Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Snappy Before Coffee

 Hi Everyone!

It's Jane here today with a fun and bright card.

I started by creating my background using papers from the Sweet Summer pad. 

I then stamped, coloured and die cut the images from Snappy Before Coffee and arranged them into a little scene on the card front. The greeting is also from this stamp set.

I hope you like my card using this awesome stamp set and pretty papers. If you'd like to purchase any items from T4TD you can get 10% off by using my code - T4TJANE10.

Thanks for looking today. 

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Because adulting is hard!

Hello Tea Timers, Claudia here to talk about coffee, one of my great passions.... And as a lover of this drink I created this slimline postcard full of cups, coffee beans and joy, like the one that gives us the smell of coffee every morning

For this card I used the set  Coffee Lover   with many adorable elements . for the structure I used the die cutters Slimline Postage Stamp

 I created the background by blending distressing and spraying drops of color to create contrast, and to give more emphasis to the sentiments, I used white embossing powder on black cardstock. I hope you like it!!! 
See you next week for a new inspiration , and don't forget to use the code T4TCLAUDIA10 to get a 10% discount in the shop!!!

Clean and Simple Fall Card: Hogs & Kisses

Hey everyone, Lien here. Today I am sharing this card on the Time For Tea Designs Youtube Channel. I am featuring the Hogs & Kisses stamp set from Time For Tea Designs. For this card, I tried to feature some fall/ autumn themed colors in a CAS card. I hope you like it xxx 

You can click HERE to watch on the Time for Tea Designs Youtube channel.

I started by coloring one of the pigs from the Hogs & Kisses stamp set from Time for Tea Designs using my copic markers (listed below). Afterwards, I used the matching dies to cut it out. 

For the background, I took an A2 sized panel, after masking off an area using purple tape, I used my distress inks to create a gradient background. Afterwards, I white heat embossed the sentiment on top of this gradient. 

As everything was prepped, I adhered it all together on a card base. I finished the card of using some Teardrops and glossy accents. I hope you like the card!

Thinking of buying some T4TD supplies? With T4TLIEN10 you will get 10% of your order at Time For Tea Designs! Happy shopping xxx 

  • Time For Tea Designs - Hogs & Kisses
  • Time For Tea Designs - Hogs & Kisses Die
  • Mama Elephant - Basic Rectangles
  • Transotype: Perfect Colouring Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink Obsidian 
  • Versamark Clear Embossing Ink
  • Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
  • Copic Markers: E13, E11, E01, E00 / G00, G000 / BG78, BG96, YG17, YG03, YG00 / E77
  • Ranger Embossing Powder: White (super fine detail) 
  • Ranger: Glossy Accents
  • Black Glaze Pen
  • Little Things from Lucy's Cards: Teardrops
  • Thin Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives
  • NUVO Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pritt Adhesive Roller

Monday, 25 October 2021

BIG HUGS and alcohol inks

 Hello, Tea Timers! 

It is Natalia here. I hope your weekend was as awesome as mine! I went to the Stamperama craft show up in Harrogate and had the best time! It was so great to meet Jo and Ant as well as Natalie and Jayne from the design team - we even did some crafting together! 

Now, let's talk about today's card! I took my alcohol inks out, which doesn't happen often, and made a few backgrounds with them. This rainbow coloured one was my favourite of all! and thought it would go so nicely with the 'big hugs' sentiment die.

The colours I used were: 

  • Rosewood
  • Dandelion
  • Clover
  • Glacier
  • Boysenberry
  • Sterling alloy for some shine

I certainly require more practice with these inks, and I should probably watch more videos on how to use them, but the main thing is that I had soooo much fun just playing with these - it was great! Watching the colours move is fascinating. I would recommend watching Jennifer McGuire's videos on alcohol inks for ideas. 

The big hugs sentiment die cut is a die I love because it is the right size to fill up your A2 card panel and it has a drop shadow (a must for sentiments in my books!). 

I die cut it from white cardstock 3 times, for dimension, and for the upper layer, I inked up some white cardstock with my WOW embossing pad and added some Catherine Pooler Halo embossing powder - it is soooo shinny! I love it. I then die cut the word HUGS from it, ensuring that only half of the letters had the embossing on it. I repeat the process with the word BIG and mounted all my letters together. 

Next, to ensure each letter was straight on the back shadow, I created a guide template: I die cut the BIG HUGS and shadow dies together, and used the openings as a guide to glue down my letters onto the vellum shadow.

I added a few sequins and gems and that completed my card!

