Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #149 - Marsha's "All About Occasions" Challenge

This week it's my turn to host our new "All About Occasions" challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  What better way to say Happy Birthday than with a bright and cheerful cupcake shaker card.  I think my youngest granddaughter will like this one.  It's another made at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event.


Stamp Set:  In & Out Birthday; Ink:  Chocolate Truffle; Cardstock:  Chocolate Truffle, Cookie Monster, Lollipop, Sugar Cube; Patterned Paper:  Hello Happiness 6x6 Paper Pack Dies:  Sweet Tooth Shaker Dies; Other:  Acetate Window Sheet, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Hello Happiness Matched Sequins

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, December 18th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - What about Christmas

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Agata is our host and it's an all about Christmas challenge.  Christmas is my favorite holiday and, while I don't really get into the spirit until after Thanksgiving, I do make my Christmas cards throughout the year just to have them all done by the time I need to send them in the mail.

For my card, I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) a design by Pam Sparks.  You can see her card HERE.  Thanks, Pam, for the inspiration.

I love the Holiday Florals stamp set and matching dies from Taylored Expressions.  As you can see I did make a few changes.  Instead of stamping the wood grain background, I used patterned paper.  I changed the plaid embossing folder to a brick one for the red layer.  I also opted not to hear emboss on vellum as I didn't have any heavy enough to withstand the heat without scorching or curling.  Instead, I took a scrap of Sugar Cube, stamped VersaMark ink on it, added Copper Embossing Powder and once the powder was set, I cut out the word joy.  I wasn't sure it would go through the Big Shot and not crack but it worked perfectly.  And, rather than sequins, I colored some rhinestones with a Copic marker for the centers of my poinsettias.  And, I added a bit of a sprig on the lower right.  What can I say?  I stamped it, cut it and couldn't just leave it lay.    


Stamp Set:  Holiday Florals; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Pea Pod, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Vintage Photo; Copic Sketch Marker:  Y19 Napoli Yellow; Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Real Red, Sugar Cube; Patterned Paper:  Playful Patterns - Harvest Paper Pack (Taylored Expressions); Other:  Brick Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Copper Embossing Powder, Holiday Florals Dies (Taylored Expressions), Joy Die (Taylored Expressions), Rhinestone Basic Jewels

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.


http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #253

Excitement is in the air!  I have the privilege of joining the Design Team at the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  I have been entering this challenge for quite some time and have always enjoyed it.  When they had a Design Team call, I knew I had to give it a go.  It's an honor to be a part of this team.

The challenge is to take any CC&S sketch challenge from 2017 and make a seasonal card with it.  I needed another Christmas card so this sketch was perfect.


Stamp Sets:  Carols of Christmas, Gorgeous Grunge, Holiday Florals, Timeliess Treasures; Distress Oxide Inks:  Black Soot, Candied Apple, Lucky Clover (Tim Holtz); Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Watercolor Paper; Dies:  Holiday Florals Dies (Taylored Expressions); Other:  Nuvo Silver Jubilee Glitter Accents (Tonic Studios)  Stampin' Up! product used unless otherwise noted.

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.

The sketch I chose to use is the one from the January 10th, 2017 challenge. 

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, December 11, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #242

Hello and welcome to this week's sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I was in the mood for some blue and white.  I used Night of Navy cardstock for the stripes and the square and placed everything on a card base of Sugar Cube.  A few silver sequins a wee bit of sparkle and it was finished.  I really like the way it looks.


Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons (Stampin' Up!), Happy Scenes (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!);  Cardstock:  Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Dies:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!); Other:  Silver Sequins

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #148 - Heidi's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Heidi is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  And, yes, before you ask, it is another card I made at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event.  I had all these lovely cards and just had to share them with you.  Hang in there, I only have two more to share with you and then it will be on to other things.


Stamp Set:  Happy Flowers Background; Ink:  Toffee; Cardstock:  Earl Grey, Pumpkin, Sugar Cube, Sweet Basil, Toffee; Dies:  Bloomers 5, Bloomers 7, Mini Bloomers 2, Stitched Scallop Edger, Thanks Script Die; Other:  Lemon Meringue Enamel Shapes; Wool Felt:  Aqua Mist, Papaya, Persimmon

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, December 11th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's Christmas

It's the first Saturday of December and you know that means it's time for our December challenge at Crafty Calendar.   Our theme this month is all about Christmas.  And, for this challenge, you can use any stamp or image you wish as long as you follow the Christmas theme. 


Stamp Set:  Complements of the Season (Waltzing Mouse); Ink:  Sugar Cube; Cardstock:  Real Red, Shimmer White; Dies:  Sweater Weather Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions); Other:  3/8" Red Stripe Ribbon (Bazzill Basics)

For all the challenge details and to share your project at the Crafty Calendar Challenge, just click on our name.  Our sponsor for the month of December is Crafty Ribbons.

https://www.craftyribbons.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #147 - Charlotte's "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Charlotte is hosting our "Anything Goes" Challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Normally, our anything goes challenge is not a hosted challenge but due to our taking a wee bit of time off during Christmas, it worked out that way.

This is another card I made in the Fall Shine class taught by Lori Craig of Imagination International.  And, I fell in love with the Sand Paste and the Copper Metallic Paint.  You will be seeing both in upcoming projects.  I love the grittiness of the Sand Paste and the added texture it gives your project.


Stamp Set:  Fall Florals; Inks:  Chocolate Truffle, Cookie Monster, Plum Punch, Pumpkin; Dies:  Fall Florals Dies, Frame in Frame 2 Dies, Various Vases Dies; Cardstock:  Cookie Monster, Sugar Cube, Toffee; Other:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder; Tommy Art:  Copper Metallic Paint, Sand Paste

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the WatercoolerWednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Café,



Marsha

Monday, November 27, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #240

Hello and welcome to another great sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  There are still a few more Christmas cards I need to make and this sketch was perfect for showing off some poinsettias. 


Stamp Sets:  Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions), Timeless Textures (Stampin' Up!); Inks:  Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals; Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!); Other:  Nuvo Golden Sunset Glitter Drops (Ranger)

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy 5th Birthday to CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge

It's getting late here and after the busy day I've had, I'm ready to shut things down and get some rest so I'm keeping this post short.  But, I just had to share this card I made to help celebrate the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge's 5th birthday. 


Stamp Set:  Heart Balloons (My Favorite Things), Stitched Stems - sentiment (Taylored Expressions); Ink:  Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions); Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Celebrate Die (Taylored Expressions), Heart Balloons Die-namics (My Favorite Things); Other:  Banner Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, White Signo Pen

The colors I used are from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.


Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #146 - Kath's "All About Christmas" Challenge

This week Kath is hosting our "All About Christmas" Challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  One of the cards I made at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event is this fun slider card.  I think one of my younger grandchildren is going to love getting this card at Christmas.

You know, I've made only one other slider card and have steered away from then since.  I used pennies for the weight and they are just to heavy to mail.  But, one of the things I learned when making this one is that there are plastic discs that are light weight and so much nicer than the pennies.  Looks like slider cards are back on the list of cards I want to do.


Stamp Sets:  Quick Critters - Winter Stamp & Die Combo, Snow Day Background; Inks:  Oreo, Sprinkles; Dies:  Build a Scene - Mountain Tops, Make A Snowflake, On the Right Track - Build a Scene, Stitched Banner Stacklets Dies; Cardstock:  Cherry Pop, Salt Water Taffy, Sugar Cube, Toffee; Other:  On the Right Track Discs, Pop Dot Adhesives, Salt Water Taffy Enamel Shapes


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the WatercoolerWednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 27th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Café,

Marsha