Thursday, 6 December 2018

Card 2 for Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Giveaway

I meant to get this up yesterday...I really did! Soz! 😕 Giveaway deets are at the end of the post.

➡➡ Day 1 post for an extra entry is HERE ⬅⬅

This is all about the semi annual Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which is almost done, but I'm going to keep crafting (hopefully) til the close of the giveaway or just before.

For today's project I really wanted to use a background stamp I had by Picket Fence Studios and then try using the Brusho watercolour powder on top.

I have 4 Brusho colours gifted to me by my dear friend Joy! She knows me so well and chose perfectly!  I definitely need more practice since I hoped to have more white bits, but overall I'm happy enough.

Some of the colours are made up of multiple coloured powders which I found rather intriguing! 🤔
Look at this turquoise one! ➡➡➡

And this is how my Brusho-ing turned out:⤋⤋⤋

So what to do with all this?  Well, it just so happened that a Mojo Monday sketch popped up in my Insta feed.  Say whaaaat?  I know what you're thinking - they stopped doing them, right?

Well Julee Tilman (of now sadly closed Verve Stamps) seems to have taken these over on her blog Poetic Artistry.  Woot woot! 🙌

A lot of Verve stamps are coffee and tea themed and I probably have most of them so they will appear here too!

The link to Mojo Monday #504 and the sketch itself below.  Perfect for showcasing a background you don't want to cover up.

So where to from here?  Chop up my "background" into squares.  I got one 5.25x5.25 (the background stamp is about 5.5x5.5) and 3 4x4s.  I ended up with three of the smaller ones and used two of them.

I used super strong adhesive to mount the watercolour paper (which warps a fair bit and pulls up standard tape runners) to black cardstock for a frame, silver sparkly ribbon and was about to heat emboss a sentiment when I realized I had all my Perfect Pearls in the same box!

Similar result with less hassle.  I did have to re-touch some of it with a Versamark pen and add more powder, but I got fairly decent coverage I think.  It's hard to catch the shine in the light with a camera. 

I continued the sentiment inside...

...a white card base at 6x6 inches.

I loved the little branches on the sketch.  They add an organic element to the geometric shapes, but I was at a loss as to what to use.  Coffee paraphernalia just isn't shaped like that!!


I did revert to a couple of the millions of leaves I cut on the Silhouette when a Forgery on the Fourth for CKC got a bit out of hand!  😳 Coffee cups on top!  I tried to stamp the smaller cup lighter in the centre to mimic the etched effect of the bigger one.

Next!  I kept the two smaller cards simpler.  Silver washi instead of ribbon and no branchy bits.  I did put silver sequins as a bit of an afterthought, though!

I kinda forgot how many good coffee sentiments this Altenew set had.

I picked one and felt these cards would word with a Kelly Purkey stamp set I've had sitting on the shelf for so long.  Godzilla has been guarding it and it was a shame to remove the plasric in case they don't stay in the box like that.

Godzilla?  Huh?

Well, see we have this Godzilla who moves around doing random stuff and for the past two years has been sitting on my stamp shelf.  Kinda like elf on the shelf for peeps who don't do christmas, but weirder!

I asked him nicely and he grudgingly agreed.  See why that stamp set looks so awesome with him?  Just seems to suit!

Oh and one last thing...I forgot to give a shout out to my main man lady Devon from Pink Pueblo.  She's responsible for designing my logo, the artwork on several of my headers (more to follow) and my personalized stamp so go see her!  Tell her PinkCraftyMama sent you!




📌 I have three items to give away (pictured below) and I'll pull three names.
📌 The first name gets first choice, second name gets second choice and so on.
📌 This Giveaway is NOT SPONSORED in any way,

The first item is a stamp and die set by Studio Light (a Dutch company) Really pretty and versatile images

This next guy will definitely be featured on a card in the coming days.  He's by Katzelktaft which is a French company with awesome images.  He's on red, unmounted rubber.

And we are all familar with Avery Elle, right?

You will receive an entry (or entries) for each of the following.  You absolutely don't have to do everything - just how ever many you like.

If you have previously followed my socials then these are already done for you!

📌 The giveaway will remain open until 11:59PM AEDT on Tue 11 Dec (a whole week)
📌 The winner will be drawn on Thurs 13 Dec so PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE!
❗If the winner and I can't make contact by Thursday 20 Dec, I will have to draw a new winner since I need to get these prizes out altogether.
❗Please try to email me at This really is the easiest way for me to get in touch with you since not all blogger profiles have an email attached and if you JUST leave comments, I have no other place to search for you.

So...what do you have to do to get entries?
🍵 Follow this blog - 3 entries (in the left sidebar)
🍵 Follow me on Facebook - 2 entries
🍵 Follow me on Instagram - 1 entry
🍵 Comment (once per day per person) on a post between now and the close of the giveaway - 1 entry per post

Here's the link to Card 1 if you want to comment there

I don't yet know how many makes I'll have done between now and then, but it will be at least three.

