Friday, June 5, 2015

Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop, Watercolour Blog Hop, and Newton's Nook Inky Paws

Hello, everyone! I'm back again today with another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop, but this time I'm also joining the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolour Blog Hop!  Anyone can join so head over and check out these fun hops!
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I was also inspired by Newton's Nook Inky Paws colour challenge (see inspiration graphic below). Newton's Nook is one of the Super Sponsors for the Summer Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop! I created a smooshed watercolour background using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and two Tombow watercolour markers (873 and 243) on Canson 120-lb watercolour paper. I wanted to match up the colours as closely as possible to the graphic below.  


I die-cut the watercolour panel with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Simon Says Stamp is one of the sponsors for the Watercolour Blog Hop!  I heat-embossed the kitty from Newton's Nook Newton's Antics in black and watercoloured him with Tombow markers, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape above a washi tape strip. I used the speech bubble from Newton's Nook Newton's Day Dream, heat-embossed it in white, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape. The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm Tea-riffic Clear Stamps and it is also heat-embossed in white.

The tea cup is from Top Dog Dies Teatime Decorative Die Set. Top Dog Dies is one of the Coffee Lovers' Super Sponsors!  I die-cut the tea pot in black and a second one in a colour I created with a Tombow watercolour marker (243), layered them, and popped up with foam tape. The little puffs of steam are from Your Next Stamp Gingerbread House Die Set.  Your Next Stamp is also one of the Coffee Lovers' Super Sponsors!  I finished off the card with some sequins. Check out the awesome sequins available at Pretty Pink Posh!



I am also joining Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Colouring Challenge at The Daily Marker. I was inspired by Day 4 - Watercolour.

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I would also like to support these fun challenges:  7 Kids College Fund AG Optional In Stitches (stitched rectangle die; see Newton's Nook stamps sold here); Artistic Inspirations Die Cuts UE; Aud Sentiments Bingo (Die Cut, Digi or Rubber Stamp, Markers) 1/3; Beccy's Place June AG UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG No Digis 1/2; Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Craftin Desert Diva's Summer (summer colours) UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3; Creative Ladybirds AG 2 /3; Cute Card Thursday Summer Colours UE; Hiding in my Craftroom Freestyle 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Ladybug Crafts Use Your Dies 2/3; Loves Rubberstamps AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper June AG 1/5; One Sweet Challenge Die Cuts and/or Punches UE; Paper Creator's Crafts AG 2/3; Papertake Weekly AG 2/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; Pile it On Focus on the Colouring UE; Quick Creations June AG UE; Sentimental Sundays Coffee, Tea, Mocha 2/3 (TOP 3)Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG w Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking UE; STAMPlorations Stamps and Washi Tape 1/3; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Bright and Colourful UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5; WOW Embossing Powder Summer with Heat Embossing or WOW Products (summer colours) UE; Your Scrapbook Place June AG 2/3

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


119 comments:

Donna K said...

Thanks for sharing at Craftin Desert Divas! Love the summer colors you used on this cute card. Have a great weekend. Donna K

ike said...

That is really awesome and super cute. Lovely background and I adore Newton :-D

Hugz
IKE xx

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Pamellia Johnson said...

Very sweet. Love the splatter background and the kitty cat is too adorable!! hugs :)

Susie Sonnier said...

How fun is this card!!!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

what a cute kitty

Andrea W said...

Your background looks terrific and I love the cute kitty. Darling card!!!

Jingle said...

This is adorable!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is darling! I LOVE your use of washi tape to anchor the kitty image! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Your smooshed watercolour background is just fabulous!! The sleeping kitten is just a cutie, love it so much!!! And he sleeps perfectly on the musical notes, pheraphs it's a lullaby? :D They matches so beautiful! Fun sentiment and gorgous cup of coffee, too!

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful background with gorgeous colors! Fabulous design!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Is it time for another coffee lover's blog hop? Goodness. I love this card, everything about it is perfect.

Annette Allen said...

oh my word HOW CUTE.. love it

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Very cute! Love the colors!

*Vicki* said...

This is absolutely adorable!! :) I love the watercolored background for your Summer feel and I adore these stamps!! (I've used one on my card too!!)

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the watercolor background!! The sleeping kitty is so sweet!! Awesome card my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Michele Henderson said...

ANY card with a kitty on it is AMAZING!

Jerrie said...

What a great watercolor card with a tea cup and a cat! I would be like the cat all curled up in a chair with my empty tea cup taking a nap!!

Nancy Lee said...

cute

~amy~ said...

What a fun card, love the mix of supplies/manufacturers!
Thank you for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Jacee said...

Super cute, love the cute pussycat.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Colleen Holmes said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and coloring! Thank you for playing at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com and hope to see you there in the next challenge!

jimlynn said...

SO very cute and pretty! I love all the Newton Nooks stamps and this one is one of my favorites! Great coloring and love the watercoloing on here too! Cute little coffee cup!
(I sent you an email about the Zig markers - let me know if you didn't get it)
Lynn

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful card
have a nice weekend!
hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

I so love how you were able to combine all the challenges into this one super sweet and darling card, Kitty! Well done with that and with your awesome watercoloring!! (I don't know where I've been, I totally missed any flags about the coffee hop! Slap!) Hugs, Darnell

Monika Reeck said...

Kitty I love that scene
so cuteee litlle cat with his mug of tea
ach sweet coloring too and lovely color combo Kitty
I wish I can write more
but I ADORE This and will do the blog hop
hope I am lucky like you last time my friend
I always join the coffee lover blog hop and never got lucky number hehehe
enjoy your coffee/tee card
hugs, Monika

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such a cute image and wonderful background.
Pauline
x

Shelly said...

Oh, this is super CUTE!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your sweet Newton and coffee cup and the sentiment is perfect!

Sylvia said...

Love the background for your card, the kitty is so purr-fect! Happy hopping!

Anonymous said...

Wow, so many blog hops! The kitty is adorable. I your background though. I've got to find myself some of that coral distress ink!

butterfly843 said...

Love the distressed background

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute card. Love your color scheme.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Adorable card Kitty. Background looks beautiful.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Now this is so cute. I love the sweet kitty sitting a top the music. TFS

vinita jain said...

Fabulous splattered watercolor BG! love the cute kitty image on musical washi tape line enjoying her cup of tea, Tea-rrific!!!

La Papera Gialla said...

Cute!
Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards and good luck!
Monica - DT

rachel taylor said...

fab card thanks for sharing with BS this week Rachel dt

Lisa :) said...

Fabulous card as always!

Beccy said...

Now that's one cute kitty! Love the background too.
Cheers,
Beccy

Donna said...

This is lovely, perfect combination of the two challenges!

wendy said...

oh how cute, adorable kitty

Connie Mercer said...

So Cute!!!!

Maura said...

Hi KT! This is such a sweet card! I see some abandoned coral in there, and that is looking mighty fine, he he! Thanks for visiting me often and leaving comments, it makes me think of you in this great crafting world. Have a fabulous day!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a sweet and super creation Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

D.Ann said...

LOVE that cup! And who doesn't love Newton?!??!! : )

Angeline Choo said...

Cute kitty with the coffee! :)

Happy Dance said...

When I didn't see a kitty on your first entry, I knew that eventually you'd pop one on another card! And the NN kitty is so sweet! Love how he's sitting on a measure or two of music! Great teacup as well. Bev

Nanne said...

Super cute card. thank you for sharing with us girls over at Craftin Desert Divas

VanessaB said...

Awww. So sweet !!

Claire Brennan said...

Ace card - that's a cracking background!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This background is very soft yet distinct. The cat sitting on the music score is my favorite. Thank you so much for sharing your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday on our 186th Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Brithzi said...

Well you killed 3 birds with one card (could not say stone). Great card!

weim house said...

Love your background! Very cute card! Have a great weekend! Sun is coming! :)

AJ Bodine said...

Super cute kitty and that teacup is amazing!! I'm so glad you're showing me all these new products I need to buy...you're an enabler aren't you? lol!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

AJ, DT - Sentimental Sundays

Jenscrapstoo said...

Wonderful card love the image and the die you have used
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM
Jenscrapstoo

Katie Ann Brooks said...

really cute, love the sweet kitty!

Angel said...

Such an adorable kitty! What a fun card!

Danielle Vincent said...

Your smooshed watercolor background is amazing and I love the black word bubble. A very pleasing card!

Karenladd said...

Love the word bubble and that sweet kitty! Coffee and cats are the perfect pair!

Niki G said...

Aw such a cute design...love the music notes the kitty is perched on!

Georgie C said...

Ahhh I'm in love with your background and the colours and the effect. So arty with the textured paper!! This is a fabulous card hun xx

Jenn said...

Very cute card. Love the kitty.

Jessica said...

So cute! Love the fun background and sweet kitty! :)

Julie B said...

