Monday, May 28, 2012

Tea Shoppe...

I had a little time for crafting today and thought l would play along with the dynamic duo's challenge, a great new challenge site that l have been meaning to play at for the last few weeks.
Here's the challenge for this week.................
My card evolved from a memory of my Gran and a gorgeous old dresser in her kitchen which housed a lovely blue china breakfast set, which is now sitting pretty in my sideboard...lucky me!
Along the edge of the dresser was a plastic doily runner for decoration and the interior open shelves had a type of floral patterned paper with all the little blue teacups in a row....funny how the mind works!

Anyway, here is my card using the SU set "Tea Shoppe"..........

I also used the new Framelits dies, laying the DSP on only half of the die and used the negative space to re-create the fancy carved top of the dresser and repeatedly stamped the pretty flower image in the background to replicate the paper inside the dresser.
I'm glad l had time to play along when there is such pretty colour to work with, although l must admit l don't reach for blues as my first choice generally, but l love these two together and l am pretty happy with the end result!
"Thanks for popping in and have a lovely day"
All products used are Stampin-Up.


  1. So pretty! Love the fancy die cuts and edges. So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  2. What a lovley tribute to your grandmother Nikki! A very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. What an beautiful image!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Dynamic Duos!

  4. Hi Nikki. What sweet memories of your Gran and a lovely card to boot! I'm fine, just awfully busy with the boys and short on time for fun. It was fun to check in and see all your beautiful creations. Hugs.

  5. This is sooo pretty Nikki! Love how you have used the framelit die & the doily punch. Reminds me of my Nan too. ♥ :)

  6. This is beautiful, Nikki. I love the soft background stamping, and the cute little punched doilies!

  7. Love your card....I soo remember my grandmother having those plastic doilies as well! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous. I think I really NEED that set now! I love how you have used both bits of your framelits cut out. So glad you got to join us at Dynamic Duos this week.

  9. Lovely card Nikki with such sweet memories. Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.