Thursday, 1 October 2015

A cup of tea....or several

Hello again, fellow colourists! I hope you're all well and if you're in the UK enjoying a bit of an Indian summer - glorious sunshine for the past three days!

So of course, the excitement for October is that the third 30 Day Colouring Challenge has started. Instagram is where you want to be to see what others are up to. I hope you all might have a little play with whatever colouring medium you have handy.

I'm also excitedly waiting for the next release from Clearly Besotted, my favourite stamp company. This month's release is HUGE. I doubt I will refrain from purchasing even just a little tiny stamp set.....

I finally played around with my sets from last month's release and because they are solid images, they have made me look at doing more one layer cards. First up is Warm Solutions, which I purchased with a friend in mind who loves tea. As per last week's post, I went a bit crazy and made 4 cards, this time from scraps of white card I found in my scrap basket - feels good to have used those up!

Simple as possible with the bottom two, just stamping using my Ranger inks and rounding the corners. Made a little envelope for one, but need more card stock for the other one. They are very odd sizes because they were scrap card!

I then decided to try some masking and make a card with a tower of tea cups - had to use as many colours as possible! I took a card blank and covered it with some of my new Lawn Fawn Let's Polka in the Dark paper pad. My word, I love it! I cut out the tea cup panel with one of my SSS Stitched Rectangles and simply added it on top.

For the last card I rediscovered my Versa Magic inks. I haven't used these in ages, and I don't know why. I absolutely love them, so I am determined to get some more colours. Again I used my SSS Stitched Rectangles and LF paper pad.

[Supplies: Clearly Besotted Warm Solutions Stamp Set; Various Ranger Dye Inks; Versa Magic Perfect Plumeria; Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles; Lawn Fawn Let's Polka in the Dark 6x6 Paper Pad; Hobbycraft Premium White Card Stock 300gsm; Bazzill 12x12 paper; WRMK Envelope Punch Board; Double sided tape; Sticky Red tape

I'm linking up my tea cup tower card to the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge as it's Anything Goes and they are show casing CB stamps - awesome!

I start my Copic class next week, so I shall update you with that in the coming weeks. I treated myself to some new ones to add to my colour combinations and have had a bit of a play. 

Thank you so much for reading, and for all your lovely comments. Have a great weekend when it appears, and don't forget to do some colouring if you can :)


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love my tea Ruth and these cards are just my cup of tea ;) CAS and such fun! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx

Alanna said...

What fun cards. I love the one especially with the stack of cups.

Aileen (mum) said...

Wow they are all beautiful Ruth, wonderful cards. Love them.

Liz McGuire, said...

Hey you, I'm guessing you've seen the letters page on Papercraft Essentials. Wow, thank you, made me day!

These cards are gorgeous. I'm gonna race you to the check out when the Clearly Besotted stamps are released!

Liz xx

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Hi Ruth. Your tea cup card over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge caught my eyes and I wanted to pop in to read the full details. I absolutely love drinking tea and collecting tea cups, so these set of tea cards are naturally my favorite! You did a beautiful job with this set! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and know that I'll definitely be coming back to see more! :)

Mandy said...

Such a fab set of cards Ruth, I do love a good cuppa :) x

Teresa Kline said...

hello Ruth1 these are so amazing, such sweet CAS cards. so glad you played along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a fun set of cards!

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