Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Come - waltz with me ....

... it's hard to believe that it's already 17th August and time for our monthly Blog Waltz with Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The theme this month is tea and coffee for full details about joining in with the fun click here.


One of my jobs, when I was girl, was to make my father his morning cup of tea.  It had to be very strong, very hot and sweet.  I used to think that the spoon would melt - it was so strong.  And I hated it.  As a consequence I started drinking coffee.  I try to keep to about 5 cups a day, and yes I know that it's probably too much, but it tastes soooo good!!   I've made two cards for the Waltz - one has a tea theme and the other has a coffee theme.  Seems appropriate!! :)

I'll start with my tea themed card for which I've used the sketch from this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC60.


I've used a light cream slightly pearl card as the base.  I started off by added a little colour to the card base with my distress inks.  Then I randomly stamped outline teacups, tiny solid teacups and little teabags all over the card.  I used Spellbinders Labels 20 to make the trim at the top of the card, adding some colour with distress inks.  I stamped the little teapot and cups from the Afternoon Tea label image onto some scrap card and fussy cut them out, and attached to the trim.  I decided that the focal point of this card would be the lovely quote by Eleanor Roosevelt - which is so true.  I used Spellbinders Labels 4 to cut out the quote and make a sparkly mat.  I had a tiny bit of this lovely cream crochet lace in my stash so I added that to the card and then attached the label.  I'm really pleased how well this turned out!


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Inks: Distress - Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye
Spellbinders: Labels 4 (S4-190) #4, Labels 4 Sm (S4-309) #5, Labels 20 (S5-026) #4
Accessories: Card, glitter card and lace from stash

My second card has a coffee theme. Sadly Claire hasn't made a coffee theme stamp set - yet!! Claire - what do you think? :) So I've mixed a coffee themed set that I got recently with Asian Gardens. I've gone for quite a clean and simple look. I stamped the border stamp along the side and bottom of the card making a frame. I stamped the coffee cup and sentiment onto some white card and heat embossed them with clear powder to give a nice shine to the images. I used my nesties to cut out the images and to make various layer. Finally, I stamped the little sakura blossoms in two sizes and cut them out, added them to the corner of the card. The colour theme might be a bit familiar - it's sort of based on Costa Coffee!



Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Asian Gardens; Impression Obsession - Smell the Coffee
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Versamark
Spellbinders: Long Rectangles Lg (S4-142) #3, Long Rectangles Sm (S4-144) #3, Standard Circles Lg (S4-114) #3, Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) #4, Pinking Circles Lg (S4-170) #3
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! card and card from stash

Before I go, I'd like to wish my friend Buffy a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  She's celebrating a special one today - you know, one of those that has a zero at the end!!  I made a special card for Buffy - here.

Now I'm off for a waltz - do join us - it's such fun!!

28 comments:

rudlis said...

Stunning design and gorgeous cards! Love the details and the way they are placed.

Cassandra said...

Both are very, very nice Deb, particularly the second one using the Asian Gardens set.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Wonderful cards today, love the theme too :0) I especially love the stamped border on the second card very pretty design and well used, Gay xxx

Craftilicious said...

Both are great Deborah but my favourite is the tea one - the colours are great and the sentiment in the centre really pops. Those tiny teabags are so cute too :-D

Maja said...

These are very pretty, Deb. I love how you've used Asian gardens stamps.

Jenny said...

Morning Deborah, just what I need in the morning...tea or coffee, I'm not fussed :)
Fab cards as usual, love the posh coffee though, great background pattern :)
Jenny x

Inkyfingers said...

I love both the sentiments on your lovely cards Deborah. I'm really impressed with your background stamping on the second card - its lined up so perfectly. Gorgeous!

Buffy said...

THANK YOU XXXXXXXX I LOVE my card, it's superb :)
Can't believe you blabbed to everyone..haha...40...aahhh.

I think your coffee and tea card is brilliant..love those teacups, so sweet.
Not as beautiful as my birthday card though...but I'm biased
Buffy xxxxx

I'm Renee said...

Deb...they are both fantastic!!
Love how you used the sketch challenge with the tea...
and I'm a coffee drinker too...
would LOVE a coffee set ;)...
and I don't think 5 cups is that much...
I drink much more...
and you're right...
it's SO good!! :)
Fabby cards!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Fantastic creation Deb. I admire people who can work in several challenges into one project. You have done a fabby job with your Tea card for the Waltz AND the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week. Your stamped patterned paper is simply divine!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are wonderful Deb! I love your custom stamped background paper on the first and the fancy trim! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC and the WM Waltz :)

Jeanne J said...

Deb, I like the first card best! The background is awesome and the sentiment ties it all together.

Thelma said...

Bedorah, these are lovely. Very clean and uncluttered and lovley stamping to produce the background. thelma

Thelma said...

Ooops, my finger slipped a long way as B ans D are miles apart on the keyboard! Thelma

Cathy Weber said...

I can't believe you had the time to make both a coffee and tea card! I love them both, the cute background paper you made with the cup and tea bag is my favorite because that quote is so great for us women.

Tarjteachr said...

Great stuff Deb. Love the Asian Garden Background.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your tea card is just charming Deb! I love the tea set in the topper and your fabulous background!! And your graphic coffee card is fabulous!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Two cards with brilliant sentiments Deborah! I really like the way you stamped the background on the second card.

Trish said...

Wow, you have been busy! Both lovely cards!
Trish xx

LaurieJ said...

Two lovely cards, Deb! The coffee card is fantastic because I love your use of Asian Gardens - perfect stamping of the border! But the tea card is after my heart because of that fantastic focal point and the background that you created.

Paula (PEP) said...

it's that coffee tumbler I like - very effective with the rest of your design too. Both your sentiments are rather fun too.
Paula (PEP)

Stella said...

Two different cards for the same Waltz. And both turned out gorgeous. My favorite is the first one; I love that cute teapot and that sentiment is a brillaint and fabulous focal point. Eleanor Roosevelt was a smart woman :)
Hugs!

Bumblebee said...

Brilliant work Deb, I love the tea cup background you created, and you can't beat a few labels 4 dies in my opinion! great waltz!

Yvette said...

They are both lovely cards and great sentiments, but despite being a fellow coffee drinking i think i prefer the tea card :-)

Antje said...

These quotes are really good - you made me just want that set!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that sentiment!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Sweet job with the sketch, I love the BG stamping and the fabby tones to your card, thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Ren-Yi said...

Hi Deb - i love your coffee story. Both your cards turned out so amazing. I love how you "thought outside the box" to make your coffee card fit and still highlight a WMS stamp.

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