Saturday, 2 September 2017

Give Me My Coffee!!!

Good afternoon and welcome to the weekend! It's my turn to kick off the challenges on the new look Lost Coast Designs Portal To Creativity - I'm only typing that once! We have a brilliant theme this month - 'numbers' so here's what I've made.

I am this bird! OK, maybe a little plumper in the leg area, but you get my drift. I can't function at anything above amoeba level until I've had my coffee on a morning. I allow myself 2 cups of full fat before 12, then 2 decaf's for the rest of the day. I was drinking upwards of 15 'real' cups a day (I know, scary) so this is a great cut down for me. I've replaced the others with hot water with orange and lemon slices - I shall soon look like a goddess, with the skin of a new born baby - next week, at the latest!

So I took a very inexpensive A5 notebook with a kraft cover and brayered gesso over the top.

Next, I used some DecoArt paint and a number stencil. It's not rocket science is it, but this is one of my favourite colour combos.

Then fun with stamps! All the words are from Carmen's Veranda, and the numbers are a Lost Coast border stamp.
There is many a true word spoken in a clear stamp sentiment!

Again a CV sentiment, and this wonderful bird is by Lost Coast.

So what could be easier than this challenge! You have until the 25th to join in and link up for the chance to win $s to spend in the online store.

Have a fun September, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. I love this bird (I call mine Harry... not sure why, he's just a Harry... and it's the only stamp I've named.. don't judge me!) your page is fantastic.

  2. Gorgeous bird, I know that morning feeling. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Haa haaa.. Sue these are great quotes really made me giggle. Your inexpensive notebook has been given a cheerful approach and i'm loving the birdy. I'm sure we would all look like him if we had consumed nearly 15 cups of coffee per day!! Glad you've managed to cut down :)
    Big Hugs Tracey xx

  4. Love how you transformed an inexpensive notebook, best way to use one in my opinion. Love your background and that bird is fabulous. Tracy x

  5. So artistic--love how you put everything together!

  6. Ha ha ha a visit to your little corner of blogosphere never fails to make me smile Sue :)
    Donna xx

  7. What a great creation, Sue! I am absolutely this bird! Ha ha! I just LOVE it!!! Beautiful and funny! And so clever quotes!!! Kisses, my friend.

  8. I'm back from holidays, and happy to visit you again this morning Sue! :D
    What a fun book, easy to do, and I love this quirky bird stamp!!!
    Hope you have better weather than me today... where's the sun boo..? :D)
    Hugs xx

  9. I do adore that bird! And your altered notebook cover is altogether a treat - I love the wall of text stamp graffiti!
    Alison x


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