Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Coffee is a pleasure

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 83
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Focal Sentiment

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Oh Ike, you are such a superstar, thank you for drawing the coffee cups for me :) :) :) Yep folks, I was not sure how to do the twist on this challenge and could only think of using Ike's images to make a background so I mentioned to Ike what I wanted to do and could she please draw me some coffee cups to work with :)

I used 3 of the coffee cup images from Ike and overlaid them to make a random background.  I then used distress inks to add the colour.  Next I digitally created my sentiment and again coloured with distress inks and added lace to the top sentiment also coloured with distress inks.  To finish off I used one of the coffee cup images and printed it very small, coloured it with Promarkers and fussy cut then added some gold sparkle varnish.  The final bit of my card was to add some ground coffee which is glued on with PVA.  Have to say, at this moment in time my card smell yummy, so much so I have had to go and make myself a posh coffee with real coffee, not the instant stuff :)

  • image - Coffee Cup images x 3 by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Promarkers, Distress inks
  • from my stash - ground coffee, gold glitter spray varnish, lace. 
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. That is soooo cool - I love what you did with the images and the added coffee is genius !! I bet that really does smell goooooood :-) Thanks for making this for me at IWC :-D

    IKE xxx

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  2. Oh, my - this is a great coffee lovers' card. Your background is just right, and details like the pretty lace, sponging and actual coffee powder add so much. MMM. maybe I should go for one more cup...
    Thanks for entering the QKR Stampede weekly Anything Goes challenge (with a birthday twist). Dorothy S, DT member

  3. GORgeous! I LOve your colours and such a Wonderful idea adding some ground coffee.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stamede.

  4. I really love your design, the coffee texture is amazing! Hugs, Autumn

  5. A lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  6. What a fabulous card!! The sentiment is awesome and I LOVE that background you created! And the coffee grounds as an embellishment . . .?? Genius! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  7. Fab card for a coffee-a-holic. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge. Hugs Lisa xxx


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