Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tea Anyone?

Hello.  Welcome.  Nearly the end of the month again!!  Where does the time go.  I've had my Die-Namites dies on my desk for a few days hoping for inspiration to strike so I can join in with their sketch and dare challenge.  Then Mark's Finest Papers wants a teabag holder.  Now as a dedicated tea drinker how could I resist?  Then there's the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which wants Kraft and closes tomorrow, without me having an entry in sight!!   And they all came together like this....

I used a piece of printed kraft for my base and added some black archival around the edge, and an extra few smears.   I cut two Die-Namites Windy Wheat die from kraft card and added some chocolate ink.  The burlap is a piece Kay sent me that I have been hoarding.  Thanks Kay.  Hugz.  The little tea bag pocket was a free gift with an order from Unity Stamp Co.  I stamped the sentiment, masked it, and stamped the image from Crafty Individuals Tea Tree stamp set.  I added some strands from the burlap and a maple leaf brad to the tea pocket.  I have simplified the sketch and thought it needed a little more so I used the sentiment stamp to go around the edge of the card.

Here's a close up of the tea pocket.  I decided to keep with the colour scheme and added a chocolate tea bag to my tea pocket.  This one doesn't have a little string so I added a burlap thread loop.  

Joining the fun at
Die-Namites October Challenge - Die, Sketch and Dare
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 235 - Tea Bag Holder
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Kraft
Rubber Dance October Colour Challenge - Vintage Tones
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Treats

Thanks for your visit.  Off to make quince jelly.  Hugz


  1. Adorable image. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends

  2. Thank you for entering your lovely card in our October challenge. Nice to see you again! :-)

  3. This is beautiful! It looks so very "inviting"! Love that CI stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at Rubber Dance Stamps Challenges!

  4. Wonderful tones on this and I like how you did the tea holder. I must admit that your tea really grabbed my attention. That tea looks super interesting! Fun! Hugz

  5. Love the monochromatic look of your card Gail!! Don't you just love it when things fall together. THANK YOU for playing along with Die~Namites Dies October Sketch Challenge!!!

  6. Just an adorable (and practical) "make," Gail! Love that you saved that burlap for the perfect project! Hugs, Friend!

  7. Oh that was really smart. And the tea of course just as delicious as the new card!!!

  8. What a lovely way to have tea with a distant friend Thanks for sharing at SF&F MFP.......Lis

  9. Adorable card, I love the idea of tucking a tea bag into the front pocket. Thanks for playing along with the Die-namites Sketch & Dare Challenge.

  10. Very neat idea. As a tea drinker also that would be a great little gift idea to that friend who just needs a smile.

  11. What a cool idea! I have a friend who loves tea! I'll have to try to incorporate this into a card!

  12. Congrats on your win at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge...I want to join there but it was already closed ( a bit sad) but happy for you Gail...

    If you like a sketch challenge why dont you join the challenge at House of Cards Gail...I am DT member there

    And I guess you will send me a card at CCC card challenge at Deborah´s Blog...I am happy if you like to contact me and I will give you my address...big hugs from Germany...Monika

  13. Sweet idea and love the warm yellow hues! Clever way to store a special treat. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  14. Fabulous card for any tea lover. Lovely colours and use of the burlap.

    Sylv xx

  15. Love this! The wheat dies create a nice frame - and I adore that stamp!!!
    Thanks for playing along with the Die-namites Sketch and Dare Challenge.


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