Tea Shoppe

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Inkspirational Challenge #25

It’s Wednesday and that means a new challenge over at Inkspirational.

This week we have a CASE challenge for you.

Our sponsor for this month’s challenges is Milk ‘n’ Coffee Digi Stamps.

By entering all our weekly challenges for the month you have a chance to win a fabulous prize from them.

I would have liked to have used a sponsor image again for this CASE challenge but it was too hard as they are all large images.

My original thought was butterflies but I opted for ‘tea cups’.

Here’s another angle.

I’ve used the trio tea cup image from Stampin’ Up!’s Tea Shoppe stamp set and I stamped them in So Saffron & Baja Breeze and then cut them out individually.

I’ve embossed the top 3/4 of the card front using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. I then stamped the ‘A Cup of Thanks’ sentiment from the Tea Shoppe stamp set in Riding Hood Red and added some Pearls underneath.  I also added some Pearls to one of the Tea cup patterns that are stamped in each colour which I have mounted to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Supplies: (All SU unless specified otherwise)
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Card: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Basic Jewels – Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope I’ve inspired you with my card. Would love for you to let me know by leaving a comment.

Now it’s time to hop on over to Inkspirational and see what the rest of the DT have created for this CASE Challenge.

My ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ update


I held my very first Biggest Morning Tea’ fundraiser on Tuesday and had a great morning.

It was just something small held in my home.

I had 12 existing customer come along, 3 new ladies, my mum and of course me.

I had sold a few raffle tickets prior to the event at my market stalls, plus I received a donation from someone who couldn’t make it on the day and all up (to date) we raised


My target was set for $500 so once I get hubbies contribution I will have made it.

There is still time to donate if you’d like to contribute. You can donate directly to my ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ here.

I was thrilled to have been able to reach my goal and assist a worthwhile program.

I had 6 raffle prizes to draw on the day all containing Stampin’ Up!® product generously donated by Stampin’ Up!

The winners were:

1st Prize – Gail

(Gail’s name was actually drawn for 2nd and third also, but she graciously offered a redraw to spread the goodies around)

2nd Prize – Julie

3rd Prize – Jo

4th Prize – Samantha (a newbie to all this)

5th Prize – Joan

6th Prize – Kari

All the winners attended the event which was wonderful.

Along with the raffle and of course the cuppas, nibbles and chatting, I had prepared 3 Make & Takes that everyone was able to make on the day.

They were asked to donate a gold coin for every one they wanted to make and they were free to make as many of each as they liked.

First up was a Notecard & Envelope.

This card is a CASE from Mary Fish.

When I first saw Mary’s card I knew it would be one for my ‘Biggest Morning Tea’  Make & Takes.

It’s quick and a great way to use up some retiring items like the Twitterpatted DSP, Riding Hood Red cardstock and the Notecard & Envelopes (I’m going off the US catty at the time…)

Next up was a Birthday Card.

This card was inspired by Planetmarce Design. I’d save her lovely card on my Pinterest Board.

I’ve changed out the colours and added some Dotted Scallop Ribbon for mine. Again I’ve used retiring items. Regals Pattern Stack (Not Quite Navy), River Rock cardstock, Perfect Punches Stamp set and of course the ribbon.

Last item was a 3D one.

You have probably worked out what this is but if not here’s the inside.

What better 3D item could you make at a ‘Morning Tea’……

There are so many of these out there with different variations that I can’t remember who this design idea came from.

I’ve used retiring items again on this one. Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink cardstock, Subtles Pattern Stacks (Bashful Blue), Certainly Celery 3/8” Taffeta ribbon and the Tea Shoppe Stamp set.

“Please note that the actual retirement list is officially released tomorrow 31st May, 2013. All items I’ve indicated as retiring were taken by what was retiring in the US at the time I was preparing for my Biggest Morning Tea event.”

Thank you to all the lovely ladies that attended on the day. I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did.

Thank you for your generosity in donating to this wonderful event and helping me reach my goal.