Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Tea-rific Birthday Party

There’s nothing like a hot beverage to warm you up on a cold day. As the Guild Hall has an excessive amount of tea, the Lady Commander of Copics and I decided to throw a tea party-birthday party for one of our friends from the village. The Guardian of Glitter used her spell, Sparkle Beam, to decorate the Guild Hall with glittering dust. I think she may have drunk too much elixir though, because the glitter dust was so thick we couldn’t breathe in the room! Coughing and hacking up glitter, we ran from the dining hall to the cold glitter-free air outside. As the guests were set to arrive soon, we needed to clear out the thick haze of glitter that had settled in the room and set up for the tea party. I opened a jar of witchwind to help expedite the process and we quickly finished setting up the tea paraphernalia. 

I started this ‘lil card by stamping my brand new “Gabrielle” by Kraftin’ Kimmie on watercolour paper and colouring her with Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush of +20 wetness. I realized I am not well adept at colouring black hair. I tend to usually colour their hair blonde (probably because mine own hair is blonde), but as I was crafting this for a friend with black hair, I tried my hand at a different hair colour. Ah well. For the background paper I cut up more of my My Little Shoebox Paper! I am on a serious roll using that paper which I’ve been hoarding forever due to its Kawaii-ness! I earned another +320 bravery points for using that paper. I subtly stamped the tea cup from the Lawn Fawn “My Cup of Tea” set, then used that set and an Inky Antics one to create the sentiment. I also embossed the pink strip of paper using my Cuttlebug and earning myself +99 texture exp points and leveling up!

On the inside I subtly stamped the teacup that came with Gabrielle and the spoon from the “My Cup of Tea” set. (It’s not as faint in person as it looks in the picture). The sentiments are from the “Wow! So Many Candles” My Creative Time set and the “Family & Friends” My Pink Stamper set.

I stamped the teacup that came with Gabrielle on the envelope in alternating colours to match the card.

This tea-tastic card will be steeping in the following challenges:
Divas By Design: Make it Girlie
Crafts and Me Challenge #116: Something New (Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp)
Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #58: Layers
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge #162: A Trio of Embellishments
A Gem of a Challenge #63: Emboss It
The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Fairy Tale Challenge #59: My New Stamp
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #49: Girls Girls Girls

It turned out to be a happy day. The tea party-birthday party turned out tea-rific, allowing us to use up some of the boxes and boxes of tea that are simply taking up space in the store rooms AND I got to use up even MORE of those pesky black buttons from my stash!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

8 comments:

MagsB said...

I love your stories, they always make me smile! What a fab card, I love the image - and I think her hair looks great! How cute the teacups look on the envelope, too!

love Mags B x

Sheri said...

AH!! You've done a totally tea-riffic job with Gabrielle!! Thank you so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie!! :)

Marlene Atkinson said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenge this fortnight. Marlene DT

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

This is seriously cute. I love the envelope too! Thanks hun for sharing with us at TOFF this challenge.

Christine said...

Cute creation love the gorgeous colour combo, the E/bossing looks great on the pink strip..

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this wk.

smiles Christine x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining us at Diva's
Hugs
Jayne

Nathalie said...

So cute card. I love stamp and papers. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
Nathalie

Mary Brockway said...

Such a sweet card :-) Really lovely. Thanks for joining us at TOFF!! xx

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