Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tea Time with SSIC!

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It's time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge, and today my dear friend and DT sister Chris Olsen is our hostess! Chris has chosen Psalm 121:2-4 for this week's Scripture.

"My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip. He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."

Chris is challenging us to create a card or project with a tea or coffee cup or pot-this can be the designer paper, the image, or embellishment

Aren't you thankful that His eye is always on us.... He ever searches the vast universe and nothing escapes His knowledge! I find it comforting that God doesn't need caffeine to stay awake! He is all knowing and nothing is hidden from Him. Sometimes we may wish He couldn't see something we've done... but really it's a comfort to me to know He knows and understands all things! I can fall on my face before Him even if I have failed greatly, and know that in His vast knowledge, love and mercy, He will take care of me and all those who call upon His name!

I'm so excited and honored to be guest designing for Sweet 'N Sassy this month! Today I am sharing a little gift set using the newly released Tea Time set. I was inspired by my Grandmother's gorgeous English China, decorated in gold with dainty pink flowers. I started with a base of Regal Rose card stock for my card. I embossed all my images from the Tea Time set with Ranger fine detail gold embossing powder, onto Crafty Secrets designer paper from the Radiant Pad, and cut them out to paper piece them. For the card I cut my doily using a Marianne die, and I cut the Spellbinders Doily Motifs from Recollections brushed gold card stock and embossed. I added a few little Prima roses and a sheer ribbon to embellish.


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The template for the Tea Box came from Lauren Meader's My Time Made Easy. It's a fun presentation for a gift of tea for any tea lover! I created the box with Regal Rose card stock and used Crafty Secrets Radiant Pad for the designer paper. I used Regal Rose Grosgrain ribbon, layering it over two Martha Stewart punched edges. I added an element from the Spellbinders Doily Motifs which I cut from the dp, then I punched my sentiment with a circle punch, sponged with Regal Rose and adhered to the doily motif. One single ZVA Creative rose finished off the sentiment. On the top of the box is a doily motif in Regal Rose and another paper pieced, gold embossed tea pot.


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The prize is one stamp set designed by the talented Nina Brackett!
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For complete details on the challenge and our sponsor,
and the full devotional, please see the SSIC Blog.
For more inspiration on today's challenge, please visit my DT Sisters:
Chris, Linda, Peggysue, Miesje, Rebecca, Lisa , Kris, Sabrina, & MariLynn
Randi (on leave)


I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - Punches, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, Creative Card Crew - May Flowers, House That Stamps Built - Paper Piecing cups & teapot), My Mum's Craft shop Use Dies, Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes, Stampavie and More - Ribbons, Your Next Stamp Challenge - Pop it Up, Fabulous Friday - Use ribbon or twine, Fairy Fun Fridays - For the girls, Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes, Mami Doodles - Spots and/or stripes (striped dp), Phindy’s Place - Use 1 image on at least 2 different projects, Phindy’s Place -Use 1 image on at least 2 different projects, Stamp Something - Anything goes, Craft Us Crazy - Use your favourite embellishments and/or something new, Delightful Challenges - Flowers,
Do You Stack Up? – Add a tag, The Rubber Cafe - Tags,



I hope you enjoyed my little gift set! Thanks so much for visiting! I love hearing from you!!!


hugs,

41 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Grace, this is absolutely stunning!! I just love your colors, dp, and paper piecing. Wowzer!! You sure are rocking those Sweet n Sassy Stamps!!! I want this set too!!
Have a great Sunday!!
hugs,
Chris

Helen said...

Stunning project Grace, ask always.

Miesje said...

Oh how pretty Grace! I really love the paper, reminds me of my Oma's dishes. The details are amazing! Great, great project!

Kathy said...

Beautiful! I also think the paper reminds me of china my mom has. So pretty and feminine!

Manuela said...

Hello.
Beautiful card. Lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.
Manuela

Reflections from Granny said...

Grace this is so pretty, so caring of a gift and just divine in every way. I love the idea of a card matching back to the tea box, stunning!

Blessings, Lori m

Adeline Ng said...

Hey Grace, I love how you paper piece the rose motifs onto the cups, making it really so English china like.. and the tea box is such a great idea!

Crystal said...

