Monday, July 27, 2015

Fairy Tea Party

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase and image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have chosen to work with the beautiful image Fairy Tea Party by Katerina Koukiotis which is available from the Sweet Pea Store in both rubber and digi.

Time to make another of my tea bag holders which I so love giving as gifts :)   I started by cutting all my sections for the tea box holder from a pattern I made.  I then covered the box with some awesome hand made paper a friend brought me back from her holidays, the colours were just perfect for the digi I had coloured earlier.  Before attaching the hand made paper I embossed it with a Spellbinders embossing folder, not a deep embossing as the paper is very soft and did not want to hold the embossing well.
Next I went to town with lots of die cuts.  The image was mounted on turqouise card, the same card the box was made from and also some matt gold card.  I added one of the a Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4pk - Borders to one side and a Spellbinders Les Papillions 2 butterfly. Another of these butterflies was added to the back of the box, and in the centre of each butterfly I add a small turquoise butterfly gem.  For the label I used Spellbinder Ornamental Tag 1 and added another butterfly gem.  For the swirls I added around the box I used Spellbinders Floral Flourishes.  All the die cuts were cut using the same turquoise card I used for the box and the matt gold paper which I glued on one side, this gave me die cuts which matched the box both from the front and the back sides.  A little gold bronzing powder was added to the top rim of the box and there we go, all done.

  • Image - Fairy Tea Party by Katerina Koukiotis
  • Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos 
  • Dies - Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4pk - Borders, Spellbinders Les Papillions 2, Spellbinder Ornamental Tag 1 and Spellbinders Floral Flourishes
  • From my Stash - gems, hand made paper and bronzing powder
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Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx


  1. This is beautiful hand made paper. Great image and coloring. Lovely project all around. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

  2. Very sweet teabag holder! I love your colors here, everything just all comes together beautifully! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  3. WOW this is really lovely!!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown sugar challenge!
    Anna Dt

  4. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Creatalicious: Fancy Folds

  5. Oh, this is simply stunning! love the sweetpea image - wonderfully well coloured, and such an original idea...a little teabag box! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  6. Lovely image for your tea box...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  7. Clever idea, gorgeous image, thnks for playing at agoac

  8. Love your teabag holder, Mimi. Fabulous project. Gorgeous patterned paper. Beautifully coloured image. love the colour scheme.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  9. very very nice thanks for sharing on craft and smash :D

  10. Oooh missus - this really is gorgeous and what a brilliant little gift to give! So envious of your colouring, when I use pencils my images don't look one iota like this! This is amazing. Now I'm putting my DT hat on and I want to thank you so much for entering the Crafty Time (Punches and dies) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  11. A wonderful project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "more than one fold” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)


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