Monday, December 3, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge #16 with Three Amigos & More using Dana Gong - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Inspiration

This is my DT Card for Double Trouble Challenge #16  - Embossing and Snow and Coffee

MY INSPIRATION:  For the past few years I have been a big fan and entrant of the Coffee Lovers Seasonal Blog Hops.  There is so much inspiration within this Blog Hop that I decided to pay tribute to the Design Team.  I have selected one post from the 2017 Fall and/or Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for each Design Team member.  Each has provided me inspiration for creating my card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Blog Hop. 

Amy Tsuruta, Founder and Hostess, demonstrated innovation when she developed the Coffee Blog Hop.  Her vision has created a firestorm of coffee-inspired challenges and merchandise across the globe.  Her dedication and hard work in keeping the challenge alive and fun for all of us fanatics in paper crafting and coffee addicts does not go unappreciated.  Thank you, Amy! 

BLOG CANDY:  In the past I won a coffee mat as Blog Candy and I love it.  I searched online to find that coffee mat and much to my surprise there it was along with others.  I have several new mats that you can win by random draw along with a Spellbinders die. All you have to do is link a coffee card to the Double Trouble Challenge, make a comment, and meet the guidelines for Challenge #16, click on below for more detail.  

(Starts Dec 3 - Dec 7) Winter/Holiday with some kind of Embossing technique "Dry/Heat/Paste" and  
Comment:  "What's your favorite hot/cold drink?"  

Check out Double Trouble's Challenge, Click on Frank Sinatra's The Coffee Song and it will pull you right into the mood of creating coffee projects and don't stop it at the coffee song...listen on.   

2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: My inspiration today is Dana Gong's project from the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Loved the non-traditional color of the card, layout, the embossed background and sentiment on vellum. My background embossing was my own test technique using a snowflake embossing folder, stamping the raised embossing with VersaMark with a sparkly embossing powder and heat embossing. It turned out good; but the next time I would probably sponge color on before embossing. 

Thank you, Dana 
Dana Gong 

Submitted to the following challenges
The Outlawz - Festive Friday "Christmas" 
The Outlawz - Paper Ala Mode "Snowflakes" 
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #21 "Winter/Holiday" 

Products Used:  
     Glacier and White Daisy 
     Pink & Main - "Warm Wishes/Christmas Mugs" 
     Sentiment - Lawn Fawn "Thanks a Latte" 
     IO Dies "Scribble Heart"  
     Versa Mark 
     CTMH Glacier Ink Pad
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based brush pens 
           BG10, BG11, C00, C01, E93, Colorless Blender
     Ranger - Embossing Powder "Frosted Crystal" 
     Ranger - Embossing Powder "Princess Gold" 
     Darice Embossing Folder - Snowflakes
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Duvo Glitter Drops "White Blizzard" 


~amy~ said... those sweet mice in their cups! This is so cute Sue.
You're up early!

Dana Gong said...

Such a sweet card, Sue! I'm so glad I inspired you! Really love embossed background and your little mice!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Such an adorable card, Sue! I love those sweet little mice in teacups!

Becca Yahrling said...

I might have to add those mice to my collection as I am loving mice in a cup! Your card is gorgeous. Love the scribble heart & vellum inlay.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card with the snowflakes and sweet little mice. The hearts are a nice touch too.

Billie A said...

Cute card and fun image.

papercraftingprincess said...

those sweet mice are so cute in the coffee cups. Great inspiration to pick from. :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Ack! Those mice are adorable!

Hetty said...

I heart these cute little mice!
Great colors.

Laura S. said...

Oh, the little mice are so cute! love your card!

Karenladd said...

Those little mice in their cups are so sweet and I love the pastel blue colors!

Fikreta said...

its adorable!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really sweet. I love the coffee element.

Dana said...

Awww so sweet! I love the snowflake background and sweet mice! Great take on Dana's card!!

SHartl said...

Those mice are the cutest and I love the heart die cuts! I just linked up to Double Trouble! Thanks for the chance to win a fun giveaway.

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! So sweet and a I can see the inspiration but yours also stands on its own... awesome!