Card Recognition

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

something to perk up your day

I have to admit the one problem with having so many coffee crafting goodies is that I'm overwhelmed by choices... and since I never mass produce things, they're all a bit different.  So with that in mind I was playing with the MFT coffee set and made these three cards.  The second card uses a Verve sentiment and the third card uses the MFT color challenge.  So welcome to the latest crop of the Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop, I may be back later with more-- I'm going to use that as my carrot to sit down and catch up on some work related to dos.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Coffee & Friends

Who's ready for another installment of Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop?  I don't have quite as many cards on this post, but this post brings the current total up to 28 cards-- and while I never said I was going to try top last hop's 60 projects... I guess you never know with me?  My money is not on achieving that goal and at this time of the year I really do need to set achievable goals.  The first card combines a MFT coffee dies and a PTI sentiment and some fun paper (I'm too lazy to get up and look to see what pad of paper it was from).  And more fun coffee cards... love mixing and matching the various sets (although I will admit that the sentiment on the card below is from the MFT wine set).

And playing along again with the MFT sketch challenge.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

No ordinary girl... more coffee!

No ordinary girl...  When Ellen Hutson had her birthday party I picked up a few retiring Pink Fresh sentiments, and seriously, this one had my name on it.  I am such a fan of white on white... so this card combines a SugarPea Designs coffee cup, a MFT tag, Sizzix embossing folder, PTI snowflake.  I'm going to enter it in the SugarPea Design's blog anything goes challenge.  Scroll down for today's installment of the Winter Coffee Lovers bloghop overload.  I'm sorry I'm "late"-- I made all these cards about 10 hours ago, but got caught up working.  (Check out the awesome local craft fair I went to today).  

I made several cards with the CAS(E) this sketch in mind.

This card uses a Concord & 9th set for the background, so I'm going to enter it in the Where Creativity Met C9, I'm not sure if I'd say it's the focus of the card... but I'll enter it nonetheless.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Joy to the world.... lots of coffee

Happy Day #2 of the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  For those of you who don't like coffee, check back in with me in a week.  So... to kick off today's overloaded coffee goodies... the first project is for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a feminine twist-- mint, pink and gold.  

This card is for the current MFT Sketch Challenge.

This tag is another one for the Ellen Hutson challenge, above is the color challenge and below is the sketch challenge.

There you go folks...  I'll be back with more....

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I'm so excited....  welcome to the Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop!  Who's ready for a week of fun filled coffee crafty fun?  I am!  I keep saying, "I don't need to beat the last hop number" and watch... I'll be sneaking in my craft room at all hours this week.  So, with that in mind, let's get this party started.

Ellen Hutson 12 Days of Christmas Tag Day #4 watercolor challenge, sometimes just a bit of watercolor on the background is the right touch.

This coffee & friends tag is for the Altenew Blog Challenge, I went for September colors.

My final project is for the new Tag You're It Challenge and sadly... the final challenge for this amazing blog.  Many, many thanks to Tracey for all your hard work over the years, as a tag-fanatic it's been an honor to be on the design team, we give a blogland hug and high five for all the inspiration and fun.  If you'd like to play along with Leigh's fabulous tag, we'd love to see how it inspires you.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Let it Snow and friend tag

Hello!  I'm working away over here.... I've got a few (chuckle) coffee cards ready for the big Coffee Lovers Bloghop (tomorrow!!!!)...  and I managed to pull off the December card class I teach (despite some serious procrastination) and oh, there's always those day jobs of mine.  But... today I've got 2 tags for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine twist.... now that I look at the first tag I'm not so sure what's feminine about it... but I love snow (challenge for Day#5).  The second tag is for Day #6, Grey, Purple and Green.  I used the Concord & 9th die with a PTI tag die and a vintage rubber pine tree stamp that's probably 20 years old.  Wishing everyone a fabulous Thursday, I'l be back tomorrow with a coffee overload.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Flower tag

Happy Tuesday crafty peeps.  I decided to make a tag for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas water color challenge-- and since I used my new favorite Ellen Hutson flower stamp I'm sneaking this in to the 11th birthday link up.  I heat embossed the flower in white and then used metallic water colors to color it in, so it's got a bit of a shimmer to it.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Joy to you. From Me. With Love tag

Happy Monday.  Today's PTI Make It Monday is to make trees...  I didn't have a fan brush, I didn't have any green re-inkers... and the only water color brush I found was dented from sitting in the dish drying rack for probably over a year.  But... with that in mind, I think this turned out better then attempt #1.  But really-- the video made me realize I want the snow background stamp.  Happy Monday everyone...  I've got more projects this week, but I'm working hard behind the scenes for Friday's Coffee Lovers Winter Hop... stay tuned for another round of coffee-coffee-coffee.....

Sunday, December 3, 2017

one day at a time

One day at a time... sometimes we need that reminder...  Playing along with the December Reverse Confetti sketch, using their sentiment.  The paper is from PTI and the oval die cut is MFT.  And the tag below is my attempt of Day #3 Ellen Huston 12 days of Christmas tag with a feminine twist.  I loved the idea of cutting out the Ellen Hutson tree with felt, but I had some foam paper...  Truthfully I don't love this tag, but it gave me a new idea to work with my stash.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

bring on the snow

Happy Saturday crafty friends.  I thought I was going to take a break from tags... (ha ha, I really should be making coffee cards for the upcoming Coffee Lovers blog hop), but who can resist the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist?  Obviously not me.  The first tag is inspired by Day #2, I CASEd Keeway's tag with silver and gold.  My second tag is inspired by Jennifer's Tag for Day #1, what a brilliant idea to add some more dimension with dies you already have.  And my coffee card... go check out my post over on the Coffee Lovers blog today-- I've got a card-- and a tag (ha ha).