March 03, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there!  Just wanted to get a quick post in to link up to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This would be my first time participating.  Now I do have a confession to make.  I actually don't drink coffee.  I like coffee flavoured things like chocolate and ice cream but have never enjoyed coffee itself.  Except for one type of coffee drink I had once at Tim Hortons.  It was sweet and good and I can't remember what it was now.  LOL.  Thats okay I'd still go for coffee with any of you but I would just have hot chocolate instead.  :-). Anyway, maybe because I don't drink coffee, I don't have any coffee related stamps.  So I broke out my drawing skills and created my own!  Check it out...


So I first drew my coffee mug in pencil.  I then used broken china, walnut stain, and tea dye distress inks like water colours and painted my mug.  I originally did a background too but didn't care for the results so I saved my mug by fussy cutting it out.  :-). I splattered some walnut stain and broken china ink on my white card base and added some washi and glitter tape.  I stamped my sentiment (Clearly Besotted) in timber brown StazOn ink.  Then I attached my mug with foam dots.  I'm quite pleased with the results.  I think my colours are springlike with the warm earth tones and the pretty bright blue.

I'm going to link up to the following challenges as well:

Addicted to CAS - code word is distress.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog - use washi tape.

I'd like to take a moment and welcome two new followers. A great big welcome to Ellie of My Creative Moments and Shirley-Anne of Stamping For Joy.  Both wonderful card artists and well worth a visit!  :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

47 comments:

  1. Wow, you drew the mug yourself - awesome! I can't draw at all! Love how you inked it too! This is a beautiful card, gorgeous CAS design, and I like the added washi tape. Always looking for new ways to use it!

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  2. I love this card. The colors and the design are wonderful.

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  3. oooohhhh....AWESOME. I love your mug!
    Thanks for joining in the fun♡

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  4. Wow!! That coffee mug is gorgeous!! Love the way it looks and your card!

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  5. i wish i had drawing skills. this is awesome!! :)

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  6. Fabulous card! Love that coffee cup! Such a great design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  7. Wonderful card, love the splatters.

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  8. Just beautiful...what a wonderful coffee mug!

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  9. Beautiful! Love the coloring you did on the mug and ALWAYS love a little messy splatter ♥

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  10. Your mug is wonderful! It looks as though one could just reach in and grab it!

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  11. wow, this is so beautiful.

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  12. Wow this is awesome you drew it yourself? Love the way you colored it and the whole design of your card. It looks as if you can reach for the mug. TFS.

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  13. Awesome mug that you drew & painted! Cool background, good change.

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  14. I love this design - off centre always makes things so interesting!

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  15. Beautiful card, Kim, love that blue mug! Happy Wednesday and happy hopping!

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  16. I am not a coffee drinker either... Your mug is spectacular! When are you going to design your own stamps? Great card!

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  17. What an artist you are! This should be made into a stamp, Kim! It is the best-drawn coffee mug - and best ink-painted coffee mug - EVER! I love this card!! You should enter it also in the City Crafter washi tape challenge! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Thank you! I see you there! djk

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  19. You draw that mug yourself??? ow that's a wonderful talent. To be able to make something so stunning. I also love the design of your card. The splattered background is just perfect. And you nailed our theme. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  20. Fabulous card - your drawing skills are great! That mug looks so realistic. I would join you for a hot chocolate as I am not a coffee drinker either :)

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  21. What a gorgeous card! Love the spattered background!

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  22. You've got some mad skills girl! That cup is stunning with all its detail. Simply gorgeous. Beautiful card. Bev

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  23. Nicely done , thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  24. What a beautiful mug!! I love the simplicity of your card - stunning!

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  25. Wow, that mug is beautiful!

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  26. Beautiful coloring on the coffee cup! A great warm card...love it!:-)

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  27. woooww that mug is adorable Kim
    and I love all the splatter on your card
    lovely washi tape too..
    I love you only put a bit of your mug on your card
    awesome made Kim

    My card is #387 on the HOP and I have a little GIVEAWAY if you maybe like :)
    hugs, Monika

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  28. Such a fabulous cup of Joe! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

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  29. love! the spatter looks great with your artsy mug! giveaway on my entry #275 if you're interested

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  30. What a gorgeous CAS!! Love the color of the mug, my favorite shade of blue! Beautiful work! :)

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  31. looks so real, great card!

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  32. Thanks for sharing your yummy card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

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  33. You drew that mug?? Wow!! Such a great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

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  34. Great drawing skills and I love your mug...the way you've painted it is lovely. I'm your newest follower :)

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  35. Clean and simple = fab card!

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  36. Amazing card!!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week!!
    Samra DT

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  37. This came out beautiful!

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  38. I would like a set of 6 of your beautiful mugs, Kim :-)

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  39. a great card, love that blue mug with coffee:)

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  40. great CAS card!

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  41. You are clever- gorgeously artsy!

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  42. So arty - love your card! :)

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  43. I'm back to congratulate on being a Spotlight Artist at CCCB, Kim!! Hugs, Darnell

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  44. This is awesome! love the color splatter :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

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