Friday, 12 December 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!






I'm so excited to finally have a chance to get in on the 'blog hop of the moment'!!! I've been looking forward to this for weeks after getting the invitation from the gorgeous Amy at Tsuruta Designs.   

Amy is a full blown coffee addict and has worked so hard to get this blog hop organised. She has also managed to get some incredible sponsors too and the prizes are amazing!!!

Unfortunately, I admit that I don't drink coffee (what????) but I do love the smell of brewing coffee. I don't actually drink hot drinks at all, apart from the odd hot chocolate when out with friends (to be social). This has mean't that I've never seen the need for any coffee related stamps...until now!



I wanted this to be as simple as possible to make the mug of hot chocolate the star. I stamped the mug in red and covered in Wink of Stella for some sparkle. I then found some candy cane striped paper and adhered a thin strip across the bottom of the card. Red, white and yummy!

The mug and steam stamp are from my brand new Paper Smooches 'Cyber Cafe' stamp set. I absolutely love it and can see why the Paper Smooches stamps are so popular (this is my first ever set!). The sentiment is from WPlus9 'Hand lettered holidays'. The striped paper is from Lawn Fawn 'Peace Joy Love' and rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

Its been so much fun looking at all the different 'coffee' cards that have been linked to the hop. Please stop by Amy's blog to either link your own card and be in to win some amazing prizes. Or maybe you can make a cup of coffee and look at all the entries for inspiration.

Thank you so much Amy for organising such a fantastic event and hope that one day we can actually meet for coffee in person!!

Take care
Shona

36 comments:

  1. Stunning CAS design! The coffee mug is the star!

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  2. Such a great CAS card really love it. TFS.

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  3. I love this card, Shona. And we love you, even if you don't drink coffee!
    =] Michele

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  4. You accomplished your goal. The coffee cup is the star! I like that wink of stella. Amy did do a great job...I was told I would have fun but this has been a blast!

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  5. So sweet! Love that bit of stripey paper along the edge.

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  6. Shona, what a sweet card....Is coffee a popular beverage over there? Since I live in Starbucks land, there are a ton of coffee shops. Love the added strip of paper!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  7. Pretty card!!! Thanks for sharing it!!!

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  8. what a great coffee card!!!! CUTE!!! so CAS love it!!

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  9. That mug is definitely a star! I love that you made it pop right out with your clean lines.

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  10. Simple and cute! Great card!

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  11. so simple Shona and so adorable...lovely red mug on your christmas card...adorable CAS design..hugs, Monika

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  12. Simple and sweet. I hope there's some coffee in that cup. ;)

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  13. Wonderful CAS card...love the colored stripe at the bottom!

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  14. Shona...this is so sweet and looks like you can fill it with what ever your favorite beverage is. I love coffee and tea too. I love your peppermint stripes at the bottom edge of your card too, so festive. I wanted to thank you for noticing my new photo...you are just so sweet. This is my school photo for this year. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  15. What a sweet card Shona, love the striped piece of dsp at the bottom of the card! Happy Holidays!

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  16. So beautifully CAS and, of course, love the red and white. 😃

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  17. Adorable. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  18. Gorgeous CAS coffee card Shona! Thank you for sharing :)
    Love you to stop by my blog for a chance at my blog candy if you haven't already http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au/

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  19. Shona, just amazing!!!

    If you haven't already, you have the chance to win 1 of 2 Wplus 9 stamps sets on my blog! I hope that you are able to stop by and comment before midnight P.S.T. Tonight (Sunday 12/14) Good Luck... And Happy Hop-lidays!!!!! My post Link: http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2014/12/coffee-lovers-blog-hop.html

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  20. so sweet!! LOVE the bold color of the cup!! and the super sweet and heartfelt sentiment!! absolutely adorable!!

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  21. So CAS and so delicious, Shona ... that red mug filled with steaming hot chocolate is just yummy! Anita :)

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