Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tea Time ...

Happy Thursday Dear Friends!
Today I have a card to share which was created as a DT Call entry
over on The Shabby Tea Room.
I actually just started designing 'tea related' cards for a local 'Tea Room' and thought it
might be fun to try out for a spot on this fabulous blog & team.
Wish me luck!

Did you know I have a tea pot collection?
Yep and over the years I've received many as gifts
and it's so much fun to look at this one or that and remember who
it came from and when.  Each and everyone holds wonderful memories for me!

I actually have one (see below) very similar to the teapot in today's card.  
And, it was one of the very first in my collection.


These are three different Royal Albert 'Old Country Rose' 
tea pots from my collection.
You will find at least one teapot in every room of my house
and of course the most are in the kitchen (above the cabinets) 
and in the dining room on the bakers rack.
royal doulton old country rose | Details about ROYAL ALBERT OLD ...


I display them all year round until the holidays come around then I put them away and unpack my Santa collection (which also has some 'Santa tea pots') within the collection.

Sharing in the following challenges:
Card and Scrap Challenge - Use Dies
Country View Challenge - Shabby Chic
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations Challenge - Layer It Up
LadyBug Crafts Challenge - Use your Dies

Okay that's it for me today!  I could go on and on (as those who know me will attest to ... lol).
Thanks so much for stopping by ... have a fabulous day!
As always ...

Papers:  White cs, SU pear pizazz cs, Marianne Designs 'French Roses' dp, gold metallic cs, vellum
Ink/Stamp:  Versafine Onyx/Sweet Stamps
Dies:  Frantic Stamper 'Trio of Swirls' (steam), Spellbinder 'Tea Service', Creative Expression Sue Wilson 'Carribean Island Collection' Background, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Tea Rose Medium'
Accessories:  Gold Pilot Marker, Gold Stickles, Red Stickles, White Liquid Pearls, Pop Dots

12 comments: said...

How pretty! Love all those wonderful dies you used here! Well done!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I'm a tea lover., too, Dar! So this is just my cuppa! Love your darling tea pot! Good luck with the team! Hugz!

Claudia Rogier said...


Very nice card. Thanks for joining us ad CCC Digi Creations Challenge and good luck.

DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge.

Joann Williams said...

Beautiful card my friend and good luck!!! I hope you are chosen for the DT!
Gorgeous tea pots! I have a couple but would love to collect a few more!

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Darlene. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

Maxine D said...

Darlene this is exquisite - love your teapot ( I also have an Old Copuntry Roses Teapot), and all the layers are gorgeous, including the spoon. :-). Thanks for joining us at the CCC Digi Creations.
DT CCC Digi Creations Challenge

Jacee said...

What a beauty Darlene, I love your design, the t.pot looks great and I love how you have framed it, lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Andree said...

A wonderful card and gorgeous papers. Tea always tastes better when made in a pot. I hope you're successful with the DT call.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge "Anything Goes" and good luck x

Diane said...

Stunning the teapot and the vintage look....(your teapots are gorgeous as well)...I have a small collection of them myself.....lovely details you have added...good luck!!

strangelycreative said...

What a beautiful card, and a lovely theme! Love that you collect teapots - my friend has just given me a Royal Albert Sweet Violets complete tea service! What a lovely thing to do - it really is beautiful! Cx

Nancy Hill said...

I always loved your card and the beautiful teapot with the vintage paper will definitely be a hit for the DT challenge. Beautiful card and good luck!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Darlene,
Gorgeous card and well designed.
Love your teapots.
Thank you for joining us this month at Country View Crafts.