Sunday, 1 January 2017

Coffee..... with Cream?

Happy New Year everybody! So that's 2016 over then!
Hope the festivities have not meant that you need Coffee this morning (either with or without Cream!)  😏
That's the challenge this month at Stamping Sensations - COFFEE AND CREAM.
Please make sure you read our challenge rules before submitting an entry and please pop across to the blog to see our wonderful prize and check out my teamies makes for some inspiration!

I've used Ivory Linen card as my base for this month's offering- it is a little more creamy colour in real life - I think the 'Auto' setting on the camera interpreted it as White!

The flower and the sentiment are from Technique Tuesday. I stamped the flower onto a scrap of card and white embossed - as the card was a dark beige the embossing is not bright white thankfully - has turned out an ivory colour.
It's painted with Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks.

The flourish stamps were 'cheapies'! Bought in a bargain bin about 5 years ago and used I think once since I bought them - not that much of a bargain then......!
I experimented using the DI's on the flourishes but the impressions were not good so I tried a variety of inks/colours before finding one that I suppose I should have gone to in the first place - good old reliant Versamark Vintage Sepia!

Hope you like and I hope that you come and join us for our challenge this month!

Other Challenges -
A Perfect Time to Craft #1 - A/Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - A/Goes
Paper Creator Crafts - A/Goes
Creative Knockouts - A/Goes 

Have a great day whatever you're doing! x


Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv


brenda said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year as well Viv and three more in the bag which was a real bonus to end the year on a high.

A super stylish card for our new challenge.

Here's to a crafty 2017.

B x

pinky said...

Very elegant and pretty card Viv! I have a few 'not such a bargain buy' items but we won't go there lol. Happy New Year to you. Hugs

SARN said...

Sensational card mate. LOVE the coffee and cream colourscheme and your stamping.

Happy New Year xxx

Meggymay said...

Happy New Year's day Viv. Its a beautiful card and sentiment.
Yvonne xx

Joan said...

Lovely card Viv, I love the stamp and the "bargain " flourishes ( think we all have a few of them don't we !). I've never been into CAS but recently have found myself more drawn to them but have to resist just adding that little bit more

Happy New Year

Joan x

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning card Viv, the flower image is superb and a totally fabulous design, I would be pleased as punch to receive a card like this.
Top Notch.

Kath x

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow beautiful, I love your design its gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card, love that stamp and colours used...xx{aNNie}

Jules said...

Hi Viv

That is one classy card! Love it!

I hope you had a good Christmas and wish you all the best for 2017.

Love Jules xx

Marlies said...

Happy New Year Viv. Your card is gorgeous, very elegant!! hugs, Marlies

Sally H said...

A very elegant and beautiful CAS card Viv! I love it! Great stamping. I know what you mean about DI. I find the older, more used they are, the better they stamp.

TK said...

Such a lovely flower, and I adore it layered over that flourish!

Dora said...

This is beautiful! I love how you stamp the flower and put it on your card. beautiful layout.

Pia S said...

Coffee and cream, looks lovely. The swirl adds elegance to this clean design. It feels good to use some neglected items, doesn't it.

Pat said...

This is a really pretty flower tile with the flourishes behind and love the colours you have used, also a great sentiment too. Happy New Year Viv. x

Lynne K said...

A very striking design, Viv! Your bargain flourish is gorgeous. I've got one quite similar that I've had for years but hardly ever use. Don't know why not, out of sight, out of mind, maybe?! Anyway, yours certainly works beautifully here.

Happy New Year,

Tracy said...

Hi Viv
Gorgeous design on this card, such a wonderful inspirational piece.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ine Swinkels said...

Great work! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Ine DT for

Ameera Craft said...

Happy New Year! Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Mary DT for

Annette Stapylton said...

Hello viv, You won a category in "A Perfect time To Craft" Open Challeng last month. I see you have not claimed your certificate and Badge. Please email me on