Thursday, February 2, 2023

Christmas, Coffee and Hearts

What an AWESOME combination for a card.....Christmas, Coffee and Hearts (Love).  Some of my (and our) favorite things, right?  This is a card that I was able to create just for fun.  No DT assignments, no real reason why, but just because it celebrates several of the sweetest things in life.  I was also inspired by some of my favorite challenges when I created this sweet card.
I started with basic black cardstock and I rubbed the edges with white chalk ink.  Next, I added a layer of natural corrugated cardboard.  The next layer is a piece of white/cream watercolor paper that I stamped using the Typewriter Text Stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and also rubbed on a stencilled background in Brick Oxide Ink using their Delightfully Delicate Stencil.  The cute coffee mug and flower-shaped sequin are from Paper Sweeties.  The holly and ivy were cut from wool felt using a die-cut set from Papertrey Ink.
I also added some Black & White Bold Check Gingham Ribbon and lovely piece of Natural Crochet Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon.    The big layered hearts were cut from red cardstock and black corrugated cardboard using a lovely heart die-cut set also from Papertrey Ink.  I used Making Memories white rub-ons for the sentient.  I've still got oodles of rub-ons that rarely get used any more so I'm trying to work them into some of my projects and use up those old goodies from my stash.  I'm excited to play along in these FUN challenges that I enjoy.

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge Blog - Challenge #14 - Hearts - As I mentioned, I incorporated Christmas, Coffee and Hearts.  How FUN.

Paper Funday Challenge Blog - Challenge #50 - Anything Goes/Lots of Layers - I used loads of paper layers on this sweet card, as I usually tend to do.

Stencil Fun Challenge Blog - January Theme: Winter - The stencil I used is the Delightfully Delicate Stencil from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps VIP Challenge - February - Pink, Green and Cream Color Challenge - I didn't really use pink, but I used lots of green and cream.  I used SNSS Delightfully Delicate Stencil and their Typewriter Text Stamp Set.
I hope you're playing along in some fun challenges this week.

Blessings to you,


  1. Beautiful creation, I love the texture and text, combo of lace and ribbon, layering of the hearts, put together perfectly!

  2. Such a pretty card Karen - isn't it fun to have the time to 'play' and not have the pressure or constraints that can come with designing or taking commissions.

  3. This is so, so beautiful Karen! Your designs just keep getting better & better! Well done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


  4. Karen: Thanks for adding Heart's Quest to your link-ups! I always enjoy seeing your cards at WAW and other challenge blogs or FB groups! :) This one is also made in your signature style--lots of layers, little clusters, textural elements like ribbon, felt, and photographed with interesting decor embellishments under and surrounding the card! I'm loving the mixed media approach and how you have several heart shapes plus the sentiment of 'I love you'. <3 Becca

  5. It's lovely to make just for the fun of it isn't it. Another spectacular card Donna.

  6. I love all the layers of textures you have on this :)

  7. So pretty Karen. I always love your attention to details. Thanks for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge.

  8. Another gorgeous card Karen, I love the font. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx

  9. Hi my friend… it has been a while! Hope you are doing well. I love your coffee card. It is lovely and sweet!

  10. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Caffeinated Christmas!

  11. Beautiful - love all the different elements you've added to this.

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x


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