Grace this is soooooo beautiful, I LOVE LOVE your tea bag box, how creative and just perfect for this challenge..Your card is a beauty sweetie!!! hope you are having a great weekend!

Lori said...

Grace, this is very elegant! All of the beautiful, little details and embellies are perfect together. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and creativity, I always enjoy both. Hugs Lori

Davi said...

How creative and BEAUTIFUL this is Grace.The Scripture and story are such a wonderful reminder of how the Father is in control in every circumstance. I love the set you used and all the roses remind me of some of the tea cups from my Gramma.

Wendy said...

Fabulous gifts set Grace... really beautiful xx

papertrails leaver said...

wow what amazing creations! They are so beautiful! I keep looking back because I didn't see all the detail on the first look, second, or third! Amazing! Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-)Amy

Riet said...

Beautiful Grace,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

WencheP said...

This is fabulous! Gorgeous project! Thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Danni said...

Beautiful!! Just so pretty!

Becky said...

This is just stunning Grace, gorgeous design and colors.

Kristine said...

This is SUCH a GORGEOUS set Grace!! I love your papers--so femanine and pretty! Great idea for a teabox *Ü*

Cec said...

What a gorgeous project. The colours and papers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec

Ann said...

Oh! I just love teapots, teacups - anything Tea, and roses! These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Kitty said...

This is so pretty, so elegant - gorgeous, i want it!

Thanks for joining us at My Mums Craft Shop for our Dies Challenge.

Kitty xx

Anne said...

Goodness this is such a beautiful set, lovely elegant designs and the perfect sentiment to match.
Thanks for playing along with our 2 projects 1 image challenge at Phindy's Place and hope you'll join us again.
Hugs
Anne

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

Grace, this is lovely! Just as delicate and feminine as the china that inspired it, I'm sure! I must say, as I read the Tea Cup story on the SSIC blog, I pictured in my mind a cup just like the one you made here! Isn't it very precious to think that God sees us that way?

MaxineD said...

Oh Grace this is so lovely and sweet - your cup images put me in mind of the few pieces of 'fine china' that I own. You have caprtured them beautifully.
Blessings
Maxine

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card & the tea dispencer is beatiful!

pamela said...

The teapot is adorable! My recent obsession includes the teapot and teacup!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so beautiful! fabulous project!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is absolutely stunning Grace! Lovely colors and layout. Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles :)

Carla S. said...

Oh, Grace! What a gorgeous card and tea box! I love the papers and all the beautiful details you added to each one! The images are so very pretty! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week is off to a great start! Hugs!

Tine said...

Hi. Brilliant creations and just the perfect matching set. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

princesskitten said...

what a wonderful sentiment - love your project

kitten DYSU team

Nana Donna said...

How beautiful, love all the elements and details. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Dawn B. said...

This turned out great Grace. You are so good with those templates. This is perfect for a tea lover.. Great stamp set too. I have Lauren's tea pot template and love it.

Payne Holler Cards said...

just love this - brings back so many beautiful memories of days gone by...your details and papers are gorgeous! wonderful gift set
thanks so much for sharing it with us at Phindy's Challenge (-:

Denise and Louise said...

This is such a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

I love your sweet feminine card. Very pretty!

Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Something New and/or All Our Favorites Challenge!

Tracey Brossart said...

OMGosh wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous and so very creative too!! I should give that box a try...my mom loves tea! Love it!

Thanks so much for joining us over at "Fairy Fun Fridays" and good luck!

Hugz,
xx Tracey -PFD/DT xx

perennial-mommy said...

Thank you for sharing this card and box. I just love the images and layout. The teabag gift box is precious and so creative!

Ann English said...

Your creations are so very lovely! I am so glad you joined us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge! I hope you'll play again next week :)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, oh my gosh, this is out of this world GORGEOUS!! I am not a tea drinker, but this wonderful gift sure could convince me to try. Everything is perfection to the "T" as always!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Peggysuez said...

Beautiful project Grace! I've never seen that tea holder by Lauren, very nice idea, just like the boxes they have in hotels, but you can personalize it and you've made yours wonderful!

Rush'd Lady said...

What a beauty! A tea lover, like me, would just love this as a gift! hint, hint! *smile*