Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cuppa Tea anyone?

How are everyone's Christmas preparations going? We finally did our big grocery shop this morning. We thought we'd head out at 8am and beat the crowds... fingers crossed!  And it worked. We were so relieved! We were home again by 9am and able to relax.

I've had this idea to make a tea cup with flowers for a little while now and finally last night I sat down and made it happen. It was inspired by a couple of ideas, firstly, those flower pot cards that were around for a little while and also I was at a garden centre and saw a ceramic pot in the shape of a tea cup with pansies planted in it, so cute!

The card base is simply an easel card and I used a tea cup template I found at Peets Scrapalbum. The flowers are cut with Doo Hickey dies and so is the edge border. I used the "Berry Lace" Doo Hickey but only showed the little dots on the edge.

The flowers and Tilda are attached to a die cut oval which is removable for a message to be written on the back.
 I also used the Doo Hickey Swirl and Leaves on white cardstock The flowers are all edged with "Walnut Stain" distress ink. 

The base of the easel has two pockets built into it. The back one houses a little gift of a tea satchel and the top one has two little tags cut with the Doo Hickey tag die.

Midsummer Tilda is from the Once Upon A Fairy Tale 2010 collection and is coloured with Copic sketch markers.

Magnolia Products used in this card are:

Stamps: Midsummer Tilda - "Once Upon A Fairytale 2010", Tea Label and A Little Yummy for your Tummy sentiment - "A Little Yummy for Your Tummy 2009", Just Sitting Here Thinking of You sentiment "Lazy Summer Days 2009"

Doo Hickey dies: Berry Lace, Tag, Swirl and Leaf, Peony Flowers


cardmaking bird said...

Oh My Goodness, Kylie - this is amazing!!! Love it!! Congratulations on your making onto the Magnolia team - when you come up with creations like this, it's easy to see why you were chosen!! Can't wait to see more of your work. Hugs, Marie x

Cheryl said...

Simply beautiful Kylie, love it.

Chrissy said...

This is so stunningly gorgeous.Your coloring looks like real skin, really amazing.