Friday, January 28, 2011

CSS Alumni January 2011 Sketch Challenge

This time we have a sketch provided by one of the CSS Alumni, Melissa Cash. You just came from her blog. If you did not arrive from her blog, I highly recommend starting from the beginning of this hop over at StampTV, so you can be inspired by all of the CSS Alumni Participants.

The sketch:


My Elegant Coffee Card:

I pulled out Mugs and Kisses for this one. I found some gorgeous K&Company paper the other weekend and had to use it on this card. I stamped the mug and saucer on the chocolate flourish paper and cut it out. I also cut out the beverage part of the mug and put some Tan Leather card stock underneath to simulate a nice cup of coffee with a little sugar and cream mixed in. Yum!

Next hop is to see what Miesje Flach has to inspire you.

And make sure you are leaving comments for all of the hop participants because one lucky person will be chosen at random to win a free Gina K Designs set. Woohoo, FREE stamps!  Tuesday morning (February 1st), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!


115 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

lovin that ribbon embellishment - this is adorable!
hugs (-:

Giovana said...

Really cool card!! Now I want a cup of cocoa :)

joy said...

Great ribbon on a beautiful card!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! I love the papers and embossing! Pretty ribbon!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melissa- ok, now I want a cup of coffee. This is a wonderful card!

Stampin' Pam said...

Great use of textures and papers. Love the leather "coffee".

Sharri said...

Melissa, Great card! I love all the textures and your color combo! Now I need some Chai tea!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous card Melissa! Love it! If it wasn't so late, I would make some coffee!

Vic said...

Love it!!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Carolina said...

Lovin' the shabby chic feel to your card...beautiful take on the sketch!

Cynthia said...

Yummy colors, ribbon and lace!

Die Cut Lady said...

Fun card for a coffee drinking friend!

Miesje said...

Oh lovin that cup! Using teh DP is wonderful with it and you bow is exquisite!

ladyj said...

coffee--I need some--LOL love this card!!

Gayle C. said...

Great shabby chic card..looks great.

Anonymous said...

The paper pieced cofee mug is great.
craftyteacher13

lisa808 said...

Very nice embellishing.

Kay S said...

What a gorgeous card, Melissa! The papers, textures and ribbon all work together perfectly to make this just a lovely, warm card.

Cheri said...

Sooooo beautiful, Melissa! And what a surprise that you should make a card with a cup of coffee on it? ;-)

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Very pretty! Love the sewing and embellishing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful coffee card - I am partial ya know~~

Theresa Momber said...
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Theresa Momber said...

I love the fabulous lace and wonderful stitching! Gorgeous, Melissa!

Lynne said...

Pretty paper and ribbon

Newbie said...

Sure looks good to me!! Makes me think about having another cup of coffee or cocoa myself! Very realistic! Good job!!!

Anonymous said...

Great card! Love the cup! RosieG(gramig05)

Kelly said...

Great card! I really love your papers--they are beautiful!

Lynn B. said...

Great card!

Connie C said...

I love everything about this card! Your color choices are terrific and I love the ribbon and lacey textures.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty Melissa. I like the vintage feel to it.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love how you stamped the mug on the flourish dp. Beautifully put together with all of those lovely textures.

stampqueen said...

The whole card looks yummy!!! Love all the DP and the ribbon!!! Love the sketch!!!!

Barbara Colbert said...

Great texture card!!! Lots on it...looks good!

Kelly said...

Love the textures. Nice job!

Lagene said...

Beautiful vintage card!!!

Becky said...

Wonderful card, love the textures and colors.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card! I love the colors!

LauriP said...

Great card, and I love the ribbon on the front.

Emmy said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the colors.

Joyce Thurston said...

looks so warm and inviting

Lenoria said...

This is such a sweet card! I love the fact that it could be used for a "whatever" card.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great card with a nice vintage look. TFS

Anonymous said...

Your card is totally different from all the others I've seen in this hop. I love the antique flair and your choice of colors.

Judy Covey

Judy said...

I love the texture of the card, the backgrounds are so inviting.

Rita said...

Beautiful...makes me want some coffee! Luv that DP.

Sheila Murray said...

Beautiful card....makes me want a cup of coffee right now.

MyNeed2Craft said...

Love everything about this card. Now I am hankering for a Mocha. LOL :)

Sue McGuire said...

Coffee anyone? I love all the detail you put into your card, especially the bow! Great colour combo!

Karli said...

The stitching and button are just right for the mood of this card. I like it alot.

April said...

Love the texture on the card--amazing!

