Friday, 4 February 2011

GC88 - Coffee and Cream




For this challenge we had to use a coffee and cream colour scheme, a lovely combination, as I like everything in these colours which remind me of my fave beverage!
I used a large, square card in cream, which has been inked with antique linen distress ink and Adirondack *espresso*. Printed the image onto a square of cream coloured cardstock, also inked with the same colours. The background has been stamped first with a text in *espresso*, and then I added some small flowers in the corners. The image - from LaBlanche- has been matted onto brown cardstock. The wings and crown have been cut from a scrap of patterned paper in coordinating colours and fixed with foam pads. *Cherish* has been die cut using a *Bosskut* die.
Inside, I masked a scrap of cream cardstock with the *waste* from a cut-out heart and stamped it with my love stamp before matting it onto brown again. The sentiment is from *lavinia* stamps.



And this picture is of the coffee table which took up so much of my time and strength yesterday. 9 wooden pieces, 64 different screws, 20 rawl plugs,3 hinges, a handle, 2 metal tubes and 5 little rollers accompanied by another 20 screws had to be tackled till the table was finished. It is a modern one, to make a contrast to my mostly antique furniture, as I just need something new right now - and it has a big storage draw where I can put in all the crafty bits and bobs that I like to use when I am finishing things off while watching TV - now I can just throw them into the drawer, and everything will be tidy again! Well, that's the intention. Isn't there a saying about good intentions and which path they pave??

And the Rollodex on the left of the table is one I altered 2 years back, each card has been scrapped, mostly by me, some from friends, and it is a treasury or memories of nice papers used in other projects and sayings on all themes.

Have a good day you all, and thanks for looking!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Val - that colour combo is delicious.
    And well done on the coffee table - the draweris a great idea! :)
    Hugs,
    Sue xx

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  2. Thanks Sue!! Drawers are always a good idea!

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  3. Oh so many talents, Valerie! Lovely work!

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  4. Hi Val, always something very restful about coffee & cream colours, love how you've used them in this latest creation. I can see how you like to be reminded of your fave drink, lol. The new table is great and that drawer will be very useful, you can't have enough drawers I say. The Roladex is a wonderful idea, must be lovely to flip through that and see lots of fabulous papers and great sayings. CoB

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  5. Lovely coffee and cream card Val. Your table looks so nice and I love the rolodex, great idea. ~Diane

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  6. Just love your card Val loving the colours and what a great coffee table like the drawer in it some place to hide all the bit and bobs.

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  7. Thanks for the nice comments, Ladies.

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  8. Lovely card and love your new table, let's see how long it all stays tidy! Hugs, Sarah & Kids

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  9. Absolutely stunning card my friend and i love your new coffee table too
    hugs June x

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  10. cannot keep up with your crafting val, love the combination of colours and fab tables..

    amria xx

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  11. Very beautiful! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Coffee and Cream challenge!

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  12. Terrific card Val, thank you for playing Coffee and Cream with Gingersnaps. Annette x
    PS Love the new table

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  13. Thanks for all your kind comments, Ladies!

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  14. This is really beautiful Val, just love the wings addition and gorgeous layout.
    Fliss x
    PS: That table looks as it it will come in really handy - think I need one!

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  15. Beautiful card!! Love the quote on the bottom, it's so very true!! Great job on your coffee table you put together!! Love the rollodex idea!

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  16. This is a beautiful card, Val--I really like the sentiment, too!

    :)

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