Mistletoe Coffee

You know the rare times (for me at least) that you create something and its exactly the way you saw it in your mind? Well this one layer card is EXACTLY how I pictured it and you can’t imagine how pleased I am with myself!😊 Doesn’t mean that I don’t like everything I do, they often come out differently than what I intended that’s all, sometimes not at all the look I had in mind, but luckily most of the time, they’re still quite nice!😅

I just ordered some stamps from Create A Smile, a German stamp company. I love that there is a German company that makes stamps and dies as good as the Americans as 1) I can buy local and 2) I can save TONS on shipping costs! I got these just for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which ends today, so I was relieved when it finally arrived yesterday! I thought it would be funny to have this cute hedgehog offer a cup of coffee under the mistletoe, cause let’s be honest, sometimes you just need a good steaming cup of coffee before a kiss!

Create a smile coffee

The hedgehog actually comes from their “Doctor’s Helpers” set which features “get well” stamps and I know I will be using these stamps often as Germans stay home a week, under doctor’s orders, when they are sick, even if its just a cold!! They are obsessed really careful about not wanting to pass on germs. In France, unless they have a fever, you leave your child in school and you go to work even if you are sick. I have to say I much prefer the German way!!

Create a smile coffee cu

The mistletoe comes from their “Festive Foliage” set which I will definitely be using to create a Christmas wreath soon.  I stamped both stamps with clear Versamark ink and heat embossed with a clear Wow Embossing powder. I then coloured the whole thing with my Zig clean color real brushes as I was too lazy to fill my water jar to use my “real” watercolour paints! The sentiment from Pinka nd main was stamped with Versafine black ink. I sprinkled some white acrylic paint on it and it was done! I tried adding a red ribbon to the top but I much prefer it without it, which do you prefer?

Create a smile coffee ribbon

Well, thanks for stopping by and I’m off to hop along at the Coffee lovers blog hop now to see some wonderful creations. If you’ve been stopping here along the hop and left me some comments, I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your kind thoughts.

Have a great creative weekend!

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I’m sharing this over at:

create a smileCreate A Smile challenge – Winter time

blog hop image Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop

CAS mix up.jpgCAS Mix Up challenge – Emboss resist, stamping & watercolor

PCM-challenges.pngParu’s cardmaking challenge – Christmas

CRAFT STAMPER_TIMI CHALLENGECraft Stamper Take it Make It challenge – Anything Goes

24 thoughts on “Mistletoe Coffee

  1. I don’t know how I missed this stunning card, Gwen, but you can imagine my delight to see it front and center this morning on the Craft Stamper Magazine’s winner post!! Congratulations on your well-deserved selection!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. This is awesome, Gwendolyn! I love this little hedgie and his big cup of coffee! A must on a chilly day! And the holly is so festive! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!


  3. Gorgeous design and watercolouring, Gwendolyn! Love the bright, vibrant colours. And such a great mix of adorable images to create a fun scene. Very creative and fun! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  4. Such a bright, cheerful and sweet cup of coffee under the mistletoe card, Gwendolyn. I love your bright Zigs watercolors and cute hedgie offering the cup of coffee. I agree..the red bow took your eye away from all the perfectly balanced images on your card. TFS and Merry Christmas. Hugs, Nancy

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  5. What a cute scene you’ve created, Gwendolyn! Adding the hedgehog made this card lively. Your Zig watercoloring is so pretty with the white heat-embossed images. The white acrylic paint spatters are a nice snowy finishing touch!
    Thanks for joining us with CAS Mix Up!

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  6. What a fabulous little scene and so cute. Wonderful water colouring and absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining in the CAS Mix Up Challenge with your super cute card x.

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  7. This card is so super cute! And you are so right. It’s great when a project comes out the way you imagined. And your watercoloring is beautiful. I really need lots more practice to do anything as nice as this. Thank you so much for sharing!

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