Friday, 23 September 2016
Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
I'm so excited to be part of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I mean, who doesn't love a huge cup of the elixir of life? I have tried to cut down on my caffeine consumption due to health reasons, but it only makes every cup I can have an even bigger enjoyment. I used to just drink coffee while doing other things, but now I enjoy my Sunday morning treat while focusing on nothing but the coffee, maybe sitting in our lovely conservatory, looking out the window at the garden and fields beyond.
Did you get a craving for coffee? How about pouring yourself a big mug and then join us over at STAMPlorations for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Not only are there fabulous STAMPlorations prizes to win in the actual blog hop, but Shery also has some extra prizes for you over at STAMPlorations so come and join us!! And if you feel like doing a bit of shopping, you can find all STAMPlorations coffee related projects here.
I'm also very excited to get this chance to show you a few new coffee related crafty goodies from STAMPlorations. For my first card I used stamps from the new Anywhere There's Coffee stamp set and the matching die for the big coffee mug. I also used the new CUTplorations Oh Frap phrase die. I cut both panels for the card using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting dies and inked Distress Ink through the ARTplorations Art Splatters stencil which made me think of spilled coffee. I stamped the big coffee mug and stamped some of the funny little phrases onto it before colouring using Copics. I used Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall paper for the background and the sentiment.
For my second card, I started by stamping several phrases from the new STAMPlorations Anywhere There's Coffee in Versamark and heat embossing in clear powder. Then I inked the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in fall colours and splattered some water on the background to create a distressed look. For the main panel I stamped the new Framed Coffee To Go in Versamark on white card and heat embossed in copper before colouring the takeaway mug using Copics. I attached the panel using foam tape on the card base.
Card: 300 gsm white card, Neenah Solar white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Anywhere There's Coffee and matching die, Framed Coffee To Go
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Copics YG11, YG13, YG15, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07
Dies: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting dies, Oh Frap phrase die
Other: ARTplorations Art Splatters stencil, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall patterned paper, Ranger fine clear embossing powder, Papermania Copper embossing powder