Coffee first – CLBH #3

Hello Again,

I am back with yet another coffee themed card. I still have billions of ideas just not enough time. I still hope I can finish up at least one more before the Summer/Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop closes. We will see.

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So for my card today I used a stencil from Create a smile and added a rainbow of distress inks over it. I made sure to mask off a little edge on each side, so it is totally a one layer card.

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I went over the stripes of the mugs with a clear shimmer pen to make it sparkly. When it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Create a smile Coffee first stamp set with black ink and went over the word coffee with Glossy accent.

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A few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished off my card for today.

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I will also link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon again,

Zsofi

 

Our love is strong… – CLBH #2

Hello Everyone,

Another quick post on my second card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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I had this cute retro stamp from Create a Smile, which I really wanted to use for a long time. I stamped it on a strip of white, Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the sentiments next to it with black and dark red inks.

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I coloured the image with Copics an added some glossy accents to the heart, handle and little know on the top of the coffee maker. My parents still have and use sg like this, just in silver.

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I gave it an aqua mat and foam mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece. A few red heart sequins finished off this simple design.

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I hope you like my card and will pop in again for some more coffee themed ones this week.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Bearing gifts ft. Studio Katia New Release

Hello Everyone,

Last Friday & Saturday Studio Katia had a mega Blog Hop as their 2nd anniversary celebration. It was a blast and I could not stop making more cards with the new release.. Today I brought you a birthday card made with the new Kobi set. 

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I made a very vibrant birthday card. I used a dotted stencil to apply Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. After removing the stencil I went back gently with the same inks to cover the whole panel.

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I stamped and coloured the bear from Kobi Bearing Gifts using Copics. I used the coordinating die to cut him out and popped him on a Dotted Shaker tag using 3D foam tape. I white heat embossed the little sentiments on very thin black cardstock strips and adhered them to the tag. I used a piece of black gingham ribbon and white twine to complete the tag and mounted it on the background using 3D foam tape.

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The usual shimmer pen-glossy accent combo I used on the presents an added a few Gold Crystals to make it festive.

STUDIO KATIA NEW RELEASE

Studio Katia is celebrating their birthday with a new release, which includes 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments! Check them out here!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY

Don’t forget that Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! Make sure to leave all the comments by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM EST. Please leave your comment on this blogpost if you want to enter the giveaway.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.

Hope you like my card for today and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Sending Latte Thanks – CLBH #1

Hello Everyone,

A quick second post today as I am participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring/Summer and the Create a Smile Thank you Challenge.

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I had a very simple and clean card design in mind, therefore I clear heat embossed the cup from the CAS Coffee First stamp set on a strip of aqua cardstock. I also heat embossed with the same clear embossing powder a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps, in the middle I die cut the Latte word with its shadow from coloured cardstock. I layered 3 die cuts on top of each other for more dimension.

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I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and added glossy accent to the heart on the mug. I gave this strip a brown thin mat, adhered it to a patterned paper, which also have a brown mat. Then I mounted it all on a kraft card base.

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To finish off the design I stamped 3 hearts above the mug from the CAs stamp set using brown ink.

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I hope you like this simple card design, perfect for guys too. I have some more coffee cards for the hop ready, so make sure to check back soon.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Purr-ty time – IPC #73

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Today is the start of the new Inky Paws Challenge. It is a fun sketch for the next two weeks.

For my card I started with stamping and colouring the kitty with the balloons from the Newton’s Birthday Balloons stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and popped it up on a scalloped stitched circle tag (Pretty Pink Posh).

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For the background I sponge lightly some Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock and placed the Cloudy sky stencil over it and applied the same inks again. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with some Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

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I wrapped a vellum strip around it, adhered it to the back of the panel so the adhesive does not show. I tied white twine around and made a little bow in the front. I die cut 2 banners from coordinating coloured cardstock scraps and stamped the sentiment on one of them. The die I used is from the Frames and flags die set. I adhered these to the back of the scalloped circle and used 3D foam tape to mount it on the card.

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As a finishing touch I scattered some clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and used a white gel pen to add some details to the coloured image. Glossy accent on the balloons, paws and nose finished off the card.

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I hope you find my project inspiring and you will play along the Inky Paws Challenge #73. You have 2 weeks to link up your project to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon, have a great day!

Zsofi

Summer fun with Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a very summery card, I made for the Heffy Doodle Summer Loving Challenge.

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I had a little beach scene in mind for a week now, where the little mice from the Hello Squeakheart set can have a bit of water-fun. So I stamped and coloured the little critters with Copics, used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I altered the house a bit to look like a beach house and drew a rug and a ball free-hand.

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Then I was working on the scene using Distress inks. I cut waves (Mama Elephant die), a palm tree, a sun and clouds (MFT) and masked off the sand and then the sky. I added some water splatters to the sea and went over them with a Tonic Shimmer pen to give it some sparkle. I also added some light and darker brown splatters to the sand to give it a more realistic look.

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After assembling my scene, I added some extra leaves to the palm tree with 3D foam squares, some matte enamel dots to look like coconuts and some glossy accent to the roofs and hearts on the houses.

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The sentiment is a simple black “hello” from the same stamp set. I also added a house and a little mouse inside the card.

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I will also upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Use more than one stamp.

I hope you like my card and will pop in tomorrow. I have some pretty projects scheduled for you already.

See you,

Zsofi

Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop as a guest designer. I feel honoured to be part of such a gorgeous celebration.

You should have arrived from my talented friend, Laura Volpes’s blog and I am the last stop for today. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!

CARD 1.

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For my first card I applied Distress Inks gently on Bristol Smooth cardstock, then through the Brush Stroke Waves stencil I reapplied the same inks once more. Before removing the stencil I sprayed Iridescent Shimmer Mist on it for a subtle sparkle. Until my background was drying I stamped and coloured the images from the Under the sea stamp set using Copic markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I also inked up a stitched hillside border with distress inks, splattered some Gathered Twigs and Antique Linen inks on it to look like sand. Before assembling the card I white heat embossed the sentiment on the top. I decided to make this card really festive by adding the present and the little birthday hat from the Shell-ebration stamp and die set.

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As a finishing touch I emphasized the eyes of the fish with a black glaze pen and added a bit of glossy accents to some details. I also scattered a bunch of Clear confetti to look like bubbles.

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CARD 2.

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For my second card I die cut a Stitched Creative window in the middle of a white cardstock, and once more from light grey cardstock. I adhered a piece of an alcohol ink background to a white card base and popped up the window with the inlaid frame using 3D foam tape.

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I carefully white heat embossed the sentiment in the middle window and adhered the sea critters using 3D foam squares for ore dimension. A few Iridescent bubbles, glossy accent and white gel pen details finished this card off.

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CARD 3.

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After seeing the Seashell Shaker die I just had to make an underwater shaker card too. I die cut a white cardstock piece with the rectangle from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 with the Shell die in it. I added a piece of transparency to the back of it and made the tunnel for the shaker part with 3D foam tape. I used a small piece of the alcohol inked background adhered to a blue violet mat and added Crystal Clear, Silver Foil Confetti and a bit of the Shimmering Ice Fusion sequin mix.

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When my shaker piece was all sealed I decorated the front with the little turtle from the Shell-ebration set. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black banner. A bit of glossy accent, some clear shimmer on the present and black glaze pen on the eyes made it finished.

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STUDIO KATIA NEW RELEASE

Studio Katia is celebrating their birthday with a new release, which includes 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments! Check them out here!

GIVEAWAY

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! Make sure to leave all the comments by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM EST.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.

Here is the full list of blogs participating on Friday, 25th May:

I hope you enjoyed my cards and will return soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi