Saturday, 9 June 2012

Monochrome Tea Shoppe

I was just about to tidy my desk and get on with some chores after yesterday's dotty card, when the phone rang and a friend asked me to make a birthday card somewhat urgently.  So I dutifully stayed at my desk and crafted rather than go and clean... aren't I a good friend?!

The card is a monochrome creation making it perfect for the 'One colour, you say?' challenge at Card Crafter's Circle and the lovely sentiment makes it work well for Tuesday Throwdown's 'Friendship' challenge too.

Unusually, I have gone all blue (if you're a regular here, you'll know I'm a hot colours kind of gal)... but *whispers* I actually rather like it.  So here we go:

We can't have a card made with Tea Shoppe stamps without sending a teabag too, can we?  The little teabag envelope was made by printing off a free template from the internet and decorating simply.  Easy.  Here's the card by itself:

Tea Shoppe means doilies in my mind so I used this gorgeous square doily sent to me by the lovely Clare.   What a kind friend!  The little tea cups (without saucers.... shocking!) have been cut out individually, mounted onto Island Indigo card and made into a square.  I added the odd pearl as well, just because.

I finished off the card with a bow in Whisper White satin ribbon and an antique brad.  I was positively squealing with excitement when these babies arrived.  Just look at the gorgeousness!  And only £5.50 for 20 (4 each of 5 designs)... bargain!

Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Island Indigo
Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Other: square doily (non SU), antique brad, Whisper White 5/8" satin ribbon, pearls, dimensionals

And just in case you're really worried about me posting at 6am on a Saturday morning, this post is scheduled!

Thanks ever so much for stopping by and a big wave to my new followers Di from Pixie's Crafty Workshop (where they are most impish!) and Annie Anya from Memories to Keep (I think she likes purple!) .  Happy Saturday!


  1. Hi Victoria - wow, absolutely stunning! Island Indigo is such a fab colour and with the white it's fantastic. That's just for starters, fab design, super stamping too. I love it!

    Have a great weekend, I'm escaping from the playground but have published the roll call already so some playmates might begin calling by your blog to say hello

    Di xx

  2. Wow, Victoria you are one prolific crafter was scrolling down the full length of your latest post and blown away 1. by the number 2. and the quality of the makes!!
    Well done indeed quite puts my output to shame but must confess have only hast have ink this afternoon on my fingers since my return two weeks ago, this week and most of this morning was spent sewing and as it is repairing adjusting mending etc it is totally boring - but necessary! Can tick it off the list then.. but not soon enough! happy crafting..Shaz in oz.x

  3. Wow Victoria your card is absolutely beautiful darlin!!!. Such a gorgeous colour scheme to start with and those stamps are just lovely. I do love the little teabag holder too so cute!. The card looks fab with that square doily, they are so pretty aren't they (let me know if you need anymore ok). Your friend must be so chuffed with the card. Well done hun. Hugs Clare xxx

  4. So british ! I like !

    Hugs from France.

  5. This is a beautiful card, and as you said, perfect one for the monochromatic theme at Card Crafter's Circle. LUV the little tea cups (makes me want to run for the kettle right now), but especally like the added embellishments you've done. Thank you for joining us this week at CCC. Super job!

  6. Lovely Victoria! I really like the blue and white colour scheme and the brads are divine! Vicky x

  7. Fabulous card hun - love the monochromatic look and the teabag holder is just brilliant. Have a lovely evening. Hugs, Claire x

  8. You are indeed a great friend! Your card is so perfectly designed for the tea shoppe set! And paired with the white, I think the island indigo becomes a bright hot color. Really, just stunning!

  9. Hi Victoria, wow you have been busy (and I'm so behind in visiting my blogging friends!) - what a gorgeous card (that's a super doily - don't think I've come across square ones). Also love your polka dot card - perfect CAS design - and the bundle of presents one - a super idea for using up your scraps. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

  10. Oh, almost makes me want to take up drinkin' tea again...haaa! Gorgeous teacups, and the blue seems really fitting, somehow.....and that ribbon is definitely lush! Thanks so much for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle this week....good luck! p.s. The doily is beautiful, some of those, but not used 'em yet!

  11. Victoria, this is such a gorgeous card! Beautiful little teacups and pearls - love the square doily too. Thankyou so much for joining us for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week!

  12. Wow Victoria that's gorgeous! love it! never seen square doilies before -need some! Karen x

  13. Wonderful creation. The blue is a fav color of mine. Especially like the doily. Thank you for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Friendship challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

  14. Hi Victoria,
    Thanks for playing in our Monochromatic challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. Great card and very creative, I love how your ink and cardstock match!!!!I love this colour Island Indigo!!!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  15. Love this Tea Shoppe card . . . and the Island Indigo is one of my fave colours currently, so you can't go wrong in my eyes!

    I can't purchase the antique brads as I'd only ever stroke them, never use them!

    Sarn xxx

  16. Hi Victoria. Love how you've dressed up this card. Tea Shoppe is a fab set. x

  17. Beautiful and eye catching card...Love the blue...x

  18. Fantastic card. I love everything about it. I think the saucers can be found in the doily. Love it!

  19. These pretty, dainty tea cups are perfect on that gorgeous doily! That's got to be the prettiest doily ever!

  20. This is so perfect for an afternoon tea five for Queen Elizabeth II. I love it Victoria - you have done your self proud!


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