Wednesday, 9 May 2012

More tea Vicar?...

What could be more English than a cup of tea...?

A good old fashioned Tea Shoppe thats what. So that was the inspiration for my swap in the recent Summer Mini Swap on ILWS.

The idea is that several demos create a card using new products from the Summer Mini Catty. As a demo we have the chance to pre-order items a month before it goes live to the public so that we can create some gorgeousness to tempt everyone with.

I was part of a group of 10 ladies (there were 3 groups in total) and this was my offering

I remebered a little Tea Shop that I used to go to when I was at boarding school that had the canopy and the leaded windows and so with the help of my new favourite tool the Simply Scored I was able to give my little shoppe some leaded windows of its own. I used the diagonal plate which sits on the main board to get the criss cross effect.

You can see the effect a little better in the 'arty farty angle' shot lol.
The sign in the window swings and the canopy which you can just see at the top of the picture is raised slightly to give some depth.

I hope you like and have fun creating your own 'Shoppe'

Happy Crafting


  1. This is such an amazingly gorgeous card!! BRAVO!!!! And lucky me, I have one sitting on my desk!

  2. Hi Emily, I received this card in the recent swap. Really love it. Thank you for sharing it with us,


  3. ADORABLE and love your leaded windows xxx

  4. Very pretty Emily. Love the cream and brown together. Very elegant looking.

  5. I also received this gorgeous card in a recent swap, I love it and so do my customers. I told them about the tea shop you used to go to with the leaded windows, and it just made them love the card (and stamp set) more!

    Thank you for the inspiration :-)