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 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


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

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

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

  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."

  5. oh my Shona, this is gorgeous!

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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.

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

  12. This is FAB Sho! Simply beautiful stamping and love the camouflage cup! Thanks so much for inspiring and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  13. Shona, although I'm no coffee-girl (but I love tea!) I love your hidden cup with the flowery pattern on it!
    Great take on our challenge picture and perfectly done stamping!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us in the Uniko photo challenge!
    Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)