Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop: The Holiday Version


Hello Crafters!

The lovely Amy Tsuruta has put together another Coffee Lover's Blog Hop for us. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the last one. It's so nice to just go to the inlinkz and peruse. 

Lia Stampz recently came out with a digi called Cozy Christmas and I knew she was perfect for this hop. Plus it let me use my copics. I'm kind of obsessed with them lately in case you haven't noticed. I'm still working on the coloring of people but with cute images like this I don't mind the practice :)


One of my biggest struggles with copic coloring is trying to figure out a card layout once the coloring is done. Anyone else have this problem?!
After I was done coloring the image, seriously how cute is she?!, I trimmed down the panel and stamped my sentiment. It's from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings. Don't you just love when your sentiment seems to exist only to be paired with your image. I do :)
I added some glossy accents to her mug (yes I know it's tea but we'll forgive her because she is so darling) and a little bit of glitter to her headband. 
I added some pattern paper (weird!!) at a couple of different angles to add some interest to the edge. I saw this awhile ago on someone's card . . .Maile Belles maybe . . .and thought it was adorable. 

Thanks for dropping by!!

XoXo 

68 comments:

  1. This is amazing, Kelly! The card design, and your coloring are awesome!

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  2. Love your coloring... pattern paper or no pattern paper....loooooove it either way!

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  3. Awesome Kelly as Always and your coloring is amazing. That image is so adorable thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh, this is so sweet! Your colouring is fabulous and I love the paper piecing along the side like that!

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  5. Darling card Kelly. I love the coloring on the sweet image.

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  6. What a cute stamp and sentiment! Adorable card! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Gorgeous coloring and the border design is very unique. Love this image.

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  8. Firstly, if this is practice with your Copics, I might as well pack it in...your coloring/blending is AMAZING, Kelly! The sentiment is perfect, and I love how you angled the papers to add interest...love how your mind works :)
    Really gorgeous card, as always...love this cute image to pieces, too, and I may have to buy her!

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  9. Hi Kelly, Just coming back to the blogging world and you're my first stop! I missed you! I love your image and beautiful coloring. I agree, the layout is the trickiest part! Yours is perfect - clean and focused on the image, but with great interest with that patterned paper!

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  10. how cute is this card, love all the colors & details

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  11. Great card! Love, love, love your Copic coloring! I just started using digis and my first one was for this hop. I think you did a fantastic job on your image!

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  12. Love the patterned paper border you created - great coloring too!

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  13. Coloring can't get any more vibrant than yours! Love the PP touch too.

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  14. SUPER adorable coffee card!!!! CUTE!!! love the pop of paper on the side

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  15. Warm fuzzier are perfect for today as the snow falls, and falls

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  16. Amazing colouring and cute image - your card is gorgeous! Love the patterned paper along the edge too :)

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  17. Awww...this card would totally perk me up (hahah - coffee pun there - arg, arg) if I received it on a snowy, cold day! Love this!! xoxoxo

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  18. this is soooo cute!!!! I struggle with layouts regardless LOL

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  19. Layouts are the biggest challenge for me, as well. I usually cheat and use a sketch challenge. I love this image. She looks so cozy wrapped in that shawl and sipping her java. And the angled pieces are really, really cool!

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  20. kelly, she's absolutely adorable...love your card!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

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  21. How sweet. She looks like she belongs with me here in Wisconsin! You did a fantastic job with the copics and I love the sentiment!

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  22. Awesome job coloring this sweet image.

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  23. What an adorable image and cute card. TFS

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  24. Wow...amazing coloring and adorable image!!!

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  25. WoWEEE...The luscious coloring is just to die for. So fabulous.

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  26. I love the little side design and you brought that darling image to life beautifully!

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  27. I love your coloring here - I love your blog - I found it recently and am a subscriber! I love your style!

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  28. Sure glad I get your posts since somehow I missed this totally fabulous colored card! Wow - amazing coloring

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  29. This takes the CAKE, and my breath away!! Yahoo it is awesome !! I have some blog candy on my blog too!!

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  30. Love the image and the coloring is fantastic!! TFS
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  31. Absolutely love the way you have colored this cute image Kelley ..what a fabulois card this is !!

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  32. Kelly, your coloring skills are outstanding! Perfect CAS card!

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  33. Kelly, your Copic coloring is amazing on this image, especially her hair! Well done!

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  34. Kelly, this is adorable and your coloring is amazing!!!!!

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  35. Shut the Front Door!!! Talk about AMAZING colouring, Kelly! Love the CAS design of your card, which really puts the spotlight on that wonderful image!

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  36. Those are gorgeous colouring!

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  37. so very well colored! I'm with you when it comes to the layout afterwards.

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  38. Love the warm fuzzies! So very, very sweet and adorable!

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  39. Kelly, I totally love this! Your coloring is stunning. So much details!

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  40. Beautifully colored! Great card!
    Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  41. WOOOOOOOOOW!!!! I'm jealous at your color-skills :)

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  42. Your card is totally delightful! Jo x

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  43. How cute she is! Gorgeous coloring!

    Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
    Heather Dennis

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  44. Adorable, awesome, wonderful! & Great coloring!

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  45. An adorable card. Your coloring is perfecto. I always color and then look for paper and then a design. Often I refer to cards I have put in my card folder on Pinterest and sometimes I use the same layout, usually it depends on the size of the image. You are doing a great job.

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  46. gorgeous coloring as always, Kelly! love this design!

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  47. OMG!!!!! That digi is ADORABLE!! And your coloring, swoon!! It really is perfect and brought her to life! You always amaze me with your skills!! Love this!!

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  48. Wonderful card, Kelly, love your design and that sweet image! Happy Holidays!

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  49. What a sweet card. Beautiful coloring.

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  50. Awww, so sweet, Kelly! Love the coloring too!

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  51. Let me just say that your coloring is FANTASTIC! This card is stunning! I love the mixed paper shapes border and the image is adorable! fabulous card!

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  52. FABulous colouring Kelly - and yes, we had noticed ;) Thanks for sharing :)
    I'd love if you stopped by my blog for a chance of some blog candy too http://lyndalhiggins.blogspot.com.au

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  53. Hi Kelly, adorable project!!! Thanks for sharing it!! New follower!!

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  54. wow Kelly! this is stunning! <3 looove everything and your coloring

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  55. Awww, I could look at this all day..so sweet. That image is great and your coloring..wowwee! Perfect! New follower here :)

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  56. Thanks for sharing your CUTE card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker{at}{AOL}{dot}{COM}

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  57. Wow! This is so cute and adorable! Great job on coloring!!

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  58. Very pretty. Your coloring is fabulous! I'm so Copics challenged myself. lol

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