Hot Toddy

I’ve heard of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop before, but this is my first time playing along with it. I’ll be honest – I don’t like coffee. I know, it’s terrible of me. But I am partial to hot chocolate which, as I understand it, as an acceptable alternative for the hop. Phew! My first contribution to the hop is using a freebie from one of the sponsors, Limited Runs Digital Stamps, which comes with the two sentiments to use with it.

I started by printing the stamp onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then coloured it in withΒ a combination ofΒ Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers andΒ Yosoo alcohol markers. I used SN markers for the drink itself, and Yosoo for the cup which I decided to colour a deep blue-purple. I also used SN markers to colour the little tag.

After finishing the colouring I fussy cut the image. Thanks to the thick lines and simple shape it was, for the most part, easy to fussy cut. The only difficult part was the string. I ended up cutting it a little wide, then colouring over the white with a black pen to disguise it. I then trimmed the sentiments with my paper trimmer.

I used some white shimmer card to create my card base then cut a circle of vellum to go behind my image. I lined up the sentiments and adhered them to the vellum with double sided tape, then did the same with the mug. Turning the vellum over I added more double-sided tape which I hid behind the cup and sentiments. I then adhered it to the card base.

I’m pretty happy with this card. The image was lovely to work with, and it makes a great CAS card. I had originally planned to use a regular white card base but it looked too plain. I considered embossing for added interest, but I’m glad I settled on the shimmer card as it adds even more of a wintery feel to the card.


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Snowflakes

Christmas Card Throwdown – Pick a Previous Challenge (I chose the snowflakes challenge found here)

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Anything Goes

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Winter with Coffee/Tea/Cocoa

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Mod Squad – Snowflake

Muse: ChristmasVisions – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – CAS

Uniko – Christmas

55 thoughts on “Hot Toddy

    1. Thanks! I um… don’t drink tea either..! I’m just the worst. I do like hot chocolate, but honestly most of the time I just drink water. Anytime we visit anyone I usually get asked “Are you sure you just want water?” about 50 times, because everyone thinks it’s crazy that I don’t drink other things!


      1. Lol! Can’t go wrong with water, tbh…since I stopped smoking I always have a bottle of water with me as it does help the craving…haven’t given in though! What about stuff like Horlicks?

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  1. It’s ok that you don’t like coffee. We coffee lovers still embrace your non-coffee loving self! Love that you used a digi offered on the hop to create your pretty card! So purple and festive! Thanks for hopping along with us!

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  2. You’d be surprised there are a lot of people that don’t consume coffee but still play along. We’re so glad that you did too! This is so cute, love your coloring choices!

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  3. I agree, no coffee, but I’ve recently rediscovered hot chocolate (dairy free!) and I’m a bit addicted! This is a lovely, fresh card, the colour for your cup is just gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with the Christmas Card Throwdown.

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  4. This is perfect for the chilly weather we are currently experiencing here in the UK. Who could resist your cheery card and sentiment? Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

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  5. Super cute card, and so well thought out. Such a nice, warm cup of tea!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for the snowflake challenge this week over at The Mod Squad. We hope to see you there again soon!
    Judy~ Mod Squad DT and Challenge Host

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  6. I haven’t had a hot toddy but having seen this I now want a nice glass of hot mulled wine! This is a lovely card and I adore it! Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (Anything Goes) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you and I hope we see you again very soon. Sue Pxxx DT

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  7. So sorry for this strange comment left few days ago ! My cat loves to lay down on my keyboard….!
    What a fabulous card ! And this is the perfect beverage for the season, a warm cup of tea (or chocolate even better with marshmallow !). Love this blue cup with the lovely snowflake ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko !

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  8. I could snuggle up with this just now, it’s a cold one here in the NE of the UK tonight! Lovely festive coffee themed card & thanks so much for joining in at Uniko and my sincere apologies for my late commenting 😦 Happy 2018! Hugs Bev x

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