-Versions Sweet Wordlet Believe and some more of the white glitter paper and cut out Believe and added that to the bottom right of the card. I took the Nuvo Golden Sunset Crystal Drops and filled in the deer eye.

Now please head over to the Scrapy Land Challenge #79 and see what the rest of the Design Team have made!!


Then it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!


Please remember to:


~include at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells
~include a link to the Scrapy Land Challenge #79 on your blog post
~list the brands of dies used on your project 

You have until December 17th to join in on the Scrapy Land Challenge #79 fun and have a chance of winning a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Giraffe Hugs


Hello Blogging Friends!!


I am getting an early start on my cards for the Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive that will start in January 2018.  It runs from January 1st to February 1st and the theme is Heart~themed "Thinking of You" cards.  You can read all the guidelines for the cards here



Cards for Little Hearts has a brand new webpage and you can find it here.


Here is my card:




Ingredients:

White card stock
Watercolor paper
Assorted paper from my stash
Black ink
Copic markers
Spun Sugar distress ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took the patterned paper, inked the edges with Spun Sugar distress ink and attached that to the card.  I took a strip of pink paper and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Trails die and ran that through my Big Shot and then attached that to the card.  I took some black ink and the Sweet and Sassy Stand Tall stamp set and stamped the Giraffe onto watercolor paper and then colored him in with Copic markers.  I then took the largest Lil' Inker Designs Anytime Tag die and cut out the giraffe, inked the edges with Spun Sugar distress ink, took some black ink and a sentiment from the My Favorite Things Lots of Hugs stamp set and stamped that onto the card and then attached the tag to the card.


Please be sure to stop by the new Cards for Little Hearts web page here!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Lori



Friday, December 1, 2017

Joy Clair December Challenge

**This is one of 3 posts I have today.  If you are looking for the DL.ART DECEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE please go here. If you are looking for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies December Challenge please go here.


Hello Blogging Friends,


Today is the start of the Joy Clair December and January Challenge!!


The theme for this challenge is:  Make it Pop up/Dimension


Here is the Inspiration Photo:






Ingredients:

White cardstock
Watercolor paper
Assorted paper from my stash
Black ink
Copic markers

For this A2 Pop-Up card I started by decorating the front of the card. I took the Joy Clair Ugly Sweater Background stamp set and stamped the Merry Christmas across the card 3 times.  I then took some green paper and the Sizzix Alterations Tree Line die and cut that out and added that to the bottom of the card front.  I stamped the dog house from the Joy Clair Dog Gone Christmas stamp set with black ink onto some watercolor paper, colored it in with Copic markers and then fussy cut it out and added it to the front of the card.




For this A2 Pop-Up on the inside of the card I started by stamping the dogs from the Dog Gone Christmas stamp set onto Watercolor paper with black ink, colored them in with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out. I took some thick white paper and the Sizzix Zig Zag die and cut that out and added it to the inside of the card.  I took some more green paper and cut out the Tree Line die again and added that to the card.  I stamped the Dog Gone Christmas dog house with black ink onto some watercolor paper and colored it in with Copic markers, fussy cut it out and then added that to the inside of the card.    I took the dogs and added them to the pop ups.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto the top of the inside of the card.


Here is the card when opened up:








Head on over to the Joy Clair December and January Challenge to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge!


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!


Here is how you can play along with us!  It is really quite simple, you only need to create a project, post your project on your personal blog or online gallery and link it back to Joy Clair December and January Challenge.  You can use any brand of stamps!!!


~ MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
~ Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
~ Number of entries is unlimited.
~ Add a direct link to your project on the Joy Clair December and January  Challenge InLinkz

You have until January 30th to create a new project and enter it on the Joy Clair December and January Challenge Blog post.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.  ** And for this challenge we will pick TWO WINNERS!!**


The TWO LUCKY WINNERS winners will be announced on January 31st!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori