Friday, January 12, 2018

Sweet Tea

     It's time for another sketch for January. This one is for a card.

Sketch #65

      For this sketch I saw a see-thru card, so I started with acetate. I decided to make an easel card. A friend of mine is moving and I have her punches for safe keeping, until she is ready to set up her craft room. I guess the perk in this is that I can play in them. She has 300+ punches. I enjoyed using the Mini Lucky 8 Doily punch for a tablecloth. It has a coordinating edge punch that I used across the top. I stamped "HEY, SWEET-TEA" using black Stazon ink. The tea components and hearts are from Stamps of Life "Tea4Two".The patterned paper is Authentique's new Alpine 8.

     The cup acts as a stand for the card at the same time that it catches the hearts falling from the teapot. This would make a perfect Valentines' card.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Authentique - Alpine 8
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Mystique.
                       My Colors - Soft Blue
                                        Velvet Night
     Ink: Stazon - Black
            Gina K - In the Navy 
     Stamps and Coordinating Dies: Stamps of Life - Tea4Two
     Punch: We R Memory Keepers - Mini Lucky 8 (Doily)
                                                   Edge Punch (Doily)
     Embellies: Button - Silver with pearl heart

CCEE Stampers - Fits Me to a "Tea" - #3 - ?
Creative Craft Cottage - Winter Blues - #11 - *
Get Creative Challenges - Pearls & Lace - #17 - *
House That Stamps Built - Pearls, Silver, Off the Page - #4 - *
Make My Monday - Blue & White - #19 - *
Path of Positivity - Shades of Blue - #3 - *
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge - #315-16 - Snippets - #25 - Winner!!!
Di wrote: This is a super card, made by Sharon F over at Higgledy-Piggledy ( I love that blog name and it's much like my craft room right now, which is well overdue for a really good blitz and clean). The scalloped doily effect lends itself perfectly to our 'English tea time' and the idea of the hearts being poured from the teapot is just so clever! Great split sentiment as well.


  1. What a beautiful card! I love that lacy border! So fun to be able to play with new punches!

  2. What a pretty card! I love the doily effect of those lovely punched borders! So happy you linked this up to The House That Stamps Built! Do join us again soon!

  3. So clever Sharon! Lovely card and I adore how the cup acts as a 'prop' for the back panel and to catch those falling heats! Lucky you with so many punches to play with - crumbs, let's hope the move takes a good while :)


    Di xx

  4. This is so beautiful and I love the work you put into making it so gorgeous. Acetate I find hard to work with but you certainly did a great job with it.

  5. This is such a brilliant design! Love all the details; love how the cup acts as a stand and catches the hearts! Beautiful and perfect for our Shades of Blue Challenge at Path of Positivity! Thanks for sharing. ~Katrina

  6. Fun card, and oh, so pretty! Great idea to turn it into an easel card as well. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  7. my goodness, this is so adorable!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT