Friday, September 23, 2016

CLBH & Inkspirational Challenges

Getting right to things. DH hasn't been feeling well, so I've been absent. Today I have two cards to share, the first one goes to the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, which you need to check out..., and the second one will be paying a visit to Inskpirational Challenges.





My nod to Fall on this card brown color, the bit of burlap (thx Amy), and one bitty leaf on the cup.


The blue base is a scrap from a million years ago that I've been hoarding, um, saving. A bit of burlap and the stamps are all from EH, with the exception of the little leaf; Verve. I watercolored the cup with my zigs. Much prettier irl. We've got that Midwestern rain thing going on, though not like what's happening in MN & IA. 

Here's my take on the inspirational photo, though slightly different. 




I didn't have a brick stencil, or any brick dp, so I kept the grid pattern with what I've used. The box is from N&T, and I love it! Studio Calico bear stamp, and I fussy cut him. The little 'happy birthday' banner he's holding was a gift from Geri G. many, many long times ago. Thx Geri! And I've got to run my friends, DH duty calls! : ) Happy dances everyone.

38 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card!
Fiki

Nonni said...

This is so cite and absolutely perfect for our challenge! Very fun design, I love the bear in the box, great job! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Barb said...

Two super cards Bev. What a fun idea having the bear in a box. Barbxx

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Two adorable cards! Love the bear in the box especially!

StampingbugKerry said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who "saves" scraps! I'll be using some of mine this Sunday! Love your card...scraps and all! :)

Rose said...

Two lovely cards Bev. The burlap is a nice touch with the pretty blues. I do love that cute bear in a box!

Susanne Vargas said...

That turquoise cup with the leaf is so pretty, I would totally buy it, if I would see it in a store. And drink my tea out of it! ;) Love the burlap behind it! And that adorable bear jumping out of the box is pure cuteness!
Hope you will be able to enjoy your weekend and your DH will be feeling better soon!

Patti said...

Holy buckets! I love that Box!! and the bear peeing out is so stinking sweet! You are amazing Bev! I can see why your ..um.. saved that pretty paper too! but the burlap on this one is THE perfect touch!!

I'm gonna be in northwestern WI the first of October. How I wish I had time to drive over to see you : ( My DH will be busy in the Twin cities most of the time on business and I will play with family and friends if they can drive to Hudson because I won't have a car. ONE of these days though, Bev! I hope we'll meet up! : )

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your added texture. Awesome card. TFS

Teri Wilde said...

Such fun cards.

Marina said...

Your bear in a box is such a fabulous , happy card! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love the burlap frame ... very cute card! And the bear is a cutie. Great job!

Shelly said...

Super sweet, Bev!
Hope you DH feels better soon!

VanessaB said...

so very sweet!

lostinpaper said...

These are both wonderful Bev, totally loving that sweet little bear in a box! ph hope DH feels a little better now x

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Beautiful card and colours!!!

Elizabeth said...

Love both cards!

Nikki C said...

Both cards are cute :)

Tonya said...

Great cards!

Lisa said...

Both are really nice... love the burlap on the coffee card and that bear... so adorable!

Karen B. said...

These are too cute!

Lynn said...

Okay. Could that be any more adorable? So cute Bev! I hope DH Is feeling better soon. We are on our way to see Ryan for a few hours today. Looking forward to giving him a big huge hug!!

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply adorable cards Miss Bev! Love that sweet bear in the box!

~amy~ said...

Ooohhh...the burlap adds such a fun touch of texture to your beautiful card...love it paired with the blues.

Your bear card popping out of the box ---> adorable!

Hope hubby is feeling better soon♡

Anita in France said...

The burlap texture with the gorgeous blue makes for such a cosy coffee card, Bev ... I'll be over to share one!! Adorable bear ... love that he's popping up out of that cute box ... so sweet! Been meaning to say for your last fews posts, that's a gorgeous new photo ... you look so fabulous! Miss you, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a lovely card. I like the burlap on it too! Gives it great texture.

Helen Gullett said...

Adorable ad sweet card!

Kim S said...

Great use of your hoarded scrap of paper - it's great with the texture of the burlap!! (I want to get the entire Verve set just for that little leaf!)

The bear is so cute popping out of the box holding his little banner. I had never noticed the box so it's now on my wishlist!

Geri said...

Real burlap on a coffee themed card - the perfect pairing! I love the little leaf image on the cup. The 'texture' on the dp paper compliments the burlap so well!

Geri said...

Ooops! Hit the send button before I commented on the cute little bear! I love the background dp - perfect take on interpretation photo.

Lovin' the banner...that I totally forgot about! Awesome job fussy cutting - so perfect that it looks like it is a diecut!

cm said...

Sending hugs and prayers that DH is feeling better. Your pretty blue cup, nestled atop the burlap, is soooo pretty! Brown and blue rapidly becoming a favourite colour combination, as is grey and blue (that just might find its way into some 'decor' *grin*). The star of the show, however, is your bear-in-a-box! So stinkin' adorable! Love those uplifted arms...er, paws...whatever! He's a cutie-patootie! So glad to see him over at Ink!
Hugs, love and misses~c

Tracey McNeely said...

So this is a win win. Sorry to take so long to get here Bev. Your burlap on the coffee card is very neat and the bear coming out of the box is so cute!!

Marilyn said...

Hi Bev,
The bear card is so cute and love the touch of burlap on the coffee card. Hope your hubs is feeling better soon. Hugs, Marilyn

Helen F. said...

Bev, this is fabulous! Love the burlap on the Coffee card
Hope your DH feels better soon

Jen W. said...

These are both gorgeous, Bev! I love the blue of your coffee cup and the burlap adds to the warm feel. Your birthday bear popping out of the box is so so cute! Love him!

I know I'm crap at keeping in touch but I do think of you often. Big huge hugs to you.

An'Jenic G. said...

Cute cards. Like the burlap and that polar bear is so cute popping out the box.

Marybeth said...

Adorable! Love that little box and think I had to have it but I don’t think I ever used it!

Bobby said...

I'm way behind in commenting so I hope John is doing much better now. That bear in a box is so darling, Bev. I'm glad you parted with some of that blue paper because it goes well with the cup and burlap.