Monday, 5 October 2015

A Seasonal Cuppa!!

Hi There :)

I'm promoting the good old English cuppa this morning but it has a seasonal twist on my card and gift set....

Yep, this play on words from the O' Christmas Tree carol seemed too good to pass up for a Christmas card and giant Tea Bag gift set. You could either put tea bags or loose tea in the little gift bag... I'm quite partial to a spicy seasonal cuppa myself ;)

The cup is from Avery Elle's Tea Time set which I've decorated with one of the dot stamps and coloured with Prismacolour pencils. I used the dies to cut out the cup and saucer then added the holly and candy canes from a couple of Lawn Fawn sets, to strengthen that festive feel :)

I added a few brushstrokes of water-colour for a backdrop and the gold flecks are made using a zig glue pen and gold foil.... I added a few dots of the zig pen and waited for it to become tacky before applying the foil and rubbing to transfer the shimmery gold...... waiting for the glue to turn from blue to clear is the important step for this technique!!

The sentiment is custom stamped using Mama Elephants Bella Letters.... it's fast becoming one of my favourite sets because the font and size are just perfect for cards and it's so easy to stamp too :)

The gift bag was a last minute addition and mine is made using a MFT dienamics die which unfortunately isn't available in store but is very similar to the Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die... you just have to chop the height down so you remove the cut out handles and close the top as I've done here. I added a length of string with a tag on the end and embellished the front to co-ordinate with the card :)

                            Tea Time  Winter Gifts Sweet Christmas
                              Bella LettersGoodie Bag Lawn Cuts

Thanks for stopping by... I'm off to enjoy a nice cuppa now myself :)

Jenny x


Tanja said...

so creative - I love your Christmas cups

Keren Baker said...

Absolutely fab- love these two!

Dotty Jo said...

Excellent! Jo x