Monday, 24 January 2011

Dotty for Tea..

  ...actually I don't like tea but this post isn't about the stuff you drink anyhow! I was in desperate need of some inspiration to create some gift cards/holders/somethings - but I needed ten so they had to be quick and simple - enter Tea Bag template. Gingersnaps Creations are all about Hot Beverages this month and their Random Redhead Challenge is to use a Teabag template. Now I was a little confused by this initially - surely a tea bag is just square/round? But no - this challenge refers to the little packet tea bags and Gingersnaps have kindly provided a template and some great examples to get going with.

I wanted to use Distress inks as I love the colours but had used fairly cheap card (running out of the good stuff) which doesn't take D.I.s very well but is sturdy enough for this kind of project. So I brayered the ink on which gave a good coverage and I was able to get some two tone effects. I then used my Hero Arts Cling Polka Dots stamp on most of them - the other stamps used are from Artistic Stamper, Hero Arts, Penny Black and a couple of random clear stamps I've lost the details for. 
I had a couple of boys to make for and also one girl who doesn't really do girly and these turned out to be my favourates.
So obviously I'm entering Gingersnaps Creations Random Redhead Challenge - Teabag template but also Allsorts - Male/Boy and The Stampman - Distress

Well I'm off to sleep now - another busy week ahead, but am please with my creative achievements this weekend, have had a happy crafty time - hope you have too..Thanks for looking..Esther xx


  1. Oh wow Esther you have been busy..... those templates are great for so many projects. Thank you for playing the Gingersnaps Tea Bag Challenge. Annette x

  2. I'm not much for tea, either. Just once a week. Gotta have my coffee to survive. But I sure love these little teabag pieces. They are awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by. I am delighted and your comment lifted my day. BTW, I love how you "altered" the flowers in the previous post.

  3. Awesome tea bag mini-cards! I love all your variations!

  4. These are all just great! This template will definately stay in my stash as little gifts!

  5. these are fabulous, what a lovely idea

    thanks very much for joining in my male inspired challenge at Allsorts. Good luck in the prize draw :o)


    Amanda xx

  6. Wow! You really took this challenge and ran with it. These are all gorgeous! Love how your backgrounds turned out - they're all fab! Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

  7. Esther, these are wonderful!



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