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

16 comments:

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!!!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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!

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

    Sylv xx

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  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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