Whimsical Poppies for Paper Players #424
Hope your day is Amazing - and blog candy reminder

Le Cafe for Color Throwdown and blog candy alert

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  I saw this great color challenge across at Color Throwdown


I love the rich brown textures with the pop of black and white.  Fabulous photo!  I wasn't sure where to go with this, when I discovered a piece of shimmer coffee color paper that I had in my stash.  The shimmery paper and the coffee color set me in the direction of creating a clean and simple card for my honey.   We have just gotten back from a Christmas Caribbean Cruise and breakfast was a highlight for us.  We had breakfast (Lou had croissant and other pastries) on our balcony every morning.  Accompanied by a Mimosa.  What a great way to start the morning!  
Generally, on days when Lou is home, he makes breakfast - with a great pot of tea - for me.  As Lou is traveling for a few days, I thought I would create this card to let him know that I had enjoyed our time together on the ship and that I would miss having him around for breakfast!   And... if you look at the closeup - you will notice that I managed to sneak in some shimmer and shine!  On a masculine card!  WOW!  The world is about to turn on its axis :-)
Here's the first closeup.  You can see the shimmer and shine well on this closeup:
Le Cafe Color Throwdown closeup (1 of 1)
I love the little popped up croissant!
Here's a closeup showing the inset shimmery coffee colored paper - and the black card base.
Le Cafe Color Throwdown closeup2 (1 of 1)
I used my Hero Arts Layering Rectangle dies to create a cut out on the card base.  I backed that with the coffee colored shimmer paper (from Tonic) and then layered that onto the black card base.   I took the focal layer and mounted that onto fun foam.  The croissant was popped with some foam dots.
Here's my card:
Le Cafe Color Throwdown (1 of 1)
I won't show you the inside, as it has a personal message :-) but here's the envelope:
Le Cafe Envelope (1 of 1)
I am so glad that I "found" this Fun Stamper's Journey set when I was doing my clear-out :-)
On a personal note:
In last night's post I promised you a little blog candy fun.  When I was cleaning, I also found that I had a spare stamp set from Ellen Hutson called "Winterscapes".  It's a fabulous background elements set, and I am offering this up as blog candy for one lucky winner.
What do you have to do for the blog candy?   Easy.  Answer this one simple question.... 
  • What place - anywhere in the world - would you most like to visit.   (If you would like to add WHY... then that would be great.... but not a requirement to win the blog candy!

That's it.... simple as can be.    All comments left between now and Friday 1/18 will be eligible and one random winner will be chosen from the comments.

I did get to make 3 cards today, so I will be back tomorrow with another card for you.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 80#.  Black - Recollections.  Speciality coffee/shimmer paper - Tonic Studios
  • Stamps:   Le Cafe - Fun Stamper's Journey
  • Inks:  Copic Markers.  Black Ink - Gina K - Amalgam Ink


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I love your lovely card, and the reason you made it. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip

If I could, I would love to visit Kiev - that’s where my daughter and her lovely family are living. I’d love to spend time with my little grandson - miss him so much.


Glad the card went to Lou. I would have tried to eat the croissant and ended up with a paper cut it looks so good!

I would love to go to St. Lawrence Island. Excellent birding in the winter, learn about the Yupik history and culture and the opportunity to really see the aurora borealis.

mary w

The shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Love your card and love the shimmer!!!
I would love to visit Amsterdam! The city with the casks. It seems like a artist’s dream!

Ruth Ann Vincent

Thank you for sharing this yummy card.
I know Lou will appreciate your thoughts and thanks.
I like your back yard views, but I have wanted to go to the New England States along the shore line and see the Rocks and light houses.
Thanks for letting us dream awhile! Ruth Ann

Jeanne H

Count me in on the wanting to go to England. That's been on my bucket list for many, many, many years. I want to see the moors I've read about and Leeds and the castles.


Great use of the colors! Thanks for playing along at the Color Throwdown!

Marilyn Wuttke

Most definitely it would be Ireland. My husband and I no longer are able to travel and that had been on our bucket list. We both had hobbies that involved weaving, knitting and other sewing so the fabrics and yarns available there would have been great. Maybe in our next life! Loved your card as we love croissants, so may have to get this stamp set. Thanks for offering blog candy.


Jaydee, what a fun creation! I just found FSJ myself and they have some cute goodies! Love your coloring and how you snuck in a wee little bit of glimmer. Lou will certainly appreciate it! Now, where to go....I am a bit of a homebody, so traveling is a challenge for me, but I think I would like to go to Banff! It seems like a really cool place to go, my sister tells me it's amazing! Such beautiful scenery!

Evelyn B

I would love to go back to England and see some more of the countryside where my Father's family came from. It would be great to see some of those places again. Love your cards and this one is really great!

Kris Markham

I would love to take a cruise to Alaska. I love the water and I think being on the ship would be awesome.

Love the colors of this card. Simple and clean lines for a guys card.

Doris D.

Your card is stunning. I know he will love it. I would like to go back to England and just roam the countryside. When my son-in-law was in the Air Force they were stationed in England and we visited twice. I actually get homesick for England I loved it so much. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome set.


New York City! Or Paris. The city that never sleeps and the city of lights ...

What a great card. You have the best ideas. How you make something relatively simple look so stunning us just amazing...,,

Jodi Collins

LOVE this! Your coloring is fab, and I love the shimmer! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

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