A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Welcome!

Today I am taking part in another fun blog hop initiated by the super talented and super fun Amy Tsuruta. This one is called "Coffee Lovers Blog Hop" and here is my coffee-flavored Christmas card:
 
I made a long card to get in all the shimmery delights! 
This card was fun to do! The ingredients are below. 
Hop Details:

Please check out Amy's blog Tsuruta Designs to find:
  • The Inlinkz for you to link your own coffee-inspired card. The linky will remain open until Friday, December 12th at 11:55 PM, Pacific time.
  • A complete list of the incredible sponsors for this event! I want to especially thank all the sponsors for their very generous prizes!!
  • If you comment on ALL the gallery participant's entries, you will also be eligible for FIVE additional prize drawings that Amy will be holding at her blog! 
  • And as you make your way through the hop list, you will note that some of the participants are offering their own candy to those who leave comments on their blogs, so head's up for that!
  • Finally, Amy has established a Pinterest Board specifically for this event so you don't need to spend any time pinning your favorites from the gallery. The link for the Pinterest Board is here. Thank you, Amy!
10 hilarious coffee memes to celebrate #NationalCoffeeDay~~~

I'm not offering candy today, sorry, unless you count the poster on the left. I just didn't get my coffee scoop in a group in time to do that. However, Amy suggested that we either offer candy or a favorite recipe.

Well, then. How could I not share this favorite recipe, which some of you have seen published here before. The author is A. Nonni Mouse.

Enjoy!!


Christmas Rum Cake

     Before you start, sample the rum and check for quality.  Good, isn't it?  Now, go ahead.
     Select a large mixing bowl, measuring cup, etc. and check that rum again for quality.  It must be just right.  With an electric mixer, beat one cup butter in a large fluffy bowl, and add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again.  Meanwhile, make certain that rum is still the best quality.
     Add two large eggs and two cups dried fruit and beat well until bery high.  If fruit gets stuck in the beater, pry it out with screwdriver.  Sample rum again, checking for consistency.
     Next, sift in three cups of baking powder, pink of rum, one seaspoon toda and one cup of pepper.  Or is it salt?  Anway, don't fret, just test the rum again.  Sowie!
     Now, sift in half a pint of lemon juice, fold in chopped buttermilk, and add strained nuts.  Rample the sum again.
     Now, add one bablespoon srown tugar or whatever color is around.  Mix well.  Grease oven and turn on cake pan to 350.  Now pour the whole mixture into the oven and ~ oops ~ now where did I put that mop?
     On second thought, gorfet it, check the rest of fa rum, and go to bed!

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Enjoy your day and the hop! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!

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*Life Is Too Short!

Papers from stash.
Stamps: Ampersand (fussy-cut), "He Said, She Said" by Paper Smooches; Gingerbread (fussy-cut)"Scentimentals"
     by Papertrey Ink; snowflake by Stamps by Judith; whipped cream (fussy-cut), "Hot Concoctions" by Paper Smooches.
Dies: Sizzix Bigz Simple Letters alphabet; Christmas script by Memory Box; cup by Papertrey Ink.

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115 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Suer card once again ... Quite taken by the gentleman too ... mmmmmm

Jasleen said...

How fun! The card as well as the recipe :). I love the playful vibes of your card.

Brenda in IN said...

Love the gingerbread cookie along with the coffee. The plum and aqua colors are so pretty together. I am off to make the rum cake! Sounds like a "rum tasting" party and so much fun.

Veronica Z said...

Love your shimmery card! Your recipe cracked me up! Thanks for the smile!

Patti said...

Funny!! I love all the shimmer!!

Thank you for the verification help : ) I love and hate blogger all at the same time!

Off to do some baking giggles!

Patti

jimlynn said...

I don't drink coffee but if that guy is delivering, I'll start today!!!
Love your cute, cute card!
Lynn

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute card and great recipe too ;)

KT Fit Kitty said...

What an adorable card! Love your colour combo! Fun party and I hope I can find some time to join!

Niki G said...

Darnell that recipe cracked me up! Love the sentiment...my 2 favorite things.

Anja Curvers said...

Such a cute card and yummy poster. That recipe is also great thanks for sharing.

