Friday, 11 January 2013

I'll Have a Large Espresso of Thanks

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I needed to send out some thank you messages to the residents of Java Fields. They had recently gifted the Guild Hall with two score bags of coffee beans. I don’t know the purpose of this very generous bestowment, but we are nevertheless grateful, as we are going through more coffee than usual this year. As such, we went to the crafting chambers and brewed up some perky thank you messages to send by raven to Java Fields (haha, puns).  
I stamped the vintage lady using the Crafty Secrets “Coffee and Tea” set. I wanted to use the “punny” thank you stamp from that set, but couldn’t decide what to stamp it on. I finally decided on using the steamy cup from the Winter Frolic cartridge. I thought the cup would add a little something-something to the card. However, after cutting it out and stamping the sentiment, it looked kind of “off” to me. Oh well. POWER THROUGH! The background paper I dug out of the bottom of my paper stash where it’s been sitting for about two years. I grunged all the pieces up using some Distress Ink and assembled the card.
I left the inside blank, other than the little coffee bean stamps from the Crafty Secrets set, so there would be space for a personalized thank you note.

This grateful creation will be perking up in the following challenges:
Friends of Speedy Challenge #54: Thank You Card
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Embrace the Old
MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge #27: Card Using Coffee, Tea or Cup
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #109: Anything Goes
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #11: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #48: Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #1: Use Ribbon
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #165: Out with the Old (that background paper is 2 years old!)

In the middle of the night, some coffee crawlers emerged from the bags of beans. It seems the residents of Java Fields had some ulterior motives after all! The Guildys were able to quickly dispatch the vile creatures, but now we were left wondering what we had done to bring upon the wrath of Java Fields. This reeked of Captain Jack Java. Time to find that pirate and make him pay...

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


CraftyGirl said...

Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

MzLavr2 said...

Great thank you card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!
<3 Pam, PDE DT

Janine said...

Like your little expresso of thanks. Thanks you for joining FOSTV this week.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the nostalgic look and sentiment. My daughter likes espresso. Thank you for entering MFP Simple Salutations Coffee, Tea or Cup Challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Dan said...

Such a fun card, I love the coffee beans on the inside! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! :)

Jennifer said...

Great card Ang and Crys! Love the retro look, and those two little beans on the inside are so cute.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Sharon said...

Fabulous card. Great design and image.
Thank yo for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Debbie Moran said...

Great card, makes me want a cup of coffee. Thanks for playing along with SpeedyTV’s Simple Salutations Challenge. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Gail said...

This is a great coffee card! Love the retro look! Thank you for entering the FOSTV challenge this week - I wish you the best on winning the stamp set - come back again next week! Enjoy your day! Gail Scott DT FOSTV

Susie said...

A great card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Jasmine said...

What a fun card and sentiment! Perfect for the occasion. Love the old background paper. Thanks so much for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge!

Ravengirl said...

So cute! I think that woman is just so cool! It reminds me of Paper Crafts magazine. Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous your papers and images....thanks for sharing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Manderly said...

This is great! So unique, I just love it! Thanks so much for entering our Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this nice to have you!
Manderly and Jennifer

melsanford said...

Fab card! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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