Wednesday 17 April 2024

Snapoy for coffee!

Hey there Tea-timer friends...

DT Ashlee here with some SNAPPY inspiration for today's Time for Tea designs card!

I used these T4T products :

To create this card I started with a green card stock base. I then added stencilling to it using the coffee bean stencil and green ink from Catherine Pooler. I die cut the coffee sentiment from brown card stock pieces before adhering to the card base with foam tape. Once that was in place I added the sub sentiment stamped directly onto the card base with black ink.

I stamped the coffee cart and croc for my card images. These were coloured using Spectrum noir tri-blend markers before die cutting with the co-ordinating dies!

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

What do you think of this snappy coffee card? I think it turned out a bit cute if I do say so hehe. Love that little croc waiting for coffee!

Thanks for checking out my card, happy crafting. Hugs Ashlee. 


Tuesday 16 April 2024

Happy engagement!

 Hello everybody!

There's has been a proposal!👰 Not to me, I married quite some time ago, but a co-worker of mine was proposed to by her boyfriend during a romantic getaway. Ofcourse I had to make a card to congratulate them. 

Time for Tea has got a clear stamp set especially for engagements, but I do not have this particular set in my stash, so I had to be creative on this theme. I scowered through my supplies and found the Stinkin' Cute Clear Stamp Set has got critters in there which, with a little bit of imagination, can be seen as a couple getting engaged 😃

So I stamped those and colored them with Copic alcohol markers. (And yes, brown skunks DO exist! I thought it would make the look somewhat 'softer' as I was going for a romantic warm sunset vibe). This time I fussy cut them out with my Cutter bee scissors. 

My next step was to cut a panel with the Simple Nesting Dies - A6 from white cardstock. I chose warm Distress oxide colours for my sunset sky background: dusty concord, abandoned coral and scattered straw. The ground has been made with tea dye and aged mahogany. 

For the sentiment I used Anthony's Alpha Dies on smooth white cardstock combined with the Simple Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. The word 'engagement' was heat embossed onto a strip of black cardstock.

I adhered the colored critters and the sentiment onto the panel with foam tape and adhered the entire panel onto a white card base with double sided tape.

Lastly I added some die cut hearts in black and gave the 'boyfriend' skunk a ring to offer to his 'girlfriend' skunk. The ring used to be a sweet from the Bearing Gifts Clear Stamp Set, which I trimmed down to a circle. 

Now isn't this a nice romantic scene? 😍

Hope the receivers like it as much as I do!


Monday 15 April 2024

I'm A Sucker For You

 Hi Tea Timers, welcome back to the blog. DT Randy here with a card featuring a card with one of my favorite sentiments. Mainly because it's a lyric to one of my favorite songs. 

I wanted to create a background specifically for the sentiment and decided to use the lollipops from two sets.

Sets used:

(coordinating dies available here)
(coordinating dies available here)

To create my background, I took Ann A2 card and stamped the images around the card. Once I had my background filled out, I set it to the side to decide on my color scheme.

I decided to go with a rainbow color scheme. Instead of hopping around the card with the different colors, I wanted to create a rainbow with lines of colors.

I used the following Copic Marker Combos for each line:

V01, V04, V05
RV11, RV13, RV14
R21, R22, R24
YR12, YR14, YR16
Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
YG21, YG23, YG45
BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18

Once I had my background completed, I set it to the side to work on the sentiments.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments onto purple cardstock with white embossing powder.

I then die cut out the sentiments using the coordinating dies for them. I completed the card by adhering the sentiments onto the background, near the top with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial today. All of the items I used are linked above. Don't forget to use the code T4TRANDY10 at checkout for extra savings.

Saturday 13 April 2024

Celebration withxes and Kaja

 Hi all,

It's Kaja from Kajcyika crafts and today I am back with an adorable card with two little foxes!

Take a look:

I don't know about you, but I just love adorable little critters, so I decided to color two cure little foxes from Birthday fox stamp set. 

