Saturday, April 17, 2010

Delightful & Delicious

Good afternoon, coffee lovers!!! And for my tea-loving blog buddies, please substitute any or all "coffee" references with "tea."  :)  Julee at Verve is having a fun little challenge this week.  Her popular Delightful & Delicious set has been sold out for awhile but is now back in stock and on sale.  For some fun, she posted a challenge on Splitcoast...make a card or project with the set :)  Lucky me bought this set during its release last my coffee sets!!  As you can see from my pictures, I've added some other fun coffee stamps, Lattebella and the border stamp from the retired SU What's Brewing.  I will never (yes, I said, "never!") get rid of these stamps :)  As soon as someone says, "Make a coffee card," I think of Lattebella, perched upon her barstool, holding her favourite latte with a big grin on her face.  I do not have Copics  and I don't even attempt to colour with markers (streaks), but I can paper piece!!  LOL  So Lattebella's clothes have been paper pieced and I've used SU ink with a blender pen for the smaller parts of the image.  How YUMMY is that sheer yellow ribbon?  It tastes like lemon, seriously, I tried it and it does!! LOL, LOL, :D 
Here is the whole set.  I had to drop off my car to get my summer tires on (hey! I live in Canada, LOL).  So on my walk home, I stopped at Starbucks and picked up some VIA packs.  A dollar store was close by so I stopped in hoping they would have small kraft luck.  Instead, they had little carton party favours so I picked up a 4-pack.  These are adorable, but you need to use Staz-on ink on the glossy finish (my fingers are brown if you know what I mean).  I had to re-cover the front of the box with white cardstock and punch a hole where the window was...whew...pretty good lining up of the circle, eh?!! That's "faux" coffee in the box.  I also made a little stack of VIA packs with a tag.  They would be fun to add to a little package for a friend.  Here's the inside of the card.  I like to add a pack to the inside for a little "thank-you."
Well, that's it!!! Gee, I was a bit long winded today!!! LOL  Must be all the coffee I've had so far:)  I hope you are having a lovely day...make sure you enjoy your favourite coffee or tea or drink :)  Cheers!!

What's in it?
{Delightful & Delicious card}
Stamps: Verve delightful & delicous; Lattebella
Ink: versafine onyx, SU choc chip, close to cocoa, rose romance, summer sun
Paper: PTI cream,raspberry fizz, kraft, SU curry, MME quite contrary, various dp scraps for paper piecing
Accessories: sheer ribbon, prima flowers, gemstone

{coffee box}
Stamps: Verve delightful & delicious, SU What's brewing
Ink: SU close to cocoa, choc chip
Paper: PTI white, kraft; SU curry, choc chip; MME quite contrary dp
Accessories: circle nestabilities, fiskars border punch, PTI buttons, sheer ribbon

{coffee tag}
Stamps: Verve delightful & delicious
Ink: SU choc chip
Paper: PTI craft
Accessories: SU horizontal slot and ticket corner punches, sheer ribbon, gemstones


Marisa said...

You are too cute, Maureen. I can see you sitting on a bar stool with a latte in hand LOL! Darling card.

Love the rest of the set too. Well done on the coffee container and the little Via packages. They are wonderful. I have to hang my head in shame and admit I own NO coffee sets. May have to change that. Have a great rest of the weekend :D

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wonderful little set Maureen! Love the card and the surprise inside and your clever little packages of the Via with your tag!

Laural-Lee said...

I like all your goodies for this challenge. Thanks for the heads up. I don't check the forum enough. I'm kind of on a crafting strike since I haven't been feeling well (yes, again)

Anyhow I love the yellow organza ribbon. And your paper piecing is awesome. I too haven't jumped on that copic band wagon. I'm glad you had a nice walk today. and I can't believe what you're able to create in an afternoon. Fabulous work!

Kristina said...

She is adorable! I love the paper pieced clothes and that sheer polka dot ribbbon. I just read about this challenge over on Julee's blog, and can you believe that this is one of the Verve sets that I don't own?! I'm not a coffee or tea drinker, and really don't make many cards of that theme. But I love to look at them!

I'm so excited for Verve's release next week! It's going to be crazy squeezing in all of those challenges inbetween work. But I love doing them, and the possible reward is definitely worth it (though, out of all my years of Verve adoration, I've yet to win anything, lol. Unless my guest Diva spot counts, hehe).

Oh, and it was my May Cards magazine that arrived yesterday. You'd think that being on the same side of the world, we'd receive them at the same time. You're a month behind! Well, be excited, cause it's a good one! TONS of inspiration! I love that magazine. So glad I subscribed. It's much more my style that Papercraft (though, I like that one too, hehe).

Long enough rant for you today?! Have a lovely weekend, my friend!

Aimes said...

Tea for me please! I'm already on my 5th cup LOL!
I NEED that ribbon - Lemon Meringue Pie is my all time fave dessert!
Love your paper piecing and blender technique! I don't own Copics, I use Promarkers but they're sorta the's an expensive collection LOL!
Your whole project is soooo fun! Love your bargain boxes - super fun! Just change the coffee for English Breakfast tea, for me! ;D
Hope you've had a fab weekend!

Winter said...

What a great gift! I love it! :)

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