Saturday 29 April 2023

Have a Moovellous Day


Hi everyone! DT Emma here wishing you all a happy new release day here at Time for Tea Designs! 

Today I am sharing my first card using the new release stamps spotlighting the most adorable farmyard animals in the Ewe are Moovellous stamp set. I couldn't wait to create a cute little farming scene with these guys and here is how I made it:

I took the Waves Cover Die and die cut it using neenah solar white cardstock. Then taking the individual wave pieces I ink blended the top two using distress oxide ink in salvaged patina to make an ombre fade and then mermaid lagoon to darken the top edge for depth. For the rest of the pieces I used scattered straw for the top half of each section and then shabby shutters for the bottom half, with lucky clover to dark the base. I wanted to create a harvest field feel and think these colours worked so well. I adhered the border piece to a plain card base then adhered each section to create the background. 

I stamped and die cut my images using alcohol friendly black ink and coloured them using the following copic colours:

For the barn: R24, R27 and R08
For the fence: E31 and E55
For the cows: W9, W3, R30 and R32
For the sheep: W1 and R30
For the chicken: Y35, Y38 and R08
For the egg: E51

 I stamped the moo and baa into the speech bubbles then adhered all of my stamped images on to the background. I then stamped out the sentiment using my misti to help with placement. 

Hope you all love it as much as I do. See you again next week! 

Friday 28 April 2023

Thank Ewe


Happy Friday, everyone! DT Annalisa is here today sharing a thank 'ewe' card featuring the adorable sheep from the Ewe Are The Best clear stamp set from Time For Tea Designs.

A heads up the latest T4T mini release goes on sale Saturday 29th April at 8am BST. If you would like to see all the new goodies before the release goes live then please join Jo today, Friday 28th April, on Facebook or YouTube at 7pm BST.

I used the Simple Slimline Nesting Dies to die-cut a slimline card panel (8.5 by 3.5 inches) from Fabriano Bristol cardstock. I ink blended Prize Ribbon, Wilted Violet, Picked Rasberry and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide using my Beautiful Rainbow Blender Brushes. I added silver splatter with a paintbrush, water and silver watercolour. I used double-sided tape to adhere this to a slimline card base. 

For the grass, I used the Slimline Hillside Scene Dies. I ink-blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and added Lucky Clover Distress Oxide splatter. I used the Landscape Edge Standalone Die Set to die-cut the clouds and ink blended with Weathered Wood Distress Oxide and added some splatter in the same colour. I added silver splatter to the clouds and grassy sections to match the sky.

I stamped, and coloured (with Copics) several images from Ewe Are The Best and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I added white gel pen accents with a Gelly Roll Pen. The tulip, butterfly and bee are from I Really Dig You, I coloured them and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

To assemble the scene, I used liquid glue on the clouds, hillside and some of the images. I used double-sided foam tape on two of the sheep, the butterfly and the bee to pop them up.

I stamped the 'thank EWE' sentiment and cut it out with its' coordinating die, I die cut two more pieces of paper using the die and glued them all together for added dimension.

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

Thursday 27 April 2023

How to Create a Scene Card with Amanda Fitterer

 Hi crafty friends!!  It's Amanda here sharing a really fun scene card with you today!  Today, I'm going to share my tips and tricks on how I create an entire scene in one A2 card!

When I create a scene card, I like to leave a white 1/8" border around the entire edge of my card.  This helps frame the scene in.  So, I plan my scene on a piece of white cardstock that is 4" x 5.25". 

First, I am going to work on my foreground.  My foreground will appear closer to the viewer.  To do that, I'm going to prop it up with foam tape.  

I am trimming a piece of white cardstock to 4"x 3".  Then, I am ink blending it with Catherine Pooler's Melon Ice and Martini inks, concentrating the lighter color in the center and the darker color on the edges.

Next, I'm using a circle die to cut out my hole and the Landscape Edge Standalone Dies for the grass. I've also cut a fence using the Fenced In Dies

Now, I'm planning my background!  This will appear farthest away from the viewer.

I'm taking a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 4.25"x5.5.  I'm creating some clouds using Cummerbund ink and a cloud stencil.  The Scene Builder Stencil has some clouds you can use!

