Saturday, 25 January 2020

Blog Hop Sneak Peek & Giveaway - Hop #1

Hi! Jo here with a SNEAK PEEK of the New Release Products plus this is the first stop on our GIVEAWAY Blog Hop!!! Yay!!

Than you for hopping with us today!

All you need to do is comment on each stage of the hop and let us know what you think to the New Release to be in with a chance to win the new stamps sets and a T4TD Quote Notebook and Pencil Set!! Woop!

For my part of the hop I'm sharing the card I made during our FB Live on Thursday night.
Be sure to check out the video as I also show you more detail on the new products including the Notebook and Pencil set that you could win by following today's hop!

Our Card today uses the brand new Hip Hop Hooray Clear Stamp Set.
I stamped, coloured with Copics and fussy cut all my images.

I used the Large Circle Masking stencil to create my background directly onto my card blank and I used 2 of the stamps to heat emboss a pattern onto it.

I stamped the 'Hoppy' sentiment from the new set underneath my patterned panel. 
The card blank I used is also new! 

These are our 5" square Card Packs which are super smooth and 290gsm! 

They are so awesome you can blend straight onto them! 

I cut the Birthday sentiment from some super glittery red cardstock.

I also cut 2 further sentiments out of white cardstock and layered them all together.

I added the sentiment underneath 'Hoppy' with Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

I added the carrot to the bunnies paw & then adhered all my images to the patterned panel using Foam squares.

I added finishing touches by adding highlights with my White Gelly Roll Pen. I added Stardust Stickles to the Butterfly and Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to my Toadstools.

I hope you enjoyed the card tutorial. Now its time to 'hop' along to our next stop!

Here is the list of each stop on the Hop. Don't forget to comment on each blog post to be in with a chance to win the new stamps and the new T4TD Pencil and Notebook set!

The winner will be announced Monday morning 27th 2020! Good Luck everyone!! :)

All the New Products will ba available on the Website from 9am Monday 27th and we will be on Create & Craft TV (Sky 683) at 3pm Monday too so please tune in to watch Jo in action!

Big Crafty Hugs

Jo & Ant

Friday, 24 January 2020

Nuts about You

Hi everyone!

It's Cat here sharing today's  Time for Tea Design DT Inspiration Card. The month of Lurveeee is approaching and the shops are full of pink and red... but if your not into that Pink and red heart loved up style why not try this gorgeously cute little image with no Red, Pink or hearts in site. 

I am using the Woodland Critters Stamp and Coordinating Die set, the Circle Masking Stencil, and the Tremendous Trees Stencil to create this simple but effective card! 

To begin I placed the Masking Stencil onto the card and used Tim Holtz Distress inks, and a T4TD Blending Brush to create the backdrop for the scene with the blue sky and green grass. I then used the Treemendous Trees Stencil and a darker green distress ink to create the woods. On a separate card I stamped and cut out the Tree, Squirrel, Leaves, Nut and the Sentiment from the Woodland Critters Stamp set and coloured with Promarkers and then Die cut with the Coordination Dies. Finally I added the images to the scene. To complete I added some tiny pearl gems. 

I hope you like it! 
Crafty Hugs

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Love with Alcohol Inks

Hi crafty friends! Are you ready for some new inspiration from Time For Tea Designs? DT Jennifer here with a fun Love-themed card (Valentine's Day is COMINGGGGG!) - I hope you enjoy it. :)

Today I've tried my hand at creating one of the lovely alcohol ink marbled backgrounds I keep seeing everywhere. This 4" x 6" card features the Love Sentiment Die as the focal point. I really like the font on these dies - it's just perfect. Big enough to be a main "image" on a card, but small enough to allow you to add other details or stamped images; Jo did an amazing job in creating this line. There are lots of words to choose from, so check them out! 

I added a few smaller stamped images from the Bee Happy clear stamp set (the heart trail and the solid heart) using Encore Gold ink once my background was dry. I cut the large rectangle frame from the Smile Sentiment and Scalloped Frame die set and layered it over my background panel for a finishing touch. 

I hope you enjoyed my project today. If you've got a moment, head over to join our FB communityfollow us on Instagram, and don't forget to play along with our monthly challenges by tagging #timeforteadesigns - so easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Just my cup of TEA

Hello folks!
DT Anila here today on the blog. 
I am sharing a set of cards today. 
One is a regular 4x6 card and other one is a mini card.

Here are the cards!

I have used the "There's always time for Tea" stamp set from the store for making both of my cards.
I began by stamping the smaller images on a white cardstock in grey ink. 
I cut that panel into two parts to be used separately on the two cards.
I adhered these panels, with a thin matting of gold strip on one side. On one card, I adhered it on the top and on the other at the bottom.
Stamped the sentiment.
Stamped the image, coloured it and fussy cut it.
Foam mounted the images on to the cards.

Closer look to the cards!

Mini card!

4"x6" card

That's all from my end today.
Hope you liked my cards.


Sunday, 19 January 2020

Honey Bee Mine

Hi crafty friends! Are you ready for a dose of inspiration from Time For Tea Designs? DT Jennifer here with a fun Valentine's Day project that I hope you enjoy.

