Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Afternoon Tea at Craft Room Challenge

Hi Everyone and a huge thanks to Suzanne who is the host of this fortnights challenge theme At Craft Room Challenge, which is Afternoon Tea. 

There is  also photo inspiration  in the form of the most beautiful teacups, which I am becoming addicted to, along with some wonderful rustic colours. 
The Sponsor this fortnight is 'The Stamp Man' and the Random Org Winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend at their online store..................so come along and join in with us. I have to say that I have been blown away  by the fabulous crafty makes of the entrants since I joined this wonderful DT. Thats what I love about Blogland and challenges, we get to share our makes with one another and the inspiration out there is wonderful....anyway her is my take on Suzanne's Challenge Theme :




I really had to think about this this challenge as I did not have any stamps that related to it. I saw these  small napkins and knew they would be perfect in some way. 

So on sitting down to play I decided to make my tag look like the front of a Tea Shop...apparently they are all the rage, selling various types of tea. 


I used the Creative Expressions Mask, Stone Wall and blended rusty hinge and Vintage Photo, edging with Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs DI's. 

The napkin was adhered with  CH gel medium and then covered with Tim Holtz Window and Window Box die from Sizzix, which was blended with Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs.
The flowers are die cut from TH Tattered Flower Garden strip die. 


I took the TH Hanging Sign die, covered the frame with Distress Stain in Antique Bronze. Some PC generated words were adhered to the sign with glue, then inked with Gathered twigs. 
I added some Crafty Notions Rusting Powder to the hanging sign and the window frame, but I don't think I sprayed enough vinegar !!, however, its fine :-(

There's also a patch on the sign which would not take colour........drat !!.....but hey I laughed when I thought that bird droppings, particularly from Seagulls land on shop signs........................so its quite authentic !!!!

Enough of this laughter as after two days of crafting I have lots to tidy up....that certainly took the smile off my face !!!

I do hope you can pop over and view the other crafty makes by my DT roomies and even better if you can join in the fun. 

Take care and I will catch up with you soon

xx





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33 comments:

  1. wow Annie, this is (once again) totaly amazing love all the details on the card!
    Adorable!
    xoxo SanDee1899

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  2. Fabulous tag Annie. It is indeed authentic. Years ago most tea shops had this type of sign hanging outside their shop. Love what you've done with this challenge. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. I really love a nice Tea Room and I would not mind visiting yours Annie. The window die is a perfect choice and I love those beautiful teacups and saucers. I did have a giggle about the seagull but you are probably right about them! Love your tag. Hugs, Anne x

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  4. great work Annie - this is lovely xx

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  5. LOL you and your wicked sense of humour with the seagull droppings, great fun!
    This is most definitely inviting, tempting us to step inside to partake of some afternoon tea with possibly a homemade scone (although not my particular favourite) with homemade jam and is that one sugar cube or two for your tea?
    Sorry, you see how you quite carried me away for a moment!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  6. Gorgeous Tag Annie, I like the design with the window the tea cups and the window box
    Kevin xx

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  7. Such a clever idea, and so well executed. Love it!

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  8. Beautiful tag, perfect for the theme! I like the vintage feel to it. Have a great day, Shirleyx

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  9. Annie...a lovely tag and I think how you have used the napkins a wonderful touch. Suzanne x

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  10. Oh! Those dratted seagulls!! You've made me laugh but seriously this is a beautiful card! A lovely tea room to call into after an afternoon walk, although mine's a coffee and a slice of coffee and walnut cake please! Hugs, Chrisx

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  11. Terrific tag and love how you've used the napkin, brill make, Annette x

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  12. A great idea and a fabulous creation.

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  13. Love your description of making your sample especially the sign! It's good to remember that this is all about having fun. Love your tag and the creative way you tackled a theme you were not really equipped for. XOXO Zoe

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  14. How very clever! Love what you did with that napkin, what a brilliant idea and a fantastic outcome! Gorgeous tag all round!

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  15. I so agree about blogland and the sharing! So glad you are enjoying your DT! Fab tag too...love the brick!

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  16. LOL- it's telepathy Annie, I used the same sign die cut in my first creation, but then found a cute stamp that I used... and then I found another stamp... and i thought this was so difficult. I'll show them later.
    Beautiful creation, lovely flowery pot.
    Hugs;-))m

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  17. What a fun tag! love the bricks and the cure window! It's so sweet! Hugs, Sandra

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  18. A lovely scene of the tea shop window and beautifully designed. Hope your clearing up didn't take too long.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  19. What a cosy scenery Annie...real wintertime!

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  20. I love your tea shop tag, a great idea to use the napkins.
    xxx Hazel

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  21. Love your idea of creating a tearoom Annie. This is another great tag and the window works so well. Jenny x

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  22. Lovely idea Annie. The window looks fabulous against the brick stencilled wall and I love your dainty flowers. Tracy x

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  23. What a wonderful tea room you have created! The background is just so perfect for that window opening! Love this tag!

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  24. What a delight, Annie - I love peeking through crafty windows (I try not to do it in real life!), and I love how you've used the napkin for your tea room, and the window box of flowers is just lovely!
    Alison xx

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  25. Wowww Annie such a lot of details here,,, I love your idea to use these images behind the window,,,,,it imspired me,,,,,,so cute idea,,,,, so unnusual,,,,, love it, love it,.anf waht acute brick back........wowwww.

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  26. Stunning tag and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  27. Hi Annie - what a clever idea, gorgeous tag - my mum would love a tea shop like this !! Esther xx

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  28. Love the window cute card!
    Hugs Lynn

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  29. very cool original tag Annie, love those teacups too :-) Debi xxx

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  30. This is absolutely gorgeous! So much detail (including the bird poop - tee hee!) xx

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  31. How fabulous! I love the way you've filled the window box... just received this die and need to give it a go.

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  32. Your tag is totally amazing!

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  33. Hello Miss Annie, it was so lovely of you to visit, I have missed visiting you, this is a BRILLIANT make very creative thinking, love how you used napkins, I love to use them, and the shop front is fabulous, loooooove the shop sign, loved the added bird drop so realistic, we birds don't watch to see where it lands LOL sorry.. Oh poo, I hate clean up time too, thanks for sharing this wonderful creative tag..

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Annie x