On the bottom of the card, I'm blending the "inside" of my hole with Sand Castle and S'mores.  Once I'm done ink blending, I'm trimming the panel down to 4"x5.25".

Now, we're going to add our focal images!  I've stamped my images from the I Really Dig You stamp set and then colored them with alcohol markers.  I've die cut the little guys out and used scissors to trim the grass down.  To make their glasses look more realistic, I'm adding Glossy Accents to them and then will allow them to dry!

Now, I can stamp my sentiments and die cut them out with the coordinating dies!  

Now, that we have all the elements ready to go, we can assemble the scene!
First, I'm going to adhere my background panel onto the A2 card base by using liquid glue.  This gives me some wiggle room in case I don't place it perfectly.

Next, I'm going to place foam tape all along the back of my grass and my fence.  Then, I will adhere my grass first, then the fence (behind the grass).

Then, we'll put foam squares behind all our stamped images.  This gives another layer of dimension!

Lastly, I've added a few Clear Bubbles Enamel Dots for just a bit more excitement!

That's it!  Such a fun and dimensional scene card! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you find some time to get crafty today!!  

Xx, Amanda


Wednesday 26 April 2023

The New Mini Release is Coming Soon....

 Our latest mini release goes on sale Saturday 29th April at 8am BST.

If you would like to see the all the new goodies before the release goes Live then please join me on Facebook or YouTube at 7pm Friday 28th April.

I'll be showing you the release in full, along with some inspiration from the DT.
I can't wait to share it with you!!


Holy Moley!

 Hey there Tea-timer friends...

It's DT Ashlee here with some holy moley inspiration for you using the awesome new I really dig you stamp & co-ordinating die collection!!

For this one I made a birthday card full of cute moles underground and making their way to the surface popping out to give birthday wishes...

To create the card I started by die cutting the base using the Wonky windows cover die  and inking/splattering the bottom half. I then added card stock behind the windows to create part sky and part underground. 

I needed a whole bunch of little critters to fill the scene so I stamped, coloured and die cut all the moles and some accessories along with stamping and die cutting two sentiments...

These were all coloured using Spectrum noir tri-blend markers!

I arranged all the images and adhered them using different levels of foam tape to create different depths of dimension...

Using a white gel pen I added some white highlights!

To complete the card a small touch of sequins adhered using glue dots....

I think this scene turned out to be quite a fun one with the underground and sky, what do you think? 

I hope you enjoyed my new card, I will be back with some more T4T inspiration for you next week. Happy crafting friends, hugs Ashlee. 

Tuesday 25 April 2023

Fintastic Friends!!

 Hi crafty friends, welcome back to the blog.

DT Miriam here, I hope you are all having a great week!!! I'm excited to be back today with another fun card featuring the Fintastic Friends stamp set. This stamp is full of super cute characters and calls for lots of lovely bright colours. Let's get started on todays card.....

Firstly I started by creating a card base using 110lb white cardstock that measures 4 1/8 x 5.75 inches. I then moved on to stamping all of the images in Copic friendly black ink. I coloured all of the images and once dry I fussy cut them (although there is a coordinating die available) and then added white highlights and dots using a white gel pen. 

For today's card I used the following Copic combinations:

Purples - BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000

Reds - R85, R20, R14, R11

Yellows - Y38, Y35, Y11

Blues - B69, B66, B63, B60, B21

Greens - YG07, YG01

Greys - W5, W4, W2, W0, W00

To create the "water" background, I ink blended Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks onto a panel of white card stock. I splattered with water and dabbed dry to create water marks. I die cut this panel and an additional white panel using the Waves die. I adhered the white border to the card base. I then slightly trimmed the blue sections and glued into place on the card base, leaving a slight gap between each one.

I then glued the die cut images on to the panel and added clear gems. I stamped the sentiment using white pigment ink onto navy cardstock. Added white embossing powder and heat set until melted. Once trimmed, I popped the sentiment in place with foam tape.

That completes the card for today, I hope it inspires you to get crafty this week. Don't forget to visit the Time For Tea Designs shop where you can use my code - T4TMIRI10 - to get 10% off your purchase. See you again soon, happy crafting!!!

