06 November, 2019

TTCRD DT 5 Nov and Coffee Lovers Hop Project 2

Hi Lovelies!

Today is challenge day for Design Team B for the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge.  This is a WEEKLY "anything goes" (any type of project and any theme) challenge with 2 design teams who alternate weeks to make projects showcasing the sponsor who often offers PRIZES!

This week we have a free choice of image, so I continued with my Distress Ink and Ink Road stamps.  Unlike the previous project when I used the "packaging technique" I used a brush and was much happier.

The ink looks neon in the pictures, but it really isn't!

In addition to "Mug Life", I also used two other Ink Road stamp sets - "Boymom" and "The Struggle is Real" for the sentiments.  In both cases each sentiment was a single stamp, but using a craft knife I cut each one so I could use part of the sentiment above the image and part below.  If I were to see myself only doing this occasionally, I'd just mask it, but I thought the stamps would be more versatile cut since I could mix them up with other stamps.

I didn't use any ink splatter on these - just clear sequins and adhered the watercoloured panels onto the card bases with plenty of foam tape to keep it from puling away and smooth out any warping.

These cards will also make up Project 2 for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I Run on Coffee and Chaos

I Can't Emphasize this enough: COFFEE!!!

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 whether drink any other caffeinated drinks besides tea or coffee?  (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. Love the bright colors on your cards, Alex!!! (And Dr. Pepper is my caffeine drink of choice!)

  2. I love these bright colors. Someone has had too much coffee😉 I’m only a tea drinker and an occasional Coke. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. These are darling. The two different color combos are lovely. And I love both of these fun sentiments! The 2nd one applies to me: I can't ever have too much coffee; it's my favorite!

  4. Love the bright colours! Beautiful cards!
    I like drink Coca Cola when I eat pizza.

    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)

  5. Beautiful card designs. Wonderfully constructed with great colors.

    1. Here are my entries: #127, #177, #233, #278,#375, #401, #499, #535, #648, #815, #906, #938 I also subscribed to You Tube, blog by email, follow on FB, follow on Instagram. I love coffee anytime but now and then a root beer is in order if it is really hot.

  6. Pretty watercolor panels on these cheery coffee cards!

  7. Perfect for the coffee lovers hop.

  8. Two fantastic cards Alex xx

  9. oh wow!
    these are so very nice!
    Hello from Coffee Lovers blog hop!

  10. Love the colorful backgrounds and the beverage images! Great sentiments too!

  11. Pretty backgrounds! And my motto should be I run on coffee and chaos. :) I have a Pepsi or Coke ever once in a while but try to stay away from extra caffeine....notice I said "try." ;)

  12. These are bright and funny. Cool cards. Following here and on fb. Hugz

  13. I just love these Alex!! Love the bright colors!
    Loads of coffee for me, only tea when I am sick, and now and then a diet coke for me.

  14. Another interesting way for your coffee projects. Thanks for your generous giveaway.

  15. Beautiful and so colourful! Your cards are always inspired me in your unique style!
    Thanks for sharing!