Saturday, 1 August 2020

The Greater the Storm the Brighter the Rainbow!

Morning all well its been a full week already since the new release and it looks like your all loving it as much as we are! I love how everything works so well with each other I combined the Storms don't last Forever and the Grateful for You Landscape stamp sets for this sweet card.
I started out by cutting out two large circles from the Circles of Love Nesting Dies and two circles the next size down. Using the smaller circle I ink blended some clouds using the Sunny Side up Again Stencil and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink. I finished it off with some splatters of Iced Spruce Distress Oxide then I set it aside to dry.
Using the other small circle I cut I stamped the Grateful for You landscape image on and coloured up with Copic markers. I fussy cut it out right on the line and chopped off some of the other elements just keeping two of the mountains and one tree. This just gives it a different look and gives more room for the Rainbow in the background.
The rainbow I stamped out using Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide then the middle arch I heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. The cloud is die cut with the cloud die I just didn't stamp it and the sun is from the Grateful for You Landscape set. 
For the sentiment I added some Worn Lipstick distress oxide on some card then stamped straight on top and die cut it out. Then all was left to do was stick everything together and pop on the back of the card the second larger circle I cut and  my card was finished.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Christmas in July!

Hi everyone it’s DT member Natalie here sharing another Christmas card I made with the fab new release from Time for Tea Designs.
My fun Christmas present card is made using the new Slimline Candy Stripes Die. It was such an easy card to make and will be great for quick Christmas cards but still looks really special. 
I started by cutting out the die then cutting out a rectangle the same size out of some smooth card stock I ink blended a mixture of red distress oxides and splashed some water on. I cut the die panel out again of some fun foam foam and then layered all the panels on top of each other. 
I Popped some ribbon around the card panel tied it in a bow and stamped and die cut a tag and sentiment using the Mew are the Best Gift stamp and die set. Then popped it on my card base and that was my card finished up.
I hope you like my card and keep an eye out in the Time for Tea group for more inspiration. Don't forget you can also get 10% off your order using code T4TNATALIE10

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs products, and there is a prize up for grabs too!

We thought it would be super fun to combine stamps and dies from each company to create a card. I love summer and mermaids so my first reaction was to create a fun slimline under the sea card. The base of my card I cut out using the new Slimline Pull Tab Die I just love that scalloped edge. I cut that out of some Bristol Smooth Cardstock and stencilled on some clouds using the Sunny Side up again  stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.  
To create the sea layer I cut out another Slimline Pull Tab Die and then used the Best Fishes Banner and Border die set to create the wavy sea border at the top. I added the seagulls and Bouy from the new Heffy Doodle You Go Gull stamp set
and the heat embossed sentiment is from the Time for Tea Mermazing Stamp set.

To create the sun rays streaming through the water I used the sunny side up again stencil however it wasn't quite long enough so I just taped off the rays to finish them off. I used a combination of Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon then finished it with a spritz of water and some splotches of Mermaid Lagoon. I added the Mermaid from the Time for Tea Mermazing, the Oyster and fish are from the Heffy Doodle Sealy Friends Stamp Set and the String Ray you can find in the Heffy Doodle Oceans of Love set.
The Last layer was created the same way by cutting out another Pull Tab Slimline and cutting out the sandbank with the Circle of Love Nesting Dies I coloured this one with a range of earth toned Copic markers. I added some extra details using different corals and seaweed from the Sealy Friends and Mermazing stamp set and finished off with a super cute Turtle from the Oceans of Love stamp set.

I finished up my card with some bubbles outlined in white Gelly roll pen with some Stardust Stickles. I hope you like my card for today I loved taking part in the blog and hope you are enjoying all the inspiration. Don't forget to follow along the hop here's the list to the rest of the blogs. You should have come from Amanda and the next on the list is Cassie.

 Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs will each be giving away £25 to their respective stores.

Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 28th on the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Designs blogs.


Saturday, 11 July 2020

Lets Ketchup!

Hi lovelies well Saturday has rolled around again so it must be time for another blog post!
I finally got to colour up the Fries Before Guys stamp set its a super fun set and I think the Lets Ketchup sentiment is perfect for right now. I combined it with the Dotty Hearts cover plate die, Bee Happy Hexagon Stitched Nesting Dies and the Splish Splash 6x6 stencil.  
I cut out the Dotty Heart cover plate and to mix it up I squared off the corners using my paper trimmer. I cut out the largest Hexagon die twice but on the second one I popped in the next Hexagon die down to create a frame. Then cut the same frame out of fun foam to create some depth and stuck them all together. 
Now I had my hexagon cut and stuck I could use that as a guide to ink up my ketchup splotches. I added it in opposite corners to where the topper would be placed and then the opposite outer corners of the panel using Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. I also used the same ink to also make a background panel just slightly larger than the Dotty Hearts panel and stuck them together.
The colouring of the stamped images was pretty simple as they are only small I added some white spots to the cheeks of the chip box and the chip to look like salt using a white gelly roll pen. They were pretty easy to fussy cut too I just had to be careful on the chips arms but my paper was pretty thin so it made it easier. When I stuck them in my frame I decided it needed a little more detail so stamped out the splotches in that same Candied Apple Oxide. Then to finish off I needed my sentiment I used the Mini Frame and Banner Die set to cut out the sentiment strip and then added my sentiment once it was dried I coloured the strip in with the same red copic I used on the Ketchup bottle and popped it on some fun foam to give it some height. Then all was left to do was pop it on my card base and my card was finished.

Saturday, 4 July 2020

You Bake my Day!

Hi guys, I have a super fun card for you today I literally hadn't planned to make this one it was all a happy accident. If you have been reading my blog post you will know that I like to batch stamp and colour things up so the Hamsters and accessories were left over from a few recent cards and they were lying around on my desk on top of the striped paper and I just loved how they looked together.
So I gathered up my accessories and added them to the critters I wanted the stripes but I didn't want it to be too much so I got my cheese die and cut that out of some crisp white cardstock to stick in front of it.
I popped the white up with some foam tape though to give it some added dimension and added my hamsters complete with their new look. I love how the holes just frame the Hamsters and peek those stripes contrasted again that crisp white cheese panel.
I stamped my sentiment and cut using the sentiment strip from the Mini Frame and Banner Die set then coloured with a blue copic marker and popped it on the card. I then added it to my card base and my card was finished a real quick and easy card today!

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Honey Bee Mine

Hi Guys I hope you have had a good week looks like you have all loved the new release things sold out so fast! I have had so much fun creating with it and I know you will too!
Today's card is another framed one I just really love this look at the minute in fact I've run out of white fun foam I've done that many cards using this technique recently. It's such a simple design but frames your image and makes it pop.
I started my card by cutting out the base with some 300gsm white card stock this just makes it really sturdy. I used one of the larger squares from the Quilted Square Nesting Dies and for the inner square die I used one of the smaller ones which fits the length of the washi tape perfectly. Once that's all cut I started on the washi tape background. I started out by stamping the middle one but I off set it to the top a little not so much but just enough to make the bees when we place them sit in the top third of the piece as its more pleasing to the eye than a central. I used a combination of Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxides for the ink I laid the colours all down at once on the stamp they blend easily so no worry about having harsh lines. Just be careful to lay your light colour first as the darker ones do tend to transfer onto your ink pad. You could probably do three stripes at once but I wasn't entirely sure what I was doing at this point so I started with one and worked from there.
Once the background was done I set it aside to dry for a while so I didn't smudge those lines and worked on my bees. These are another great stamp to use for quick and simple colouring. I also stamped and cut out two clouds for a little extra detail. Then making sure my ink was dry I could stamp my sentiment I actually used one from the older Bee set Bee Happy  it just fit the strip nicely and looked really cute. The bees were popped up with foam tape and I just tucked the clouds underneath.
Then all was left to do was make the card base and cut out the fun foam. I made the card base myself by cutting out two of the larger rectangles then on one I scored a line across the top around 1cm's down then added some double sided tape and stuck them together. This is a great technique for unusual shaped or sized cards which mine mostly are. It is very rare you will find me make a standard sized card. To cut the fun foam I cut out the larger square first then used the card frame we made before as a guideline to where I needed to place my centre die then cut that out. I attached my frame to the card base first as its easier to line up this way and then popped in my centre piece and that's my card all finished up for today. 
I hope you have a great weekend and happy crafting!

