Friday, December 11, 2015

Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Friday and welcome to another Coffee Lovers Winter blog hop!


This is the 6th Coffee Lovers Blog Hop already - and again, we're happy to be one of the so called "Super Sponsors".
We're giving away a 25€ gift card to www.createasmilestamps.com

If you are new to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hops - you can din all the info on how this works and how to win at the end of this post :)

Today I'd love to share a coffee card with you (well, there could also be tea or hot chololate in that mug...)


Of course this needed to be a coffee themed creation, but also with a wintery twist. So I decided  to use our new Lots of Mugs Stencil and some cool wintery colors for Inkblending. To emphasize the cool look i added some snowflakes.



  • cut a circle from paper or masking paper and temporarily adhere it to your topfolding cardbase.
  • put the Lots of Mugs stencil on top and blend cool colors (I used seedless preserves, stormy sky and cracked pistachio)from the circle outwards, fading into white
  • use the snowflakes from Winter Fun for tone on tone stamping using the same inks while the stencil is still in place
  • Remove the circle and draw some dashed lines in black to accentuate the circle.
  • stamp the mug from Coffee first  onto some thie cardstock, color in matching colors, fuzzy cut and adhere it with some foam tape.
  • stamp a black sentiment (This one was from the snow dance kit) - DONE! :)



  • to make your coloring match the rest of your project you can use the same Distress inks for coloring.
  • Tone on tone stamping on a blended background adds a nice little extra - give it a try!






Our new release with 4 (!) new stamp sets will be so much fun. Release is Dec. 18th, but we'll start the release countdown (including lots of inspiration and giveaways) on Monday :)


Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and some good coffee

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The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:
1. To be eligible for prizes, you must link up a newly created coffee, tea &/or cocoa project on the coffeeloving cardmakers blog. Random.org is used to draw for winners. (NO backlinking) 
2. We ask all Super Sponsors and participants to turn off word verification. Please note that there is an annoying glitch with blogger. Even if a person does not have word verification, it still shows up. You can ignore it because it really isn’t working as a true word verification. If someone actually has word verification, it will give you an error message. 
3. We encourage commenting on all projects that link up for the hop. Please note that it makes it difficult for commenters if you post to a gallery that needs a login/password. Photobucket is a gallery that we continue to have challenges with.
4. We're celebrating our Cocoa + Tea lovin' friends during this hop!
December 13th: National Cocoa Day
December 15th: International Tea Day
5. There will be FLASH prizes awarded on December 13th + 15th! Link up Tea + Cocoa projects (remember the theme is winter/holiday) to be eligible for prizes. Please link up before 7 pm pacific on each day to be eligible. Winners will be posted in the Coffeeloving Papercrafters FB group by 8:00 pm pacific. Amy will also include the winners on the blog post for Sunday, December 20th on the coffeeloving cardmakers blog..

67 comments:

  1. love love love
    The colors are Fantabulous!
    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor♡

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  2. I LOOOOVE your card, and those stamp sets are all WONDERFUL!!!

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  3. Oh, this is beautiful! I am so happy i have the stencils.
    You will see themsoon. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Love the background stenciling...gorgeous colors, makes a really unique border around the sentiment and cup. Thanks for your sponsorship in this blog.

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  5. Beautiful card, love your blending of the colors, Christine! Love the new stamps and that stencil. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor and Happy Holidays!

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  6. Fantastic card in fabulous colors! Love the layers of color you've achieved here. Fun stamps, and I'm looking forward to your new release too. Thanks for being a Super Sponsor for this fun event. Bev

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  7. Love the unusual colors and perfect blending
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  8. Beautiful blend of colors! It feels like winter in it's lovely cool tones!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  9. Great masking and beautiful colours!! This is a super cool card!

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  10. Such a stunning design!! I just love the colors!! WOW! :)

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  11. Love the colors. I like how you masked the circle and then doodled the dashes. Great card. Thanks for being a sponsor.

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  12. Oh my goodness the sponging on this is divine!!! I love the masking. Thanks for being a sponsor of the hop!!

