Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Time for Tea

I go missing for ages then turn up two days running!
Had some 'me' time yesterday - chill out after a very busy couple of weeks - our holiday seems such a long time ago now!
So during my 'me' time I had a bit of a messy play in the craft space (I should have been doing the cleaning but hey - there's only us here! LOL).
A couple of inky things started then set aside, I mooched about in the paper mountain, pulled a few out and made two cards  mainly to satisfy my craving for frippery as I've been doing quite a bit of CAS lately!

The papers I think are from a Papermania pad? Anyway there's a couple more sheets now used up whoever made them!

The second paper layer was stitched onto the background. I added some cotton lace which for some reason reminded me of a tablecloth with it's pointed edge!
The image is of course from LOTV - love her turban (wonder if she's got a few rollers underneath?? LOL)
Machine stitched the main image onto some co-ordinating textured card and raised it up with 3d foam pads onto the paper doily and then fixed to the base card.
Dusty Concord DI used on the sentiment stamp.
Finished it off with some lilac shoestring ribbon which secures a little metal tea bag charm.
Inside co-ordinated to match (to use up ALL the paper!)

Challenges -
Use Your Stuff - Patterned Paper
Suzie Bees' - Layer It Up
My Besties UK - Tea
Path of Positivity - Happiness (is a nice cuppa and cupcake!)
Desert Island Crafters - Itinerary - No Flowers/Use Ribbon/Use Metal
Inky Chicks - Metal Embellie
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes

Off out to the club again now then to another club this evening to support the other half and his band of merry men! Have a great day whatever you're doing and will catch up with you all later - thanks for visiting! x


  1. Thank you so much for playing along over at My Besties UK - Challenge “Time for Tea”!

    Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth x x x
    My Besties - UK

  2. Hi Viv
    Fabulous card... Love the colours... and the Message....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  3. Adorable card Viv gorgeous image beautifully coloured


  4. Gorgeous image and colours,I adore your card Viv.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Sue xx

  5. The frippery style suits you Viv! A lovely card. Xx

  6. Such a pretty card Viv, love the colour and the strip of lace:)
    Val x

  7. Oh Viv I love this. I can;'t get over the little tea caddy charm...so cute. Loving the purple too... are ally great card.

  8. cute card thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT x

  9. cute card thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT x

  10. Very cute and very girly.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

  11. Gorgeous card Viv. I love the sweet image and pretty papers.
    Sue xx

  12. Beautiful card Viv, the image is adorable.
    Yvonne x

  13. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and great colours.xxx

  14. I love this LOTV image Viv and the papers in that gorgeous lilac colour. The bit of lace and the doily and that added stitchig are charming. A beautiful card. x

  15. What a gorgeous card, so sweet. Believe it or not, I well remember going to work in the weaving sheds in my rollers and turban :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. This is gorgeous Viv, so girly and pretty! Susan x

  17. what a cute card just love the colours good luck Jane UK DT

  18. Love this Viv, gorgeous image and love the details.
    Caz x

  19. Adorable and so viv, love it!
    Wendy xx

  20. Oh this is so cute.
    Thanks for playing along at Path of Positivity.
    Crafty hugs,
    Path of Positivity Guest Designer

  21. Hi Viv

    A great card .. .. love the colour combo and all your fabby embellishments!

    Great sentiment too!!!

    Hope you are having a good week and not partying too much!! (Is that possible?) LOL!!

    Love Jules xx

  22. Lovely sweet card, pretty colours and lovely image.

  23. your card is so sweet .. thank you for joining us at My Bestie UK .. Deb DT

  24. such a gorgeous adorable card Viv. love this colour combo.xxx

  25. My favourite colours - love all the lace and stitching - very pretty Viv. X

  26. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 31: layer it up - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  27. Love the colors and that bit of stitching, and the image is so dang cute! Happiness is indeed a cuppa and a cupcake, especially when showcased on your card today. Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge!

  28. Gorgeous card Viv, I like the design.the image and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at My Bestie UK challenge this time, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  29. Oh Viv this is just fabulous, love everything about it. I emailed you details of that gerbera stamp hope you go it. If not I left a link for it on a later post :) hugs Viv xx

  30. so gorgeous viv.really sweet image and i love your pretty lilac colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  31. gorgeous card thanks for joining us at my bestie uk this time and good luck
    hugs Tonnie

  32. Beautiful creation .. thanks for joining us over at My Bestie's UK challenge blog and good luck ... Anita DT x

  33. ahhhh this is soooo cute!!! Totally love this great layout and fabulous details. The image is totally adorable.

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Path of Positivity challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  34. So true, its the little things that actually can make us happy. This is so perfect for our HAPPINESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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