Monday, December 18, 2017

You're One Hip Square - H2H Dec Wk#3

Just a Pun Fun Card...stamped in black ink several of the Puns for a friend's birthday and in between the Puns using red ink stamped in several hearts.  Framed with Cranberry cardstock and adhered to card base.  The Square in the middle was stamped a second time, fussy-cut and adhered with 3D thin foam tape just for more Pun Fun.  



Welcome to the final challenge of 2017! We decided to go with a fun theme of "Pun Intended" to take advantage of CTMH's December Stamp of the Month as well as this year's Operation Smile fundraiser stamp set. However, these aren't the only ways you can make a punny project.

You have until the end of the month to create any of the December Challenges to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings"... AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of November you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance.  

For additional inspiration on these Challenges hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created and join in the fun. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity. 

Don't forget....we are partnering with the Color Dare's December Holiday Linky Party for two of our December challenges "Silver and Gold" and "Christmas Critters"!  Simply combine our Challenges to their Traditional Color or Non-Traditional Color Challenges.  All challenges open to the end of December.


On the inside of the card, adding one more Pun and Sentiment "Happy Birthday" from another stamp set.  




Also sent to the following Challenges:  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     My Personalized Stamped Design
Cardstock
     Cranberry and White Daisy
Stamp
     S1712 A Little Bit of Pun SOTM 
     C1163 From the Heart 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape

Friday, December 15, 2017

Coffee & Poinsettias

This card was made using the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #433.  A number of dies were used for this card, layered and adhered with 3D Foam Tape and Thin Foam Sheets for dimension.  The background red and white striped design paper was embossed and backed with a cranberry layer.  The Coffee sentiment was used instead of foliage.  



Final Day 8 - A.M. Card - Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop



Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 





Also submitted to the following Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 "Color Challenge" 
Used Two Shades of Green, Red and Blue 







Paper Sweeties "Anything Goes" 






CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Scalloped Ovals" 
     Paper Sweeties "Cozy Cup"
     Verve "Coffee" 
Embossing folders 
     Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations
Embellishments 
     Black and White Dots
Other 
     Dollar Store "Thin Foam Sheet"
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Thursday, December 14, 2017

May Your Coffee Be Strong and Your Mondays Be Short

From a local scrapbook store found a 12x12 cardstock with 12 printed Coffee Sentiments "Adorn It - Coffee Time Printables ... this is one of the Printables which were colored with Copic alcohol-based pens.  After coloring, sponged on some of CTMH Colonial White pigment ink to soften the white background matching better with the background paper chosen.  Added a holly branch to balance out the card.  



Day 7 - A.M. Card - Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop



Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 

Also submitted to the following Challenges:


Products Used
Design Paper 
     Authentique "Classic Christmas" 
     Adorn It "Art Play Printables - Coffee Time 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Colonial White and New England Ivy
Die 
     Penny Black 51-152 Jolly Holly 
Other 
     Thin Foam Sheet 

     






Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I Like You More than Hot Chocolate

Another Winter Coffee Lover's BlogHop project using the Merry Monday Christmas "Color Challenge" choosing colors Red, Pink and Green and an adorable digital from Craftin' Desert Diva "Ginger Cocoa Peeker".  Easy image to color, and swirled some Nuvo crystal drops on the whipped cream to give it texture.  Cut two stitched circular frames and used the negative as layers behind the Gingerbread and added the sentiment. 



Day 6 - A.M. Card - Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop



Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 


Also Submitted to the following Challenges
Cuttlebug Mania "Anything Christmas"  
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies"


Products Used:  
Design Paper
     Doodlebug Design "Sugarplums"
Cardstock
     CTMH Pixie and White Daisy
Digital
     Craftin' Desert Diva's "Ginger Cocoa Peeker"
Stamps
     My Favorite Things "Hug in a Mug"
Inks/Pens
     Copic alcohol-based Pens
     CTMH Black Ink  
Dies
     Pretty Pink Posh Using Inside of the "Stitched Scalloped Circles" 
Other 
     Thin Foam Sheet
     Nuvo Crystal Drops

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Hot Chocolate Day




http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/12/2017-winter-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/Day 5 A.M. - Winter Coffee Lovers Blog-Hop

This is one of the images I colored while attending a Copic Card Class here in Phoenix. Nothing like Hot Chocolate or Coffee with cinnamon or peppermint sticks when the snow is flying and gingerbread cookies baking in the oven. 


