Thursday, December 17, 2015

All the Goodness of Life is in a Cup

Day 7:  This card was made for the Holiday Coffee Lovers BlogHop combined with ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #172 using the CTMH Colors in the White Pines PaperPak, a favorite Christmas Design paper of mine. 

Christmas isn't much different here in Arizona...just that we have rays of sunshine coming down instead of snowflakes.  Although my daughter-in-law took a picture of snow a day ago and their ground had a layer of snow on it and they are only 3 miles from us.  We may have gotten it too; but I had my head buried in card making and drinking (coffee that is) and planning on what my next card was going to be.  

Well here it is, A Christmas Card from Arizona (the desert).  I borrowed this cactus arrangement from my neighbor "Potted" by Waffle Flower.  Stamped, colored with ShinHan alcohol-base pens, and then fussy-cut, cutting off the pot at the bottom of the image, and replaced it with a stamp "Coffee First" Create a Smile.  I believe the smaller cup was a freebie digi image from Verve, and the sentiment was from Verve Stamps "Delightful & Delicious"  (not sure of the name of the company hat offered this freebie;) but will have to share when my home computer is fixed because it's not on my laptop...darn technology. 

Also submitted to the following challenges:

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be hop on by.

Challenge 12 - December 
Optional Theme:  Santa Clause is Coming to Town 

Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party - Week 2 

ChouxChoux Challenge
December 5, 2015 Christmast Winter Challenge #2
"Visions of Sugar Plums"

DL.Art December Linky Challenge
"Anything Goes" - Card for December 5, 2015
Random Draw

The Outlawz Challenges 
Thursday, Dec 17-23 "Anything Goes"
Twist: Girly, Girly - Did not submit with Twist
Also added to December Inlinkz

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Anonymous said...

Such a vibrant card! Great Job! Just linked you up to my post :)

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Well, I'm up to here on the BlogHop. The cactus theme was used because we reside in Arizona, and thought I would show a little bit of Arizona in a Christmas card.

Helen F. said...

This is FABulous! Love the mug o' cactus ;-)

Lisa said...

Love it!! So clever to put the cactus into the cups instead of pots... love the colors together... I'm really coming around to the blue along with the red and green.. beautiful card!

Sylvia said...

Another pretty card, Sue, I love your cactus again! Hope it is warmer there today! TFS and Happy Friday!

G Eileen Studios said...

That's a beautiful, festive card, Sue. A fun twist on Christmas (for those of us who live in the north!)

Hetty said...

Such a wonderful cup of flowers, very cheerful card.
Happy holidays!

~amy~ said...

AWESOME. Love how you placed everything into the coffee cup!

Shelly said...


Melanie R said...

Love how you replaced the pot on the stamp set with a cup. Great coloring. We love our Arizona cactus flowers and here you've created a cup full of them!

Happy Dance said...

We have kids living in Phoenix, and they love the no-snow winters. Though they do come home for the holidays now and again. This is a sweet cacti arrangement in that sweet little teacup. Lovely coloring too. This is a darling card. Bev

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the cactus in the cup. Beautiful!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Clever way to feature the new cactus along with the White Pine colors! So glad you joined us again at the Color Dare.
:) Marie

Mandy LaCroix said...

Love the arrangement in a mug - great idea! Quite clever! :)

Lori said...

So cool - love the striped mug and the pretty flowers! So glad you linked up at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

Lisa B said...

Oh Gosh, I love this! What a great and different card. You did a fabulous job. And your blog is so pretty as well!!
Thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge over at Craftin' Desert Divas.
Have a great holiday season,

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous! Love the sequins as the steam - genius!