Monday, August 14, 2023

Christmas Critters & Coffee

 5 challenges inspired today's card...

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge // AUG2023 ...A caffeinated Christmas challenge using cute critters!!  Perfect since my new stamps just arrived this weekend with these cute little caffeinated mice.  Christmas is brewing in their neck of the can almost smell the coffee beans!!

Jingle Belles Challenge // #JB2317 ...A year round Christmas challenge!!  For this challenge we are to use Christmas trees.  These little critters find themselves on a Christmas tree farm serving up some Holiday brew.

Color Throwdown Challenge // #ctd755 ...A color challenge!!  Red, Yellow, Green, and White are the colors called for in this challenge.  I added a little bit of winter sunshine so that I had my yellow!!

Addicted to Stamps & More // #ATSM452 ...A Christmas challenge!!  ATSM has a Christmas challenge in their rotation of Christmas challenges...helps to keep us creating Christmas cards so that when December gets here we have a head start on things.

Never Before Used Schtuff // #NBUS53 ...A "never been used" challenge!!  I used new stamps and dies that arrived in the mail Saturday from the Colorado Craft Company.  I used part of the set on Saturday's card and today I inked up several more stamps from this new set that had never seen ink!!

Card #2 inspired by 3 challenge...

The Paper Players // #PP653 ...A color challenge!!  The colors called in this challenge are Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sorbet, and Blackberry Bliss.

Addicted to CAS // #244 ...A code word challenge!!  LEAVES!!  Fall is just around the corner so it seems fitting to start on some fall themed card.

Just Add Ink // #JAI665 ...A "just add" challenge!!  Just add...clean &, make it a CAS card.  I kept this card very clean and simple with lots of white space.  Happy Fall Yall!!

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  1. Two wonderful cards! LOVE the vertical embossed "stripes" on your second card

  2. Simple elegance Deb! Love the crisp whitespace and subtle stripes. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

  3. Fabulous cards Deb! I love the fun coffee themed Christmas card but the one you made for our challenge is gorgeous too. Love the score lines and the three simple leaves in beautiful autumnal colours. Thank you for playing with my Leaves challenge at Addicted to CAS! Vicky x

  4. what a fun little holiday scene ... so glad you shared your Christmas Trees with us at Jingle Belles.

  5. now how cute is this?! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

  6. Love your leafy card! I will never part with that set and punch---easy peasy! And your simple background is really cool and gives movement to those leaves! So glad you used our colors this week at the Paper Players!

  7. Deb, your leaf card is just beautiful. Leaves were a great choice for the colors. I also love how simple your card looks. The embossing adds a great touch. THanks for taking part in The Paper Players challenge.

  8. Darling cards, once again. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  9. Oh how clever and creative... one of the coolest coffee + christmas cards I've seen; also a brilliant slimline design! So happy you could join our Christmas Tree fun at Jingle Belles!


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