Coffee makes my heart happy

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my last coffee card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It was so much fun to create all these projects, I wish you enjoyed them too.

For the last card I used a pretty background stamp from Picket Fence Studios, heat embossed on dark brown cardstock with clear embossing powder. I love the raised look and shine!

Then I stamped and coloured two little piggies from the Farmyard Little Bits from Hello Bluebird and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also made and extra coffee glass, just as an embellishment.

I die cut the Coffee word (Stamplorations die) 3 times from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

I stamped a funny little sentiment on a thin pink strip of cardstock and popped it up under the coffee die cut.

Quite simple, yet so cute, don’t you think?

I hope you liked my coffee/tea projects this week, and you will follow my creative journey in the future too. Next week is the May release week and Newton’s Nook Designs so get ready for a lot of fun!

Till then, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Enjoy the little things – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

There is nothing compared to the first sip of coffee on a spring day in the first rays of sunshine! This special moment (and my craving for coffee during Ramadan, hahaha) inspired my card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

I was flipping through my stamps when I came across the Little Lilies stamp and die set and realized that I have never used them before. I imagined a scene with the little bunny from the Bitty Bunnies set sitting under the lily and enjoying the smell of coffee. The mug I took from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set. I coloured all images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I sponged some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on a white top folding notecard and applied Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I die cut a piece of grass with a Land border die and adhered a piece of patterned paper (Sunny Studio) under it.

I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner with black ink and arranged the images.

This time I kept the card flat and added only a few butterflies (from the Bitty Bunnies stamp set) and drops of glossy accents on their bodies and the mug as embellishment.

I will link this project up to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (For a special lady).

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee for Mum

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an extra special card I created for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – could be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day too!

Here is my card:

I started with applying Tonic Rich Cocoa Nuvo Glimmer paste over the coffee beans stencil from Mint Owl Studio directly on a white top folding card base. Until it was drying, I worked on the images.

I stamped the coffee cup, flower and leaves from the For all Moms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I used my Copics to add colour and cut all images out with scissors. I used a black Memento marker on the edges to make them look perfect.

I die cut a stitched circle (SSS die) and blended very gently some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I adhered the images using SSS Craft Tacky Glue.

I also die cut the word Coffee (Your Next Stamp) from pink and brown cardstocks, layered them on each other tiny offset. The rest of the sentiment I stamped from the stamp set I used earlier on a green cardstock scrap and cut it very thin.

I assembled the card and added a bit of clear shimmer to the heart and the foam and also covered the straw and the heart with glossy accents for a raised shiny look. The glimmery coffee beans look awesome in real life!

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For a special lady and also to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you liked my project, please subscribe to my blog and also check my account on Instagram. I will have a very cute project for next time, later this afternoon.

See you,

Zsofi

One sip at a time

Hello Everyone,

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and as Pink and Main is one of the awesome Super Sponsors, I brought you an elegant tea card today using stamps/dies from their latest release.

Here is my card:

I started with stamping one of the teapots from the Tea-rific stamp set, coloured it with Copics and die cut it with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut a wreath from Olive cardstock and a stitched rectangle using a green checked patterned paper from the Something Whimsy paper pad.

I adhered the wreath, popped up the teapot in the middle with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiment with black ink on the bottom of the panel. I gave it a thin black mat and mounted it on a white top folding card base.

I embellished the wreath with tiny flower sequins and added glossy accents to some parts of the teapot to make even prettier.

I hope you like my card and will check back later for more inspiration! It is National Scrapbooking Day today, I hope you find time for your favourite hobby.

Happy crafting!

Zsofi

Love ya a latte

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited as today is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop, my favourite of all. I have so many ideas but had no time to work ahead so i will do my best to squeeze in as many cards during the coming week as possible.

My first one is inspired by the sketch challenge at Lawnfawnatics Challenges (#51).

Here is my card:

I started with stamping and colouring several images from the following sets: Thanks a latte, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Thank you a latte, Baked with love and So Smooth. I used my beloved Copic markers and cut all images with the coordinating dies.

While I was at die cutting i also cut a white circle with the Circle Stackables die set and a scalloped one from dark brown. I cut some grass with the Grassy Hillside border die and attached it to the white circle. I arranged all the die cut pics and adhered them either flat or mounted thin with one or two layers of 3D foam tape.

I stamped a sentiment on No 2 Pencil cardstock with black ink and cut it to a thin strip.

I also die cut long stitched strips from various Lawn Fawn cardstocks using a die from the Picket Fence die set. This is my most used set I guess!

To give the background some more interest i die cut the Stitched windy backdrop die from kraft cardstock and arranged the elements on it according to the sketch. I added some clear shimmer to the sugar cubes and emphasized some elements with glossy accents and a black glaze pen. I also added highlights with a white gel pen – my crafty best friend, Mona Toth is doing that all the time, so I wanted to try too. I like it ūüôā

Finally I added Pretty Pink Posh Espresso jewels to match the coffee theme.

I will link this card to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #51.

Hope you enjoyed my project today and will pop in tomorrow for more coffee fun!

See ya,

Zsofi

Hot chocolate kind of day!

Hello Everyone,

Iam popping in with a cute snowman card which i made for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter.

As Newton’s Nook Designs is a Super Sponsor of this event, i wanted to use this adorable little snowman from the NND Frozen Friends stamp set.

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I stamped and coloured the snowman with the mug using Copics and fussy cut the image. I used a black marker to run around the edges and make any kind of imperfection disappear. Then i due cut the scalloped frame from the Frameworks die set several times: a couple from white cardstock and one from dark red. I layered them on top of each other for a chipboard look. 

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On one of the inner pieces i did some Distress Oxide ink blending using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass inks. I added some white paint splatters to imitate snowfall. It is a quick and easy way to add an extra touch to your cards. When it was all dry, i stamped the sentiment from the Cup of Cocoa stamp set.

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I used the Landscape border dies to cut a snowy hill from white glitter cardstock and assembled the little scene on a piece of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Milk and Cookies collection. I gae it a light blue mat and adhered it to a white card base. As a finishing touch i used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the cap and scarf, some glossy accent to the nose and mug and a black glaze pen on the snowman’s eyes.

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I will link this project up to the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.

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

See you soon,

Zsofi

Java Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main Blog today with a fun Christmas card perfect for coffee lovers!

As Pink and Main is one of the Super Sponsors of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I wanted to use the coffee theme for my post today.

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I started with stamping and colouring one of the coffee mugs from the Christmas Mugs stamp set along with the candy canes. I used alcohol markers and I die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut a green glitter cardstock wreath using the Wreath base die, it looks gorgeous with all the sparkle! I used the same die to cut another wreath from heavy weight vellum to mute the background a bit behind the coffee mug.

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I chose a pretty and colourful snowflake patterned paper from the Jolly paper pad, trimmed it a but smaller than an A2 sized card front and adhered it to a dark red card base. I stamped a sentiment in black on the bottom and adhered the wreath with the vellum in the middle. I added the mug in the middle using liquid glue and popped up the candy canes with 3D foam squares.

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Then I added a bit of sparkle with a clear shimmer pen and used glossy accents on some parts of the images. I love the shiny raised look!

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I will upload this card to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you got inspired to participate in the Blog Hop and to make some coffee themed cards for the holidays. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi