Friday, December 11, 2015

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Winter Style

Let the caffeine lovers' quarterly frolicking commence. I'm sure most of you will instantaneously know what I am referring to, but just in case you've been living under a rock, every quarter the Coffee Loving Papercrafters host a blog hop that spans the depths of the interwebs.

And I looooooove playing along with them!! 

For my card this time around, I decided to play around with my new watercolors. Since it's the holiday version, red and green seemed apropos. 


I just added some water to my paper, then added some color and let it flow where it may. 

Next I inked up some adorable mugs from the STAMPlorations Sketchy Coffee Cups set and did the whole watercolor business again. 


I used the Winnie and Walter Joy die and added a sentiment from my a set I designed alllll by myself... STAMPlorations Big Grins by Becca Cruger Caffeinated Christmas.


I tried out a couple of different color schemes and patterns. 



I added some gold floss behind the letters on one just for some visual interest. 




Oh so jolly and merry!!

This card was straight up inspired by the image over at Time Out Challenges.I loved the vibrant greens and reds and I incorporated a polkadotted word die

GIVEAWAY ALERT:


Speaking of jolly things, over the course of the hop I'm going to be doing three different giveaways. And the first one starts right now!! 



I'm giving away one of my Caffeinated Christmas stamp sets!!!!
This giveaway is open to everyone, even international bloggers. All you have to do is follow my blog and leave me a comment with your favorite holiday book, movie, or play. 





89 comments:

  1. Awesome cards, Becca! Way to kick off the hop :o) My all time favourite holiday movie is an oldie - "Holiday Inn".

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  2. Mocha Christmas to you Becca! Love your cards and your stamp set!

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  3. I love them....what a great pair of cards Becca!

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  4. Super cool cards, Becca. Great sentiment stamp set. Super cute and clever.

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  5. love your cards with the neat watercolor bg!

    my fave Christmas movie is the old 'White Christmas'. we have many that we watch together as a family, but this one will always be at the top of my list. no one watches it but me - they think it's too sappy, but I love it just the same. :)

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  6. These are full of festive cheer Becca. :)

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  7. Fabulous cards, Becca! Love the two versions and seeing them side by side. The rolling ink is GORGEOUS!!! I'm drooling, babe!

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  8. Wonderful cards, Becca, love your die cut words! Enjoyed visiting your blog and Happy Holidays!

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  9. GREAT cards! Following and fave Christmas movie is Narnia... yes, it's a Christmas movie 😁

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  10. Picture this, billboard size: LOVE!! Definitely winners cards and in my Top Ten Cards of 2015, Becca!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

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  11. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Becca!! I love the watercoloring!! It looks amazing!! The sentiment is just perfect!! Beautiful cards my friend!! My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story...it always makes me laugh :) Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. Oh you are so darn creative Becca!! LOVE your water-color design with the fun Christmas theme and of course your Christmas coffee sentiments really ROCK too! :) Always love seeing what you're up to over here! I would love to win your set here!! Hands down our favorite Holiday movie is "Christmas Vacation"! :)

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  13. Such fun! Love the Christmassy feel.

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  14. My frantic, and still on-going, efforts to get my Christmas cards done (my first round went to my mom) see me having fallen woefully behind in leaving comments on your gallery of ingenious and inventive! Hopefully, my 'telepathic' oohs and ahhs made their way to you, because they were happening in mega amounts! I'm starting here, in the hope of staying caught up! Smiles all over my face at seeing your coffee-themed cards sporting your most excellent sentiment set. I love Miracle on 34th Street. LOVE it, I tell you....
    hugs~c

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  15. You surely are a great coffee lover to have designed such a gorgeous stamp!! and Thank you for a chance to win
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    soniasv@rediffmail.com
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  16. You always come up with your innovative ideas Becca! Love both of creation with festive feel,so pretty! Would love to win your awesome giveaway! My all time favorite Christmas movie is Home alone!

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  17. Fabulous creations! I am a new follower - my fave Christmas song is 'Dreaming of a white Christmas' which will never happen where I live. It is mid summer here!

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  18. Fabulous cards, Becca and love the stamp set you designed! Yay!

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  19. These look amazing, Becca! Love that joy die and you already know I love those greetings! Fabulous backgrounds! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  20. Love how your watercolored backgrounds turned out. Fabulous cards!

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  21. ooooh. those are both fantastic!!!

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  22. Wow, they look so fun and festive! Love your design and the watercoloured background!!

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  23. Awesome designs, Becca...leave it to you to be so creative! Love the die cut "joy" and of course...YOUR sentiments :)

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  24. Well Miss Becca, you've done yourself proud with these beauties! Incredible. Yep, incredible.Your watercoloring, your color choices, your design and all the detail have come together to make not one, but two fabulous cards. You are pretty gosh darn amazing... And so are these cards! Love 'em!! Bev

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  25. I love your cards! They are so colorful and cheerful!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  26. Two fabulous cards Becca, such a cheerful design. My alltime favourite Christmas movie is White Christmas. Carol x

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  27. Both of these cards are fabulous! And I agree, COFFEE = JOY! Your watercoloring is so fun! Thank you for a chance to win and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you! XX

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  28. loving the watercolor background. My favorite movie or book oh gee lets see I think all time favorite movie is the Santa Claus with Tim Allen. I love all Christmas movies though. Thank you for sharing today.

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  29. Hi Becca, great cards. Favourite holiday movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. They used to run it every christmas when I was young. It just ain't the same without it. Hugz

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  30. I love watercoloring cards but I haven't achieved the techniques yet. Great watercoloring job, they look fantastic.

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  31. Wonderful duo of cards. Love the water coloring. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  32. These are great! the Watercoloring is a great addition! :) I love the sentiment stamp set! How generous of you -- my (current) favorite holiday movie is Elf. And, each year, I like to pick up a fun little holiday Harlequin romance to read!

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  33. Holy caffeine Batman...you've done it again. Fantastic card. Love what you've done to make the watercolor mugs and the "JOY" cohesive.

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  34. There's lots of inky goodness on those cards. Super cute stamp set too. Merry Christmas

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  35. Awesome cards, love the giant "joy" and the beautiful coffee cups!!

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  36. Love them both. Wonderful watercolor technique. TFS

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  37. Your watercolor backgrounds look super with the oversized letters!! These are pretty Becca!!

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  38. Love the water coloring on background and cute mugs! I used your wonderful sentiment on all 3 of the coffee cards I've made so far - perfect for the holidays Becca! Julia xx

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  39. Lovely cards the bg really makes it

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  40. Total amazeballs, Becca! Once again, you knock it outta the park! Love, love these colors and of the course the most amazing stamps evah! LOL

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  41. Becca! Love your cards and you know I love your stamp set!... My favorite movie is Elf for sure... I really don't watch too many movies more than once, but can't get enough of that one. You know I already have this set so you don't have to add me to the drawing... Thank you!!

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  42. WOW!!! TWO super COOL cards!!!! I should have written everything in caps..but it would have sounded as if I am shouting...! ANDDDDD I am...because they are soo gorgeous...LOVE the inky background! :)
    Suchi xx

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  43. I LOVE the watercolor look of your cards.
    These new sentiment stamps are wonderful.
    Happy holidays to you and yours!

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  44. Gorgeous cards with great water colouring!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  45. These look fabulous.....great use of the green and red....colours I find REALLY hard to use in Chrissy stuff....you did a wonderful job! I've given up scrapping much extra at all this month. It just ain't happening, unfortunately..... Fave Chrissy movie has to be that STUPID Chevy Chase one with all the lights exploding and the house burning down & I have no idea of its name 'cept they ALWAYS put it on!!

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  46. I think they are both fantastic. Love the watercolour effects. I think the one with the green background is my favourite, but I like green! As for my favourite holiday movie, I think it's got to be It's a Wonderful Life.

    And thanks so much for the chance to win this super stamp set xxx

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  47. Wonderful cards Becca ! loved the watercolor effect !

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  48. LOVE that background -- it goes perfect with the on top Joy!

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  49. Fabulous Cards!!! LOVE your watercolored mugs & that huge JOY is perfect too!......As for my fav Christmas book - the Bible...I love the true Christmas Story :)

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  50. These are fantastic! Love the set you designed!! My fave Christmas movie is Elf!😃

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  51. I just LOVE your sweet watercolored cards. I can't think of any better way to spend Christmas than to be highly CAFFEINATED! What an adorbale stamp set. Blessings to you all for a MAGNIFICENT Christmas and a safe and successful 2016.
    Karen Letchworth
    www.krean-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  53. Fabulous and perfectly JOYFUL, Becca!
    Fave movie: It's a Wonderful Life :-)

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  54. I love your watercolour cards. My favourite Christmas movie, or one that takes place at Christmas is the Gremlins! Love those furry creatures....."Bright Light....Bright Light"! I have been following your blog for some time now, too.

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  55. How cute!! Love the watercolours!!

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  56. Those are pretty awesome. Love watercolors.

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    1. I already have your stamp set. But I love "White Christmas" and just got to see the Broadway series stage production.

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  58. Becca, your cards are awesome - love that technique! I'll be using your cup stamp set for one of my blog hop cards - thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. What lovely cards and technique!! :) Wishing you a mocha Christmas too hehe.

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  60. Ooo totally fun set of cards! Those sentiments are so sweet too!

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  61. Love your technique TFS lovely!

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  62. Two simply fabulous cards...love your wonderful smooshing!

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  63. WOW! Two AWESOME cards!! Love!

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  64. Beautiful ! My favourite movie for the festive season is The holiday with Cameron Diaz and Jude law , I love a romance

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  65. oh my gosh swoooooning over both your cards!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  66. Wow! I love both of your cards! The watercolor background paper turned out gorgeous! Love that huge joy and how you decorated it! Plus that sentiment is just perfect! I love everything about both of your cards! My favorite Christmas Movie is "It's A Wonderful Life"!

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  67. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the watercolors....I need to play more with mine. My favorite holiday movie is Elf followed closely by A Christmas Story which we watched today.

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  68. Love your cards, Becca (you already know I'm a fan! haha). Tanks for the chance to win one of your stamp sets.

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  69. Stunning cards Becca - I know I am late commenting, but I love Sound of Music as a Christmas movie. Shows my age!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  70. Love the watercolors. My favorite Christmas movie is an old one in black and white...The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven. A close second is Love Actually.

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  71. Becca, your cards are AMAZING!!! Love the watercolor background, diecuts and the sentiments :) Thanks for the inspirations!

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    1. Oh... And for Christmas we love the Muppets Christmas and Love Actually :)

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  72. Becca, love these watercolor cards! They are gorgeous for the holiday!

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  73. Beautiful cards and so stunning how you used all the elements of the photo! Thank you for taking TIME OUT and join us!

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  74. Awesome cards! So artsy and festive and totally fun!!!

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  75. love how you made these! I love The Muppets Christmas Carol.

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  76. Love your bold sentiments and pops of color! Fantastic watercoloring~

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  77. LoVe the water colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs.
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  78. Two stunning creations, I love the inky BG you have created and the pattern on both the JOY's! Thank you for joining in on the 2015 Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  79. Beautiful cards Becca! Love watercolor splashes. My favorite Christmas movie is Elf.

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  80. Gorgeous cards, my favorite Christmas movie is Christmas vacation.

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  82. What a lovely cards . Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

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