Hot cup of winter wishes

How nice for me that I got one card to work for three challenges. Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #17 – Flowers,, Anything Goes Embossing with a Twist of BABY (twist not taken).

The image is a digital one from a set that I believe I won, but could have been a purchase and I’ve had them for a while. I thought it was perfect for both the colour challenge and the caffeinated one and the addition of the Holly embossing panel makes it work for CYHTP. The little bird is from a new set by Your Next Stamp and the sentiment is from an MFT set, also mainly bird images.

Once I had sized the image on my computer I printed it onto thin CS and then fussy cut it. I spent some time using water colour pencils to colour in the florals and the bird, also fussy cut. The images are popped up on foam tape and I added a couple of musical notes to the sentiment. I debated adding some embellishments and decided not to for now. I can always add them later if I change my mind.

My literal thinking makes it a challenge for me to relate coffee to Christmas, but I think this one works nicely although I decided on a winter greeting rather than a Christmas one.

We currently have warm temperatures and sunshine so I am outside as much as possible making the most of it. I spent a couple of hours earlier adding undercoat to some large ceramic pots that I dislike the colour of. I’ve decided to make them black so the undercoat is the first step. Got 2 coats on as one was dry by the time I had done the other. We had thought to buy new ones slightly larger than these, but when we looked at costs decided it was ridiculous to spend that much. I had the bright idea (maybe) of painting the existing ones. We shall see if this works, but so far so good.

Have fun everyone and thanks for stopping by.

24 thoughts on “Hot cup of winter wishes

    1. Thanks Golda. I just checked the pots and the paint seems to have taken. Hopefully the black will go on and stay on as they are outside pots.


  1. What a cute bird, and love the look of the water color pencils, such a soft version of the challenge colors. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Can You Handle the Pressure!


  2. Awwwwww…looks like your sweet birdie wants a sip of that coffee to warm him up from the Winter cold! Cute, CUTE card Johanna and works so beautifully for our color challenge and for Christmas or Wintertime! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Color Hues Challenge! Marcia (DT)


  3. Great colors for your Christmas coffee mug and the sweet bird. I really like the dark blue embossed background. Good luck with your pots.

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    1. Thanks Lynda. I almost forgot I had this digi, and it came in handy for this challenge.


  4. We’re so glad you joined us at Color Hues, Johanna! I admire your use of the digi elements, and thanks for explaining how you did it! The resulting floral-designed cup and sweet bird look great in our colors!

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