Thursday, 5 March 2015

Time for tea

Hello lovely people,

It's that time again so I'm here with our new challenge at In The Pink and this time we have the theme...


So, this can be something for Mother's Day or for any other special lady in your life!

Even better, we are sponsored for this challenge by the fabulous Dies to Die For with a £15 voucher - how exciting!

I created this card for one of my special sister-in-laws who loves teapots!  She also loves rats and has 3 as pets so let's say this is a cute rattie in the teapot rather than a mouse!

Vintage style pink birthday card with cute image of mouse in teapot

I stamped the image in brown rather than black ink for a softer look and I created the dotted effect on the teapot with my blender pen just to add a little extra interest :-)

Vintage style pink birthday card with cute image of mouse in teapot

My usual flowers are all present and correct plus my favourite lace and some seam binding.  I did a little running stitch down the middle of the seam binding and pulled it up to create the ruffle.

Vintage style pink birthday card with cute image of mouse in teapot

I was aiming for a vintage style, inspired by the pretty papers - what do you reckon?

Vintage style pink birthday card with cute image of mouse in teapot

Card recipe;
DP: Sweet baby - Pion Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Seam binding: Cruise beige - Wild Orchid Crafts - no longer available
Lace: Teresa - The Ribbon Girl

Copic colours;
Teapot: R000/30/20/21 & blender for dots
Box / tag: E40/41/42/43 & E44 on box corners
Stick: E44/47
Mouse / bunting: W00/0/1
Grass: YG11/13/63
Flowers: YR30/31/24

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the very special creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Live and Love Crafts (photo inspiration - I was inspired to use pastels, florals and vintage style)
2.  Papertake Weekly (anything goes)
3.  Simon Says Stamp (special lady/girly)
4.  ABC Challenge (E is for exceptionally cute)
5.  The Ribbon Girl (add flowers)
6.  Sweet Stampin' (all or nothing - I went with lots of layers!)


Sarah said...

Cute card Kat, love these Moonbeam Meadow stamps and you have done a great job with the teapot!! Beautiful design all round!! xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Aww so pretty Kat, perfect vintage feel to this. Love the image and it's coloured so beautifully. Love the pretty papers and layout. Gorgeous! I'm sure your sister-in-law will love it! Jayne x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous card Kat the papers are beautiful! Susan x

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Kat. I love the sweet image, stunning colouring and beautiful papers. All your detailing looks so pretty too.
I am sure your sister-in-law will be thrilled to receive such a special card.
hugs Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very special card and you have totally achieved the soft vintage look. Love the image and your beautiful details.

Annette said...

Such an adorable image Kat, and I love the pink, of course.

Christine L said...

Loving it Kat.... how brilliant to find that image for your SIL - I'm sure she'll LOVE it! Fabulous dotty teapot... gorgeous colouring and paper choice... and I love the ruffled ribbon too.. it gives a lovely effect!

Big hugs
Christine x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Kat. the image is so sweet and I love those pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

So gorgeous Kat - the image is super sweet and I love the polka dots on the teapot :o)
Debs xx

Judith said...

this is gorgeous Kat (inspite of the rat!!) - those papers are just so pretty and lovely design hugs judith x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so cute, love the colours and beautiful embellishments

Deborah said...

Beautiful cute card. Love the embellishments.
Deborah A

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie, love the colours too, hugs Pops x

Nannieflash said...

A really cute image and a fabulous card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Carole said...

Beautiful card...just so love that cute image and you have coloured superbly as is the norm for you :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarah
Fabulous card... Love the cute image... Ribbon... Lace ... Etc... Stunning
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sanja Grdinić said...

Oh, this is just so cute, Kat... Love the image and DP's. :)
Have a great day!

Paddington fan said...

Love your super cute card! Great colouring, design and beautiful papers too. I'm sure your sister in law will love it!Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope we'll see you again soon, love Jacky x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card with lovely layers, thank you for showing us at Sweet Stampin' this week. debbiex

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card Kat, such a cute image! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

Teresa Kline said...

hi Kat! amazing, so many awesome details and gorgeous flowers! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Marilyn said...

Adorable! Sorry I haven't been by for a bit... don't know where my time goes but I can see I've missed much gorgeousness.
Such a cute card and I love those papers and your layering. So pretty!

Vannessa said...

This is just so sweet Kat and I love the papers you used - great vintage style!

Hugs, Vannessa x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a cute image and really gorgeous design! This is a stunning vintage card :)

Julie Gleeson said...

This is a gorgeous card! I really love that Image! Thank you for sharing at ABC Challenge! Hugs Julie DT xox

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Kat,
great take on our photo inspiration collage; you've managed to include not only pastels and florals, but also the teacup!:-) Very cute image and card. Thanks for joining LLC this month.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts