Monday, January 16, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Chill Out...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Be Square" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
Chill Out time for me means putting my feet up and enjoying a cup of could say I'm hopelessly addicted to those little brown granules and I have a male friend who loves coffee just as much as I do and who just happens to have a birthday coming up so I made him a "chill out with a coffee" themed card...
I cut a 6" square of paper from Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Stash Pad...despite the name the colours are vintage...muted and not specifically feminine. I stamped the coffee rings with Ranger Archival Coffee Ink and the coffee cup from Darkroom Door's Coffee Time set on to co-ordinating paper and fussy cut the cup with my favourite Fiskars scisssors. I inked the Scratches Texture stamp also from Darkroom Door with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
I stamped the sentiments on to scraps from the Tim Holtz Wallflower Vellum Pad with Versamark ink and heat embossed with the same Fine Detail White Embossing Powder...
fixed the vellum strips and cup in place with Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte. But you know that feeling that it just needs a little something extra to lift the background so I inked up Simon Says Stamp Lots of of my "go to often" favourite stamp sets and went down the Versamark/White Embossing route again...
and added some highlights to the cup with the Signo Uniball White Pen.
As a gift I'll be popping a voucher inside for "Afternoon Tea For Two" at my local garden centre and you never know...he may well invite me to accompany him...fingers crossed.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. This is fabulous Kath. I'm a coffee addict too and love craft things that reflect anything to do with coffee.
    Toni xx

  2. Fabulous card Kath and a perfect card for a coffee lover, very cool!! ;-) the colours and whole design of this is brilliant! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. This is not something I would think to do without a prompt. Thank you for a very unique and simple vintage card. I like everything about it. Especially the cup cut out of that DP

  4. This is wonderful, love the background and great sentiment too. Enjoy your week, just off for a coffee myself.
    Linda xxx

  5. Love, Love, Love this card Kath and like yourself - Love a cuppa coffee - you're such a genius!

    Sarah x

  6. Wonderful vintage style coffee card, I love it! Your friend will too! Love all the detail you added. xxx

  7. This is fabulous, Kath! I love your take on the challenge and how you put everything together. Amazing!

    Cathie ♥

  8. This is so fabulously different, Kath I LOVE it...your friend is really lucky..x

  9. This is such a lovely scene! It made me want to pour myself a cup of hot cocoa and nestle down and just take a minute to enjoy life. The colors you used are so perfect-- soothing and peaceful, yet this is full of a sense of lively fun, too!

  10. A really fabulous card for a coffee lover - I even love those coffee rings and the paper pieced cup and saucer are wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. I agree - nothing like chilling out with a great cuppa - oh, I have mine right here! Wonderful card, and love your theme!! hugs, Maura

  12. This is great! I love the vintage look of this card. The background flourish paper is amazing! Great embossed sentiments too! Hugs, Marzena

  13. Your card is gorgeous, Kath. The colors and texture on the background you created are so beautiful. Love your stunning design! :)

  14. KAth I'm really speechless! I adore every single detail of this work, especially I love the white embossing on Vellum! fabulous! barbara

  15. What a lovely card, Kath! Great way of using pattern papers! So pretty! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

  16. Really gorgeous card, Kath and I love how you've used the patterned papers as the background, they just work so well with the stamped images! Hugs and happy CHA watching! xxx

  17. Wonderful coffee card Kath! Love the background and sentiments.


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