Sunday, January 29, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge #232; Tag You're It Challenge #64


Hi everyone ~
I'm back to share 2 cards, and I'm getting in right under the wire with my first card for the Merry Monday Challenge. Here is their beautiful inspiration photo:


And, here is my card:


Everything except the sequins on this card is from MFT :) I was inspired by the coffee mug and used a new set of dies that I received from my blog friend Karren...Thank you again, I'm loving this set! I used one of the shadow dies for the saucer, and a stamped and die cut snowflake, which was embossed with iridescent EP. I also love the touch of red in the photo so I added the striped papers...Lastly, I placed some silver thread behind the mug, and that was it!

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I also created a tag for the current Tag You're It Challenge. Lynn Put created this lovely tag for our inspiration:


And, here is mine:


My hubby is a big fan of cocoa, so I thought this would be a fun tag to attach to his Valentine's Day gift. I used Copics to color the mug and iridescent EP for the snowflake, but it's hard to see all the sparkle on screen...oh, well ~ Love this charming sentiment, too!

So, that's it for me...I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend, and getting in some crafty time ~

Thanks so much for stopping by.









19 comments:

Colleen said...

Thank you for sharing this terrific card with us at Merry Monday. I love your layout and the design...the striped paper really draws your eye to the sentiment and mug!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love your card and tag - such PRETTY creations!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Anita in France said...

A fabulous card, Barb the crisp white with the red stripes is gorgeous ... love those scalloped edges and that sweet shimmery snowflake! Your tag is scrumptious ... such a yummy mug with it's big shiny heart ... looks so cosy against the gingham DP! Hugs, Anita :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that striking red and white PP with the crisp white die cut panel and bold, black sentiment on your card Barb, and your tag is a great take on the inspiration tag! Thank you for popping by my blog today and your kind comments. I wanted to reply to your comment about how tidy my new craft space is and how ashamed you would for others to see yours, well, I bet you have nothing on mine! The room that I won't show is in such a state that I literally can't walk across the room as I can't see the floor!! That is why I'm on the move, but, I have to condense three areas into one!! Help!! I hope you had a great weekend and have a good week coming! Hazel xx

Betty Keefe said...

love your card - perfect for the MM challenge - and the tag is darling - love that sentiment!

lostinpaper said...

Both so fabulous Barb! The red and white colour combo always make me think wintery cocoa thoughts, so your choices are perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your card and tag Barb! The cocoa is such a great accent on each! Thank you for shari g at Tag You're It!

artful-notions said...

Barb, what a darling cocoa themed tag for hubby! Love the sentiment too! Thank you for playing along at Tag You're It!

Kay Miller said...

These are both SO cute Barb! I just love wintertime cards, and your cups of hot cocoa in red and white are so warm and cheery! Love the card and tag! Have a great week my friend! :)

Cindy C. said...

Both so charming!! And each in their own way, and I love the red and white combination!

Karen L K said...

Nice card & great looking tag!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, love both the card and tag. What a wonderful gift, those dies are so much fun. The gingham is so cozy and perfect for your tag, and your coloring is wonderful. Fabulous!

I Card Everyone said...

Loving your cards, Barb ... that little white cup with it's glistening snowflake is just darling against the gorgeous red/white/stripe-y paper! M is going to love his Valentine as much as your gift, I'm betting on it!
=]

Monika Reeck said...

oh thesy are adorable both Barb
but I choose the TAG
why?? it is so cuuuteee
love your mug and your coloring is super B
great added of gingham paper too
I miss you barb hope you are doing well and have one minute looking at my blog if you busy...I wont disturb you
just wanna say Miss you
hugs
Monika

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! I'm so glad you are getting some use from that set of dies. Funnily enough, I used my set for the first time on the same Merry Monday challenge :)

TK said...

Both are perfect! Love the reds, whites and fun themes!

Bobby said...

This is the first Merry Monday I've missed this year because I couldn't come up with anything. I love your interpretation, Barb. So clean and simple, yet bright and merry. ;) Your tag is so cute and I love the sentiment, especially since there are actually marshmallows in the cup.

Marybeth said...

Love both the card and adorable tag,Barb! I am a huge fan of that card design... its gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

Bobby said...

I'm back, Barb, to say thanks for sharing your tag with us at Tag You're It!