09 November, 2019

Project 3 for Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop

Hello Lovelies!

I'm pretty sure this is going to be my last project for the hop.  I know I said I'd try to keep going past the official linky closure, but I'm behind in all-the-things! 😫

I have partial projects from years past that I hoped to finish, but let's review at the next one?

This one is for the tea drinkers out there.  I used the teapot stamp and die from Stampin Up and a cup and saucer stamp and die from Altenew.  I heat embossed in black on the vellum with the intention of using rub-ons inspired by Sara Scraps in this YouTube video.  

I cut each shape in white cardstock and vellum (although the vellum cutting turned out a bit hit-and-miss).  I'm wondering whether the magnets in my magnetic platform are a bit dodgy now?  I know you have to be careful where you place the dies, but they seemed better when in was new. 🤷

I used Glue Dots to adhere the vellum in strategic places (my Kokuyo dot roller goes on as tiny pink hearts which will show for sure!!) then I layered up some standard card bases (one tent fold and one landscape) with 6x6 paper (and a doily) and stamp sentiments from the Vintage Teacup set by Altenew.  

I wanted to keep these fairly simple.  I prefer the red and pink one better.  Maybe it's the placement of the sentiment of the other one I'm not a fan of?  Can you see the Wink of Stella on the flowers printed on the paper?  A subtle detail, but I liked it a bit better after that.  Maybe I just need to keep adding MOAR?!

OK now to the giveaway part:

Giveaway CLOSED

📌 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 (please let me know your project numbers if you would like to be considered.  You can wait til the blog hop is over to do this since they change sometimes.)
📌 The first name drawn gets first choice, second name gets second choice and so on.  Bonus prize will be TallCraftyDude's favourite project!
📌 This Giveaway is NOT SPONSORED.  I purchased the prizes especially for this giveaway.  This year I picked stuff other than just stamp sets to mix it up a bit!  In the even the items I purchased are on back order, I'll purchase something similar in their place and update the list below. Thanks for understanding!

The prizes you get to pick from are:

This pair of embossing folders - "On the Go" by Tim Holtz and "Coffee Stains" by Creative Expressions






Framelits Die & Stamp Set By Crafty Chica for Sizzix called "Mi Cafecito Mi Amor"


Coffeesaurus Stamp Set By Gerda Steiner

Lastly, the bonus prize will be a pack containing a 6x6 "Coffee" paper pad by Echo Park and some coffee themed embellishments.  This prize will be awarded to TallCraftyDude's favourite project so PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT NUMBERS IN THE MAIN HOP YOUR PROJECTS ARE IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PRIZE!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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 counted for you!  (unfollowers will not be counted)
📌 The giveaway will remain open until 11:59PM AEDT on Sunday 10 November.  Please visit THIS SITE to calculate in your own timezone
📌 The winners will be drawn randomly on Tues 12 Nov so PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE
❗If the winner and I can't make contact by Tues 19 Nov, I will have to draw a new winner since I need to get these prizes out all together.
❗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?
🍵Subscribe to my YouTube channel - 3 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

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 continue with extra "unofficial" projects after the Hop actually ends, so be sure to keep checking back here since you get an entry for commenting!

Click here for Project 1

So today...if you want to leave a comment, tell me if you're a tea drinker, do you like flavourned  blends or just "plain" tea? (or anything else if this doesn't grab you) and please don't hesitate to email me with any questions at alex@pinkcraftymama.com

* ⬅⬅⬅ Acronyms and strange terms in left sidebar! 

Love and copious cups of coffee!


  1. Oh your cards are absolutely Beautiful. Have enjoyed seeing your creations.

  2. Pretty cards. Perfect for the coffee lovers hop

  3. Pretty cards...I really like your rub-on vellum technique. I am a big tea drinker. Iced tea with lemon for lunch and dinner. I also enjoy hot tea other times with Mandarin Orange Spice or Peppermint being my favorite. Thank you for your giveaway. I am a new follower to your blog, YouTube, etc. Here are my main hop link-up numbers: 89, 182, 307, 345, 548, 684, 955, 1097, 1148, 1159, and 1219.

  4. Your tea cards are wonderful. So pretty in design and colors.

  5. Adorable cards! Beautiful details!!!
    I'm a tea drinker and I like so much flavoured blends but often, for breakfast, I prefer a plain tea.
    1. Subscribed to YT channel as Arianna Barbara.
    2. I already follow your blog (Arianna Barbara)
    3. Follow you on Facebook (Arianna Barbara)
    4. Follow you on Instagram (raggiodiluc3)

  6. The tea cup is so pretty. I have some rub ons I think are dead. This is a great ides to maybe kick some life back into them. Thanks for the tip. Love both these cards. I am a follower, and on fb. Will have to check my numbers for the hop. That might be a big job LOL. I'll be back. Hugz

    1. OK, got my numbers 425, 790, 829, 971, 972. Hugz

  7. I love all the pretty papers you combined on these beautiful cards! Some of my favorite from the entire hop!

  8. these are so pretty cards!
    Hello from Coffee Lover blog hop!

  9. Fabulous card!!! Very special. :-)

  10. These are so lovely, Alex. Very girly and I love that. The papers you used are pretty and I love that there's a bit of text as well. Always a fave look for me.
    Here are my entry numbers: 82, 273, 277, 312, 413, 500, 506, 609, 642, 766, 798, 824, 932, 956, 1075, 1086 & 1116. I follow you on all platforms. Thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies. Very generous of you!

  11. I'm a tea drinker and love a pretty teapot. Sweet cards. I posted my card numbers on your first post but wasn't sure if that was the right place. Here are my card numbers:
    143, 288, 339, 508, 695, 597, 834, 835, 970, 1054 and 1176. Thanks again for the chance to win!

  12. Very pretty! Love the decorated cup, saucer and teapot!
    Emailed you with my info for the drawing.... following on all the social media, and my cards are #704, 849 and 1118.

  13. Wow, these are so beautiful, love the designs.

  14. I always enjoy looking at your lovely creations during events, I must say this cup is very unusual I’ve to look at it longer, also always a huge thank you from me for your generous giveaways.

    1. My entry numbers are: 191, 192, 195, 228, 232, 452, 460, 461, 492, 493, 594, 595, 613, 614, 738, 741, 779, 901, 904, 1041, 1043, 1067, 1085, 1092 and 1093. Thank you.

  15. Stunning with elegance! I love your trick with rub-on!
    I am a tea drinker and always love my Masala ginger tea famous in India! Thanks for the generous giveaway! And I always followed you everywhere!
    My entry numbers are: 76, 197, 365, 474, 612, 795, 908, 1100

  16. Such pretty and sweet cards!