Tuesday, 29 September 2015

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.



Hello and welcome! Today is National Coffee Day in the USA and the Coffee Loving Papercrafters are having a Blog Hop to celebrate. Although I'm usually a tea drinking Brit, I couldn't resist joining in with the fun! There are an amazing 42 sponsors for this hop, with lots of lovely prizes, so you may like to start at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog here. You will also find full details of how to take part and links to all of the inspiring artwork there.


Here is my first card for the hop. As always you can click on the photos to get a clearer view. I got carried away and actually made two similar easel cards in different colourways, but I think that this blue one is my favourite. My second card (below) uses the same supplies, but with a khaki coloured card base and I adhered the image and sentiment at a jaunty angle.


The pretty autumnal backing papers are from the "Enchantment" NitWit collection by Mary Fran for Lili of the Valley. The main image is stamped with "Monster Morning" by Whipper Snapper Designs Inc and was coloured with Copic Ciao markers. The sentiment and cute coffee beans are from the "Coffee Set" stamps by Waltzingmouse Stamps and I used Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink. Spellbinders "Leafy Squares" dies were used to mount the image and sentiment blocks. Finally I added a strip of white card inside so that there is space to write a message and I finished off with a couple of Fall Leaves Wood Veneer ornaments by Lawn Fawn, to act as stoppers for my easels (see below).


Both cards fold flat for mailing but I think that the easel style adds a little something extra! I have used quite masculine colours here, but it would be very easy to switch out the colours to make a more feminine version.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the hop!

26 comments:

  1. Haha. He's cute. Great cards :)

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  2. What a fun card, Lyn, love your pretty papers! Happy hopping!

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  3. soo cute and fun, love the little gremlin!

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  4. FABULOUS card!!!
    LOVE the images & sentiment, LOVE the FANCY fold and how you have included two panels to embellish it :)

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  5. Happy Coffee Day! Lovely card!

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  6. what a fun monster! I sure hope the coffee DOES perk him up!!!

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  7. Adorable! And I just love the leafy square frame!

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  8. Thanks for the giggle today - I love the image and sentiment. That guy sure needs his coffee today!! :) Love the easel cards - thanks for reminding me of the technique.

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  9. What a fabulous easel card! Love that adorable little monster and sentiment! It pretty much sums up how I feel in the morning without my java!

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  10. Such a fun easel card, that poor guy looks like he needs multiple cups of coffee!

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  11. These are so fun and funny! That's a great sentiment and I like the easel style too!

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  12. My fav is the blue, too. SOOOO funny to see a monster with bunny slippers!!

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  13. Really great papers!! But what I want to know, is how you got the image of me for your card??!! It's just how I look before my morning coffee, I swear, lol! Really fun card. Love it. Bev

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  14. So cute! Love the image. ♥

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  15. Tee Hee!! Love that little guy... I feel like that most mornings...

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  16. oh wow - that's darling! great easel card!

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  17. Just gorgeous and love the patterned paper you used! Darling image and sentiment too! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  18. Love the browns, and the design papers you used. Never have done an easel card...but this blog is inspiring me to do one. Great cards.

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