Monday 24 April 2023

Thinking of EWE!

Hello Tea Timers and welcome back to the blog. I am excited to share a quick and easy card using the new Ewe Are the Best stamp set and my favorite technique, heat embossing onto vellum! I normally use this technique when I work with ghost images but that it also helps give a dreamy cloud look as well with the sheep. 

Sets used:

(coordinating dies available here)
(stamp and die combo available here)

I first took an A2 Panel and blended Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxides. I then splattered white watercolor over the panel and set it to the side to dry.

I then took another A2 Panel and a circle die and from the bottom, cut out the moon shape. On the moon, I blended Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone with the Pawsome Prints Stencil. I blended more of the distress oxides around the edges of the circle to give it more of the moon look. 

I then took a piece of vellum and stamped the image of the sheep using embossing ink. I did this a total of three times. I then poured white embossing powder over it and heat set it with a heat gun. Once the embossing powder was heat set, I decided to fussy cut the sheep out but you can also use the coordinating die set. Once completed I set the sheep to the side and started working on the sentiment.

With the "thinking of" sentiment, I heat embossed it onto a black sentiment strip with white embossing powder. I die cut the EWE with the alphabet dies and gold cardstock.

I then arranged where I wanted all of my elements to go and used liquid adhesive to glue down my components. In order to not see the glue marks through the vellum, I used a fine tip glue bottle and only applied the glue on the embossed parts which helps cover up the glue.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post today and will feel inspired to use the Ewe Are the Best stamp set. If you do not have it yet, head to the shop and use the code T4TRANDY10 at checkout.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday 22 April 2023

Holey Moley! Birthday Card - New Video


We have a fun new video on our YouTube Channel today showing how I made this cute card with the I Really Dig You Stamps and Dies.

I had already coloured and die cut my images before the Live. I really recommend doing this as it helps break up the process and makes the final card making element so much quicker.

Use your Paper Pads as inspiration for your colour scheme. This is a great starting point even if you don't end up using the papers in your final project. I used my Pastel Patterned Papers for the border and stencilled my background.

I used the Wide Stitched Frame Die to cut the outer frame. I used fun foam to give this some dimension.

I really love this sweet scene and it was so easy to put together. Find out how by watch the video on Facebook or YouTube.

Don't forget to tune into next week's show for the full reveal of our latest stamp and die release!!

Happy Crafting


I Really Dig You!


Hi everyone, DT Emma here sharing my recent 3D scene card featuring the I Really Dig You stamp set. 

To make this card I started by stamping and die cutting my images from the I Really Dig You stamp set. I coloured them with copic markers using the following colours:

Worm: R30 and R32 (flower: Y35)

Mole: E70, E71, E74 (Glasses: BG0000, W7)

Grass: G24 and G99

Flowers: RV11 and RV13

Rocks: E31 and E55

Soil: E23

Bee: Y35 and Y38, BG0000

Fork: W7, W5 and W3 (E55 for the handle)

Butterfly: BV00, BV02 and BV04

I die cut all pop up pieces and then using the I Really Dig You background stencil I ink blended the ground background using distress oxide vintage photo and gathered twigs, then splattered some ground espresso. For the grass pieces I used the landscape edge standalone die to cut grass pieces and ink blended using distress oxide shabby shutters and lucky clover, then splattered some lucky clover over it all. 

I cut out the window from the front piece and coloured the inside using copic markers and then adhered my front facing mole to the inside to appear to be digging the hole. 

I then adhered all the pieces together creating the scene with the mole sticking his head up in the middle and then the other pieces around them. 

I finished the card by propping up the butterfly and bee with thin strips of acetate, stamped the sentiment I Really Dig You on to a banner die piece and adhered it again to the scene with acetate strips. 

Hope you love this card as much as I do! If you are shopping this weekend don't forget to use my code T4TEMMA10. 

Friday 21 April 2023

Waving Hello from Under the Sea


DT Annalisa waving hello to my fellow card fans today! I have an underwater scene created using stamps, dies and stencils from Time For Tea Designs.  I love creating ocean-themed cards and had so much fun making this one.