Back in the 1960's, my coffee breaks consisted of hot chocolate and pastry while others enjoyed their morning coffee.  In my mid twenties I thought it was time I changed over to coffee and be a grown-up...thus now a coffee lover.  


Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #256
  Anything Goes or Anything Christmas 

https://tictactoechallenge.com/tttc027-featured-designer-teresa-dewitt-pierce/TicTacToe Challenge #027 
Using Elements 
Ribbon, Patterned Paper and Coffee or Tea




Products Used:
Design Paper
     Doodlebug Design Inc "Sugarplums"
Cardstock
     CTMH Cocoa and White Daisy
Stamps
     Unknown - Had some printed Sentiments in Stash
Pens/Inks
     Copic alcohol-based pens - Variety of Colors
     CTMH Inks Cocoa
Other
     Thin Foam Sheet



Monday, December 11, 2017

Your Kindness Warms My Heart - AHSC #242

Used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #242 for this Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop using three of the elements of the TicTacToe Challenge 027 "Heat Embossing, Coffee or Tea, and Other.  






Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends.




Other Challenges:  
I'm Design Team Member of both these month challenges so unable to submit entries to the ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party" nor the Heart2Heart "Critters Christmas", but stop by and take a look at these challenges.  Color Dare has random draw prizes at the end of the month.  


Products Used: 
Design Paper  
     Authentique "Collection Christmas"
Cardstock 
     CTMH Ruby and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Little Acres Designs "Coffee House Mouse" 
     
Pens / Inks
     Variety of Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
     Versa Mark  
Other 
     Foam Sheet 
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Princess Gold" 




Warm Christmas Wishes - H2H Dec Week #2

H2H "Christmas Critters" using the CTMH "Beary Christmas" Design Papers. The reindeer was stamped with black ink, colored using water-color pens and water brush, die cut oval stitched panels, adhered background design paper with thin foam sheet beneath both panels.  Liquid glass was added to reindeer's nose, hoofs, button and the ornaments on his antlers.



To make the holidays even more festive, Heart 2 Heart is partnering with Color My Heart Color Dare's "December Holiday Linky Party". Simply check out Color Dare's two challenges to determine whether your project would qualify and could be entered. You are not limited to the number of projects you enter. 




The inside of the card was stamped along the side border with a string of Christmas Tree Lights and a photo showing the detail of the reindeer water-coloring and liquid glass dimension.  




Also sent to the following Challenges:  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     CC Designs "RB1132 Raindeer Games"
     B1483 Season's Greetings  
Dies 
     Cottage Cutz #CCB-070 Nested Wacky Stitched Ovals
Pencils/Inks 
     Cranberry and Black Inks
     Watercolor Pencils - Basic Colors 
     Watercolor Pen 
Other
     Liquid Glass 
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Sheets 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Warm Wishes

Used an Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for this Christmas Card using the elements "Ribbon (Banner), patterned paper and Coffee or Tea" from TicTacToe Challenge #027.  Love this design paper from Authentique, it reminds me of a warm and cozy sweater or blanket.  Popped up some panels to make it appear more dimensional and knit.  A ribbon banner was added and using my knowledge of a lettering class (some time ago) decided to pick up my special pen and lettered in my sentiment ... a little rusty, but it was fun.  



Day  3 A.M. - Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop  

 


Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite your friends.

I'm Design Team Member of both these month challenges so unable to submit entries to the ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party" nor the Heart2Heart "Silver and Gold"; however, stop by and take a look at these challenges and submit your project.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges:  



Products Used: 
Design Paper  
     Authentique "Wintery"
     CTMH Bashful Glitter Sheet 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Bashful, Pewter and White Daisy 
Dies
     Taylored Expressions TE834 Stacked Coffee Mugs
     Banner - Spellbinders "Hipstter 1" Coffee cup
Pens / Inks 
     Variety of Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
     TomBow Black Pen for Personalized Lettering Sentiment 
Other 
     Thin Foam Sheet 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mugs and Kisses



While going through my stash I came across this adorable teddy bear and thought how cute would he look surrounded by polka dots, a theme at The Outlawz.  Amy provided me with the link below and posted on Facebook...and Sonya, the artist, had used polka dots also.  So, all I can say, keep your prints, who knows you may use them a couple years later. 



Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 



Also submitted to the following Challenges:
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Polka Dots"


Products Used:
Design Papers 
     Doodlebug Design "Sugarplums"
Cardstock 
     CTMH Cranberry and White Daisy
Digital 
     SonjaK, Digi Print in my Stash - Freebie Download
Inks
     Variable Colors Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
Other  
     Foam Sheet 

















Java Great Day


Day 1 A.M. Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop Brentwood is one of my favorite Coffee Blog Critters and can be purchased at Jessica Lynn Originals along with many other digital and clear stamps available.  Brentwood enjoys all seasons and holidays and frequently seen at the BlogHop with different attire.  

Attention:  COFFEE LOVERS - Your project may fit into one of our challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare "December Holiday Linky Party - check out the random draw prizes at the end of month HERE and invite some friends. 

Also submitted to the following challenges:    

Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #351 "Winter Time"

Products Used:
Design Papers 
     Authentique #CLC014 "Classic Christmas" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Ruby and White Daisy
Digital 
     Jessica Lynn Originals "Brentwood" 
Dies 
     Stamplorations "Java Great Day"
Inks
     Variable Colors Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
Other  
     Foam Sheet 








December Holiday Linky Party - Color Dare #273 Non-Traditional

My project for this Challenge is another Christmas Card using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #351 "Winter Time" 



Welcome to a special Color My Heart Color Dare month long challenge! We are challenging you to use Non-Traditional colors to create.

#273 Non-Traditional Color Challenge
Your Choice of 1 (Monochromatic),
or 2-3 Colors (NO Reds or Greens)
White and/or your choice of one Neutral
with Optional Gold and/or Silver
CD #273 Click Here to Go to Linkup

To make the holidays even more festive, we are partnering with the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!  Simply combine our Non-Traditional Color Challenge above, working in critters or silver and gold and you can enter either of the H2H Theme Challenges "Christmas Critters" or "Silver & Gold" ... how fun is that.  Enter at either blog to share some holiday cheer. Two entries with the same card give you the possibility of more random prize chances.

If you have stopped by mine and all DT member blogs to see how we made these projects and left a comment you can earn an additional chance for random draws. AND, if you follow all DT member Blogs you can earn another chance.  Click here to see the random draw prizes. 



Also submitted to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Paper
     Gold and Lagoon Glitter Paper
Cardstock 
     Lagoon and White Daisy 
Stamp
     B1455 Be Jolly
     C1506 Flakey Friends
Die
     Precious Marieke "Glamorous Christmas"
Enhancements
     Gold Glitter Gems
     Sizzix Embossing Folder "Tim Holtz Alterations"
Other
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Princess Gold"
     






Monday, December 4, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas - AHSC #241

This paper is so pretty, and great to use wherever it shows off a good portion of the paper and the simplicity of the AHSC Challenge this week worked well.  In place of the bow I used some holly leaves and berries on a small wreath with a sentiment.  


My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Love to see you at this challenge...you have until Sunday, December 10th to enter your project. 

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge.

Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork and stop by every Monday for new sketches. 





Also submitted to the following Challenges:
The Outlawz - Sunday CAS "Christmas"



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise: 
Design Paper
     Beary Christmas Paperpack and Complements  
Cardstock
     Cranberry and White Daisy
Stamp
     S1210 Very Merry Christmas SOTM
Inks 
     New England Ivy
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap - Exclusive Christmas Countdown Die Set
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Merry Christmas - Dec H2H Week #1 "Silver and Gold"

H2H "Silver & Gold" theme was combined with Try Stampin' on Tuesday #350 using the CTMH "Silver and Gold" Design Papers and Glitter Paper.  Die cut some little fawns, layered and adhered with 3D thin foam tape on the smaller squares.  Die cut the sentiment from gold glitter paper (same glitter used for the framing, layered sentiment and adhered on background paper.  The snow dots were filled with liquid glass to appear more dimensional. 

To make the holidays even more festive, Heart 2 Heart is partnering with Color My Heart Color Dare's "December Holiday Linky Party". Simply check out Color Dare's two challenges to determine whether your project would qualify and could be entered. You are not limited to the number of projects you enter.  




Try Stampin' on Tuesday



On the inside bottom border used the deer from one of the design papers and the other photo is a close-up showing the dimension of the fawn and snow. 






CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper
     Silver and Gold
     Silver Glitter Paper
     American Crafts "Gold Glitter Paper"  
Cardstock 
     Daisy White 
Dies 
     Poppy Stamps #1886 "Tiny Fawns"
     Sentiment - Peachy Cheap "Holiday Set" 
Other 
     Gold Glitter Gem 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass