Sunday, October 30, 2016

Blessings Winter Card

Howdy Crafters - I did some Masking on this Winter Theme Card using a SU Tree Stamp for the background and a Digital by Freshly Brewed - this is my first time trying out a digital with a Masking background. This Winter card could be used for a holiday theme such as Christmas or Thanksgiving by adding a greeting inside. 
My sweet treat at home is my homemade Hazelnut Mocha Coffee recipe - YUM - I used to only use regular coffee or decaf and I tried it out with Hazelnut Coffee and oh my - it is soooo good!

Here is my recipe if you wish to give it a try:

1 Cup of Non-GMO Almond unsweetened Vanilla Milk
I Tablespoon Cocoa [Hershey Cocoa works]
1 Envelope of Stevia - this is the small size package
Heat on Stove
Add 1 Cup of Hazelnut Coffee from the Keurig - [or add 1 cup of Hazelnut or regular or decaf coffee from your coffee pot]
Stir and enjoy - YUM!
[For added calories - Ha! Ha! Add some whipped cream on top]
BTW I keep my 2 cups of coffee in a heated steel mug and pour out into my coffee cup as I like my coffee hot!!

Winter card recipe
White cardstock for base of card - Cuttlebug scoring and cutting tool
Patterned cardstock for mat 1
Foam tape
White cardstock for masking and background
Freshly Brewed Bible and coffee cup digital - Sweet Mocha added in Word
Paper Smooches Blessing stamp - Powderpuff Chalking Ink Midnight Confession
SU Tree stamp - SU Old Olive Ink for masking
Distress Crayons yellow for sun, blue for sky, brown for ground and wipe to smear color
Stabio Chalk Pastel White to make snow
Polk-a-dot white and green ribbon
Torn right edge by me

It would be an honor to enter these challenges
Freshly Brewed Designs - Sweet Treats + Green #1
Sunny Day AG  UE 1 per day
DRS Rubber Stamps - Masking - #2  Post it note used to trace digital cut out and for the masking
DLART Thankful Thursday October AG Challenge - 1 per day
CHN Weekly Christmas Challenge AG - This card is suitable for a Merry Christmas greeting inside
CHN October Christmas Challenge AG - This card is suitable for a Merry Christmas Greeting inside
CHN Patterned Paper October Challenge
Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge #3
Dragonfly  Journey #78 Coffee Therapy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 


  1. The masking looks good. Had a cup of tea this morn with Pumpkin Spice flavor creamer in it. Hubby & I tried a new place, well not exactly new, the place had a different name, Egg & I, before and was renamed recently to First Watch with same ownership. Menu is not as varied but food & service still good.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. What a great card! I love how you have the Bible and mug in the middle of the scene - very thought-provoking. Great ideas here. Thanks for entering the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

  3. Great masking on this beauty! I agree with Nancy, very thought provoking to have the Bible in the center of it all - exactly where Jesus should be in our life!

    Thanks for sharing your mocha recipe. Sounds yummy. I'll have to give it a try!

  4. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for october!
    Monica - DT

  5. Very moving card with the Bible standing out.

  6. Hi Gail! Beautiful background and I do love a great mocha too. Thanks for the recipe and for joining my Coffee Therapy challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys


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