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My Brew

Tia's Tips: There is no better way to get out of a creative rut than to create a challenge for yourself. The best way to do this is by joining an online group challenge! Recently I signed up for a card challenge and what a treat it was! In the end I enjoyed pushing myself, pushing my creativity and finding more like minded creative souls! I've made new friends and found a ton of new ideas! I ALSO joined this international team of talented designers! Where? The Paper Shelter!

Thank YOU-Veronica (Owner) and Linda (Team Leader) at The Paper Shelter for believing in me and my design work and welcoming into this incredible team of designers-so, let's get on with it!

The Paper Shelter Challenge #559: "MMM...My Brew"

Digital Image: Cocoa Jacuzzi

What we're looking for is your completed card featuring any drink-coffee, hot chocolate, champagne, beer-etc.

Up for grabs at The Paper Shelter this week is our usual fantastic prize! Our winner will win a $30 store voucher if you've used a Paper Shelter product on your entry (you could choose the pre-coloured image, the black and white digi, or the digital paper that comes in the set), or 3 digis of your choice, if you've used another brand. You can enter the challenge up to 3 times, provided you've used a Paper Shelter product on at least one of them.

As we get closer to "Christmas in July", I know many of you will begin making your holiday cards. In my digital collection was this hilarious image of a Gingerbread Man enjoying a soak in a mug of cocoa. And I just knew...that was MY Brew! Cocoa Jacuzzi.

I began my card with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch/ 14 x 14cm square card base. I used complimentary holiday papers with one side slightly larger than the other and bridged the seam with ribbon.

I used the Petite Looped Lace Oval die from Gina Maria Designs and cut it in half, so it appeared like a lace doily. For my focal image I fussy cut the digi and was ready to color.

After selecting my background papers, I began selecting my COPIC colors:


Gingerbread Man- E13; E15; E18

Sunglasses- V20, V28, white gel pen

Cocoa-E79; E57; E35; E34

Holly leaves & berries- YG11; G03; G16; R59; R29; R24

Cocoa Mug-Red:R59; R46; R35

Yellow: Y11; Y15; YR23

Green: YG23; YG25; YG17; YG67

Thanks friends for stopping in, I hope you are inspired by my card and will join the Paper Shelter Blog Challenge! I'll keep an eye out for you. If you're new to my site, PLEASE scroll to the bottom of the page and follow me for more Craftia ideas and designs.

I can also be found on Instagram: #rockymtncraftia

and on Facebook: Tia Boswell

Until next time friends, I want you to Go-Get-Crafty!


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Linda McEnery
Linda McEnery
Jun 22, 2023

Wowza Tia! Your colouring is spectacular! I love the little doily you created for the saucer to sit on. Your card is so striking! Welcome to the team!

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