Monday, 9 July 2012

New goodies ....

I received this yummy parcel from Michelle at Mishelflo Creative Crafting .... a plethora of Cosmo Cricket goodies from the "Tea for Two" range. I had to cards to make for friends whose birthdays are today, so I ripped open the packets and got making.

Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Tea for Two
Chipboard stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Tea for Two
Tag:  Cosmo Cricket, Tea for Two
Ribbon and pearls from stash
Sentiment: Polka Doodles (printed on to Safmat)

This was such a quick card to make and as all the items co-ordinate, it was sooo easy to create. The chipboard flowers are so chunky but still pretty and I just accented them with a few faux pearl gems.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - their sketch
Lexi Creations - for a friend
Cute Card Thursday - gardeners world

This card was also made for another friend who loves anything vintage and never stops drinking tea (!) so the chipboard embellishments from the kit were just perfect for her.


Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Tea for Two
Chipboard stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Tea for Two
Tag:  Cosmo Cricket, Tea for Two
Spellbinders Parisian Accent dies
Tea bag (!) and flowers from stash

I did originally layer the embellishments on the centre panel but felt that everything looked samey (!) so cut a panel using Spellbinders Parisian Accents die for a contrast and also to make the gorgeous tea items stand out.

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Retro Sketches - their sketch
Secret Crafter - use pastel shades
My Sheri Crafts - photo inspiration challenge
Lexi Creations - for a friend
Inspired by - photo inspiration

Well I better get off the computer and get making a few more props ready for the Class 5 and 6 production tomorrow .... eeek!



Cheryl said...

oh Lou Hun these are stunning love the items that Michelle sent you and the detail is just brilliant super colours and images,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxx

Doreen said... the images, fabulous papers and great

Mynnette said...

These are amazing!!! GORGEOUS colors and fabulous shabby chic elements! Stunning cards! :)

Marge said...

GORGEOUS tea card; thanks so much for your sharing your inspiration with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

Laurel said...

Love your cards! LOVE your take on the inspiration photo, love that tea bag and all the bits! Thanks for playing at Inspired By!

downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful pastels and a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely amazing creation its just perfect,

I hope you will try to join us again next week,

Have a lovely week,
Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

Anonymous said...

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Susan Flynn said...

Two very pretty cards for your friends Lou. Love the soft colours of both of them. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

julie_woolston said...

This is a gorgeous card Lou, beautiful colours.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

P.G. Lamb said...

You layered the elements of your card beautifully. What a wonderful composition! The colors are so pretty! Thank you for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Lori said...

Both of these are darling! Love the little hearts you popped up on the first one - little details like that always catch my eye!

Lorraine said...


carol (krillsister) said...

gorgeous cards. the colors are so soft & feminine

Sarah said...

Your tea card is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Charlotte said...

These are both so very pretty with such great details. Thanks for joining My Sheri Crafts.

tiggertastic said...

such pretty work
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

Designing for:

Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Lou! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's RetroSketch!

Vicky said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Lou. Love 'em! :)xx