Tea For Trudy

Hello everyone, I can hardly believe it's been just over a week since my last post.  I have actually just worked nine days without a break, and although it wasn't all strenuous, I'm so glad to be having some days off.  I've completed my course work (what a relief!) so now it's time for some crafting.
I've recently made this for one of the residents, whose birthday was on Tuesday.  If there's one thing you can say about Trudy, it's that she loves her cups of tea, so I had to go with this:
Although I'm always saying I'm not very good at challenge blogs, when you make a card for someone you know, you quite often have a challenge of your own, don't you?  On this card, I knew I wanted to use my tea cup stamps (from Do Crafts, I think) and the papers from that set as I have so many left.
Sometimes I might see a card on Pinterest and it's not necessarily the whole card I want to try, but just a certain aspect of it.  In this case, I've seen a few cards now where they've put baker's twine over ribbon and I wanted to incorporate that into this card, plus I've been dying to use my jewellery tag punch and realised this would be the perfect opportunity. 
And so this card, 'Tea For Two' came together really easily and was lots of fun to make.  I've used Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade and Melon Mambo, which is a brilliant match for the little flowers on the papers.  I've used my decorative label punch for the sentiment.  There is an embossed panel at the top, underneath the teapot panel.
Trudy really  liked the card, and it gave the staff a bit of a chuckle, too!
Thanks for looking in today, feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you think.
I'm going to be in touch with all those who've said they'd like to join in with my card swap group very soon.  In the meantime there are still a couple of places left, so if you like the idea of being in a group of crafters who send a card to another member of the group once a month, and receive one as well, drop me an email to jane.orson@btinternet.com
Thanks for looking in today.  I'm off to put the kettle on, I fancy a cup of tea...
Back soon,
Jane xx

Comments

  1. Lovely card Jane..love the little tea cups

    Anne

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  2. Adorable, Jane! I love these cups and teapot!

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  3. That pleated ribbon is perfect with baker's twine and what a perfect card for a tea-lover!

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  4. Hi! Just popping in to tell you that the stamp is from a Stamp Plate from Artistic Outpost. Thanks for your visit to my blog!

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  5. Super card Jane. I like the twine and little tags across the pleated ribbon - it looks so effective x x

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  6. What could have put tea into your mind Jane...?! Glad Trudi liked her card - all your inspiration came together beautifully. Vicky x

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