Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Thanks a Latte!

Hi friends!

Hope you are well today and not overwhelmed by the wet weather that seems to have hit the UK. Yesterday, Papa Mia's weather station recorded over an inch of rain in 24 hours ... it's a far cry from the gorgeous sunshine we experienced last week!

As promised in yesterday's post, I'm back today with another inspiration card for the current challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. Just as a recap, this week's challenge is Thankful for you so we're looking for your projects which say "Thank you"!

Today I'm showcasing an image from our second sponsor, who is our very own Nikki from Limited Runs Digital Stamps. In yesterday's post, I used an image drawn by Emma Canning from Flat Friends Boutique. Both ladies are very kindly offering a prize pack, so we'll have 2 lucky winners on Monday! 

For this card I've been inspired by 2 current challenges: the first is the World Card Making Day Special Challenge at Feeling Sketchy (which Cathy invited us DT girls to take part in) and the second is the current sketch at Sketch Saturday which, being CAS, is right up my street!

So, without further ado here is today's card for you:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Card base - is Kraft cardstock which has been cut, scored and folded to a 9.9cm square card
  • Paper - is from the October Club Inspire download from Crafter's Companion which is called Autumn Days. I edge distressed the paper with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, just to make it stand out from the base card
  • Image - is by Nikki at Limited Runs Digital Stamps and it's called Coffee Addicts #3. I have brought this winter warmer to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours before fussy cutting the cup out:
    • Cup - GT1, GT2, GT3
    • Label & Bands - GB5, GB6, GB7
    • Frosting - TN6, Blender Pen
  • Sentiment - has been CASE'd from Bugaboo's Coffee Time - Thanks a Latte image and sentiment set. However because Jodi's sentiment didn't fit the sketch layout, I've retyped this in my word processing package using a free font called Coffee House and coloured it to tie in with the colour swatch. I cut the sentiment into a fishtail banner shape, before distressing the edge with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.

I hope you'll come over to Incy Wincy Designs and check out the wonderful creations by my fab team mates ... also, please say farewell to Amy who is leaving us after this challenge :o(  Bye Amy, I shall miss your gorgeous creations.

As a result, we are having a DT Call! Sooooooo, if you're interested in joining our fun team (and we do have fun!), please send an email to incywincychallenge@hotmail.com with a link to your site, and tell us a little bit about yourself!!! No DT experience is necessary - we are just looking for HAPPY crafters who like to have a good time. You must be able to work with digital images and be able to create on a weekly basis.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Hugs, Helen x 


  1. Fabulous design Helen, great image. I thought we'd had plenty of rain but nothing like as much as you mention, just been throwing it down now, and that was after a really lovely morning, wish it would make it's mind up!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. Hehehe, fab card Helen and I love the sentiment!

  3. this looks delicious - brilliant - love it xx

  4. This looks very yummy Helen, love it.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  5. Such a fabulous and fun creation!

  6. Lovely creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at Eureka Stamps.

  7. That looks yummy!! Wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Sketch Saturday!

  8. Gorgeous fun card. Love the title. Thanks for playing along at Feeling Sketchy

  9. Hi Helen, hope you're well! I love your Latte card very much! The colours are amazing too! Now with my DT Hat on.....
    Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  10. This sure looks yummy! Great color combo Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  11. Beautiful card, gorgeous colors & I LOVE the quote... thanks for sharing!! ♥

  12. Your card makes me want a latte machiato ;-) , thanks for playing with our world card challenge at Feeling Sketchy !


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