Tuesday 9 June 2015

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Giveaway!!

Yes, I'm finally doing my first, ever giveaway!!!!!! A few months ago I won a competition for some stamps and amongst them was a set I already owned. So I decided to hold on to it for the next Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop because it couldn't be more perfect:

This is the Paper Smooches 'Cyber Cafe' stamp set and I've used my own set for each of the blog hops. I've been very lucky to have won a few blog giveaways over the last 18 months, so its great to be able to offer something myself. I will ask one of my children to randomly select one of the comments left on this post and all international people are included!!!!

This card is my second entry to the blog hop and I wanted to keep it as clean and masculine as possible:

I used one of the dies that comes with the Waffle Flower 'Square Doily Die' to cut the square from the card front. I love this die because it leaves tiny little holes around the edge of the square and the edge of the hole left behind. I stamped the beans from the Paper Smooches 'Cyber Cafe' stamp set in Stampin' Up 'Early Espresso'. 

I added a piece of white CS behind the hole left by the die and adhered the square back into the card. I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in red and heat embossed in clear for some shine. I cut this out by hand and popped up on foam tape, with a few red sequins for a bit of bling .

I have three other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Make it Masculine)

Sugar Pea Designs Challenge # 16

Paper Smooches - Sparks Challenge - June Wk 1

The Coffee Blog Hop runs until Friday 12th June 11.59pm. You have until this time to leave your comments for the giveaway. I will announce the winner on Tuesday 16th June.

One more card to post then off to bed. I've been gardening all day today and will be doing the same for the rest of the week. It only leaves night-time to make any cards, so hopefully I can stay awake long enough as the week goes on......

Take care



  1. Hehe, I love your sentiment, Shona! :D

  2. Oh this is such a fun card! Love all those coffee beans Shona. Thanks so much for playing along with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

  3. Great card! That sentiment is so fun. Love those colors together.

  4. Oh your card is so clever using the beans and fabulous too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Wonderful use of the coffee bean, so clever!! The red sentiment and sequin are a perfect accent.

  6. Great card, love the coffee bean background
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week !

    Jo x

  7. The coffee bean BG looks fab!

  8. So cute and perfect for the hop! Love that sentiment :) Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  9. So fun, Shona ... that shiny sentiment's so perfect with your framed beans! Anita :)

  10. Tee hee...what a great card, Shona! Your coffee bean background, paired with the glossy red sentiment, is marvelous! Grab life by the beans...need to remember that! Awesome!

  11. Wow, what a great use of a tiny image in a stamp set :)