Monday, October 5, 2015

Coffee Break with Merry Monday

Time for our first Merry Monday challenge
of October.

Christmas will be here before we know it!


Lovely Lori chose this challenge for us.


I get the idea that Lori loves coffee! LOL!

I had to think about this one.

I have this one stamp that can be used for coffee, so I went with that.

I added a gingerbread cookie because I think gingerbread is better with coffee.

It's certainly not bad on it's own though.

The coffee mug is embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a shine and
the gingerbread man is "Winked with Stella" to add some sugary fun.

I stamped the mug a second time on a bit of Early Espresso cardstock,
cut it out and paper pieced it into the cup.

That reminds me of this month's 



I hope you'll take a coffee break and join us this week at

I'm glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
    **********
Card Recipe
Stamps: Scentsational Season (SU)
Ink:  Real Red, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Smokey Slate (all SU)
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green (all SU)
Other:  Swirling Snow EF (Darice), Holiday Collection Framelits (retired SU), Anytimed Tags Dies  (Lil' Inker), Pine Sprigs Dies (Poppystamps), Dazzling Details (SU), Plaid Ribbon (Michaels)



32 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

So many festive elements, I love them all!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Christmas Card Bonnie!
Love it!!
Thank You~

Barb said...

A super Christmas card Bonnie. All the elements look great together on your tag and I like the embossed background too. Barbxx

Marika said...

Love that embossing folder. Very lovely Christmas card!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, I love this cosy little scene.

Hetty said...

Great idea those tags on your card.
Beautiful!

MaryH said...

Brilliant idea to add the 'coffee' into your pretty red cup as you did...looks just like Starbucks! Also love the steam treatment, and of course the gingerbread & coffee are making me drool for a nice cuppa. The white embossing is so very pretty and I love the ribbon pattern & texture. TFS & Hugs

Marybeth said...

I love,love ,love this sweet tag ! Oh my gosh this is so Christmasy! Darling little gingerbread man and cup!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Bonnie - love the strong, bold colours that pop so well against the textured background.
Blessings
Maxine

Lesley said...

Such a cozy creation my friend! Love the plaid ribbon and the texture!

JoAnn said...

Love your adorable card Bonnie. Great texture with that embossing folder. Such a cute image and perfect for the challenge. I like how you added the greenery behind the image.

Sandy said...

I sure do wish I lived in your area - I wold love to be able to do classes with you. Oh, do you do classes?
You know how much I love your cards Bonnie - do you have any suggestions about embossing? I need to start embossing. I can order through you for my SU supplies -- I don't need anything right now but I will! For the card stock, I like SU the best.
You are so much fun to follow, actually, you make me want to be better. Oh well, I am rambling on and on. Would love to have any suggestions you might offer for good embossing.
Sandy xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So many lovely things all one card. Since I'm not a fan of coffee I am going to pretend that it is hot chocolate. Oh wait, I'm not that big of fan of chocolate either (yeah, I'm weird) so pass that gingerbread cookie over here, wouldya?

Marisa said...

Your card made me smile, Bonnie :) Absolutely adorable with the pine boughs peeking out and love the double tag.

Nance E Salkeld said...

Oh this is so adorable and so puts me in the mood for cold and Xmas card making! Love it!

Linda said...

Bonnie, looks like you and I were thinking alike on this one. Although, I am not a fan of either coffee or gingerbread. Love your card. So darn cute.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Such warming card! I love hot tea on a cold winter day and looking at your card He remembered those pleasant moments with a cup of hot tea in hand with friends or family. Great card! I love this little man with gingerbread.
Regards,
BozenA

Susan said...

This is adorable! Love the way you placed the mug and gingerbread boy on the tag, and then layered with a red tag. And you used the perfect ribbon for it.

Kristie Goulet said...

Adorable card, Bonnie! I love the texture in the background and that sweet gingerbread man.

Faith A said...

A beautiful fun and lovely card

OH Babs said...

Bonnie I like this card, very festive. Of course I was attracted to the EF, it seems the Darice brand emboss heavier. Hope you are okay with the awful weather. A friend has homes in SC and it has been terrible. Have a good week. Barb

Loll said...

Super cute card Bonnie. xx

Jenelle said...

How fun! I love the gingerbread man peeking out from behind the sweet coffee cup! I love the embossed background as well!

Gloria Lee said...

Love your card!
It looks very pretty and warm!

francesca said...

beautiful card!
I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog! Be sure to check it out!! :)

Pat said...

This is such a cute and pretty Christmas card Bonnie and I love the embossed background with the tags on top and the coffee and sweet little gingerbread man suit the theme so well and adore that ribbon! x

Anita Liedtke said...

I love this gingerbread man ! He is so sweet, I want to eat him ! And drink the coffee of course , LOL. Great card !

Rosemary said...

so very sweet!!

Greta said...

So festive & beautiful!

Wendy said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous, Bonnie!!! Love the embossed background and your lovely tag with the coffee cup, gingerbread and that plaid ribbon!!! SO perfect, my friend!!!! :)

Lori said...

Yep, I sure do love java!! :) And I totally love your peek-a-boo gingie! You totally rocked this challenge girl - thanks!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Adorable! Love that lil gingy!!

Deanne :)