Friday, 27 June 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – Summer Days!

Hello, how are things in the world of you?

Today a new challenge starts over on the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog and our theme this fortnight is Summer Days!  Oh yes!

We are sponsored by the fabulous Eureka Stamps 
 and I chose to use this super cool dude called Cool Cat with Shades 

 Now I originally envisaged him sitting by the pool with a milk cocktail snootily ignoring the water!  However I found this brilliant paper with a surfboard on it so we were off to the beach! Sorry kitty!  Sand in the fur; not good!

Now I did a similar beach easel card here (one of my more crazy creations and that’s saying something) so you’ll have to forgive me the lack of originality! I am rather a fan of easel cards though!
Other Stamps: LOTV sentiment – Docrafts ‘Paw Prints’
Dies: SB ‘Inverted Scalloped Circles’ – Tonic ‘Nesting Rectangles’- Tattered Lace ‘Big Fern’ (see Hopeless Hand drawings)
Paper/Card: Fancy Pants ‘Beach Babe’ - Textured paper that is almost as old as I am (Phew!) – Craftwork Cards tent-fold A6 blank – Amercian Crafts
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir markers and pencils
Others: Glossy Accents
Hopeless Hand drawings: Bear with, there’s a few!  - Cat collar – A Kitdle (I know!!) – Bowl of milk – Fish head and tail (the ‘bones’ are made from one of the fronds on the Tattered Lace ‘Big Fern’die)

I hope you will join us for this great challenge. Check out the blog for all the wonderful DT inspiration and play along!

Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful summery day!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Summer/or Summer Colours
STAMPING SENSATIONS – June Challenge: Animal Antics
SPARKLES MONTHLY – Challenge #57: At the Beach/Summer Fun
THE PAPER NEST DOLLS – Challenge #13: Anything Goes
A GIRL WHO CRAFTS – Challenge #1: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #24: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – Challenge #80: Whatever the Weather
SWEET STAMPS – Challenge #175: Summer
JUST INSPIRATIONAL - June Challenge: Summer
QKR STAMPEDE - Challenge #94: Include a Cat or Dog


  1. Cool cat, cool dude, cool card....such a fun one
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  2. He is one "cool" cat Jane!! A fabulous scene and the usual outstanding touches!! xx

  3. Wow love this,a great scene you have

  4. Just wonderful Jane! I love the image, fabulous colouring and I love your drawings - the 'Kitle' made me laugh!
    Sue xx

  5. i really love this card thanks for playing along at agirlwhocrafts

  6. Fun card, love the glossy glasses and your fish bones are fab, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  7. Love it Jane, such a fun card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  8. Supercute and so fun. Love the kitty with attitude and all the details. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart, good luck.

  9. He is fabulous Jane. Love the image and all of your fabulous detail. Enjoy your week-end.

  10. Smashing cool summer cat card, have a lovely weekend cheers Sue N (DT sis) x

  11. What a great summertime card Jane and love the images with his sunnies.

    Thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  12. Great card Jane, love the super cute image and the details are all fab. LOVE IT!

    Donna x

  13. A cool summmer card, thanks for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz

  14. Fab, fab, fab. This is so cool, as always your attention to details is amazing, I so love that little fish bone...hehe...and that paper is perfect. Your colouring is gorgeous to, you have really captured the look of fur. Hugs xx

  15. Fantastic!!! I love that you hand drew your embellisments - the fish is awesome, great use of the die! And I love the kitty kindle!!! hahaha love it! Thanks for joining 'Here Comes the Summer' at Crafting by Designs this week! Mo xxx

  16. Oh this is brilliant Jane. You always manageto bring a smile to my face. Gorgeous design and details. Judy x

  17. Such a cool cat card - great colouring too! Thanks for joining in with our animal antics theme at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  18. I love this card! I especially love the little pictures that go with the cat (fish bone is adorable). Thanks for playing along with Paper Nest Dolls. Heidi PND DT

  19. what a great card its so fun. Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this month, I hope you will join us again, our new monthly challenge goes live tomorrow and so does our weekly challenge. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

  20. What a fun summer card with lots of Sunshine. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting For All Seasons, and good luck.
    Cindy DT

  21. Super cute card, love the summer scene you created. I think this image is adorable and your right he looks a bit snooty. Lol I like your paper with the surfboard and the other embellishments you used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs "Summer Challenge".
    Deborah CS GDT

  22. love the summer cool cat! great design too
    Kim x

  23. This is so so cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  24. That's such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede. Hugs, Susanne.

  25. Cute card and all the embellishments work so good, great job. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Cat or Dog Challenge." Good Luck, and come back to join us again.

    Karal DT for QKR Stampede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  26. So Pretty purrfect for summer Thank you for joining us at PND. All the best of wishes Sharon x (DT)

  27. Poor kitty doesn't look like he'd be happy anywhere, but I do love his sunglasses! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly this time round, hope to see you again.

    Sparkles DT


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