I decided to go with a traditional orange color in combination with gray and small white gel pen details. Since this is a celebration card, I added a cute little balloon that I colored in with green.

To create the background I used a Stitched hearts cover die and a piece of white cardstock. I wanted to have a bright scene, so I decided to create the center of the card using a rectange die from the same die set, but I used patterned paper from Brighter days paper pack instead of a normal cardstock.

Next, I added the sentiment from the same Birthday fox stamp set that reads 'let's celebrate'. I used black ink and stamp it out at the bottom of my little scene.

The last thing I did, was that I glued everything on a card base using double sided foam squares and liquid glue.


Friday 12 April 2024

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Happy Friday! DT Annalisa here with a new card to share that features the Love Is In the Air stamp and its' coordinating dies. I enjoyed colouring in all the cute balloons with my Copic markers.

To create this card, I started with a light blue card stock base that I die-cut with the Sweet Scalloped Dies and then Snow Flurry Cover Die to add texture. Next, I ink-blended the edges using my Beautiful Blender Brush, Surf, and Seafoam Pawsitively Saturated ink. I added silver splatter with a paintbrush, water and silver watercolour. 

Once the blue panel was dry, I adhered it to some silver dotted patterned paper that I glued to a 5 3/4-inch by 4-inch card base.

I stamped and coloured (with Copics) several images from Love Is In the Air and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I added white gel pen accents with a Gelly Roll PenI used a metallic silver marker to different patterns to the balloons. The sentiment is from Paper Plane Pals that I stamped and then cut out with the coordinating dies

I stuck the images to the card base using a combination of liquid glue and 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.

Wednesday 10 April 2024


Hey there Tea-timers...

DT Ashlee here with some new T4T inspiration for you!


To create this card I decided to choose a colour of card that I don't usually gravitate towards and that was orange. I then used the Pawsome prints stencil along with brown distress oxide ink to create a paw pattern/inked card base....

Using the You had me at MEOW sentiment die I die cut that from two different brown cardstocks before adhering together with liquid glue and adding to the card base using foam tape....

I added a couple cute little kitty faces by stamping, colouring and die cutting them from the Sweet cart critters set! These were adhered using foam tape also so that my card has lots of nice dimension!!

To complete the card in my usual style I finished it all off with a touch of pretty sequins. That's all for my card today, I hope you enjoyed this kitty themed card....

Until next post happy crafting, hugs Ashlee. 

Tuesday 9 April 2024

You, me and a cup of ....

Goodday everyone!

In case you haven't noticed yet, one of my favorite themes on a card is... coffee!
This week I'd like to show you another invitation to send out to someone.

I took my Takeout Coffee Cup Dies and ran them through my die cut machine using a vanilla cardstock. I added Distress Ink (Antique linen) to emphasize the shape of the cup. Used a nice chocolate brown for the coffee cup wrapper and topped it off with a pink heart. 

For the Coffee Sentiment Die I used light pink glitter cardstock and blueish aqua smooth cardstock. The 'you, me and a cup of' sentiment was taken from the The Perfect Blend Stamp Set, although I left out the 'tea' part 😉 I stamped it onto black cardstock with Versafine watermark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 

Using the Simple Nesting Dies A6 I die-cut a panel out of light pink smooth cardstock. With the Scattered Hearts 6 x6" Stencil and Distress Oxide (Picked raspberry) I stenciled on the background, making sure I'd fade out towards the edges by starting in de middle of the panel and not re-inking my brush when moving towards the edges. I think it makes the background more subtle and draws the attention to the center of the card, where the coffee cup and sentiment are going to be.

After my ink had dried, I assembled the stenciled panel onto a blue scalloped panel - matching the color to the one used on the coffee sentiment. 
I used 3D foam tape to adhere the coffee cup and sentiments onto the card base.
Lastly, I added some nice orange enamel dots, taken from the Time For Tea Designs Designer Enamel Dots (summer haze)

I hope this card inspires you to send out an unexpected invitation to a lovely person you'd like to share your coffee with!

All the best


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