Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Holiday/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

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I am honored to be on the very first Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team and am going to share two simple projects with you today. When I think of the holidays, I think of gold and glitter so my card incorporates both in my designs. Before I share my cards, let me share some of the details about this season’s hop.


STARTS: Friday, December 11th at 6 am PST / 9 am EST
ENDS: Friday, December 18th @ 11:59 pm PST / 2:59 am EST

THEME: winter/holiday
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Important dates to remember –

December 13th: National Cocoa Day
December 15th: International Tea Day

There will be special FLASH Prizes awarded on December 13th and December 15th.
The winners will be drawn from the pool of projects that focus on Cocoa + Tea!

December 13th: Link up before 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST
December 15th: Link up before 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST

There are a TON of giveaways this time to celebrate the holidays with you. Make sure you take the time to pop by each of the blogs as you never know what you’ll find in inspiration and surprises! You can also play along yourself and create a coffee themed project of your own! There are no limits to the number of entries, the more the merrier.

Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a newly created Winter/Holiday Themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa project, no back-linking please. Random.org is used to draw for winners. There are a tonsof sponsors so play along for a change to win!

The entire Inlinkz list of participants can be found on Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

Winners will be posted on the blog Sunday, December 20th.


Now for the fun part 🙂 I am also on The Ton‘s DT and we just released some really fabulous tea/coffee sets. I used them for today’s project. I stamped the teacup outline from Tea Party with a Copic-friendly black dye ink. I stamped the half-saucer stamp and drew in the rest with a Copic pen. I used various reds and beige Copic markers to color the cup and saucer. I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black. I added strips of Scor-tape around the outline of the card front and then sprinkled gold glitter. I tapped off all the excess glitter and then matted down the piece onto my cardbase. This card is 4 bar size so it’s smaller than the usual A2. I just thought it would make for a cute card to give to a friend.

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My next card is very similar but just using different colors for the cup and added strips of gold at the bottom part of the card only.

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*You can check out my release posts for The Ton and comment (by tonight Dec 11 at 11:59 pm EST) for your chance to win one of eight prizes: Day 1 and Day 2. You can also check out details about the Ellen Hutson sale here.

**I’m also running a giveway on Instagram on my destash account. Yep, I destash often so you can totally take a quick look to see what’s left. 😉 I try to keep an updated list on my site and on IG.

***GIVEAWAY: I will be doing a giveaway of this stamp set for those who leave comments on any of my posts for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Be a subscriber for an extra entry and let me know! 🙂

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Thank you for visiting and for all the love! ?


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71 Comments

  1. Janet Labadie

    December 18, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Love the deep color in the cups. So rich looking.

  2. Beverley

    December 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Two beautiful cards. Your watercoloring of the tea cups is amazing & the added sparkle is divine. Thank you for the inspiration. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

  3. Yuki

    December 15, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    These sentiments are awesome! Both of your cards are so pretty and coloring is amazing!

  4. Sweet April

    December 15, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Fabulous cards,they look so beautiful,gorgeous and elegant! love each one.

  5. Janis in ID

    December 15, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I am already a delighted subscriber to your blog! 🙂
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  6. Janis in ID

    December 15, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    You had me with that gold glitter!!! LOVE your cards. Thanks for the chance to win that fabulous stamp set!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  7. Alma Dirpaul

    December 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I am also a coffee and te love. Thanks for the stamp giveaway.

  8. Svitlana Shayevich

    December 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Love your cards! So fresh and clean!

  9. Lisa Petrella

    December 15, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the stamps you used and the touches of sparkle! So festive!

  10. Autumn

    December 15, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Oh what a darling card! And a must have stamp set, thanks for the giveaway!

  11. D.Ann C

    December 15, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I thought I was subscribed, but I put it in again and it took it, so now I am for sure subscribed. : )

  12. D.Ann C

    December 15, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Love your gorgeously colored cups and the gold accent lines!

  13. Terri Burson

    December 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Ruby, it looks so real, I could pick up the cup and drink from it. Beautiful! Of course I already follow you!

  14. Rebecca Yahrling

    December 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I’m a subscriber – thanks for the chance to win such a cute stamp set.

  15. Rebecca Yahrling

    December 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Cute cards; love the gold trim!

  16. maura

    December 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Love that saying! and the ruby red cup! thanks for sponsoring the hop!

  17. Helen Gullett

    December 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Your card is fabulous! Love the coloring 🙂

  18. Suchi

    December 14, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Gorgeous card..love the glitter! 🙂
    Suchi xx

  19. karenladd

    December 13, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Oooh, I love that strip of glittery gold along the bottom of your card! So pretty. I already follow by email!

  20. Kerry Urbatch

    December 13, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Love the sparkle edge and the pretty coloring on the teacup.

  21. Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly

    December 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Love the gold accent.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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