Monday, February 1, 2010

Your Friendship Warms My Heart

** Updated: This card was featured on SNR Card Universe.

Lindsay (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff) sponsored Tuesday Morning Sketches last week and asked the DT to use Melissa Craig's sketch. The challenges run from Tuesday to Sunday. Stop by and get in on tomorrow's challenge.

Here is a look at the entire set. I think this is one of my favorites. I have several posts using this cute and versitile set. You can see some of them HERE, HERE, and HERE. And this card using the freebie add on from Lindsay's blog.

Although I actually had plenty of time to stamp this weekend (which usually doesn't happen), I was mojo challenged. I don't know where my muse went but it definitely was not here. It took me HOURS to make this single card which was a little frustrating since I hope to make several birthday cards in that time. I thought this might be a birthday card, but it looks more like a Valentines card to me.
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Well, enough chit chat for today. It is Sunday afternoon and I am going to leave in a few minutes to meet a girl friend for lunch. We have been friends since we were 6 years old!

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT:
Lindsay (owner)

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - #88 Free Style
Belli Challenges - CBC83 - Hearts
Caardvarks- Red Heart Challenge
Crafty Angels - Week 20 Buttons
Crafty Calendar - #4 Keeping Warm
Dare U 2 Digi stamp - #30 Hearts /Valentine
Fab & Funky - #8 any digi image or sentiment
Hand Full of Stamps - #14 I Give You My Heart
Little Paper Shop - LPSC#52 use Kraft, Red & Chocolate
Little Red Wagon - #13 Hearts
Magical Crafts - #7 -Valentines
Pile it On - # 4-enough of winter colors
Paper Sundaes - #3 Valentines
Saturday Challenge - #68 Hearts
Stampavie - #79 Love/Valentine
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - #25 Open
Stamp Simply - #124 Bleeding Hearts (red & hearts)
Stamp Something - Delightfully Delicious Somethings
Totally Papercraft - #1 Friends


  • STAMPS: Coffee Talk digital stamp set by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff on, Spot On Background by Close to My Heart, sentiment from Fire Cracker Designs
  • PAPERS & CS: Image printed on Georgia Pacific white CS, Stampin' Up white & Chocolate Chip CS, Papertrey kraft CS
  • INK: Stampin' Up Real Red & Creamy Caramel
  • EMBELLISHEMENTS & TOOLS: Stampin' Up Real Red marker, Real Red & Chocolate Chip ribbon, DMC floss, paper piecer, Inkseentials white pen, Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen
  • TECHNIQUES: paper piecing, faux stitching


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Darling card! Love the coffee theme, the layout and the fun heart buttons!!! Thanks so much for playing the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!

Jacquel said...

Your card is very cute! Nice work!!

Alison said...

Awesome sewing! I have been needing some coffee cup inspiration lately! For some strange reason I have been wanting to make a coffee cup card! What a great coincidence!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Wonderful Cheryl! I love the heart button and the warm colcors (it makes me want to brew another pot!)

Karin said...

I know what it's like to work forever and end up with one! At least this one is a show stopper! I love the red and brown together...Made a card with this combo this weekend too!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhh this is just darling! This is one fabulous card - well done!

Vicky said...

Lovely card and great blog!!

Erika Hayes said...

First.. I love your card! I have a thing for coffee cards and I dont even drink coffee...hehehehehe!
I am also posting to everyone that entered to win my blog candy My blog died... it wont let me log in. After much frustration, I built a new one. It is called
I am sorry you didnt win this time, but maybe next time. Thanks for popping by Be sure to check my new blog for some new candy
Have a blessed day!

Nettie said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love the colours, the stitching and the ribbon!! Hope you had a nice lunch, it's always good to have girly time.x

Joey said...

Hi Sheryl

Gorgeous card, I love your colour combo and the stitching looks gorgeous wish mine was as neat lol


Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great job with the card! Love the stitching!!! Maybe someday I'll try to incorporate that into my cardmaking!!!
Love the ribbon work too :)

Anonymous said...

hi Cheryl,
the reason you can't see the Mr. Linky is that the Warm Wishes challenge ended yesterday (Sunday), but you could link this one to the current challenge "Enough of winter colors" because that brown that you used makes it look so Summer/Fall like!!!!

thanks for visiting us and joining in the fun!

