16 May, 2019

Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop Project 3 (unofficial)


Click here for Project 1
Click here for Project 2

Sorry these projects are taking my longer than I hoped to get made and posted! What I'll do is extend the date of the Giveaway for an extra day.  (I'll adjust all the relevant info in the section at the bottom!)

We're back to cardmaking today and I really wanted to make at least one project with a stamp from The Rabbit Hole Designs.

Remember this guy I coloured during the last 30 Day Colouring Challenge?  I thought now was as good a time as any to put him on a card.  I also felt now was the time to try my hand at one of those alcohol ink backgrounds that are all the rage at the moment.  I've used the alcohol inks for various things, but not this as yet.

I wanted purple, aqua and yellow and you know what's going to happen when you mix purple and yellow, right?  I tried to minimize the mud by letting the purple dry a fair bit and using the yellow in the pearl formulation which sits on the top more.

I also loved the idea of adding foil to still sticky bits before it's all 100% dry.  It's the perfect way to use leftover or messed up bits of foil left from using the
Minc or the WeRMK Foil Quill.

I love that the caffeine molecules in the various critter stamp sets by The Rabbit Hole vary in size.  i wanted to heat emboss in white which was a tad nerve wracking (and rather stinky) when using Yupo "paper".  Looks like paper, feels like paper, 100% polypropylene 😂

I wanted a black mat, except the layers looked silly and formal stacked up evenly so I made them offset.  The embossing itself isn't as crisp as I'd hoped (largely due to forgetting to use the Embossing Buddy and needing to tap off more powder than I should have...or crafting at 3am,  it's a toss up, really! 🤷).

I felt Dino's mug needed Glossy Accents and the sentiment needed foam.  A small plastic bow seemed to be the finishing touch fastened to her (I guess she's a girl now!) hair with an ever faithful Glue Dot.

I'm a T-Wreck Without My Caffeine

OK now to the giveaway part:

Giveaway now closed! Thanks for entering!

📌All prizes are from The Rabbit Hole Designs.  A new company which I can't speak highly enough of.  Most of their current stamps feature hilarious critters and plenty of coffee snark.  Their super speedy shipping and excellent customer service are hard to beat so made sense when I placed my last order to choose to purchase prizes from them as well.
📌 I have three items (and a bonus fourth prize) to give away (pictured below) and I'll pull three names for the first three prizes.  For the  fourth "bonus" prize: it will go to someone who has entered the main blog hop (let me know your project numbers.  You can wait til the blog hop is over to do this since they change sometimes.)
📌 The first name gets first choice, second name gets second choice and so on.  Bonus prize will be SmallCraftyDude's favourite project!
📌 This Giveaway is NOT SPONSORED.  The bonus prize is a stamp set I received free and The Rabbit Hole Designs have given me their blessing to include it in the giveaway.

The first stamp is called "Caffeinated Dino".  I chose him because my SmallCraftyDude says I'm like a T-Rex with my short arms and hair trigger temper! 😳😳😳  The sentiments are so apt also!

This next guy ("Caffeinated Rabbit") is a nod to the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland and you know how I love that!

We have a pair of smaller stamps next: ("Caffeinated Crab" and "Caffeinated Bee") just to mix things up a bit

Lastly, the bonus prize is called "Handmade Brew".  As I mentioned above, to be eligible to win this, just let me know which numbers in the main blog hop your projects were.  It's probably better to wait once it's finished.  Just email (alex@pinkcraftymama.com) me or leave me a comment or PM in any of my socials.

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 AEST on Friday 17 May (a whole week)
📌 The winner will be drawn on Saturday 18 May so PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE!
❗If the winner and I can't make contact by Saturday 25 May, I will have to draw a new winner since I need to get these prizes out altogether.
❗Please try to email me at alex@pinkcraftymama.com 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

Click here for Project 1 
Click here for Project 2 

I don't yet know how many makes I'll have done between now and then, but it will be at least three.  The more love from you guys the better the chances of me getting crafty which gives you more chances to enter.  I may even keep making after the end of the hop, but you'll have to keep checking back since the link up will be closed.

So today...if you want to leave a comment, tell me which crafty technique would you like to try but haven't yet? (or anything else if this doesn't grab you) and please don't hesitate to  email me with any questions at alex@pinkcraftymama.com

Love and copious cups of coffee!


  1. Awesome card! Love the background you created and the way you colored the dino!
    I want to try out the Color Lift pad! Bought one a couple of months back and have not even opened it yet!

  2. Oh wow! Your colorful background is simply breathless!!! Stunning creation!
    I would like to try to use Foil Technique. I think it's too funny!

    - I'm already your blog follower (Arianna Barbara).
    - Follow you on Facebook (Arianna Barbara).
    - Follow you on IG (raggiodiluc3).

  3. The background came out just amazing! Love the colors. I love the bow in her hair; such a perfect little touch. I haven't tried the alcohol inks yet. Or foiling! lol And I'd love to try both, of course. (I follow you on all 3 platforms). Thanks or the fun inspiration.

  4. LURVE your background and dino is fab so is your fun sentiment, a SUPER card.
    Faith x

  5. Had to stop by and see what crafty clever magic you were working on! Not disappointed! The background by itself would have been impactful, but oh no, you didn't stop there having to put that clever word play and cute creature over it!

  6. I would like to try foiling. I got some supplies, but don't have the machine...

  7. That T-Rex is adorable and I love your coloring. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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