Friday, 18 March 2016

Spring Coffee Lovers Hop

... and Special Stamp Release at STAMPlorations!

Hi All,

It's double celebration time today ... Firstly, STAMPlorations have a special stamp release of caffeinated goodness ... cute, elegant and cheeky ... here they are ...

 

... just in time for the second celebration ...

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... more about this later.
To give you some ideas, I channeled my inner Queen, dug out the doilies and, working with the Always Teatime set, came up with the following inspiration ...


For my first card, I spritzed a pale pink base card with some pink and gold spritzing ink and attached my paper doily as seen. Next I enlisted the help of one of my watercolour brush stroke practicing cards and gold embossed one of the cups from the Always Teatime set before stamping the rising aroma from the Vignette: Eat Drink Be Merry set in fuchsia StazOn. I stamped a cheeky sentiment from the Literary Caffeine-ations and added another one from the Vignette: Eat Drink Be Merry set before finishing off with some sequins.

Next up is one with a more Spring like feel ...


I used another one of my brush stroke practicing pieces for the golden rays of hope emanating from the teacup. I stamped (in Tangerine Tango on cream card) and fuzzy cut the teacup (Always Teatime), stamped my sentiment (Always Teatime), added some leaves (Frames and Flowers), layered up, doodled a partial border, stamped the butterflies in Tangerine Tango (Frames and Flowers) and finished off by adding some sequins.

Next up is the card, I made first ...


I stamped mt teacup and sentiment, both from the Always Teatime set, on a piece of splattered watercolour background and added a little more colour to the flowers on the cup before distressing the edges and leaving to dry. I then embossed a piece of raspberry coloured card with a lace pattern. As I didn't want the pattern to be too dominant, I run the card through my machine again simply sandwiched between the cutting plates to flatten the embossing for a more subtle effect. I then layered everything up, doodled a white border and added some sequins and clear gems to finish.

That's my inspiration for today. Commenting on the STAMPlorations Special Stamp Release Hop finishes on Good Friday, 25th March at 11.59pm Pacific Daylight Time. Until the hop closes there is also ... wait for this .... a 15% discount on everything in the STAMPlorations shop, just enter coupon code SPRINGCLBH at check out. Two winners will be drawn at random and announced on Easter Sunday 27th March. The full rules and more inspirations from some of my teamies can be found on the STAMPlorations Blog.

I would also like to link my second card up with ...


That's it from me for today. Happy Hopping!

hugs
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
Always Teatime, Vignette: Eat Drink Be Merry, Literary Caffeine-ations, Frames and Flowers
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47 comments:

  1. Wow, Monika, you have been busy!! Love the colors you have chosen in these cards. Especially love the use of the doily on the first card; it looks so feminine :)

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  2. You are always busy making pretty cards! I don't think you ever make just one card. lol And I love it because you give me so much inspiration!

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  3. Your cards are so filled with fresh springtime loveliness and elegance! I adore all the bright colors!

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  4. Such pretty colours you've used and the stamps are gorgeous. Fabulous collection of cards, thank you for the inspiration x

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  5. Lovely cards, as always, Monika! You make those pretty cups shine!

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  6. Your cards are so pretty!
    I love the colors you chose and
    the ray of Hope is awesome!

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  7. Love this stampset...reminds me of the many cups my grandma had when growing up...I have turned some over to my daughter. Great cards...love them all.

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  8. Beautiful cards and
    lovely colors. I really
    like the pink one.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. I can see that you have successfully channeled your inner Queen, Monika! All three cards are positively delightful!

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  10. How cool are these?! Love the sunshine and butterflies (and heavenly chorus - I can hear it!!) streaming out of that cup! : )

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  11. Hi Monika
    I see your card at ATSM challenge and thanks for joining us
    lovely doodle and cool yellow tea stemp on your card
    and that leaves really added a nice scene
    I love that red butterfly too
    great interpretation of the Photo inspiration Monika
    see you at my post today sweety.I am so happy being featured at CASology
    would you mind to see it?
    big hugs
    Monika
    http://casology.blogspot.de/2016/03/friday-feature-monika-reeck_18.html

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  12. Gorgeous cards. Love the middle one. Hugz

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  13. Lovely cards, Monika, lovely stamps! Happy Friday and Happy Hopping!

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  14. You've been inspired! Pretty colors!

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  15. Wonderful collection of coffee cards.

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  16. Well I am intimidated to design with pink so I happen to think your two pink cards are amazing!

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  17. WOW, lovin' all your cards!

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  18. All are so awesome! That teacup really is so pretty!

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  19. Lovely cards, and loving that stamp set.

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  20. Beautiful cards. I love that you fussy cut one. The first pink one is my favorite.

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  21. Pretty cards. I especially like the one with the little butterflies.

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  22. Pretty coffee cards! Love the teatime set!

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  23. BEAUTIFUL cards Monika!!!
    LOVE your PRETTY cups and DELIGHTFUL colour combos!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS :)

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  24. What beautiful cards Monika! Love the sentiment on the first one, especially since I'm very close to nearing that senior discount age. LOL

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  25. Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. A set of wonderful, but different coffee cards.
    Love the sentiment on the first one.

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  27. Those are some awesome sentiments. Beautiful cards. TFS

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  28. Ha ha...your inner Queen produced some mighty delightful (in my best British accent) teacup cards! :)

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  29. Love this amazing trio of cards! The first one is my favvvveee!

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  30. Great variety of cards using the cup image.

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  31. These cards are all beautiful! I love the fresh spring colors!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  32. Gorgeous cards! Love them all!

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  33. Stunning trio, love the soft pink card especially, reminds me of candy floss :) Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  34. Gorgeous cards, all. The pink and doily is just so perfectly girly.

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  35. Beautiful cards! Love the watercoloring and color combos!

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  36. They are fun cards! Love the cups and the sentiments for sure :)

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  37. This is fabulous, Monika. I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your lovely cards with us in our FUN challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you will play along.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth, Owner
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX