Monday, March 8, 2021

Make The Cards Challenge - Coffee or Tea


Welcome back friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on  Make The Cards Challenge
Today's challenge is:


We are excited to have a guest designer today: Niki Coursey – Cardstoq

I chose coffee!  My day EVERYDAY starts with a cup of coffee.  Mind you, I'm not like some people who have to have a HUGE CUP of Java with them all day long but I do enjoy my morning cup!

I had the perfect stencil to create my background panel.  And instead of stenciling on white card stock, I grabbed a scrap piece of patterned paper which I thought resembled a table covering.  The stencil used is by Tim Holtz called 'Splatters' (THS009).  I've used a couple different colors of Tim Holtz distress ink for my sponging.

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil SPLATTERS THS009 Preview Image

For my sentiment panel I've used a couple of stamps from the Frantic Stamper 'Coffee' stamp set (FRA-CL-133)

I've used the Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched Rectangles die set for my sentiment panel.

 I do hope you'll come check out this new challenge blog and oh yea, I forgot to mention ... this is a WEEKLY CHALLENGE ... going live every Monday at 9 AM EST.  Something new & fun to get your week off to a great start!    Hope to see you there!

For your convenience,
here's the link one more time . . .

Make The Cards Challenge 

As always . . .


  1. Great card Dar the background is really cute and you coffee pot and cup are really nice 🙂. I'm going to join in the challenge too.

  2. I love this and the coffee rings look fantastic!

  3. My day starts with coffee, too, but just one mug, and then only a couple more throughout the day. Love the coffee stain stencil! Cute stamp set, too. Don't know why I have so few coffee stamps. Will have to do an assessment. Great card, Darlene!

  4. My friend you created the perfect background for your stamped panel. Beautiful! I too, enjoy a morning cup of coffee and my midafternoon cup of coffee, The latter usually with a sweet treat, which is not conducive to loosing weigh, but sometimes you just need something that makes you happy. :-)
    May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more,
    and nothing but happiness, come thru your door!
    ♥ Lena

  5. Dear Darlene
    It is so beautiful. I am also going to take part in this challenge. I hope I can make it as I have been doing some work to change my craft space to look more pretty amidst my work.I am making some racks etc using cardboard pattern paper and bits and pieces as I dont want to spend on organisation as it is very expensive. I rather spend it on a crafty goodie but I want my space to look pretty and organised as it makes me so happy. Sorry for boring you with all the details. Love and gratitude
    Tc Stay safe

  6. I am not a coffee drinker but this is pretty cool, I do love that stencil for the background, to go with your coffee set there!


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