Friday, December 12, 2014

It's Always Tea Time

See below to win!*

The post title is from the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland and it's how I feel about life! I love tea—hot or cold, green or black, slightly sweetened or unsweetened. It's all good in my humble opinion. So, even though I'm entering the Tsuruta Designs Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I made a tea cup. Shhh! Don't tell anyone it's not coffee.

I used a vintage clip art from The Graphics Fairy, which has tons of free vintage illustrations. Love them! And I used some free Alice vintage digi art too. I used Shabby Shutters and Barn Door Distress Inks that I applied straight to the paper and trim from Doodlebug Design. The hello die is from Papertrey ink. Hope you'll join in the hop! Thanks for looking at my coffee tea card.

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

CANDY ALERT: *I'm giving away your choice of stencil from a2z Scrapbooking Supplies, where I'm on the Design Team. All you gotta do is comment on any of my three Friday posts about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and you'll be entered. I'd love if you followed my blog, but that's not required. I'll announce the winner next week. Contest will end on Monday, Dec. 15, at 11:59pm (edt).

p.s. If you spend $25 or more at a2z Scrapbooking, you can get 15% off your total if you use CHARK15 as your coupon code...hey, I'm a coupon!  

Happy Friday,


  1. Outstanding! I love the colors, the red and green, the lace around the cup and the distress ink. Great job.

    1. Your blog name is GREAT!! That is where my glitter is too!!!

  2. Wow what a cute bag and I LOVE the tea cup image and all the wonderful designs. TFS

  3. Love the Wonderland theme! Another hopper from A2Z. Welcome! Thanks for offering up blog candy as well. I have some too if you want to check it out, under Waving My Wand. Merry Christmas! momtojebatgmaildotcom

  4. super fun coffee card!! CUTE!! so pretty love the trim!!!

  5. All the details of this card are amazing, but the red distressing is so unique and original ! Love the idea!

  6. Wow this is my favorite, love the vintage look here Char, fantastic card design!

  7. Your design is so cool! This would be such a great way to give away those starbuck via packs. Graphically awesome!

  8. nice card. I won't tell it's tea...;)

  9. Wow, this is super striking..the red just pops! Tea is totally falls into that favorite hot holiday beverage :) awesome job with the digis!
    Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

  10. This is amazing, I love it. Thanks for a chance to

  11. Char, love your tea card and your secret is safe with me - I love tea, as for coffee - yuck! Love the fab 3D look you achieved on the cup and it's so pretty with the pattern and your lace and flower embellishing!

  12. Wow, love the images from Alice in wonderland, the cup is gorgeous with the lace and flower! TFS,thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful blog candy...nance459 at

  13. It's a beauty, and I love your Alice theme.

  14. Love the vintage look of your tea cup.

  15. Another fun card, Char, the digitals from the graphic paper are too fun, I think I see some Alice! Love your blog banner as well! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  16. cute vintage cup - love your blog name!

  17. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker {at}AOL}{dot}{COM}

  18. Cute cup and great holder idea!

  19. WOW, LOVE this festive card, lovely cup!!!!

  20. Nice images for you coffee/tea cup. Those Alice in Wonderland images look really nice on the card.

  21. Gorgeous Mad Hatter card Chark!

  22. Such a wonderful gift idea, Chark!

  23. wow!! gorgeous!! love your work!! you do such amazing things with digis!! I'm so impressed!! this cup is divine!! stunning card!


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