Saturday, 9 November 2019

Coffee Loving Yeti

Hi Friends,

A quick post to link up my second coffee card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
I will be back later to update the post. My wee one has just woken up from his nap!

......Oh my goodness, I can't believe that I forgot all about updating this post. Life with two small humans is full on!  I am really pleased that I managed to create a second card for the hop, free time is so limited and when I do get time to sit down and craft sometimes I'm too tired to be creative.  Anyway, I really wanted to use the Beast Friends stamp set from MFT.  I have owned it for ages but have never made a card with any of the images :0 That yeti is just to cute. 


 Supplies:
MFT Stamps - Beast Friends
MFT Die-namics - Beast Friends 
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Square Scallop Frames
Lawn Fawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders 
Memory Box Dies - Crystalline Borders
MFT Stamps - Gold Sparkle Cardstock 
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Black Tuxedo
Tsukineko Versamark 
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Stormy Sky
White Acrylic Paint
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder - Ultra Fine Gold
Nuvo Glitter Accents - Fresh Snowfall

The yeti and his accessories were coloured up with copics and cut using their complimentary dies.  As my time was limited I kept this card very clean and simple.  I found it my scrap book and piece of card inked up with distress inks perfect for the sky.  I watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered the card for some background snow.  For the ground I die cut some snow hills and covered them with nuvo glitter fresh snowfall.  I also added some gold sparkle snowflakes to complete my scene.  The frame consists of four layers, three white and for the top layer I found a scrap of blue cardstock which complimented the yeti's scarf.  The sentiment was gold embossed directly onto the card front.

I would also like to link this card up with the following challenge:
Thanks for popping by,
Andrea x

Warm Coffee Wishes

Hi Friends,

A quick post to link up my third coffee card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
I will be back later to update the post. My wee one has just woken up from his nap!

OK, so it has taken me quite a few to update this post....life with a toddler and 3 year old is hectic!  I was really, really happy that I managed to fir in a third clean and simple card for the challenge.  This beautiful image is from Graciellie Designs - it was fun and easy to colour.  She has loads of great digital images, if you get the time you should definitely check out her shop.


Supplies:
Graciellie Designs Digital Stamp - Christmas Cheer 
Nitwit Digital Collection - Beary Christmas
MFT Stamps - Hug in a Mug
PaperTrey Ink - Canvas Impression Plate 
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Black Tuxedo
Tsukineko Versamark 
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder - Ultra Fine Gold
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Gold Pearl
Ranger Glossy Accents

The image was coloured using copics and fuzzy cut out.  I added some gold liquid pearls to the centre of the poinsettia and some glossy accents to the small berries to complete the image.  The green plaid paper is a scrap I have had sitting on a folder for years, and it was the perfect size.  I knew it was a digital paper from nitwits and I had a quick browse and remembered it was from the Beary Christmas digital collection.  I felt the background of the card needed a little something else so I cut a white panel and used the a canvas impression plate before foam mounting it to the card base.  The sentiment was directly gold embossed onto my panel.

I would like to play along in the following challenges:

Thanks for popping by,
Andrea x

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Foxy Coffee

Hi  Friends,

I hope your week is going well.  It's been a busy one here.  Hubby is away with work and it's just me and the two bubba's so finding time to craft has been difficult. I've been itching to get some colouring done as I want to play along in Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge and make at least one card for Coffee Lovers blog hop both of which started on the 1st of the month.

Thankfully I carved out a little time to a make a very simple card using some cute Hello Bluebird Goodies. 

Supplies:
Hello Bluebird Stamps - Autumn Gatherings
Hello Bluebird Dies - Autumn Gatherings
Hello Bluebird Stamps - Fairy Garden
Hello Bluebird Dies - Fairy Garden
MFT Die-namics - Stitched Square Scallop Frames
MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
MFT Die-namics - GrassyHills
Lawn Fawn Cuts - Stitched Cloud Backdrop Landscape 
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
Simple Stories Paper Pad - Snap Color Vibe

I would also like to like up with these awesome challenges:
So happy I managed to get some colouring and one card done, simple as it is.  Right I'm going to rush off to see if I can get some colouring done before bed.
 Thanks so much for popping by.
Hugs Ax

Friday, 1 November 2019

Hello Pumpkin

Hi Friends,



I would like to share a cute card with you today that was inspired by a few challenges. 


The Coffee Lovers Cardmaking blog has a monthly challenge, the Caffeine fueled paper play challenge, where the featured sponsor is Waffle Flower. I recently bought a few stamp sets from them and haven't had the chance to play with them yet, so this inspired me to use the ever so cute Hello Pumpkin Stamp Set.    This stamp set has a few cute autumnal mice all dressed slightly differently.  The current challenges at Cupcakes Inspiration Challenge - Fall and The Card Concept - Bountiful Blessings inspired me to use the mice dressed in pumpkin outfits! 





Here is my clean and layered card:

 Supplies:
Waffle Flower Stamps - Hello Pumpkin
Waffle Flower Dies - Hello Pumpkin
Mama Elephant Dies - Woodgrain Cover
MFT Die-namics - Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames
MFT Die-namics - Grassy Fields
MFT Paper Pad - Fresh Squeezed Chevron
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Lucky Clover
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean
Ranger Glossy Accents

These mice are just too cute :) The were coloured with copic markers and cut using the complementary dies.  The background scene was created with distress oxide inks.

  I would also like to play along with:


Thanks so much for popping by.
Hug Ax