You’re Tea-rrific

Hello friends,

Greeting you from a very hot summers day in South Africa, We are midst a heat wave with temperatures rising during daytime to 38 – 40 degrees Celsius. I can tell ya the sun is making barbecue out of us and the best place to be is in the swimming pool or in front of an air cooler. But despite the heat I am excited to share my card with you for the new challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow  today. The challenge is to use fibres and texture, not just ribbon and lace, on your shabby chic or vintage project.

I found a pretty piece of Granny print cotton fabric in one of my numerous craft boxes and decided to use it as background for my “Victorian tea” theme card. For more texture I also added a strip of frayed unbleached cotton and lace. The filigree teapot from Cottage Cutz is one of my favorite dies – it is so elegant and stylish with the  intrinsic details. The little pink resin roses just fits perfectly with the theme of the card. The Sugar Creek Hollow challenge will run for two weeks, thus leaving you with lots of time to show us your fabric themed card or project.

Challenges:

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The oval frame and lady silhouette

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The sentiment, roses and corner flourish

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A close-up of the filigree teapot and teacup embellished with little resin roses

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • Cream and olive-green cardstock
  • Clearly Impressed clear stamp set “Vintage” (CI-2045)
  • Hot off the Press clear stamp “You’re Tea-rrific” (HOTP-1115)
  • Joy Crafts Teacup die (6002/0113)
  • Joy Crafts Vintage flourishes die (6003/0015)
  • Marianne Design Creatables Flourish die (LR0271)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Filigree Teapot” (CC4x4-480)
  • Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die (37-1222)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die (Labels Twenty” (S5-026)
  • Granny print cotton fabric
  • Unbleached linen fabric
  • Lace
  • Prima flowers “Encore B” (#561345)
  • Paper roses from “I am Roses”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cameo Beige”
  • Resin roses
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper”
  • Chipboard oval
  •  Tim Holtz distress paint ‘Picket Fence”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 06:25:40

    Your card is beautiful inside and out. Love the little flowers you put on the tea pot they are so pretty.
    Deborah 😀

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  2. TantiK Creation
    Jan 26, 2014 @ 00:12:56

    Wow! This is stunning! So many beautiful elements. Great job! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

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  3. verybellemakes
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 15:42:30

    Such a beautiful teapot and cups! Lovely extra little touches too. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

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  4. Sharon
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 11:36:46

    A fantastic card Amelia. Another perfect example of shabby chic/vintage which you are the master of 😉 Wishing you a super week ahead. Warm wishes, Sharon

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  5. Dr Sonia S V
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 05:54:26

    What a beautiful beautiful shabby chic project.Love the way you used the resin flowers and especially the way the teapot looks

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  6. Lindsay Elise Jolly
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 01:16:57

    So pretty, beautiful layout and die cuts. Really gorgeous make, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

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  7. Sherry Hickey
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 23:32:50

    Fantastic card, Amelia! Proud to be on the SCH DT with such amazing crafters.

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  8. barnie
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 23:18:31

    That’s amazing.

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  9. Debbie S
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 18:05:43

    Beautiful card – so many gorgeous details.
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  10. Cathi
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 16:19:05

    Gorgeous card Amelia!! Love the fabric base!! Your die cuts and details are stunning.

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  11. Carol (Granny)
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 06:35:44

    WOW…what a soft, feminine, and beautiful piece of art you have created. Your style exudes peace and tranquility that makes visiting your blog such an inviting and invigorating place to visit… Love everything about this from the tiny roses to the gorgeous fabric background. Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us. Hugs

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  12. Joyce
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 22:26:36

    This is gorgeous! I love all of the different elements you have used and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Joyce xx

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  13. Marlene
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 21:05:21

    A stunning card, love the colours. thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

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  14. Kimbo
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 20:28:25

    Wow, this is just beautiful. I love that elegant teapot and the inside is great too. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  15. Carina Els
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 20:04:13

    Liewe Amelia

    Dankie dat jy hierdie pragtige kaatjie met ons almal deel! Alles pas perfek, ek kan sien hoeveel liefde het jy in gesit.
    Liefde Carina

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  16. Mervi
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:55:56

    hi Amelia,
    terriffic creation, love all the beautiful details.
    It’s cold here -15 C so enjoy your hot wheather;-))m

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  17. Jenny/Dolphine
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:16:44

    Eine wirklich tolle Karte. Tolle Gestaltung und tolle Farben. Klasse. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG Jenny

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  18. hannelie
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 08:50:02

    Amelia, jy kry maar net altyd 10/10 in my boekie!
    Dis so mooi! Ek gaan skink sommer dadelik ‘n koppie!
    Mooi bly en beste wense vir n kreatiewe nuwe jaar!

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  19. Cass
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 04:19:05

    WOW! a work of art, gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

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  20. Meggymay
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 00:37:29

    Awesome card, love the design and the vintage tea set.
    Yvonne

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  21. Hazel (Didos)
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 21:57:21

    Super card, Love the colours, Thanks for playing on Crafty Girls this fortnight, Love Hazelxox

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  22. Ursula Uphof
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 21:19:07

    Such a stunning card Amelia. Your attention to detail is wonderful. We go back home next week, so I do hope the temps ease a little. Even though it is summer here in .NZ nowhere near those highs. Hugs, Ursula

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  23. gramadonnie
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 19:31:00

    It is so delightful to see your creations from far off Africa. Again you have shown us a beautiful card. It is winter here and the wind is blowing hard with over 50 mph gusts. Our temperature is a high of 27-29f. Brrrr…

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  24. Sherrie Clark
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 18:53:33

    Amelia, your card is absolutely beautiful. I so enjoy making tea cards and when I’ve had an “Afternoon Tea” it’s always fun to give then something handmade to take home. Bless you and your wonderful God given talent and thank you for sharing.

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  25. Moz
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 17:35:08

    Another stunner, Amelia! Delightful and dainty, with gorgeous detail.
    Just as hot down the ‘road’, although clouded over now and a storm brewing!
    Take care and hugz
    Moz

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  26. Desire Fourie
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 17:13:48

    Amelia this is just gorgeously shabby vintage. Just love all the textures.
    {I would love you to take part in my 130,000 Page View Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  27. Rebecca Deeprose
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 17:09:51

    Auch a pretty card Amelia!! I love the effect of the vibrant background fabric with softer overlays! The inside is beautiful as well! On my, your temps really are toasty! We’ll be at 78f today…and it’s winter! I’m not looking forward to those baking temps! ((hugs)) Rebecca

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  28. Suzy B
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 16:09:32

    Absolutely Stunning…..love the vintage feel about it as well, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge…..
    Hugs
    Suzy B DT
    XX

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