Friday, 1 June 2018

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2018 with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Its always an exciting week when the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on and with this one being for Spring/Summer, there are lots of gorgeous 'Summery' cards to drool over from everyone in the crafting community!!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is one of the Sponsors for this hop and they are also having a SALE on all of their Coffee and Tea stamps and dies for 'hop week'!!


Spring/Summer is all about flowers for me, being a gardener, so I desperately wanted to create a card with plenty of floral action going on:


I can't believe I managed to stamp a whole card front without getting ink everywhere. I'm so clumsy with my stamping and usually smudge it somewhere with my fingers, so this clean card was a pleasant surprise!! I hadn't quite decided on my design when I made this, so I did it in a strange way so thank goodness it worked out!!

I started by die-cutting some white CS with the Coffee Cup Fri-dies. I doubled over some washi tape and added it to the back of the die-cut and pressed on to the card front. The reason I did this was I was thinking of stamping and removing it so it would have an outline but changed my mind half-way thru...as you do....

Using my MISTI I stamped the leaves and flowers from the new Peaceful Garden stamp set. I don't have many green ink pads, so to stamp the separate leaf detail stamp I just used the same Waffle Flower ink 'Chirp Chirp' and stamped it twice. And it worked!! Once I had finished stamping I used the same coffee cup die to die-cut a dark brown paint chip and inlaid that into the cup on the card.

I didn't want to cover up too much of my stamping, so for the sentiment (from the Cup of Coffee stamp set) I heat embossed it in silver on a piece of plain vellum. I adhered it in place with tape behind the words. I then glued on some pink and clear sequins for a bit of sparkle.

I have four challenges I would like to enter:

Scrapbook Boutique May Challenge 



Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)



The Cat's Pajamas Challenge #346 



Uniko Challenge #47 




And not only can you get 15% off all CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Coffee and Tea products, if you use my special 'Girl Friday' code you can get an additional 15% off too!!





Whew, this is one long post!! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you've been enjoying the blog hop. Almost makes me wish I liked drinking coffee and tea (I'm a hot chocolate kind of gal...).

Take care
Shona
 

13 comments:

  1. Such a pretty floral paper on this lovely card, Shona. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

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  2. Beautiful floral design and I love the eclipsed cup.

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  3. Love the eclipsed cup with all floral, so pretty!

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  4. Very pretty coffee cup. My first thought when I saw your card was "Oh look she camouflaged the coffee cup so that it will make it harder for someone else to come and steal her coffee away."

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  5. oh my Shona, this is gorgeous!

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  6. Oh good. Just received this set...now I know how to make a card as good as you do.

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  7. Fun card. I like the way you did the raised coffee cup and design.

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  8. Beautiful! Very cool eclipse card! Love your stamped background!

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  9. I just love what you have created here. the eclipse element is awesome and works so well.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day :)

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  10. This is so pretty! Love the fun coffee mug. Thanks so much for playing along with our inspiration photo challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

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  11. Beautiful stamping and take on our inspiration photo. Love the hidden cup ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko!

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