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Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hi! Welcome particularly if you’re hopping around the Summer version of the Coffee Lovers Blog hop. I’ve missed the past few so really wanted to join in with this one. It’s the brainchild of the coffee loving Queen herself; Amy Tsurata!

I recently bought the ‘I Love Coffee’ and I Love Tea sets from Uniko stamps and have created a few projects for the hop. The first was using my matt Dura-Lar sheets which don’t warp when heated so are perfect for heat embossing


I wanted to create a background that didn’t detract from the main image. As it’s not a massive image, I loved the fact I could use it as main image plus a background too.

As I’m typing up the post, I’m actually drinking coffee out of one of these take- away cups but mine isn’t prettied up; I thought it would make a fun container for a gift card or a little gift.


I like the idea of a coffee wreath- maybe I should create one in my home!


Once I’d created these two, I suddenly realised that actually this is the SUMMER blog hop and mine weren’t very summery. I looked at the tea set, which has the cutest little flower as one of the images and I got the vision of flowers tumbling from a tea cup; it’s the kind of feeling you get when you kick back with a good friend over a cup of tea!


Of course, being a Brit, I do enjoy tea from china cup and saucers, and I do have a little collection of floral ones, but not quite like these- aren’t they beautiful stamps!

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created- this hop is always a brilliant feast of coffee, tea and hot chocolate inspired projects! If you fancy joining in, check out the link page here. There are Sponsor prizes up for grabs for creating projects and it’s a fab community event!

Back soon, and have a lovely weekend



June 17, 2016 at 1:55 pm 58 comments

Coffee Spills on the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop! 

Hi! Hope you’re all raring to go and bright eyed and bushy tailed? No?

Maybe you need some of this… a coffee fountain! 

 Some days, I’m not sure even this would do the trick, although I’d probably have substantial palpitations trying to down such a lot! 

I’m joining in with the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop hosted by the irrepressible Amy Tsurata.

I’m late to the party but it’s on until the 2nd Oct so still time to join and link up your fall/Autumn themed project. 

I’ve used this set from Avery Elle


As long as you don’t mind cutting a few coffee cups out- or actually, masking them would work just as well.

The little hearts in the set are perfect for adding a little colour to the scene and if you fancied making them cute, you could add the face that’s in the set too! I’ve used Fall colours for the hearts which links in with the theme! 

The spillage was just using some distress ink with water added onto an acrylic block and then painted using a water brush to keep the ink fluid
I got a little paint-happy and sloshed it everywhere. I wasn’t meaning for it to get quite that spilled, it even ended up in the left hand corner of the card too. 

 It was just like the butterscotch sauce all over my kitchen floor on Sunday.. but that’s another story ūüėČ

At least with papercrafting there are no beautiful china jugs being smashed too ūüėĀ
It’s a great set- full of fun images and useful sentiments.

Hope you have a great day, and don’t drink too much coffee, (unless it’s the really good stuff!)
See you in a day or so- lots happening this week ūüėČ

Do think about joining in– it’s loads of fun and there’s always caffeine fuelled inspiration aplenty! 
Keren x

September 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm 43 comments

Cards For Men & Organising

Ever tried to buy a card for a man recently? You’re hardly spoilt for choice! This card was one we sent to a friend who is majorly into coffee and I think it just about passes as a blokes card! The image is from the ‘A Slice of Life’ hostess set from the Mini Catalogue and I’ve tried to make them all into coffees! Steve did take one look and ask why there was a cigarette sticking out of the¬†middle coffee!! Honestly!¬†One of the kids thought there was an icecream in the middle; I give up! On closer inspection you’ll see that I’ve cut sections of each receptacle out and¬†placed acetate stamped with the same image and then placed different ‘coffee’ coloured designer paper from the ¬†Botanical Gazette collection behind the acetate.¬†What you can’t probably make out is that the ‘froth’ and parts of the cups are touched up with some shimmer paint. Just a touch- wouldnt want to make them too girly now would we?!

Do you like the slightly distressed stamping? I would normally have chucked away (or turned the card over) with not perfect images due to uneven inking, but I liked it that way, so it stayed; unrejected! The bottom section is embossed using the Square Lattice folder (which is a great one for bloke cards) and finished off with a knot- definately not a bow!!

So far- this week has been very bitty- lots of little jobs to do. I guess I must have been mentally in a hurry as I literally jumped up into my car (tall car, short person..even with heels!) and didn’t duck. I walloped the top of head as I scraped it, and sat in my front seat a little dazed for 5 minutes. I didn’t realise the top of your head could be quite that sensitive!

Clearing out has continued a-pace. You realise how much stuff you were hanging onto ‘in case’, and now it’s gone.


 Hoping it stays that way.

Guessing its not gonna.

I am loving thinking logically (a rare occurence) and trying to create systems. Thanks to a rather smart filing tray for 99p, I have a proper place that I now need to train all the kids to use. Letters or invites= on the top shelf. Stampin’Up! order forms on the next one. 3rd shelf down is my ‘non kids in-tray’ and the 4th level is currently housing a collection of Spiderman card making stuff for Will. It had to go there. There was nowhere else. Sadly, this ‘space’ that I’ve created is attracting other peoples’¬† ‘stuff’ and I’m having to chase people from depositing their¬†junk on my nicely cleaned surfaces liked a slightly demented scarecrow in a field of just sown corn.¬†Anyone would think they’d nowhere else to put their things. What this organisation has done is opened my eyes to the fact there is a large (and growing) pile of ironing now obstructing my efforts to be ‘sleek and slimlined’. There¬†are 2 solutions. Neither of which seem attractive.¬†

1. Bin the lot

2. Iron it all.

What is a girl to do?! 

See you after I’ve tidied some more xx

Card recipe; Cardstock- Early espresso, whisper white and Rich Razzleberry. Early espresso and black Stazon ink. Chocolate chip ribbon. Window sheets (acetate) Botanical Gazette designer papers. Stamp sets- A Slice of Life and ‘Afterthoughts’. Square Lattice embossing folder. shimmer paint


May 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm 3 comments

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