Monday, November 1, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room #34!

Oh my shabby goodness ... I am IN LOVE with the inspiration photo that Cathy chose for us to work with for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room --

... isn't it absolutely DELICIOUS!  Such a vintage kitchen nook and look at all those antique bowls, cups and tools ... I could certainly live in a kitchen like that!!

I had a blast making this project ... and I tried to stay very true to both the colors and theme of the picture!!  I stamped the tea cup to give it a vintage look, stamped a tag and attached it with yummy baker's twine, set up tea cup on a lace-lined shelf (paper doilie spritzed with Old Lace Glimmer Mist) and added some ruffled satin ribbon in the back for texture.  I machine sewed around all the edges and inked the edges to give that weathered dark shelf look!

I used one of my absolute favorite sets from My Time Made Easy called A Spot of Tea and also Fancy a Cuppa?.   The polka dot DSP is also from MTME - Darling Dots!  The Shabby Vintage Seam Binding on the tag is Oatmeal Cream from my Etsy Shop!

The colors I used are Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla.

So what do ya' think ... pure sweetness and such a pretty little gift card for a special friend indeed!

Our {sweet} sponsor this week in the Tea Room is There She Goes Stamps and has provided this awesome stamp set for our lucky winner:

Please visit the other Shabby Girls' blogs to be inspired by their wonderful creations:

Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl
Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations
Lisa Golzbein - Oh So Cute By Lisa
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Challenges for this project:

The Shabby Tea Room #34 - photo inspiration
Simon Says Stamp - punches or dies
4 Crafty Chicks #9 - punches or dies
Simon Says Stamp & Show - shabby (seam binding, inking, baker's twine)
Vintage Findings - vintage elements (seam binding, baker's twine, inking, doilie)
2 Sketches 4 You #65 - sketch
There She Goes #79 - gifts/tags
Waltzingmouse - Tag You're It


Laurel said...

LOVE the inspiration and I LOVE your card!!!

Gemma said...

What a great card, love the combination of turqoise and red, never thought of it, always stick with turqoise and pink! Love the way you have hidden the label. Great take on our 'hide and seek'challenge of this week. Thank you for joining us at SSC. Hugs Gemma

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Oh Debbie - you are awesome girl! I love seeing your creations each week!! This is just awesome! Great colors and what a sweet little treat for someone too! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Design this week!

Nicole said...

Great card, Debbie! Love that tea cup, the polka dots and the ribbon treatment! :)

Cameron said...

This is sooooo cute! A fabulous take on the photo!

Thank you for sharing :)

JD/ Jill said...

A great "vintage" card...nicely done...

Patty O'Malley said...

Love how the touch of blue makes the card pop!

Tamie said...

You did a great job staying true with the inspiration picture. Thanks so much for sharing it at 4 Crafty chicks.

Julia Aston said...

What a fun card! love the tea inside the envie and the pretty doiley! thanks for playing with WMS this week!

Clare said...

oh wow, that tea cup is just gorgeous, love the papers too!

Unknown said...

what a fabulous card and i LOVE that inspiration photo! I want my kitchen to look like that!

malflu said...

Beautiful card and this clever. Wonderful colors :-)

Savitri said...

Puurdy!! I love this, the colors are gorgeous and that tea cup is lovely! Thanks for playing with the Mice :)

Trish said...

Wonderful card, I love the inspiration too!

Maria Matter said...

Love this Debbie! the colors & polka dots are fabulous!!!
hugs & blessings!

Lori Turner said...

Another awesome entry for our "punches/dies" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, Debbie! Very, very cute!

Lori - 4 Crafty Chicks DT

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Lovely teacup! I like the doily and the colors!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Unknown said...

ooooh that is one fabulous interpretation of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Sketches 4 You
:) Kazan

Leanne said...

Thanks for adding another entry in at 4 Crafty Chicks, very cool card!

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks

Kristii said...

Absolutely wonderful!! Love the tea cup and the packet of tea tucked in!!!

Carolyn said...

Stunning Debbie!!!! I love all the detail to your card. You have hidden the sentiment well. It is perfect for our Hide and Seek Challenge at SSC. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Stunningly Beautiful Debbie:) xxx