Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Final Card

Hi, everybody!  I've really been enjoying myself all week at the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! There are over 400 entries! What a great turnout! There are still several hours left if you'd like to join in! The blog hop ends tonight at 11:55 p.m. Pacific. This is my final card for the hop! 

You know, all week, I thought I had no coffee stamps, and just look what I found in my stash! I couldn't sleep last night and this stamp flashed in my mind, and I went searching this morning and found it right away!  It's an old wood-mounted stamp by Stampendous called Morning Fluffles. I remember finding this in a bargain bin many years ago, and this is actually the first time it's been inked up, so Yay me for using an NBUS item!  I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils, die-cut it into a circle, and added a vellum circle underneath, popped up with a fun-foam circle. Dies used: Nellie's Multiframe Circles.


See the fun background I created?  I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and wanted to try the technique in her recent video.  It's called ink layering using a stencil.  I CASE'd Jennifer's card but used an image as the focal point instead of a sentiment and sequins instead of the thread as an accent. I added a gold butterfly sequin - after all, this is a spring-themed blog hop!  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's A Little Sentimental clear stamps.  Here are the products I used for the background: Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink, CTMH Pear dye ink, and Memory Box Texture Dots stencil:


Print

I'm also linking up to Craft Stamper in their Take a Stamp challenge.

I would also like to support these fun challenges: 
Artistic Inspirations AG with Twist of Green UE; Craft Stamper AG Take a Stamp 1/3; Craftin Desert Diva's Use Lots of Green UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Cupcake Inspirations Confetti Inspiration 2/3; Cuttlebug Mania Green with Envy 1/3; Cuttin' and Stampin' Gold 1/3; Deep Ocean Our Furry Friends UE; Dies R Us Monochromatic 2/3; DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams Add Some Embellishments UE: Emerald Faeries Yellow and Green 1/3; Fresh Brewed Blog Green plus White plus Colour of Choice (gold) 1/5; Great Impressions Go Green 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Loves Rubberstamps AG UE; Mod Squad Make a Background UE; My Craft Creations AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE (RANDOM WINNER); One Crazy Stamper AG 1/5; Open-Minded Crafting Fun Luck 1/3 (DT FAVORITE); PINspirational Inspiration Photo Think Green 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Monday Just a Hint of Clover 2/5; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; STAMPlorations Stamp and Stencil 1/3; Tuesday Throwdown Circles 1/3; Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Use a Sentiment 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Winner

Edited Mar 12/15:  Linking up to STAMPlorations Flash Stencil Linky 

84 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Great job! Such a fun image! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MONOCHROMATIC’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

scrAPpamondo said...

Ha ha ha!!! :D So funny!!! It make me smile so much! And great background you made!
Fabulous card, I think you have found a treasure in your stash!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow awesome and I love that technique great card for your final card. Loved all your card very much.

Larissa Heskett said...

HAHAHAHHAHA!! Too FUN!! =) Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

Maura said...

Boy, some mornings are sure like this! Great little card!

jimlynn said...

I have a couple of the Flufflies images too. This one is so cute! Great off set with the stencil! Can't wait to try that too.
Lynn

Lori Kobular said...

That is going to be us with the time change this weekend!! Love the kitty with his flying coffee cup! Adorable card!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous...I love all the green! So funny that you found the stamps, great timing!
Thanks for joining in the fun♡

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I think this one is my favorite!!! You have been so busy making cards and leaving comments. You are a power house. Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration.

Ann said...

Ha! So cute and funny. Lovely in the green.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, so darn cute!! I love the stenciled background!! The image is adorable!! Love this, Kitty!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kim Heggins said...

So fun...love your sweet scene, just too cute.

Brandi R said...

Love this! Such a fun and adorable image ♥

Shelly said...

Ha! Too cute! And boy, do I ever feel like that at times! lol

Kara Lynne said...

That's a wonderful image and I love your background stamping! Such a fun card!

Bad Kitty said...

Great card!

Happy Dance said...

Awww...poor kitty spilled his coffee! Love your technique here. It has such a wonderful effect. Love the added sequins and the little golden butterfly. Very cute. Bev

Robyn Oliver said...

WOOOOWWW!!! you made a lovely collection of cards for the Coffee Lovers bloghop - love the kitty theme.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Such an awesome background! Jennifer will be so proud of you! Lovely card! TFS and for your sweet comment on my blog.

kellyjean said...

How fun!

canadian_liner said...

Somehow that stenciled background looks like an alarm going off...I ment that as a compliment! Great effect, and the fluffy kitty is awesomely coloured... Great hop! Thanks for the blog love.

D- said...

OMgosh how adorable. Great stash find. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Andrea W said...

Have no doubt I will be searching for this stamp! Fluffles is so cute and it reminds me of how I feel in the morning before my coffee. Fun card!!!

Frozenstamper said...

Fun ink layering techniques! Always so fun to try something like that! Cute Kitty image!

2amscrapper said...

glad you found this stamp--adorable card--I like that stencil technique

Nancy Carroll said...

So much fun! Do you have any time to eat, breath?

Tenia Nelson said...

Super COOL!!

VanessaB said...

Lol. Cute!!!

D.Ann said...

Hahaha! FAB!

