Sunday 25 August 2013

Coffee Break

I am honoured to be a GDT over at 613 Avenue this week where the challenge is to create a project using at least one element from each column from the table shown below.

A lot of choice as you can see, so it makes it relatively easy I reckon.  As you might have noticed, I have used more than one from some sections of the list of requirements, LOL. Well, why not? LOL. There are two sponsors for this challenge (The Paper Shelter & Shelly's Images), & I am using an image from one of them, The Paper Shelter - this particular image is called 'Coffee Break'.  I coloured this girl on her laptop using Promarkers & cut out my shaped layers using my Cameo. For the layer cut from a pink digi paper (from Denise's Digital Designs), I also added a 'sewing line' using my cutter. This is an internal off-set then choosing a pink dashed line.

The sentiment (from Bird's Cards), was created as a print & cut & I added flat floral embellishments around it (meaning it is perfect for cards having to fit into envelopes!). Well, when I say 'flat' it is still a design in 3 layers but is not one of my regular 3-dimensional flowers. Sadly, I can't tell you where that cut-file is from (no, this one isn't one of mine), as I can no longer find it!!!! How do you lose a cut-file when you label everything & keep a picture of it too? Can only assume I have managed to delete it (& it's picture! grrr....) somehow. Ah, well..... back to my card.

Whilst I was very good today & steered away from big, blousy flowers, I do have to admit to some dimension on my card as I set my image's mats up using glue-gel to create a narrow 'pocket' behind the image for my tag to fit into. Well, I do like my dimension, LOL.  I often add sentiments to my tags but not this time. This one is strictly ornamental with a broderie anglais inspired lacy cut out & with more cut designs as central 'topper' features. I really would be totally lost without my cutter now, have you noticed? LOL. However, I did use a regular paper punch on this card as well - those little shaped flowers were created using a Woodware punch out of white, scrap card & I coloured them with Promarkers to ensure they matched perfectly.

Tag front

Tag reverse
I recreated the layers on the inside too, this time featuring a 'faded' sentiment from Sentiments4You so that I could write a personal message over the top. I have embellished both the front & the inside with two sizes of pink gems & a few drops of  Liquid Pearls (in Platinum Pearl).

I know the lovely girls over at 613 Avenue would love to have you all play along, so have a look at that table & be inspired! Chana, Kathi & the gang will be waiting for you......

Thanks for stopping by!

Tine :)


Silhouette Challenges - shaped card
Creative Craft - not square
Deep Ocean - odd shapes
Silhouette Blog - use a number (print & cut)
One Crazy Stamper - birthday
Natalie & Amy's - celebrate something
Cards Galore - bingo (birthday, candy/gems, sentiment)
Bunny Zoe - bingo (ribbon, die-cuts (Silhouette Cameo), tag)
Happy Campers - use a stamp (image from Paper Shelter)
Ladybug - something floral
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - make your own embellishments
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes (using ribbon)
Paper Shelter - ribbon
Penny's - dies/punches
Crafty Catz - stitching (real or faux)
Paper Pretties - girly girl
Little Red Wagon - layers
Tip Top - at least 2 things beginning with your initial ('C' is for cutting, coffee & cupcake [on image] & card of course!)
Cutie Pie - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes.


  1. Oh I want that image, she is adorable, fabulous work, hun xxx

  2. A really gorgeous card!
    Love your colouring and all those dies you've used.


  3. Absolutely beautiful card Tine! I love your colouring and the gorgeous shape and design. Congrats on your GDT. Chris xx

  4. Great shape for this card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at DS4J for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  5. Gorgeous card as always it all...the design...the shape...the image...just superb...!!


  6. Nannieflash dijo...

    Fabulous image and I love your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  7. Another Beautiful Card! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Silhouette Challenges! :o)

    Theresa (silhouette Challenge DT)

  8. Superb as always. Tine you are a creative marvel. Hugs, Debbie

  9. Gorgeous card and great colouring.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  10. Beautiful card, fantastic colouring. I love your cards Tine.

  11. Adorable image,thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  12. Back with my DT hat on Tine, to thank you for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenges2, this fortnight, good luck xxx

  13. So nice, Tine!!!

    I love the image, it will be perfect for your niece. You always think up the coolest cards. What a lucky family you have hehe!

    ♥ Barb

  14. I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  15. A very beautiful card, love the shape of it
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  16. A beautifully coloured card. I love the flowers and detail. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  17. I love how you coloured this image, the "dots" looks fantastic both around the image and on her jumper. A super pretty card. The little tag is awesome.

    Thank you for joining our Stitching challenge at Crafty Catz. Good luck!

  18. christine your colouring of this fab card is stunning and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week

  19. What a beautiful card. Love how you have coloured the cute image. Stunning. Great entry for our challenge over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  20. A very adorable card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  21. Very pretty! Thanks for joining Sister Act Card Challenge...HUGS...SK :)

  22. a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  23. Your card is gorgeous. I love the shape and you've coloured the image so beautifully.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

    Jo :)

  24. Beautiful card, and I love that shape.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘Initials’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  25. Tine,
    So many different techniques and elements and as usual you've bought them together beautifully! I always enjoy dropping by to see what your latest creation is:)
    cheers, Pam

  26. Hi Tine, this is gorgeous, love the image and layout/
    Hugs Sue W.