Saturday, February 15, 2014

ATCAS #32 - COFFEE

We are back with a new challenge at Addicted to CAS . This time the host of the challenge is me and I am so very excited for that. I decided to go with the something that is a life line to keep us going, yep!! that's COFFEE. I am big fan of coffee and I'm sure many of you enjoy an early morning sip of a coffee. So why not bring some taste of coffee into our cards :) You can interpret the cue card in various different ways.... the color, coffee related stamps and what not. We also have brilliant Guest Designer Anni Lerche joining us back. Anni loves paper piecing and resist techniques. We know you'll enjoy seeing her designs!  You can see her projects by clicking here, Annikarten
Our winner will win digis from our amazing sponsors Bugaboo Digi Stamps, I am sure a lot of you just love there amazing n fun stamps :)

I went with the coffee beans, if the beans are not right... ur coffee will not be a perfect blend :) So here's my card...
To make this card, I decided to go with a shaker card with beans of course, I used Starbucks beans ;) I first added some coffee marks on my card base using an actual mug base and adding color to it. Then I added a strip of brown stripes patter paper (from Basics stack), over it I added a washi tape (from We are memory keepers). I then stamped the jar (from Recollections jar set) with Versamark ink n pearl embossing powder (whisper white)
I had to use Versamark as this is the new addition to my craft collection and guess who got this for me, my dear husband :D He is the best!! and yes that's my Valentine gift along with an awesome wrist watch. I am so very lucky to have me :) Okay back to my card... After stamping and heat embossing I fuzzy cut the jar and created a shaker as its done :) finally added some beans outside, which are rub-ons lying in my stash. Lastly, added a jute twine (from AC) n a wooden button (I bought this one from India) to finish my  card. Sentiment is obvious so I did not write it "Spill the beans!!"

I would like to enter this card for the CASology Week 82 - BOLD  (well!! Coffee is bold) 
 


Our DT has come up with some amazing projects this week. Pop over to our ATCAS challenge blog here and take a peek. I am looking forward to the challenge this fortnight and am very excited to visit your blogs.


I also have another card to share :) and this one inspired by a few challenges... this one is a little unconventional as far as colors in a Christmas card are concerned but different is good!!

The sketch is inspired by Seize the Sketch #13 by the theme at Merry Monday #95 - Use an animal, by the colors at Sunday stamp Challenge #69 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Get krafty!!
  
To make this card, I stamped n fuzzy cut the cute cat (from Penny Black - Hugs!!) the Christmas trees are freebies (from The Alley Way Stamps) which were printed and fuzzy cut,  the landscape is from Mama Elephant landscape die cut (sent by a sweet friend), the sun is a circle cut out using a Sizzix circle die. All the elements were colored with Sharpie Markers and stuck on card base after adding score lines. Finally, I wrote the sentiment n added the washi tape on two parallel edges (from Recollections)


Have fun in creating CAS card :) and thank you for visiting my blog.

42 comments:

  1. Love both the cards Deepti! The first one is a winner! Superb idea and great execution! And you know what, a couple of says ago, I tried to do a shaker card with mason jar holding the shaker elements. I wasn't patient enough to finish it. Now I'm inspired to complete the card! :)

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  2. Such a great idea, I absolutely love the shaker card. I have yet to try this but this is the most unique shaker card I have seen, love it x

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  3. Brilliant card Deepti and great code word. Love how you've made the coffee jar a shaker element with real coffee beans and how you've actually used a real coffee cup for the stains. Fab card.

    Karen x

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  4. As always... inspirational Deepti! I think I can smell that first card! Coffee actually always smells better to me than it tastes!
    TFS!

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  5. Deepti, I love your take on the word BOLD...love a bold cup of coffee...Starbucks is my FAV!!!
    Love the cute trees, too!

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  6. How gorgeous is that!! REAL coffee beans!!! Awesome idea, love it!!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on m blog, loved visiting your blog now, lots of inspiration here.

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  7. Oh total fun coffee card - literally :) Of course, I am partial to Starbucks

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  8. what a fun and clever card...I love bold coffee and spill the beans is perfect.

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  9. What a GREAT idea for your coffee card, very FUN!! I'll bet it smells good too. And your little cat tucked into the happy Christmas trees is too cute!

