23 December 2010

Cuppa Tea Anyone?

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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.

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 - all from Tickled Pink Stamps
Papers: Kaisercraft and Basic Grey
Embellishments: Whiff of Joy Pearl brads

Challenges for this cards are:
Totally Tilda - Easel card with Tilda
All that Scraps Magnolia Challenge #5
Craft Your Days Away #10 - Punch it out
7 Kids College Fund #11 - Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams Challenges #79 - How Girlie can you get
Paper Sundaes - Cut it out
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous Kylie! Love the color combo!

  2. OMG Kylie this is incredible!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! hugs, Jane xxxx PS I love tea too! ;) ;) x

  3. OH MY WORD!!!! This is adorable,all the attention to detail..... The way the image pulls out of the cup to reveal the message......I WANT ONE,mine's a coffee though lol! Have a lovely Christmas,Julie.x

  4. such a fantastic creation kylie!!
    merry christmas to you and your family
    xoxo BA

  5. OMG!!!! could you be any more amazing!!!??!! WOW this is freaking amazing!! Magnolia have hit the jackpot having you on their DT!!
    Gorgeous colours and colouring as always!
    Kristy xo

  6. This is PHENOMENAL, Kylie!!! Love, love it!!!!

  7. Beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful and it's such a neat idea.


  8. OMG Kylie -- I want this - I need this - I am not sure I can survive without this card! You are indeed one talented lady - and congratulations on your new post and blog. Well deserved my dear!
    Merry Christmas

  9. OH WOW - when you have an idea and run with it you come up with AMAZING things!!! Totally LOVING this!

  10. So beautiful! Love all of the details and the gorgeous colors!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at stamp something!

  11. Ohh this is just Gorgeous Kylie! You are such and talented and clever chicky!

  12. Hi Kylie,
    I am so happy for you and your new DT post at Magnolia. You certainly deserve this honour. Your work is outstanding!!
    Love your new blog - went there to leave you this message but couldn't see a place for comments :o(
    Love your new card - such a great idea - you have so many of them :o)
    Fantastic job you have done - I love it - like everyone else it seems.
    Merry Christmas! Hugs, Candy

  13. Wowww Kylie, it's amazing!!!

    Love the colors and the details and stamp.


  14. This is just so sweet!! Love your coloring!

  15. oh my sweetie
    this is such a gorgeousteacup
    i just love it
    and all the details are amazing
    hugs angelique

  16. omg Kylie...I am lost for words...amazing, fantastic, stunning. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  17. OOoohh wooowww it's beautifull!!!

    Gr. arjette.

  18. WOW this is gorgeous and amazing Kylie.

  19. What a beautiful creation. Fantastic.

    Hugs Astrid.

  20. You are making an incredible start as Magnolia dtm! This is so wonderful, a great idea! Maybe I will borrow it ones from you, if you don't mind ;-)
    Hugs Ingrid

  21. Beautiful Easel card Kylie. You are clever. Glad you got your food shopping, had mine delivered yesterday thank goodness.Have a lovely Christmas.Take care.Debbie x

  22. How fantastic is this, I love it to bits.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Hug sAli x

  23. Absolutely stunning.
    Hugs, Yvon

  24. OMG, Kylie! This card is so stunning. Every single detail is completely beautiful, from your color choices to the dp you used to the ribbon and the pretty brads in the flower centers. Awesome awesome work.

    AND!!! Congratulations to be selected for the Mag Sweden position. Not one could be better suited! How wonderful for you.
    Merry Christmas,

  25. What gorgeous cards with all the layers and little elements. omg.. Kylie .... i think i start to love tea too lol..... girl... you are amazing in your creativity
    Merry Christmas

  26. This is gorgeous!! I love the colors and the layers and oh girl, I love it all! I'm a tea freak, this is great!!!
    Tracy Valure

  27. This is totally gorgeous, kelly!!!!

  28. First of all congrats on the DT I am not the least surprised you do the most amazing work. And this card is absolutely amazing I need to learn from you ;)

  29. It's stunning! Love your colouring!

  30. Gorgeous card Kylie :-) this is just brilliant and sooo cute !! I LOVE it :-)
    Congrats on your DT post too ,, so well deserved xx

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :-)
    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  31. Amazing for sure!! Wowzers, girl! You are totally amazing. I had to scroll up and down, up and down to picture where the next picture came from .....the tag removed from the top with little Tilda attached!! Genious! Your coloring is fantastic!! Glad you got to sit and put thought to paper.....it was worth it!! Happy Holidays!

  32. What a fabulous creation.Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.xxx

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  34. Such a beautiful creation.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    Nancie Quah

  35. Wow, lots of beautiful goodness going on! Wonderful job Kylie. Merry Chrismas.
    Hugs to you,

  36. This is adorable!! Fantastic job on the coloring. Love the removable tag from the top, very cute!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

  37. I gotta say this is more than a card its a total work of art darling , I love it
    Hugs Susie Sugar xxxx

  38. Kylie you are AMAZING! This is simply breath-taking! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

  39. Oh wow, this looks soooo GREAT!!! Gorgeous work you did here! An absolute eyecatcher. LOVE IT!Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes last week.

  40. WOW! YOU DO AMAZING and stunning work! :)


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