Celeste Goff said...

So cute and I love the background!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

OMG I'm so in love with that stamp!!! So freaking cute!! Beautiful coloring! :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love it!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Such a fun card! Love the stenciled background! Thanks for playing in our 300th challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DT Sweetie

Lady Anne Milnes Howard said...

Such a fabulous card I just love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
Dragonfly Dreams
Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

Granmargaret said...

Lovely fun card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

vinita jain said...

What a beautiful take on her recent technique, love this cute stamp, beautiful coloring!!!

Itziar Ferret said...

Preciosa tarjeta !! me encanta la ilustración del gato!!

Itziar Ferret said...

Preciosa tarjeta !! me encanta la ilustración del gato!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cutie Kitty, I knew the last one had to have a pussy on. Lol!!!
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Asha said...

Fabulous project, Kitty! Love the colours and embellishment details.... not to mention all those circles! What can I say?! Thanks for joining the Circles challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Have a fun weekend.
hugs, Asha

Barbara said...


This is so fantastic! What a cute image! You did an amazing job with your design
Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

Barbara
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

Donna said...

Fabulous card, love your background!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such a fun image - can't believe you hadn't inked it up before!
Pauline
x

Jacee said...

Love the background on this one Kitty, a fabulous card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, KT, the best for last, love the green, the Spring forward and of course the cat! Happy Saturday!

cass said...

Fun card. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight for our "Luck" Challenge.

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Cute!

AJ Bodine said...

Very cute, love the greens and the image!

An'Jenic G. said...

Oh gosh this is so cute. I have mornings like these. lol

Sandra said...

Love this card! The cat stamp is so funny! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Monika Reeck said...

Kittyyyy yeah
you found one your stamp with coffee yes lucky you
and the video from Jennifer M.G I have seen too
I will try to do like her but my Stencil only stripes...star and dots
maybe I try with dots like yours
this is a cuuutee Image and I like the all green here
many challenge with green theme and its fit so good :)
happy sunday my dear Friend..
Hugs, Monika

Ceal said...

super cute!

Leanne said...

This is so wonderful, the colors, the layout and of course the image, way to go, and thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Leanne DT

Renee said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at the Make It Take It Challenge.

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Hehehe, looks like every morning around here. Very pretty and great technique.

Keren Baker said...

That's better- the kitty is back! Love the ruffled looking cat!

Karen said...

This is so cute!! I love that image and background paper! Thanks for linking up your project at Craftin Desert Divas! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute and I love the background you created, fabulous!

Helen F. said...

Fun fun fun! The cute kitty looks like I feel sometimes :-)

teachdanz said...

This is such a great card!! I will have to check out that background technique!! Great coloring on that fun little cat!! Thanks for linking up with the Craftin Desert Divas "Use Lots of Green" linky party!!
Nicole
CDD dt

marion said...

I love fluflles, one of the first car stamps I bought, it is a lovely card as always, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your three furbabys, Marion

Dangina Martinez said...

Too Cute and perfect for the time change! I feel the way he looks, lol! Thanks so much for playing along with Loves Rubberstamps this week!
Hugs, Dangina

Lydia said...

Such a great project! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Lydia said...

Such a great project! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Clickersister said...

Great project! Love that cat! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Julie Reed said...

Fab, great background.
Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Julie DT
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Pumpkin Belly Cards}

Joyce Erb said...

Really cute and great background. Thank you for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge.

Patti J said...

This is darling...especially love the background! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Chasing the Dream said...

Oh what fun with cuteness. I love my felines and this one who would be so much fun to have in the home. Great composition and palette. Fun and more fun with the alarm clock. Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs    
Berni,DT
open-mindedcraftingfun.


Indy said...

This is just the cutest little fluff ball! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us for our 300th challenge!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!

Indy said...

I'm so glad you shared this with Cuttin' and Stampin' for their gold challenge! I seriously love this kitty and all the fun green! Delightful!
Hugs, Debbie, DT

Judy McKay said...

Cute card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is such a fun card! I don't think I understand how that background was made but it is wonderful! And yea! Vellum! I'm trying to get vellum to make a comeback, but I'm not doing a good job of it, but the rest of you are!

Linda said...

What a fun card .... love how you've done the background! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

The Red Mullet Band said...

It's funny!!! I love the cat and the embellisments. Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting challenge. Good luck!! Ana Isabel DT

Mynn Kitchen said...

SUPER cute! I LOVE that fun cat--was a doll! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jannie said...

I am like that without coffee in the morning hahaha!
Love your card and use of color!!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs
Jannie

Nina Dee said...

This card is so cute! That kitty makes me smile and I love what you did with this background! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration!

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a fun card, love the cute image and design. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Nikki Killinger said...

A fab, fun card! Love the kitty. Thank you for joining us in the TIMI challenge this month at Craft Stamper, good luck. Nikki K. xx

Tracey Manderson said...

Cute and Fun card. Thanks for joining us over at The Emerald Faeries. Good luck and hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Tracey(Owner)
Emerald Faeries

Wei said...

A lovely and sweet card! Love you pretty stencil background! Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.

Laurian said...

Fun project!

Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Laurian
Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Deanne Saunders said...

Oh so cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper