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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Warm Inspiration from Merry Monday.....

Hello everyone: The cozy season is here and with it comes warm sweaters and mittens, hot and delicious coffee and cocoa, with all kinds of goodies on top.
This card really warms me up, I have a hot mug of strong coffee with a bit of almond creamer to sweeten it up.

The images are from a very old Cornish Heritage Farms set called "The Cafe", I love all the images of tea pots, coffee percolators, mugs, cake, muffins, etc. 
I stamped the images with Stazon black ink on a piece of Arches watercolor paper that my granddaughter gave me to try, the texture is not as smooth as my other papers but I love it, perfect for water coloring. I colored the images with SU markers and an aqua painter. The pattern paper and the ribbon are from my stash, the sentiment is from a retired SU set called "Snow Day", super cute snow man in this set.

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I always finish the inside of my cards, this saves me a lot of time when I mail them.


The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Ponsettia and the little mug from another Power Poppy set called Merry Littles.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.



The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #18 "Anything Christmas Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #367 "Watercolor"
Christmas at Sweet Stamping "Anything Christmas Goes"

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 them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

14 comments:

Chris said...

Lovely festive card, fabulous colours and a great design.Thank you for playing along with our October Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’
Chris
x

Sonny P. said...

How pretty ! So colorful and I love the font on the sentiment .
Also I think I might try your Almond Creamer YUM !!!

Sarah said...

Super nice card! I really like your plaid paper and the corner trim is a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Karen L K said...

A nice take on the Merry Monday theme! I like the two different coffee cups and the press!

Mary Fish said...

Love your colorful holiday cheer!

Debbie said...

So cute!! I love your images and that ribbon!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning SketchesTuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Tammy said...

This is so cute and I love the bright Christmas colors! Thanks so much for joining us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge!
Tammy x

lostinpaper said...

How sweet! Love how bright those markers on on the watercolour cardstock!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your sweet images Maria, lovely Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

Sybrina K said...

Maria, What a sweet card! I just love the red and green inking of that SU sentiment. Gotta remember to do that. :)

Kelly Lunceford said...

What a fabulous image...so perfect for the challenge! Thanks for joining us this week!

Lady Joyful said...

Really lovely card, Maria. Great take on our inspiration image. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, GDT

Melissa Craig said...

Ohhh - that's my kind of Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Patti said...

Great take on the sketch Maria, you really jazzed it up!! Thanks so much for creating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!