Celebrating Friendships with a hot cuppa!

Zoe February 21, 2018 34
Celebrating Friendships with a hot cuppa!

One of my favourite past times with friends is sitting around having a cuppa and chatting. It’s hard to beat face to face interaction with a friend. You can read each other’s body language, laugh out loud and easily get stuck for hours drinking way too much coffee.

Sadly, many of my bestest friends live so far away from me that I don’t get the opportunity to sit across the table and laugh over a cuppa so instead I do what I do best and make them cards that will brighten their day.

So with that in mind, this month we are inspiring you with some gorgeous images illustrated by Krista Smith and a whole range of new chipboard designs relating to Friends, Coffee & Tea!

Chance to win goodies!


Winners Announcement

I am happy to announce the two random winners, one chosen randomly from Nicoletta’s blog post and one chosen from Andrea’s blog post are:

Elizabeth Elton & Paula Yeates
I’ll be popping your prize in the mail by the end of this week. xo

Huge thank you to everyone who spent the time hopping around to enjoy the inspiration and leave some love for the
Design Team who worked so hard to bring this together. We hope you will join us again for our next hop.


Please join us on the hop and be inspired for a chance to win one of two Chipboard sets featuring the new friendship cursive sentiment designs.


Simply leave a comment on each blog along the way as I will be picking a winner from two random posts. Winners will be announced and contacted Sunday 25th February so get your hopping boots on!

Today I created a card featuring the ‘Best Friends‘ image which is supplied with all four gorgeous girls together, plus I have also included each girl as a separate image so that you can layer them together to build your own circle of friends.

I am also featuring the new chipboard ‘INCREDIBLE friend – Outline ‘ from the new ‘Cursive Sentiments‘ range.

My image was coloured with COPIC markers and I decided to step outside my CAS comfort zone and go for a girly card with layers and flowers. The chipboard was heat embossed with white embossing powder to make it stand out.


For my second card, I wanted to have some fun with creating a background with the Tim Holtz Woven Stencil, and mixed media paste that I coloured using distress inks. Then I used the same stencil over the Coffee Hug – Cursive Sentiment chipboard and sponged the distress inks on top to get the same pattern. I love how it turned out.

Here’s a close up of the texture. Oh and my sneaky ‘bathroom silicone’ glue is poking out the bottom of the M – but it’s a great trick to popping up the chipboard words. Just add a few gobs on the back and be careful not to press down too hard.



The design team have created some wonderful inspiration and I can’t wait for you to see, so get your hopping boots on and soak it all in.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Big Squeezes

Zoe xo


Here is a list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for 10 chances to win!

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  1. Andrea Tully February 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Wonderful Card Zoe, Love the layers and the flowers!

  2. Julie O February 21, 2018 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    These are both gorgeous! Love them both!!

  3. Therese - ScrapKatten - KattenMia February 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    I’m swoon over the second card.

  4. CATHERINE JEUNEU February 21, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Absolutely wonderful and the chipboards are just woahhh

  5. Corinne Jones February 21, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I am sooo loving all your newest chipboard word pieces… beautiful card.. hugs

  6. Myriam February 21, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply


  7. Olga Dendrinou Fink February 21, 2018 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe! Both cards are so very beautiful!! but the second one is my favorite! I just have to CASE you! Lol!
    xoxo Olga

  8. Carol Kurian February 22, 2018 at 1:31 am - Reply

    Wow what beautiful cards. I adore the outline words. They are so delicate and sharp in detail. Gorgeous!!

  9. Paula Yeates February 22, 2018 at 1:35 am - Reply

    Wow got to get some of the new chippies as you can’t beat a cuppa and chat with friends. Absolutely love your second card so simple but very effective. X

  10. Peri February 22, 2018 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Gorgeous cards Zoe – think thus release might have to accidentally find its way into my cart! xx

  11. Theressa February 22, 2018 at 3:36 am - Reply

    They are both stunning! I love the girlfriends and the coloring. But that stencil technique on the coffee hugs is mind blowing! Seriously, it makes you take a very close look! Way to go!

  12. Cheri February 22, 2018 at 5:27 am - Reply


  13. sandra v.blaricum February 22, 2018 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Gorgeous cards!!! Love the idea to use a stencil on the chippies!!

  14. Cheryl Ogilvy February 22, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Love the news friends Digitally stamps, coloured beautifully

  15. Kathy February 22, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Love the saying Coffee is a hug in a mug!!!!

  16. Terri S February 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love this sentiment. Great to use for a “far away” friend…or one down the street.

  17. Jeanette Hebden February 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    The new chipboards are gorgeous and these card are so nice to send to distant friends. Love them.

  18. Heidy Blom February 22, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Oh love these,hope this will give me some inspiration to colour and graft again !!!

  19. Faye Wynn-Jones February 22, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! x

  20. Meghan February 23, 2018 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Wish I could color like you!

  21. Susan Sudbury February 23, 2018 at 2:54 am - Reply

    These are FABULOUS!!! You should do a video chat/cuppa with your long distance friends ?

  22. Linda Camus February 23, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing

  23. Sonya van Stee February 23, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Wow, Zoe! Both cards are stunning! I love the 4 girls together… imagine the possible colour combinations! The texture piece is gorgeous as well. I might have to pull out my texture paste now and try some stuff!

  24. SharonH February 23, 2018 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I am really loving these new chipboards snd all the cards are amazing!

  25. Jenny Dix February 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Both cards are AMAZING!

  26. Nicola Gold February 24, 2018 at 3:03 am - Reply

    Waaa Zoe this friends card is gorgeous. I’m really loving the look of the new chippies

  27. Elizabeth February 24, 2018 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Gorgeus card, Zoe, love the new images and ADORE the new chipboard words! Both look amazing on these cards! Thanks for being such and inspiration! hugs, Elizabeth xx

  28. Emma Gee February 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Both cards are amazing. I literally can’t choose my favourite ?

  29. Rosa A February 24, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous csrds, colouring and sentiments! ???

  30. monia fiocchi February 24, 2018 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Stunning! I love it!

  31. Lynsey February 25, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Totally gorgeous x

  32. Wendy Nicola Jackson February 25, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    LOVE those new chippies Zoe! Awesome cards both of them. Love what you did with the colour on that CAS second card. Amazing!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  33. Becky M February 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Hello Zoe, love the new chipboards! About your friends being far away…have you ever tried ZOOM? It allows you to video chat with many friends at the same time via your computer. Everyone can see each other. It’s a really fun way to stay in touch. (I do not work for zoom, I’ve just used it before. Lol!!). Big Texas hugs, Becky

  34. Siv Ella Andersen February 26, 2018 at 5:42 am - Reply

    All your chippies are “must have” – love seeing all the ideas how to use them!
    Hugs xx Siv

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