Friday, November 12, 2021

Deja Brew

It's time for another "special" challenge at Double Trouble #97-A. Here are the usual "Three Things" that we include in each challenge:
Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker's theme is "Deja Brew." Create a project that includes a coffee, tea, or cocoa item.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare is hoping you'll play along at the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop from Friday, November 12, through Friday, November 19, 2021. (My card is entry #76.)

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister would like to see the following sketch used as inspiration for your project. Try Stampin' on Tuesday #532 runs through Sunday, November 21, 2021.


Here is what makes this challenge "special": 

We are including two partners rather than only one and the dates have been adjusted for this challenge only.


We have Double Trouble Perks! In addition to our usual randomly drawn prize, Things 1, 2, and 3 have each added "Blog Candy" to their individual blogs. 

Thing 2 (Double Dare - Melanie) - If you enjoy winning "Blog Candy", leave your comment below and your name will be entered for a randomly drawn prize.

Simply comment on the blogs below if you wish to submit your name for their Blog Candy drawings.

Click HERE for Thing 1: Trouble Maker (Suzanne)
Click HERE for Thing 3: Twisted Sister (Tracey)

First, I stamped the cat image and colored it with Copic markers. I fussy cut and added the image to a small pink panel embossed with coffee beans. Using the sketch for TSOT532, I cut panels of cardstock and patterned paper to size, and layered them all onto the gray card base. A greeting was not indicated on the sketch but I added one. The coffee-themed sentiment was stamped with gray ink, die-cut, and added with foam tape. The inside was stamped with the words, "Coffee is always a good idea." A few pink enamel hearts were also added. 

I also submitted my card to the challenge at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.
Be sure to visit these Blogs for guidelines to participate: DTC97A, TSOT532, Coffee Loving & 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers.

Stamps: Newton's Nook "Newton Loves Coffee"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Basic Gray & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: SU! Basic White, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate & Strawberry Slush
Paper: SU! DSP "Playful Pets"
Die: Whimsy (stitched circles)
Misc.: Darice Embossing Folder (coffee beans), enamel hearts, foam tape


  1. I see Newton! What an adorable coffee kitty! I love how you colored his fur! Great sketch too; I think I'll try this one!

  2. Wowsa! Your shading is amazing and how cute is this card! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Newton is always a wonderful image. I love the combination of texture and papers you've used.

  4. I love Newton, and he is so cute hugging his to go cup. Love the embossed bean and that design paper is perfect.

  5. This is adorable - love the cat patterned paper and the red embossed panel. Your colouring is spot on!

  6. Newton is always a favorite, and when you combine him with coffee and pretty's a win/win!

  7. Fabulous coloring and such a fun card. Love Newton and he loves his coffee!!
    Thank you for the chance to win blog candy!! Yum!!
    Have a lovely day!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. I pretty much love everything about this card, and looks like Newton pretty much loves his coffee, lol!

  9. So sweet! Great sentiment, love the little kitty! :)

  10. so fun + that pattern paper is perfect!
    Thanks for linking up!

  11. This is so very adorable! Great dp to go with the kitty. Have to try this sketch!

  12. Newton is so cute! Love the background too!

  13. super cute card!
    love Newton!
    hello from Coffee Lovers Blog hop! ☕

  14. Love the layout and papers you used on this sweet card!

  15. Love the coffee bean embossing!
    Hopping in from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

  16. This is just adorable! I love that adorable kitty image :)

  17. The kitty, the coffee beans embossing folder, the colors! I love it all!

  18. Love this! Great coloring on the Newton image and love the papers you chose! Thanks for playing along!