Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Time for Tea

Hi there,

This week Makeesha’s challenge was an inspiration one. Here’s the pic.

Firstly thanks to Keesh and the design team for their great examples, I didn't have time to blog hop and comment this week - but I loved them all! Even with those great inspirational samples it was kind of hard to figure out where to start with this, as the picture above the afternoon tea was quite a feature. So I tried to bring both elements into my card. I couldn’t go past a cup of tea as the feature as I love my cuppa’s.

I made my cup by first punching a Chocolate Chip 1 3/8 square, then rounding the bottom corners, then overlaying this (on dimensionals) with a 1 1/4 punched square of Regal Rose DSP, again rounding the corners. The handle was made using the small oval punch. I wanted to have a steaming hot cup (something you don’t often get as a Mum) so used part of a swirly element from Scribble This. The cup is framed by a Chocolate Chip scalloped panel, made using the scallop edge punch. That took some fiddling and luck but I did get it to work in the end. That panel is laid over a background of alternating strips of So Saffron, and Regal Rose DSP separated by some Rose Red stitched ribbon. This background hopefully echoes the colours in the picture above the tea. Finishing details include piercing of the scallops, crystal effects on the steamy swirl and brads. It’s always special to share a cuppa with a friend (and I was lucky enough to do that twice on Monday (hi Cathy and Sam) so what better sentiment than “friend to friend”.

Recipe: (All SU unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Scribble This, Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Scallop edge punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 punches, corner rounder, small oval punch, mat pack and piercing tool, crystal effects, Rose Red and So saffron brads, Rose Red double stitched grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, double sided tape, So Saffron and Regal Rose DSP.


  1. Lovely card Kim. Love your use of dotty papers. It really brings that cuppa to life!

    I enjoyed my cuppa on Monday too!


  2. This card is so lovely.. Yeah I love all the dots too.. Bec xx

  3. I love my cuppa's too! Fabulous card- love how you made the cup and thanks for telling us how you did it!

  4. I love the layered background and the swirl of steam above your very clever mug!! Well done


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