Be Thankful at Crafting With Dragonflies

I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a winner of a recent Crafting With Dragonflies challenge and part of the prize is a guest designer slot so this is it. I had thought of calling this post ‘Back to My Roots’ because I have had the ‘real’ stamps out along with inks, dies and stencils. It felt really good to be back using techniques that I started with years ago.

The theme for Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge #116 is Be Thankful.



Materials used: 
Free Stamps, Dies and Stencil set from Simply Cards and Papercraft #177
banner die from stash
X-Press It card
Personal Impressions embossing powder – Pastel Lilac
Versamark ink pad
Adirondak Espresso ink pad
Memento Lilac Posies ink pad
stencil brush
Copic pens:
V01, V12, V15, V17, V09

The sentiment is computer generated and cut with a banner die. The cup cuff has been embossed with the Pastel Lilac powder and coloured with a Copic pen. The coffee bean paper is made using the sencil from the set and Espresso ink. I used the inky brush over the whole piece at the end to tone down the white background.

The cup cuff, steam and little heart embellishment were all cut from the  bits of card left over from fussy cutting the cup and a second lid.

The second lid has been attached to the cup with foam pads for dimension.

I hope my card has inspired you to maybe go along to Crafting With Dragonflies and have a go at the challenge yourself. With Christmas around the corner it is a good incentive to lay the Christmas cards aside for a short time and make up some Thank You cards!

Thanks for dropping by. Take care.


Entering the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread #79 – Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges #23 – Inspired by a Song (Your the cream in my coffee)
Crafty Creations #377 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #155 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #403 – Anything Goes
Back to Basics and Beyond #14 – Stencils or Masks 
Crafting With An Attitute #44 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #257 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #153 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Humour
Less Is More #383 – Dimension
A Gem of A Challenge #230 – Anything Goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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10 Responses to Be Thankful at Crafting With Dragonflies

  1. Lovely coffee card, I like the bean stencil and the way you designed the card
    Thank you for joking us at BBB
    Margaret DT

  2. Fabulous card Pippa. Such a great design with the coffee beans. Its nice to go back to crafty roots. For me it feels like finding my way back home. I have missed your posts. Hope all is well.
    Take care, Flo xx

  3. I love that stencil. It would be perfect for my husband. He’s a coffee addict. Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond. Love Dawn x

  4. Tina C says:

    Super cute card 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us at Funday Friday over at Jo’s Scrap Shack. Good Luck 🙂

  5. Michelle Lancaster says:

    This is beautiful – thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty and good luck – Michelle x

  6. Sammy Jean says:

    Love this! Especially the beautiful purple! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week. Sammy-x

  7. Nonni says:

    Hi Pippa! love all the ideas for dimension in your cute CAS card but unfortunately at LIM we only allow 5 combined challenges, one of them being ours. Would love to see you entering again! Thanks for sharing at Less Is More!

  8. Such a sweet card, love the purple coffee cup. Thank you for joining us for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge #230 at A Gem of a Challenge. Hugs Lisa

  9. Zeljka Jurkovic-Grizic says:

    Fabulous card and design…thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

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