Wednesday 22 May 2019

Tea Time Thankyou

One of Paul's work colleagues is from Sri Lanka and recently went to visit family over there.

He brought a gift in for Paul of some Ceylon tea. He is not keen on tea but I love it. I had never had Ceylon tea before but found it was absolutely gorgeous. Such a fresh clean taste and completely different to my favourite Yorkshire tea.

Of course I dis some research and found it is not easy to get Ceylon tea in the UK and you certainly cannot get the plantation fresh Zesta. It looks like I might be able to get some from Whittard though so will pop in there when I next go to Birmingham shopping.

However, Sanjeewa surprised me by giving a second box of tea to Paul for me. I was so blown away by this lovely gesture from someone I have not personally met that I wanted to make a card to show my gratitude.

I had my car serviced last week and popped to The Range and found this little teapot die for only £1 so that was a perfect starting point.

I used the May sketch from STAMPlorations as inspiration for the layout although I didn't have enough space to get the layout quite on point. Hope you will forgive me for using a bit of artistic license

The card base is covered with some red spotty card which has been recycled from an old Christmas card. This was actually the inside of a card...... too good to waste in the recycling bin so recycled in my craft drawer instead. I have distressed the outside edge with an almost dry mini ink pad. I'm not really one for the grungy look but find this helps to knock harsh edges back a little.

The square white panels have been cut using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die from the Lacy Squares set. I drew around the inside of the frame with a gold gel pen. The Teapot is an Xcut Dinky die. I cut 1 out in red and another in a dark green to provide the contrast for the hearts. The etched lines on the teapot lid have been highlighted with a white gel pen and a Sakura clear glitter pen has been used on the hearts.

The second panel is embellished with one of the tags from the tea making it completely personal to the recipient. The third panel has a chipboard teacup embellishment from my stash.

I used a rubber stamp from Hero Arts for the sentiment. This was printed onto plain white card, coloured tea brown with a Flexmarker and the added a red glitter gel pen. This was then fussy cut an all panels mounted onto 3d foam squares. Finally a bit of bling added to the corners as it looked a bit too CAS for me....

The recipient loved his card and that makes me very happy.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – 6" x 4"
Paper – Recycled card from an old Christmas card
Die Cut - Teapot XCut Dinky Die (only £1)
Sentiment – Hero Arts Sentiment cling rubberstamp CG132
Tools – Rubber stamps, gel pens, Flexmarker, self-adhesive gems
Techniques – Rubber Stamping, Fussy Cut

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


    Thank you for joining into the fun over at the We Love To Create Challenge Blog, lovely project you have made, thank you for sharing Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  2. Very cute card! I really love the images and the background is fun. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you join us again soon.

  3. What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge!
    Sandy DT

  4. What a darling card as a thank you for the tea. I am sure your husband's friend really appreciated your thank you card. Love your card and the design. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  5. A super card. What an amazing gift to get from someone.
    I am glad you enjoyed the 'proper' tea :-D
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

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  6. Hi this is a stunning thank you card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge 63 which as always is Anything Goes. The sponsor is A Day for Daisies. Jackie DT

  7. Great card. I love that you recycled the inside of a christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Narelle DT

  8. Lovely card Well done with slight change of layout to suit your card Thanks for sharing with us here at
    Good luck with your entry

  9. Lovely card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Wendy DT for

  10. This is a really great card and great to have you playing along at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Get Creative, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. Beautiful card . Love the design.
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  13. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  14. What an elegant card. Really love it! Thank you for joining the challenge of Digichoosday. Hugs, Cindy DT.

  15. Very lovely card! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  16. What a lovely thank you card for the tea you received! Perfect!! Thanks for linking up to the "Anything Goes" challenge over at THTSB.

  17. Lovely Thank You card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  18. Lovely card. Thank you for entering A Perfect time to Craft challenge. Karen Neil DT

  19. Really sweet card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  20. Hello Mandy... Thanks for entering your lovely thank you card into our ‘anything goes’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  21. What a lovely story, a kind gesture on both parts and I am sure that your gift was appreciated as much as his. Well done. Thanks for joining Lets craft and create.
    Tammy DT

  22. Such a fun card. Thanks for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT

  23. Such a fun card!!!
    I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

  24. On this cold and wet day whilst I read blogs under a blanket I could really do with a teapot like that...Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  25. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Simply Create Too.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

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  26. Wonderful rich colors! Great layout. Thanks for playing along over at STAMPlorations!
    Monica - DT STAMPlorations theme challenge

  27. This is really great!! I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #243 “Coffee, tea and/or chocolate”. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  28. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Sian (DT).

  29. Great take on the Sketch at STAMPlorations Mandy! A perfect thank you for the unexpected gift :) That Ceylon tea sounds divine!

  30. Such a sweet card! It is perfect for the situation (obviously! That's why you made it!) and I love the dotted background! Thanks for playing with LTSCB, the House That Stamps Built and Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  31. Really great card - bravo!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Expect our new challenge tomorrow with the letter "F"!
    Good luck!

  32. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Let’s Craft and Create Challenge, hope to see you again :)


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