Monday, February 14, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room #49

Hello happy friends ... so glad you could spend some time with me today!  I have a sweet, little shabby card I made for the Tea Room's 49th challenge - 'Keeping Warm' - to share with ya'll today :)  Nicole is our host this week and she has provided this snuggly photo for inspiration ...


... and asks that we create a card or project inspired by the 'Keeping Warm' challenge theme and/or to use some of the yummy colors in the photo!  How FUN :)

I was inspired by the 'warm' theme and the soft blues, creams and twills in the photo.  Nothing says warm to me during the cold winter months like a nice pot of tea ... and especially delicious when shared with a friend!


I used the JustRite Friday Challenge #48 sketch to begin creating my card.  Fabby stamps and dies included here from the JR shop -- Friendship Nested Sentiments stamp set, You Inspire Me cling stamp set and Nested Sentiments Custom Dies.  Aren't they wonderful ... so easy to create a card with such gorgeous and easy-to-use tools!


Further inspired by the 'warm' theme, I hand cut some snipetts of warm green felt to create the leaves -- machine sewn down the middle for texture and dimension!  I love the little pops of sparkle from the glittered dress form bodice, pretty little silver rhinestone and vintage gold crepe paper folded behind the blue glittered chipboard heart!  I kissed the rolled flower and lacey border punch with some silver glitter glass for another little pop of glitz and rouched some Baja Breeze seam binding to give this card a homespun look!

The Stamping Dragon is the sponsor this week in the Tea Room and provided the DT girlies with some wonderful digital images to design with.  I chose to work with the Post Card Stamps and Sewing Pack images ... just {adore} their vintage appeal!!!

Now hop on over to the Tea Room to be inspired by the Shabby Girls' creations and be sure to visit their individual blogs for lots more yummy ideas:

Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl

Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Thanks for peeking, have a wonderful, stampy day :)

Challenges for this card:

Create for CARDS - border punches
City Crafter Challenge Blog #43 - all that glitters with gold and silver
Paperplay #6 - hearts & flowers but not Valentine's Day
The Creative Cottage #32 - words of love focal point
Cupcake Inspirations #98 - photo inspiration

23 comments:

Angela Marie said...

Your creation is beautiful. I love the delicate colors and texture of your card. ~Angela

Nicole said...

Great card, Debbie! Love the touch of felt - to keep it feeling warm! :)

Shelly said...

Really pretty, love the colours and the fab sentiment :) Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

Deirdre said...

Very pretty - Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay again this week. ♥

Lilsweetpea said...

Debbie this is just beautiful!! The colors are so yummy and that blue heart rocks my socks.

Ros said...

Beautiful again Debs ... you know I love Postcards ... thought you'd forgotten us this week at CCCB ... really missed seeing your creations here ... Happy Valetine's to you ... have a good one!

Pattie said...

WOW - what a great set! I always look forward to seeing your creation for our challenge! It's a little Monday surprise for me! Great use of the JR sketch too!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty!!! Love the little touch of green in the flower!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Julie M said...

Oh that's beautiful, Debbie - I was admiring it earlier on the Shabbty Tea Room blog - love the ribbon detail and that gorgeous dress-form.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Suzie McFloozy said...

Another beautiful card - love the colour combo and the super sentiment x
Thanks for joining us again at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is adorable! I love the sentiment and the papers!

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

-Sarah

Sheri said...

This is SO pretty! Those stamps are perfect!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, what a clever way to incorporate both silver and gold in your creation, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Linda R. said...

Oh Debbie.. This is gorgeous. I just love every single little detail.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Hands On said...

Ever so lovely a card. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Ronnie said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love all of the extra touches you added. Thank you for playing along with us at CIC this week!

Chris said...

I love your shabby style, your card is beautiful. thanks for playing with us at CIC

nicoleqmullen said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours and all the texture too!

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful card, Debbie! Thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!

Ren-Yi said...

congrats on your Top 3 Paper Play Challenge win! Your card is just divine.

LynneForsythe said...

shabbylicious card!! for sure! the dress form is just too cute!!

Thanks for playin along with the gang at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!!

Rachel Hope said...

http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/03/prize-redraw.html

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