Saturday 28 March 2020

Sending Bear Hugs!

I made this card a while ago and if you watch our facebook lives you may have seen a peek of it before. The sentiment today seems more appropriate than ever whilst we go through these uncertain, scary times. The Pandemonium Party stamp set has fast become one of my favourites as you might be able to tell. I love how quick they are to stamp and colour, so perfect for a quick and simple card like this one.
To start my card I cut out three sizes of the new Quilted Square Nesting Dies the two larger ones and the last square before the quilted square. The blue background and the night sky were created the same way using a combination of Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. I just randomly smooshed the blues in the middle and added the black around the edges to darken it all little Then using a small spray bottle I sprayed some plain water on there to react with the ink and left it for a couple of seconds before blotting it off with a paper towel. This adds some added texture and interest but I wanted some stars to give the feel of a night sky so added some gold splashes using my Gansai Tambi Starry Colours Paints.  
The Panda I stamped out using memento tuxedo black ink but then I went over with black copic marker to give it that extra pop. Then I just added some rosy cheeks and paws and a red heart. The bamboo was simple colour too just using two shades of green since its only a little area. Make sure the paint and ink is dry before you stick down your images otherwise the gold might smudge. 
I added some foam tape to the back of the square to pop the image out a little bit but before I could stick this on I needed to stamp my sentiment out. After sticking it all together I popped it on a card base and then my card was finished. I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see all your creations! 

Friday 27 March 2020

Smile and Bee happy Window Scene Interactive Card

Hi there!

I really hope everyone is keeping well, staying safe and is remaining positive while social distancing.

Last night's FB Live Craft with Jo and Ant was such a tonic for us and hopefully for you too. It means so much to be able to craft along with you, chat about craft and do something that is a welcome distraction from the current situation.

Be sure to watch the edited version of the Live Event below to see all the steps in more detail.

For today's card I wanted to create a fun interactive card that feels like Spring is on its way!

I stencilled my Bee Hive background directly onto my card base using my Beautiful Blender Brushes and Distress Oxide Inks.

I then opened my card and used my Large Square Masking stencil the mark out where I wanted my garden scene. The Masking Stencil has etched lines that allow you to line up your stencil onto an A6 UK card base or an A2 US card base.

I then used the Sunny Side Up Again 6x6 Stencil to create my scene. I stencilled the grass & fluffy clouds with this stencil and my Beautiful Blender Brushes.

My super cute Bees were stamped onto super smooth cardstock with my Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I coloured all of my images with my Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils. The tree is from the Moovellous Stamp set and fits perfectly into our scene.

I stamped the Bee Happy sentiment from the Bee Happy Stamp set underneath our scene using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I used a die from the Quilted Square Nesting Die set to cut the window from the front of my card. This now creates a view through to our scene on the inside of our card.

I cut the Smile sentiment from the Smile Scalloped Frame Die Set, from white and black cardstock. I layered the black sentiment over the white offset slightly to create a drop shadow effect.

I then added my images. The Bee with his honey jar has been added directly to the front of the card using liquid glue. The Tree has also been adding with liquid glue to the left of my scene.

My adorable Bee carrying his rainbow of flowers has been added with my favourite accessory! The Action Wobbler! This give my Bee some dimension but also means he wobbles and springs when he is flicked gently. Its is so adorable and really makes me smile.

I hope you enjoyed the project today.

We are so grateful to you for your support. We are a small family business (just me, Ant and the cats :)) so we are taking every precaution so we can continue to bring you inspirational projects and new products.

At the moment we are still fully operational as Royal Mail continues to support the nation keeping our post coming to our doors. 

Please Stay Home and Stay Safe.

Look out for more inspirational via our FB & IG pages while we continue to work our way through self isolation.

Our next scheduled FB Live will be Thursday 2nd April - 8PM GMT.

The products I used for this card are detailed below.

Hamster Party

Hello everyone, Annalisa here and today I am sharing a birthday card featuring the Hooray Hamsters stamp set and coordinating dies, as well as the new Ever Decreasing Circles stencil. In addition to this I used several stamp sets, I just love mixing and matching sets whenever I can.

To create the background, I die cut some white card stock using the Hooray A6 Panel Die, blended on some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink with my Beautiful Blender Brush and then used the Ever Decreasing Circles stencil to add the darker blue circles over the top of this. I then applied some translucent embossing paste from Wendy Vecchi, once this was dry, I added some white splatters using my Picket Fence Distress Paint.

I created the grass area by cutting out some white card stock using the Hooray A6 Panel Die, blended on some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink with my Blender Brush. I added some water droplets and white splatters and then die cut the section using Stitched Hillside Borders die set from Lawn Fawn. I attached the grass to the dotted sky background using liquid glue.

