Friday, February 16, 2018

Coffee Break

Hi there

How are you feeling this bright and sunny Friday?  
I know lots of people are still suffering with the coughs and colds that just linger on at this time of the year.  What we all need is a nice holiday in the sun - so where shall we go? hahaha

Failing that there's always a mini-break in the shape of a mid-morning cuppa, and maybe if you're lucky a chocolate biscuit to go with it
..... and that sums up En's challenge this week over at The Daring Cardmakers!
Hi, it's Enfys here this week, my turn to set the challenge, I chose
    Take a Break     
Use what ever gets you going again in the mid morning slump, when breakfast seems hours ago, and it's too early for lunch.
Is it coffee? A refreshing cup of tea? A sneaky doughnut?
For me, it has to be coffee, I seem to need gallons of the stuff in the morning, just to wake me up! Mind you, if there was a doughnut shop within walking distance, they would feature in a big way as well!

Make mine a coffee please, En....., since you're offering  😉
I rarely say 'no' to a coffee, though just occasionally I might swap my mid-morning coffee for a steaming hot mug of chocolate instead!
If OH is on a work from home day there might be a biscuit too - we are still working our way through the Christmas biscuits, would you believe?

Anyway, for my card this week I couldn't resist digging out this fab digi coffee cup from Funky Hand. I teamed it with some digital papers, not from Funky Hand, but from KHDigi via Etsy.  This paper set is actually a Christmas set, but I do love the colours and most of the designs are not out-and-out Christmassy, and are too lovely to leave unused for months.  These are from sets called 'Loving Christmas' and 'Loving Christmas Again'.  

For this card I did a lot of work on the pc, resizing the image and the papers I wanted to use for the cup so that I could print the image and paper in one print run, using three of the designs and printing onto white Bazzill card.
Next I cut out the parts I needed from each design and layered them up with some faux chipboard between the layers.

The Coffee Time sentiment was also created mainly on the pc, using Paint Shop Pro to create the circles and writing.  The only extra layer is the scalloped circle.

It's ages since I made an easel card, but having made the coffee cup I needed to think how to use it - because as usual I didn't do any planning first! 
An easel card meant I could use the coffee cup in an 'off the page' sort of way, and I could also have it standing out by using a box hinge to fix it to the card.

All the papers come from the same sets.  The scalloped circle and the two different kinds of hearts are die cuts,

Digital papers by KHDigi from 'Loving Christmas' and 
'Loving Christmas Again' downloads
Digital Image Coffee Cup by Funky Hand (sorry, no longer trading)
Hearts on cup are from a Nested set by Tonic
Tall heart from Spellbinders - I cut it twice and trimmed one down slightly
Scalloped circle is from a Nesties set also Spellbinders 

So what's your mid-morning tipple?  
We'd love you to join in this week and share your Take a break cards with us - you can check all our cards HERE
Thanks for visiting, hope you have a great weekend


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love it. We love our coffee too and we still have Christmas treats to work our way through. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kathy! Love the colours and papers. Have a great weekend.
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Kathy

gr karin

Angelnorth said...

Lovely colours, definitely not just Christmassy! The coffee cup looks great in an “over the fold” design like this, fab card!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Super cute Kathy

Brawny said...

Great card Kathy x

Shabneez said...

I used digis a lot last year but I don't think I did as much resizing as you. A fresh, vibrant card Kathy. Shabneez x

Cathy Clowes said...

This is gorgeous Kathy. Great, fun colours and an awesome design. Cathy x