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.



The oval frame and lady silhouette


The sentiment, roses and corner flourish


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


A peep at the inside


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,


Christmas Joy

Hello blog friends,

It’s time for another vintage/shabby chic challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow.  For this challenge we are looking for your beautiful tags and/or boxes (could be for Christmas) in the vintage or shabby style. Bonnie Garby is our guest designer this time and you can see her lovely work on her blog Make Time 2 Craft

With the festive season around the corner I took the opportunity to make a Christmas tag for this new challenge. For the tag I choose a stamp from Clearly Impressed which I bought from a local scrapbook company Scrapbook-Direct. I love to use gold on my Christmas creations, so I embossed the deer in gold  as well as the flourish on the back of the tag. To give dimension to the image I stamp a second deer, cut it out and pop it up with mirror tape. The tag shape was cut with a Spellbinders Nestablities Majestic Elements die “Radiant Rectangles”. The flowers are from the Petaloo Canterbury collection “Magnolia blossoms”. The sentiment letters on the small label are peel off stickers.Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo” around the edges and on the seam binding help to achieve a vintage look.



The flowers, bow, pearls and bells


The Clearly Impressed image “Xmas Deer” embossed with gold embossing powder


The tag with the sentiment


The back of the tag


Project details:

  • Cream and red cardstock
  • Clearly Impressed clear stamp sets “Xmas Deer” ( CI-2054) and “Vintage” (CI-2045)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements “Radiant Rectangles”
  • Crafter’s Companion Die’sire die “Scalloped tags”
  • Gold detail embossing powder
  • Petaloo Cabterbury collection “Magnolia blossoms” (Burgundy)
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Lipstick red”
  • Gold thread
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Peel Off stickers for sentiment.
  • Stickles “Gold”

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your visits and comments so much. I hope you’ll visit Sugar Creek Hollow and play along with our Tags and/or Boxes challenge this fortnight.  The Design Team made beautiful creations to give you inspiration. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


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