VanessaB said...

what a cute card. i love those colors and cute little happy gingerbread man. :) and hey... i'm drinking coffee now, so your eye candy is perfect. what more could I want? thanks for the recipe. have a great day! (*new follower*)

Rebekah said...

Love your festive design! Always forget to try different sized cards! TFS!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun card Darnell and I might just give your cake a try hic!
Hugs
Carol x

Irene said...

Hello Darnell

Brilliant card, love the little gingerbread man.

luv
irene
xxxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fantastic coffee/christmas design, sounds like you are having fun. Nice poster :) Take good care, Shirleyxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

ps... you are wise to just give directions to ignore the robot number request, I changed my comments to embedded for now. xx

Cat Craig said...

love the shimmer, and well that recipe...sounds like fun baking! lol.

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card and the cake recipe sounds delicious

Anne

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet card Darnell. Love the stacked up cups and the cute gingerbread man. The shimmery papers look great.

Shelly said...

This is ADORABLE, Darnell! Love the shimmer! And talk about a poster! ;) Ha! Love your directions for the recipe! Sounds fabulous!

Sue said...

Love the card and the colours used.

Hope you are having a good week. Sue

Charlene said...

Nice view, and oh yeah I love your card too lol!!! Have a great day!

Lori said...

Super cute card, Darnell! Love the stack of cups and that hunka hunka delivery boy is PERFECT too :P LOL

Joyce Casaldi said...

Cute card, and the cake sounds delicious! So glad you hopped along! Merry Christmas!

Jacee said...

Lovely design Darnell
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Redanne said...

Oh what a nice young man.... Love your coffee card, it is so cheery! Love the cake recipe too - I always did like a nice drop of Rum.... hic... Big hugs, Annie xx

Pat said...

Love the card and the pearlescent card is lovely and glimmery and that gingerbread figure looks good enough to eat. The cake recipe would appeal to any rum lovers, but I'm not sure about anybody else lol, and that poster is certainly 'eye candy'! x

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your card, Darnell! So shimmery and gorgeous. Great colors. Thanks for sharing the recipe! xx

Beth H. said...

Great card and I love the side photo "Girl"...LOL!!!

Tina said...

cute card, and thank you for the recipe

Alice said...

Thanks for the recipe, it is just what I need today! Love the card, too, so many great details. Thanks you!

Annette Allen said...

aww what a cute card..

Lisa said...

What a fun card I love the little gingerbread man!!

Maura said...

Hahaha! Caffeine addicts with a sense of humor :) love that shimmer!

Happy Dance said...

I love Christmas mornings before anyone is up, sitting in front of the tree with just a cup of coffee. This card reminds me to do so in just a few days. Love all the shimmer and shine on your sweet and fun card. And the recipe sounds delicious - I think I'll grab my sister and we can bake this together!!! Mwah! Bev

maria f. said...

tee hee hee. methinks the card should read "rum and Christmas".

Verna Angerhofer said...

Cool and wonderful coffee lover's card for Christmas. Also got a good laugh out of the Rum Cake recipe. LOL

wendipooh13 said...

SUPER adorable coffee card!!!! CUTE!!! great cool colors!!!

MariLynn said...

Cute card. Love the shimmer and that adorable little gingerbread boy. Your recipe sounds yummy.

oldpunca said...

O, dear Darnell, I would like to check your recipe, but I'm afraid, that I will mix up ingredients after second check of the quality of the rum. :-)) Just wonderful! :-)) I like your card very much.
Hugs, Sonja

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colours and a brilliant card. Love the recipe.

Kath x

Kara Lynne said...

Sweet coffee, I love your card! Oh it's been too long, I see you even have an NBUS challenge. I'll have to look into that. Now to try out your recipe!

Becca Cruger said...

Darnell this card is divine! You've put all that sparkly paper to some good use. I love your long layout, too!

Patti J said...

Wonderful card, yummy recipe, and yes, please....I would like my coffee delivered!!! Yummy, indeed! Thanks for sharing, Darnell! I found a link that would suit your little cottage so well - thought you might like to check it out!

http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/christmas-decorating-inspired-by-santas-workshop/?crlt.pid=camp.3A6xe4LHOw9N

Ruby N said...

such a cute card

~amy~ said...

