Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Warm Holiday Wishes - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with another card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop.  

I was inspired by a couple of other challenges, also:

1. Time Out Challenges #123
The theme this time is Black + White + One Other Color.  They also have an optional twist of making a One-Layer Card....which I did!!  YAY!!!  lol....

2. Winnie & Walter Rerun  No. 36 In Bloom - Frenchy's Festive Florals
I don't own the Rerun set, but I do have a similar build-a-bloom set from W&W which I used.  I drew inspiration from Gayatri's beautiful red and white card with the lovely stamped holiday floral elements HERE.

Here's my card......

I stamped the sentiment on the mug itself and thought myself so very clever to have the curvy "wishes" word above the swirly decoration on the mug. Hahaha.....I wasn't clever at all......it just worked out that way!!! Where was I going to put it otherwise??? The sentiment wouldn't work with the words in any other order!! LOL... (Just seeing if you all are awake out there!!)
Products used include:
Unity - Java Friend
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Sentimental: Gift stamp set
Versafine Inks in Onyx Black and Satin Red
Core'dinations 110# White Cardstock

Making one layer cards and stamping borders are both definitely out of my comfort zone, but it was a lot of fun making this card. A little scary, too, but fun.....just like challenges are supposed to be, right?

I hope you are enjoying the Coffee Lovers Hop. I don't always take the opportunity to participate in it, but this time I was inspired. Thanks for stopping by!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop
2. Time Out Challenges #123 - Black + White + One other Color with Optional Twist: One Layer Card which I did.
3. Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 36 In Bloom - Frenchy's Festive Florals
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
5. TCP Tuesday #352 - Winter Holiday
6. Off the Rails December Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday November Challenge - Ho Ho Holiday
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - 'B' is for....Black leaves and other elements.
Visions of Sugarplums Challenge #1 - Christmas/Winter 
10. The Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Christmas
11. Crop Stop December Link Party #46 - Anything Goes w/ product from brand CS carries (I used Tsukineko Versafine Ink and Core'dinations cardstock)
12. Dare2BArtzy December Challenge - Winter
13. Christmas Cards All Year Round December Challenge - AG Christmas
14. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #414 - AG Christmas opt use stickers
15. Joy Clair Dec/Jan Challenge - Mood Board (Winter Wonderland) or Anything Goes


  1. Adorable card! Love that cup with the heart!

  2. How pretty, love that poinsettia border!

  3. What a beautiful card! Love the poinsettia frame you created. So glad you linked to my Visions of Sugarplums challenge!

  4. I love how you framed the focal image with all the stamped designs. Great colors as well.

  5. Such a festive coffee card. I really love it. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  6. Very cute card, I love that mug with the heart.

  7. What a pretty border around your lovely coffee card! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop this month!

  8. I love the two toned look on cards and have been making some of my own as well!

  9. Super that you mase it a one-layer! And I love the popping red and the beautiful frame you made! Thank you dor joining us at TIME OUT!

  10. Very festive card! Love the car sentiment on top!

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. love that cat meme!
    your card is gorgeous!

  13. Your poinsettia border is lovely Janis, frames the fabulous mug perfectly, I hear you on the one layer cards being out of your comfort zone, I too find it hard, that is what I think is so nice about challenges, sometimes we surprise ourselves when stretched. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge x

  14. great stamping, thanks for entering the Artistic Stamper Christmas Challenge

  15. Such a sweet card. I love the little pops of red.
    Thanks for joining in at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.
    Louise xo

  16. Love the verse on the coffee mug and also the poinsettias look fantastic. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thanks for joining in with us at Off The Rails.

  17. Love your different take on a Christmas card. Good luck with your entry in the challenge.

  18. What a festive and pretty card! Thank you for playing along with us at Off the Rails!

  19. So lovely! Thank you so much for playing with us at OTR!!! Good Luck!

  20. truly beautiful card.Thanks so much for playing along with us at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

  21. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at Off the Rails - Deb xx


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