Friday, July 31, 2015

Coffee...Enjoy!...CAS-ual Fridays #141~Embossing, The Paper Players #255~Sandie's Sketch Challenge, Simply Create Too #91~Anything Goes

Hello,

After my long post yesterday, I'm going with 'brief' today. Of course, the fact that two challenges are closing pretty much immediately makes that more of a necessity than a choice *grin*

My card today was inspired by five things:
CAS-ual Fridays #141~Embossing,


The Paper Players #255-Sandie's Sketch Challenge (which I 'adapted" a bit...oops)


and two newcomers to my collection: a TH embossing folder, which I've had for a while, making its debut, along with some brand-spanking new TH mini coffee-themed images.  This is one of four in the collection. Chameleon pens again, with a not-original-colour theme that I borrowed from the stamps' packaging. Hey...it looked good there, so I figured I'd try it out myself. Final touch: a die cut Enjoy....which I hope you do!


I'm also sharing at Simply Create Too #91~Anything Goes

Aiming for some crafting today - apparently I have a 'must make cards now' build-up that needs some release!  That, and the fact that we'll be at bike races allllll weekend, so craft-zone time will be limited. Hope you're engaging in some creative expressions today, too!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

24 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How perfect, this embossing folder! Yummy, can I have one, too? ;)
I am itching to get into my craft room - have not been up there in days....Too much going on right now...

Susanne Vargas said...

What a fun embossing folder and stamp, too!
Have a great weekend!

Geri said...

Hey pal! I've barelly set foot in my craft room....and I don't have racing officiating as an excuse....so I'll go with 'it's too nice to play inside' ...

Fab card! Love that EF. Really cool color combo (you weren't copying, you were being inspired by the package) sweet image and awesome design!

HJ said...

Great card. Love the EF like everyone else has posted.

Shelly said...

Oh, this is FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!
Happy Friday! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Love your card Carol....just as sweet as can be! I love your coloring again with those fabulous pens. Just amazing!!!!

~amy~ said...

Well, you know I love this!

Happy Dance said...

No more practice needed with those pens, Carol. You've aced the course, and I'm giving you an A+ for your creations. And henceforth as well. Great coffee card, and I'd go grab a cup, but it's too close to bedtime, lol. Way to showcase that EF, too; it really makes your focal point pop. Have fun at the races, and then come home for more craft time!! Like I needed to tell you that, lol!! Miss you. Bev

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the coloring!! Another awesome idea on how to use mine -- that I still haven't inked up! ;(

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Carol!!! I am your latest follower!!! I saw Bev's post of the two of you and had to come round to see what you do with paper, stamps and ink!!!! And how I loved what I discovered her!!! So I'll be a regular visitor in future now - don't want to miss out on your posts!!!!
Your card is so lovely and so fun!!!! I LOVE that stamp - one of the best coffee stamps I've seen around!!!! And you have coloured it so perfectly!!! Your 'not-original colour scheme' works fine and looks great!!!!!! Love the fun EF for the bg!!! Lovely card, Carol!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Jeanne said...

Lovely card, Carol. I can almost smell the aroma. :) I think that color combo works and why change it if it does. You've colored it wonderfully with your pens. Great use of the folder, too. Thanks for the virtual hug. You are so sweet! Have a wonderful weekend, even if it doesn't include as much crafty time as you'd like. :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a great embossing folder and I just love those TH images. The colors are great as is your coloring. Have fun at the races!

Marisa said...

That bg embossing folder is fabulous!!! Great card and great take on the sketch.

Kylie said...

The embossing folder is super fun! So is your card. Great colouring too. Enjoy your weekend. :)

Anita in France said...

Just on my first morning coffee as I'm sitting enjoying your delectable card, Carol ... seeing this and tasting mine ... yum-my! Gorgeous colouring (of course!) and such a great colour combo ... beautifully translated from packaging to card! Hugs, Anita :)

Asha said...

Perfect embossing, crisp and clear.Fab colouring too. Well done, Carol!
xxx Asha

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, Carol. Love your colors and all the textures you've incorporated. I think I will just sit back and enjoy for a bit.

Taunya Butler said...

Enjoy all that you are doing!! What a fun and awesome card!! Love the texture, the dimension and just how it rocks so much!! You have created something that any Coffee Liver would love to receive and would cherish!! Everything you make is delightful and blesses someone - you are a gift!!! Take care of yourself and we will see you soon!!!

Shona Chambers said...

Love this card so much!! The embossing folder is so cool, love all those coffee cups and really like how you did it thru the white and teal CS together, looks amazing!!

shirley-bee said...

Well I may not be a coffee drinker, but I can still love this beautifully co-ordinated card! Fab job, great colouring, and I love how the diecut word sprawls over the cup :)

Barb Ghig said...

Well, I'm really glad you pulled out this EP to play with, because it is FABULOUS! Perfect with your coffee cup, and your coloring is amazing, Carol! Love this card to pieces!

Greta said...

Super fun card, Carol!

Taunya Butler said...

I am so glad that you joined us with this ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card over at Simply Create Too!!! Big favorite of mine!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

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Bobby said...

The color scheme is perfect, Carol, and your Chameleons are working wonders. I love the entire design of this card.