Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Playdates ....

.... you've got to love playdates in the summer holidays.  Yes, it seems we're actually enjoying a real summer - the sun is out, it's really warm, I can hear the birds singing, and there's the sound of children playing - just perfect.  Kathryn and her friend Melly have been playing on the trampoline - lots of fun, but it's actually a bit too warm to play on it for long.  So they've come in to play on the Wii - brilliant invention.  They even let me have a go - I didn't do very well, so I left them to it.  Ben finally got up and has joined the girls in their games - even a teenage lad likes to play around when there are none of his friends about to see!!

This has given me time to play in my craft room with my toys - I love playdates!!



This card is for three challenges:




When I saw the LIM challenge I almost decided to give it a miss - I'm really not good with ribbons and bows.  But I wouldn't let it beat me.  I knew I wanted to use my sweet teapot for this card and the little rectangles on the sketch reminded me of the framed sentiments in the set.  I stamped them with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder.  I cut them out and lined them up on a ribbon, adding some button accents to match the colour of the teapot!! Sorted!  I used the kiss technique on the solid stamp - and am really pleased how well it turned out.  I added a bit of steam coming from the teapot - just so that you know there's a nice hot cup of tea waiting.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments; Flower stamp for kiss technique
Inks:  Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Danube Blue, London Fog
Accessories:  Ribbon, buttons, card, thread, clear embossing powder - all from stash

In between crafting, playing with the kids, getting lunch - I've even managed to get three loads of washing done and on the line - it's drying really well.  I love the summer when it's like this.  Hope you're all having a great day too.

31 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

This is so pretty, Deborah. I love tea pots and cups so this is one of my favorites. :)

I hope you have a wonderful time on Holiday and make sure you take some pictures. I have always wanted to visit the UK.

Hugs~

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning Deborah! The ribbon and button border complements the beautiful kettle perfectly.

Jenny said...

Just perfect for all the challenges, I love the ribbon border with the mini sentiments :)
Jenny x

Craftilicious said...

Simply stunning Deborah! The colours are just perfect :-D

Kelly S. said...

You do such great things with the tea party sets, Deborah! LOVE how you used the little sentiment tickets for the border, with the fancy steaming teapot tucked behind...so cute!

Stamps and Paper said...

A gorgeous card perfect for our challenge...love the tags..

Anne

Crea Astrid said...

What a beuatiful card is this. Nice done.

Hugs Astrid.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow ! LOve your teapot and not only ! What an inspirational card, perfection.

Marie

Mandi said...

This is fabulous Deborah, love the ribbon treatment
Works perfectly
Thanks for entering
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Deborah! Love those framed sentiments and your kiss stamping is fantastic!

Paula said...

Impressed with this use of ribbon - love the way you think round the obvious.
Paula (PEP)

Joanne Leddy said...

This card is so sweet. I love the blue tea pot. And the ribbon, button, sentiments are fabulous! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing ...

GinaA said...

Stunning card, great colours and the ribbon, button Tag detail is lovely.

Fiona said...

Whata delightful card Deborah, love your teapot design and clever kissing technique.

Buffy said...

Superb card Debs. Great tags and I love the buttons x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, This is really gorgeous, how'd I miss it? I love the colours and the stamps and the way you put the labels on the ribbon, it's just lovely, Gay xxx

Pauline said...

Fabulous card Deborah, the tickets along the bottom are just the ticket! Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful tea theme card Deborah! The tea pot looks lovely in blue! A great card for all the challenges!

Vickie Z said...

Lovely colors and great kissing technique on the teapot!!! Love the ribbon, ticket, button combo!!!

Chrissie said...

I absolutely love this one Deborah... just perfect!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Helen said...

Just lovely - a perfect card for all those challenges x

Susan said...

Love all the little tags! Cute, cute card! My Card is here

Ribbon Girls said...

Great card Deborah! The sentiment strip along the bottom is adorable! (love tiny tags like that:)

Aileen said...

Love your kettle and the border along the bottom goes perfectly. x

I'm Renee said...

So creatively gorgeous!
Love what you did with that ticket border...
beautiful!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

oooh! I think you nailed the ribbon requirement! Love this one! Can't go wrong with tea pots! Hugs xxaxx

Lynn said...

This is a very different and superb card. Love the way you have tackled the ribbon. Hope Johnathan has a safe journey home. Lynn x

Kathyk said...

Splendid card - lovely composition and a cool color too

Kathyk

fatmonica said...

I just love this!

Genevieve said...

Fab card! I love the line up of sentiments :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deb! Love the blue WM teapot and strand of tickets! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

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