Friday, September 21, 2012

Playing in Paradise #85 - Have a Cuppa!

Happy Friday! I'm home - after a chaotic and convoluted trip home, being bumped from my flight, sent to a different city, arriving home 4 hours late (so, 2 am), and then having my luggage lost...I now have a very clear picture of what people are talking about when they talk about hating Air Canada. BUT, that said, I got home safe, and my luggage eventually did as well. I'm deep in the throes of jet lag, though, and the laundry is threatening to become sentient.

ANYWAY, it's time for Playing in Paradise!

Nina is our challenger this week, and she's chosen one of my favourite things as an inspiration for this week's Playing in Paradise challenge: cooooofffeeeeee. The stuff of life!
I was super lucky to win some golb ydnac from Amy at Tsuruta Designs before my trip, and I had to combine this awesome paper with this week's challenge:
Supplies: papers from Basic Grey "paper cottage;"
fabric brad (also from Amy!), BG Paper Cottage collection;
stamps from Market Street Stamps;
Palette Noir ink;
Vintage Photo distress ink;
red and black rhinestones

Nina & I used very similar techniques in creating our cups - paper piecing & foam tape. I've tucked a length of bamboo thread under the tea tag & then under the top layer of the cup as well. 

This theme is really a terrifically versatile one, so I hope you can find time to play along with us (there's always a great prize up for grabs!). The linky is open until noon on Thursday, September 27 (my mommy's birthday!)

Don't forget to see what the rest of the team has been up to:


xoxo,
Jessi


12 comments:

~amy~ said...

yahoooo for using your goodies:) Love your cuppa card:) pahooey on your bad air canada experience.

Laura said...

Glad you made it home safe, despite all the hiccups! Great theme for the challenge! Love that big mug on your carad!

Angela said...

Cute card, Jessi! Glad you made it home safe and sound...now it's time to rest up!

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic card! But can I ask what is 'golb ydnac'?? ps Glad you are home safe and sound (ignore the washing, the fairies will be there any day now)!

Dana said...

Wow!! I love that cup!! Great colors!!

kingstonmama said...

Welcome home! Love your dotty tea cup. :) ann Y.

Melissa Craig said...

Welcome back Jessi! I am so glad your luggage made it home, too.

Lovely card - the cup is beautiful.

Lindsey said...

Glad you're home safe and sound -- if a bit frazzled! Terrific card.

walchowDesign said...

Welcome home, Jessi! So sorry to hear all the chaos that you had to go thru but the most important is that your family and you are home safely!

Your coffee card is so sweet!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Jesse, I love the fun bright colours you used and the paper piecing is fantastic.

Barb said...

awesome take on the challenge. i love the colors and patterns...awesome design. the cut flower and tiny heart tag hanging out of the cup are perfect. LOVE this collection :)

Cheryl said...

Fantastic card. Love the paper piecing. I have to ask, though...what did you win: "golb ydnac?" Whatever it is, Congrats!