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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 4

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For today’s card, I decided to do a slimline card with some rainbow coloured coffee cups.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 2 and Spring Card Camp 2 Day 18

 

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I decided to combine the theme of the Spring Card Camp 2 Day 18 tutorial with the coffee theme of the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

I used several ink pads in uncontrolled smears to create a number of backgrounds.  I am sure I have at least 8 more hiding somewhere on my desk.  I did find as Yana mentioned that some of them did not look so good when first inked, but they improved considerably when they were dry.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 1

 

I have been making a large number of blog posts lately.  First there was the Spring Card Camp that lasted 20 days.  This was followed by the unexpected Spring Card Camp 2 which is still in progress and will also last for 20 days.  On top of this I have been busy making card samples for the Scrapbook store that I work for.  Now today, is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Spring Summer Bloghop.  This bloghop has been very good to me.  I have been lucky enough to win a prize every year but one.

The only real rule of this bloghop is that every card be new………no backlinking allowed.  I decided to use an up to the minute and very topical patterned paper to show that this card is not back linked.

Although I can honestly say that I detest the symbol on this patterned paper, Photoplay has made it palatable with the happy bright colours.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Winter 2019 #3

I have made one more coffee card using the Kringle collection from Photoplay.  This time I also wanted to use a “Coffee Charms” die set that I have from Karen Burniston.  I finished the card off by adding a Polar Bear from Recollections who is looking up longingly at the string of coffee beverages.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #7

 

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Oh my goodness, I was lucky enough to win one of the Flash Prizes from Super Sponsor Taylormade4U.  So grateful!

Today, I made a card with a stamp set from Concord and 9th.  Every time I make a “fancy” cup of coffee like this one, I am reminded of the wonderful Baristas on many of the cruises I have taken.  They make putting together a cup of coffee a work of art.

When I saw the “spoonful of sugar” sentiment on the stamp set, I knew I had an opportunity to use the wonderful ice cubes from My Favorite Things once again.  With the right card they are magically transformed into sugar cubes.

The patterned paper is The Daily Grind by Photoplay.  The coffee ring is  Turnarounds Set 2 by Seth Apter.  I stole the napkin out of the Karen Burniston pop up coffee card.  Just love the realistic crinkled edge on the napkin.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #6

I thought I could make a quick card before breakfast………………………ha ha ha.  I don’t think I have ever made a “quick” card in my life.  I can manage to hem and haw over the tiniest of details and even simple cards take at least an hour.

This card is watercoloured and uses a frame border die from Hero Arts.  This means that I not only had to decide what colours to paint but also where to paint and what to leave white.  I am sure if I re-did this card it would be different, but overall, I like it.

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #4

 

Once more I have used the Ciao Bella Paper………………………..I must be reformed…………………so often I am loathed to cut in to and use up my favourite papers.  This time though the focal image and sentiment are from Altenew.

The sentiment makes me laugh out loud, as I am very conscientious about never running out of coffee.

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2019 #3

 

Recently, I bought the impossible die designed by Christina Widemark at Scraps of Love, Peoria, Arizona.  It occurred to me that this card type is perfect for a gift card.  It also occurred to me that  the Ciao Bella paper collection would ensure that the recipient knew this card was about coffee.

 

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I did mention that the wonderful Buongiorno Italiano from Ciao Bella would be back before the Coffee Lovers Bloghop was over, but even I didn’t expect it to be teamed up with Lawn Fawn and Honey Bee stamps.

I always thought the Blah Bunny from Honey Bee stamps looked like she needed a jolt of coffee to improve her disposition. You can see the “change” in her attitude via the Picture Changer die from Lawn Fawn.

This card was so much fun to make it even changed my mood for the better!  Enjoy!

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Coffee Lovers Bloghop spring/Summer 2019

 

Once again time has flown by and it is time for the first Coffee Lovers bloghop of 2019.  I am always conscious of the next coffee bloghop coming up and look for new coffee stamps and patterned paper as a regular part of my craft supplies shopping.  I hit the jackpot this go-round with the exquisite Buongiorno Italiano collection from Ciao Bella.  It has both an elegant and a casual feel, so I think it will turn up on my cards several times this week.

I have used the Karen Burniston Coffee Cup pop-up before, but it is such a classic for giving a coffee card to someone that I had to use it again.  Just using different paper makes the card look fresh.  The only problem with this card is photographing it.  I confess to glueing the card front and back to my dining room table for the photo.  Don’t worry “no wood finish was harmed during the filming of this post”………..at least I hope not.

Here is the card inside and out:

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The  Altenew sentiment says, “Coffee …when your brain needs a hug”.   Isn’t that so true.