For the scene, I stamped and coloured critters and other elements from three stamp sets: Hooray Hamsters, Hip Hop Horray (worm) and Beauty Sleep (clouds). I adhered the critters and elements to the card using liquid glue.
To finish the card I stamped Happy Birthday (from the Say Anything stamp set) and die cut it using the dotted square die included in the Pandamonium Party coordinating die set.

If you are interested in purchasing any Time for Tea Designs products be sure to Use code T4TANNALISA10 when you visit the shop to get a 10% discount off your entire order.

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Bear Hugs

Hello !!
DT Anila on the blog today with a super cute Panda card.

I have used multiple supplies here, which I will list at the end. 
On a white card panel, I adhered the Oval masking stencil. I distressed the sunrays and grass using the sunny side up stencil. Stamped the sentiment in place and added three hearts to it.
I stamped, coloured and die-cut the panda and some bamboo stalks. On the card base, I added two strips of pattern paper from the Rainbow brights essentials paper pack. Foam mounted the scene panel. Adhered the bamboo stalks and foam mounted the panda for some additional pop.

All products used are listed below. 
You can avail a 10% discount across the store by using my code T4TANILA10

Hope you like the card!

Supplies used 
Oval masking stencil

Saturday 21 March 2020

Panda Playground!

Hi guys it’s Natalie on the blog again today and I have this cute panda birthday card to share with you all. I mixed up a few different Time for Tea sets for this one I love how they all work so well together. I loved that idea of creating a Panda Playground its just super fun. 
I began my card by cutting out the largest rectangle from the new Quilted Square Nesting Die set and used the Sunny Side Up stencil to add some grass and clouds. 
Then it was time to colour up my pandas and all the other accessories. The Trampoline and Worm are from Hip Hop Hurray, the flowers from the Moovelous  Stamp set and the butterfly from the Butterflies stamp set. 
 I love that the pandas are so quick to colour up I just added a little shading to their tummies and face using a warm grey COPIC and added some rosy cheeks  with a soft pink COPIC. I tried not to add too many colours for the accessories and just stuck to blue, pink, orange and yellow. 
There was no fancy colouring for the accessories either they are only really small so a couple of shades of each were all that was needed. With the party hat I added some extra stripes with my white gelli roll pen.
When everything was coloured up it was time stick it all together and add my sentiment. I got a general layout first then I could figure out where to stamp the sentiment I used my stamping machine to do that to make sure it was straight. 
I used the bamboo stamp to make the climbing frame and just added a few accessories like flowers or leaves on the joints to hide them a little. When everything else was stuck I went in with my black fineliner and added a trail for the butterfly and stamped in some jump marks underneath the panda on the trampoline. 
I love how this one turned out and I hope you do too!

Friday 20 March 2020

Hooray For Mum! Shaker Card Tutorial

Hi all! I hope everyone is well this Friday evening!

Jo here with our edited version of last nights Facebook Tutorial. 

It's almost Mother's Day here in the UK so I really wanted to create a Spring themed card that would be ideal to send to my mum!

Check out the video below for more detail on how I put together this fun Shaker Card.

Our new Hooray Cover Plate Die has a this fabulous sentiment Die which is a significant size to create a focal point on the front of your project.

 I decided to use this die to create my shaker element. I used a piece of our A5 Super Smooth Cardstock for my background. My grass and fluffy clouds were achieved using the Sunny Side Up Again Stencil which is a fabulously versatile stencil for creating scenes.

I added a fine spray of water and then some flicks of acrylic paint in white to add some extra texture to my background.

My images are from the Butterflies Stamp and Coordinating die set. This is such an adorable set and perfect for this time of year.

I stamped the images on the same A5 Super Smooth Cardstock which is 300gsm so a really good weight. I stamped them with my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then coloured them with my Copic Markers.

My card base was created from an A4 piece or our Moon Mist Cardstock. I used my scoreboard to fold this in half. My background panel was trimmed down so that a small border of my grey card base can be seen around the edge. 

I cut my sentiment from the background panel. The letters were stuck directly to my card base so they can be seen through the aperture I created. I then added a strip of acetate behind my sentiment aperture.

Before attaching my background to my card base I stamped my secondary sentiment "enjoy your day" which is from the Hip Hop Hooray Stamp set.

I added two layers of foam tape to my card base, completely surrounding my sentiment letters. This created my 'well' for my sequins. The double layer means that my sequins will have enough room to move around freely when the card is being shaken.

I added my sequins into the 'well' then removed the backing from tape and adhered my background panel.

 I then added all my images. My butterflies were given some sparkle to their wings with my Stardust Stickles.

I also added some glossy accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish off my scene.

Be sure to check out the video to see my shaker card in full sparkly shake! :)

I hope you enjoy the video and it brings a little sparkle to your day!

Don't forget you can join us for our next FB Live every Thursday evening at 8PM GMT.

All the T4TD products I used are listed below.

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