You say Trick or Treat? I say Treat definitely!! And I invite you in for a cuppa!
So I'm back again today with another card for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I mean.. it IS Sunday so... it is the Day Of Crafting. Well, I got this idea and even though it wasn't in my plans, I had to get it on paper. Plus I had a few special challenges I wanted to take part in so I decided to make room for this one!
So, I'm a big fan of Lori Hairston over at ChouxChoux Paper Art and if you're not familiar, you should become familiar! She makes some of THE Most Adorable creations you've ever seen and she always treats us with a freebie image and a video... I don't mean to put the pressure on... it might not be always, but I don't remember a time when we didn't get both! She also makes some adorable badge buttons and sells them in her Etsy shop along with some card kits and a few other items and you can find that here! Right now she is having a Halloween Challenge on her blog and you should play along... I am!
I also like to play along over at Stamplorations whenever I get the chance. This is one of the first coffee stamps I ever bought and I bought it from there... it's pretty plain so you can decorate it however you want and it comes with a sentiment and a cute little coffee bean. It's called Latte Love and I do have a lot of love for it! I'm playing along with the September Caseplorations Challenge and the inspiration card is below. I love checking out the creations over there whenever possible because there is so much inspiration in one place... LOVE Stamplorations!
And see this awesome sentiment that I embossed in Aged Gold embossing powder onto a circle I diecut with my CDD Stitched In Circle Dies... I won that last Fall from a challenge over at Choux Choux Paper Art... and it was perfect for this card I think. Oh... btw.. have you figured out yet how awesome some of the packaging that our crafty supplies comes in is to cut out diecuts? That black piece is from the packaging an embossing folder came in... I saved the rest... it will get more use for sure! See that black web doily behind the gold vellum and of course, the gold Paper Sweeties sequins.. my supply is getting low... I better put that on my list!
And these feathers!! These are the Trendy Feathers 2 from Stamplorations and they are one of my favorite sets for decorating all kinds of creations. The designs on them are gorgeous and I love that those flowers look kind of like webs on the one feather. I embossed them sloppily in black and then used my Zig watercolor markers to color in parts and then my gold Wink of Stella brush to add some golden yumminess. Then I dropped some gold color shine all over it which I don't think I shook up enough, but I decided that's ok because it looks even more grungy since it's not so gold. I am also playing along with a challenge that's new to me over at the Dragonfly Journeys blog. It's just a blog run by a girl that loves to create and loves to inspire and be inspired and the prize is a handmade card and a few crafty items for you to use in a future project (I used some of those on this morning's project from my birthday surprise). Challenge #75 is Shake Your Tailfeathers!
So yeah.. I'm basically playing along with four challenges! But I made this card specifically for those four challenges and it's a stretch for me, but I think I did it! So thanks for bearing with me and stopping by again today! I'll be visiting more blogs this evening, but for now... back to my table... have to get my project ready for tomorrow's Atlantic Hearts which just may or may not have a visit from everyone's favorite coffee loving owl.. hmmmmmm..... oh and here's the Inspiration Photo for Stamplorations!
See you around the hop!