Saturday, March 25, 2017

Springtime Coffee Entry #10

Okay, as far as I know now this will be my last entry this time around into the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's Blog challenge. I have enjoyed making all of these cards and this one was fun to do as well but I was a bit disappointed as it seemed the computer ink for this digi wanted to smear a bit. But we shall just pretend it is some extra special look to create the look of chick fuzz. It is a cute image from Limited Runs and it was a free digital as well. The sentiment below was part of the digital image.


I tried to color it with Tombow markers and they smeared even worse with the ink so then I did another one with the Bic Mark-It pens which seemed somewhat better. When it was all colored I die cut it with a Cottage Cutz double stitched rectangle set. I also cut a bit larger panel in black card stock. And, this time to shake it up a bit I went wonky with the layering. All was then placed onto a card base of Gina K. Designs Apple Mint card stock. The finishing touch was to add some darker pink rhinestones.

I am entering this into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge too which is Anything Goes.

Well, I hope your weekend is going well. It has been a rather cloudy and dreary one here but still I am happy that it is finally Spring. Take care everyone and thanks for visiting my blog to leave so many wonderful comments.

God bless,
Verna

Coffee Cup Easter Entry #9

As you know I have been taking part in the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and one of the sponsors is Jessica Lynn Originals. That stamp company offered a free digital image and that is what I am using for this card.


I went really simple with this card. After I had moved the digital image to a Word Doc. I then sized it to my desire and printed it out. In fact, I printed out a whole sheet of them as I think this could work for many types of cards. I used the Bic Mark-It Pens to color in the image. Then I die cut it with a Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle set. I also die cut another layer with the die using black card stock to make a frame. After they were all adhered together I added it to a white card base. I originally was not going to add a sentiment but since I needed more Easter cards I opted to add a greeting from a Gina K. Designs set called Springtime Baskets.

I really am happy the way this one colored for me. Sometimes I find that my printer ink will smear when I use any type of markers so most of the time I go with colored pencils when using digis. I think I lucked out with this one.

I am also entering this in the Word Art Wednesday Blog Challenge.

Well, I hope some of your will try to enter a few cards into the challenge as there are oodles of prizes being offered. And, there are lots of free digis so even if you don't win a major prize you still get some thing wonderful.

Well, I am almost done with my Spring coffee offerings. I think I have one more to go and then I plan on just doing the hop. I hope  you are having a great weekend too.

God bless,
Verna

Finding Coffee Entry #8

Stamplorations was so gracious to gift those who are doing the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop a free digi so I used it to create this simple note card design. I added the digi to a Word doc. and then sized it how I wanted it for my card. It was originally square but I made it more of a rectangle design.


I used Prismacolor pencils to color this creation. Once it was colored I cut it out and placed it on a light lavender card base. It is a reminder to me of the coloring books images that are so popular now. I also added a sentiment at the bottom which is from a Stamplorations set called Coffee Happy.

Normally, I don't work much with digis but some of these offered free on this hop are so wonderful that I just had to download them. So even if we don't win any big prizes doing this hop we at least can have fun with the freebies.

I am also entering this into the Stamplorations Never Ending Goes Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

God bless,
Verna

Teacup Kitty Entry #7

I recently ran across this older stamp of mine of a kitty sitting in a teacup. That image and the sentiment I used are from Sutter Stamps. I decided that this card I created with them would be used for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.



I stamped the image with black Versafine ink on white card stock and then colored it in with Prismacolor pencils. Then I fussy cut the image out. I die cut a light blue circle for a background and a black circle for a border using a Gina Marie Designs die set. After layering them together I then placed the kitty in the teacup image on top of that. It just so happened that I had some pattern paper from the Gina K. Designs Garden Tour pattern paper pack that was almost a perfect match for the way I colored the roses on the focal image. So I fussy cut around some of the pattern paper in a swirly design and then backed that onto some black card stock to create a border. These were all placed on a base card of white card stock. Next I added the focal image and stamped the sentiment. The finishing touch was to add some black gems.

If you are interested in the hop you can check the hop link above to read more and also the side bar of my blog for an image with the dates on it. There are lots of great prizes offered and not only by the sponsors but also by many of the blog participants as well. So I hope you would join in and perhaps be one of the lucky winners.

Thanks so very much for visiting and I love to read all the wonderful comments you leave me too.

God bless,
Verna


Friday, March 24, 2017

#6 Entry Jesus and Coffee

Last year I ordered several sets of stamps from Jillian Vance Designs and I am using two of those sets for this card design on this entry in the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.


Those two sets are called Simply Said: Coffee and Jesus and Simply Said: Happy Daisy. The sentiment and flower were both stamped with Momento black ink onto white card stock. I colored them in with Tombow markers. Both were cut out and laid aside until I could make a background on my blue card base. I used a silhouette die cut stencil that a friend gave me and made a design using the black ink and a sponging tool. The sentiment was then layered onto black card stock and added to the stencil sponged card base. And, the flower I popped up to give it a bit more dimension.

I hope you are not getting too tired of my coffee and tea designs. Just a bit of warning that there will be a few more to come too. LOL And, thanks for visiting and for your wonderful comments. I hope that many of you will join in on the fun as well. For more details see the side panel and also click on the link.

God bless,
Verna

Coffee Cups Wedding Card Entry #5

This card for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is a wedding card. I found this set from Penny Black called You + Me this winter so I figured it would be perfect for a wedding card and also for the coffee hop. I am very pleased at the way it looks too. This is a set that would work up well into anniversary card designs as well.


I used small ink  pads from Gina K. Designs to add the colors to the solid image cups and doves. I very carefully tried to ink up only the cup with blue and then the coffee and steam with the brown. I did the same with the birds inking their bodies with blue and their beaks with black. The pattern paper I used is from My Favorite Things. I die cut the design with a Gina Marie Designs stitched circle die and placed that over the gingham and darker blue paper panel. Then all was added to a white card base.

I hope you are enjoying all the coffee and hop inspiration. I know I am. And, thanks so much for visiting and for all the great comments.

God bless,
Verna

Pansy Teacup #4 entry

I have been having so much fun creating cards for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I always enjoy the fun that goes with entering and also viewing and commenting on what others have done as well. And, there is lots of inspiration believe me from all who join in. If you would like to join check out the link for it and also there is a logo on my side bar showing the dates of the hop too.

This time I chose to use an image and sentiment from the Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set called Teacup Pansies Set #833. I thought immediately that this would be a wonderful set for the Spring hop. I can just see a pansy planted in a tea cup for a great spring time gift.


I stamped the image and sentiment with Versafine black ink. Then I colored the image in with Prismacolor pencils. I then die cut it with a Gina Marie Designs stitched circle die. This was again layered onto a darker blue die cut circle before adding it to the gingham pattern paper. All was placed onto a base card of white card stock and finished with the addition of the sentiment.

I am also entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge with a theme of Plant Kindness.

Thanks so much for visiting and for all the great comments you leave. I very much appreciate them.

God bless,
Verna