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Tuesday 16 July 2024

You can't buy happiness...

 ... but you can buy books! And craft supplies!! The perfect combo if you ask me 😁

The Book Buddies Stamps make me happy. I love cats, I love books, I love sleep Γ‘nd I love to craft. All my favourite themes combined! Not very fond of worms in real life, but this one is cute and made out of paper, so I'll live.


As usual, I started by colouring in the stamped images and die cutting them with the help of the coordinating dies. Set those aside to work on the frame and background. For the frame I used plain white cardstock and the new Five Windows Cover Die. Took the largest size out of my Simple Nesting Dies - A6 set, which fits beautifully behind the panel, and die cut a panel out of, again, white cardstock.

With distress oxides salvaged patina, kitsch flamingo and carved pumpkin I blended an ombre background. After that dried, I used the X Marks the Spot Stencil and distress oxides peacock feathers, picked raspberry and spiced marmalade to make 'ton sur ton' x's.


Added some white splatters with plain acrylic paint and water. I then added 3d foam tape to the frame, and adhered it on top of the background panel to create depth which helps creating the illusion of a book cabinet or shelve.

With white embossing powder on black cardstock, I created the sentiment, and ofcourse used the coordinating die to cut it out. 


With slightly less thick 3D foam tape, I adhered all the images onto the panel. For some extra dimension, I added Ranger glossy accents to the critters wearing glasses. This takes A LOT of time to dry, so I always make sure this is the last step to take as I do not have enough patience to wait this process out in the middle of making my card πŸ˜…

I hope you enjoy this one, I sure did creating it!


Have a nice day!

~Ilona~



Monday 15 July 2024

"You're One In a Melon... Berry, Berry Sweet!"

 Hi Tea Timers, welcome back to the blog. As you all may know, one of the many techniques I like to do when creating a card is taking some of the smaller images in a stamp set to create a background. I really like the fruit images in the Fruitful Friends stamp set and wanted to create a card specifically for them.

It all so happens that the color palette for the fruits are very similar so it was nice to use different shade combos to color the images to keep it consistent.

Sets used:

(Coordinating die set available here)
(Stamp and die bundle available here)

I took an A2 Panel and arranged my images on an acrylic stamp block. I then inked up the images and stamped them around the panel several times until the entire background was covered.


I then took the follow Copic Marker color combos to color the images: 
Strawberries: R22, R24, R27, R29, YG61, YG63
Cherries: R56, R59, YG97, YG99 
Watermelon: RV11, RV13, RV14, YG21, YG23, YG25

I then took one of the scalloped circle dies and cut it out of light blue cardstock. I took the die cut and then heat embossed the two sentiments using embossing ink and white embossing powder.

I wanted to add a little texture to the card so I took a piece of bakers twine and wrapped it around the card several times. 


I then placed foam tape onto the back of the scalloped circle and adhered it on top of the twine. 

To complete my card, I took a piece of lime cardstock and trimmed it down to fit behind the A2 panel, so that the panel was framed. Once I trimmed it down, I took more foam tape and adhered the two panels together.

All the items I used are linked above. Don't forget to use the code T4TRANDY10 at checkout for extra savings. Happy Crafting!

Friday 12 July 2024

Simply the Zest


Happy Friday, DT Annalisa here. The Time For Tea Designs new release is perfect for cards in the heat of the summer. I loved colouring the fruit with bright colours! These cute critters are about to squeeze the fruits to make a deliciously refreshing summer drink - like the ones I have been drinking as it is super humid. 

I used the A6 Simple Nesting Dies to die-cut a piece of patterned paper from Brighter Days 6x6' Paper Pad. I used double-sided tape to stick it to an A6 card base.

Next, I ink-blended ALTENEW Sunkissed Crisp Dye Ink through the new Diagonal Stripes Stencil. I removed the stencil and ink blended lightly using the leftover ink on my blender brush to fill in the white areas. I added splatter using the ink, water and a paintbrush.

I stuck the striped panel to the card base with liquid glue and used double-sided tape to stick a white stitched frame that I die cut with the Wide Stitched Frame Dies on top of it.


I stamped and coloured (with Copics) the limes, lemons and oranges from Squeeze the Day and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I added white gel pen accents with a Gelly Roll Pen. The critters are from Sweet Cart Critters, I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I stuck the stamped elements to the card with double-sided tape, including the sentiment. I added Summer Haze Designer Enamel Dots in orange to complete the card.


