Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Cup of Tea Warms the Soul

Hello, everyone! Today is Day 2 of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Have you checked out the hop yet? We're off to a great start! Hope to see you over there! You can join by linking up a newly created fall-themed project that focuses on coffee, tea, or cocoa. The linky is open until September 30!


Today I'm sharing two more little ATCs - they each measure 2.5" x 3.5" and are the perfect size for a Pocket Letter, which I'm hoping to have completed by the end of the hop!

Card #1



I started by making a watercolour background with Distress Inks using the smooshing technique and some splatters. I stamped the sentiment and added a die-cut frame. I finished it off with a stamped cup and a number of green sequins.

Here are the products used:
  • Stamps:  Sentiment (unknown), cup (Your Next Stamp Hot Stuff Mugs)
  • Ink:  Distress Inks (Wilted Violet,Twisted Citron), Memento Bamboo Leaves, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Dies: Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers
  • Patterned paper:  Doodlebug Friendly Forest

Card #2


I found this cute little teacup kitten image on the back of a calendar and I couldn't resist! I added a little bow in her hair and lots of falling leaves!

Here are the products used:
  • Dies: Circle (Gina Marie Designs Dot Studs Circle), bow (Gina Marie Designs Decorative Ribbon Border), leaves (Impression Obsession Oak Leaves and Rake)
  • Sentiment: Deedee's Digis

This card was inspired by the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


Challenges:
Card #1: 
Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September UE; Crop Stop Linky Party #20 (Distress Inks available at Crop Stop here) 4/5; Deep Ocean AG UE; DL.ART September AG UE 1/day; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Mod Squad Celebrate Your Inner Splat 2/3; Not Just Cards September AG UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 4/5

Card #2

CRAFT Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving 3/5; Creative Corner Autumn 2/3; Just Keep On Creating AG UE; Pile it On Autumn Colours/Theme UE; SUYP Cats Only Furry-thing Goes UE; The Outlawz Festive Friday Fall Leaves Day 1E


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

60 comments:

  1. Both the cards are pretty..love the green and purple DI smooshing..and the kitty in the cup is really cute..
    Love
    Richa

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  2. So cute! I love the bow in her hair on the second card.

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  3. Really adorable cat card. It's fun to see how crafters repurpose things to come up with new creations.

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  4. Two sweet cards Kitty! I LOVE that beautiful water color background you created for your sweet sentiment! and no wonder you saved that little kitten it's precious! : )

    Patti

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  5. Cute cards. Love the "New Orleans" color scheme! :)

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  6. These cards are both lovely and fun, Kitty!! The background of the first one is just amazing, fabulous colours!! Love the sentiment, the lttle cup and your preciuos touch of sequins!
    You have made so well to recycle the kitty in the cup of the old calendar for the second card, she is adorable! And the bow give her a supersweet look!! Beautiful autumnal design, love the falling colourful leaves!
    Have a great Sunday!

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  7. These are fabulous Kitty, I love the colours on the first one.
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Such a sweet little card with such a sweet greeting. Very cute!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
    Judy - Challenge Host

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    1. I should have said thanks once again for playing along. I see you have entered twice. Both cards are wonderful!!!

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  9. wonderful cards!
    love them both!
    lots of hugs
    Fiki

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  10. Great cards! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  11. I love your cards. Both are wonderful!

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  12. Very sweet cards. That kitty is so pretty with those baby blues.

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  13. ooo, great smooshing, I love this technique and the kitty is soooo cute.

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  14. Great smooshing and you KNOW I love the kitty! Fabulous! xxD

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  15. These are sooo cute and sweet!

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  16. Great cards! Love that kitty image and that you found it on the back of a calendar - fabulous bit of upcycling. :)
    Jacqui
    Outlawz DT

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  17. Awesome cards. I love you color combinations. The kitty is so sweet.

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  18. Super cards. I especially love the smooshing on the first one, beautiful colours. xx

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  19. Oh my... first of all such a delicious background... love how that came out... the colors are perfect! Beautiful.. and that adorable little kitty in a cup!!!! Love it!! Happy Saturday!

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  20. Both cards are fantastic! The kitty one is adorable :) And I love the background you created on the first one. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Joyce
    www.JoycesCreativeCrafts.blogspot.com

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  21. Great cards! I love the kitty!!
    Thanks for playing along again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  22. Distress inks make awesome backgrounds, like yours a lot with that great sentiment.

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  23. Love that ink smooshing BG on first one and That fussy cut image is so cute and beautifully recycled!!!

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  24. Kitty these cards are so cute! I so love that sentiment on the first card and the colors are fantastic together!! And that second card is adorable with that sweet little kitty! Really great cards my friend! Thank you so much for joining Jo's Scrap Shack's Funday Friday challenge this week! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jo-owner
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  25. What a great find of that super sweet little kittling :-) Great card - I love the colour scheme and the cut out leaves. Thank you for purring along to SUYP Cats Challenges.

    Hugz
    IKE xx

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  26. Beautiful cards, karen and i love a card with a big sentiment on top, esp. when it has to do with coffee he he! The kitty card is adorable.

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  27. Super cute cards, love that BIG sentiment.

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  28. Kitty, this is such a cute card and great way to recycle an old calendar. Thanks for entering your card in the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge!!
    Hugs!
    Darcy

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  29. such a delightful sentiment, Miss Kitty! So sweet, and very lovely colors! Your kitten card is also adorable. Love the take on the sketch! Two fabulous designs, my friend! hugs, de

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  30. Two really gorgeous creations Kitty. Awesome colours.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  31. BOTH are fabulous. Love all the purple in the first card and of course that precious little kitty in the second one.
    Lynn

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  32. Two lovely ATCS Kitty. The kitten is so cute and I love the colour of the first one. Barbxx

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  33. Two lovely ATCS Kitty. The kitten is so cute and I love the colour of the first one. Barbxx

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  34. Awesome cards, especially the one with the kitty!

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  35. Thanks for joining our Fun-Day Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap Shack.

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  36. This is such a cute card, I love the image of the kitten and the leaves add so much dimension to the card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

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  37. So fun, love them both. That kitty in the cup is adorable!

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  38. Both cards are lovely and sweet, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

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  39. Bouth great ATC's but love the one with the sentiment, great coloures and background, purple is so great with that green!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  40. They are both gorgeous Kitty!
    xoxo Olga

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  41. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

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  42. The bow in the teacup kitty's hair made me laugh. I like the colors and distress background of your first ATC. I need to make some ATCs so any inspiration to jazz them up a bit is good for me.

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  43. That kitty in a cup is too cute, just look at that face, who can resist loving this? The first one is original and unique, a fun, artsy take on the fall theme.

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  44. Adorable card with the kitty. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Two great cards! I love the sentiment on the first card and that kitty is adorable on the second one! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

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  46. 2 adorable pocket cards. I love the sentiment and the kitty is so sweet. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday September Linky Challenge.

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  47. OMG Another super cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On #117. Hope to see you again this week. Keti (DT)

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  48. Love the top card especially. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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  49. Cute card <3
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
    Hugs from Therese, DT

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