Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020 Wrap Up

For those of you who joined in my little trivia game - thank you for playing!
Most of you got most of the answers correct!

I hope you enjoyed it!

Here are the answers:

My trivia question for Post #1 was:
People began drinking coffee…
A. During WWI
B. In the time of Christ
C. In the 9th Century

My trivia question for Post #2 was:
When you drink coffee, the caffeine is effective in your bloodstream…
A. Instantly
B. Within half-an-hour
C. Within ten minutes

My trivia question for Post #3 was:
More than ___ countries produce coffee.
A. 100
B. 25
C. 50

My trivia question for Post #4 was:
Coffee became a popular drink with newcomers to North America when…
A. The indigenous people taught them about coffee
B. The Boston Tea Party made tea hard to come by
C. Shepherds noticed that eating coffee beans made goats lively

My trivia question for Post #5 was:
Only ___ beats coffee as a traded commodity.
A. Water
B. Oil
C. Corn

My trivia question for Post #6 was:
In Italy, during the 16th century coffee was banned as being…
A. Over-stimulating
B. Satanic
C. Unhealthy

My trivia question for Post #7 was:
The meaning of the term “espresso” is…
A. Forced out
B. Expressive
C. Under pressure

My trivia question for Post #8 was:
Adding cream to coffee…
A. Cools it down
B. Helps it retain heat longer
C. Makes it more acidic

My trivia question for Post #9 was:
People who drink coffee are said to…
A. Have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
B. Have more energy for a workout within half an hour of drinking a cup of coffee
C. Both 

My trivia question for Post #10 was:
In the 18th century, the Swedish government outlawed coffee and…
A. Coffee pots
B. Coffee cups and saucers
C. All coffee paraphernalia

And the winners...
I put all the correct answers in a hat and my husband drew out two names...

Charlotte aka Lady Joyful 


Verna Angerhofer

Please email me your address and I will pop something it the post - not sure how long this will take as the mail is taking such a long time at the moment -
but keep watching your mailbox!

Happy Crafting!

12 Months Of Christmas - June Challenge #66 - Gingham

This is my DT make for the May Challenge

This month the theme is 'GINGHAM'

Our sponsor this month is Oddball Art Co



Today I have a twisted easel card to share...basically a white card blank scored and folded at a diagonal with an extra piece of white card added.
Talking square of the gingham I cut them into pieces and added them as shown.

I coloured the images with Copics before cutting them out.
The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers. stamped on a scrap of the green gingham and trimmed. then placed on dimensional tape.

Finally I added the wooden embellishments.

I am also sharing a past make - my favourite Christmas Oddball creations

Hope you will join in the challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 1 June 2020

Clever Dexter June Challenge - Beach Bum


This month we invite you to join in with

THEME: Beach Bum

PALETTE: Purple, Yellow, Green, Red, White (optional)

SPONSORED BY: Oddball Stamps

Please visit the Clever Dexter Challenge Blog to find out more...

Here is my first inspirational make for this challenge:

I saw this box in a junk shop the other day and couldn't resist it - this was sort of my inspiration when I added a page to my scrapbook...

The first layer is a paper that looks like a distressed journal page (from Dragonslair some years ago). I then added the Mermaid witch from CCC 76. Take a look here for a similar image. I also added the chest from the May Exclusive set. I coloured all these with Copics and cut them out.

Finally I added a scatter of wooden embellishments.

Hope you will come and join us!!

Hopefully I will be in time to add this to Leigh's Half-o-ween hop...

Once again Leigh is hosting a Halfway to Halloween Half-O-Ween Blog Hop - find more details here...

I will link this to the Something Wicked this way comes post.

Happy Crafting!

Patterned Paper Challenge - June 2020

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Here is my make as part of the Design Team of
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!!

a monthly challenge to encourage crafters to use their patterned paper

Do take part as you may win a prize...

This is the prize for this month's challenge:

Forever in time
Paper Craft Collection
Watercolor Aquarelle
Perfect Prints
5 sheets of 6 styles 6" x 6"

Here's my card:

This card uses a cream card base matted with a paper from Kaisercraft's Pen and Ink 6.5" Paper Pad.
The tag and sentiment also come from here and are placed on dimensional tape.
The image is  Liliboo Designs Teacups printed in Sepia and with a little extra colour with Copics.
I trimmed this and added faux stitching with a brown fineliner.

Hope you will join the Patterned Paper Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Brown Bag-It day #2

Today I am sharing my second goodie bag made by upcycling a takeaway bag... you may remember the first:

This time I have added teddy bears in red using my Cricut and free svg files from SVG Files and lots of scraps.
Then I added strips of washi tape.

I will link my bag to Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge #57 Week 2 Brown Bag-it Day

I was also going to link it to Crafting Happiness  but unfortunately that challenge has finished.
Happy Crafting!