For the background, I used the Tiger Stripes 6 x6" Stencil. I used Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain on Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger. I ink-blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide using my Beautiful Blender Brush to the white areas. I added splatter using a paintbrush, water and Copic opaque white. Once the panel was dry, I used double-sided tape to adhere it to a 4 1/4 by 5 3/4 inch card base.

For the stamp sets, I used Get Whale Soon (plus its' coordinating dies), Beach Buds (plus its' coordinating dies), Sealed With A Kiss (plus its' coordinating dies) and Fintastic Friends (plus its' coordinating dies). I coloured the images with Copic markers and added white gel pen accents with a Gelly Roll Pen.  

Next, I added sparkles to the edges of some images with a Quickie Glue Pen and Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter. 

I used double-sided foam tape to adhere the frame I created using the Wide Stitched Frame Dies to the card base. I used liquid glue to stick all the images to the card. I adhered the sentiment using double-sided foam tape. 

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

Thursday 20 April 2023

Ewe are the Best with Fun Ink Blending!

 Hi crafty friends!!  It's Amanda here sharing a sweet "EWE are the Best" card!  This card features the Ewe Are the Best Stamp and Die Set!

To make this card, I am starting out by stamping my images from the Ewe Are the Best stamp set with alcohol marker-friendly black ink.  I colored them with alcohol markers and then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

With the Scene Builder Stencil, I ink blended grass with Catherine Pooler's Lemongrass, Melon Ice, and Grass Skirt inks.  For my background, I used a sun ray stencil with Catherine Pooler's Pucker Up ink!  I love how BRIGHT and cheery this color combo makes the card!

I love adding sequins as a finishing touch to a card that just needs one more piece of flair!  ;)  That's all for me today!  I hope you find some time to get crafty today!!  Xx, Amanda


Wednesday 19 April 2023

Lots of luck....!!

 Hey there Tea-timer friends...

It's DT Ashlee here with some new T4T inspiration for you!

For this one I have used these Time for Tea designs products...

- Good luck critters

- Wonky windows die

- Lots of luck die

To create this card I started with a white card stock base that I then adhered the die cut wonky windows frame too. I adhered this with a layer of foam tape so it popped up a bit from the base. I then stamped, coloured and die cut a bunch of images from the Good luck critters set. These were coloured with Spectrum noir tri-blend markers. 

Some of the images were adhered below the sentiment so I added those to the card before adhering the die cut lots of luck sentiment. I added the extra critters with foam tape and then completed the card with a touch of sequins!!

I hope you enjoyed this new card and it brings you lots of luck...

Happy crafting, hugs Ashlee. 

Tuesday 18 April 2023

You've Got Mail

Hi crafty friends, I am back today with another design team card featuring the adorable You've Got Mail stamp set - and what a great stamp it is! The images are gorgeous, the sentiments are sweet and even though I make a lot of cards, I can often be late in getting them sent to people, so the "sorry it's late" sentiment really stood out to me. Lets get started on today's card.... 

I created a card base using lime green card stock to measure 4.25 x 5.5 inches, then I trimmed a piece of white card stock to measure 4 x 5.25 inches. On the white panel I ink blended Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink using the Wonky Background Stencil. I then moved on to the images.

I stamped the images in copic friendly black ink and coloured with Copic markers. Once the colouring was dry, I fussy cut the images (although there is a coordinating die available) and added white gel pen highlights. The colour combinations I used today are:

Snail - B97, B95, B93, B91, G09, G07, G05, G02

Letterbox - R29, R27, R24, C6, C4, C2, C2

Letter - E51, E50, B95, B93, R29, R27

Ladybird - C8, C6, C4, R29

I glued the images to the panel, leaving a good amount of the wonky stencil showing. I then moved on to the sentiment which I stamped on to pale blue card stock with white pigment ink. I then covered with white embossing powder and heat set until melted. I trimmed the sentiment and popped up on the card panel with foam tape. Lastly, I glued the coloured panel onto the card base.

That completes the card for today. I hope you enjoyed seeing how this card came together. Don't forget to use my coded T4TMIRI10 for 10% off your purchase at the Time For Tea Design shop.

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon x

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