Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sharing a cup with you

     Hello my sweet friends!  Have I told you lately how thankful I am for each and every sweet comment and word of encouragement you leave me.  You really spur my creativity on and I'm so glad to call lots of you friend.  :-)
     Well, it's Mabelle Tuesday.  I have a card today using one of her Whimsy and Stars Studio images called "Coffee Girl".  Now personally I can't even stand the smell of coffee. GASP!!  I know I just offended the sensibilities of you coffee connoisseurs but I'm just not a coffee person.  I do enjoy a good cup of tea but with the temperatures we had today (94!) I think I'd rather have ICED tea in that cup.  LOL  Yummmm that sounds really good right now.  We have a local catfish restaurant that used to serve your tea in little aluminum cups.  It keeps that tea so cold.  I imagine I've offended yet another group of friends who live across the pond and take their tea very seriously.  Hope you'll all forgive my lack of beverage etiquette.  LOL
     So Coffee Girl is not overly embellished.  I have a really hard time when I use papers like these Primas.  I just can't hardly stand to cover them up.  I cut the 6 x 6 sheet into smaller squares and zig zag stitched them to the cream mat panel.  A few flowers and a little cheesecloth (your fave Alyce!!) and I left it at that.
I'd like to enter this card at :

Try It On Tuesday--anything goes
Hannah and Friends--sketch

     Hope you like her.  Wish I could sit down and share a cup with you all.  have a wonderful Tuesday!


Supplies

  • Paper:  Prima "Botanical", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Coffee Girl"
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped OVals, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, Dritz cheesecloth, Prima roses

32 comments:

  1. This is adorable, Tracy! Love the stitched background and darling image! Wonderful coloring! Your post made me smile!

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  2. Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and those papers are so beautiful - I agree they are far too nice to cover up with loads of embellishments
    Sue

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  3. So very gorgeous as always and such a sweet image :)
    I'm more of a tea person than coffee but just can't get into iced tea (too English!) but I do love iced coffee - go figure :)

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  4. Cute as can be, Tracy!
    I was shocked.....GASP........that you don't like coffee. LOL Actually my hubby doesn't either but I love my cuppa Joe in the morning. Like iced coffee too. I don't 'do' tea. LOL Hey.....different strokes for different folks......& so on & so on & scoobie doobie do dah. LOL (did I have you singing?)
    Love the cheesecloth & the ziggie zaggie lines all around. Cute!
    Happy Huggies to ya ~
    Sharron♥

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  5. This is adorable Tracy,love that sweet image!
    XXX Heidy

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  6. This is just exquisite! I love these papers to and would hate to cover them as well! Such a cute little coffee gir! I personally dislike coffee as well, but use coffee mugs for my tea because they're bigger! LOL

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  7. Hi!! ))) lol So lovely!!
    Hugs
    Natali

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  8. Hi Tracy =)
    This card is the sweetest =)I was looking at your perfect stitching, it´s so tight,love it! I will try to find that in my sewing machine =D
    The papers are indeed beautiful and the image is adorable =)
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Sara

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  9. This is gorgeous Tracy,lovely image and colours.xxx

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  10. Yes please, I'd be happy to share a cup with you anytime! Your card is so beautiful with these fine colours, such a pretty image this is, an absolutely darling card again, made with your deft hands! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.com

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  11. She sure is a sweetie, Tracy...especially surrounded by all those soft, pretty papers!!

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  12. Wooohoo! Love the cheesecloth ;) hehehe. Doesn't it just make everything seem so good when you are using it? LOL! Another stunning creation Tracy! I love the cute image (these are fast becoming my faves from you - too adorable!) and the zig zag stitching adds a really nice touch. Did you see my cased card? :D xx

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  13. *gasp* No coffee? lol You sound like my youngest daughter! When she was at home and had to empty the dishwasher...she would put all the coffee cups on the counter! Then she would take a deep breath and hold it as she quickly slammed all the cups into the stinky coffee cupboard! haha
    Your card is BEAUTIFUL! The image is so sweet and just perfect for the pretty Prima paper! :o)

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  14. Your card is just gorgeous...wonderful colours you´ve used :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at Hanna and Friends and good luck ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

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  15. Wonderful image and I love the card. The sewing is awesome. joann sassy raggedy

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  16. That is super cute Tracy.
    Hugs
    Jane

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  17. Love this card...& I'm not the least offended by your lack of "beverage" etiquette!! LOL When we go out fishing & stop for shore lunch we drink Bailey's Irish Cream out of tin cups....those blue ones with the white spots all over them! MMMMM fresh pickeral & Baileys...life is good!! Would love to share a cup of tea with you & I could show you all my pictures of Ireland...then you would really want to go for a trip!I knew you must have Irish blood in you somewhere! Hugs,
    Renee
    Renee

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  18. Tracy, this is, indeed, adorable! Love it!

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  19. Beautiful card, Tracy, your coloring is as beautiful as always. Have a nice day and thanks for the kind words!

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  20. Mercy, Girl...where did you learn your beverage etiquette? ;)
    Love your card! Really adorable image and coloring and your design is fabulous. Love the texture of the cheesecloth to pieces!

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  21. now that is s esible size cup for tea.....lol, gorgeous card Tracy
    hugs

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  22. my opinion is that there is a drink for every occassion - sometimes coffee, sometimes tea (hot or cold), sometimes teguila! ha! love what you did with this adorable image! it was my first purchase, of course!, from Whimsy & Stars.

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  23. Tracy this is wonderful just love the over sized cup and wonderful colours and perfect papers! Chanelle xxxx

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  24. Such a sweet image!
    Beautiful colours and design:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  25. I just love how this card turned out. She is so cute. I always leave here with a smile...

    Hugs~

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  26. So cute! Your coloring is always so amazing. I love the polka dots you added to the cup.

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  27. So sweet! Love the papers, amazing coloring as always! Hugs, Ivonne

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  29. Gorgeous card Tracy!!! You followed the sketch perfectly!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hanna and Friends..
    Hugs, Tina

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