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  10. I love how you used the coffee beans! Great take, and bold indeed! ;)

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  11. AWESOME cards, Miss Lady!!! That first card....man.....TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! :)

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  12. Both are great! I don't drink coffee at all but love that first card! So creative to use the beans and do a shaker card.
    The second card - yes! Love it! So different and cute.
    Lynn

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  13. Firstly, Congrats on being the host of this week's challenge at ATCAS! Your card is so perfect with the theme...I love the coffee stains, and that you created a shaker with the beans...how fun is that! I really love the wooden button too, Deepti...such a great sentimental element for this amazing card!

    Love your fun Christmas card, too! Your playful trees are perfect with this adorable cat, and I love the unconventional colors! I also love your embossing on this card...it adds just the right amount of texture to your design! Great card to incorporate into these challenges!

    I hope you had a fun Valentine's Day with your sweet and generous hubby :-)

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  14. Two great cards here, Deepti! I love the unexpected Christmas colors and those score lines are a great detail. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  15. I love that you used our colour challenge for a Christmas card! Looks great. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

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  16. You are so clever! I love that you used a real coffee mug to make those rings! And your unconventional Christmas card absolutely stunning!

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  17. You are so awesome, Deepti! Love your be any shaker card - I'll bet it smells fabulous! And that button you added to it is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
    And your Christmas card is so darn cute! Love the non-traditional colours!

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  18. Two creative designs Deepti - love that coffee shaker card! and that kitty is SO sweet sitting among the pines!

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  19. Dee, I'm pretty sure all Starbucks coffee is bold! It is pretty strong for me! Love this! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  20. LOVING your non traditional Christmas Cat Card :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps. We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

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  21. Two fabulous and creative cards Deepti. LOVE the coffee bean shaker!! And your non-traditional colored Christmas card is so cute and fun! Loll xx

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  22. I love that coffee bean shaker Deepti! I also just love the first sip of hot coffee in the morning! Great challenge!

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  23. Both cards are adorable. Love the shaker. And I love that your Christmas card is so bright and cheerful . . . the yellow just pops and makes this such a fun card for Christmas.

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  24. what a fun and fabulous set of cards... your coffee themed one is perfection!

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  25. Love your cards as always. You always manage to make cards that re so different and so clever I love your style.

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  26. The shaker with beans, such a great idea and so appropriate, and love the coloring on the second card!

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  27. I think these colors are fun for Christmas, Deepti! Love that little kitty between the pretty trees! Love your coffee beans too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  28. love the shaker idea ...your card is so awesome .

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  29. Gorgeous cards Deepti - the coffee bean shaker jar is awesome! Love how you created the coffee rings too!
    Sylvia xx

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  30. Great cards! Really like how you used our Sunday Stamps color challenge for the nontraditional holiday card. Thanks for joining us.

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  31. Awww...love this non-traditional Christmas card with the kitty! Super cute :) Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

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  32. Wonderful cards, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  33. What great cards you've created, Dee! I love the little cat among the trees! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  34. mmmmm...sign me up for a cup of that coffee AND that second card is soooo cute, love the little critter. :)

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  35. Hi Deepti,

    Ohhh oh oh, your coffee card ROCKS! I love the idea of the shaker window with beans. So terrific I may have to attempt a shaker card this week. I've never done one in all my life, seriously!

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  36. LOVE the shaker card, Deepti! I showed my sister this card and she was just amazed! How creative you are using an acutal coffee mug!! xx

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  37. What a FABULOUS idea with the coffee :) Love it!

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  38. AMAZING ! your talents know no bounds !!!! Such a clever card Deepti you really rocked this and I adore it !

    Marie

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  39. Okay - I love the card you created for our colour challenge - those trees are awesome and I love the fat cat. However, I love, love, love the card with the coffee beans - being a coffee addict! I am going to have to try a coffee shaker card - we should have a scratch and sniff feature too somehow! Can you image?!?! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.!

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  40. Love your non-conventional Christmas cards with the spring colors from the Sunday Stamps challenge. Very cool! Thanks for linking up with Sunday Stamps this fortnight with your fabulous card. Please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

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