LOL, he can deliver coffee to me any day :)
Darnell, how awesome is your shimmery coffee card?! coffee + gingerbread = yes, please!
Thanks so much for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Jerrie said...

Wowza he can deliver me coffee anytime~you have created quite a diversion...oh yeah, your card...love the blue and brown together! Your design is great~~

KayM said...

Your card is just adorable Darnell! I love the colors you used! Those are some of my favorite combinations! The little gingerbread guy is perfect!! Hope you're enjoying the holidays my friend! ((Hugs))

Marla said...

Super adorable card. TFS mghowell8@msn.com

Olga Direktorenko said...

I am amazed how gorgeous these horizontal stripes look! Great coffee card!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

what wonderful colors on your card!!!

Jenny said...

Great non traditional holiday colors - love that rum cake recipe - lol! Hugs, Jenny

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gurl!!!! I want some coffee!!!!! and rum!!!!

oh yeah...your card is darling!!!

thestampingbug said...

awww...so cute. Love the sparkly paper you used on the gingerbread boy too.

Lindsey said...

Salt and pepper; peanut butter and honey; coffee and Christmas -- matches made in heaven, aren't they? Perfect card for the hop, Darnell... love the colours, the design, and of course all the sparkly!

Bobby said...

I love that this is a long card. It looks great with all the shimmer and smiling gingerbread.

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the colors you used on this yummy card!

Anita said...

Beautiful glittery card! Yummy cake!

Sheila H said...

Love the shimmer & the gingerbread man is darling.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your brightly colored card, Darnell! I was getting all set to make the rum cake, when I realized I don't have any fluffy bowls!! They are now on the Christmas list and I hope Sur La Table carries them :)

A couple of friends have gotten rid of the verification that suddenly appeared on their blogs by changing comments to "embedded". HTH

wienerhoneymooners said...

I love your freebie EYE Candy!!! Wowza, just what I needed.... What the Dr ordered..as for your recipe, well Love it!!!

Thanks for coming by my blog and your wonderful words. You are the sweetest and glad that you are our here for all of us!!! you are too funny. Spending an afternoon with you would be hilarious!!!

Leslee said...

Love your shimmery card. Also your rum cake recipe gave me a chuckle!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute.

sandie said...

super cute card-great colour combo. I will stick with the rum!

frommycraftroom said...

Wonderful card.
Might have to try your recipe - I will have to make a substitute for rum though but I think the recipe is open to that. Thanks :)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

good luck on the challenge hope all is going well with you, getting ready for the california storm?
hugs bibiana

Hussena said...

Your card is just so awesome darnell I love those shimmery diecuts sentiment on it :) ..And Yes Ryan can definitely deliver coffee at my place anytime :) ..Lol !!

Pollard Carole said...

Great sparkly card today and love this recipe love and hugs Carole x

Laurel Beard said...

Super cute and your recipe is awesome!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love it and you've just inspired me to make a quick coffee card, so thank you! xxx

Celeste Goff said...

Love this pretty card and that Ryan Gosling poster cracks me up!

Bonnie said...

That's some eye candy! Love this fun card with the nontraditional colors! I'm going to copy your "not a robot" instructions so I can go back to a pop up window. Great idea!

icardeveryone01 said...

Hhhhhiiicup!
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Joyce Casaldi said...

He'll, thanks for your sweet comments. I already follow via bloglovin, but did add your pinterest boards. I'm Ashjoy on SCS and host the CAS and QFTD challenges, would live for you to join us and play along.

Tracey McNeely said...

The poster is candy thanks! xoxo Love your card and the way you stacked your cups.

OH Babs said...

Fun card, great colors and what a cool board on Pinterest. Doubt I have time to submit a card but I may make the time. However I will not make your cake as I do not like rum.

crimsonowlcreations said...