Today I've pulled out a set that was released late last spring and used it to create this fun Valentine's Day card! This 4" x 6" card features the Bee Happy stamp and coordinating die set, along with the Bee Hive stencil layered over the top of one of our brand new masking stencils (Large Heart). You can find all the Bee products HERE - they are bundled AND reduced in price, snap them up while you can! I love these little cuties.

To create this project, I first set up my cardstock base with the Large Heart masking stencil. I used one of our Beautiful Blender Brushes to apply Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink to the the entire open area. Check out perfect those edges came out! Then, I laid down the Bee Hive stencil over the top and over sprayed it with Nuvo Sparkle Spray in Morning Fog.

For the next phase, I stamped the bee and hive images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. Then I heat embossed the sentiment onto Ruby Red cardstock using Nuvo Fine Details Embossing Powder in Glacier White. I cut the sentiment out using the banner die from the Best Fishes borders and banners die set, and skimmed the edges with a black chalk marker to give a little more definition to it (since I knew I'd be layering it over the top of my stenciled heart). I also cut the bee hive and bee out with their coordinating dies.

I cut the large rectangle frame out of black cardstock using the Smile Sentiment and Scalloped Frame die set and layered it over my stenciled background panel. Once it was set up, I added my images and sentiment panel using various heights of foam squares, and Nuvo silver sequins went on with mini glue dots

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. If you've got a moment, head over to join our FB communityfollow us on Instagram, and don't forget to play along with our monthly challenges by tagging #timeforteadesigns - so easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Awesome Friend Birthday

Hello everyone! Annalisa here showcasing the new large square masking stencil from Time For Tea Designs on not one, but two cards. In this release, there are 13 different stencil shapes to choose from! On each stencil, there are etched lines that indicate the Card Sizes A2 (US) & A6 (UK). You use these markings to line up your card blank to get the perfect placement for your mask which makes them easy to use. Also, they come with both the negative and the positive stencil which is so useful.

I used the outside of the square masking stencil and coloured the inside using the Distress Oxides Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire. I then covered the inside with the second mask and added the Magical Snowflake Stencil on top. After securing it down I added several drops of Distress Ink re-inker in the colour picked raspberry to some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and applied it to the stencil.

After everything had dried I stamped the words "Happy Birthday to an Awesome" (from Say Anything) using VersaMark ink to the blue backgrounds. I heat embossed it using some Icicle ultra fine embossing powder by Brutus Monroe. I die cut the Friend Sentiment Die Set and adhered it to the cards.

To finish up the cards, on one I added an elephant from You’re Elephantastic and the other two cute snowmen from hello Bluebird's Frosty Littles Stamp set.

Creating Dimension with Masking Stencils and FB Live Video Tutorial

Hi! Jo here with another weekly card tutorial taken from our Thursday night FB Live Event.

In this video I used one of the new Masking Stencils along with a previously released stamp set, There's Always Time for Tea. 

And now onto our card tutorial. Be sure to watch the video below to see all the techniques below in more detail.

I wanted to make a card with a spring feel to banish some of those winter blues!! This was the perfect colour palette and the stamp set is perfect for those 'just because' cards.

I used the new Square Grid Stencil to ink blend my background onto our pre cut A6 super smooth cardstock. I added some splatters of white paint. I repeated this to create two almost identical panels. I cut one of the panels 2mm smaller across each edge. 
I inked a further A6 panel in a mint ink. I created the colour with a mix of 2 Distress Oxide Inks. These colours all worked so well together.  

I stamped and coloured my images using Copic Markers. 

I kept to the colour palette I had chosen and kep my kitties the same colour so they wouldn't clash or distract too much from the rest of the card.

I used the coordinating die cuts to cut around each of the images.

I adhered my smaller grid panel onto my mint green panel using Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

To create dimension I took the second grid panel that I'd inked up previously and cut out two  of the squares. One from the top row, one from the bottom row.

I added foam tape to these square and adhered them to my focal panel.

I then stamped my sentiments onto our Liquorice Cardstock using WOW Embossing Ink and their Bright White Embossing Powder.

I cut these sentiments out using the dies that come with the Say Anything Stamp Set and the Fishtail banner Die that comes in the Best Fishes Banner and Border Die set.

I adhered this at opposite corners.

You'll see more detail in the video of how I constructed the rest of my card. I used a combination of liquid glue and foam dots to add my images.

Before adding my finishing touches I adhered the whole panel to my card base which was one of our A6 Top Folding Card Blanks turned to a landscape orientation.

I added finishing touches by adding highlights with my White Gelly Roll Pen. My favourite bit was making my sugar cubes super sugary looking using some Stardust Stickles :). They look so sparkly just like sugar!!
I also added some Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to my strawberry so that he glistened!

I really love how this card turned out even if it did make Ant & I really want a biscuit!! :) Details of the T4TD products I used are below.

Please do join us for our next Crafting Live Facebook Event, next Thursday Evening at 8PM GMT.

Big Crafty Hugs

Jo & Ant

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