Saturday, 6 June 2015

Tea Time

Greetings to you - it's been a while and I was so glad to get back to my craft table this week! Thank-you for your visit!

Sending my card today to a lovely lady who is poorly at the moment.

When I received a recent prize order from Linda she included some lovely freebies as she customarily does. Amongst these were some diecut cups and saucers from the Sizzix 'Tea-Time' die. I stamped and clear embossed the diecuts with a music script stamp and then gilded them using my Krylon 18 kt gold leafing pen - aren't they fit for a regal afternoon tea! Then watered down some 'Tea Dye' DI and rubbed onto the two little teabags. Stamped these with a script stamp using DI 'Victorian Velvet'. Affixed to the cups with May Arts jute string and decorated with roses and a butterfly on each handle.

I stamped the background base paper (Pion Design) with a Hero Arts 'butterfly script' stamp - again using DI 'Victorian Velvet'. Speckled the base layer with pink and white frantage. Diecut a tag and stamped and gold embossed the sentiment. Randomly tore the edges of the base paper and tucked little roses and pink lace behind each tear.

Affixed everything to card including a pristine doily layer. Added Melissa Frances pink frou-frou tulle beneath the cups,Nunn Design embellishments in two corners and two heart stick pins in the cups. Completed by adding lots of 'pearls' using a Waco pearl pen.

Warmest wishes to you for a happy weekend.
Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Vintage Udfordring - Script
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Royal
Country View Challenges - Shabby Chic
Inky Chicks - Pearls
Aud Sentiments - Bingo (Flowers, Rubber Stamp, Embossing)
That Craft Place - Shabby Chic
Card and Scrap - Use Dies
Creative Inspirations - For A Friend
Card Mania - Use a metal embellishment


  1. Fabulous card Nicola. Love it. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. Gorgeous Nicola!! I am loving the shabby chic feel to this one, with those wonderfully distressed edges and the flowing tulle! Soft and scrumptious! Your teacups turned out fabulous! Love! hugs :)

  3. Gorgeous card Nicola, with such vintage warmth to it!!! Good to see you back :)

  4. Lovely to see you back in blog land Nicola and your kind comments on my blog.
    This is such a pretty vintage card and so beautifully styled. Thanks for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck.
    Julie x

  5. So beautiful card :)
    hugs, SYnnøve

  6. So very pretty Nicola! Love the shimmery gold tea cups and embossed sentiment! Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. This is gorgeous Nicola, the more I look at it the more I see I love the way you have say the cups on the frills and the doily
    Kevin xx

  8. Your creation is so beautiful.

  9. I'm sure this will cheer that lady up - it's beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our 'BINGO' card challenge at Aud Sentiments. Annie xxx

  10. A beautiful card Nicola, perfectly designed and put together as always. Love it.
    Hugs Brenda xxx.

  11. Such a beautiful and elegant card and wonderful use of the die cuts, I absolutely adore it! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  12. So gorgeous and elegant! This shall perk her up I'm sure!

  13. Fantastically rustic design, Nicola! Love the clear embossing. I'm so tickled to see you entering our "BINGO" challenge at Aud Sentiments. Good luck and please come play with us again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  14. What a beautiful card you've made.
    Thank you for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.
    Best wishes, Anette

  15. So thrilled to see you back Nicola and with such a gorgeous creation. I love what you did with the cups and saucers and the little frou frou tulle pieces look wonderful! This will certainly cheer up your poorly friend for sure!

    I saw that Linda Coughlin has a new Pinterest page dedicated to people who use her freebie bits and pieces - not sure how it works exactly but I am sure Linda will tell you and I bet she would love to see this gorgeous creation too!

    Big hugs my friend, Anne xxx

    1. Thanks so much Anne. Will check out pinterest page. Nicola x

  16. Hi Nicola, gorgeous card as always. Love the gold tea cups sitting on the tulle. I'm sure this will cheer your friend up.
    Lovely to see you crafting again.
    Avril xx

  17. Hi Nicola! Glad I came back by your blog and now it's working just fine! This card is so pretty and so sweet for your ailing friend. This has such a sweet vintage, shabby feel to it. I am sure it will perk your friend right up! LOVE YOUR WORK! <3 Candy

    1. Thanks so much for trying again Candy and for your lovely compliments! Nicola x

  18. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations.
    CraftyNatalie {DT}

  19. this is a gorgeous card, love all those textures and layers x a gorgeous card x sorry I am so behind commenting!

  20. A stunning card Nicola :-) love the layout, particularly the doily and lace.
    Linda is so kind and will love to see her gifts on your gorgeous card.

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  21. What a beautiful card. I love all the decorations and the lace under the cups. So beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Vintage Utfordring.
    Hugs Åsalill

  22. I just love the subtle embossed texture on your teacups and their little tutus too! What an absolutely lovely card, Nicola - a frilly, frothy delight!
    Alison xx

  23. Oh my, this is gorgeous!! I love the layers!! The texture is amazing!! All of the details you added are just perfect!! Stunning card!! I love it!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  24. Beautiful card Nicola! Those tea cups are so cute and I love how you've added the tulle & those cute little tags to look like tea-bag labels, fab idea.
    Think I'm all caught up with you now! I have been a very bad blogger of late so busy catching up with a couple of my favourite's this morning.
    Take care lovely and I hope your pain eases soon xxx


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