Finally some crafting...

The past few weeks have been hectic- snowstorm shovelling and minding my 27 month old grandson. His father works out West so I try to help out my daughter as much as I am able while he's away on his two week rotation shift. However, that leaves little time in my craft room, along with the fact my creative fairy has gone MIA. Twice I have sat at my table routing through stamps and reading blogs, only to get nothing done. Very frustrating!  After two afternoons, I managed to finish one, yes only one, card.  Hubby said good thing I'm not getting paid by the hour. LOL!

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I've had this little Inkadinkadoo stamp for quite some time and when looking through my dies, it fit perfectly in the Spellbinders Decorative Label 8. Stamped the image in Memories Rich Cocoa ink  and coloured with Copic Markers. I stamped a second image, coloured & cut out the coffee cup section, and raised it up with pop tape to add dimension. The little cup has crystal glaze over it to look like china. For the card I used my two favourite colour combos - blue/green and brown (like my blog damask background!)

The line of cups, coffee verse, beans and caffeine word stamps are unmounted rubber stamps from that I won many years ago. I used a Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy marker and spritzer tool (old one from Stampin'Up!) to spray 'dots' randomly over the background. Also used TH distress tool on the edges of the background paper, and Tea Dye distress ink.

The little doily is cut from vellum and sponged lightly with TH Tea Dye Distress ink (Cheery Lynn "Sophie's Heart" mini doily).  The coffee mug die by SimonSaysStamp is cut from a scrap of linen patterned paper, also lightly sponged with Tea Dye. I used a scrap of the paper from the image frame to fill in the heart section. Freehand fussy cut some "coffee steam" lines coming out of the mug.

So that's it. Not much different in the way of design. Hopefully creative fairy has found her way home!

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!



Make My Monday - Two Favourite Colours (blue/green & brown)

Addicted to Stamps - #132 Make your Mark (Copic Markers on image, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy marker spritzing, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink sponging)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge -Texture (layers, vellum, shiny crystal glaze, distressed edge)

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes


  1. Very pretty card Sharon I like the SB Label that you used . Your coloring and sponging is so perfect on the cup and mug . Great steam lines too . You always have the neatest stamps .

  2. Beautiful card Sharon with a striking colour mix and I love your vellum CL doily accent.
    Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

  3. I think your card is so cute, Sharon. I love the frame around the sentiment, and the heart on the cup is so sweet. You certainly have had a busy time with all the snow and taking care of your grandson. Not much snow here but it is bitterly cold.

  4. Beautiful Sharon! I love the theme of this card, and the sentiment works perfectly! Beautiful vellum doily, so delicate! Have a great weekend! hugs :)

  5. Very cool card!! Thanks for playing along at ATSM!!

  6. Great combination of stamps, colours and diecuts.
    Thanks for playing along at ATSM this week. :)

  7. This card is SO incredibly sweet, Sharon. As a coffee lover (addict) I am just loving this design (and craving another cup). Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your lovely card in our challenge this week, and please stop by again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Yum!! I love coffee and this is a really wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  9. Loads of lovely elements here and you can't go wrong with blues and browns paired up, wonderful colours. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  10. Very cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  11. thank you for joining us at MMm with this great card.
    Suzi B x

  12. Hi Sharon, long time no see!
    Really beautiful creation and I just love brown and blue together- one of my favourites too.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM colour challenge.
    Fliss xx

  13. Pretty colours! I love the heart shaped cup on your lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

  14. I love what you designed with this stamp! I have this one too! Thank you for inspiring! I love tea and coffee! Have a great day; beautiful out there right now! The calm before the storm! :)