Sunday, 22 July 2018

Tea For Two!

I'm not sure why,  probably because of the glorious weather we're having in the UK and it's great to be outside in the sunshine, but I seem to be playing catch-up with challenges and blog visiting lately.  The Twofer Challenge finishes on the 24th July, so I got my skates on two make two cards for different occasions, using the same die.  As there is nothing more English than a cup of tea, I went with a teapot.  The only way to make a good cup of tea! 

I am joining in the Twofer Challenge with this pair of cards.


Last year I was invited to a couple of afternoon tea parties, so I thought I'd make a thank you card in case I get invited to another one.  Afternoon tea always comes with delicious cakes, so I used a Cuttlebug cupcakes embossing folder to make the panel. The teapot and cup are dies from a Trimcraft set, 'Tea Party' and I inlaid all the detail.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card.
For my second card, I used the teapot die cut, but trimmed off the handle, spout and part of the lid to turn it into vase.  The flowers were made with a punch and I drew the stems with a fineliner pen.  The circles are Spellbinder dies.  The black and white floral paper is from an old DCWV paper pad. 

I am joining in the following challenges with this card. 
Allsorts Challenge - Week 476/477 ~ Flowers all over
Crafty Catz Challenge #426 ~ ATG n Dies or punches
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Use A Die and/or Punch
Dies R Us Challenge #101 ~ Birthdays







43 comments:

  1. You made great use of that teapot die Liz 2 fantastic fun cards

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  2. Very clever use of the teapot die for the Twofer challenge.

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  3. I slowly got used to the warmth and slide back in a more normal routine; so visiting blogs and making things goes on...
    These is a beautiful twoofer! Enjoy the summerweather!

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  4. What a clever way to use the teapot, it makes a beautiful vase!

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  5. Two fantastic cards Liz and what a great idea to turn the teapot into a vase of flowers.

    Sue xx

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  6. Great cards and such a good idea to turn the teapot into a vase for your second card.
    Kath x

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  7. oh that was so clever making the teapot into a vase Liz and your cards are really lovely. I thought the lid reminded me of one of those exceedingly good little cherry bakewell tarts :)
    Its suppose to be getting (even more?)hotter again - and I haven't managed to catch up still :(
    Have a great week... Gill xx

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  8. Fun idea Liz to make the second card into the vase. What a beautiful first card and love the dies and that cute embossing folder. Gorgeous cards, both of them x.

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  9. Beautiful both and so clever use of the teapot for making the lovely vase!

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  10. I wondered where the tea pot was in the second card!! Great idea! Fabulous makes!

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  11. Fabulous. Love your choice of design for our TEA/COFFEE Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
     [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

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  12. This is so clever, I love both cards. Making a vase of flowers, which are so cute, is so inspired.

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  13. Two great csrds for the Twofer Challenge Liz, and I am like you running out of time to get an entry in as I am busy with other cards that have to be made and the hot weather has slowed me down somewhat, and I had a week away which has given me less time too, although the holiday was great and enjoyed it very much. I love your teapot and teacup and pretty cakes on the embossing which work beautifully, and then the adapted teapot makes a wonderful vase and the black and red is so elegant. x

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  14. Well aren't you the clever one! Both cards are awesome! Great job Liz! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Birthday’ challenge at Dies R Us and the 'Coffee & Tea' challenge at Double D. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  15. Clever use of the teapot die Liz, two lovely cards!
    Janice x

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  16. They are both so beautiful and what a clever way to use the teapot die!! These are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  17. Hi Liz,
    what brilliant twofer cards.
    I love the designs and the cake embossing is so lovely.
    Super idea to make the teapot into a vase.
    Beautiful papers used on that one.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  18. Beautiful cards! How creative to turn the teapot with handle off into a vase! Both cards are very lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

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  19. Very striking card, brilliant idea with the tea pot, Great colours and image.
    Thank you for joining our 'Flowers all over' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  20. You are incredibly clever to turn that teapot into a vase! I love both cards, well done!!

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  21. Hi Liz both these cards are gorgeous,well done my friend xx

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  22. What excellent British designs, Liz! You did a lot of amazing inlay work on your pretty teapot/vase and then a lot of fiddly work with that flower punch to make the wee flowers! You have a lot of patience and the result is two beautiful and different cards! Way to stretch your die!! Thank you for coming in from all that glorious sunshine long enough to make a card for Twofer Card Challenge #7! I hope the good weather lasts, but that you get a few showers at night to give everything a drink! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Both cards are gorgeous, so beautifully designed! Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

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  24. How clever to turn this darling teapot into a pretty vase! I was reading the post to see just what you trimmed off! Both cards are lovely, and good for you at your pretty entries into the July 2fer. I don't have any dies or stamps that would work, nor the imagination to find something in my stash(Which SURELY I must have something!) that would work. TFS & Hugs

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  25. Two great cards Liz and your not alone making the most of this glorious weather, many thanks for joining in with our 'Flowers all Over' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  26. These are both so pretty, Liz! Tea and cakes ... puts me in mind of 'Betty's' (if you've heard of it) ... so delicious ... and beautifully represented on your thank you card! So clever to turn that sweet tea pot into a vase for those delicate blooms on your birthday card ... the colour combo is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

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  27. Another great use of your dies Liz. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz.

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  28. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  29. What clever use of this die to create two completely different cards, ingenious.
    Lorraine

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  30. I love the way you used the teapot to make a vase. That is awesome looking.

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  31. Ingenious use of the die Liz, love the teapot and the cupcakes and the embossing. Then your second card is so VERY different from the first, love what you have done, a definite thinking outside the box.
    Faith
    x

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  32. Love your sweet little tea cup and teapot card, very British indeed. And what's not to love when there is also something sweet nearby like those yummy embossed cupcakes. Sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Coffee Or Tea, Donna DT Member.

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  33. I am loving both of these cards Liz!!! Who doesn't love a good cup of hot tea?! Well I do, but not in the summer as I'm hot enough. lol But in the winter I do or if I go to tea houses. I love how you used your tea pot for a vase as well, it sure made a pretty one. You did great with this challenge!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  34. Love these Liz! Papers are beautiful and cards just stunning xx

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  35. Two beautiful cards Liz! I the the designs and that cute tea pot, awesome embossing folder too! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
    Tammy x

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  36. Fantastic twofer, Liz! Those sweet cakes go so well with your teapot and steaming cup of tea! Such a great idea to transform the teapot into a darling vase for those cheerful flowers. Yes, summer is a time to be outdoors and it's great that you got the chance to join in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

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  37. I'm coming for tea if you use that gorgeous tea pot Liz. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at HLS.

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  38. I would never have realised that it was the same die! Very clever design.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz.

    Helen x

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  39. I always look forward to your twofer cards Liz - they never disappoint! Shabneez x

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  40. Fantastic twofer cards Liz! I do love a cup of tea! :) ... and some of those yummy cakes. Great embossing folder. Love the soft colours of your teapot card.

    How clever to turn the teapot into a vase! Looks awesome with your pretty bouquet of flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

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  41. fun card
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

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