Espressoing my gratitude

I’m not a coffee drinker but my hubby loves it and for our housewarming, our friends bought us a Nespresso machine. We already had a coffee machine with an integrated grinder but as our new house has three floors & 2 kitchens (yes so much to clean…), I mentioned in passing to a girlfriend that it would be nice to have another machine for our 2nd kitchen. I forgot about it myself but my friend didn’t, so you can imagine our surprise when we got one, with 200 capsules along with it!

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Since then I’ve been meaning to make coffee themed Thank you cards but I didn’t have any coffee themed thank you stamps so when I saw the “Perk Up” stamp set from My Favorite Things, I got them straight away as they were just perfect for the occasion! I also got Concord & 9th’s “Let’s Chat” coffee stamps and I was ready to make my thank you cards.

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I first stamped the coffee cup and saucer from Concorde & 9th in Altenew’s Dark Chocolate then stamped and masked Hero Arts layered hibiscus stamps around the saucer. I used Altenew inks to do the stamping. I wasn’t going for that colour combination, it was supposed to come out fuschia instead of red but I guess that’s what it looks like when you stamp on yellow first! Oh well I’ll know the next time. You can’t see it but I went over most of the petals with Spectrum Noir glitter markers so they really sparkle in real life.

So now I just have to make 5 of these…! Now I’m thinking I should have made an easier pattern as each card takes 2h to make, but my friends are worth it.

Well thanks for stopping by and I can’t “espresso” how happy I feel when you leave me your comments! Have great day!


I’m sharing this over at:

coffee lovers hopSpring & Summer Coffee Lovers bloghop – My 2nd entry

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes

pinspirational.jpgPINspirational challenge – Photo inspiration

thru the craft roomThrough the Craft room door – Anything Goes

time outTime Out Challenge – My 2nd entry


25 thoughts on “Espressoing my gratitude

  1. This is so pretty and different. I love the rich colours you have used…just perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day 🙂


  2. Gwendolyn! Just gorgeous! I LOVE this color combination … it is striking and I loved it as soon as I saw it… beautiful card design and I can see where it wouldn’t be fun for mass production…lol! But it is GORGEOUS! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. That whimsical, delicate coffee cup is fabulous, Gwendolyn … such a brilliant contrast with the wonderfully bold, vibrant blooms … your friends will love this design! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Hugs, Anita 🙂

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