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  13. Klasse wie du die Schneeflocken durch die Schablone gestempelt hast! Das sieht total akkurat aus. Bei mir wird so was immer schief. Überhaupt ist das eine wunderschöne Karte. Besonders die Schablone gefällt mir auch richtig gut.

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  14. Oh this is positively gorgeous!!!!!! Love the colors!

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  15. I love LOVE these stamps and stencil. Thank you for sharing your card is gorgeous.

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  16. That stencil is so cool. I love the snowflakes in the background.

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  17. Your card is gorgeous, Christine! I love the stamps and stencil! I think I need that Winter set! And I want to thank you for being a Super Sponsor!

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  18. Your card is just lovely Christine, like the colours you have used.
    Have to get out your stamps and get creating tooooo.

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  19. Great colors! So beautiful card, love all products☕

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  20. Love that cup cut
    file! Neat looking
    card.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. A beautiful card creation - I would like to thank you for sponsoring the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that is taking place from Dec 11 - 18 - thank you so much - you will be blessing someone - have a lovely week Gail

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  22. Love this stencil, Christine. Thanks for being a super sponsor!

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  23. What a fun card! Love the colors!!!

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  24. Beautiful card and I love the stampsets you used, Christine

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  25. Beautiful card, love the array of color and that stencil. Thanks for being a S S.

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  26. Beautiful card. I love your color choices. Thank you for being a sponsor.

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  27. Since I love purple,I'm digging the color scheme for your card! :) The coffee stamp set is fun too.

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  28. Oh I love that coffee stencil and your card is really fabulous, great colors!!

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  29. Sweet card!! I love the background and how it fades off!!

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  30. This card is SO gorgeous and original - I LOVE it!! Thanks for sponsoring the hop!!

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  31. This is just so pretty :) thanks for the sponsoring in the hop

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  32. Gorgeous card! LOVE the colors and beautiful design!
    Sherrie K

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  33. Oh my coffee! I love that stencil and your layout is beautiful!!!!!!

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  34. OMG!! Toda tu tarjeta me ha encantado!!! Beso grande!!

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  35. Love the colors on this!! I have that stamp set and can't wait to use it during this hop! Very cool background!

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  36. Very cool background and I like the colors.

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  37. Absolutely love that card and learned something...I would not have thought to stamp over the top of a stencil! I think I'm going to have to get that stencil!! :)

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  38. OMG. This is so beautitful!! Love the colors.

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  39. Super choice of colors, totally wintry feel and love how you used the stencil for background! Stunning and fresh look!

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  40. This is just gorgeous! Love that awesome inked background!

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  41. magnificent card--thanks for the tutorial on how you achieved that amazing effect with your stencil. Thanks for being a sponsor!

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  42. Love the card. Such a great background.

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  43. LOVE this card. The background is sensational:)

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  44. Wow, how fab is that background! Love, love, love it!

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  45. OMG your card is fantastic -- LOVE the background (I think I need that stencil!) Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!!

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  46. gorgeous colors. they blended so beautifully. just got that purple ink in a mini and haven't tried it yet!

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  47. Love, love, love your card! That stencil is amazing, the colors are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!

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  48. Love the color combo. Fab stencil.

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  49. Ohhhhhhh, this looks simply delicious!

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  50. wow this is FABULOUS!!!! I just love the inked background!!!!

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  51. Your cards always WOW me, Christine. This one is stunning!!! Love how you made it. :o)

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  52. wow---love, love, love everything about this!

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  53. This is beautiful. Love your yummy colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for being a Super Sponsor!
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  54. Gorgeous card, love the blending you did! thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  55. Stunningly gotgeous card, love that stencil and i can feel the winter behing that mug. Thanks for Super sponsoring

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  56. What an amazing work with stencil! Loving the colors. Your card is just fabulous. Thanks for sponsoring this season blog hop!

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  57. Love the beautiful colors you used on your gorgeous card! Thanks for being a super sponsor!

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  58. Fabulous card, love how you used the stencil! Thanks for being a sponsor!

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  59. Oh my! Love love love this!! Absolute wintery yumminess!!!

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  60. That card is stunning! So crisp and clean and colorful! Love. Thank you again for sponsoring!

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  61. I love the colors you used. Background is amazing!!! Coffee ser stamps is very beautiful ; )

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