Friday, January 27, 2017

Warm Winter Wishes.....

Hello everyone: As much as we want to see some signs of Spring, it's still Winter up here in the cold Mid West, there is a dusting of snow on the ground and it's just about 28 degrees, which will be the temperature throughout the day.....oh's a good day to craft, right? so here is this card, which I hope, will give you a warm feeling, I will link it to a few challenges at the end of this post.

This card was made with several retired stamp sets, the cup is from the Flourishes set called "Grab a Cup", the cookies are from another Flourishes set called "Fresh Baked" and the sentiment from the Stampin' Up! set called "Winter Memories", I love it when I can combine my beloved stamp sets.
All of the images were stamped onto Strathmore multi media paper with Versafine black ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and colored with SU markers and an aqua painter. 
The cookies were fussy cut and I added Wink of Stella and a few teeny, tiny hearts punched out with a retired SU corner punch out of Cherry Cobbler card stock, love this punch, it cuts this perfect little hearts. 

Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

Both the sentiment and the Poinsettia images are from a Power Poppy set called Merry Littles, perfect little images to finish the inside of my Holiday cards.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.

Creatalicious Challenges "Anything Goes"+optional "Winter"
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #65 "Use die cuts and or punches"
4 CRAFTY CHICKS Challenge #335 "Water Color" (my favorite medium)
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #37 "Swirls and or Curls" Taking a chance with the Swirls on the coffee that a Barista would make. (I've only had this a cup with a design like this once, I didn't want to drink my coffee, it was just so beautiful)
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria. 


  1. Two things I love! Coffee and cookies! Yum yum fabulous warm winter wishes card Maria utilizing all of your treasured stamps! Great job!

  2. It worked ! Now I can feel it :). It's not soo cold : We have 34 degrees F but it feels cold . Your card helped , thank you 😊. Hugs , Anita

  3. Yum, yum, yum! Love your cup and cookies - perfect!

  4. Maria, I love your card. It worked out perfect for this challenge. Those cookies look good enough to eat. Very nicely done. I also love it when stampers show the inside of their cards. Completes the blog. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful and oh-so-sweet! Love the pops of red.

  6. Love your images, pretty Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

  7. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  8. sweet card the layout and the shimmer on the cookies is just perfect!
    xx Karen

  9. Wow - love the embossed/colored images - great job! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

  10. Great card Maria, love the addition of those cookies, and as always wonderful colouring mf hugs Aileen

  11. Lovely card, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

  12. Yummy card. Love the swirl on top of the coffee. x

  13. This card is so cute, Maria! Love these yummy cookies and cuppa! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  14. Such a stunning card. Love the design. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  15. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional Winter” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)