-- dalis
Pile it On!

Ronnie said...

awesome card love the colors. awesoome, huge ronnie

Carol Ann said...

Great card Cheryl very unusual valentine card I particularly like the sentiment you have used. Thanks for playing at MCFC.
Carol Ann xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

jackiescrafts said...

Lovely card and unusual for a valentines one but it works
Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Georgia said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! I really love the colours you've used and the image is perfect for the theme of the challenge! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Sue said...

Hi Cheryl
gorgeous card luv the colour combo great stiching, thank you for jining us at Totally Papercrafts on our first challenge, hope to see you next week good luck, sue.x

Kathy said...

Great take on that sketch, I thought it was a difficult one, but you did great with it! Love the image and sentiment, and the sewing is the perfect touch.

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

I love your card! I really like the three ribbon knots you have there, it's so different! Never seen that before! Great job!

Valérie Goldenschue said...

oh what a beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at SAM


Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous card,
Thanks for joining us at MCFC.
Good luck
Hugs Angel

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Very cute! The stitching looks fab!

CarlaKH said...

Love the coors and the heart buttons! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Unknown said...

Wonderful card Cheryl, love the brown and red together and the detail with the ribbon.

Thanks for joining both the Totally Papercrafts launch challenge and Magical Crafts.


Joanne xx

Lorraine said...

Cheryl - this card is gorgeous. I love this stamp set - so cute. It would be very useful.

Enfys said...

Wow, what a lot of challenges! Love the red on the kraft paper, looks super
big hugs
En xx

Mel X said...

Lovely card, great colour combi.

Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC and good luck in the draw

Mel X

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Tammy said...

Love the card! So pretty. Sure give me another challenge to do lol......

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Very cute Cheryl! Love the stitching. :)

Audrey said...

I love this card! The color combo fits perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Rosanne said...

Very nice!Thanks for playing at Pile It On.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- and the sweet sentiment too! I really like the design/layout of your card too......Hope you do not mind if I CASE it..... TFS

Rhonda said...

Cheryl, this is a great card. I love the colors and I like this set, too.
I like the sketch the way you did it. Great job. It is hard to get one done when your muse decides to take a hike..but looking at this you'd never know it.

HappyCrafter said...

The little heart buttons are so adorable. I'm glad you were able to join us this week with the Paper Sundaes challenge.

the crafty duck said...

Lovely card, love the image, thanks for playing at MCFC love Steph

Dori Shelton said...

Wowzer!! This is a fabulous card. I love the image and the coloring you did and the sewing adds a great touch.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Cheryl :-) I love the coffee cup image ,,, perfect for a 'friend' card :-)

thanks for joining our First Totally Papercrafts friendly challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Micki said...

Wowsers girl.... look at all those challenges. You rock. Love the card and love the colors.

whoistracy said...

I love the three little bows on this Cheryl- so very sweet!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

You picked the perfect combo of colors to go with your "warm" theme. Very cute.

Kos med papir og saks said...

beautiful card. love it :)

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Terrific card. Love the heart buttons and your ribbon treatment. Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

Lisa said...

Hi Cheryl, Gorgeous card! Great image and I love the colour combo.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card - especially like all of the stitch details and the colours you have chosen are perfect. Thanks for joining us at MCFC - Shell x

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Woohoo, you sure did pile it on this this one. Great card. I really love the browns and reds together and lovely image too. Happy you could join our fun at Pile it On this week!

Denimo said...

Very cool card Cheryl! Love the colors, layout, everything!! Great stamp set too! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Melissa said...

This is so cute! Thanks for joining Stamp Something's challenge this week!

Caroline said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining in with the CCC this month. Caroline x

Emma said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours & details.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Emma x

Bananastamper said...

Your card is fantastic and I love this sketch too! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!
Shanna :)

Ruby said...
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Ruby said...

Great card Cheryl! I really like the way you've done the stitching and the ribbon, great colour combo too :o) Thanks for linking my candy on your side bar :o)

Chris said...

Such a cute card! Great image and I love how you did your ribbons. Glad you could join us at DU2DS this time. Chris :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful card, love it love it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.