Sunday, 25 June 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Well I have to admit I haven't had such a slow blogging month in all the years I have blogged. But it's summer, work is crazy, and I just went away for a few days. To Barcelona! And not for work, but just for fun!! Tapas, warm nights, Sangria, architecture, churros, sea food and a bike tour (yes, it was mostly focused on food, less on sight seeing. Priorities, you know...). Sooo much fun. And now I'm back and trying to make up for lost time in the crafty room. So many challenges I missed while I've been busy with all the other stuff. 

I came back to realise the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is going on. Can't miss that one!! So I used the delicious Bloomin' Spring Coffee Basket stamp and coloured it with my Gansai Tambi watercolours, inspired by the colour palette over at Sunday Stamps and the Think Pink theme over at Shopping Our Stash. I splattered some watercolours on the backing card, and die cut the image using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies using the CAS(E) This Sketch for inspiration.

Card: 300 gsm white card, 350 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour paper, scrap of black card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Bloomin' Spring Coffee Basket 
Inks: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Dies: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
Other: Ranger clear fine embossing powder, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder

Don't forget the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party is going on here, you can link up a wish list of your favourite products and win. The 4th Birthday celebrations will begin tomorrow, so make sure to come back both here and to the STAMPlorations blog tomorrow to get the week long party started! Also, don't forget you can get 20% off when shopping at the STAMPlorations store by using the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. Together with the 15% birthday discount (which is applied automatically without any code) that adds up to a whopping 35% off your order!


maria f. said...

Bar-ce-looooooo-na (sung in a Freddie Mercury voice)! Yay you! Love your light and airy summer coffee creation.

~amy~ said...

Yay! Love your pretty card and yay for Barcelona! How wonderful!

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable fotos from Barcelona
I want be there too and your bucket of coffee and donut is cuuuteeee
lovely used the color combo too and great using the sketch
Sweet card and I love your splatter too
Many thanks to joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time
Monika (DT)

Andrea W said...

Your card is lovely! I really like the basket of goodies and fun sentiment. If given a choice, I would choose a trip to Barcelona over crafting. It sounds like you had fun. Crafty wishes from Oklahoma, ~Andrea

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Gorgeous how you put all these elements in your basket!

Mimi said...

Woo-hoo, and welcome back to reality... sorry. Lol! Thankfully, your craft supplies forgave you for abandoning them, and you've created a rad coffee card! Way to combine those challenges, and thanks for including SOS!

Hetty said...

Love your card, very delicious!
And Barcelona is a beautiful and very special city.
Love all the Gaudi architecture and colors.

Shelly said...

This is so sweet!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Thanks for sharing not only a fabulous card
but also some fabulous pics from Barcelona.
How exciting!

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the sketch!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That's a yummy basket of goodies. Great card design.

Fiki said...


Lisa said...

So beautiful! Love it! I'll take some sangria too!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a sweet card!

Helen F. said...

Pretty card and wonderful photos of Barcelona