Friday 30 October 2020

Thinking of You

Hello everyone and happy Friday, DT Annalisa here. Sadly the days are getting shorter and my garden is winding down so I decided to share a bright and colourful floral card. Thinking of you cards are great for any occasion and especially useful with a year like 2020! I used several Time For Tea Designs products including the Stripes Cover Plate Die, the Sunny Side up Again stencil and the Thinking of You Lily A7 Clear Stamp Set.

To start I stamped and coloured the large floral stamp from Thanks A Whole Bunch (no longer available at T4T) but could be easily swapped out for the beautiful Lilly in the Thinking of You Lily stamp set. I cut out the flowers and set them aside to begin the background. 

I used some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink on the sun in the Sunny Side Up Again stencil. On the stencil, I used a heavy hand, once I removed it I used a lighter hand with my Beautiful Blender Brush directly onto the white card stock so as to not have stark white areas.

Next, I die-cut some white card stock with the Stripes Cover Plate die. Before adhering the stripes section to the background I added some vellum to the back of it. I kept one of the inside pieces from the die-cut and stamped the 'thinking of you sentiment' from the Thinking of You Lily stamp set onto it.

I adhered the vellum and stripes card panel to the background. I then stuck the flowers I had cut out on top of this. To complete the card I tucked the sentiment in its spot under the flowers.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the T4T products used in my project, use T4TANNALISA10 at checkout for a 10% discount which can be used on anything, anytime and has no time limit.

Thursday 29 October 2020

GDT Lisa Tilson is playing in the mountains

Hello everyone, my name is Lisa Tilson (find my blog HERE). This is the second of my projects as a GDT for Time For Tea Designs. I have used the same stamp set – Life’sUps and Downs aswell as the Mountain Scene dies. Love those mountains, so cute!  Again, I began by creating my background. I masked off a section around my white panel and ink blended a sky and grass area. I went from dark to light for the sky from the top, and from dark to light from the ground for the grass area. There is actually a white area between the sky and grass but it isn’t visible behind the mountains. I die cut the mountains from two different grey cardstocks, and their peaks from white and adhered them together. I also decided at this point to cut two white clouds from the Autumn Scene cover plate set. I set all these to one side and started on the colouring!

The images were stamped onto white cardstock and coloured with Copics before cutting them out with the coordinating dies. The fun bit is arranging them all into a little scene. So I did that and took a photo so that I knew where to position all the images once I started the assembling. Some were adhered flat and some popped up with foam tape. To finish I stamped a sentiment from Life’s Ups and Downs onto white cardstock, trimmed it and added some foam tape to that too. The whole panel was then added to my horizontal top folding card base.

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Wednesday 28 October 2020

Yappy Christmas!

 Happy Wednesday!

It's DT Shabneez here and I thought I'd share a little Christmas inspiration today as once the clocks go back I always feel a little pressure to get going with my Christmas cards.

I used the Candy Stripes Slimline die, which remains a favourite of mine, and decided to only use black and white for my background and sentiment.  This was so that I could make the image from the Santa Paws set pop on the card.  

I used my Chameleon pencils to colour in the image for a change as I find them easy to blend and they have lovely vibrant colours.  I die cut the image with the co-ordinating set and adhered them on to my card base.

I hope I've left you with a little inspiration and I look forward to seeing your creations on the Time for Tea Designs Friends FB page!  Don't forget 10% off anything in store using my code T4TSHABNEEZ10.

Happy Crafting!

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Monday 26 October 2020

Come and join GDT Lisa Tilson around the camp fire


Hello there, my name is Lisa Tilson (find my blog HERE) and I am delighted to be a guest on the Time For Tea blog this month. I have two cards to share with you using sets from the October release. The first is a fun little night time camping scene. I enjoyed making this one as I don’t think I have ever made a night time camping scene before! To kick off, I ink blended a background panel using three Distress Inks and set it to one side. I die cut the Autumn Scene cover plate from white cardstock and again from navy cardstock. The navy frame section was adhered onto my background panel. The tree was coloured with Copics and the two grass areas were ink blended with Distress Inks. These were all adhered flat onto the background panel.

Next, I took some of the images from Life’s Ups and Downs, stamped them onto white cardstock and coloured them with Copics. They were cut out with the coordinating dies and adhered into my scene. The leaves were die cut from scrap green and brown cardstock and to finish the card I white heat embossed a sentiment from Life’s Ups and Downs onto black cardstock, trimmed it out and popped it up with foam tape. They look right at home with their cosy knitwear on, warming their hands by a roaring fire!

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Saturday 24 October 2020

Beary Sweet Fall Card - Using A Sketch for Inspiration

Hello everyone!!
I hope you're having a great crafty weekend.
Today I am sharing the card I made during our FB Live on Thursday. If you missed the live be sure to watch the edited version below to see how we made this sweet slimline card!

I think this card might be one of my most favourite cards in a while :)

I love all the super cute bears and their sweet treats sat in the patterned paper pumpkin patch.

The inspiration for the card came from a card sketch & colour inspiration from Pinterest.

I was really inspired by the colours, the fall theme and the sweet treats. Our Bearing Gifts Stamp set is perfect for this theme. I teamed it up with the Spooktacular stamp set which has the cool pumpkins and the Woodland Critters which has the piles of autumn leaves.

I could also have used the leaves in the Autumn Scene Cover Die or the Coordinating Dies for the leaves in the Woodland Critters set and just cut a series of leaves from colour cardstock or patterned paper.

I used the Slimline Scalloped Trios Circle Nesting Dies to cut several pieces of patterned paper. I then cut each piece with the Landscape Edge Dies to create a variety of  hills.

I used my Copic Alcohol Markers to colour my cute images and die cut the with the coordinating dies.

I added Glossy Accents to the donuts so they looked scrumptious & glazed.

In the video I talk through how we used the sketch to inspire our card but didn't follow it literally. I love using colour palettes and sketches as a starting point for my projects, especially when I'm struggling with my mojo!

The main elements we took from the sketch were the 3 circles - our 3 bears; the colour inspiration - fall colours; the sweet theme - cookie sweater textures, donuts and coffee; the sentiment at the bottom of our card.

I absolutely loved making this card and love how it turned out. I hope you do too!

Don't forget to join us every Thursday at 8pm BST on Facebook for our weekly Crafting Live with Jo.

A list of the products I used is below.

Happy Crafting 



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