Thursday 31 May 2018

Spring/Summer 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

FINALLY I've got five minutes to sit down and enter my first card for the Spring/Summer 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! 

Its been a crazy busy week and also freezing cold (many morning frosts) so I've been racing around rugged up with extra thick gardening gloves and thermals. I've loved seeing everyone's coffee/tea related cards this week and thought it was about time I jumped on the bandwagon!!

I was playing around with some new Ellen Hutson stamps that my wonderful friend Coni sent me and thought they would make fabulous 'coffee' cards:

I'm positive that Ellen Hutson has been following me around, as this 'Hot Mess Lady' is totally me (as well as the Gardening Lady). I wear my hair like this every day, so I'm very grateful to have my hands on this set!

I stamped her on some white CS and also stamped a flower from Neat and Tangled 'Bloom' to give her a more Summery look. I coloured her with my pencils and cut out with the matching die. I did the same with her coffee cup and glued to her hand. 

I needed some sort of background and suddenly thought about spilling coffee. I put some Distress Ink 'Gathered Twigs' on an acrylic block, sprayed with water and smooshed it on the card front. I did it twice and ended up splattering it up towards the top of the card. So....I grabbed a tiny brush and splattered it all over the card to cover up that mistake. And I had brown splatters EVERYWHERE!!!

I tried something new with the sentiment. I do a lot of square/rectangle sentiment strips and had a circle die on my desk. So I die-cut some black CS, heat embossed the sentiment (from the same Ellen Hutson set) in white and adhered to the card front, cutting off the over-hang. I then put the Lady on some foam tape and glued on some Neat and Tangled sequins. I love it!!

I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

And will link as well to The Cat's Pajamas Challenge #346  where their theme is 'Diecutting'.


I've got another coffee card to share with you all and another one half-way created, so hopefully I can finish it off tonight. Better check my electric blanket is on as its down to 0 degree's celcius tonight and another frost in the morning. Its so painful to garden in the frost but I'd still rather do my job than sit inside all day.

Take care


  1. Shona, always love seeing you in the gallery. This is awesome, love your fun card! My hair is always up in a messy bun too :)

  2. Fun indeed!Love the cute image, beautiful coloring!

  3. Hi! Such a fun card. I am a huge coffee lover so this stamp set from Ellen Hutson is one of my favorites. I love how you background in a coffee spill style. Very innovative! Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge xx Ankita

  4. This is adorable, Shona. I love the image you used, and how you designed it and brought it all together. So sweet!

  5. Such a fun gal on your card and a great design too.

  6. Cute image. Love the coffee stain and sequins on the background.

  7. What a darling card! Awesome background!!!

  8. You're killing this coffee lover's thing. Just another terrific card to add to the hop. So fantastic.

  9. Love this! Such a fun image and sentiment and love your card design!

  10. All the hot messes need coffee! Cute design. Thank you for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.