I have to admit that I spent a lot more time shopping yesterday than I had planned to! LOL! I came home with lots of goodies, including a couple of storage ideas for my studio, thank you gifts for my customers, some new clothes, and lots of bits and pieces! Here in the UK retailers have to charge if customers want their shopping put into plastic carrier bags. I always keep a good supply of shopping bags in the boot of my car. When I’d parked yesterday, I took four large shopping bags with me. I still find it really strange when I’m buying clothes, that the shop assistant folds them very nicely, then I put them into a shopping bag. LOL! Anyway, I had so much success shopping , I had to go back to the car twice to drop off bags full of goodies! Anyone else been there?
The only indication I had of time was when my back started hurting, which told me it was time for more tablets. I decided to stop for some lunch, and a cup of tea, and found it was three o’clock already! I had one more shop to visit, and then headed home, and eventually arrived home at a quarter past four. By the time I had emptied my shopping bags, I couldn’t wait to start crafting!
I decided I wanted to use the Tea Together Stamp Set, because it’s a fabulous set for paper piecing, which was the subject of my video no. 449 – HOW TO….Paper Piecing. I chose a design from the All My Love Designer Series Paper (DSP), and Flirty Flamingo as my colour scheme. I didn’t want my top layer of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (CS) to be plain, so I embossed it using the gorgeous Tufted Dynamic Embossing folder. The co-ordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies for the Tea Together Stamp Set are availble as a level 2 Sale-a-bration gift. That is, you can choose this product as a gift if your order is £90.00/€120.00.
I stamped the teapot and cup & saucer images on to my chosen DSP, using Stazon Ink, and then die cut them. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White CS and stamped the sentiment, the small open flower, and the double buds image. I coloured the two images using Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Marker Pens. Then I die cut them. As I thought the white edges were rather stark with all the surrounding pink, I used a Dauber and Flirty Flamingo Ink, to go over the white edges on all three die cuts to help them blend in. I adhered all the die cuts using Dimensionals.
To decorate the inside of the card, I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS. Then stamped three flower images, which match the flower on the teapot along the bottom. Next I coloured them in as before. When I looked at my finished card, I thought there was just too much pink! I decided to remedy this by very quickly making another card! I kept everything the same except I used a Whisper White CS cardbase, and top layer. The middle layer on the front of the card, and on the inside is Flirty Flaming (CS). When I had finished the second card, I asked hubby – my best critic! – which one he preferred, he said the pink one! LOL! I’ll be very pleased to hear what you think – pink or white?
That’s about it from me today. I meant to say earlier that I’ll try to remember to photograph the two storage ideas I bought today, so I can share them with you tomorrow! I hope you have a fabulous Friday, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!
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