Monday, June 25

Tea Time!

Hello friends! It's a beautiful Monday and we have a brand new challenge for you at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - FOOD and DRINK.

It's been wonderful having the lovely and talented Christine Bedford at PearShapedCrafting with us this month! I've enjoyed your creativity, and look forward to more. Wish you the best Christine!

When I saw this week's challenge, I immediately thought of tea! Now, I am an everyday coffee drinker, but I love to go out for tea with friends - high tea, cream tea, chocolate tea, fancy hat tea, you name it and I'll be there! I even like dressing up a bit, and maybe even wearing a hat! There is something so lovely and relaxing about sipping tea, and eating little sandwiches, scones, and lots of little goodies. I think it makes me slow down and savor the moment.   


I die cut the cups in several different patterned papers and also thin cardboard to mount some of them on. I edged them with Gathered Twig ink.

I wanted to use the burlap page in my Media Journal for this challenge, and was thinking about a background for it, then thought why not stamp tea all over it. I varied how dark I made the word.

For some reason, I wanted to do a bit of sewing too, hmm. So I got out my needle and floss and stitched around the page.

Then, I went back and randomly added in trios of X's. (kind of like "love" xxx)

I stacked the cups, stenciled the cardstock with dots, and made "teabags" with twine and the plant tags from the Spring Market paper pack. 

Added the Love banner, and called it done.

I think it's time to call some friends and go out for tea again!

I hope I've inspired you to join us this week in our Food and Drink challenge. Maybe barbecues are on your mind, or picnics, or a cabana cocktail...whatever it is, please share it with us! One person will be randomly drawn for a $50 shopping voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp.

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  1. LOVE this journal page Maura!! I am a big tea drinker, first drink of the day always, and I just love the whole design of this, the stamped background and pretty vintage tea cups are gorgeous :-)
    Going for afternoon tea is one of life's joys ❤️

    Lols x x x

  2. what a fun project! I love the repeated stamping of the word tea!

  3. I do love this die and LOVE what you did with it! Very inspiring and charming!

  4. Oh I love your tea' habit a lot! What a great idea of making a simple moment so special. That's great and don't quit it ever! I love your burlap panel too, the stamping of "tea" is stunning! Hugs, Marzena

  5. Beautiful page Maura! What a great idea to stamp on the burlap, it came out really nice. The stack of tea cups is so pretty!! Hugs!

  6. Gorgeous page Maura and I love how feminine this project is, it's so pretty and that stack of teacups is just definitely makes me feel it's time for tea in a pretty china cup! <3

  7. what a fun page, love the stamping on the burlap and those tea cups are just adorable, there's nothing better than afternoon tea with friends, drinking out of china cups and tucking into all the yummies, hugs kath xxx

  8. Such a pretty cover! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!
    I am also a coffee drinker, but i fancy from time to time to drink some tea! especially during winter time!!!

  9. Fabulous page, Maura! Love the pretty tea cups! Hugs, Sandra


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