Thursday, 30 October 2014

Time for Tea anyone!

Hello again,

This make today is a very special one for me.  Life's been throwing curve balls at me for sometime and todays make was for a very special friend who has been in and out of my life for a long while now and I wanted her to know that my life is much better with her in it! (yes Nic I mean you x mwah x), so I made this little project for her :D

It's challenge time over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and it gave me the opportunity to use this image on my very special make.  The theme this time is 2 or 3 word sentiment and you'll see the 2 words I chose for the front of the project - Dream Big!

The image I have used is It's Tea Time from the fabulous The Paper Shelter and the backing paper comes with her :D 
Surprisingly for all my followers I DIDN'T colour this one with my markers!  I know, shock alert or what!  This is the pre-coloured image that comes in the pack and I printed her, covered her in Rangers Glossy Accents (all over) and left her overnight to fully dry before I cut her out to layer on the backing paper. 

But, she is not a card!  Its a desk top post-it (sticky note) holder and I got the idea for this make from a lovely lady who posted a make with this design and then kindly put out the tutorial, so rather than add instructions myself I'm going to post you all back to her because its only right :D  Kym's Crafty Cards

The main body of mine is made with Black coordinations card stock with a tan coloured core that I put through an embossing folder (Sheena Douglas Taste of India) and then sanded back.  This gave me a distressed look that I felt went well with the steam punky image :D

The backing paper on the inside is one I've had in my stash forever, but you could use any text stamp and then distress it with antique inks to get a similar effect.  I'm sure by now you have checked out the link for Kym's instructions so you will know that the post it holder has room on top for another sentiment or image, so I chose a verse that I felt fitted my friend....

I backed the sentiment, edged it with antique linin distress ink and added pearls to the corners (these were brads until I snipped of the prong things!  Another Top Tip right there...use those old bits in a new way and don't be afraid to attack with your scissors! lol).  I edged with lace, stuck with red double sided on all the front edges as they were the ones that would be pulled at to open the pad so I wanted to add a bit of protection to the card.

I have edged where ever I could with pearl strings and I added flowers to the side of the post it pad and to the corners of the front design and there you go.  This was really easy to make and I will definately be doing it again as I loved the end result.  So did Nic by the way xxx it now sits proudly on her desk at work....

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Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xx

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Sparkles Challenge Blog - 61 Fall colours (15th of mth)
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog - 22 Charades (Alice in Wonderland, time for tea)


  1. Your card is gorgeous,a fab

  2. WOW! Your friend is going to LOVE this creation! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. What a fabulous project, your friend will love it. Px

  4. What a beautiful project. Your friend will love it. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Fall Colors" challenge.

  5. I would love to receive something like this and I think your friend is going to love it. A fabulous make and gorgeous colours.
    Linda xxx

  6. What a fabulous creation Sandie, love the image and the sentiment is super
    Janet xxx

  7. Sandie this is a fab and very beautiful project you have made.

    gr karin

  8. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous desk top post-it note holder it will look beautiful on your friend's desk and it will remind her of you. Hugs Jackie

  9. Brilliant project! I wish I had room on my desk at work for one of these! lol
    Dawn xx

  10. Wow this is a great project. Fab work x

  11. Wow! Your friend is so lucky! This is beautiful! I was thinking that your coloring was just fantastic! lol I've had that happen to me though so I double checked. I'm glad I did! I would have felt so silly! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  12. A fantastic, and very useful, project Sandie. The image and sentiment are wonderful x

  13. Beautiful project and what a lovely gift for a friend, thoughtful and from the heart - beautifully made and beautiful to look at - practical and yet unbearable to use 'cos you would just want to keep looking at it and admiring it!! xx xx

  14. LOL! Love your description of the process... never would have occurred to me to put glossy accents over the whole thing before I fussy cut her - I will have to try that! Loved the results - it's a great project!

  15. Fabulous pad love the image and the way you have done the background. The sentiment is great, your friend will be over the moon with it. Loving the pearls also. Hugs Jennifer xx

  16. Good morning Sandie, what a gorgeous card, love the image with those beautiful colours. Love the lace and the flowers and the lovely sentiment.


  17. Wow, so clever. I love the way that would sit on someone's desk and hold sticky notes, it's so gorgeous.

  18. This is fabulous! Lovely idea and it looks so gorgeous.

  19. What a fab project! Great colouring and the whole thing just sings! xx

  20. Thanks for joining us at Not Just Card!
    Monica - DT

  21. Gorgeous project! Love the card/note pad holder! Thank you for joining our "More than 1-Fold" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  22. This is so special and a lovely idea - your friend will love this - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  23. Love your beautiful project. Thanks for sharing at Creative Fingers, good luck and hope to see you again xx

  24. Beautiful project and gift for giving. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  25. What a great idea!! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge!!
    ((Lyn)) DT


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