What a really sweet puss cat, love how you sat him on the strip of washi.
Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations. :)

Fifi said...

Such a cute kitty :)

francesca said...

cute card!

Jennifer Scull said...

I so love your cutey card! the die is just adorable! :)

thanks for always leaving such happy and kind comments on my blog, too. it means a lot to me!

enjoy your day!

Becca Cruger said...

Now THIS is what I call inky purrrrfection. Hehe.. couldn't resist the pun. Love that DI background and the adorable kitty!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Oh my - what a super sweet card! Love the kitty and great layout of your card, cute as can be!

Ruth said...

This is so cute! I love the kitty and sentiment!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Sweet! Love the smooshed background!

Kate said...

Lovely fun card x

Celeste Goff said...

How absolutely adorable!!!

Shannon McComb said...

Ohh !! This is adorable!! Your background is soo much fun!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a cute card!!!!

Amy Cohen said...

Great job- love the kitty! Good luck with your entry at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Amy-DT

Rebecca Billard said...

Awesome card! Love your background! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Kristina B. said...

So cute!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Super fun! I love the watercolored background and the fun stripes on the kitty!! Thanks for linking up to our inky paws challenge!

Creative M said...

So SWEET!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Brandi R said...

Darling card! LOVE that kitty and fab background colors ♥

KandA said...

Just been catching up with all your fabulous coffee themed cards and this one is so gorgous with that super kitty xx

Danielle said...

WOW! Amazing card!!! Love that you used Newton!!!!!

Hetty said...

Absolutely too cute!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

So adorable!!! Love their stamps! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Taunya Butler said...

SO cute and very clever - love the way you combined these hops and the other challenges to make this card - YOU are so good at meeting many challenges with one card!! Love the way your background turned out and the whole card just made me smile!!

Milka Gubo said...

Cute card :-D

Nora N. said...

This is so cute!! I love how you incorporated all those fun hops and challenges on one card. Really LOVE that cup die you used and your smooshed background rocks!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely card! Love your background. I have been experimenting with backgrounds lately. Always looking for inspiration.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Your kitty is so cute--great job on the coloring! I'm a huge lover of anything feline, so of course, when I saw your card at the PPP blog hop post, I HAD to come take a closer look! Love your background, too. Thanks so much for sharing such cuteness! ~ Andrea

Marcy said...

Super adorable card and love your background! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

Celeste Goff said...

This card is fantastic!!!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Cute kittie. Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
Lynn, ID Creative Team Member

Anja Curvers said...

Wow such a great card love it.

Mary said...

Cute card!!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Debbie McNamee said...

very cute!!!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Awe! Super adorable card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Word Art Wednesday! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So cute and what a fabulous tea cup. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Katrina Brown said...

Ooooh, my favorite things: music, a kitty and cups! Great card!

Chris said...

Love how you always work in a kitty! Cute!! Thanks for joining in on the fun - happy to be one of the sponsors. Chris from a•muse|studio

francesca said...

ahah! cute card!

Indy said...

Love your gray Newton. He reminds me of my own darling Catapult! The water colored background looks fabulous! Thanks for commenting on my cards!
Debbie

Ceal said...

Adorable, love the background and the kitty :)

Seleise Barrett said...

that is absolutely adorable! great card!

Helen F. said...

Totally sweet card!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Super adorable card! Blessings!

Cheryl said...

What a sweet card! Love that die cut cup.

Patry Ro said...

Wonderful card!! TFS!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your card is just ADORABLE - love the tea cup and colors!

Anne Temple said...

This is as cute as can be! Love how you've anchored your kitty with a bar of music. So glad you shared it with s for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Rosie said...

This is adorable and I love that sentiment! Thank you for playing in our challenge at www.7kidscollegefund.com. Hugs, Rosie

Sandy How said...

Such a fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy

Aaemie said...

Love it, TFS with us at OCS!

LauraJane:) said...

Kitty on music..HAPPY!
Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations:)

Judy McKay said...

Fun card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again next month. Judy DT

Leah Tees said...

Great card, and I love the composition, thank you for joining us at the Quick Creations Challenge Blog!

Noelle Martin said...

Thank you for entering the Quick Creations June Challenge! Stop by the Quick Creations Challenge Blog to check out the July Challenge! I hope to see your creation there :)

Kathy said...

Your card is so cute and adorable. Great layout and scene you created withe the various stamp sets.Thank you so much for participating in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I hope you will be up for the next one.
Kathy/The Daily Marker