Thursday, 4 August 2011

Time for Tea

This card evokes many memories of my Mum.
For one, she would not drink tea out of anything other than a china cup and saucer (a trait I confess to have inherited - I will accept a mug but it must be bone china!) Secondly she did not like tea made in the cup either! Teapots were the thing! Thirdly she adored roses - particularly pink ones. And lastly, whenever anything went wrong in life her solution was to 'sit down and I'll make you a nice cup of tea' - tea was a magic wand it seemed - 'cos after you drank it  hey presto, your troubles did not seem as bad as you thought!

The teacup and napkin is a free image from the talented Ann Fenton which I coloured lightly with distress inks and promarkers after printing on linen paper. The rosebud backing paper is and the fabric roses, lace, pearls and organza ribbon are from my stash. I added a teapot charm to the ribbon.

I was quite sad putting this together and the sentiment stamped directly onto the doily is so true - I think of her every single day.................... and I think I now need to go and pop the kettle on, warm the teapot and get out the china cup and saucer.

Challenges - 
Digital Tuesday -    Doilies
Cupcake Craftroom - Soft and Sweet
The Ribbon Reel - Challenge 7 - Photo Inspiration
Sentimental Sundays - In the Garden


  1. Absolutely stunning hunni & i love the way there is a story behind this card which makes it sentimental & priceless...i would frame it hunni & keep it!!
    hugs and xxx

  2. This is beautiful Viv - Huge hugs hope the tea helped :0) I confess i prefer china too!

  3. It's beautiful and I agree, it needs to be framed.What a great tribute to your mum.I love that teapot charm and your mum was right-tea needs to be in a pot!

  4. Mums are precious and always know best!
    This is SO pretty xx

  5. Loved reading your post... what a sweet mum to say such comforting things...

    This card is a STUNNER, a true stunner to say the least. So typically English, white looks perfect and so does the doily and those pretty flowers and the image. So well coloured... and something so very delicate and feminine about this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving sweet comments for me.

    xxx Monica

  6. Gorgeous card Viv, love the delicate cup and saucer. My mum was like that as well. Yvonne x

  7. Aw Vivvy me darlink this card is even more special I love it anyway, Can I join you in a cuppa, I would like that so much. Im sending you a cyber one in a china cup poured fro a pot with beautiful pink rose in a vase..........there sorted. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. Oh Viv,what a Stunning and Beautiful card,i adore that charm,have been looking for cups n teapots meself.Hope all ok with

  9. Beautiful card, I love the teacup image and the vintage feel, so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at The Ribbon Reel!

  10. wow this is stunning viv.really pretty papers and beautiful colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

  12. What a gorgeous card! Love image paired with the charm! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  13. So pretty! love the teacup! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

  14. This is lovely. Tea cups hold a special meaning for my sister and I. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craftroom.

  15. What a lovely card!! So cute the tea cup :)
    Thanks for playing along at with us at Digital Tuesday :)
    Greetings anneke

  16. This card is so lovely Viv. it looks so delicate.
    Kevin xx


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