Thank you so much for reading my blog post. Remember to use my discount code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the Time For Tea Designs shop to get 10% off your order.


Wednesday 10 July 2024

The ZEST!

Hey Tea-timers...

DT Ashlee here to share some new Time for Tea designs inspiration with you to get your creative juices rolling...


T4T products used for this card :




I used lots of bright coloured card stocks to die cut the card base and sentiment tag. These were all adhered together with liquid glue or foam tape to start adding dimension...

I then stamped, coloured and die cut a bunch of the super cute images before arranging them in a fun fruity scene!! 

To complete the card I finished it off with a touch of sequins....


I love the bright and cheery colours on this card, I hope you enjoyed it also. Thankyou for stopping by the blog, Happy crafting, hugs Ashlee.

Tuesday 9 July 2024

One in a πŸ‰

Goodday Tea Timers!

Hope you are enjoying summer and all the joys this season brings! Such as summer fruits. There's nothing more delicious than a piece of cold and sweet watermelon πŸ‰ on a sunny day (and I am not talking about Harry Styles' version!).

Besides eating a juicy watermelon, you can also make a themed card out of it! πŸ˜‰ Which is exactly what I did for this weeks card. Inspired by the sentiment on the Fruitful Friends A6 Stamp set, I decided to work with the watermelon color pallette. So I started by coloring the critters and the fruits using Copic alcohol markers. After coloring, I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out.



To create a background, I took the largest die out of the Simple Nesting Dies - A6 and cut out a panel from white cardstock. With distress oxides mowed lawn, twisted citron for the grass, and spun sugar for the sky, I created a scene with the help of the 6x6 Scene Builder Stencil. I splattered acrylic paint onto the sky, staying within the watermelon color scheme. After it dried, I added the frame made with the Five Windows Cover Die and adhered it with 2mm double sided foam tape. 



For the sentiment, I used the first part of the stamp onto a strip of black cardstock, and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Now for the second part, I took out the Anthony's Alpha Dies and die cut each letter twice, once out of black cardstock, and once out of white cardstock. I used distress oxides twisted citron and abandoned coral to color in the white letters, leaving a little white at the top.


Last but not least I added some Stickles (star dust) onto the little bees' wings!
Thank you for visiting this blog and please leave a comment if you liked this post!

All the best,





Monday 8 July 2024

"Our Story is My Favourite!"

Hi Tea Timers, welcome back to the blog. I am finally sharing a card I created using the 'Book Buddies' stamp set. I love all things books so this set was definitely one of my all time favorites from the release.

I wanted to pair the set with the new Five Windows Cover die to highlight the images in the set.


Sets used:

Book Buddies stamp and die bundle available here

I first stamped out my images and used Copic Markers to color the images. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them to the side.

I then took the cover die and die cut it out of navy cardstock. I then took a piece of white cardstock and trimmed it down to fit behind the window diecut.

With this white cardstock, I took the Tiled Wall Stencil and blended it with Worn Lipstick and Saltwater Taffy.


I then took the stencil and heat embossed it onto green cardstock with embossing ink and white embossing powder. I die cut out the sentiment using the coordinating die set.

To assemble my card, I first adhered the window onto the background using liquid adhesive.

I then laid out where I wanted the images to go and used foam tape to adhered them to the card using foam tape. I wanted to make it look like the side window were shelves.


I then completed my card by adhering the sentiment onto the card with foam tape behind it.

All the items I used are linked above. Don't forget to check out the new release now in the shop and use the code T4TRANDY10 at checkout for extra savings. Happy Crafting!




Friday 5 July 2024

You're Simply The Zest


Happy Friday, DT Annalisa here, my card today features the brand new Squeeze the Day stamp set. I absolutely loved colouring this set's limes, lemons and oranges.

I started by adding several drops of twisted citron Distress Paint onto my glass matt and spraying it with water. I pressed water-coloured cardstock into the paint several times to create a bright green background.


I die-cut white cardstock with the Mini Slimline Scallop Dies to create a frame for the scene. I glued the green panel to a mini slimline card and used 1mm double-sided foam tape to stick the scalloped frame around it.


I stamped and coloured (with Copics) several images from Squeeze the Day and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I added white gel pen accents with a Gelly Roll Pen. The bee and watermelon are from Fruitful Friends, I stamped and coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I adhered the images and the sentiment to the card with double-sided foam tape for dimension.


Thank you so much for reading my blog post, be sure to use my discount code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the Time For Tea Designs shop to get 10% off your order.

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