Sunday, May 16, 2010

Coffee? Tea?

I prefer tea. When I saw this adorable tea cup charm I had to have it. I love to hang embellishment on my cards and I think that charms look great. The buttoney bow has been a big hit embellishment but I think the charm hanging off the buttoney bow is that much sweeter. This one also has a little Heidi Swapp bling on it. Here's a close up of it.
I made a pile of this card for a MFT swap. I knew I wanted to use a WTG stamp set so I dug through my stamps and picked this one because it's fun and easy to paper piece. I didn't find any sketch challenges so I went with an easy peasy layout. I did have a couple challenges I wanted to play in, a color challenge and an inspiration challenge.
So here's the deets:
Stamp: My Favorite Things "Coffee? Tea?"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger "Bundled Sage"
Paper: Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette dp; MFT Bubblegum cs; SU Certainly Celery cs; Georgia Pacific white cs
Miscellaneous - Heidi Swapp bling; charm, ribbon, Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" border punch; SU corner punch
Here's the challenges:
PIO #19 - Photo inspiration - a photograph from the White House Museum of a bedroom in shades of pink and ivory. I used the colors for my card and it's the kind of room you'd like to sit down in with a nice cup of tea.
City Crafter Week 4 - color challenge Pink with a hint of green
Cute Cards Challenge #112 - Someone Special
Stampin' B #58 - Food or drink
Charisma Cardz Week 19 - Sweet Treats Food or Drink
Belli Challenge #91 - Hole punches (I dug this punch out of my stash and it kept getting stuck, if you have this problem try punching a piece of aluminum foil, it did help)
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  1. Those are great cards. I really love the charm. Can you tell me where you got it?

  2. This is just lovely! That tea cup charm is perfect for the image you used. Thanks for playing at CCCB. :)

  3. I love that tea cup charm and the bow too, just so lovely!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  4. Wow great card, love the pretty ribbon and the cute charm! Thanks for joining us this week at The Pile It On Challenge!!


  5. So pretty and feminine! Very tea-like with the colors, the lace punch, and the lovely ribbon!

  6. OMGosh ... so cute! That ribbon and the little tea cup bling are simply a-dorable!!!!! Thank you very much for joining us at PIO! this week :)

  7. What a great card Chris!!! Love that charm!! Where did you find that? Like Mike's or Joanns? I am soo gonna CASE this!! :)

  8. This is so cute, I love MFT stamps. and that little charm adds the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCCB.

  9. I love the little tea cup charm - it looks adorable with the buttony bow!!! Very pretty card!

  10. Gorgeous card, very elegant! Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

  11. This is GORGEOUS! Love the paper piecing. Way to use that inspiration photo! Thanks so much for piling it on with us :) Also, thank you so much for your super sweet comment on my blog!

  12. so pretty! love the charm & beautiful ribbon and your piecing & inking are fab too!

  13. lovely card and image
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  14. Oh so beautiful Chris! I always love your work! You never forget a single detail! The charm is the perfect touch too!

    Thanks for joining us on PIO challenges! We hope you will join us again this week! :)

  15. This card is too cute!! I love the paper pieced dress, coffee cup charm and over all shabby look!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!

  16. What pretty paper piecing and I love that gorgeous ribbon!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

  17. ACK! I LOVE this card! Love the bow, the paper piecing, the colors - WOW! Great card! Thank you for joining us in the Belli Challenge!


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