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

great ribbon idea gives me some ideas and i love the extra texture of the cup.

Anonymous said...

love this card

Linda said...

Love the shabby chic look. Everywhere you look you see something different. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Marilyn said...

Love your card. The ribbon is great.

Anonymous said...

Love your color combination! This card really "speaks to me" ... just my style! amy Wilson

Sharon Mattingly said...

A very warm and comfy card!

Kay M said...

How cute. Love the "chocolate" and turquoise together!

Glitter Fantasies said...

I have a weakness for the Victorian look and this card definitely has it. I like your choice on paper to make the coffee cup with.

TFS
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Patricia said...

Love your card. Love all the stitching on the card.

scalder said...

Who wouldn't want to share a 'cuppa' after receiving this card? Love the colour combo!!

Jan Barrie said...

another fab card

Jan B

Shari said...

Totally me. Sitting here with a cup of coffee and have to love it. Great idea.

Marsha said...

I really like all the texture on this card. Great colors too.

Anonymous said...

Great Card...not a coffee drinker but could put Hot chocolate in there!! LOL! Barb S.

Carol said...

Cute card! Love all the layers!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

whitneymaryann said...

Like how elegant the mug looks with the beautiful paper surrounding it. Great creativity.

Barb said...

cute and very pretty.

Nancy Abair said...

Ymmy!!!

naneruth said...

Very pretty!

Quewetta said...

Your card is beautiful, and the cup of coffee/maybe tea looks delightful.

Jan said...

Pretty layering design.

stamper said...

Love the colors & the fiber embellishments.

JoJo said...

Love the color choice and your dp.

Alexis said...

I love the ribbon and lace together!

Susan said...

What a great layered card Melissa. It makes me want a cup of coffee or hot chocolate!

Julsanne said...

Lovely card. Def makes me want a nice hot cup of coffee.

Maxine said...

Great job truly unique.

Montana Mama said...

yummy! lovely texture--looks vintage and inviting!

cal8007 said...

So beautiful!! The lace, the ribbon and the pearls are just so well put together!

TFS

Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

cathyellie said...

Great card Melissa! Off to warm up my coffee!

JO WITNEY said...

cute and old fashioned looking while the colors speak jp to date, a clever accomplishment.

Carol said...

Fabulous card Melissa.

lilahab said...

Just marvelous.. So creative and I love coffee cards. Thanks

Christine from FL said...

What a beautiful card! i love all the different layers.

Barbara Hale said...

I love any card that makes me think of coffee! Your card is just beautiful.

Melinda Gleissner said...

the textures you have created are amazing!

Ink-Pattie said...

Beautiful card--love the stitching and the torn paper

Diana said...

Love this card; the dp colors & the paper piecing are wonderful (especially the added coffee paper)!

Marie said...

Love your card Melissa as much as I love my brew! Thanks for sharing Marie

Sonia said...

Great card! It has such a homey feel! I can taste the coffee.

terrie said...

Great looking card...special card to invite a friend for coffee..well done

Joan said...

Wonderful card--suitable for many occasions. Thanks for the inspiration.

PatS said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the way you combined texture, color, lace and pattern paper to make this wonderful card.

Anonymous said...

Coffee time. Pass the biscotti please.

Diana said...

Something vintage about this one that really strikes my fancy. Love it!

Suzanne said...

You called it correctly-that is an elegant coffee card. I love it. I think I'll have to make a cup now. :)

Lina said...

Nice card!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is beautiful.

Pat Jandacek said...

The paper is as delicious as the coffee looks!

Sharon Jones said...

Love the paper and the card is great!

Anonymous said...

Love your card, beautiful.
Hugs
Donna B.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card. Make mine a darrrrk hot chocolate, please.
Jean McGee

Clare said...

Great card!

Karen said...

What a cute card!

Leisa said...

love the colors and textures - great card!

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous card Melissa! I love that lace!

Glamour said...

Oh, my just lovely! Your use of different textures worked well.

Anonymous said...

You have an unusual style. I like it. Marie Sellers

Jane said...

this card is lucious. Great detail and beautiful combination of colours

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh not only does your coffee cup look rich, but that paper as well, nice job Melissa!

Darla said...

Love the effect the swiss dot has on the patterned paper - gives it a really distressed look.

Linda said...

yes, This make me want a cup of cocoa too! great card!

Melanie said...

WOW! that IS elegant!! gorgeous colors, prints and textures, the deckled die looks really pretty too, I have these and never use them, thanks for inspiring me today!
mugs!

Anonymous said...

I love your card and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN

Kathy R. said...

Loved the card especially the stitching around it.