Saturday, October 3, 2015

A delicious cup of tea

As soon as I saw the colors for the current CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge, I knew I wanted to play.  The colors would be perfect for a snowy winter card or night Nativity scene.  But did I stay on course, stick to my Christmas card mission and make a Christmas card?  Of course not!  I pulled out a SU set of stamps and made this:
I stamped the cup and sentiment in navy on light blue card stock, covered the entire surface with VersaMark and clear embossing powder and heated to give it a real glossy, fine china look.  Then I fussy cut the cup and punched the sentiment.  I created a shelf with gold and punched white cs, from which to "hang" the cup.  The embossed background is the pale sky blue.

Which reminds me, when I dusted yesterday I forgot to dust the cups hanging from my shelf on the kitchen wall.  oops!  We are expecting overnight company this afternoon.  Maybe I should do that quickly.   At least I remembered the white kitchen ceiling fan!  Boy, does it get nasty!

After I enter these Challenges: 
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge # 144 - Colours

The Stamping Boutique Challenge - No Designer Paper
Star Stamps Challenge - Add a Sentiment
613 Avenue Create Challenge #143 - Anything Goes, Twist- Sapphire

My mother and I enjoyed a 'pee your pants' moment the other day.  After a few hours working in my garden and then in hers, we sat down to a lovely cup of tea served in her chocolate brown pfaltzcraft cups.  The tea tasted wonderful, just the right temperature, absolutely delightful.  I was going to refill the cup and looked for the spent tea bag but couldn't find it.  Mom asked what I was looking for.  I told her my tea bag.  She said they were right in the box on the table.  No, I said, I was looking for the used bag.  She then asked if I had put one in the cup because she hadn't.  Well, neither had I.  My delicious cup of tea turned out to be hot water with a spoon of sugar.

Every day should have a 'pee your pants' moment!  Cherish them all! 


  1. Super elegant tea cup, definitely one needing the little finger held out daintily. And how many times have I made a cup of tea following your recipe! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  2. you crack me up, debi! no caps today, too lazy. i like your tea card!

  3. Oh, how perfect to have the cup hanging from a hook! Brilliant design idea. :-D

  4. That is a pretty teacup stamp, and I like the elegant detailing on the "shelf". Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S.
    As to your tea "recipe" - at least you didn't mistake salt for the sugar! ;)

  5. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week Debi. I particularly like the lighter blue design on the dark teacup. I've certainly made tea like that in my one cup teapot, but don't think I have inflicted it on anyone else! Stef x


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