Friday, 29 June 2012

Me and You Tea for Two


Happy Friday Everyone! 

Another hectic day planned but I'm taking 5 minutes out to share this card with you.  I've followed the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.


This is my daughter's card to my husband for his birthday.  (Don't worry I think he'll be too busy to look on my blog).  Normally she would make the card herself but decided to take up knitting so was too busy concentrating on that.  I was given instructions as to what she wanted.  My husband likes his tea so we decided on Tea Shoppe.  She liked the large cup and I think it suits the sketch.  It is a bit flowery though so I put a label on punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch, then added a mat behind it.  The choice of colours were also an attempt at masculinity and the pumpkin Pie panel has been embossed with Perfect polka Dots Embossing Folder.  My daughter had suggested in our discussions that the the tea cup should have wings attached to it!  Thankfully she hasn't noticed there are no wings, that would have stretched the masculine feel to the limit!! 

This was done with a constant stream of "oops Mum I've dropped a stitch!"  Here's the result of all that hard work knitting.  It's a square in case you're not sure and yes the needle is picking up a dropped stitch discovered after I cast off for her.............. Bless! 


Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Night of Navy, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink - Night of Navy, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp - Tea Shoppe
Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots
Punch - Modern Label, Extra Large Oval

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail ails300@btinternet.com or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  A parcel of lovely goodies could be winging it's way to you direct to your home in the UK! 


13 comments:

craftattack said...

Nice card, love the pretty cup. The knitting is coming along nicely, it's all not so easy at the beginning! Valerie

Zippy said...

Great card and love the cup.

Bonnie said...

This pretty tea cup is a perfect shape for this sketch! The label on the cup is a great idea to make it masculine! Hope he has a great birthday.

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Aileen!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Suze Bain said...

Good job Holly, knitting is quite a tricky skill to learn (I'm pretty rubbish at it). Good job Mum too with the card - now get back to that packing!! xx

Linda Callahan said...

So sweet! And I'll be right over for a cup :)

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Jen said...

Lovely card. I'm sure your husband will love it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jenny said...

Perfect for a tea-lover and great way to interpret the sketch too :0)
I remember when I first tried knitting...my mum was forever being pestered with dropped stitches..... I never quite got round to knitting my cindy dolls clothes though!!
Tell your daughter she's doing great, the square looks neat to me :0)
Jenny x

Victoria said...

When I knit, I constantly drop stitches and then the wool gets pulled tighter and tighter until I can hardly fit the needle in! What a lovely crafty family you have! And great card too!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Terrific card - I love the bold colour combo.
Your daughter did a great job with her knitting - I can't knit to save my life!!
Caroline xxx

Ann Schach said...
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Ann Schach said...

Adorable! I love the color combination and the texture! Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

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