Friday 27 January 2012

Fancy a cuppa?


Thanks to Australia Day on Thursday, I managed to score myself a five day weekend from work! Gotta love that ;) So when my husband and eldest daughter headed off to the movies, I took advantage of my baby's nap-time (which ended up being three and a half hours - SCORE!), grabbed a handful of craft goodies and jumped to it!

Today's card is actually for my Stampers group meeting tomorrow in Canberra - ACTSA. A great group of ladies who get together once a month and craft, chat, eat, drink and be merry! Each year we have a theme for creating cards and Artist Trading Cards, and this year's theme is "My Favourite Things". January's theme is "My Favourite Drink". I have to say, of all beverages besides water, my favourite would have to be a good old-fashioned homemade iced coffee! Which came in handy because I just happened to have the Hot Off The Press "Fancy A Cuppa" stamp set that I've never used.

Here is my card:

The inspiration for this card came from several challenges, Just Add Ink, Challenge 102 - CASE-ing Kathy Tanner I used a sketch that Kathy has used on three cards. It definitely took me out of my comfort zone, as I usually dislike panelling. This is the first time I've looked at Kathy's blog, and it is wonderful! As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it's always nice to find a blog where the main supplies (if not all) are Stampin' Up! as it gives me inspiration (and an ever-increasing wishlist).

The second challenge that I used was Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 201, You're A Gem It wouldn't be one of my cards if it didn't have some form of bling, and in this case, surprise, it's liquid pearls ;)

The final challenge is Craft Your Days Away Challenge 37 - Distressing Another favourite challenge blog of mine! And an excuse to use my favourite technique, distressing!!

So right about now an ingredients list would help! ;)

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! chocolate chip & river rock
DSP: Kaisercraft vintage timeless
Stamp Set: HOTP Fancy A Cuppa
Punch: scalloped edge oval punch (I trimmed the second die-cut so it looked like a plain oval)
Ink: Stampin' Up! early espresso & Tim Holtz DI brushed corduroy
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! chocolate chip scalloped edge grosgrain ribbon (I used the other side, without the spots)

Here is the direct links again for the three challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - 201 - You're A Gem

Just Add Ink - 102 - CASE Kathy Tanner

Craft Your Days Away - 37 - Distressing

Finally (Sorry for the really long post!) here is a sneaky peak of my ATC offering! Hope you like! (The splodge on the bottom is only a reflection of the flash off the DM, it's not actually on the ATC)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I'm glad you found something you liked on my blog to case Jess. I think your panelled card looks great. I love the colour combination you've chosen. Thanks for playing with us at JAI this week and visiting my blog.

  2. how fabulous, love your card and your super cute ATC!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  3. Happy that you tried panelling on your card as I think it looks lovely and that you enjoyed Kathy's is inspirational. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Great card Jess! I adore your ATC card as that tea pot is just beautiful.

  5. Lovely card. So warm and friendly.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Days Away.


  6. Great case of this card. What a great way to enjoy a few hours to yourself. Score!! Chantell JAI

  7. You certainly scored well with that big nap time. Love the card you've created from CASEing our lovely Kathy. Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

  8. A stunning creation.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away in our distressed challenge.