Friday, 22 October 2010

Coffee beans on a card!

Hello bloggers,

Hope you are well and happily crafting away...

Here is a card I made this morning with almost everything natural... the leaves are from my flower press.

The cardstock is handmade paper and by now you may have guessed what the round stuff is - coffee beans! My younger daughter bit into one of them and it smelled awfully good. I thought she would freak out but she ACTUALLY liked the flavour... Lol!

The green background paper is what Zeenya and her classmates painted in Grade 1 when they were experimenting with the Eric Carle style of painting. The teacher gave it to me before trashing it as she knew how crazy I am about such things. Lol! No wonder my art and craft space resembles a junk yard... I collect 'most anything and believe you me - it always comes in handy. And then as they say - "Creative minds are rarely tidy".
That is my excuse for keeping a messy table at all times!!!

By the way, sorry for the poor picture quality.




Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Monica - what a great nature card with those wonderful leaves and I just love the background paper that your daughter painted on! how cool is that? Good thing the teacher had a mind to save it for you and look at you finding a way to utilize it - ultra cool! Coffee beans - who would have thought of them to be such a wonderful element to a crafty card!? Leave it to you to come up with such ingenuity!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! This is just so unique and lovely. What a fabulous idea about the coffee beans too. Everything about it is wonderful.

Helen said...

This is the reason I followed your blog. You are very creative! I would never have used coffee bean. Great job!

Unknown said...

Hi Monica x I soooo love the fact you saved this paper, as it is a dream x I love your creativeness and especially your originality x thanks for sharing it x Leigh x

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - how awesome you made a 'natural' card!! I bet it smells delicious with the coffee beans!!