Friday 23 March 2012

Tea anyone?

Hi everyone, are you glad it's Friday? Thanks for the lovely comments on my gift box.....yes I do handstitch any projects with sewing on them - I don't have a sewing machine so I've no option, but to tell the truth I enjoy doing it. It's relaxing and absorbing and really therapeutic.

I notice I have some new followers....thanks so much for visiting and following, I really appreciate it!

So on to my project today.....Ok, this isn't my usual sort of thing, but you have to have a play sometimes, don't you? And I was so inspired by the gorgeous teapot cards I saw from some of the DT at Top Tip Tuesday that I just wanted to have a go too. Check out their cards, they are much better than mine (I'm hoping you won't look too closely at mine, I am rubbish at cutting out with a knife. I have cunningly placed my watermark over the wonkiest areas ha ha.).

Most of this was cut out with scissors, but the handle had to be done with a knife....a big weak point of mine!

The template for making this card was made by Deneen and you can find it on the challenge blog.

I had been hoarding this paper by Laura Ashley for several years, but when I saw this project I knew I had to use it - it reminds me of the patterns on blue china. I don't have a craft room and lots of products, so I just used what I had to the ink round the edges isn't quite the right colour, and I don't have any label dies so had to use a pre-printed sentiment, but as I said I was only playing. I might make another one of these - after I practice cutting in a neat line with a craft knife of course!

These are the challenges I'm going to enter my little teapot in:
By The Cute & Curly - In The Kitchen
Craft Your Passion - Just Sentiments
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Sentimentally Yours
Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog - House & Home
Top Tip Tuesday - Mothers Day/Craft Buddy

That's 2 consecutive projects without colouring! I have been doing some colouring this evening, so hopefully I'll have a card to show soon. Till then, happy crafting everyone.


Martina said...

So beautiful Carole!! I am the same like you...I am terrible with knifes to cut out....just have to hope to get not hurt!!
The paper is so beautiful and fits perfect to the tea-pot card!!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Carole.
Sue x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful teapot, lovely flowers and colours. I am useles with a knife myself! :o)
Jackie xx

Doreen said...

This is stunning Carole,I love your paper and fabulous

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous Carole.

chrissy xx said...

Well it's got to be said " I will come for a cuppa with you any day Carole. This teapot is Absolutely Stunning...What Fabulous papers and I LOve how you have done the lid and spout....
No Sugar lol.....I'll bring the cake!

Janette said...

Morning Carole, Oh this is fabulous, I think you did a brilliant job, it's gorgeous, stop kicking

Hope you have a nice craft room ceiling is coming down today, so have to move everything till it's done, Matt...sil...says it won't take long.....I've heard that

Teresa said...

Oh Wow Carole this is gorgeous, you've chosen the perfect papers & roses too. I have the Laura Ashley papers packed away to for the right moment to come along, funny how we do that but I bet you're glad you kept them. I Really love it and yes I'd love a cup please :o)
Take care, hugs Teresa xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Carole, this is fabulous, the papers are perfect for this and I like the flowers,
Kevin xx

Rainbow Lady said...

I would love to have this teapot in my home Carole... lovely work
Thanks for playing again
Love Cynthia x

Claire said...

Beautiful teapot Carole, gorgeous colours and I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's
Claire xx

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Fantastic, Carole...Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Country Mouse said...

Wow! This is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion challenges!
dt member

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starcyl said...

What a great project and your teapot is stunning. I do like the paper you've used, so very brave of you.
Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady this week.
Jenny x

franzesjoi said...

beautiful creation!

Lisa Minckler said...

You had me on the floor with your watermark comment...LOL. Your teapot is just FANTASTIC and I don't think there's anything wonky about it at all. Just beautiful!
Thank you so much for using Deneen's template and for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. It's been a pleasuring viewing your talent.

Anonymous said...

Make mine milk with no sugar - am potty about this teapot - you have kreated a stunner.

Huggles Bi8g Sis xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole this is pretty


earthspirit927 said...

What a lovely card I love the shape:) Thank you for joining us this week for our sentiments only challenge at Craft your Passions challenges.

Melissa, DT

June Nelson said...

Hoy Mrs stop runnig yourself dwn, craft room or no craft room you turn out beautiful things and thats what matters!! I aint got a craft room either, and me cupboard hasnt com,e!! which incidently probably wont even fit in the conservatory!! I love this, its beautiful and anyone would treasure it, my birthdays june lol, have a great day darlin xxxx

Hazel said...

Hey Carole

Looks pretty good to me girl. It's great that you try something different - I keep saying that to myself but just ain't built up the courage to do it yet!

Thank you for popping by and leaving some lovely comments on my blog - they are so very much appreciated.

Ta-ra for now.

Hazel xx

Uta said...

Your tea-pot card looks so fantastic. I love this shape and the papers are so beautiful and perfect for this project.
Thanks for joining us at By the Cute & Girly.
Hugs, Uta

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, your little tea pot is absolutely adorable, Carole, and no coloring??? Yikes, girl...two cards in a row without coloring...I'm going into withdrawal..LOL!!!! Seriously...everything you touch turns to beautiful...coloring or not!!!! I love the papers you used on this and what a clever girl to use the watermark to cover the blip...I feel your pain cause I can't cute with a knife either!!!! The flowers you added and the rick rack are just lovely...perfect in every way!!!! Hope you had a great weekend...Hugs!!

Sonia said...

Hello Carole
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts Good Luck!

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous shaped card Carol, those papers are perfect for the base and the flowers are terrific, super, super project.
Lorraine x

Jen said...

Fabulous teapot. Thank you for sharing it with us at rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

chrissy xx said...

Hi Carole.
Take a look at Mariska She is GOOD DT's for Whiff of Joy too.
then use a large wooden embossing tool to get the raised up look.
LOve doing them lol.