So today...if you want to leave a comment, tell me about your most special or favourite mug (or anything else if this doesn't grab you) and please don't hesitate to  email me with any questions at

Love and lots of lattes!


  1. Oh, my goodness....those backgrounds are sooooooooo gorgeous!!! Love playing with Brushos, but I haven't got them out for a long time. Thank you for reminding me and inspiring me!! Fabulous set of cards. Loving the sentiments!!
    I follow you at all those places. Thank you for your generosity in hosting these giveaways!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Oh, shoot...I got so excited abt your backgrounds that I forgot to tell you my most favorite mugs are cat mugs, of course. I have several that I love the most!! lol... My "Le Chat" mugs with a floral kitty on them and my "All I need is Coffee and my Cat" mug which I am using as we speak. <3 <3 <3

    2. Oh Janis you make me laugh and I needed that! You are so sweet! I LOVE the sound of your favourite mugs! Most of ours have cats on them too!

  2. Fun colors and cards. I like the different layouts.

    1. Thanks Billie! It was so fun watching the colours make the patterns in the water!

  3. I love those awesome background. Great cards.

    1. Thanks Verna and thank you for entering and stopping by!

  4. Lol...that godzilla on your shelf is hilarious! I have two little girls who love their elf on the shelf, but I personally prefer Godzilla..snicker. Your backgrounds are so colorful and amazing, and I love how you used them on multiple projects. As for my favorite mug, it's a big heavy mug that I got in Disneyland with a graphic white design on dark gray. Very classy...for a Mickey Mouse mug! I follow you on FB, IG, bloglovin' etc.

    1. haha it was a certain manchild who came home with Godzilla! I was rudely corrected when I accused him of bringing home "another dinosaur toy". Actually I've been yelled at for calling it a toy too! lol Thanks for entering and stopping by! Big mugs are the best!

  5. Oooh, now I want to pull out my Brushos and make some pretty backgrounds too! I love the combo of black and white stamping against all that glorious color~ My favorite mug is actually a Sanrio mug of Choco-Cat, that was given to me by my niece when she graduated high school...15 years ago! I still have it and use it every week. Already a follower!

    1. Eeeek I LOVE Sanrio and chococat is so sweet! Thanks for your entries and stopping by!

  6. Those backgrounds look amazing! Great card trio!

    1. Thank you Amy! You just don't know what you're going to get and it's so fun to do that sometimes!

  7. What fun and fabulous backgrounds. And yep, THE perfect colors for sure!!
    These are all lovely. I'm a follower on all 3!!
    rebyah1 @

    1. Thanks Becca! It's a good job they're the right colours since I only had those! lol But I maintain pink and anything remotely close is an anytime colour (obvs!)

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I need to get some Brushos and give this a try! Love the colours you chose! Great sentiments too! Loving these cards!

    My favourite mug has cats all over it - it was a gift from hubby many years ago and it came with a matching coaster, which I keep here in my craftroom. I also have a favourite snowman mug! I already follow your blog, FB and IG! Thanks for the awesome giveaway - I'm especially loving the second prize - it makes me smile :-)

    1. Thanks Kitty! I am very approving of all mugs featuring cats! We have more cat mugs than any other kind I think!

  9. Awesome use of colors! Your backgrounds are amazing!
    My favourite mug is a simple orange cup. I love this color and I like sipping a tea or a chocolate from this mug because it has a good shape and dimension. It's a silly answer but I can't explain better because I like it so much! : p
    1. Follow already this blog through Google Followers (Arianna Barbara)
    2. Liked your Facebook page (Arianna Barbara)
    3. Follow you on IG as raggiodiluc3

    1. Thanks so much! It's not a silly answer at all! There isn't always a reason we become attached to something!

  10. Oh, these are so fabulous! Love that Brusho-ed background.

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    1. Thanks Laura! It was loads of fun to play with the Brushos!

  12. oh this is so great card!
    I like that backround!

  13. Love the way your backgrounds turned out! Great cards! I have some Color Bursts and some Brushos but haven't used them very much yet!
    My favorite mug I have is a Laurel Burch mug with a cat design on it!
    New follower on Instagram and on FB too! :)

  14. Brusho's rock. Your cards are beautiful. I am following with friends connect. Hugz

  15. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. My favorite mug is a sister mug I got from my sister, Audra, several years before she passed from brain cancer. I don't let anyone else use it, and my coffee always tastes best in this particular mug.

    1. p.s. I'm happily already a follower of yours. I've been commenting on every entry in this hop, and I'm enjoying it! Your cards have been lovely.

  16. Beautiful background and you made all awesome variations of the sketch challenge.
    Well done.

  17. Love the background and my favorite mug has kitties and is from Japan.