Sunday, September 27, 2015

Coffee and Autumn

     There's something about autumn and the cooler weather which means it's time to break out the coffee pot & mugs and put away the ice tea pitcher & lemonade glasses.  I'm celebrating that coming of autumn with this card, hoping that, finally, it might bring on that cooler weather.  We're so tired of hot, hot, hot out here in dry and drought-stricken California.

     On the other hand, once that cooler weather does set in, we're really grateful for all those wonderful warm drinks poured into a mug, held in our cold hands, and used to warm our insides.  :-D


     Paola, at My Whimsical Little World, has done several of these coffee and teacup images and it was through her that I heard about the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop for National Coffee Day.   She's one of 42 different sponsors!

     I colored the image with ProMarkers, then used a Spellbinders' die to cut it.  I added the ribbon, put everything on a colored card base, and beyond that, left it pretty simple.

     Challenges:
Cards in Envy
City Crafter
Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Crafting with Dragonflies
Cut It Up
Deep Ocean
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Inspiration Destination
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Scrapy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Stamping Boutique
Sweet Stampin'
Through the Craft Room Door

     OK, the weekend is half over and I still have DT cards to make for this upcoming week.  But my day is without any other plans so crafting the day away will work just fine.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

52 comments:

  1. Love the colors on this Connie! This is so cute and pretty. We're still waiting on autumn type weather to hit around here and hopefully it'll be soon. Right now we're still on the lemonade though.
    Lynn

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  2. very cute, love the ribbon and colors!

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  3. what a fabulous card with those fun coffee cups! hope you get your autumn weather soon. I'll send a little bit your way...... :)

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  4. Love this pretty creation with a stack of cups and i adore how beautifully you wrapped this ribbon through this die, love the colors! Happy fun hopping!

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  5. Love this sentiment! Great coffee card!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  7. Very pretty! Love what you did with the ribbon!

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  8. A great theme, Connie, and a timely reminder, especially with the approaching season of gratitude! I admire how you lined up the sentiment so perfectly with the lovely die cut! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the ribbon that is interwoven throughout that gorgeous punched border!

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  10. What a great card!!! Love the die cut panel and that gorgeous ribbon!

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  11. I love a good cup of coffee so you got me with this card :) A great take oj our theme! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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  12. Love what you have done with Paola's digital,
    Hugs
    Marie dt over at MWLW
    xx

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  13. What a sweet coffee card, Connie, love that beautiful mat! Happy hopping!

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  14. Gorgeous autumn colours, NC. Days are definitely cooler over here and the leaves are beginning to turn. LOVE this time of the year.
    hugs Asha

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  15. Gorgeous design. I really like that plaid bow and ribbon.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  16. Fabulous card Nannaconnie! love the color you chose for your cups!

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  17. Such a sweet card - love the cozy touch with the ribbon.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Hugs,
    Caryn

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  18. So pretty! Loving the ribbon through the die - perfect!

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  19. This didn't need anything else, it's wonderful, love the colours and your check bow.

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  20. Great entry for the Fall Colors challenge at Cards in Envy. Always enjoy visiting and viewing your creations. Keep on crafting!

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  21. Super card thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

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  22. That's gorgeous! I utterly love the ribbon and the orange card base. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew for our 'Non-white Card Bases' challenge. Love what you did for the challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

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  23. Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    TTCRD DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

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  24. Very pretty card. I love the color palette.

    Thanks for joining us for our "Oh, Brother!" challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  25. Hey NC I love the color combo you used. What a wonderful sentiment and image. Hugs, joann

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  26. Lovely card! that frame around the stack of cups is beautiful!

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  27. This is wonderful...love your coloring!

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  28. This is so lovely!! I hope it cools down for you soon! Thanks so much for sharing your talent here at CCCB!!

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  29. Cute coffee cup image! Love the design of your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

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  30. Great little card, I love the image & the colours!
    I also love a hot cup of coffee on a cold day to warm my hands!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  31. Loving that ribbon and die and your fur babies, too!

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  32. I love that you cut this digi out with a die! You've given this a pretty frame, yet kept it the focus of your card. Delightful ribbon too. Beautiful coloring. Sweet card. Bev

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  33. Great card, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

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  34. Love the cups and that gorgeous die! Very nice Fall card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #26!

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  35. Very pretty die cut, and great colour contrasts!!

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  36. Such a simple idea but such a punch it packs. Love the images. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge - see you back soon!

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  37. This is fab, very striking and love the simple look! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' x

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  38. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  39. What a sweet card with sweet quote.

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  40. Great card. Love the sentiment ♥

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  41. what a sweet card - great color combo

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  42. Ooh! Love that die in the background...makes me want to use my fancy frames Cricut cartridge....pretty card!

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  43. Connie, What a great interpretation of our CIE Fall Color Challenge! Love your use of that die. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

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  44. Love your card!! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  45. Such a lovely panel for stamping. Great colors,great card.

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  46. Someone likes a lot of coffee. I love the images of stacking cups. Great design.

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