Sunday, 23 October 2011

Coffee And Cream

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend and managing to fit some crafting in too. It's rather cold still here on the south coast but at least my washing dried today!
It's now time for another new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and have to say that the amazing creations for the last one are going to cause the DT great problems in choosing the Top 3 so well done to everyone who took a strut down the catwalk this time.
The challenge for this fortnight is  
Coffee and Cream with a Hint of Dark Chocolate
and as I said to the other DT members, it's all about how you like your coffee so if like me you like cappuccino and are partial to the occasional caramel latte or mocha, there are quite a few coffee shades to choose from which are reflected in my creation.

Ingredients for my card:
  Lady and Paris Text - B Line Designs Le Brun
  Eiffel Tower - Prickley Pear
  Diamonds - Hero Arts
  Dreams Text - Debbie Moore
  French Script - Hero Arts
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
Inks - VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Memento Rich Cocoa, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Umber VersaColor
Coffee Marbled Card
Cream Crochet Lace, Coffee Lace
Manila Tag
Kraft Photo Corners - Paperchase
Clear Embossing Powder

The background paper is the coffee card stamped with the diamonds and the sepia ink, stamped twice before re-inking.
The Eiffel tower was stamped and embossed with clear powder and then inked round the edges and partially embossed then inked on the raised area.
The lovely lady was stamped with the sepia ink and coloured with Promarkers in coffee shades. I then cut her out and embossed her with clear powder.
I stamped the Paris text and then stamped the script over the top and cut this out. I embossed some card panels with the fleur de lis folder and inked these.
I assembled the card as you see and made the lady really stand out by adding 2 layers of stacked foam tape at the top as this gives a very 3D effect.

The Design Team have made some absolutely stunning creations to inspire you and it's well worth a look just to see how many interpretations of the theme there are. Also please remember that we're a stamping challenge so rubber and clear it is but no digis please!

Some challenges for my card:
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer It (quite a lot on mine!)
Moving Along With The Times - Vintage
Charisma Cardz - Embossing (Heat or Dry) (I have both)
Totally Papercrafts - Layer Upon Layer
Creative Inspirations - Monochromatic

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx


  1. Wonderfuly Paris themed "Coffee and Cream" creation! The lace adds that lovely delicate feel behind the Eiffel Tower tag and I love how this worldly lady just pops! Beautiful!

  2. This is just gorgeous! I am not a coffee drinker, but your card makes me want to try it again!! I love the textures and the warm tones. xx

  3. Hi Fliss, ummmm, I think the caramel latte sounds devine lol.. I love all the colours you have used, gorgeous!!!
    Dot x

  4. hmmmm delish looking card Fliss

  5. Cafe au lait - superb interpretation Fliss.
    A beautiful balance of coffee and cream colours and a fabulous collage with that gorgeous lace - love it.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. Great coffee and cream tag, love the theme and the colours! Valerie

  7. Hi Fliss, I love this colour combo. Really classy. Beautiful.Hope you're well.Love Debbie x

  8. Fabulous card Fliss love all the layering and that bit of embossing on the tag... great idea , might pinch it :o)
    Suzi B xx

  9. Gorgeous card Fliss ! I love the images you've used and the partial embossing on the tag is fab ! Sue C x

  10. Gorgeous card Fliss, love the tag with the corner embossed, just brilliant.
    Irene xx

  11. Hi Fliss
    Oh to be whisked off to Paris (hey, let this girl have her dreams LOL)
    Gorgeous use of the colours set for us and I simply love your stamps.

  12. Ooh one of my favourite colour combos Fliss! This is stunning! Love the vintage images and gorgeous papers. Great layout and love the way you've created the 3D effect - beautiful vintage card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  13. Lovely colors! Thanks for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

  14. Fabulous card, certainly has the 'wish you were here' factor for me. Yvonne x

  15. Oh I love this Fliss, the colours together are perfect for the vintage theme. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon! Pami x

  16. Beautiful card Fliss, love the images you have used and the partial embossing on the tag is a great idea.
    Avril xx

  17. What a lovely card thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz Love Jan

  18. Such a beautiful Paris collage, reat Eiffeltower image.

  19. Super card Fliss, love the monochrome colour scheme and gorgeous images very well put together!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  20. What a gorgeous card Fliss. Love that Eiffel Tower stamp and the Fleur de Lys partially embossed on the tag. Fab vintage look in sepia tones.

  21. Hi Fliss,
    Oh wow, stunning!
    Love how the coffee and cream have come together.
    Hm, my favourite~i'm a coffee addict. lol
    Creative hugs,

  22. A fabulous card, loving the coffee and cream colours and the Paris theme

  23. This is gorgeous!!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, and if you share a tip on your blog add Tip after your name on Linky for a chance to win the Tippers prize! Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  24. Love your gorgeous card.

  25. LOVE yours too!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  26. This is a brilliant card, thanks for joining in with our Monochrome Challenge this week at Creative Inspiration's Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

  27. Ooh gorgeous Fliss, love it! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Charisma this week.
    Jenni x

  28. Beautiful card fliss
    Sandra x

  29. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this challenge.

    Lisa x


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Fliss xx