25 January 2013

The Craft Barn blog - Fancy a cuppa?

Hi everyone, hope your week has been good. At the Craft Barn blog all this week we've been taking tea, a good old English custom so I was happy to be joining in on this one.

I've made a card and a little gift bag which could contain someones favourite brand of tea for a quick little gift and decorated them with the gorgeous Crafty Individuals Image sheet ' a nice cup of tea'. I cut out two of the square images and mounted them onto card inked with Distress ink in Salty Ocean. For the backgrounds I used a Crafty Individuals swirl stamp from the CI-351 'Sweet elephants and swirl' set again inked with the blue distress ink.To keep a nice fresh feel to the set I used white card for the card base and to cut out the gift bag with the sizzix alterations Tim Holtz die, the flowers too which are cut with the Fancy Blossom Memory Box die. 

The flower die cuts have been shaped with a ball tool and I've made the flower centres with the Marabu relief paste. I made a hole in the top of the gift bag with a cropadile and threaded through the pretty polka dot ribbon to finish off. This was a very quick make all in all, the CI images make for a great last minute gift set.

As it's Friday it's also special offer day on the Craft Barn Website! 

Spend £25 on our website from January 25th and January 28th and get a £5 voucher back
(you will find it in your parcel)

Crafty Individuals Image sheet 'a nice cup of tea'
Crafty Individuals Stamps CI-351 Sweet elephants and swirl
Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers Die - In the bag
Memory Box Die - Fancy Blossom
Craft Barn White card
Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Double sided tape
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Marabu Relief Paste - Metallic Gold
ball tool
pale blue polka dot organza ribbon

Have a good day!


Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I love your gorgeous card and gift bag, the colours are stunning - so fresh and Spring-like and the background stamping is such a lovely way to show off those very English images. Beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

lisa said...

Hi Chris, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Funny as I was admiring your work just very recently : )
I love your painting style. It's so beautiful.I'm loving your canvases and your dictionary is just beautiful. I need to add your blog to my feeder now.
Have a lovely weekend x

Danielle said...

How Lovely gift ensemble Chris! as delicate as nice porcelain! Love the touch of blue, the pretty stamping in the background. the images are awesome. So much could be said and done over a lovely cup of tea! LOL the 4o'clock tradition, is also alive in Montreal! Hugs.

Kelly Neis said...

My goodness Chris, I love what you did to the backgrounds, they look life gorgeous china patterns. I love the images too. Your flowers look like porcelain.
This is a gorgeous gift set. Fresh!
Hugs Kelly

cathylynn said...

Oh my goodness Chris this is out of this world beautiful! I love it all. Those colors and details are totally fabulous. What a divine card!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paper Profusion said...

I'm just in from lashing rain and your gift set is a treat to mine eyes - especially love your flowers and the 'salty ocean' blue. Am now off to make myself a cuppa!! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Christina C. said...

Gasp! Once again, Chris, you have totally blown me away with this exquisite gift set! Incredibly creative and exquisite work!!!! Love everything about it!

Sandy said...

I am always ready for a cuppa - what did you have in mind? I prefer Sally Lunn Bread with clotted cream and strawberry jam!!
Love you work but you know that don't you Chris!!