Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Remember How I Said I Love Flavored Coffee?

Well, I also absolutely love this new digi image from Hambo Stamps called "Coffee Girl." Isn't she adorable?

Today's challenge over at the Hambo Hoedown is to use Coffee Girl and her sentiment, and to also use the sketch that Bacon Bits Design Team member Silke Kittmann made for us this week.

I altered the sketch slightly, by moving the circle and sentiment to the side. I also used the "regular sentiment" as my background paper by printing it repeatedly on my Basic Grey designer paper. I paper pieced the cup and then colored the middle with Copic markers to resemble the sleeve that keeps your java warm!

I embossed the back layer and the middle piece with two different Cuttlebug folders to also resemble the warming sleeve. There is a name for that, isn't there?  I just can't think of anything besides sleeve right now!

Here are the markers I used to color the cup and her dress:
Head on over to the Hoedown to see how you can play along, and get some free stuff too! And while you are there, check out what the rest of the Bacon Bits created today.  Super fun designs!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Other challenges for this card:
My Time To Craft - Ladies Day
Papertake Weekly - Mother's Day or just girly 
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight - make your own designer papers (I used repeated words) 
Crafty Pad - use a digi
Card Ideas - chocolate, caramel + one other color (pinks)
Craft Your Days Away - Mom or a special lady (my coffee-loving friend!)
Crafty Emma - inspired by a song ("Java Jive")
Crafts and Me - anything goes

Card Recipe:
Basic Grey Bittersweet designer paper, Kraft, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Neenah Solar White 
Copic Markers, chipboard heart, grosgrain ribbon, large and small oval punches, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folders


  1. Wow, how cute! Love all your layers and the embossing is genius! And yes, it is called a sleeve :) Great colors on this too...

  2. I love your card! You are so amazingly talented! What a great idea to repeat the sentiment for background paper! Plus your paper piecing is divine!

  3. Such a sweet card and a really cute image! Thanks for joining in the fun at CES this week :) Donna x

  4. wowzers Judy, love your funny card, love what you did with the sentiment... BIG smile!

  5. Wonderful layers and colors on this fun coffee card Judy!

  6. Lol! If only ALL coffee cups were this big!!!! I adore the image and how you've carefully created such a wonderful card around it! Thanks for sharing it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

  7. Judy, too adorable! Hambo makes the greatest images, and you always find the best ways of showing them off!

  8. Your cards are always amazing! I love the paper piecing of the coffee cup! Super Cute!

  9. How delightfully fun and cute, Judy! I like how you used the sentiment in the bg. I'm a huge coffee addict and wish Hambo had this darling image as a regular stamp as I really don't care for working with digital images.

  10. Way cute Judy! Love the sentiments! So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Card-Ideas this week.
    Hugs, Kathie

  11. Too funny!! I love the dimension of your card! Great job with the challenge colors, and thank you for joining us at Card Ideas!

  12. what a fantastic digi Judy, perfect for a coffee lover like you...thanks for joining in with our Crafts & Me challenge this week
    Mina xxx

  13. A beautiful card, I just love my coffee. Thanks for joining in with this weeks CES Challenge!

  14. I love your card! The image is great, that looks like just my size cup of coffee! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge.

  15. Gorgeous card, super image and great papers. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  16. hehehehe I love the image its brilliant!

    Such a fab card

    Thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Days Away this time!

  17. Judy your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  18. Cute card, I have a friend who would love this! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx


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