Wednesday 21 July 2010

Let's Have Tea - Joan's Garden Challenge 6

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I've been admiring the cards I've seen made by Olga and Selma using new products from 'Heartfelt Creations'.  These amazing flower stamps have coordinating Spellbinder dies too.  Joan from Joan's Garden  supplies them so I hopped over to take a look. Whilst there I saw that she runs a weekly challenge, and is up to challenge number 6.  I've been very fortunate to be on the receiving end of this lovely ladies generosity. I've also bought JustRite stamps from her shop, she sends right away and only charges the postage that is charged to her.

Anyway what I'm leading up to is that I made today's card for this weeks Joan's Garden Challenge #6.  Joan  asked for a kitchen theme and a sentiment from JustRite.  She has one of the 'Heartfelt Creations' stamp sets as a prize this week, so well worth getting your card in and spreading the word.

I've been a bit sneaky and I'm hoping my card will fit the bill!  One of my  JustRite sets is Harmony Classic Circle Stamper 111.  I've stamped the centre, covering up the sentiment and added a Waltzingmouse Sentiment from Afternoon Tea set. I've cut the centre with a Spellbinder die and popped it up on foam dots.  I used the border from the same JustRite set but added one of the little teacups from WMS Afternoon Tea .  What do you think?
The Card base is pale green with a layer of pure white followed by Webster's Pages  dp.
I added some die cut felt overlayed with lace that I gathered at one end to make a flower .  Added the button and stick pin then some flowers and punched leaves. Four Annabelle Sprinkles complete my card.

Whilst I was in the UK my sister-in-law was telling me how she and her daughters go out for high tea occasionally in York.  Seems it's once again quite the thing to do over there .  Hmmm I'm thinking I might send some little invites to my girl friends, we can sit by the fire sipping tea and enjoying scones and  fancy little cakes.........

Till next time.............


Joan Fricker said...

Oh Sue, this card is great. I so love your creativity and cleverness. I love your border and the paper background is perfect.

It is a beautiful card and thank you so much for participating in Joan's Gardens #6 Challenge. This is so fun!


craftieodmae said...

Sue this is plum gorgeous!!!! Makes me want a cup of tea in front of the fire........LOL

Shirley-Anne said...

Very unusual I think
Love the centre piece , love the spray of flowers.. all beautiful

Selma said...

Oh Sue, I know Joan will love this one. It is gorgeous. I love that lace gathered under the button and the flowers. Your combination of stamps turned out great. I'm sure your friends would love such an invitation. I'd love to go have tea with you .

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card!! Love the way you have embellished it! Way too hot here for tea and a fire but it would be great when winter arrives.
"Hugs" Carol

CraftyC said...

Pretty card Sue and beautifully embellished!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Yummy... scones, fancy cakes and tea! What time should we be there? I'll pick Olga up and bring her with! Love your card... it gorgeous as usual! Love the combination you used!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wish it was a hop, skip, and jump for us to share a teatime together, Sue! Your card is marvelous!

Jose said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love all the detail, and the photograh is just perfect.
As for tea at Bettys, not somewhere I can pop into (nearly 300 miles from me) but I have been there a couple of times with friends, and it is wonderful! a sight to be seen

Hazel B said...

Hello Sue
Glad you enjoyed your big trip.
just love this "english card" soooo reminds me of home when i was a little girl.. going to Lewis's with my mum and grandma for Tea..remember those little iced fancies... those were the days.
love and light ...Hazel