Friday, March 18, 2016

A Hug In A Mug


Day 1... March 18- March 25, 2016 for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  


Welcome to this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #185Join us in this week’s challenge using only and all the colors in photo (Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Glacier and White Daisy.) You have until Thursday, March 24, 2016 to create and link up your project. Another great color combination for Easter/Spring...look forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge.  


This was also created for March 7th Heart2Heart Challenge, "Retirement which can be retired paper packets, embellishments and stamp sets. I chose to use some of the "Retired" Paper Fundamentals design cardstock. 


All die-cuts, stamped cacti and flowers, as well as the background, both the new and the retired designs, were used.  The stamped images were fussy-cut, edges rounded and adhered to the background using 3D Thin Foam Tape to raise the center of each cacti.  

Arizona cacti are all so beautiful in the Spring/Summer Season.  We might not have much green grass but the cacti are many shades of green, and the flowers that come out of the cacti are a variety of colors and so pretty and some just give out an abundance of flowers.  

The Mug was a die-cut from Cricut Design Space that was modified, removing the center, to make a shaker card.  The sentiment on top was designed by me in Cricut Design Space, and the sentiment on the bottom was a stamp and fussy-cut.  

 This is a picture of the inside of the card using a larger cut of the mug for a sentiment, and then adding a couple cacti in the corner.  This also shows the rounded edging used on the cacti and the layering of the mug and cacti for more dimension.  


Also submitted to the followingPlease 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.  

Bitten By the Bug - St Patricks or Green   
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - "Anything Goes" with Twist: Layers

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals
     Topiary  - Mug (Retired), Cacti (New)  
     Cotton Candy - Flower (New)
     Glacier - Flower (Retired) - Background (New)
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp Sets:  
     C1643 Stuck on You Seasons & Nature
     Sentiment - Verve Stamps "Delightful & Delicious"
Inks
     Topiary 
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Sue's Design on "A Hug In A Mug" 
     Mug CTMH "Artistry" Cup M41224C
     

48 comments:

Donna said...

What a fun card! Love how you layered all the cacti and the shaker mug is so much fun!

Bad Kitty said...

so cool card!
love it!

Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

Shelly said...

Oh my! This is so fun and cute!

Becca Cruger said...

There are so many cool elements going on in this creation! Those cacti are amazing and I love the shaker bit of your mug!

Catherine Nowak said...

Such a fun card ~ love the fundamentals for the cacti!

Melanie said...

This card is so colorful! I always feel a bit prickly before I've had my coffee...

Sylvia said...

Love your card, Sue, those cactus look almost real! Great colors as well!Happy Friday! and Happy Hopping!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Amazing card!!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Super fun card; love shakers!

Melissa said...

What a FUN shaker card & you even decorated the inside! :) So happy you could join in the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop!

Hetty said...

Somuch to see! Totally fun shaker card.
Happy Hopping.

Doudou said...

Great card beautiful and fun!!! Love all details

Sue Reynolds said...

Well, I'm into the Blog Hop and I've gotten here so far...I enjoyed making this card so much...but on to the next entrant...so exciting to see all the cute, beautiful, adorable and great cards.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great details. Love everything about it. TFS

Kim Heggins said...

Just too cute.

Ann said...

So creative, love the cacti in the cup.

Karen B. said...

What a cool, cool shaker card!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, what a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration :)

Lisa said...

You know I love it! But that is one prickly hug in a mug! See you again soon!

~amy~ said...

I ADORE your shaker card...super fun!!!! Gotta love the cacti!

Ceal said...

super cute and unique shaker. thanks for sharing

MariLynn said...

Love the cacti coming out of your shaker cup. So cute and creative.

Bunny said...

Cute hug in a mug. But I wouldn't hug those cacti too hard. Love the colors and the shaker. Nice texture.

StampingbugKerry said...

Cute card! I wouldn't wanna put my lips on that coffee though! ;)

Nikki C said...

This is so kewl little dangerous to try and drink from

D.AnnC said...

What a fun mugfull of cacti!

Gail said...

Shake it up - fabulous!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fantastic shaker card and I love the sentiments!

Helen F. said...

Oh how I ADORE your Cactus shaker card!!

Caroline said...

Oh my goodness, you create such beautiful cards!! I love how you bring all the details together! The shaker mug is so much fun! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Tonya said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Tracie Pond said...

Super fun coffee mug shaker! Tracie Pond

Kelly Booth said...

Such a Fun shaker!!

Tammy Lubick said...

I love this mug and all the details you put on the card. Can you let me know which page this mug is on in the Artistry book? I haven't run across that one yet and can definitely see using this in the future! I also like how you incorporated multiple challenge concepts into a single card, wow!

VanessaB said...

super fun and unique! love it!!

Lynn B. said...

Love your shaker cacti, really cute idea! Thank you for joining us at BBTB2

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Oooh, what a cool card! Great job!

Gretchen Stumme said...

What a clever idea for a shaker card. Love it!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your shaker coffee cup filled with some beautiful cactus! Plus I love the sentiment on the curve! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

katieo said...

What a beautiful and unique card you created. I love the flowering cacti and the arced sentiment. Thank you for joining the D.L.ART Thankful Thursday March Challenge Katie-DTMember

Karen Aicken said...

Awesome card. Love that it's a shaker but the cactus are what draws me in.

Michele Henderson said...

Terrific shaker card Love these fun colors!
Take care!
Michele

Beverley said...

What a FAB and creative shaker card. So many beautiful details. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

Patricia St Martin said...

Awesome card... Love all the layers and how you worked with the southwest theme and them made a shaker card. Just love your creation.
Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Blessing Pat

Helen Gullett said...

Super fun shaker card! Love those prickly plant too :)

Jessica Lynn Mould said...

I just love the card that you created for the Coffee Lovers Hop (Spring). Be sure to visit our blog and pick up your Free Brentwood Owl Digital Stamp! ( http://goo.gl/Hq0MAS ) Have a great day! - Jessica Lynn

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card Sue!!!
LOVE your shaker cup, ADORE your prickly cacti, inside and out, a WONDERFUL design!!!

P.G. Lamb said...

This is too awesome! I love that shaker mug!