I LOVE your card AND your fun graphics! Yes, I'd like my coffee delivered too!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Darnelllllll this is sooo sweeeettt and cuuuteee I love that cute little gingerbread man so so cute and all the sparkle on your card yeah...your coffee mug is cool and lovely colors too I love purple agains blue...you made a lovely card again...I LOOVVEE This...I dream about getting a card made by you...I hope on my Bday I will get one from Darnell LOL..hugs, Monik

PS: I am joining this blog hop too and my card is number 199 would be happy if you could leave me some love too...

Carole Z said...

Love this uber cute card Darnell! Hugs Carole Z xx

Alanna said...

This is darling. And thanks for the yummy eye candy. :)

Hettie said...

Great card Honey. I make that cake often...hic!
On the hot toddies now as somebody has breathed on me! Darn it!
xx

Iris said...

So cute - love the stacked coffee cups.
isoscia@aol.com

Indy said...

What a darling card! Love the metallic cups!
Happy Holidays!
Hugs, Debbie!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute and so so sweet. I love your wonderful colors too, just perfect for a cup of holiday coffee.

Marybeth said...

I never can remember if I commented on FB or here. Darling striped coffee card , Darnell!

Milka Gubo said...

Super cute card, Darnell :-D

Deepti said...

Fabulous card and an awesome recipe :)

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

What a fun and shimmery card!
Love the coffee delivery man too, lol!

Java happy day and Merry Christmas.
Heather Dennis

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome! Love this. the poster and recipe were fun too! TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

No man nipples in my coffee please! EEK! Love your bright whimsical coffee card!!!

Shona Chambers said...

Such a fun, colourful card for the hop!! Recipe looks fantastic too..as does Ryan Gosling but he ALWAYS looks good!

Sylvia said...

What a fun coffee card, Darnell, sweet colors! Happy Holidays!

OH Babs said...

I did make a card. Hope you survived the rain. Still will not make your cake.

Amy Johnson said...

So cute!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!!

Maura R said...

Love those sparkly coffee cups and letters!! Fun to have a long card for extra interest too. Thanks for the cake recipe and the eye candy!!

Geri said...

Soooo shimmery and sooooo sweet! I love the wee gingerbread man! Speaking of man....uh hello...who needs a giveaway gift when we can feast our peepers on some deee-li-cious eye candy!

Have a free evening tonight - might have to give this rum cake recipe a go!

Helen F. said...

Fun card and GREAT eye candy, Darnell :-)

JD/ Jill said...

Considering what a BIG Coffee lover that I am...You know...I like what you have created here. PS. Love the poster too!!!!!!!!

Cornelia W said...

Fun card and even better recipe, ha!

AJ Bodine said...

Hi Darnell, I finally figured out how to join your blog when I saw your creation here on the coffee lovers blog hop! love all your shimmery letters and cups! I like the unique shape of the card, will have to try that myself! rutabagapiedesigns@blogspot.com

Seleise said...

Love your long card - great colors! Thank you for the fun story and "GREAT POSTER!" lol! :)

Lyndal said...

Fabulous card Darnell - and thanks for the extra eye candy too ;)

cm said...

Your card is awesome, the cake recipe hilarious and your poster...oh my! I'd make him coffee any day...swoon!
Hugs~c

Brenda said...

LOL Love the card and love the recipe!! Thanks for the laugh today. hugs, Brenda

Patry Ro said...

So sweet card!!! Thanks for sharing and receiving us with this delicious recipe !!! New follower here!!

Lori Kobular said...

First off ~ I want my coffee delivered by Ryan Gosling too!! Secondly ~ I love the shimmery papers you used for bright and fun card! I love the purple and blue together!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your colors and design. TFS

Greta said...

Such a cute card, Darnell!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your WONDERFUL card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Samantha Mann said...

mmmmm, the christmas rum cake sounds AMAZING!! yum!! and the card is adorable!! i love the shimmery details you added!! and the shape is cool too! long cards are totally underused, if you ask me! i should totally make a long card next time!! thanks for the inspiration!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Very fun and festive card!

Helen Gullett said...

:D Darnell, this is sooooooooo cute!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

What a fun recipe! (I am still laughing)' and adorable card, love the colors! TFS and big hugs

Anita in France said...

What a sweet shimmery gingerbread man card, Darnell ... and a yummy, delicious man .. oops, I mean recipe ... my sort of baking! Thanks for the chortle, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)