Monday, 21 March 2016

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

Finally I get a chance to sit down and link a card for the so very popular Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, which seems to be getting bigger and bigger!!

As always this was all organised by the super talented Amy Tsuruta. I don't know how she juggles all her Design Teams, this blog hop and everyday life but she does it all with ease. She has tempted even more sponsors to come on board, so there are even more prizes up for grabs!

This is my first of two cards I've already prepared and I'm hoping to get another finished off before Friday. Because there is a 'Spring' theme, I wanted to include some beautiful bright colours, just like all those blossoms and flowers that will be on their way soon....:
 

To get this started I die-cut the coffee mug and used some washi tape to hold it in place on the panel. I then used four different Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar with a mini-blending tool to create this ombre look. I removed the mug and then use the same inks on another scrap of white CS so I could die-cut the stitched heart. This was then glued in place, as well as stamping the sentiment in black ink. The panel was then popped up on some foam tape on the card front and a few pink sequins added for some sparkle.

The 'mug' and 'heart' dies are from My Favourite Things, as well as the sentiment stamp from 'Hug in a Mug'. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I have three other challenges I would like to enter:

The Card Concept (Clean and Graphic style)


Little Tangles Challenge # 66 

CAS on Sunday # 79 (Stencil It - which is how I used my mug die-cut)


I'm off outside now, back into the hot sun and my own garden. Thought it was about time to take a break from making everyone else's gardens look amazing and get my own up to date. And I don't want to be doing it over the long Easter weekend, would rather be eating chocolate eggs with the kids!!

Take care
Shona
 
 

37 comments:

  1. Love your card and love coffee too. Off to get a cup of Java. Enjoy the sun.

    Hugs and Blessings
    Jim

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  2. Super fun sentiment. Love the gradation in the pink.

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  3. Love the ombre look, Shona! Pretty card!!!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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  4. love the ombre' background, great card!

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  5. DELIGHTFUL card Shona!!
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL inky background, SWEET sentiment and little stitched heart!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  6. Shona....just love your sweet card. What a wonderful sentiment.

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  7. Your background blending of colors is stunning...CAS and beautiful card.

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  8. What a cool ombre card, Shona! Have a wonderful Monday and Happy Hopping!

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  9. Beautiful card! Lovely colors

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  10. Such a beautifully masked and inked card!!! Love the gorgeous colors!

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  11. Fabulous color scheme on your background - very pretty! And the white mug really pops off the page.

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  12. Simple and pretty. Lovely shades of pink with a little dew drops.

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  13. SHONA!
    Awesome inking and masking...this is a beauty!

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  14. This is beautiful, Shona!
    Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles, too!

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  15. Lovely background and cute sentiment.

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  16. I adore the masking here, such a pretty card!

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  17. Your really are brilliant, you know. This is inspiring...and very clever. Need to do more masking, myself. Don't get too hot in the garden or you'll melt your chocolate eggs.

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  18. I love this bright pink coffee mug! It really feels like spring!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  19. Oh, this is so cute, Shona!! Love the bright pinks and the heart on the mug!!!!! Such a sweet sentiment!!!
    Have a great Wednesday!!!
    Hugz

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  20. Shona, your blending is among the best! OH that sentiment is perfect!! Darling card, darling girl!
    =]

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  21. Fabulous ombre and what a wonderful sentiment! Happy Easter, Shona.

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  22. Wow!!! Love that background. Pretty card. tFS

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  23. Love your pink background with the fun coffee cup and sentiment- thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

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  24. such a pretty card.. I love the pink.
    Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles.

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  25. Fantastic inking! I love the heart on the cup too!

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  26. Love the softness of your distressing. Pretty color combo too. :)

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  27. When you want to get something special for your loved ones, you must look out for the personalized photo mugs & coffee mugs online

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