I love how it turned out, it is so colourful and happy! I hope you do too. 

For a 10% off the Time for Tea Designs shop, use the code T4TNEILA10

Sending hugs,

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Celebrate (its your birthday)

 Good afternoon Teatimers,

Who loves a shaker? I know I do!. Today I'm sharing this adorable shaker card made using the cute Sundae Sweeties stamp set

To start I coloured my images using my Spectrum Noir markers (colours listed below in order of lightest to darkest)

Cat  - BG1, BG3, BG5,  BG6 

Mouse - EB1,  EB2,  GB8 

Cone - LY2, LY1, LY3, GB1

Ice Cream  - GT1,  GT2,  GT3 

Cream - FS5, TN1, Blender 

Cherry - DR4, DR5, DR7 

To create the background I trimed a piece of white card to C6 size and used the Bokeh Bubble stencil  and distress inks in Abandoned Coral,  Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover.

To create the shaker I cut a frame  from Smile Scalloped Frame Die and added a piece of acetate to the back. I used 1 layer of shaker tape to the back of frame,  added a sequin mix to the centre and carefully added the stencilled panel to the back.

The whole panel was added to a piece of coordinating card and adhered to a 5x7 card blank trimed down to size.

The critters were placed onto the front of the panel and the celebrate from the Large Scalloped Frame Die was die cut and layered 3 times for dimension. I finished off by masking the sentiment stamped from the Pandamonium set leaving the it's your birthday part onto black card and embossing with white power.

Thank you for joining me here on the blog today,  don't forget to use my code T4TLYNDSEY10 for 10% off your order in store.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend Lyndsey,x

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Celebrating Time For Tea and Simon Says Stamp with a Blog Hop and Giveaway



Hello everyone and happy Saturday! We are so excited that our products are now available in the US over at Simon Says Stamp! To celebrate this, we have some North American-based designers helping us spread the news with a blog hop. Be sure to hop along with us to see some adorable creations with a few of the new Time For Tea products that are now available over at Simon Says Stamp! We hope that you will be inspired along the way. 

We would love to give you the opportunity to get some fun Time for Tea products for FREE, that’s why we are giving away $30 in T4TD products from Simon Says Stamp! Be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog as you hop along with us to enter this giveaway. A random drawing will determine our winner and will be announced right here on the T4TD Blog on October 30, 2021.

Happy Winter Birthday!


Happy weekend Teatimer's it's DT member Natalie here with a winter birthday card. I just love the Winter Wreath set it's such a beautiful design and works so well on it's own or combined with the critters. To get started here's a list of materials I used.

· Winter wreath stamps and dies

· Salvaged Patina and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Inks

· Distress Oxide

· Autumn Scene Cover Plate Die

· White Fun Foam

· White and Red Cardstock

· Copic Paper

· Copic Markers

· Ink - Blending Brushes

· White Wow Embossing Powder and Embossing Ink

· Cosmic Shimmer Glue

How to Create

1) Cut out the Rectangle Die from the Autumn Scene Cover Plate Die from the white cardstock. Blend the Salvaged Patina all over the card stock and add Evergreen Bough Distress Oxides on the edges. Spritz water on top and dab off with tissue paper. Dab some of the oxides onto a paint palette and add water to add some splatters of colour. Leave to dry.

2) Stamp out the Winter Wreath stamp twice, three of the acorn leaves, two acorns, the trio of toadstools, one flower and the leafy branch onto Copic Paper. Colour with the Copics and Die cut out with the coordinating dies. Snip off the top of one of the wreaths halfway up at each side.

3) Using the wreath as a guide stamp and heat emboss the Happy Winter Birthday sentiment onto the ink blended card stock.

4) Stick on the full wreath around the sentiment with the cosmic shimmer glue. Cut out the fun foam using the coordinating die for the wreath and stick to the back of the half wreath using the cosmic shimmer glue and cut off the excess. Then stick this on top of the wreath using the glue. Sticking the trio of toadstools underneath.

5) Adhere the leaves onto the edges and the big acorn and acorn leaf onto the wreath. Then pop up the acorn at the bottom and the flower at the top of the wreath using some of the fun foam.

6) Pop the finished up piece onto the red card stock around 120cm x 150cm and adhere straight onto your card base.

I hope you like my tutorial for today I thought I'd try a different method so let me know which style you prefer. If you want to recreate my card or get anything in the Time for Tea shop you can get 10% off your Time for Tea order using code T4TNATALIE10 . Happy shopping and I'll catch you same time next week!

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