Monday, 16 May 2011

Waltzingmouse - 2nd Birthday Tea Party ....

... you may remember that last week I told you about a very special Tea Party happening this week - Waltzingmouse Stamps is 2 years old on 21st May.  To celebrate this milestone party - Clarie has organised a Tea Party competition.  Full details of the competition can be found on the link above - but in a nutshell you have to use one of Claire's "teacup, tea bag baggie or slice of cake templates" to make an entry for the competition.  And it's really worth doing - the prize is £200 worth of WMS goodies - I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed ;)

My inspiration for the teacup and saucer came from this week's CR84FN colour challenge and Claire's new doily stamps.   Yesterday I shared with you my CR84FN28 card - an invitation to Afternoon Tea, which featured a strip of card with a random doily pattern.  And here's my cup and saucer for the party.




I used the Teacup & Saucer template printed onto plain white card - 160gsm.  Before cutting out the component parts I distressed each bit with antique linen to give a soft cream colour. And then I randomly stamped some of the smaller doily stamps using red and yellow inks, with a little antique linen.  Then I very carefully cut out the components (don't have a cutting machine).  The hardest bit to put together is the cup footer, but I got there!  I wanted my cup and saucer to look like some fine china, so I added a gold border to the edge of the cup and saucer.  And I brought my own tea bag too!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea, Dainty Doilies 2, Large Doily
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Daffodil Delight; Distress - Antique Linen
Template:  Teacup & Saucer
Accessories:  Gold pen from stash; Tea bag from kitchen :)


Here are a couple of close up pictures of the saucer and cup.  I'm really pleased with this project as  I rarely attempt to make anything other than cards!!  So this was right out of my comfort zone.   But I loved it and will probably have a go at another of Claire's templates.


There's still plenty of time to join Claire at Waltzingmouse's 2nd Birthday Tea Party - who knows, you might be the lucky one!!  So, please join us for tea and wish Claire and Waltzingmouse - A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!



Before I go - I'll share the CR84FN colours again - they are so yummy - and it would great if you could join us!




I'll be back again tomorrow - it's time for us to join in the Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - the theme for this month is masculine cards!!  Should be fun.  Full details of the Waltz are here - do join us!

21 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

WOW, you've made an absolutely stunning cup and saucer Deborah, well done, love the design too, congrats and good luck:0) xxx

Jackie said...

Beautiful cup & saucer, love the card too :o)
Jackie xx

Craftilicious said...

Beautiful Deborah - I thought the teacup looked too tricky so opted for the easier tea bag. Yours makes me want to try the cup too - its so lovely :-)

Pauline said...

Fab cup, the doilys look great on this design!

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, this makes me want to go and put the kettle on! You've made such a gorgeous pattern and the construction of the cup and saucer is superb. Love the gilded edges - so authentic.
Hugs
Carol x

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Totally amazing! I never venture out of my comfort zone to dimensional projects because I can never make them look "finished" but you have done an excellent job of decorating and adding the special touches.

Vicky Hayes said...

I can hardly believe that this is just card stock and ink! I love it! You've certainly achieved the 'fine china' look! Look all the matching elements too - a superb project Deborah! (Can you tell I'm slightly excited?!) Vx

Jeanne Jachna said...

Deborah,
Very pretty - colors are just perfect - looks good enough to put out for company!

Kary said...

Hi Deborah, I love your teacup set. It's so pretty! The matching card is gorgeous too.
And,Thank you so much for visiting me. {Hugs}

Hope your mum is doing ok & recovering well.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOWZERS Deb! This tea set is GORGEOUS!!! Love the elegant tea cup and saucer! Thanks for joining along with the WM celebration :)

Jenny said...

This is a fabulous project Deborah, I love the doily pattern you've stamped too :)
Jenny x

Paula said...

Love the idea with the cup & how it all works together.
Paula (PEP)

Stella said...

You took my breath away; this is STUNNING!!!!

Carola said...

That's a gorgeous set. Your tea cup and the saucer look great in this colour combination and I also very much like the matching card.

Kind regards
Carola

Cyndie said...

Oh, Deborah--what a wonderful tea set! Perfectly executed, and you really nailed the color challenge too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, hard to believe those are paper!

Antje said...

love your tea set - looking forward to have a tea with you at the party! Your set is just lovely!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your tea set is simply stunning!! LOVE how you decorated with the doilies!! WOW!

Sue W said...

Just beautiful Deborah!!! Love how you decorated your pretty teacup!

Claire Brennan said...

Deborah, these are so beautiful!! I LOVE, love, love the tea cup - and it may be out of your comfort zone, but you made such a professional job of it!! A stunning set, with a beautiful card too!!! thank you for joining our tea party and Good luck in the draw!

Kelly S. said...

I must get that tea cup template now! Everyone's entries are so inspiring and so authentic! I just LOVE yours, Deborah! The doily images are just the perfect colors and pattern...can I order up a china tea set just like this?! :)

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