Wednesday, 9 May 2012

One layer Tea Shoppe

This card was designed for my Three Minute Thursday slot tomorrow but as I don't want to miss the OLW deadline, it's appearing today. It's a good thing too because I have another week full of chores and dentist visits to plough through so quick cards are definitely the way forward! The OLW challenge is to make a one layer card for a woman in your life and I was also inspired by a new colour challenge called Dynamic Duos where the fabulous colour combination this week is Pool Party and Lucky Limeade. As if that weren't enough, the wonderful St Lukes Charity Card Challenge is asking for one layer cards too! Come and see what I came up with:


To make the background, I used a sponge dauber to sponge Pool Party ink into a mask made with my large square punch. The background is overstamped with a pretty cup from my new Tea Shoppe stamp set.


It was a happy discovery that this sentiment from the set fits the square rather nicely! The 'steam' is stamped with the flourish from Season of Joy (which I use all the time!) and I added a rhinestone and a little shading with my Lucky Limeade marker to finish.

The card is made for the most special young woman - my daughter. She makes me laugh, she makes me cry but above all she fills me with admiration for her talents, her sensitivity to others and her innate wisdom. The card is both a thank you for changing the whole course of my life and a celebration of all the cups of cream and marshmallow-laden hot chocolate we've bonded over!

EDITED TO SAY: And after all my rushing about - I missed the OLW deadline anyway! That wouldn't ever have happened to any of you would it?!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Tea Shoppe, Season of Joy
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: 1 3/8" square punch, sponge daubers, Basic Rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Talking of cream, what do you do on a chilly and wet bank holiday weekend? Warm everybody up with hot scones of course! My goodness they were delicious! We ate them while playing our favourite game of Articulate during a nasty rainstorm. Our word descriptions were punctuated with crashes of thunder which was hilarious - like being in a very bad horror movie!

Do come back here for another fast card tomorrow as I return for Three Minute Thursday.

Enjoy your day!




34 comments:

  1. This tea card is truly a gem (with a gem)! I love the focused image with the superb stamping! I am drooling over the scone even though I just had dinner.. :)

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  2. Your daughter sounds like a lovely young woman and I'm sure she's going to love this beautiful card! The hot swirl coming out of the steaming cup is a nice touch but what I'd really like to know is how I can get my hands on some of those scones!

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  3. Gorgeous card Vicky - for a very special young lady too. So pleased more of us are joining in St Luke's this month :)

    Please send scone here ASAP!!

    Di
    xx

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  4. Lovely card Vicky...and less is certainly more..those scones look decilous...

    Anne

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  5. Brilliant OLW card Vicky. Shame it missed the deadline, but at least you have a lovely card. GREAT idea about the "steam" stamp!

    Those scones look DELICIOUS! I'm coming round ! xxxx

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  6. Gorgeous card for a lovely sounding young lady. The scones look absolutely delicious x x

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  7. I hope your daughter reads your blog - she'll be blushing with those lovely words! Fabulous one-layer Tea Shoppe card!

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  8. What clean and lovely card this is! Such pretty details! Love the steam and the little rhinestone!

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  9. Such a lovely CAS card, Vicky. Beautiful words for your lovely daughter, too.
    Your baked goodies always look amazing!!

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  10. Super cute Vicky! The rhinestone is perfect!

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  11. I find one layer cards very hard to make but your card is stunning! This little rhinestone is so awesome and your use of the colors is so beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!
    Anni

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  12. Lovely card Vicky. I loved both of your cards yasterday as well - just didn't get time to comment last night!!
    Margaret x

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  13. What a beautiful card and marvelous tribute to your daughter. Beautifully sponged and stamped with divine colours. The scones look delicious too !

    Marie

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  14. The little bit of bling totally makes the card! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  15. Great card Vicky and oooooooooo those scones look to die for not fair i scream as not allowed on the diet good job its only a picture!!! Luv Sue x

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  16. Absolutely wonderful!! I LOVE this CAS card! I like how you stamped the sentiment over the lower portion of the stamped square and that little gemstone is the perfect touch!

    Those scones look delicious! Now I'm itching to make some myself...uh oh! :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Dynamic Duos this week!

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  17. What a fabulous card Vicki, I love that cup image. Those scones look yummy, my two moms are coming for tea and scones on Mother's Day.

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  18. A wonderful OLC Vicky, I'm very attracted to these colours for this challenge too, but not sure if I have the time to make something!

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  19. gorgeous card Vicky! i make my own scones too and the photo of your ones has made my mouth water. will have to get some ingredients this week to make them again hugs Karen x

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  20. I hear on the radio you had the Bicester twister on your doorstep on Monday afternoon...no wonder the storm was bad!!
    The little tea cup is so dainty and sweet...I'm cocking my little finger up as I type this because it's just perfect for afternoon tea :0)
    Yup missing deadlines is a passtime of mine too :0)
    Jenny x

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  21. The cup is adorable and I just love your subtle square in the background! Really wonderful card. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos!

    Your scones look YUMMY and the "sound effects" during your game sound fun ;)

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  22. What a precious card! I love the "steam" flourish with the rhinestone - very clever! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

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  23. What a lovely card for your daughter, and great recipe to go along.

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  24. Vicky, this is a cup of CAS-tastic cheer! Love the clean design and tea is always better with a "spot" of bling, right? Those scones look delicious, too. So glad you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

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  25. Nice simple and elegant card.And ooooh i miss scones i used to make lots of them for my employer everytime her club have parties.

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  26. I love your simple design elements Vicky. Thank's for joining Dynamic Duos 1st Challenge.

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  27. Love this, as I do all your cards, wish I could make CAS look so good :)

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  28. I love your card. It made me smile and want to put the kettle on.

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  29. What a sweet card, Vicky! Sorry you missed the deadline. I think I got in just under the wire. The weeks go by far too quickly!

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  30. Your one layers are always outstanding. Love the little cup with the steam. So inviting! x

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  31. Wow Vicky - firstly can I come and join in your game of Articulate? I'd do anything for one of those scrummy looking scones!!! Secondly I love your card - the steam is inspired - and the fact you've made it in honour of your daughter is amazing - such a lucky girl to have a Mum like you!

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  32. So sorry to be commenting so late!!!

    Such a pretty teacup!! Love the subtle pattern. I think the scones would go perfectly with tea!! Thanks so much for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.

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  33. Good job there isn't a commenting deadline on St Luke's - I'm very much playing catch up this month!

    This is adorable - I love your reason for giving it to your daughter too.
    Thanks for playing along in our one layer from hell challenge!
    Tara
    x

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  34. Sorry it`s taken me so long to comment Vicky. I love this simple card and I so can relate to the reason you`re giving it to your daughter. Thanks for your continued suppert at St Lukes.
    Lynne xxx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x