Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

This is my last Christmas card/ornament. The end has to be with my "coffee" stamps 😊 (and Hot chocolate! 😋)
I used glossy accent for all the hearts & coffee beans for shiny look. I found "Merry Christmas" in gold color in my confetti stash. The picture doesn't show it but I used Gelly Roll pen for the steam.

Stamps ~ Lawn Fawn
Ornament dies ~ My Favorite Things
Paper ~ Lawn Fawn
Sequins ~ Simon Says Stamps/ "Mocha Java"

These stamps are my favs, and use the set a lot, all year around, me loving coffee/hot chocolate/tea 😊 The set was released for the winter, tho, and I don't use the sentiments as often as I use other stamps in the set. At Lawn Fawnatics challenge #19, they are running the challenge of your fav. Lawn Fawn stamps, so I snuck this little one there. lol 

Hope Santa has brought you something nice & crafty this morning, if you are already in the morning of 25th, and for others, tomorrow morning! 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Saturday, December 16, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop #3

Update : Well, I missed the link up time by probably, 1 min.! So you can't find this card in the blog hop I designed a card, using this stamp from Honey Bee ("Tea Time") for sure, but as I moved along, my head started to shift and ended up something totally different from what I initially designed! And that's why it took forever to finish this card, and mised the deadline... oh well... at least, I celebrated "international Tea Day", while making this card! 😊

It was really hard to take a picture to show the simmer on the steam, snow bank, sequins, and even the snow on the trees. It's more shimmery in person. The front panel was lifted by a piece of white craft foam underneath. In window shills, you can see "white" (craft foam) but I did it on purpose. Now it looks like the accumulated snow on the each window shills outside. I used Tim Holtz stencil to make a paper, and paperpieced it for this teacup. This is my newest addition to my stamp collection, and I really like this MUG type tea cup after years of using 'traditional fancy tea cups" on my tea cards! When I live in the place where there is a cold winter, this is the type of mug cup for tea to warm myself up, after getting up in the morning. Those fancy cups are for Tea Time for me 😊
Tea cup ~ Honey Bee (Tea Time)
Trees ~ Inkadinkado
Sentiment ~ Lawn Fawn
Window die & border stitch die ~ My Favorite Things
Snow bank stitched die ~ Lawn Fawn
Steam die ~ Lil' Inker Designs
Kitty die ~ Impression Obsession

It was a very fun blog hop! Almost 1,000 entries for the blog in one week! 

I'm submitting this card to SSS ~ Monday Challenge (Christmas/Winter holidays) & SSS ~ Wednesday Challenge (Stitch it!)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hope y'all are having a nice weekend! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop #2

National cocoa day celebration took place under Coffee Lover's blog hop, and it was on the 13th. I finished this card a day and half later. lol, but I couldn't pass the opportunity to "honor" the National Cocoa day! Although I currently live on a tropical island, the average temp.of 83F all year around, when "winter" comes (meaning, December!), my head tells me to drink hot cocoa! And of course, at the grocery store, they ship those (seasonal food and drinks) from US mainland, according to the calendar, NOT the temperature! Just like October to November, we see pumpkins in the grocery store, and this island doesn't produce pumpkins at all! lol! 
Anyways, this is my card. Since I still needed to make more Christmas cards, I combined the hot cocoa with the Christmas theme. Inside, it says "for a happy holiday"! I imaged the ornament, hanging in the Christmas tree but I didn't have pine needles die, so I used the closest image die I had. Rather a simple card, but "faux stitching" both inside of oval shaped paper & rectangular paper give some interest on the card 😊 Entry #843!

Hot cocoa & the sentiment ~ Lawn Fawn 
Wonky oval die, Stitched rectangular die (from Blue Print #20), the handle die of the ornament (from Tag builder Blue Print #6) , Leaf die ~ My Favorite Things
Papers ~ Lawn Fawn

One more day for the hop, and the last day will be celebrating International TEA day! 

Thank you for stopping by my blog in your busy days. Only 10 more days to Christmas! 🎄
Have a nice weekend! 


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Happy Holidays!

I signed up for Christmas card swap in Altenew fan group on FB. We have to use Altenew stamp as the main image. These are the cards I made. I made 4 cards (2 card swap partners in US, 2 in Europe), 2 little different scenes; one looked like having an icy cold but sunny day, and another one looked like having snow flurry. Sizes are a bit different, too. I often make a card, thinking as I make, and sometimes my cards get larger than regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch size, and sometimes, longer shape, or even smaller. lol 

An icy cold but sunny day... the picture doesn't show it well but to get that "icy" feeling, I sprayed the shimmer mist on the background. 

For a snow flurry day, no shimmer mist but used white gel pen to add snow flurries... 
I love cardinals, and I miss seeing them in the wild. The tropical island I currently reside don't have many birds, thanks to the brown tree snakes, I hear.. but never miss the cold winter. ..  

I realized that Snowy Winter already arrived at unusual places across the States, like San Antonio, TX, Clemson, SC... 

I'm submitting this to SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge ~ Christmas/Winter holiday

Hope y'all are having a nice week! Christmas is coming.. very soon! 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! 


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! #1

Finally I found a time to make A card for my fav. Coffee Lover's blog hop! Since I still have a couple of Christmas cards to make, I combined coffee stamp with "Warm Wishes" sentiment for the holidays 😊 This goes out to my friend who also loves kitties. 🐱 Entry #650! 
I couldn't resist, paper piecing the entire outfit (incld. socks!) of "Cozy Lady"with "Cozy" looking papers 😊 I love this Christmas tree stamp, the kind of Christmas tree I usually get 😊

"Cozy Lady" ~ Essentials by Ellen
Christmas tree ~ Impression Obsession
Kitty die ~ Impression Obsession
Sentiment ~ My favorite things 
Design papers ~ Lawn Fawn

I'll try to make one or two Coffee (or hot cocoa, Christmas) related cards before the last day of this blog hop. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a nice day! 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas #3

This is my new house mouse stamp which I won, from Stampendous. I really needed a new HM Christmas stamp! I love the stamps which has the house mouse and the bird. In fact, this bird is the one I had when I was in the kindergarten ... I miss him...
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. I used the score board, to give the embossed lines on the green card base to give a bit of interest.

I'm mailing this to one of my "house mouse group" friend. 😊
Also I'm submitting this to the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge. 😊

Thank you for stopping by my blog in your busy holiday season. 
Hope y'all are having a great weekend! 


Happy Christmas Card day!

Update : This card was selected in TOP 3. 😊

Yes, I just learned while I was trying to upload this card for the challenge at House Mouse Monday Challenge, the theme of Birthday in December . I know another lady who has a birthday this month, and she happens to love House-Mouse 😊

I made a similar card a couple of weeks ago, using Tim Holtz stencil on the background panel, using texture paste, with some glitter this time, on a little lighter color textured paper. I love this stencil! The sentiments are from Altenew. The cupcake is from Stamps by Judith. I made a chocolate cupcake for her, with a cherry on top! 😉

I'm also sharing this at SimonSaysStamp "Christmas Card Day " blog post. I'm glad that Sir Henry Cole (1818-1874) of England created the first commercial Christmas cards in 1843! So that we, the card makers enjoy creating Christmas cards! 😊

I still have several more Christmas cards to make... 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. 
Hope y'all are having a nice weekend! 


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