Saturday, 20 June 2020

New Release!

Hi Guys so the new release is finally here what do you think? I love the smaller stamp sets and the fact that they work so well together with older Time for Tea sets. The cute little mouse has to be my favourite he is an add on to the Baked with Love stamp set. After all you cant have a chef with a cute little oven to bake their goodies. The matching die set even enables you to add an interactive element letting you open the oven door.
This is the first card I made with the new release I combined the new Bake my Day with the Washi Stripes. The Washi Stripes are a fab edition to the collection as they are great for making your own backgrounds or a touch of decoration. Here I stamped them out to make some wallpaper in my kitchen scene. I found if I cut my square out first too using the Square Quilted Nesting Dies it was easier get my lines straighter. 
The mouse and accessories were super simple to colour as they are small so great for quick cards. I even added some of the accessories from the Baked with Love Stamp set.
I finished my card off with a chunky frame I'm really loving this look at the minute and it's really easy too do. I used one the larger square dies to cut out the outside and used the same size die to cut out the middle. Then did the same again with some fun foam you could just use foam tape but this makes sure our frame is super sturdy. Then I stuck them together and popped my image in the centre and stuck it to my card base.




Saturday, 13 June 2020

Life is not a Fairytale!

Hi Guys I cant believe it Saturday already its been a busy week and it's flown by! This week I got to use one of my never before used stamps, don't you just love that feeling of using something in your stash and knocking it off the #nbus pile (never before used stuff). It's a fun challenge that I found on Instagram but also shows me I have far too many stamps or not enough colouring time. I think i'll go with the latter!
I just love the snarky sentiment on this Time for Tea stamp so I was excited to be able to finally colour it up and the Sparkle Cover plate fits perfectly with it.
I began by cutting the Sparkle Cover Die and the largest of the Hexagon Dies I coloured the sky on the Hexagon with Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxides and spritzed with water. I cut another Hexagon for the grass and cut it so it cover the bottom quarter then coloured it with my green Copic adding some flicks to represent blades of grass. To get the cut blades of grass at the top I Used the grass stamp from the Moovelous Stamp set and die cut that and stuck it along the top. The join I then covered with the Princess that I again coloured with Copics and I just had to use Cinderella Blue. 
The sentiment I heat embossed on some Black Cardstock I really like this technique as the white against the black really pops!
The blue back to the Sparkle Cover Die I coloured the same way as the sky just to add to the night time feel. I wanted my Sparkle Panel to be raised so an easy way to do this is to cut out the Sparkle Cover Die out of some white fun foam. It saves doing lots of cutting with foam tape and makes sure the whole of the back is sturdy. I just used Cosmic Shimmer Glue to attach them together. Then I popped it on my card base and added some stars to the sky using a white Gelly roll pen and small star sequin inside the Magic Wand and it was all finished up!
I hope you like my card and tutorial for this week and don't forget you can get 10% off in the shop using the code T4TNATALIE10
Have a great weekend and I will see you all next week!

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Bearing Gifts

Hi Guys DT member Natalie here today and I'm sharing with you my cute mini gift box its great for making wedding favours, adding Easter eggs or just to pop a few sweets in. The Time for Tea paper pad is great for your base I used this gorgeous dotty teal paper alongside the pink stripes for the hearts.
I still had plenty of those bears left from my marathon colouring session to use. I've decided that this is my way forward by colouring lots of images at once so I can play around with layouts. It especially helps if you have lost your mojo. So that's what I did. I cut out my base and just played around with the layout. Top tip glue it together just at one side and lay it out flat so its easier to stick on your images and see it as a whole.

Once everything was stuck it was time to turn it into the box everything is scored when it goes through your die-cutting machine so its pretty easy to assemble. I used red tape to tape the edges so it was nice and strong and ran my bone folder over the score lines to make the folds more crisp. Its easier stick the bottom before the other side and you can use like the a pen lid to press it firmly down to make sure its completely stuck and then stick your other side. The top part you just gently press the middle bits in to close the top and I finished mine of with some twinkly twine. I hope you like my Gift Box I can't wait to see what designs you all come up with you are always so creative!