Sunday, November 13, 2016

Christmas Wishes-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello and welcome to another coffee and cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. We loved our October collaboration so much that we decided to continue it as a monthly feature on our blogs and, as a special twist, we thought it might be fun to invite some of our fellow crafty friends to join us each month. This month we have Deb's friend Lynne Mizara. I have to admit that I was not familiar with Lynne's work up until our collaboration but after looking at her blog and checking out her work I am smitten. It's beautiful and very detailed! Deb and I let Lynne select the theme for this month's collaboration and she chose snow. It seems fitting since we are rapidly approaching the winter months. I wanted to keep my card subtle and simple. I don't typically do clean and simple cards but I had recently picked up a fun new stamp from Altenew and thought I'd try something different with it and put a slightly masculine twist on it. I started with a clean white card base and stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp mini Christmas stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. Using a separate piece of Copic-friendly cardstock I cut a rectangular panel and added some dashed lines using a Paper Smooches edge die. I stamped the pretty winter cabin image onto the cardstock using Altenew's Winter Cottage mini stamp set and then stamped the trees from the Close To My Heart Always Grateful Seasons & Nature stamp set. I love how the trees frame out the scene. I took my Copic B60 pale blue gray maker and added some interest the sky. I then took my Zig two-way glue pen and added some glue to the roof and the trees and sprinkled on some pretty and shimmery clear micro glitter to look snow. To finish my card I popped the focal panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. The photo honestly doesn't do the sparkle and shimmer justice...it's so much prettier in person! Now, pop on over to Debra site and Lynne's site  and see what fun they have in store for you today!
As for my choice of beverage, I went for cocoa with a big pile of fluffy marshmallows instead of coffee. Don't get me wrong...I had coffee but it's a chilly 55 degrees here this morning in SE Missouri and after my morning bike ride I wanted something really warm and comforting. So, cocoa it is!


7 comments:

Debra Davison said...

Beautiful card, Celeste ... so glad we are continuing our collaboration !!

Lynne Mizera said...

Ooooh... What an amazing card you created for this post.. You captured the quiet beauty of a winter day perfectly. But I have to say the photo of that hot chocolate with its marshmallow mountain stole the show😃. Thank you so much for inviting me to play along this month... I had sooooo much fun!

Lisa said...

Love the sparkle you added to the roof! This is peaceful and so pretty!! And now I want cocoa!!

Berni Cuttino said...

WOW. What a beautiful wintry scene. love the glitter on the rooftop. Very peaceful and serene.
Hugs

Sybrina K said...

Celeste,

The only thing I love more than your elegant card is your monthly collaborations! Well done on both. :)

Terri Burson said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous, Celeste! And the cocoa looks yummers!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful card!