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Monday, October 26, 2015

Coffee Mugs

To be honest, this card was a struggle. The reason I persisted is because Twofers has a color challenge this fortnight, using blue, green and yellow.
Color challenges are the ones I find the hardest. And I actually might not have followed the theme entirely as my chevron embossed paper is white, sprinkled with blue mist. But this is it. At least I got to use my NBUS stamps from LawnFawn which I've had for a year or so and scrap pieces of paper. I also added three bling. I used the sketch over at Retro Sketches as my starting point.

This card is for these challenges:
Twofers -#6 Color challenge (blue, green, yellow)
Retro Sketches - #187 Sketch


Marina said...

I hate coffee! But I love your card! You've made coffee cute and unsmelly. I love the strips of paper with the 'birthday hugs'. I also find colour challenges the hardest- especially those with four or five specific shades (often with special names like Barbados Blue etc) - they scare me.

Jane Willis said...

Love your card, so much lovely p0attern and texture and those seriously cute coffee cups. And yes, white is fine, especially when it's misted with blue! Thanks for your continued support at Twofers, we love seeing your work

sandie said...

Cute little faces on the cups and I like that chevron background. I am sure that white is allowed in the colour challenge..well I would have thought so. And you used the sketch perfectly x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Well it is a challenge after all makes it much more interesting. Yes white backgrounds are allowed, blue specks not a problem blue is one of the colours. Love that you used that Retro sketch with a non halloween related theme as well. Overall it is a great card thank you for your continued support Pia it means a lot to us at Twofers. XOXO Zoe

Mrs.B said...

It's a great take on both the sketch and the colour challenge and a white background just makes the colour 'pop' . Love those little coffee cups with their cute faces.
Avril xx

Laine said...

Such a cutie Pia. Love the coffee cups image and the colour palette used. Great DP and bling.

Lau W said...

Oh cute cups ! I think you made a perfect card for this color challenge !

meg said...

Love the faces on the cups Pia I can imagine different flavours of coffee filling them rich and dark to sweet and golden, great idea

Mervi said...

Cute and lovely card, and beautiful embossed background again;-))m

Loz said...

Fabulous card for the coffee lover Pia..Loz

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable, Pia! I love the cute smiley coffee cups! I find colour challenges tough too, but I think you nailed it! I love the paper piecing and how it coordinates with the pp strips on the card! Awesome card, my friend!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cute creation Pia.

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Pia… love those cute coffee cups!! they are perfect with the sentiment! and Love the shimmery chevron background too! :-))
Hope you have a nice evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, Pia! I think you have reached well your goal, and the splatter on the chevron embossing looks pretty. Love the little smiling cups of coffee as all the Law Fan cutie, and you paper piecing is amazing!!

Home sweet home said...

Flott kort og jeg likte veldig godt stemplene dine,veldig søte.

Kortene under er nydelige og flotte.

Ha en fin uke.


Chrissy said...

Super card Pia with the little smiling coffee cups..I would be smiling too, love my the embossed background with the splattering of colour..


Jacee said...

Lovely card Pia.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

A brilliant card Pia, a great take on the sketch and your paper pieced coffee cups look fabulous.

Monika Reeck said...

Pia I love the color combo you have made here
you are do best
and that image oh my God so cuutee
Love the DP you have choosen and fit with that stech
cute cute cute card
How are you sweety
I miss your visit ...
hope everything will be settle with your Job Pia
hugs and miss you really

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant CAS card love the embossing love the three coffee cups-and thank you for the lovely comment and yes my win and Top 3's were on Incy Wincy
Carol x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous CAS card Pia! Love the cute faces on the cups and the blue mist on the chevron background is awesome!


Mimi said...

Thank you for sharing that this card was a struggle... I appreciate franknesss... but it turned out wonderful-- I would not have guessed! Good job using scraps and NBUS (those guys are so cute!), and great tale on the Retro Sketch!

*Vicki* said...

Pia, I think this is really brilliant my friend!! :) I adore Lawn Fawn and this set is so fun!! I think you've done a wonderful job with the colors too!! I used to struggle with colors and I sometimes with sketches for that matter, but I've learned it's a "guide" not a hard fast rule...just like the sketches and it helped me to relax a bit more with it! Don't know if you feel the same or not, but I love your card! :)

Tammy said...

Adorable card, I love the fun little coffee cups and your fabulous design, the chevron background looks awesome!
Tammy x

Christi Conley said...

Thank you Pia for another fabulous make! Adorable! ~ Christi DT Twofers Challenge

Imke said...

I agree with Color Challenges - but you´ve done a great Job. Sweet Card with the friendly coffee Cups.

MaryH said...

Would never guess that color challenges are hard for you always do them superbly. The use of the coffee mugs would have been my sticking spot, but they look perfect against the color borders. I love the border design with your chevron embossing, and again, love the spatters over that. Liked the way your pearls echo the spatters, and this is a great card. I might even have another cup of coffee while finishing up with the commenting. Off to get a closer look at your Autumn sunflowers in the previous post! TFS & Hugs.

Michelle said...

This looks stunning Pia - you've done a great job for the colour challenges and I love the chevron embossing and cute little cups - Michelle x

Lys Scrap said...

Nice card, Pia! I love the idea of coffee cups, especially the one with moustaches! Fun!

Pat K said...

Such cute faces on the little cups. Great fun card. xx

Asha said...

Would you belive it - i have the Love You a Latte... and yes, it's over a year old! LOL I love the simplicity of this design and the smiley faces on the coffee. Such a happy perky card.
x Asha

chrissy xx said...

It's turned out FABulous!
I LOve your little coffee cups they look so happy.
Great take on the sketch Pia.

Donna said...

Way too cute with the mustache coffee!

Desire Fourie said...

This is a great masculine and fun birthday card.
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