Thursday, 24 January 2013

Coffee and friends .....

.... I'm rather late with my post today - but I've been having a lazy day.  After I cleared the snow off the drive this morning I decided to sit in the warm with a nice hot coffee and a good book.  I finally decided I'd go have a quick play - this card has been lurking in my mind all day.  I've used four challenges in the making of it:


Stamps: Lil' Inkers - Coffee Cozies; Verve Stamps - Better with You
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze; Distress - Antique Linen
Dies: Lil' Inkers - Coffee Cozies
Accessories: Cuttlebug EF - Spots and Dots; SU Card - Crumb Cake; Promarkers - Burnt Orange (Dusty Durango), Apricot (Apricot Appeal), Dusky Pink (Blush Blossom); White Lustre card from stash



I used this week's Retro Sketch for the layout and stamped the coffee steam and coffee rings directly onto the white panel before embossing.  I adhered the panel directly onto the card.  Next I diecut the coffee cups and holders, then coloured the holders with Promarkers (matching the colours as closely as possible to the Colour Q challenge).  I made the sentiment panel and attached it to the card, and then adhered the coffee mugs with dimensional tape.  I stamped the inside with a fun sentiment and a couple of coffee rings!

As a coffee lover - there is only one drink that I could use for the drinks challenge!!  Just love the smell of coffee - yum!!

I'm off to a craft class this evening at Stampeddlar - the teacher is Valerie Brincheck and I'm going to be playing with Distress Inks - so I'm going to get very inky!!  Should be lots of fun.

That's all for now.  See you soon.

31 comments:

Sandy said...

This looks great Deborah, love the coffee stains and the way you've made your coffee cups stand out from the card,
Hugs, Sandy

Stamps and Paper said...

What a lovely card Deborah, love the image and great sentiment

Anne

Amy V. said...

It's so cold where I live that I'm hunkering down at home, and your lovely card just warmed me right up! Great design and beautiful coloring. That embossing folder works great for this card, too!

Marybeth said...

Love your coffee card and the smell of coffee too! The cups are darling. Have fun at class tonight .

Deanna Jean said...

Okay, I'm in love! Deborah this is just the sweetest card. I love how you used this week's colors. So glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ.

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Deborah, love those coffee cups! thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.

Jackie said...

A fabulous card Deborah, but I think I would have soup instead of coffee this cold weather :o)
Jackie xx

Kathyk said...

Fab card, coffee and friends are indeed the perfect blend!

Kathyk

Maureen Merritt said...

Perfect! I love the coffee rings :) Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Craftilicious said...

Brilliant combo of the 4 challenges Deborah. I LOVE that coffee ring stamp!

Jeanne J said...

Deborah this is so smart - I love the little coffee cup rings and the cute colorful sleeves. The embossing makes this so rich looking!

Pauline said...

Love the coffee rings, and those fab cups! A great card for friendship!

Jen said...

fabulous sentiment

Thanks for joining us
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

shirley-bee said...

Great card, Deborah! I love the coffee cup rings!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun card Deb. Love the dimensional cups. Very creative.

Ardyth said...

Love the dimension in the cups and the coffee 'stains'! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Deborah!

Chrissie said...

Just love this one and the colours are superb too!
Great card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Chris D. said...

Love this! What a sweet card!

Jen W. said...

Those little coffee cozies are adorable, Deborah, and the embossed background si perfect! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a real standout in the thumbnails at Retro, Deborah! I love everything about it, down to (and, especially) the coffee rings!!

Meghan said...

I love the colours, the texture, the layout...just everything! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you made the coffee cups pop out! Your embossing is so FAB! CUTE card!

Kim Heggins said...

Deborah, I just love this card! I love anything made using those coffee stains, so fun. Your cups are adorable too, love it!!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Amazing detail on such a CAS card ... embossing, coffee stains, 'rounded' coffee cups and great colour palette ... wonderful! Anita :)

maria f. said...

Playing with distress inks - you lucky! Your coffees look so warm and cozy and I love how your embossing folder mimics the swirling steam. Hope MI is treating you well (still there I'm assuming?)

Kara said...

love this!! love those little coffee stains! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Deborah I love those coffee cups and the colours that you used are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CSAology!

Karen M said...

Hi Deborah, wow! i do so love the coffee cups and the perfect little sentiment. Fab! Kx

Stella said...

Wow; one card and you nailed three challenges. Clever \girl:)
I love the argyle pattern on of the mugs ( or how do you call them; argh...my snglish!) It;s the kind of card that makes me smile:)
Hugs,
Stella

Judy1223 said...

Deborah, this is amazing! The dimension on those coffee cups is so COOL! Love the stains, too...really true to life! Thanks for playing at CASology this week!

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