Saturday, 9 December 2017

Warm Winter Wishes ....

..... Hello! It's really wintery here today - we had our first proper snowfall this morning with about an inch falling and more expected tonight, so it's the perfect excuse to stay in and play!! I made a card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Challenge - WCLC17:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Pink & Main Christmas Mugs; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas; Hero Arts - Holiday Florals Bold Prints
Inks: Gina K - Sweet Mango; Stampin' Up! - Cajun Craze; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Pink & Main - Christmas Mugs; Die-namics - Zig Zag Stitched Oval Stax #2
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Peekaboo Peach; Copics; Wink of Stella - Clear; Gems; Clear Embossing Powder

I was watching a video by Jennifer McGuire recently that showed cute Christmas mugs - and this morning I stamped and coloured all of them. I made the card above using the fun orange mug - it's not at all traditional!!! 😊

I based the card layout on the sketch part of the current Fusion Challenge - FUSION#88. I stamped the mug in my MISTI, coloured it with Copics, put it back in the MISTI, restamped in Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the background image in a soft peach and added a couple of strips of peach card. I coloured some scrap card with Copics to make the oval mat. I finished the front of the card by adding a simple Christmas greeting, some gems and lots of sparkle to the mug. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of peach card and added a greeting and another mug to the white panel.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I took a close-up photo of the mug to show all the pretty sparkle:

Merry Christmas detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I posted all my overseas Christmas cards on Thursday but ran out of cards for my American friends, so I'm going to be busy this weekend making some more cards! I think there might be a few that feature these lovely Christmas mugs!!

That's all for now - I'm off back to my craft room to play. If you have to be out and about in all the snow (here and in the UK) be safe! See you soon.



Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous card with that yummy Christmasy treat in a cup. Looks delicious!

Buffy said...

Looks very yummy. Gorgeous card
Hugs Buffy xx

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful coffee cup. Great card.

Billie A said...

pretty card. beautiful cup and colors.

Lisa said...

Pretty stamped background and beautiful mug! Love it!

New Creations said...

Simply so gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

How pretty! Love that new coffee set by Pink & Main!

Shelly said...

This is so pretty! Loving that cup!

Helen Gullett said...

What a sweet CAS card with that cup.

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