Friday, 12 December 2014

Things are always better with Coffee

 I haven't made too many cards recently with other things occupying my time and the pressure is on as we leave Sunday for Christmas with our family...and I still wanted to play along with Virginia's View challenge #10 - All Things Distressed. So after a big tidy up this morning I got the mojo happening and with inspiration also from the Coffee Lovers Bloghop I have made this card.  I've used a Flourishes stamp and water coloured it with my Distress Inks - I love using them as you can dilute them down or use them straight or mix colours to suit and then until they dry you're never sure how they'll come out. I added some Dimensional Magic to the coffee mug and some glitter glue to the steam.  Then I mounted them on colour matching layers of card and designer paper and distressed all the edges, wrapped a few strands of cream wool and used foam tape to lift the image.  Then I used bits of a number of stamps to create the sentiment.  I'm quite happy with the card and pleased I'm making something other than Christmas.
Thanks for taking a peek, Robyn


  

36 comments:

  1. Coffee, yarn and distress look! How very clever to combine them all in one card! Fabulous Christmas coffee card!

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  2. Such a great card and such a lovely image. TFS.

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  3. What a cute card. The glitter really makes the steam shine. Love your colors and your layout.

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  4. lovely card,pretty colors and details

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  5. Fabulous card and wonderful colouring!!

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  6. This is so pretty and such a warm and cozy card! Love that fabulous sparkle

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  7. Love that sentiment! Such a fun card!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  8. Beautiful card! Love the distressing!

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  9. What a pretty stamp, and lovely card!

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  10. I love the layering and caption on your card. x

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  11. what a great coffee card!!!! CUTE!!! love the distressing!!!

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  12. That's such a great image. I love crocheting, but don't think I could knit for the life of me. Too many steps for one stinkin' stitch! Love the distressing around the edges.

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  13. Great card Robyn! Great image for us crafters!
    xx

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  14. If only my grandma would have taught me how to knit. She refused, saying she was taught backwards and was not going to teach someone else to do it backwards! LOL. Love the image!!!

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  15. Great image and you colored it beautifully.

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  16. Hey Robyn!! I totally love your card. I'm a knitter so you sold me. Nicely done!

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  17. Awesome, love the yarns and coffee cup!

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  18. very pretty. the added yarn is perfect :)

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  19. Love the sparkle on your steam. So pretty

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  20. Beautiful card, Robyn, I love the wool with the coffee theme! Makes me feel warm and fuzzy! Happy Holidays!

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  21. Perfect image! Beautiful card!

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  22. wonderful card! great coloring with the distress inks!

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  23. Reminds me of my Mom. Thanks for the sweet memory boost. Thanks for sharing your CUTE card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  24. Awesome card. Love that you glittered the steam. TFS

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  25. Fabulous combination of challenges Robyn! Thank you for sharing :)
    Love you to stop by my blog for a chance at my blog candy if you haven't already http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au/

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  26. Love these images, reminds me of my mom that knits up a storm!! LOL!!

    If you haven't already, you have the chance to win 1 of 2 Wplus 9 stamps sets on my blog! I hope that you are able to stop by and comment before midnight P.S.T. Tonight (Sunday 12/14) Good Luck... And Happy Hop-lidays!!!!! My post Link: http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2014/12/coffee-lovers-blog-hop.html

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  27. omg!!! LOVE this!!! I have a very good friend that loves knitting, and this image is just PERFECT for her!! so so so cute!! love your soft colors too!!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn